COLLEGE PARK, Md - On Monday, May 16, the University of Maryland will host a dedication ceremony for the newly constructed Lt. Richard Collins III Plaza. The plaza will honor the life and legacy of 1st Lt. Richard W. Collins III who was killed in an act of hate on campus in 2017. The program will include social justice activists, community leaders, government officials, university leadership, family and friends of the Collins’ family, joining together to remember Lt. Collins and advance important discussions on social justice and equity for all.
The dedication will be open to the campus.
President Darryll J. Pines, University of Maryland
President Aminta H. Breaux, Bowie State University
Richard and Dawn Collins, Parents of Lt. Richard Collins III
The Rev. Joseph Deck III, Reid Temple A.M.E. Church
The Rev. William Lamar IV, Metropolitan A.M.E. Church
Meredith Weisel, Anti-Defamation League
Nadia Aziz, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Damon Hewitt, Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights Under Law
Susan Bro, Co-founder, President and Board Chair of the Heather Heyer Foundation
Melissa Miller, Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. P.A.
Melvina Ford, Southern Poverty Law Center
Wes Moore, Author, Entrepreneur and Veteran
Rashawn Ray, BSU-UMD Social Justice Alliance
Monday, May 16, 2022
Program begins at 11:00 AM
We request that cameras are set up by 10:30 AM before guests fill in
Lt. Richard Collins III Plaza
Adjacent to Annapolis Hall
7626 Regents Dr., College Park, MD 20742
Parking is available in Lot Y. Parking will not be available directly adjacent to the event and there will be no opportunity to unload on any streets closer to the event, so please plan accordingly. Regents Drive between Baltimore Avenue and Chapel Lane will be closed; you must enter through the main gate at Campus Drive and Baltimore Ave.
A multi-box will be available for media use.
Media must RSVP by May 13 @ 3 p.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org.