alumni events

At SP2, we offer our alumni a slate of events that provide opportunities for networking, personal development, and professional enrichment.

These events allow SP2 graduates to interact with each other but also to get to know current students, faculty, and staff. We hope these events will create spaces for alumni to feel connected with SP2’s present and invested in the School’s future.

Some of our regular programming includes: 

SP2 Fridays

A chance for alumni to return to Caster for relaxed evening of food and refreshments with current students and faculty. Held throughout the semester.

SP2 Minute

This event allows SP2 graduates to share their expertise with the rest of the School’s community and engage in thought provoking discussions on a wide range of relevant topics. Held throughout the semester.

SP2 Speaker Series

The Speaker Series features leading scholars and activists from within the SP2 community and beyond in conversation with renowned social justice leader Ben Jealous. Held throughout the semester. 

Alumni Weekend

Register for our 2022 events here:

https://www.alumni.upenn.edu/s/1587/gid2/16/interior.aspx?sid=1587&gid=2&pgid=37407&content_id=52222

Alumni Reception, May 13th; 6-8pm

SP2 Commencement Pre-Reception, May 14th; 2-3:30pm

Jazz Brunch (following the University’s Special Commencement for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021), May 22nd: 12-2pm

All alumni are welcomed back to campus to celebrate the completion of another academic year with food, drink, and live music. 

In addition, each semester special one-off events are held to highlight alumni from each program, events to create networking opportunities for alumni, and events that feature current faculty discussing their work. 

Please make sure to check your email for details on all upcoming events as well as the SP2 Calendar.

Upcoming Alumni Events

SP2 Speaker Series: Environmental Justice and the Economy

Conversations about race, equity, and justice with experts on social policy and social work. This virtual event will feature Dr. Jisung Park in conversation with Ben Jealous. Discussion topics will […]

Inspiring Impact – Virtual Series

Data Science to the Rescue: Faculty Tackle Real-World Problems Data collection is ubiquitous…and not always benign. It can feel creepy to get online prompts about what to eat, watch, do, […]

Events

02/14

The Movement for a Civil Right to Counsel – Len Reiser

Len Rieser is Program Coordinator for the Sheller Center for Social Justice, and also teaches the Access to Justice Clinic and Education Law at Temple University. He is the former […]

Events

02/14

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The 3rd Annual Edmund W. Gordon Social Policy/Social Justice Lecture – Schooling Against the Prison: Education Policy in the Age of Incarceration

The MS in Social Policy program is pleased to invite you to the third annual Edmund W. Gordon Social Policy/Social Justice lecture featuring Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, moderated by Dr. […]

News

Ben Jealous and Camille Charles speak at a table before an audience

Event with Ben Jealous looks beyond America’s racial fault line

As a child, Ben Jealous got into what his grandmother hoped would be his first — and last — fight. “My first response to having to deal with a racist […]