Celebrating Diversity

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, UMGC is featuring a presentation by Hiba Ahmed, a passionate advocate for the rights and safety of domestic violence victims. The event will cover an overview of domestic violence facts and statistics for Maryland, legislative and public policy initiatives, and protective resources available to victims and survivors throughout the state.

About the Speaker

Hiba Ahmed has been a project specialist at the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) for more than two years and is responsible for leading and coordinating training and technical assistance activities across Maryland. Driven by the conviction that every person deserves love, health, and safety as basic human rights, she previously worked to support vulnerable populations including immigrants, refugees, and victims of human trafficking. Domestic violence initiatives hold a special place in her heart. She believes that by bridging the gap between different disciplines, professionals, identities, and people, we can spread awareness and work together to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. Ahmed graduated from University of Maryland, College Park in 2015 with degrees in English Language and Literature and Public Health.


Friday, October 18, 2019
Noon–1 p.m.


UMGC Academic Center at Largo Auditorium

Respond early. Seating is limited. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be provided.

If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, contact Accessibility Services at accessibilityservices@umuc.edu. or 240-684-2287. Please allow a minimum of 72 hours before the event to arrange the accommodation.

Presented by the Office of Diversity and Equity