A single light can’t illuminate a city or a nation, but it can ignite a movement that changes the world. This fall, Critical Social Justice: Ignite will explore how a burning commitment to create a better future can inspire activism among individuals and communities. This is the UMBC Women’s Center’s 6th Critical Social Justice (CSJ) initiative. … Continue reading Critical Social Justice: Ignite – October 22nd through 26th, 2018
The fifth annual Critical Social Justice explored opportunities for building individual and collective resistance and resilience. Events throughout the week, the theme of Rise, challenged us to think about how we can do better, do more, and persist in doing it when it comes to working towards positive social change and activism. Take a look back at some of highlights from throughout the week and catch up on anything you missed!
Leading up to the week, we were SUPER PUMPED for Critical Social Justice to get started – and so was the rest of UMBC!
You can see many of the other “I rise for…”
We kicked of CSJ on Monday with Chalking for Change on Academic Row before CSJ 101.
While people were writing what they rise for outside, CSJ 101 was taking place directly inside where students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to learn about Resistance and Resilience in…
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Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Rise with our What You Need to Know series. Written by Marie Pessagno. Three years ago, the idea to incorporate a walking tour of Baltimore during Critical Social Justice week came into fruition. Since its implementation, it has been an integral part of CSJ. You may be asking yourself: “Why … Continue reading What You Need to Know About the Baltimore Walking Tour with Dr. Kate Drabinski
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Rise with our What You Need to Know series. Written by Sheila Suarez. Activism is the action of campaigning to cause social or political change, and it takes many forms of expression; physical action, artistic expression, and academic scholarship, to name a few. The Native people of the United States have … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Native Activism
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Rise with our What You Need to Know series. Written by Sydney Phillips. Check out The Monument Quilt Display flyer here. Last year, Critical Social Justice: Home was dedicated to recognizing UMBC as a home to many different people and communities. We celebrated UMBC as a home for learning, … Continue reading What You Need to Know About The Monument Quilt
Written by Women’s Center student staff member Hannah Wilcove. As of March 23rd, 2017, Dr. Adrienne Keene had written over 15 different posts about the specific issue of celebrities wearing Native American headdresses. If you search for the term “headdress” on her blog, 12 entire pages of results come up, and spoiler alert: most of … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Cultural Appropriation
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Rise with our "What You Need to Know" series, starting with this introduction to our keynote speaker, Dr. Adrienne Keene! Her lecture, titled “Native Appropriations and Indigenous Social Media” will be held on Tuesday, October 24th at 6 PM in the University Center Ballroom.
Take a look at all of the events lined up for Critical Social Justice: Rise. We are also constantly adding events from partners, so stay tuned for more updates to this page as they come! Click here for a PDF version of the flyer below. OCT 23 | MONDAY CSJ: Rise 101 Free Hour (12pm … Continue reading Critical Social Justice: Rise Events
Over the past year, acts of resistance and resilience have electrified our country and world. Immediate images that flash through our minds include the water protectors at Standing Rock, the millions around the world who participated in the Women's March, those who rushed to the airports to volunteer translation and legal assistance to immigrants and … Continue reading Critical Social Justice: Rise — October 23rd – 27th!