CSJ: Ignite Events

This page is updated regularly with more information about each of our events, so please check back later! Pre-CSJ Event Highlights: Wednesday, 9/5 Stay Woke in the Women's Center, 6 - 8 pm Interested in getting involved in social justice activism while at UMBC, but not sure where to start? Come out to the Women's … Continue reading CSJ: Ignite Events

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Critical Social Justice: Ignite – October 22nd through 26th, 2018

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

Critical Social Justice: Rise Photo Recap

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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!

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You can see many of the other “I rise for…”

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We kicked of CSJ on Monday with Chalking for Change on Academic Row before CSJ 101.

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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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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 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

What You Need to Know About Adrienne Keene

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.