Last October for CSJ: Baltimore 365, Women’s Center student staff members created displays for our Vines, Rhymes, and Headlines discussion/exhibit that explored media coverage and social media engagement surrounding the Baltimore Uprising. One year after the uprising, we’re looking back at some of the images and tweets that captured this important moment in our history. Continue reading
Inspired by the multitude of activism taking place at UMBC over the fall semester, the Women’s Center is excited to offer a new skills-based workshop to the community. “Get It Together!”: Fundamentals of Activism will focus specifically on social justice activism. During the course of an hour, we’ll explore some of the many possibilities for engaging in activism, discuss practical options for taking action on campus, and gain new insights for creating change.
- Wednesday, February 3rd from 4-5pm in the Women’s Center
- Wednesday, Feburary 10th from 12-1pm in the Women’s Center
“You don’t have to leave your campus to become an activist.” – Marisela B. Gomez
The Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365 keynote “Baltimore in Action: Always Rising” featured a panel of social justice activists and leaders discussing a few of the many issues currently impacting Baltimore City.
- Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III, faith-based activist and community organizer
- Dr. Marisela B. Gomez, public health advocate and author
- Tawanda Jones, activist and sister of Tyrone West
- Jacqueline Robarge, founder of Power Inside
- Kwame Rose, social activist and hip-hop artist
- Moderated by radio host Marc Steiner
For the third year of the Critical Social Justice initiative, we chose the theme Baltimore 365 to learn about how we can cultivate deep and lasting commitments to Baltimore City that are meaningful to us as individuals and as part of the UMBC community. Take a look back at some of highlights from throughout the week and catch up on anything you missed with the linked videos for the events!
Later that night, Delegate Mary Washington gave an insightful presentation on LGBTQ Youth Homelessness, and how Baltimore itself is specifically affected.
by Lisa M. Gray, Assistant Director of Student Life, Cultural and Spiritual Diversity
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365 with our “What You Need to Know” series.
As we begin Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365, Pope Francis’ timely recent visit to the U.S. – specifically his remarks to Congress, helps us explore the ways that religion, faith and spirituality can inform what we do in the public sphere, not just in our private lives. Like so many religious figures and leaders have shown us – Mother Teresa, Saint Francis of Assisi, Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Martin Luther King, Jr., Amma Mata Amritanandamayi, and Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III to name just a few – religious faith, spirituality, belief systems and social justice activism are often interconnected. For example, here are some of the social justice topics and calls to action shared by the Pope in his Congressional Address: Continue reading
Our kick-off event for CSJ 2015 just ended and our brains are still buzzing. Dr. Kelber-Kaye, Associate Director of the Honors College, gave us a history lesson about Baltimore to give context to and explain why things are the way they are in Baltimore City. This information is an excellent foundation of knowledge to have when talking about Baltimore and to take with you to all of our other CSJ events.
Missed the event? No worries! Below is a recap of all the important information. Continue reading