Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Ignite with our What You Need to Know series. Written by Women’s Center student staff member Shrijana Khanal. Critical Social Justice has always served as a platform to bring the UMBC community together to share ideas, spark creativity, and shine the light of truth on the challenges and injustices of … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Deanna Zandt
Hello Women’s Center friends! With Critical Social Justice Week approaching, it’s important to remember what needs to be completed before the events! Below are two of the events that require preparation, so please make sure that’s handled in a timely manner: Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon for CSJ: Ignite on Wednesday, October 24th. Please create a … Continue reading What You Need to Know About CSJ Sign-Ups
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Ignite with our What You Need to Know series. Written by Women's Center student staff member Hannah Wilcove. On October 15th, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano posted the following message to Twitter: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted, write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” These sixteen words … Continue reading What You Need to Know about #MeToo and “The Personal is Political”
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Ignite with our What You Need to Know series. Written by Kaleigh Mrowka, Assistant Director for Residential Education, and Lauren Mauriello, Assistant Director of Student Conduct. “[Restorative practices] provide a clear blueprint to ensure that on the path to making social justice, we model that justness in our own behavior – … Continue reading What you Need to Know About Restorative Practices
When you need to look up information on the internet, Google is the number one site we typically go to. If you type in “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” or “Aretha Franklin,” the first result will likely be an article on Wikipedia.
Activism can be defined as a “practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue.” This can come in many forms and finding your own voice as an activist can be challenging.
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
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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Why I rise - Digging into Critical Social Justice: Rise through CSJ 101 #CSJrise #UMBC