Inspiring Social Justice to Address Emerging Health Crises in Vulnerable Populations

As part of Critical Social Justice week, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is organizing a workshop "Inspiring Social Justice to Address Emerging Health Crises in Vulnerable Populations" to be held on Monday, March 3rd from 12-2pm in Sherman A-220. The first panel, "The Health Toll of Human Rights Violations Against Female Political Prisoners, Transsexuals, … Continue reading Inspiring Social Justice to Address Emerging Health Crises in Vulnerable Populations

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Why I’m Spreading the Word to End the Word

A guest post from ThuyVy Duong, who works with SUCCESS (Students United for Campus-Community Engagement for Post-Secondary Success), a partnership of UMBC and the Maryland Department of Disabilities. SUCCESS is the first 4-year college experience for young adults with intellectual disabilities in Maryland. My name is ThuyVy Duong and I pledge to not use the … Continue reading Why I’m Spreading the Word to End the Word

End the Automatic Prosecution of Youth as Adults

By law youth as young as 14 charged with certain crimes will be automatically sent to the adult criminal justice system based solely on age and offense. Join Just Kids and Critical Social Justice on Monday, March 10th at 7pm in UMBC University Center 310 to learn how the consequences of the push to "get tough on … Continue reading End the Automatic Prosecution of Youth as Adults

Thoughts on a Gay NFL Player

This post from Michael Fell is originally from the author's blog, A Cornucopia of Michael.  The issues addressed in the blog, however, are directly related to social justice.  On Monday, March 3, there will be a "Transforming Masculinities" discussion in the Women's Center about the "man card."  Love of sports, especially football, are prime factors in … Continue reading Thoughts on a Gay NFL Player

What does the overlap of art and activism look like?

Kelly Martin Broderick, ’14, Gender and Women’s Studies (GWST), is Student Staff at Women’s Center at UMBC and Co-Leader of Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL). A year ago, I was working at the Howard County Arts Center when Diana Marta, one of the resident artists,  bought an antique dress form.  While looking at the mannequin in her studio, … Continue reading What does the overlap of art and activism look like?