Feminism and Critical Social Justice Gallery – March 3rd-7th in The Commons: Mezzanine Gallery – A collaboration between Critical Social Justice and ArtWeek, this gallery will feature artwork that engages with feminism and social justice issues and values.
Critical Social Justice Fair – 11am-1pm on Main Street – Stop by the tables to learn more about various social justice issues and find out how to get involved. Featuring the “Spread the Word to End the Word” bake sale from the SUCCESS Program.
Transforming Masculinities: Man Card Edition – 11:30am-12:30pm in the Women’s Center – Part of the Women’s Center’s new discussion series on masculinity, all are welcome to join this conversation about the “Man Card,” what it means, and why it matters. (Event sponsored by: Women’s Center) Facebook myUMBC
Inspiring Social Justice to Address Emerging Health Crises in Vulnerable Populations – 12-2pm in Sherman A-Wing 220 – Learn more about social justice approaches to health issues at these two panel presentations sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Health Administration & Policy Program. Food and refreshments provided. Panel A: “The Health Toll of Human Rights Violations Against Female Political Prisoners, Transsexuals, and Sex Trafficking Victims” presented by Jana Rehak, PhD, Andrea Kalfoglou, PhD, and Ilsa Lottes, PhD. Panel B: “Lessons from Immigration Policy and Historical Events that Shaped Today’s Inequities in the Diabetes Epidemic Among African-Americans, Latinos, and American Indians” presented by Sarah Chard, PhD, Angelica P. Herrera, DrPH, and Pamela Geernaert, PhD. Facebook myUMBC
Critical Social Justice Fair – 11am-1pm on Main Street – Stop by the tables to learn more about various social justice issues and find out how to get involved. Featuring the “Spread the Word to End the Word” bake sale from the SUCCESS Program. The public reading of Voices of a People’s History of the United States from the Mosaic Center and the Shriver Center’s Peaceworker Program will be held at the breezeway.
Micro-what?! Microaggressions, You, and Why They Matter – 11:30am-12:45pm in Commons 332 – This interactive workshop, led by Jess Myers, Director of the Women’s Center, will help students become more holistic and thoughtful leaders by being able to name and begin addressing microaggressions in their student organizations, residence hall communities, and/or classrooms — which often can be achieved through engaging in difficult dialogues. With a better understanding of the nuances of diversity, privilege, and oppression, student leaders will be better equipped to invoke change, create an inclusive environment, and be trusted and respected by their peers. (Event sponsored by: Women’s Center) Facebook myUMBC
Pursuit of Truth – 1-3pm in the Women’s Center – See the award-winning documentary Pursuit of Truth, which highlights the monumental efforts required for adult survivors of child abuse to seek justice in the criminal justice system. Followed by Q&A and discussion with Diane Champé. (Event sponsored by: E Diane Champé Institute)
Passing the Torch: Doing Feminism in Graduate School – 3-4:15pm in UC 318 – Exploring the intersections of activism and academia, this roundtable aims to create a dialogue between those feminists who are in or who have finished graduate school and the students who wish to pursue that pursue that course. Discussion participants include: Megan Tagle Adams, Coordinator at the Women’s Center; Dr. Kate Drabinski, Lecturer in the GWST Department; Emek Ergun, Doctoral Candidate in the LLC and Adjunct Professor with the GWST Department; Dr. Rahul Gairola, Adjunct Professor with the GWST Department. (Event sponsored by: Gender + Women’s Studies Council of Majors, Minors, and Certificates)
ArtWeek: Kevin Kallaugher – 7-9pm in the Skylight Room – A lecture for ArtWeek featuring the cartoonist for The Economist and founder of USDemocrazy, Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher. Facebook
Women’s History Month Fair – 12-1pm on Main Street – Part of the UMBC Celebrates Diversity initiative. myUMBC
Gender Equality and Cross-Cultural Issues – 12:30-1:30pm in UC 207 – Learn more about cross-cultural perspectives on social justice at this panel discussion on gender equality. (Event sponsored by: English Language Institute)
Critical White Male Allies: C’Mon In! The Water’s Fine! – 5-6pm in Commons 318 – Jeff Cullen, Director of Student Judicial Programs, will lead an interactive workshop on critical allyship. With a frank discussion of some of the ways he has made mistakes and learned from them as a white male ally, he will create a space for participants to have an honest dialogue about the challenges and strategies to effective and self-reflexive allyship.
Craftivism – 6-7pm in the Women’s Center – Create various social-justice themed crafts at this DIY throwback to the ‘90s riot grrrl movement. Stenciling supplies are available so bring whatever you’d like to customize! Light refreshments provided. (Event sponsored by: Women of Color Coalition and Women Involved in Learning and Leadership) Facebook myUMBC
ArtWeek: Recycled Crafts – 12-2pm on Main Street – Crafts to be announced by Students for Environmental Awareness and ArtWeek
Accessing UMBC: Scavenger Hunt – 1-2:30pm in the Women’s Center – This activity illustrates how students with various needs that are not considered a part of the “normal” student population (mothers with strollers, those who use rolling backpacks, anybody who needs/prefers elevators, etc.) travel around campus. The scavenger hunt will begin and end in the Women’s Center where there will be snacks and a discussion about challenges and areas for improvement. (Event sponsored by: UMBC Mothers Group and WILL) Facebook myUMBC
Feminist Art Workshop – 3-5pm in the Women’s Center – Following tutorials by feminist artists, participants are invited to create their own feminist art project and learn more about art as activism. Light refreshments provided. (Event sponsored by: Women’s Center) Facebook
Jay Smooth – Critical Social Justice Keynote Lecture – 7:30-10pm in the UC Ballroom – Critical Social Justice, the Dresher Center for the Humanities, and Africana Studies present the 2014 Daphne Harrison Lecture: “On Hip Hop, Race, and Politics: The Way We Talk About Things” with Jay Smooth, hip hop blogger and cultural commenter. Lecture and Q&A followed by a meet-and-greet and reception. Facebook myUMBC
Critical Social Justice Reflection: Looking Back, Looking Forward – 11:30am-1pm in the Women’s Center – Everyone is welcome to attend this open conversation to discuss the various CSJ events they attended, reflect on some of the issues raised, and consider how we can challenge ourselves and our communities to better facilitate ongoing engagement with difficult dialogues and social justice work. This will also be an opportunity for all members of the UMBC community to share their thoughts and reactions to the inaugural Critical Social Justice week of concentrated programming and discuss hopes and ideas for future directions for the initiative. Light food and refreshments will be served. (Event sponsored by Critical Social Justice) Facebook myUMBC
MONDAY 3/10 (events rescheduled from 3/3)
Critical Social Justice 101 – 4-5:30pm in UC Ballroom Lounge – What is critical social justice? What challenges and possibilities exist for social justice activism? And what does that mean within an academic setting? Find out more at this roundtable led by Dr. Kate Drabinski (Gender + Women’s Studies), Lisa Gray (the Mosaic Center), student and activist Crystal Ogar, and Dr. Joby Taylor (Shriver Center). (Event sponsored by: Critical Social Justice) Facebook myUMBC
Just Kids: The Automatic Prosecution of Youth as Adults in Maryland – 7-9pm in UC 310 – Following a screening of the new documentary The Truth About Our Youth, Just Kids Youth Leaders Kevin J. and Richard R. and Assistant Youth Organizer Jabriera H. will share their personal stories to bring statistics to life and dispel misconceptions about youth who are charged as adults. Learn more about this important issue here. (Event sponsored by: The Just Kids Partnership, a collaboration between Community Law in Action and the Public Justice Center) Facebook