Feminist Click Moments

Women's Center at UMBC

A post curated by Women’s Center staff member, Daniel

This week is Critical Social Justice week!! Yay!! The Women’s Center will be occupying Main Street on Wednesday from 11am to 1pm by bringing our lounge out of the center and into the public! We’ll be doing a number of really cool activities including creating a scrapbook full of pages made by community members about their Feminist Click Moments.

What’s a Feminist Click Moment?????

DSCN9429Your Click Moment is the event or thought or moment when you realized the word “feminist” applied to you. Click is a book of essays about various authors’ Click Moments compiled by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. You can read an interview about the book here. Each of our staff members created their scrapbook pages for you all to see and get you thinking about how you want to express your Click Moment and add a piece…

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CSJ 101: Our Working Assumptions for Creating Brave Spaces

A post written by Women's Center director, Jess Myers A little snow won’t get in the way of Critical Social Justice 2015! Yesterday was the kick-off to CSJ2015 with CSJ 101: Introduction to Brave Spaces. It was a rich conversation in which everyone was really invested and we went right through our allotted time in Commons 329. We … Continue reading CSJ 101: Our Working Assumptions for Creating Brave Spaces

It’s More Than Just A ‘Like’: Social Media’s Role in Activism

A post by Jess Myers and invited guest, Dr. Chris Linder of University of Georgia Facebook and I celebrated our 10th year anniversary this winter. I remember one of the first times I logged onto my account late in the fall semester of my senior year with my roommate hovering over me. What picture would I … Continue reading It’s More Than Just A ‘Like’: Social Media’s Role in Activism

A Conversation about Critical Social Justice

BreakingGround

Jess Myers is Director of UMBC’s Women’s Center.

Jess Myers 2015UMBC’s BreakingGround was integral in helping Critical Social Justice 2014 launch last year. Through the initiative’s commitment to bust boundaries, shape coalitions, and be agents of change, Critical Social Justice was able to offer a new way for campus to talk about social justice and provide outlets for community members to engage in difficult dialogues and build community. We appreciate the continued BreakingGround support as we move forward into year two of CSJ (February 16-20, 2015) with its theme of “Creating Brave Spaces.” During one of our recent planning meetings, I asked the planning team, comprised of Women’s Center and Mosaic Center staff members, to take a pause and discuss what we’re most excited about in preparing for this year’s CSJ, and how the theme of Creating Brave Spaces resonates with us personally and as UMBC community members.

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Authenticity in Activism: Reflections from CSJ Organizers

Critical Social Justice organizers Jess Myers, Zach Kosinski, and Jasmine Malhotra share a few of their thoughts on activism, their personal and professional experiences as activists, and social media's role in activism. JASMINE: I think about the feelings of social justice activism as being something that infuses within all parts of your life. Social justice activism … Continue reading Authenticity in Activism: Reflections from CSJ Organizers