“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.