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
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Rise with our What You Need to Know series. Written by Marie Pessagno. Three years ago, the idea to incorporate a walking tour of Baltimore during Critical Social Justice week came into fruition. Since its implementation, it has been an integral part of CSJ. You may be asking yourself: “Why … Continue reading What You Need to Know About the Baltimore Walking Tour with Dr. Kate Drabinski
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Rise with our What You Need to Know series. Written by Sheila Suarez. Activism is the action of campaigning to cause social or political change, and it takes many forms of expression; physical action, artistic expression, and academic scholarship, to name a few. The Native people of the United States have … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Native Activism
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Rise with our What You Need to Know series. Written by Sydney Phillips. Check out The Monument Quilt Display flyer here. Last year, Critical Social Justice: Home was dedicated to recognizing UMBC as a home to many different people and communities. We celebrated UMBC as a home for learning, … Continue reading What You Need to Know About The Monument Quilt
Written by Women’s Center student staff member Hannah Wilcove. As of March 23rd, 2017, Dr. Adrienne Keene had written over 15 different posts about the specific issue of celebrities wearing Native American headdresses. If you search for the term “headdress” on her blog, 12 entire pages of results come up, and spoiler alert: most of … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Cultural Appropriation
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Rise with our "What You Need to Know" series, starting with this introduction to our keynote speaker, Dr. Adrienne Keene! Her lecture, titled “Native Appropriations and Indigenous Social Media” will be held on Tuesday, October 24th at 6 PM in the University Center Ballroom.
Take a look at all of the events lined up for Critical Social Justice: Rise. We are also constantly adding events from partners, so stay tuned for more updates to this page as they come! Click here for a PDF version of the flyer below. OCT 23 | MONDAY CSJ: Rise 101 Free Hour (12pm … Continue reading Critical Social Justice: Rise Events
We are proud to announce that the annual Critical Social Justice week will be moving to fall semester. We'll see you Monday October 19th through Friday October 23rd, 2015! Save the date!
“How are you doing?” It’s a simple enough question, but one that has a stronger implicit meaning this week. Many keep asking me “How are you doing?” pointing their eyes toward the city. I keep asking my friends “How are you doing?” with my mind flying to people dancing at North and Penn encircled by … Continue reading Doing Critical Social Justice in Baltimore