Over the past year, acts of resistance and resilience have electrified our country and world. Immediate images that flash through our minds include the water protectors at Standing Rock, the millions around the world who participated in the Women's March, those who rushed to the airports to volunteer translation and legal assistance to immigrants and … Continue reading Critical Social Justice: Rise — October 23rd – 27th!
Tonight our partners in Student Affairs are hosting Critical Interactions, an interactive program where students will join INTERACT Program peer facilitators to explore how they each make meaning of 'home.' But what is INTERACT? A collaboration between the Division of Student Affairs and the Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication Department, INTERACT aims to provide first-year residential students … Continue reading Critical Interactions and Authentic Engagement
Take a look at all the events lined up for Critical Social Justice: Home -- coming October 24th–28th!
Friday, September 30, 2016 (Setup on Thursday, September 29) Baltimore Convention Center One West Pratt Street – West Wing Baltimore, MD 21201 Join your friends, coworkers and neighbors to help hundreds of homeless individuals, children and families access the services they need. As a volunteer guide, you’ll be paired with a homeless participant and accompany them … Continue reading Volunteer at Project Homeless Connect 9/29 – 9/30/16
“i have the word home tattooed on my breastbone, and friends remind me why I got it. the truth of it, that home is there. but this is also about land and gentrification, colonialism that has blown and continues to blow me and my family all over the planet and puts me on someone … Continue reading Critical Social Justice: Home – October 24th-28th!
Last October for CSJ: Baltimore 365, Women's Center student staff members created displays for our Vines, Rhymes, and Headlines discussion/exhibit that explored media coverage and social media engagement surrounding the Baltimore Uprising. One year after the uprising, we're looking back at some of the images and tweets that captured this important moment in our history. What … Continue reading Looking Back on the Baltimore Uprising
Inspired by the multitude of activism taking place at UMBC over the fall semester, the Women's Center is excited to offer a new skills-based workshop to the community. “Get It Together!”: Fundamentals of Activism will focus specifically on social justice activism. During the course of an hour, we'll explore some of the many possibilities for engaging … Continue reading “Get It Together!”: Fundamentals of Activism Workshop
A reflection written by Megan Tagle Adams, Women's Center Assistant Director. Over the past month since Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365 and especially in light of recent events, I've been thinking a lot about what social justice activism means to the UMBC community. More specifically, I'm thinking about what it means to show up for … Continue reading Showing Up for Social Justice, Showing Up for Baltimore
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 … Continue reading “Baltimore in Action: Always Rising” Keynote Video
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365 with our “What You Need to Know” series. Delegate Mary Washington State Delegate Mary Washington represents the 43rd district of Maryland, which comprises of most of North Central and Northeast Baltimore (for those familiar with the city, that’s North Ave to the northern border and west from Harford … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Delegate Mary Washington & LGBTQ Youth Homelessness