What You Need to Know about #MeToo and “The Personal is Political”

Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Ignite with our What You Need to Know series. Written by Women's Center student staff member Hannah Wilcove. On October 15th, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano posted the following message to Twitter: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted, write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” These sixteen words … Continue reading What You Need to Know about #MeToo and “The Personal is Political”

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What you Need to Know About Restorative Practices

Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Ignite with our What You Need to Know series. Written by Kaleigh Mrowka, Assistant Director for Residential Education, and Lauren Mauriello, Assistant Director of Student Conduct. “[Restorative practices] provide a clear blueprint to ensure that on the path to making social justice, we model that justness in our own behavior – … Continue reading What you Need to Know About Restorative Practices

Critical Social Justice: Rise Photo Recap

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The fifth annual Critical Social Justice explored opportunities for building individual and collective resistance and resilience. Events throughout the week, the theme of Rise, challenged us to think about how we can do better, do more, and persist in doing it when it comes to working towards positive social change and activism. Take a look back at some of highlights from throughout the week and catch up on anything you missed!

Leading up to the week, we were SUPER PUMPED for Critical Social Justice to get started – and so was the rest of UMBC!

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You can see many of the other “I rise for…”

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We kicked of CSJ on Monday with Chalking for Change on Academic Row before CSJ 101.

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While people were writing what they rise for outside, CSJ 101 was taking place directly inside where students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to learn about Resistance and Resilience in…

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Healing My Community

 This reflection by Women's Center staff member Daniel Willey has been cross-posted from the Women's Center community blog.  Trigger warning for suicide mention; resources at the bottom of the post My community experienced a tragedy early this October, and the ripples from the impact are still cascading across campus and beyond. I woke up that morning … Continue reading Healing My Community

Home: Paying Attention to Standing Rock

A reflection written by Women's Center director, Jess Myers  As Critical Social Justice: Home comes to an end today, I can't help but to think about what is happening at Standing Rock right now where over 100 police with military equipment are advancing on a resistance camp established by Native American water protectors in the … Continue reading Home: Paying Attention to Standing Rock

Looking Back on the Baltimore Uprising

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