Activism can be defined as a “practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue.” This can come in many forms and finding your own voice as an activist can be challenging.
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
A reflection written by Jess Myers, Women's Center Director The last time I passed by this wall was in February 2015. Before the murder of Freddie Gray. Before the Baltimore Uprisings. Before... I don't remember what was on this wall, if anything. But walking down Greenmount Avenue yesterday afternoon on my way to visit the Monument … Continue reading While on Greenmount Ave. & Oliver St.
Critical Social Justice 2015 is quickly approaching and we're looking for art submissions to add to the CSJ 2015 Art Gallery! This year's CSJ theme is Creating Brave Spaces and we're asking for art submissions that explore and/or address what it means to create brave spaces. CSJ invites different types of activists -- students, teachers, artists, … Continue reading Submit Your Art to the Critical Social Justice Art Gallery!
Kelly Martin Broderick, ’14, Gender and Women’s Studies (GWST), is Student Staff at Women’s Center at UMBC and Co-Leader of Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL). A year ago, I was working at the Howard County Arts Center when Diana Marta, one of the resident artists, bought an antique dress form. While looking at the mannequin in her studio, … Continue reading What does the overlap of art and activism look like?