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
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
We're proud to announce the Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365 keynote "Baltimore in Action: Always Rising," which will feature prominent social justice advocates from across the city. Rather than having a single keynote speaker as we did in past years with Franchesca Ramsey and Jay Smooth, we look forward to hosting a dynamic conversation among several of the leading voices … Continue reading “Baltimore in Action: Always Rising” Critical Social Justice Keynote
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.
When the unrest swelled again in Baltimore on Monday, April 27th, 2015, UMBC was in the midst of studying for final exams and preparing for the end of the semester. For many, the Uprising seemed well removed from our campus, as a perceived sense of distance from the city belies the significance of the ‘B’ … Continue reading Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365 — October 19th through 23rd!
“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