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.
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
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Home with our “What You Need to Know” series. Last year's Critical Social Justice: Baltimore 365 was dedicated to understanding the historic and current day complexities and realities of Baltimore City. In the wake of the Baltimore Uprising, the CSJ planning team felt (and still does feel) deeply committed to … Continue reading What You Need to Know: Baltimore & Residential Segregation (A New Student Book Experience Pre-CSJ Event!)
Take a look at all the events lined up for Critical Social Justice: Home -- coming October 24th–28th!
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
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
For the third year of the Critical Social Justice initiative, we chose the theme Baltimore 365 to learn about how we can cultivate deep and lasting commitments to Baltimore City that are meaningful to us as individuals and as part of the UMBC community. Take a look back at some of highlights from throughout the week and catch … Continue reading CSJ Baltimore 365: Photo Re-Cap
It'll take more than a little snow to stop CSJ 2015! Please spread the word: our Critical Social Justice keynote lecture with Franchesca Ramsey has been RESCHEDULED for WEDNESDAY, February 18th at 7:30 p.m in the UC Ballroom. Doors open at 7 p.m. See our Facebook event page for the most up-to-date information.
We are excited to announce the 2015 Critical Social Justice Calendar of Events! February 16th | Monday CSJ 101: Introduction to Brave Spaces - 12PM to 1:30PM in Commons 329 - A fishbowl conversation on defining, navigating, and creating brave spaces. Event sponsored by: Women's Center and Mosaic Center. Facebook, myUMBC February 17th | Tuesday Activism: What Works and … Continue reading The CSJ 2015 Calendar of Events is Now Available!
By Lisa Gray, Assistant Director of Student Life, Cultural and Spiritual Diversity. Earlier this year, Joakina Stone, then a Res Life colleague and collateral work staff with Student Life's Mosaic Center, along with an amazing group of students, staff and faculty, helped us to co-create our new Mosaic Social Justice discussion series. We exchanged a bunch … Continue reading What’s Up with “What’s the Tea?”: Starts, Stops & Lessons Learned in Social Justice Work