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
Take a look at all of the events lined up for Critical Social Justice: Rise. We are also constantly adding events from partners, so stay tuned for more updates to this page as they come! Click here for a PDF version of the flyer below. OCT 23 | MONDAY CSJ: Rise 101 Free Hour (12pm … Continue reading Critical Social Justice: Rise Events
A post curated by Women’s Center staff member, Daniel
This week is Critical Social Justice week!! Yay!! The Women’s Center will be occupying Main Street on Wednesday from 11am to 1pm by bringing our lounge out of the center and into the public! We’ll be doing a number of really cool activities including creating a scrapbook full of pages made by community members about their Feminist Click Moments.
What’s a Feminist Click Moment?????
Your Click Moment is the event or thought or moment when you realized the word “feminist” applied to you. Click is a book of essays about various authors’ Click Moments compiled by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. You can read an interview about the book here. Each of our staff members created their scrapbook pages for you all to see and get you thinking about how you want to express your Click Moment and add a piece…
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Critical Social Justice week is fast approaching (February 16th to the 20th) and the theme this year is "Creating Brave Spaces". To unpack and explore this idea, we had the Critical Social Justice Student Alliance tell us what the theme meant to them and how we can use it in our social justice work. Emily Eaglin, incoming … Continue reading Learn more about this year’s theme Creating Brave Spaces!
Critical Social Justice organizers Amelia Meman, Lisa Gray, and Megan Tagle Adams share a few of their thoughts about self-care in/as social justice work. AMELIA: Coming up on CSJ 2015, I'm thinking about generosity, compassion, and sustainability, especially in regard to how these connect with movement building and the self. I think about generosity in regard … Continue reading Thoughts on Self-Care and Social Justice
This guest post on privilege and critical self-reflection comes from Women’s Center staff member Daniel Willey. When I was asked if I would be interested in joining the Women’s Center staff, my first reaction was, “HELL YES.” The Women’s Center had very quickly become my favorite place on campus, and I was excited to jump … Continue reading Guest Post: Male Privilege in Women’s Spaces
This post from Michael Fell is originally from the author's blog, A Cornucopia of Michael. The issues addressed in the blog, however, are directly related to social justice. On Monday, March 3, there will be a "Transforming Masculinities" discussion in the Women's Center about the "man card." Love of sports, especially football, are prime factors in … Continue reading Thoughts on a Gay NFL Player
Amelia Meman, ’15, Gender and Women’s Studies (GWST), is Grants and Marketing Intern at UMBC’s Women’s Center, Co-Leader of Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL), and Director of Events with the GWST Council of Majors, Minors, & Certificates To many, the words “Critical Social Justice” may mean little or maybe too much. Is it a … Continue reading Why “Critical Social Justice”?