Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Rise with our What You Need to Know series. Written by Sheila Suarez. Activism is the action of campaigning to cause social or political change, and it takes many forms of expression; physical action, artistic expression, and academic scholarship, to name a few. The Native people of the United States have … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Native Activism
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
Written by Women’s Center student staff member Hannah Wilcove. As of March 23rd, 2017, Dr. Adrienne Keene had written over 15 different posts about the specific issue of celebrities wearing Native American headdresses. If you search for the term “headdress” on her blog, 12 entire pages of results come up, and spoiler alert: most of … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Cultural Appropriation
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
Get ready for Critical Social Justice: Home with our “What You Need to Know” series. The keynote lecture with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, titled “Body/ Land/ Home: Disability Justice, Healing Justice and Femme of Color Brilliance,” will be held on Tuesday, October 25th at 6PM in the University Center Ballroom (event details here). Disability justice is the continuation and … Continue reading What You Need To Know About Disability Justice
Our kick-off event for CSJ 2015 just ended and our brains are still buzzing. Dr. Kelber-Kaye, Associate Director of the Honors College, gave us a history lesson about Baltimore to give context to and explain why things are the way they are in Baltimore City. This information is an excellent foundation of knowledge to have … Continue reading Baltimore 101
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
A reflection from Women’s Center Director, Jess Myers This post was originally shared on the Women's Center at UMBC's wordpress blog Last week, the Women’s Center staff completed spring training. As with all of our training days, we took the opportunity to explore our social identities in the spirit of self-exploration, team building, and a … Continue reading Social Justice Can Be Messy!
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!