Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Rise Above 2018


Variations of Blackness: A Discussion of Disability and Identity

Tuesday, February 20th, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Edward St. John, Room 2121
Join Dr. Peter Leone as we host a panel discussion hosted by people at the intersection of race and disability. This is a Black history discussion celebrating the diversity and inclusion of African and African American communities!

Pop-up Museum

Wednesday, February 21st, 12-4 p.m.
First Lobby, Hornbake Library
Bring an item to our POP UP MUSEUM celebrating ACTIVISM. Bring your badges, flyers, posters, pins, photos, audio and music, video, and other materials from social media, marches, and cultural events for our temporary museum. We want to preserve your stories of activism centered around people of color. Record your story at the event. Be a part of campus history!

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion: Dearest Home

Friday, February 23rd & Saturday, February 24th, 8 p.m.
Kogod Theater, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
In this interactive evening of contemporary dance focused on loving, longing and loss BY MacArthur Genius award-winner, Kyle Abraham, audience members are given a choice: experience the pure movement in silence, or don headphones and layer on a rich soundscape. Register here: go.umd.edu/kyle

Terps Take Care Fair

Tuesday, February 27th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Edward St. John, Room 1202
Participate in wellness activities, meet campus resources and local vendors, and contribute to reducing stigma around mental health. Discuss mental health activism, equity, and barriers to adequate care. Share your own stories. Prizes and activities include crafting, dialogue, massage, yoga, meditation, and more.

UndocuTerp Staff and Faculty Training

Wednesday, February 28th, 12 p.m.
Sign Up for location
This UndocuTerp Training is a comprehensive three hour education program that will provide graduate students, staff and faculty with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to effectively respond to the needs of undocumented students and their families at the University of Maryland (UMD). Register here: go.umd.edu/UndocuTerpTraining

Disability + Discussion: The Shape of Water

Wednesday, February 28th, 4-8 p.m.
Hoffman Theater, Stamp Student Union
With a staggering 13 nominations for this year's Academy Awards, join the disability community and UMD for a very special screening of Guillermo del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER and come see what everyone is talking about! There will be discussion on the disability planned immediately afterward.

Radical Access, Awkward Ableism & Disability Justice

Friday, March 2nd, 3:30-5 p.m.
McKeldin Library Special Events Room
This is an interactive workshop hosted by the ODI & PCDI, where participants will learn about what ableism is, why it happens, and how to combat it. Food provided!

Pronouns Pronouncement!

Wednesday, March 7th, 1:15-2 p.m.
Lobby, Stamp Student Union
A social media and digital campaign inviting the UMD community to share their pronouns and show support for trans Terps. Share your pronouns at #TransTerps.

Lavender Leadership Workshop: Advocacy Skills

Friday, March 9th, 4-6 p.m.
Marie Mount Hall, Room 1310
By attending this workshop, LGBTQ+ student leaders and their allies will come away with a greater ability to create the changes they seek on campus (e.g. behavioral, cultural, organizational, policy/ practices, resources), with particular attention to intersectional issues and racial justice. RSVP required to lgbt@umd.edu. Pizza included!

How to Be An Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi

Wednesday, March 14th, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Edward St. John, Room 2204
In this deeply personal and empowering lecture, Kendi shifts the discussion from how not to be racist, to how to be an antiracist. He shares his own racist ideas and how he overcame them. He provides direction to people and institutions who want more than just bandaid programs, but actual antiracist action that builds an anti racist America. For more information on this Speaker please visit www.prhspeakers.com.

Celebration of Women

Wednesday, March 14th, 2 - 4 p.m.
McKeldin Library, Room 6137
The Women of Influence Awards recognize members of our community who have distinguished themselves by working with and for women on our campus. This award ceremony honors strides made by women who engage the UMD community.

UndocuTerp Staff and Faculty Training

Thursday, March 15th, 12 p.m.
Sign Up for location
This UndocuTerp Training is a comprehensive three hour education program that will provide graduate students, staff and faculty with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to effectively respond to the needs of undocumented students and their families at the University of Maryland (UMD). Register here: go.umd.edu/UndocuTerpTraining
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