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#UMDSolidarity

A Message from the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Dear students, staff, faculty, and administrators, and alums,

The University of Maryland community must be even more committed to our mission of building a supportive, respectful and inclusive environment. Words aren’t enough. We have to act! We must learn to be anti-racist in the face of racism whenever and wherever it occurs. Our system is broken as evidenced by disparities in education, criminal justice, income levels, housing, and health. We are all part of this broken system. It is our human responsibility to co-create a new system that is more responsive to inequities. It is difficult, yet pivotal, to consistently recognize, interrogate and disrupt ourselves in all of this. For many of us, our human tendency is to grieve every time a Black or Brown person is killed, to affirm enlightening media posts from friends, to engage in deep conversations, and then to return to our lives. And so that cycle continues. We have to do something different to disrupt the cycle.

Please join us for these events and stay tuned on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on other events and opportunities for solidarity and reflection. If your department or organization is planning a program to promote solidarity and/or reflection, please let us know at DiverseTerps@umd.edu.

Upcoming #UMDSolidarity Events

Stop the Hate anti-bias training - open to all students

ODI's Bias Incident Support Services team (BISS for short) offers "Stop the Hate" trainings that provide an introduction to bias incidents and the resources available through BISS for those impacted at UMD. The bias report form, BISS protocol, bias dashboard and other resources will be shared. There will also be an opportunity to reflect and practice bias response with a couple of examples. These trainings are open to any UMD community members! This particular session is focused on student needs.

Stop the Hate anti-bias training - open to all faculty/staff

ODI's Bias Incident Support Services team (BISS for short) offers "Stop the Hate" trainings that provide an introduction to bias incidents and the resources available through BISS for those impacted at UMD. The bias report form, BISS protocol, bias dashboard and other resources will be shared. There will also be an opportunity to reflect and practice bias response with a couple of examples. These trainings are open to any UMD community members! This particular session is focused on faculty/staff needs.

Fan Fiction, Social Justice and the Politics of Fantasy (ARHU Dean's Colloquium)

Alexis Lothian, associate professor in the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will give this talk as part of the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) Dean's Colloquium Series on Race, Equity and Justice.

Stop the Hate anti-bias training - open to all students

ODI's Bias Incident Support Services team (BISS for short) offers "Stop the Hate" trainings that provide an introduction to bias incidents and the resources available through BISS for those impacted at UMD. The bias report form, BISS protocol, bias dashboard and other resources will be shared. There will also be an opportunity to reflect and practice bias response with a couple of examples. These trainings are open to any UMD community members! This particular session is focused on student needs.

Stop the Hate anti-bias training - open to all faculty/staff

ODI's Bias Incident Support Services team (BISS for short) offers "Stop the Hate" trainings that provide an introduction to bias incidents and the resources available through BISS for those impacted at UMD. The bias report form, BISS protocol, bias dashboard and other resources will be shared. There will also be an opportunity to reflect and practice bias response with a couple of examples. These trainings are open to any UMD community members! This particular session is focused on faculty/staff needs.

Stay tuned for more #UMDSolidarity events on ODI's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

It's time to ACT. Join us.