ODI Video Series

Come back every week for a new video from the Office of Diversity & Inclusion while we're away from campus.

Episode 5: Jazz with Nyumburu

Ron Zeigler, the director of the Nyumburu Cultural Center at the University of Maryland, talks jazz history, similarities between jazz and diversity work, and plays some tunes on his soprano saxophone!

Find Nyumburu at https://nyumburu.umd.edu or https://twitter.com/nyumburu - your home away from home!

Episode 4: Telling Your Own Story

Luke Jensen, director of UMD’s LGBT Equity Center, shares tips about telling your own story or teaching others about your social identities from your own experiences.

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Episode 3: Activities for families during COVID-19

Are you dealing with the coronavirus triple duty (working, parenting and homeschooling)? Bias Incident Support Services (BISS) director Neijma Celestine-Donnor has some fun and creative ways for families to spend time together.

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Episode 2: Signal Boost: A Conversation with Mimi Khuc, Ph.D.

Scholar, artist and activist Dr. Mimi Khúc joins Sika Wheeler, assistant director in UMD’s Diversity Training & Education unit, for a conversation about access, care and vulnerability in the classroom from a disability and Asian American studies perspective.

Episode 1: Away Message: Work-Life Boundaries in the Midst of Multiple Pandemics

Jazmin Pichardo, Ben Parks, and Tynesha McCullers reflect on the roller coaster that was working from home during the summer, white supremacy culture, productivity and community care.

Report a Hate-Bias incident

The University of Maryland values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive and respectful campus for students, faculty and staff. Acts of bias and intimidation are unacceptable behaviors that go against our university’s core values. If you have been impacted by and/or have witnessed a hate-bias incident, you can file a report by completing the online form.

You may also contact UMPD by calling:

Emergency: 911 or 301-405-3333 - Mobile Phone #3333

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555