Baltimore Stories: Narratives and the Life of an American City (4/23)

Multiple Communities, Multiple Stories

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
Community Conversation: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Digital Storytelling Workshop: 2:45 – 4:30 p.m.
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In the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015, we need conversations that bring together a variety of voices and communities to address the intersections of poverty, race/ethnicity, and gender and help create new stories about Baltimore.

This event will highlight Baltimore communities and stories through conversations about the past, present, and future of the city. Participants will explore questions about equity, identity, immigration, and belonging and discuss how residents’ experiences are shaped in and through their neighborhoods. After the conversation, participants can also learn how to use digital storytelling as a way to record and disseminate their voices.

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5K Earth Day Run (4/20)

The second race in the UMBC Intramural Race Spring Series will be the 5K Earth Day Run. The Earth Day run will be held on Wednesday, April 20, starting at 12:15 p.m. in front of the RAC. Online Registration: Now Open on

  • Walk-Up registrations are WELCOME the day of starting at 11am in the RAC lobby!
  • Race Fee: FREE!
  • Races are open to anyone within the UMBC Community (faculty, staff, students).
  • Participants get a free t-shirt. Prizes for the first place male, female, and faculty/staff.

Brett Walker Lecture (4/21)

Brett Walker, “Natural and Unnatural Disasters: 3/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan’s Modern World” — April 21, 4 p.m., Library 7th floor

This paper investigates asbestos in the construction and, more importantly, destruction of Japan’s built environment, with a focus on the impact of the 3/11 disaster and the later clean up. The paper is part of a larger Guggenheim-funded project concerned with the unmaking of the modern built world, and what it means for the future of human health. For more information, please review the full abstract.

MPP Information Session (4/25)

Join faculty and students from the School of Public Policy for our second information session of the spring semester on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Public Policy 438. Learn about the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and the joint BA/MPP degree. Lunch is included.

To register, email your name to Sally Helms.

Career Crush 2016

Career Crush, a month long program of career related events has begun! Career Crush offers programming beneficial to everyone from first-year students to Ph.D. candidates. Even the busiest students will find at least one event that fits into their schedules.

This innovative, month long program brings the UMBC campus community together to provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to develop their professional skills and explore their career options through an array of career panels, workshops, fairs, and networking events. A clothing closet with over 2,400 apparel items will be set-up to provide students with free professional clothing for their career needs.

Visit our website for a full schedule of events!

CORRECTED DATE: How to be an Effective Ally Workshop Series (4/25)

Do you want to know how to create a more engaged, supportive and inclusive UMBC? Have you wondered how to be more respectful and affirming of people from marginalized communities? Do you ever unintentionally offend minoritized people and don’t know why?

Join Student Life’s Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity for our new How to be an Effective Ally workshop series! Get practical tips and strategies for supporting and advocating for students and colleagues. All UMBC students, staff and faculty are welcome to participate.

Upcoming Featured Communities/Populations:

  • LGTBQ People – April 13, 1-2 p.m.
  • People from Underrepresented Religions – April 25, 4-5 p.m.

All workshops will be held in Student Life’s Mosaic Center, Commons Rm. 2B23. Pre-registration is strongly preferred. RSVP to Provide the date and topic of the workshop in your message. Light food/snacks will be served.