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Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation in Our Communities Town Hall

UMBC is continuing to redefine excellence in higher education. OEI is committed to inclusive excellence and facing the challenge of understanding our position in society and our role in dismantling racism.

The UMBC community was invited to learn about our Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center and our campus’s connection to a national framework addressing race equity on September 24. The Shriver Center’s Choice Program, along with community partners, shared how racism has impacted youth development in Maryland and how we all can become agents of change.

Thank you to the panel members and the over 350 community members who attended!
Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation in Our Communities Town Hall
Thursday, September 24, 4pm-6pm
View a recording of the event here.

Responses to Q&A coming soon!

Please look for more Empowered University events.

If you have a myUMBC event page, please include the tag diversityandinclusion on your event so we can share it.


UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Southern Rites, featuring photography by Gillian Laub.

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC
October 15th through December 14th, 2020

American photographer Gillian Laub (b. 1975) has spent the last two decades investigating political conflicts, exploring family relationships, and challenging assumptions about cultural identity. In Southern Rites, Laub engages her skills as a photographer, filmmaker, and visual activist to examine the realities of racism and raise questions that are simultaneously painful and essential to understanding the American consciousness.

As the Black Lives Matter Movement and national protests proliferated, Laub uncovered a complex story about adolescence, race, the legacy of slavery, and the deeply rooted practice of segregation in the American South.

Southern Rites is a specific story about twenty-first century young people in the American South, yet it poses a universal question about human experience: can a new generation liberate itself from a harrowing and traumatic past to create a different future?


Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation in Our Communities Town Hall

UMBC is continuing to redefine excellence in higher education. OEI is committed to inclusive excellence and facing the challenge of understanding our position in society and our role in dismantling racism.

The UMBC community was invited to learn about our Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center and our campus’s connection to a national framework addressing race equity on September 24. The Shriver Center’s Choice Program, along with community partners, shared how racism has impacted youth development in Maryland and how we all can become agents of change.

Thank you to the panel members and over 350 community members who attended!

Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation in Our Communities Town Hall
Thursday, September 24, 4pm-6pm
View a recording of the event here.
Responses to Q&A coming soon!

Please look for more Empowered University events.

If you have a myUMBC event page, please include the tag diversityandinclusion on your event so we can share it.


Title IX and Non-Discrimination Policy Updates in Response to New Federal Regulations

Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, prohibits sex discrimination, sexual assault, sexual harassment; and discrimination against pregnant and parenting students, faculty, and staff.

The U.S. Department of Education issued updated regulations implementing Title IX.  These new regulations go into effect on August 14, 2020.

UMBC’s new Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination incorporates these new regulations and takes effect at UMBC on August 14, 2020.


UMBC’s Work Challenging Racism

OEI also serves as a central hub to support UMBC’s commitment to inclusive excellence. UMBC is committed to facing the challenge of understanding our position in society and our role in dismantling racism.

We know that a variety of departments and divisions have sponsored and are planning events to support our community during this time. We will be compiling and sharing these here. Please contact oei@umbc.edu if you have an event or resource to share. If you have a myUMBC event page, please include the tag diversityandinclusion on your event so we can share it.

President Hrabowski’s is committed to support OEI’s endeavors to dismantle racism at UMBC. You can view his interview about racism on WJZ here.

Thank you to the 600 members of our community who attended
The Many Faces of Racism: A Campus Conversation 
Thursday, June 18, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
View a recording of the event here*
View the event slides
*
The video is accompanied by closed captioning, however, please note that we are currently revising the transcript to more completely represent the conversation and will post edits soon.
View the responses to Q&A