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Fall Gatherings: Social Justice

September 10, 2020 1:22 PM
What defines us is not whether crises happen, but how we respond to them. How is UMBC continuing to redefine excellence in higher education at the intersection of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and economic disruption?
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to share your stories and learn together in a series of virtual gatherings during the 2020-2021 academic year. Please join your colleagues and special guests for:
The Empowered University
Shared Leadership, Culture Change, and Academic Success in a Pivotal Time
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The UMBC community is invited to learn about our Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center and our campus’s connection to a national framework addressing race equity. The Shriver Center’s Choice Program, along with community partners, will also share how structural racism has impacted youth development in Maryland and how we all can become agents of change.

Candace Dodson-Reed ’96, Executive Director, UMBC Office of Equity & Inclusion, and Chief of Staff, President’s Office
Howard Nicholson ’21, Chemical Engineering major and Music minor, UMBC Inclusion Council Member

Jenny Eagan, Chief Attorney, Juvenile Division, Maryland Office of the Public Defender – Baltimore City
Tia McNair, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, and Executive Director for TRHT Campus Centers, Association of American Colleges & Universities 
Brother David Fakunle, Ph.D., Executive Director, WombWork Productions, and Executive Director (acting) Maryland Lynching, Truth, and Reconciliation Commission; joined by Mama Deborah
Dr. Loren Henderson, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health
Diane Bell-McKoy ’73, President and Chief Executive Officer, Associated Black Charities
Michael Sarbanes, High School Physics Teacher, Green Street Academy, and Community Organizer
Eric N. Ford ’14, Director, The Choice Program at UMBC
Frank Anderson ’15, Director of Operations, The Choice Program at UMBC

Upcoming Virtual Community Gatherings
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming community gatherings this fall and winter with the following themes.
  • October: Research and Creative Achievemen
  • November: Teaching and Learning
  • December: Virtual Holiday Celebration – The Empowered University: Storytelling
  • January/February:  University Retreat – The Empowered University: Writing the Next Chapter
Vist our website for more information about the Fall Empowered University Gatherings.
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