Monday, February 22, 2021

Several Black History Month Events This Week

 Joyous Insights: Advice on Graduate Education from UMD Black Graduate Students

Wednesday, Feb. 24 // 5:30 pm //

Are you interested in graduate school after you earn your degree from the University of Maryland? The first portion of this workshop will feature a panel of UMD Black graduate students from across academic disciplines with the second half discussing graduate education in general - what is graduate school, how to apply, how to pay for it, and other key takeaways.

Sponsored by: Black Graduate Student Union

Take a Black history tour of campus (without leaving home)

Join a virtual tour of UMD's campus and its history with Dr. Kim Nickerson, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Dr. Nickerson explores the legacy and impact of Black people and communities at UMD through the years. Schedule your virtual Black history campus tour. Remaining dates:


Decolonizing Self Care: Rest as Reparations

Thursday, Feb. 25 // LINK  coming soon

Self care should not be synonymous with simply surviving: A workshop exploring ways that we can utilize effective self care and support ourselves beyond just making it day to day.

Lakeland: Heritage, Loss and the Quest For Restorative Justice

Thursday, Feb. 25// 2:00 - 3:30 pm Virtual RSVP

Did you know that there was once a thriving African American Community called Lakeland adjacent to the University, stretching from Route 1 in College Park to Lake Artemesia Park? Disrupted over the years by urban renewal, including actions by the city of College Park, the Maryland National Parks and Planning Commission, and the University of Maryland, Lakeland is still home to community members working to preserve its legacy and to seek restorative justice.

Join us for a panel discussion of Lakeland’s history, the effort to preserve its heritage, and its current quest for justice.

After Selma Documentary Film Viewing and Discussion 

Event Date and Time

Virtual Event

Join the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and the Bowie State/ Social Justice Alliance for a vewing of the documentary film After Selma, followed by an interactive discussion featuring Selma civil rights activist, Joanne Bland, and documentary filmmaker, Loki Mulholland.  Register by 2/25: After Selma: Voter Suppression Tickets, Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 1:30 PM | Eventbrite


Movie Night: Akeelah and the Bee

Friday, Feb. 26 //

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Sponsored by: SEE