I Dare you to walk for Justice
Dare UMBC to become more active
Dear Students, Staff, Faculty and the General Public,
Today, I write to you to express a concern of the lack of empathy on campus. Baltimore is experiencing one the most controversial issue in the nation and there seems to be a disconnection from Baltimore City and UMBC. UMBC is located less than 8 miles from Baltimore City, but it seems that these most recent events are not invoking a voice (passion, opinions) on campus. How can this be?
How can students of this diverse campus not acknowledge the pains of Baltimore citizens?
How can we call ourselves leaders of the future if we are not able to have discussions about political events?
How can we make a change if we refuse to express ourselves and listen to other perspectives?
How can we stand by let corporate injustice, racial profiling, micro-aggressions, police brutality exists and not stand up to make a change?
Past generations fought for our existence today. They fought so the future could be a leveled place to live. If it wasn’t for our strong parents and grandparents fighting for civil rights, our school would be segregated across all diversities (international students, people of color, people with disabilities, people of diverse sexual orientations, EVERYONE)
So, I DARE YOU (Students, Faculty Staff, General Public) as a unit to become more involved in your community and protect our rights as citizens. Its’ your human obligation to protect others.
Friday, May 1, noon-1:50 p.m. in ENG 027 (Lecture Hall 5).
During the discussion, a panel of UMBC experts from a variety of fields will share their knowledge and different perspectives on the complex social and economic challenges that our Baltimore community is facing.
Dawn Biehler, Geography & Environmental System
Paul Dillon , UMBC Police-Deputy Chief
Nicole King, American Studies
Tyson King-Meadows, Political Science & Africana Studies
Kimberly Moffitt, American Studies
Derek Musgrove, History
Joby Taylor, Shriver Center
Carolyn Tice, Socail Work
· After this event, several students are planning to carpool to Baltimore city and walk with their brother and sisters.UMBC Transit will provide larger shuttle services for students heading downtown for the peaceful rally. Boarding times will be 3:30 and 4:30 pm.
Location: McKeldin Square (Pratt and Light St.)
When: 5:00 pm May 1st Directions:
If you plan to get off at the MLK/ Pratt Street stop, walk east on Pratt (with traffic) for about 8 blocks. If you get off the Lombard and Green, walk south (with traffic) and make a left at Pratt. Continue on this street for 8 blocks.
More Information is Located on Facebook UMBC Activists https://www.facebook.com/groups/372952389581873/
If you can't attend either of these events I found this website also
We need to stand up, break out of our socially awkward UMBC bubble and make a difference.