Retriever Immigrants United (RIU)
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 · 4 - 5 PM
Originally a social action and service student organization, Retriever Immigrants United (RIU) transitioned to our department. RIU is now a self-care and advocacy discussion-based program that centers on the experiences of UMBC undergraduate students, graduate students, and staff who identify as first, 1.5, second-generation, or children of immigrants regardless of their race, ethnicity, nationality, and/or citizenship status.* This semi-structured, topic-based group discusses the diverse immigrant experience with a focus on the role identity plays on intersectionality, community building, and social justice, while also providing a safe/brave space for UMBC immigrant community members to share their feelings, experiences, and engage in vulnerable dialogue with other community members.