A weekly round-up curated by Women’s Center staff member, Michael Jalloh Jamboria
In the spirit of my friend, who gave us the glorious name ‘Slaying on the Weekly’, every week I will be bringing you some interesting, funny or thought-provoking content from the internet! Be sure to join us next week for more and continue to slay!
Article of the Week:
The Women’s Center is dedicated to our mission. In our effects of promote gender equity and serve marginalized communities, we want to provide a few resources and encourage all of the UMBC Community to reach out to the Women’s Center. We want to hear your worries, questions and concerns. In the meantime, check out our list of resources.
- Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry (Southern Poverty Law Center)
- Preparation for January by Demographic Issue
- Oh Crap! What Now? Survival Guide (pages on various demographic issues/concerns)
- Surveillance Self-Defense
- Web-Security: Harm Reductionist Guide
- Solidarity Networks
- Concrete Suggestions in Preparation for January 2017’s change in American government (by demographic issue, but for any interested readers)
- Information on long-term birth control options
Professors and activists within the Gender + Women’s Studies Dept have started a petition to Pres. Hrabowski and other provosts to make UMBC a sanctuary institution. Want to sign? Click on the link to add your name and affiliation to the petition!
This week was Black Lives Matter week. They had a plethora of great events that helped mobilize students and expand on their definition of Black Lives Matter. The UMBC event page for Black Lives Matter week has recounts and pictures from the week, in case you missed the festivities.
Check out the Black Lives Matter memorial display on the Quad
Song of the Week:
I’ve been listening to really great music recently, and I want to share that with all of you! This week’s song is ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ by Bob Marley + the Wailers.
Before I leave you, I’m sure you are all aware that next week is Thanksgiving. I understand how difficult it can be to navigate going home and being with family, especially over longer periods of time. Feministing’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays is a great resource for tips pertaining to how to gendered expectations, political arguments and more. Take care!
Enjoy the Holidays! See you soon!