FIRST FRIDAY EVENING EVENT AT UMD COLLEGE PARK
University of Maryland Student Government (UMDSGA) Diversity Committee, UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion (UMD ODI),Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA), and the Nyumburu Cultural Center are co-hosting a DIVERSITY SUMMIT starting 2PM FRIDAY APRIL 18th in the STAMP Student Union Colony Ballroom. The goal of the Diversity Summit is to promote solidarity, cooperation, and support between students of diverse backgrounds by providing a platform for students to connect, inspire, educate, organize, and demonstrate their abilities to enhance the campus community and motivate others to take reciprocal action. This will be a rewarding opportunity for students from all aspects of campus life to come together and build towards a basis of mutual understanding and inclusion.
Some of the challenges that they hope to address include:
- Communication breakdown that draws attention to our differences
- Unwillingness to speak out and ignoring the issues at hand
- Divided campus with only the appearance of diversity
- An apathetic campus
By creating avenues for communication and a safe space for open dialogue the purpose of the Diversity Summit is to:
[C]onnect with one another
[R]espond to an issue
[E]mpower ourselves and others
[D]iversify our campus community
Everyone is welcome!
This is a FREE event including LUNCH courtesy of the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) and many special performances and presentations!
See the facebook page bellow to RSVP, get directions, or get more details on the event:
SECOND FRIDAY EVENING EVENT AT UMD COLLEG PARK
Looking to bring social into the world of social change, Community Roots – a University of Maryland College Park student group that hosts student led discussion on contemporary civil rights and social justice issues – is hosting it’s annual celebration of hip hop, resistance, and social justice – Move The Movement 2014!!!
FREE LIVE Performances by a wide range of socially conscious artists -> 18+ SHOW, OPEN TO PUBLIC -> MOVE-THE-MOVEMENT -> Friday April 18, From 6-9PM in the Nyumburu Cultural Center in College Park, Maryland (right next to the STAMP Student Union). See the facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/137395876431087/