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These pamphlets are the product of a collaboration between many individuals and organizations. Collectively, the group is known as the UMD Radical Rush, and they assemble each summer to publish the Disorientation Guide. (Photo courtesy of UMD Radical Rush, Shelby LaVigna)
If you’re new to this university, Disorientation Guide may not ring a bell.
Maybe you’ve been spending too much time in Terpzone, or in line at Chipotle, and have yet to discover where the cool kids go to play.
Or, maybe you’ve noticed these pamphlets tucked into the bookshelves at the Maryland Food Co-Op. Maybe you were handed one at the First Look Fair in October, or stumbled upon the guide when the guy you met at that open mic night shared it on Facebook.
In fact, these guides have a rich history, both at this university and others. In the wake of massive unrest on campuses…
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Originally posted on Pulsefeedz:
by JESSIE KARANGU A group of about 20 students drew angry reactions as they protested and participated in a die-in before Wednesday night’s basketball match-up between the Maryland Terrapins and Virginia Cavaliers. (Jessie Karangu/Pulsefeedz) The students say they felt compelled to protest after a grand jury in New York decided not to…
Ferguson Protests Coast to Coast and from STL Malls to McKeldin Mall
A disabled trans woman’s perspective on marches and collective liberation following Ferguson protests and a summer of protest and civil disobedience.
When I’m using my crutches to get around during a march like last night’s Ferguson Solidarity rally, people marching next to me sometimes think that it’s appropriate tell me what an inspiration I am for walking all this way for “the cause,” or “justice,” or something along those lines. I never have enough time, breath, or energy to stop and explain to them that I’m not okay with that, especially in terms of protesting. I’m not out there to inspire you to fight harder, this issue is much bigger than me. I am not your mascot. Being told that I’m an inspiration is being objectified. I am sore, tired, and I need to watch where I’m going so that I can keep up and hopefully not get hurt. There is so much more at stake here than how awful you must think it is to be in my body. I’m there because there are Mike Browns whose names you don’t know as well because they were people with physical and/or mental disabilities. Unless we organize and fight police brutality and legal injustice with an understanding of how disability, age, race, class, and gender affect each of us, we will be nowhere. Don’t say solidarity and give me pity, say solidarity and give me solidarity. – Tyler Vile
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Originally posted on The Writer's Bloc:
Sgt. Rosie Hoaas observes the protest, which lasted nearly three hours. (Trey Sherman/Bloc Reporter) It’s Tuesday and classes are scarce. With the Thanksgiving holiday forthcoming, students are already making their way home to see loved ones and prepare for holiday festivities. The Stamp Student Union, however, was anything…
The Asian American Student Union is proud to present FUEL The Legacy!
The conference will be held on Saturday, November 8th from 9am to 4pm in the Atrium in the Stamp Student Union. This year’s theme is commemorating the life and activism of Yuri Kochiyama. FUEL aims to educate and develop leadership among UMD’s Asian American Pacific Islander community. We will have open discussions about the problems of pervasive racism and patriarchy. We will also highlight the achievements of Black and Asian solidarity, of intersectional feminism, and of effective campaigning and organizing.