Help The UMD 2015-16 Disorientation Guide Become a Reality

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Please support our project to publish and print the 2015-16 UMD Disorientation Guide. This zine holds the keys to information about our campus and our communities that university-directed orientations don’t want students to see. Help students get the information that really counts by making a small contribution or sharing our fundraising link with friends. All $$$ collected will go to printing costs for the guide which will be handed out free!

2015-16 UMD Disorientation Guide Indiegogo

Presenting the 2014-15 UMD Disorientation Guide! (color-print version)

Now presenting . . . (drum roll ….wait, drum roll! not “drum circle”) THE 2014-15 UMD Disorientation Guide!

This year’s Guide is the product of the work of dozens of students, workers, activists, artists, writers, poets, collaborators, comrades, and friends – from the University of Maryland and beyond – organized by RadicalRush and students in Co-op Housing University of Maryland, with support of dozens more mentors, housemates, friends, and family.

An extended online version with more articles and original content is coming soon! THANKS SO MUCH to all the people that made this possible and to every contributor who sent content, ideas, love, and support to make this zine great!

Disorientation Guide Cover by Savannah Staubs, 2014

Disorientation Guide Cover by Savannah Staubs, 2014

Click on the image above or click here to read our zine! 2014-15 UMD Disorientation Guide (Color – Print Version) #disorient2K14

Shout-out to all of our amazing people who made donations: Abishek Gopal, Avid Antonelli, Charles Imwold, Cici Bisogno, Corey Rennolds, Tim Dawson, and our anonymous contributors as well! Immortals will appear in the upcoming extended version online guide! 😀
If you would like to contribute to help us print hard-copy zines for incoming students at the First Look Fair or make future disorientation guides possible, please click on our link and make a donation. We have neat personalized prizes for donators too! Have a radical year! – UMD Radical Rush and Disorientation Guide

War on Drugs – Excerpt from the UMD Disorientation Guide

We finished the disorientation guide and we’re so excited to share our zine with all our friends we can barely contain it!!! Pick up a copy at the University of Maryland, College Park First Look Fair Wednesday and Thursday (September 17-18) ^_^ The full print version will be posted online on the Radical Rush facebook and reposted here on ACT_UMD.

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If you would like to help us print physical copies at the first look fair, please (pretty please) donate or share are fundraising page!

American University CASJ ~ Radical Rush Week

American University CASJ ~ Radical Rush Week

An events list for Community Action and Social Justice (CASJ) Coalition’s Radical Rush week, Thursday March 27th – Thursday April 3rd at American University. 7 Days of workshops on radical organizing, intersection of struggle, awareness, and anti-oppression.

The Drug War & The Environment, Monday 7pm

The War on Drugs affects more than just people and the economy — it affects the earth. This moving and informational presentation will bring to light the far-reaching negative consequences the Drug War has on the environment, not just in places of prohibition, but in countries far away. Innocent farmers’ crops are destroyed, livelihoods are ruined, and the natural beauty of the land is lost as a result of ridiculous policies.

Our featured speaker will be Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. Mr. Tree is an expert on the topic, and we highly encourage you to come to this event and to bring friends, too.  Click here for more info.

When: Monday 9/24, 7:00pm

Where: Benjamin Banneker B Room, Stamp Student Union, UMD

The Drug War and the Environment flier

Disorientation Guide Kick-Off, Monday August 20

Every year the UMD social justice community creates a zine, the Disorientation Guide, about the different ways to get involved.  Come help your group be a part of this community!  Together we can outreach to new students and empower more people!

Click here for examples of other Disorientation Guides, and here for more information on the meeting, Monday at 5pm.

Cover of last year’s UMD Disorientation Guide, with picture of Testudo.

The Drug War and Prison Industrial Complex (With Letter Writing), Nov 21

Join NORML Terps this Monday night to learn how the racist Prison Industrial Complex is the modern day form of slavery that is making millions putting as many people as possible in jail and how it is all possible because of Drug Laws.

We will also be taking immediate action and writing letters to local prisoners,
Come out and support!

13th ammendment:
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, EXCEPT AS A PUNISHMENT FOR CRIME whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Slavery was never abolished, just hidden under a new form.  Click here for the facebook event!

When: Monday, November 21st, 7pm- 9pm

Where: Benjamin Banneker B Room in STAMP Student Union

Poster for the American Drug War: the last white hope, reading "We have met the enemy- and it is our own government."