UMD AASU Presents – FUEL The Legacy: The Life and Activism of Yuri Kochiyama

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.


FUEL Legacy Flyer for Fall 2014

The official FUEL the Legacy web site is now live! Visit to register!
View the program line-up, speaker bios, and events here! FUEL Legacy 2014
Check out the Facebook event for any updates:
If you have any questions, please contact AASU’s co-Vice Presidents of Advocacy:
Andrew Mayton:
Kalyn Cai:

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

Multiculturalism and Social Justice Double-Header at College Park


University of Maryland Student Government (UMDSGA) Diversity CommitteeUMD 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 BallroomThe 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:

Multicultural event to increase inter-group discussion and solidarity organized by the SGA Diversity Committee, Spring 2014

Multicultural event to increase inter-group discussion and solidarity organized by the SGA Diversity Committee, Spring 2014


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:

Community Roots event at Nyumburu Spring 2014

Community Roots event at Nyumburu Spring 2014

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.

Terps for Marriage Equality Meeting, Wednesday 4:00pm

Terps for Marriage Equality–the student coalition fighting to pass Question 6–will have a meeting Wednesday, Sept 19. The details are below.

Find out about how to get involved with Terps for Marriage Equality, help plan National Coming Out Day events, meet new people, and learn more about the marriage equality campaign. New members and allies welcome.

Please contact me at 443-879-9837 or, if you need more information.

When: Wednesday, 09/19/2012, 4PM-5PM

Where: LGBT Equity Center, 2218 Marie Mount Hall

Terps for Marriage Equality logo that reads “Don’t fear marriage equality, fear the turtle. Join SGA and vote FOR on question 6”

SGA Debates Same-Sex Marriage, Wednesday 6pm

The SGA legislature will be debating a resolution that, if passed, would formally support a “FOR” vote on Question 6; to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland.

Come to the Prince Georges Room in the Stamp Student Union 6pm this Wednesday. Regardless of where you stand, we want to hear from you! Click here for more info!

When: Wednesday 9/12, 6:00pm

Where: Prince George’s Room, Stamp Student Union, UMD

Picture of rings and rainbows with the words “marriage debate”

Lavender Convocation, Thursday 4pm

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity Center Presents:

Lavender Convocation

Thursday, September 6th, 2012
4pm program, followed by reception and resource fair
Orem Hall, Riggs Alumni Center

Allies welcome! All students, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited.

The program includes a welcome from President Loh and the premier of a campus LGBT promo video!

For questions or special accommodations, email with ample notice to or call 301-405-8720.
Thanks to our event sponsors, the University of Maryland Alumni Association, Novak LGBT Student Fund, One Project, Department of Resident Life, and Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy.  Click here for more info!

When: Thursday 9/6, 4pm

Where: Orem Hall, Riggs Alumni Center, UMD

Field of lavender.

Pride Alliance Fall Semester Retreat, Tuesday 10am

As a welcome back event, we are hosting a retreat before classes start to assemble ideas and perspectives for what we are going to focus on for next semester. This will consist of proper introductions, a discussion of our constitution and mission statement, reintroducing our plans and actions, as well as an event planning scenario. This event is MANDATORY if possible for all Executive Board Members and is OPEN to the public to attend. As an organization focused on helping the needs of the campus LGBT community it is important to voice your ideas and contribute to making this campus and the greater community a better and more inclusive place. This event provides a safe space and a venue on which you can voice your opinions and ideas towards improving and fortifying our organization. There may be light refreshments. Click here for more info.

When: Tuesday 8/28, 10:00am- 2:00pm
Where: Charles Carroll Room (2203K Stamp Student Union), University of Maryland College Park

Text “Got Pride?” with rainbow underneath.

Do you HEART Rainbow Terps?, Wednesday 10am

The Rainbow Terrapin Network has a new logo, and our office is working with University Relations on a fabulous promo video for UMD that will premier at Lavender Convocation. But we need your help to make it great! So we’re taking pictures that will help for the promo sequence of the video.
Join us and have your picture taken holding an “I Heart Rainbow Terps” sign at the Testudo in front of McKeldin Library. You don’t need to bring anything, just show up any time between 10am and 11am and someone will be there with a sign for you to hold up and get your picture taken. It will be pretty quick.
When: Wednesday 8/22, 10am-11am
Where: Testudo outside McKeldin Library, University of Maryland

I heart rainbow terps. Picture of a winking terrapin with rainbow shell.