On-Demand Programs

Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression Terminology Series

Juneteenth Series

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free-two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. 

This year, the Intercultural Center teamed up Danielle Harris from the Community Engagement Center and Seanté A. Hatcher, Neijma Celestine-Donnor, and Chrishna L. Williams from the School of Social Work to commemorate the 156th year by having four days of Juneteenth Jubilee! 

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Black History...Continued!

Slavery is American history; the survival of it is Black history. Join us as local museum leaders discuss Black history post-enslavement and the strides that were made to obtain full physical and financial autonomy.

Panelists include: 

  • Chanel Compton, Executive Director of The Banneker Douglass Museum. Learn more
  • Terri Freeman, Executive Director of The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland. Learn more
  • Earl W. Stafford, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist, The Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA) at the Smothsonian's National Museum of African American of History and Culture Learn more

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The Black Diasporic Experience: Are We All Seeking Collective Liberation? 

Have you every heard someone say that Black people are not a monolith? This statement holds more truths when discussing the Black Diaspora (the voluntary and involuntary movement of Africans and their descendants to various parts of the world). This panel discussion will discuss the similarities and differences of the people and their cultures. 

Panelist Include: 

Nana Brantuo (she/hers) Ghanaian
Mercedes Hightower (They/them or she/her)  African American
Shay Collins (They/hhem) Belizean
Edwin Pierre Louis (he/him) Haitian

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Immigration Series

Immigration 101: Understanding the U.S. Immigration Process
Review the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and policy by exploring the terms used in U.S. immigration law as well as the methods of gaining immigration status.

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Refugees, Asylees, Migrants
The program examines the differences between refugee, asylees, and migrants and provides an examination of U.S. protection law and the international obligations to provide refuge.

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Demystifying Deportation
This program examines the rights and relief that may be available to someone during immigration proceedings.

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Mental Health Series

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QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer
An overview of a technique for providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention.

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COVID-19 and Impacts on Mental Health
As the number of COVID-19 cases increases, so does the associated anxiety. For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as essential to address as the physical health effects.

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Practical Application & Taking Action

How to Work with Interpreters
Best practices for communicating through an interpreter.

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Incorporating Racial Equity in Hiring Practices
We all have a role in creating more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations. This session challenges the common myths that interfere with hiring a more diverse staff and shares strategies we can use to create change.

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Social Identities Series

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Women in Leadership
Women in various leadership roles across campus share their experiences and journies.  

Watch day one and day two of the event. 


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Indigenous Peoples' Day: Indigenous Sovereignty, Sterilization, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Elizabeth Rule, PhD, an enrolled citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy at George Washington University, discussed Indigenous reproductive justice through an examination of the intersection of tribal sovereignty, the history of forced sterilization policy, and today's assisted reproductive technologies. 

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American Indian Community in Baltimore
Ashley Minner, PhD, shares information about the vibrant American Indian community in Baltimore.

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Discovering Indigenous D.C.
Elizabeth Rule, PhD, facilitates a discussion about the contributions of Indigenous people to Washington, D.C., while introducing an app, Indigenous DC, which highlights the historical and contemporary federal tribal policy developed in the city and acknowledges the peoples whose homelands upon which the District of Columbia was built.

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Invisible Identities: Insight into Southwest Asians and North Africans (SWANA) in the U.S.

Southwest Asians and North Africans are racially marked as white in the United States, despite the historical, social, and political foundations that shape their negative representation in the media and lived experiences of discrimination. To better serve and support this population, Sama Sabihi, MA, expands on these factors to investigate the process of racialization among SWANAs at societal and institutional levels.

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Unpacking the Connections Between Imposter Syndrome, Social Identity, and Oppression

In this workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences with imposter syndrome and find ways to manage their feelings of doubt, fear, and other emotions that arise when experiencing imposter syndrome. We will also discuss the ways in which imposter syndrome impacts historically marginalized populations, such as women, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and first-generation students.

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A Critical History of Baltimore City

In this session, we discuss Baltimore city's history with racial segregation, its impact on present-day social issues, and the cultural significance of the city to paint a holistic picture of Baltimore.

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Systematic Trustworthiness and COVID-19

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Building Systemic Trustworthiness: Structural Racism and the COVID-19 Vaccine
This powerful panel discussion addresses structural racism in the U.S., its implications for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Communities of Color, and building trust between the medical community and historically marginalized populations. 

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Should I Get the Shot?

UMB doctors helped UMB faculty, students, and staff sort through their concerns to help them understand if the COVID-19 vaccine is right for them.

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