On-Demand Programs

Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression Terminology Series

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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. 

In 2021, 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! 

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

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 Series

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

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

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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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Building Our Pathways: Latinx Professionals Panel

In this panel discussion, we hear from Latinx professionals in the fields of medicine and social work discuss their experiences navigating their career pathways.

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A History of Irish Americans in Baltimore

Learn about the history and contributions of Irish Americans in the city of Baltimore. The event will be facilitated by a speaker from the Irish Railroad Workers Museum located in West Baltimore.

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What is Anti-Blackness?

To thoroughly understand and dismantle racism, we must discuss and address anti-Blackness. In this workshop, we unpack anti-Blackness and how it shows up throughout society.

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Supporting Southwest Asian and North African/Middle Eastern Students in Higher Education

In this workshop, Omar Aziz, the director of the Middle Eastern Student Center at the University of California, Riverside (one of the first of it's kind in the country!), guides participants on the needs and experiences of Southwest Asian and North African students in higher education.

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Professionalism and the Good Immigrant Narrative

Educator and creator of Inner Work Collective Freedom, Laura Bohórquez García, discusses how undocumented student's experiences are shaped by professionalism and the good immigrant narrative, which work to uphold white supremacy culture.

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An Intersectional Lens on Intimate Partner Violence and Violence Prevention

In this workshop, Dr. Laurie Graham, assistant professor at UMB's School of Social Work, provides an intersectional lens in examining intimate partner violence and violence prevention.

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Care to Care? Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Experiences in Higher Education & Healthcare

The historical erasure and invisibility of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community in U.S. society has real implications in the fields of higher education and healthcare.

In this workshop, participants will develop a critical awareness of the “model minority myth” and explore how to proactively challenge and disrupt the stereotypes in their everyday lives, educational journey, and professional practice.

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LGBTQ+ Identities Series

Black LGBTQ+ Pride in Baltimore City

Jabari Lyles provides an engaging presentation on Black LGBTQ+ Pride and how the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality converge in Baltimore City.

Jabari Lyles (he/they) is a Black, fat, queer, gender-nonconforming and gender-questioning educator, community organizer, public administrator and consultant with over 15 years of experience leading initiatives which emphasize their passions for people, education and justice.Jabari is the former Director and Senior Advisor of LGBTQ Affairs for the Office of the Mayor in Baltimore City, where they supported Baltimore’s three previous Mayoral administrations on the needs and interests of the LGBTQ community.

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LGBTQ+ History and Education in Baltimore City

Jabari Lyles returns to discuss the importance of LGBTQ+ History Month as it relates to Baltimore’s rich history, as well as the importance of LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum in schools.

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Best Practices for Developing LGBTQ+ Inclusive Healthcare Environments

Chase Brexton Health Services, a leading LGBTQ+ affirming health care clinic in the Baltimore area, facilitated a training on how to develop healthcare environments that are inclusive to LGBTQ+ people.

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Revising the Gay and Trans Blood Tissue Ban

In this session, attendees learned about the Food and Drug Administration's anti-Queer policies on blood and tissue donations and gained recommendations on how to address this form of harm and discrimination.

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Barriers to Accessing Gender Affirming Care

In this session, Zanne Gogan, MPH, discussed barriers to accessing gender affirming medical services for Trans* adults in the United States. Attendees also gained recommendations on how to dismantle these barriers for Trans* individuals.

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Trans* Care with STAR TRACK

In this session, you'll hear from staff at STAR TRACK, a youth-centered health program, about the work they do to provide quality healthcare, education, treatment, and prevention to Trans*, Gender Non-Conforming & Non-Binary youth and young adults in Baltimore.

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Gender Affirming Letter Writing Training

In this training, participants will be able to learn how to write a gender affirming surgery letter. Participants will also gain a critical understanding of Trans* experiences in healthcare and barriers to quality care. Please note that while this training is open to all, the practice of writing a gender affirming surgery letter is directly applicable to mental health professionals and students, including those with a LSCW-C or LCSW or are studying for their master's degree.

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Systematic Trustworthiness and COVID-19

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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