The Safety Pin Initiative

graphical representation for Safety Pin - Allyship program

This safety pin first appeared on our website in November 2016 after the U.S. presidential election. It was not meant to communicate political affiliation or alienate anyone. Its purpose was and remains very simple and can resonate with everyone: If you need me, I am here for you. I will stand in solidarity with you. 

ISLSI is committed to ensuring that the UMB community can learn and work in an affirming, inclusive, and safe environment. With this in mind, we created The Safety Pin Initiative, an eight-session curriculum composed of short lectures and activities focused on equipping staff and faculty with the tools and foundational knowledge necessary to build allyship with people of various identities.You can apply for the Safety Pin Initiative here. For more information or to refer a staff or faculty member to the program, please complete this form 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email islsi@umaryland.edu

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May was selected to commemorate the arrival of the United States’ first Japanese immigrants May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad May 10, 1869. The latter held significance because the majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

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President's Symposium & White Paper

The President’s Fellows, a group of UMB students selected to explore the topic of Global Literacy, completed their white paper on the University’s role in educating students who are able to analyze and think critically about the world and their roles in it. You can find this white paper and previous white papers at the link below. 

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I ❤ UMB Day

I ❤ UMB Day brings the entire campus together to celebrate the end of another terrific academic year. This year's festivities are brought to you by CLS, USGA, Faculty Senate, and Staff Senate. This event is open to the entire campus community!

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Upcoming ISLSI Events

See the complete list of events here.

6Sep
4:00 PM | SMC Campus Center, Elm A More than 38,000 people die from gun violence in the United States each year. Dr. Cassandra Crifasi will share evidence-based policies that can reduce the burden of multiple forms of gun violence.
18Sep
12:00 PM | SMC Campus Center, 351 Safe Space: Part 1 out of a 2-part series.
21Sep
12:00 PM | SMC Campus Center, 115 Lets eat lunch and unpack our questions and thoughts regarding race, ethnicity, culture, norms, & current events.
26Sep
12:00 PM | SMC Campus Center, 115 Maryland Legal Aid will be leading a session on language access regulations for human services and health care professionals.
26Sep
4:00 PM | SMC Campus Center, Elm A Commissioner Tuggle and Chief Smith from the Baltimore Police Department will share police intervention strategies designed to address gun violence.