The coronavirus pandemic has exposed, again, the many fault-lines of inequality in the United States. So many have lost their jobs, and promises of state support are falling short. How are communities in Baltimore to discuss mutual aid as a political project, learn about mutual aid projects in Baltimore, and talk about how and why to get involved in projects in your communities.
Dr. Lizarazo's collaborative project Moving Stories: Latinas en Baltimore is about visibility as much as community-engaged research. In this talk, she will discuss her motivation for using digital storytelling and how this model helps to de-center academia and its knowledge production, while being accountable to the communities with which it engages.
How do astronomers based here on Earth learn about what the stars, nebulae, and galaxies are actually made of? How can they accurately answer questions such as, “How fast are the stars going? Where will they go next? How hot are they?”
The media pays a lot of attention to national politics, but much policy that affects us happens at the state and local level. Voting always matters, but it can matter the most in these smaller races—and make a big difference in our daily lives. As we have seen in recent weeks though, grassroots involvement at the local level, along with voting, is more important than ever.
Join Dr. Andrea Kleinsmith and learn how newly acquired wearable sensors and infrared cameras for measuring human behavior enables collaborative research across various disciplines at UMBC, and helps faculty integrate teaching and research.
Join us on a virtual walking tour to explore how UMBC has transformed into a thriving campus, and experience the history, innovative art and architecture that defines the university today.
Dr. Scheibler, Make Studio cofounder, will discuss her studio's take on “progressive practices” and how other types of groups can use them too, examples of the art made by its 37 participating artists, and how Make Studio and its artists are adapting to life during the Covid-19 pandemic.
G. Derek Musgrove will discuss his newest project, the Black Power in Washington, DC website. This online storytelling site invites visitors to explore histories of Black Power through text and photographs while interacting with maps that allow visitors to remain rooted in the space of the city itself.