Black Power in Washington, DC

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.

Tour Baltimore with Dr. Kate Youth Literary Movements in Baltimore

The voices of youth in Baltimore ring loudly and clearly, especially through their writing, poetry, media-making, and more. Join Dr. Kate Drabinski for a video tour of Baltimore's thriving youth literary movement and discover how the power of words can change our worlds.

Summer Lunch & Learn: Public Art and Placemaking

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the mental, social, and economic well-being of our communities. But even in times of crisis, art has the power to unite and connect us. Learn how public art can collectively reimagine and adapt public spaces to best reflect and meet peoples’ personal and public health needs.

Summer Lunch & Learn: Oh, The Places You’ll Go in STEM!

UMBC graduate Gabriel Duran will share how his experience and research at UMBC influenced his STEM career path. He will share stories about his student journey and offer helpful advice on how to successfully navigate the undergraduate student experience.

Lunch & Learn: Radical Literature in the Archive

Join Special Collections staff along with CoLab project participants Kate Drabinski, Avnee Sharma, and Gabe Brunal to learn about the Radical Literature collection, how it came to be at UMBC, and how researchers can use it to study the past--and the future.