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Jasir Qiydaar

Criticize Injustice, Not Resistance

by Jasir Qiydaar
Too often when marginalized communities resist oppressive systems, people criticize the act of resistance without addressing the issues these groups are speaking out against. In fact, the victims of injustice are often more heavily scrutinized than the sources of their oppression are…


We Are Alive: Reflections on Imagining America

by Andrew Thompson
What [can] I do to change the things in this world that I truly believe are hurting us? I will proudly say that I’m a feminist, I support Black Lives Matter, that I’m “here and queer” yet still I see the same pains in our world nearly every day. I walk through the Baltimore Harbor area and watch police officers casually swing their batons like fashion accessories…


BreakingGround Grants Available

by Beverly Bickel and Eloise Grose
UMBC faculty, staff and students can apply for BreakingGround grants to support courses and projects that develop civic agency: the capacity to initiate and make meaningful contributions to social change. Since BreakingGround’s launch in 2012, the BreakingGround grant program has supported 34 courses and course-based projects, and 22 additional projects …