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Redevelopment and Justice in Baltimore

Humanities Forum — Focus on Gentrification in Baltimore Panel Discussion: “Redevelopment and Justice in Baltimore” Wednesday, April 18, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Gentrification has long been a watchword for neighborhoods facing redevelopment and the many social and economic changes it brings. How can Baltimore neighborhoods renew themselves without forcing out local residents or homogenizing …

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UMBC at Light City Baltimore

Interdisciplinary UMBC at Light City Baltimore March 31 – April 8 Baltimore City With art, ideas and entertainment, UMBC adds spark to Light City Baltimore! A festival of light, music, and innovation, Light City will transform Baltimore City with world class light displays and sculptures, video projections on buildings and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime …

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Mill Stories: Remembering Sparrows Point Steel Mill – Film screening and conversation

Humanities Forum Michelle Stefano, Visiting Assistant Professor, American Studies, UMBC, and Co-Director, Maryland Traditions Bill Shewbridge, Professor of the Practice, Media & Communication Studies, and Executive Producer, New Media Studio, UMBC “Mill Stories: Remembering Sparrows Point Steel Mill” – Film screening and conversation Tuesday, November 15, 7 p.m.  132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building In …

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Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America

Humanities Forum Eduardo López, television producer, journalist and documentarian Thursday, September 17 | 5:30 pm New location: Performing Arts and Humanities Building Room 132 The rapid growth of the nation’s Latino community has sparked heated national debate over immigration, yet the reality is that many of us know little about the Latin American roots of migration. In …

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URCAD: Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day

Interdisciplinary Wednesday, April 22 URCAD: Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day Multiple locations The campus celebrates the 19th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day on Wednesday, April 22, with a variety of presentations, performances and other events. The complete schedule is available here, and all events are free and open to the public. For …

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There is a Crack in Everything: That’s How the Light Gets in

Humanities Forum Wednesday, March 4 | 7:00 p.m. There is a Crack in Everything: That’s How the Light Gets in* (*from Anthem by Leonard Cohen) Michael Rakowitz, Professor, Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Room 132 Artist Michael Rakowitz discusses his work, in the context of hope and antagonism, and …

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Civil Rights, Asian Americans and Marriage Equality: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Humanities Forum Wednesday, November 19 | 6:00 p.m.  Helen Zia, Author and Former Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine University Center, Room 312 50 years after the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed, “We the People” of this country have become more diverse than those lawmakers ever imagined. What other evils are lurking as “minorities” become …

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The Fraught Crossroads: Where Class, Race, Sex and Violence Converge across American History

Humanities Forum Tuesday, March 25 | 4:30 p.m. “The Fraught Crossroads: Where Class, Race, Sex and Violence Converge across American History” Lawrence Weschler, author 7th Floor, Albin O. Kuhn Library Sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities. Co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies and the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community, and …

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CIRCA Catalyst: Steve Bradley and Nicole King

Interdisciplinary Monday, April 28 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CIRCA Catalyst With presenters Steve Bradley and Nicole King Dresher Center Conference Room (216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building) CIRCA Catalyst is an ongoing series promoting conversations around transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that fuses the performing and visual arts with other fields of inquiry and scholarship. …

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