University of Maryland Promoting Full Week Of Resistance Against Trump

July 26, 2017

“Over the past year, acts of resistance and resilience have electrified our country and world.”

It’s that time of year again for the announcement of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s annual “Critical Social Justice” week! This year — its fifth — the events of the week of October 23-27 will encourage “resistance” against the policies of President Trump, according to Campus Reform.“

Over the past year, acts of resistance and resilience have electrified our country and world,” reads an online description for the week, including such electrifying resistance as “the water protectors at Standing Rock, the millions around the world who participated in the Women’s March, [and] those who rushed to the airports to volunteer translation and legal assistance to immigrants and refugees in the immediate aftermath of the travel ban.”

Thanks to the election of Donald Trump as President, “social justice movements have been infused with a new sense of urgency.” The program, sponsored by the UMBC Women’s Center (quelle surprise), will “explore opportunities for building individual and collective resistance and resilience” with a particular focus on meeting “the challenges of this particular cultural moment to work toward a vision of inclusive excellence—whether it’s in the classroom, online, or in our communities.”

It’s too early for the complete schedule, Campus Reform notes, but the Women’s Center revealed that the keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Adrienne Keene, who “writes about cultural appropriation and stereotypes of Native peoples in pop culture.”

“Keene examines the way Indigenous peoples are using new media to challenge racism, present authentic counter-narratives, and create innovative space for art and activism,” the Women’s Center explained.

Sounds electrifying. We’ll have our pussy hats and Antifa hoodies ready. Resist!

(First reported by The Truth Revolt)http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/university-maryland-promoting-full-week-resistance-against-trump   (July 26, 2017)

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