A weekly round-up curated by Women’s Center staff member, Michael Jalloh Jamboria
In the spirit of my friend, who gave us the glorious name ‘Slaying on the Weekly’, every week I will be bringing you some interesting, funny or thought-provoking content from the internet! Be sure to join us next week for more and continue to slay!
Sadly, today is the last day of Black History Month. Thank you for join us on our Slaying on the Weekly’s this past month. But our time together doesn’t stop now! We will be sure to continue to provide you resources, news and feel good take away tokens. There is still so much to learn!
March Awesomeness + UMBC Happenings
March is Women’s History Month!!! We are so excited to roll out some excited news, resources and UMBC events going on this month!
Be sure to check out the Women’s Center’s Women’s History Calendar. There are great events and opportunities this month! Hope to see you some of the events!
Loretta Ross is coming!! Join us on March 8th at 6pm for educator and activist Loretta Ross’ keynote about “Women’s Rights as Human Rights”. This is also the same day as the Women’s Strike. Are you participating? Stop by the Keynote to learn while you strike!
What is Elect Her? Elect Her is the only program in the country that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. Join us for the Elect Her workshop on March 11th! I’ll be there, be sure to register online!
Resistance and Activism
Amelia Meman, the Women’s Center Special Projects Coordinator, wanted to pass along a resistance calendar. The calendar is a compilation of events and protests from the US and Canada. Check out the events, spread the word!
What are we striking for? Why should I care? What does striking look like for me, someone who cannot afford to miss work? Unladylike has a few resources to share with you!
- The Day Women Went on Strike (Sascha Cohen, TIME)
- A Labor Movement That’s More About Women (Jonathan Timm, The Atlantic)
- How Young Feminists of Color Are Transforming the Labor Movement (Sheila Bapat, Bitch)
- The Stunning Economic Impact of the Civil Rights Movement (Bloomberg)
- The Mother of Feminism (Emily Bazelon, NYT Magazine)
Enjoy this Black History Salute Spotify Playlist! Happy Black History Month and Happy Women’s History Month!! See you next week!