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Activation April

Activation April is a month full of events and activities designed to help students translate their passions into real-world action. Scroll down for our full list of events!

List of Events

4/1: Good Neighbor Day

  • The 6th Annual Good Neighbor Day is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, the Prince George's County Department of the Environment, and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The event brings together the College Park Community to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in the greater City of College Park. Registration will remain open until all spots are filled. Location: 

    College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue; Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm


4/3: Beyond the Classroom: Disturbing the Peace

  • DISTURBING THE PEACE is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. DISTURBING THE PEACE follows former enemy combatants--Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison--who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say "enough." The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace. Location: South Campus Commons 1; Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


4/4: Sustainable Tuesday Lecture: Making Maryland Buildings Sustainable

  • Sustainable Tuesdays take place every Tuesday at 5:00pm in the Architecture Auditorium. Everyone in the UMD community is invited to attend a free sustainability lecture featuring university sustainability experts. Location: Architecture Building Auditorium; Time: 5:00pm


4/6: Multiracial Asian Americans in Dialogue

  • This event is a space for people to share experiences related to multiracial identity within the Asian American community. Participants will engage in dialogue around community and build awareness of the needs of multiracial students at UMD. Location: LCSL/MICA Conference Room; Time: 5:00pm


4/7: Campus Pantry Distribution

  • Location: University Health Center, Room 0143; Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm


4/10: Beyond the Classroom: When Two Worlds Collide

  • In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the one side is President Alan Garcia, who, eager to enter the world stage, begins aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is quickly met with fierce opposition from indigenous leader Alberto Pizango, whose impassioned speeches against Garcia's destructive actions prove a powerful rallying cry to throngs of his supporters. When Garcia continues to ignore their pleas, a tense war of words erupts into deadly violence. Location: South Campus Commons 1; Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Classroom Webinar

  • The last webinar in our series is a panel of University of Maryland instructors and students will discuss their experiences, challenges, and practices for creating a more inclusive classroom environment for LGBTQ+ people. If you interact with, lead, teach, or instruct students in a classroom setting, this webinar is for you. Please bring questions for the panelists! Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

4/11: Sustainable Tuesday Lecture: Sea Level Rise and the Chesapeake Bay 

  • Sustainable Tuesdays take place every Tuesday at 5:00pm in the Architecture Auditorium. Everyone in the UMD community is invited to attend a free sustainability lecture featuring university sustainability experts. Location: Architecture Building Auditorium; Time: 5:00pm

4/12: LCSL Community Partner Reception

  • Location: Riggs Alumni Center; Time: 4:30pm

4/13: Freedom, Slavery, and Redemption in Ancient Rome and America: Parallels, Continuities, and Reclamations

  • Dr. Orlando Patterson of Harvard University will deliver the NIAF Pellegri Distinguished Lecture for 2017. Location: Nymburu Cultural Center; Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

4/17: Beyond the Classroom “Not Without Us”

  • Not Without Us follows seven multi-generational, grassroots activists from around the world as they head to Paris for the 21st session of United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as the COP 21. Building on the momentum of the People's Climate March in New York in 2014, the Paris mobilizations in December 2015 were slated to be civil societies' largest show of force yet. Location: Social Campus Commons 1; Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

4/18: Social Justice Day

  • The University of Maryland campus will come together on April 18th in the Stamp Student Union to explore diverse topics related to energizing movements for social justice. The day-long event will provide space for cross-disciplinary groups to discuss key themes, such as immigration in the 21st century, economic development and inequality, environmental justice, creating healthy communities, and media and inequality. Location: Campus Wide; Time: All day

4/18: Voices of Social Change - Jean-Michel Costeau

  • An evening with Jean-Michel Costeau: an Explorer, Environmentalist, Educator and Film Producer. Jean-Michel Costeau has risen to the international environmental conservation stage through his work in advocacy, education, exploration, and filmography. Inspired by his father, ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Jean-Michel founded the Ocean Futures Society in 1999 and serves as its President and Chairman of the Board. Location: Hoff Theater; Time: 6:00pm

4/22: Activation Academy

  • Activation Academy is a free one-day program focusing on the question, "How do we remain or become social change agents after we  leave the UMD community?" Activation Academy is designed for students who are actively involved in their communities and who have a passion for a particular issue that they would like to carry with them after graduation. Participants will engage in group activities and dialogue to create and implement change around a social issue or passion. Location: Stamp Atrium; Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

4/22: Terp Service Day

  • TerpService Days are one-time days of service targeted at connecting the campus and local communities. The purpose of TerpService Days is to provide a welcoming and positive experience for UMD students to engage in service. By providing them with a meaningful service-learning experience, we increase the likelihood that the students will become more committed to service during their undergraduate career. Additionally, students become more connected to and mindful of the community around them. Registration is open until all spots are full! Location: Various; Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm

4/25: Sustainable Tuesdays Lecture: Nature and the City 

  • Sustainable Tuesdays take place every Tuesday at 5:00pm in the Architecture Auditorium. Everyone in the UMD community is invited to attend a free sustainability lecture featuring university sustainability experts. Location: Architecture Building Auditorium; Time: 5:00pm

4/26: Queer Monologues

  • Queer Monologues is a spoken word performances in a cafe atmosphere aimed at vocalizing and bringing visibility to queer issues. Refreshments will be served! Location: Grand Ballroom; Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

4/26: Take Back the Night: Debunking Rape Myths

  • Take Back the Night: Debunking Rape Myths, is presented by the CARE to Stop Violence Office in conjunction with the University Health Center. The event will focus on myths surrounding sexual assault including: sentencing, false reporting and acquaintance vs stranger rape. The evening will be interactive for the audience and include speakers who are familiar with this sensitive topic. In addition there will also be a speak out portion to the program. Location: Juan Ramon Jimenez Room, Stamp Student Union; Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

4/27: Activism and the Arts Showcase

  • The purpose of the Activism and the Arts Showcase is to show students how to connect social justice and artistic expression. We will do this by highlighting community members and organizations that are living out this connection and providing students with an opportunity to interact with them. Location: Prince George's Room, Stamp Student Union; Time: 6:15pm to 8:30pm

4/28: Maryland Reads Day

  • Location: Stamp Student Union; Time: 7:00am - 2:00pm

4/24-4/29: Unity Project

  • What labels connect us all? What labels are driving us apart? Add your perspective to this interactive public art project, a larger-than-life canopy structure that celebrates each individual’s unique identities while strengthening our ties to each other. We are all interconnected, and it’s our diversity that builds a strong and vibrant community. The UMD UNITY Project is Presented by The Clarice and The Leadership and Community Service-Learning Office. Location: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center; Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm






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