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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

Vagina Monologues | April 13, 2018 & April 14, 2018 | 7:30 pm | ($7 Students & $10 for Adults) | Prince Georges Room, Stamp

Every spring, UMD puts on a performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues," a collection of monologues based on a series of interviews conducted with women of different backgrounds, age groups, and cultures. These women shared their stories related to sexuality and their own vaginas. Some are sad, some are funny, and all are relevant. We put on this show to help encourage women to embrace their sexuality and love their vaginas. We also aim to raise awareness about victims of sexual violence. Truly a movement more than just a play, the Vagina Monologues is an incredible experience that has something to teach everyone.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes | April 13, 2018 | 1pm | Registration | McKeldin Mall

This is an opportunity for men and those who identify as male to raise awareness about men’s sexualized violence against women and its impact. Men will literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. This event welcomes and encourages participation from everyone who cares about this issue - regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression.

*Men are encouraged to wear high heels but must wear some type of women’s shoes and women need to wear comfortable shoes!

Activation Academy | April 14, 2018 | 9:30 - 4:30pm | Registration - Deadline: April 6th @ 8am | Prince Georges Room, Stamp

Activation Academy is a one-day program focusing on active citizenship and turning students’ community interests into life-long action. Activation Academy is designed for students who are already actively involved in their community and who have a passion for a particular issue that they would like to carry with them after graduation.

Earth Day Festival | April 16, 2018 | 3-6pm | Hornbake Plaza

Bao Phi Reading: Thousand Star Hotel and a Different Pond | April 17, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 pm | ESJ 2208

Vietnamese American spoken word poet Bao Phi will read selections from his latest poetry book, Thousand Star Hotel--selected by NPR as a "great read" of 2017--as well as from A Different Pond, winner of the prestigious 2018 Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding writing in a children's picture book.

Sustainable Tuesday Lecture: UMD and its Neighbors | April 17, 2018

Failure Panel | April 20, 2018 | 5:30-6:30 pm | Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp

Failure isn’t something we talk about frequently, but we should. If we only highlight our successes, we neglect the personal and professional growth that comes from making mistakes. Failure happens to everyone, and when it does, how do we deal with it? Come listen to some of your favorite staff and faculty members discuss how they learned from and overcame some of their largest obstacles.

Mental Health & Self-Care in LGBTQ+ Communities | April 23rd, 1pm - 2pm | 2218 Marie Mount Hall

Come talk about mental health concerns specific to LGBTQ+ communities! Learn how to actively manage these concerns with mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, and activities to increase your resilience. Food will be provided. Happy Pride Month 2018!

Sustainable Tuesday Lecture: Study Opportunities in Sustainability | April 24, 2018

Soultree Sonic Sanctuary  | April 25, 2018 | 6:00 pm | North Atrium Lounge, Stamp

Stephanie “Soultree” Camba Cannon is an undocumented, queer, artist and organizer. Hear this punny performer deliver handcrafted rhyme, poems, songs, and moveMeant.

Take Back the Night | April 25, 2018 | 6-8pm | Charles Carroll, Stamp

Join CARE advocates to learn about technology's role in power-based violence and hear from survivors,advocates,and allies.

America Reads Day | April 27, 2018 | 7am-2pm | Registration | Grand Ballroom, Stamp

All children who participate in the America Reads Program will come to campus for they day to celebrate their accomplishments, engage with reading and writing activities, interact with college students, and experience a college campus.



Dr. Chloe Schwenke on Trans Identity in International Life. | April 27th | 1pm - 2pm  | 1309 Edward St John | RSVP

Our final #TransTerps Learning Community gathering will be an interactive workshop with Dr. Chloe Schwenke. Dr. Schwenke is one of the first transgender political appointees in U.S. History in her role in the Africa Bureau of the US Agency for International Development. Her forthcoming memoir, Self-ish: A Transgender Awakening talks about her experiences coming into her identity while traveling and working abroad.

Terp Poets: Milk x Honey | April 30, 2018 | 6:30pm | Milkboy Arthouse

Milk x Honey is a monthly performance series held at the MilkBoy ArtHouse. Hosted by the University of Maryland's Terpoets, this series strives to create a safe community for the creators of all medias and curate a unique artistic experience by showcasing the exceptional talent in the College Park area!

Festival of India | April 30, 2018 | 11-3pm | Hornbake Plaza

Free gourmet vegetarian Indian lunch feast and free festival! All welcome! Experience a taste of India for free right here on campus! Sponsored by Bhakti Yoga and Vegetarian Club

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