The Stamp, Atrium

Truth to Power: A Queer Open Mic

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

"Truth to Power: A Queer Open Mic" continues a longstanding tradition in queer communities of coming out, calling in, and confronting power by sharing our lived experiences. In honor of National Coming Out Day and all acts of courage, "Truth to Power" serves as a space to celebrate authenticity in any form. Check out our event page and join us alongside featured host Sweetboispeaks (IG: sweetboispeaks) and poet Charles Xavier (IG: @kingc.x) to share your own voice-- and speak Truth to Power! Light refreshments will be provided.

Interested in sharing poetry, spoken word, or other artistry? Fill out our performance form and show us your stuff: go.umd.edu/truthtopower

Fear of the Dark: Cultural Myth, Psychological Schema & Prejudice

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Bahá'í Chair for World Peace Lecture

We often think of prejudice as an individual attribute, but there are cultural and psychological underpinnings that lead to the generation and stabilization of attitudes related to stereotypes and prejudice. In this session, we will explore the Western cultural conceptualization of darkness, as exhibited in old and new mythologies, and how it has created a foundation and rationale for racial marginalization of people described as "dark". We will examine how myths are represented in psychological schemas that form the bases of our cognitive organization and social expectations and how present day examples reflect their mythic legacies.

The First Political Order: Sex, Governance, and National Security

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The first political order is the sexual political order. How the character of male-female relations develops within a society has profound effects on nation-state level phenomena, including food security, health, economic prosperity, demography, governance, and intra- and inter-state conflict. Mixed-methods research, including large-N statistical analysis, shows a deep divide in behavior and outcomes between societies encoding an inequitable sexual order versus societies encoding a more equitable order. The clash of civilizations is not best understood in Huntington's terms, but rather in terms of a clash between two divergent sexual political orders.

For more information, contact The Baha'i Chair for World Peace.

A Vision for Global Understanding, Peace and Harmony

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Sri M, social reformer, educationalist and spiritual guide studied the Science of Spirituality with the Himalayan Masters. He walked 4,600 miles across India for peace and harmony and led similar walks in Germany and Netherlands 

Sri M's message seeks to transcend the outer-shell of all religions, by exploring their mystical core to nurture the innate goodness in every human being. His writings include his best-selling autobiography "Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master" and its sequel "The Journey Continues"; "ËœWisdom of the Rishis"; "The Upanishads"; "The Little Guide to Greater Glory and a Happier Life"; and "Jewel in the Lotus: Deeper Aspects of Hinduism".

Massages

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Come enjoy a 10 minute chair massage as you take a break from your studies. Be sure to get there early and sign-up for a slot to reserve your session.

Stamp Friday Showcase

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A weekly talent showcase featuring student performers and bands in the Stamp Student Union. Each week check out awesome new performers and enjoy some music!

Adele H. Stamp Student Union, North Atrium

 

2nd Annual Latinx Town Hall

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Last year, our organization established the Latinx Town Hall, with the purpose of providing a safe space for Latinx students, staff, and faculty to air their grievances and discuss what the University of Maryland can do for our community on this campus. This year, our goal is to analyze the progress we have made on the initiatives outlined at last year’s Latinx Town Hall and to address new or other issues that we can move forward on. The event will consist of two parts: first, a panel discussion consisting of faculty, staff, and alumni, followed by an open floor discussion where any audience or panel member may ask questions or bring up topics of concern. Hosted by Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society (PLUMAS).

This event is part of the university’s “Maryland Dialogues on Diversity & Community” series. Learn more at: http://umd.edu/MarylandDialogues/.
 

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