About Us

On June 25th, 2020 at 4:00 PM, We proudly marched from Union Lane Garage to the Main Administration building as we shouted #BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName, and #SayHisName and other powerful chants like “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” We made our mark as we held powerful speeches at the Nyumburu Amphitheater.

Please check out our unofficial list of demands here.

We finalized this set of community generated demands on June 25th, 2020 for our first protest.

Our first set of demands include calls for an increase in funds to Black student organizations, diversity and inclusion training for faculty, staff and student organizations, an increase in Black faculty and more.
Find our official demands here.
We delivered these demands to members of the University of Maryland's administration officially on July 17th, 2020
On August 19th, President Pines appointed 2 of 3 BTM organizers to a "Black student demand working group" He asked us to collaborate with all Black student organizations to deliver him a list of demands by October 1st, 2020.
UMD student panel on Anti-Racism featuring Christina Sessoms (ARHU), Saba Tshibaka (ARHU, Smith, Mtech), Yuné Indigo R. (Public Policy) and moderator Dr.Kanisha Bond.
Find list of recent (August 2020) town halls and student panels here


Thank you for your time!
Please follow @BlackTerpsMatter on instagram to stay updated with us.

Email us at BlackatUMD@gmail.com

Schedule some time to chat with an organizer here:

Stay up to date

We will be using this linktree to update everyone on the links to check out and important information for organizing

Check out our July Awareness Calendar here.
Contact Information

Follow us on Twitter herehttps://twitter.com/blmumcp

Like us on Facebook herehttps://www.facebook.com/BlackTerpsMatter/
In the month of July we hosted 4 weekly meetings where anyone in the UMD community could listen in on our updates and also discuss the demands and possible direct actions with other student, faculty, and staff members interested in being a part of the change. After the four meetings we hosted a teach-in on July 29th, 2020.

Nyumburu & BFSA (Black Faculty & Staff Association) Town Hall

Please see 46:20 for President Pine’s statements directly regarding Black Terps Matter organizer Saba Tshibaka, and her response directly after.

Please see 1:15:22 for the clarification of Saba's response to President Pines and explanation about why it's so important that the President is consistently meeting with student activists.

(sn, please see 30:46 for his first very short remark about unions, saying we should “tone it down because it’s unnecessary” right before this he said “we should move onto other substantial questions”)
Find list of recent (August 2020) town halls and student panels here


We stood in solidarity for one another as members shared their stories of police brutality, microaggressions and other consolidated forms of white supremacy and racism existent on and off campus.


Nadia Owusu
Class of 2021
Government and Politics
and Public Leadership Major
Saba Tshibaka 
Class of 2020
Philosophy, Politics
and Economics Major
Alysa Conway
Class of 2021
Government and Politics
and Public Policy Major
Black Terps Matter
All photo credit to Julia Nikhinson/The Diamondback