Black Terps Matter is a grassroots anti-racist communal coalition that aims to dismantle all forms and constructs of systemic racism and oppression at the University of Maryland. We employ transparency and intersectionality to support any and all forms of anti-racist idealism. We promote diverse experiences and perspectives substantiated by facts and data to educate expeditious activists whom we align ourselves with. We intend to hold all entities pertaining to the University accountable for every one of their actions, assertions, propensities, and implications.
- Curated with love by Saba and Colby
We were founded on the unceded land of the Piscataway Conoy peoples. We ask you to join us in acknowledging the Piscataway Conoy Tribe of Maryland’s community, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations. You can find more information about the Piscataway at http://www.piscatawayconoytribe.com. Black Terps Matter also acknowledges that in our foundation, we gathered without exclusions and erasures of any Indigenous peoples, purposefully so; we will use our platform to build strong networks among other Black and Indigenous-led organizations at the University of Maryland and strengthen our ongoing work addressing violence against all vulnerable communities.
- Curated with love from Saba and representatives from UMD's MICA, founded by Dr.Dula
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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.
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Email us at BlackatUMD@gmail.com
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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