If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 this week, or are concerned you have been directly exposed, please contact the HEAL Line at (301) 405-4325 (HEAL). Your call will be returned between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight, seven days a week. For medical concerns between midnight and 7:00 a.m., please call the After-Hours Nurse Line at (877) 924-7758. They do have a limited number of COVID-19 tests available on campus for symptomatic individuals, and they can also refer you to testing locations in the county or local urgent care clinics as needed.
The University will hold another campus testing event beginning next Tuesday, September 15th and continuing over the next three weeks. If you live on-campus, close to campus, or plan to come onto campus for any reason before October 15th, you must get tested again in September. Reservations are now open and you must sign-up in advance. Drop-in testing will not be available and reservations must be made the week prior to testing. More details are available in the letter from September 4th. Regardless if you are tested on-campus or at another location, you must submit your test results at return.umd.edu.
Therapy For Black Girls Podcast
19 Black Therapists and mental health experts to follow on Instagram
Dear Black Women Project website
The Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
The Trevor Project: Supporting Black LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health Guide
We R Native Organization
Black Mental Health Matters Resources Cardd
Ethel's Club: A Black-owned social and wellness club designed to celebrate people of color: website | Instagram
Liberated Moves: A free 4-week series for BIPOC to feel and heal together. Sundays at 9:30am EST from June 14-July 5 on zoom:
Liberate Mediation app (and website)
Freedom Fighters Fund
This fund is unapologetically designed to pour into Black girl activists on the frontlines. New applications opening beginning July 1. For updates, please follow @justice4blackgirls on Instagram for updates, application info, or to donate (paypal.me/justice4blackgirls).
Emergency Release Fund
Mutual aid getting LGBTQ+ and medically vulnerable individuals out of Rikers Island and ICE detention. In response to COVID-19, the Emergency Release Fund has expanded their mission to raise and post bail for pretrial medically vulnerable individuals and anyone who identifies as LGBTQ.
Donate at bit.ly/DonateERF
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Created to support and fund under 30-year-old BIPOC youth activists, youth-led organizations, projects, innovations and creative solutions that are at the forefront of fighting systemic racism, inequality, inequity and injustice in the United States and around the world. (link)
$2.5k Art Supply Scholarship for a BIPOC artist (link)
There is no age-limit, nor does one need to be in school to apply. My only requirement is that you are a BIPOC human artist with epic positive vibes! If you have questions, please refer to our F.A.Q.’s page.
To be considered for scholarship, please submit up to 3 images of your artwork (traditional mediums only / not digital art). Include your name, social media account, and website or online portfolio if you have one. Also with a few paragraphs, let us know a little about yourself and why you are applying for the scholarship. Submissions are due by July 31, 2020. Award will be given on August 1st, in the form of a credit in your name or gift card to Art-Supply store of your choice. (IG post: @Anniefree.art)
TransLifeLine grants for updating/correcting names + gender markers on legal id docs
75% of microgrant awards will be reserved for TBIPOC (Trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color). The next Microgrant application cycle opens on July 15th at 6:00PM Eastern here.
Monthly Application Timeline:
1st of the month at 9am PST / 12pm EST and 15th of the month at 3pm PST / 6pm EST
Black Creative Endeavors Grant (IG post)
We are committing $15,000 USD in funding to Black-led initiatives: $3,000 USD will be disbursed to five creators to support their creative endeavors. This includes but is not limited to, projects or initiatives in design, architecture, fashion, music, visual arts, community arts, writing, photography, and film or other. In addition, we are offering our resources and services to grant recipients, if desired.
Grant submissions are open to US and International candidates. You can submit your proposal to email@example.com by July 31. Please include your Category in the subject line of the email submission. We will reply to all submissions by August 14. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to DM us or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d like to reiterate that if we can be of any assistance in providing our resources and services to Black-led organizers working for structural change, we are keeping our email open to listen and participate in action.
List of Bail Funds for Protestors across the US (link)
LGBTQ Freedom Fund posts bail to secure the safety and liberty of individuals in U.S. jails and immigration facilities (link)
Haitian Immigrant Bail Assistance Project: bail/bond payment for Haitian Immigrants (link)
Undocumented CA Residents COVID Relief Fund (link)
Black Trans Travel Fund (link)
The Bail Project (link)
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Broadly, the mission is to support the University’s commitment to a working and learning environment free from sexual misconduct and discrimination. OCRSM is responsible for overseeing and implementing the University’s compliance with Title IX as well as other federal and state civil rights laws and regulations.
We do not support the use of UMPD. I n an effort to remain as transparent as possible, we are including their information for reference.
Depending on the specifics of the conduct, an act of discrimination, hate bias, or sexual
misconduct (particularly sexual violence) may be a crime, in addition to being a violation of University policies. The University will assist complainants who wish to report sexual or other misconduct to law enforcement authorities, including campus police. Representatives of OCRSM, OSC, Office of Rights & Responsibilities, and Campus Advocates Respond and Educate (CARE) to Stop Violence Office in the University Health Center are available to assist students and/or employees in reporting to campus police. Campus police will also assist complainants in notifying other law enforcement authorities in other jurisdictions, as appropriate.
The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) administers adjudicative processes involving students who commit violations of the University of Maryland Code of Student Conduct and can provide assistance to students who wish to report incidents of sexual misconduct or other types of misconduct.
The Office of Rights and Responsibilities administers adjudicative processes involving students who commit conduct violations of the Residence Hall Rules and the University of Maryland Code of Student Conduct in on-campus residence halls and can provide assistance to students who wish to report incidents of sexual or other misconduct.
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