September 2020
+ January 2021  Unlearning & Healing Sessions

We hope to use this session as an opportunity to provide clarity to individuals in the community about some of the most important issues plaguing the most vulnerable populations on our campus. Come unlearn with us :)

These sessions are a tradition of Black Terps Matter. The first few days of each new school semester we make sure to provide knowledge on some of the topics we think are most important.

The first set of unlearning sessions occurred on September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of 2020 completely virtually. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, instead of doing the teach-in type event in-person with the (very necessary) safety regulations we have in the past event - we will be live-streaming our discussions of the topics in regards to in the articles/information provided and providing a link to watch the session (on this page) after the event. Thank you!

These events will NOT happen physically at Nyumburu Cultural Center on the campus of The University of Maryland, College Park, due to the COVI-19 Pandemic.
This set of unlearning sessions is being dedicated to this troupe of wonderful young Black women and dancers based out of Washington D.C. - they recently did a fantastic dance routine outside of a locally owned business, check it out through the button!

Song: Don’t Say You Will - New Impressionz - Local D.C. Band

Choreography: Poca, owner of Raw Element Dance Co. - Washington D.C. - Video from her Visual Album "Queendom"

Location: Southwest Soda Pop Shop | Follow them here | Your local Black Woman-Owned ice cream shop!
Check it out yourself @ 1142 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

2020 Unlearning Session Livestream + Recording Links

BTM Unlearning Session #1 | BTM's Demands | We'll be talking about BTM's 10 demands found here:
Watch the session (1 hour and 15 minutes) at this link: 
Passcode: FW^Q*n9M

September 1st @ 12 PM

BTM Unlearning Session #2 | Preventing Sexual Assault | We'll be talking about Sexual Assault, what resources we should all know about, and what umd org PSA is doing to help. |
September 2nd @ 1 PM

BTM Unlearning Session #3 | Sustainability at UMD | We'll be talking about how important sustainability is, what resources we should all know about, and what umd org MARYPIRG is doing to help. Special guest: Jasmyne- Community Donation Center Manager @ Value Village
September 3rd @ 12 PM

2021 Unlearning Sessions

BTM Unlearning Session #4 | WATCH: We the Young People
A PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Teen Inauguration Special

January 25th, 2021

BTM Unlearning Session #5 | 2020 Black UMD Townhalls  
Watch UMD centered townhalls from the year 2020 to get a better understanding of the issues our Black community was and still are facing
January 26th, 2021

BTM Unlearning Session #6 | BTM 2020 Playlists |
A look at the different community events we hosted/atteneded in the year 2020
January 27th, 2021

Code Switch - From NPR

What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.


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