Community Garden Prove-it Proposal:

If you’d like to see, eat from, or work on a community garden on campus, sign-up as a supporter, whether you are an undergraduate/graduate student, employee or professor, etc please help spread the word & generate support:

Other ways to help with the Community Garden: Fri, Nov 20th, 11am-2pm, Garden Support Tabling, umbcgarden

GES & SEA Aquarium Trip: (or if you are interested in Students for Environmental Awareness): Fri, Nov 20th @5pm Join the GES COM group on facebook & also find the event on there!GES COM and Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA) have planned a trip
to the National Aquarium in Baltimore for this Friday and would like for
you to join us.  Students are planning on carpooling from campus, but you
are also welcome to arrange your own transportation and meet us there.
When: Friday, November 20th
         If carpooling from campus: Meet in front of The Commons at 4:00pm
         If meeting us at the aquarium:  Be in front of the ticket stand
at 4:45pm
Cost: Admission to the aquarium is $8.00 after 5pm on Fridays
        If carpooling please bring $2 – 3 to help pay for parking
To buy your ticket online, go to
Also, this trip is open to anyone, so feel free to bring along friends.
If you would like to attend, RSVP to by 5pm on Wednesday, Nov. 18th.  Please include whether you are willing to drive others and how many or if you need a ride.

The Chiapas Media Project:

The event is Thursday, November 19, 7 p.m., in the Biological Sciences building, Lecture Hall 1. For more information, contact John Stolle-McAllister at stollem.

The Chiapas Media Project is an award winning, bi-national partnership that provides video equipment, computers and training to enable marginalized Indigenous communities in Southern Mexico to create their own media. Collaborating with autonomous Zapatista communities since 1998, the project has trained indigenous youth to produce videos on agricultural collectives, fair trade coffee, women’s collectives, autonomous education, traditional healing and the history of their struggle for land. Despite the challenges of little formal education and unreliable electrical supply, regional coordinators from the communities in Chiapas are not only producing their own videos but are also running the introductory camera, editing and internet workshops for their regions, providing more opportunities for even more communities to tell their own stories.

Alexandra Halkin, founding director and international coordinator of the program, will screen some of their most recent productions and discuss the role of indigenous media and self-representation, the effects of globalization in the context of the current socio-political situation in Mexico and the effects of the war on drugs on indigenous communities.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication; Office of the Provost; College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Language, Literacy and Culture program; Humanities Forum; Social Science Forum; Media and Communication Studies program; Shriver Peaceworkers; New Media Studio; and UMBC Solidarity Coalition.