It/That Happened


It/That Happened Project

This program is designed to expand UMD students’ capacity for dialogue, inquiry, reflection and action about critical issues facing their campus and broader community. Led by a team of UMD student artists and peer dialogue leaders, The It/That Happened Project uses performance based art in the form of theatrical plays, spoken word, poetry, visual arts and dance as a platform to stimulate difficult conversation about pressing issues related to identity and difference. The ultimate goals of these conversations are to create new learning opportunities for UMD students to build community and develop ways to promote a safe and inclusive campus climate through individual and collective actions. 

See our first performances of It/That Happened Performances and Dialogue at 6 PM on April 2 & 11, 2018! 
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Do you want to share your story?

The deadline for story submissions is February 23, 2018.
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Do you want to join the It/That Happened Project Team?

The It/That Happened Team meets on a biweekly basis over the course of the fall and spring semesters. If you’re a student artist you’ll be given a budget to curate and produce performances as well as plan two campus-wide programs that will both be held in April 2018. 

If you’re interested in being a peer educator, you’ll have the opportunity to facilitate conversation for your peers that use the performances as a platform to explore their personal histories and experiences, encourage reflection upon their own social beliefs and creation action steps to build community and foster inclusion. 

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Campus Partners

The Kreavity Diversity Troupe along with the Student Affairs Diversity Initiative (SADI), The Clarice, Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA), and The Common Ground Program in the Department of Resident Life have partnered to develop and implement the It/That Happened Project.

Staff Contact

Jane Hirshberg
Assistant Director, Campus & Community Engagement