KXL Protest

March 2, 2013

Community Roots along with other UMD students, and other universities in the US participated in a protest against the building of the Keystone Pipeline. This pipeline is BAD for our environment! Join Community Roots this Thursday 3/6 in 2122 JMZ to discuss this matter and learn more about environmental justice.


Check the KXL Protest on SBS News


See us in the Huffington Post

Food Recovery on Campus

Every Monday 8:45pm - 251 North Dining Hall

Community Roots is part of network on campus called the The Food Recovery Network. The Food Recovery Network is a network of student groups at the University of Maryland that volunteer to recover the surplus food from the dining halls (North campus dining hall, South Campus dining hall, 251 North) and sports games/events and donate it to hungry people around the DC area. 

If your organization is interested in volunteering with FRN, if you're a restaurant looking to donate or you're interested in starting a chapter at your college, email us at Click here to see the FRN on Facebook.

Dream Act Rally

October 25, 2012 - Nyumburu Amphitheatre

Community Roots, along with many other organizations spent many hours raising awareness about the Dream Act. C-roots, specifically held a very successful GBM in the Nyumburu multi-purpose room addressing the issue and changing the way people thought about the Dream Act by understand xenophobia. Then on October 25th C-roots rallied to encourage people to vote for Question 4 on the Maryland ballot. Click here to see the DREAM ACT RALLY at UMD on ABC News.

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

October/November - Stamp Student Union, Student Involvment Suite

After canvasing around campus, Community Roots collected food and other non-perishable items to donate to the Hunger charity lunch at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. Thanks to Jenny Williams for reaching out to us for support. 

Election Night Marathon

November 6th, 2013 - Nyumburu Multipurpose Room

Along with the Black Student Union, Community Roots hosted  a Election Night Marathon for students to come watch the election on Tuesday November 6th. The election night was a fun and social way to get students to watch the election. Food was served and it was held in the Nyumburu multipurpose room.


Troy Anthony Davis was convicted of the August 19, 1989, murder of white police officer Mark MacPhail. In 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that an evidentiary hearing be conducted to examine alleged recantations by trial witnesses and determine if clear and convincing evidence existed to prove Davis' innocence.

On August 24, 2010, the conviction was upheld, with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia declaring, "Davis is not innocent." Davis has been on death row in Georgia since 1991.

On September 19, 2011, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles heard appeals from the defendant in a final attempt to gain clemency in Davis' case. Despite hours of testimonies, the Board denied Davis' appeal and decided to follow through with an execution. 

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