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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
We are TROY DAVIS
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.