Civic Courage Journaling Project

The Center for Democracy and Civic Life hosts a reflective journaling project to opportunities for individual reflection and group conversations about personal experiences that have important, often hidden civic dimensions. Civic Courage encompasses the ability to take risks, work through tension, be patient in the face of challenges, stay open and engaged, take responsibility for the foreseeable consequences of one’s actions, face changes bravely, and act in accordance with one’s core values and beliefs.

UMBC student, faculty, staff, and alumni journal bearers respond to prompts from the Center for Democracy and Civic Life by creating entries in their journals. Many journal bearers also share their reflections publicly through social media posts, art projects, or conversations at monthly gatherings.

If you’d like to be involved with the Civic Courage Journaling Project, send us an email: