Dinners with Friends

Dinner with Friends programs bring members of the UMBC community together to engage in civil dialogue about issues important to them. Participants spend the evening in small groups sharing stories, learning about each other’s experiences, and discussing ways to move forward. Dinner with Friends programs are organized by the Center for Democracy and Civic Life in collaboration with UMBC’s Graduate Student Association, Resident Student Association, and Student Government Association.

Previous Dinners with Friends topics have included:

  • Building and strengthening community at UMBC during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Supporting mental health at UMBC in challenging times
  • Promoting civic agency and engagement at UMBC between elections
  • Fostering equity and inclusion at UMBC

For information about upcoming Dinners with Friends and other Center for Democracy and Civic Life programs, click here.