News & Events

Watch this space for news, events, announcements, and opportunities from BT2P and others in higher education and beyond. If you want us to post news or announcements, please contact [email protected].


BT2P’s Newest Newsletter Is Now Online: We’re happy to share with you our Fall Newsletter, which is centered upon the theme of Higher Education & Social Justice. Though now digital, we will continue to publish the Newsletter three times a year and continue to engage the core themes of BT2P’s mission, but we are excited to explore new modes of storytelling and outreach. We welcome your feedback, suggestions, and pitches.

Civic Learning & Democracy Engagement: BT2P recently joined forces with dozens of higher education and student success organizations to announce a “Shared Commitment” to make “Democracy Learning a Top Priority for Postsecondary Education.” You can read more about the campaign in Bringing It #71.

Mini-Grant Award Opportunity: Project Pericles, in collaboration with Up to Us, invite faculty to apply for an Up to Us Voting Modules Fellowship Award. This program supports faculty as they empower students to explore solutions to pressing issues (affordable healthcare, climate change, racial equity, student debt) affecting their future economic opportunities and to gain the skills to become life-long fiscal thinkers and civic leaders. Priority Deadline is Friday, August 13, 2021.

BT2P’s The Way Forward Grantees Announced: BT2P recently announced the awardees of our new grants initiative, The Way Forward. Fifteen projects were selected from across the country comprising partnerships among 50+ higher ed institutions, consortia, and community organizations. The projects respond to the current crises impacting higher ed – systemic racism, the pandemic, and economic inequality. You can read more about the individual projects in Bringing It #55.



Registration is open for the Maryland Cultural Proficiency Conference hosted by Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore County Public Schools, Community College of Baltimore County, Loyola University Maryland, Morgan State University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Positive Schools Center, and The Y in Central Maryland. The conference will be held virtually on October 26-27, 2021. This year’s conference theme – “Doing the Work: Equity in Turbulent Moments” – centers on action in equity work. The turbulence of COVID, ongoing racial pandemic, and continued national and global uprisings for human and civil rights define our present moment. Our theme seeks to both define the work and interrogate what is needed to keep doing the work. Please click here to register.

Dismantling Eugenics: A Convening is a free, online event that reckons with the history of eugenics; lifts up the grassroots movements working to counteract the oppressive legal and social structures that still further eugenicist ideals today; and offers space to envision and work towards an anti-eugenics future. Over six days (September 27 – October 2, 2021), Dismantling Eugenics will feature thought leaders, activists, poets, scholars, artists, and others in short presentations, readings, moderated conversations, and artistic interventions. The event has been organized in collaboration with members of the disability justice community, and so has made accessibility a priority for all presentations. Please register to access complete information about the event.

Join Oberlin College and Conservatory’s Center for Convergence for the Crafting Change Symposium: From May 25th – June 18th, 2021, Oberlin College and Conservatory’s Center for Convergence are hosting the Crafting Change Symposium. This free online symposium provides a bird’s eye view of artists, educators, designers, and technologists using creativity to craft change in the classroom and beyond.