Celebrate Women’s History Month March 2019

Recognizing Maryland Women in History

Guest Speaker: Diana M. Bailey, Executive Director of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center

Friday, March 8, 2019
2 – 3 pm
~Light refreshments will be served~


Ms. Bailey will be presenting the social, political and economic experiences and contributions of Maryland women in history. Ms. Bailey has been an educator and administrator for more than 30 years. Several of Ms. Bailey’s roles have focused on educational equity as well as community organizations supporting gender equity. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Howard County Women’s Giving Circle and Vice Chair of the National Gender Equity Leadership in Education.

~Sponsored by the Charlestown Diversity & Inclusion Council~

Read more about the activities of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center.

Diversity & Inclusion Council Sponsors National Wear Red Day Walk

According to the American Heart Association, “Walking briefly can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high-cholesterol and diabetes as much as running. Walking is an important form of physical activity.”

Join the 2nd Annual Walk for Heart Disease Awareness! Come and bring a friend as we walk our way to a healthy heart in support of Heart Disease Awareness Month and Go Red Friday, on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, with two check-in locations in the Fireside Lounge and Cross Creek Lobby.

We will be walking the inside building loop of Charlestown. Pre-stretch exercises conducted before walking at 10:30 – 11 AM, courtesy of the Fitness Center team. Free blood pressure screenings offered until Noon. When you check in and register to walk, your name will be entered into a raffle prize drawing. Water and fruit will be available for walkers. Look for informational tables in select lobbies throughout campus. Heart Healthy lunch meals will be served in the Terrace Café and Shortline Café during February.

During the month of February, wear something Red every Friday

Christmas Mitten Tree

Donations of mittens, gloves, scarves, caps, and socks can be placed on the tree during the month of December. Trees are located in: Fireside Lounge area, Chesapeake Lounge area Caton Woods, and RG. Collected weekly, donations will be given to local elementary school children.
~Sponsored by Diversity & Inclusion Council and the Erickson Living Values Team~

2018 One Maryland One Book Author Comes to Charlestown

The Diversity & Inclusion Council invites you to a Conversation with Kirk Bloodsworth. Mr. Bloodsworth will be chronicling his monumental criminal justice milestone and journey of being sentenced to life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. He is the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence.

We encourage you to read Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin, which is Maryland Humanities 2018 One Maryland One Book selection and join us to get more of a personal perspective from Mr. Bloodsworth and learn more about his horrific ordeal. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
1 – 3 PM

Pink Kickoff Party For Breast Cancer Awareness

Charlestown Diversity & Inclusion Council is sponsoring a party to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Come on:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
11 AM – 12:30 PM
The Gallery in Charlestown Square

All are encouraged to wear pink! Games, prizes and a raffle. Light refreshments will be served.

Charlestown Diversity & Inclusion Council Celebrates International Friendship Day July 30th

The Charlestown Diversity & Inclusion Council Presents its 8th Annual International Extravaganza! “International Friendship Day”

Monday, July 30, 2018
11 AM – 1 PM
Fireside Lounge Area

There will be live entertainment, games, refreshments and contests to enjoy. Participate in some interactive competitive games, win prizes and have some fun making new friends and learning about games with origins from around the world!

Schedule for Interactive Competitive Games:

11 AM — Bingo (CTS Classroom 216)
11:30 AM — Bat-A-Ball (The Gallery)
Noon — Hula Hoop (The Gallery)
12:30 PM — Jump Rope (The Gallery)