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2024 Day of Civility Events

2024 Month of Civility

The Allegany County chapter of Choose Civility will celebrate the county’s second Month of Civility in April 2024! The Allegany County chapter of Choose Civility was initiated by the Allegany County Library System, the Women’s Action Coalition of Greater Allegany County, and the 2018 class of Leadership Allegany. Choose Civility: Allegany County is a community-wide initiative to position the county as a model of civility by promoting civil conversations and kindness toward others.

The Month of Civility Events:

Choose Civility Days at Allegany College of Maryland

April 10 and April 11, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

ACM College Center

Participate in diversity activities, read student essays, build relationship skills, work through assumptions to learn more about each person’s unique characteristics, see award winning entries from ACM’s Expression Magazine, get involved in a Culture Walk, and connect with our community partners.  Activities will occur at the colleges innovative Learning Commons and College Center.  For more information email

Food for Fines

April 11, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Allegany County Library System – All Libraries (during operating hours)

Reduce your library fines up to $15 by turning in cans or boxes of non-perishable food. Benefits the Western Maryland Food Bank. Participate at the libraries: Frostburg, George’s Creek, LaVale, South Cumberland, Washington St. and Westernport. Thursday, April 11 during open hours.

Focus Frostburg at FSU

April 17, All Day

Riverside YMCA

Features programs, discussions and hands-on activities highlighting sustainability and climate awareness. All presentations are open to both the community campus and the larger regional community. Check the Learning Green, Living Green at FSU Facebook page at

Choose Civility Celebration with Archway Station

April 18, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

121 Memorial Avenue, Cumberland, MD 21502

 The CAYA team will celebrate Choose Civility with games, grab bags, crafts, and free pizza! The Health Home and ACT Team are also planning goodie bags and treats to take to the staff at the ER and CFD.

Frostburg Arts Walk – Friendship Bracelets

April 27, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Choose Civility and Allegany County Commission for Women booth

Designed to be a walking arts tour, attendees can expect a wide array of activities and art for the whole family! Meet local artists, catch live performances, and make your own creations.

#BobcatsAgainstBias: a Week of Celebrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

April 1 through April 4

FSU’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) will host the third annual “#BobcatsAgainstBias: A Week of Celebrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” Monday, April 1, through Thursday, April 4. Each day will have a different theme, and information will be disseminated in the Lane Center lobby throughout the week.

April 1 is “Take a Pledge” day. There will be various opportunities to commit to being a part of the #BobcatsAgainstBias movement. Student organizations, residence halls community members and campus divisions/offices are encouraged to create a banner reflecting the #BobcatsAgainstBobcats campaign. More information will be available closer to the date. There will be a Black History Mobile Museum set up in Lane Manicur Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Be sure to plan to spend a few minutes visiting the museum and hear a presentation by its creator, Mr. Khalid El-Hakim.

April 2 is “Spirituality Forgiveness” day. There will be a Cultural Conversation, “I Hate When …,” at 6 p.m. in the Adams/Wyche Multicultural Center.

On April 3. the theme is “Words Matter.” A “Safe Space” training workshop facilitated by Diane Illig, director of Safe Spaces at Salisbury State University, will be held in the Adams/Wyche Multicultural Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner will be provided, and registration is required.

The theme for April 4 is “Racial Healing.” The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. While the national MLK day is on Jan. 15 (his birthday), classes are not in session at FSU, so his legacy will be honored on April 4. Come for “The MLK You Never Knew,” which will be presented by Rasheed Cromwell, Esq. at 7 p.m.

There will be an information table in the Lane Center upper lobby every day between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Student organizations, faculty and staff are also invited to submit to ODEI any program, classroom assignments/discussion or events they are holding that support the #BobcatsAgainstBias mission. Additional programming will be announced later.

The “BobcatsAgainstBias” hashtag and logo were created and first used by Annie Danzi and students in the Department of Communication and later adopted for this week celebrating the diversity on campus and committing to doing the work to reduce biases and micro-aggressions that negatively impact the campus climate.

For info, contact Robin Wynder, assistant vice president for Student Affairs and senior DEI officer, or Gianni Jones, ODEI program management specialist, at 301-687-3158 or