One Love

One Love UM is the University of Maryland Chapter of the One Love Foundation. Founded in 2010 in honor of Yeardley Love, the One Love Foundation seeks to provide every individual with the knowledge and tools necessary to engage in all types of healthy relationships- personal, platonic, romantic, and professional. One Love’s mission is achieved via interactive, conversation-based workshops that provide vocabulary to deconstruct real-life scenarios and encourage participants to reflect on and implement healthy relationship behaviors in their everyday lives. 

Our workshops cover a range of topics which you can find more information about below. To learn more, please visit joinonelove.org


If you have any questions or would like to connect, please reach out to umcponelove@gmail.com.

Workshop Target Audience: Undergraduate students, faculty
Duration of Each Workshop: 1 hour 

  • 10 Signs Workshop Series: Each of One Love’s 10 Signs Workshops is an interactive, conversation-based series that teaches participants how to identify healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors in their lives - personally, professionally, platonically, and romantically. Typically an hour-long in duration, these workshops use accessible language and real world scenarios to exemplify how to identify healthy and unhealthy relationship signs in various settings, as well as how to safely develop and implement plans to create healthier, long-lasting relationships of every nature. Topics include: 
    • Navigating Personal and Platonic Relationships (for students and faculty)
    • Recognizing the 10 Signs in the Workplace (for students)
    • Understanding and Combating Imposter Syndrome (for students)
    • Navigating Masculinity and Consent (for students)
    • Deconstructing Racism (for students and faculty)
    • Understanding and Navigating LGBTQIA Relationships (for students and faculty)
    • Identifying and Navigating Disparities in Healthcare Settings (for students)
  • Intimate Partner Violence in Diverse Communities: This is an informational, interactive presentation on how intimate partner violence presents in multicultural and LGBTQ+ communities. Please be advised that this presentation contains sensitive content.
  • Escalation: A 90-minute film depicting the story of an abusive relationship –– from its sweet beginnings to its tragic end. Workshop conversation is centered around identifying warning signs and discussing how to safely exit an abusive relationship or how to help a loved one to do so. Please note that due to the sensitive nature of this film, we will not be offering any Escalation workshops virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Behind the Post: Social media can skew our view of relationships and, in some cases, influence our decisions to stay in unhealthy ones. This workshop encourages students to explore the role social media plays on our perspectives on relationships. 
  • Because I Love You: This short film-based workshop focuses on the phrase “because I love you” as a tool for deflecting responsibility, as well as the role that alcohol often plays as an excuse for unhealthy or abusive behaviors. This workshop allows college students to examine unhealthy relationship behaviors that are normalized and encourages reflection on where these behaviors can be seen in their everyday lives. 
  • Amor del bueno: This workshop focuses on the inner workings of the relationship of a young Latinx couple. Julio and Mariana’s relationship may look like amor del bueno or real love on the surface, but this film shows how their unhealthy relationship unfolds, providing a starting point for a conversation about the 10 Signs of a Healthy and Unhealthy Relationship. This workshop encourages students to explore the cultural aspects of love, as well as how relationships and expectations may be influenced by cultural background. 
  • Love Labyrinth: This film shows how emotionally abusive behaviors can make someone feel like they’re trapped in a maze and unable to get out. This workshop spurs participants to reflect on how manipulation and volatility play a role in unhealthy relationships, and helps them identify these signs in their own lives. 
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