Activist, Community, and Government Events: Dec. 6-Dec. 13

Baltimore City Board of Estimates Meeting. City Council President Jack Young chairs the weekly meeting of the Board of Estimates. Dec. 6, 9 a.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St., 410-396-4804, baltimorecitycouncil.com/content/board-estimates-meeting-35

Hear Our Stories. At their annual open house and fundraiser, the people behind FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture offer space to hear from survivors of sexual and domestic violence through spoken word, prose, and music. Dec. 6, 8 p.m., The Motor House, 120 W. North Ave., themonumentquilt.org, free admission.

West Wednesdays. Tawanda Jones, the sister of Tyrone West, a man killed in police custody in July 2013, has been gathering every Wednesday with other activists in the city to call attention to West’s death and police brutality in Baltimore. Dec. 6 and 13, 6:30 p.m., intersection of 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue.

Wage Commission Meeting. Commission is responsible for the administration and proper operation of the minimum, living, and prevailing wage laws. Dec. 7, 3:30 p.m., Office of Civil Rights, 7 E. Redwood St., (410) 396-0003, civilrights.baltimorecity.gov/wage-commission.

Baltimore Rising Screening/Panel Discussion. Watch the new HBO documentary directed by “The Wire” actress Sonja Sohn and take part in panel presentation and community conversation. Dec. 9, noon-3 p.m., 29th Street Community Center, 300 E. 29th St., facebook.com/events/510950885946538.

Black Legislative Agenda Day. Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle work with other community organizations to figure out how relevant issues can best be tackled during the Maryland General Assembly session. Dec. 9, noon, Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, 430 E. Belvedere Ave., lbsbaltimore.com.

Boys to Men Empowerment Seminar. Boys-only event to discuss peer pressure, safe sex, and more. Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Greater St. John Full Gospel Church, 1806 N. Patterson Park Ave., eventbrite.com/e/boys-to-men-empowerment-seminar-tickets-40001160548?aff=es2, free.

Hollaback Bmore: Creating Safer Spaces Workshop. Learn and discuss ways to be a better ally for people who experience discrimination. Dec. 9, The Baltimore Free School, 30 W. North Ave, (443) 863-9331, bmore.ihollaback.org, free (registration required).

North Avenue Knowledge Exchange. Participate in over 40 free workshops in areas of social justice, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, and visual and performing arts. Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Fred Lazarus Center at MICA, 131 W. North Ave., nakexchange.org, free.