Activist, Community, and Government Events: Feb. 14-21

Safer Consumption Spaces with Nurses for Justice & BHRC takes place on Feb. 21 at Red Emma’s.

West Wednesday. 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. Feb. 14 and 21, usually held at the intersection of 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue, check facebook.com/justicefortyronewest for details.

#BaltimoreVotes Information Session. Register to vote with the Baltimore City Board of Elections, learn about resources being used around the country, and more. Happy hour to follow. Feb. 15, 5:30-7 p.m., The Motor House, 120 W. North Ave., citizenartist.vote.

Public Health: From East Baltimore to the World and Back. Lecture from Karen Kruse Thomas, historian of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Feb. 15, 7:30-9 p.m., Village Learning Place, Inc., 2521 St. Paul St., (410) 235-2210, villagelearningplace.org/programs/baltimore-history-evenings.

Civilian Review Board. Monthly meeting of the independent agency tasked with investigating complaints against police. Feb. 15, 6 p.m., Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, 7 E. Redwood St., (410) 396-3151, civilrights.baltimorecity.gov/civilian-review-board.

Survive Hunger – Second Annual Black History Month Tribute to Bea Gaddy. Tribute to the late Bea Gaddy, an advocate for the homeless and founder of Patterson Park Emergency Food Center, with free meals for 1,000 people experiencing homelessness. Feb. 17, noon-5:30 p.m., Baltimore War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St., facebook.com/BDeeBaltimoreLove.

Meeting of the Baltimore City Council’s Public Safety Committee. On the agenda: ordinance “prohibiting the purchase of prostitution in Baltimore City.” Feb. 20, 9 a.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St., baltimore.legistar.com.

Small Business & Tax Preparedness Workshop. Greenworld Bookkeeping presents a seminar designed to help the creative entrepreneur get a handle on their taxes—learn about cash flow, tax deductions, keeping good records, and much more. Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m., City Arts 2, 1700 Greenmount Ave., (410) 528-9239, facebook.com/events/150955558942797, free.

Safer Consumption Spaces with Nurses For Justice. Nurses for Justice and Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition host a panel on safer consumption spaces and how this harm reduction approach to drug use could save lives in our community. Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., Red Emma’s, 30 W. North Ave., (443) 602-7585, redemmas.org, free.

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