Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—3/13-3/20

Courtesy Baltimore Ceasefire 360 (Facebook)

Wednesday, March 13.

Ceasefire Northwest Public Meeting: First in a series of public meetings leading up to the May 2019 Baltimore Ceasefire weekend. 6-7:30 p.m., 3939 Reisterstown Rd.

The Fight for Transit Equity: Lessons from the Past: Join Baltimore Racial Justice Action, guests from Transit Choices, and Samuel Jordan of Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition to discuss how historical action can inform the current battle for transit equity in Baltimore. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 4709 Harford Rd.

Kirwan Commission Conversation: Dr. William “Brit” Kirwan, who chairs the Commission on Education and Innovation,  also known as the “Kirwan Commission”, talks about ways to make Maryland’s education world class for all students. 7-9 p.m., 4 E. University Parkway.

Thursday, March 14.

Darius James reads from “Negrophobia”: Author Darius James reads from “Negrophobia: An Urban Parable,” his 1991 sci-fi, satire screenplay/novella recently reissued by New York Review Of Books. 8 p.m., Normal’s Books & Records, 425 E. 31st St.

LGBTQ Community Needs Assessment Report Launch: FreeState launches LGBTQ Needs Assessment Report, which is compiled from their 2016 statewide needs assessment. A panel of local service providers and advocates will share their reactions to the report findings. Delegate Gabriel Acevero will give opening remarks. Noon-2 p.m., 700 N. Calvert St.

Parent and Caregiver Training: Workshop offers parents, caregivers, and adult family members of children and youth who have experienced a trauma concrete tools for supporting their children. 5:30-7 p.m., 2300 North Charles St., #400, $12.

Pressure Points: Responding with Compassion to the Opioid Crisis: Attendees will discuss drug use and a range of strategies developed to address it. They will also learn about harm reduction — a set of principles and practices aimed at promoting the health, dignity, and safety of those affected by substance use — and various harm reduction efforts in Baltimore. As an optional part of this event, we will provide opioid overdose response training and distribute naloxone kits. 7-8:45 p.m., 3701 Bank St.

Friday, March 15.

Narcan Training: Get trained in administering Narcan at the Enoch Pratt Central Library, Central Branch. 3-5 p.m., 400 Cathedral St.

Baltimore Abortion Fund Bowl-A-Thon Kickoff Party: Drink, eat, mingle with Baltimore Abortion Find folks who will be guest bartending, find a bowling team to join, form a bowling team, and get pumped on bowl-a-thon. 7-11 p.m. Sweet 27, 123 W. 27th St.

Saturday, March 16.

Zero Waste-Youth Leadership in Action Day: Join youth leaders for the first in a series of research, leadership, and action days. 1-3 p.m., 101 W. Dickman St.

Author Talk, Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Victorine Q. Adams-The Power of the Ballot: Author Ida E. Jones discusses Victorine Quille Adams, the first African American woman elected to the Baltimore City Council. 1 p.m., 830 E. Pratt St., free with museum admission.

That’s What She Said: An Evening of Women-Fronted Comedy and Music. Event features Outcalls, $100 Girlfriend, and DJ Ducky Dynamo. 7 p.m., 120 W. North Ave.

Upila Chisala presents “Soft Magic”: From Malawian storyteller Upile Chisala comes a collection of poetry and prose exploring the self, joy, blackness, gender, matters of the heart, spirituality, the experience of Diaspora, and above all, how we survive. 7 p.m., 1225 Cathedral St.

Sunday, March 17.

Baltimore City Greens Membership Meeting: The March membership meeting of the Baltimore City Green Party. 4-6 p.m., 1401 N. Charles St.

Michael Long presents “We The Resistance”: Author Long discusses his book, a first-person history of nonviolent resistance in the U.S., from pre-Revolutionary America to the Trump years, with Naureen Shah. 2 p.m., Red Emma’s, 1225 Cathedral St.

World’s First $5 Veggie Bag DriveThru: Vegetable giveaway for the elderly, single mothers, widows, and people with diabetes. 9 a.m. – noon., 7 McCann Ave., Cockeysville.

Monday, March 18.

Baltimore City Council: Regular meeting of the Baltimore City Council, 5 p.m., 100 Holliday St., Baltimore.

Friends of Wyman Park Dell Annual Meeting: Meet current and new board members and learn more about the Friends of Wyman Park Dell, future events, and other community engagement ideas. 6-7:30 p.m., 123 W. 27th St.

Tuesday, March 19.

March on Annapolis for Jobs and Justice: The Job Opportunities Task Force, Out For Justice, Inc., and partners take part in annual advocacy day. Includes march and rally. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Annapolis.

City Council Monthly Oversight Hearing of Baltimore Police Department: Monthly oversight hearings are split into two parts: 1. Budget Oversight (dealing with staffing, recruitment, payroll, and overtime); and 2. Council State (dealing with crime statistics and strategies in each of the 9 Police districts). 5-9 p.m., 100 Holliday St. 

Overdose Prevention Training for Baristas and Bartenders: Learn how to identify and respond to an overdose, including how to use naloxone. Also discuss harm reduction and ways to add your voice to work towards linking people into care. Registration required. 6:30-8 p.m., 2640 Saint Paul St.

Baltimoreans for Educational Equality Meeting: Monthly gathering to strategize and prepare for education actions at the district, city, and state level. 7-8:30 p.m., 2601 N. Howard St.

Leah Penniman presents “Farming While Black”: Author Penniman discusses the first comprehensive manual for African-heritage people ready to reclaim their rightful place of dignified agency in the food system. 7 p.m., Red Emma’s, 1225 Cathedral St.

Wednesday, March 20.

Baltimore Sun Career Fair: Talk with representatives from local businesses and get immediate answers to your questions about open positions and company hiring processes. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 4 W. University Parkway.

Community Cooking Demo: Demo features locally grown produce and highlighting the Double Dollars Program of the Farm Alliance of Baltimore. Learn how to eat healthy on a budget. 11:20 a.m.-noon, 3510 Ash St. 

Community Relations Commission Meeting: Monthly meeting of the Baltimore City Community Relations Commission, a city agency that investigates claims of discrimination and assists people who have been discriminated against by enforcing the laws that protect them. Noon, 7 E. Redwood St.

Consent Decree Community Briefing: Get updates from the Consent Decree Implementation Unit. 6-8 p.m., 26 N. Fulton Ave.