Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—3/27-4/3

Kelly Davis, Keith Davis Jr.’s wife. A court support event for Davis occurs on Sat. March 30 / Photo by Tedd Henn.

Wednesday, March 27.

City Council Executive Appointment Committee: Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s nominee for Baltimore City Health Commissioner, goes before the Baltimore City Council’s Executive Appointment Committee. 10 a.m.,City Hall, 1100 Holliday St. 

Comprehensive Solutions for a Safer & Healthier C’West B’more: Join Councilpersons Leon F. Pinkett and Eric T. Costello along with local agencies, community leaders, and residents in a discussion to address the public safety and health of Central West Baltimore. 6 p.m., Furman L. Templeton Elementary, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave

Writers LIVE: Leonard Pitts, Jr., :The Last Thing You Surrender“: Pulitzer-winning journalist and bestselling novelist Leonard Pitts, Jr. discusses his new historical page-turner. 6:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Palestine and Turtle Island: What does Solidarity Look Like?: Session explores the contexts of settler colonialism on Turtle Island and in Palestine, juxtaposing the two regions and comparing how occupation and land theft have affected indigenous communities. 7-9 p.m., Johns Hopkins University, Charles Commons Room, 3301 N. Charles St. 

Thursday, March 28.

Budget Oversight Hearings for Baltimore City Schools: Members of the Baltimore City Council meet with representatives from Baltimore City Public Schools. 2:30 p.m., City Hall, 100 Holliday St. 

29th Street Community Center Fundraiser: Percentage of sales go towards the 29th Street Community Center. 5 p.m.-midnight, Red Star – Charles Village, 3224 St. Paul St. 

Friends of Stony Run Annual Meeting: Talk by Scott McGill, Ecologist, founder, and CEO of Ecotone, Inc., a design-build ecological restoration company in Maryland. 6-8 p.m., Cafe Azafran, 3700 San Martin Drive. 

Women Artists Happy Happy Hour: A chance for women working artists to meet one another and hopefully form a stronger network (In the sky bar, and transinclusive, of course). Red Emma’s, 6 p.m., 1225 Cathedral St.

Friday, March 29.

Asia North: A Celebration of Art, Culture, and Community: March 29-31. Celebrate the Charles North neighborhood’s past and present history as a “Koreatown” and part of the Station North Arts and Entertainment district, as well as its increasing cultural diversity with a party, performances, art activities, a neighborhood food tour, and an exhibition featuring work by local artists who are Asian and Asian American. Check schedule for times. 120 W. North Ave. 

Invasive Species Action: Work alongside Guy Hollyday and the Baltimore City Weed Warriors to remove Paper Mulberry trees, one of the most destructive invasives in Maryland, along the Stony Run in lower lower Wyman Park. 6 p.m., Wyman Park Drive Bridge over the Stony Run.

Naloxone Kit Prep and Training: Get a a naloxone kit prep and then attend a public public training. 5-6 p.m., SPARC Women’s Center, 908 Washington Blvd. 

Bike Party Midnight Lights: Monthly bike ride for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. 6:30-11:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Park, 600 N. Paca St.

World War 3 Illustrated: “Now is the Time of Monsters”: Join Seth Tobocman, Jeff Wilson, Rebecca Migdal, and Lou Allen for a celebration of Issue 49 of the legendary compendium of radical graphic art. Red Emma’s, 7 p.m., 1225 Cathedral St.

Saturday, March 30.

The 18th Annual Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo 2019. March 30-31. A weekend of workshops, live product demonstrations, a full marketplace and food from around the DMV area. Check schedule for times.Joint Force Headquarters Fifth Regiment Armory, 219 29th Division St.

Money Power Day 2019: The region’s largest free financial fitness fair. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Poly Western High School, 1400 W. Coldspring Lane. 

Ready Set Hire: Job fair from Baltimore’s Department of Recreation and Parks, Department of General Services, and more. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rita Church Community Center, 2101 St. Lo Drive. 

Cherry Hill Urban Community Garden 2019 Kickoff: Learn what to expect in food production and community programming. Noon-3 p.m., Cherry Hill Urban Community Garden, 900 Cherry Hill Rd. 

Slavery, The Underground Railroad, and Emancipation in Baltimore: Free, two-hour guided walking tour through the streets of Baltimore, focussing on Underground Railroad activities in Baltimore and the Greater Maryland area. 3-5 p.m., Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames St.

#KeithCourtSupport Kickoff: Event to build community and prepare for the upcoming trial of Keith Davis Jr., a man shot by police in 2015 and then later charged with a murder.  Advocates for Davis in this case 4 p.m., 900 South Carey St. Email baltimorecourtwatch@gmail.com for more information.

Circle of Voices: On Black/Jewish Relationships: Circles of Voices and the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation come together to engage the topic of Black/Jewish relationships. All are welcome. 6-9 p.m., Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave. 

Sunday, March 31.

Sixth Annual Jews United for Justice Baltimore Social Justice Seder: A night of discussion, music, speakers, food and friends. 4-6 p.m.,Chevrei Tzedek Congregation
at the Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Rd. 

Monday, April 1.

Twenty-Second Annual Job Fair: Job fair organized by Rep. Elijah Cummings and Amerigroup Community Care. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hill Field House at Morgan State University, 1700 E. Coldspring Lane. 

Census 2020 Campaign Kickoff: Kickoff celebration in the Rotunda in City Hall. Noon-1 p.m., City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Jones Falls History Signs Community Celebration: celebrate the completion and installation of new historic interpretive signs along the Jones Falls. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Heron Room, 2890 Falls Rd.

Harold Morales: Religion And Inequality In Baltimore: Harold Morales, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University, will discuss religion and segregation in Baltimore. 7 p.m., Bird In Hand, 11 E. 33rd St.

Tuesday, April 2.

Community Forum: Sex-Based Discrimination Policy: Learn more about and share your feedback on the proposed sex-based discrimination policy for Baltimore City Public Schools. 6:30-7:45 p.m., Baltimore City Public Schools District Office, 200 E. North Ave.

Foreign Affairs Symposium Presents Boots Riley: Raymond Lawrence Riley, better known by his stage name Boots Riley, is a Chicago-born activist-artist who has received critical acclaim for his groundbreaking director debut Sorry to Bother You. 8-9 p.m.,Johns Hopkins University Shriver Hall Auditorium, 3400 N. Charles St. 

Wednesday, April 3.

Community Yoga Night at Hampstead Hill Academy:  A mid-week relaxing and rejuvenating family yoga class. 6-7 p.m., Hampstead Hill Academy, 500 S. Linwood Ave.