Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—4/24-5/1

Wednesday, April 24.

LGBTQ Homelessness in Baltimore: Folks with Lived Experience: A conversation about how to improve current conditions, and eventually end homelessness for the LGBTQ community in Baltimore City. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Chase Brexton Healthcare, 1111 N. Charles St.

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Boots Riley and Mickalene Thomas:
Hear Boots Riley, critically-acclaimed rapper, activist, and director of “Sorry to Bother You,” in conversation with internationally-renowned artist Mickalene Thomas. 6-10 p.m., The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive.

Charm City Spec: Justina Ireland, Arkady Martine, And Sarah Pinsker: Monthly speculative fiction reading series. 7 p.m. Bird in Hand, 11 E. 33rd St.

Thursday, April 25.

Our Work: Client Art Exhibition 2019: Health Care for the Homeless’ client artists show their artwork. 5-7 p.m., Health Care for the Homeless, 421 Fallsway.

Parent and Community Advisory Board Meeting: PCAB advises the City Schools’ CEO and the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners about how parents, families, the community, and educators can collaborate to help our youth succeed. 6:30 p.m., Baltimore City Public Schools Headquarters, 200 E. North Ave.

Writers LIVE: D. Watkins: D. Watkins, editor-at-large for Salon, talks about his new book, “We Speak for Ourselves” with Dr. Wendy Osefo. 7-9 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave.

Friday, April 26.

CM/Bal: Steph Hsu on Inclusive: Steph Hsu is one of the organizers of The Chinatown Collective, who’s mission is to amplify the voices and experiences of Baltimore based Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists, entrepreneurs, and creatives. 8:30-10 a.m., Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Ave.

2019 High School Graduate Job Fair: Students can meet employers, get information about careers, and more. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt St.

Raised in the System Screening and Talk with Michael K. Williams: The Mayor’s Office of African American Male Engagement, Open Society Institute-Baltimore, and Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History host Michael K. Williams’ documentary “Raised in the System.” 6-9 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St.

Saturday, April 27.

Res Hill Community Clean Up: Third Saturday clean ups. 9 a.m., Whitelock Community Farm, 930 Whitelock St.

CityLit Festival 2019: Author talks, writing workshops, and more (including a workshop run by the Beat). 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., University of Baltimore William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 W. Mount Royal Ave.

“It Takes Two” The Power of One on Ones: Black Leaders Organizing For Change begins its Organizing 101 series. For those interested in learning more about organizing, learning what organizers do, and gaining knowledge of some of the tools needed to dismantle oppressive systems. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Ave.

Baltimore City Schools Day of Play: Face painting, food, and more for parents and families with children five years or younger. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Harford Heights Elementary School, 1919 N. Broadway.

LinkedIn for Journalists with Intero Advisory’s Colleen McKenna: LinkedIn tips for journalists and media-related professionals. Noon-2 p.m., Maryland Public Television, 11767 Owings Mills Boulevard.

Confronting Gentrification and Displacement: Video screening and panel discussion about the issues of gentrification and displacement. 4-6:30 p.m., Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, 2239 Kirk Ave.

Sunday, April 28.

Poisoning the Black Butterfly: Runners4Justice event focused on environmental racism and lead poisoning. 9-11 a.m., Dovecote Cafe, 2501 Madison Ave.

Nature Connections: Bird Friendly Communities: Learn about creating bird friendly communities. 1-4 p.m., The Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Rd.

Baltimore Abortion Fund’s Fifth Bowl-A-Thon: Spend your Sunday fun day with us and support access to safe abortion care across the state of Maryland. It’s a win-win, even if you’re a terrible bowler. 2-6 p.m., Mustang Alley’s Bar, Bowling, and Bistro, 1300 Bank St., Second Floor.

Monday, April 29.

Chris Wilson – The Master Plan: Author Chris Wilson presents his new book, “The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose.” 7:30-9 p.m., Greedy Reads, 1744 Aliceanna St.

Tuesday, April 30.

Court Support For Keith Davis Jr.: Join organizers supporting Keith Davis Jr. and his family as the state’s seeks to retry Davis Jr. for the fourth time. This is a motions hearing related to the case. 8:45 a.m., Baltimore City Courthouse East, 111 N. Calvert St.

Baltimore City Council Public Safety Committee Meeting: Council meets with representatives from the Baltimore City Police Department. 5 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Baltimoreans for Educational Equity General Membership Meeting:
Get updated on campaigns, set next steps, and more. 7-8:30 p.m. 2601 N. Howard St.

First Annual International Day of Tatreez & Palestinian Culture: This celebration calls on Palestinians to post pictures on all social media platforms, using the hashtags #TweetYourThobe, #TweetYourTatreez, and #TweetYourCulture. The Museum of the Palestinian People – inaugurating its physical location this spring in Washington, DC – will serve as a leader for the annual hashtag campaign and celebration. All day. Online.

Wednesday, May  1.

Cornerstone Staffing Open Hiring Event: Meet with staff from Cornerstone Staffing and inquire about available positions. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral St.