Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—5/1-5/8

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. h

Baltimore May Day – Workers Say US Hands Off Venezuela: A day of protest with the People’s Power Assembly, 5:30-6:30 p.m, Penn Station, 1500 N. Charles St.h

SURJ Base Building: Who Is Our Base?: Meeting is for everyone interested in the work of SURJ Baltimore with thoughts about the organization’s base. 6:30-8 p.m., Motor House, 120 W. North Ave.

Candidate Meet and Greet #2: Meet the BMORE/CEDE slate for BTU Executive Board and hear about our vision. 6:30 – 8 p.m., Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 E. 30th St.

Thursday, May  2.

Annual Arts Integration Show: Annual Student Art Exhibition showcases how teachers integrate various forms of visual and performing arts across all grade levels with subjects like Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. 5-7 p.m., The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St.

Year-Round Youth Jobs Hearing: The Education & Youth Committee will hear a proposal for year-round youth employment in Baltimore City. 5-7 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

The Beauty of Letter Writing: Explore letter writing as its own literary art form. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, SE Anchor Branch, 3601 Eastern Ave.

Rain Barrel Workshop: Learn to make a rain barrel with the Department of Public Works. 6-7:30 p.m., Civic Works Center for Sustainable Careers, 3501 Brehms Lane, Suite B, $25.

Friday, May  3.

ProjectPLASE: Our Stories: An archival project to preserve these important stories of America’s most vulnerable. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Project PLASE, Inc., 3559-3601 Old Frederick Rd.

First Friday Forums: Monthly potluck dinner, documentary screening, and discussion hosted by the Baltimore Gathering of the Commons. 5:30-8:30 p.m., UMB Community Engagement Center, 870 W. Baltimore St.

Saturday, May  4.

Tree Planting and Trash Pick Up: Help plant trees in Baltimore City. 9 a.m. – noon. Helen Mackall Park, Edmondson Ave. and Braddish Ave.

Baltimore Works! Expungement Fair: Attorneys will give attendees free expungement advice and determine eligibility. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Baltimore War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St.

Books for Kids Day: Annual event dedicated to collecting books to distribute to those that need them most. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Maryland Book Bank, 1794 Union Ave.

11th Annual LPN Feria Latina: Free, family-friendly event celebrates the Latinx community and its culture by delivering information and direct services to participants and providing an opportunity for our members to network with the community. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sagrado Corazon de Jesus/Sacred Heart of Jesus, 600 S. Conkling St.

Meet Me in the Middle: Citywide monthly meeting: Meet with members of Communities United. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N. Front St.

Baltimore Reads: Children’s Literacy Festival: A day of read-aloud, storytelling, games, crafts, and activities in English and Spanish. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Liberty Square Park, 158 N. Linwood Ave.

Mama Shirley’s Marketplace: Shopping experience curated by the Black Yield Institute, with music, people, and chemical-free, naturally grown produce and products by Black Farmers and Producers. Noon-4 p.m., Baltimore Community Action Center, 606 Cherry Hill Rd.

Shoot Ya Shot: Come chill, get some dope shots, and enjoy arts, performances, and film. 7-11 p.m., The Downtown Cultural Arts Center, 401 N. Howard.

Sunday, May 5.

Family/Community Picnic: Event celebrates Maryland’s 2019 Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign. Noon-3 p.m., Furley Elementary School, 5001 Sinclair Lane.

Monday, May 6.

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Tuesday, May 7.

Baltimore #FundOurSchools Parent Town Hall: Join the ACLU of Maryland and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. for a Baltimore City parent-focused town hall meeting. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Liberty Rec and Tech Center, 3901 Maine Ave.

Power, Corruption & Changing How Baltimore is Governed: Panelists search for solutions, develop the editorial work of The Real News and eat some great modern soul food. 6-8:30 p.m., Ida B’s Table, 235 Holliday St.

Wednesday, May 8.

Spring Suit Giveaway: Sharp Dressed Man gives away 250 suits to men in need. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sharp Dressed Man, 529 Old Town Mall.

SGM Job Fair: Baltimore Pride and The Center will host a job fair. Noon-4 p.m., Baltimore Pride, 2530 N. Charles.

Community Conservation Night at Whitelock Farm: A forum that will focus on important issues in the community such as  access to green space, fair economic development, food equity, and public health. 5-8 p.m., Whitelock Community Farm, 930 Whitelock St.

Design Conversation #99: Flourish – South Baltimore’s Waterfront: Hosted in conjunction with the AIA Baltimore/Baltimore Architecture Foundation’s Spring Lecture Series on “Edge: Harbor and City.” 5:30-8 p.m., Motor House, 120 W. North Ave.

BWU May 8 Day of Action: Members of Baltimore Women’s United will meet and discuss goals for the next year. 6-8 p.m., Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging, 4501 Reisterstown Rd.

An Evening with Mason Jar Press: A celebration of literature and art. 6:30-8 p.m., Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 415 Park Ave.

Astra Taylor presents “Democracy May Not Exist”: Talk featuring Canadian-American documentary filmmaker, writer, activist, and musician Astra Taylor. 7-9 p.m. Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse.




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