Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—5/8-5/15

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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.

Thursday, May 9.

Mayoral Swearing-In Ceremony of Bernard C. “Jack” Young: Young becomes the city’s 51st mayor. 2-3:30 p.m., War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St.

Baltimore City Council Education and Youth Committee Meeting: The committee discusses gender-inclusive, single user restrooms. 5 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

No Walls, No Bans, No Borders: A benefit photography and art exhibit featuring the work of Baltimore-based activists connecting ideas of the violence of capitalism, colonialism, and the racist/fascist state both locally here in Baltimore and globally. 5-9 p.m., The Peale Center, 225 N. Holliday St.

In the Stacks: Part 5: Performance of Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”—a piece composed and premiered in a WWII German prisoner of war camp. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., In The Stacks, 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place.

Writers Under The Influence: Barger and LaFreniere: Poets share their recent poems and talk about the forces that influence their work and process. 7-9 p.m., Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Rd.

Friday, May 10.

Baltimore Cease Fire Rally and Prayer Service: Rally and listening session. 5-6 p.m., St. Matthew Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd.

Focus: Creating While Black: Black artists discuss ways they navigate the creative landscape. 6:30-9:30 p.m., FRS, 515 Cathedral St.

Saturday, May 11.

Maryland SPCA Kitten Shower: Donate supplies to help kitten foster parents. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Rd.

Graduate Reading and Book Sale: Students in the Creative Writing and Publishing Arts MFA program will read from their work and sell their books during the event. 1-5 p.m., University of Baltimore Student Center, 21 W. Mt Royal Ave.  

Sunday, May 12.

Force Volunteer Day: Volunteers needed to help in the final weeks before the culminating Monument Quilt display May 31-June 2.Noon-5 p.m., Force, 120 W. North Ave., #205.

Monday, May 13.

Baltimore City Council Meeting: General meeting of the Baltimore City Council. 5 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Tuesday, May 14.

Writers LIVE: Tommy Orange: Tommy Orange will be in conversation with Danielle Evans, author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self. 7-9 p.m., The Church of the Redeemer Baltimore, 5603 N. Charles St.

Baltimore Green New Deal Town Hall: Meeting held by Sunrise Movement Baltimore on solutions to the climate crisis. 7 p.m., Baltimore War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St.

Wednesday, May 15.

Baltimore City Transit Open House, With MDOT: Learn about the group’s reginal transit plan. 4-7 p.m., Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E. North Ave.S

Central Baltimore Partnership Meeting: The group’s monthly meeting. 6:30 – 8 p.m., Peaody Heights Brewery, 401 E. 30th St.

Brewers Hill Neighbors Association Meeting: May community meeting. 6-8 p.m., Natty Boh Tower, 3600 O’Donnell St., Suite 960.


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