Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—6/19-6/26

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Wednesday, June 19.

BCAN Help Desk Presents: Personal Finance One on One with Bobby Harris: Ameriprise Financial Advisor Bobby Harris offers free 30-minute personal finance consultations. RSVP to reserve a time slot. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., BCAN HQ, 1200 Mount Royal Ave.

Midday on Juneteenth: LIVE from the Reginald F. Lewis Museum: Midday host Tom Hall moderates a panel of guests including Dr. Ray Winbush of Morgan State University. Noon-1 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St.

Baltimore Office of Civil Rights Community Relations Commission Meeting: City Agency that investigates claims of discrimination and assists people who have been discriminated against by enforcing the laws that protect them. Noon, Office of Civil Rights, 7 E. Redwood St.

Juneteenth…A Cultural Celebration: Art and a festive remembrance of the ancestors. 5-10 p.m., Port Covington, Port Covington Drive.

Rhythms and Reels: Free concerts and movies from the Baltimore Department of Rec and Parks. 7 p.m. Check website for location and movie list.

Shavuot, Seeds, and Sundaes: Commemorate Shavuot and Juneteenth by learning about urban agriculture and its connection to liberation with Eric Jackson of Black Yield Institute. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Repair the World Baltimore, 3700 Eastern Ave.

Thursday, June 20.

Baltimore Career Fair: Meet face-to-face with hiring decision-makers fom some of the areas top employers. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sheraton Baltimore North, 903 Dulaney Valley Rd.

Accessibility and Inclusive Language in the Climate Movement: A workshop and discussion on increasing diversity and creating safe spaces in and through climate justice work, specifically focusing on language and outreach strategies that uplift and empower historically neglected communities in environmental work. 6-7:30 p.m., Clean Water Action Maryland, 1120 N. Charles St.

In Our Own Words – Reading Series: A reading series. 6-8 p.m., Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St.

Transforming Community with Food: Local industry leaders will talk about building and transforming communities with food. 6-8 p.m., Humanim, 1701 N. Gay St.

Strike Wave: Educators Revolt, from West Virginia to Baltimore: Eric Blanc presents his brand new book on the wave of teacher-led agitation against austerity and for education for all, with special guests from 5 school districts in Maryland to discuss social justice educator organizing in their school districts and statewide. 7-9 p.m., Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St.

Civilian Review Board: The Civilian Review Board of Baltimore City is an independent agency in the city through which members of the public can issue a complaint against officers of various law enforcement units. 6 p.m., L.I.F.E. Church Ministries, 3820 S. Hanover St, Brooklyn.

Friday, June 21.

Head Start Hiring Event – Baltimore County: Full and part-time Head Start positions are now open. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Kenwood Head Start/Early Head Start Center, 4601 Fullerton Ave.

Saturday, June 22.

Help Build a Playground at Westport Homes: Help Westport Homes build a playground in partnership with KaBOOM!, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., 2343 Norfolk St.

Standards of Excellence Conference: Event highlighting progressive measures to chart a positive path for the future of black men, black children and black families in Baltimore. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Baltimore City Community College, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave.

First Time Homebuyer Workshop, HUD Approved: Workshop will cover the entire process of financing and owning your first home. 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Morrell Park Community Center, 2651 Tolley St.

Pollinator Appreciation and Summer Celebration: Learn more about native plants that support our precious pollinators. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Herring Run Nursery, 6131 Hillen Rd.

Sunday, June 23.

Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America June General Body Meeting: June general body monthly meeting. Attendees are encouraged to find out more about our organizing and where your place is in the movement. All are welcome. 2-4:30 p.m., Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, 2239 Kirk Ave.

Monday, June 24.

Fair Elections Press Conference and Bill Kickoff: Rally to support City Councilperson Kristerfer Burnett as he introduces a bill to create the Fair Elections Fund and Commission. 4-6 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

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

Elevation Awards Annual Showcase: The Elevation Awards Awardees received seed funding to develop a diverse array of programs, from opening furniture banks to creating a drop in center for LGBTQ+ youth. Come celebrate their successes, hear about next steps. 6:30-8 p.m., Studio 4, 235 Holliday St.

Tuesday, June 25.

Bystander Training: Workshop designed for service providers, faith leaders, and community members who are interested in learning how to help prevent and respond to immigration raids or detentions in neighborhoods and businesses. 6 p.m., Casa Maryland de Baltimore, 2224 E. Fayette St.

NAACP June Policy Forum: Our City is Not For Sale: Public Forum begins immediately after the NAACP Membership Meeting. 6-9 p.m., Arena Players, 801 McCulloh St.

Harbel Community Organization Annual Meeting: Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young will be the keynote speaker and newly elected board members will be introduced. 6:30 p.m., Zeke’s Coffee, 4719 Harford Rd.

Poetry and Conversation: Jericho Brown: Jericho Brown is the author of the collection “The Tradition.” He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 6:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Wednesday, June 26.

Transform Lexington Market: Town Hall Meeting: A meeting to discuss the redevelopment of Lexington Market. You will have the opportunity to hear from the redevelopment team, discuss your experiences at the market, and share your perspective on what you would like to see in the new market. Food will be provided and childcare will be available onsite. 6-8 p.m., Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St.

D. Watkins in Conversation with Lisa Snowden-McCray: To mark the fifth anniversary of his first print publication, D.’s coming to Red Emma’s for a conversation with the essential Lisa Snowden-McCray of the Baltimore Beat for a conversation about what’s changed, what remains to change, and how his new book, “We Speak for Ourselves,” fits into this picture. 7-9 p.m., Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St.

Sunrise Movement Baltimore Hub Watch Party to #ChangeTheDebate: Watch the first night of the first set of Democratic primary debates. We’ll build community and continue to mount social media pressure around the candidates to make sure they address the climate crisis with the urgency that it requires. 8-11 p.m., Location TBD.

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