Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—6/26-7/3

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.

Thursday, June 27.

ICE Out of Baltimore/Fuera ICE de Baltimore: Protest outside of the Baltimore ICE Field Office. 6-8 p.m., 31 Hopkins Plaza.

B’more for Health Babies Safe Sleep Summit: An educational event for healthcare providers focused on addressing sleep related infant deaths in Baltimore City. 11:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Vollmer Center, 4915 Greenspring Ave.

Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Traci Parker examines the movement to racially integrate white-collar work and consumption in American department stores, and broadens our understanding of historical transformations in African American class and labor formation. 7-9 p.m., Red Emmas Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St.

Friday, June 28.

Stonewall Uprising Turns 50: Celebrating LGBTQ Heritage in Mt. Vernon: A walking tour exploring Baltimore’s LGBT milestones. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Waxter Center, 1000 Cathedral St., $10.  

Saturday, June 29. 

Steps Towards Justice Hike-a-thon: Event raises money for the group Advancing for Change and their juvenile justice work. June 29-30, Loch Raven Reservoir, 12460 Dulaney Valley Rd.

Recycling for Bicycling in Baltimore: Paint and rebuild bikes for neighbors of the Westport community. Volunteers welcome. Noon, 2223 Annapolis Rd.

Free Brake Light Clinic: Get your brake lights fixed free of charge. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mondawmin Mall, 2401 Liberty Heights Ave.

West Arlington Neighborhood Block Party: Music, food, and more. 5-9 p.m., 4300 Block of Fernhill Ave., $10-$20.

Liberation Through Reading: Schools Out For Summer Event: Gifting a variety of free Black centered children’s books by Black authors to Black children in Baltimore City. 1-4 p.m., Press Press, 427 N. Eutaw St.

PrattCon: A Universe of Stories: A daylong celebration of books, comic books, and comic book culture. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave.

Sunday, June 30.

June Lunch Patrol: Pre-Fourth of July Celebration: A brown bag lunch distribution to those in need throughout Baltimore City. 1 p.m., Greenmount Recreation Center, 2304 Greenmount Ave.

Neighborhood Cleanup and Cookout Party: Cleanup, food, games, and more. 10 a.m.. – 3 p.m., Robert Lewis Baker Park, 211 Key Highway.

Hepp Forest Therapy- A Guided Walk: The guide will offer a series of invitations to connect with nature. Prompts are given and participants invited to disperse and eventually return to a circle. 6-8 p.m., Hepp Park, 2399 Pinewood Ave.

Monday, July 1.

July Harwood Community Association Meeting: Community’s regular meeting. 6:30-8 p.m., The 29th Street Community Center, 300 E. 29th St.

Community Meeting for Proposed Mural: 901 Arts is excited to announce we will be painting the exterior of our building this summer under the direction of an experienced muralist, Iandry Randriamandroso. 6:30-7:30 p.m., 901 Arts, 901 Montpelier St.

No Water Rate Hikes Without Affordability and Accountability Rally: Citizens demand no water rate hikes without real affordability and accountability. 11 a.m. – noon. Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

GBDSA Socialist-Feminist Lgbtqia+ Meeting and Happy Hour: Join the socialist-feminist LGBTQIA+ caucus of the GBDSA for a monthly caucus meeting and happy hour to discuss socialist feminism, gender theory, reproductive justice, safe spaces, childcare and accessibility in our organizing spaces and LGBTQIA+ rights. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Marketplace, 520 Park Ave.

Tuesday, July 2.

Morrell Park Community Association Meeting: Review community business, hear from Baltimore City Police. 7 p.m., New Covenant Community United Church of Christ, 1805 Wickes Ave.

Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs in the Community: Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, & Police Commissioner Michael Harrison meet with members of the community and provide updates on policing and immigration. 5:30 – 7 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Southeast Anchor Branch, 3601 Eastern Ave.

Wednesday, July 3.

Pathways to Construction Careers: Meet face to face with recruitment professionals to pre-screen for construction opportunities in Baltimore and the surrounding area. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Edwards Workforce Center, 2848 W. Lafayette Ave.

Highlandtown Stoop Night: Meet neighbors and sit outside. 7 p.m., Intersection of Claremont and South Conkling St.