Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—8/15-8/21

From the JHU Sit-In / Photo by Brandon Soderberg

Wednesday, August 14.

The Feed 2019: Event to offer accessible resources for those experiencing unstable housing or actively recovering from addiction or trauma. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Ynot Lot, 4 W. North Ave.

Fayette Street Pocket Park Cleanup: Pick up litter, trim the plants, and do some weeding will keep the gardens looking great. Gloves, tools, and trash bags provided. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fayette Street Pocket Park, 3000 E. Fayette St.

LGBTQ Public Safety Committee Meeting: The Public Safety Committee of the Mayor’s LGBTQ Commission. Current and prospective members welcome. 6:30-8 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Thursday, August 15.

JHU Sit-in Open Meeting: First open meeting since the Johns Hopkins University occupation and sit-down with administrators. Share feedback and prepare next steps. 6:30 – 8 p.m., 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St.

Court Support Volunteer Training: Join in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors and learn more about how to support Baltimore’s compañerxs via accompaniment to court dates and ICE check-ins. 7-8:30 p.m., Govans Boundary Parish UMC, 5210 York Rd.

Committee Night Potluck: Food and community organizing. 6-8:30 p.m., Communities United, 2221 Maryland Ave., Second Floor.

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service Homeowners Clinic: MVLS is seeking volunteer attorneys for this one-time clinic to assist homeowners with identifying basic estate and deed issues to increase their housing stability.  3-7 p.m., 29th Street Community Center, 300 E. 29th St.

Council President’s Legislative Town Hall: Council President Brandon Scott wants your feedback on the City Council’s priorities through 2020. 6:30-8 p.m., Baltimore City Community College, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave.

Transit Choices August Meeting: Transit Choices seeks to support the development of a transportation system which attracts and serves residents, businesses and visitors to grow Baltimore. 8-9:30 a.m., Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E. North Ave.

Civilian Review Board Meeting: 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. 6-9 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Conversation For A Cause With FreeState Justice: Join the Pride Center of Maryland and FreeState Justice, Maryland’s LGBTQ advocacy organization for a conversation about issues facing the LGBTQ community in the state and help set the 2020 policy agenda. 6-7 p.m., GLCCB, 2530 N. Charles St., Third Floor.

Book Release, “From Heretic to Housewife”: “Heretic to Housewife” is the debut book of collected essays by Baltimore-based artist Rahne Alexander. 7 p.m., Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St.

Friday, August 16.

The Great Baltimore Symphony Lockout Continues: Join picketers at at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.

Saint Agnes Red Cross Blood Drive: Schedule your life-saving donation today. Go to Redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: stagnes. 8 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Saint Agnes Healthcare, 900 S. Caton St.

Saturday August 17.

Art Law Clinic: Artists (of all mediums) may receive a $5, 30-minute consultation with an attorney at this event.  1-4 p.m., Maryland Art Place, 218 W. Saratoga St.

Youth Rally/March Black Is Beautiful!: Free breakfast and march. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Carey and Cumberland Park.

Baltimore Homeless Festival: This event will provide services for all including mobile showers, haircuts, health screenings, veteran services, employment services, criminal record expungement, dental services, legal services, etc. Admission is free for this event. Noon – 6 p.m., The Care Group at Safe Harbor, 1200 N. Fremont Ave.

Volunteering at the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap: Make sure that our city’s teachers are well equipped to provide a quality educational experience for their students by volunteering to sort and inventory donations and run the check out counter. 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m., Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap, 1794 Union Ave.

Sunday August 18.

Visit Detainees in Maryland Immigration Detention Centers: Learn about a program for volunteers to visit detainees in Maryland immigration detention centers. 3-4 p.m., Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St.

Film Screening: “Lom Nava Love”: Centered on the work of community organizer Shirley Foulks and directed by Youth Resiliency Institute founder Fanon Hill, “Lom Nava Love” documents Foulks’ engagement with families in public housing and how she uses art to communicate the abilities, strengths and power to effect change that black families innately possess. A post-screening discussion with Mr. Hill and Ms. Foulks will follow. 2 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St.

Monday August 19.

We’ve got nothing. Please send us your events for this day.

Tuesday, August 20.

BEE General Membership Meeting: Gather monthly with Baltimoreans for Educational Equity to strategize and prepare for education actions at the district, city, and state level. 7 p.m., Miller’s Court, 2601 N. Howard Street, Ste. 300.

Wednesday, August 21.

Wednesdays at Free Farm: Wednesday Food Rescue at the Baltimore Free Farm continues. Bring a bag, bring a friend, take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Noon – 1 p.m., Baltimore Free Farm, 3508 Ash St.

Book Bag Program: Book Bag and School Supply Program Servicing the students of Booker T. Washington Middle School and Union Baptist Head Start. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Booker T. Washington Middle School, 1301 McCulloh St.

Sweet Meet & Greet: Sweet Meet with Principal Slayton (elementary) and Principal Halsey (middle) and join the principals and staff of The Belair-Edison School for a sweet treat. 3-5 p.m., Brehms Lane Public Charter School, 3536 Brehms Lane.