Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—9/25-10/2

Wednesday, September 25.

Charles Village Annual Community Meeting: Get updates from the Baltimore City Police Department, Baltimore City Mayor’s office, and more. 7 p.m., Saints Phillip and James Roman Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St.

The Case For Election Reform-An Educational Forum: An educational session on election reform solutions. 6:30 p.m., Function Coworking Community, 4709 Harford Rd.

Thursday, September 26.

Second Public Work Session: Water Accountability & Equity Act: Join the Baltimore Right to Water Coalition for the second work session for the Water Accountability & Equity Act. 10 a.m. – noon, Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

Together We Grow Resource Fair: A free community pop-up produce market offering fresh fruits and vegetables as well as important health screenings and resources. Noon-2 p.m., Chase Brexton Health Care,  1111 N. Charles St.

One Job Should Be Enough Rally for Baltimore Hotel Workers: Rally to support hotel workers working at various Baltimore City hotels. 5-8 p.m., The Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 2013 St. Paul St.

Health and Human Services Committee Meeting: The Health and Human Services Committee of the Mayor’s LGBTQ Commission. Current and prospective members welcome. 6-8 p.m. Chase Brexton Health Care, 1111 N. Charles St.

Baltimore City Budget 101: Learn about the comprehensive and strategic plan for the City of Baltimore’s FY2020 annual budget with representatives from Baltimore City agencies. 6-8 p.m., Baltimore City Community College, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave.

Census Community Grant Info Session: Baltimore is funding community-level Census outreach and technology to enable community members to complete the first-ever online Census. 6:30-8 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Southeast Anchor Branch, 3601 Eastern Ave.

Friday, September 27.

Rec 2025 Town Halls: Give the Department of Rec and Parks your feedback. Sept. 27-28. See website for dates and locations.

September Public Naloxone Training: Learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose with naloxone. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition, 116 E. 25th St.

Saturday, September 28.

Fix It Fair: Don’t Trash It, Fix It!: A free event hosted by the Station North Tool Library and the Enoch Pratt Free Library. At Fix It Fair, you’ll find tools, advice and materials to help you make common repairs on clothes, furniture, electronics, bikes, etc. Sept. 28-29. See link for locations.

Lower Herring Run BIG TIME Cleanup: In observation of National Public Lands Day, Friends of Herring Run Parks and Back River Restoration Committee are holding a big time cleanup in the Lower Herring Run. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1001 Evans Way.

Democracy Champions Training: The Democracy Champions training is designed to create a cadre of pro-democracy leaders that understand that democracy is the key to winning on the issues that matter: living wage, healthcare, climate justice, to name a few. 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Function Coworking Community, 4709 Harford Rd.

Soul Kitchen Fundraiser: Soul Kitchen is a free community meal served at Govans Presbyterian Church every Sunday throughout the year. 7-11 p.m., Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Rd.

Sunday, September 29.

Lasting Legacy Run: Join Runners4Justice for our September running tour.  As this summer marked the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in our country, this month’s run will focus on Baltimore’s role in the slave trade.  We will explore the connections between one of Baltimore’s wealthier neighborhoods and its history of being home to the largest number of city residents who owned slaves. 9-11 a.m., The Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St.

Monday, September 30.

Maryland Department of the Environment Listening Session on Sewage Building Backups: Building backups of raw sewage are a big problem in Baltimore. Over the past few decades, the number of sewage backups reported to Baltimore City has dramatically increased. 6-8 p.m., Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Blvd.

Hampden Community Council September General Meeting: Agenda to be announced. 7-8:30 p.m., Roosevelt Rec Center, 1221 W. 36th St.

Tuesday, October 1. 

Just Check The Box: SB196 and HB421 have become law and Maryland now has a modernized process for changing or selecting the correct gender marker. As of October 1, 2019 there will be three choices for gender marker in the state of Maryland. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, 6601 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie.

Wednesday, October 2.

Board of Estimates Meeting: Council President Scott will chair a meeting of the Board of Estimates. 9 a.m., Hyman A. Pressman Board Room, Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

Census 2020: Eliminating Bias: Members of the Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement will be discussing the importance of Census 2020, including rumors and the changes to the Census. Noon, Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Quarterly Community Schools Steering Committee Meeting: Baltimore City Public Schools and Family League co-chair the Community School Steering Committee as a group assembled to oversee the formal designation process, partnership development, conflict resolution and evaluation of Community Schools. 4-6 p.m., Baltimore City Public Schools District Office, 200 E. North Ave.

Elected Officials Forum: Meet and talk with the State Senators & Delegates representing our area. Let them know the issues and needs most important to you. 6-8 p.m., 2Hopkins, 2 Hopkins Place.

York Road Partnership General Meeting: Monthly meeting for the York Road Partnership. 7:15-8:30 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption-Govans, 5502 York Rd.

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