Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—10/9-10/16

Wednesday, October 9.

Fayette Street Pocket Park Cleanup: A quick 30 minutes to pick up litter, trim plants, and do some weeding. Gloves, tools, and trash bags provided. 4:30 p.m., Fayette Street Pocket Park, 3000 E. Fayette St.

Mayor Young’s Hispanic Heritage Awards and Celebration: Celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx community to Baltimore City. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Political Action Committee Meeting: The 2020 legislative session and Baltimore City elections are around the corner. Help shape a bold legislative agenda and action plan to hold elected leaders accountable. 6:30-8:30 p.m., NAACP – Baltimore Branch, 8 W. 26th St.

Thursday, Oct. 10.

Baltimore City Health Department Naloxone Training: Don’t Die is a campaign of the Baltimore City Health Department focused on reducing the stigma of addiction, promoting substance use disorder treatment, and educating the public to recognize and educating the public to recognize and respond to an overdose with the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone. Join the BCHD team each month, and learn how to save a life from an opioid overdose. Noon-1 p.m., Baltimore City Health Department, 1001 E. Fayette St.

Mondawmin Tree Plantings: Tree planting projects are rain or shine, so wear proper clothes and sturdy closed-toe shoes. Trees, gloves, tools, and training provided. Noon-3 p.m., 2310 Whittier Ave.

Baltimore Reproductive Health Happy Hour Redux: Attendees will discuss the latest news and seek to demystify sexual and reproductive health and rights. 5-7 p.m., Helmand Kabobi Cafe, 855 N. Wolfe St., Suite E and D.

Community Conversation with the CEO: Join CEO Sonja Santelises and senior district leaders at in-person and online events throughout the 2019-20 school year. This event will focus on Literacy from the Blueprint for Success. Childcare, refreshments, and interpretation will be provided. 6-8 p.m., Roland Park Elementary/Middle, 5207 Roland Ave.

Friday, October 11.

Increasing Access and Inclusion in the Social Innovation Ecosystem: It may come as no surprise that the average entrepreneur profile skews towards white, male, and well-off. A number of players in Baltimore’s social innovation ecosystem are making concerted efforts to combat these barriers to entry so that knowledge, resources, and funding can reach nontraditional entrepreneurs. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Ave.

Saturday, October 12.

Soul’d Out Saturday: Cleaning Up Oliver Community Farm: Pick up trash and beautify the farm and its surrounding area. 9 a.m. – noon, Oliver Community Farm, Ellsworth Street.

October Tree Planting in Herring Run Park: Tree Planting along the Herring Run Park Trail near Sinclair Avenue and Parkside Drive. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Herring Run Park, 4200 Parkside Drive.

Youth In Action: Youth artwork on sale, interactive art stations, an open mic, free food, and more. Noon-4 p.m., The Downtown Cultural Arts Center, 401 N. Howard St.

Until We’re All Free: Criminalization of Communities of Color: Panel discussion, facilitated by immigration and reproductive justice activist Alejandra Pablos, will focus on the notion of disposability, and on the dehumanization of Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other marginalized communities that has facilitated atrocities past and present. The speakers will discuss their work, and how they and others have been impacted by criminalization, and what can be done to fight it. 7-10 p.m., Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., $5 suggested donation.

Sunday, October 13.

Neighbors Without Walls: Feeding the Homeless and Hungry: On the second Sunday of each month volunteers, prep, package, and distribute meals, water, clothing, and care packages to homeless residents of Baltimore City. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Terra Cafe, 101 E. 25th St.

Preparing for 2020 and Beyond: Audience members, panelists, and representatives from various organizations will explore how to build a broad base of informed and engaged citizens. 2-4 p.m., The Mansion at Great Blacks in Wax Museum, 1649 E. North Ave.

Monday, October 14.

Community Policing Town Hall: Police & Community Relations in Baltimore: Join current and former Baltimore Ravens’ players Anquan Boldin, Mark Ingram, Matt Lawrence, and former NFL Player and Baltimore Native Joel Gamble, along with Baltimore City officials, candidates, and Baltimore residents for an open conversation about policing, our community, and smart justice reform. 5:15 – 8 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St.

Tuesday, October 15.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Event: Candle lighting and memorial. 6:30-8 p.m., McKeldin Fountain, 101 E. Pratt St.

Baltimore Youth Biking Meetup: Bikemore is hosting a meet up focused on youth bike programming. The goal is to share resources and experiences, for people to be able to share what they’ve learned and ask questions, and to figure out how we can best support each other moving forward. 6:30-8 p.m., Bikemore, 2209 Maryland Ave.

Consent Decree Monitoring Team Public Report Forum: Meeting is an opportunity to talk about the progress of the Consent Decree from both the Monitor and BPD’s perspective. 6-8 p.m., Saint Veronica Roman Catholic Church, 806 Cherry Hill Rd.

How Baltimore Ceasefire Fights for Peace, Cuts Violence in Half: Data analyst  Peter Phalen will be at the next Real Talk Tho to talk about how he found this data and what it could mean for the city. 6-9 p.m., Ida B’s Table, 235 Holliday St.

Wednesday, October 16.

Baltimore Pride 2020 Planning Committee Interest Meeting: Help give back to the community by assisting with planning a safe, exciting Baltimore Pride celebration. 6:30-8 p.m., GLCCB, 2530 N. Charles St.

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