Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—10/23-10/30

Wednesday, October 23.

Voter Registration Drive: Look for the table to register to vote. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Calvin and Tina Tyler Student Center, 800 Wyman Park Drive.

Public Meeting: Charles Street Traffic: The Baltimore City Department of Transportation will hold a community meeting to discuss the status of the Friends School Entrance at North Charles Street. 6-8 p.m., Friends School of Baltimore, 5114 N. Charles St.

Community Conversations with Dr. Dzirasa: An opportunity for Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa and other Health Department senior leadership to hear directly from city residents about the state of health in our city and to help shape the department’s priorities moving ahead. 6-8 p.m., Bon Secours Community Works, 26 N. Fulton  Ave.

Thursday, October 24.

Value My Vote 2020 Candidates Forum: Any and all candidates running for office in Baltimore in 2020 are encouraged to come out and share their platform with voters. 6-8 p.m., Terra Cafe, 101 E. 25th St.

Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Forum: Baltimore City: Learn more about the Kirwan Commission’s policy recommendations, how those policy changes will impact Baltimore City Public Schools, and take action to demand that our legislators prioritize meaningful investment in our students, our schools, our community, and our collective future. 6-8 p.m., Dorothy I Height Elementary, 2011 Linden Ave.

From Twilight into Sunshine: Lgbtq+ History in Baltimore: Before language existed to identify persons whose gender expression and/or sexuality were non-conforming, nineteenth and early twentieth century local newspapers offered tantalizing clues that all was not straight and narrow. 6:30-8 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Twelfth City Council District Early Forum: This is an early chance to meet candidates and learn about their vision for Baltimore’s 12th city council district. All declared candidates are welcome to participate. 6:30-8:30 p.m., R. House, 301 W. 29th St.

Friday, October 25.

Pupusas for a Purpose Fundraiser for Separated Families: All proceeds will support family reunification services for children separated from their families at the southern U.S. border. 5:30-9 p.m., Restaurante El Salvador, 207 S. Broadway St.

Saturday, October 26.

Mayor’s Fall Clean Up: Community leaders from all over Baltimore can call to register their neighborhoods and volunteers to participate in this big cleaning event. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Francis Neighborhood Center, 2405 Linden Ave.

Art, Youth, and Justice Day at the BMA: This event will elevate the issues facing youth and activate your resolve to become part of the fight for youth justice reform. Noon-9:30 p.m., The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive.

Sunday, October 27.

Discussing: Mixed Race and Ethnicity: Join Baltimore Asian Resistance in Solidarity as we hold a presentation and discussion around mixed race and ethnicity identities and experiences. 6-8 p.m., Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul St.

Monday, October 28.

Stand With The People, Not DPW: Water Justice Now: A press conference before the second reader vote of Baltimore’s water equity bill — the Water Accountability and Equity Act  — to urge the Baltimore City Council to pass a strong bill. 4-5 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Baltimore City Council Meeting: Council President Brandon Scott will preside over a meeting of the Baltimore City Council. To see an agenda for this meeting, please visit Legistar. 5 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

Baltimore #FundOurSchools Parent Town Hall: The event is the second of a series of Baltimore City parent/guardian-focused town halls where we discuss how the ongoing historic Bradford lawsuit could impact public schools. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Virginia S. Baker Patterson Park Recreation Center, 2601 E. Baltimore St.

Tuesday, October 29.

Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting: Learn more about the Baltimore Ceasefire movement, pick up flyers and posters, and more. 6-7:30 p.m., Beth Am Synagogue, 2501 Eutaw Place.

Brown Lecture Series: Dorothy Butler Gilliam: Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.S. 7-8:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Wednesday, October 30.

Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis: Legislative Oversight: The first of a series of televised public hearings on critical public health issues impacting residents across Baltimore City. 5-8 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

NAACP Maryland Career and Resource Fair: Join the NAACP Maryland Conference for an evening aimed at connecting people with careers, career training, and financial empowerment. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Langston Hughes Community, Business & Resource Center, 5011 Arbutus Ave.

Jail Support Info Session: Come out to Baltimore Jail Support’s new volunteer meeting to learn how you can support folks coming out of jail. 7-8 p.m., The Undercroft, 2629 Huntingdon Ave.  

High Tea for Girls: This is a mentoring session for girls ages 7-18. We hope to have a room full of women to encourage, inspire, and uplift them. Noon-3 p.m., Samuel FB Morse Elementary, 424 S. Pulaski St.

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