Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—10/30-11/6

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.

Thursday, October 31.

Food Rescue at Pratt Library Orleans Street: Come to the library, bring a bag, take home delicious free food. Noon-1 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1303 Orleans St.

Friday, November 1.

Baltimore Book Festival: Author talks, book sales, panel discussions and more. November 1-3. Baltimore Inner Harbor.

Ceasefire meets Dinner and a Movie: Dinner and a Movie will be co-operating with Ceasefire Baltimore to help build the first days of a better world. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Belair and Erdman Ave.

Saturday, November 2.

Audubon Habitat Team: Help maintain the park’s bird habitat. Tools, gloves, water, and snacks provided. 9-10:30 a.m., Patterson Park.

Baltimore GROW Tree Giveaway: Free trees for Baltimore City residents. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Stillmeadow Community Fellowship, 5110 Frederick Ave.

Baltimore American Indian Center Native American Heritage Month Celebration: A day of dancing, drumming, food and other family friendly activities. Noon-3 p.m., Baltimore American Indian Center, 111 S. Broadway St.

Sunday, November 3.

Baltimore Creatives Community Meet-Up: Find solutions about current issues involving the creative community within the city of Baltimore. 6 p.m., The Grotto, 4401 Fait Ave.

Monday, November 4.

Homeless Love Feast: Prepare a healthy meal and help serve it. 4-6 p.m., Baltimore Rescue Mission, 4 N. Central Ave.

SWOP Baltimore Open Meeting: This meeting will be specifically geared towards preparing for December 17, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. We will discuss the current work of SWOP Baltimore and also solicit participation in pulling off our largest event of the year. 6-8 p.m., Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E. North Ave.

Tuesday, November 5.

Committee Vote: Baltimore Fair Election Fund (CB19-0403): The Baltimore City Council’s Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on September 17 where members of the coalition and community leaders testified in support of the program. The committee will now vote on CB19-0403 which will finalize the details of the Fair Election Fund. The hearing is open to the public. 10-11 a.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

State of Our Schools: A Convo About Our 45th District Schools: A conversation about the state of our schools featuring Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelises, Dr. William “Brit” Kirwan, Chairman of the Kirwan Commission, and Kimberly Humphries, Esq Legislative Council for the ACLU of Maryland. 5:30-7 p.m., REACH Partnership School, 2555 Harford Rd.

The People’s Town Hall: Join the Campaign for Justice, Safety, and Jobs along with members of the community to discuss police use of force on youth, consent decree updates, and more. 6 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill.

Revisiting the Reservation: Baltimore’s Lumbee Indian Community: Through ethnography and archival research, and in collaboration with the elders, Ashley Minner is mapping the historic Lumbee community and developing a walking tour. Her study asks: What is the relationship between identity and place? How has the identity of the Baltimore Lumbee community been shaped by the place our people have inhabited for the past 70+ years? How has the presence of our people shaped the place? What will it mean if we no longer inhabit the place? 6:30-7:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Wednesday, November 6.

City Council: Cyber Attacks: Awareness, Prevention, and Mitigation: The first hearing of the City Council’s Cybersecurity and Emergency Preparedness Committee. 5-7 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Democratic Socialists of America November New Member Happy Hour: We’ll get to know each other, talk a bit about the organization and our work, and have some laughs. 6-9 p.m., Walt’s Inn, 3201 O’Donnell St.

Queer Suppers: Housing and food insecurity is real for too many LGBTQ folx in Baltimore. If you could use a meal and some supportive time with Queer and Trans community, come by Queer Suppers. 7-8:30 p.m., Baltimore Safe Haven, 2117 N. Charles St.

Pimlico Special Meeting: Information regarding deal recently announced by the City, State and Track Owner Stronach. 7-9 p.m., Mt. Washington Conference Center, 5801 Smith Ave.

Combatants for Peace Speaking Tour: For over a decade, Combatants for Peace has embodied and served as a model for our values of freedom, democracy, security and dignity for all. 7-9 p.m., Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St.

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