Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—11/6-11/13

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.

Thursday, November 7.

LGBTQ Affairs Strategic Plan Feedback Session: Enoch Central: Before the strategic plan is officially adopted, and to ensure the plan is well-vetted by community, the organization is looking for community members to give feedback and confirmation that this plan captures accurately the issues that face our community. 6-7 p.m., Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Friday, November 8.

Home is Here! Welcome Rally in Baltimore: Join Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young, CASA, and Baltimore DACA and TPS holders and allies in welcoming the #HomeisHere march from New York as they pass through Baltimore en route to Washington, D.C. for oral arguments on the termination of DACA at the Supreme Court. 1:45-3:30 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

BYKE for Fun(ds): BYKE for FUN(ds) is a fundraiser celebration of five years of sucess and youth members. Come and see what BYKE is all about. Hear from youth members. 5-8 p.m., Baltimore Youth Kinetic Energy Collective, 403 E. Oliver St., $50.

Arches & Access Evening Wander Walking Tour: Light City comes to Druid Hill. Come out for a free walking tour featuring history of the park, the challenging impacts of surrounding highways on local neighborhoods, engineering behind the ongoing reservoir construction, and efforts to better access Druid Hill Park through participatory transportation planning. The tour will feature a light art installation at  Druid Hill Park Gate and be led by the artist himself, Graham Coreil-Allen. 7-9 p.m., 2600 Madison Ave.

Saturday, November 9.

Baltimore Delegation Education Town Hall: Join the Baltimore Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly to learn more about the Education Blueprint for Maryland and how it will impact Baltimore. 9 a.m. – noon. Morgan State University Earl Graves School of Business, 4100 Hillen Rd.

Veteran’s Day Tree Planting: Honor Veterans by planting trees. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1 Safari Place.

Downtown Family Public Safety Forum w/ BPD Commissioner Harrison: Join the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance (DBFA) and Councilman Eric T. Costello for a forum to address Downtown Baltimore family concerns with Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Michael Harrison. Childcare is available. Noon – 1:30 p.m., Federal Hill Prep Auditorium, 1040 St.

Sunday, November 10.

Baltimore Green Party Membership Meeting and Social Hour: Agenda topics include: steering committee officer and delegate to MGP election, a bylaws amendment, a proposal to join the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition, and a proposal to form three committees. 4-7 p.m., Function Coworking Community, 4709 Harford Rd.

Monday, November 11.

COP Walk (Citizens on Patrol): Citizens on Patrol unites residents with local police and city services. Union Square residents walk the neighborhood for one hour every month, noting crime, safety concerns, grime, and community issues that need attention and resolution. 7-8 p.m., Intersection of Lombard and Stricker.

Tuesday, November 12.

Bridging The Two Park Heights: The Park Heights Neighborhood is ingrained into Baltimore‘s Jewish and African American life and history. While Park Heights encompasses only a few square miles, the experiences of residents can be vastly different from one another. Join your neighbors and community leaders to start a conversation on how to reconnect Park Heights. 7-8:30 p.m., C.C. Jackson Recreation Center, 4910 Park Heights Ave.

Racism and Intersections of Jewish Identity: In this workshop we will discuss the issue of racism, one of the most insidious systems that white supremacy has fostered in order to sustain itself. 7-9 p.m., Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 N. Charles St.

Wednesday, November 13.

Free Expungements at Men and Families Center with MD Legal Aid: Come out and get your records expunged for free at the Men and Families Center, Inc. Noon-4 p.m., The Men and Families Center, 2222 Jefferson St.

Greenmount Rec Green Space Unveiling: After two years the Greenmount Recreation Center Green Space (2304 Greenmount Ave.) project is celebrating it’s opening. 3:30-5 p.m., Greenmount Recreation Center, 2304 Greenmount Ave.

Speak Out Against Sewage! Rally and City Council Hearing: Sewage doesn’t belong in our streets – or our homes. Speak out against this costly public health hazard at Baltimore City Council’s upcoming hearing on sewage backups and a pre-hearing rally. 5-6:30 p.m. War Memorial Plaza, 101 North Gay St.

LGBTQ Community Conversation with Dr. Dzirasa: Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, in partnership with Baltimore City LGBTQ Affairs, invites the LGBTQ community of Baltimore to a special conversation. 6-8 p.m., The Jacques Journey Center, 880 Park Ave.

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 our elected leaders accountable. Light refreshments will be served. 6:30-8:30 p.m., NAACP: Baltimore City Branch, 8 W. 26th St.

Jordan Stein: Avidly Reads Theory w/Rahne Alexander, Drew Daniel: Avidly―the online magazine founded in 2012 by Sarah Blackwood & Sarah Mesle and supported by the Los Angeles Review of Books―specializes in short-form critical essays devoted to the intersection of expertise and passion. 7-10 p.m., Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St.

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