Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—11/13-11/20

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.

Thursday, November 14.

Protest Against Under Armour and Marriott: Communities United Youth Organizing Leadership Academy will lead this protest against Under Armour and Marriott in Harbor East. 5-7 p.m., National Katyn Memorial.

Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting: Make plans to attend to discuss how you can help Baltimore between now and the next February 2020 Ceasefire weekend and beyond. 5:30-7 p.m., 2122 Maryland Ave.

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., The Y in Druid Hill, 1609 Druid Hill Ave.

Friday, November 15.

Baltimore City Geographic information System Day: An opportunity to learn about how GIS is being used across different departments and learn about the GIS tools and data that are available to the public to gather insights on city issues. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Baltimore City Enterprise GIS Services, 401 E. Fayette St.

This Land is Not Your Land: Community Gardens and Land Precarity: Threats to land access and land rights loom large when organizing and sustaining community garden and urban farming movements. Whitelock Community Farm, Pop Farm, Black Yield Institute, and Filbert Street Garden all provide spaces where their communities can thrive, offering neighborhood events, educational programs, and increased access to beauty, nature, and healthy foods. 6-7:30 p.m., Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St.

Saturday, November 16.

America Recycles Day: Bin Sale, Plastic Bag Takeback: Recycling bins will be on sale at deeply discounted rates. Baltimore residents can purchase the 25-gallon bin w/lid for $10, and the smaller 18-gallon bins are on sale for $4. 9 a.m. – noon, Baltimore Community Toolbank, 1224 Wicomico St.

2019 PPM Community Resource Fair: With this resource fair, Planned Parenthood is working towards their goal of fully addressing the needs of patients and the community. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mondawmin Mall, 2401 Liberty Heights Ave.

Transportation & Transit at Our Revolution Baltimore Meeting: Discuss the current state of affairs of the transportation system and what we can do to fix it. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Orleans Street Branch Library, 1301 Orleans St.

Sunday, November 17.

Hang out and Get Involved – Part 2: Brainstorm and organize with members of the JHU Sit-In. 1-3 p.m., Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC, 401 E. 30th St.

DIS University: Universal Basic Income and Public Health: Join Dr. Leana Wen, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University School of Public Health, with filmmaker and journalist Whitney Mallett, as they discuss the effects of public policy on health outcomes. 2-3 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive.

Trans March of Resilience: Before this year’s Trans Walk of Resilience Ball, we will have a rally, then march from the YNOT Lot to the 2640 Space, where the ball will be held. 3:30-4:45 p.m., The Ynot Lot, 2 W. North Ave.

Monday, November 18.

Water Justice Victory: Final Vote: Mark the final passage vote on the Water Accountability & Equity Act. This landmark legislation will transform Baltimore’s water system, ensuring that everyone has access to affordable water service and a transparent dispute resolution process. 4:45-6:45 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Tuesday, November 19.

Community Conversation with the CEO: Meet with Baltimore City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises. This event will focus on Blueprint: Student Wholeness. 5:30-8 p.m., Achievement Academy @ Harbor City, 2201 Pinewood Ave.

Wednesday, November 20.

Sustainability Commission November Meeting: Reducing Waste: Hear visions for a cleaner, sustainable and more equitable Baltimore. 4-6 p.m., City of Baltimore Department of Planning, 417 E. Fayette St.

Joint Harwood Community Association and Abell Improvement Association Potluck Meeting: The Abell Improvement Association and the Harwood Community Association will hold a joint meeting with a potluck dinner. 6:30-7:51 p.m., From 25th and 29th Street Between Guilford Avenue and Matthews St.

Charles Village Community Meeting: Community safety updates, Charles Village Community Benefits District updates, and more. 6:30-9 p.m., Saints Phillip and James Roman Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St.

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