Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—12/11-12/18

Wednesday, December 11.

Board of Estimates Meeting: Council President Scott will chair a meeting of the Board of Estimates. 9 a.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

Soul Talk Series: Racism with Aaron Jones and Devin Allen: Soul Talk is a Series hosted by Women’s Daily Post and Movement Lab that will challenge and push us all out of our comfort zone. 7-9 p.m., Movement Lab, 301 W. 29th St.

Thursday, November 12.

Picket Line at Marriott Waterfront: Over the past months, workers at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront have been making progress toward their first collective bargaining agreement. 3:30-5 p.m., Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna St.

Baltimore City School Board Forum: Procurement Policy: The Board of School Commissioners wants to hear your thoughts as they begin work to update the procurement policies, including policies related to working with minority and women business enterprises. 6-8 p.m., Baltimore City Public Schools District Office, 200 E. North Ave.

Certain Days: 2020 Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar: The Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar is required reading for radicals, leftists, and all who support political prisoners and advocate the end of mass incarceration. 7-10 p.m., Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St.

Friday, December 13.

Regional Transit Plan Commission Meeting: The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration will convene the sixth Commission meeting of the Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan. 9 a.m. – noon, Baltimore City Housing Authority: 417 E. Fayette St.

Saturday, December 14.

Civic Saturday: A Community Forum: Learn what the 2020 census means for Baltimore. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Weinberg Y in Waverly, 900 E 33rd St.

Sunday, December 15.

Maryland Legislative Summit: Presentations by legislative speakers on how the General Assembly works, key legislative priorities for the 2020 session, and how to take action. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., UMBC Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department, UMBC Engineering Building, 21250.

Informal Discussion: Talking About Racism w/ Friends and Family: This is a space to gather resources, share strategies and practice the skills needed for white folks to take responsibility for educating themselves and confronting racism in their own communities. 6-8:30 p.m., Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St.

Monday, December 16.

December Educational Meeting: Policy Advocacy: Discuss the legislative process, learn about various harm reduction groups’ plans for this year, strategize your involvement, discuss other policy advocacy beyond Annapolis, and more. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young’s Pimlico Race Course Info Session: Join Mayor Young for an informational session regarding the future of Pimlico and the transformative community development opportunities for surrounding neighborhoods. 6:30-8 p.m., Pimlico Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Ave.

Tuesday, December 17.

Kaiser Permanente and BMHA Present Mind Health: Shop Talk: Self Care During the Holidays: The talk will feature Ms. Melzetta “Mele” Williams, J.D.,  an award-winning trainer, writer, and founder of the female empowerment brand See Jane Smile. 6-8 p.m., Rhythm Cuts Barbershop and Salon, 2463 Frederick Ave.

2019 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act Draft Plan Public Meeting: The Maryland Department of the Environment has drafted a comprehensive, economy-wide plan to dramatically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. 6-8:30 p.m., Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Blvd.

Wednesday, December 18.

Blood Drive at Belvedere Square: ChoiceOne Urgent Care in partnership with University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, the American Red Cross and Belvedere Square is hosting a blood drive series. 1-6 p.m., ChoiceOne Urgent Care, 600 E. Belvedere Ave., Suite A.

Sustainability Commission: December Meeting: Prepare for the upcoming legislative session. 4-6 p.m., Baltimore Office of Sustainability, 417 E. Fayette St.

Penn Station MARC Riders Group General Membership Meeting: Group meets monthly to talk about actions members can take to improve MARC service, including advocating for an express train to D.C. 8 p.m., City Arts 2, 1700 Greenmount Ave.

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