Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—1/15-1/22

Wednesday, January 15.

Hearing #1: Equity and Structure Committee: The Equity and Structure Committee will begin hearings for seven government reform charter amendments. 5-7 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St.

Thursday, January 16.

Water Justice Victory Party: Join the Baltimore Right to Water Coalition to celebrate the passing and signing of the Water Accountability and Equity Act. 6-8 p.m., Suspended Brewing Company, 912 Washington Blvd.

Civilian Review Board Open Meeting: Civilian Review Board meeting to discuss several complaints lodged against officers within Baltimore City. Shortly thereafter, Meeting will also be broadcast on Facebook Live. 6-9 p.m., Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, 7 E. Redwood St.

Commemorate Dr. King Jr. Film Screening and Organizing Meeting: Free screening of “At The River I Stand” in memory of Dr. King Jr’s legacy and the Sanitation Workers Strike of 1968. After the film there will be a discussion of the Prisoners Solidarity Committee‘s Justice for Marlyn Barnes campaign and the upcoming Dr. King Jr. March: Say No to War & Racism. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Peoples Power Assembly, 2011 N. Charles St.

Friday, January 17.

Wreath Retirement and Post-Holiday Cleanup: Volunteers are needed to assist with the retirement of the wreaths and the removal of the holiday decorations. 8-11 a.m., Baltimore National Cemetery, 5501 Frederick Ave., Catonsville.

Saturday, January 18.

Criminal Justice Reform/ Our Revolution Baltimore: Speakers will be discussing the crucial work that they’re doing on criminal justice reform in the Baltimore region and the state. Melissa Badeker is lead organizer for the Baltimore County Justice Coalition, a new coalition that’s working on justice reform in Baltimore County. Nicole Hanson is Executive Director of Out for Justice, which advocates for the reform of policies and practices that adversely affect successful reintegration into society. 2:30-3:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Waverly Branch, 400 E. 33rd St. 

Circles of Voices Featuring Tawanda Jones: Join us for the next Circles of Voices, featuring Tawanda Jones, Baltimore’s modern-day freedom fighter. 6-9 p.m., Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E. North Ave.

Sunday, January 19.

Informal Discussion: Talking About Racism with 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 p.m., Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St.

Monday, January 20.

MLK Day Congressional Debate: Join DMVDailyNews for the ValueMyVote2020 MLK Day Congressional Debate, moderated by WOLB1010AM Morning Show Host, Larry Young. Panelists include Luke Broadwater, Caryn York, Ivan Bates, and Ricarra Jones. 5:30-8 p.m., Soul Harvest Church and Ministries, 2901 Druid Park Drive.

Tuesday, January 21.

Consent Decree Monitoring Team Eighth Quarterly Report Forum: The Consent Decree Monitoring Team is hosting its eighth forum to provide Baltimore residents with updates on the Baltimore Police Department reform process and hear the concerns in their communities. 6-8 p.m., New Song Academy, 1530 Presstman St.

Real Talk Tho: New Year, New City: The Real News is teaming up with Baltimore Beat to bring you some of the most compelling people who are working to create a more just, more equitable, and more diverse place to live. 6-9 p.m., Ida B’s Table, 235 Holliday St.

Wednesday, January 22.

Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities Meeting: The Board of the Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities consists of representatives of the mayor and city council as well as various appointed members. 1-3 p.m., The League for People with Disabilities, 1111 E. Coldspring Lane.

Baltimore Abortion Fund’s Five Year Celebration: The Baltimore Abortion Fund recently turned five years old. Come out and celebrate our work in helping individuals who live in and travel to Maryland who need abortion care but cannot afford the full cost of the procedure. Sweet 27 will generously donate a portion of the food and drink sales to The Baltimore Abortion Fund. 7-10 p.m., Sweet 27 Bakery and Cafe, 123 W. 27th St.

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