Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—2/12-2/19

Wednesday, February 12.

Vision 2020 Park Heights: A New Path Forward:  A discussion about what this new decade in Park Heights will look like. 6-8 p.m., Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging, 4501 Reisterstown Rd.

Thursday, February 13.

Youth Voice 2020: Youth Mayoral Candidate Forum: Heartsmiles of Baltimore, Community Law in Action, and  Friends School of Baltimore have teamed up to produce a series of youth led, youth focused mayoral candidate forums. Each forum focuses on different issues related to youth in Baltimore. 6:30-8 p.m., Green Street Academy, 125 N. Hilton St.

Baltimore: A History of Structural Racism: Please join Baltimore Racial Justice Action and Morgan State University’s Institute for Urban Research as they screen The Associated Black Charities film “Baltimore: A History of Structural Racism.” 6:30-8:30 p.m., Jenkins Behavioral Science Building, Morgan State University, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane.

Friday, February 14.

Make Valentines for Animals: Celebrate a day of compassion by hanging out and writing valentine’s to McDonald’s executives together. We will also be writing letters to protest a new Maryland bill that would prohibit the tabling of veggie “meats” here: https://legiscan.com/MD/bill/SB188/2020. 11-12:30 p.m., Carma’s Cafe, 3120 St. Paul St.

Saturday, February 15.

Avenue Bakery Celebrates the Royal and Pennsylvania Avenue Theaters: Mark the 98th anniversary of the opening of the Royal Theater, then called the Douglass, at The Avenue Bakery. 1 p.m., The Avenue Bakery, 2229 Pennsylvania Ave.

Baltimore City Candidate Forum/Our Revolution Baltimore: All candidates for mayor, city council, council president, and comptroller have been invited for a chance to introduce themselves to members in preparation for our endorsement vote. 1:45 p.m., Walbrook Branch Library, 3203 W. North Ave.

Sunday, February 16.

Community Workshop: Know Your Rights: Do you know what to do when you’re stopped by the police? This training is to inform Marylanders of their rights so they can make informed decisions, be good witnesses when violations occur, and know their options for taking action. Presented by facilitator Brittany T. Oliver. Families are encouraged to attend together. 2-3 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

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, February 17.

President’s Day Mayoral Debate: Join the next #ValueMyVote2020 live-streamed debate on President’s Day, moderated by Wanda Keyes Heard, with panelists such as Ivan Bates Esq. and Ricarra Jones (SEIU1199) and more. 5:30-8 p.m., Function Coworking Community, 4709 Harford Rd.

Tuesday, February 18.

Community Conversation with the CEO – BMore Me: Join CEO Sonja Santelises and senior district leaders at in-person and online events throughout the 2019-20 school year. This event will focus on BMore Me: Equity within the Curriculum. Childcare, refreshments, and interpretation will be provided. For more information, please contact engagement@bcps.k12.md.us. 5:30-8 p.m., 1300 W. 36th St.

Real Talk Tho: Making Public Transportation More Equitable: Join The Real News and Baltimore Beat at their monthly public newsroom, Real Talk Tho, for a discussion about what people are doing to fix Baltimore’s deeply-entrenched transportation issues and how to join the fight. 6-9 p.m., Ida B’s Table, 235 Holliday St.

Wednesday, February 19.

February Commission on Sustainability Meeting: Please join commissioners and staff for our monthly Commission on Sustainability meeting. Meetings are open to the public. 5-7 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Community Forum: Druid Hill Park Aquatic Center Project: Community feedback session to review and discuss the updated Druid Hill Park Aquatic Center Plans. 6-8 p.m., Baltimore City Rec and Parks Headquarters, 3001 East Drive.

12th and 14th District Candidate Forum: Learn about the candidates running for the District 12 + District 14 Council Races! All registered candidates are invited. 7-9 p.m., Church of the Guardian Angel, 2629 Huntingdon Ave.

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