Government Meetings and Activist, Social Justice Events—2/19-2/26

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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.

Thursday, February 20.

Douglass Homes “Know Your Rights” Teach-In: HUD RAB Delegate Rev. Annie Chambers discusses housing policy, tenant rights and housing elections. 5-7:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library – Orleans Street Branch, 1303 Orleans St.

A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Housing Mobility: An awards ceremony and panel discussion to reflect on 25 years since Thompson v. HUD and discuss the present and future of housing mobility for public housing residents throughout the Baltimore region. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St.

Parent and Community Advisory Board Meeting: PCAB advises the City Schools’ CEO and the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners about how parents, families, the community, and educators can collaborate to help our youth succeed. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Baltimore City Public Schools District Office, 200 E. North Ave.

Friday, February 21.

Yes, Service Providers Can Change Policy (February Education Meeting): Please join Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition’s policy team to build your policy analysis and advocacy skills, especially as we gear up for Harm Reduction Advocacy Day in Annapolis. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition, 116 E. 25th St.

Advocacy Gathering: Local Police Control and Dignity Not Detention: Planning action and advocacy around two crucial pieces of state legislation. 6-8 p.m., Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E. North Ave.

Saturday, February 22.

Backstage at Center Stage: Free open house features tours, music, and more. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St.

Business and Nonprofit Resource Fair: This free event is an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs and nonprofits to connect, learn, and discover local resources. Network, learn about the resources offered by many local agencies, and attend presentations on business and nonprofit topics. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Team46 Legislative Town Hall: Join Senator Bill Ferguson, Delegate Luke Clippinger, Delegate Brooke Lierman, and Delegate Robbyn Lewis for a legislative town hall. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., National Federation of the Blind, 200 E. Wells St.  

Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste Launch: Frontline communities in South Baltimore and across the city have drafted, in partnership with Zero Waste national experts, a Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste. Noon-3 p.m., University of Maryland School of Social Work, 525 W. Redwood St.

Branko Marcetic: “Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden:” a discussion on how the Democratic establishment triangulated themselves into defeat. 7-9 p.m., Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St.

Sunday, February 23.

Poets For Dinner, Featuring T. Walker: Poetry, food, and more. 6-9 p.m., City Arts 2, 1700 Greenmount Ave.

Monday, February 24.

Mayoral Candidates Forum: RSVP now for this exciting opportunity to hear from Baltimore’s mayoral candidates on equity and the environment and their plans for our fair city. 6-8 p.m., Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 2812 Reisterstown Rd.

Tuesday, February 25.

Critical Conversations: Housing and Community Transformation: A series of panel discussions and conversations for community members interested in the intersection of faith and justice. 7-8:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8808 Harford Rd.

Wednesday, February 26.

School Information Session: School information session for families at closing schools in the southwest region. 4-6 p.m., Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School, 801 Bridgeview Rd.

Mayoral Transportation Forum: Voting local is the single most important thing you can do to make Baltimore a more livable city. Join us to hear from mayoral candidates about their visions for Baltimore’s transportation future. 6-8 p.m., The Real News Network, 231 Holliday St.