Free Up Village Community Schooling Co-op Interest Meeting. Learn about the Baltimore Free-up Village CSE, an African STEAM-focused educational cooperative that ties together the traditional and the innovative. Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m., 4 W. 26th St., facebook.com/events/730654583807611.
West Wednesday. Tawanda Jones, the sister of Tyrone West, a man killed in police custody in July 2013, has been gathering every Wednesday with other activists in the city to call attention to West’s death and police brutality in Baltimore. Jan. 17 and 24, usually held at the intersection of 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue, check facebook.com/justicefortyronewest for details.
The Citizens Advisory Committee for Accessible Transportation. Meeting of the volunteer advisory group to the MTA. Members of the committee are the eyes and ears of the MTA transit system and all meetings are open to the public. Jan. 18, 1-2 p.m., William Donald Schaefer Building, 6 St. Paul St., mta.maryland.gov/cacat.
J20 Defense Fundraiser. Baltimore Bicycle Works hosts a fundraiser party supporting the legal defense of the 200-plus people mass-arrested for participating in a peaceful march last year at Trump’s inauguration. Jan. 19, 6-8 p.m., Baltimore Bicycle Works, 1813 Falls Road, (410) 605-0705, baltimorebicycleworks.com.
Women’s March Baltimore 2018. March to celebrate the anniversary of the inaugural Women’s March. Event begins with a rally at War Memorial Plaza followed by an eight-block march to McKeldin Square. Jan. 20, 11 a.m., baltimorewomensmarch.org.
Brewers Hill Neighbors 1 Year Anniversary Party. Celebrate one year of the Brewer’s Hill Neighbors. RSVP required. Jan. 20, 2-5 p.m., St. Gerard’s Yma Inc., 3513 Foster Ave., eventbrite.com/e/brewers-hill-neighbors-1-year-anniversary-party-tickets-41574827428?aff=es2.
City Council Meeting. Meeting of the Baltimore City Council. Jan. 22, 5 p.m., City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St., Suite 400, baltimore.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
Community Open Forum. Learn about community updates, the latest on the closing of the Target at Mondawmin Mall, and more. Jan. 22, 6-8 p.m., Bon Secours Community Works, 26 N. Fulton Ave., eventbrite.com/e/community-open-forum-tickets-41607598447?aff=es2.
Artscape and Baltimore Book Fest Info Session. Information session for anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, both held by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jan. 23, 6-7 p.m., Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., (443) 263-4347, facebook.com/promoandarts.
Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting – NORTHEAST. Learn how to support the February Ceasefire, make important community connections, and learn more about Baltimore Ceasefire. Jan. 23, 7-9 p.m., Morgan State University, Behavioral and Social Sciences Building, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, baltimoreceasefire.com.
Baltimore Child Abuse Center’s Annual Community Gathering. The group’s annual community gathering, featuring a keynote address from Lourdes Padilla of the Maryland Department of Human Services. Jan. 24, 5-7 p.m., Sinai Hospital’s Zamoiski Auditorium, 2401 W. Belvedere Ave., eventbrite.com/e/annual-community-gathering-tickets-41463903652?aff=es2.