Wednesday, Oct. 18
West Wednesdays: Hear about the ongoing fight for police accountability in the Tyrone West case and all victims of police misconduct. This event happens every Wednesday. For more information, go to facebook.com/justicefortyronewest.
Park Heights Renaissance Community Resource Fair: Engage with your neighbors, discover new opportunities, and contribute to the growth of the beloved Park Heights community. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Renaissance Row Multi-Purpose Room, 4301 Park Heights Avenue. For more information, go to boldnewheights.org or call 410-664-4890.
Baltimore Speaks Oral History Association Meet-Up: Join Baltimore area oral historians and friends for informal conversation and networking. This event is sponsored by Baltimore Speaks, a group of city-based oral historians who have come together for education, training and collaboration. It is being held in conjunction with the national Oral History Association conference in Baltimore, Oct. 18-21, 5 p.m. at R&R Taqueria, 2 East Lombard Street. For more information, go to oralhistory.org.
Family and Community Board Forum: Family and Community Board Forums are a series of in-person, community-based meetings where Baltimore’s Board of School Commissioners and the public can discuss, share knowledge and talk to each other about a variety of topics that directly affect our students’ overall success in Baltimore City Public Schools. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School, 801 Bridgeview Road. For more information, go to baltimorecityschools.org or call 443-984-2000.
The Black Mental Health Alliance Road to 40: Art Unveiling with Larry “Poncho” Brown at the Black Mental Health Alliance on the Road to 40 for a historical evening of art and compelling conversation as the alliance commemorates its 40th anniversary with a print unveiling. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames Street. For more information, go to blackmentalhealth.com or call 410-338-2642.
Thursday, Oct. 19
Expungement Clinic: Maryland Legal Aid is partnering with BGE/Exelon to host an expungement clinic. Individuals with a criminal history will have an opportunity to be advised by legal professionals and have petitions prepared on site to have eligible items removed from their record. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Touch Point Baltimore, 2401 Liberty Heights Avenue. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Racism and Repair at and beyond Johns Hopkins University: Over the past three years, research teams funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and composed of leading experts have been excavating how academic departments in the medical sciences, social sciences and humanities at Johns Hopkins University both created racist forms of knowledge and expertise and were reshaped by anti-racist and desegregation struggles in the 20th century. This symposium will mark the first public presentation of the findings of the research teams. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center, 847 North Howard Street. For more information, go to krieger.jhu.edu.
Baltimore Sister Cities & Friends Fall Social: Join Baltimore Sister Cities and friends for a fun-filled gathering celebrating friends and food from around the world. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at R. House, 301 West 29th Street. For more information, go to: baltimoresistercities.org or email email@example.com.
Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) Meeting: PCAB serves to advise the CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools 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 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please check PCAB’s Facebook page at facebook.com/bcpspcab for up-to-date virtual or in-person location information.
Friday, Oct. 20
Expungement Clinic: An expungement clinic is a service that helps individuals remove criminal records, including arrests and convictions, from the public record. Services are free. Walk-ins accepted. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 901 North Milton Avenue, Suite 340. For more information, go to pivotprogram.org or call 443-977-6692.
We Won’t Back Down: All Out for Palestine March and Rally: A march organized by the Party for Socialism and Liberation. 6 p.m. at Baltimore City Hall, 100 North Holliday Street.
Saturday, Oct. 21
Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s Fall Cleanup: To support this citywide day of cleaning and service, residents are encouraged to organize and come together to beautify Baltimore’s neighborhoods. Citywide from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, go to mayor.baltimorecity.gov.
Child Birthing Class Hosted by The Womb Room: Learn about childbirth in a relaxed, nurturing environment. 9:30 a.m. to noon at CareFirst Engagement Center, 1501 South Clinton Street, Suite 100. For more information, go to carefirst.com/cec.
Youth Chess Sessions: Youth can learn, play and improve their skills in a fun and engaging in-person space. Ages 11-17. 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 214 South Loudon Avenue. For more information, go to boardroomchess.wixsite.com/theboardroom-chess or call 410-962-8540.
Maryland Council of Elders and BAP-Baltimore Townhall: The Black Alliance for Peace Baltimore Citywide Alliance and the Maryland Council of Elders are collaborating to conduct a series of town halls. The intent is to provide education and awareness around what’s happening in the city and to build a popular people’s struggle in Baltimore against ongoing conditions affecting housing, health care, education and more. Oct. 21, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Douglas Memorial Community Church, 1325 Madison Ave. For more information, go to blackallianceforpeace.com or call 201-292-4591.
Townhall: End Israeli War and Occupation of Palestine: This event will feature a presentation and discussion about the current situation, what thas led to this, and what role people in the U.S. can play. 7 p.m. at NoMüNoMü, 709 North Howard Street or online at: tinyurl.com/43v38w9e. For more information, go to: nomunomu.org.
Monday, Oct. 23
Home Composting Workshop: Learn the basics of home composting and get a free compost bin. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Cahill Recreation Center, 4001 Clifton Avenue. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 24
Job and Resource Fair: Positions available include servers, painters, receptionists, warehouse assistants, and more. Please bring a Maryland license or ID and an updated resume. Must be willing to submit to a drug screening. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Enoch Pratt Free Library, Waverly Branch, 400 East 33rd Street. For more information, email email@example.com.
Baltimore City Schools Public Board Meeting: Virtual. 5 p.m. For more information, go to baltimorecityschools.org or call 443-984-2000.
Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office L.E.A.R.N Citywide Tour, 41st District: Have your voice heard and ask questions directly to city agencies. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Langston Hughes Business Center, 5011 Arbutus Avenue. For more information, go to https://www.stattorney.org or call 443-984-6133.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Youth Committee Meeting: The Youth Committee of the Baltimore Workforce Development Board believes that a coordinated workforce system improves outcomes for all young people. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Elev8 Baltimore, 844 Roundview Road. For more information, go to baltoworkforce.com/youth-committee.
#RestEasyBby: An Evening of Radical Dreaming (BIPOC Only): A class for people of color, taught by people of color. This class is infused with the wisdom of Black femme elders and ancestors, especially of the teachings of Tricea Hershey (The Nap Bishop), with the intention of allowing for a space for rest and healing to sustain our lives and our liberation. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at NoMüNoMü, 709 North Howard Street. For more information, go to: nomunomu.org.
Thursday, Oct. 26
Baltimore Teach in and Discussion on Palestine: Discussion about the connections between Baltimore and Palestine. Also, opportunities to plan the next actions. 7 p.m. at NoMüNoMü, 709 N Howard Street. Organized by Peoples Power Assembly, Women in Struggle, and the Socialist Unity Party – Baltimore. For more information text 301-327-4799.
Friday, Oct. 27
National Black Radical Political Convention 2023-Building Operational Unity: The National Black Radical Political Convention (NBRPC) will introduce proposals, facilitate discussion and make resolutions to advance the movement for Black liberation. Oct. 27-29 at 4603 York Road. For more information, go to nbrpc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Oct. 28
Social Impact Saturday: Volunteers help with gardening and landscaping their pens and gardens, building hoop houses, building and painting new bee hives and building sheds to expand their capacity to serve the local community. No previous skills are required. 9 a.m. to noon at Filbert St. Garden, 1317 Filbert Street. For more information, go to breakadifference.org or call 202-400-2257.
Black To The Future: FREE Networking Event for Black Creatives: Networking party and resource fair for Black artists, creatives, activists and businesses. 6 p.m to 9 p.m. at Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information, go to thebaltimorescene.org.
Monday, Oct. 30
Civil Rights Week 2023: A week of public educational events, panel discussions, and thought leadership. Oct. 30 – Nov. 3 at various locations. For more information, go to: civilrights.baltimorecity.gov.
Baltimore City Council Meeting: Meeting of the Baltimore City Council. 5 p.m. at Baltimore City Hall, 100 North Holliday Street. For more information, go to baltimorecitycouncil.com or call 410-396-4804.
Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office L.E.A.R.N Citywide Tour, 41st District: Have your voice heard and ask questions directly to city agencies. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Middle Branch Fitness Center, 201 Reedbird Avenue. For more information, go to stattorney.org or call 443-984-6133.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Public Forum: Disability Concerns: This is an opportunity to Baltimore City residents, particularly those who are themselves living with disabilities, to make their concerns known. The event features a Q&A with Baltimore officials and alternative ways to submit questions/concerns for response from the City. 5:30 p.m. at the National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells Street. For more information, go to civilrightsweek2023.splashthat.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 1
Buy Back the Block Community Meeting for Cherry Hill and Lakeland Residents: Learn about how you can get up to $20,000 to purchase a home in the Cherry Hill or Lakeland neighborhood. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Middle Branch Fitness and Wellness Center, 201 Reedbird Avenue. For more information, go to livebaltimore.com.