There is Beauty in the Struggle:
Join us at Baltimore Center Stage for a conversation about what it means for Black people to build political power in Baltimore featuring a keynote from Baltimore’s Black-led grassroots think tank Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Baltimore-born musician Tiffany Underwood-Holmes, and poet Alan King. As we head toward key elections for our nation and for Baltimore City, and in the midst of the 2020 Census, our guests will put Baltimore City’s present in the context of its past so we can better think about a liberated vision for its future.
Inspired by Citizen University’s Civic Saturdays, The Baltimore Butterfly Sessions will bring together music, poetry, literary excerpts, and thought-provoking keynote addresses to catalyze conversation and build awareness around today’s most pressing issues. Tapping into some of the brightest voices around the nation and in Baltimore, each Butterfly Session will convene artists, activists, organizers, and thinkers to unpack a civically resonant topic. Through the Baltimore Butterfly Sessions, BCS aims to create a space for civic dialogue & fellowship across difference and stay firmly rooted in our local community. Come for the music, come for the poetry, come for the conversation.
Admission is free, though reservations are encouraged.