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December 2019

Defending Baltimore Black Activists & the Black Community

December 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Living Well Center of Social and Economic Vibrancy, 235 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Defending Baltimore Black Activists and the Black Community: Responding to Police and FBI Surveillance Join us to learn about, and develop a strategy, to protect the Black Community and Black Activists from continued police oppression and surveillance! This event will include speakers, and small group discussions of the issues. Our plenary presenters are: Barbara Arnwine, Executive Director of the Transformative Justice Coalition and host of Igniting Change on WOL. Eddie Conway, Senior Producer at the Real News, former political prisoner,…

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January 2020

Malcolm X Talk: Exploring Black Family Division Around Sexuality and Gender

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AmASSI Center For Black Wellness & Culture, 2122 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
Free

A discussion on the division in Black families on the subject of gender and sexuality.This is a rare and timely opportunity for the Black family to respectfully and candidly address sexuality and gender non-conforming people, politics and issues from a Black perspective. Among topics discussed will be 'Are sexuality and gender non-conforming issues a distraction or extension of Black people?This event is FREE and open to people of African descent.PLEASE NOTE: This particular event and space is designed for people…

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Black Power Happy Hour – Jan 2020

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flight American Fusion, 5723 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212 United States
Free

Come fellowship with Baltimore’s grassroots leaders while supporting a local, Black owned business. This a great way to network, learn and build with great Black minds around Baltimore!Thursday, Jan 30 @ 6:00pmFlight American Fusion  5723 York Rd Baltimore, Md 21212Learn about the business:Flight American Fusion exists to provide excellent food and service in a relaxing atmosphere. We are located in a neighborhood that is rich and diverse in culture, which we respect and embrace. As a part of our community…

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February 2020

BHM: Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle w/ Be Jubie Policy Talk

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Topside, 612 Cathedral St
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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Join us on Tuesday Feb 11th from 6 pm to 9 pm for a talk with Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and Be Jubie. Learn more about two community impacting topics while trying CBD Oil infused cocktails w/ Be Jubie. Learn more about LBS and Be Jubie below: Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) is a grassroots think-tank which advances the public policy interest of Black people, in Baltimore. They’ll be discussing their recent legislative advocacy efforts around marijuana legalization…

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Black History Month, Violence and Education

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library (Central Branch), 400 Cathedral St
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Black History month is often relegated to a time when significant Black figures are highlighted and that Black people’s struggle for equality in America is emphasized. This rendering of Black History Month contributes to the dehumanization of Black people and undermines meaningful approaches to authentic empowerment of Black people. This event will address the relationship between the limits of mainstream approaches to honoring Black history, the challenges regarding education, and violence in the Black community. Presented by Dayvon Love, Director…

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Black Arts District Brand Launch Party

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shake & Bake Family Fun Center, 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
Free

Celebrate Pennsylvania Avenue Black A & E District's first brand launch! Family friendly and only $1 to skate or bowl. Bring Friends!The Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District (PABAED) is officially launching its brand! In observance of Black History Month, we are celebrating the accomplishments the arts district has made and what is yet on the horizon. Come meet Tia Newton, creative director behind the new brand and the arts district team!Dollar Skating and Bowling DJs SpinningBrand inspired giveaways…

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Black Power Happy Hour – Feb 2020

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bentley’s Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, 885 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
Free

Connect & build with dope Black people in YOUR community.Come fellowship with Baltimore’s grassroots leaders while supporting a local, Black owned business. This a great way to network, learn and build with great Black minds around Baltimore!Thursday, Feb 20 @ 6:00pmBentley’s885 North Howard StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21201Learn about the business:Bentley’s offers elegant space for private events and features an array of events from comedy to live music each Friday and Saturday. Located at 885 N. Howard Street, on Baltimore’s Antique Row,…

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Baltimore Butterfly Session: There is Beauty in the Struggle

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Baltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
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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…

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June 2020

Building Black Power: Creating sustainable change in the Black community

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

How do we create sustainable infrastructure in the Black community? In light of the recent global protests against racism, calls to #DefundThePolice and the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, one question has been repeatedly asked:“How can the Black community create sustainable change for ourselves?”This discussion will focus on attempting to answer that question by focusing on one word: infrastructure.Structural racism/white supremacy have always created roadblocks to our community building the necessary framework to protect and provide for our communities. Many…

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July 2020

Building Black Power (Part 2): Healing & creating Black Institutions

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

How can healing positively impact the development of Black institutions? In light of the recent global protests against racism, calls to #DefundThePolice and the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, one question has been repeatedly asked:“How can the Black community create sustainable change for ourselves?”The first discussion we hosted focused on why it is important for our community to focus on sustainable change.For part two, this panel will look at the intersections of healing and institution building. Institutions are reflections of…

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