As developments unfold with events in Baltimore, we will attempt to catalog efforts of visual artists, musicians and all creative artists of our city (along with various arts organizations) to respond to what is happening and provide opportunities for people to think on what is happening and find a voice. Please share any other upcoming events in the comments, and we’ll make sure to re-post, thank you.
via MICA Office of Community Engagement https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F-CQV629Eph81JgP_iNQENvr3VhO3JjvcG8m1gcQyC8/pub
No Boundaries Coalition: The No Boundaries Coalition is a resident-led initiative dedicated to deconstructing boundaries and reconstructing community. The No Boundaries Coalition brings Bolton Hill, Druid Heights, Madison Park, Reservoir Hill, Upton, and Sandtown together across race, class, and neighborhood lines to build a more unified and empowered Central West Baltimore. Contact: Rebecca Nagle – 443.722.0929 firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaders of A Beautiful Struggle (LBS): Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) is a grassroots think-tank which advances the public policy interest of Black people, in Baltimore, through: youth leadership development, political advocacy, and autonomous intellectual innovation. Contact: email@example.com
Baltimore United for Change (BUC): BUC is a coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working for justice in Baltimore City. We are working toward sustainable solutions to end police brutality in Baltimore. http://bmoreunited.org/
Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI) Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE): Johns Hopkins is working with community partners to identify community-led initiatives for community engagement. In particular, UHI and SOURCE, are working together to share opportunities for volunteers, events for healings, and continuing needs in the community.
The Holistic Life Foundation teaches yoga, meditation and helps kid with homework after school. Sign up to give kids hugs after school, do yoga with them, help with crafts and homework. The Holistic Life Foundation is a Baltimore-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities. Through a comprehensive approach which helps children develop their inner lives through yoga, mindfulness, and self-care HLF demonstrates deep commitment to learning, community, and stewardship of the environment. HLF is also committed to developing high-quality evidence based programs and curriculum to improve community well-being.
Baltimore United Viewfinders is a youth driven organization using the arts to explore their own definition of self and place. The Baltimore United Viewfinders meet at MICA Place. Their mission is to foster the leadership potential of young people as social entrepreneurs producing multimedia arts for community action and income.
MICA Place: 814 North Collington Ave, Baltimore
The WINGS Collective is a group of amazing young women who will be completing a documentary about the importance of mentorship in our city. For more information please email Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at http://findingourwings.org/
CASA de Maryland: Their mission is to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities. Their vision is a future with diverse and thriving communities living free from discrimination and fear, working together with mutual respect to achieve full human rights for all.
Baltimore’s Latino Community Marches for Justice and Prays for Peace http://wearecasa.org/?p=2037
BRJA is an action-based organization grounded in collective analysis of structural racism and white privilege. Organizing across the Baltimore metropolitan area, BRJA seeks to make Baltimore recognized as the leading city in the nation intentionally working for racial equity.
Achieving racial equity requires working to create a society in which the distribution of resources, opportunity, societal benefits and protection is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically safe and secure.
We attempt to influence and guide respectful and just thinking and actions. We strive to support people and organizations to see themselves as world residents or leaders or change agents by acknowledging our linked fate and encouraging responsibility for our choices, decisions and actions to collectively build an equitable world for all.