Thursday, October 11 From Exclusion to Inclusion:
Rethinking Infrastructure to Bridge Baltimore’s Divides is a one-day symposium in Pigtown that traces the impact of policies and design practices that reinforced segregation and disparity in Baltimore — focusing on infrastructure like roads, streetscape, and transit — and envisions a better way forward for the MLK, Jr. Boulevard corridor. The symposium is followed by another event: an evening networking reception that serves as the exhibition opening. The reception is free and open to a broader audience.
This Friday, October 12 at noon, is the next Engaged Humanities Speaker Series at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Brett Stoudt, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, “Researching at the Community-University Borderlands: Using Public Science to Study Policing in the South Bronx” (Malone 107) Stoudt will present on the Morris Justice Project, a participatory action research (PAR) study in a South Bronx neighborhood of New York City designed to understand residents’ experiences with and attitudes towards the New York Police Department. He will describe how a set of participatory, research-action, “sidewalk science” strategies—grounded in community knowledge/expertise—helped to challenge the ongoing structural violence of the carceral state.
If you missed the release party for Baltimore Revisited at Red Emma’s or if you just want to keep celebrating, you are invited to join us on October 15 in Fine Arts 559 from 11:30am – 12:45pm for the UMBC Book Party… there’s a free TACO BAR and you can pick up the book
OCTOBER 15, 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Macksey Seminar Room, Brody Learning Commons “Black Queer Performance in Baltimore’s ‘Cathedral of Books’” by Joseph Plaster, Curator in Public Humanities at Johns Hopkins, presents on a collaborative project between Johns Hopkins and Baltimore’s ballroom community: the Peabody Ballroom Experience. Plaster screens a short film about the project and discusses community engaged work in light of historically exploitative relationships between the university and black Baltimore. More information about the event at https://hub.jhu.edu/events/2019/10/15/black-queer-performance-in-baltimores/