From a meet and greet with the President, to demanding a QUALITY education for Baltimore City students, this week is sure to educate, empower and even entertain.
As fitting, a President’s Day week restores the confidence of the electorate by allowing the constituents the opportunity to address the newly elected Baltimore City Council President, Bernard ‘Jack’ Young.
However this meet and greet at Eden’s Lounge (15 W. Eager St.) is NO schmoozing social event, yet more an in-depth, one-on-one conversation with the City Council’s top leader. Real talk and real issues with real people, will highlight this event, known as ‘Political Cocktails’, held this Tuesday, February 16 from 6-8P.
This event is FREE and open to the public with a happy hour of 2-for-1 drinks stretching throughout the event!
Baltimore Algebra Project LOGO
Another highlighted event this week, is the Town Hall meeting to discuss the future of Baltimore’s youth. Sponsored by the Eric R. Villines Advocacy Institute, along with the Baltimore City youth-led Algebra Project, this discussion is a further educational process, spurned by the BAP’s ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ campaign.
Taking place this Wednesday February 17, from 6-8P, at City Springs School (100 S. Caroline St.) this event includes a great panel of guests and expected guests, including that of State Delegate, Jill P. Carter; Baltimore City Police Commissioner, Fred Bealefeld; Former Drug Kingpin and famed Actor from the HBO award wining series The WIRE, Melvin Williams; President of the Baltimore Building & Construction Trades Council, Rod Easter; College Student, Damien Poole; Senior High School Student, Magda “Maggi” Phillips; Baltimore City Public School System’s Director of Community & Family Partnerships, Michael Sarbanes; Senior Director of Youth Initiatives at Community Law and Action, Laura Furr; and the Founder of the Eric R. Villines Advocacy Institute, Kimberly Armstrong. This event will be hosted by 92Q’s Pork Chop and BAP member Chris Goodman.
For Colored Girls Who Have…
Also highlighted, bringing of the rear of this week’s events is a feel good yet educating stage-play, ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf’. Written by Ntozake Shange and featuring the acclaimed actress, Rain Pryor, the University of Baltimore gives you a wonderful three nights of the play that highlights the laughs, love and languish of ‘Colored Girls’, during Black History Month.
Starting Thursday February 18 and running through Saturday February 20, each night’s performance(s) starting at 8P, this event shall be held at UB’s Student Center Performing Arts Theater (21 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Fifth floor) Tickets are: $20-General; $15-Senior/Staff: $5-Students
Directed by: Nicolle McQueen and Kimberley Lynne
For further information on Political Cocktails go here, the Education Town Hall go here, or the stage-play For Colored Girls Who Have…go here.
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