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Anne Rubin, a history professor at the University of Baltimore, gave a lecture on early Baltimore at an event titled “Free Streets/Slave Streets: Visualizing the Landscape in Early Baltimore” on Feb. 6 at the Homewood Museum. During her presentation, Rubin used interactive maps to juxtapose the lives of enslaved and free blacks in the city. Rubin studies Civil War history and has earned acclaim for her work with digital archives.
Nurses from the Hopkins Hospital and National Nurses United (NNU), a union of registered nurses, joined local politicians and community members for a town hall event on Saturday at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Nurses from the Hospital gave a presentation called “Reputation vs. Reality,” arguing that the institution does not live up to its worldwide reputation.
At the second and final open forum in the University’s Public Safety Initiatives series, Hopkins officials revealed new details about their proposed private police force. Community members, however, voiced their opposition to the University’s plans and criticized Hopkins for failing to acknowledge their concerns.
The student organization Discourse held the first event in their series, Growing Up In Baltimore, on Friday, Nov. 9. The event, titled Childhood, featured artwork from children across the city and aimed to spark dialogue about how a child’s environment can shape their development.
Ananya Roy gave the keynote address of the two-day workshop “(anti)Blackness in the American Metropolis” on Friday, Nov. 2 at Red Emma’s Bookstore. Workshop organizers aimed to bring together activists and scholars from different disciplines to discuss issues such as transportation, health, housing, finance and the environment.
Following the University’s announcement that it would seek community input on its proposed private police force, members of the Hopkins and Baltimore communities attended an event called The Challenges of 21st Century Policing on Monday. It featured a panel of experts and was the first of three events intending to promote discussion on campus security. However, many felt that the format of the event did not allow enough opportunities to engage with the panelists.
Fight Blight Bmore, an organization which targets urban blight in Baltimore, hosted Dis-placia: Vacants In the Village on Saturday. The event highlighted several main contributors to urban blight, including segregation, deindustrialization, strategic disinvestment, white flight, and the process of middle-class blacks following white people who fled regions with slums and poverty, sometimes referred to as the black following.
The Hopkins United Muslim Relief (UMR) hosted Youth for Youth | Yemen on Tuesday and Wednesday as a means to increase campus awareness of Yemen’s civil war. UMR is an organization dedicated to spreading awareness of ongoing global humanitarian crisis and works to provide aid to affected areas. This event focused on the impact that the war has on children in Yemen.
White House correspondent and CNN political analyst April Ryan discussed her new book, Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Ryan, a Baltimore native and alumna of Morgan State University, has been a member of the White House press corps for 21 years.