Kick off 2018 with Red Emma's, Nurses for Justice, Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition, Bmore POWER, and BRIDGES Coalition, as we gather together to foster mutual support for our individual and collective missions and visions to reduce harm and create a more just Baltimore!
Stop by or come for the whole two hours! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet one another, learn about harm reduction advocacy and legislation, sign-up to join and/or volunteer, grab some give-a-ways, and enjoy yummy treats.
Join us as we launch the 2018 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners calendar! Former political prisoner and Real News Network producer and host Eddie Conway, Certain Days collective member Daniel McGowan, and J20 defendant Kristina Simmons will lead a discussion on political prisoner David Gilbert's new book, "Looking at the US White Working Class Historically", and also discuss the importance of supporting political prisoners, past and present.
Come witness 12 of
Baltimore’s best youth poets shine, and find out which five of
these incredible young people will be headed to Brave New Voices 2018
this summer in Chicago to represent Baltimore against the rest of the
It's time for the first Baltimore Science Cafe of the year! This month's speaker is Dr. Pablo Celnik, a researcher and clinician in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
In the last two decades, significant advances have been made demonstrating that it is possible to augment brain function in humans using non-invasive brain stimulation. Using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), or transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), new findings have proven possible to enhance learning attention in humans, recollection of memories, language processing, reduction of pain and depression, and change risk-taking behaviors. These reports have caught the attention and interests of the medical and military community, athletes, gamers and the general population. But, is it true that we can affect all these behaviors? Can we make humans behave like superhumans? In this conversation, Dr. Celnik will discuss scientific advances using non-invasive brain stimulation and its implications to humans currently and in the future.
We can bear almost anything when it is worked through collectively. Grief is generally thought of as something personal and insular, but when we publicly share loss and pain, we lessen the power of the forces that debilitate us, while at the same time building the humane social practices that alleviate suffering and improve quality of life for everyone. Addressing tragedies from Fukushima to Palestine, incarceration to eviction, AIDS crises to border crossings, and racism to rape, the intimate yet tenacious writing in this volume shows that mourning can pry open spaces of contestation and reconstruction, empathy and solidarity. With contributions from Claudia Rankine, Sarah Schulman, David Wojnarowicz, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, David Gilbert, and thirty-two others. Also includes a 32-page color insert featuring artists like Jet Chalk, Oree Originol, Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza, and more.
Today, automated systems control which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain needed resources, and who is investigated for fraud. While we all live under this new regime of data analytics, the most invasive and punitive systems are aimed at the poor. In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. Join the author for a night of heart wrenching, eye opening, but ultimately inspiring stories of the "digital poorhouse" -- from a woman in Indiana whose public assistance benefits are automatically terminated as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile. “This book is downright scary,” says Naomi Klein, "but with its striking research and moving, indelible portraits ... you will emerge smarter and more empowered to demand justice.”