Join us for our 6th Annual Baltimore Social Justice Seder, a night of discussion, music, speakers, food and friends, as we retell our people’s freedom story and take action for water justice in Baltimore.Find out more »
JUFJ's Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team is committed to ending our state’s mistreatment of poor and working people and eliminating decades of structurally reproduced poverty. This state session we are advocating for legislation raising the minimum wage to $15/hour and guaranteeing housing and fair treatment for all renters. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD economic justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.Find out more »
JUFJ's Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team is committed to dismantling systems that reinforce discrimination by demanding equitable treatment for marginalized and working-class communities. This state session we are advocating for legislation increasing trust and safety for our immigrant neighbors, limiting the use of solitary confinement, and defending and expanding bail reform. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD equal justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.Find out more »
Join us at the Maryland Statehouse to celebrate Sine Die: the last day of the 2018 Maryland General Assembly session! We'll get dinner at a nearby restaurant at 6 pm, then watch from the gallery as the final bills are debated in the Maryland legislature. Stay as long as you want! When everything wraps up at midnight, we'll grab a drink with the die-hard few who are still there, and head home.Find out more »
CHARM CITY delivers a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, including Baltimore's implementation of Safe Streets. Safe Streets "emphasizes the delivery of a unified message that violence is no longer acceptable through community organization and public education. Safe Streets also incorporates and emphasizes a strong street outreach component, with outreach workers canvassing neighborhoods and connecting with high-risk youth and young adults during evenings and weekends to diffuse situations and link them to services."
Following the documentary, there will be a panel discussion featuring Alex Long, a violence interrupter with Safe Streets whose experience working with youth in his Baltimore community is featured in the film, and Brandy H. M. Brooks, a Board Member of Montgomery County Renters Alliance & IMPACT Silver Spring.
Doors open at 6pm. Film will begin at 6:15pm. Snacks will be provided.Find out more »