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Executive Director Letter 2/22/22

It’s coming! GBCA is proud to be supporting the 19th Annual CityLit Festival A Live & Virtual Celebration of Literature, a month-long celebration for readers and writers. Events will take place throughout the month of March, culminating on April 1, 2022. The tradition continues with a feast of talented writers and thought leaders and includes special workshops for writers to hone their craft.

GBCA is thrilled to be sponsoring THE 1619 PROJECT: CONFRONTING HARD TRUTHS with Keynote Speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones (The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story & Born On the Water) with moderator Martha S. Jones at The Enoch Pratt Free Library. The event will take place both virtually and in-person on March 12. Dr. Hannah-Jones’ journalism is among the most consequential journalists in contemporary social and political American life. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear her speak live with Dr. Jones. Jones is author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All and is a noted historian and Johns Hopkins University Scholar.

Check out the many amazing events line-up for the CityLit Festival, check out their website. They are an amazing organization that is raising awareness of Baltimore as a rich literary hub.

If you want to expand your reading beyond Black History Month you might also add The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, by Heather McGhee to your list. Kibibi Ajanku has been leading GBCA staff conversation about this work, which reframes the conversation.

Alert! This is the final week! Applications for Urban Arts Leadership close on Monday, February 28. Don’t let those talented emerging leaders miss out on this amazing opportunity for experience, learning, and advancement. MORE INFO HERE

All my best,


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