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East Baltimore's "Reservation" - The Lumbee Indian Community
Following WWII, many Lumbee Indians from rural North Carolina moved to Baltimore, forming a large satellite community with numbers reaching into the thousands. Baltimore's Lumbee community is absent from popular narratives of the city, and has even been referred to as "invisible." The March lecture will shed light on this Baltimore community and its people and places.
Presenter: Ashley Minner is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and folklife specialist for the Maryland Folklife Network.
Presenter: Ashley Minner is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and folklorist for the Maryland State Arts Council.
Following WWII, Lumbee Indians from rural North Carolina moved to Baltimore, forming a large satellite community with numbers reaching into the thousands. Baltimore’s Lumbee community is absent from popular narratives of the city, and has even been referred to as “invisible.” The March lecture will shed light on this Baltimore community and its people and places.
We are less than TWO days away from the next Third Friday Conversation event where we will look at Women’s History in real time through the lens of motherhood at the American borders. What does it mean to a young immigrant mother who, like any other loving parent, only wants the best for her children? What is gained? What is lost? What are the dangers? This is designed as a community conversation so come to participate and share your perspective with others.
Victorine Quille Adams was the first African American woman elected to the Baltimore City Council. In 1946, she founded the Colored Women’s Democratic Campaign Committee to educate African American women about the vote and the power of the ballot box. Author Ida E. Jones reveals the story of this civic leader and her crusade for equity for all people in Baltimore.
Mohsin Hamid, award-winning writer of Exit West, will deliver the keynote address, "Rite/Right of Passage: Migration and Movement in Exit West."
Free and open to the region’s academic communities and the general public, this lecture will provide a lively forum for discussing emigration and refugee problems.
Join the National Aquarium and community partners for an evening of dialogue about diversity in conservation. An esteemed panel of conservation trailblazers will share their insights and inspiration, reflecting on challenges, trends and progress in the field. Lend your voice to be part of the discussion and get to know leaders who are working to connect diverse communities to the outdoors.
Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, Executive Director, Maryland Environmental Health Network
Waterfront Partnership’s Healthy Harbor Initiative has set a goal of a swimmable and fishable Inner Harbor. What could this look like? The 41st annual AIA Baltimore and BAF Spring Lecture Series invites local practitioners and globally recognized designers and scholars to address “the edge”—where the land meets the water—from a variety of perspectives: health and ecology, resiliency in the face of climate change, and social equity.
Bard to the Bone, BSF's Shakespeare Appreciation Society, meets bimonthly to enjoy conversation, refreshments, and lectures on various aspects of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre. These events are FREE and open to all--no prior knowledge or experience necessary!
“Hometown Girl: Contemporary Quilts of Mimi Dietrich” is a new exhibition at the Maryland Historical Society featuring one-of-a-kind appliqué quilts created by Baltimore-native Mimi Dietrich.
The opening reception on March 23 includes a lecture by Mimi Dietrich, 2-3 pm, followed by a reception and gallery tour, 3-5 pm. Cost is $10 members/ $15 nonmembers.
In this two-part event, Turkish mezzo-soprano and music scholar Lori Şen will present a lecture on the history, language, and culture of the Sephardim, and elements and stylistic features of Sephardic music. The lecture will be followed by a recital of Sephardic songs performed by Lori Şen and guitarist Jeremy Lyons. The program will feature works by Roberto Pla, Manuel Valls, Lorenzo Palomo, Andrew Zohn, Ulrike Merk, and Matilde Salvador.
The philanthropist Johns Hopkins has shaped Baltimore perhaps like no other individual, from founding the university and hospital that bear his name to his role in shaping the B&O Railroad and making Baltimore an economic boom town in the 19th century. In a new book, The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins: The Life and Legacy that Shaped an American City, Baltimore author Antero Pietila explores how Hopkins and his legacy also impacted the racial patterns and climate of our city.
In celebration of March 25 as Maryland Day, the Maryland Historical Society is hosting a free Brown Bag Lunch & Learn lecture by Jean Russo, co-editor and co-author of the Johns Hopkins Press's “Maryland: A History.” Admission will be free to the MdHS museum, and gallery tours will take place after the lecture.
Art and environmental activism come together in this lecture exhibition by celebrated American Photographer J Henry Fair. His superbly beautiful aerial images are appealing and bold- at first glance compositions of abstract shapes and colors. A closer look reveals them to be the detritus of industrial processes. The ethical implication of the photographs leaves viewers pondering the injustice of the human impact on nature. Henry’s work has appeared in major publications including National Geographic, Vanity Fair, and Smithsonian Magazine.
The Center for Innovation in Urban Education (CIUE) within the School of Education is presenting two events this spring as part of the Center’s Faculty Speaker Series.
Three faculty members and a principal will offer a panel, “Responding to the Call for Educational Justice: Catholic-led Initiatives in Urban Education,” on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in McGuire Hall West from 6–7:45 p.m.
Opening talk and reception for The Rosenburg—The Federal Ministry of Justice in the Shadow of the Nazi Past, a traveling multimedia exhibition organized by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection. The exhibition makes the second stop on its U.S. tour at Johns Hopkins University's Milton S. Eisenhower Library, March 28 through May 1, 2019.
McDaniel hosts a lecture by renowned educator, philosopher, author and activist Cornel West, who is best known for his works “Race Matters” and “Democracy Matters,” his memoir “Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud,” and his most recent book, “Black Prophetic Fire,” which offers anunflinching look at 19th and 20th century African-American leaders and their visionary legacies. West, who currently teaches African and African-American Studies at Harvard University, is frequently interviewed by major news outlets, including CNN and PBS.
¡Las Sandinistas! uncovers the untold stories of women who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution, and the ensuing US-backed Contra War, as these same women continue as leaders in the struggle against their current government's suppression of democracy and women's rights.
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