Past Events

You Can't fire the Bad Ones! with Bill Ayers and Crystal Laura

10 Apr 19:30 - 21:00 10 Apr 19:30 - 21:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
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In You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones : And 18 Other Myths about Teachers, Teachers Unions, and Public Education’, three distinguished educators, scholars, and activists flip the script...   More info

Wallace Lane presents: Jordan Year

12 Apr 19:30 - 21:00 12 Apr 19:30 - 21:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
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Dubbed as a popular social media hashtag, one commemorating millennials celebrating their 23rd year of life, poet and writer Wallace Lane put a spin on the term Jordan Year and...   More info

Witness: A Lawyer's Journey from Litigation to Liberation

13 Apr 19:30 - 21:00 13 Apr 19:30 - 21:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
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Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild, Eric Sirotkin presents his new memoir, Witness: A Lawyer’s Journey from Litigation to Liberation. Witness traverses Sirotkin's life...   More info

Piper Harron: The liberated mathematician

14 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 14 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
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Piper Harron (PhD, mathematics, Princeton University 2016) never wanted never wanted to be liberated. She would have much preferred to be conventionally successful, living by...   More info

Restorative Justice In A Post-Uprising City

18 Apr 19:30 - 22:00 18 Apr 19:30 - 22:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
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What does justice look like in a post-Uprising city? We believe communities hold the power to affect meaningful, positive change, and many of us have seen this play out in...   More info

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

19 Apr 19:30 - 21:00 19 Apr 19:30 - 21:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
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In the tradition of bell hooks, Roxane Gay and Audre Lorde, America’s leading young black feminist celebrates dissent both personal and public. So what if it’s true that Black...   More info

The Men of Mobtown, with Adam Malka

26 Apr 19:30 - 21:00 26 Apr 19:30 - 21:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
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What if racialized mass incarceration is not a perversion of our criminal justice system’s liberal ideals, but rather a natural conclusion? Adam Malka raises this disturbing...   More info

Word War 9 $700 Poetry Slam

28 Apr 18:30 - 21:00 28 Apr 18:30 - 21:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
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For National Poetry Month, The Baltimore Scene awards a talented adult poet with $700 in cash! For the last nine years, poets from all over the country have competed to be the...   More info

Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era

29 Apr 15:00 - 16:30 29 Apr 15:00 - 16:30 - Baltimore Baltimore
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In this comprehensive history, Ashley D. Farmer examines black women’s political, social, and cultural engagement with Black Power ideals and organizations. Complicating the...   More info

Red Emma's Mother Earth Poetry Vibe fea. Tubman City Collective

05 May 18:30 - 21:00 05 May 18:30 - 21:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
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We're in crisis and collective action is needed in all areas, including poetically! Join us for an open mic of justice, conscious thought, spirituality, fam, real life whatever...   More info

Police: A Field Guide

15 May 19:30 - 21:00 15 May 19:30 - 21:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
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Join the authors of the new book Police: A Field Guide for a wide-ranging conversation on the language of policing, the limits of police reform, and ideas for changing how we talk...   More info

The End of Policing

17 May 19:30 - 21:00 17 May 19:30 - 21:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
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Red Emma’s is excited to welcome Alex Vitale to discuss his book The End of Policing! Recent years have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression most...   More info

Keisha Blain: "Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women"

27 May 15:00 - 17:00 27 May 15:00 - 17:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
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Cosponsored by Not Without Black Women! In 1932, Mittie Maude Lena Gordon spoke to a crowd of black Chicagoans at the old Jack Johnson boxing ring, rallying their support for...   More info

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity

15 Jun 19:30 - 21:00 15 Jun 19:30 - 21:00 - Baltimore Baltimore
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The story of Christine Jorgensen, America’s first prominent transsexual, famously narrated trans embodiment in the postwar era. Her celebrity, however, has obscured other mid...   More info


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