Calendar of Events


October 24, 2014

Baltimore Immigration Summit 2014

Living, Working, Growing Together


The 7th Baltimore Immigration Summit will take place Friday, October 24 from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Baltimore, 5750 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215.


The summit is a one-day event which brings together academics, service providers, activists, community leaders, and others working with and for immigrants in our region. Baltimore is an area with a growing and diverse immigrant population, as well as local government that views immigrants as an important part of the city’s resurgence. The theme of this year’s summit is “Living, Working, Growing Together.”


Keynote Address


Sheena Wadhawan of CASA de Maryland will present the keynote address: “Hostile Nation: Compulsive Deportation and Inhumane Treatment of Underage Immigrants and Refugees Redefines American Values and Identity.”


This event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and registration is required.


2014 Planning Committee


Santiago Solis (Co-Coordinator) Towson University Center for Student Diversity
Harjant Gill (Co-Coordinator) Towson University Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice
Elizabeth Alex CASA de Maryland
Joanna Basuray Towson University Department of Nursing
Leonie Brooks Towson University Department of Psychology
Elizabeth Clifford Towson University Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
Ilene Dackman-Alon Jewish Museum of Maryland
Michael Masatsugu Towson University Department of History
Lisa O’Reilly Archdiocesan Immigration Coalition
Lea Ramsdell Towson University Department of Foreign Languages
Catalina Rodriguez Baltimore City Mayor’s Office
Debbie Seeberger Towson University Office of the President
Mandee Simmons Baltimore Jewish Council




We thank the following sponsors for their support:


Jewish Museum of Maryland
Park Heights Jewish Community Center
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs


Towson University entities:
College of Liberal Arts
Center for Student Diversity
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
Department of Psychology


More Information:

Please contact co-coordinators Santiago Solis and Harjant Gill at, 410-704-5166 with any questions you may have about the Baltimore Immigration Summit.

Start: October 24, 2014 7:30 am
End: October 24, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore
Phone: 410-704-5166
5750 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21215, United States
The book will be available at the Museum gift shop!

October 19, 2014

Book Talk: In Full Glory Reflected


Sunday, October 19th, 1pm


With Author Dr. Ralph Eshelman


Included with Museum Admission



We are pleased to be welcoming to the JMM Dr. Ralph Eshelman, an expert on Maryland history, who will explore the many 1812 Chesapeake stories from the “Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail”  that he has collected for his book In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake.


217859 War1812Ralph Eshelman has over 35 years of cultural resource management experience. Specific to the War of 1812, Eshelman was co-director of the Patuxent River Cultural Resource Survey which discovered and partially excavated an American War of 1812 military vessel from the U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla.  He also conducted a holistic inventory of War of 1812 sites in Maryland for the National Park Service’s National Battlefield Protection Program.  Eshelman served as the historian for the “Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail” Study Team  of the National Park Service and was designated “Honorary Colonel of the Fort McHenry Guard” in 2009.


Eshelman has given talks for the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 Associate Council, Cosmos Club, Rotary International District Conference, National Association of Secretaries of State, and served as a popular speaker for the Maryland Humanities Council War of 1812 Speaker Series. Ralph also has impersonated Commodore Joshua Barney at “Food in the Garden – The Chesapeake: Cultural Connections,” National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Eshelman also appeared as a panelist for “Maryland and the War of 1812″ Annapolis Book Festival covered by C-Span. Eshelman has published many papers on the War of 1812, and provides lectures and land and water tours. He has served as official photographer for many War of 1812 reenactments including the Grand Tactical, Battles of St. Leonard Creek, Bladensburg and Caulks Field. Eshelman’s images have appeared in many books, magazines and promotion pieces.



Start: October 19, 2014 1:00 pm
End: October 19, 2014 2:30 pm

October 16, 2014 – October 17, 2014

Museum Closed: Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

The Jewish Museum of Maryland is closed October 16th and 17th in observance of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Start: October 16, 2014 8:00 am
End: October 17, 2014 5:00 pm