Calendar of Events

Apr 20th

Redlining Series – Opportunity: Inclusive Development and Wealth Creation Inside the Redline


Wednesday, April 20, 5:30pm




On April 27th, 2015, Baltimore experienced its worst civil unrest in over forty years. Though images of fire and destruction often punctuated national media coverage, the unrest raised issues of persistent inequality and racial discrimination to the forefront of local and national discourse. A year later, the 21st Century Cities Initiative at Johns Hopkins University seeks to host a series of community conversations to reflect on the historical and contextual origins of this unrest. This is “Redlining,” a place to reflect and act on the geographies of exclusion in Baltimore City.


The “Redlining” series aims to expose and interrogate the institutional past and present of segregation in Baltimore City. It will launch a future-focused conversation about systems of inequality reproduced by segregation, and the ways American cities might disrupt these systems. It will provide a platform for an intellectual conversation about timely social issues, and put forth a call for better research about the real and metaphoric exclusion of Redlining. The series will bring together academics, civil servants, community organizations, and local artists and musicians to start a conversation about what exclusions means to Baltimore, and what we as a community can do to address it.


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Apr 17th

American Jews and the Early Birth Control Movement

Sunday, April 17th at 1:00 pm

Speaker Melissa Klapper, Rowan University

Included with admission


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The American Jewish community showed deep interest in the birth control movement of the first few decades of the twentieth century.  Jewish women were “early adopters” of contraception and notable activists for the cause, as well as playing a significant role as doctors and nurses.  Despite a healthy internal debate over the religious, ethical, and social, and medical ramifications, overall American Jewish culture supported the early birth control movement in ways that empowered Jewish women and influenced the shape of Jewish family life for generations to follow.

Apr 10th

The 10th Annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration: Silent Witnesses

Sunday, April 10, at 3:30 pm

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

7401 Park Heights Avenue, 21208


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Writer/performer Stephanie Satie gives voice to four extraordinary women in her award-winning solo play. How do cataclysmic events affect personal lives? Based on interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust, Silent Witnesses paints an uplifting portrait of human resilience shaped through the eyes of children and infused with the wisdom of the adults they’ve become. Winner of Best Documentary Script from the United Solo Festival in New York, and recipient of the Women in Arts and Media Coalition Collaboration Award.


Following the performance join us for a talk back session with performer Stephanie Satie and Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS.