We invite you to join us for an informal roundtable discussion on the intersections of race, migration, and citizenship in Baltimore city.
Friday April 29, 4-6pm.
Some of the common questions that we seek to address are:
- Where are the immigrants in this city?
- Where are the so-called neighborhood folk?
- Is the Johns Hopkins campus a neighborhood campus?
- Is it an extension of Roland Park, Charles Village?
- How do we, as everyday people, make investments in the city?
- Where do we elect to walk, to run?
- Where will we drive, or drive through?
- How do we talk about Baltimore?
- Does it feel like your hometown?
Our guest speakers will be:
Marisela Gomez, Community activist, author, public health professional, and physician scientist
Dora Malech, Assistant Professor in the Writing Seminars and Engaged Faculty Fellow, with some of her students from “Readings in Poetry: Of Late Poetry & Social Justice,” in partnership with Writers in Baltimore Schools. A few of Malech's students will be reading poems about Baltimore and social justice that they have written in her class. Their names are:
Isabella Bowker (JHU, undergrad)
Maysa Elsheikh (JHU, undergrad)
Afiya Ervin (Baltimore City College high school)
Marie Mokuba (BCC high school)
Joy Njoroge (BCC high school)
Jossie Flor Sapunar, Latinx civil rights activist and Hopkins Alumna