Events planned at 600 East Monument, throughout the week!

Monday, January 16 | 3PM: Kickoff Rally!

Meet at the corner of Madison and Fallsway for a rally to kick off the Schools Not Jails Occupation! Inspiring words from Lester Spence, Maryland Shaw, Nicole Cheatom, John Duda, Iris Kirsch and more. Then, march to the site of the proposed juvenile detention center to get the encampment started!

Tuesday, January 17 | 6PM: Dinner

Tuesday, January 17 | 6:30PM: Reflections on the Radical Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and connections to nonviolent struggles being waged today, with Dr. Robert Birt

Tuesday, January 17 | 7PM: Youth and the Prison Industrial Complex, with Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

Discuss the impact of the prison-industrial complex (PIC) on youth in the city of Baltimore and beyond with youth-led policy think-tank Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.

Wednesday, January 18 | 6PM: Dinner

Wednesday, January 18 | 6PM: IVAW and Civilian Soldier Alliance

Local organizers from IVAW and the Civilian Soldier Alliance discuss recruitment and the military’s involvement in the prison-industrial complex.

Wednesday, January 18 | 7PM: LIVE MUSIC!!

Featuring performances by Comrade, Ryan Harvey, and Emmanuel Jackson.

Thursday, January 19 | 6PM: Dinner

Thursday, January 19 | 7PM: What Is Prison Abolition?

Discuss alternatives to the current industry of incarceration in the United States with longtime prison abolition activist Polly Riddims and others.

Friday, January 20 | 4PM: Recreation Occupation! Public Recreation Day at War Memorial Plaza!

On Friday, January 20, to celebrate a successful week of action, we will converge at War Memorial Plaza (in front of City Hall) at 4PM for Baltimore’s first Public Recreation Day! Bring footballs, art supplies, hula hoops, jump ropes, books and other creative activities; let’s turn War Memorial Plaza – which is public property – into a recreation center for the afternoon, and welcome the citizens of Baltimore for an hour (or two) of good, high-energy, fun as we demonstrate what the alternatives to a youth detention center could look like.

Friday, January 20 | 7PM: Participatory development 101 at 2640 Saint Paul Street

More alternatives! A crash course on development in Baltimore and models for a more equitable, participatory model for building our city, with members of Another BDC Is Possible.

Saturday, January 21 | 10AM at Cylburn Arboretum: The Mayor’s Participatory Budget Hearing

Bring all you’ve learned and discussed to the mayor’s participatory budgeting hearing at Cylburn Arboretum. The mayor has asked for input from the residents of Baltimore City on how to balance the budget – let’s take her up on that generous offer!

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