On Thursday, March 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Students Against Private Police and the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts at Johns Hopkins University will host a panel and community meeting to discuss alternatives to policing initiatives underway in Baltimore City, particularly current legislative proposals to establish a private armed police force at JHU. Featuring Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Safe Streets, and others, this event will provide Hopkins faculty, staff, students and neighborhood residents the opportunity to hear from the leaders of progressive political and social movements serving Baltimore’s neediest communities and pioneering innovative solutions to unemployment, mass incarceration, criminal justice reform and youth violence. Panelists will present their work, followed by questions, testimonies, and conversation. Lawrence P. Jackson, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Director of the Billie Holiday Project, will moderate.
Thursday, March 7th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.
2640 Space, located at 27th & St. Paul Sts., inside St. Johns United Church