TRANSATLANTIC ROUNDTABLE TRAVELS TO BALTIMORE FOR IMMERSION TOUR AND DIALOGUE WITH LOCAL GRASSROOTS LEADERS.
What Rises Out of Uprising?
Baltimore Uprising and African Diaspora Connections
MONDAY, JUNE 26TH
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Faith in the City is a monthly gathering in Baltimore that explores the intersection between faith and public life.
Baltimore United for Change (BUC) is a coalition of organizations and activists with a long track record of working for social justice in Baltimore. The BUC coalition came together three days after the murder of Freddie Gray, and hit the ground running.
On June 26th as part of the Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race Pre-Conference Jamye Wooten along with Dr. Stephanie Boddie hosted International delegation in Baltimore City. In 2015 after the death of Freddie Gray, Jamye along with local organizers founded Baltimore United for Change. In 2016 he launched Faith in the City, a monthly gathering in Baltimore where faith and public life meet. Faith in the City served as cosponsor of the Roundtable.
The delegation visited Tubman House in Sandtown-Winchester in Baltimore City and Pleasant Hope Baptist Church (Orita’s Cross Freedom School and The Black Church Food Security Network). Tour concluded with a discussion with local and international leaders at the World Trade Center Baltimore.
10 AM: TRRR DELEGATION ARRIVES AT MONDAWMIN MALL
FIRST STOP: Gilmor Homes, Sandtown-Winchester
Gilmor Homes gained national attention after Freddie Gray was arrested there.
The Tubman House, located at 1618 Presbury Street next to Gilmor Homes in Baltimore. A coalition of activists claimed the vacant rowhouse.
We we will speak with Dominique Stevenson, of Friend of a Friend and founder of Tubman House, along with Mrs. Rhonda, resident of Gilmor Homes and board member of Tubman House and Tawanda Jones, of the West Coalition (Baltimore United for Change) Wooten also serves as a founding board member of Tubman House.
10:30: TRAVEL TO PLEASANT HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
PLEASANT HOPE IS THE HOME OF ORITAS CROSS FREEDOM SCHOOL AND THE BLACK CHURCH FOOD SECURITY NETWORK FOUNDED BY REV. DR. HEBER BROWN, III. WE SPEAK TO ERIC JACKSON OF BLACK YIELD INSTITUTE WHO WORKS CLOSELY WITH REV. BROWN.
11:00: TRAVEL TO EAST BALTIMORE, JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, 2100 E Madison St Baltimore, MD 21205
IF TIME PERMITS WE CAN TAKE A BRIEF TOUR WITH DR. MARISELA GOMEZ, FORMER DIRECTOR OF SMEAC (Save Middle East Action Committee) IF NOT, DR. GOMEZ WILL JOIN US FOR LUNCH AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.
12 NOON: ARRIVE AT WORLD TRADE CENTER, 401 E. Pratt, 21th floor, Baltimore, MD 21202
1PM -3 PM REFLECTIONS AND WORLD CAFÉ DISCUSSION LED BY JAMYE WOOTEN AND DR. STEPHANIE BODDIE
What Rises Out of Uprising?: Baltimore Uprising and African Diaspora Connections
Jill P. Carter, Director, Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement (OCRWE)
Dr. Tyrone Powers, activist, scholar, Director, Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute, Anne Arundel Community College
Adam Jackson, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, (Baltimore United for Change)
Gentrification, Development and Social Dis-location
Dr. Marisela Gomez, Former Director of SMEAC (Save Middle East Action Coalition )
Dr. Raymond Winbush, Institute for Urban Research, Morgan State
Dr. Althea Legal-Miller, Canterbury Christ Church University
Professor Rothney Tshaka, University of South Africa
Organizing for Power/Sustainable Change
The Role of Philanthropy – Adar Ayira – Associated Black Charities
Organizing for Power – Dayvon Love, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (Baltimore United for Change)
World Café Discussion
FINAL REMARKS/CONFERENCE DETAILS – R. DREW SMITH/ JAMYE WOOTEN