The future-themed February issue of Baltimore magazine highlights 5 “Activists to Watch,” including OSI-Baltimore Advisory Board member Jamie McDonald, founder of Generosity Inc. and OSI Community Fellow Hannah Brancato, founder of Gather Together: A Survivor Support Network. Among the others recognized were the co-founder, along with Brancato, of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture Rebecca Nagle, protest leader Kwame Rose, who famously shouted down Geraldo Rivera, and City Bloc leader Makayla Gilliam-Price.
Last week, the Washington Post published a great profile of Gilliam-Price, who honed her rhetorical skills as a member of Baltimore Urban Debate League, which was founded as part of an effort by OSI-Baltimore to bring debate back into the classroom. She led City Bloc’s occupation of City Hall in October and recently wrote about a series of racist tweets by a Baltimore Police lieutenant, who was also vice president of Fraternal Order of Police, leading to the officer being reassigned.
McDonald recently organized a Baltimore-focused session during the Smithsonian’s “Power of Giving” symposium, attended by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett among many other philanthropic leaders, that featured OSI-Baltimore director Diana Morris. She’s also co-chair of the steering committee for Light City Baltimore.
OSI-Baltimore couldn’t be more proud to be linked to these great advocates for Baltimore.