On Saturday, WJZ public affairs show On Time hosted OSI-Baltimore director Diana Morris, and Joe Jones, President and CEO of Center for Urban Families and the Vice Chair of OSI’s Advisory Board to talk about the upcoming Solutions Summit.
The Summit will be held at the War Memorial on December 10 (register for free here), and community members will discuss and agree on an action plan to present to Mayor Elect Catherine Pugh, who will attend and offer a welcome address, and our new City Council, many of whom will also attend. It builds on the work done at three half-day forums focused on Jobs, Justice, and Behavioral Health. At the Summit, the recommendations that came out of those forums will be debated and we will collectively vote on the priorities for our leadership over the next 12 to 18 months. In addition Pugh, keynote speakers will include Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF). Ifill, a longtime civil rights champion, is on the Open Society Foundations Global Board.
All four event co-chairs will be in attendance as well, including former Mayor Kurt Schmoke, Chair and CEO of Brown Capital Management Eddie Brown, former Obama administration Treasury official Mary Miller, and former Legg Mason CEO Mark Fetting.
There will also be performances from spoken word artists and a marching band, displays of pieces from MICA’s recent “Baltimore Rising” exhibit and the winners of a Baltimore City Public Schools Solutions Summit art contest, and food.
To get more information and to register, go to solutionssummitbaltimore.org.