Last night, Black Leaders Organizing for Change (BLOC) hosted the first of four Survey Design Workshops as part of the OSI-supported Blueprint for Baltimore: 2020 and Beyond project.
BLOC’s Tre Murphy (above, right) opened the session, held at the Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, explained the three goals of the Blueprint project:
- Listen to Baltimoreans
- Support a process to identify accountable municipal leadership
- Build community power
Murphy and Jose Serrano-McClain of Blueprint partner HR&A Advisors then explained the process of how Blueprint project partners will create a survey of 10,000 to 12,000 Baltimore residents and broke into small groups to generate ideas for the survey’s questions. The feedback from this workshop and subsequent ones hosted by Baltimore Votes and Black Girls Vote, CASA, and the No Boundaries Coalition, will inform the survey to be launched in mid-October.