OSI-Baltimore’s focus on narrative change, which is an extension of its Strategic Communications program, seeks to radically shift local and national narratives about Baltimore, our movements, and our communities. It ensures that the narrative is shaped by authentic people and anchored in accuracy and truth. Civic engagement efforts increase voting rates and enhance voter knowledge, ultimately promoting the power of communities in the electoral and political process.
OSI-Baltimore partnered with the Baltimore Museum of Art to host Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit about the Great Migration. This event continued OSI’s commitment to bringing leading thinkers and thought-provoking discussions to the community to promote understanding of issues of race and to foster open dialogue.
In partnership with Maryland Public Television and the BRIDGES Coalition, OSI-Baltimore hosted a screening of “Love in the Time of Fentanyl.” This documentary explores the operation of an overdose prevention site in Vancouver.