• OSI-Baltimore Statement on the Request to Delay the Baltimore Consent Decree Hearing

    Statement of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore on the U.S. Department of Justice’s Request to Delay the Baltimore Consent Decree Hearing It is irresponsible for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Trump Administration to call into question the work product of key parties to the Baltimore Consent Decree and to seek to undo a […]

  • OSI-Baltimore Statement on the Consent Decree

    MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Evan Serpick 410-234-1091 The Open Society Institute-Baltimore welcomes this morning’s announcement that the City and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached agreement on a consent decree requiring reforms of the Baltimore Police Department. “The signing of this consent decree is a critical step in the process of transforming the culture and […]

  • OSI Announces New Community Fellows, Releases Network Analysis Cover

    OSI Announces New Community Fellows, Releases Network Analysis

    This morning, OSI-Baltimore announced its 19th cohort of Community Fellows. The new Fellows will each receive $60,000 over 18 months to support local projects they designed to address problems in Baltimore’s underserved communities. The 10 new Fellows include established activists, educators, and artists, and the proposed projects focus on a wide range of issues, including […]

  • Solutions Summit registration now open

    New details announced for Solutions Summit: Registration now open for half-day forums and December 10 Summit BALTIMORE – Open Society Institute-Baltimore proudly announces the full schedule for Solutions Summit, an effort to bring together community leaders, elected officials, issue-area experts, on-the-ground activists and concerned residents in order to come up with practical solutions to some of […]

  • OSI and Health Department Release Brief on Baltimore’s Response to Overdose Epidemic

    OSI-Baltimore and Baltimore Health Department Announce Release of a New Brief, “Baltimore’s Response to the Overdose Epidemic” August 31, 2016 Media Advisory Evan Serpick, OSI-Baltimore Evan.Serpick@opensocietyfoundations.org 410-234-1091 Michelle Mendes, Baltimore City Health Department Michelle.Mendes@baltimorecity.gov 443-862-0891 As we mark International Overdose Awareness Day (overdoseday.com), Open Society Institute-Baltimore and the Baltimore City Health Department are proud to announce […]

  • OSI-Baltimore Statement on the BPD’s Aerial Surveillance Program

    Media Advisory Contact Evan Serpick 410-234-1091 Open Society Institute-Baltimore is deeply troubled by revelations that the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has been conducting a covert surveillance program in the skies above our city since January. OSI-Baltimore calls for the Baltimore Police Department to come forward with a complete disclosure of the program so that it […]

  • OSI-Baltimore Statement on the Findings of the Justice Department’s Investigation of the Baltimore Police Department

    Media Advisory Contact Evan Serpick 410-234-1091 Today the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the findings of its investigation into the “patterns or practice” of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), launched in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. The report concludes that “there is reasonable cause to believe that BPD engages in a […]

  • OSI announces new date, keynote speaker for Solutions Summit

    OSI-Baltimore has several important announcements regarding our Solutions Summit. Due to a conflict with a meeting of Maryland’s Legislative Black Caucus, the summit has been moved to December 10, 2016, which is also International Human Rights Day. We are also VERY proud to announce that the keynote speaker for the summit will be Sherrilyn Ifill, […]

  • OSI-Baltimore statement on the decision to drop charges in the death of Freddie Gray

    Media Advisory Contact Evan Serpick 410-234-1091 In a press conference this morning at Gilmor Homes, where Freddie Gray lived and was taken into custody in April 2015, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that her office would drop the pending charges against three officers in the death of Mr. Gray. The move comes after three other […]

  • OSI-Baltimore Announces Solutions Summit, December 10

    Media Advisory Contact Evan Serpick 410-234-1091 BALTIMORE – Just over a month after Election Day, OSI-Baltimore will convene Baltimore residents for a free full-day public event, called Solutions Summit, to create a consensus blueprint for the new mayor and city council. In the lead-up to the event, there will be three public half-day forums that will […]