This Talking About Race event is co-sponsored with the Enoch Pratt Free Library as part of their Writers Live! series. Lawrence T. Brown will be in conversation about his book, The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America. Presented in partnership with AARP Maryland and OSI-Baltimore Fellows Advisory Board. The world gasped in April 2015 as […]
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Writers LIVE! Jerry Mitchell, Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights EraThursday, January 16, 2020
Jerry Mitchell, author of Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era, will be in conversation with Morgan State University professor E.R.Shipp
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
2015 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow, Lady Brion will be in conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts about his new poetry collection, “Felon.” The event is co-sponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
Thursday, January 03, 2019
Educator, administrator and author of “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”, Dr. Beverly Tatum talks with Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises about the role race plays in schools today.
Talking About Race: Plessy v. Ferguson and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation with Steve Luxenberg and Judge Robert BellWednesday, December 19, 2018
Award-winning author and former Washington Post senior editor Steve Luxenberg talks to Judge Robert Bell about the current-day relevance of Plessy v. Ferguson through the eyes of the people caught up in the case.
Monday, April 30, 2018
OSI-Baltimore, in collaboration with Baltimore Ceasefire and the University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs, will host the next “Talking About Race” event, “Mothers of the Movement Speak,” a town hall discussion led by mothers who have lost children to police and gun violence, at the University of Baltimore H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Peter Edelman, author and Georgetown Law Professor will discuss his most recent publication, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America, with Lester Spence, Johns Hopkins Political Science and Africana Studies Associate Professor.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The controversies swirling around Colin Kaepernick, ESPN’s Jemele Hill, and other figures in the sports world have brought ever-present tensions, often ignored or glossed over, about the role race and identity play in sports to the surface.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Tara Huffman, director of OSI-Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice program hosts a conversation with Harvard Law Professor and former federal prosecutor, Paul Butler about his new book “Chokehold: Policing Black Men.”
Monday, May 01, 2017
About 2,000 people in Maryland died of drug overdoses last year and the governor has declared a “State of Emergency.” Join OSI-Baltimore as we discuss the historical tensions between drug policy advocates and communities of color, which have carried the heaviest burden in both health consequences and punitive criminal justice responses to drug use