On November 2, 2017, Open Society Institute – Baltimore held a special event at the Baltimore Museum of Art to introduce the 20th cohort of Community Fellows (see here) to our Advisory Board, Leadership Council, and donors.
After guests had a chance to mingle with and meet the new Fellows, OSI Director Diana Morris offered a brief welcome and thanked Neil Friedlander and Dominique Moore for their years of service as co-chairs of the Leadership Council, and announced the two new co-chairs, Jamar Brown and Mary Louise Preis.
Pamela King, director of OSI’s Community Fellowships program gave a brief overview of the program and this year’s cohort before Andre Davis and Jamie McDonald, members of the OSI Advisory Board and the Fellows Selection Committee, formally introduced each of the Fellows and briefly described their projects.
Entrepreneur and Leadership Council member David Troy gave a brief talk on “Baltimore’s Social Media Networks in Context,” before Pamela King returned to acknowledge the other members of the Fellows Selection Committee, including Veronica Cool, Kevin Lindamood, David Miller, Carol Reckling, and Margaret Footner.
Left: OSI-Baltimore Leadership Council member David Troy, who spoke about digital and political networks. Right: Pamela King, Director of Open Society Institute’s Community Fellowships program.
Left: 2017 Community Fellows Jackie Belle and Matt Burke. Middle: 2017 Community Fellows Eric Jackson and Munib Lohrasbi. Right: 2017 Community Fellows Kim Looper, Shantell Roberts and Amy Tenney.
To the left: Diana Morris presents a Maasai rungu to Neil Friedlander in appreciation for his services as co-chair of the Leadership Council. To the right: OSI – Baltimore Board members Jamie MacDonald and Andre Davis.
The 2017 Cohort of Open Society Institute-Baltimore Community Fellows.
On the left: 2017 Community Fellow Amy Tenney and Leadership Council member Jackie Jennings. On the right: Joe Wood, ACLU-Maryland Executive Director Susan Goering, and Fellow Jackie Bello.