Talking About
Race Series

  • May 10, 2018
    Talking About Race: Mothers of the Movement Speak

    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.

    University of Baltimore Learning Commons and Town Hall, 1415 Maryland Ave, Baltimore
    7:00 pm EST
  • March 08, 2018
    Writers LIVE: Peter Edelman, Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America

    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.

    Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
    7:00 pm EST
  • November 08, 2017
    Talking about Race: Race, Identity, and Sports

    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.

    Moot Courtroom, University of Baltimore, 1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
    7:00 pm EST
  • October 03, 2017
    Policing Black Men: A Conversation with Paul Butler

    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."

    Moot Court Room, University of Baltimore, 1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
    7:00 pm EST
  • June 08, 2017
    Talking About Race: Harm Reduction and Communities of Color

    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

    University of Baltimore Law School’s Moot Court Room, 1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore
    6:30 pm EST
  • April 17, 2017
    Rethinking Crime and Punishment in Black America: A Conversation with James Forman, Jr.

    Yale legal scholar and former public defender James Forman, Jr. talks about his new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, with University of Baltimore Law School Dean Ron Weich, U.S. Court of Appeals Senior Judge Andre M. Davis, and University of Baltimore Law School Professor Odeana Neal. As Forman describes, the first […]

    University of Baltimore Moot Court Room, 1420 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
    7:00 pm EST
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About the Series

OSI-Baltimore has been presenting this free, public series since 2009 as a way of sparking conversations about how race intersects with our lives. They generally attract crowds of about 250 people.