Talking About
Race Series

  • April 20, 2010

    Bryan Stevenson founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and professor at New York University School of Law, and Renée Hutchins, professor at the University of Maryland Law School, discussed how race affects attitudes and outcomes in the criminal justice system.

    Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore
    7:00 pm EST
  • March 02, 2010

    An interactive spoken word performance, film screening, and panel discussion, this event examined the emerging worldview of a new generation of Americans. After the screening of New Muslim Cool, Bakari Kitwana, author of The Hip-Hop Generation, moderated a panel discussion. The panel included Nura Maznavi, staff attorney from Muslim Advocates; filmmaker Jennifer Taylor; and independent […]

    Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1301 W Mt Royal Ave , Baltimore
    7:00 pm EST
  • February 22, 2010

    In partnership with OSI-Baltimore, Stoop Stories, a theme-based performance series produced by Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin, presented “Across the Divide: Stories about Race in Baltimore,” a show about being black and white in Baltimore. The show featured seven storytellers who got seven minutes each to tell a true, personal story about race. Audience members […]

    Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N Calvert St , Baltimore
    7:00 pm EST
  • December 01, 2009

    Why is race still an uncomfortable subject to talk about in the United States? At this event Rich Benjamin, author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America, and Tim Wise, author of Between Barack & A Hard Place: Racism & White Denial in the Age of Obama, discussed white […]

    Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore
    7:00 pm EST
  • November 02, 2009

    Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College and author of Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation, which discusses how American schools are experiencing increasing and underreported resegregation, spoke with David Hornbeck, former Philadelphia Superintendent of Schools and author of Choosing Excellence in Public Schools: Where There’s a […]

    Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore
    7:00 pm EST
  • September 16, 2009

    With the election of President Obama, some say race is no longer an obstacle to success and that the “American Dream” is more reality than not. At this discussion, Ben Jealous, executive director of the NAACP, and Gerald Torres, professor at the University of Texas Law School and co-author of The Miner’s Canary: Enlisting Race, […]

    Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore
    7:30 pm EST

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.