**City Civics 101, 6-8pm March 7, 2017 at Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 East North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21202**
How does city government function? How do we move from ideas to action? What tools and tactics are most effective for making change at the city level? City Civics 101 attempts to answer all of these important questions in one action-packed evening.
Come learn about how city government and processes function from a City Council member and experienced Baltimore organizers– at the issue, neighborhood, and city levels. Join us for a panel discussion moderated by journalist Roberto Alejandro, PhD, JD, and creator and publisher of Stay Up News (http://stayup.news)
Our panel will include:
- Kristerfer Burnett, Baltimore City Council (https://www.krisburnett.com/)
- Graham Coreil-Allen, Public Artist and Citizen Artist Baltimore Cultural Organizer (http://citizenartist.vote/)
- Christopher Ervin, President & Founder of The Lazarus Rite (http://thelazarusrite.org/), Advocate for criminal justice reform, the constitutional nature of felony disenfranchisement and the state of expungement in Maryland and across America.
- Shirley Foulks, A master youth development practitioner, Ms. Foulks has dedicated her life to the whole child healthy development of children and youth in her Cherry Hill community.
- Adriana Foster, Community leader and organizer with United Workers (http://www.unitedworkers.org/)
6 – Opening Reception
6:15 – Introduction to City Government
6:30 – Moderated Panel Discussion + Q&A
7:30 – Call to Action: Audience members can share opportunities to get involved with different projects and initiatives happening in Baltimore