With over 100 participants in attendance, last week’s City Civics 101 event at Impact Hub Baltimore was a great success. City Council member Kristerfer Burnett explained how Baltimore City government and processes function, while community organizers and shared strategies for civic engagement at the issue, neighborhood, and city levels. In case you missed it, here are more resources:
Video documentation: https://youtu.be/Vb1GH_BZayQ
8th District Councilperson Kristerfer Burnett overview of the basics of city government: http://bmoredistrict8.com/general/civics101presentation/
Growing list of local civic engagement resources (add yours!): citizenartist.vote/civic
Moderated by journalist Roberto Alejandro, PhD, JD, and creator and publisher of Stay Up News (http://stayup.news/)
* 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/)
Special Thanks to the organizers and consultants: Michelle Geiss, Molly Reddy, Ryan Dorsey, Stephanie Joyal, Graham Coreil-Allen