Living “Hopkins” in Baltimore, An Immigrant City Roundtable Discussion

Dear all, a friendly reminder:

We invite you to join us for an informal roundtable discussion on the intersections of race, migration, and citizenship in Baltimore city. This will also be a space to talk about the relationship between Johns Hopkins University and the city of Baltimore. Please share widely!

Friday April 29, 4-6pm
JHU Homewood Campus, Gilman Hall, Room 132D

Reception to follow.

Please RSVP at https://ricroundtable.eventbrite.com/ so we can be sure we have enough food.

Guest speakers will help guide our conversation:
Marisela Gomez, Community activist, author of Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore, Hopkins-trained public health professional, and physician scientist

Jossie Flor Sapunar, Latinx civil rights activist and Hopkins Alumna

Dora Malech, Assistant Professor in the Writing Seminars and Engaged Faculty Fellow. Some of Malech’s students from “Readings in Poetry: Of Late―Poetry & Social Justice” will be reading their poetry. Malech’s class brings Hopkins undergrads and Baltimore City College High School students together. Our guest student-poets will be:
Isabella Bowker (JHU, undergrad)
Maysa Elsheikh (JHU, undergrad)
Afiya Ervin (BCC high school)
Marie Mokuba (BCC high school)
Joy Njoroge (BCC high school)

Some of the common questions that we seek to address are:
· Where are the immigrants in this city?
· Where are the so-called neighborhood folk?
· Is the Johns Hopkins campus a neighborhood campus?
· Is it an extension of Roland Park, Charles Village?
· How do we, as everyday people, make investments in the city?
· Where do we elect to walk, to run?
· Where will we drive, or drive through?
· How do we talk about Baltimore?
· Does it feel like your hometown?

See poster attached

living hopkins in Baltimore 2016

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