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Through the lens of a video or a still camera, these artists, storytellers, future activists and leaders confront the misconceptions and the hard truths of their neighborhoods, their lives and our city. READ MORE »

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The roles we must play

Posted by on August 4th, 2015 at 8:08 am
Michael Franklin

We each have roles to play in the work ahead, work that will not end until we all understand and own our country’s full history of genocide, slavery and the exploitation of oppressed people—a history that often is hidden behind a false narrative of liberty and justice.

Open Society Institute-Baltimore

The Open Society Institute-Baltimore endorses the closure of the Baltimore City Detention Center, a notorious facility that has, for decades, posed a serious risk to detainees, staff, family members and the broader Baltimore community. As the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services moves forward to end this shameful chapter in the state’s history, it is imperative that state and City stakeholders work together to leverage this unique opportunity to reduce unnecessary incarceration safely and to reinvest the savings to improve community safety.

Affirming the Case for Student Voice

Posted by on July 22nd, 2015 at 10:07 am
Rhonda Richetta

There’s a whole body of research around restorative practices. The premise is that people are happier, more productive, and more likely to make positive changes when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them. In my ninth year now as a City principal, I have learned that when teachers and administrators give students voice—allowing them to speak up and for themselves—a culture develops that is conducive to learning.


Media Advisory Contact: Evan Serpick 410.234.1091 All proceeds will support interventions to improve police accountability and increase racial justice and opportunity for Baltimore residents. In response to the recent unrest surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, the Open Society Institute-Baltimore announced…

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