Early every academic year, SOURCE hosts Baltimore Week—a celebration of the Baltimore community through a community-service lens. This year, we’ll host a slate of events that culminates with our Tri-School Day of Service on Sat, Oct 6th. Other important events you’ll want to mark on your calendars:
Mon, Oct 1 – Fri, Oct 12: SOURCE Tri-School Fall Canned Food Drive: Help local populations who experience food insecurity by donating unopened and unexpired canned food items! Donation bin locations: JHSPH E1002 and the first floor student lounge; SON lobby entrance; SOM AMEB lobby (by stairs), and in the SOURCE office in JHSPH W1600.
Wed, Oct 3: Practicing Justice presents Advocacy and Action: Supporting the Needs of Our Immigrant Neighbors
In light of the current political climate, many students find themselves frustrated and uninformed on the magnitude of the health issues facing immigrants and how they can help as professionals. Join us for a panel conversation with community leaders. Speakers include Monica Guerrero Vasquez (Executive Director, Centro SOL), Stephanie Wolfe (Engagement Coordinator, Soccer Without Borders), Betty Symington (Director, ERICA), and Eric Seymour (Volunteer ad Outreach Coordinator, The Esperanza Center). The panel will take place from 12 – 1:30 pm in the School of Nursing Room 320. Lunch provided – RSVP required. Please RSVP to SOURCE@jhu.edu with your name, email and school affiliation.
Sponsored by SOURCE, the School of Medicine’s Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine, and the Krieger School’s Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship Program
Wed, Oct 3: Baltimore Rising Film Screening and Community Conversation
In the wake of the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in police custody, Baltimore was a city on the edge. The subsequent uprisings reflected the deep divisions between authorities and the community, and underscored the urgent need for reconciliation. Join us for a screening of Baltimore Rising and panel discussion with community leaders. Speakers include Samuel T. Redd (Executive Director, Operation PULSE), Lt. Col. Melvin T. Russell (Chief of the Community Partnership Division, Baltimore Police Department), and Anisha Thomas (Safe Streets & Baltimore City Health Department). The event will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the School of Nursing Room 140. Dinner provided – RSVP required. Please RSVP here.
Thurs, Oct 4: Exploring Community Engagement in Baltimore: A SOURCE Service Spotlight
Our SOURCE Service Spotlight provides students a clear understanding of community engagement in Baltimore. Join us to hear from community partners about impactful service opportunities, learn more about service-learning courses available to you, and connect with students who are involved in service programming provided by SOURCE. Info session will take place from 12 – 1:20 pm in the Bloomberg School of Public Health Room W2033. Lunch provided – RSVP required. Please RSVP to SOURCE@jhu.edu with your name, email and school affiliation.
Fri, Oct 5: SOURCE East Baltimore Community Tour
Learn more about hyper-local community partner sites on this engaging tour! You’ll hear firsthand from SOURCE Community Consultant Glenn Ross on a range of issues impacting our East Baltimore community. Sign up by emailing SOURCE@jhu.edu with your name, email, phone number and school affiliation. Spots are limited so sign up ASAP! The tour will run from 10 am – 12 pm, and will depart from the JHSPH Lobby.
Fri, Oct 5: Happy Hour at JHSPH – Pick up Your Free SOURCE Tri-School Day of Service T-shirt!
After you sign up for the SOURCE Fall Tri-School Day of Service, be sure to pick up your t-shirt in advance at the Happy Hour event in the Student Lounge (1st floor) at JHSPH on Fri, Oct 5th from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Bring a canned food item to donate to the SOURCE Canned Food Drive and trade it for a beverage of your choice.
Sat, Oct 7: SOURCE Fall Tri-School Day of Service
Projects are filling quickly, so sign up today! Project information can be found on the SOURCE Fall Tri-School Day of Service site.