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Baltimore Week 2015
Fri, Oct 2 - Fri, Oct 9


Baltimore Week

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 kicks off with our Tri-School Day of Service on Sat, Oct 3rd. Other important events you’ll want to mark on your calendars:

Fri, Oct 2– Fri, Oct 16: 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). Cosponsors: JHSPH Epidemiology Student Organization, SON Nursing Students for Harm Reduction, SOM Medicine Students for Harm Reduction.

Fri, Oct 2 - 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 2nd from 4:30 – 5:30pm. Bring a canned food item to donate to the SOURCE Canned Food Drive and trade it for a beverage of your choice.

Sat, Oct 3 - SOURCE Fall Tri-School Day of Service
For Details, click here

Mon, Oct 5 - Community Involvement: Providing Tips, Dispelling Myths Panel Discussion
This event will bring together leaders from SOURCE partnering Community-Based Organizations in Baltimore City along with community-engaged faculty and students to discuss myths of community-based work while also providing tips on working with community in a mutually beneficial and reciprocal manner. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to hear directly from those involved in the Baltimore community. Panelists will also discuss the events surrounding the Baltimore Uprising and the effect it has had on their work. The panel will take place in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, from 12 – 1 pm in W2030.  RSVP to with your name, email and school affiliation. Seats are limited.

Mon, Oct 5 - Movie Screening: The 12 O’Clock Boys
Child Health Society, in partnership with SOURCE, is hosting the screening of 12 O’Clock Boys, a movie that follows Pug, a young man growing up in West Baltimore who finds solace in a group of illegal dirt bike riders known as 12 O’Clock Boys. To view a review of the movie in the Washington Post, click here. The screening will begin at 5:30pm in JHSPH W2030. RSVP to with your name, email and school affiliation.

Tues, Oct 6 - Historical Trauma, Community Health and How We Can Make Baltimore Whole
Lawrence Brown, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Morgan State School of Community Health and Policy. His scholar work focuses on the impact of segregation and displacement on Black health, understanding historical trauma in the forensic analysis of public health, and the effects of masculinity on Black men’s health behaviors. This event is hosted by NED Talks, a School of Nursing student-led speaker series dedicated to bringing nurse leaders and other health professional who provide insight, offer advice, and discuss experiences from a variety of fields. The event will be take place from 4 – 5:30pm in the School of Nursing Room 9. Contact Natalia Barolin for additional information and to RSVP.

Tues, Oct 6 - Conversation on Opioid Overdose in Baltimore and Overdose Training with Naloxone Distribution
Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition, JHSPH General Preventative Medicine Residents and SOURCE partner to bring to you a conversation on Opioid Overdose in Baltimore and the importance of educating the community on overdose prevention. Following the conversation, attendees will participate in a public Naloxone training with Naloxone distribution. The event will run from 6 – 7:30 pm in JHSPH W2008. RSVP to with name, email and school affiliation. RSVP is required.

Wed, Oct 7 - Baltimore Week Keynote Presentation: Systematic Issues that Led to the Baltimore Uprising Following the Death of Freddie Gray
The Baltimore Uprising did not happen overnight, nor did it happen because a young man was killed in the custody of the police. For generations, communities in Baltimore have experienced systematic oppression and disadvantage. Join SOURCE as they welcome Steven Ragsdale, a Baltimorian and self-proclaimed historian of Baltimore. This interactive session will allow for audience participation and questions. The event will run from 12 pm – 1:15 pm in JHSPH Sheldon Hall (W1214). Please RSVP to with name, email and school affiliation. Space is limited to RSVP today!

Thurs, Oct 8 - Learn About Baltimore through the Lens of DewMore Baltimore Youth Spoken Word Artists
Take this opportunity to learn about Baltimore from youth who live in and know this City. DewMore Baltimore is a community-based organization that amplifies youth voice while developing safe space, builds writing skills and teaching youth to advocate about issues that impact them on a daily basis. Join SOURCE in welcoming DewMore youth spoken word artists as they share their Baltimore with you. To get a taste of the art that will be shared at this event, click here to see Mohamad Tall, a Baltimore City Youth Poet Ambassador, perform at Engage Baltimore event last May. To attend, RSVP to with you name, email and school affiliation. The event will take place from 4:00 – 5:30pm in the SON Courtyard.

Fri, Oct 9 - 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 with your name, email, phone number and school affiliation. Spots are limited so sign up ASAP! The tour will run from 12 pm – 1:30 pm, and will depart from the JHSPH Lobby.