October 4 - October 8, 2021
Early every academic year, SOURCE hosts Baltimore Week—a celebration of the Baltimore community through a social justice lens. This year our series of activities includes our annual Canned Food Donation Drive, virtual panel discussions, virtual East Baltimore Bus Tour, and a virtual concert by Baltimore's own Afro House as part of the Racial Justice Concert Series. Read more below and watch videos from our 2021 Baltimore Week celebration!
Monday, October 4 - Start of SOURCE Canned Food Donation Drive
- Donate non-perishable and unopened canned food to support SOURCE partnering organizations’ food pantries! Donations will be collected until Friday, October 15. Co-sponsored by Anna Baetjer Society, the Student Nurses Association, and SOM SOURCE Student Governing Board Members.
- Drop-off Locations:
- JHSPH: E1002 and 1st Floor Student Lounge
- SON: Lobby
- SOM: Thomas College Common Room in AMEB and AMEB Lobby
- This panel discussion with community partners, faculty and students highlights ways to get involved in our Baltimore community, as well as a brief overview of SOURCE's work, programs and community engagement opportunities.
- Featured speakers and partner organizations:
- Shannon Frattaroli, Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Katie Nelson, PhD Candidate, School of Nursing
- Endside Out
- Intersection of Change
Afro House, the Baltimore-based “music-driven performance art house,” presents “A Concert for the Cosmos,” the opening event on this season’s Racial Justice Concert Series.
Founded in 2011 by Alisha and Scott Patterson, Afro House is a Baltimore-based, music-driven performance art house. Afro House is grounded in the belief that art can disrupt and transform the human imagination, providing fresh eyes to view both past and present, challenging artists and audiences to create a better future.
Describing their upcoming performance “A Concert for the Cosmos,” Afro House writes “From the outer most reaches of the cosmos, Afro House’s Astronaut Symphony will stretch, dismantle, and reframe everything you think you know about sound. Fueled by raw energy and futuristic vibrations, the genres of opera, punk and jazz will animate original symphonic performance art pieces composed by Scott Patterson, thus bringing 25th Century music to the here and now.”
Afro House offers this concert in support of Backyard Basecamp, an organization that works to “(re)connect Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to land and nature.” During the performance, Jordan Bethea, a member of Backyard Basecamp's Farm Team, will discuss the organization’s work and explain how viewers can get involved. The performance will be streamed live via Youtube from Baltimore’s Creative Alliance.
The Racial Justice Concert Series (RJCS), a collaboration among Johns Hopkins students, faculty and staff, harnesses the power of music to bring awareness to issues of racism in Baltimore, and to support Baltimore organizations that focus on racial justice work. The RJCS features performances by Baltimore musicians and provides a platform for racial justice organizations to educate audiences about their efforts. The RJCS is cooperatively produced and funded by the Johns Hopkins Program in Arts, Humanities, & Health, Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine, and Johns Hopkins International Arts & Mind Lab.
Wednesday, October 6 - Virtual East Baltimore Bus Tour
- Join our SOURCE "Virtual" East Baltimore Bus Tour to learn more about our hyper-local community partner sites on this engaging tour! We will provide information about the history between JHU and East Baltimore, as well as issues impacting our East Baltimore community. Following the virtual online tour, we will have a discussion and debrief with SOURCE’s Community Consultant, Glenn Ross.
- Hear directly from SOURCE partner organizations with virtual volunteer opportunities for supporting youth in our Baltimore communities. Learn more about what one-time, short-term and long-term opportunities are available!
- Featuring our partners from:
- Art With A Heart
- Commodore John Rodgers School
- Reading Partners