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Past Events

Redevelopment and Justice in Baltimore
April 2018
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Gentrification has long been a watchword for neighborhoods facing redevelopment and the many social and economic changes it brings. How can Baltimore neighborhoods renew themselves without forcing out local residents or homogenizing diverse populations? This expert panel will focus on key questions linking gentrification and social justice, from the reasons why black neighborhoods and immigrants matter to the role of arts and entertainment districts in the process of redevelopment. Attention will be paid to the Vital Signs report, issued by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, which provides data on quality of life in Baltimore communities.

Sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities; the American Studies Department; the Political Science Department; and Critical Social Justice, Women’s Center.

Community Data Workshop
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Northwood Branch
4420 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21218
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Community Data Workshop
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Walbrook Branch
3202 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216
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In April, 2017, BNIA-JFI released the 15th edition of Vital Signs, along with the annual update of community profiles to include the latest year’s information for every community in Baltimore. Staff from BNIA-JFI will lead a training session to help residents and community-based organizations use the data to improve quality of life in their neighborhood.

Baltimore Innovation Week

GEOLOOM co>map: Cultural Mapping in Baltimore
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
11 W. Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201

This workshop, led by BNIA-JFI Research Assistant Christine Hwang, helped attendees navigate the GEOLOOM co>map as well as demonstrate how the tool can be a resource for communities and the city of Baltimore. The workshop demonstrated different ways residents and community organizations can add their own arts and culture data, such as information about community events, public art, and historic sites, to the GEOLOOM co>map. This allows communities to self-define what they consider arts and culture and, in turn, show both what brings neighborhoods together and makes them unique.

Baltimore Data Day

Baltimore Data Day was held on July 14, 2017 at the University of Baltimore’s Thumel Business Center, 11 W. Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD. Presentations are available for download.





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