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Baltimore Butterfly Session: There is Beauty in the Struggle

Baltimore Center Stage 700 North Calvert St, Baltimore

There is Beauty in the Struggle: Join us at Baltimore Center Stage for a conversation about what it means for Black people to build political power in Baltimore featuring a keynote from Baltimore’s Black-led grassroots think tank Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Baltimore-born musician Tiffany Underwood-Holmes, and poet Alan King. As we head toward key […]

Building Black Power: Creating sustainable change in the Black community

How do we create sustainable infrastructure in the Black community? In light of the recent global protests against racism, calls to #DefundThePolice and the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, one question has been repeatedly asked:“How can the Black community create sustainable change for ourselves?”This discussion will focus on attempting to answer that question by focusing […]

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Building Black Power (Part 2): Healing & creating Black Institutions

How can healing positively impact the development of Black institutions? In light of the recent global protests against racism, calls to #DefundThePolice and the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, one question has been repeatedly asked:“How can the Black community create sustainable change for ourselves?”The first discussion we hosted focused on why it is important for […]

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New Timbuktu Community Education Institute – Summer 2020

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The purpose of the New Timbuktu Community Education Institute is to provide high quality professional development that is based on and draws from methodologies that are derived from the bodies of work and community based institutions that have traditionally been marginalized. NTCEI will provided a variety of African Centered, Liberation Focused, Community Empowerment tools that […]

Black Legislative Agenda Day: From the Baltimore Grassroots

Get connected to local organizations working to transform our communities. Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle is pleased to convene our 7th Annual Black Legislative Agenda Day: From the Baltimore Grassroots. Our hope is that those of us working in the grassroots can use this as an opportunity to work collaboratively on our efforts in Annapolis […]

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Violence Prevention and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

Exploring the need for African Centered research in our conversations about violence prevention.For over 10 years, the academic and public health sectors have promoted "violence prevention" non-profits as the "evidence based" alternative to mass incarceration and a solution to the shootings plauging American cities. With the Biden administration set to invest 4 billion dollars in […]

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