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    • Sat, Jul 29 @ 1:30 PM
    (North Ave classroom)

    China-Africa Relations: Cooperation and Conflict

    This course will be an introduction to the history of China's engagement with African countries from the Cold War to the present period. We will discuss the history of Chinese engagement, migration of Chinese to Africa/Africans to China, Neocolonialism, and how Chinese economic investments have restructured the global political economy of Africa. 

    • Wed, Jul 26 @ 5:30 PM
    (North Ave classroom)

    Gentrification and Racial Equity in the "Laboratory for Social Innovation"

    This panel discussion, organized by Baltimore Corps Fellows, attempts to build a shared analysis among attendees of how to differentiate between gentrification and community economic development in the Baltimore context and take action to prevent the losses that have happened in other cities. 

    • Thu, Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
    (North Ave classroom)

    Resistance for Introverts

    'Silence is complicity' is a colloquialism in activist movements. What happens to the introverts who have a strong preference for silence, but also desire to be part of an activist movement? Oftimes introverts can feel overwhelmed by the group component of activism or by large crowds at marches. However, introverts may feel conflict at their innate desire for aloneness and individualism in spaces that ask for group think and vocal participation.

    This three part series will give introverts space to talk about their experiences as well as ways to brainstorm resistance that complements a strong preference for quiet and small groups. Also, strategies to participate in larger groups and protests will be part os the discussion. 

    Some light reading and video viewing will be assigned as well. 

    • Tue, Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM
    • Tue, Aug 01 @ 6:00 PM
    (North Ave classroom)

    Using Blogs and Social Media to Affect Social Change

    How to use aspects of social media to spark social change.

    • Sat, Aug 12 @ 2:00 PM
    • Sat, Sep 09 @ 2:00 PM
    • Sat, Oct 14 @ 2:00 PM
    (North Ave classroom)

    Jacobin Reading Group

    Are you interested in meeting with other people in Baltimore to discuss articles from Jacobin magazine? If so, then you should join the Jacobin reading group! We meet about once a month, and the discussions are open to everyone. For more information, send an email to  

    • Fri, Sep 22 @ 6:00 PM
    • Fri, Sep 29 @ 6:00 PM
    (North Ave classroom)

    The View Below: Adventures in Freshwater Snorkeling

    The underwater world of our rivers and streams is unexpected, and the life in Mid Atlantic rivers is mind blowing! Getting people to experience this incredible world establishes powerful connections to rivers. This course will share the underwater world of our rivers and will review how people can start on this amazing adventure.