The Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment (BRACE)

15 Apr

The Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment (BRACE) is a group of Baltimore organizations and individuals who are working together to create equity, jobs, and justice for former and remaining Middle East residents as well as Baltimore city residents overall.


Universities and the NSA: Time to Stop Collaborating?

12 Apr

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, 7:00pm, Mergenthaler 111, JHU Homewood Campus. 


Matt Green, Department of Computer Science, JHU

Christopher Soghoain, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU

Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee


Come join the Human Rights Working Group and the New Political Society to discuss the nuances surrounding the collaborative efforts between the NSA and American universities. We will be joined by a panel of experts comprised of Hopkins Professor Matt Green, ACLU representative Christopher Soghoain and Shahid Buttar from the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.

Afterwards, we will hold a 30-minute social session with a chance to field questions and comments to our speakers. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Flier Link: JHU NSA Panel Flier

Community Dinner and Roundtable: Voices from Public Housing in Baltimore City

12 Apr

Monday April 21, 6:00PM @ Red Emma’s

Join us for a special evening event: as Baltimore moves to privatize 40% of its remaining public housing, with public officials united in their claim that there is no other way to “save” affordable housing than through the complicated federal RAD program, the voices of those most affected by the sweeping changes—the residents and workers—seem to be the voices least present in the conversation.

At this special pay-what-you-can community dinner, we’ll be joined by a panel of public housing residents, as well as union workers whose jobs stand to be eliminated and restructured under the RAD plan.  Moderated by Marc Steiner, we hope the event, by foregrounding the voices of those directly threatened by the uncertainties introduced by this wave of privatization, can help us all better understand what’s at stake in this situation.

Dinner at 6PM, Panel at 7PM

Hardship at Hopkins

12 Apr


Hardship at Hopkins is a project of the 2,000 caregivers at Johns Hopkins Hospital united in 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. We believe America’s #1 hospital should be setting a higher standard for caregivers in Baltimore, not dragging down our city with poverty pay.

Baltimore Economic Democracy Conference

12 Apr

Looking ahead to May… fantastic conference on ‘economic democracy’!



Professor Patrick Bond Charges: “Israel is like South Africa!”

12 Apr

Missed JHU alum Prof. Patrick Bond discussing JHU’s history of anti-apartheid activism from South Africa to Palestine? Check out highlights here:

Film Screening & Discussion: Wounds of Waziristan

13 Nov

Thursday November 14, 2013, 7:30-9:15pm, Gilman 50, JHU Homewood Campus

Join the JHU Human Rights Working Group for a screening of the documentary film Wounds of Waziristan, followed by a discussion featuring:

-Wounds of Waziristan Director, Madiha Tahir
-Veena Das, Professor of Anthropology, JHU
-Bernadette Wegenstein, Director, Center for Advanced Media Studies & Professor, GRLL, JHU

Light refreshments will be served.

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Co-sponsored by the JHU Department of Anthropology, the Center for Advanced Media Studies, and the Graduate Representative Organization