Have you been seeing #metoo in your feed lately? Are you a man/masculine person who is starting to understand just how pervasive harassment and violence towards women and femmes really is? Are you tired of being silent? Do you want to use your voice to help stop the harassment and violence towards others? Welcome.
It's time for men to step up. You can no longer say you are a "good guy" because you don't harass. We need you to take action, talk to other men, organize, and advocate. Hollaback! Baltimore is looking to start a "men's caucus" that is held accountable by our leaders, but puts in the effort to organize and SHOW UP on their own. We need leaders, we need passion, we need partners. We cannot end gender-based violence without you.
Meet us at Red Emma’s in the Free School room to talk about the next steps. Invite your friends. Let them know this is important to YOU (not your girlfriend/wife/daughter/sister/mother). You will learn some basic bystander tips if you stay the entire time, too!
We're psyched to welcome back longtime friend of Red Emma's Peter Gelderloos for a presentation of his new AK Press book Worshiping Power: An Anarchist Vision of Early State Formation. Have you ever wondered where states (and here we mean the political construct, not the geographical one!) come from, and how they developed initially? In this new book, Peter looks at the ways that states - and The State - co-evolve with different models of the family, religion, warfare, commerce, and economic production over a lengthy period of time, and finds that state formation is a constant process, with certain patterns but without any single motor or dialectic. It is also a completely reversible process, as many societies have destroyed their states once it became clear how oppressive they were. If you are interested in better understanding where the State came from, to better understand how to dismantle it, this talk is for you! Don't miss it, and tell your friends!
Finally Got the News uncovers the hidden legacy of the radical Left of the 1970s, a decade when vibrant social movements challenged racism, imperialism, patriarchy and capitalism itself. It combines written contributions from movement participants with original printed materials—from pamphlets to posters, flyers to newspapers—to tell this politically rich and little-known story.
We’re pleased to partner with local author Natasha Lane to host a peace dinner: a chance to come together and remember that there are safe spaces in a world that often feels unsafe for so many! Please bring yourself and your loved ones on December 9 to join Natasha and others for a “family” dinner. Food and drinks can be purchased at discounted prices, and you are encouraged to “pay it forward” so that others may eat even if they have no money. Bring ideas, games, and family traditions to share!! (Please remember that Red Emma’s does not allow outside food or drink, but is happy to accommodate a range of dietary restrictions and price points.)
Light from the sun produced life on earth. Light plays major important functions that are important for our wellbeing including image-vision, adjusting our internal biological rhythms to match the solar day which influence our sleep and enhancing mood. We have made incredible advances in understanding how light achieves these functions. In this discussion, Samer Hattar, of the National Institute of Mental Health, will provide exciting tidbits on how to use light to enhance your sleep and mood.
Join us for a double event featuring two essential new books by Baltimore artists: Aaron Maybin's Art-Activism: The Revolutionary Art, Poetry, & Reflections of Aaron Maybin and Kyle "Nice Shot" Pompey's Perspective: Baltimore.
Kristen Jeffers has always been interested in how cities work. She’s also always loved writing things. She went off to a major state university, got a communication degree and then started a more professional Blogger site. Then, in her graduate seminar on urban politics, along with browsing the urbanist blogosphere, she realized that her ideas should have a stronger, clearer voice, one that reflects her identity as a Black southern woman. And with that The Black Urbanist blog was born. Seven years, one Twitter account, one self-published book and a litany of speeches and urban planning projects later, here we are. Kristen will join us to talk about why she started the blog, why she keeps it going and how important it is to bring your personality and your identity to spaces that may or may not be built for you.
Come out to celebrate all the work of BHRC members and volunteers this past year! Get some yummy snacks and drinks from Red Emma's! Hang out with us, buy a new BHRC t-shirt, grab a button, sign up to volunteer with us next year, and much more! It's a great chance to gather before the end of 2017! ♥