We welcome you to join Greenmount West Community Center (GWCC) and Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY) for a full-day of programming at the Baltimore Museum of Art. In honor of Youth Justice Awareness Month, we will be holding Art, Youth, & Justice Day on October 26th from 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm. This event will use art, discussions, and music to elevate the issues facing youth and activate participants to become part of the fight for youth justice reform.
The day will feature activities for all ages from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm including free admission to Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art. The Generations exhibit offers a sweeping new perspective on the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s to the present moment. Artists featured include Mark Bradford, Shinique Smith, Jack Whitten, and many others.
Beginning at 12:00 pm there will be an exclusive screening of “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools,” a documentary film by Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. and Women in the Room Productions. This documentary encourages a robust conversation about how to reduce the criminalization of Black girls in our nation's learning environments. There will be a panel discussion following this screening brought to you in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Social Work Positive School Center. Click here to RSVP!
At 2:00 pm, there will be a showing of “Rethink Baltimore,” an initiative led by ACY that launched in January 2018 as a youth justice awareness campaign aimed at changing the narrative of Baltimore City’s system-involved youth by examining the complex reality of their lives. Ultimately, the project highlighted issues beyond justice reform to analyze and build public support for the inter-connected policy threads that shape the lives of youth from under-resourced areas: education, child welfare, economic sufficiency, and health. An action-oriented conversation in partnership with Stand Up Baltimore will immediately follow and conclude the free portion of the day. Click here to RSVP!
mumu fresh benefit concert
The event will culminate with a benefit concert by Maimouna Youssef also known as Mumu Fresh, a Baltimore native who is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, MC, activist and acclaimed hip hop artist. Mumu Fresh has been called a “quadruple threat” by The Roots’ Black Thought and “groundbreaking” by Oscar-winning artist, Common. There will be a dinner reception and silent auction preceding the concert. Tickets for the concert can be purchased here. All proceeds go to support the work at Greenmount West Community Center and Advocates for Children and Youth.
Are you an individual or organization interested in sponsoring Art, Youth and Justice Day? Click here to access our Sponsorship Guide and follow this link to fill out our Sponsorship Interest Form. We look forward to working with you!
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