BGP Weekly Newsletter 6/12-6/19

The newsletter is back from vacation/hiatus. Let's dive in.

In Case You Missed It…

Video of part 2 of our webinar series on Public Banking for Baltimore is available! (Click here for part 1). Public banking has been a major component of BGP’s platform in the past. It's a bit of an esoteric subject for most of us but we believe that public banking can be an important driver of community-oriented development that would be of incredible benefit to the city. It's time to get these ideas out there and spread the debate.

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What Is Coming Up and How Can I Get Involved?

BGP June General MeetingAt our general meeting this month we will be discussing a number of policy issues including how Baltimore should respond to the ongoing climate change crisis. We will also be starting the process of crafting a Green Party alternative to the toothless civilian police oversight bill currently making its way through City Council. We will also conduct party business and elect a new Party leadership team. Wednesday June 14th 7-9pm at the BGP office, 100 E. 23rd St. 

Maryland Green Party 2017 State Assembly. The Maryland Green Party's annual assembly will be held in Baltimore this year. Expect a day of speakers, panels, workshops, and networking with fellow Greens. Eligible members will also vote for a new MGP leadership team and delegates to Green Party USA. The final agenda for this event will be released as soon as possible. Saturday June 24th 10am-4pm at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul St. 

Check Out the “Get Involved” Section of our Website. Here you can find details and contact info for many of our different activities and ways that you can contribute.

Our summer Canvassing and Phone Banking Drive continues. If you are interested in reaching out to your fellow Greens, especially ones who may live in your neighborhood, please contact Ty Alston at tyler.alston@gmail.com

 

Further Down the Line...

MGP Potluck Picnic Sunday July 16th 12-7pm at Double Rock Park, Parkville MD

 

Shared Events

These are non-BGP events submitted by members that you may find of interest.

Racial Equity in Transit: What Happened to the Red Line?"Join the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition and Baltimore Racial Justice Action for a discussion to better understand the impacts of killing the Red Line Project and the opportunity to ensure its survival. Learn about similar inequities in other Black and Brown cities, and discover how you and your organization can change the outcome of the Red Line Project." Tuesday June 13th 6:30-8:30pm at American Brewery, 1701 N. Gay St

 

Pride Events

 

Pride is coming up! There is a lot going on this week so we've assembled a list of interesting events. Follow the links for more details. More information and events can be found online at the GLCCB website.

Workshop: Queer Activism in the Age of TrumpTuesday June 13th 7-9pm at GLCCB, 2530 N. Charles St, 3rd Floor

Queer, There, and EverywhereThursday June 15th 7:30-9pm at Red Emma's, 30 W North Ave

Pride Interfaith Celebration. Thursday June 15th 7-9pm at 4 E University Pkwy

Queer People of Color PartyThursday June 15th 9pm-2am at Power Plant Live, 34 Market Pl

Radical Pride Happy Hour. Friday June 16th 5-8pm at Red Emma's, 30 W North Ave

Pride Parade. Saturday June 17th 2-4pm along N Charles St, starting at Eager St and leading to party area in Old Goucher

Youth Pride ZoneSaturday June 17th 3-8pm at the Ynot Lot, 4 W North Ave

Pride Festival. Sunday June 18th 11am-6pm at Druid Hill Park