Join Baltimore’s next-generation of inspiring artists, activists, and thinkers at the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue for a community-wide vigil, dialogue, and call to action aiming to unite our city across lines of difference to address rising hatred and ongoing violence. Following powerful speeches and performances that open hearts and minds, we will engage in a town-hall style discussion on the meaning of “never again” in Baltimore and how to make it a reality. Our venue holds special significance for this event since it was the site of an infamous debate on the merits of slavery during the Civil War.
To celebrate and activate our renewed commitment to honor the victims of violence by looking out for one another, we will host a concluding dinner reception featuring game-changing organizations that you can immediately take action with. Join us as we remember humanity at its worst to demonstrate what Baltimore can be at its best.
Together We Will:
Convene Local Leaders: Join diverse changemakers from the Baltimore community who are committed to disrupting the cycle of violence and fostering peaceful, positive change.
Open Hearts and Minds: Draw inspiration and strength from speakers and local performing artists: Kondwani Fidel, Upendo, Major Monique Brown (Baltimore Police Department), Alex Long (Safe Streets), Howard Libit (Baltimore Jewish Council), and more.
Learn and Dialogue: Hear directly from those who are countering violence and fighting hate from their communities to City Hall. Engage in a dialogue activity on how we can counter division, prevent violence, and look out for one another.
Build a Sustainable Coalition: While breaking bread, establish a sense of kinship with fellow participants that transcends race, religion, and politics. Commemorate victims of violence and celebrate stories of upstanders.
Commit to Act: Contribute your ideas to foster empathy, empower and protect the vulnerable in our community, and spark a movement to fulfill the promise of “Never Again” for all people.
Go Public: Share our experience on social media and invite the broader community to get engaged so we can realize what Baltimore can be at its best.