Hear the stories of those who have been pulling Baltimore together in the wake of the Freddie Gray uprising.
In this course, we’ll hear - first-hand - the voices and stories of those who have been pulling the Baltimore community together in the five-year wake of the Freddie Gray uprising. We will also explore the problems in Baltimore, which have been described as “deep, profound, and decades in the making,” that led to the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent Baltimore uprising. The course is facilitated by Genard “Shadow” Barr, whose community work is highlighted in the HBO documentary, Baltimore Rising. Along with Shadow, our teachers will be the community leaders, activists, and everyday plain folk, whose voices are rarely heard but who are making a difference for those who live in Baltimore. They will tell us their stories and the challenging work they’ve been doing in the midst of an unforgiving pandemic to improve the lives of their neighbors. Together we will explore how we can find common ground and assist them in the important work they are doing just 40 miles from “The Hill.”