Baltimoreans are telling their own stories to counteract misleading narratives about life in our city. Scholars are working to set the record straight on history and policy. Activists are organizing. Artists are engaging like never before. Still, questions remain about inclusiveness, public space and public media for deliberating and consensus building, and the potential of the arts and media to transform culture and impact policy.
Join us for dinner, short movies, and a glimpse of a new public media project to address these questions. WombWork Productions founders and co-directors, Kay Lawal-Muhammad and Mama Rashida Forman-Bey; writer/director and UMBC Professor, Alan Kreizenbeck; and UMBC media artist and researcher, Lee Boot will host an interactive media screening and discussion while you eat a yummy meal.
This project is being developed by the Imaging Research Center at UMBC in collaboration with Baltimore Imagining Group (big) a coalition of individuals from Baltimore arts, community, and social justice organizations. Collaborators include Culture Works, The US Department of Arts and Culture, Equity Matters, New Lens, and Wombwork Productions. Baltimore Stories, a series of humanities events, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a collaboration between the University of Maryland, Maryland Humanities Council, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance