Marking the closing week of the exhibition City People: Black Baltimore in the Photographs of John Clark Mayden, this special afternoon will celebrate Baltimore’s neighborhoods with activities and performances for all ages inspired by John Clark Mayden’s “street portraits.”
Family activities, 1–2:30 p.m.
Record and listen to Baltimore stories, examine historic maps of Baltimore, view images created by youngsters at the Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures and youth photographers from Baltimore Youth Film Arts, and participate in a large-scale projection of drawings of Baltimore communities!
Performances and open mic, 2:30–4 p.m.
Featuring spoken word artist Lady Brion, griot and drummer David Fakunle, readings by writers in Baltimore Schools, and an open mic where you can tell, sing, and perform your 3-minute Baltimore story in an open mic event.
Screening and Q&A, 4:15–5 p.m.
Watch Hummingbirds in the Trenches, a documentary short film about poet Kondwani Fidel and the city of Baltimore. Fidel will introduce the film and lead a Q&A after the screening.