After hours of negotiations following a sit-in, a group of student activists at Towson University have successfully moved the administration to sign an agreement to further racial equity on campus. “It’s all love, but it’s radical love,” student activist Bilphena Yahwon said. The NLG Maryland stands in solidarity with the activists and welcomes the good-faith… More Towson Students Stage Successful Sit In!
Writers LIVE: James Kilgore, Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30pm, Free Central Library, Poe Room 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Understanding Mass Incarceration describes in plain English the many competing theories of criminal justice — from rehabilitation to retribution, from… More Nov. 17 @ 6:30pm: Understanding Mass Incarceration
Baltimore BLOC, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, the Coppin State University Urban Studies Program, and the Baltimore Action Legal Team present on “Baltimore’s Broken Bail System: A Lawyer Up Series Community Talk“. Todd H. Oppenheim, an attorney in the Felony Trial Division of the Public Defender’s Office for Baltimore City, will outline the bail review process,… More Learn More about Baltimore’s Broken Bail System: November 3 at 6:30pm
NoRoFoHamilton Community is going to hold a meeting at 7pm, Friday, November 06 at Church of the Messiah, 5801 Harford Road. The meeting is planned as a discussion among the NoRoFoHamilton Community on whether to appeal or not. Mr. Murphy, NoRoFoHamilton’s Attorney will be present. There are many appealable issues, i.e., variance issue, the notice issue (no newspaper… More NoRoFoHamilton Community Meeting: Friday November 6 at 7pm
On Wednesday, October 28th, Professor Emad Shahin will be speaking on escalating repression and the reconstruction of authoritarianism in Egypt at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Capitol Hill. Professor Shahin is a visiting professor of political science at Georgetown. Due to his persistent pro-democracy advocacy the Egyptian regime sentenced him to death in absentia in May of this year. He… More October 28: Panel on Repression in Egypt
Despite vocal and organized community opposition, the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeal voted 4-1 on October 20 to approve a Royal Farms store and gas station proposed at a Harford Road intersection near a school and library in Hamilton. In an email after this vote, NLG Chapter Member and NoRoFoHamilton activist said this: Thank you NoRoFoHamilton community… More NoRoFoHamilton: Struggle Continues After Adverse Zoning Board Vote
The National Lawyers Guild is part of a coalition of U.S. groups that requested a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on domestic violations of the human right to water, including water shutoffs of indigent residents in Baltimore. The IACHR granted the hearing request, and the hearing is scheduled to be held on Friday, October 23,… More Water is a Human Right: IACHR Hearing October 23