Join Baltimore leaders and community members for an inspiring evening of art, activism, and dialogue in an effort to spark peaceful change in Charm City and around the world. Our #TogetherWeRemember vigil will unite people of different identities in solidarity, amplify the voices of communities affected by identity-based violence throughout history, and inspire collective action for memory, justice, and peace. Simply put, by remembering humanity at its worst, we will inspire Baltimore to be its best.
Last April, the Jewish Museum of Maryland hosted Baltimore’s first #TogetherWeRemember vigil. Having seen the potential to inform, inspire, and activate members of our community, we’ve partnered with Repair The World: Baltimore and the Baltimore Jewish Council to build on what we’ve started.
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.
•SHIFT FROM FEAR TO COURAGE: Draw inspiration and strength from speakers and local performing artists. David Estrin, founder of the international Together We Remember, will share the story behind the movement. David Diongue, jazz saxophonist and rapper, will perform original compositions from “I am Dauda” - a suite of music exploring the idea of names in the black community, through the story of his own name.
•LEARN & DIALOGUE: Hear how Baltimore’s Jewish community fractured over the issue of slavery at the Lloyd Street Synagogue. In the same venue, engage in a town-hall style activity on how we can counter division, prevent violence, and look out for one another.
•BUILD A SUSTAINABLE COALITION: Establish a sense of kinship with fellow participants that transcends race, religion, and politics. Commemorate victims of identity-based violence and celebrate stories of upstanders through a powerful name-reading ceremony.
•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 with others and invite the broader community to get engaged so we can realize what Baltimore can be at its best.
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To sign up to read names of victims at the beginning of the event, sign up here: https://bit.ly/2H9YO8B