Tagged as Educational Event

Thu, 02/25.
7:00pm

Forging Freedom: Endurance, Escape, and Rockville’s Underground Railroad

Virtual

Hosted by Peerless Rockville

Cost: Free

Forging Freedom: Endurance, Escape, and Rockville’s Underground Railroad is an exhibit on the story of Rockville in the era of the Underground Railroad, when slavery cast a shadow over life in this farming town, and separatist tensions steadily propelled the nation towards war. Come learn about the brave fugitives who fled slavery in Rockville, the abolitionist network that helped, and the endurance of the enslaved community.

This is an online presentation through Zoom. Upon registration, you will receive the link to the Zoom broadcast.

Mon, 03/22.
10:00am

Beyond the Statements: Leading Racial Equity in Humanities Organizations with Dr. Tuajuanda Jordan

Virtual

Hosted by Maryland Humanities

Cost: Free

At a time when many organizations have put out public statements in support of Black Lives Matter and in opposition to White supremacy, dismantling our organizational inequities remains an elusive next step. Maryland Humanities invites you to join us for a speaker series focused on operationalizing racial equity work in the humanities field. Leaders from Maryland will speak to the efforts they have led in their respective organizations. Topics covered will include incorporating racial equity into hiring, where to start when leading an organization, and leading the work within a university setting.

Join Dr. Tuajuanda Jordan, President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, with moderator Alicia McLeod, Executive Director of Challenging Racism and Maryland Humanities Board Member.

Mon, 04/12 — 4/14.
9:00am

Main Street Now

Virtual

Hosted by Main Street America

Cost: $99-$999

Join us April 12-14 as we go virtual for the 2021 Main Street Now Conference! With three days of immersive online content and networking opportunities, the conference will provide us with the opportunity to reflect on how the events of the past year have changed our work and how we can rebuild stronger, more equitable Main Streets for the future. You’ll hear from national thought leaders, leading Main Street experts, and local practitioners on strategies for strengthening your organization, supporting your small businesses, telling your story, and so much more.

Main Street Now 2021 programming will be focused around a number of major themes including:

  • Recovery and Resilience: The pandemic has had immense impacts on all aspects of Main Street revitalization work. The conference will directly address the ways in which our communities can rebuild stronger, resilient, and more equitable local economies.
  • Equity and Inclusion: Main Street Now 2021 will feature a series of education sessions and keynotes on the topics of antiracism, equity, and inclusion on Main Street; community wealth-building; and supporting traditionally underserved populations.
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship: For the first time, Main Street Now will host “Small Business Day” on the second day of the conference, inviting small business owners to join us for sessions and workshops offering real time solutions as they look ahead to recovery. Other conference content will address ways in which communities can better support, retain, and recruit entrepreneurs.

Mon, 04/19.
10:00am

Beyond the Statements: Leading Racial Equity in Humanities Organizations with Tonya Aikens

Virtual

Hosted by Maryland Humanities

Cost: Free

At a time when many organizations have put out public statements in support of Black Lives Matter and in opposition to White supremacy, dismantling our organizational inequities remains an elusive next step. Maryland Humanities invites you to join us for a speaker series focused on operationalizing racial equity work in the humanities field. Leaders from Maryland will speak to the efforts they have led in their respective organizations. Topics covered will include incorporating racial equity into hiring, where to start when leading an organization, and leading the work within a university setting.

Join Tonya Aikens, President & CEO of Howard County Library System, with moderator Alicia McLeod, Executive Director of Challenging Racism and Maryland Humanities Board Member.

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