Baltimore Gathering of the Commons

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BALTIMORE-GATHERING OF THE COMMONS, is a joint initiative intended to connect and inspire Baltimore changemakers through compassionate dialogue and the sharing of resources. Part education hub and part action center, the GoC brings people together across difference to look at how community assets can address systemic challenges of health disparity, environmental injustice,  and racism; to improve our communal spaces through collective action, and other groups working for a sustainable community of equality in Baltimore and across Maryland.

Baltimore Gathering of the Commons host a monthly First Friday Forum which serves as a meeting place to network, share a potluck meal, screen a film and have open dialogue to create a shared understanding of issues we face within the commons of Baltimore City.

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First Friday Forum:

The forum focuses on exploring the racial and socioeconomic inequities in health among Americans. Come and explore how to improve health outcomes in your own community, and get connected with resources to help you make individual and community change today!

Program Timeline: 6 PM – 8:30 PM

  • 6 PM – 6:20 (Dinner / Meet and Greet)
  • 6:20 PM – 7:30 PM (Film Screening)
  • 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Guided Discussion)
  • 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Announcements, Networking and Clean Up)
  • 8:30 PM (Adjournment)

Location: University of Maryland (BioPark)

  • UMB Community Engagement Center
  • 870 Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Note: Community Engagement Center is located on Baltimore Street Side of 1 N. Poppleton St. of the University of Maryland BioPark Garage.


  • Garage available and street parking is free after 6 PM

Public Transit: 

  • City Link
    • Purple (Hopkins Hospital – Catonsville or Paradice)
    • Green (Towson – West Baltimore MARC)
    • Orange (Essex – West Baltimore MARC)
  • Charm City Circulator
    • Orange (Hollins Market – Harbor East)
      • The Circulator is a free transit system connecting tourism sites around Baltimore City


Feel free to call for more information: 410-793-1643

Currently, a project of The Baltimore Gift Economy, the BALTIMORE-GATHERING OF THE COMMONS planning committee includes:

  • Seth Bush, Sierra Club
  • Jennifer Kunze, Clean Water Action
  • Taylor Smith-Hamms, CCAN
  • Lynda Davis, Coming To The Table, Washington DC
  • Bennie Barton, Racial Justice Educator
  • Ulysses & Chrysalinn Archie, Baltimore Gift Economy
  • Margaret Powell, Community Advocate
  • Kevin Antoszewski, Baltimore Orchard Project

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