Living Classrooms

2017 Week Two: Homelessness, Poverty & Neighborhood Improvement

EVAN DRUKKER-SCHARDL | UNITED WORKERS On Thursday night, the Baltimore Housing Roundtable held its regular meeting at the Impact Hub. The bulk of the meeting was abbreviated because the artists and activists who created an exhibition on the structural racism of urban housing policy in Baltimore and the Bronx were…
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2017 Week One: Homelessness, Poverty, & Neighborhood Improvement

LEENA AURORA | 29TH STREET COMMUNITY CENTER What does working in a nonprofit look like? Googling: “does enamel based paint expire?” (spoiler: it can last up to 10 years unopened, and about 2 years opened if stored properly). This Thursday was my first full day at the community center. I…
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2016 Week Four: Youth & Family Wellness

DARIUS THOMPSON – SHEPHERD’S CLINIC Quality of life or preservation of life: which is more important? This is something that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. On Tuesday, Sully – an emergency trauma nurse who is also volunteering at the Shepherd’s Clinic this summer- was sharing with me how in…
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2016 Week Three: Youth & Family Wellness

DARIUS THOMPSON – SHEPHERD’S CLINIC “How do you reconcile the practice of western medicine, in which you were trained to become a licensed physician, with the ideas of alternative medicine, for which you strongly advocate?” we asked Dr. U, an internal medicine doctor at the Shepherd’s Clinic, who along with Dr….
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2016 Week One: Youth & Family Wellness

AISA MORENO-MEGUI – MARTHA’S PLACE “This city ain’t shit. RIP Freddy Grey,” a black man yelled at us as we stared at Billie Holiday’s silent but belting note painted on the walls that house the Arch Social Club, the longest standing Black men’s club in Baltimore. We must have looked like…
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