december, 2017

9dec10:30 am- 6:30 pmNorth Avenue Knowledge Exchange​Free​ ​Workshops,​ ​Community Connections,​ ​and​ ​Creative​ ​Expression

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Event Details

On​ ​​December​ ​9th,​ ​2017​,​ ​Station​ ​North​ ​Arts​ ​&​ ​Entertainment​ ​District​ ​will​ ​transform​ ​into​ ​a​ ​canvas showcasing​ ​​nearly​​ ​​50​​ ​​workshops​​,​​ ​​all​​ ​​of​​ ​​which​​ ​​are​​​ ​​​FREE​​​​ ​​and​​ ​​​​open​​ ​​to​​ ​​the​​ ​​public​​.

The​​ ​​day​​ ​​will​​ ​​be​​ ​​filled​​ ​​with​​ ​​classes​​ ​​covering​​ ​​Health​​ ​​&​​ ​​Wellness,​​ ​​Visual​​ ​​&​​ ​​Performing​​ ​​Arts,​​ ​​Social​​ ​​Justice​​ ​​&​ ​Advocacy,​ ​and​​ ​​Entrepreneurship​​ ​​&​​ ​​Professional​​ ​​Development.​​ ​​Venues​​ ​​include:​​ ​​Maryland​​ ​​Institute​ ​College​​ ​​of​​ ​​Art​​ ​​(MICA),​​ ​​The​ ​Baltimore​​ ​​Free​​ ​​School,​​ ​​Impact​​ ​​Hub,​​ ​​and​​ ​​the​​ ​​Ynot​​ ​​Lot,​​ ​​among​​ ​​others.​ ​Attendees​​ ​​will​​ ​​also​​ ​​enjoy​​ ​​assorted​ ​entertainment​​ ​​and​​ ​​plenty​​ ​​of​​ ​​opportunities​​ ​​to​​ ​​form​​ ​​meaningful​ ​connections.

Festivities​​ ​​take​​ ​​place​​ ​​between​​​ ​​1030am​​ ​​-​​ ​​630pm​.​​ ​​​​ ​​Stay​​ ​​tuned​​ ​​for​​ ​​a​​ ​​complete​​ ​​course​​ ​​schedule.

The​​ ​​​​North​​ ​​Avenue​​ ​​Knowledge​​ ​​Exchange​​​​ ​​is​​ ​​an​​ ​​educational​​ ​​program​​ ​​focused​​ ​​on​​ ​​building​​ ​​sustainable​ ​relationships​​ ​​that​ ​strengthen​​ ​​communities​​ ​​along​​ ​​North​​ ​​Avenue.​​ ​​This​​ ​​justice-oriented,​​ ​​community-based​ ​education​​ ​​seeks​​ ​​to​​ ​​build​​ ​​on​​ ​​the​ ​agency​​ ​​of​​ ​​grassroots​​ ​​organizing​​ ​​and​​ ​​the​​ ​​existing​​ ​​beauty​​ ​​and​​ ​​knowledge​ ​within​​ ​​Penn-North,​​ ​​Station​​ ​​North,​​ ​​and​ ​Greenmount​​ ​​West.​​ ​​Guided​​ ​​by​​ ​​the​​ ​​principle​​ ​​that​​ ​​​everyone​​ ​​has​ ​something​​ ​​to​​ ​​teach​​ ​​and​​ ​​everyone​​ ​​has​​ ​​something​​ ​​to​ ​learn,​​​ ​​the​​ ​​Knowledge​​ ​​Exchange​​ ​​aims​​ ​​to​​ ​​connect​ ​community​​ ​​members​​ ​​with​​ ​​access​​ ​​to​​ ​​city-wide​​ ​​and​​ ​​community-based​ ​resources​​ ​​by​​ ​​bringing​​ ​​together​​ ​​key​ ​neighborhood​​ ​​stakeholders​​ ​​to​​ ​​vision,​​ ​​build,​​ ​​and​​ ​​sustain​​ ​​this​​ ​​information-sharing​ ​network.

This​​ ​​project​​ ​​is​​ ​​committed​​ ​​to​​ ​​providing​​ ​​access​​ ​​to​​ ​​information​​ ​​and​​ ​​community​​ ​​resources​​ ​​in​​ ​​support​​ ​​of​​ ​​social​ ​justice​​ ​​and​ ​civil​​ ​​rights.​​ ​​The​​ ​​North​​ ​​Avenue​​ ​​Knowledge​​ ​​Exchange​​ ​​aims​​ ​​to​​ ​​create​​ ​​equitable​​ ​​spaces​​ ​​and​ ​infrastructure​​ ​​to​​ ​​share​ ​knowledge,​​ ​​power​​ ​​and​​ ​​access​​ ​​to​​ ​​education​​ ​​in​​ ​​our​​ ​​community.​​ ​​Based​​ ​​on​​ ​​a​​ ​​model​​ ​​of​ ​exchange,​​ ​​this​​ ​​program​​ ​​aims​​ ​​to​ ​contribute​​ ​​to​​ ​​the​​ ​​livelihood​​ ​​and​​ ​​sustainability​​ ​​of​​ ​​community-based​ ​learning.

The​​ ​​North​​ ​​Avenue​​ ​​Knowledge​​ ​​Exchange​​ ​​was​​ ​​created​​ ​​in​​ ​​partnership​​ ​​by​​ ​​​​MICA​​,​​ ​​​​Station​​ ​​North​​ ​​Arts​​ ​​&​ ​Entertainment​ ​District​​,​​ ​​and​​ ​​​​Red​​ ​​Emma’s​​ ​​Bookstore​​ ​​and​​ ​​Coffeehouse​​–home​​ ​​of​​ ​​​​The​​ ​​Baltimore​​ ​​Free​ ​School​.​​​ ​​The​​ ​​North​​ ​​Avenue​ ​Knowledge​​ ​​Exchange​​ ​​is​​ ​​funded​​ ​​in​​ ​​part​​ ​​by​​ ​​Mayor​​ ​​Catherine​​ ​​E.​​ ​​Pugh​​ ​​and​​ ​​the​ ​Creative​​ ​​Baltimore​​ ​​Fund,​​ ​​and​​ ​​an​​ ​​“Our​ ​Town”​​ ​​award​​ ​​from​​ ​​The​​ ​​National​​ ​​Endowment​​ ​​for​​ ​​the​​ ​​Arts.​​ ​​To​​ ​​find​ ​out​​ ​​more​​ ​​about​​ ​​how​​ ​​National​​ ​​Endowment​​ ​​for​​ ​​the​ ​Arts​​ ​​grants​​ ​​impact​​ ​​individuals​​ ​​and​​ ​​communities,​​ ​​visit​ ​​www.arts.gov​.

Time

(Saturday) 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

Location

Station North Arts + Entertainment District

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