ELLA BAKER DAY BALTIMORE, APRIL 4 Join us for Baltimore’s 3rd annual Ella Baker Day! Ella Baker Days have been popping up all over the country as a way to honor and celebrate Ms. Baker’s lifetime of community organizing and civil rights activism on behalf of communities (and especially women) of color. The event is an annual event held each April - this tradition originally started in response to a 2010 declaration by then-Governor of Virginia, who declared April "Confederate History Month" as a celebration of the confederacy. Ella Baker Day was founded that year at the University of Virginia as a way to push back against this dangerous and unjust narrative, and has grown exponentially in the past 8 years.
For the last three years, Ella Baker Day Baltimore has been envisioned as a way to connect with local youth in our community who are active in their pursuit of activism and social justice via art. We are inviting youth to showcase their social justice and activism-themed art at the event, which is April 4th at 6:30pm at 2640 Space. There will be refreshments served, as well as performances by a local theatre company, Wombwork Productions, Inc., and a local singer-songwriter-activist, QueenEarth.