ELLA BAKER DAY BALTIMORE, APRIL 8 Join us for Baltimore’s 5th 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.
This Year's Event: COMLoquium: Ella Baker Day Black Women's Activism: Then and Now featuring Lisa Snowden-McCray in conversation with Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead
Loyola University Maryland, Messina and the Karson Institute present a virtual COMLoquium featuring Lisa Snowden-McCray, in conversation with Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead. Lisa Snowden-McCray is the managing editor and Baltimore Editor of The Real News Network. Prior to her role at The Real News Network, Snowden-McCray was a journalist and editor with Baltimore City Paper, the Baltimore Sun, as well as The Baltimore Beat, an alt-weekly she co-founded.