MICA Intersection Exhibit: North Avenue & Charles Street Reception, Friday, September 4, 5–7 p.m.; exhibit open Tuesday, September 1 through Sunday, September 20, Riggs and Leidy galleries inside the Fred Lazarus IV Center, 131 W. North Ave.
The M.F.A. program in Curatorial Practice at MICA presents Intersection, an exhibition that explores historical, present-day and future development of North Ave. and Charles St. The exhibition, which highlights four corners and four eras in history over the past 100 years, showcases the layered stories of people, places and moments that have shaped the identity of one of Baltimore’s best-known intersections. The exhibition points to pivotal, historic moments and movements in the U.S. such as the Great Depression, the Great Migration, the Civil Rights Movement and the present, while capturing a keen sense of the importance of urban life and its many cultural shifts.
No Boundaries Coalition Meeting Tuesday, September 8, 6 p.m., St. Peter Claver Church (1526 N Fremont); meets the second Tuesday each month.
Bolton Hill residents who would like to build bridges with neighbors west of Eutaw Place are encouraged to join the No Boundaries Coalition (NBC) by attending their monthly meetings. Open to anyone who works or lives in Central West Baltimore, coalition members work together to plan advocacy campaigns, receive training on community organizing, participate in group discussions, and advocate for Central West Baltimore. Visit www.noboundariescoalition.com.
Constitution Day Symposium Black Lives Matter: Structural Racism in 21st- century America, Thursday, September 17, 7–9 p.m., Falvey Hall in MICA’s Brown Center’s, 1301 W. Mount. Royal Ave.
Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC television host, political commentator, award-winning writer and professor, will headline Constitution Day, a free annual symposium co- sponsored by MICA and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland. The panel, moderated by WYPR’s The Signal producer and MICA faculty member Aaron Henkin, will also include Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, and artist Titus Kaphar. Free tickets have been distributed to the MICA and ACLU communities, but a limited number of free tickets will be available to the general public starting at 3 p.m. on the day of the event.