BUILD training: Making a plan to act on violence in Baltimore

What: BUILD Training--Making a Plan to Act on Violence in Baltimore

When: Saturday, January 13

Time: 10am - 1pm

Location: TBD


At BUILD's Citywide Action Team meeting on December 7th, BUILD leaders took up the charge to be the 'Nehemiahs'of Baltimore, people who will take responsibility to rebuild their city and make it a place of safety and opportunity. We ratified major issue areas that came out of our listening 1,000+ person listening campaign, including: youth trauma and youth opportunity; addiction recovery; policing; and jobs and economic opportunity.

On January 13th, we will embark on a series of trainings that will teach people how to turn large-scale problems like these into concrete, actionable issues that we can act on as an organization and as a city. These trainings will support the work of research teams that will be attached to each of our four issue areas.

The first training will include an in-depth discussion of how power works and how things get done in Baltimore. We will use the tool of power analysis, or the process of mapping relationships between institutions and individuals in Baltimore. We'll then apply this tool to the specific issues of youth, addition, policing, and jobs. We will also introduce practical relationship-building tools that attendees can use in their own institutions and networks to help increase our collective power to act in these areas.