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Books that Inspire Us to Action: Monique Morris and Brion Gill at the Baltimore Book Festival

  • When
  • September 29, 2018
    4:00–5:00 p.m.
  • Where
  • Literary Salon Stage, Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore Inner Harbor, West Shore Park, 401 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Speakers
  • Monique Morris, Brion Gill, Karen Webber and Tara Huffman
  • In partnership with
  • The Ivy Bookshop

As part of the 2018 Baltimore Book Festival, Open Society Institute–Baltimore will curate an hour of programming on the festival’s Literary Salon stage, featuring former Soros Justice Fellow Monique Morris and 2015 Open Society Institute–Baltimore Community Fellow Brion Gill. 

Gill will read selections from her recent book of spoken word poetry, With My Head Unbowed, and Morris will speak with Tara Huffman and Karen Webber about books that highlight Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s work—particularly school discipline, the criminal justice system, and the school-to-prison pipeline. 

The Baltimore Book Festival runs from Friday, September 28, to Sunday, September 30, and takes place at the Inner Harbor. Additional information about the festival can be found here.


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    Monique Morris


    Monique Morris is the author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.

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    Brion Gill


    Brion Gill is a poet, author, and a 2015 Open Society Institute–Baltimore Community Fellow.

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    Karen Webber


    Karen Webber is the director of the Open Society Institute–Baltimore Education and Youth Development Program.

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    Tara Huffman


    Tara Huffman is the director of Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program.

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