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

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 OSI–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.


  • Brion Gill is a poet, author, and a 2015 Open Society Institute–Baltimore Community Fellow.
  • Monique Morris is the author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.
  • Tara Huffman is the director of Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program.
  • Karen Webber is the director of the Open Society Institute–Baltimore Education and Youth Development Program.

The event is free and open to the public.

Date: September 29, 2018
Time: 4:005:00 p.m.

Literary Salon Stage, Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore Inner Harbor, West Shore Park, 401 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202