Celebrating 20 Years of Open Society Institute–Baltimore: A Conversation with Barbara Mikulski and Rashad Robinson

The second of three special events marking Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s 20th Anniversary will feature a timely conversation with Senator Barbara Mikulski and Color of Change executive director Rashad Robinson on “Making Sure Every Person Counts: The Census, Advocacy, and Civic Participation.” Open Society Institute–Baltimore Advisory Board member Andre Davis will moderate.

We will also honor two local individuals who have lived the values of Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s tagline, “Bold Thinking, Strategic Action, Justice for All.” Caryn York, executive director of the Job Opportunities Task Force, and Ray Kelly, chief executive officer of the No Boundaries Coalition, will be presented Strategic Action awards for their tireless and effective advocacy on behalf of Baltimore communities.

The evening will also feature a performance by drummer, educator, and 2015 Open Society Institute–Baltimore Community Fellow Menes Yahudah and readings by students from Writers in Baltimore Schools, founded by 2008 Open Society Institute–Baltimore Community Fellow Patrice Hutton.


  • Barbara Mikulski is a former U.S. Senator representing Maryland, and a current professor of public policy at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Rashad Robinson is executive director of Color of Change, the largest online racial justice organization in the United States.
  • Caryn York is the executive director of the Job Opportunities Taskforce.
  • Ray Kelly is the chief executive officer of No Boundaries Coalition.
  • Andre Davis is the Baltimore City Solicitor and a member of the Open Society Institute–Baltimore Advisory Board.

Tickets for this event are required. Please RSVP to attend.

Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 6:008:30 p.m.

The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218