Talking About Race: What Is Progress? Reflections One Year Later

The Open Society Institute–Baltimore, Good News Baltimore, and the Walters Art Museum have collaborated to present an important conversation to mark the one-year anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising. The event is part of the “Talking About Race” series and the Walters’s Ted Low Lecture series. It’s also the culmination of GNBLive!, a series of timely discussions about the future of our city one year after the 2015 uprising, organized by Good News Baltimore. 

The discussion, which will include multimedia elements and input from the audience, will focus on what has changed since the uprising and what has not—and explore the question: what would meaningful change in Baltimore look like?


  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Cocktail reception at the Walters featuring food from Reservoir Hill’s Dovecote Café and live music
  • 7:00 p.m.: Conversation in the auditorium
  • 9:00 p.m.: After-party at Warehouse 518


  • Joseph Jones is director of the Center for Urban Families and a member of OSI-Baltimore’s advisory board.
  • Devin Allen is a photographer and activist.
  • Sharayna Christmas Rose is executive director of Muse 360 Arts.
  • Kathleen Sherrill is principal of SP Arch Inc. and president of American Institute of Architects, Maryland.
  • Aaron Bryant is the Mellon Curator of Photography at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History, opening in September, and chair of the Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Confederate Monuments.
  • Ashley Deadwyler­ Jones and Linda Evans (moderators) are hosts of Good News Baltimore.

The event is free and open to the public. Please register to attend.

Date: April 21, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201