Briefings with Brooke – Online!

Part of my job as an elected official is to make sure you have access to information and resources. That’s why I’m so pleased to be bringing you a series of “briefings” – online conversations where YOU can ask questions (either beforehand or via chat during the conversation) from experts and policy makers!

Check back often as I will add new ones every week. They generally take place Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00pm. All past briefings are available on my YouTube channel!

Tuesday, May 26 at 2:00pm: The Important Role of Philanthropy & Non-Profits in a Pandemic. Join me for a webinar with She will be joined by Karen Webber, Director of Education and Youth Development Program at Open Society Foundation; Danielle Torain, Director of the Open Society Foundation; Celeste Amato, President & CEO of Maryland Philanthropy Network; and Heather Iliff, President & CEO of Maryland Nonprofit. RSVP here!

Thursday, May 28 at 2:00 pm: Confronting Our Housing Crisis – with Special Guest County Executive Steuart Pittman! Please join me for a discussion on housing Marylanders during and after COVID-19. She will be joined by Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman; Charisse Lue, attorney for the Public Justice Center; Dan Pontious, Housing Policy Coordinator at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council; and Ivy Dench-Carter, VP of Pennrose Properties & President of the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition. RSVP here!

Tuesday, June 2 at 2:00 pm: Elevating the Voices of People with Disabilities during a Pandemic. RSVP here!

Thursday, June 4 at 12:00pm: A Public Health Discussion – Confronting COVID-19 in Maryland. Join me and guests Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Kathleen Page, as well as Matt Gallagher, Goldseker Foundation CEO and leader of the P3 health response in Baltimore, for a discussion on where we are and what’s to come…! RSVP here!

PAST BRIEFINGS CAN ALL BE VIEWED ON MY YOU TUBE CHANNEL!

Monday, April 6 – Conversation about Housing, Taxing & Benefits with Michelle Madaio of HPRP and Francesca Baptiste of the CASH Campaign. See the YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWMapWNaeVI

Wednesday, April 8 – Conversation with Congressman John Sarbanes about the federal response and next steps to dealing with COVID-19. See the YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDL4gLhpMKA

Monday, April 13 – Conversation about supporting our art institutions and artists with three professional advocates and lawyers and the CEO of Baltimore Office of Promotion of the Arts. See the YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8LSFqKUP5M&t=210s.

Wednesday, April 15 – Conversation with Virologist and co-discoverer of HIV, Dr. Robert Gallo. Dr. Gallo will provide his perspective and thoughts about COVID0-19 and next steps in diagnosis and treatment. See the link for more information and to RSVP HERE to get the zoom link.

Thursday, April 16 – Conversation about Students with Special Needs with Alexandra Rosenblatt, Esq. and Annie McLaughlin, behavioral specialist. See the YouTube video HERE.

Friday, April 17 at 12:30pm– Conversation with Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz and BDC CEO Colin Tarbert about the state and city efforts and resources to help small businesses. See the YouTube video HERE.

Monday, April 20 – Conversation about supporting our senior citizens and helping them access resources with AARP, Baltimore City Health Department Assistant Commissioner, and more! See the link for more information – See the YouTube video here!

Wednesday, April 22: A conversation with Attorney General Brian Frosh and civil rights attorney Aryani Ong! Our Attorney General will let you know what you need to know to steer clear of scams, how to report price gouging, and what we should be doing to combat hate crimes during this challenging time. See the YouTube video here!

Monday, April 27: GET OUT THE VOTE! Join CEO of When We All Vote Kyle Lierman, Executive Director of the Maryland ACLU Dana Vickers Shelley, Black Girls Vote Founder Nyki Robinson, and Rev. Kobi Little of the NAACP and more learn more about vote by mail in advance of the April 28 and June 2 elections. RSVP HERE!

Thursday, April 30: Supporting our kids and ourselves! Join Brooke, psychologist Lara Wrigley, child psychiatrist Dr. Hal Kronsberg, and founder of the Chicago Parent Program/Nurse Debbie Gross to discuss ways to support our kids and also make sure we are taking care of ourselves during this unprecedented time. Check out the video here!

Friday, May 1 at 12:00pm: Celebrate International Workers Day by learning about our front line workers and how to support them! Join Brooke, Ricarra Jones (SEIU 1199), Denise Gilmore (AFSMCE), and Mike McDaniels (ATU Local 1300)! RSVP here!

Tuesday, May 12 at 2:00pm: The Climate & COVID19 – What’s Next for our Environment? Join me for a discussion about what’s next in environmental advocacy with special guests Joanne Throwe, President of Throwe Environmental, LLC and Senior Fellow at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy’s Center for Global Sustainability; Kim Coble, Executive Director of Maryland League of Conservation Voters; and Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, Advocate for People and Planet – North America Director at 350.org. RSVP here!

Thursday, May 14 at 2:00 pm: Reopening our State – Join me for a discussion on re-opening Maryland with Ken Skrzesz, Executive Director at the Maryland State Arts Council within the Department of Commerce; Al Hutchinson, President & CEO of Visit Baltimore; Shelonda Stokes, Interim CEO of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, and Alicia Wilson, Vice President of Economic Development for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital System. RSVP here!



Tuesday, May 19 at 2:00 pm: Closing the Digital Divide – Join me for a discussion about the digital divide in Maryland how we can work to close it. I will be joined by Heidi Daniels, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Library System, Andrew Coy, Executive Director of the Digital Harbor Foundation, Caryn York, CEO of the Job Opportunities Task Force, and Tina Hike-Hubbard from Baltimore City Public Schools. RSVP here!

Thursday, May 21 at 7:00pm: Confronting Gun Violence During a Pandemic – Join me for a call with Daniel Webster, Professor and Director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Karen Herren, Legislative Director for Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence; Mike McLively, Senior Staff Attorney Director of the Community Violence Initiative at Giffords Law Center; Greg Jackson, National Advocacy Director for the Community Justice Action Fund; and James Timpson (JT), Director of Youth Works and Crisis Intervention for ROCA Baltimore. RSVP here!



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