Category: Events

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, June 30 at 2:00pm: Raising their Voices – The Immigrant Experience with COVID – with Gustavo Torres (CASA), Catalina Rodriguez (MIMA), and Dr. Kathleen Page (CentroSOL). RSVP here.

Tuesday, July 7: Raising Anti-Racist White Children: An Honest Conversation for White Parents. Join Delegate Lierman for a discussion on dismantling structural racism and how to talk to your kids about it. She will be joined by special guests, Liz Simon-Higgs, an active participant in Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ); Beth Casey, the Executive Director of Bolton Hill Nursery; and Christina Pham Linhoff, part of the District 46 Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Leadership Team. RSVP here.

Thursday, July 9: Where’s the Money? Appropriations & the FY21 Budget. Please join Delegate Lierman for a discussion on the Maryland budget process and the outlook for FY22. She will be joined by special guests Treasurer Nancy Kopp, Treasurer of Maryland; Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee; and Delegate Michael Jackson, Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee.
RSVP here.

Tuesday, July 14: Maryland’s History of Redlining & the Future of Land Use. Please join Delegate Lierman for a discussion on the legacy of redlining in Maryland, zoning issues, and new trends in creating more equitable zoning laws that can lead to housing opportunities for everyone. She will be joined by special guests, Gerrit Knaap, Executive Director of National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education; Seema Iyer, Director of the Real Estate and Economic Development (REED) program in the Merrick School of Business (MSB); Willow Lung Amam, Director of Community Development at the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education; and Dan Reed, planner, author, and blogger. RSVP here.

Thursday, July 16: Back to School? What’s Next for Public Education in Maryland. Please join Delegate Lierman for a discussion on how COVID-19 will affect Maryland public education and our students. She will be joined by special guests Dr. John King, the President and CEO of The Education Trust; and Dr. Sonja Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools. RSVP here.

Thursday, July 23: Supporting & Growing the Local Food Movement in Maryland. Please join Delegate Lierman for a discussion on the importance of local food and how we can help the farm industry flourish. She will be joined by special guests Senator Katie Fry Hester, Maryland Senator representing Maryland’s 9th district; Delegate Lorig Charkoudian, Delegate representing Maryland’s 20th District; Delegate Melissa Wells, Delegate representing Maryland’s 40th District; Colby Ferguson, the Government Relations Director for Maryland Farm Bureau; and Eric Jackson, the visionary and a co-founder of Black Yield Institute. RSVP here.

Thursday, July 30 – The Future of Public Higher Education in Maryland. Please join Delegate Lierman for a discussion on how the increased usage of online learning platforms will impact the future of higher education. She will be joined by special guests Jay Perman, Chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM); Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Kim Schatzel, President of Towson University. 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!

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!

Tuesday, June 9 at 12:00pm: A Public Health Discussion – Confronting COVID-19 in Maryland. Join me and guests Dr. Leana Wen, Fagan Harris (Baltimore Corps), and Matt Gallagher (leader of the P3 health response in Baltimore), for a discussion on where we are and what’s to come…! RSVP here!



Thursday, June 11 at 2:00pm: Solar & Clean Energy for an Economic Recovery. RSVP here!

Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00pm: Revitalization through Preservation – Join me for a special discussion with Preservation Maryland! RSVP here.

Thursday, June 18 at 2:00pm: The Urgency of Healthy Housing – Join me and Wes Moore (Robin Hood Foundation) and Ruth Ann Norton (Green and Healthy Homes) for a great discussion! RSVP here.

Tuesday, June 23 at 2:00pm: The Future of Public TransitRSVP here!

Thursday, June 25 at 5:00pm: Celebrate Pride Month! RSVP here.



What do you want to hear about? Drop me a line and let me know what would be helpful for you! brooke@brookelierman.com

Team 46 Town Hall

We held our annual Team 46 Town Hall this weekend! We had great turnout from constituents, young and old, from many corners of the district.

Many people requested that we post the Power Point presentation we did online, as well as links to some of the resources we mentioned.

The Power Point is available HERE.

The Maryland General Assembly Website is available HERE.

The Preakness/Pimlico video is available HERE.

Look forward to seeing you in Annapolis or around the District soon!

2019 Community Picnic in the Park

My 5th Annual Community Picnic in the Park was a huge success! We had beautiful weather, 400 Baltimore neighbors (and some folks from outside the City too!), Representative Elijah E. CummingsSenator Ben Cardin, Mayor Jack Young, Brandon M. ScottZeke CohenShannon SneedBill FergusonLuke Clippinger, too many awesome non-profit organizations to name, B-Scene Events, some AMAZING volunteers (shout out to Alison and Ashleigh!), aMuse Toys, and Miss Twist Ice Cream!

Every year, I organize a free community picnic on the first Sunday after Memorial Day weekend – we have bbq, ice cream, face painting, and bring out many of the great non-profits in our City doing awesome work. I started this tradition in 2015 after the unrest in Baltimore: I wanted to provide a way to break down the invisible walls around our neighborhoods, build community, and just give back to the City and communities that have given me the opportunity to represent them in the Legislature.

Yesterday’s event was the biggest so far, and it was really a wonderful day meeting new people, seeing old friends, and enjoying a wonderful Baltimore asset: Patterson Park. Thank you to EVERYONE who came out!  Check out the photos HERE!

District 46 Residents on Why They Support Brooke

UPDATED: June 20th, 2018

Serving District 46 during the past four years has been the honor of my life. It has been challenging as our City has struggled through difficult times, and it has been continually rewarding, as I have met and worked with people from around the district to build up our City – break barriers and create opportunities.

I’m constantly inspired, delighted, and moved by the work that Baltimoreans do to make their neighborhoods, communities, and City a better place for everyone to live. It has been a joy and an honor to work with them – and YOU – to do this work.  I am so humbled by the endorsements that I have received from so many of those great people that I have worked with around District 46.

Every other day we’ll add another photo and quote from a District 46 neighbor so check back here throughout the Democratic Primary Election for more Community Endorsements.

Cleo Walker, Cherry Hill

“Often one’s deeds go untold but I find it more fitting to give praise when due. I support Delegate Brooke Lierman because she is a tireless fighter in uplifting and supporting Communities and Residents. Brooke attends Cherry Hill Community Meetings, Participates in our Prayer Walks, Safe Street Shooting Responses, Cherry Hill Public Safety Meeting, numerous Cherry Hill Events and activities that involved youth and adults. Brooke puts others before herself!” – Cleo Walker, Cherry Hill

 

Hap & Cheryl Duffey, Locust Point

“Without Brooke’s untiring efforts on its behalf, Francis Scott Key School’s new library would never have become a reality in 2017. She worked for two years to help obtain the necessary funding from the State, as well as from the Weinberg Foundation, and our students have benefited greatly as a result. She has always been willing to expend as much effort as necessary in helping the Locust Point neighborhood solve some of our more difficult challenges. She is respectful in her approach, yet persists until an issue is resolved. We would be delighted to have her continue representing us as our State Delegate” – Hap & Cheryl Duffey, Locust Point

Liam Davis
“I am proud to support Brooke Lierman and Team 46. Brooke is always accessible when I need her, understands the challenges that my community faces and is helping to put together a plan to address them. She is also the number one advocate this City has for improving our public transit system. Without Brooke’s leadership, MTA would be lost – we need her to keep fighting for better public transit in Baltimore.” – Liam Davis, Greektown

 

Mary Alexander, McElderry Park
Del. Brooke Lierman earns her stripes everyday she’s in office. Her sleeves stayed “rolled up,” as it was evident when I had exhausted all my options to keep my mom out of a nursing home. Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects not only my mom but many Marylanders. Brooke was a valuable resource at the state level as she cut through all the red tape and directed me to the person in charge of adult medical daycare. My mom was in fact eligible for adult medical daycare, and I was able to remained full time employed because of Brooke’s efforts. So my mother and I are forever grateful to Brooke and her tireless work.” – Mary Alexander, McElderry Park

 

Claudia Towles
Brooke’s capacity to listen, understand a situation and be a solution seeker is why she has garnered my full support. Thanks to Brooke’s tenacity and leadership, many efforts within the business community to bring resources to our neighborhood have found a true champion.

 

Michael & Seth
Brooke played a huge role in getting us engaged in local politics. She inspired us to shift our focus from national politics to what was actually attainable on a local level. I can walk up and down my street and point things that she facilitated to make better. Brooke is what’s working with our state government and she needs to continue that work so our business and neighborhood can continue to thrive.

 

Sheyla & Aiayana
We know Brooke and her family and know that she is the person we want representing us. She’s a great mom, a thoughtful neighbor, and is passionate about our city. We can rely on Brooke to take the time to listen if we ever have a concern or issue. She’s a great champion for our neighbors and friends in Annapolis.
– Sheyla Laviera and Aiyana Boykin

Community Picnic Weather Updates (It’s Still On!)

Friends,

In the event of rain tomorrow,  our plan is to use the playground at Patterson Park Public Charter School located  at the intersection of  Baltimore St. and Belnord.

If the weather cooperates, we’ll be in the Patterson Park Bull Circle, as originally planned.

Remember, the event is from 2pm-4pm tomorrow, June 3rd.

If you still haven’t RSVP’d for the picnic, please do so here to make sure you get updates on where we’ll be meeting, eating, and hopefully enjoying some sunshine!

2018 Spring Newsletter

Spring has finally made its way to Baltimore – just in time for doorknocking everyday! If you live in District 46, keep an eye out for me and other members of Team 46 as we continue to knock on doors and talk to constituents!  And – mark your calendars now for my Picnic on Sunday, June 3rd –

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