house screen karen house house tyrone house tony Some pictures from our screening of the war on drugs movie, The House I Live In. The crowd of more than 200 people heard about the history and current news about the proposed youth jail from Community Organizer, Tyrone Barnwell, information on the history of structural racism from, Karen Helm, a spoken word piece entitled, “Change” by Youth Organizer, Antonio Ellis, and support on behalf of the Baltimore Ethical Society from Katherine Leclaire. All of this was followed by the viewing of the eye-opening documentary, “The House I Live In”. Afterwards everyone was invited to join us to take action against the building of this jail, and to get the funds reallocated and invested into opportunity in Baltimore City. There’s something that all of us can do to make sure that this massive injustice does not continue the vicious cycle of structural racism in Baltimore City! Visit our website at,, or call our office at, 410.625.7976, for more info on how you can take action and make a difference!


Lights! Camera!  ACTIVISM! 

You are invited to a free  screening of:
THE HOUSE I LIVE IN, a film by Eugene Jarecki
December 4th at 6PM
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street
(enter on Monument Street between N. Wolfe and N. Washington Streets)

40 YEARS…  $1 Trillion dollars…  45 million arrests
The war on drugs has never been about drugs.


Winner of the Sundance Film Festival 2012 Grand Jury Prize Documentary!

Filmed in more than twenty states, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN tells the stories of individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

The film is a documented indictment of the country’s disgraceful war on drugs and the use of incarceration to sustain structural racism. The evening will open with a panel presentation on local efforts to reform our justice system and stop the institutionalized neglect of young Baltimore City African Americans. After the film guests are welcome to stay for a Q&A with the film’s producer Melinda Shopsin.

Reservations are required: Please reply to this email or call the Safe and Sound Campaign at 410.625.7976 to reserve your seat.


The House I Live In, is a masterpiece filled with hope and the potential to effect change.”           Sundance Film Festival


Image A clam stand in front of Tyrone’s Chicken on Park Heights. This is Baltimore!


Children playing on the playground. This is Baltimore!

A caring matriarch preparing a meal for her family. This is Baltimore!


Doc Cheatham speaking during the “No More Liquor Stores Rally” on 10/6/2012. We are Baltimore born to thrive and succeed! #opportunity

Hey Baltimore! The date of the  “Reallocate to Recreate Rally” has been changed to Thursday, November 8, 2012!!! The time is still from 5pm-7pm in front of City Hall. Come join us and our keynote speaker, civil rights activist, Dr. Rev. Jesse Jackson in pushing for more affirmative opportunity to be brought to the children, youth, and families in Baltimore. Come out for performances, speeches, door prizes, and more! To RSVP for a chance to win one of these great gifts, call Baltimore’s Safe and Sound Campaign at 410-625-7976. Thank you Baltimore for your support and remember, we were born to thrive and succeed! Opportunity gives us that chance!