The Jane Harrison Speaker Series
on the Importance of Housing


Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
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Antonia Fasanelli
Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.
410-685-6589 ext 17

 The Jane Harrison Speaker Series
on the Importance of Housing Event
is supported by
The Annie E. Casey Foundation RESPECT Group

John Eidleman


Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Please join Homeless Persons Representation Project for the 2020 Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing


D. Watkins 
author of We Speak for Ourselves:  A Word from Forgotten Black America

in conversation with

Michael Pinard,
University of Maryland 
Francis King Carey School of Law


D. Watkins is a two-time New York Times best-selling author, Editor-At-Large for Salon and winner of the BMe Genious Grant.  A native of Baltimore City and Lecturer at the University of Baltimore Klein Family School of Communications Design, D. Watkins presents an anthem for chance in his most recent book, We Speak for Ourselves:  A Word from Forgotten Black America.  We Speak for Ourselves creates a new course toward change calling out the "drone-line" perspective by which persons in low-income black communities are opined and debated about, yet never truly heard.  Unapologetic, Watkins presents the unfiltered voices we must listen to if we truly desire to create change in every pocket of this country. 

 Mr. Watkins' talk will be followed by a discussion with:

  • Youth Leaders, Youth Empowered Society (YES) Drop-in Center
  • Jabari Lyles, Baltimore City Mayor's Office LGBTQ Affairs Liason
  • Baba Olumiji, Johnston Square Elementary School
  • Rev. Kevin Slayton, Lanham United Methodist Church
  • Jill Williams, Homeless Persons Representation Project

HPRP is honored to partner with Charm City Books on this event.

10% of all book sales will be donated back to Homeless Persons Representation Project. 

Charm City Books is an independent bookstore and community event space located in historic Pigtown of Baltimore.  Charm City Books offers free delivery, $5 or less shipping anywhere in the US, and produce thoughtful, entertaining, engaging, and joyful online content you can enjoy on Instagram @charmcitybooks or on the Charm City Books Youtube page. 

If this is your first time ordering online with Charm City Books you will need to create an account. After you've created an account you will proceed to checkout where you can specify if you would like to have the book delivered locally, shipped to your home or another person's home as a gift, or you can choose to pick up your order in store.