In Baltimore City Institute plans forum on role race...

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November 21, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Institute plans forum on role race plays in death sentences

A forum on race and the death penalty is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon today at the Open Society Institute, 201 N. Charles St., Suite 1300.

Bryan A. Stevenson, a public interest lawyer and director of the Equal Justice Initiative, will explore the relationship between racial bias and the application of the death penalty. Stevenson's work made him the 1993 recipient of Georgetown University Law School's Thurgood Marshall Medal of Justice.

Founded in 1989, the Equal Justice Initiative provides legal representation to the poor and to prisoners. The forum, a part of the group's "Questioning the Death Penalty" series, is free and open to the public. Information: 410-234-1091.

Free Thanksgiving dinners offered tomorrow to needy

Heaven's Gate Eatery at North Avenue and Smallwood Street, operated by Mount Hebron Memorial Church of God in Christ, will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow - the latest of many to be announced throughout the Baltimore area helping the needy during the holiday.

Others serving food on Thanksgiving include American Rescue Workers, 1401 S. Hanover St., from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Bohager's, 701 S. Eden St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the Bea Gaddy Family Center dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dunbar Middle School, 500 N. Caroline St.; Beans and Bread, 402 S. Bond St., from 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; and Brown's Memorial Baptist Church, 3215 W. Belvedere Ave., from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Also, City Temple, 317 Dolphin St., from noon to 4 p.m.; Helping Up Mission, 1029 E. Baltimore St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; I Can't We Can Inc.. at Paradise of Park Heights, 4448 Park Heights Ave., noon to 6 p.m.; and Church of the Messiah, 5801 Harford Road, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday; and Our Daily Bread, 411 Cathedral St., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Others are Providence Baptist Church, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., noon to 2 p.m.; Salvation Army, 1601 W. Baltimore St., beginning at 1:30 p.m.; St. Ambrose Outreach, 3445 Park Heights Ave., noon to 2 p.m.; St. Peter Claver Church, 1546 N. Fremont Ave., starting at 11:30 a.m.; University of Maryland medical students serving dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Booker T. Washington Middle School, 1301 McCulloh St.

In Baltimore County

Students at Park School to honor Sept. 11 victims

STEVENSON - The Park School's 855 students will take part today in a day of service to commemorate victims of the terrorist atrocities Sept. 11.

The children will plant 6,000 bulbs in memory gardens at the school on Old Court Road and at Waverly Family Center, Steuart Hill Elementary School, Centro de la Communidad and Amazing Grace Church and Community Garden in Baltimore City.

Other activities will include building for Habitat for Humanity, working at Our Daily Bread, crocheting blankets for neo-natal intensive care units and creating ceramic bowls for a hunger project.

O'Malley to discuss solving problems at lecture Tuesday

TOWSON - Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Towson University's University Union.

The mayor, in a lecture called "Things Can't Change (and Other Myths)," will discuss innovative approaches to solving problems. His talk is free to the public.

Information: 410-704-2230.

Trash pickup tomorrow is rescheduled for Friday

TOWSON - Baltimore County residents whose trash or yard waste would have been collected tomorrow should set those items out Friday. Bottles and cans scheduled for collection tomorrow will be picked up Dec. 6.

Refuse and recycling drop-off facilities will be closed tomorrow and will reopen Friday. County offices also will be closed tomorrow.

Information: 410-887-2000.

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