Bmore Cultured
2010 ORGANIZING MEETING
Sat, Feb 6th. 12-2PM
South East Library
3601 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224-4206
Be on time so we can end on time!
Bmore Cultured youth leaders will be meeting with interested youth, teachers, artists and program directors interested in organizing events for 2010! Please RSVP with Maria Aldana at mariagaldana@bmorecultured.com!
HAITI RELIEF
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Learn how: American Red Cross Relief to Haiti
On January 12, a series of earthquakes measuring 6.5 to 7.3 on the Richter scale devastated Haiti. The American Red Cross is working with its partners in the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network, including the Haitian Red Cross, and other partners to assist those affected by this disaster.
JUSTICE THEATER
United Workers presents...JUSTICE THEATER
Sat, Jan 16TH
10AM-3PM
2640 St. Paul St
We will be learning how to use theater and performance skills to promote youth development and social justice. Workshops are being offered by Theater of the Oppressed, Puppet Underground, NOMMO Theater, and the United Workers!!
NICARAGUA YOUTH DOCUMENTARY
Sun, Dec 13
noon
MICA's study abroad program in Nicaragua, an offspring of Bmore Cultured, called the Art of Solidarity is presenting their youth-based documentary from the 2009 delegation to San Juan de Limay at Ascension Lutheran Church located 7601 York Rd, Baltimore, MD. If you're over 18 and completed at least one year of college, sign up for 2010!
DIGITAL YOUTH ZINE
Meeting at Brandon's House
Sunday Oct 25. 4-6PM
Production and editing of articles for digital magazine project. Working title is "Dreams into Reality". What do you think it should be called? It will feature youth articles as they apply "social justice" back home in the US as well as information about Nicaragua, our fabulous pictures, sweet drawings and important tips on how to form Diversity Training Youth Groups.
NICARAGUA CONFERENCE
Oct 16-18
Philip Montalban, Nicaragua's most popular reggae singer/songwriter will perform Saturday night for $15! Must see if nothing else! Please click for a registration form, draft agenda, and concert information. Sign up NICARAGUA CONFERENCE!
COMING SOON
2007 and 2008 trip video documentaries produced by Brandon Gray!
We are working on getting them up on u-tube and then on the site as well!
Digital Youth Zine by young adults for young adults! The "zine" addresses and educates others about equality topics that our members are dealing with now back in the USA. What do you do after such a powerful experience in the 2nd poorest country in the Western Hemisphere? How does a trip influence your outlook on life? Stay tuned...
BALTIMORE PRIDE PARADE
Baltimore various locations
June 20-21
Bmore Cultured is proud to march with our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters at Baltimore's annual Pride Parade! Come dressed to impress! Read more: BALTIMORE PRIDE 2009. On Saturday, the Pride Parade begins at 4:00 pm, followed by the Block Party from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. On Sunday, the Pride Festival begins at 12:00 pm in Druid Hill park, and goes until 6:00 pm.
SOWEBO FESTIVAL
Sunday, May 24
noon to 9PM
Hollins Market, west of MLK
Bmore Cultured will be selling glow-in-the-dark clothing, jewelery, tot-bags, and exhibiting our photographs at the SOWEBO FESTIVAL! Spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon listening to music, eating from local food vendors, watching performers and street artists! All of our proceeds will benefit our current magazine project.
MAGAZINE PROJECT
We are producing our first magazine with the mission to encourage and educate young people! Articles are written by the youth about their personal experiences in Nicaragua and the culture shock that revealed their own realities. Topics include awareness about the Afro-Latino identity, financing education, living with autism, homosexuality and other common issues facing our young people.
COMMUNITY PRESENTATION
Tuesday, March 17
Morgan State University, Student Center
3:30-6 PM
Winston Middle School students are invited to watch "In Solidarity" and discuss pertinent themes of what it's like being a Baltimore youth, as addressed in the B'more Cultured documentary. Want us to come to your school? Just shoot us an email and a member will be glad to come out!
MEETING
Sat, March 14
2-4PM
Ms. Aldana's House
Editing and approving the OSI grant application, editing magazine articles and deciding on a timeline. Finally, organizing booth for summer festivals and update on Brooklyn Film Festival entry, amongst other exposure opportunities.
NEW PUBLICATION!
Crossing Cultures by Eric Imhof
Indypendent Reader

You can find your own copy from one of our own members at local newsstands. Interviews of youth: Desiree Warren, Sache Jones and Aaron Forrest Wainwright. "B’more Cultured group offers the opportunity for young people to collaborate with 'fellow Americans'."
PLANNING MEETING
Sat, Nov 8
12-3PM
Ms. Aldana's House

To review this past trip's successes and challenges. Discuss officer positions and new grant opportunity to make our own magazines!
ANNUAL DINNER PRESENTATION
August 2nd
This summer's trip has come to an end but our recruiting and organizing is just beginning for next year! Join us for dinner and an interactive presentation from our 2008 delegation at St. John's Church! Thank you for supporting us these past three years. We couldn't have done it without our parents, friends, colleagues and youth!
NEW ORLEANS DEBUT
New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival
April 17
Our film has been selected to show in The Fifth Annual New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival! Twelve days, more than fifty films, at least twenty directors presenting their films, five world premieres, plus workshops, performances and parties from April 5-20. "In Solidarity" will show on April 17th!
SPRING FAIR
Saturday, April 19
8AM-4PM
Baltimore City College High School
33rd street and Alameda
This year's group kicks off the fundraising with a sale of home-made foods in the styling of Nicaraguan cuisine. Don't miss our one of a kind ceramic jewelry and crafts from our travels! All sales profit the 2008 delegation.
PRE-TRIP MEETINGS
We usually meet every other Saturday from 12-2PM
Feb 2: Initial essay due. Applications passed out.
Feb 16: Application due and $50-$250 deposit. Fund-raising begins!
Feb 21: Apply for Youthworks until March 28.
March 1: Passports applied for. Confirm airline flights. Plan projects.
March 15: Mural making at Barbara Bates-Hopkins' home. $250-$400 due.
April 5: Cultural Awareness and Nicaraguan History: Sache's House
April 12: Mural painting, organizing crafts and jewelry to sell. Sache's House
April 19: Baltimore City High School: Spring Fair Fundraising: 8AM-4PM
April 26: Yard Sale on Abell Ave and 33rd ST: 8AM-4PM
April 27: Yard Sale on Abell Ave and 33rd ST: 8AM-4PM
May 10: Last meeting
June 15-27: Nicaragua trip!
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Sat, Jan 12th. 5-8PM reception
Sat, Dec 15th. 5-8PM presentation
Bouillabaisse Cafe
316 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
Free! All donations are welcomed! Learn about our work in 2007 through our photographs from Dec 3-Feb 2.
PHILADELPHIA DEBUT
Friday, October 12
Our film, In Solidarity, will screen at Scribe from 7 PM-9:30 PM as part of their monthly screening series, Storyville. Storyville hightlights the work of Philadelphia based filmmakers in informal screenings that feature post film discussions with the makers.
MIAMI PUBLICATION
Diario de Las Americas
Article link: Jóvenes de Maryland ayudan a los pobres en Nicaragua
Published 09-27-2007 by Sergio Boffelli
"Los estudiantes estadounidenses conviven con los habitantes de la región compartiendo sus dificultades y conociendo las maravillas de la naturaleza tropical. Los visitantes, además, costean sus gastos y participan activamente en los trabajos de la comunidad."
LOCAL WORK IN FELLS POINT
Hispanic Apostolate
430 S. Broadway ST
Baltimore, MD 21231
Find us at the Hispanic Apostolate every Wednesday from October 2006-April 2007 as part of the ACCE High School Intern program. We believe that staying connected with the local Hispanic community is a great resource to learn about current immigration issues by teaching English to people from Central America, South America and Africa. After tutoring, we plan our trips and fund-raisers.
VIRGINIA DEBUT
Sept 30, 2007
We will be presenting and giving testimonials at Church of the Spirit in Kingstowne, VA on Sunday, September 30th after mass. Thank you for supporting our work!