I apologize for the silence.
We’ve been busy – in part with our usual spring tasks of preparing for Orientation and fall recruitment– but also with talking about and reflecting upon the events surrounding Freddie Gray’s death.
On Wednesday, April 29, the Bloomberg School held a town hall of students, alumni, faculty and staff to discuss our commitment to this city and the challenges its people face. Today, the School is hosting “Engage Baltimore: A Day of Reflection and Progress.” This event features speakers and performances from the community providing a venue for attendees to find ways of moving forward together.
To keep the momentum toward meaningful change, the Bloomberg School has also launched a website, Engage Baltimore, with daily updates, volunteer opportunities, and a news feed highlighting public health efforts and heroes in our neighborhood.
Like so many cities, Baltimore has a host of complex issues that will not be easy to solve. But finding solutions that help whole communities is what public health is all about.
We’re proud of our school and its commitment to this city. And we’re proud of this city, its efforts toward healing and that we call it home.