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What’s new at Strong City and Beyond

Monday, June 10 was an exciting day at the Hoen Lithograph Building in East Baltimore. The former industrial complex that will serve as Strong City’s future home was packed with developers, nonprofit workers, and community leaders to celebrate an infusion of $1.6 million in federal funds to help complete the project. The U.S. Economic Development Administration grant to provide adequate water, storm, and sanitary sewer infrastructure will be matched with $1.1 million from Baltimore City’s
Years of work, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of stories of trauma and survival came together from May 31 to June 2 on the National Mall in Washington with the culminating public display of the Monument Quilt by Baltimore-based FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. FORCE, a fiscally sponsored project of Strong City Baltimore, collected 3,000 stories by survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and their allies, which were written, painted, and stitched onto red fabric
It took almost 3,000 years for a female scholar to translate one of Western literature’s most famous stories into English, but it hasn’t taken long for Emily Wilson’s version of The Odyssey to make a big impact in a handful of local public high schools. Wilson’s recent translation of The Odyssey is helping bring Homer’s epic to life for a new generation of readers with a perspective reviewers describe as accessible and “refreshingly modern.” Now,
Last month, students from Guilford Elementary/Middle School and Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School visited nearby Loyola University Maryland. Annie Weber, Strong City’s Community School Site Coordinator based at Guilford, helped to arrange the trip, which included a mock college class, interactions with Loyola students and professors, lunch in the cafeteria, and a tour of the academic buildings and dorms. (Loyola was one of Strong City’s founding institutions in 1969, and the two organizations have been
Strong City launched its 50th anniversary year in style on May 4th, as hundreds of guests enjoyed Get On Up!, a 1969-themed party in the unique space of the Hoen Lithograph Building, our future home in East Baltimore. Jonathan Gilmore and The Experience, top local DJs, a costume contest, a 007 martini contest, great local food and drinks, pop-up experiences, a photo booth, a silent auction and more kept visitors entertained throughout the night. The