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Our Baltimore_Portal is hosted by Station North Arts & Entertainment at the Ynot lot.
Station North employs an arts-based revitalization and placemaking strategy by managing quality public art projects, providing thought-provoking programming, and forging strong supportive relationships with local artists, designers, residents, businesses, and institutions to guide development in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. The Ynot Lot is an outdoor event venue - through community gatherings and public events, the Ynot Lot encourages daily encounters with art, performance, and design events that are created by a range of local and national cultural organizers. Programming focuses on social justice, intergenerational and cross-cultural collaboration, daring arts and cultural work, and youth-run or youth-oriented events.
Criminal Justice Dialogues
The Portals Project in Baltimore in Summer 2017 will focus on Criminal Justice Dialogues with Los Angeles and Mexico City in addition to special conversations and activities to be announced.
Criminal Justice Dialogues are conversations between cities and communities around the U.S. and Mexico about how people feel about policing in their communities as part of a research study conducted by the Justice Collaboratory at Yale University. These mutual one-on-one conversations on both sides ask participants to consider the following question:
There is a great deal in the news about how police interact with people in the communities where they work. How do you feel about police in your community?
Participants are also asked to complete short, confidential survey and to consent to being videotaped as part of this study. Researchers at Yale will utilize the confidential conversations to understand common themes that emerge in them. Video files are kept on a secured server that only these principal investigators have access to and all videos are professionally transcribed. Significant measures are undertaken to protect each participants' confidentiality. The video will never be used in presentations and the transcribed and written version will exist at Yale University to help to contribute to further knowledge and record on the topic.
Read more about the dialogues here.