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Virtual Community Meeting, July Minutes

Hello all,

Thanks for tuning in on July 13 for the PPNA Virtual Meeting.

Read on for a recap of the announcements and remarks from Delegate Luke Clippinger, Magdalena Tsiongas of the Consent Decree Monitoring Team for Baltimore Police Department (BPD), and PPNA Board Member Ernest Le about the Harvard Implicit Association Test.

Scroll down to view the video recording of the PPNA Meeting.


  • Two Sides of the Redline: How Policy Shaped a City of Neighborhoods: Join the Maryland Historical Society for this informative virtual seminar on July 30 at 12:00p. Click here for more details.

  • Historic Amusement Parks in Maryland: Separate But Not Equal: Virtual seminar hosted by the Maryland Historical Society on August 12 at 12:00p. Click here for more details.

  • Defunding Police, Dismantling Racist Systems: What comes next? Check out the recording of this virtual seminar that was presented by Baltimore Racial Justice Action on July 13, 2020. Click here to access recording; password is 1U*$8#4$.

  • Grab-and-Go Thursdays at William Paca: Volunteers needed to support this food distribution effort. Contact Cheryl for more information (

  • Fill out the 2020 Census: You matter! Baltimore City will receive $1800 per person per decade when you fill out the Census. Available online or by phone. Remind your neighbor to do the same! Click here to get started.

  • Request your mail-in ballot for the November election: If you prefer to vote by mail in the November election, you must request your ballot in advance to receive it by mail from the Board of Elections. Click here to request your ballot by mail.

  • Matthew DeSantis is our Community Planner for the Southeast District. Contact Matthew regarding land use planning, the city’s development regulations, etc. (

  • Matt Achhammer is our Community Liaison for the Liquor Board. Contact Matt at or 410-241-6525. Updated guidance for liquor regulations during COVID-19 are available online; click here.

  • The Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs has updated information during COVID-19 regarding legal resources for renters in Baltimore City, resuming parking enforcement, grocery and produce boxes, and opportunities with the Adult Learning Center in English and Spanish. Click here to view. To subscribe for MIMA updates, email


  • Housing: Have a housing-related hardship due to COVID-19? PPNA would like to know how to support you. Fill out this short survey: click here for English, click here for Spanish.


Delegate Luke Clippinger, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee

  • The state is preparing to resume in-person jury duty.

  • The Police Accountability working group is reevaluating issues regarding police misconduct, use of force policies, and independent prosecutions.

  • For issues regarding unemployment benefits, unemployment insurance, or the Maryland Department of Labor as a result of COVID-19, contact Luke directly:

  • To subscribe to the Baltimore City State’s Attorneys Office, and to read the latest news from the State’s Attorney regarding the response to COVID-19, click here.

Magdalena Tsiongas, SE District Community Liaison for the BPD Consent Decree Monitoring Team

  • Training and policy development through the Consent Decree Monitoring Team is on hold due to COVID-19.

  • Consent Decree Monitoring Team is hosting virtual office hours via Zoom. Magdalena is available at noon on Fridays. View the complete schedule of office hours for the Consent Decree Monitoring Team on the Facebook page. The purpose of office hours is to voice your concerns and share your stories, both positive and negative, about interactions with the Baltimore Police Department.

  • Contact Magdalena:

Ernest Le, PPNA Board Member on the Harvard Implicit Association Test

  • The Harvard Implicit Association Test is designed to help identify your own self-understanding of attitudes, stereotypes, and implicit or unknown biases about differences between people and groups.

  • This is not a measure of racist attitudes or beliefs. This is not a predictor of your behaviors. Rather, this is showing your level of association between different words and different people.

  • Access the Implicit Association Test online. Click here to try it for yourself.

  • Contact Ernest:


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