Friday, August 21, 2009


Hope Under Occupation: Visualizing the Resistance in Palestine

Friday, Aug 21st, 7:30pm
2640 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD

From non-violent direct action, to intricate works of art on the very
walls that imprison, learn about the creative tactics being used in
Palestine to resist, remember, and keep hope alive.
Pam Rasmussen, a veteran of the weekly demonstrations in Bil'in and
Nil'in will discuss the campaign there to stop the Wall.

Sabreena Da Witch (Abeer), a Palestinian Hip-Hop artist, featured in
the award-winning documentary Slingshot Hip-Hop, will share her
experience as an artist working to bring attention to the occupation.

We will also be showcasing some of the best graffiti from the West
Bank, the Wall, and Gaza. The event will include music and video as well!

There will also be food!
Sliding-scale entry. Suggested 5$ donation.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Urban Eyes; Fuel for the Arts - Aug. 15, 2009 2pm-7pm @ MUND Park

Steady Baltimore presents Urban Eyes; Fuel for the Arts... a block party featuring the works of Baltimore’s urban artists and performers. This event is in collaboration with the United Sisters Mentoring Program.

Hosts: E the poet-emcee and more!

WHAT: Steady Baltimore Urban Arts League and United Sisters Mentoring Program are organizing a day of appreciation for visual, vocal, urban arts and expression in the heart of Baltimore City. Youthful souls will have the opportunity to observe a multitude of street art presentations and performances. Aspiring artists will have the opportunity to meet productive local artists and to educate themselves on today's possibilities as creators in society.

• Sake, Leo Brady, JaziRock, Refuge, Curve, Arek and several other street artists will host workshops and exhibitions relating to their skill set.


• Live performances by Mzery Loves Company, JPope, Chad, Black Wind, Ron Williams and more.
+ DJ Vicious V and guest DJs will spin break beats and hip hop to compliment.

• B-Boys: Booda Monk, Mr. Salaam and other B-Boys and B-Girls.

Artist workshops begin at 2:30 p.m. Live painting and other ongoing activities start at 2 p.m.

WHY: Young people in Baltimore's neglected communities ARE living the most powerful and productive period of their lives and are in need of a venue for a voice. We aim to strengthen the relationship between developing artists and established artists through a day of informal mentor ship and networking. Through the alliance of several grassroots organizations, we plan to act in support of community pride and empowerment.

United Sisters has partnered with Steady Baltimore to establish an urban arts and youth mentoring center in the Greenmount community. The attaining of the necessary funding and volunteer base will be an ongoing objective, and this will serve as an awareness-of-the-cause event and fundraiser.

If you need more information / directions, please contact us at:


Event Agenda:

Opening Performance by 'The Pinch' - live band

2:20 PM
Ron Williams & Guests – spoken word performance (20 minutes)

2:25pm Live Painting begins

2:30 PM Stencil Workshop - Leo Brady

3:00 PM Hip Hop Dance Performance - Booda Monk, Mr. Salaam etc.

3:15 PM Murals - performed by volunteering artists in different parts of the park

3:30 PM Henna Tattoo Workshop - Refuge

Self Portrait workshop -
Latonya Pucker+ Naomi Moore

4:00 PM Music Performance by Mzery Loves Company - live band

Kone Ice- Ice Cream Truck!

4:30 PM Workshop Session Begins (2) Jazi Rock + Adrian
Brown Bag Painting Workshop

5:00 PM Musical Performance
J Pope- R&B Singer

Guest DJ’s – TBA

DJ Vicious V- Battle DJ set (10 minutes)

6:25 PM Closing Performances

MCs: Black Wind, Chad, J Pope, Al Great and others to be announced

7:00 PM Closing Remarks - Steady Baltimore