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    Community Announcements

    2018 School Board Candidates Meet & Greet

    Monday, June 18th 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm

    10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

    Join us for an afternoon of engaging conversation with the members of the community who want to represent you on the Howard County Board of Education. Enjoy light refreshments and a friendly atmosphere!

    Friday, May 18th

    6:00pm - 9:00pm

    The Nonprofit Collaborative

    9770 Patuxent Woods Drive

    Columbia, MD 21046

    Join HopeWorks of Howard County and #OneHoward for SAGE Table, an experience for multiple generations of LGBTQ and allied people to come together and share a free meal and conversation. SAGE Table is an event held throughout the country to promote a more age-friendly community, and yo discuss ways we can strengthen it.


    Reserve your free spot at:




    A collaborative effort between Howard County Government and HCPSS
    Presenter Interest Form
    Electronic Application: ​https://tinyurl.com/OneHowardLive
    Thank you for your interest in participating in Howard County's first #OneHoward Live event. Our theme
    is "Celebrating Diversity, Strengthening Community". We are looking for enlightening presentations to
    promote dialogue and inclusion. Because everyone’s story is important, we want to hear from people of
    all backgrounds, especially students!
    The event will be held at the Smith Theatre on June 16, 2018 at 1:00pm. The event will include a day of
    presenters, inspirational videos, and opportunities for audience discussion. Afterwards, audience members
    are invited to The Longest Table, a dinner event hosted by the Howard County Library System at Howard
    Community College, where guests will meet other members of the community for dinner and engage in
    conversations about their community and its future.
    If you have a story, performance, testimony, or multimedia presentation you would like to share with the
    community, please fill out the form below no later than April 23rd. If you have any questions about this
    application or presenting on June 16th, please email ahoward@howardcountymd.gov. We are excited to
    hear your responses, and hope to see you at #OneHoward Live!

    Contact Information:
    First Name:_________________________________ Last Name:__________________________
    Home Address:
    ___________________________________________________ City _________ Zip Code:__________
    Email Address: Phone Number:
    _____________________________________ _______________________________
    Parent/Guardian Email:

    Approximate Performance Time:
    ___5 minutes ___12 minutes
    ___ 8 minutes ___ 18 minutes

    By participating, you consent to interview(s), photograph, audio recording, and video recording, and to
    their publication, exhibition or reproduction by Howard County Government and HCPSS for news,
    promotions, web posting, televising or other purposes. You waive all rights to claims for payment in
    connection with the use of these interviews, photographs, audio recording and video recording.
    ___ (Over 18) I agree to this waiver.
    ___ (Under 18) I am the parent/guardian of the applicant and I agree to this waiver for my child.
    The focus of our event is to celebrate the diverse experiences/perspectives that exist within Howard
    County, while also striving to discover and highlight inclusive ways of being a community. If you are
    chosen to speak, in what ways will your material support this focus?
    You also have the option to add a 90-second video to give your application a personal touch using this
    Flipgrid link.
    pMail to:
    Andrew Howard
    3430 Court House Drive

    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    Participant Signature ________________________________________________ Date:________
    Parent Name: _____________________________________________________
    Parent Signature _____________________________________________________ Date:________

    Telling This Truth Theatrical Event

    Performance at Slayton House Theater on Thursday, June, 21, 2018

    We are seeking folks for the Cast!


    Telling This Truth is an episodic play,

    a series of narratives about

    the soulful journeys of our lives,

    linked together by the theme of triumph...

    yet beautifully divergent in voice and experience.


    What is it You want to Tell?


    Seeking the Voices of…

    …and other diverse stories of resilience

    • Survivors of Domestic Violence
    • People Living in Recovery
    • LGBTQ+ People
    • People who have Experienced Poverty
    • Immigrants
    • Activists
    • People Living with Mental Illness
    • Young Adults
    • Sexual Assault/Abuse Survivors
    • Parents
    • Advocates


    Register to audition at: wearehopeworks.org/events


    Auditions held at HopeWorks on:

    • Saturday, April 7, 2018    9am to 4pm
    • Sunday, April 8, 2018       9am to 4pm
    • Thursday, April 12, 2018 5pm to 9pm


    About the Auditions

    Seeking individuals who are interested in performing the stories of their healing journey— complicated, humorous, traumatic, or poignant — every voice of triumph is needed. ALL are welcome: every laugh, every complication, every struggle, every smile and tear. People of ALL genders and ALL backgrounds are welcome to audition.


    Please write and audition with your story that is 3 to 5 minutes in length. Theatre experience is not mandatory. If you are chosen to be part of the cast you must be available to attend a series of rehearsals that will begin April 19, 2018.


    The performance will be held at the Slayton House Theatre in Columbia MD on Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7 to 9 pm.


    For more information contact the Community Engagement Department at (410) 997—0304.


    About HopeWorks

    The mission of HopeWorks is to support and advocate for people in Howard County affected by sexual and intimate partner violence and engage the community in creating the change required for violence prevention.


    HopeWorks envisions a world of interconnected people and communities actively working toward a society where all people are safe and valued and where everyone can reach their full potential.


    We acknowledge that creating this vision requires long-term strategies that address the root causes of sexual and intimate partner violence. This means that HopeWorks’ staff, board and volunteers are invested and engaged in altering the systems and imbalances of power that maintain the status quo - including racism, poverty, and gendered violence.


    At HopeWorks, we use the arts in three important ways to accomplish our mission: to support survivors in their healing; as a vehicle to increase awareness; and to imagine solutions to bring about social change.


    We invite you to audition for HopeWorks’ social justice theatre production, “Telling This Truth.”


    This event is made possible by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government


    Vanita Leatherwood, M.A., TLA | Director of Community Engagement

    Pronouns | she/her/hers


    HopeWorks of Howard County

    9770 Patuxent Woods Drive

    Suite 300

    Columbia, Maryland 21046

    Office: 410.997.0304 (ext. 7745)

    Business Cell: 443.487.7489



    Howard Community College presents:
    An Original Devised Play
    Theme: Gender/Sexuality - Title TBD!
    JUNE 7 - 17, 2018
    THU, FRI, SAT at 8PM and SUN at 3PM
    In HCC's Studio Theater
    Directed by S.G. Kramer
    Conceived by THE COMPANY
    Gender and sexual identity are at the center of Arts Collective’s eighth original play, devised by the actors and creative team. These stories will speak to how we see
    each other, how we want to be seen, how we simply are – through self-discovery, censorship, provocation and appropriation. This original work will engage, expand,
    and continue this necessary, ever-evolving, ever-revolving conversation.
    Jamie Barrios, Douglas Beatty, Makayla Beckles, Brandon Dunn, Chania Hudson, Daniel Johnston,
    Kelli Jones, Maia Krapchow, Sarah Luckadoo,
    Michael Makar, Allie Press, Tommy Whitting

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