Winter at The Center

Winter at The Center

It is the start of a new year, but still humbling to know that it has only been five months here in Baltimore. Though Liv and I have experienced so much in this short period of time, we know there is still much much more to experience. We started pretty quickly and...

Hands and Feet

Hands and Feet

For those who have begun following the adventures of Liv and I here in Baltimore we thank you for the support of giving our stories time and attention. As we wrap up the first 60 days of being official Hands and Feet Fellows, you can probably tell that the work is...

The Honeymoon is Over

The Honeymoon is Over

By Hands and Feet Initiative Fellow, Melva Lowry… Layers of Baltimore 2 As quickly as it started the honeymoon ended just as suddenly. I was ready for the moment, but I was not prepared for the impact. I started an anti-racism course for People of Color at the...

What Am I Doing Here?

What Am I Doing Here?

By Hands and Feet Initiative Fellow, Liv Thomas… Second only to “Now, if you’re from Baton Rouge, where is your Southern accent?” the question I’ve been faced with most since moving to Baltimore has been the plain-spoken, “Why are you here in Baltimore doing community...

A Precious Garden

A Precious Garden

By Hands & Feet Initiative Fellow, Marva Lowry... We have had two weekend mission visits for the fall so far. These weekends are the first time I got to experience the full programming and schedule set up by The Center. The excitement and nervousness of Friday...

“The Layers of Baltimore” (Innocence)

“The Layers of Baltimore” (Innocence)

By Hands and Feet Initiative Fellow, Marva Lowry… If I could sketch I would rough out a picture that lingers with me. The sketch would depict two small black boys ---- walking across the street thru an open area between two-story housing buildings. A second sketch...

Trying to Make Sense of Last Week

Trying to Make Sense of Last Week

By Hands and Feet Initiative Fellow, Liv Thomas… Today marks my first month as a Baltimorean, the first of many more to come! Stay tuned, I’m working on finding means to shift the ‘baltimorean’ moniker to ‘baltimorer,’ leaving long-time locals the opportunity to claim...

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