In fall 2014, RIC introduced a campus-wide roundtable discussion: “Living Hopkins” in Baltimore: An Immigrant City. A resounding success, this event provided an informal yet learned forum for faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, administrators, and the general Hopkins-Baltimore community to discuss the intersection of race, migration, and citizenship in Baltimore City.
Some of the questions that we have addressed include: Where are the immigrants in this city? Where are the so-called neighborhood folk? Where do we elect to walk, to run? Where will we drive, or drive through? How do we talk about Baltimore? Is the Johns Hopkins campus a neighborhood campus? How do we, as everyday people, make investments in the city? The themes that we seek to address deal with gentrification, Baltimore’s uneven social and economic landscape, the role of the university in the city, and the relationship between racial and immigration politics.