Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue February 25, 2014

"Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore"

Sheilah Kast talks with community activist Marisela Gomez
Our first two guests, when Maryland Morning launched almost eight years ago, were the then-CEO of the East Baltimore Development, Incorporated – and the community activist who was leading the charge to make sure that the people who had lived in Middle East had a chance to work and live in the re-developed community. That community activist is Dr. Marisela Gomez, who's speaking at the Pratt Central Library tonight.

At the time, she was leading SMEAC – the “Save Middle East Action Committee.” She is still an activist, and more – a public-health professional, medical doctor and author.  She’s speaking tonight at the Pratt Central Library about her book Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore: Rebuilding Abandoned Communities in America. But, first, she talks with Sheilah Kast in the studio. 

More of our conversation with community activist Marisela Gomez
Produced by Matt Purdy