Weaving a More Equitable Social Fabric

Thread is proud to announce a new forum for sharing inspiring ideas from exceptional leaders, thinkers, policymakers, and activists about how relationships across lines of difference shape the fabric of our communities, institutions, and public policy.

Keynote sessions and guided conversations with guest speakers from Baltimore and beyond will help attendees better understand themselves and others, the ways in which equity plays out across a variety of contexts, including public spaces, the workplace, school, family and relationships, and public policy. Speakers will illuminate ways to begin to make explicit and actionable connections for weaving a new social fabric.


  • Weekly events held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


  • Virtual via Zoom

To Register

  • Register for free by clicking on the link for the weekly sessions below.

2022 Speakers

November 16, 2022

Fagan Harris

Co-founder and CEO of Baltimore Corps

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November 30, 2022

Michael A. Sarbanes

High School Physics Teacher, Green Street Academy, Co-founder Collins Streamside Community

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Previous Speakers

September 21, 2022

Tim Regan

President and CEO of Whiting-Turner & Co-founder, TouchPoint Baltimore

September 28, 2022

Erricka Bridgeford

Co-founder, Baltimore Ceasefire 365 & Executive Director, Baltimore Community Mediation Center

October 12, 2022

Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire

Principal, A&R Development Corp

October 19, 2022

Chris Wilson

Serial Social Entrepreneur, Artist,
Social Justice Advocate, Author

October 26, 2022

Dia Simms

Chief Executive Officer of Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal,
Co-founder, Pronghorn

November 2, 2022
Special In-Person Event – 6-7 pm

Letitia Dzirasa, MD

Health Commissioner, Baltimore City

Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD

Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Former Maryland Health Secretary & Former Baltimore Health Commissioner

November 9, 2022

Mayor Brandon M. Scott & Delora Ifekauche

Mayor of Baltimore City

Principal at Cornerstone & Thread Board Member

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