Unite HERE!

UNITE HERE is an organization of working people, coming together to win dignity and higher standards in the hospitality industry and beyond. We are proud of the work we do and want to make it better. 

UNITE HERE represents workers throughout the U.S. and Canada who work in the hotel, gaming, food service, airport, textile, manufacturing, distribution, laundry, and transportation industries.

Black Church Food Security Network

The Black Church Food Security Network partners Black farmers and urban growers with historically African American congregations to create pipelines for fresh produce from "soil to sanctuary." We establish popup farm stands to sell produce at churches on days and at times when the congregation normally gathers.


In addition, recognizing the role that food justice plays in communal wellbeing, we support economically-abandoned Black communities by partnering with Black Churches in their neighborhoods around a number of objectives:


  • Starting new gardens on church-owned land
  • Expanding existing church gardens
  • Finding, screening, and matching volunteers with various church gardens in our network
  • Establishing pop-up farm stands at churches in the Baltimore Metro area
  • Leading Bible Studies, small group sessions, and presentations at churches on topics which include creation care, environmental stewardship, Afroecology, Radical Black Ecology, food justice and food sovereignty

Baltimore Action Legal Team (BALT)

BALT provides legal support to Baltimore communities as they exercise their civil liberties protesting against injustices rooted in structural racism and economic inequality. BALT exercises a community lawyering approach because we believe that communities' organizing efforts should drive legal advocacy. We support and advance mass defense employing a human rights and racial equity framework.

GLSEN Baltimore

GLSEN Baltimore is a chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). We center our attention on the Baltimore Metro area, and provide support to counties statewide via partnership with our friends at Free State Legal.

Nationally, GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are almost 40 Chapters around the country, which work closely with the national staff of GLSEN to implement programs, and to keep national staff informed of local events.

The work that our chapter does covers a variety of subjects and issues, from educating, organizing, and supporting school communities; delivering workshops and professional development trainings for students and school staff on how to address the pervasiveness of anti-LGBTQ bullying; hosting safe space conferences and events for LGBTQ and ally students and educators; providing assistance in the creation of Gender Sexuality Alliances in schools for student activism; and participating in public policy and advocacy efforts around the many needs of LGBTQ youth.  Some of our events for youth include our Annual Youth Summit at Towson University, which attracts 50-100 LGBTQ youth from across the state to participate in a day of workshops, dinner, and a dance; our Crossroads Conference, focused on the intersections of identity, unpacking systems of oppression, and supporting community for LGBTQ youth of color; and our Day of Silence March around the Washington Monument in Mt. Vernon, to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ harassment in schools.

Chapters like ours play an important role in bringing GLSEN's programs and visions to local communities.  We're always looking for new volunteers to help us ensure safe schools for all students. 

Baltimore Transgender Alliance

The Baltimore Transgender Alliance works to uplift the voices of transgender and gender non-conforming people in Baltimore City and continually center our community’s needs in broader political conversations. In July of 2015, we held the Baltimore Trans Uprising protest to highlight the systemic injustices that leave trans women of color vulnerable to violence and harassment. In November of 2015, we participated in a national Trans March of Resilience to both honor the trans people who have died and demonstrate the strength and solidarity of community and our movement. We are parents, artists, business owners, students, and citizens representing ourselves in public and refusing to back down.