A series of programs that encourage participation in ways to present factual and current information which will stimulate insights and approaches concerning timely topics. Monthly programs cover a wide variety of topics, beginning with a panel discussion designed to pique the interests of the audience and encourage conversation between the panel and audience.  Some of the topics presented have included history, issues, and actions in Sandtown, Baltimore, why and how we vote, and death with dignity.

2nd Tuesday 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Auditorium


Join the Discussion of Ageism on February 12

Ageism in America and the Impact on Us
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
7 PM

All are welcome to the program, which will begin with an airing of Ashton Apple White’s TED Talk, Let’s End Ageism. This will be followed by a discussion with Ann McKay, whose career focused on aging services, and Pat Alt, Professor Emerita at Towson University, who taught courses on aging.

~ Sponsored by Charlestown’s Pollination Coordinating Committee ~

Pollination Presents a Program on Helping Struggling Youth

Launching Struggling Young Adults from Failure to Success
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:00 P.M. In the Auditorium

How do we help young adults, ages 18 to 25 years, who have had multiple failures in several settings, such as higher education, vocational training, employment and relationships? Parenting can be an arduous task as these individuals try to meet the challenges of finding a clear identity, separating from family, and developing a sense of intrinsic motivation.

The speaker is Dr. Rick Silver, is a psychiatrist and director of the Thrive Center for ADHO and Comprehensive Mental Health Care in Columbia, MD. which provides programs for struggling young adults and their families. Dr. Silver has an undergraduate degree from University of Michigan, a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

~Sponsored by the Pollination Coordinating Team~

Prison Reform: Juvenile Justice on Oct. 9

Prison Reform: Juvenile Justice
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
7 PM

Pollination presents the second in a series on prison reform, discussing juvenile justice. Learn how juvenile offenders, as opposed to adults, are treated. Who are the “actors” in the system? What are their roles and responsibilities?

Charlestown resident, Dr. Alvin Cohn, has 60 years of experience in the field of Criminal Justice Administration. Serving on the faculties of American University and University of Maryland, he has taught courses primarily on criminal justice management and corrections, as well as served as a consultant to many Federal, state, local agencies and departments.

~Join the conversation sponsored by the
Pollination Organizing Team~