Courage & Community | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Courage & Community

Inspiring New Programming Series at Maryland Hall in Annapolis

Merriam-Webster defines courage as "mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty." Community, on the other hand, can take on a multitude of meanings. We view community as the community we’re part of, the communities we create through shared arts experiences, and the diverse groups of people we aim to serve.

This season, we bring these two powerful words together to present "Courage & Community," a programming series dedicated to the courageous among us and the experiences – past and present – that create and strengthen community. Come to be inspired and leave as a part of a community.

Upcoming Events:

​​The Alliance for the Cheapeake Bay's Wild & Scenic Film Festival brings together incredible selections of films that inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.

A film that tells the story of three teenagers and their families hoping to make it safely onto American soil after escaping the Nazi invasion of Europe. Q&A with Director/Producer Laura Seltzer-Duny to follow.

When the Rwandan genocide broke out in 1994, one American, Carl Wilkens, chose to stay in the country and risk everything in hope of saving a few lives. Presentation by Wilkens will follow.

Nationally-recognized expert and keynote speaker Dr. Brenda Jones Harden, Richman Professor for Children & Families at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, will describe how growing up in challenging environments or circumstances can compromise healthy growth unless effective interventions are put in place.

A high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd.