Congratulations to Dr. Lawrence Brown, assistant professor in the School of Community Health and Policy, who was awarded the “Bold Thinking Award” by the Open Society Institute (OSI) of Baltimore during the organization’s 20th anniversary celebration.
Dr. Brown was recognized for his ongoing social justice advocacy work and service, particularly his research and efforts to highlight and end racial segregation in Baltimore City. Brown worked as a 2012 Community Fellow for OSI and has since actively participated in the organization’s Community Fellows Network and Strategic Advisory Group.
Prior to being named as an assistant professor in 2013, Brown served as a 2010-2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the W.K. Kellogg Health Scholars Program at Morgan. The centerpiece of his research, “Two Baltimores: The White L vs. the Black Butterfly,” chronicled the history and current conditions of Baltimore’s segregation.
The Open Society Institute of Baltimore is a public charity and the sole field office of the Open Society Foundations’ U.S. Programs. The organization focuses on the root causes of three intertwined problems prevalent throughout the city and state: drug addiction, an over-reliance on incarceration, and obstacles that impede youth in succeeding inside and out of the classroom.