Monumental City Bar Association
Who We Are
April 27, 2015
Baltimore belongs to all of us!
The Monumental City Bar Association (MCBA) supports a complete and impartial investigation of the facts surrounding the death of Freddie Gray. As Americans, we live in a democracy that demands that allegations of wrong doing be investigated to the fullest extent of the law. MCBA supports an open, complete and thorough investigation of this matter. It is through this investigation that we will learn the events that led up to the death of Freddie Gray.
As Baltimoreans mourn the death of Freddie Gray, MCBA also supports the right of citizens to peacefully protest the manner of his death. However, this organization does not condone acts of violence, looting and rioting.
We must take a moment to examine what is next for Baltimore. We must also take the time to examine what we can do in our own communities regarding strengthening race relations as well as police and community relations. We support peaceful activism and work together to build thriving inner-city communities that are healthy, strong and non-violent.
What can we do in Baltimore?
• END THE VIOLENCE!!! Call your friends, family, and neighbors and encourage them to talk to their young people and discourage violence. Encourage peaceful protesting. Work with the police to change the relationship between the community and the police. We must have a clear and strong voice to effectuate change.
• Legal Representation – those arrested will need legal representation. Volunteer your time, skills and energy for the people arrested who will need legal representation.
• Volunteer and mentor - increase volunteerism and mentoring in your community.
In order for change to happen, all members must come together and work for the common goal. We must do better, be better, act better and expect better before better will come our way.
MCBA Executive Board
***Monumental City Bar Association (MCBA) is Baltimore’s oldest and largest specialty bar association. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, the Monumental City Bar Association has a long legacy and rich history as an advocate for African-American attorneys and the interests of the African American community in Baltimore City. ***