Saturday: The People's BBQ for the Homeless

Aug. 20

Last week's issue of the City Paper featured Duane "Shorty" Davis on the cover. Shorty is a staple at protests, marches, rallies, and other events tied to opposing police brutality, helping the homeless, and highlighting other injustices swirling around Baltimore. He's also an artist (his collage-covered toilets have gotten him showings at art spaces and in trouble with the police) and a chef. Pretty much every weekend he's over at  Saint Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church feeding the homeless, but this weekend he's doing the big yearly BBQ. Last year, it fed more than 1,500 homeless with the help of other activists and volunteers bringing food, clothes, and other things or just showing up and helping out. Shorty hopes to do that and then some this year. If you can spare the time and energy, head over to the People's BBQ for the Homeless and help out. 11 a.m., Saint Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church, 120 N. Front St., (410) 662-0500,, free (bring what you can, help however you can). (Brandon Soderberg)

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