Mapping Baltimore Apartheid is designed for residents, learners, teachers, community organizers, fellows, nonprofit, policymakers, and organizations to learn about the policies, practices, and systems that cause differential life outcomes due to structural advantages or disadvantages in various city neighborhoods. After completing the modules, you will be able to:

  • Identify specific government policies and practices of racial segregation and forced displacement
  • Articulate how government-enforced racial segregation and forced displacement impact community health
  • Explain how the Baltimore Residential Security Map (RSM) is fundamental with regard to access to capital
  • Articulate how repeated uprootings of Black neighborhoods have damaged Black neighborhoods
  • Begin thinking about how Baltimore's history informs the work of your organization and what it takes to foster racial equity

Hi, I’m Dr. Lawrence Brown


From 2010 to 2019, I served at Morgan State University in the School of Community Health and Policy as a professor. I've been a featured expert in the documentary Owned: A Tale of Two Americas discussing urban policy and in BET's Finding Justice discussing toxic lead exposure. In June 2018, I was honored by OSI Baltimore with the Bold Thinker award for sparking critical discourse regarding Baltimore Apartheid.

I'm currently the director of the Black Butterfly Project from which springs the Black Butterfly Academy. My first book The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in January 2021.

Choose a Pricing Option (Based on the Size of Your Entity)

$50

Individual plan

Allows 1 person to take the course and re-view for up to one year

$1,000

Small nonprofit

For nonprofits with less than $250,000 in annual revenues or public universities

This rate covers training for one (1) year.


This rate only includes virtual training in the Black Butterfly Academy. Rates for live or virtual speaking engagements and group discussions will be discussed separately.

$2,500

Medium nonprofit or public universities/hospitals

For nonprofits with between $250,000 to $1M in annual revenues or public universities/hospitals

This rate covers training for one (1) year.


This rate only includes virtual training in the Black Butterfly Academy. Rates for live or virtual speaking engagements and group discussions will be discussed separately.

$5,000

Large nonprofit or private universities/hospitals

Large nonprofit with $1+ million in revenues or private universities/hospitals

This rate covers training for one (1) year.


This rate also includes virtual planning sessions plus 1 live speaking engagement or group discussion with Dr. Lawrence Brown within a one year period.

$10,000

Fellowship program

Training sessions for organizations engaged in running fellowship programs

This rate covers training for one (1) year. Contact Dr. Lawrence Brown for rates for annual trainings.


This rate also includes virtual planning sessions plus 3 live speaking engagements or group discussions with Dr. Lawrence Brown within a one year period.

$20,000

Government department or School district office

Racial equity training for a government agency or school district office

This rate covers training for one (1) year.


This rate also includes virtual planning sessions plus 5 live speaking engagements or group discussions with Dr. Lawrence Brown within a one year period.

$25,000

Large corporations and philanthropic foundations

Training for corporations and philanthropic foundations who need staff training for racial equity

This rate covers training for one (1) year.


This rate also includes virtual planning sessions plus 10 live speaking engagements or group discussions with Dr. Lawrence Brown within a one year period.

$100,000

Entire government or school district

Covers racial equity training for an entire city/county government or school district

This rate covers training for one (1) year.


This rate also includes virtual planning sessions plus 15 live speaking engagements or group discussions with Dr. Lawrence Brown within a one year period.