Alana Smith

Alana Smith

Alana Smith has been a member of the International Socialist Organization for the past eleven years and is currently an MSW student at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work. Most recently she helped to organize the anti-racist contingent of Occupy May Day, and this summer brought together a coalition of organizations to fight the closure of Baltimore City's recreation centers.


The Allentown community holds a New Orleans-style "funeral march" to protest the closing of the rec centers on August 10, 2012.  Photo by Alana Smith.

The Allendale community showed that they will not take the loss of their recreation center lying down. Their active involvement and willingness to protest has saved Mary E. Rodman Rec Center so far, but the fight will have to continue to save the programs that are important to them and to stop the center from being closed next fiscal year.

Allendale Community Fights the City to Protect Their Rec Center