Friday, September 24, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 24 - 27, 2021

73] American Indians in Slavery -- Sept. 24 – 27

74] Baltimore Birding Weekend -- Sept. 24 - 26

75] White House peace vigil – Sept. 24

76] Want to text with Fair Fight? – Sept. 24

77] Vigil for the For the People Act – Sept. 24

78] Phonebank for a Green New Deal – Sept. 24

79] Phone bank for the For the People Act – Sept. 24 - 25

80] Peace and Justice Vigil – Sept. 24

81] Health Pop-Up event – Sept. 25

82] Check out "Unwritten Law" – Sept. 25

83] Bike around Lake Montebello – Sept. 25

84] Special celebration for all immigrant communities -- Sept. 25

85] Memorial Service for Sharon Jones – Sept. 25

86] Artistic tools of the Palestinian uprising Sept. 25

87] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Sept. 25

88] No ICE contracts in the Commonwealth – Sept. 25

89] Concert for Bernard Lown Sept. 25

90] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

91] Beauty Fades /Stupid Lasts Forever and The Trial According to Alan Barysh

92] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

93] New Book: “Confessions of a Radical Academic”

94] Two Berrigan Books still in print

95] Do you need a doctor?

96] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

97] Do you need any book shelves?

98] Join the Global Zero campaign.

99] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

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73] – The National Museum of the American Indian <nmai-news@smithsonianonline.org> will host American Indians in Slavery Throughout New Spain & the S.W. United States from Fri., Sept. 24 through Mon., Sept. 27.  View online at https://nmai.brand.live/c/the-other-slavery. Stories of enslaved Indigenous peoples have often been absent from the historical narrative. Join the Smithsonian for a virtual symposium that explores the hidden stories of enslaved Indigenous peoples, focusing on the legacy of Spanish colonization in the Americas and Asia and its impact on what is now the southwestern United States. Experts from a range of academic disciplines, including Indigenous studies, anthropology, and history, examine untold stories of coerced labor and peonage and the long-term impact of Indian slavery. Panelists will discuss the legacies of Native American enslavement with Indigenous community leaders and cultural workers.

 The symposium explores the different forms and complexity of human bondage that resulted in hybrid cultures, tangled economic practices, and intricate social relationships between the Spanish and Indigenous communities. This program seeks to give a comprehensive “first voice” to these hushed stories and living legacies. The symposium is presented by the Smithsonian Latino Center, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in association with the Smithsonian’s initiative, Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past.

74] – The Patterson Park Audubon Center [audubonconnect@audubon.org] informed us that the Baltimore Birding Weekend is happening Fri., Sept. 24 through Sun., Sept. 26.  Many events are planned.  For example, go to Cylburn Arboretum and explore woodlands and gardens adjacent to the historic mansion in this 200-acre oasis. Many of the tours are selling out, so sign up before they fill up! Go to http://baltimorebirding.com/?emci=95f357f7-ef16-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&emdi=72f5fb6d-3917-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&ceid=2504878.

75] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Sept. 24 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or artlaffin@hotmail.com.

76] –Want to text with Fair Fight? Join a texting training to see what texting with Fair Fight looks like, the texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!  This is a training, NOT a text bank. No texting during this training.  To text with Fair Fight you will need either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both). The next texting training is on Fri., Sept. 24 from 1:30 to 2:15 PM ET.  Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/fairfight/event/380601/?emci=1ec65536-76f5-eb11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=9099f5e0-77f5-eb11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=1234726.

77] –  Our Revolution Howard County and Indivisible HoCoMD continue their joint weekly action at the Gorman Road I-95 Overpass in support of HR1/SR 1, aka the For the People Act on every Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 PM ET. Committed activists stand by large banners and wave at approximately 12,000 vehicles per hour as they whiz by. Go to https://www.facebook.com/Our-Revolution-Howard-1907025362884865/events/?ref=page_internal.

78] – Phonebank for a Green New Deal with Sunrise National on Fri., Sept. 24 from 4 to 5:30 PM ET.  Sign up to call Sunrisers and ask them to demand a bold climate infrastructure package from their representatives. Sunrise will provide all the training you need and a lot of fun and hype too! Register at https://www.mobilize.us/sunrisemovement/event/403248/?emci=16326b3a-a4ff-eb11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=7c2e4f48-a5ff-eb11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=177631.

79] – Join activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support of the For the People Act! Our democracy is in crisis: with redistricting around the corner and hundreds of voter suppression laws being introduced in states across the country, we do not have time to wait. Every day we’re getting closer to a very real deadline to take action to pass the For the People Act (S.1): If the Senate does not overcome the filibuster and pass S. 1, states may not have enough time to implement the legislation’s regulations before the 2022 midterm elections! Join activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support of S. 1! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/376178/?utm_source=PFAW to call on Fri., Sept. 24 from 4 to 6 PM ET or Sat., Sept. 25 from noon to 2 PM ET, 1 to 3 PM ET, 4 to 6:30 PM ET and 6 to 8 PM ET.

80] -- There is usually a Quaker Vigil for Racial Justice on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, hosted by the Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee (BQPJC) outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Sept. 24. Black Lives Matter. Stop the Killing. Physical distancing applies. Wear your face mask. Email homewoodfriends@gmail.com or call 410-235-4438. Quaker values call us to speak truth and to seek equality for all people. Aim to follow Bayard Rustin’s wisdom that “we need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers” and John Lewis’s call to “make good trouble.” See https://www.facebook.com/events/311508100243529/?event_time_id=311508113576861.3&akid=18263%2E3302379%2Ez6bJVQ.

81] – The Immigration Outreach Service Center and a community partner, Rho Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., are hosting a Health Pop-Up event offering Free Mammograms, COVID Testing and COVID Vaccines.  This will happen from 8 AM to 5 PM ET on Sat., Sept. 25, 2021, as the Mobile Mammography Unit (coach bus) will be stationed at Morgan State University/ Faith Presbyterian Church, 5400 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore, MD, just across the street from St. Matthew Church. Call 410-323-8564 or visit IOSCbaltimore.org.

82] – Check out "Unwritten Law," a Symposium on the Lynchings in Rockville on Sat., Sept. 25 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM ET. Join Montgomery History as three Montgomery County historians provide accounts of the lynchings of Mr. John Diggs-Dorsey (d. 1880) and Mr. Sidney Randolph (d. 1896). This historical analysis will provide background on the economic, social, and political context of Montgomery County in the final decades of the 19th century and explore how elements of these murders were replicated in other parts of Maryland and the United States.  Register online at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A0rV6tJRTZ2MMmYTtZle1A.

83] – Bikemore tells me that every Saturday from 9 AM to noon through Oct. 30, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks brings out their fleet of bikes for adults and youth so you can rent them for free to ride around Lake Montebello.  Pedal around Lake Montebello on the 1.3-mile paved track. To check out a bike, a current government issue Id is required. This is an easy self-paced ride.  First come, first served.  Due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, all participants will be required to provide/wear PPE aligning with Maryland regulations and are expected to maintain physical distancing throughout the program. Email bcrp.bikes@baltimorecity.gov.  Visit https://www.bikemore.net/event/rides-around-lake-montebello-m2jbp-3p52g-eb9am-mkzcy-7zcgr-55jrr-7sthw-er6p7-d8szg.

84] – Archbishop William Lori and Bishop Bruce Lewandowski will host a special celebration for all immigrant communities on Sat., Sept. 25 at 10 AM at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210.  This is part of National Migration Week. Email hispanicministry@archbalt.org or call 410-547-5363.

85] – This is a Formal Invitation for the Memorial Service for Sharon Jones.  The service will begin at 2 PM ET on September 24, 2021.  It will be at the Community Room of Augsburg Lutheran Village, 6825 Campfield Road, Baltimore 21207.  It will also be on Zoom.

 If you plan to attend, drive to Building #9.  Enter and have your temperature taken, and the concierge will direct you to the Community Room.  Please wear a mask.

 If you join on Zoom, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81571730759?pwd=UXg1eXBMVHNlc3c2QTM5aFNMSjhSdz09. The Meeting ID is 815 7173 0759, and the Passcode is 639894.

You can dial by your location at +1 301 715 8592 (Washington DC).  The Meeting ID and the Passcode remain the same.

  Possibly best of all, spend some time that day stating what you want, LOUDLY!  That is a fine way to honor Sharon.

The order of service will be something like this:  Music.  Then our emcee gathers us.  Then an obituary will be read.  Then there will be music while pictures of Sharon will be shown on the screen.  Then there will be sharing.  The Zoom host will make sure that Zoom guests get a change to share. Then the gathering will end with a musical piece. For those at Augsburg, enjoy water and fruit breads and samosas and cake.

If any or all of this messes up, it is okay.  Our intent is to have a great day together. Cindy Farquhar.

86] –The Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy  [malami@thepipd.com] wants you to know that on Sat., Sept. 25 at 2 PM ET, the Toronto Palestine Film Festival will present a  discussion inspired by the artistic tools of the Palestinian uprising. The online event will feature Palestinian artists who use their various crafts to highlight Palestinian narratives and mobilize people, both online and on the ground, towards Palestinian liberation.  The discussion will examine how art is engaged in political movements; how Palestinian artists are assumed to be political activists; the barriers Palestinian artists face in production processes; and how art communities can show constructive allyship with Palestinian artists and Palestinian liberation. Hear from filmmaker Razan Al Salah, writer and poet Mariam Barghouti and artist Malak Matar, moderated by singer and songwriter Maysa Daw. RSVP at https://www.tpff.ca/program-guide-2021/tpff-panel-discussion?emci=0138d58f-d619-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&emdi=5ad76135-1b1a-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&ceid=18188816.

87] – On Sat., Sept. 25 from noon to 2 PM EST, get over to the Food Pantry and Food Donation Center at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore. This Food Pantry is open every Saturday. Get a grocery bag – breakfast, jelly and peanut butter (a good source of protein) for lunch, the makings for a balanced dinner such as beans and rice, pasta and sauce, soup, vegetables, fruit, and a paper goods. Also added is a little fun food, such as popcorn or cookies, for everyone enjoys a treat.  Contributions of shelf stable foods can be brought to Reid Chapel every Saturday between noon and 2 PM. If shopping is difficult for you, monetary donations earmarked food pantry may be sent to the church.  How else can you help? Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute food. Contact the church office to volunteer. You can also help by spreading the word to those you know who are facing food insecurity. See https://www.facebook.com/firstfranklinbaltimore.

88] -- The Shut Down Berks Coalition [shutdownberks@gmail.com] is joining the National Communities Not Cages Day of Action on Sat., Sept. 25 at 2 PM ET. Be at the gathering to say No Women’s Prisons in Pennsylvania in front of Independence Hall, 500 Chestnut St., next to the Liberty Bell. Pennsylvania.  No ICE contracts in the Commonwealth. Demand that President Biden end the ICE contract in Berks County.  What is needed instead are human services!  RSVP at our Facebook Eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1041941233010988/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2252%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%5C%22invite_link_id%5C%22%3A594615808651510%7D%7D]%22%7D.  Please wear masks and be prepared to socially distance.

89] – Enjoy a Virtual Concert and Presentation Honoring Dr. Bernard Lown on Sat., Sept. 25 from 7 to 9 PM ET. Greater Boston PSR (GBPSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) are pleased to host a very special fourth annual event to address the twin existential threats of nuclear war and climate change. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with restrictions on large gatherings in effect in Boston, the special event will be streamed live on-line -- https://gbpsr.org/events/2021-virtual-concert/. This event will feature live music from world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and chamber musicians from the Longwood Symphony Orchestra. If you would like to support this special event, we welcome your on-line donation. If you prefer to send a check, please address your contribution to IPPNW (please write “GBPSR / IPPNW Event” in the memo line) and mail to IPPNW c/o Michael Christ, 339 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor, Malden, MA 02148.

  Lown was a founder and first President of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) in Boston in 1961.  PSR was among the first organizations to alert the public to the catastrophic medical and public health consequences of nuclear war with its 1962 study of a hypothetical nuclear bombing of Boston published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  He was also a founder of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) in 1980 and, together with Dr. Evgeny Chazov of the Soviet Union, accepted the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of IPPNW for its efforts to educate the medical community, government officials, and the general public about the dangers of nuclear warfare.

90] -- This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered into force and become binding international law -- https://www.icanw.org/the_treaty.

  Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to upgrade the nuclear arsenal. On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email president@jhu.edu.

91] – Bad Attitude Publishers Announces the release of Beauty Fades /Stupid Lasts Forever and The Trial According to Alan Barysh. In light of the fascist/Q Annon/Truther/Alex Jones and Trump-inspired attack on the capital, Bad attitude Publications has released a photo essay by Alan Barysh. In the follow-up book to Sorry Truther, it was an OUTSIDE JOB Beauty Fades.... gives the reader an upfront look at the reactionary forces and the deadly beliefs these folks uphold. In pictures and texts, one gets a good look at the faces and ideas that pose a real threat to this country. The Trial According to Alan Barysh is a rewrite of the Kafka Classic The Trial. With pictures from the original movie, Alan Barysh rewrites this scathing satire with just a tad more cutting edge satire, and a different ending. The appendix to the book talks about the lonely uphill struggle of Tawanda Jones to get justice for her brother. This afterthought is included, because of the real Kafkesque struggle of the West Family to get justice for her brother. Both books can be purchased on Amazon.com. For every purchase of The Trial, Alan Barysh will give all of his royalties to the West Family. Just text a picture of the book to 443-239-5325.

92] – David Eberhardt was a member of the Baltimore Four with Father Philip Berrigan, Tom Lewis and Rev. James Mengel.  The group poured blood on draft files on October 27, 1967.  They would be convicted and sentenced to prison. Dave has written a book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"- documenting the Baltimore Four action and many others up to and including the most recent Plowshares action – Kings Bay Plowshares 7.  Phil Berrigan’s wife, Elizabeth McAlister, is a member of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. 

 Dave just printed the 5th edition of the book which is available for $25 by sending him a check: Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218. You can contact him at mozela9@comcast.net. He prefers that you DO NOT order the book from Amazon. Image 1 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER. David Eberhardt; Image 2 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER; and FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER.  This is a self-published book printed in 2017 with updates.

 The price is $25 for a Spiral Bound, and Signed. This edition being what the publisher calls “The 4th edition (or first edition 4th state?)  of this book (with “final” additions) has been printed by the firm of FEDEX numbered 150-200, signed by the author, February 2017.”This is copy 187 and is numbered and signed by David Eberhardt on the title page.~~While the bibliographical information is a bit head-spinning, this is an engaging memoir by David Eberhardt recounting his involvement with the Brothers Berrigan in the protests against the Viet Nam war, and his subsequent time as an inmate at the Lewisburg Federal Prison. There is Near Fine binding: Item #291479.

93] – Check out “Confessions of a Radical Academic: A Memoir by Fred L. Pincus,” now available from Adelaide Books (https://adelaidebooks.org/collections/latest-releases/products/confessions-of-a-radical-academic) or from Amazon.  Fred taught sociology at UMBC for more than 40 years and is on the board of Research Associates Foundation.  His memoir details his struggles to have a successful career while keeping true to his radical principles and activism.  One major theme is his struggle with race and racism both on and off campus. Go to www.fredlpincus.com.

94] –Two books by Fred Wilcox are still in print.  The first one is “Fighting the Lamb's War Skirmishes with the American Empire” by Philip Berrigan and Fred A. Wilcox with a FOREWORD by Tripp York.  It can be purchased by Wipf and Stock: https://wipfandstock.com/fighting-the-lamb-s-war.html.  It is a Memoir in paperback/ISBN: 9781532660078/240 pages/republished 8/21/2018/ Retail Price: $26.00/and Web Price: $20.80.

  The second one is “Uncommon Martyrs The Berrigans, the Catholic Left, and the Plowshares Movement” by Fred Wilcox, who profiles members of this anti-war movement, who’s Christianity compels them to acts of civil disobedience against the military industrial complex.  The ISBN is 0201522314/$6.50 for a hardcover, and it can be purchased at Powell's Books.  See https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/book-reviews/view/7094/uncommon-martyrs.

95] Yousef Zarbalian [mailto:yzarbali@gmail.com] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is EastWestMD.com.  Yousef is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He is doing primary care as well as rheumatologic care (focusing on joint problems and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sjogren's).  He is offering telemedicine visits, and he has very reasonable rates for uninsured individuals.  He makes use of herbs (which can be sent directly to patients from the herbal dispensary) as well as prescribing medications to their local pharmacy if needed.  

96] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

97] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

98] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

99] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 23 - 24, 2021

65] View of housing in Baltimore – Sept. 23

66] Colombia Delegation Recruitment Event – Sept. 23

67] Military Industrial Congressional Complex Laid Bare – Sept. 23

68] Pass the Biden Climate Plan – Sept. 23

69] Want to text with Fair Fight? Sept. 23 - 24

70] Medicare for All – Sept. 23

71] Help Chesa Boudin – Sept. 23

72] Memorial Service for Sharon Jones -- Sept. 24

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65] – Jews United for Justice [info@jufj.org] are holding on Thurs., Sept. 23 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET part 4 of the Civics Kibitz Series: Our Homes, Our Development, Our City: A system's view of housing in Baltimore, and Sukkot Celebration.  RSVP at  https://jufj.org/event/rent-relief-press/?sourceid=1020679&utm_campaign=training&utm_medium=standalone&utm_source=ea&emci=dd271d0e-c90c-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&emdi=f1844a31-8b11-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&ceid=3403859.  Get answers from Baltimore City District 14 Councilmember, Odette Ramos. Who controls decisions about affordable housing in Baltimore? What falls under city, state, and federal jurisdiction? What is currently happening in rent court? And, who are the power players that shape our current housing market? You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP.

66] –The Solidarity Collective [liz@solidaritycollective.org] on Thurs., Sept. 23 at 7 PM ET is holding a Colombia Delegation Recruitment Event.  You are invited to participate in a virtual Recruitment Event, as the Program Co-directors will be calling in from Colombia to give an overview of the delegation, highlight partners on the ground and provide updates on COVID protocols while traveling. Coordinator Naima Dhore will share her vision for the delegation titled, Food Sovereignty, Sustainable Farming and the Resistance against Corporate Land Control. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrduusrT4jHdZD6SFtEVQo_TfcDDYEajgg?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-join-us-next-week-for-a-colombia-delegation-recruitment-event&email_referrer=email_1299185&email_subject=join-us-tomorrow-for-a-colombia-delegation-recruitment-event.  The deadline to apply for this delegation is October 1st, 2021. Scholarships, sliding scale rates and ongoing fundraising efforts are available to support delegates and delegations.

67] –On Thurs., Sept. 23 at 7 PM, Divest from War, and Invest in Peace Part III: The Military Industrial Congressional Complex Laid Bare by William Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. Hartung is a widely recognized expert on military spending and the arms industry. He will share his insights, including new information forthcoming in a report on the aftermath of 9/11. No one knows the system’s inner workings better.  Sign up at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81216463335?pwd=eGwzYTdpZmtkNUk1RG1uMXBLZjBJQT09#success.

68] –The CCAN Action Fund [info@ccanactionfund.org] wants you to attend on Thurs., Sept. 23 at 7:30 PM ET a Pass the Biden Climate Plan, a national Zoom rally.  You are needed on the field if you want 100% clean electricity and affordable electric cars and climate justice for all. Hear from Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State and other top climate leaders to discuss the next grassroots moves. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/national-update-on-the-build-back-better-plan?source=direct_link&.

69] – Want to text with Fair Fight? Join a texting training to see what texting with Fair Fight looks like, the texting platform, how to set up your account on it and get you all the information you need to text with Fair Fight in the future!  This is a training, NOT a text bank. No texting during this training.  To text with Fair Fight you will need either a smartphone OR a computer (you can set up the texting system on either or both). The next texting training is on Thurs., Sept. 23 from 8:30 to 9:15 PM ET, and Fri., Sept. 24 from 1:30 to 2:15 PM ET.  Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/fairfight/event/380601/?emci=1ec65536-76f5-eb11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=9099f5e0-77f5-eb11-b563-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=1234726.

70] –This is from the Physicians for a National Health Plan (PNHP) website: Ever since Medicare was enacted, corporate America has tried to either destroy the program or privatize it for their own gains. Learn about the latest scheme to wreck Traditional Medicare during a webinar on Direct Contracting Entities. Join the webinar Direct Contracting Entities (DCEs): Handing Traditional Medicare to Wall Street — What they are and how to stop them on Thurs., Sept. 23 at 9 PM ET. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LBsMiObRSMiFUKJZIjJeng?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=77243edc-97cf-41d2-a717-151d61b47de4.

71] – Real Justice [info@realjusticepac.org] wants you to help Chesa Boudin on Thursdays, Sept. 23 & 30 and Oct. 7 and 14 from 9:30 PM to midnight ET. If you follow the money, you will see who the real corrupt interests are attempting to oust justice-minded District Attorney Chesa Boudin. Sign up now to join a Stand with Chesa virtual phonebank! Your calls will help us generate real grassroots support for Chesa and his change-making policies and push back against big donors with people-powered organizing. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/chesaantirecall/event/399637/?source=em20210818-67199-rj&utm_source=em20210818-67199-rj.

72] – This is a Formal Invitation for the Memorial Service for Sharon Jones.  The service will begin at 2 PM ET on September 24, 2021.  It will be at the Community Room of Augsburg Lutheran Village, 6825 Campfield Road, Baltimore 21207.  It will also be on Zoom.

If you plan to attend, drive to Building #9.  Enter and have your temperature taken, and the concierge will direct you to the Community Room.  Please wear a mask.

If you join on Zoom, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81571730759?pwd=UXg1eXBMVHNlc3c2QTM5aFNMSjhSdz09. The Meeting ID is 815 7173 0759, and the Passcode is 639894.

You can dial by your location at +1 301 715 8592 (Washington DC).  The Meeting ID and the Passcode remain the same.

  Possibly best of all, spend some time that day stating what you want, LOUDLY!  That is a fine way to honor Sharon.

The order of service will be something like this:  Music.  Then our emcee gathers us.  Then an obituary will be read.  Then there will be music while pictures of Sharon will be shown on the screen.  Then there will be sharing.  The Zoom host will make sure that Zoom guests get a change to share. Then the gathering will end with a musical piece. For those at Augsburg, enjoy water and fruit breads and samosas and cake.

 If any or all of this messes up, it is okay.  Our intent is to have a great day together. Cindy Farquhar.

 To be continued.

  Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

 "The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 23 - 25, 2021

55] Friction between Japan and South Korea – Sept. 23

56] Communities not Cages Day of Action – Sept. 23

57] Home Care Can’t Wait – Sept. 23

58] Phone bank For the Peoples Act – Sept. 23 - 25

59] Joan's Democracy Café Phone-Bank – Sept. 23

60] Throw Down Thursday – Sept. 23

61] Constitution Day – Sept. 23

62] Poor Peoples Campaign MoCo Meeting – Sept. 23

63] Mercy & Justice on Immigration -- Sept. 23

64] Freedom to Vote Call -- Sept. 23

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55] – On Thurs., Sept. 23 from 10 to 11 AM ET, tune in to Takeaways from a Time of Increased Friction: South Korea-Japan Security Cooperation from 2015 to the Present [Online]. South Korea and Japan share liberal democratic values and common geopolitically challenges, but a close security partnership has eluded the two governments due to tensions stemming from political and historical issues. Although various forms of defense cooperation between Seoul and Tokyo have endured, grassroots military-to-military exchanges between the two countries – which in the past continued despite political problems – have largely stopped since late 2018. At a time when crucial components of direct defense cooperation between Korea and Japan have been interrupted, please join the Korea Economic Institute for a discussion with Northeast Asia security expert Dr. Naoko Aoki. She will cover how key factors have affected bilateral security cooperation in recent years as well as lessons that can be learned from this period to bolster defense relations in the future.  Visit https://keia.org/event/takeaways-from-a-time-of-increased-friction-south-korea-japan-security-cooperation-from-2015-to-present/.

56] –Marcela Hernandez [campaign@detentionwatchnetwork.org] needs you to help out on Thurs., Sept. 23 from 10 AM to noon ET for Communities not Cages Day of Action in Lafayette Park.  Join a Press Conference and Rally at Lafayette Square on Pennsylvania Ave. NW & 16th St. NW, WDC 20001. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1324028531348355/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2252%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%5C%22invite_link_id%5C%22%3A920458145235252%7D%7D]%22%7D.

57] – The National Domestic Workers Alliance Care Team [info@email.domesticworkers.org] wants you to take action on Thurs., Sept. 23 at 2 PM ET. As both the House of Representatives and Senate return to Congress this week, it is necessary that lawmakers hear from us that investing in care and citizenship is the only way for our country to truly build back better. Tell the legislators Home Care Can’t Wait.  The Rally will happen at Union Square, Washington, D.C. to demand that Congress pass the biggest, boldest Build Back Better recovery plan with a transformational investment in home and community-based services (HCBS) and the creation of good, union care jobs. Watch the event livestream at https://www.facebook.com/nationaldomesticworkersalliance?emci=c15544b2-311a-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&emdi=1597b152-611a-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&ceid=204641.

58] – Join activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support of the For the People Act! Our democracy is in crisis: with redistricting around the corner and hundreds of voter suppression laws being introduced in states across the country, we do not have time to wait. Every day we’re getting closer to a very real deadline to take action to pass the For the People Act (S.1): If the Senate does not overcome the filibuster and pass S. 1, states may not have enough time to implement the legislation’s regulations before the 2022 midterm elections! Join activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support of S. 1! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/pfaw/event/376178/?utm_source=PFAW to call on Thurs., Sept. 23 from 3 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET, Fri., Sept. 24 from 4 to 6 PM ET or Sat., Sept. 25 from noon to 2 PM ET, 1 to 3 PM ET, 4 to 6:30 PM ET and 6 to 8 PM ET.

59] – Joan's Democracy Café Phone-Bank -- For the People Act (S1) in Partnership with Common Cause takes place on Thursdays. The next phone bank will be on Thursdays, Sept. 23 and 30 from 3 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/vopropros/event/385866/?followup_modal_context=newsletter&timeslot=2880640.

60] – Christianne Marguerite [christianne@progressivemaryland.org] needs you on Throw Down Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET.  You can get involved in texting or phone banking. Phone bank to make calls to voters in Prince George's County in support of Medicare for All. Sign up at https://secure.everyaction.com/tkkmiiomTEyP_yGXojmSlA2. Every Thursday from now on, there will be virtually reaching out to voters across the state for a variety of issues.

61] – ACLU of Maryland [info@aclu-md.org] wants you to join a virtual Constitution Day & ACLU of Maryland’s 90th anniversary event on Thurs., Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET. RSVP at https://action.aclu.org/webform/md-constitution-day-2021?ms_aff=MD&initms_aff=MD&ms_chan=eml&initms_chan=emlfor for "Lift Every Voice – Speak, Act, Vote!"  ‌ACLU-MD commissioned Lady Brion, an international spoken word artist, to write and perform a piece about the Bill of Rights. Also catch the panel discussion with reflections on the Constitution and Bill of Rights that Lady Brion, ACLU-MD Senior Education Advocate Frank Patinella, and Dana Vickers Shelley prerecorded. RSVP at https://action.aclu.org/webform/md-constitution-day-2021?ms_aff=MD&initms_aff=MD&ms_chan=eml&initms_chan=eml.

62] -- On Thurs., Sept. 23 at 7 PM ET, come to the MD Poor Peoples Campaign MoCo Regional Meeting. Get an overview of PPC. Hear a recap the MD PPC Statewide Outreach Weekend events and the joint BACC On Stolen Land rally/march.  We will wrap up sharing some insight on future actions & activities. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpd-6rrD8qHdLmqiWXtqVl-_8LUyIU_Vxm?link_id=5&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-md-ppc-weekly-update-29&email_referrer=email_1291921&email_subject=md-ppc-weekly-update.

63] – The Interfaith Immigration Coalition [media@interfaithimmigration.org] alerted you to a webinar on Thurs., Sept. 23 at 7 PM ET -- Mercy & Justice on Immigration. Join IIC Communications Manager Melissa Stek for a conversation with World Renew on what’s happening in immigration and how faith communities can make a positive impact on immigration policies. Register at https://crcna.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AeS3fFDPTpu8biyt2qfIUA.

64] – Jessica Hamilton [info@climatehawksvote.com] wants you to join a Freedom to Vote mobilization call on Thurs., Sept. 23 at 7 PM ET.  This year the GOP has really gone all-in on their “if you can’t beat ‘em, cheat ‘em” strategy of passing state-level anti-voter bills, and we the people have been paying attention. There are now two big bills before Congress that create critical protections for voters -- and if passed, they would help ensure that the majority of Americans who want real climate action will be able to bring their voices to the polls. If you care about our democracy and the importance of valuing every vote, RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/416329/?emci=16e509af-121b-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&emdi=b8f504b7-c41b-ec11-981f-501ac57ba3ed&ceid=13143726.  Join in for a Movement Call with Dolores Huerta, Barbara Arnwine and others!

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

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