Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 17, 18, 2013

61] REPORT Tapped Out – Apr. 17

62] Visit Rep. Sarbanes’ office – Apr. 17

63] Israeli land annexation – Apr. 17

64] Resistance is Fertile – Apr. 17

65] Legislators’ Report -- Apr. 17

66] Communicating With Purpose, Compassion and Passion – Apr. 17

67] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Public Meeting – Apr. 18

68] Immigration Reform -- Apr. 18

69] Conversation with Annemarie Jacir – Apr. 18


61] – Hear a REPORT "Tapped Out: Threats to the Human Right to Water in the Urban United States" on Wed., Apr. 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Georgetown University Law Center, McDonough Hall 109, 3700 O St. NW. Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute's 2012-2013 Fact-Finding Mission is launching its new report, the culmination of a year-long student-led and student-driven human rights study. The launch will feature advocates and practitioners speaking about water accessibility in the United States as well the presentation of the report findings and a short panel discussion led by the students. A featured speaker is Darcy O'Callaghan of Food and Water Watch. Visit

62] – On Wed., Apr. 17 at 4:30 PM, the Pledge of Resistance will go to Rep. John Sarbanes’ office, 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 303, Baltimore, MD 21204. While inside, we will deliver a letter outlining support for Healthcare Not Warfare and Prosperity Not Austerity, as well as progressive positions on issues of war and peace, healthcare, jobs, revenues, and more.

Finally, we are seeking an end to the use of killer drone strikes, which we believe to be illegal and unconstitutional. Let Max know if you can go to Sarbanes’ office--410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at Are you a constituent?

63] – Yousef Munayyer leads an analysis on Israeli land annexation and settlement expansion in the West Bank on Wed., Apr. 17 at 6:30 PM at the University of Maryland, College Park, ,Knight Hall Eaton Theater Room 1208, 7965 Baltimore Ave., College Park MD 20742. Go to

64] – Resistance is Fertile - Earth Day at GWU takes place on Wed., Apr. 17 from 7 to 9 PM at Marvin Center Room 402, 800 21st St. NW. Celebrate Earth Day with the Feminist Student Union, and spend an evening with Will Potter, award-winning local journalist and author of “Green Is The New Red.” He will be speaking about the crackdown on left activists, “eco-terrorism” and state repression of political speech. See

65] – The DISTRICT 19 DEMOCRATIC CLUB will do a Legislators’ Report (2013 accomplishments & 2014 prospects) with State Senator Roger Manno, State Delegate Sam Arora, State Delegate Bonnie Cullison and State Delegate Ben Kramer on Wed., Apr. 17 from 7 to 8 PM at the Wheaton Regional Library, 11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton 20902. The event is open to District 19 Democratic Club members

& District 19 and Montgomery County residents.

66] – On Thurs., Apr. 18 at 8 AM at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, consider attending Communicating With Purpose, Compassion and Passion--Even in Charged Situations (Introductory NVC Series). This is a six-week introduction to Nonviolent Communication, the work of psychologist/international mediator Marshall Rosenberg, who was influenced by Gandhi, Freire and Rogers and so envisions a world of "power-with" creativity based on deep connection and empathy for self and others. NVC skills and practices support self-care and connection in families, workplaces and organizations.

It is offered by Hally Childs and Louisa Davis ending May 23. They have been leading workshops and practice groups since graduating from the Bay NVC Leadership program in 2008. The requested fee is $75. If this is an obstacle, they will welcome you with whatever contribution/support you can offer. Email, or call Louisa at 703/860-1203.

67] – There is a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Public Meeting on Thurs., Apr. 18 at 10 AM at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE, WDC 20426. Fill the meeting room with citizens whose quality of life, health, safety and environment are being sacrificed to gas infrastructure projects. After the meeting there will be a march to the Senate offices. Go to

68] – As part of the Table Talk Lunch Series, catch a discussion on Immigration Reform - How Comprehensive? It is happening on Thurs., Apr. 18 at noon at the Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The Center strives to provide forums for students to explore contemporary issues of ethical concern. A donation of $5 each is requested from faculty and staff to help offset the cost of the program. Email, or call 202-885-3321.

69] – On Thurs., Apr. 18 from 12:30 to 2 PM at The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave., NW, WDC 20037, enjoy a Conversation with Annemarie Jacir, film director (“When I Saw You,” 2012) and co-founder of Dreams of a Nation Palestinian Film Project. Call 202-338-1290.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] Go to

"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

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