Saturday, March 12, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 12, 2016

11] Neighborhood Voices – Mar. 12
12] Flowers for Senate opens office – Mar. 12
13] FCNL Lobby Training – Mar. 12
14] Freedom School 2016 – Mar. 12
15] Showing Up for Racial Justice – Mar. 12
16] Women of Color and Environmental Justice – Mar. 12
17] Stop Police Terror – Mar. 12
19] A novel about bigotry – Mar. 12
11] – Neighborhood Voices: Our Stories About Race Where We Live takes place at Patterson Park Library, 158 N Linwood Ave., Baltimore 21224, at Sat., Mar. 12 from 10:30 AM to 3 PM.  Go to

12] – At noon on Sat., Mar. 12, the Flowers for Senate campaign is opening an engagement center to meet and work with community members as she seeks the U.S. Senate seat from Maryland at 100 E. 23rd St., Suite 2A, Baltimore 21218.  Margaret and her staff and volunteers will use the space to hold public discussions and forums, help volunteers contact voters, and coordinate her campaign. Help arrange furniture, clean up the space, and strategize on ways to reach out to the community.  Go to

13] – Starting Sat., Mar. 12 at noon through Tues., Mar. 15, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers) will hold Spring Lobby Weekend at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, WDC. Go to

Some of the issues for discussion are Sentencing Reform, the State Perspective from Virginia, Changing This System: From Crack Cocaine to Sentencing Reform, “America's Original Sin,” and more. On Tues., Mar. 15, there is a new location: the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St.

14] –  At St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC, on Sat., Mar. 12 from noon to 4 PM, join ONE DC to learn about 'The Four Wheels of Capitalism' and explore the issue of land dispossession and displacement, learn about its root causes, and highlight national and international examples of community resistance to dispossession. Freedom School 2016 will include group discussion, group breakouts and exercises, videos, fellowship with other ONE DC members, and more.  RSVP at 1 (203)-232-2915 or email  Food and childcare will be provided. Visit

15] – Get over to the Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) DC Community Launch at the Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave. NW, WDC, on Sat., Mar. 12 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Celebrate this national network which organizes white people in the multi-racial struggle against racism and white supremacy. Connect with other anti-racist accomplices, get involved in the formation of our educational and action initiatives, and help shape the vision for the future of the chapter. Email  Go to

16] – Hear about Women of Color and Environmental Justice at the Anacostia Community Museum,  1901 Fort Place, SE, WDC, on Sat., Mar. 12 from 2 to 4 PM.  This forum aims to bring residents together to focus on the experiences of women of color in the fight for Environmental Justice. Conversation will explore the various impacts on women's communities, the importance of self-reliance, activism, and resistance.  For reservations, call 202-633-4844 (not required). Explore Empower DC's website:

17] – Stop Police Terror Project: See Something, Say Something Campaign Launch happens at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC, on Sat., Mar. 12 at 2 PM. Get an update on the struggle against racist, militarized policing in the District, and learn how to get involved. Email questions or comments to Stoppoliceterrorprojectdc@gmail.

18] – Come to Joe's Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD, on Sat., Mar. 12 at 7:30 PM for Ashley Malloy's production of “My Name is Rachel Corrie.” This is Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner's dramatic adaptation of Rachel Corrie's diary entries and emails. She was a U.S. activist involved in Palestinian solidarity work, and was killed by Israeli forces during the Second Intifada while protecting a Palestinian home from demolition.  RSVP at Email

19] – On Sat., Mar. 12 at 7:30 PM come to Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, to hear ERIK PARSHALL present BLACK CAT ON A WHITE PORCH. Parshall’s debut novel turns his grandmother’s true experience into a shocking tale of prejudice in 1966. Set in Petersburg, Virginia, it follows Muriel Porter and Bea Byrne, two military wives pursuing teaching degrees in a town divided by prejudice. Their lives take a turn one weekend when Muriel, Bea, and several other classmates meet in Muriel’s home for an assignment. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to

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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