Monday, May 2, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - May 3 - 5, 2016

19] Support Aaron Winston – May 3
20] South Africa’s nuclear disarmament – May 3
21] Right to the City – May 3
22] ADA and People with HIV – May 4
23] Nuclear latency – May 4
24] Nakba project – May 4
25] Islamophobia workshop – May 4
26] U.S. Nuclear Policy – May 5
27] Chinese nuclear Thinking – May 5
28] Cost of occupation – May 5
19] – On Tues., May 3, at 8:30 AM, come to District Court, 700 East Patapsco Ave., Baltimore, MD.  Support Aaron Winston and join his family for a brief picket line before going into the courthouse. #JusticeforAaron. Aaron is a 24 year old father and longshore worker who was allegedly beaten by Baltimore City Police at a night club inside of Power Plant Live on Sat., Feb. 20. He was asking about a friend who was being ejected from the club when it is said a police officer grabbed him in what was described by some as a choke hold. He was then pushed onto the bar and brutally thrown on the ground.  While he suffered serious injuries, he is now facing criminal charges. Members of the Peoples Power Assembly will be leaving at 8 AM from the Harriet Tubman Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St.  Call 410-500-2168 or 443-221-3775.

20] – On Tues,, May 3 from noon to 2 PM, David Albright and Andrea Stricker, Institute for Science and International Security, will examine "The Case of South Africa's Nuclear Armament and Disarmament: Lessons for Today" at George Washington University, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, 1957 E St. NW, WDC. RSVP to Jerrica Goodson at

21] THE RIGHT TO THE CITY: A DIALOGUE WITH DOMINIC MOULDEN is taking place On Tues., May 3 at 7:30 PM, at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. What does it mean when we talk about "the right to the city?" What would it look like to imagine the "right to the city" in Baltimore? Or in Station North? These are questions that Red Emma's thinks about constantly, and ones that make up the very foundation on which its project rests.  A longtime community organizer, artist, and educator, Moulden has been at the forefront of the fight for economic justice and affordable housing development for decades, most recently as the Resource Organizer for ONE DC, a position he's held since 1997. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to

22] – The Implementation of ACA and People with HIV will take place on Wed., May 4 from 9:30 to 11 AM at the Kaiser Family Foundation Office, 1330 G St. NW, WDC.  This is a policy briefing with a panel of experts. The Foundation will also release a report of findings drawn from a second round of focus groups with people with HIV in five states – California, Florida, Georgia, New York and Texas – to assess experiences with coverage in the ACA era.  Visit

23] – On Wed., May 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM, Gene Gerzhoy and four other speakers will discuss "Nuclear Before Proliferation: Examining the Causes and Consequences of Nuclear Latency" at George Washington University, Lindner Family Commons, 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052. RSVP at

24] -- Come to Gallery Al-Quds, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC, on Wed., May 4 from 6 to 8 PM and enjoy an opening reception at the gallery for the exhibition from the Nakba Museum Project of Memory and Hope. All art is made by Palestinians living in the West Bank, and the organizers hope to give Palestinians a platform to express how the Nakba has influenced, and continues to influence, their lives. The goal is to use these stories and artwork to humanize Palestinians and create a deeper conversation about Palestinians in the United States. Go to

25] – How To Talk About Islamophobia: a DC Trainer's Network Event is happening on Wed., May 4 from 7 to 9 PM  at the Washington Peace Center,  1525 Newton St. NW, WDC. This is the May skillshare, and the workshop will be a basic 101 on how to talk about structural Islamophobia in ways that doesn't further perpetuate prejudice, hatred, and the dehumanization of Muslim communities and anyone perceived as Muslim. Discuss tangible ways you can step in and disrupt Islamophobia, support local Muslim organizers, and Muslim communities in the District. The workshop will be facilitated by Darakshan Raja, Noor Mir, Malcolm Shanks, and Mobashra Tazamal.  Refrain from wearing any scented products or washing with them on the day of the event to ensure access for people who experience chemical or fragrance sensitivity. RSVP at

26] – Come to a talk on Thurs., May 5 from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) entitled "U.S. Nuclear Policy Post-2016 Conference" with 12 speakers. CSIS is located at 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at Webcast on the CSIS website.

27] – On Thurs., May 5 from 10:30 AM to noon, William Burns, Carnegie Endowment; Li Bin, Carnegie Endowment; Rose Gottemoeller, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Linton Brooks, CSIS; and Evan Medeiros, Carnegie Endowment, will tackle "Chinese Nuclear Thinking: U.S. Perspectives" at the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

28] – The Increasing Cost of Occupation is the issue to be discussed at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church,  1313 New York Ave. NW, WDC, on Thurs., May 5 from 7 to 9 PM.  Join Metro DMV's Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace for a conversation examining Israel's use of lethal force against Palestinians, including children, and the position of Palestinian prisoners.  Palestinian children cannot continue to pay the highest cost for Israel's military occupation.  Listen as human rights advocates and lawyers detail how Israel uses its legal systems to target Palestinian youth. Go to A presentation will be made by Sahar Francis, Palestinian lawyer and General Director of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and Khaled Quzmar, Palestinian lawyer and general director of Defense for Children International – Palestine.

29] –Collective Courage is an author event with Jessica Cordon Nembhard at The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Thurs., May 5 at 7 PM.  In “Collective Courage,” Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality. Not since W. E. B. Du Bois’s 1907 Economic Co-operation Among Negro Americans has there been a full-length, nationwide study of African American cooperatives. The book extends that story into the twenty-first century. Nembhard is Associate Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College, City University of New York. RSVP at

To be continued.  

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"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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