Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 3 - 4, 2016

21] Food Justice Class – Aug. 3 
22] Strong Voices Strong Communities – Aug. 3
24] Legal observer training – Aug. 4
21] – Get over to a Free DC Food Justice Class at the Raymond Recreation Center, 3725 10th St. NW, WDC, on Wed., Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Learn about the different food justice issues and movements in DC and how you can help. This event will be taught by Jeremiah Lowery and Brandy Brooks, who are both involved in labor and environmental justice work. Lowery is a Washington, D.C. native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Maryland.  He is a labor activist and has worked on issues ranging from workers' rights to food justice.    Brooks is a nonprofit professional with a design and planning background who has spent the last 10 years working on social and environmental justice. She was the founding executive director of the Community Design Resource Center of Boston and has worked in senior management roles with the Rudy Bruner Foundation, The Food Project, and the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness.

22] – Strong Voices Strong Communities will be happening et Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC, on Wed., Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 10:30 PM. Participants of KARAMAH's Law and Leadership Summer Program will be sharing their stories of struggle, success and perseverance and their visions on how to affect change. Go to

23] – The DC CARBON REBATE CAMPAIGN ACTIVIST TRAINING will be done at the Sierra Club Conference Room, Shenandoah A., 50 F St. NW, WDC, on Thurs., Aug. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  The Carbon Fee and Rebate is a simple path to a more equitable, clean, and prosperous city. Polluters pay, and we all get a raise. What's not to love?  Come find out more about this bold solution at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network's first campaign intro and skills-building training. RSVP at To learn more about the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), visit

24] – Black Movement-Law Project: DMV Legal Observation Training is happening at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 3600 John McCormack Rd., WDC, on Thurs., Aug. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.   Observing is an important way that anyone can join in the struggle, and support in taking a stand to ensure that the tragedies we face today do not go unanswered.  Legal observers are trained community members, legal workers, and often lawyers, who act as frontline witnesses during demonstrations and mass arrests. Legal observing is a function that lawyers and legal workers serve in democracies globally and often observers/accompaniers serve this function in countries where democratic movements are taking hold. The National Lawyers Guild maintains an active legal observing arm for demonstrations.  Due to the nature of these uprisings, BMLP has built upon the legal observer model of the NLG and added specific components to adapt the model to the context of a Black uprising. Visit

25] – On Thur., Aug. 4 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, catch the book talk WHY THE SUN RISES: THE FACES AND STORIES OF WOMEN IN EDUCATION.  Educators share an affinity with the sun, mirroring its ability and power to warm, nurture, and guide the masses.  The book “Why The SUN Rises” shares the inspiration, sweat, and tears of professionals in education. This collection of essays tells 29 unique stories about a profession that is regarded as the hardest in the world.   This is a community passionate about teaching and learning, in all of its unique forms. This event will showcase the diverse voices from the book, followed by a panel and audience discussion to unfold some of the topics found in our author’s stories. Amongst those topics you will hear, and be invited to participate in, discussions around how we can be part of changing an educational landscape that is more restrictive than it is freeing, navigating school as women of color, and how our own personal narratives can both free and heal us and our students. 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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