Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - October 5 - 6, 2016

27] North Korea and the World – Oct. 5
28] Domestic Violence book talk – Oct. 5
29] Green Party meeting – Oct. 5
30] See the film THE RETURN – Oct, 5
31] Skillshare: Race & Disability Justice -- Oct. 5
32] Peoples Power Assembly meeting – Oct. 5
33] Pakistan's Economic Turnaround -- Oct. 6
34] America’s 2016 Election Debate on Asia Policy -- Oct. 6
27] -- On Wed., Oct. 5 from noon to 1:30 PM, Walter Clemens, Harvard University and Mark Tokola, Korean Economic Institute of America, will tackle "North Korea and the World: Human Rights, Arms Control, and Strategies for Negotiation." This is happening at the Korea Economic Institute of America, 1800 K St. NW, Suite 1010, WDC. RSVP at http://www.keia.org/webform/rsvp-event.

28] – Join DVRP and renowned Author Jung Yun for a book reading of “Shelter” at Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW, WDC, on Wed., Oct. 5 from 6 to 8 PM.  In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the intersections of culture, religion, and interfamily violence in the Asian/Pacific Islander community will be explored. RSVP at http://bit.ly/ShelterDVRP.

29] --- Each Wednesday, including Oct. 5, between now and the election the Baltimore Green Party will be having joint campaign meetings at the office at 100 E. 23rd St., Baltimore 21218.  The agenda is as follows -- 6 PM -- training and work sessions; 7 PM work for candidates; and 8 PM planning meeting.  Get involved at http://www.baltimoregp.org/.

30] – Beyond the Classroom presents the film "The Return" at 4250 Lehigh Rd., 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1, University of Maryland, College Park, on Wed., Oct. 5 from 7 to 9 PM.  This Fall 2016 Series is on "Voting as if the 'Real' Issues Matter: Spotlight on the 2016 Elections!" In 2012, California amended its “Three Strikes” law—one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country. The passage of Prop. 36 marked the first time in U.S. history that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of “lifers” was underway. THE RETURN examines this unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines—prisoners suddenly freed, families turned upside down, reentry providers helping navigate complex transitions, and attorneys and judges wrestling with an untested law. At a moment of reckoning on mass incarceration, what can California’s experiment teach the nation?

The directors, Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway, have spent much of their careers making films about the criminal justice system in the United States. In this film, they follow newly released prisoners Bilal Chatman and Kenneth Anderson and the people who supported them on their paths to reentry, including attorneys Mike Romano and Susan Champion of the Stanford Justice Advocacy Project.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/282976085413955/.

31] --- The next Skillshare: Race & Disability Justice takes place at 1525 Newton St. NW (back auditorium), WDC, on Wed., Oct. 5 from 7 to 9 PM.  This month’s training will examine the impact of state violence through a lens that incorporates the intersections of race, gender identity and disability. A video including the narratives of 5 people that have been victimized by the criminal justice system will be shown to provide foundation to the dialogue. Attendees will learn the value of inclusive organizing to effect change. The DC Trainers’ Network monthly skillshare is a structured, interactive space where people can share skills and gain confidence in their training abilities and everybody is both a teacher and a learner. It strives to provide an inclusive practice space to experiment with different approaches for learning and teaching. This skillshare seeks to strengthen the DC activist community’s ability to meet the needs of progressive social movements. RSVP at 202-234-3000 or atdarakshan@washingtonpeacecenter.org.

32] --- The Peoples Power Assembly Community Organization will meet on Wed., Oct. 5 at 7 PM at 2011 North Charles St., Baltimore 21218. The Assembly meets at 7 PM on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Call 443-221-3775.

33] --- On Thurs., Oct. 6 from 9:30 to 11 AM, hear Pakistan's Economic Turnaround: What Basis for Peace? This Conversation with Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar will address Pakistan's economic reforms, its search for investment, and prospects for development and social change at the U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pakistans-economic-turnaround-what-basis-for-peace-tickets-28001167245.

34] – On Thurs., Oct. 6 from 12:30 to 2 PM, Robert Sutter, George Washington University, and Satu Limaye, East-West Center, will address "America’s 2016 Election Debate on Asia Policy and Asian Reactions," at George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, WDC. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7aIzV67vfWEiUT1h0XTUQ8UwyzFeoDfkPazOFv2qN2-yahg/viewform.

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] verizon.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

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