Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - November 9 - 10, 2016

24] Book talk BAD MOON RISING – Nov. 9
25] Workshop on Lead and children – Nov. 10
26] Standing Rock General Community Meeting -- Nov. 10
27] Book Talk about INSURRECTIONS – Nov. 10

24] –  There is a Book Talk as Art Eckstein presents “Bad Moon Rising” on Wed., Nov. 9 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. In 1970, a series of bombings and arson attacks on police and government targets, organized by the radical leftist group Weather Underground, shook Americans’ sense of security. For years, photos of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Jeff Jones, and other members of the Weather Underground were emblazoned on FBI wanted posters. In his new book, Eckstein details Weather’s campaign of ideologically driven, nationally coordinated political violence and how the FBI attempted to monitor, block, and capture its members. Drawing on extensive research into FBI documents as well as new interviews with key players, Eckstein excavates truth from the layers of mythology surrounding both the Weather Underground and the FBI’s failed effort to shut it down. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to  

25] – On Thurs., Nov. 10 from 5:45 to 8:30 PM at MedChi, 1211 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility [] is asking you to participate in a workshop Lead and children: Improving public policy and reducing children's exposure. RSVP at  Participants will learn about local and Maryland efforts to improve public policy and reduce children’s exposure. This second workshop will examine current local and Maryland efforts to reduce lead exposure in children and where children fall through the cracks. Experts will discuss proposed legislative, regulatory and policy options to improve surveillance, intervention and remediation. We will discuss ways to improve advocacy and develop a common legislative agenda for lead issues. Participants will also learn about opportunities to work together to reduce lead exposure in Maryland children. You can also call Tim Whitehouse at (240) 246-4492.

26] - Get over to the DC Stands with Standing Rock General Community Meeting at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008, on Thurs., Nov. 10 from 6 to 9 PM. This is the first general community meeting.  All are encouraged to participate. The event will include a short educational section, selecting and building local campaigns, and committee report backs. Use the Van Ness/ UDC Metro on the Red Line. RSVP at

27] – There is a Book Talk with RION AMILCAR SCOTT presenting INSURRECTIONS on Thurs., Nov. 10 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. A suicidal father looks to an older neighbor—and the Cookie Monster—for salvation and sanctuary as his life begins to unravel. A man seeking to save his estranged, drug-addicted brother from the city’s underbelly confronts his own mortality. A chess match between a girl and her father turns into a master class about life, self-realization, and pride: “Now hold on little girl. . . . Chess is like real life. The white pieces go first so they got an advantage over the black pieces.” This is a new book of stories by Bowie State University professor, Rion Amilcar Scott, whose lyrical prose authentically portrays individuals growing up and growing old in an African American community. Writing with a delivery and dialect that are intense and unapologetically current, Scott presents characters who dare to make their own choices—choices of kindness or cruelty—in the depths of darkness and hopelessness. 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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