Thursday, April 27, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 26 - 28, 2017

29] Be with Bernie – Apr. 26
30] Stop the Death Penalty – Apr. 26
31] Student Leadership for Climate Action   – Apr. 26
32] Support Muslim-Americans -- Apr. 26
33] Talk single payer – Apr. 26
34] Black United Front Community Meeting – Apr. 26
35] Book talk on torture – Apr. 26
36] May Day planning – Apr. 26
37] Hear from the black community – Apr. 26
38] Nuclear Weapons Policy conference – Apr. 27
39] Speak-Out at the Supreme Court – Apr. 27
40] Why We March – Apr. 27
41] Josh Fox film – Apr. 27
42] People's Congress Training Day – Apr. 27
43] Art as a Voice – Apr. 27
44] Peaceseekers meeting – Apr. 27
45] Community discussions -- Apr. 27
44] Native dance at Trump Hotel – Apr. 27
47] Sweet potatoes to FERC -- Apr. 28

29] – On Wed., Apr. 26 at 9:15 AM at the U.S. Capitol, First St NE & Constitution Ave NE, WDC, join Bernie and workers to demand $15 minimum wage.  A key part of the GOP agenda is a war on workers. During the first 100 days, President Trump and the GOP Congress joined forces to Repeal wage theft and labor law protections for 20 million federal contract workers, Push so-called national “Right to Work” legislation to decimate unions and Slash over 200,000 government jobs and contract them out to private corporations. RSVP

30] -- On Wed., Apr. 26 at noon, join the Rally to Stop the Death Penalty with DE Citizens Against the Death Penalty in Legislative Hall, Dover, DE. Go to

31] – Student Leadership for Climate Action  is part of the University of Maryland’s Beyond the Classroom, 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1, 4250 Lehigh Road, College Park, on Wed., Apr. 26 from noon to 1 PM, as part of the Series on "Global Citizen Action to Save the Planet." Hear from University of Maryland students who are taking action on solving the climate crisis at the local, national and global levels. What inspires students to act? What leadership roles can students play in addressing the global climate crisis? Come learn how you can get involved in the People's Climate March on Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 29th! RSVP, as lunch will be provided, at

32] –  On Wed., Apr. 26 at 12:30 PM, get over to the Unity Rally in support of Delaware's Muslim-American Community on Legislative Mall on West side of Legislative Hall. See

33] – TALKING ABOUT SINGLE PAYER: HEALTH CARE EQUALITY FOR AMERICA is happening on Wed., Apr. 26 at 5 PM in the Free School Classroom at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. Challenging the shower of criticism coming from all but one of the presidential candidates, a book just released by a Johns Hopkins transplant surgeon asserts that a Single Payer health care system will actually save most taxpayers money. In Talking About “SINGLE PAYER: Health Equality for America,” Dr. James F. Burdick, a frequent contributor of op-ed pieces on health care reform to the Baltimore Sun and former Director of the Division of Transplantation in the Department of Health and Human Services, details the opportunities for further savings in the present U.S. system, despite the improvements of Obamacare. Dr. Burdick maintains that "through controlling expenses that do not help patients, a single payer system will simplify our health care, improve the quality of care and provide savings far exceeding the cost of extending coverage to every American.” Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

34] – There is a National Black United Front Community Meeting at the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust Inc., 1816 12th St. NW, WDC, on Wed., Apr. 26 from 7 to 9 PM. Connect here at Are you interested in uplifting underserved neighborhoods?  Visit from or email  The National Black United Front (NBUF) is an organization made up of concerned and committed individuals and organizations who have united to assume responsibility for working and leading the struggle for a better life for themselves and their children. In the words of Marcus Garvey, “Up you mighty race, you can accomplish what you will.”

35] – Book Hill Talks - How the Gloves Came off with Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault is at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW, WDC, on Wed., Apr. 26 from 7 to 8 PM, hosted by Georgetown Neighborhood Library.  Go to  Arsenault, Director of Teaching, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University, will be on hand to discuss her book,  “How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers and Norms in the Debate on Torture.”

36] – May Day Global Strike is a Make May Day Resist Trump Day Organizing Meeting is on Wed. Apr. 26 at 7 PM at 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  Also to be discussed is the Climate Change March - Anti-Capitalist/Resist Imperialism Contingent.  Go to To join the Anti-capitalist – Resist Imperialism Contingent on Apr. 29, meet at 10 AM at 4th St. NW & Madison Drive in Washington D.C. Visit

37] -- On Wed., Apr. 26 at 7 PM, hear the discussion The Black community leading up to the Wilmington Riots and the pace of progress since in the University of Delaware’s Trabant Student Center, 17 W. Main St., Newark, DE. Go to

38] – Get over to a conference: Toward a Fundamental Change in Nuclear Weapons Policy on Thurs., Apr. 27 from 9 AM to 5:30 PM at the United States Capitol Visitor Center, WDC. This all-day conference brings together scientists, policy experts, elected officials, and religious leaders to discuss what must be done to pave the way for a nuclear weapons-free world. Confirmed speakers include Setsuko Thurlow, Bruce Blair, Zia Man, Daryl Kimball, Ira Helfand, Ray Acheson, Shen Dingli, and Alan Robock.  This event is co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility. Email Go to

39] – There is a Youth Climate Lawsuit Speak-Out at the Supreme Court of the United States, 1 1st St. NE, WDC, on Thurs., Apr. 27 from 9 to 10:30 AM, hosted by Our Children's Trust.  Connect at STAND WITH the 21 youth plaintiffs heading towards the "trial of the century," Juliana vs. United States, suing the federal government for perpetrating climate chaos. They will speak out from the steps of the United States Supreme Court, where their case may eventually be heard. Joined by their lawyers and supporting US Senators, they will share the latest updates on their case, as well as song, fiery speeches and invitations to show your support. Two days later they will march in the People's Climate March.

40] – On Thurs., Apr. 27 at 12:30 PM, there will be a Green Bag presentation – "Why We March: From California to the Amazon," featuring Leila Salazar-López (Amazon Watch Executive Director) and Pennie Opal Plant (founding member of Idle No More San Francisco Bay), at Amazon Watch advocacy office, 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, #1100 (Dupont Circle south).

41] – University of Maryland’s Beyond the Classroom, 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1, 4250 Lehigh Road, College Park, on Thurs., Apr. 27 from 3:30 to 6 PM, as part of the Series on Global Citizen Action to Save the Planet, presents the award-winning documentary: "HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE!" Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?  Go to See

42] -- There is a People's Congress Training Day at the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust Inc., 1816 12th St. NW, WDC, on Thurs., Apr. 27 from 6 to 8 PM, hosted by It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance. Building visionary opposition from frontline communities, local to global. Contact Yuki Kidikoro at or 202-439-7724. See

43] – Art as a Voice is happening at 3160 16th St. NW, WDC 20010, on Thurs., Apr. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  This event provides a safe space where survivors, supporters, and service providers can share their stories of how sexual assault and domestic violence have impacted their lives or communities.  Go to

44] -- On Thurs., Apr. 27 at 7 PM, there is a PeaceSeekers Meeting to plan the next peace-building event in the Pacem office, 401 N. West St., Wilmington, DE. See

45] – On Thurs., Apr. 27 from 7 to 10 PM at the St Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St.  NW, WDC, there will be community discussions.  Use the Columbia Heights Station, Green Line Metro.  The first one is Food Justice and the Fight Against Hunger with Michele and Rick Tingling Clemmons. The second one will be Updates on Drug Laws, Challenging Forensic Evidence and a Brief Discussion of the History of Drug Experimentation The speakers include  Adam Eidinger, John Kelly, and Mai Abdul Rahman. Email

46] – Go to the Pre-People's Climate March Native Round Dance at Trump Hotel, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Thurs., Apr. 27 from 8:30 to 10 PM, hosted by the Indigenous Environmental Network. Indigenous communities are under attack for protecting Mother Earth and defending their inherent rights, as such the Indigenous Environmental Network wishes to send a message to the Trump administration and its corporate interests that Native resistance will not be silenced! Visit

47] – Sweet Potatoes, not Pipelines will take place at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 1st St NE, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 28 from 8 to 10 AM.   Beyond Extreme Energy is taking close to half a ton of sweet potatoes to the headquarters of FERC, They will be speaking out about their passionate opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and all new proposed fossil fuel infrastructure. FERC is a rubber-stamp agency for the gas industry!  Sweet potatoes are grown in eastern North Carolina, site of Duke Energy and Dominion Resources’ proposed ACP, which would run 550 miles through West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. All BXE actions, gatherings, and activities adhere to our Principles of Nonviolence, which can be found here:  RSPV at

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; 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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