Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 5 - 6, 2017

15] Political Fundraisers Webinar – July 5
16] Testimony Preparation for the D.C. City Council – July 5
17] Exploring Careers in Politics Webinar July 6
18] Civics 101 Webinar – July 6
19] Islamophobia and Guantanamo in the Trump Era – July 6
15] – On Wed., July 5 from noon to 1:30 PM, get involved with Careers in Politics: a Political Fundraisers Webinar, hosted by the Political Institute for Women.  Go to Careers in Politics: Political Fundraisers begins with an overview of professional political fundraising career opportunities and guidance on securing a position as a political fundraiser. The course then provides instruction on fundamental fundraising techniques for political campaigns, political organizations or issue campaigns.

16] –  On Wed., July 5 from 6:30 to 8 PM, do Testimony Preparation for the D.C. City Council, hosted by Collective Action for Safe Spaces and the Washington Peace Center, at 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010.  This is a training on how to testify before the D.C. City Council on the legislation you care about.  Facilitators will show you how to craft your message, prepare your talking points, and give effective testimony to get legislation passed in the District.  This event is open to all, but the emphasis will be on helping pass the Street Harassment Prevention Act: an intersectional, anti-criminalization approach to ending harassment against our most marginalized communities. The hearing is on Wed., July 12. Join the social media campaign to #PassSHPA, show up to pack the hearing room, or submit written or in-person testimony about why preventing street harassment matters to you. Snacks, refreshments, and childcare will be provided.

17] -- On Thurs., July 6 from 8 to 9 AM, join in Exploring Careers in Politics Webinar, hosted by Political Institute for Women. Visit This webinar explores the number of lucrative career opportunities for women in the political sector and touches on transitioning professionally into the political sector.

18] – On Thurs., July 6 from 9 to 10:30 AM, participate in Civics 101 Webinar, hosted by Political Institute for Women.  Check out This webinar gives an introduction to the structure and functions of government in the United States. The course covers democracy, the branches of federal government, voting, elections and political campaigns.

19] – On Thurs., July 6 from 6:30 to 8 PM, get involved with Part and Parcel: Islamophobia and Guantanamo in the Trump Era, hosted by DC Justice for Muslims Coalition, at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave., WDC 20036.  Go to  This panel will include prisoner attorneys and advocates to share their stories – as well as to revive the conversation on what is at stake in operating Guantanamo Bay, including the rule of law, the securing of real justice and the destruction of numerous Muslim male lives. The panel will also address Guantanamo Bay prison from the Cuban angle to better understand and unite efforts around calling for the closure of the prison. In addition to the panel, the event will also feature poetry readings from former Guantanamo prisoners and artwork by Khalid Qasim, a Yemeni citizen who has been detained without charge for over 15 years now.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [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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