27] Nukes are a problem – May 30
28] Catholic Nonviolence Initiative – May 30
29] Memorial Day Parade – May 30
30] Protest UniverSoul Circus Cruelty! – May 30
31] Candidates Forum – May 30
32] The Six-Day War – May 31
33] Climate Change Working Group Meeting – May 31
34] Progressive Montgomery Happy Hour -- May 31
35] Phonebank-A-Thon – May 31
36] Speaking Truth to Poverty – May 31
37] Justice Arts Movement – May 31
38] "Knowing North Korea” registration deadline - May 31
27] – On Wed., May 30 from 2:30 to 4 PM catch the talk From the Korean Peninsula to South Asia at the U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC. In the past two years, the world has witnessed multiple crises in regions where nuclear weapons are present: the Korean peninsula saw heightened tensions throughout 2017; China and India were involved in a major border crisis; violence between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control in Kashmir has been the highest in 15 years and the U.S. and its partners in the Middle East now face a highly uncertain future vis-à-vis Iran. The U.S. has an innate interest in preventing nuclear war around the world. Along with other strong powers, the United States has been proactive in managing crises in nuclearized regions, most notably in South Asia, which has seen repeated bouts of escalated tensions since the end of the Cold War. Yet, as great power competition resurges and U.S. interests in Asia pit it against actors like Iran, Pakistan, and increasingly China, the U.S. role in crises in nuclearized regions may become more complicated. What implications could this have for the probability of conflict and for U.S. influence as other strong powers compete more aggressively with Washington in these theaters, including possibly using crises as opportunities to overshadow the traditional U.S. role as crisis manager?
RSVP at https://www.usip.org/events/postponed-brokering-peace-nuclear-environments. If you cannot make it in person, the event will also be live streamed.
28] – On Wed., May 30 from 3 to 5 PM, the Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Nonviolent Action & Peacebuilding Working Group will include a presentation on the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative with Marie Dennis and Eli McCarthy, followed by a discussion on Religious Actors and Inclusive Peace Processes. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nva-pb-wg-catholic-nonviolence-religious-actors-inclusive-peace-processes-tickets-45210518879. It will be held at the Alliance for Peacebuilding, 1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 401, WDC. You may also join online: https://zoom.us/j/866553799 or dial in via phone: 669 900 6833 Meeting ID: 866 553 799.
29] – On Wed., May 30 at 6 PM, join the Memorial Day Parade in Wilmington, DE and march with Pacem in Terris. Join the group at 5:50 PM at Delaware Ave. at Woodlawn Ave.
30] – On Wed., May 30 from 6 to 7 PM, Protest UniverSoul Circus Cruelty! The protest is hosted by Animal ACTivists of Philly at Belmont Ave. and Security Blvd, Baltimore. Contact Marianne at 610-733-1248 or firstname.lastname@example.org. UniverSoul Circus has worked for years with disgraced animal exploiters who have lengthy records of animal-welfare violations. Please join a peaceful demonstration urging UniverSoul to end the animal acts and urging the public to steer clear until they do. Posters and leaflets will be provided.
An inspection of the circus by Fulton County Animal Services in Georgia last year revealed many potentially serious issues, including the following: Elephants Betty and Bo, exhibited by Larry Carden, had been given minimal hay, had no water, and were made to stand on concrete, despite having bruised feet. One camel, named Larry, had a swollen ankle that needed to be drained and treated, and another, named Emmet, had a three-inch-long laceration on his leg. Several horses had chipped, cracked hooves that were "in bad shape." See https://www.facebook.com/events/301150927089517/.
31] – The Charles Village Civic Association Candidates Forum will happen on Wed., May 30 from 6:30 to 9 PM at 2801 N. Charles St., Baltimore. The forum is for 43rd District candidates for senator & delegates, and for Baltimore City State’s Attorney candidates. Call 410-878-1020.
32] – On Thurs., May 31 from 9 AM to noon, hear from Avner Cohen, Middlebury Institute; Hassan Elbahtimy, King's College London; Adam Raz, Tel Aviv University; William Burr, National Security Archive, share a discourse on “The Six-Day War (1967) Revisited: The Nuclear Dimension" at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Suite 1225, 1400 K St. NW, WDC. RSVP by email to email@example.com. Check out https://www.nonproliferation.org/the-six-day-war-1967-revisited-the-nuclear-dimension/,
33] – There is a MD Commission on Climate Change Working Group Meeting on Thurs., May 31 from 10 AM to noon, organized by the Sierra Club-Maryland Chapter at Montgomery Park, 1800 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230. This is open to the public. The Commission will hear about a market-based systems to reduce climate pollution. Make sure the state understands the importance of using these kinds of policies to drive further investment in clean transportation and clean energy programs to reduce pollution! The more the Commission and MDE officials can see there are supporters for this approach, the greater the likelihood they will be receptive to it. RSVP at David Smedick at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 277-7111.
34]-- Progressive Montgomery is having a Happy Hour at the World of Beer, 196 E Montgomery Ave. B, Rockville 20850 on Thurs., May 31 from 6 to 8 PM. Contact Andrew Krug at email@example.com. RSVP at https://www.pmdmontgomery.org/may_31st_happy_hour_in_rockville?utm_campaign=wkmemmay142018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland.
35] – On Thurs., May 31 at 7 PM, Progressive Prince George’s is holding a Phonebank-A-Thon at the Clout Co-Working Space, 9221 Hampton Overlook, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. Go to http://www.progressivemaryland.org/princegeorges?utm_campaign=wkmemmay2118&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland.
36] – On Thurs., May 31 from 7 to 9:30PM, get involved in Speaking Truth to Poverty: Bail Bond Reform, hosted by Takoma Park Mobilization at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring 20910. Tickets are at www.eventbrite.com. The criminal justice system tragically failed 16-year-old Kalief Browder, who spent three years in Rikers Island jail awaiting trial -- two of those years in solitary confinement -- after being arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack. The case was never prosecuted, the charges were ultimately dropped, and Browder committed suicide after his release. In conjunction with the Montgomery County Chapter of the ACLU, Ending Mass Incarceration is showing the second episode of the Time documentary entitled "Bing" which delves into Kalief Browder's time in solitary confinement. "Bing" is the term coined to describe the effect prolonged solitary confinement has on the brain. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/199731837478471/.
37] – As part of the Poor People’s Campaign, on Thurs., May 31 at 7:30 PM come to the Justice Arts Movement: Theomusicology and Poetry Night at BloomBars, 3222 11th St. NW, WDC 20001. Visit https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/demands/.
38] – Thursday, May 31 is the deadline to apply for "Knowing North Korea: A Workshop for Students and Young Professionals," hosted by the National Committee on North Korea, Suite 650, 1111 19th St. NW, WDC. Go to https://www.ncnk.org/knowing-north-korea-2018. It will take place August 13 & 14. Visit https://www.ncnk.org/knowing-north-korea-2018.
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] comcast.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