Sunday, July 29, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 30 - August 2, 2018

17] Annual Whistleblowers Summit -- July 30
18] The Nuclear Future -- July 30
19] See the film DARK MONEY -- July 30 – Aug. 2
20] "Clean It or Close It!" -- July 30
21] Discuss disability rights -- July 30  
22] Toast to TransLAW – July 30
23] Transportation Committee Kickoff Meeting – July 30
24] Fight against pipelines July 30
25] Ranger talk about the 14th Amendment – July 30
26] Benjamin Banneker Foundation fundraiser – July 30
27] Get Money Out of Maryland conference call – July 30
28] Celebrate Ahed and the Gaza Freedom Flotilla – July 31
29] Peace Vigil – July 31
30] No Drone Research DEMO – July 31
31] SHUTDOWN ICE – July 31
32] Baltimore Supreme Court Advocacy Night -- July 31
33] Final Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting – July 31
34] Court Support / Accompaniment Volunteer Training – July 31
35] Film WHOSE STREETS – July 31
36] Walk For Freedom Launch Party – July 31
17] – On Mon., July 30 from 9 AM to 9 PM, get over to the Annual Whistleblowers Summit  at the U.S. Capitol, Capitol Hill, hosted by Rhetta M. Daniel, Writer & Fighter for Truth.  Check out

18] – On Mon., July 30 from 12:30 to 2 PM., hear the discussion "The Nuclear Future: Can There Be Order Without Trust?" with multiple speakers at the  Stimson Center, 8th Floor, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20036. RSVP at Developments in relations between major powers and nuclear-armed states in tense regions render the future of arms control, nuclear confidence-building, and U.S. leadership in the global nonproliferation regime uncertain.

19] –  See the film DARK MONEY, hosted by The SNF Parkway / Maryland Film Festival through Thurs., Aug. 2 at 5 West North Ave., Baltimore 21201. Tickets are at Join the discussion Tues., July 31 after the 7 PM screening with Susan Ogden (Get Money Out - Maryland), Elaine Apter (League of Women Voters of Maryland) Lois Hybl, (Action/ League of Women Voters of Baltimore City) and moderated by David Zurawik (The Baltimore Sun). Dark Money, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. 

Dark Money takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, the film uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM).  Check out

20] –  On Mon., July 30 at 6 PM, join an action at D.C.'s Central Holding location at Police Headquarters, 300 Indiana Ave. NW.  "Clean It or Close It!" Challenge the inhumane conditions in D.C. Central Holding where thousands of women and men have to endure, and the Supreme Court 9 were able to see and experience. Email

21] – On Mon., July 30 from 6 to 8 PM at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, 801 17th St. NW, WDC 20006, join the South Asian Bar Association of Washington D.C.  and a distinguished panel of speakers to discuss disability rights in a variety of contexts. The panelists will provide a basic understanding of disability related legal protections as well as best practices that organizations should consider to both follow the law and also, as importantly, to become more inclusive and true to our respective missions. This July marks the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA Amendments Act of 2008, effective January 1, 2009, amended the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and other disability nondiscrimination laws at the Federal level and was a response to a number of decisions by the Supreme Court that had narrowly interpreted the protections of the ADA. Tickets are at  Go to

22] –On Mon., July 30 from 6 to 9 PM, Toast to TransLAW: Fund Trans Legal Access Now at 1410 14th St. NW, Ground Floor, WDC 20005. This is the 6th Annual Fundraiser & Celebration.  TransLAW was founded in 2012 by community legal advocates to serve the legal needs of transgender and gender nonconforming people in the Metro DC area. Since then, TransLAW volunteers - in partnership with Whitman-Walker Health - have helped over 1,000 individuals obtain appropriate identity documents through our monthly Name and Gender Change Clinic. The money TransLAW raises goes directly towards paying the court fees and other related costs with changing these documents, which can be a real barrier for low or no-income Trans folks.   

Donate what you can, but the suggested donation is $10. No one will be turned away. You can pre-register and donate via Eventbrite ticket purchase here at or pay at the door. Go to See

23] – On Mon., July 30 from 7 to 9 PM, come to the Transportation Committee Kickoff Meeting, hosted by the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter, 7338 Baltimore Ave., Suite 102, College Park 20740.  Do you want the limit the dangerous pollution that spews out of the tailpipes of cars and trucks we drive harming our health and acting as the #1 source responsible for climate disruption? Are you outraged by the cancellation of the East to West Red Line in Baltimore? Are you troubled about what the expansion of toll roads on I-270, Beltway, or other roadways near you would mean for your community, your pocket book, and your travel time?

Marylanders need a regional climate-friendly, equitable, and safe 21st century transportation system that would give us reliable and accessible means to move around. With your help we can help steer Maryland into a future with vibrant and mixed-use communities where we can easily and healthily get to the people and places we care about no matter where we live. Join in for food, learning, and a discussion of an action plan! Learn about our new transportation campaign, how you can shape it, and how you can get plugged in to efforts to limit vehicle pollution, stop highway expansion, and get the funding we need for more public transit, walking and biking infrastructure, and electric buses and cars!

AND meet special guest Casey Anderson, chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board and the Maryland-National Capital Park Planning Commission who oversees transportation and land use development in Montgomery and Prince George’s County. Hear about the elements to consider for a robust transportation plan in your county. Get more at

24] – Join the Fight Against Fracked Gas Pipelines and Infrastructure! There is a Video Conference Call on Mon., July 30 at 7 PM.  Did you know that even though Maryland banned fracking, the state is considering over $100 million in investments in pipelines and infrastructure to spread fracked gas throughout Maryland? RSVP at

25] –On Mon., July 30 from 7 to 8 PM, hear a Ranger talk about the 14th Amendment, hosted by National Mall and Memorial Parks, 900 Ohio Dr. SW, WDC 20024.  Meet at the Lincoln Memorial plaza level. From John Bingham, the chief architect of the amendment, to Martin Luther King, Jr., the 14th Amendment continues to unfold and change the character of the Constitution. Contact Ranger Elmi at (202) 438-6184. No tickets or reservations required. See

26] –On Mon., July 30 from 7 to 8 PM, Tues., July 31 from 11 AM at 9 PM and Wed., Aug. 1 from 11 AM to 9 PM, participate in a BBF Fundraiser at Grilled Cheese & Co., 500 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville 21228, hosted by Benjamin Banneker Foundation, Inc. It's summer and it's too hot to cook! Help raise funds to support environment, education, and history programs at Mr. Banneker's farmstead! Bring a flyer or mention the Benjamin Banneker Foundation, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the BBF.  Visit

27] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Monday, July 30 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  Call 605-475-6711, code 1136243#.  Work only on brainstorming ideas for participation in the upcoming General Election. Early voting goes from Thurs., Oct. 25 through Thurs., Nov. 1 (8 days), and Election Day is Tues., Nov. 6. 

28] – On Tues., .July 31 from 4:30 to 6 PM, celebrate Ahed and the Gaza Freedom Flotilla hosted by CODEPINK: Women For Peace at the Israel embassy, 3514 International Drive NW, WDC 20008. Celebrate Ahed and Nariman Tamimi, released from Israeli prison on Sunday, and the Gaza Freedom Flotilla intercepted by the Israeli Navy.  From the ongoing actions of the Tamimi family to the passengers of the Freedom Flotilla and the Palestinians in Gaza waiting for the boats to arrive, be inspired. Eat cupcakes while celebrating and demanding for Palestinian liberation in front of the Israeli embassy.  See

29] –  Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is July 24.  Call 215-426-0364.

30] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on July 24 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

31] – There is a SHUTDOWN ICE protest at a corporation which profits from the deportation industry, and is part of the immoral and cruel practice of separating families. Microsoft is one of these companies, and help bring a message of No Business With ICE to their Tysons Corner Mall store on Tues., July 31 at 5:30 PM.  Gather at the Tysons Corner Mall food court (next to the movie theater).  Join in with more than 300 Microsoft employees who have already signed a petition to their bosses, to demand they immediately rescind the $19.4 million contract with ICE. Go to Visit

32] –   Will you join the fight to protect your human rights?  Joshua Harris believes we still have the power to make change here in Baltimore and across the country.  Attend the “Baltimore Supreme Court Advocacy Night” on Tues., July 31 from 6 to 9 PM at ExitTheApple, 2334 Guilford Ave., Baltimore 21218). RSVP at  The Supreme Court Advocacy Night is an opportunity to engage in the fight to stop Trump’s extreme Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. At this event you will have the opportunity to make your voice heard through calling state representation, writing letters, and engaging on social media.

33] –   On Tues., .July 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, attend the Final Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting, 3333 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore 21218. Go to

34] – On Tues., July 31 from 6:30 to 9 PM, get involved in Court Support / Accompaniment Volunteer Training, hosted by Sanctuary Streets Baltimore and Sanctuary DMV at 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Sanctuary DMV has been operating a successful court accompaniment program in D.C. and the surrounding areas. To increase the available volunteer base in Baltimore, members of Sanctuary DMV will be coming to Baltimore (joined by members of Sanctuary Streets Baltimore) to help prepare potential volunteers to accompany immigrant members of our community to court or ICE check-ins. RSVP when you are committed to attending:  Visit

35] – On Tues., July 31 at 7 PM, go to the Pacem Summer Film Series and see WHOSE STREETS at Westminster Church, 1502 W. 13th St., Wilmington. Check out This is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. Unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours. The National Guard descends on Ferguson in response to demonstrations. A powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.  Leading the discussion will be Shane Cannon.

36] – On Tues., July 31 from 7 to 9 PM, join the Walk For Freedom Launch Party, starting at the Takoda Restaurant, 715 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20001. Celebrating the Walk, and learn more about the event and how you can get involved with battling human trafficking. Graciously hosted by Takoda, a portion of proceeds from the bar will be donated to the Walk For Freedom DC. Visit

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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