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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 13 - 15, 2021
44]JUFJ Maryland Statewide Team Meeting
45] Peace seeker -- Jan.
14 – 15
46]The Muslim Ban hearing – Jan. 14
Building Strength from Within: Combating
Systems of Oppression– Jan. 14
US Politics with Rania Khalek -- Jan. 14
democracy disinformation training – Jan. 14 - 15
50]Food Rescue Giveaway – Jan. 14
CAN THE DEMOCRATIC & REPUBLIC PARTY DUOPOLY
BE BROKEN? – Jan. 14
52]"Care is Essential" call – Jan. 14
53]Stop the War on Yemen– Jan. 14
54]Workers Can Defeat Fascism & Racism! – Jan. 14
–Get with the Jews United for Justice
Maryland Statewide Team Meeting on Wed.,
Jan. 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM ET.Discuss ongoing issue campaign work and participate in one
of two statewide teams: 1) Labor and Housing Justice or 2) Justice System
Reform & Immigrant Rights. At 7:30 PM, get an intro to JUFJ for those who
are new to its work and an opportunity for returning JUFJers to catch up with
each other while still physically distant. From 8 to 8:30 PM, share updates for
all the campaigns. From 8:30 to 9:30 PM, split into breakout rooms to do team
specific work. You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP
final two days, Thurs., Jan. 14 and Fri., Jan. 15 from 10 AM to 3 PM EST, check
out peace seeker, an installation by Katie Addada Shlon at the Arcadia-Beverly Hills Historic District. Get tickets at
This is hosted by The Shed. Through their latest installation,
Katie Addada Shlon asks visitors to consider how use changes what is possible.
Presenting object/instruments that have been made from second hand materials,
Shlon encourages visitors to touch the sculptures gently while listening for
harmony in the sounds made by the interactions. They explain, “Things may fall
or break with the gentlest touch, but even that will make a sound worth
listening to! People should be advised that there are sharp edges on broken
ceramics and metal strings… hopefully no one gets hurt!” Despite the fragility
and potential risk present in the works, the experience of this installation is
conducive to a meditative state.
–The Muslim Ban hearing will take place on Thurs., Jan. 14
at 1 PM ET. Separated families will have
their day in court. This cruel policy has ripped apart millions of American
families. The U.S. District Court for
the Northern District of California will hold a hearing on Emami v Nielsen, a
class action lawsuit against the U.S. government. The lawsuit was filed on
behalf of Muslim Ban victims whose visa and waiver applications were wrongfully
denied or stalled by the government over the past three years. In fact, these
victims could not access waivers even though they had chronic medical
conditions, prolonged family separations, significant business interests or
extraordinary talents that would contribute greatly to the United States in
fields like medicine, science, and music.
American Friends of Combatants for Peace are hosting Building Strength from
Within: Combating Systems of Oppression, Injustice and Mass-Incarceration on
Thurs., Jan. 14 from 1 to 2 PM ET, sponsored by “Inside Circle.” Combatants for
Peace Director Sulaiman Khatib will be speaking alongside Eldra Jackson III.
Jackson is the Co-Executive Director Inside Circle. He is a writer and sought
after public speaker on the topics of at-risk youth advocacy, effective
criminal justice rehabilitation and turning around ‘toxic’ masculinity. Eldra
brings clarity of purpose, mission focus, and inspiration to his role at Inside
Circle. He was an inmate at New Folsom Prison when he found Inside Circle and
began the inner personal journey that eventually led to his release in 2014 and
his current leadership role. A living example of successful rehabilitation and
re-entry, Eldra has dedicated his free time on the outside to serving at-risk
youth, and acting as a facilitator, trainer, and mentor. Register https://secure.everyaction.com/Pk72AehTE0-Ab8Ryb1s4Jw2?emci=93aff065-2b55-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&emdi=37412ca8-bc55-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&ceid=8142762.
– Syria and US Politics with Rania
Khalek is happening on Thurs., Jan. 14 from 2 to 3 PM ET. Sign up for this Online Event at http://masspeaceaction.org/event/syria-and-us-politics-with-rania-khalek/. Discuss the conflict in Syria, US
involvement, and US politics more broadly! Rania Khalek is a journalist,
podcast host, and a valuable, rising voice in independent media. The conflict
in Syria has divided the peace movement and the US left. With lots of competing
and often contradictory sources of information, it is crucial we inform
ourselves of the situation in Syria, as well as the US involvement in Syria.
She lives in the Middle East, and has often visited Syria to provide first
hand, on the ground reporting.
– On Thurs., Jan. 14 from 6 to 8 PM ET, check out the
Food Rescue Giveaway! This is the Thursday Evenings at Old Major, 900 S. Carey
St., Baltimore, which will continue through April 29. Go to https://www.facebook.com/OldMajorBaltimore/.
This is a
long-awaited evening Rescue, and Rescue in Southwest Baltimore, all in one! Get
prepacked boxes from the carryout window on the Herkimer Street side of the
building. Use the window bell or call 443-873-7363. And please, masks must be
worn at the window.
51] – On Thurs., Jan. 14
at 7 PM (EST), The COMMITTEE FOR THE REPUBLIC will host Hedrick Smith who will
tackle CAN THE DEMOCRATIC & REPUBLIC PARTY DUOPOLY BE BROKEN? RSVP at James@CommitteefortheRepublic.org. The Zoom Link is at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81304952893. The
Democratic and Republican parties have overthrown the greatest separation of
powers system of constitutional government the world has ever known. American
citizens are threatened by the tyranny of the majority, the tyranny of the few
and the tyranny of one. The Committee for the Republic is conducting an ongoing
series of salons to explore how the sclerotic and rigged American political
system can be reformed.
53] –On Thurs., Jan. 14 at 8 PM EST,
Stop the War on Yemen, an Online Event, hosted by Green Party Peace Action Committee - GPAX et
al. This month, people in the U.S. and around the world are demanding an end to
the brutal U.S.-supported war on Yemen. Since 2015, Saudi Arabia and the United
Arab Emirates have waged war against Yemen, killing and injuring thousands of
Yemeni civilians. After five years of war, roughly 14 million people are at
risk of famine and over 24 million people rely on food assistance for survival.
Please join the webinar to learn more about this critical issue -- and what you
can do to help put an end to this horrific war:
https://zoom.us/.../tJEvceuqpzwjE9LeaIsWDczsGXfsAHJoxUnX. President-elect Joe
Biden has promised to end U.S. involvement in the war. However, experience
teaches us that a complete cessation to U.S. support for the war is unlikely to
occur without strong and highly visible public demands for it.
54] –Workers World Party [firstname.lastname@example.org] is holding a
webinar on Thurs., Jan. 14 at 8 PM ET -- Workers Can Defeat Fascism &
Racism! The coup attempt in Washington, D.C., and the mobilization of a fascist
mob numbering in the tens of thousands, must be viewed with the utmost
seriousness. These white-supremacist forces pose the greatest threat to the
working class, especially the most oppressed. Their political aim is to crush
with an iron fist every expression, even the most modest, of workers’ rights,
social justice and Black Lives Matter. Sign up at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EL7s_vBZRyKJjLYt8MhpMg.
"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