– On Wed., Jan. 6 from 9 to 10 AM ET, hear a
Conversation with former Congressperson Lester Wolff, hosted by the Global Taiwan Institute/https://www.facebook.com/globaltaiwaninst/.
This online conversation with Wolff, the author of the
new book “The Legislative Intent of the Taiwan Relations Act: A Dilemma Wrapped
in an Enigma.” Since its passage in 1979, the Taiwan Relations Act has served
as the foundation of the US relationship with Taiwan, providing a legal
framework for navigating the complex state of affairs in the Taiwan Strait.
Now, as tensions between the United States and China have reached their highest
point in decades and as China ratchets up its pressure against Taiwan, the TRA
has only grown in salience. During his time in Congress, Wolff was deeply
involved in the US-China-Taiwan relationship, leading a congressional
delegation to China and serving as one of the key architects of the TRA. The
webcast will be broadcast live on the website and on YouTube. Questions may be
sent by email to email@example.com, through the chat function on the
YouTube page, and via Twitter by tweeting @globaltaiwan.
–Defending Rights & Dissent [firstname.lastname@example.org] has
scheduled a webinar for Wed., Jan. 6 at 8:30 PM ET to discuss Julian Assange's
UK Extradition Was Rejected - What Happens Next? There is a lot to unpack in
the judge’s 132 page ruling, and there is still cause for concern. The judge’s
decision will be appealed. And Assange is currently still imprisoned, with a
bail hearing set for Wednesday determining whether he can go free. To make sense
of this, hear from Kevin Gosztola who was accredited to cover the extradition
hearings and reported on them daily. RSVP at
–On Thurs., Jan. 7 from 10
AM to 3 PM EST, check out peace seeker, an
installation by Katie Addada Shlon at the Arcadia-Beverly Hills Historic District. It will continue Fri., Jan. 8, Sat., Jan. 9,
Thurs., Jan. 14 and Fri., Jan. 15. Get
tickets at calendly.com/theshedbaltimore/peace-seeker. 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.
– On Thurs., Jan. 7 from 5 to 6:30 PM
ET, Progressive Democrats of America [email@example.com] are holding a Special
Emergency Election Protection Zoom. This
meeting will take place each Thursday, through Feb. 2. Support PDA’s Efforts to End Voter
Suppression. Sign up at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldumtrjIiH9L7_KfcFV1n8ynuO3anTGwp.
– On Thurs., Jan. 7 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
41] –On Thurs., Jan. 7 at 7:30 PM, get over to the Town Hall on Beltway Expansion with
legislators including Transportation chair Kumar Barve. Register at
Join House Environment and Transportation Committee Chair Kumar Barve, Maryland
National Capital Park and Planning Commission Chair Casey Anderson, House
Transportation Sub-committee Chair Marc Korman, and Jared Solomon, CABE, Sierra
Club and others to hear the latest on the outlook for legislation and action on
the $11 billion I-495/I-270 Luxury Lane boondoggle and MDOT's efforts to
accelerate the potential threat to taxpayers, traffic, and the environment.
42] – Witness
Against Torture will hold a Virtual Training on Virtual Lobbying to Close Guantanamo
on Thurs., Jan. 7 at 8 PM ET. Attend the training: Lobbying in a Time of
Pandemic by going to
If you can't make the training, contact Richard Sroczynski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for handouts and information.
43] – The
Indivisible January National Activist Call is on Thurs., Jan. 7 at 8 PM ET. This
call is taking place right after the Georgia runoff elections AND after
Congress meets to count the electoral votes from each state -- that’s on
purpose. Register at https://indivisible.zoom.us/webinar/register/5116071014471/WN_4Z5WhczSR8SS_xfootwk4w?utm_source=email&utm_medium=link8_20201214.
"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