Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 4 - 7, 2022

43] Climate activism, farming, and self-sufficiency in Gaza – May 4

44] Belly of the Beast – May 4

45] The Global Hibakusha – May 4

46] US – China relationship – May 4

47] Make calls with the DNC – May 4 – 7

48] Do door knocking for Brooke – May 4 - 7

49] Voter Protection Phonebanks – May 4 – 7

50] Support the January 6th hearings May 4

51] North Korea – May 4

52] Organizing 101 – May 4

53] Our Revolution phone bank – May 4 – 5

54] Environmental Justice for All -- May 4

55] Meet the Peace candidate – May 4

56] Support Montgomery County candidate – May 4

57] Poor People’s Campaign – May 4

58] Vigil for Global Vaccine Equity– May 4


43] – Sandra Tamari [] would love if you would attend on Wed., May 4 at noon ET for climate activism, farming, and self-sufficiency in Gaza. Join Adalah Justice Project and AFSC for a conversation with Palestinian food sovereignty and climate activists Mohammad Abujayyab and Asmaa Abu Mezied to discuss their work to reverse these trends and build resistance through food sovereignty, self-sovereignty, and labor in the context of Israel's occupation and blockade of Gaza. Register at See

44] – Auburn [] wants you to participate on Wed., May 4 at noon ET to celebrate filmmakers from “Belly of the Beast.”  Join Cynthia Chandler, Kelli Dillon, and Erika Cohn.  “There are moments in this life when you’re called to a purpose higher than yourself.... You don’t realize that it’s strength, you don’t realize that it’s courage, you realize it’s just right. It’s the right thing to do.” - Kelli Dillon

Join the filmmaking team from the Emmy Award-winning Belly of the Beast who collaborated to expose modern-day eugenics and demand accountability and repair for the harm done in California prisons. Their fierce truth-telling embodies the spirit of moral courage.  RSVP now to join Cynthia, Kelli, Erika, and the other Lives of Commitment honorees:

45] – On Wed., May 4 at 12:30 PM, tune in to Robert Jacobs, The Global Hibakusha [Online], a virtual seminar. Millions of people around the world have been exposed to radiation from nuclear weapon and nuclear power related activities since the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These activities include nuclear weapon testing, the mining and processing of uranium, the production of fissile materials for weapons and nuclear fuel, and nuclear facility accidents, and have involved systemic radiological harm. Drawing on the new book Nuclear Bodies: The Global Hibakusha, this presentation will explore the global Hibakusha, who they are, how they came to be irradiated, the effects of these exposures on their bodies, emotions, communities and ecosystems, and the mechanisms that often have left them invisible.  Jacobs is a historian of nuclear technologies and a professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute and Graduate School of Peace Studies of Hiroshima City University. He is the co-founder of the Global Hibakusha Project, which has conducted field research on radiation affected communities in more than 20 countries.   Sign up at

46] – On Wed., May 4 at 2 PM ET, tune in to The U.S.-China Relationship: Where Cooler Heads Must Prevail [Online]. Learn about the current status of the U.S.-China relationship and why we must center diplomacy and cooperation immediately in order to avoid another global crisis. The event is sponsored by Women's Action for New Directions (WAND), and the speakers are Molly Hurley, Community Artist and National Security Columnist; Tobita Chow, Justice Is Global; Asha Clark, China Intelligence Analyst at the U.S. State Department; and Maggi Chambers, WAND. Sign up at

47] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew – on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Wed., May 4, Thurs., May 5, and Fri., May 6. The times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM, 6 to 7 PM, and 7 to 8 PM EDT. On Sat., May 7, the times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM. Sign up at  

48] – Do Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood from 2 to 4 PM ET on Wed., May 4, Thurs., May 5, Fri., May 6 and Sat., May 7. This event’s address is private.  Sign up for more details. Canvass in your community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. YOU CAN DO THIS ON YOUR OWN TIME, SELECTING A DATE IS REQUIRED TO USE THIS FORM. YOU CAN KNOCK WHENEVER WORKS FOR YOU. Once you sign up the team will follow up with everything you need to knock on doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training. This will continue through June 19.  Sign up at

49] – Get involved with Voter Protection Phonebanks with Common Cause on Sundays through Saturdays. Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. On Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, call voters in Connecticut to connect them to Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney’s office to urge him to pass state voting legislation. On Thursdays and Fridays, call voters in Pennsylvania to recruit them for election protection work in their state. These phone banks are subject to change. On Wed., May 4 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Thurs., May 5 from 4 to 6 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET, Fri., May 6 from 4 to 6 PM ET, and Sat., May 7 from noon to 2 PM and 6 to 8 PMET. Sign up at

50] – Public Citizen [] wants you to get involved on Wed., May 4 at 4 PM ET to support the January 6th Hearings. Sadly, Donald Trump and an extremist faction of the Republican Party are waging an ongoing campaign to sabotage US elections and attack the freedom to vote.  They attempted a coup, and incited the violent attack on January 6th. They are not above the law. And starting on June 9, after nearly a year of investigations, the House January 6th Committee is about to expose them.  There will be watch events in every corner of the country — where people come together, see the January 6th Committee’s evidence in real time, and then go out into their communities and spread what they learned. If you’re interested in learning more about hosting a January 6th Watch Event in your area, join a virtual meeting where you will be taught what you need to know to make your event a success. Register at

51] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies [] is hosting on Wed., May 4 from 3 to 4:30 PM ET the Soh Jaipil Lecture Series with Benjamin Young. This is a hybrid event.   You can join Zoom or come to the Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs. RSVP at  This talk examines the ways in which the North Korean regime exported its own theory of insurgency to the Third World during the Cold War era and used mountains as the primary source of inspiration and revolutionary struggle. Unlike the rural-oriented Maoists in China or the urban-focused Soviet Union, North Korea perceived its revolution to be mountain-based and derived the Kim family's legitimacy from their historical closeness to Mount Baekdu, a sacred mountain to all Korean people. YOUNG is an Assistant Professor of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at Virginia Commonwealth University's Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

52] – The RootsAction Education Fund wants you on Wed., May 4 at 6 PM ET to join RootsAction’s own India Walton, Sam Rosenthal, and Ricci Sergienko for a series of organizing trainings – and learn how to harness our collective power to win electoral and issue-based campaigns at the grassroots and nationwide. Get with Organizing 101 at This will be followed by a deeper dive into modern organizing on May 18 at 6 PM EST. 

53] – Our Revolution [] would like you to phone bank on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. There are more than 8 million voters across the country who identify as progressive. These numbers suggest progressives can win at every level of government, but the voters must go to the polls! Sign up to join the Our Revolution phone bank force at Sign up for Wed., May 4 and Thurs., May 5.

54] – FCNL [] needs you on Wed., May 4 at 7 PM ET for “A Quaker Call: Environmental Justice for All.” Hear from young adult advocates working to advance environmental justice for all!  The United States has advanced policies that entrenched segregation, widened economic inequality, and exposed communities of color to environmental hazards.  Advocates for environmental justice are working to right these wrongs and ensure that every person has the right to equal protection from environmental and health hazards in their communities. Register at

55] – Kevin Martin, Peace Action [] wants you on Wed., May 4 at 7 PM ET to a Meet the Candidates night with Nida Allam, a pro-peace candidate for Congress.  In addition to Peace Action's endorsement, Nida is picking up other major endorsements including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, in addition to Friends of the Earth, the Sunrise Movement, the Working Families Party, and many more. Now you get the chance to hear her speak directly to Peace Action supporters about how she'll be a champion for peace in Congress, and what you can do to help get her there. Register at

56] – On Wed., May 4 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET, attend the Montgomery County Democrats County Council At-Large Candidates Forum. Zoom in to hear Montgomery County Council At-Large candidate Laurie-Anne Sayles, who is endorsed by Progressive Maryland and many other community based groups including CASA in Action, talk about her vision for the Council and the County. RSVP at

57] – United for Peace & Justice [] is doing a briefing on Wed, May 4 at 8 PM ET with the Poor Peoples' Campaign Leadership - All Roads Lead to Washington, DC on June 18.  The Poor People's Campaign has launched a national Mobilization Tour leading to the June 18, 2022 Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls, a generationally transformative and disruptive gathering of poor and low wealth people, state leaders, faith communities, moral allies, unions and partnering organizations.  REGISTER at

58] – Ryan Harvey [] hopes you can join in on Wed., May 4 at 8 PM ET for a Vigil for Global Vaccine Equity.  This candlelight vigil will be in front of the White House to mark one year since President Biden announced U.S. support for waiving intellectual property monopolies for COVID-19 medical technology. A year later, the World Trade Organization has failed to deliver this important TRIPS waiver, and the pandemic rages on. RSVP at

To be continued.

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"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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