Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 17 - 23, 2024

34] Interfaith Webinar, US and Iran – April 17

35] Are fully intelligent robots coming soon? – April 17

36] Whistleblower Advocates – April 17

37] Team ENOUGH is a youth-led program April 17

38] Vote uncommitted – April 17 -- 23

39] Swing Left – April 17

40] Community Outreach Committee meeting April 17

41] Get answers about Maryland climate legislation April 17

42] Legislative debrief – April 17

43] Arun Gandhi and Weaving Peace – April 17

44] Building Skills for Police Alternatives – April 17


34] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] wants you to attend on Wed., April 17 at 11 AM ET an Interfaith Webinar, US and Iran. LUKE 10 will be sponsoring a joint webinar with the Iranian National Academy of Sciences, “Learning and Mutual Influence of Christians and Muslims, Both Past & Present.”  This webinar will bring together a distinguished panel of scholars and writers to examine the relations between Christianity and Islam, both in medieval and modern times. The panelists examining the historic period are Ayatollah Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad, a member of the Iranian Academy of Sciences, Tehran,  Dr. Karen Armstrong, an English author of Muhammad: a Biography of The Prophet, and one of the most prolific writers of the late 20th and 21st centuries, Dr. Seyed Mohammad Ghari S. Fatemi, a member of the Iranian National Academy of Sciences where he heads the Department of Biomedical Ethics and Dr. Carl W. Ernst, Founding Director of the University of North Carolina’s Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies and editor for the Islamic Civilization and Muslim Network Series at UNC Press.  RSVP at

35] –On Wed., April 17 at 1 PM ET, Scientists for Palestine [] will host Prof. David Munford from Brown and Harvard University as part of the Bisan Lecture Series will address "Are fully intelligent robots coming soon?" RSVP at

36] –The Ellsberg Initiative [] on Wed., April 17 from 4 to 5 PM ET is holding its final event of the 2024 Ellsberg conference: Whistleblower Advocates. Hear from two attorneys who have worked on thousands of whistleblower cases: Tom Devine, legal director at the Government Accountability Project, and Anna Myers, executive director of the Whistleblowing International Network.  RSVP at

37] -- Are you a young person between 13 and 25 years old who is interested in taking action around preventing gun violence? On Wednesdays, including April 17, from 6 to 7 PM ET, join a Team ENOUGH welcome session to learn more about the different ways you can engage.  Team ENOUGH is a youth-led program whose mission is to educate young voices about gun violence and mobilize them to take meaningful action against it. Supported by Brady United, it harnesses the expertise and experience of today’s youth to advance intersectional work across the country. It will continue through Dec. 18. RSVP at

38] –Maryland voters are saying loud and clear that President Biden can count us out in the May 14th Democratic Primary. We are selecting UNCOMMITTED on the ballot as a protest, to let him know we won’t stand with him as he funds more war and genocide in Gaza. In order to reach as many voters as possible, we need to contact hundreds of thousands of Maryland voters. Before you get started, we'll reach out and schedule a quick training/intro call. Sign up for a shift on Wed., April 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. RSVP at

39] – On Wed., April 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET, join Swing Left in to write postcards and/or letters to targeted voters in the hope of increasing turnout in close, key elections across the country. Meet virtually once a month to build community and share information. Volunteers are invited to join in to learn more about the postcards and letter writing to voters program.  This will continue through Wed., Oct. 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET.  RSVP at

40] – On Wed., April 17 7 PM ET, get over to a virtual Community Outreach Committee meeting. RSVP at

Join in and help plan how to grow the Progressive movement in the community. This event will continue each month through Wed., Dec. 18 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET.

41] – CCAN Maryland [] on Wed., April 17 at 7 PM ET, get a climate legislation in Maryland debrief. RSVP at

42] – Matan Zeimer [] on Wed., April 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM ET wants you to know about a debrief about the legislative session in Annapolis. Jews United for Justice helped get passed legislation to implement previous wins and blocked legislation to roll back the Water Taxpayer Protection Act and the Child Interrogation Protection Act! And of the bills that JUFJ supported, nearly all passed! RSVP at

43] – Karen Johnson [] wants you to know about a Peace Alliance Dept. of Peacebuilding campaign call on Wed., April 17 at 8 PM ET to celebrate the Season for Nonviolence. Get caught up on all things Department of Peacebuilding (DoP) and have a discussion about Arun Gandhi and Weaving Peace by Lynnea Bylund. The next call is May 15. RSVP at  The Meeting ID is 464 735 321.

44] – Get with the Think Twice Toolkit: Building Skills for Police Alternatives which is a four-part webinar series, 60 minutes each, on Wednesdays, April 17 & 24 & May 1 & 8 at 8 PM ET. This empowering series is designed to equip you with a comprehensive toolkit of police alternatives and personal skills.  Register here for all 4 sessions and attend as many as you can:

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  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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