Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 23-24, 2015

34] Cuba Advocacy Days – June 23 & 24
35] Iranian Public Opinion on the Nuclear Negotiations – June 23
36] Crisis for Haitians -- June 23
37] Stop Fast Track Rally at Ben Cardin's district office – June 23
38] Worker Justice in the Global Apparel Industry – June 23
39] Peace vigil – June 23
40] No JHU Drone Research – June 23

34] – Join a Cuba Consultation 2015 in Washington, D.C. on Tues., June 23.  Then on Wed., June 24 there is an Advocacy Day with congressional visits.  These events are sponsored by the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).  Contact the Latin America Working Group, 2029 P St. NW, Suite 301, WDC 20036.  Call 202- 546-7010 or email lawg@lawg.org.

35] – On Tues., June 23 at 9:30 AM, The Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland and the University of Tehran's Center for Public Opinion Research are hosting a discussion Iranian Public Opinion on the Nuclear Negotiations with Steven Kull, University of Maryland; Suzanne Maloney, Brookings Institution; and Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council, at the Carnegie Endowment, Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC.  Go to http://cissm.umd.edu/events/iranian-public-opinion-nuclear-negotiations. Call 301-405-7601.

36] – Come to the AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW, WDC on Tues., June 23 from 10 to 11:30 AM for a discussion on the ongoing crisis facing Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrant workers as the Dominican government threatens mass deportations. The conversation will also be an opportunity to share strategies on how unions and allied organizations can work together to fight this injustice. Panelists are Maritza Vargas, Secretary General of SITRALPRO, the union for workers at the Alta Gracia Project in the Dominican Republic, Wade McMullen, Staff Attorney for Partners for Human Rights at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, and Lauren Stewart, Senior Program Office for Dominican Republic and Haiti, Solidarity Center.  RSVP at kbien@aflcio.org.

37] – Stop Fast Track Rally at Ben Cardin's district office, 10201 Martin Luther King, Jr. Hwy., Suite 210, Bowie on Tues., June 23 from 10 to 11 AM.  Contact Maya Goines at mgoines@aflcio.org or at 202-251-9879. Visit https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=Ym1uYmYyOGlxNW1qcnVxZmlnZnNzYzBrZGcgY2dhcmxvY2tAZGNsYWJvci5vcmc&ctz=America/New_York&sf=true&output=xml#eventpage_6.

38] – On Tues., June 23 from 12:15 to 1:15 PM in the United Methodist Building, Conference Room 1 & 2, 100 Maryland Ave. NE, WDC, join the International Labor Rights Forum for a brown bag lunch on Worker Justice in the Global Apparel Industry. Hear from ILRF's long-time ally, Kalpona Akter, from the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity and Maritza Vargas, a garment worker and union leader from the Dominican Republic! They will discuss how workers in the apparel industry are raising their voices and organizing for safe jobs, a living wage, and the right to form unions and collectively bargain without retaliation. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/850205835050297/.

39] – 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 June 23.  Call 215-426-0364.

40] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on June 23  from 5:30 to 6:30  PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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