Monday, January 9, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - January 10 - 14, 2017

17] Stop Jeff Sessions – Jan. 10
18] Refugee Youth Project gathering -- Jan. 10
19] Annapolis Summit – Jan. 11
20] Soil Is the Solution -- Jan. 11
21] Witness Against Torture rally – Jan. 11
22] Release the Torture Report – Jan. 11
23] See the film “Reportero” – Jan. 11
24] Green Party gathering – Jan. 11
26] MLK Celebration – Jan. 12
17] --There is a Senate hearing scheduled for Tues., Jan. 10. Tell your senators they must reject Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is among the worst people who could serve as our nation's Attorney General. His records on voting rights, criminal justice reform, and the civil rights we've fought for over the last century are unreliable at best. He is actively hostile to protecting our voting rights, and has a record of racially offensive remarks so bad that he was denied a federal judgeship because of them.  Go to

18] --The Refugee Youth Project is hosting a gathering on Tues., Jan. 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Breath Of God Lutheran Church, 141 S Clinton St,, Baltimore 21224.  Do you enjoy learning about different cultures? Are you interested in making a difference for newcomer (refugee and immigrant) youth and families in Baltimore? The BCCC Refugee Youth Project and Soccer Without Borders would like to invite you to join a Family Mentor information session. During this session you will have the opportunity to learn about the work with youth and families that both organizations are doing in Baltimore.  Go to ttps://

19] --On Wed., Jan. 11 from 7:30 to 9:30 AM at Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis 21401,  The Daily Record and The Marc Steiner Show plan to host Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President  Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., and House Speaker Michael E. Busch for the 14th annual Annapolis Summit. The Marc Steiner Show will broadcast the Annapolis Summit on WEAA. The Daily Record will publish a special legislative report on January 11 taking an in-depth look at hot issues during the 2017 legislative session and a business album on February 6 including photos of the summit. Call 443-524-8161 or email Purchase tickets at

20] --How to Feed the World and Cool the Planet: Soil Is the Solution is taking place on Wed., Jan. 11 from 9 to 11 AM at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room 212-10. Go to RSVP to Alexis Baden-Mayer (alexis [@]  It is sponsored by the Organic Consumers Association, Regeneration International.

21] --On Wed., Jan. 11 at noon, join Witness Against Torture and coalition partners for the annual Rally to Close Guantanamo at the White House Ellipse.  Enjoy music, and rally at 12:30 PM.  At 1:30 PM, march to the Department of Justice.  Go to Contact Matthew W. Daloisio by email [] or phone 201.264.4424.

22] --A coalition of groups is calling for the declassification of the full Senate torture report at the National Press Club (Zenger Room), 13th Floor, National Press Building, WDC on Tues., Jan. 10 at 10 AM.  On Wed., Jan. 11, petitions will be delivered to the Department of Justice.  Call on Obama to make the torture report public.

The report, written by the Senate Intelligence Committee, is a 7,000-page document that details the CIA’s use of waterboarding, sleep deprivation and other so-called enhanced interrogation techniques that are considered torture by international standards. So far, only the executive summary of the report has been released.
Contact David Swanson at or 202-329-7847.

23] --The Charm City Film Series is showing 1he 2012 documentary “Reportero,” directed by Bernardo Ruiz, on Wed., Jan. 11 at 6:30 PM at the Congress Hotel, first floor, 306 W. Franklin St., Baltimore 21204 (always on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, same time and place). THE SERIES is hosted by the Baltimore Ethical Society.   RSVPs on this site are greatly appreciated (but not mandatory). There is no charge.  Enjoy complementary beverages and pizza with a donation requested. RSVP at

24] --The January Meeting of the Baltimore County Green Party is happening on Wed., Jan. 11 at 7 PM at 100 E 23rd St., Baltimore.  Help grow the chapter at the local level. Visit

25] --You won't want to miss Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed, Future Harvest CASA's 18th annual conference! The conference takes place from Thurs., Jan. 12 to Sat., Jan. 14 at the College Park Marriott, 3501 University Blvd. East, Hyattsville, MD. The Future Harvest conference is the largest sustainable farming and food conference in the lower Mid-Atlantic. Farmers, healthy food advocates, and food businesses from all over Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and D.C. come to this conference to learn about everything from building soil health, to how to start a craft alcohol business, to ways to stop food waste. Register at

26] --On Thurs., Jan. 12 from 5 to 8 PM, participate in a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration hosted by The Walters Art Museum, 600 N Charles St., Baltimore 21201.  Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy through the lens of debate. See how Dr. King’s oratory skills continue to inspire the current generation of youth leaders through presentations by the Baltimore Urban Debate League and Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. Take part in art-making activities and stop by the Pixilated Photo Booth to commemorate the evening. Go to

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski [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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