Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - January 17 - 19, 2017

28] Legislative briefing – Jan. 18
29] Trumplandia – Jan. 18
30] Homes Not Bombs -- Jan. 19
31] Anti War/Anti Nukes Rally, Concert & Camp - Jan. 19
32] Defend Public Schools – Jan. 19
33] Peace with Justice Forum -- Jan. 19
28] -- There is a Legislative Briefing on Wed., Jan 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM,  organized by the  Anne Arundel Group of the Sierra Club at the Annapolis Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis 21403. Contact Earl Bradley at or (410) 295-5024.  Get an update on the Feb 20th Sierra Club lobby night; hear about an overview of the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter's environmental priorities; and visualize a tailored focus on local legislators.  RSVP at

29] – On Wed., Jan. 18 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the 2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore 21218-6204, hear from Arun Gupta (Independent Journalist) discuss Trumplandia. Arun has written for the Washington Post, The Nation, YES! Magazine, The Progressive, In These Times, Telesur, The Guardian, and dozens of other publications. He is formerly international news editor of The Guardian Newsweekly (New York), and co-founder of The Occupied Wall Street Journal. He is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York and author of the upcoming Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food-Loving Chef's Inquiry into Taste (The New Press). Email or call 312-451-8133.  Go to   Visit

30] -- On Thurs., Jan. 19 at noon until Fri., Jan. 20 at noon, "Homes Not Bombs" will do a 24-hoour protest vigil .in Franklin Square, 1332 I St. NW, WDC. Contact John Penley at (828) 423-5071 or at  On Fri., Jan. 20 at noon, there will be the Inauguration of President Trump at the Capitol Building.

31] -- On Thurs., Jan 19 from 2 to 10 PM get over to a Nonviolent Protest Anti War/Anti Nukes Rally, Concert & Camp in Franklin Square Park.  It is hosted by the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and the Revolutionary Road Radio Show. Note there will be daily concerts and speakers from 4 to 8 PM every day from Jan. 19 through Jan. 22.  RSVP at

32] -- Join Communities United to defend our public schools and to demand increased investment! The Baltimore Rally to Protect Public Education is on Thurs., Jan. 19 at 3:45 PM at the City Springs Elementary/Middle School, 100 S Caroline St., Baltimore.  Rally outside before gathering inside around 4:15 PM to learn about and prepare to resist coming threats to public education. Hot chocolate and other refreshments will be served! RSVP

33] --There will be a Peace with Justice Forum: Advocacy in the New Year and Interfaith Worship Service on Thurs., Jan. 19 from 7 to 9 PM at St. John’s of Baltimore City United Methodist Church, 2640 St. Paul St. The event will be held in the Sunday Room. Use the 27th St. entrance. A small parking lot is located off of 27th St. behind the church; and street parking is also available.

This is a series for peacemakers who feel discouraged following the recent election, to renew through sharing and learning. The Opening Meditation will be in Spanish and English. First, hear a presentation by members of Casa Baltimore / Limay, “a friendship-city project connecting the peoples of San Juan de Limay, Nicaragua, and Baltimore. Second, there will be Sharing from the Community. What are meaningful and useful ways of advocacy? What help do peace groups need now? How can we communicate with those who do not share our values and beliefs, in a nonviolent way? The evening will close with an Interfaith Worship Service. Enjoy refreshments, and browse the table for literature on peacemaking and advocacy. Contact Barbara Larcom at [].

34] – On Thurs., Jan. 19 at  AM to 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, hear about BLACK PROMETHEUS: RACE, MATERIALISM, AND THE FUTURE OF ATLANTIC RADICALISM. Join a conversation among Johns Hopkins colleagues about race, materialist critique, and the history and future of Atlantic radicalism in acknowledgment of the publication of “Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery” (Oxford University Press, 2016). The author, Jared Hickman (Associate Professor of English), together with Nathan Connolly (Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History), Jeanne-Marie Jackson (Assistant Professor of English), Shani Mott (Instructor and Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Center for Africana Studies), and Hollis Robbins (Director of the Center for Africana Studies), will address questions such as: What exactly is the "material" in materialist critique, and how have the Eurocentric and secularist biases of the Marxist tradition skewed that project in particular directions? On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration and amid right-nationalist upsurges throughout the world, how do these questions and their answers bear on our current political moment? Call 443-602-7585.  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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