Monday, May 1, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - May 1 - 2, 2017

14] Immigrants March – May 1
15] Rally Against Racism – May 1
16] March on May Day -- May 1
17] D.C. on Strike -- May 1
18] Resist Trump -- May 1
19] Tea Ceremony – May 1
20] May Day Poetry – May 1
21] Get Money Out of Maryland conference call – May 1
22] Philly peace vigil - May 2
23] Stop JHU’s drone research – May 2
24] See LA92 -- May 2
25] Moco meeting -- May 2
26] Cappuccino City – May 2
14] – There is a May Day Action and Immigrants March at the National Mall and Memorial Parks, 900 Ohio Dr. SW, WDC, on Mon., May 1 from 10 AM to 5 PM, hosted by SEIU 32BJ and CASA.  Immigrants work, immigrants build, immigrants raise families, immigrants vote.  #WeAllBelong. As attacks on immigrants and refugees continue to come under the Trump administration, it's important to unite and show the President that the people will not be intimidated.  RSPV at

15] – On Mon., May 1 at noon, attend the YWCA's Rally Against Racism, Stand Against Racism: Beyond the Moment, at the DE Legislative Mall, 411 Legislative Ave., Dover, DE. Go to

16] – There’s a March on May Day on Mon., May 1 from noon to 1:30 PM in Malcolm X Park, 2400 15th St. NW, WDC 20009.  Go to

17] – D.C. on Strike will happen at Lamont Park, 3258 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, WDC, on Mon., May 1 from 12:45 to 3 PM, hosted by Many Languages One Voice (MLOV).  Mayor Bowser, the City Council, and other elected officials must pass policies that ensure benefits, protection, and sanctuary for ALL communities under attack in DC. The group will march to the White House to join the regional rally. Collectively demand the kind of city that folks want as a home - do not let the federal government define DC! See

18] – On MAY DAY – UNITE TO RESIST TRUMP at 3 PM @ McKeldin Square, Light & Pratt Sts.  Call 443-221-3775.  There is a call for a GLOBAL MAY DAY STRIKE--No work, No school, No shopping, and Boycott businesses.  Defend immigrants & Muslims – Fight racism, sexism, and LGBTQ & Trans bigotry. At 4 PM, march to specific locations to highlight demands and conclude at City Hall @ 6 PM. Visit

19] – On Mon., May 1 from 4  to 5 PM, Pacem in Terris will host a Tea Ceremony for Peace, a quiet, reflective pause from the great buzzing confusion at the Pacem office, Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse, 401 N. West St., Wilmington. Go to

20] – Enjoy May Day Poetry with Natasha Trethewey at National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, WDC, on Mon., May 1 from 7 to 8:30 PM.  Former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey headlines an evening of poetry and spoken word.  Acclaimed poet Ailish Hopper and literary scholar Angelo Robinson will also provide inspirational readings highlighting past and present movements for racial justice and immigrant rights. Connect at

21] – Get Money Out of Maryland has a weekly teleconference, every Monday evening at 8:30 PM.  Call 605-475-6711, and use the Code 1136243#.  Go to

22] –  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 May 2.  Call 215-426-0364.

23] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on May 2 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607. 

24] –  Beyond the Classroom presents "LA 92" at 4250 Leigh Rd., 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1, College Park on Tues., May 2 from 6:30 to 9 PM.  This documentary is part of Spring 2017 Series on "People Power."  Few images are seared into the American consciousness like the beating of Rodney King at the hands of four white Los Angeles police officers and the riots after the officers’ acquittal in the spring of 1992. The unrest, sparked by a verdict many viewed as yet another example of judicial indifference to law enforcement’s harassment of Los Angeles’s African American population, lasted for six days. Twenty-five years after the verdict, Academy Award®-winning directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin (Undefeated) draw on archival news images and unseen footage to craft an in-depth portrait of those riots and the tempestuous relationship between Los Angeles’s African American community and those charged with protecting it. Go to

25] – There is a monthly general meeting on Tues., May 2 from 7 to 9 PM at the Albert Einstein High School cafeteria, 11135 Newport Mill Road, Kensington 20895.  If you live in MoCo and are stricken with Post Trumpmatic Stress Disorder, the best cure is to join a growing coalition of your friends and neighbors who are passionate about civil rights and civil liberties.  The guest speaker is Brandon Anderson, developer of "Raheem," a Facebook app to improve police accountability. Brandon will explain his chatbot, and how it could revolutionize police accountability in Montgomery County. There will be time for questions and discussion. Then break into working groups and get down to business! RSVP at

26] – At The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Tues., May 2 at 7 PM, catch an author talk.  For long-time residents of Washington, DC’s Shaw/U Street, the neighborhood has become almost unrecognizable in recent years. Where the city’s most infamous open-air drug market once stood, a farmers’ market now sells grass-fed beef and homemade duck egg ravioli. On the corner where AM.PM carryout used to dish out soul food, a new establishment markets its $28 foie grass burger. Shaw is experiencing a dramatic transformation, from “ghetto” to “gilded ghetto,” where white newcomers are rehabbing homes, developing dog parks, and paving the way for a third wave coffee shop on nearly every block.

Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City is an in-depth ethnography of this gilded ghetto. Derek S. Hyra captures here a quickly gentrifying space in which long-time black residents are joined, and variously displaced, by an influx of young, white, relatively wealthy, and/or gay professionals who, in part as a result of global economic forces and the recent development of central business districts, have returned to the cities earlier generations fled decades ago. As a result, America is witnessing the emergence of what Hyra calls “cappuccino cities.” A cappuccino has essentially the same ingredients as a cup of coffee with milk, but is considered upscale, and is double the price. In Hyra’s cappuccino city, the black inner-city neighborhood undergoes enormous transformations and becomes racially “lighter” and more expensive by the year. Connect at

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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