Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 16 - 20, 2017

19] Janice & Max need a ride on Aug. 16 & 20
20] Hearing on oil trains – Aug. 16
21] Consent Decree Community Forum – Aug. 16
22] Emergency meeting on white supremacy – Aug. 16
23] Anti-corruption meeting Aug. 16
24] Baltimore Vegan Group Monthly Meetup – Aug. 16
25] Devin Allen speaks – Aug. 16
27] Civilian Review Board Meeting – Aug. 17
28] Fiction and social change – Aug, 17
19] – Janice and Max need a ride from Govans to the Light Rail stop on North Avenue on Wed., Aug. 16 at 2:30 PM.  On Sun., Aug. 20, they will need a ride at 8:30 PM from the Light Rail stop on North Avenue at 8:30 PM.  I f you can assist, let Max know at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski 2001 at comcast dot net.

20] – On Wed., Aug. 16 at 1 PM, there will be an informational hearing for the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel in West Baltimore in the Land Use & Transportation Committee, Du Burns Council Chambers, 4th Floor, City Hall.  The Baltimore City Council is sponsoring an informational hearing on the proposed replacement of the B&P Tunnel. Use this opportunity to attend and voice your concerns to the City Council Land Use and Transportation Committee. The details can be found in 17-0023R, Informational Hearing on Proposed Replacement of the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel.

21] – The Consent Decree for Baltimore City Police is in the final stages of selecting the Independent Monitor. You are invited to a Community Forums for an opportunity to be heard and raise questions. A forum will be held on Wed., Aug. 16 from 6 to 8 PM at Morgan State University, Student Center, 2nd Floor, Ballroom C.

22] – On Wed., Aug. 16 at 6PM, there is an emergency meeting/potluck called by CodePink to discuss How to Confront White Supremacy.  It is happening at 1241 Evarts St. NE, WDC 20018-3710. In light of what took place in Charlottesville, come to a brainstorming session at the CODEPINK House. Bring your questions and ideas and some food to share.

23] – Learn about the Anti-Corruption Movement on Wed., Aug. 16 at 6 PM at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Waverly Branch.  Learn more about Represent.Maryland, a 100% volunteer operated, fiercely non-partisan group dedicated to diminishing the power of money in politics. Our political system is beholden to a small handful of wealthy contributors and special interests, meaning our voices as average citizens are often ignored by our elected officials. Help pass an anti-corruption resolution in Baltimore City. Go to prior.

24] – The Baltimore Vegan Group Monthly Meetup is on Wed., Aug. 16 at 7 PM at Mr. Chan, 1000 Reisterstown Road, across the street from the Pikes Theater. There is often street parking available. And there is free parking behind the restaurant, and a public parking area adjacent to that lot.

It is a people-friendly group, which welcomes all who are interested in learning a healthier and more peaceful way of eating and living. Discussion topics include nutrition and health, food preparation, animal protection, ecology, activism, spirituality, and more. Come and join for great food and friendly, supportive conversation! Go to

25] – On Wed., Aug 16, meet the author: Devin Allen at 7 PM in the Randallstown Branch Library. Allen, the photographer of Baltimore's 2015 uprising, found fame with his Time magazine cover photo of a man fleeing riot-gear clad police. Allen discusses his new book, “A Beautiful Ghetto,” which contains nearly 100 powerful images shot throughout his beloved Baltimore community. Book sales and signings available following the discussion, provided by The Ivy Bookshop.

26] -- On Wed., Aug. 16 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, attend a talk THE RUSSIAN ANTI-FA MOVEMENT.  The problem of dealing with fascism, the problem of the rise of the neo-Nazi movements on the post-soviet territories started almost immediately after the fall of the Soviet Union. While the official propaganda praises the “memory of our grandfathers” and flirts with Stalinism, it also encourages the xenophobic attitude among the young (often combining the two). As a response to the neo-Nazi street violence, a new movement arose – an antiauthoritarian, antiracist group, which later, under the influence of Anarcho-Communism, became what we now know as “Antifa”. Please join us as we welcome Danya Piunov to speak about the current Russian antifa m0ovement and their persecution by the government. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

27] – On Thurs., Aug. 17 from 6 to 9 PM, attend a Civilian Review Board Meeting, hosted by Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, 7 E. Redwood St., Baltimore 21202.

28] – On Thurs., Aug. 17 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, attend a talk SPECULATIVE FICTION AND SOCIAL CHANGE with MARGARET KILLJOY AND K.M. SZPARA.  The stories we tell one another have an enormous impact on what we see as possible, what we strive to create, and what we know to resist. The speculative fiction landscape is changing. Killjoy, on tour with her new anarchist, punk fantasy novella “The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion” (, out on August 15) will join Baltimore native author K.M. Szparafor a reading and discussion. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP 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: 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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