22] Protest the firing of the special prosecutor
23] Baltimore Holiday Happy Hour -- Dec. 20
24] Progressive Maryland Montgomery Happy Hour – Dec. 20
25] Vegan Meetup – Dec. 20
26] Homeless Persons' Memorial Day Service 2017 -- Dec. 21
27] The Debate: Food Justice/Food Sovereignty– Dec. 21
28] Civilian Review Board Meeting – Dec. 21
29] American Turkish Friendship Association gathering – Dec. 21
30] Progressive Howard County chapter meeting – Dec. 21
31] Progressive Maryland’s 2017 Annual Member Meeting -- Dec. 21
32] Winter Solstice – Dec. 21
22] – NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW. This is a MUELLER FIRING RAPID RESPONSE. Trump is publicly considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, the person leading the Department of Justice investigation of possible illegal actions by members of his presidential campaign, and the efforts to conceal those activities. This would be a constitutional crisis for our country. It would demand an immediate and unequivocal response to show that we will not tolerate abuse of power from Donald Trump.
If Mueller is fired BEFORE 2 PM local time —> events will begin @ 5 PM local time. If Mueller is fired AFTER 2 PM local time —> events will begin @ noon local time the following day. This is our moment to stand up to protect our democracy. Let's mobilize to show that we won't let Donald Trump become the authoritarian that he aspires to be. The law applies to all of us, and it's essential that it also applies. If the firing happens, meet at the Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202.
23] – On Wed., Dec. 20 from 4 to 6 PM, join in a Baltimore Holiday Happy Hour, hosted by Food & Water Watch - Maryland at 3121 St. Paul St., Suite 28, Baltimore 21218. It’s been a difficult year, but not without many victories along the way. Celebrate the wins and give thanks for all of the work you do to protect our food, water and climate. Anyone is welcome! Rianna can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-394-7652.
24] – Progressive Maryland Montgomery will meet on Wed., Dec. 20 at 6 PM for a Happy Hour at Nando's Peri-Peri, 924 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring 20910. RSVP at h3ttp://www.pmdmontgomery.org/december_district_5_happy_hour?utm_campaign=memodec112017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland. Celebrate recent victories and what is next for PMD Montgomery. CONTACT Garrett Mannchen at email@example.com.
25] – The Baltimore Vegan Meetup Group Monthly Meetup is happening on Wed., Dec. 20 at 7 PM. This people-friendly group welcomes all who are interested in learning a healthier and more peaceful way of eating and living. Members and guests are invited to introduce themselves and what led to your interest in diet and lifestyle change... or you may prefer to ask a question, or ask for advice on a challenge you are facing. You might want to share a life experience or success story... or perhaps an idea about how we might better spread the word to others.
The Meetup is at Mr. Chan, 1000 Reisterstown Road, across the street from the Pikes Theater. Mr. Chan has great food, and the atmosphere allows stimulating conversation! The group welcomes anyone who is interested in talking about any aspect of the vegan or veg lifestyle, including health, food preparation, compassion for animals, spirituality, activism, ecology, and more. Go to https://www.meetup.com/The-Baltimore-Vegan-Meetup-Group/events/245286499/?https=on&_af=event&_af_eid=245286499. A donation of $1 per meeting will help cover these costs and would be appreciated.
26] – On Thurs., Dec. 21 from 5 to 6:30 PM attend the Homeless Persons' Memorial Day Service 2017, hosted by S.H.A.R.P. - Working to "Stop Homelessness And Reduce Poverty." The event will be at the McKeldin Fountain, 101 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21202. On the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, come together to honor our neighbors without homes who have died in the past year. Please join us for remembrance and reflection.
27] – On Thurs., Dec. 21 at 6 PM, catch The Debate: Food Justice/Food Sovereignty, hosted by Black Yield Institute at the Impact Hub, 10 E North Ave., Baltimore 21202. This month's Sankara-Hamer Academy Gathering will entail an educational experience that comes from the people. It includes a brief talk, rich dialogue, and some fun and food! Come and have a friendly community-debate about the concepts of justice and sovereignty in the local food movement. Are they the same? Are they different? ALL folks representing organizations in the local food movement, in Baltimore and in the metropolitan area, are invited to come out and have a healthy debate about how we move forward in our works! The suggested donation is $3.65. Black Yield Institute is a project of Fusion Partnerships.
28] – On Thurs., Dec. 21 from 6 to 9 PM, attend a Civilian Review Board Meeting, hosted by the Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, 7 E Redwood St., Baltimore 21202. The Baltimore City Civilian Review Board meets to review complaints of police misconduct. Meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome!
29] – The American Turkish Friendship Association (ATFA) of Maryland invites you to a community engagement night with Chief John Butler from Howard Co. Dept. of Fire & Rescue Services, including Major Ellsworth Jones and Captain Jim Marshall from Community Outreach Division of Howard Co. Police Dept. In addition, a "Hands Only CPR" team will be able to attend and to instruct the event attendees in proper CPR techniques. Come out on Thurs., Dec. 21 at 6:30 PM at 6470 Dobbin Rd., Suite C, Columbia 21045. ATFA/MARTI is across from Columbia MVA. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KycPKKMT1qNfSRlGikIoQRPrQ_Byf_BjvFt5C94lK2M/viewform?edit_requested=true.
30] – Progressive Howard County will be having a chapter meeting on Thurs., Dec. 21 at 7 PM in Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Warfield Room, Columbia 21044. The topic will be bringing the Fight for $15 to Howard County. RSVP http://www.progressivehoco.org/chapter_meeting_on_20171221?utm_campaign=memodec112017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland. Emmett Parks will be talking about his experience with successfully helping pass the $15 minimum wage in Montgomery County. Contact David Bazell at email@example.com or 410-707-7930.
31] -- On Thurs., Dec. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, participate in Progressive Maryland’s 2017 Annual Member Meeting! This meeting will be digital, so join in. You’ll hear from Progressive Maryland staff and members about the vision for the coming year, share what’s at stake, hear what is going on, and what YOU CAN DO to build power and fight structural oppression here in Maryland! RSVP BELOW TO RECEIVE THE VIDEO CONFERENCE LINK OR PHONE NUMBER/PIN TO JOIN THE CALL: Beth Landry · firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to http://www.progressivemaryland.org/.
32] – On Thurs., Dec. 21 from 7 to 8:30 PM, enjoy the Winter Solstice, hosted by First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, 10 W Franklin St., Baltimore 21201. How was your year? Whether you had a difficult year or one filled with joyful things, come and celebrate Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice Ritual is a special service of poetry and music and rites that mark the turning of the year. Join a diverse congregation in a beautiful historic church in downtown Baltimore to bid farewell to the old and look forward to the new. Respect the earth and her inhabitants as we enter the coldest part of winter. Respect the promise brought by the slow returning of the sun. Dance in the space between fire and ice as the whole of creation is reborn for us.
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] comcast.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