35] Rohingya Advocacy Day – Feb. 28
36] Vehicles for Change Meet & Greet – Feb. 28
37] Honor Lillie Carroll Jackson – Feb. 28
38] "Nuclear North Korea: Is War the Way Ahead?" – Feb. 28
39] District 3 Happy Hour – Feb. 28
40] Conversation on Racial Profiling – Feb. 28
41] Chat about Michelle Alexander's “The New Jim Crow” – Feb. 28
42] Walk to Stay Home – Mar. 1
43] Art and Social Justice in Delaware – Mar. 1
44] Fundraiser for the Festival for the Animals – Mar. 1
45] Rally for Net Neutrality-Maryland – Mar. 1
46] Peace Corps Week – Mar. 1
47] Candidates forum – Mar. 1
48] Hear from Jorge Ramos – Mar. 1
49] What you can do about guns in Maryland – Mar. 1
50] Solar co-op info session -- Mar. 1
35] – The Burma Task Force, ADAMS, and other mosques and groups are organizing a Rohingya Advocacy Day on Wed., Feb. 28 to bring many small delegations to Congress to lobby appropriate Members of the House and Senate to help end to what has been called a Genocide by many organizations worldwide. Register at burmataskforce.org/registerfeb28.
Over one million Rohingya have been forced to flee Burma by the Myanmar Army, including near 700,000 who fled to Bangladesh since August 2017 alone. Tens of thousands have been murdered, even more Rohingya women (and young girls) have been raped, and countless children have been horrifically killed or maimed right in front of their parents.
36] – On Wed.., Feb. 28 from 5 to 7 PM get over to a Vehicles for Change Meet & Greet, hosted by Full Circle Auto Repair & Training Center – Waverly, 3419 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore 21218. Find out more about the services & support the Vehicles for Change Program can provide in changing the lives of returning citizens. See https://www.facebook.com/events/346178032536142/.
37] – On Wed.., Feb. 28 from 5:30 to 8 PM, honor Lillie Carroll Jackson at 1320 Eutaw Pl., Baltimore 21202. In honor of Black History Month, honor trailblazing women! From 1935 until her retirement in 1970, Lillie Carroll Jackson was president of the Baltimore chapter of the NAACP and for much of this time her home on Eutaw Place was a hub of civil rights organizing and activism. Come to a community celebration at the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum! There will be live jazz music, curated tours, door prizes, special guests and more. The event is hosted by the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum in partnership with Baltimore Heritage and Not Without Black Women. Go to https://explore.baltimoreheritage.org/items/show/518 or https://www.facebook.com/events/263036557566469/.
38] – On Wed., Feb. 28 at 6 PM, Amb. Robert Gallucci, Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, Ret. Amb. Christopher Hill, University of Denver, and Mary Beth Long, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, will tackle "Nuclear North Korea: Is War the Way Ahead?" at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nuclear-north-korea-is-war-the-way-ahead-tickets-42318565970.
Olympic developments aside, tension between the United States and North Korea appears alarmingly high and escalating. Kim Jong Un, authoritarian Supreme Leader of the ‘Hermit Kingdom’, now has nuclear missiles perhaps capable of striking mainland America. And this threat and the vitriol has Americans amped up, aided by (false) inbound missile alarms.
Should the United States resolve this situation through sustained economic and military deterrence, or has the time for a diplomatic solution ended? Doors open at 5:15 PM. Debate begins at 6 PM. The event will also be available via live stream at https://www.mccaininstitute.org/live/. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #MIDebate, and submit questions for the panel of experts by tagging @McCainInstitute.
39] – PMD Montgomery is hosting a District 3 Happy Hour at Greene Growler's, 227 E Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg 20877 on Wed., Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 PM. RSVP at http://www.pmdmontgomery.org/february_district_3_happy_hour?utm_campaign=wkmem2_192018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland. There will be extended happy hour specials and great company! Contact at Andrew Krug at email@example.com.
40] – On Wed., Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM here a Conversation on Racial Profiling in Our Community, hosted by Howard County Branch NAACP #7020 at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia 21044. This event is co-sponsored by Jack and Jill of America, Columbia Chapter and Howard County Branch of the NAACP. It is an All Ages Event. Over the past few years, our nation has been embroiled in a difficult conversation about the history of police brutality and racial profiling. Stories of young black men shot by officers, and footage of police behavior before many of those deaths, have raised hard questions about institutional racism and misconduct within our police force. Come learn about what our county is doing to combat profiling and help our youth be advocates in our community. Email Jetheda.firstname.lastname@example.org.
41] – On Wed.., Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM come to Kramers Book Club: News in Longform, hosted by Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20036. Delve into today’s most pressing political discussions with Brookings Senior Fellow John Hudak who will chat about Michelle Alexander's “The New Jim Crow.” HUDAK is deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management and a senior fellow in Governance Studies. His research examines questions of presidential power in the contexts of administration, personnel, and public policy. Additionally, he focuses on campaigns and elections, legislative-executive interaction, and state and federal marijuana policy. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1844254438918590/.
42] – On Thurs.,, Mar. 1 at noon, help out Walk to Stay Home: DC Shutdown, hosted by The Seed Project at the Washington Monument, 2 15th St. NW, WDC 20024. Eleven undocumented youth along with allies have walked 250 miles and crossed five states highlighting their stories. Continue the last stretch for a Clean Dream Act that does not separate families or puts our immigrant community into the shadows. See https://www.facebook.com/events/148436255840518/.
43] – On Thurs., Mar. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, enjoy Art and Social Justice in Delaware, a panel discussion, at the University of Delaware, Room 211, Old College Hall, Newark, DE 19711. Go to https://events.udel.edu/event/a_panel_discussion_art_and_social_justice_in_delaware#.WpX5g0DwaUk.
44] – Join the MD SPCA at Cosima, 3000 Falls Road, Mill No. 1, Baltimore 21211, on Thurs., Mar. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM to start fundraising efforts off on the right paw for the Maryland SPCA Festival for the Animals presented by M&T Bank. For tickets, go to https://secure3.convio.net/mdspca/site/Ticketing;jsessionid=00000000.app334a?view=Tickets&id=100841&NONCE_TOKEN=5E6F3624F81B1B95E01FB8A895988CF3.
Ticket price includes appetizers by Cosima and two drink tokens. Additional Happy Hour drink specials will be available for purchase. Stay for dinner afterward and receive a discount on your bill. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All proceeds help save the lives of the thousands of animals.
45] – On Thurs., Mar. 1 from 6 to 8 PM, come to the Rally for Net Neutrality-Maryland General Assembly, hosted by Solidarity Maryland in Lawyers Mall, Annapolis 21401. Sign the petition at http://www.solidaritymaryland.org/net-neutrality-petition.html. Bills to protect Marylanders from the negative ramifications of the FCC vote to overturn net neutrality regulations will be introduced in both houses. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/816545445199306/.
46] – On Thurs.,, Mar. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, get with Peace Corps Week: Films from the Field, hosted by Peace Corps Journey at Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW, WDC 20004. Peace Corps cordially invites you to view the films submitted in the Peace Corps Week Video Challenge. This year's theme is Highlighting Home: What does home, family, and community look like in your Peace Corps country? Volunteers are welcomed into the hearts and homes of their Peace Corps communities and gain new families in all shapes and sizes during service. This Peace Corps Week, celebrate the host families, faces, and places that Volunteers call home during service. Registration is required. Seating is limited. Doors at 6:30 PM, and the film starts at 7 PM. RSVP at https://www.peacecorps.gov/events/18_vrs_filmscreening_estreettheater_20180301/. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/344860129338140/.
47] –Progressive Cheverly is urging you to attend on Thurs., Mar. 1 from 7 to 9 PM the District 47A candidates forum at the Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria), 2300 Belleview Ave., Cheverly 20785. Here is your chance to hear and meet the candidates for State Senate and the House of Delegates. Visit https://www.progressivecheverly.org/.
48] – On Thurs., Mar. 1 from 7 to 8:30 PM be at Sixth & I, 600 I St. NW, WDC 20001, to hear from Jorge Ramos about his book “Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era.” Tickets are available at www.sixthandi.org. When Ramos confronted candidate Donald Trump about his controversial remarks on Mexicans, the need for a wall, and deportations during a 2015 press conference in Iowa, a member of Trump’s security team threw him out of the room. He uses this experience to explore his own biography as an immigrant from Mexico, with America’s long immigration history as a backdrop, and draws from the latest data and immigration statistics to respond to Trump’s claims. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1169471979854195/.
49] – On Thurs.,, Mar. 1 at 7 PM, participate in What you can do about guns in Maryland, hosted by the Women's Democratic Alliance of Howard County at the East Columbia Library Park, 6600 Cradlerock Drive, Columbia 21044. Hear from Nicole Berger with Moms Demand Action and Liz Banach from Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence about bills currently before the general assembly that will reduce gun violence. Join us to hear how you can be part of the solution to this crisis in America. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2051499478429386/.
50] – The Mountain Maryland Solar Co-op Info Session #2 is happening on Thurs., Mar. 1 at 7 PM at the Garrett Information Enterprise Center, Room 111, 685 Mosser Rd, Mc Henry, MD 21541. Neighbors across Mountain Maryland (Garrett and Allegany Counties) can join the second round of the Mountain Maryland Solar Co-op. With the help of Solar United Neighbors of Maryland this co-op will make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters. Learn about solar energy, as well as how the co-op simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power. See www.solarunitedneighbors.org.
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/.
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