Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 14 - 15, 2018

32] Come to Annapolis and support gun restrictions – Mar. 14
33] Women’s March Youth EMPOWER – Mar. 14
34] Women’s March Youth EMPOWER in College Park – Mar. 14
35] Women’s March Youth EMPOWER at the White House – Mar. 14
36] Communities United meeting – Mar. 14
37] Join Mothers Protecting Mother Earth – Mar. 14
38] Fight for $15 Canvass – Mar. 14
39] Beekeeping & Honey Tasting – Mar. 14
40] Central Baltimore Partnership meeting – Mar. 14
42] Progressive Maryland Baltimore Chapter Office Opening – Mar. 15
43] Maryland Candidate Forum – Mar. 15
44] Take Action Anne Arundel County Monthly Chapter Meeting – Mar. 15
45] Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley talks the environment -- Mar. 15
46] Banking for the Public Good – Mar. 15
32] – Wednesday, March 14, marks one month since the horrific Parkland shooting.  Students and teachers around the country will commemorate this day by walking out and taking a moment of silence to honor those who were lost in Florida and the hundreds of thousands of people who we have lost to gun violence.  Stand with them– join parents, kids and activists from across Maryland to say that WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!  Join Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence and MomsRising in Annapolis on Wed., Mar. 14 to urge our lawmakers to advance legislation to respond to and address this very real crisis. The day begins at 9 AM, and will include a rally, conversations with legislators, lunch and an appearance at a hearing on House Bill 1774, legislation which would create a task force to study the effectiveness of different types of restrictions. It is a small step, but most important a chance to push for action. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSda-PMlAzJuAhwygIIKx2NirLxrSdKqXTKVOdkg1tle3hIe-g/viewform.

33] –   To get involved in the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER on Wed., Mar. 14, go to https://www.womensmarch.com/enough. Everywhere, people are waking up to the rallying cry for change because of the bold action young people, and their families, are taking.
Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10 AM across every time zone on March 14, 2018 to protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods. We need action. Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship.  Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school.  Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day. See https://www.facebook.com/events/571083253274566/.

34] – On Mar. 14 from 10 AM to 10:17 AM, declare Enough! Join the National School Walkout, hosted by Brian Starace at the University of Maryland, 1000 Hilltop Circle, College Park.  Visit https://actionnetwork.org/events/enough-national-school-walkout-umd?source=direct_link&. Wear orange in solidarity.

35] –  On Wed., Mar. 14 at 10 AM, join the MOCO/DMV walkout for gun control, hosted by Dani Miller and others at The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., WDC 20500. On March 14 schools across Montgomery County will join together and walk out of class. We will meet at the White House by 10 am to commemorate the 17 victims of the shooting at MSD High School, and then march to the Capitol Building. This moment of silence will occur in accordance with the rest of the nation for seventeen full minutes. Afterwards, students will continue protesting for the remainder of the day. Remember, we are using our voices as methods for change. The stronger we fight, the more likely this is to never happen again. #NEVERAGAIN.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1980167455583758/.

36] – On Wed., Mar. 14 from noon to 1:30 PM, join Mothers Protecting Mother Earth, hosted by Eastern Panhandle Protectors at 110 State Circle, Annapolis 21401-1924. Many of you have been part of a campaign over the last year to save the Potomac from a fracked-gas pipeline. They have hosted rolling encampments, paddled against the pipeline, joined hands across the James Rumsey Bridge and most recently surrounded Governor Hogan’s mansion and asked him to keep his fracking promise.  With just days left before the final decision is made on the Potomac Pipeline, join a sit-in at Governor Hogan’s mansion in an act of civil disobedience. Urge Hogan to stop the pipeline for future and current generations. All are welcome to attend – if you are interested in risking arrest, or not.

If you wish to participate in the civil disobedience action, it will be coordinated with legal support and the Capital Police to coordinate the procedure for arrest and release. Please fill out this form if you are interested: https://goo.gl/forms/xJ4dMNCmc485xX3o2.  See https://www.facebook.com/events/246530022555274/.

37] – Communities United's Perkins Home Support Group is meeting on Wed., Mar. 14 at 12:30 PM. Call Nabeehah at 410-775-6673 for location information.  Meet with Councilwoman Clark, 14th district, and Councilman Scott, 2nd district, to talk about the Rental Licensing Bill. To learn more about the Renters work, and to sign the petition visit RentersUnitedMD.org. Do door knocking in Sandtown: Recruit and talk to neighbors in Sandtown this week! Call Nabeehah 410-775-6673 to join - the more the better! If you haven't been receiving text updates, contact KC to sign up at kc@communitiesunite.org.

38] – On Wed., Mar. 14 from 6 to 8 PM, come to a Baltimore County Community Meeting, hosted by Fight for $15 Maryland at the Loch Raven Recreation Counsel, 1801 Glen Keith Blvd., Parkville 21234. Come out and engage in a conversation about why it is important that workers in Maryland earn a $15 minimum wage! Food will be provided! Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/920168498141901/.

39] – On Wed., Mar. 14 from 6 to 8 PM On Wed., Mar. 14 from  7 to 9 PM, hear Robert Stanhope on beekeeping & honey tasting, hosted by Village Learning Place, 2521 Saint Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Stanhope will talk about the practice of beekeeping, demonstrate some beekeeping basics, and guide the audience in a tasting of Greek honey. A happy hour with appetizers will take place from 7 to 7:30 PM in the library. Mr. Stanhope's presentation will begin immediately after. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/748300715359033/.

40] – On Wed., Mar. 14 at 6 PM, come to a Central Baltimore Partnership meeting at Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore 21202. Welcome new CBP Partners. Hear from Vehicles for Change, Maryland New Directions, Baltimore Votes and Made in Baltimore share their mission and resources with the Partnership. These are just some of the key new partners CBP has developed through the Front and Center Plan process and will be instrumental in the Plan's implementation. In addition, SAA|EVI will share their concept to development story showcasing the new Nelson Kohl Apartments. RSVP at https://www.centralbaltimore.org/.

41] – On Wed., Mar. 14 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, turn out for THE HAMLET FIRE WITH BRYANT SIMON. In his new book, Bryant Simon investigates the tragic 1991 chicken processing plant fire in the small town of Hamlet, North Carolina. This was one of the worst accidents in recent American history, causing twenty-five deaths behind their locked doors. Simon’s interviews with survivors, first responders, workplace safety experts, and local business professionals give a hard-hitting social autopsy of this gruesome event. The book shows in vivid detail how this fire was the nearly inevitable product of what we eat, the rush for deregulation and the even larger American obsession and devotion to the “values of cheap,” values that we can’t seem to shake in the ‘Wal-Mart world” of today. Call 443-602-7585. RSVP at http://www.redemmas.org

42] – The Progressive Maryland Baltimore Chapter Office Opening and Community Meeting will take place on Thurs., Mar. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at The Start Up Nest, 1401 Severn St., Baltimore 21230. Contact Brittany Oliver at brittany@progressivemaryland.org.  RSVP at http://www.progressivemaryland.org/progressive_maryland_baltimore_chapter_launch?utm_campaign=wkmem3_52018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=progressivemaryland. 

43] – On Thurs., Mar. 15 from 7 to 8:30 PM, get over to the Maryland Candidate Forum, hosted by Maryland United for Peace and Justice at Greenbelt Community Center, Room 201, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt 20770,  Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com.  Candidates from varying Maryland districts, 4 delegates for Annapolis and State Senate will be at the Greenbelt Community Center. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1459765404149506/.

44] – There is a Take Action Anne Arundel County Monthly Chapter Meeting on Thurs., Mar. 15 at 7 PM focusing on Personal Storytelling for Legislative Change at Edgewater Community Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater 21037.  Do you have a personal story that you are willing to share to help make change happen? This Progressive Maryland chapter is supporting 6 bills that will impact people's lives in this county including a $15 minimum wage, healthcare for all Marylanders, keeping immigrants safe in Maryland, clean energy jobs in Maryland, expanded legal definition of hate crime against groups, and a conversion therapy ban for minors. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/180886579219474/.

45] – On Thurs., Mar. 15 at 7 PM, hear from Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley, hosted by Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis at Annapolis Friends Meeting, 351 Dubois Rd., Annapolis 21401. Buckley will discuss environmental and climate issues facing the city of Annapolis.  Elected Mayor of Annapolis in November 2017, he has a vision for a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive Annapolis. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/557826187950220/.

46] – On Thurs., Mar. 15 from 7 to 8:30 PM, participate in Banking for the Public Good- Not Private Profit, hosted by D.C. Public Banking Center and D.C. ReInvest Coalition at Cleveland Park Congregational UCC, 3400 Lowell St. NW, WDC 20016.  Currently, the main function of Wall Street banks is profit at any cost- which has led to everything from redlining and racist lending practices to financing pipelines and private prisons. All of these practices hurt, rather than help, the community.  It’s time for D.C. to stop banking with Wall Street and to make our taxes work for all the people of D.C. by establishing a public bank, divesting from Wells Fargo, and reinvesting in environmental and economic justice. You are invited to a community forum featuring Councilmember David Grosso, Councilmember Mary Cheh, and the D.C. Reinvest Coalition to learn more and support efforts to use DC's finances to promote economic justice and equity. See https://www.facebook.com/events/303950176797015/.

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

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