Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 21 - 22, 2018

27] Housing Lobby Day – Mar. 21
27] Hidden Wounds: Trauma and Civilians in the Syrian Conflict – Mar. 21
29] Meet Progressive Maryland Montgomery members – Mar. 21
30] National Meat Out Day – Mar. 21
31] Protest Saudi Prince's visit – Mar. 21 - 22
32] Baltimore County Waste Management Plan Public Hearing – Mar. 21
33] Support BICO Kids Outdoors with Trivia Night -- Mar. 21
34] Documentary “Rodents of Unusual Size” – Mar. 21
35] See "The Uprising Plays" – Mar. 22
36] A Proposed Framework for the Trump-Kim Summit – Mar. 22
37] Conversation with Women of Courage – Mar. 22
38] Youth Against Violence – Mar. 22
39] Sierra Club meeting – Mar. 22
40] "Secret Life of Muslims" – Mar. 22
41] Listening Session to End Mass Incarceration – Mar. 22
27] – On Wed., Mar 21 from noon to 4 PM, check out the 2018 Housing Lobby Day in Our Nation's Capital, hosted by Housing & Community Development Network of NJ.  Concerned About Federal Housing Issues?  Come & Be Heard in Washington, DC! The Network is organizing New Jersey advocates and consumers to meet with our Congressional representatives about housing issues. As the new Congress begins, it is critical that New Jersey’s delegation hear directly from Garden State residents about ways the federal government can help solve the housing crisis. Sign up for Lobby Day by emailing  View

28] – On Wed., Mar. 21 from 2:30 to 4 PM, hear about the Hidden Wounds: Trauma and Civilians in the Syrian Conflict, hosted by the United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Tickets are available at Seven years of conflict in Syria have exacted an enormous human toll and led to widespread physical destruction. The psychological impact of the war, although less visible, has been just as devastating. The levels of trauma and distress impacting Syrian civilians, especially children have been staggering with nearly 500,000 killed, half the population displaced and more than 13 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance. The traumatic impact of the Syrian conflict is less often acknowledged, but could significantly impair the ability of Syrian civilians to recover and build a more peaceful future.

Syrian doctors and humanitarian relief experts have increasingly engaged on this issue and are developing new and innovative approaches to help address and heal these invisible wounds. Please join USIP and specialists from the Syrian American Medical Society, the U.S State Department and Save the Children for a panel discussion, addressing an aspect of the Syrian conflict that often receives less attention than it deserves. Visit  Check out

29] – On Wed., Mar. 21 from 6 to 8 PM, meet with fellow progressives at Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park 20912,  to discuss what's going on in Montgomery County and Maryland. Find out how you can get involved in your community and with Progressive Maryland Montgomery.  CONTACT Garrett Mannchen at RSVP at

30] –   On Wed., Mar. 21 from 6 to 8 PM, join up with National Meat Out Day, hosted by Main Street Takoma at Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW, WDC 20012. Meat Out is the world's largest grassroots diet education campaign. The 'Great American Meat Out' began in 1985 to encourage people, their friends, families, and communities to "kick the meat habit” and explore a wholesome, diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. See

31] – On Wed., Mar. 21 at 6 PM. protest Saudi Prince's visit to Washington, DC, hosted by CODEPINK: Women For Peace in front of the Kennedy Center during Saudi Arts and Cultural event in honor of the Prince's visit. Go to Contact Ariel at 510 599 5330 or Then protest on Thurs., Mar. 22 at 11:30 AM during a private luncheon for Saudi Arabia. Meet in front of the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.  And later on Thurs., Mar. 22 at 6:30 PM protest during a gala dinner for the Prince. Meet in front of the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW.

Focus on bin Salman’s key role in the bombing of Yemen, which has created the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis. Also debunk the notion that the Crown Prince is a reformer who is fighting corruption and bringing a new age of enlightenment to the kingdom.

32] – Come to a Baltimore County Waste Management Plan Public Hearing on Wed., Mar. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the  Baltimore County Historic Courthouse Council Chambers, 400 Washington Ave., Towson. This hearing will examine the 10 year solid waste management plan. Use your voice to urge the county to adopt more aggressive recycling and composting goals AND to phase out its reliance on the polluting Baltimore BRESCO incinerator. RSVP at  Contact Crystal Hall at or (860) 942-6644.  

33] Support BICO Kids Outdoors with Trivia Night on Wed., Mar. 21 from 7 to 10 PM at Sammy's Trattoria, 1200 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201.  Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors is a community outreach program providing opportunities for urban youth and adults to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world. Baltimore Inspiring Connections Outdoors (BICO) Baltimore Inspiring Connections Outdoors was founded in 1999 with the goal of providing under-served Baltimore City youth with educational, enjoyable, and safe outdoor experiences at no cost to them.

34] – On Wed., Mar. 21 from 7 to 9 PM, Se the documentary “Rodents of Unusual Size” at the D.C. Environmental Film Festival at the Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW, WDC 20004.  There will be a post-screening Q&A with the filmmakers. Tickets are available here:  The documentary is directed by Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler & Jeff Springer, narrated by Wendell Pierce with original music by Lost Bayou Ramblers.

Hard headed Louisiana fisherman Thomas Gonzales doesn't know what will hit him next. After decades of hurricanes and oil spills he faces a new threat - hordes of monstrous 20 pound swamp rats. Known as "nutria," these invasive South American rodents breed faster than the roving squads of hunters can control them. And with their orange teeth and voracious appetite they are eating up the coastal wetlands that protects Thomas and his town of Delacroix Island from hurricanes. But the people who have lived here for generations are not the type of folks who will give up without a fight. Thomas and a pack of lively bounty hunters are hell-bent on saving Louisiana before it dissolves beneath their feet. It is man vs. rodent. May the best mammal win.  See

35] – On Thurs., Mar. 22 from 11:10 AM to 1:30 PM, see "The Uprising Plays" hosted by Performing Arts at CCBC, 7201 Rossville Blvd., Baltimore 21237.  Baltimore playwrights reflect on the death of Freddie Gray, the popular uprising that followed, and the impact of both since 2015.Visit

36] – On Thurs., Mar. 22 from noon to 1:30 PM, Stephen Blank, American Foreign Policy Council, will dissect "A Diplomatic Path Forward: A Proposed Framework for the Trump-Kim Summit" at the Korea Economic Institute of America, 1800 K St. NW, WDC 20006. RSVP at

37] –  On Thurs., Mar. 22 from 2:30 to 4 PM deal with Overcoming Violence: A Conversation with Women of Courage, hosted by United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Tickets are at  Women are struggling every day for peace and security in their communities, whether as parliamentarians seeking to preserve the constitutional rights of marginalized groups or as filmmakers prompting change through challenging community discourse. To amplify these voices, the U.S. Institute of Peace, with the U.S. Department of State, will host an event featuring three of the 2018 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage awardees. Participants will hear firsthand the paths these women of courage have taken to lead for positive change. This event will feature three women working across varied sectors – including politics, rule of law and the media – to advance social justice for all. In order to achieve positive, nonviolent change, entire communities must be engaged – and women and girls are critical to this process. Visit or

38] – On Thurs., Mar. 22 from 6 to 9 PM, get over to Youth Against Violence— The Power of Peer Pressure at Reeds Refuge, 1601 N. Pine St, Wilmington. Visit

39] – Come to Greater Baltimore Group Executive Committee Meeting on Thurs., Mar. 22 from 7 to 9 PM at the Baltimore Sierra Club Office, 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 202, Baltimore 21211.  Catch an overview and discussion of environmental priorities and upcoming events. RSVP at Contact Debbie Kleinmann at

40] – Catch a FILM " Secret Life of Muslims" & a PANEL DISCUSSION with Negin Farsad (comedian), Joshua Seftel (filmmaker) and Khalil Ismail (musician) on Thurs., Mar. 22 of 7 PM at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224. This film uses humor and empathy to subvert stereotypes and reveal the truth about U.S. Muslims: fascinating careers, unexpected talents, and inspiring accomplishments. The evening is presented in partnership with the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies. The cost is $10, and $7 for members (plus $3 at the door).  Fifteen years after 9/11, Muslims still face an uphill battle in the national imagination. The current political climate spurred on by constant fear mongering during this election cycle, as well as the saturation of negative stereotypes that flood the news and media continue to make Muslims the target of suspicion and hostility. Go to or

41] – There is a Listening Session to End Mass Incarceration in PG County on Thurs., Mar. 22 from 7 to 10 PM at the Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 6056 Central Ave., Capitol Heights 20743.  CONTACT at Qiana Johnson at or 240-845-4007. The purpose is to come up with a People's Agenda in PG County and craft community solutions.  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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