Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 19 - 21, 2018

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45] Quality of Life Committee – July 19
46] "The Case for a Maximum Wage" – July 19
47] Issue Campaigns at a Local Level – July 19
48] How Feminism Changed Women's Psychology July 19
49] Civilian Review Board meeting -- July 19
50] Help out with the Youth Climate March -- July 20 - 21
51] WIB peace vigils – July 20
52] White House vigil – July 20
45] – On Thurs., July 19 from 6 to 8 PM, get involved with the Quality of Life Committee, hosted by Communities United, 2221 Maryland Ave., 2nd floor, Baltimore 21218.  Tickets are at  Join the community - made up of returned citizens (ex-felons), users, ex-users, and the people who love them - to address issues that affect our lives daily. The goal is to combine the resources of returning citizens and those in recovery, so they can make a difference for themselves, families, and communities.  Tackle the barriers that affect us together! See

46] – On  Thurs., July 19 at 6:30 PM, Sam Pizzigati will discuss his new book, "The Case for a Maximum Wage." at the Busboys & Poets, 14th and V Sts.  NW, WDC Baltimore Ave.  Could capping top incomes tackle our rising inequality more effectively than conventional approaches to narrowing our vast economic divides? Progressive Cheverly members have had the opportunity to hear Sam discuss some of his previous books, including "Greed and Good Understanding the Inequality that Limits our Lives." See

47] -- On Thurs., July 19 from 7 to 8:30 PM, get involved with Issue Campaigns at a Local Level, hosted by Take Action AAC at the Edgewater Community Library.  Do you have something you would like to see change at a local level? Have you ever wondered how to make that happen? Join Take Action Anne Arundel County to learn more about how to “cut an issue” and plan a campaign to make change happen locally. With recent events, the county has been affected by immigration policy and gun violence. If you care about these issues, join in to plan how we can act locally. By joining together, we can make a difference. Check out

48] – On Thurs., July 19 from 7 to 9 PM, hear about How Feminism Changed Women's Psychology, hosted by Village Learning Place, 2521 Saint Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Dr. Jessica Heriot, Ph.D, will be reading an excerpt from her groundbreaking book, “Riding the Second Wave: How Feminism Changed Women's Psychology and Mine.” This work details the psychological impact of the women’s liberation, starting with the author’s own discovery of the movement in 1969. A Q&A-style discussion and book signing will follow. Dr. Heriot will have books for sale at the event! Visit

49] – On Thurs., July 19 from 7 to 10 PM, attend the Civilian Review Board Meeting at 7 E Redwood St., Baltimore 21202-1103. The Civilian Review Board holds a monthly meeting. See

50] – On Fri., July 20, in preparation for the Youth Climate March on Sat., July 21, there will be an art build around the D.C. area to celebrate the movement and earth through art. In any movement, it is important to have community building, because community is the best antidote to hopelessness. Through these art builds we are building our community and beautiful banners and signs for The Youth Climate March. Kallan Benson, local climate change teen activist, has a Parachutes for the Planet project which will be the central art installation for the Zero Hour events. On July 20 & 21 as a plea for broad, global action to protect our climate, Parachutes for the Planet will display over 100 round banners, hand-painted by youth from every permanently-settled continent of the globe.  She needs people each morning to unload and spread out parachutes, throughout the day to make sure none are lost or damaged, and to pack up at the end of each day. If you know of anyone who would like to help for any block of time on July 20 or 21, contact Kallan at

51] – On Fri., July 20 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts.  STAY FOR LUNCH at Baba's Kitchen.  Warm-up, dry off, and enjoy a vegetarian chili lunch and lots of good conversation. Bring a side or topping for the chili.  There are still places at the table; invite a friend to come along with you.

  Another vigil is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St, Baltimore. 21211. However, if weather is iffy, contact Anne at  Lunch will take place at 1 PM at the RPP CafĂ©, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211.

  A third vigil will be in Chestertown, Kent County at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row.  This vigil is looking for more peace bodies on the Eastern Shore.  Welcome to the network, Chestertown Women in Black.

Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather.  Peace signs will be available. When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.” Carpool and parking available. Just send an email that you need a ride to:

52] – On Fri.,  July 20 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ or at 202-360-6416. 

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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