Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 22 - December 31, 2018

25] 1968: A Time of Uproar in Europe and the US – Aug. 22 -23
26] Undesign the Redline exhibit – Aug. 22 – Dec. 31
27] "Reimagining the U.S.-South Korea alliance" Aug. 22
28] Food Rescue Baltimore – Aug. 22
29] Funding Our Future – Aug. 22
30] What’s art got to do with it? -- Aug. 22
31] Prayer Walk – Aug. 22
32] Phone Bank – Aug. 22 – Nov. 5
33] On the ballot Happy Hour – Aug. 22
34] Pray for Peace – Aug. 22
35] Save Public Lands – Aug. 22
36] Peace Corps Connect 2018 – Aug. 23 - 25
37] See the film “Heather Booth: Changing the World” – Aug. 23
38] Housing Committee Meeting – Aug. 23
39] Black Lives: They Matter Here – Aug. 23
40] Baltimore City Phone Banks for Ben Jealous Aug. 23
41] Against Domestic Violence – Aug. 23
42] Capitalism and the Carceral State -- Aug. 23
43] Training for Baltimore County Democratic Canvassers – Aug. 23
44] See THE DREAM – Aug. 23
25] – On Wed., Aug. 22 & Thurs., Aug. 23 at 10 AM, see 1968: A Time of Uproar in Europe and the US, hosted by Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K St. NW (20th St. entrance), WDC 20006.  “Race riots“ in Washington, DC, violent protests in Berlin, a national strike in Paris, and the brutal end of the Prague Spring – the year of 1968 was shaped by protest movements and an atmosphere of massive change. On the 50th anniversary of the protests, the Goethe-Institut highlights these historic events with a photo exhibition, offering a view into the movements in these four major cities.

In the US, after the assassination of Martin Luther King in April 1968, the previously pacifistic civil rights movement erupted into violent confrontations throughout the whole country. D.C. was at the center of the protests with the so-called “race riots” destroying large parts of the inner city and with the Poor People’s March, in which thousands of people marched on the nation’s capital.

At the same time as these events in the US, many people in European countries were expressing their discontent with existing political and social systems. Many young people and student groups in addition to workers’ unions worked together to fight for change and a better future.  The photographs in this exhibition do not only document the protests in these different countries, but also show the parallels of these movements and their calls for more freedom and democracy within these different societies. Additionally, the medium of photography is examined to understand its role in documenting such events in the past and the strong parallels to the protests of today’s era. The exhibit is presented in cooperation with the Alliance Française de Washington D.C. View

26] – On Wed., Aug. 22 at 10 AM and daily at 10 AM through December 31, check out Undesign the Redline exhibit, hosted by Choose Civility, HCLS Central Branch. Look for tickets at  This interactive exhibit explores the history of structural racism and classism, how these designs compounded each other from redlining maps until today, and how we can come together to undesign these systems with intentionality.  Tours, reading lists, events, and more details are at See

27] –   On Wed., Aug. 22 from 10 to 11:30 AM., Michael Green, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Jung Pak, Brookings Institution; Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution; and Mireya Solis, Brookings Institution, will tackle "Reimagining the U.S.-South Korea alliance" at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

28] – On Wed., Aug. 22 at noon at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore, get some free rescued food.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious food home. The food rescue will continue every Wednesday until Feb.  6, 2019.

29] – Two-thirds of Americans aged 21 to 32 have saved nothing for retirement. How can you get ahead of the curve, and prepare now to comfortably retire later? How much should you save, and where should you save it? What do you need to know about how public policy is affecting your retirement security now and in the future?

To help answer these questions, join the Economic Policy Institute’s Monique Morrissey and other experts on Wed., Aug. 22 from noon to 2 PM at a Funding Our Future event in the Hart Senate Office Building, 120 Constitution Ave. NE, Room 902, WDC 20002.  Speakers will discuss how young professionals can best prepare for retirement, upcoming opportunities in retirement policy, and how the future of entitlement programs could affect the retirement security of future generations. Boxed lunches will be provided in accordance with House and Senate ethics rules. RSVP at{8C455C26-3D94-E811-8136-C4346BDC22F1}.

30] – On Wed., Aug. 22 from noon to 2 PM, find out about What’s art got to do with it? It seems Art, Environment, and Sustainability, hosted by the Society for International Development, Washington Chapter, 1129 20th St. NW, WDC 20036, will be tied together. Tickets are at  To register for this event, visit website: If the environmental challenges we are facing are largely the product of culture, then culture must be part of the response. Join a presentation and discussion of the relationship between art, music, environment and sustainability, and the concept of eco-art. How does art inform the science of sustainability? How is art essential to the empathy, involvement and activism necessary to understand and care for our planet?  Go to

31] – On Wed., Aug. 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, join Bishop Madden's Prayer Walk, hosted by Corpus Christi Baltimore at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 4502 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore 21215. The evening will begin with a light meal at 5:30 PM and end before 7:30 PM.  During the walk, pray at specific locations that have been affected by violence, and for all those individuals who have been so terribly affected by violence, and for a change of heart in those given to violence. The neighbors are always encouraged by the witness, and thus the prayers are heard. There is ample street parking in front of the church or behind the church (turn on Wylie).  Call St. Ambrose Parish at (410) 367-9918.  Visit

32] – On Wed., Aug. 22, Thurs., Aug. 23 & Mon., Aug. 27at 5:30 PM and continuing until November 5, do phone banking with Team O!, hosted by Johnny Olszewski for Baltimore County Executive, 4050 North Point Blvd., Dundalk 21222.  Join a people-powered campaign to build a better Baltimore County! Knock on doors, talk to neighbors, and help share Johnny's vision to expand opportunity in every community.  Contact Team O's Brad at 410-371-9731 or at  Look at

33] – On Wed., Aug. 22 from 6 to 9 PM, get over to We're on the Ballot!- Happy Hour, hosted by Jamie Sycamore and Cortez Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, 1905 9th St. NW, WDC 20001.  Tickets can be had at  Please come and join Team Sycamore on the roof deck at one of Ward 1’s newest businesses- Cortez! Donations are accepted, but not required to attend.  To make a donation, please visit  Note Cortez is NOT ADA accessible. If you require assistance or wish to attend, email Max at  See

34] – Pray for Peace at 7:30 PM on Wed,, Aug. 22 at Nativity and Holy Comforter, 419 Cedarcroft Road, Baltimore/corner of Cedarcroft  Road and York Road. You are invited to an informal pot luck supper at 6:30 PM prior to the 7:30 service. Pastor Stewart Lucas indicated that there will be music provided by Director of Music David Neff and Morgan State Soprano Alexandria Crichlow-Bradshaw who will sing “Deep Peace” and the spiritual “We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace.” Contact The Rev. Charles Cloughen, Jr., Interfaith Peace Service Coordinator, at  or by calling 410-321-4545.

35] – Join the Sierra Club on Wed., Aug. 22 from 8 to 9 PM ET for a Public Lands Defense Webinar: Defending National Monuments and Fighting Mining on Public Lands.  RSVP at Dan Ritzman at

36] –  On Thurs., Aug. 23 at 1 PM and through Fri., Aug. 24 starting at 8:30 AM and at 9 AM on Sat., Aug. 25, get over to Peace Corps Connect 2018, hosted at the Shawnee Institute, Shawnee on Delaware, PA Get tickets at  The three days will focus on how the greater Peace Corps community can move forward the health and wellness as international development missions in the fresh air and surroundings of a gathering in the Pocono Mountains.  See full agenda and details at  Go to

37] – On Thurs., Aug. 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, see a documentary screening—“Heather Booth: Changing the World,” hosted by IFPTE Local 70: The Union for Non-profit Workers and The Center for Community Change at The Center for Community Change, 1536 U St. NW, WDC 20009.  There will be a Q & A with Heather Booth afterward. RSVP at this link:

This newest film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin traces the ongoing legacy of activist and community organizer Heather Booth. In telling the story of Heather’s life and work, the film presents an overview of 50 years of the progressive movement, as well as a manual on how to become an organizer. From a politically conscious college student who began her career in 1964 registering voters in Mississippi at the height of the Civil Rights movement, she became the go-to strategist for causes ranging from child care to women’s rights to immigration reform and advisor to leaders including Julian Bond and Senator Elizabeth Warren.  The film blends archival and contemporary footage with interviews with close friends, clients, political colleagues, students and others to understand this one person's legacy in progressive politics. This is a timely film that arms viewers with methods they can employ to preserve our democratic principles. The goal is for the film to serve as a tool for community organizing, through education and awareness, and as a guide for mobilizing that inspires activism and ignites change. Go to

38] – On Thurs., Aug. 23 from 6 to 8 PM, get involved with the Housing Committee Meeting/2nd Bimonthly, hosted by Communities United at the Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 1121 W. Lanvale St., Baltimore 21217-2520.  Tickets can be claimed at The Housing Committee is focused on improving the quality of housing in Baltimore City and the State of Maryland. Organize directly impacted residents to demand safe, affordable, healthy homes. Discuss HUD's new smoking ordinance and the upcoming Rental Housing Chat & Chew. Sign up today at

39] – On Thurs., Aug. 23 from 6 to 9 PM, catch up with Black Lives: They Matter Here, hosted by Black Lives Matter D.C. and Showing Up for Racial Justice - SURJ – D.C. at 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010.  Tickets are at  Celebrate and tell stories. Enjoy libations and dinner with community while sharing the stories of the movement over the past 3 years and create vision for the world we all need: a world where we keep one another safe and abundance is shared. Tickets are $20 and available here: No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds.  Dinner and non-alcoholic beverages included in ticket price. Music is provided by DJ Baronhawk Poitier.  Email  Go to

40] – On Thurs., Aug. 23 and Tues., Aug. 28 at 6 PM, and continuing until Sept. 27, get involved with Baltimore City Phone Banks for Ben Jealous, hosted by the Baltimore City Democratic Party at the 1199 SEIU Maryland/DC, 611 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201.  Call voters across Baltimore, and tell them why Ben Jealous is the best candidate for our City! Phone bank every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 PM.  You'll have talking points on hand, and plenty of seasoned volunteers to support you as you engage with neighbors across Baltimore. Just bring a cell phone and a charger! Go to

41] – On Thurs., Aug. 23 from 6:30 to 8 PM, be at Against Domestic Violence - Artist Talk with Marta Perez Garcia, hosted by Marta Pérez García at the D.C. Public Library – Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW, WDC 20010.  Garcia, a Puerto Rican artist living in D.C., has won a Public Art Building Communities grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She has partnered with the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and is passionate about giving a voice to those who suffer and those who love and support those who suffer in and through domestic violence.  Her public art project titled, "I'm Gonna Get You...Body, Woman, Rupture (Si te cojo....cuerpo, mujer, rotura)" will be exhibited at the Reeves Building (14 St. & U St. NW) from mid-September through October 2018.

For her project, Garcia is collecting objects of memory, like (but not limited to): images of hope, books, photographs, poems, figures, letters and charms, or any object that reflects relevant aspects of the survivor's experience. In support of this effort, any person is invited to anonymously donate an object of memory that can help break the silence and take action against domestic violence. The objects will be displayed on the installation as a symbol of the community's rising consciousness and commitment to speak out, reflect and act. At this presentation, Garcia will speak about the project "Against Domestic Violence," and she will also collect the Objects of Memory that are going to be an important part of the installation (art project).  See

42] – On Thurs., Aug. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, catch up with Capitalism and the Carceral State, hosted by Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America at the Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW, WDC 20001, This is the first of four discussions hosted by the MDC-DSA Education Working Group on incarceration, crime, capitalism, and prison abolition. While the readings were designed as a series, each meeting also works as a stand-alone event. Thus, one can easily attend any meeting without having attended the previous meetings. The full background of the series and list of meetings can be viewed here--  See

43] – On Thurs., Aug. 23 from 7 to 7:30 PM, there is a Mini-VAN Training for Baltimore County Democratic Canvassers, hosted by the Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club at the County Democratic Party Hdq., 301 Allegheny Ave., Towson.  Want to canvas for Ben Jealous, Johnny Olszewski, and other Democrats in Baltimore County? You'll need the "mini-VAN" app on your smartphone/tablet and to know how to use it. This 1/2 hour training by the Dems' "coordinated campaign" is at 7 PM, right before the 8 PM monthly meeting of the Baltimore County Progressive Democrats--at which Johnny O and Jealous and/or Susan Turnbull are speaking (also at party headquarters. Get trained--it's painless. Go forth at

44] –  On Thurs., Aug. 23 at 7 PM  @ Rock Spring Congregational UCC, 5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington, VA, see AL HELM (The Dream): Martin Luther King in Palestine,  sponsored by Voices from the Holy Land Film Series.  An African-American gospel choir is the Greek chorus for a Palestinian play on Martin Luther King Jr. which tours the West Bank preaching nonviolence. The choir is apprehensive about working with Palestinians whose American media image is that of angry, violent terrorists. For the Palestinian actors, Americans are unconditional supporters of their occupiers. It is a personal and cultural exchange where, over the course of the journey, their ideas about each other are radically transformed. Happy to finally visit the Holy Land, the choir witnesses life in the occupied territories, perform in a unique theater inside a refugee camp using art as an alternative to violence, and meet Fadi Quran, a young leader of a nonviolent movement for justice.  At the end of their tour reality will astonishingly mirror the play on MLK, a man who died for his beliefs.

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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