Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 29 -- November 5, 2018

32] Phone Bank for Johnny O – Aug. 29 – Nov. 5
33] Two films about Gaza – Aug. 29
34] Transportation Forum – Aug. 29
35] Book talk about “Resilience for All” – Aug. 29
36] A Multi-Agency Forum/Using FOIA to Access Immigration Records – Aug. 30
37] Phone bank for Ben Jealous – Aug. 30
38] The Syria Crisis – Aug. 30
39] Fight for the Ocean Aug. 30
40] Stop the Hate vigil – Aug. 30
41] See the film ”End the Silence” – Aug. 30
32]   On Wed., Aug. 29 and Thurs., Aug. 30 at 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!  Contact Team O's Brad at 410-371-9731 or at brad@gojohnnyo.com.  Look at https://www.facebook.com/pg/JohnOlszewskiJr/events/.

33] – On Thurs., Aug. 29 at 6 PM EDT, FCNL's Quaker Welcome Center will host a special screening of two films about Gaza, followed by a Q&A. You can watch via livestream! This screening will kick off the "Voices from the Holy Land" screening series in collaboration with other Quaker groups in Washington.   The Quaker Welcome Center is a place for dialogue and the promotion of peace, justice, and environmental sustainability on Capitol Hill. The center hosts programs and events that equip people to change policy, nurture integrity in governance, and collaborate across political differences. 

Watch two short films “Gaza in Context” at https://vimeo.com/173154919 and “Gaza: Open Wound” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmRPkfAN2EU&feature=youtu.be.  The Q&A and live stream will start at 7 PM EDT. RSVP at https://act.fcnl.org/event/quaker-welcome-center-events-watch-home_attend/388?t=18&akid=8524%2E148132%2EAVbISO.  Once you sign up, FCNL will send you a link that you can use to join the live stream when the Q&A starts.

34] – Attend the St. Mary's Transportation Forum with Free Food on Wed., Aug. 29 from  6:30 to 8:30 PM, organized by the Sierra Club’s Southern Maryland Group at the Patuxent Naval Air Museum, 22156 Three Notch Rd., Lexington Park  20653.Contact Lindsey Mendelson at lindsey.mendelson@mdsierra.org or  (847) 691-2186. Hear about the challenges and opportunities for transportation, share your vision on what a climate-friendly, safe, equitable, and reliable transportation system will look like, and set up an action plan!

35] – On Wed., Aug. 29 from 6:30 to 8 PM, catch the book talk with author Barbara Brown Wilson who will discuss her book “Resilience for All” at Busboys and Poets Books, 1025 5th St. NW, WDC 20001.  In many vulnerable neighborhoods, structural racism and classism prevent residents from having a seat at the table when decisions are made about their community. In an effort to overcome power imbalances and ensure local knowledge informs decision-making, a new approach to community engagement is essential. Wilson provides the tools and inspiration needed to do so, and charts a path forward that is driven by social equity, vibrancy, and hope. This event will highlight how community-driven design projects in underserved communities can not only change the built world, but also provide opportunities for residents to build their own capacities.  Visit www.islandpress.org and https://www.facebook.com/events/668444043527663/.

36] –  On Thurs., Aug. 30 from 10 AM to noon, join a Multi-Agency Forum on Using FOIA to Access Immigration Records, hosted by Research at the US National Archives at the William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.  Accessing immigration records through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) does not have to be a confusing process. Learn from federal agency representatives about the kinds of immigration records their agency keeps and how you can use FOIA to request copies of these records. The forum is presented by the Office of Government Information Services and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forum-on-access-to-immigration-records-83018-tickets-47710442217.  A Livestream will be available on National Archives YouTube Channel.  Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxx4jWcEp5Q.

37] –  On Thurs., Aug. 30 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/2105898316403812/.

38] – On Thurs., Aug. 30 from 7 to 8:30 PM, catch up with The Syria Crisis: Still Unfolding, hosted by the Global Center for Refugee Education and Science and Veterans for American Ideals, 805 15th St. NW, Suite 900, WDC 20005.   These groups and Human Rights First invite you to attend the Fall 2018 speaker series. This series brings together some of the best minds in the world to discuss the state of the global refugee crisis, its complexity, and where it's heading. Each month, focus on a different region of the world.  The first event will be on the Syria crisis, which is still unfolding. Discuss the scope of this issue and the actions we can take to make positive change. Tickets are at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-syria-crisis-still-unfolding-tickets-48423378629. See https://www.facebook.com/events/253779078775961/.

39] – On Thurs., Aug. 30 from 6 to 7 PM, Fight for the Ocean, hosted by La Raza For Liberation and Food Empowerment Project at the Anacostia River, WDC 20781.  In honor of Dr. Sylvia Earle, Food Empowerment Project declares August 30th as Fight for the Ocean Day! Grab your reusable water bottle, bucket or compostable trash bags and join us for a day of cleaning one of our local beaches! Trash harms our oceans and the sea creatures who call it home. Gather at 1901 Anacostia Dr., WDC 20020.  Dog are welcome and parking is free at Poplar Point and throughout Anacostia Park. Entrances to the park are accessible from bridge sidewalk ramps. The parking lots throughout the park are paved with handicap parking spaces. The newly paved Anacostia River Trail that spans the length of the park along the river is wheelchair accessible. All restrooms throughout the park are also accessible.  Start at Poplar Point at 6 PM and work your way up the river walk trail.  Want to take action by organizing a clean-up at a local beach, river, or lake in your area? Send an email at info (at) foodispower.org!  Visit http://www.foodispower.org/fight-for-the-oceans-day/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/293478201456643/.

40] – On Thurs., Aug. 30 at 7 PM, Johnny Olszewski, running for Baltimore County Executive, will join the No Hate in 21228 Vigil at Immanuel Church of Christ, 1905 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville 21228. See https://www.facebook.com/pg/JohnOlszewskiJr/events/.

41] –  At The Senator Theater, 5904 York Road, Baltimore 21212 from Thurs., Aug. 30 at 7 PM through Sat., Sept. 1, see the film ” End the Silence,” a groundbreaking documentary that examines child sexual abuse from behind the closed doors of African-American homes. Seven powerful women give a candid account of how they turned tragedy into triumph.  Admission includes the following: live performances by soundtrack artist Karlessa Beach and Baltimore's own, FloJo; keynote speaker, and an After Party at Melba's Place, 3126 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore 21218.  This film is rated PG-13. Children from ages 13-16 gets in the show FREE with a parent or guardian. Each additional child is $10. All teens should see this film. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the #protectourgirlscampaign. For VIP seating, contact Kymme Agee Pierce at 410-340-1110. Go to https://www.facebook.com/endthesilencedocumentary/.

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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