Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 14 - December 31, 2018

25] Redlining exhibit through Dec. 31
26] March with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe -- Nov. 14
27] Call for Justice for Yemen, Restore the War Powers Act! -- Nov. 14
28] Food Rescue – Nov. 14
29] Economic Rights and Consumer Celebration -- Nov. 14
30] Food Rescue – Nov. 14
31] Hearing on housing closure – Nov. 14
32] Race, Racism, and the New Racial Science – Nov. 14
33] Rise Above Poverty– Nov. 14
34] Research, Power, Justice – Nov. 14
35] What's next after the elections?  – Nov. 14
36] Chinese oppression of the Uyghur Muslims – Nov. 14
37] Dismantle Border Imperialism – Nov. 15 - 18
38] Food Rescue – Nov. 15
39] Peace a Pizza Fundraiser – Nov. 15
40] Film COWSPIRACY – Nov. 15
41] Post-Trump Future – Nov. 15
42] Guide to Nonviolence – Nov. 15
43] Progressive Maryland Party Nov. 15
44] Water Justice Forum – Nov. 15
25] – 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

26] – On Wed., Nov. 14 from 10 AM to 1:30 PM, join the Mashpee Wampanoag Land Sovereignty Walk/Rally in DC, hosted by Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The Walk/Rally will start from the National Museum of the American Indian and go to the U.S. Capitol to bring awareness to the threat posed upon the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and urge the passage of HR5244/S2628. Visit

On September 7, 2018, the Department of the Interior issued its first Carcieri decision in which it refused to reaffirm its own authority to confirm the status of the 
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s reservation. The Department rejected the clear evidence of federal jurisdiction provided in multiple federal reports (some commissioned by Congress). H.R. 5244 / S. 2628, The Mashpee Reservation Reaffirmation Act, is a bipartisan bill that reaffirms the status of Mashpee's reservation.  Passage of H.R. 5244 / S.2628 will prevent Interior from disestablishing the Tribe's Ancestral Reservation Homelands!

27] – Join CODEPINK and others at the Capitol on Wed., Nov. 14 at 11 AM to call for Justice for Yemen, Restore the War Powers Act! The Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, successfully advanced a measure to block a debate and vote on H.Con.Res. 138 within the Republican-controlled Rules Committee. Rep. Ken Buck, a Republican cosponsor of the effort who sits on the Rules Committee, walked out and did not take a vote on deprivileging the resolution. This means that the House will vote on that rule likely around 4 PM just before the only bill being considered this week (Manage Our Wolves Act). Within that rule, a provision will attempt to strip the expedited consideration of H.Con.Res. 138 to end US military participation in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, thereby denying the House a clean up-or-down vote on that measure. 

Most if not all Democrats are expected to vote against that rule. Thomas Massie is leading a Dear Colleague letter to his colleagues in the Republican conference to vote NO on the rule, alongside Democrats. If we can secure a majority of the 40 Republicans who voted in 2016 to block the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen to vote down the rule, we might win on the floor tomorrow. If we come up close on this procedural fight, it could set the stage for an imminent reintroduction of the measure as the Senate pursues a floor vote with S.J.Res. 54 in the coming days. Contact Keane at 914.715.9179.

28] – On Wed., Nov. 14 at noon and every Wednesday until Feb. 6, 2019, get food at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211. This is hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit

29] -- Join the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition []  on Wed., Nov. 15 from 12:30 to 9 PM at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights 21090 for its Economic Rights and Consumer Celebration.  Discuss ways to move progressive economic policy forward in in our state.  Become an individual member and you can attend the Economic Summit for free and receive a discounted ticket to the Consumer Awards Celebration. More importantly, you can join Marylanders across the state in building a strong, citizen’s movement for economic rights and financial inclusion. Membership includes a wide variety of benefits, including access to a members-only newsletter, free trainings and workshops for you and your networks, and much more!  Meet the winner of the Legislative Achievement of the Year Award… Senator Jim Rosapepe!  Go to

30] – On Wed., Nov. 14 at 2 PM, and every Wednesday until July 24, 2019, School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore will give out food at 1412 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21213. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

31] On Wed., Nov. 14 from 6 to 7:30 PM, there will be a Public Hearing on Transforming 2629 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, hosted by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development in the First Floor Conference Room, 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, WDC 20020. The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is holding a public hearing to consider the proposed disposition of 2629 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, a residential apartment in the Barry Farm neighborhood of Ward 8. This property is to be disposed of via the Negotiated Sale process. A draft Property Disposition Agreement was negotiated with the purchaser, 2629 MLK LLC.

The public hearing is being conducted to ensure that citizens are informed about the disposing and development of the property and can present their views. Citizens who would like to present oral testimony are encouraged to register in advance.  If you would like to present oral testimony, you are encouraged to register in advance either by e-mailing Chantese Rogers at, or by calling 202-478-1355. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and organization affiliation, if any. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) relay service is available by calling (800) 201-7165.   See

32] -- On Wed., Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 PM, catch the lecture Race, Racism, and the New Racial Science, hosted by the Dresher Center for the Humanities, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore 21250.  This is HUMANITIES FORUM FALL 2018, the W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture will be delivered by Dorothy E. Roberts, the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, and Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania.  Recent advances in scientific research have included a renewed interest in biological concepts of race and explanations of racial inequality. The science that emerged from sequencing the human genome has been marked by investigations of race-based genetic difference and the redefinition of race as a genomic category. The genomic era has generated collaborations between biological and social scientists that seek to link social outcomes to genetic traits. Even some researchers who study the impact of social inequality on biological outcomes have explained racial disadvantage in biological terms. And the biological and social scientists developing a new racial science avoid the political implications of their research by distinguishing their objectivity and socially beneficial aims from scientific racism of the past. This lecture will critically examine the new racial science and propose a more just way for social and biological scientists to study race and racism.  See

33] – On Wed., Nov. 14 from 5 to 7 PM, get over to Rising Above Concentrated Poverty in Baltimore City Schools, hosted by Zeke Cohen at the Dorothy I. Height Elementary, 2011 Linden Ave., Baltimore 21217. Participate in a conversation about how we can ensure that all our students have access to an excellent education.  We’ll highlight some of the most promising programs in schools and talk about what resources are needed to expand and improve these programs.  Hear from students, parents, educators, Delegates Maggie McIntosh, Cory McCray and Mary Washington as well as Senator Bill Ferguson about how we can unite together to advocate for these additional resources during the 2019 Legislative Session.  Go to

34] – Attend Research, Power, Justice, an Economic Policy Institute reception celebrating the future of worker power in America on Wed., Nov. 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC. Hear from Rev. William Barber and other transformative leaders working to build an economy that works for everyone, and honor Ady Barkan of the Center for Popular Democracy, an inspiring worker champion.  RSVP at
Contact Arlene Williams at (202) 775-8810 or

35] – On Wed., Nov. 14 from 7 to 9:30 PM, hear from Larry Cohen, National Chair Our Revolution: What's next after the elections?  This is hosted by Our Revolution Howard at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia 21045. Cohen is the past president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and National Chair of Our Revolution.  There were wins and losses in the election, and now is the time to assess the consequences! The regular – but shortened – ORHoCo monthly membership meeting will start at 7 PM, and all are welcome. The presentation will begin at 7:30 PM. RSVP here:  Check out

36] –  On Wed., Nov. 14 from 7 to 10 PM, hear about the Uyghur Muslims - The Forgotten Nation of the Islamic World, hosted by United2Heal GMU at George Mason University - Johnson Center, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030. Learn about the re-education camps victimizing our Uyghur brothers and sisters while uplifting their unique culture with ethnic foods, clothing & performances. Seating is limited so please get your tickets as soon as possible!  The link for tickets is  See

37] – This year's Encuentro, Dismantle Border Imperialism! Struggle, Create, Power to the People!, starts on Thurs., Nov. 15 at 9 AM through Sun., Nov. 18 at 4 PM.  The main demand is an end to US economic, military and political intervention in Latin America, and the closure of the SOA/WHINSEC. Visit

38] – On Thurs., Nov. 15 from 4 to 5 PM, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore, every Thursday until Feb. 7, 2019 at the Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit

39] – On Thurs., Nov. 15 from 4 to 8 PM, enjoy the Peace a Pizza Fundraiser, hosted by The Heritage Players, Inc. at the Catonsville Peace A Pizza, 15 Mellor Ave., Catonsville 21228.  MENTION THE HERITAGE PLAYERS FUNDRAISER WHEN YOU ORDER*** AND 20% OF YOUR CHECK WILL BE DONATED BACK TO HERITAGE!  Call (410) 747-2255 or check out and

40] – On Thurs., Nov. 15 at 6:30 PM, see the documentary “Cowspiracy” at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis 21401.  This documentary follows an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as “Blackfish” and as inspiring as “An Inconvenient Truth,” this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet.  Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis are hosting this movie night.  Go to

41] – On Thurs., Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 8 PM, hear about Imagining and Building a Post-Trump Future, hosted by The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC 2000.  In conjunction with the release of “How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance,” longtime organizer and movement journalist L.A. Kauffman will join the Yes Men's Andy Bichlbaum and “Marginalized Majority” author Onnesha Roychoudhuri for a wide-ranging discussion of what it might take for grassroots organizing to dislodge the 45th president from office -- whether that be through impeachment, forced resignation, or at the ballot box in 2020.  Kauffman, Bichlbaum, and Roychoudhuri will discuss the nature of the resistance to Trump, a blueprint for people-powered organizing in the wake of the midterm elections, and visions of a robust post-Trump policy agenda. Go to

42] – On Thurs., Nov. 15 at 7 PM, hear GEORGE LAKEY talk about HOW WE WIN: A GUIDE TO NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  A lifetime of activist experience informs this playbook for building and conducting nonviolent direct action campaigns — teaching us how to achieve real progressive change. Today’s new direct action campaigns require a new, down-to-earth guide to effective campaigning. George Lakey’s How We Win is that timely guide. The Women’s March of January 21, 2017 was estimated at four million people — the largest assembly of activist protest in U.S. history. Many of those assembled were in the streets for the first time, or returning after a period of inactivity.

Lakey, a lifelong activist, helps us understand our political moment (extreme polarization, ripe for political change), teaches us how to plan a campaign to overcome that polarization, demonstrates how to launch these ideas into action, and shows us how to grow and sustain our movements. This is what democracy looks like. Call (443) 602 7611 or go to

43] – On Thurs., Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 PM, get over to Progressive Maryland Volunteer Appreciation Party! It is happening at Holy Frijoles, 908 W 36th St., Baltimore 21211. Come party with Progressive Maryland!  Thanks to all for your tireless commitment, dedication, and energy throughout this election cycle. We could not have passed banning the privatization of our water, fought for funding for the housing trust, won fair elections, or built relationships with our communities without you! We are throwing this event to appreciate all of your hard work, deepen our relationships with each other, and talk about the work we will be doing in the coming months! Food will be provided so come hang out and party with other progressives in Baltimore City!  Call 443-366-6719 or got to

44] – On Thurs., Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 PM, attend the Water Justice Forum, hosted by Jews United for Justice - Baltimore at Beth Am, 2501 Eutaw Place, Baltimore 21217. The United Nations categorizes water as a human right but for many Baltimoreans, water service is unaffordable. Since 2000, water rates have more than tripled in Baltimore City and more than half of residents cannot afford their water bills. When they can’t afford to pay, the City shuts off their water, renters are evicted, and homeowners lose their homes through tax sales. With the lack of substantial assistance from the Department of Public Works, it’s time for radical change to come from City Hall. Access to safe, affordable water is a fundamental human right and one that our City must provide for all Baltimoreans.  Hear stories from neighbors who have struggled with their water bills, learn more about a piece of innovative water justice legislation soon-to-be introduced by City Council President Jack Young, and make plans to take action to ensure it passes! Snacks will be provided.  See

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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