Sunday, November 4, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 5 -- December 31, 2018

21] Newsmaker Breakfast with Kenneth Thompson – Nov. 5
22] Choose Food – Nov. 5
23] Pikesville GOTV Canvass – Nov. 5
24] Redlining exhibit through Dec. 31
25] Food Rescue Baltimore – Nov. 5
26] Protest sanctions on Iran -- Nov. 5
27] Stop Erdogan's Attacks on Kobane and Rojava -- Nov. 5
28] The Gregg Deal Lecture - Indigenous Art and Activism – Nov. 5
29] Phone bank for Johnny O -- Nov. 5
30] Get the Money Out – Nov. 5
31] World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 – Nov. 6
32] Re-Envisioning Wastewater Treatment – Nov. 6
33] Japan’s Nuclear Policy – Nov. 6
34] Election Night Watch Party – Nov. 6
35] Peace Vigil – Nov. 6
36] No Drone Research DEMO – Nov. 6
37] Food Rescue Baltimore -- Nov. 7
38] Hear from Mitch Landrieu – Nov. 7
39] Challenges to Open Government and Freedom of Information – Nov. 7
21] – On Mon., Nov. 5 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM, come to the Newsmaker Breakfast with  Kenneth Thompson, Consent Decree Monitor, hosted by Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 S. Calvert St., Suite 1700, Baltimore 21202. Tickets are at Join regional business leaders for a conversation with Kenneth Thompson, the Monitor of the sweeping Consent Decree mandating local police reforms between Baltimore and the U.S. Department of Justice. Thompson will update the business community on the status of the reform efforts and next steps in the process. Thompson is a Partner at Venable LLP. See

22] – On Mon., Nov. 5 from 9 AM to 1:30 PM on Thurs., Nov. 8, attend Choose Food: ​Incorporating Ethics, Transparency, Values, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Environmental Health & Engineering and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics at Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt St., Baltimore 21202.  As an Ethically-Based, Radically-Transparent Program to Support Values-Aligned Choices About Food, the Choose Food Project is an initiative of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  See and

23] – On Mon., Nov. 5 and Tues., Nov. 6 at 9 AM, get with the Pikesville GOTV Canvass, hosted by Baltimore County for Jealous at 1819 Reisterstown Rd., Pikesville 21208.  Knock on doors in Pikesville and the Greater District 11! Meet at the Barnes & Noble at 9 AM, or noon or 4 PM.  There will be both phone banking, as well as leafletting at the polls.  Also there are other offices that need help at the same shift times--301 Allegheny Ave., Towson 21204 & 5740 Executive Drive, Suite 108, Catonsville.  Go to

24] – 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

25] – On Mon., Nov. 5, and every Monday until Feb. 4, 2019, at noon, there will be a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Food Rescue Baltimore is honored to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring access to free vegan/plant-based food in the community. Bring a bag. Take what you want from noon to 1PM or while supplies last. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the Food Rescue Baltimore give away. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give-away but will be available for sale. See

26] – On Mon., Nov. 5, the Trump administration will reinstate ALL Iran sanctions, which will further choke Iran’s economy and create more hardships for the people. In response to these appalling and inhumane sanctions, CODEPINK: Women For Peace will protest outside the U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20220, noon to 1 PM! Speakers include Medea Benjamin, author of “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Jamal Abdi, president of the National Iranian American Council, and other Iranian activists. Hear stories about the effects of sanctions on Iranians and read an apology letter to the people of Iran. Email and check out

27] – On Mon., Nov. 5 from noon  to 1 PM, Stop Erdogan's Attacks on Kobane and Rojava, hosted by Alliance for Radical Democracy at the U.S. Department of State, 2201 C St. NW, WDC 20520.  The occupying Turkish state has attacked the people of Kobane and Tel Abyad for the past several days, killing civilians and destroying homes. Erdogan has threatened to do to Kobanê what he did to Afrin— ethnic cleansing, terrorism, and war. The international community has been silent.  It is time to stand against these threats, and show our support for the people of Kobane as they struggle against fascism once again.   Call on all people to contact their representatives in Congress to raise awareness of the situation, to refuse to finance Erdogan's war effort by boycotting Turkish products, services, and tourism, and to join this demonstration. Visit

28] – On Mon., Nov. 5 from noon to 1:30 PM, attend the Gregg Deal Lecture - Indigenous Art and Activism, hosted by Native American Life Lines of Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg, School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21205. Celebrate #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth featuring Artist and Activist Gregg Deal.  See

29] – On Mon., Nov. 5 at 5:30 PM, 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  Look at

30] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Monday, Oct. 22 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  Call 605-475-6711, code 1136243#.  Work only on brainstorming ideas for participation in the upcoming General Election.

31] – On Tues., Nov. 6 at 10 AM through Nov. 25, see the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018, hosted by Lightscape Foundation at the Dupont Underground, 19 Dupont Circle NW, WDC 20036.  The Exhibition is on a world-wide tour showcasing the stories that matter. A specially tailored exhibition has been created for Washington, D.C. including with a retrospective of the Photos of the Year since 1955, photographs of four African Photojournalism Database photographers, and Images honoring the work of Agence France-Presse photographer Shah Marai.  Call 202 337 3686. The visiting hours are until 6 PM, while the doors will close at 7 PM.  It is closed on Mondays and Thanksgiving (Nov. 22).  There is a discounted admission of $12, while general admission is $18.  Children under 14 enter free (however should be accompanied by an adult, given the nature of the some images).  Audio guides with information from the photographers will be available at no charge (first-come first served).  Visitors are free to come back multiple times by leaving their names with the volunteers at the entrance. See or

32] – On Tues., Nov. 6 from 3 to 5 PM, be at the Re-Envisioning Wastewater Treatment: O'Melia Lecture, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Environmental Health & Engineering and Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Hodson Hall 110, Baltimore 21218.  This is the 2018 Charles and Mary O’Melia Lecture in Environmental Science, Desmond Lawler will do the presentation. A reception will follow in the second floor lobby of Hodson Hall. Go to

33] – On Tues., Nov. 6 from 3:30 to 5 PM, hear about Japan’s Nuclear Policy, hosted by the Zaron X Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Student Research Institute on the Asia-Pacific at the American University, Library 150, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20016.  RSVP at

34] –  Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is Nov. 6.  Call 215-426-0364.

35] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Nov. 6 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

36] – On Tues., Nov. 6 from 7  to 10 PM, get over to an Election Night Watch Party, hosted by Baltimore City Green Party at Nancy by SNAC, 131 West North Ave., Baltimore 21201.  In just a matter of days, the Big Day for our nation, state, and wonderful city of Baltimore will be among us: Election Day 2018! Light fare will be provided by Nancy by SNAC and drinks will be available, but this is also a Potluck!! Please feel free to bring a dish to share. RSVP is required for attendance, so please follow the link to secure your way in

37] – On Wed., Nov. 7 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

38] – On Wed., Nov. 7 from 6 to 9 PM, hear from Mitch Landrieu, B.A. 1982: “Faith, Race, and Politics,” hosted by Catholic University Alumni Association, 620 Michigan Ave. NE, WDC 20064.  As part of the History Matters lecture series, Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans, returns to campus to speak and sign his recent book, “In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History.” A reception follows.  Books may be purchased at the event from Barnes & Noble.  RSVP in advance so that demand can be gauged. Visit

39] – On Wed., Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 9 PM, the Delaware Coalition for Open Government, the DE Press Association, and League of Women Voters will host an open government event with Dan Bevarly, Executive Director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition.  The topic is Challenges to Open Government and Freedom of Information with a focus on the access to public records at Widener University, DE Law School, Room 119, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE. Register at

40] – On Wed., Nov. from 7 to 9 PM, hear ARJUN SINGH SETHI PRESENTS "AMERICAN HATE: SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT" at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  In his book, Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities. Call (443) 602 7611 or go to

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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