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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 12 - 13, 2018
should the trans-Atlantic alliance counter Russian aggression? – Dec. 12
35]Food Rescue – Dec. 12
Korea's Place in the World – Dec. 12
Food Rescue – Dec. 12
38]Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Oversight Hearing --Dec. 12
Uncertain Nuclear Future– Dec. 12
40]Holiday Happy Hour –Dec. 12
41]Your Brain on Catastrophic Risk – Dec. 12
42]The Clean Air Baltimore Coalition
meeting -- Dec. 12
43]Envisioning Water Justice – Dec. 12
no borders candlelight vigil – Dec. 12
Supremacy, Power, and the Role of Interfaith -- Dec. 12
46]Bill Fletcher wrote a novel -- Dec. 12
47] Paris to Pittsburgh -- Dec. 12
48] Ellen & Max in court -- Dec.
Korea Sanctions Enforcement -- Dec. 13
50] Film 1971 – Dec. 13
51]Food Rescue – Dec. 13
Course for Environmental Change --Dec. 13
WITH SILVIA FEDERICI -- Dec. 13
Stewards of Greater Annapolis meeting -- Dec. 13
34] -- On
Wed., Dec. 12 at 10 AM at the Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775
Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036, get an answer of an expert panel How should
the trans-Atlantic alliance counter Russian aggression? See https://www.brookings.edu/events/how-should-the-transatlantic-alliance-counter-russian-aggression/.The West is searching for a response to
Russia’s ongoing malfeasance, including its recent attack on Ukraine
in the Black Sea and its just-revealed effort to “muck around” in
U.S. 2018 midterm elections. These are the latest in a long sequence of
transgressions on the part of the Kremlin, ranging from the invasion of
Georgia, to the violation of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, to interference in the
democratic processes of NATO member states, perhaps most dramatically seen in
Putin’s assault on the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As a result, on both
sides of the Atlantic, democratic values and institutions—and the
trans-Atlantic alliance predicated upon them—are at risk.
35] – On Wed., Dec. 12 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/327125147795282/.
36] –Sponsored by Partnerships for
International Strategies in Asia (PISA), Beyond Summit Diplomacy: Redefining
North Korea's Place in the World will happen on Wed., Dec. 12 from noon to 2 PM
in Room 505, The Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E. St. NW, WDC
20052. The lecture is by Jenny Town about North Korea, following the Panmunjom,
Singapore, and Pyongyang summits and redefining its place in the world. Lunch
will be provided and the event is free and open to the public.This event is made possible thanks to the
generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation.Town is a Research Analyst at The Henry L. Stimson Center and the
Managing Editor and Producer of “38 North,” a web journal that provides policy
and technical analysis on North Korea. RSVP at ttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kSzHliLpzmVyibeRvHk6mYvPJsL9oCxR5s0VZpO6weY/viewform?ts=5c057a33&edit_requested=true.
37] – On Wed., Dec. 5 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.
38] – On Wed., Dec. 12 from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, get over to the Watch
Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Oversight Hearing, hosted by the
New Mexico Women’s March. Watch online
to watch the Senate Indian Affairs Oversight Committee Hearing on “Missing and Murdered:
Confronting the Silent Crisis in Indian Country.” The Indian Affairs Committee’s
oversight hearing entitled “Missing and Murdered: Confronting the Silent Crisis
in Indian Country” will be held in the Dirksen Office Building, room 628. Watch the online livestream of the hearing
here: bit.ly/IndigenousMissing. NAMED
FOR MURDERED NATIVE WOMAN – SAVANNA’S ACT PASSES U.S. SENATE at http://bit.ly/2zNbZd9.
The U.S. Senate passed the Savanna’s Act.
Named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, who was abducted and tragically killed
last year in Fargo, North Dakota. Introduced by U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp
(D-N.D.), the bill would establish best practices guidelines for law
enforcement agencies to respond to and solve more cases of missing and murdered
Indigenous women. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2134643700184428/.
39] – On
Wed., Dec. 12 at 4 PM, catch Our Uncertain Nuclear Future: How Do We Proceed if
Treaties are Trashed? Donald Trump’s announcement of intent to withdraw from
the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty constitutes another severe blow to
a treaty-based system of nuclear arms and threat reduction. One last treaty
governing formal, verifiable draw-downs of nuclear forces remains -- the New
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Mr. Trump has vacillated wildly in his
comments on the future of U.S. strategic forces, ranging from an expressed
interest in deep cuts to significant arms build-ups. For now, he has declined
Vladimir Putin’s offer of extending New START. Trump’s national security
adviser, John Bolton, might be expected to seek withdrawal from New START, and
he might well succeed, rather than to leave the decision of its extension and
further reductions to the winner of the next presidential election. Join a
discussion of our nuclear future with Nina Tannenwald, Jon Wolfsthal and Lynn
Rusten. The speakers will address the following questions: What role will norms
play in our nuclear future? What role will treaties play, with specific
reference to New START? Will we be entering a future of “arms control without
agreements"? If so, what might this look like? Stimson’s Co-founder, Michael
Krepon, will moderate the discussion at The Stimson Center, 8th Floor, 1211
Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20036.Visit https://www.stimson.org/content/our-uncertain-nuclear-future-how-do-we-proceed-if-treaties-are-trashed.
40] – On
Wed., Dec. 12 from 5 to 9 PM, enjoy a Holiday Happy Hour Fundraiser, hosted by the
Baltimore Housing Roundtable at the United Workers, 2640 Saint Paul St.,
Baltimore 21218. Tickets are at www.gofundme.com. Peabody Heights Brewing has committed to
donating 15% of all proceeds from the Holiday Happy Hour to support Charm
City Land Trusts very first community-owned home. CCLT is aiming to raise
20,000 dollars to renovate the house AND make it affordable to a long-term
McElderry Park resident at around $500/month. This is less than half of what
community members currently pay in rent! Come help support the community land trust
movement in Baltimore. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1995538150524988/.
41] – On Wed., Dec. 12 from 5 to 6:30 PM, listen in on Your
Brain on Catastrophic Risk with Dr. Moran Cerf, Professor of Neuroscience and
Business, hosted by Ernest J. Moniz, Co-Chair and CEO of Nuclear Threat
Initiative, 1776 Eye St. NW, Suite 600, WDC.A reception will follow after the discussion. Dr. Cerf will discuss how
the brain processes risk, especially catastrophic risk, and take questions from
the audience. He is a professor of neuroscience and business, spending time
between the Kellogg School of Management, the MIT Media Lab, and the Long
Island Jewish Medical Center’s Department of Neurosurgery. Additionally, he is
science consultant for various Hollywood films and TV shows, and is the Sloan
screenwriting professor at the American Film Institute. Go to https://www.tfaforms.com/4709540.
42] – The Clean Air Baltimore Coalition
meeting is open to all community organizers, activists and residents interested
in supporting clean air efforts in Baltimore City. Learn about the progress of
the Clean Air Act and how to best to support efforts moving forward on Wed.,
Dec 12 at 6:30 PM @ Thrive Baltimore, 6 E Lafayette Ave., Baltimore.Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
43] –You are
invited to A Night Envisioning Water
Justice for All Marylanders on Wed., Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8 PM at Barnes
Memorial Church, 3000 Hillen Road, Baltimore21218.The gathering is hosted by Pastor Mark James at his church, which he
almost lost at tax sale, in part due to a water bill. Celebrate the water-victories this year and
talk about the work moving forward. Enjoy light bites,
drinks and a discussion about water for all Marylanders. At 7 PM, there will be
remarks by Rianna Eckel and Mitch Jones with Food & Water Watch, as well as
several community partners
Believe in a future
where families don’t have to choose between buying groceries or paying the
water bill, where people don’t have to worry about an outstanding water bill
costing them their home or church, where the quality of our water isn’t
impacted by dangerous industries, and where private corporations cannot profit
off our water. Spend an evening with Food & Water Watch staff,
organizers, and community partners to celebrate recent victories, and learn
about the work that supporters make possible. RSVP at https://secure.foodandwaterwatch.org/act/envisioning-water-justice-all-marylanders.
45] --On Wed., Dec. 12 from 7 to 8:30 PM, find
out about White Supremacy, Power, and the Role of Interfaith, hosted
by Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies at Emmanuel
Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201. Tickets are at icjs.org.
From slavery and the Holocaust to Charlottesville and the Pittsburgh shooting,
how are anti-black racism and anti-Semitism related in the contemporary U.S.
context? Dr. Beverly Mitchell explores 21st century challenges facing
minorities in the wake of an emboldened sense of white supremacy and xenophobic
nationalism. Free. Open to all. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/699819043697524/.
46] – On Wed., Dec. 12 at 7 PM, hear Bill
Fletcher, Jr. talk about his novel "The Man Who Fell From the Sky" at Red Emma's
Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201. Call (443) 602
7611 or go to https://www.redemmas.org/.
In 1970, a sniper’s bullet shocks the sleepy Cape Cod
village of Osterville. David Gomes, a young reporter for the Cape & Islands
Gazette covers the story, thinking his reporting might lead to a job with a
major metropolitan newspaper. With protests against the Viet Nam war and the
rise of the Black Panthers roiling the public, the murder investigation becomes
deeply personal when Gomes, a Cape Verdean American, encounters the smoldering
racial antagonism between the descendants of Cape Verde and African-Americans,
as well as the deep-seated hatred toward all people of color among some members
of the white community.
Fletcher, the author
of “They're Bankrupting Us! “(Beacon Press, 2012), and co-author (with Dr.
Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided (UC Press, 2009), is a long-time
racial-justice, labor, and international activist, scholar, and author. See https://www.facebook.com/events/337474390346539/.
"Paris to Pittsburgh" on the National Geographic Channel on Wed.,
Dec. 12 at 9 PM ET.Two alarming new
scientific reports have been released in the last few months that further
reveal the scope of the serious and widespread impacts we are already feeling
from climate change. Yet, there is an alarming lack of honesty and leadership
on climate change from President Trump and many other national leaders in the U.S.But as we see in the powerful new
documentary, many cities and communities across the country are stepping up and
taking the lead on climate change and clean energy. Visit ParistoPittsburgh.com
to watch a trailer and send a message to your mayor supporting local action on
– Ellen Barfield and Max
Obuszewski will appear in U.S. District Court on Lombard St. in Baltimore on
Thurs., Dec. 13 at 9 AM.When they tried
to deliver a letter to the new director of the National Security Agency, they
were arrested and charged with failure to obey a lawful order and attempting to
enter protected property. Of course, they will contest the charges and seek to
set up a motions hearing.Contact Max at
mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.
49] –On Thurs., Dec. 13 at noon at CRDF Global, 1776 Wilson
Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22209, find out about North Korea Sanctions
Enforcement Challenge: Avoiding Financial Derisking.Check out https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-korea-sanctions-enforcement-challenge-avoiding-financial-derisking-tickets-53266130430.As UN Security Council Resolutions targeting
North Korea's nuclear weapon and missile programs evolve and expand, many
countries are challenged to build robust compliance programs across a
range of industries. Developing countries often find themselves caught in
the crossfire when sanctions and other forms of economic leverage are deployed
to pressure countries of proliferation concern. Their ability to develop robust
compliance frameworks can factor heavily in their ability to maintain access to
the global financial system, as banks in the United States and Europe work to
reduce their potential exposure to penalties for noncompliance. Sanctions,
while well-intended from an international security perspective, can negatively
affect progress towards other international development goals – including
financial inclusion for women and other disadvantaged populations. Lunch will
be provided starting at noon. The event will start promptly at 12:30
PM. Contact Timothy Westmyer at CRDF Global (email@example.com).
50] – On Thurs., Dec. 13 from 4 to 7 PM, see the film 1971, a
documentary about eight ordinary citizens who broke into an FBI office in
Media, PA, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. In
doing so, they uncovered the FBI’s vast and illegal regime of spying and
intimidation of citizens exercising their First Amendment rights. See it at Stokes Auditorium, Haverford
College. Check out https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=69381.
51] – On Thurs., Dec. 13 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/178973439543642/.
53] – On Thurs., Dec. 13 at 7 PM, check out AN EVENING WITH SILVIA
FEDERICI at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St.,
Baltimore 21201. Call (443) 602 7611 or
go to https://www.redemmas.org/.This is a special event with feminist and
anti-capitalist organizer, theorist, and historian Silvia Federici. One of the organizers of the Wages for
Housework campaign, and the author of the modern classic “Caliban and the
Witch,” Silvia will be in Baltimore to present two new books—“Witches,
Witch-Hunting, and Women” and “Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and
the Politics of the Commons.”
Thurs., Dec. 13 at 7 PM, come to the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis
meeting at the Annapolis Friends Meetinghouse, 351 Dubois Rd., Annapolis 21401.
Phil Ateto will talk about thinking strategically to create effective
activism. Look at tactics to get climate change on the agenda
for public discussion and collective action.
"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