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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 5 - 6, 2018
36] The ABCs of Cooperative Impact– Dec. 5
Food Rescue – Dec. 5
38]21st Century of Policing --Dec. 5
Food Rescue – Dec. 5
40]China's Military and Geopolitical Rise –Dec. 5
41]Civil Rights Legacy of the Kerner Commission– Dec. 5
42]ACLU Executive Director Dana Vickers Shelley -- Dec. 5
43] Battle for a better Baltimore
44]Great Education Funding Struggle – Dec. 5
45]MeToo -- Dec. 5
46]Prevent Violence against Women and
-- Dec. 6
47]Food Rescue – Dec. 6
48]Is America Becoming Less
Democratic? -- Dec. 6
49]2018 Human Rights Awards -- Dec. 6
50]Montgomery County Solar Celebration -- Dec.
51]DMV General Assembly --Dec. 6
52] Progressive Caucus meeting -- Dec. 6
53]See the film "Woman At War"
-- Dec. 6
54]Women and the Vote-- Dec. 6
55] Moms Demand Action -- Dec. 6
36] –On Wed., Dec. 5 from 9 to 11 AM, be at The ABCs of
Cooperative Impact, hosted by the National Cooperative Business
Association CLUSA International, 1775 Eye St. NW, WDC 20006.Learn about the impact cooperatives have on
local economies, community vitality and worker well-being at this free event
hosted at NCBA CLUSA offices.While
interest in cooperatives is growing, evidence of their unique contributions to
economic activity, community vitality and worker well-being is still emerging.
To better understand cooperatives and their link to healthy, equitable and
sustainable communities, the Cooperative Development Foundation and NCBA CLUSA
engaged the Urban Institute to develop a shared framework for assessing
impact—on cooperative enterprises, their members and the communities they
serve. The work was supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson
This presentation will discuss the Urban Institute's
report, "The ABCs of Cooperative Impact," its seven-point framework
for evaluating the economic and social influence of cooperatives, and examples
of cooperatives that are responsive to member and community needs.Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/318813348949597/.
37] – On Wed., Dec. 5 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/.
38] –On Wed., Dec. 5 from 1 to 3 PM, consider The Challenges of
the 21st Century of Policing, hosted by Blue Jay Families at 3509 N.
Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218-2404. The 3rd and final discussion series, Root
Causes of Crime and Solution-Oriented Strategies-A Public Health Perspective
will take place at the Bunting Meyerhoff Interfaith and Community Service
Center. We encourage people to register here for the event. The third discussion
will feature five panelists and Lisa Cooper as moderator, the James F. Fries
Professor of general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins and a Bloomberg
Distinguished Professor who focuses on America’s health disparities—the ways
race and socioeconomic factors shape them, and the ways our health systems
might help eliminate them.
39] – 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.
40] – On Wed., Dec. 5 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM, check out China's
Military and Geopolitical Rise and its Challenge to the US, hosted by The
Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St. NW, WDC 20036.Xi Jinping, China's Communist Party Chairperson
and President, has ambitious plans to make China a global power. This lecture
will discuss the plans to rebuild ancient trading routes with new
infrastructure that can become military bases or ports. The lecture also will
cover China's plans for a modern, powerful military that can project
expeditionary forces to defend China's new, far-flung interests.
Dr. Larry M.
Wortzel served for 32 years in the United States Armed Forces, three years in
the Marine Corps followed by 29 years in the Army. A graduate of the U.S. Army
War College, Dr. Wortzel earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the
University of Hawaii-Manoa. Dr. Wortzel’s military experience includes seven
years in the infantry as well as assignment in signals intelligence collection,
human source intelligence collection, counterintelligence, and as a strategist.
He served two tours of duty in Beijing, China, as a military attaché and spent
twelve years in the Asia-Pacific Region. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1603469479960809/.
41] – On Wed., Dec. 5 from 5 to 8 PM, catch Fulfilling the Civil Rights
Legacy of the Kerner Commission, hosted by GW's Graduate School of
Education & Human Development, Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St. NW, WDC
20052.Conversations that the 1968
Kerner Commission report provided explosive evidence about racism, systemic
discrimination and inequality in the United States. Why then, fifty years
later, do social and economic inequalities continue to grow, despite better and
more nuanced data? And if the evidence is not enough, what will it take to
generate the political will and policy agenda to make real progress?
42] – On Wed., Dec. 5 at 6 PM, catch the live show with ACLU
Executive Director Dana Vickers Shelley, hosted by Elevate Maryland at
10215 Wincopin Cir., Columbia 21044.Welcome Dana to the show! Topics will include ACLU’s legislative agenda,
their race and equity work, and more!Shelley became the Executive Director of the ACLU of Maryland in June of
2018.She has advised and worked at the
NAACP, Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Association of Baltimore Area
Grantmakers, Black Entertainment Television (BET) Networks, and the Southern Poverty
Law Center.Go to
Data rules everything around me, but can it fix the
Baltimore Police Department? Open Justice Baltimore joins us to answer this
question.The project BPD Watch aims to
improve civilian oversight of the Baltimore City Police Department through
information requests and crowdsourced data. The group is using this information
to build profiles of officers, to create much needed transparency.Learn about Case Harvester, an open source
tool designed to mine the Maryland Judiciary Case Search.Open Justice Baltimore (OJB) develops open
source data projects to increase transparency of the Baltimore Police
Department and Baltimore City officials. OJB aims to work with community
organizations, lawyers, journalists, educators, and researchers to create tools
for the benefit of an educated and empowered public.See
44] – On Wed., Dec. 5 from 6:30 to 7 PM, listen to The Great
Education Funding Struggle Panel Discussion, hosted by The 29th Street
Community Center, 300 E. 29th St, Baltimore 21218.Tickets are at 29thstreetcommunitycenter.wedid.it.
Visit https://29thstreetcommunitycenter.wedid.it/events/65.The Gertrude S. Williams Speaker Series will
feature Alvin Thornton, Mary Washington, Matthew Hornbeck, and Bebe Verdery.
45] – On Wed., Dec. 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, attend MeToo: Past,
Present and Future, hosted by Not Without Black Women at the Windup
Space, 12 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201.One in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence in their
lifetime, regardless of age, background or country. Hear a discussion about the
past, present and future on ending misogyny and sexual violence in Baltimore.
Panelists will share their stories, discuss the most recent, traumatic events
that have taken place in response to survivors, how to better support them and
how to take action during the 2019 Maryland General Assembly. Before the
panel discussion, there will be a pizza reception featuring music.Doors open at 5:30 PM with music at 6 PM, and
hear the panel at 7:30 PM.
Donations are highly encouraged. Visit
46] -- On Thurs., Dec. 6 from 2 to 4 PM, hear about What Works to Prevent
Violence against Women and Girls?It is
hosted by The Global Women's Institute at the Milken Institute School of
Public Health, 950 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Room B100B, WDC.Five years into this global research and
implementation collaboration, the UKAID funded What Works programme invites you
to a learning event on what works to prevent violence against women and girls
(VAWG) across Africa and Asia and in humanitarian contexts. This event
will include an interactive panel discussion featuring talks by researchers and
implementers of prevention programs in Rwanda, Tajikistan, Zambia and Nepal
followed by Q&A. The event will be held from 2 to 3:30 PM with light
refreshments to follow. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/177273106561631/.
47] – On Thurs., Dec. 6 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/.
–On Thurs., Dec. 6 from 4:30 to 6 PM, catch the discussion
Is America Becoming Less Democratic? (Berman & Vaidhyanathan), hosted
by the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, 133 S. 36th St.,
Room 250, Philadelphia 19104-3210.Discussants are ARI BERMAN, Mother Jones, and SIVA VAIDHYANATHAN,
University of Virginia, and the moderator is MARC MEREDITH, University of
Pennsylvania.IN THE WAKE OF THE SUPREME
COURT'S rollback of supervision under the Voting Rights Act, and in light of
controversies in Georgia, Florida and elsewhere over voting access during the
midterms, how should we assess the impact of widespread efforts to limit the
franchise? Read essays by the panelists at https://www.sas.upenn.edu/andrea-mitchell-center/america-becoming-less-democratic-panelist-essays.Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/2002676879825987/.
49] – On Thurs.,
Dec. 6 from 5 to 8 PM, attend the 2018 Human Rights Awards, hosted
by United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) at
the National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW, WDC.Tickets are available at crm.unanca.org.In honor of the 70th anniversary of the
adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNA-NCA will recognize
individuals and organizations working to improve human rights in their
communities and around the world.See https://www.facebook.com/events/308824753054160/.
51] – On Thurs., Dec. 6 from 6 to 8:30 PM, get over to the Sanctuary DMV
General Assembly at Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW, WDC
20036. This is one of the semi-regular general assemblies, open to anyone
interested in getting more involved with Sanctuary DMV. RSVP HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/v63My6WsOMuRRv2A2.Spend some time talking about recent
developments relating to immigrant rights, dig deeper into some key questions
around the criminalization of immigrants, how to work with other movements, and
more. Food, child care and English-Spanish interpretation will all be provided.
note: Sanctuary DMV is a separate entity from the DMV Sanctuary Congregation
Network. The congregations will be holding their own mass meeting in January.
That said, all are welcome! See https://www.facebook.com/events/2181308302190408/.
53] – On Thurs., Dec. 6 from 6:30 to 9 PM, catch the European
Parliament LUX Film Night 2018, hosted by European Parliament Washington
DC, 555 11th St. NW, WDC 20004.See the
film "Woman At War," a 2018 environmental-themed and feminist
comedy-drama film by Benedikt Erlingsson.Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a
quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist.
Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly
wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla's actions grow
bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in
pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation
building a new aluminum smelter in the mountains. But, right as she begins
planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected
letter that changes everything.Visit
54] – On Thurs.,
Dec. 6 from 7 to 8:30 PM, come to Women and the Vote: Opposition to Women's
Equality, hosted by 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative at the
National Archives Building, WDC 20004. Get tickets at www.nationalwomansparty.org. In partnership
with the National Archives, the Equal Rights Coalition, and the 2020 Women’s
Vote Centennial Initiative, the National Woman’s Party presents a panel
discussion on the powerful forces that have come together to work against the
equal protection of women under the law since the 1900s. From the liquor lobby,
which campaigned against women’s suffrage in the 1910s to prevent “dry ladies”
from having access to the vote, to the conservative women’s rights movement of
the 1970s that organized to prevent the ratification of the Equal Rights
Amendment (ERA), this panel explores the ways in which the feminist movement in
the United States has been shaped and changed by the systems, institutions, and
individuals working against women’s equality.
Panelists include Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour
(slated to become a TV series produced by Hillary Clinton and Steven
Spielberg), Marjorie J. Spruill, author of Divided We Stand, and Carol
Robles-Roman, CEO and Co-President of the ERA Coalition. The "Women
and the Vote" series honors women’s suffrage history leading up to the
centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 2020. Book signings
will follow the program. This event is free and open to all. Registration is
encouraged but not required --
55] --Don’t miss the Howard County December Member Meeting, hosted
by Moms Demand Action – MD on Thurs., Dec. 6 at 7 PM at the Howard County
Public Library – Elkridge, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge 21075.Tickets are at act.everytown.org. Celebrate
midterm Gun Sense victories and preview plans for 2019 legislative work. Thee
featured presentation will provide guidance on how to talk with family and
friends about gun safety during the holidays. Join the non-partisan movement of
citizens demanding reasonable solutions to address our nation’s culture of gun
violence. See momsdemandaction.org.
"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