Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 16, 2019

37] Incarceration Abroad – Jan. 16
38] Emergency Powers in the Trump Era and Beyond – Jan. 16
39] Food Rescue – Jan. 16
40] Daily Adoption Event -- Jan. 16
41] The 3 Revolutions in Transportation – Jan. 16
42] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – Jan. 16
43] The Korean Peninsula in 2019 – Jan. 16
44] Candlelight Vigil for Eduardo Samaniego's Freedom – Jan. 16
45] See the film “Putin's Witnesses” – Jan. 16
46] Baltimore County Green Party meeting – Jan. 16
47] U.S. Strategic Interests in Africa – Jan. 16
48] Moms Demand Action – Jan. 16
49] JHU Police Force – Jan. 16
50] See a screening of LIVING DOWNSTREAM – Jan. 16
51] Clean Air Baltimore -- Jan. 16
37] – On Wed., Jan. 16 from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, get involved with Alternative Approaches to Incarceration Abroad, hosted by the United States Institute of Peace and Rule of Law Collaborative, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037. Tickets are at The world’s prisons now reportedly hold more than 10.74 million men, women, and children. Imprisonment for even minor crimes is often a default punishment in many jurisdictions, leading human rights organizations to express growing concerns about overcrowding, poor sanitation, inadequate health care, and violence in overburdened facilitates. Alternatives to incarceration projects offer a promising means of addressing these growing challenges, and often provide minor offenders with the holistic support they need for rehabilitation and reintegration into their communities. Yet instituting these approaches in developed nations and fragile states alike can be difficult.  Join the University of South Carolina’s Rule of Law Collaborative and the United States Institute of Peace for a day-long symposium that explores the promises and challenges associated with instituting effective alternatives to incarceration programming. Experts will offer insights from their work domestically and abroad, covering key questions of the day such as how to handle reintegration of foreign fighters, and how to tailor support to meet the needs of vulnerable prison populations.  RSVP at  Check out

38] – On Wed., Jan. 16 from 9 AM to 5 PM, hear about Emergency Powers in the Trump Era and Beyond, hosted by Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law at Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  The term “emergency powers” conjures images of crackdowns and rights abuses by authoritarian regimes. But emergency powers are also a standard feature of modern democracies—including the United States. Unknown to most Americans, Congress has passed more than a hundred laws that give the president special authority when he declares a national emergency, including powers to shut down communications facilities, freeze Americans’ bank accounts, and deploy troops inside the U.S. In a time when institutional checks and balances are being tested, do these extraordinary powers protect our democracy… or do they put it at risk?

Join the Brennan Center for Justice and R Street Institute for a symposium that will explore the deeply important and timely questions raised by presidential emergency powers in the U.S. Former government officials, scholars, and advocates will come together for a day of discussion.  Email Erica Posey at  Go to

39] – On Wed., Jan. 16 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

40] – On Wed., Jan. 16 at noon and through Tues., Jan. 22, there is a daily adoption event at the Alexandria PETCO, hosted by Last Chance Animal Rescue, 6612 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22306-6601. Adoptable pups and kitties are available for same day adoption. Animals are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on age appropriate vaccines.  The event runs until 7 PM, except on Sundays when it ends at 6 PM.

To see available animals at the daily event, check out the daily adoption event album: To get the process started, submit an application today:

Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of this event; pre-event set-up, adoption counselors to animal handlers and so much more! To sign up, email your full name and phone number to Go to

41] – On Wed., Jan. 16 from noon to 1:30 PM, hear about The 3 Revolutions in Transportation: Governance Needs & Opportunities, hosted by 3 Revolutions Policy Initiative - ITS-Davis in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2253, 45 Independence Ave. SW, WDC 20515. Automated, shared, and electric vehicles bring massive opportunities to improve safety, manage congestion, advance equity, and reduce pollution in transportation. But these new technologies will also challenge existing governance models. The future of transportation will require smart governance, which includes performance-based and flexible regulatory mechanisms. This briefing will explain why the advent of the "3 Revolutions" era requires reevaluation of roles for federal, state, and local authorities. It will also cover ways to enable innovation while respecting privacy, proprietary, and safety concerns. Experts will discuss research findings and perspectives on how to harness the 3 Revolutions for the benefit of all.   See

42] – On Wed., Jan. 16 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

43] – On Wed., Jan. 16 at 2:30 PM, hear about The Korean Peninsula in 2019: A Review and Forecast for the New Year in the Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902, 120 Constitution Ave. NE, WDC 20002.  Go to

44] – There is a Candlelight Vigil for Eduardo Samaniego's Freedom on Wed., Jan. 16 at 5:30 PM at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, WDC.

45] – On Wed., Jan. 16 from 6 to 8 PM, see “Putin's Witnesses” followed by a Panel Discussion, hosted by National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, WDC 20004. The National Press Club in conjunction with Current Time and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) presents an independent documentary by award-winning Russian director Vitaly Mansky, who will be present for the discussion. (In Russian with English subtitles.)

The film documents the events that followed the unexpected resignation of Russian President Boris Yeltsin in December 1999 and brought Vladimir Putin to power.  Mansky was both witness and participant. Says Mansky, “My testimony is very important not only for Russian society -- to cure it from an advanced illness, but also to other countries -- to prevent them from losing their freedom.” Visit and

46] – On Wed., Jan. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, attend the Baltimore County Green Party meeting in the Baltimore County Public Library (Towson Branch), 320 York Road, Towson 21204. All willing to work for racial, economic, and ecological justice in Baltimore County and beyond are welcome! See

47] – On Wed., Jan. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, participate in U.S. Strategic Interests in Africa: A Discussion with Michael Morrow, hosted by Young Professionals in International Affairs at Barbaricum LLC, 1714 N St. NW, WDC 20036. What are American strategic interests in Africa, especially within this administration? Is it to combat terrorist groups like al Shabaab and Boko Haram? Is the aim to counterbalance growing Chinese influence on the continent? Is it to promote democratic values and human rights? Michael Morrow, a scholar at the Wilson Center will speak with us about his work on the topic. Michael Morrow is a Senior Diplomatic Fellow with the Wilson Center's Africa Program. He served as Charges d'Affaires for the US Embassy in Juba, South Sudan, as well as in the embassies of Iraq, Botswana, Poland, Russia and Nigeria. Morrow worked within the State Department in the offices of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS; the Bureau of Legislative Affairs; Bureau for East African Affairs; and Bureau for Central European Affairs. See

48] – On Wed., Jan. 16 from 7 to 9 PM, get over to the Volunteers Meeting, hosted by Moms Demand Action – MD at Howard County Public Library, East Columbia Branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.  Tickets are  Come join us for our January volunteers meeting. New volunteers welcome! We'll discuss upcoming gun sense legislation and how you can help lobby lawmakers in Annapolis. We'll also hear about a local Students Demand Action chapter. Students 13 years old and up are welcome to attend. RSVP at See

49] – On Wed., Jan. 16 from 7 to 8:30 PM, attend the General Meeting, hosted by the Greater Remington Improvement Association at 337 W 27th St., Baltimore 21211-3004. The main topic of the first meeting of the year will be Johns Hopkins and their Public Safety. Representatives from JHU, including Melissa Hyatt, VP of security, Daniel Ennis, VP of finance and administration and Jennifer Mielke, Director of Local Government and Community Affairs, will be here to discuss the safety initiatives. Read up on the initiative here See

50] – On Wed., Jan. 16 at 7 PM, see a screening of LIVING DOWNSTREAM by the Harrisburg/Hershey chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.  This documentary is about Sandra Steingraber's personal story of struggling with cancer while leading a coalition to ban fracking in New York State. See it at the Polyclinic Hospital board room, 2501 N. Third St. Go to

51] – The Energy Justice Network is inviting you to a Clean Air Baltimore Coalition meeting on Wed., Jan. 16 at 7 PM at Thrive Baltimore, 6 E. Lafayette Ave. in Mt. Vernon. Contact Ava I. Richardson, MPH, Program Coordinator, at (240) 997-5423 or

To be continued.

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