Thursday, January 17, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 17 -- March 28, 2019

52] Maryland Food Bank Benefit through Mar. 28
53] Race & Policy Symposium – Jan. 17
54] India and Nuclear Asia – Jan. 17
55] Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Programmes -- Jan. 17
56] Free Food Rescue – Jan. 17
57] Celebrating our Unsung Hero James Forman – Jan. 17
58] Communities United “Committee Night”/Medicare for All lobbying – Jan. 17
59] Baltimore Human Trafficking Forum – Jan. 17
60] Workplace democracy in Barcelona – Jan. 17
61] Reversing Global Warming – Jan. 17
62] See the film “Where There Is Darkness” – Jan. 17
63] Indigenous Peoples March – Jan. 18
64] Women's March Lobby Day -- Jan. 18
65] WIB peace vigils – Jan. 18
66] White House vigil – Jan. 18
67] Free Food Rescue – Jan. 18
68] MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference -- Jan. 18 – Jan. 21
69] Rally at the Department of Homeland Security – Jan. 18
70] Black Lives Matter -- Jan. 18
52] – On Thurs., Jan. 17 through Sun., Mar. 31, 2019, there is a Maryland Food Bank Benefit, hosted by The Admirals Cup - Fells Point, Baltimore, 1647 Thames St., Baltimore 21231. Do we give so we shall receive, or give because it feels good?  Giving has never felt better or made a more significant impact than this unique opportunity. The Maryland Food Bank and Harbor Magic Hotels presents “HOLIDAY GIVEBACK.”   Experience the adventures of the Fells Point at one of the two beautiful Harbor Magic Hotels: The Admiral Fell Inn or the Inn at Henderson’s Wharf.  Gracefully awaken to the aromas and tastes of a fabulous breakfast and set sail on your day in one of the most amazing places in America. Harbor Magic is donating 10% of dollars generated from this promotion to benefit the Maryland Food Bank. BOOK NOW at Call (410) 534-5555. See

53] – On Thurs., Jan. 17 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM, attend Race & Policy Symposium: Advancing Racial Equity & Economic Inclusion in D.C., hosted by Kenyan R. McDuffie at the RISE Demonstration Center, 2730 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, WDC 20032. You're invited to join Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie at the symposium to implement a city-wide strategy to achieve racial equity in the District of Columbia. Join academics, industry, and community leaders committed to normalizing conversations about race, operationalizing new policies, eliminating occurrences of racial discrimination, and implementing a city-wide strategy to achieve racial equity in the District of Columbia.

54] – On Thurs., Jan. 17 at 9:30 AM, go to India and Nuclear Asia: Forces, Doctrine, and Danger at the Stimson Center, WDC.   See

55] – On Thurs., Jan. 17 at 10:30 AM, listen in on Uncertain Future: The JCPOA and Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Programmes at IISS Americas, 2121 K St. NW, Suite 801, WDC 20037. Check out

56] – On Thurs., Jan. 17 from 4 to 5 PM, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore, every Thursday until Feb. 7, 2019, come to the Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit

57] -- Celebrating our Unsung Hero James Forman is An Evening of Remembrance on Thurs., Jan. 17 with a reception at 5:30 PM, and the program running from 6 to 8 PM. The program will include a panel of SNCC Veterans.  This is taking place at the African-American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Ave. NW, WDC 20001. Email

58] -- Join Communities United on Thurs., Jan. 17 for its very first “Committee Night,” which begins at 6 PM with a yummy potluck (contributions most welcome but not required). The working part of the meeting will begin at 6:30 PM. This is your opportunity to shape all of our organizing efforts – for good schools, livable housing, equity in local and state budgets, improved quality of life for our neighbors returning from prison, stopping overdoses, a $15 minimum wage, redefining public safety, and more. Email

Join Communities United’s delegation on Fri., Jan. 18 for the Medicare for All Lobby Day in Washington, DC. Federal legislation is about to be introduced and this important action in support is being organizing by the Center for Popular Democracy, in coalition with the Women's March, Social Security Works, and National Nurses United. CU will be traveling via the MARC train. IF you want to go, contact Tia at or 443-965-8725.

59] – On Thurs., Jan. 17 at 6:30 PM, be at the Baltimore Human Trafficking Forum, hosted by Greater Baybrook Alliance at the City of Refuge Baltimore,  901 Pontiac Ave., Baltimore 21225.  Baltimore City Human Trafficking Collaborative will be hosting a forum for citizens of Baltimore to learn and increase awareness about human trafficking.  See

60] –On Thurs., Jan. 17 at 7 PM, hear a talk by Bernardo Vigil, worker-owner at Baltimore Bicycle Works, about his research into workplace democracy in Barcelona, exploring the strategies  small and mid-sized worker co-ops are using to build meaningful pathways toward self-management, participation, and cooperative leadership development at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201. Call (443) 602 7611 or go to There is a special co-op happy hour hosted by the Baltimore Roundtable for Economic Democracy—the non-extractive local loan fund run by worker co-ops, for worker co-ops—at 5 PM.

61] – On Thurs., Jan. 17 from 7 to 9 PM, check out Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown, hosted by Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis at the Annapolis Friends Meeting, 351 Dubois Rd., Annapolis 21401. Pachamama's Drawdown Project gives us hope! Project Drawdown is a coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts from 22 countries led by author, environmentalist, and entrepreneur Paul Hawken. Over the course of 5 years of rigorous scientific research, they identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming and revealed astounding news: that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to actually reverse it by 2050.  Through videos and group activities, participants learn about a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming from Project Drawdown. Go to

62] – On Thurs., Jan. 17 from 8 to 10 PM, see the film “Where There Is Darkness,” hosted by the Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty at Catholic University Of America, WDC. Tickets are at  This award-winning documentary tells the story of Fr. Rene Robert and his plea from beyond the grave to save the life of the man who murdered him. See the trailer at  The screening will be held in Room #108 of Hannan Hall Room at the Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave. NE, WDC 20064. Tickets are $8 and are available for purchase here:  Light refreshments will be available free of charge.  To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact Emma Tacke at  See

63] – On Fri., Jan. 18 from 8 AM to 5 PM, join the Indigenous Peoples March, hosted by Indigenous Peoples Movement in WDC.  Unite the indigenous peoples across the World to stand together to bring awareness to the injustices affecting indigenous men, women and children. Indigenous people from North, Central and South America, Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean are a target of genocide. Currently, many indigenous people are victims of voter suppression, divided families by walls and borders, an environmental holocaust, sex and human trafficking, and police/military brutality with little or no resources and awareness of this injustice. Visit or

64] – On Fri., Jan. 18 from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM, get involved with the Women's March Lobby Day at the Longworth House Office Building, 1 US Capitol, WDC 20003.  Tickets are at  With a growing progressive caucus inside the most diverse Congress in U.S. history, it’s time to push forward the agenda -- the Women’s Agenda. First up on the list? Achieving Medicare for All, because access to healthcare is a key part of every woman’s life.

On Fri., Jan. 18, right after the Indigenous People's March and one day before the 2019 Women’s March on Washington, Women’s March and friends at Center for Popular Democracy Action, Social Security Works, and National Nurses United, will be holding a lobby day on Capitol Hill to demand that our legislators support the Medicare for All bills being introduced by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Senator Bernie Sanders, as well as 22 other urgent policies that make up the Women’s Agenda. In the previous session, the Medicare for All bill in the House had the support of 123 House representatives. We’re going to make sure that the new members of Congress hear our demands on healthcare. It is far past time for the U.S. to join every other industrialized country and guarantee healthcare for every resident through Medicare for All.  The for-profit health insurance system in the U.S. fails to provide quality healthcare to Americans, while wasting billions of dollars every year in profits and unnecessary administrative costs. Roughly 30 million Americans are uninsured, and tens of millions more cannot obtain the care they need, even though they have insurance, because of high deductibles and co-pays. Despite this, the U.S. spends nearly twice as much on healthcare per capita than any other major industrialized country. Medicare for All would improve and expand the Medicare program, ensuring that every woman -- cisgender, transgender, and non-binary and gender non-conforming femmes -- and person living in the U.S. has guaranteed, therapeutic health care.

Participants will meet at 11:30 AM in the basement cafeteria of the Longworth House Office Building located at 15 Independence Ave. SE, WDC 20515. Registration is not required, but it will help know how many people to expect! Register at  Go to

65] – On Fri., Jan. 18 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts.  STAY FOR LUNCH at Baba's Kitchen.  Warm-up, dry off, and enjoy a vegetarian chili lunch and lots of good conversation. Bring a side or topping for the chili.  There are still places at the table; invite a friend to come along with you.

Another vigil is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St, Baltimore. 21211. However, if weather is iffy, contact Anne at  Lunch will take place at 1 PM at the RPP Café, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211.

A third vigil will be in Chestertown, Kent County at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row.  This vigil is looking for more peace bodies on the Eastern Shore.  Welcome to the network, Chestertown Women in Black.

Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather.  Peace signs will be available. When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.” Carpool and parking available. Just send an email that you need a ride to:

66] – On Fri.,  Jan. 18 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ or at 202-360-6416.

67] – On Fri., Jan. 18 at noon, get over to Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda., Baltimore 21218, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore. This occurs every Friday until Feb. 8, 2019.  For Friday Food Rescue, bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

68] – On Fri., Jan. 18 at 3 PM through Mon., Jan. 21 at 5 PM, come to the 2019 AFL-CIO MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20009.  For more than 25 years, the AFL-CIO’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observance has brought together more than 500 trade unionists annually to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King, perform community service, and examine current civil and human rights issues. This event reinforces the historic bond between the labor and civil rights movements, honors Dr. King’s vision on the importance of collective action—whether at the voting booth or at the workplace—and mobilizes participants to continue their work to make Dr. King’s dream a reality.  After Congress passed legislation creating a federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an effort in which the AFL-CIO played a key role, the AFL-CIO formed a labor committee to find a way to honor the holiday and birthday of Dr. King. At the outset, the AFL-CIO worked in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta to organize an annual observance in Atlanta. Starting in 1998, the annual observance has been held in different cities each year. See

69] – Rally again on Fri., Jan. 18 outside the Department of Homeland Security from 4 to 6 PM to keep the pressure on the government to reunify families separated at the border. Hundreds of children are still separated from their parents after the July 26th deadline set by the courts for reunification.  This is a permitted, peaceful event and families are welcome.  You can bring your own sign or use one of the available signs.  Gather at 4401 Massachusetts Ave. NW. This location is about 50 yards south [in towards downtown] of Ward Circle.  There is parking on Massachusetts Avenue across the street, or you can park at the Katzen Center for the Arts for $2/hour and free after 5 PM on the other side of Ward Circle. View Email triduncan05 AT gmail. Com.  

70] – There is usually a silent vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends Meeting, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Jan. 18. Black Lives Matter.  

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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