Sunday, January 27, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 28 - 29, 2019

20] General Assembly Legislative Forum– Jan. 28
21] Why Smart Justice for Delaware? – Jan. 28
22] Food Rescue – Jan. 28
23] BTU Lobby Night in Annapolis – Jan. 28
24] Doing Time with My Son – Jan. 28
25] 14th Annual David Thomas Peace Vigil – Jan. 28
26] Get Money Out - Maryland at the House of Delegates – Jan. 28
27] Impeachment Town Hall -- Jan. 28
28] Understanding Human Trafficking – Jan. 28
29] FreeState Justice Lobby Day – Jan. 29
30] Baltimore Jail Support – Jan. 29
31] Peace Vigil – Jan. 29
32] No Drone Research DEMO – Jan. 29
33] Pizza & Perspectives with Neighborhood Sun –Jan. 29
34] Community Conversation with PG County Executive – Jan. 29
35] FREE training on grants – Jan. 29
36] Nader & the State of the People – Jan. 29
37] Putting Peace First – Jan. 29
38] Film 1971 – Jan. 29
39] Prince George’s County operating budget listening session – Jan. 29
40] “Priority Letter” public meeting – Jan. 29
20] – On Mon., Jan. 28 from 7:30 to 9:30 AM, attend the 2019 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum, hosted by the Greater Baltimore Committee at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore 21201. Tickets are at  The Legislative Forum will feature top policy leaders from both parties and the Governor’s office who will discuss the legislative dynamics that are in store under the State House dome for the 2019 Maryland General Assembly legislative session.  Learn what business issues will emerge, hear about controversial issues, how changes in leadership will influence the session and the impact of new members of the Senate and House. Check out

21] – On Mon., Jan. 28 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM, catch the Lunch talk with Kathleen MacRae, ACLU, on Why Smart Justice for Delaware? at Michael’s Restaurant, 1000 Churchman's Rd., Newark, DE 19713. RSVP at

22] – On Mon., Jan. 28, 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

23] – On Mon., Jan. 28 from 5 to 8:30 PM, there is a Lobby Night in Annapolis, hosted by Baltimore Teachers Union, 5800 Metro Dr., Baltimore 21215.   Buses depart from the BTU at 5:15 PM. Sandwiches and soft drinks will be provided.  Contact Todd Reynolds at See

24] –  On Mon., Jan. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, get over to Doing Time with My Son, hosted by Thriving Communities Collaborative Center for Urban Families, 2201 North Monroe St., Room #139, Baltimore 21217.  Bettye L. Blaize and Terrance White are mother and son who wrote a book together that shares their experience with incarceration and the impact it had on them both.  They want to share their story and provide insight to families, community leaders, stakeholders, and individuals who are concerned about the impact of incarceration on individuals and families.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions, buy their book and have it signed.  You can learn more about their book as well as purchase it at  Follow them at and

25] – On Mon., Jan. 28 from 6 to 9 PM, honor those who have lost their lives this past year in Baltimore at an evening of creative performance, expression, and healing. Let There Be Light speaks to illuminating the lives of human beings that have transitioned in 2018 and reminds us of the collective energy that can be found in community.  Open mic, musical acts, refreshments, and other interactive activities are planned. Community members are urged to take part in the ceremonies.  There will be a sign-up sheet available for those who feel moved to share words, poems, raps, or song as part of the 14th Annual David Thomas Peace Vigil, hosted by Baltimore Community Mediation Center, 3333 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore 21218. Go to

26] – On Mon., Jan. 28 from 6 to 8:30 PM, get over to a Lobby Night, hosted by Get Money Out - Maryland and Wolf-PAC Maryland in the Maryland House of Delegates, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401. Make a big impact on 60 new legislators by showing up in large numbers. Thousands of names of supporters of the Democracy Amendment Resolution will be given to the legislators. Visit

27] – On Mon., Jan. 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, be at the Impeachment Town Hall, hosted by Tom Steyer at the Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20001. Tickets are at  Let’s resist Trump together. It’s time now for our members of Congress to do their constitutional duty and start impeachment proceedings. RSVP at  Seek out

28] – On Mon., Jan. 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Understanding Human Trafficking is hosted by the Baltimore County Public Library, Arbutus Branch Library,  855 Sulphur Spring Rd., Arbutus 21227.  Take an introductory look at human trafficking and domestic child sex trafficking in Maryland and gain a deeper understanding of the scope of the problem in our communities. Learn what makes all youth at risk for trafficking and be equipped to identify the heightened risk factors. Participants leave with an overview of how to respond to concerns, where to find more resources and what individuals can do to help. Take a look at

29] – On Tues., Jan. 29 from 9:30 AM to 1 PM come to the FreeState Justice Lobby Day at 100 State Circle, Annapolis 21401-1924. Speak directly with legislators to make sure we have their full support for equality in Maryland. Go to and

30] -- On Tues., Jan. 29 from 3 to 7 PM, join Baltimore Jail Support at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, 300 E. Madison St., Baltimore 21202.  JAIL SUPPORT (or “jail sitting”) means providing support in the form of food & water, rides or bus fare, basic first aid and resource guides to people being released from jail.   DONATIONS which are needed water bottles, juice, granola bars, fruit, and chips! Cash donations also go a long way. Go to

31] –  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 Jan. 29.  Call 215-426-0364.

32] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. The next vigil will be on Jan. 29 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

33] – On Tues., Jan. 29  from 6 to 8 PM, get over to Pizza & Perspectives, hosted by Neighborhood Sun at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring 20910.  Come to the Silver Spring Civic Center for pizza, beverages, and conversation. Your opinions and comments are welcome so that Marylanders will have the best green energy option available. What's working? What's not? Your experiences and perception of community solar with us is extremely valuable in helping us identify trouble areas and new opportunities. See

34] - On Tues., Jan. 30 at 6 PM, join in a Community Conversation with Prince George’s County Executive Alsobrooks  at Wise High School; meet your local government leaders and learn about the 2019 Legislative Agenda and budget priorities for FY2020. Email Zahra Isaacs at to RSVP for the event.

35] - On Tues., Jan. 29 from 6 to 8 PM, catch New Year, New Money, hosted by Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement and Thrive Baltimore at 6 E. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore 21202. Join the Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement for a FREE training on grants!  Do you have a neighborhood project, advocacy initiative, or nonprofit organization in need of financial support? Learn about foundations and the grant process from experts at the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG).

The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers has a mission to maximize the impact of giving on community life through a growing network of diverse, informed and effective philanthropists.  The Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement is an intersectional climate justice coalition based in Baltimore City, founded in 2017 around the mobilization of +600 Baltimoreans to the National Peoples Climate March in Washington D.C. Baltimore PCM strives to build a New Energy & Economic future by undoing environmental racism. This coalition of organizations, advocates and artists seeks to draw connections between seemingly disparate issues in Baltimore and climate justice in the spirit of equity solidarity through joint organizing, advocacy, skills trainings, arts, and outreach. See

36] -- On Tues., Jan. 29 from 6:30 to 11:30 PM, get up to date with the State of the People with Ralph Nader and Hamberder at Busboys and Poets, 450 K St. NW, WDC 20001.  The State of the Union address was scheduled to take place on January 29, 2019. What should we expect from Congress and the President? That's unsure, but what’s certain for you is an enjoyable night at Busboys and Poets with these alternative events to the State of the Union.  Until 8:30 PM, Ralph Nader will be in Conversation with Andy Shallal: What Should We Expect from Congress and the President?  At 9:30 PM, catch Hamberder: Comedy Showcase of Covfefe Proportions.  There is a $5 Cover.  This show is brought to you in coordination with Project Thalia, an organization that creates and promotes performance opportunities for women of every race and every definition.  The full menu and bar will be available throughout both events.  See

37] -- On Tues., Jan. 29 from 6:30 to 8 PM, Putting Peace First: 7 Commitments to Change the World, hosted by InnoFaith and FaithJustice Foundation at the Church of The Holy City - National Swedenborgian Church, 1611 16th St. NW, WDC 20009.  How can DC faith communities support young people to change the city? For 25 years, Peace First has been helping young people change the world. Come hear from Peace First founder Eric Dawson and DC’s own young change maker and Peace First Fellow Yasmine Arrington about how young people can lead change.  Dawson is a Unitarian minister and a chaplain to social innovators.  Arrington is a recent graduate of Howard University School of Divinity. See

38] – On Tues., Jan. 29 at 6:30 PM, get over to the Pacem Winter Film Series, Film #2 “1971” at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W. 13th St., Wilmington, DE. See

39] – Participate in the Prince George’s County operating budget listening session on Tues., Jan. 29 at 7 PM at Oxon Hill High School, 6701 Leyte Drive, Oxon Hill, MD. See

40] –On Tues., Jan. 29 from 7 to 9 PM, there is a “Priority Letter” public meeting in the Columbia/Ellicott Room at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City 21043. The “priority letter” from county government to the state outlines the county’s most urgent transportation needs. Email or call (410) 313-4312.

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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