Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 30 - 31, 2019

41] A Realistic Path for Progress on Iran -- Jan. 30
42] Geopolitical Implications of a New Era on the Korean Peninsula -- Jan. 30
43] How colleges spend money – Jan. 30
44] Food Rescue – Jan. 30
45] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – Jan. 30
46] Baltimore Clean Air Act Rally/Public Hearing – Jan. 30
47] Anti-Human Trafficking Pilot Training – Jan. 30
48] Consent Decree Discussion – Jan. 30
49] U.S. Iran Policy after the JCPOA Protest the Shutdown – Jan. 31
50] Betty's 80! Celebrate by Organizing – Jan. 31
41] –  On Wed., Jan. 30 at 9:30 AM, be a part of A Realistic Path for Progress on Iran which will be discussed at the Center for a New American Security, 1152 15th St. NW, Suite 950, WDC 20005.  Hear from Eric Brewer, CNAS; Nicholas Heras, CNAS; Elizabeth Rosenberg, CNAS; and Ariane Tabatabai, RAND Corporation. Go to for a New American Security.  Call (202) 457-9400 or email

42] – On Wed., Jan. 30 from 10 AM to 4 PM, hear about the Geopolitical Implications of a New Era on the Korean Peninsula at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004.  Tickets are at   The Trump administration has gone through a remarkable shift in its approach to North Korea, culminating in an initial embrace of summit diplomacy. That shift, however, may have opened a Pandora’s Box that will have profound implications not just for the future of the Korean Peninsula, but for Japan, China, and Russia as well. What is certain is that engagement with Pyongyang has already impacted East Asia’s geopolitics and will continue to do so moving forward. This conference will address the broader geopolitical consequences of diplomatic success and failure of diplomacy with Pyongyang, and their impact on alliance relationships and the future of U.S. power in the region. See or

43] – On Wed., Jan. 30 from noon to 2 PM, get over to this talk, hosted by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni and Students for Free Expression American University at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, WDC 20004. ACTA is launching a groundbreaking initiative equipping #highered leaders to address runaway college spending and exploding student debt. Join us with top #HigherEd leaders for the public launch of at the National Press Club.  Lunch will be provided.  There will be several speakers including Tom McMillen, CEO, LEAD1 Athletic Directors Association; Regent of the University of Maryland (2007–2015); former U.S. Congressman (D-Maryland, 1987–1993).

In recent decades, college costs have surged exponentially; and student debt has climbed to an all-time high of over $1.5 trillion. The fiscal model for private and public higher education is unsustainable, yet many institutions operate in a business-as-usual mode, ramping up tuition and administrative spending year after year. Can higher ed leaders stem the tide?

Launching on Jan. 30, ACTA’s is an innovative public portal that provides easy access to information maintained in the U.S. Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Higher education leaders attest that there is nothing like it, and that it has the potential to be a game-changer in higher education finance. Helping them gain transparent access to data on college spending is paramount in confronting the national crisis.  Contact Doug Sprei at or call ACTA at (202) 467-6787. RSVP at

44] – On Wed., Jan. 30 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

45] – On Wed., Jan. 23 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

46] – On Wed., Jan. 30 from 4 to 7:30 PM, there is a Baltimore Clean Air Act Rally/Public Hearing, hosted by Clean Air Baltimore Coalition at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202. Tell the Baltimore City Council that we stand for clean air, and we will fight for the passage of the Baltimore Clean Air Act! This law will make the Wheelabrator Baltimore trash incinerator - the city's largest air polluter - and Curtis Bay Energy - the nation's largest medical waste incinerator install real-time monitoring equipment for almost two dozen pollutants, share that pollution data in real-time on a public website, install up-to-date pollution controls and abide by stricter air standards than Maryland state law.  If these corporations don't want to pay to protect our air, they'll have to shut down! We can replace incinerators like Wheelabrator with cheaper, cleaner recycling and composting facilities - that means more jobs and more revenue for Baltimore City!  Rally until 5 PM, and then attend the Public Hearing.  See

47] – On Wed., Jan. 30 from 5 to 7:30 PM, SOAR for Educators Anti-Human Trafficking Pilot Training, hosted by President Lincoln's Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, WDC 20011. You’re invited to help pilot a training for professionals working in middle and high schools to equip educators with skills to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to individuals and their families who are vulnerable to human trafficking. Learn about factors associated with trafficking, get informed on how to spot and respond to signs of trafficking, and gain resources to support vulnerable students.

President Lincoln’s Cottage is proud to host this 1-hour session, conducted by the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) and the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC). The training hopes to connect educators with staff developing training programs at NHTTAC. A debrief and discussion will follow the training—an opportunity for you and your fellow educators to share insights on challenges in working with youth impacted by human trafficking and their families. Your input will be used to develop future NHTTAC and OTIP trainings and resources.  Refreshments will be provided.

The trainer is Savannah Sanders, the founder of and author of Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Parents and Professionals. Ms. Sanders has expertise in human trafficking, child abuse prevention, trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and intergenerational abuse and is a strong advocate for survivor leadership. See

48] –On Wed., Jan. 30 from 6 to 8 PM, get over to a Police & Community - Consent Decree Discussion at Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 East North Ave., Baltimore 21202. This is a community conversation on the Baltimore Consent Decree--what it is, what led up to it, and what happens next.  StayUp News is working with Morgan State University to conduct a community survey to gauge residents' current satisfaction with the Baltimore Police Department. The event is an opportunity to discuss community relations, police accountability, and how to get involved with the survey process. At this event, folks will learn about how to become survey gatherers and get paid $15 per survey to collect community responses.

Interested in hosting an event of your own in 2019? Did you know that Impact Hub Baltimore is a community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals to take collaborative action and drive positive change in Baltimore and beyond! Want to become a member? Email  Look over the Impact Report:  Go to

49] – On Thurs., Jan. 31 at noon, get with U.S. Iran Policy after the JCPOA at the Center for International and Security Studies, University of Maryland School of Public Policy, 1203 Van Munching Hall, College Park 20742. Hear from Bonnie Jenkins, Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation. See  Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins has extensive international affairs experience both in and out of government. She is currently the founding president of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS), a nonprofit that provides leadership and career development opportunities for women of color working in international relations. She is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where she has written on a number of nonproliferation and health security topics. From 2009 to 2017, Ambassador Jenkins was the Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs at the Department of State. At the State Department, she organized inter-agency threat reduction programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, led State's team at four Nuclear Security Summits, and worked with a variety of international organizations on threat reduction activities.

50] – On Thurs., Jan. 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Betty's 80! Celebrate by Organizing, hosted by SURJ Baltimore, 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Join in celebrating a Baltimore SURJ Elder, Betty Garman Robinson!  This event is a fundraiser for the Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools - February 4th through February 8th. The funds will go to things like buying "BLM in Schools" T-Shirts for students, week of action events, transportation to planning meetings...   You will also be able to buy your very own Black Lives Matter in Schools shirt! Locally designed shirts are in the works right now!  Check out or  Entrance on St. Paul has about 10 steps. Entrance on 27th Street has a ramp. Visit

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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