Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 27, 2019

38] Maryland Food Bank Benefit – through Mar. 28
39] DC Statehood Capitol Hill Day – Feb. 27
40] Help launch the Medicare For All Act Feb. 27
41] Support Background Checks – Feb. 27
42] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – Feb. 27
43] Meeting for the Baltimore Poor People’s Campaign – Feb. 27
44] “From Swastika to Jim Crow” – Feb. 27
45] Is the Largest Forest in Southern MD Threatened? – Feb. 27
46] Volunteer to organize with ANSWER -- Feb. 27
47] Hear Daniel Aldana Cohen on a Green New Deal -- Feb. 27
48] Come to a Progressive Issues Town Hall – Feb. 27
38] – On Wed., Feb. 20 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 https://www.admiralfell.com/en-us/packages/maryland-food-bank-holiday-giveback-special?page_id=4266673. Call (410) 534-5555. See https://www.facebook.com/events/349755175583179/.

39] – On Wed., Feb. 27 from 8 AM to 5:30 PM, enjoy a DC Statehood Capitol Hill Day, hosted by DC Vote in the Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave. SW, WDC 20515.  The newly elected members of Congress need to hear from the people who call DC home. Join us to educate new Senators and House members and their staff on why we deserve the same rights of democracy as all other residents in all the states. Whether introducing them to the unfair strictures of Home Rule, the need for Voting Rights for DC, or a strategic path to Statehood, our voices must be heard. There are two shifts: 8 AM to 1PM or noon to 5PM. Training will be provided, and breakfast and/or lunch available. Leaders of the Statehood movement will guide the way.

Meet at 8 AM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 201 A St. SE.  For the afternoon shift, meet at noon in Rayburn HOB Room 2044. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1937302779700951/.

40] – Progressive Democrats of America will help launch the Medicare For All Act on Wed., Feb. 27 at 11 AM at the House Triangle.  This consists of a press conference and rally for Medicare for All!  Go to http://www.pdamerica.org. Email info@pdamerica.org

41] – On Wed., Feb. 27 from 11:30 AM to 5 PM, come to the Senate Hearing on Background Checks for Long Guns & Ghost Guns, hosted by Moms Demand Action – MD in the Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401.  Tickets are at northeast-moms.ngpvanhost.com.  Building on the momentum of its biggest Lobby Day ever,  pack the hearing room to show support for SB737 which would require background checks on private sales of long guns and SB 882 prohibiting Ghost Guns. Gather in the lobby area outside of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Meeting Room at 11:30 AM, as the hearing begins at noon. Maintain a presence until the bill is heard.  Wear your Moms Demand Action shirts or anything red! RSVP at https://northeast-moms.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/44274?. 

42] – On Wed., Feb. 27 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/2105994779640314/.

43] – Attend the monthly General Meeting for the Baltimore committee of the MD Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and be a part of building this national movement locally. It will take place on Wed., Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 PM at 2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore 21218. The General Meetings are an opportunity for new and already involved participants of the Baltimore PPC to stay connected with each other and the campaign.  Email Adriana Foster at adrianalachellefoster@gmail.com. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2391229004438387/.

44] –  On Wed., Feb. 27 from 7 to 8:30 PM, get over to a “From Swastika to Jim Crow” Film Screening and Panel Discussion, hosted by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at Morgan State University Student Center, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore 21251. Tickets are at www.ushmm.org.  The screening will explore the encounter between two groups targeted by oppression, brutality, and forced segregation who were brought together by World War II and racism in their societies.  Having escaped Nazi Germany in the 1930s, Jewish scholars arrived in the United States only to face antisemitism at major universities. Many secured jobs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the South where they formed a special bond with students and communities.  The speakers are Charles L. Chavis Jr., PhD, Assistant Professor for Conflict Resolution and History, George Mason University, Rebecca Dupas, Coordinator, Community Partnerships, Youth and Community Initiatives, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Steven Fischler, producer of the film.  Parking is available at the Student Center Parking Garage.  The program is free and open to the public but reservations are required.  Contact calendar@ushmm.org.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/432499540622356/.

45] – Is the Largest Forest in Southern MD Threatened? Get an answer on Wed., Feb. 27 from 7 to 9 PM.  The largest contiguous forest in Southern MD is threatened by an over 200 acre clear-cut by an unlikely source, Georgetown University's Sustainability program. This forest is part of the ancestral homeland of the Piscataway people and is of high ecological value with streams and wetlands and is designated by Audubon as an important bird area.  The Southern Maryland Sierra Club Group is urging concerned citizens to appear in the Charles County Commissioners Meeting Room, 200 Baltimore St., La Plata 20646/. Contact Bonnie Bick at bonnie.bick@mdsierra.org.

46] – Volunteer to organize with ANSWER for the National March on Washington: Hands off Venezuela! No coup, no sanctions, no new U.S. war!  The Volunteer Meeting is on Wed,, Feb. 27 at 7 PM at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20001-1852.  Use the Shaw/Howard Metro (Green/Yellow Lines).  Get involved with the preparation for the March 16 demonstration and national march on Washington! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/325730504718504/.

47] – On Wed., Feb. 27 from 7 to 9 PM, get over to hear Daniel Aldana Cohen on a Green New Deal, from the Left, at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201. Call (443) 602 7611 or go to https://www.redemmas.org/Join a presentation and discussion with radical climate sociologist and carbon geographer Daniel Aldana Cohen on the meaning of a Green New Deal—why it matters for Left strategy, and how urban social movements can organize towards it. He is a political sociologist who works on the intersection of climate change, inequality, the built environment, and carbon accounting. He studies urban regions of the global North and South, especially New York and São Paulo, and is working on a book project on climate change and inequality in the twenty-first-century city. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/788258284857883/.

48] – On Wed., Feb. 27 from 7 to 9 PM, come to a Progressive Issues Town Hall, hosted by Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC 20009.  Busboys and Poets invites the community for a town hall gathering on progressive policy moving forward with Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Congressman Mark Pocan, joined by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.  Busboys and Poets has been at the forefront of progressive values and we are looking forward to a robust discussion around the current political climate, the uplifting of the progressive agenda and engaging ordinary people in the democratic process. Pramila Jayapal is the first Indian-American woman to serve in the House of Representatives, the first woman to represent Washington’s 7th district and the first Asian-American to represent Washington State in Congress. Representative Jayapal serves on the Judiciary and Budget Committees and co-chairs The United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force which she co-founded.

Mark Pocan is the representative for Wisconsin’s 2nd District and co-chairs The LGBT Equality Caucus. He has received awards and honors from the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Fair Wisconsin for his work advancing progressive values and human rights. He succeeded Tammy Baldwin, another leader in the fight for equality, in both the State House and the House of Representatives.   Rashida Tlaib is one of the rising leaders of the Progressive Caucus, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. She is a champion for human rights and a fierce voice promoting Medicare for All, abolishing ICE and supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against the Israeli occupation. Ilhan Omar represents Minnesota's 5th congressional district and is the first Somali American elected to legislative office in the United States. Along with Rashida Tlaib, she is one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress and the first woman of color to serve as a U.S. representative from Minnesota. She has advocated for a living wage, affordable housing and healthcare, student loan debt forgiveness, the protection of DREAMERS and the abolition of ICE. She has strongly opposed the immigration policies of the Trump administration, including the Trump travel ban. See https://www.facebook.com/events/820354498335551/.

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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