County Democratic Club meeting – Feb. 7
Community Action Meeting – EAST -- Feb.
58] Poetry and Conversation --
59]6th District Town Hall – Feb. 7
60]Plastics Reduction Task
Force Public Forum – Feb. 7
46] – On Wed., Feb. 61 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.
534-5555. See https://www.facebook.com/events/349755175583179/.
47] – On
Wed., Feb. 6 from 6to 8 PM, catch up
The Affordable Housing Crisis with Ed Lazere, hosted by American Society
for Public Administration - National Capital Area Chapter at the Partnership
for Public Service, 1100 New York Ave. NW, Suite 200 E, WDC 20005.What are the right priorities and solutions
for addressing the homelessness and affordable housing needs of D.C. and other
major cities?Ed Lazere, Executive
Director, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, is a longtime housing advocate and tax
policy expert.What works and what
doesn’t work when trying to invest in economic development and grow jobs. RSVP
48] –On Wed., Feb. 6 from 6:30to 9:30 PM, see Rethinking Reagan as Cold
Warrior, hosted by Profs and Pints at La Pop DC, 1847 Columbia Road NW,
WDC 20009.Tickets are at profspintsreaganwar.brownpapertickets.com.
“Rethinking Reagan as Cold Warrior” is with Matthew Dallek, political historian
and associate professor of political management at George Washington University
and scholar of the Reagan presidency.President Ronald Reagan’s admirers have long claimed that his foresight,
wisdom and strength carried America to a decisive victory in the Cold War.
Reagan, they argue, built up the U.S. military after a period of decline,
boldly assailed the Soviet Union as an “evil empire,” and launched a struggle
against communist regimes from Eastern Europe to Central America, with ultimate
victory in the Cold War being a result. Historian John Patrick Diggins once
wrote that it was a triumph that “delivered America from fear and loathing” and
“remedied America of all self-doubt.”
Reagan actually responsible for our “winning” the Cold War? Come hear Professor
Dallek tackle that question in ways that will make you rethink your assumptions
about history. He’ll look at Reagan’s role in bringing this international conflict
to a peaceful resolution, and the role that Reagan’s anti-communist broadsides
had on the decades-long geopolitical struggle between Western capitalism and
Soviet communism. How close did Reagan and the USSR come to nuclear war in
1983? Why did Reagan do a 180-degree turn on arms control in his second term?
How much credit does Gorbachev deserve for ending the Cold War? What role did
larger economic forces and “soft power” have in felling the Soviet Union? Those
are all questions that also will be tackled by Professor Dallek, a frequent
commentator for the national media who is teaching a course on the modern
Dallek will also explore why the United States and Russia failed to forge a
lasting peace after the collapse of communism, and how lingering tensions
between them led to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
You’ll leave the talk with a much richer contextual understanding of today’s
headlines. Advance tickets: $12. Doors: $15, save $2 with a student ID. Profs
and Pints talks begin one half hour after listed event start times. See
Wed., Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 8 PM, get over to a Night Envisioning Water Justice
For All Marylanders, hosted by Food & Water Watch – Maryland at Barnes
Memorial Church, 3000 Hillen Rd., Baltimore 21218-3146. Believe in a future
where families don’t have to choose between buying groceries or paying the
water bill, where people don’t have to worry about an outstanding water bill costing
them their home or church, where the quality of our water isn’t impacted by
dangerous industries, and where private corporations cannot profit off our
water. Spend an evening with Food & Water Watch staff, organizers, and
community partners to celebrate our recent victories, and learn about the work
that supporters like you make possible. It is hosted by Pastor Mark James at
his church, which he almost lost at tax sale, in part due to a water bill.At 7 PM, there will be remarks by Rianna
Eckel with Food & Water Watch, as well as several community partners. Visit
50] –On Wed., Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, get
over to West Wednesday: Protest Police Brutality, hosted by the Baltimore
Movement of Rank and File Educators outside Baltimore City Police - Northeast
District, 1900 Argonne Dr., Baltimore 21218.Join the West Family in their weekly protest of police brutality that
took the life of their beloved family member Tyrone West on July 18, 2013
during a traffic stop. Since that day, the family has been organizing weekly
protests seeking justice for Tyrone West as well as all victims of police
The weekly protests occur on Wednesdays at different locations around the city
and this week it will be at the Northeast District Police Station across from
Morgan State's Murphy Fine Arts Center. You can park in Morgan's parking lot
behind the Murphy Fine Arts Center. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1166441933555573/.
51] –On Thurs., Feb. 7 from 8 to 10 AM, enjoy Morning with
the Baltimore Sun, hosted by PRSA Maryland at The Baltimore Sun, 300 E.
Cromwell, Baltimore 21230.Tickets are
at prsamd.org.The morning will include
a panel discussion with key Baltimore Sun staff followed by an optional tour of
the new office and printing space. Registration is still open, and tickets are
$20 to $35. Strategic Factory will provide a lite breakfast. Visit
52] –On Thurs., Feb. 7 from 8:30 to 11 AM, check out New
Developments for Climate Smart Landscapes Globally, hosted
by EcoAgriculture Partners at the FAO Liaison Office, 2121 K St., Suite
800B, WDC 20037.Join to catch up on and
share the most recent developments affecting the implementation and advancement
of climate smart landscapes around the world.Amidst mounting challenges posed by climate change, we are asked to do
more in terms of mitigation and adaptation with fewer resources. Addressing
these challenges is made more difficult by a dearth of public sector funding.
While this poses significant risks and constraints to implementing climate
smart interventions, it is also leading many to creatively pursue opportunities
for collaboration, new forms of funding and investment, and novel mechanisms
for partnerships across levels and sectors.
new developments can be tough to keep track of, which is where this month’s
FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Landscape Roundtable comes in. Join for a
discussion on the future of policy and finance for climate smart partnerships
in the global sphere. At this roundtable explore recent insights and
innovations in climate smart agriculture and understand what challenges and
opportunities we have to invest in climate projects and programs. Invited
speakers, Thomas Hammond, FAO, Genevieve Maricle, WWF and Rebecca Carter, World
Resources Institute, will review some key topics to get the conversation
started. The Roundtable is part of an on-going series of discussions focusing
on climate change, agriculture, and landscapes. The series has been jointly
organized by EcoAgriculture Partners and the Food and Agriculture Organization
(FAO) of the United Nations since 2009.
Landscapes Roundtable series uses Chatham House Rules to allow for open
discussion from all participants, including senior government and business
leaders. Media, please note that direct quotation of participants, including
panelists, during the event is not possible without explicit permission from
the speaker. For this reason also, we do not livestream, broadcast or record
these events. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1846268072169013/.
53] –On Thurs., Feb. 7 from 9:30 AM to 5 PM, Pack the MPD
Performance Oversight Hearing, hosted by Black Lives Matter D.C. at the
John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004. You can buy a t-shirt that was designed
specifically for the hearing here -> http://bit.ly/stopmpdorder.People are needed to testify about the
Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) at the public performance oversight
hearing of MPD held by the D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public
Safety. Testimonies are only 3 minutes long (about a page and a half).If you have questions about writing and
presenting compelling testimony, email firstname.lastname@example.org.If you’re interested in providing testimony,
reading testimony or helping to fill the room, email email@example.com. If you’re not on
the mailing list, sign-up ASAP at https://actionnetwork.org/forms/join-the-movement-3/.
Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/1118724114973656/.
54] – On Thurs., Feb. 7 from 12:10 to 1 PM, get involved with
the Epiphany Power Hour with Mark Bergel, hosted by The Church of the
Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW, WDC 20005. The Epiphany Power Hour, hosted by the
Reverend Glenna Huber, is a free, nonpartisan, multi-faith series that will
feature local and national leaders with actionable ideas for shifting the
balance of power in our community, while creating a brave space to discuss
issues that impact us and our neighbors.Join a chat with Dr. Mark Bergel, CEO of A Wider Circle, to learn about
his organizations' efforts to end poverty for good.Bergel is the Founder, President & CEO of
A Wider Circle, a nonprofit organization founded in 2001. The mission of A
Wider Circle is to end poverty by inspiring, fostering, and measuring
individual and community level change. Dr. Bergel’s efforts to end poverty have
led to his selection as a CNN Hero, Washingtonian of the Year, and as one of
PEOPLE Magazine’s “All-Stars Among Us,” recognizing individuals who have made
incredible contributions in their communities, among other honors.
The Epiphany Power Hour will take place every Thursday,
with lunch served at noon and programming beginning at 12:10 PM. The Power Hour
is free, but goodwill donations are welcome (suggested donation $10).Visit http://epiphanydc.org/the-epiphany-power-hour/.Reach A Wider Circle at http://awidercircle.org/.See https://www.facebook.com/events/2438147046257443/.
55] –On Thurs., Feb. 7 from 4 to 5 PM, catch the Russian
Weaponization of Social Media, hosted by The Institute of World Politics,
1521 16th St. NW, WDC 20036.This event
is sponsored by IWP’s Cyber Intelligence Initiative.Ethan Burger will examine the relevance of
the Russian concepts ‘Hybrid War’ and ‘Cyberwarfare’ as applied to Russian
intervention in the 2016 Brexit Referendum and U.S. Presidential Election. This
lecture will focus on the similarity of Russia’s social media campaigns which
used false information, fake news, and other content aimed at exploiting the
fears and passions of the UK and U.S. electorates. The Kremlin did not rely on
the use of social media alone to obtain favorable electoral outcomes. In both
cases, Russian ties to supporters of Brexit and the Trump campaign remained
largely unnoticed until after voting. Finally, Mr. Burger will explore some
steps that might be taken to reduce the vulnerability of countries’ citizens to
Burger, is a Washington-based international
legal consultant and educator, and he is an adjunct professor at the Institute
of World Politics. After working as an attorney on Russian commercial,
investment, and risk issues, he segued into academic, research, and advisory
roles. Mr. Burger has been a full-time faculty member at American University
(School of International Law) and the University of Wollongong (Faculty of
Law), and he has also been an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University
Law Center, University of Baltimore, and Washington College of Law. See https://www.facebook.com/events/367201430762724/.
56] – The Northeast
Baltimore County Democratic Club will gather in the Rosedale Federal Meeting
Room, 9616 Belair Road, Nottingham 21236 on Thurs., Feb. 7 at 6 PM.Go to http://act.pfaw.org/event/declaration-american-democracy-district-visits/18/signup/?akid=&source=.Build on the national movement to undo the
harm of decisions like Citizens United and get Big Money out of politics. The
first order of business for the incoming DEMOCRATIC-controlled U.S. House will
be a vote on HR 1 — a comprehensive package of democracy reforms that includes
restoring the Voting Rights Act, implementing automatic voter registration,
supporting the overturn of Citizens United, ending partisan gerrymandering, and
much more. To help pass HR 1 and all the reforms it promises, on Thursday,
December 20, Daily Kos and a broad coalition are asking members to drop by
in-district offices of incoming members of Congress. Urge them to prioritize
democracy reform when they get back to DC in January.
57] –On Thurs., Feb. 7 from 6 to 8 PM, come to a Baltimore
Ceasefire Community Action Meeting – EAST, hosted by Baltimore Ceasefire
365 at 3545 Belair Rd., Baltimore 21213-1230. Join the Baltimore Ceasefire
movement to discuss community action strategies to help alleviate ongoing
issues in Baltimore City. See https://www.facebook.com/events/812508372418009/.
58] –On Thurs., Feb. 7 from 6:30 to 8 PM, turn out for
Poetry & Conversation, hosted by Enoch Pratt Free
Library and Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically
Handicapped, 415 Park Ave., Baltimore 21201.The poets are Paulette Beete, Kathleen Hellen & Stephen
Zerance.Beete's poems, short stories,
and personal essays have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Always Crashing, and
Beltway Poetry Quarterly, among other journals. She also blogs (occasionally)
at thehomebeete.com and her manuscript "Falling Still" is currently
in circulation. Find her on Twitter as @mouthflowers.
Hellen is the author of The Only Country Was the Color of My Skin (2018), the
award-winning collection Umberto's Night, and two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved
Mothra and Pentimento. Nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Net, and
featured on Poetry Daily, her poems have been awarded the Thomas Merton poetry
prize and prizes from the H.O.W. Journal and Washington Square Review. For more
on Kathleen, visit https://www.kathleenhellen.com.
Zerance is the author of Safe Danger (Indolent Books, 2018), which was
nominated for Best Literature of the Year by POZ Magazine. His poems have
appeared in West Branch, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, and Poet Lore, among
other journals. Zerance received his MFA from American University, where he
received the Myra Sklarew Award.Find
him on Twitter @stephnz & Instagram: stephenzerance. See
59] –On Thurs., Feb. 7 at 6:30 PM, attend the 6th District
Town Hall, hosted by the White Marsh-Cowenton Community Association at the
McCormick Elementary School, 5101 Hazelwood Ave., Towson 21206. Over the coming weeks, County Executive Johnny
Olszewski will be hosting a series of Town Hall meetings across the county to
discuss the budget and offer residents the opportunity to share their thoughts,
ideas and priorities. The event is also hosted by County Councilwoman Bevins.
Make your voice heard.Future dates and
locations are available at https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/executive/townhallmeetings.html.
Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/629243174159885/.
60] – On
Thurs., Feb. 7 from 7 to 9 PM, join the Plastics Reduction Task Force Public
Forum, hosted by Weavers Way Co-op, 6757 Greene St., Philadelphia
19119-3508.The Weavers Way Plastics
Reduction Task Force welcomes you to attend an important, open community
meeting concerning the proliferation of disposable plastic and its negative
impact on our lives.Growing inundations
of plastic are seriously harming vast natural areas. Incineration of plastic
has become a major source of air, soil and water pollution. And, the recycling
process is too often grossly inefficient, burdening communities globally.
WWPRTF seeks to address this issue as it pertains to its Co-op, and to
encourage internal practices in alignment with a high standard of environmental
responsibility. Our goal is to identify and promote viable alternatives to
single-use materials and to mobilize community support for more sustainable
out to hear and be heard on the serious issue of pervasive plastic. Learn more
about the Task Force and its objectives. Provide feedback on its initiatives.
Bring new ideas for inspiring positive change in the name of the Co-op and
surrounding neighborhoods. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weavers-way-plastic-reduction-task-force-community-meeting-tickets-52418024723.
Light refreshments will be provided in keeping with the Zero Waste policy!
Please bring your own food and beverage service ware. OR, rent a set for $1.
All proceeds will support the efforts of WWPRTF. Contact PRTF@weaversway.coop.Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/342697386315470/.
"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