Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 13 - 28, 2019

33] Maryland Food Bank Benefit – through Mar. 28
34] Witness Wednesdays – Mar. 13
35] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – Mar. 13
36] Chinese Espionage and U.S. Security -- Mar. 13
37] Volunteer for National March on Washington: Hands off Venezuela! -- Mar. 13
38] Ceasefire Northwest Public Meeting -- Mar. 13
39] 43rd District Community Night – Mar. 13
40] Screening of “LN3: A Resistance in Seven Teachings” – Mar. 13
41] Occupation Free DC Meeting – Mar. 13
42] Conversation with Council President Nancy Navarro and Executive Marc Elrich – Mar. 13
43] Green New Deal conversation – Mar. 14
44] 51st State Solar Co-op Info Session – Mar. 14
45] Fight for Transit Equity – Mar. 14
46] Kirwan Commission Conversation – Mar. 14
47] Moms Demand Action – Mar. 14
48] Action on Equity in Education, Affordable Housing and Immigration – Mar. 14
33] – On Wed., Mar. 13 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/.

Volunteer for the National March on Washington: Hands off Venezuela! A Volunteer Meeting will take place on Wed., March 13 at 6 PM at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC.  Use the Shaw/Howard Metro (Green/Yellow Lines). RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/413285339476986/.  In the last few days before the National March: Hands Off Venezuela, it's all hands on deck! Work with ANSWER organizers to finalize march events, build signs, and bring the demonstration together.

34] – On Wed., Mar. 13 from 9 to 11 AM, come to Witness Wednesday at Friends Committee on National Legislation – FCNL,  245 2nd St. NE, WDC 20002.  Tickets are at act.fcnl.org. Be at the Quaker Welcome Center every Wednesday for Witness Wednesday!   On Wednesday mornings, people can participate in a lobby training and talk to an FCNL staff person who will be on hand to help people prepare for lobby visits. RSVPs are strongly encouraged.  Then from 5:15 to 6 PM, there will be silent reflection.  This is in keeping with the Quaker practice of silent worship. The Quaker Welcome Center is located through the garden to the right of FCNL's office building. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/170498007153740/?event_time_id=170498023820405.

35] – On Wed., Mar. 13 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/.

36] – On Wed., March 13 from 4 to 5 PM, hear about Chinese Espionage and U.S. Security, hosted by The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St. NW, WDC 20036. Nicholas Eftimiades retired from the Department of War, and is now a professor at Penn State University.  He will discuss China's espionage scope, operational methods, targets, and the impact on U.S. national security. The discussion presents analysis of over 280 cases of Chinese espionage. As a subject matter expert on Chinese espionage, Mr. Eftimiades was called upon to provide Congressional testimony and briefings to the Cox Commission, the Joint Economic Committee, and individual meetings with Congressional Members and staff.  Don’t miss https://www.facebook.com/events/971495009711044/.

37] – Volunteer for the National March on Washington: Hands off Venezuela!  The Work Session will occur Wed., March 13 at 6 PM at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20001.  Use the Shaw/Howard Metro (Green/Yellow Lines).  Join the ANSWER Coalition to continue organizing and working toward the National March: Hands Off Venezuela on March 16! See https://www.facebook.com/events/1788488964584140/.

38] -- On Wed., March 13 from 6 to 7:30 PM, there is a Ceasefire Northwest Public Meeting, hosted by Baltimore Ceasefire 365 at 3939 Reisterstown Road, Suite 268, Baltimore 21215.  Go to https://ceasefirenorthwestmeeting.eventbrite.com. Make plans to get involved for the first in a series of public meetings leading up to the May 2019 Baltimore Ceasefire weekend.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/398711727360539/.

39] - On Wed., March 13 from 6 to 8 PM, come to the 43rd District Community Night, hosted by State Senator Mary L. Washington, Ph.D, 43rd District in the Miller Senate Office Building, Conference Center West I, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis. Tickets are at act.myngp.com.  Please join your District Delegation, Senator Mary Washington and Delegates Regina T. Boyce & Maggie McIntosh, along with neighbors, friends and other leaders for "43rd District Community Night in Annapolis."  RSVP at https://act.myngp.com/Forms/4632217867941644288.

Share an update on the 2019 Maryland General Assembly and Food, Fellowship & Special Musical guests. Bring your photo ID to enter the building. Need a Ride to Annapolis?  Space is limited priority seating to seniors and those without access to personal transportation.  Register to Ride the Weinberg YMCA at Waverly Bus HERE: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/4776333056017500160.  Register to Ride the Morgan State University Bus HERE: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/5496908996396779520. Email party@electmarywashington.com or call 410-878-1020. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2358061577845396/.

40] – On Wed., March 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, catch up with Line 3: A Resistance In Seven Teachings - Advance Film Screening, hosted by Power Shift Network at The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC 20009.  Join pipeline fighters and water protectors from the fight to stop Line 3 in Minnesota for the world premiere of “LN3: A Resistance in Seven Teachings.” The 40-minute documentary follows the valiant, native-led alliance to stop the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline in Minnesota’s north country -- home to a fifth of the world’s freshwater and the Ojibwe’s sacred manoomin (wild rice) waters. A story of our time, this is the next chapter in the battle for earth that follows the native-led alliance to stop Line 3 as the resistance has grown in the last few years. Doors will open at 6:30 PM, and the film will start at 7 PM. The screening will be followed by a 40-minute panel discussion about the resistance to Line 3 with organizers and water protectors from Minnesota. Tickets are by donation, with a suggested donation of $10. Proceeds will go toward getting the film ready to launch across the continent. You can also support the film by donating at www.gofundme.com/stopline3.

Line 3 is a proposed tar sands oil pipeline that would pump 760,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wisconsin, passing through the sacred wild rice beds and treaty territory of the Anishinaabe people, the lake county of northern Minnesota, and the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Because tar sands oil is the most carbon-intensive oil on earth, Line 3 would also enable the emission of as many greenhouse gasses as 50 coal plants, resulting in more than $287 billion in climate damages that society will pay in heat waves, dangerous storms, agriculture failure, wildfires, political upheaval, and rising sea levels.

Despite five years of powerful resistance in Minnesota, Line 3 received its main permits last summer, and is slated to start construction in spring 2019. Now is a critical moment for people across the continent to join the fight to #StopLine3, and learn about the resistance happening in the streets, in the courts, and on the frontlines. See https://www.facebook.com/events/618867061869736/.

41] –  On Wed., March 13 from 8 to 9:30 PM, come to an Occupation Free DC Meeting, hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace - DC Metro.  There will also be a meeting on Wed., Apr. 3 at 7 PM and Wed., Apr. 24 at 7 PM. Email info@occupationfreedc.org to RSVP and receive the address of each meeting. Come to our meeting to learn how to help us build power for the campaign to end DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) participation in US-Israel police exchanges. Newcomers are always welcome!

Real safety means investing in our community, not in biased police trainings.  Learn more about the campaign at occupationfreedc.org.  View https://www.facebook.com/events/2254594541451285/?event_time_id=2254594581451281.

42] – On Wed., March 13 at 7:30 PM, enjoy a community conversation hosted by County Council President Nancy Navarro and County Executive Marc Elrich. The focus will be on racial equity and social justice. Come to the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, 20904. See https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcg/calendar.html#/?i=1.

43] – On Thurs., March 14 from 9 AM to 5 PM, get over to the Green New Deal Dialogue: The Politics & Implementation of US Climate Policy, hosted by SAIS ERE - Energy, Resources & Environment at 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Kenney-Herter Auditorium, WDC 20036.  The rapid rise of the Green New Deal onto the political agenda has provided new hope that the U.S. might develop a policy response worthy of the climate crisis. However, there remain crucial questions about what a Green New Deal would actually entail. There is no shortage of technical work on decarbonization by economists and engineers. However, this knowledge needs to be integrated with historical and political perspectives that can place policies in a broader perspective.  In an effective policy program, evidence-based technical details must be supported by savvy political messaging and organizational implementation. This event will bring together academics, civil society groups, and policymakers for a day-long workshop on the politics and implementation of Green New Deal legislation. The central question for the day will be, what form should the Green New Deal take so as to maximize political sustainability and institutional effectiveness?

44] –  On Thurs., March 14 from 6 to 7:30 PM, get over to the 51st State Solar Co-op Info Session, hosted by Solar United Neighbors of D.C. at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE, WDC 20019.  Tickets can be found at secure.everyaction.com. This is a FREE information session to learn about the benefits of going solar in the District and how the 51st State Solar Co-op can help! Solar co-ops allow neighbors to go solar together, simplifying the process while providing a discount through bulk purchasing power.

The 51st State Solar Co-op offers a unique opportunity for qualified low- and moderate-income D.C residents to use grant funding from the District government to cover the cost of installing solar on their home. This co-op is a project funded by Solar for All, a program of the District of Columbia's Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) that seeks to provide the benefits of solar electricity to 100,000 low-income households and reduce their energy bills by 50% by 2032. The program, which was established by the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Expansion Amendment Act of 2016, is funded by the Renewable Energy Development Fund (REDF). The co-op will focus on expanding access to solar for low- and moderate-income households, but is open to all District homeowners, no matter their income or neighborhood. For more information, please visit the 51st State Solar Co-op landing page: https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/dc/go-solar-in-d-c/go-solar-in-a-d-c-group/solar-for-all-co-op/.  Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/235954893990412/.

45] – On Wed., March 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, hear about The Fight for Transit Equity: Lessons from the Past, hosted by Baltimore Racial Justice Action at the Function Co-working Community, 4709 Harford Road, Baltimore 21214.  The Montgomery Bus Boycott was influential in putting a spotlight on racism in transportation. Sixty-three years later, there is the same fight and it is happening here.  Discuss how historical action can inform the current battle for transit equity in Baltimore.  Snacks will be provided, and children are welcome.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2324666374444656/.

46] – On Wed., March 13 from 7 to 9 PM, have a Kirwan Commission Conversation with Dr. William "Brit" Kirwan, hosted by the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Pkwy., Baltimore 21218.  Childcare will be provided!  Dr. Kirwan currently chairs the Commission on Education and Innovation, the "Kirwan Commission", which is examining how to make Maryland's education world class for all students, through significant reforms statewide that would have a generational impact. Dr. Kirwan has served as President of both Ohio State University, University of Maryland College Park, and was the Chancellor of the University of MD system for 13 years. He is also a national leader in many fields including access and affordability, diversity, innovation, economic development among others he was asked by the Governor and General Assembly in 2016 to chair the Commission that bears his name, the recommendations of which are expected in the fall of 2019. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2023404644624569/.

47] – On Thurs., March 14 from 7 to 9 PM, attend a Howard County Membership Meeting, hosted by Moms Demand Action – MD at the Howard County Public Library, 660 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Tickets are at act.everytown.org.  Learn about how you can be a part of the growing movement to end gun violence. Share updates on the status of the two gun safety bills in the Maryland General Assembly and discuss Be SMART, our educational campaign that provides parents and caregivers with simple tips to keep children from accessing unsecured firearms. All are welcome! RSVP at https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/20896/.  Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/575644279568212/.

48] –  On Thurs., March 14 from 7 to 8:30 PM, Action in Montgomery (AIM) is holding a session on "Accountability Action on Equity in Education, Affordable Housing and Immigration" with the new County Executive and Council.  The location is Bethel World Outreach Church, 16227 Batchellors Forest Road, Olney, Maryland. See http://actioninmontgomery.org/.

To be considered

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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