Sunday, March 24, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 25 - 26, 2019

21] Letters For Change Delivery – Mar. 25
22] Egypt Advocacy Day 2019 Mar. 25
23] The World Has Never Been Better Mar. 25
24] Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement Meeting – Mar. 25
25] Beyond Poverty – Mar. 25
26] Concert for Quality Care & Patient Advocacy – Mar. 25
27] Get the Money Out conference call – Mar. 25
28] Nature City Forum -- Mar. 26
29] War Legacies in Vietnam Mar. 26
30] Stop Deportation of Liberians – Mar. 26
31] Biotechnology – Mar. 26
32] Peace Vigil – Mar. 26
33] No Drone Research DEMO – Mar. 26
34] SURJ Legislative Committee Meeting – Mar. 26
35] Baltimore County Solar Co-op Info Session – Mar. 26
36] Conversation on opioids – Mar. 26
37] Children of Palestine – Mar. 26
21] – On Mon., March 25 from 9 AM to 5 PM, do a Letters For Change Delivery, hosted by March For Our Lives D.C. on Capitol Hill, WDC 20003.  Get tickets at  One year ago, young people changed the conversation around gun violence with the largest youth demonstration since the 1960s.  To commemorate this special anniversary, March For Our Lives DC has partnered with dozens of national and grassroots organizations from across the nation in order to collect handwritten constituent letters in support of S42 (universal background checks). You can find out more about the campaign at RSVP for the kick-off and letter delivery here:  See

22] -- On Mon., March 25 at noon, there is an Egypt Advocacy Day 2019, hosted by The Freedom Initiative, WDC.  Get tickets at The event aims to organize the Egyptian diaspora in the US in Washington, D.C. to engage with lawmakers and officials on human rights and democratic governance issues on Egypt. Participate in an advocacy day with different avenues of government. Visit the State Department for briefings, partake in a congressional reception, and meet with their elected officials. Email  The registration fee is $30. Scholarships are provided.  Go to

23] – On Mon., March 25 from 4 to 5:30 PM, get over to The World Has Never Been Better & Why That Matters to Americans, hosted by The Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20001.  Tickets are at  What frightens you? Terrorism. North Korea. Iran. But what if none of those are probable or consequential threats?  What if the world today is safer, freer, wealthier, healthier, and better educated than ever before? What if the real dangers to Americans are non-communicable diseases, gun violence, drug overdoses—even hospital infections?  In this compelling look at what they call the “Threat Industrial Complex,” Michael A. Cohen and Micah Zenko explain why politicians, policy analysts, academics, and journalists are misleading Americans about foreign threats and ignoring more serious national security challenges at home. Cohen and Zenko argue that we should ignore Washington’s threat mongering and focus instead on furthering extraordinary global advances in human development and economic and political cooperation. REGISTER at  You can watch it live online at Go to

24] – On Mon., March 25 from 6 to 8 PM, come to a General Meeting, hosted by Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement at 1808 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore 21217-3213. Discuss the platform, past work, how to get involved.  Dinner and childcare will be provided. Visit

25] –On Mon., March 25 from 6 to 7:30 PM, get over to Beyond Poverty: Rocket Science Solutions 2 Move One Million Moms OFF Welfare, hosted by CAN I LIVE, INC at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Congressional Meeting Room North (CVC 268), WDC 20004. Highlight the release of its national policy agenda, entitled "BEYOND POVERTY." If we can send a man to the moon, surely we can see to it that poor families have access to decent, safe, affordable housing, and included in the economic prosperity opportunities of the nation. Eliminating Poverty is NOT Rocket Science!  Charles Darwin said it best – If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. See

26] –On Mon., March 25 at 7 PM at the Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore come to the Concert for Quality Care & Patient Advocacy.  This benefit supports the nurses who are organizing for better patient care at Johns Hopkins Hospital under the auspices of National Nurses United.  Performers include members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, folksinger Ryan Harvey, and blues/soul singer Brooks Long. All proceeds go to Vivian Obijekwu, RN, who was terminated by Johns Hopkins after she advocated for fair treatment and patient care. Before this, Vivian—who is seven months pregnant—requested Family Medical Leave Act information from Hopkins management.  To purchase tickets and/or donate, visit

27] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Monday, Mar. 25 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  Call 605-475-6711, code 1136243#.  Work only on brainstorming ideas for participation in the upcoming General Election.

28] -- On Tues., March 26 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, attend the Nature City Forum, hosted by Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton 20902. This is a full day exploration of green infrastructure with designers, practitioners, planners and advocates. The day will include local, regional and national case studies, as well as tools and research on the planning and implementation of green infrastructure for climate resiliency, community building, human health and ecological benefit. Come add your voice to this day long exploration and discussion. See

29] –On Tues., March 26 from 8:30 AM to 2 PM, get over to War Legacies in Vietnam, hosted by the United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Tickets are at The governments of the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in partnership with the United States Institute of Peace, invite you to a landmark event examining the transformation from enemies to partners by the two countries since the end of the war in 1975.  RSVP at  Visit

30] – These are frustrating times.  Liberians are facing deportation after March 31st if we do not take a stand. Please call the White House at 202-456-1111 and ask President Trump to extend DED for Liberians between 9 am to 3 pm EST.  If you are in the Washington DC area, join the CASA, Liberian Community Association, community activists, residents, Elected Officials, on Tues., March 26 at 10 AM as we demand that Trump extend the status for DED Liberians Holders before March 31st.  RSVP at  Sign the petition:

31] – On Tues., March 26 from 12:30 to  2:30 PM, catch up with Bioenergy: Myths & Opportunities, hosted by SAIS Energy, Resources & Environment at Room 806, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036. ERE welcomes Leatherstocking LLC's founder and president Mr. Doug Faulkner to discuss the realities of today’s bioenergy sector, where crops, trees and wastes are turned into clean electricity, liquid transport fuels and chemicals for everyday products. He will look at where the industries have come from, where they are today and where they are headed, paying close attention to their impact on rural development, energy security and climate change. Mr. Faulkner is a SAIS alum who previously served in senior political appointments at the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture, and in 2008 co-led the development of the first comprehensive National Biofuels Action Plan.  RSVP required at  See

32] –  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 Mar. 26.  Call 215-426-0364.

33] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. The next vigil will be on Mar. 26 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

34] – On Tues., March 26 from 6 to 8 PM, there is a SURJ Legislative Committee Meeting at 23 East 21st St., Baltimore.  Snacks will be provided, but please feel free to bring something to share!  There are six steps to enter house, free parking along neighborhood streets, one bathroom on first floor and two cats. See

35] – On Tues., March 26 from 7 to 8:30 PM, get with the Baltimore County Solar Co-op Info Session, hosted by Solar United Neighbors at St. John's Church, Western Run Parish, 3738 Butler Rd., Reisterstown 21136. Tickets are at Neighbors across Baltimore County can join our Baltimore County Solar Co-op. Co-op participants work with the help of Solar United Neighbors to make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters. Join us for a free information session to learn about solar energy, as well as how the co-op simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power. Check out

36] – On Tues., March 26 from 7 to 9 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, 400 E Lexington St., Baltimore 21202, be part of a community conversation on opioids for community members interested in the intersection of faith & justice. Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore at Zion Lutheran Church, across from City Hall. Parking provided, as well as refreshments.  Each evening will feature a panel of speakers to help us engage more thoughtfully on the topic for the night; transition from a series of prepared questions into open conversation, and close with time to discuss next steps that we might take, as individuals or as organizations, to move forward in that area of concern. Go to

37] -- On Tues., March 26 from 7 to 8:30 PM  as part of Children of Palestine: Heartbreak and Hope there will be a presentation Playgrounds for Palestine - An Act of Love, presented by Hanan Urick at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 13th St., Wilmington, DE 19806. Go to

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] 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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