Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 27 - 29, 2019

38] Maryland Food Bank Benefit – through Mar. 28
39] Housing Policy Forum: Seizing the Moment for Bold Solutions -- Mar. 27 - 29
40] Funding the Metropolitan Police Department -- Mar. 27
41] Pompeo to testify – Mar. 27
42] Global Food Policy Report – Mar. 27
43] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – Mar. 27
44] U.S. Nuclear Posture – Mar. 27
45] Ceasefire Meeting – Mar. 27
46] Poor People’s Campaign Meeting – Mar. 27
47] Maryland's Women's Suffrage Movement Lecture – Mar. 27
48] Palestine and Turtle Island – Mar. 27
38] – On Wed., Mar. 27 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 Call (410) 534-5555. See

39] – On Wed., March 27 from 8 AM through Fri., Mar. 29 at  5 PM,  attend the 2019 Housing Policy Forum: Seizing the Moment for Bold Solutions, hosted by the National Low Income Housing Coalition at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW, WDC 20001. Visit  Tickets are at

40] – On Wed., March 27 at 9:30 AM, there is a budget hearing to solicit testimony and input on funding the Metropolitan Police Department. The Budget Oversight Hearing of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety is in Room 500 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Join with the DC Poor People's Campaign, Black Lives Matter, Stop Police Terror and others in packing this hearing.  Articulate why we don't need more money going into policing just as DC is experiencing the "most intense gentrification in the nation" according to the Washington Post. To take a stand against more police funding and for more affordable housing funding and to fully fund the NEAR Act's Office of Violence Prevention (which has still not been opened) is to stand against the war economy and for a peace economy. The peace economy is based on investing in public health solutions to violence, not more police and more money for policing that should go to our most vulnerable communities. Call 202-413-2540 or go to

41] -- SHARE YOUR VIEWS on our Government’s positions and actions on the GoIan Heights, Venezuela and Iran. Wear your favorite tee shirts and signs. On Wed., March 27 gather at 10 AM outside the door of the committee room, 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, WDC 20515. Mike Pompeo is scheduled to testify at 1 PM. Email

42] – On Wed., March 27 from 12:15 to 1:45 PM, get to the 2019 Global Food Policy Report, hosted by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 1201 I St., WDC 20005. Lunch will be provided starting at 11:45 AM. #IFPRI’s flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2018, and considers challenges and opportunities for 2019 at the global and regional levels. Rural people around the world continue to struggle with food insecurity, persistent #poverty and inequality, and environmental degradation. This year’s Global Food Policy Report highlights the urgency of rural revitalization to address the crisis in rural areas.  RSVP and register directly here:  The CLOSEST METRO STATIONS are Metro Center (Red, Orange, Silver, and Blue) and McPherson Square (Orange, Silver, and Blue).

43] – On Wed., Mar. 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

44] – On Wed., March 27 from 5 to 6:30 PM, hear about U.S. Nuclear Posture: Past, Present and Future, hosted by the Nuclear Threat Initiative, 1776 Eye St. NW, Suite 600, WDC 20006.  The speaker is former Deputy Secretary of Defense [sic War] John Deutch. See  A reception will follow.

45] – On Wed., March 27 from 6 to 7:30 9 PM, come to a Ceasefire Public Meeting South, hosted by Baltimore Ceasefire 365 at 606 Cherry Hill Rd., Brooklyn 21225-1229. Discuss how to help to heal your community.  See

46] - The Baltimore Poor People’s Campaign will be holding a General Meeting as usual on the 4th Wednesday on March 27 from 6 to 8 PM at the Oak Hill Center, 2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore. There will be a quick recap and follow-up on February’s General Meeting. Like always, the meeting will begin with a political education discussion. Contact Ashley Hufnagel at or 443-977-3531.

47] – On Wed., March 27 from 6 to 7 PM, catch the Maryland's Women's Suffrage Movement Lecture, hosted by The Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. 1202.  As the USA approaches the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, Preservation Maryland will host a traveling lecture series with historian Kacy Rohn which will unravel the history of the suffrage movement in Maryland and a look at the historic places where this story unfolded.  This free hour-long program will explore the history and current preservation efforts aimed at documenting this important moment in American history. Go to The lecture is a part of a Preservation Maryland project to document Maryland’s women’s suffrage history.

48] – On Wed., March 27 from 7 to 9 PM, hear about Palestine and Turtle Island: What does Solidarity Look Like?  It is hosted by Hopkins Students for Justice in Palestine and Indigenous Students at Hopkins in Charles Commons East Room, 33rd and Charles Sts. In this event, explore the contexts of settler colonialism here on Turtle Island and in Palestine. Juxtapose the two regions and compare how occupation and land theft have affected indigenous communities. Uplift various forms of resistance and compare and contrast current movement work with work done in the past. Finally, explain and stress the importance of joint struggle work and how it goes beyond solidarity. Panelists leading event include Nadya Tannous and Virgil Pain On Hip. Food will be provided! 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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