Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 10, 2019

34] Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will testify – April 10
35] Fight the Ban – April 10
36] Worship and Walk – April 10
37] Moms Demand Action – April 10
38] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – April 10
39] Ghost of War – April 10
40] U.S. Alliances – April 10
41] Black Woman Lead – April 10
42] Demilitarize Hopkins – April 10
43] Greenbelt Climate Action Network films – April 10
44] Local County Environmental Action – April 10
45] Author Talk -- April 10
46] DSA Movie – April 10
34] – On Wed., April 10 at 9:15 AM in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on the FY 2020 State Department Budget Request in SD-419, Dirksen Senate Office Building, WDC.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will testify. Visit

35] –  On Wed., April 10 from noon to 1 PM, be at Fight The Ban, hosted by Minority Veterans of America at Union Square, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20001.  Tickets can be had at

On April 12, 2019, the Trump administration's discriminatory ban against transgender people serving in the military will go into effect. Join current and former Tran’s service members, members of Congress, and Tran’s leaders as we call on Congress to pass legislation to stop this harmful ban once and for all. Visit now to tell your representatives to pass legislation to #FightTheBan! SEE

36] – On Wed., April 10 from noon to 2 PM, get engaged with Worship & Walk – Baltimore, hosted by Moms Demand Action at Ark Church, 1263 E North Ave., Baltimore 21202.  Tickets are at  Join in a worship service and prayer walk focused on violence prevention. Moms Demand Action and other organizations will gather in support of the Baltimore community and churches taking a stand against violence.  RSVP at  Visit

37] -- On Wed., April 10 at 12:30 PM, get over to a Moms Demand Action advocacy day on the east side steps of Legislative Hall in Dover, DE. During the rally, Sen. Townsend plans to announce plans to introduce a package of gun control bills. Check out

38] – On Wed., April 10 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

39] –On Wed., April 10 from 5:30 to 7 PM, get over to Ghosts of War: Recovery and Reconciliation in Vietnam Panel at the Wechsler Theatre, WDC 20016.  During the Vietnam War, the U.S. dropped an estimated 4.6 million tons of explosives on the country, while spraying 19 million gallons of toxic herbicides over the forests, in order to clear the foliage and destroy farmlands. These wartime actions have left long-lasting adverse effects to the people and land. Hear this critical discussion about environmental and economic challenges of Vietnam grappling with its war history in the face of modernity. This panel will include world-renowned scholars and experts on post-conflict recovery and economic development in Vietnam. The panel is part of the post-program advocacy of the Alternative Breaks Vietnam program through American University.  Register for a free ticket at

Ghosts of War: Post-Conflict Recovery in Vietnam is an organization founded originally as an Alternative Break Program at American University. The program focused on post conflict issues from the Vietnam conflict, including Agent Orange (Dioxin) contamination, health issues for the Vietnamese and American veterans exposed to Agent Orange, unexploded ordnance, veterans issues in the US, and much more. The program works with several NGOs in Vietnam, Government officials from both countries, and NGOs based out of Washington, DC. Look at

40] – On Wed., April 10 from 6 to 8 PM, hear from Rep Elissa Slotkin and Kelly Magsamen about US Alliances, hosted by Foreign Policy for America and Busboys and Poets, 450 K St. NW, WDC 20001.  The cost is $25.  Join Foreign Policy for America for a timely discussion and how to defend them in a contested world. See

41] – On Wed., April 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, get caught up with Black Women Lead: Harnessing Our Power to 2020, hosted by Not Without Black Women and Higher Heights for America at 1199 SEIU Maryland/DC, 611 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Whether you are thinking of running for office or want to increase your engagement in the political process, it seems that when Black women are supported and equipped, anything is possible.  Higher Heights is a national organization focused on harnessing the political power of Black women from the voting booth to elected offices. See

42] – On Wed., April 10 from 7 to 9 PM, Rally and March to Demilitarize Hopkins: Support The Sit In! This is hosted by the Hopkins Coalition Against ICE and Students Against Private Police, and the rally will begin at the Harriet Tubman Grove Monument - Wyman Dell.  This is the 297th WEST WEDNESDAY and the 2nd DEMILITARIZE HOPKINS Rally and March! The students have been sitting in for over 6 days at Garland Hall on the Johns Hopkins Homewood University Campus. DEMAND the university negotiate with members of Baltimore City and the Johns Hopkins campus. Enough is enough. NO PRIVATE POLICE, NO HOPKINS-ICE CONTRACTS, and JUSTICE FOR TYRONE WEST. Come for solidarity with victims of police brutality - be it from university police, immigration police, or public police departments! Come to FIGHT militarization at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore City, at the border, and abroad!  Go to

43] – Greenbelt Climate Action Network is inviting to an evening of inspiring videos on Wed., April 10 from 7 to 9 PM.  Popcorn will be provided! Come to the Greenbelt Community Center, Room 114, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt 20770.  Visit The last portion of the evening is reserved for announcements and updates on local and national issues. Contact Lore Rosenthal, Greenbelt Climate Action Network, at or 301-345-2234.

44] - On Wed., April 10 from 7 to 8:30 PM, come to a Local County Environmental Action, hosted by Take Action AAC at Edgewater Community Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater 21037. The state session is almost done. We've had some wins and some bills that need more advocacy. Time to strategize how to take action locally. The local implications of these environmental bills will be discussed and action plans developed on 1-2 environmental issues.  Have an environmental issue you are working on in your community? Come and share your story. What's next after the foam ban -- plastic bags? See

45] -- On Wed., April 10 at 7 PM, discuss Max Blumenthal's latest book at The Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20001. The book is entitled "The Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump." Visit  Blumenthal and fellow Grayzone Project journalist Ben Norton will be recording an episode of their podcast "Moderate Rebels."  

46] – On Wed., April 10 from 7 to 10 PM get over to GBDSA Movie Night at The Crown, hosted by Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America at The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  Join the DSA for a free movie night! The film is To Be Decided but will be socialist-y and as always, The Crown sells some tasty food, so please come hungry! We are asking folks with suggestions for movies to try to procure a physical copy on DVD. We are unable to stream or use Blu-ray. Send your suggestions to Cristi. What is shown will depend on whether it can be obtained physically. 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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