Monday, April 29, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 29, 2019

21] Film FOOD, INC. – April 29
22] Bringing Truth and Justice to Colombia – April 29
23] “Understanding U.S. Intervention in Venezuela, Colombia, and Central America” – April 29
24] Listening Session on Racism, – April 29
25] Climate Change & Public Health – April 29
26] Hear the music of Annelies – April 29
27] Get the Money Out conference call – April 29
21] – On Mon., April 29 from 6 to 8 PM, Food & Water Watch Presents the film “Food Inc.” with Carole Morison at Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville 20781.  Tickets are at  Join Eastern Shore activists for a 10 year anniversary screening of the documentary, Food Inc. Maryland's Eastern Shore has one of the country's highest concentration of poultry producers. And communities suffering from the impact of this industrial pollution are up against an industry-entrenched economy and political leadership. For the past three years, the coalition has been fighting for air quality monitoring on Maryland's Eastern Shore near factory farms. #healthyairstudy

Also hear from Michele Merkel who will talk about factory farming in our state, why we need the support of Marylanders everywhere, and the industry's & legislature's response to efforts to pass the Community Healthy Air Act. See

22] – On Mon., April 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, catch up with The Monumental Task of Bringing Truth and Justice to Colombia, hosted by Washington Office on Latin America – WOLA, 1666 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 400, WDC 20009.  Colombia’s Commission on Truth, Coexistence, and Non-Repetition began its mandate to report on Colombia’s 52-year civil conflict on November 29, 2018. The 11-member commission and its Ethnic Division represented a victory for Colombia’s minorities who have suffered disproportionate violence and discrimination. Two of the Commissioners, Patricia Tobón Yagarí (Embera) and Angela Salazar (Afro-Colombian), will present on the Commission’s work to date. In order to guarantee that the ethnic perspective is fully integrated into the transitional justice system, ethnic minorities within the system organized an Ethnic Commission. This Commission organized a consultation process at the regional level with Afro-Colombian, indigenous and rom communities in order to guarantee that their view is integrated into their work. The panelists will discuss the important regional work done by the Truth Commission, its methodology and how they are advancing in spite of budget cuts and other obstacles.  RSVP at See

23] – Please attend an evening with Daniel Kovalik whose talk is entitled: “Understanding U.S. Intervention in Venezuela, Colombia, and Central America” on Mon., April 29 at 6:30 PM at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045.  Learn why so many people are fleeing to the United States and how U.S. policy and practices contribute to this migration.  Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session. The event is co-=sponsored by several groups including Friends of Latin America.  Daniel Kovalik currently teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He also served for over 25 years as Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW). He began working for the USW after graduating from Columbia Law School in 1993. While with the USW, he served as lead counsel on cutting-edge labor law litigation, including the landmark NLRB cases of Lamons Gasket and Specialty Health Care. He has also worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum – cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia. The Christian Science Monitor, referring to his work defending Colombian unionists under threat of assassination, recently described Mr. Kovalik as “one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States.” Mr. Kovalik received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford University School of Law and was the recipient of the Project Censored Award for his article exposing the unprecedented killing of trade unionists in Colombia. He has written extensively on the issue of international human rights and U.S. foreign policy for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects. 

The books he has written are: “The Plot to Control the World: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World” and “The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran.”  Feel free to share this event with all your contacts. Visit

24] – On Mon., April 29 from 7 to 9 PM, catch up with a Listening Session on Racism, hosted by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21210.  As an initial response to Archbishop William E. Lori’s recent pastoral statement on racism, The Journey to Racial Justice, the Archdiocese of Baltimore welcomes all to attend a Listening Session on Racism at LeClerc Auditorium.  The event will be co-sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and NDMU, and will include a series of invited speakers who will share their experiences of racism in the Catholic Church. Participants will also be invited to share written input on how the Church should move forward in addressing racism.

Most Rev. Shelton Fabre, chair of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism; Archbishop Lori and all three auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and Most Rev. John Ricard, Bishop Emeritus of Pensacola-Tallahassee will compose the panel of listeners. Go to  Also see The Catholic Review's preview article on this event:  Visit

25] – On Mon., April 29 from 7 to 8:30 PM, hear Climate Change & Public Health by Nobel Laureate Jonathan Patz, hosted by Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club at the Loch Raven Recreation Center, 1801 Glen Keith Boulevard, Parkville 21234.  The Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club is proud to present a talk by Dr. Jonathan Patz, the longtime lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. This free, unique event brings to Baltimore County a compelling presentation by one of the world's leading experts on the intersection of climate change and public health.

Dr. Patz, a Baltimore native, is director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been with the UN IPCC for 15 years, and he co-chaired the health expert panel of the U.S. National Assessment on Climate Change, a report mandated by the U.S. Congress.  As part of BCPDC’s commitment to political action, it strives to engage and inform Baltimore County citizens on a wide range of progressive issues. A voluntary donation at the door is encouraged. Visit

26] – On Mon., April 29 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, hear the music of Annelies, hosted by Accent Concerts and the Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, WDC 20016.  Anne Frank would have turned 90 this year, but her memory lives on in the warmth, strength, and deep humanity of her writing. Experience the drama, the fear, and the hope of the world's most beloved teen writer as the musical artistry of the Westminster Williamson Voices breathes life into her words.  The Westminster Williamson Voices and soprano Arianna Zukerman received a Grammy nomination for their recording of Annelies, and they will perform it in the Washington National Cathedral under the baton of composer James Whitbourn.  Check out

27] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Monday, April 29 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.

To be continued.

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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