Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 30, 2019

28] Challenge Exelon – April 30
29] Options for a Verifiable Freeze on North Korea’s Missile Program – April 30
30] U.S.-India Relations Apr. 30
31] Tea for Peace Ceremony – April 30
32] Peace Vigil – April 30
33] No Drone Research DEMO – April 30
34] Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Info Session – April 30
35] "East Meets South: South Korea - India Relations" – April 30
36] Policy Mixology Reception Apr. 30
37] Baltimore Grow Centers – April 30
38] Immigration Book discussion – April 30
39] Community conversation on Immigration and Refugees – April 30
40] See the film "Beyond the Frontlines" – April 30
41] Marine Turned Activist – April 30
42] "American Climate Leadership Summit" – May 1 - 2
43] Food Rescue – May 1
44] Solidarity Rally for Julian Assange – May 1
45] Support the nurses at Hopkins Hospital – May 1
46] Asia’s Stability: Glancing Back, Looking Forward – May 1
47] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – May 1
48] SURJ Base Building – May 1
28] –  On Tues., April 30 from 7:45 to 10:45 AM, the Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) will be campaigning for green jobs and justice at the Hotel Dupont in Wilmington to challenge the biggest power company, EXELON and its regional entity, PECO,  to deliver sustainable jobs to local people, especially people of color. Join EQAT at Exelon’s Shareholder Meeting at Rodney Square, 10th & Market Sts., Wilmington, DE.  Email cwint22@comcast.net. Learn more and RSVP at https://www.eqat.org/events.

29] –  On Tues., April 30 at 10 AM, catch up with Options for a Verifiable Freeze On North Korea’s Missile Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, 1400 K St. NW, Suite 1225, WDC.  Hear from Joshua Pollack, CNS; Miles Pomper, CNS; David Schmerler, CNS; Joy Nasr, CNS; and Mary Beth Nikitin, Congressional Research Service. Go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYEK_tyMI9MUL_bL61jwm8ftS_rEV0orUwen3S5cPqjvwKOQ/viewform. RSVP to Jamie Withorne: jwithorne@miis.edu.

30] -- On Tues., April 30 at 11 AM, hear Indian Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla on U.S.-India Relations questioned by Ashley Tellis, Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, WDC 20036-2103.  Visit https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/04/30/indian-ambassador-harsh-vardhan-shringla-on-u.s.-india-relations-event-7105.

31] – On Tues., April 30 a little before 4 PM, come to the annual Pacem in Terris Tea for Peace Ceremony at the office at Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse, 401 N. West St., Wilmington, DE.  It will be a quiet, reflective and thought-provoking time. Share your thoughts about a quote of Jane Addams, while you sample some delicious snacks. RSVP to allow a count to determine how many people to expect -- 302-656-2721 or mp@depaceminterris.org.

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 April 30.  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 April 30 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

34] – On Tues., April 30 from 6 to 7:30 PM, attend a Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Info Session at the Enoch Pratt Free Library-SE Anchor Branch, 3601 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224.  Every day, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières aid workers from around the world provide assistance to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe—treating those most in need regardless of political, religious, or economic interest. Whether an emergency involves armed conflicts or epidemics, malnutrition or natural disasters, Doctors Without Borders is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/674981332917770/.

35] – At 6 PM on April 30, hear a lecture "East Meets South: South Korea - India Relations," co-sponsored by the Sejong Society of Washington DC and the George Washington Institute for Korean Studies, by Sumona Guha, Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group.   The lecture will be in the Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1957 E Street NW, WDC 20052.  Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OkA7lZG8DRQSEUXJK_avNULEdZTLjDL2z_SMF46lB_Y/viewform?edit_requested=true.

36] – On Tues., April 30 from 6 to 8 PM, get with the Policy Mixology Reception with Jamie Raskin and Tom Perez, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party in Takoma Park, Maryland. Tickets are at secure.ngpvan.com. Join the Maryland Democratic Party with hosts Mayor Kate Stewart & Jon Griffith, Hon. Peter Fosselman, Barbara Griffith, Peter Kovar & Paula Kowalczuk, and Adriana Kugler! Tickets may be purchased here: https://secure.ngpvan.com/VcAnDJk1yEuuRxV7SiSqYQ2.  The address will be provided upon RSVP. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/436842126889052/.

37] – Get over to a Baltimore GROW Center on Tues., April 30 at 6:30 PM and Sat., May 4 at 9 AM, hosted by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works. DPW’s Grow Centers (Green Resources & Outreach for Watersheds) are popping up – again! In addition to the GROW Center pop-up events, there are four stand-alone workshops. At the GROW Center events, residents can get free trees and mulch, purchase recycling bins, talk to greening experts like master gardeners, and attend workshops and demonstrations. To pre-register for GROW Center activities: visit Baltimoregrowcenter.eventbrite.com or call 410-396-0732. See https://www.facebook.com/events/825535227791626/?event_time_id=83815879319593.

38] – On Tues., April 30 from 7 to 8:30 PM, get with an Immigration Book Discussion: “The Line Becomes a River” (Cantú), hosted by Washington Performing Arts at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th Street NW, WDC 20010.  Get tickets at wpalupitareads2.eventbrite.com.   The book to be discussed is "The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border" (2018) by Francisco Cantú. Throughout the 2018/19 season, Washington Performing Arts is collaborating with arts, cultural heritage, education, and literary partners throughout D.C. to facilitate a multi-disciplinary dialogue around the important contributions and experiences of Latinx immigrants in the United States. Musical performances, visual art displays, panel discussions, education programs, and a book discussion series together showcase the wide range of journeys of identity and place experienced by our Latinx neighbors.

Washington Performing Arts and literary partners throughout the city co-present a series of book discussions, hosted by Lupita Quino—better known as “Lupita Reads”—a Mexican immigrant and the co-founder and co-moderator for LIT on H St Book Club, hosted at Solid State Books. She is a passionate reader active in both the local and online book communities, and the series will explore recent fiction and non-fiction works by Luis Alberto Urrea, Francisco Cantú, and Reyna Grande that share a wide range of perspectives on migration across the U.S.–Mexico border.  See https://www.facebook.com/events/304722903401989/.

39] –   On Tues., April 30 from 7 to 9 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, 400 E Lexington St., Baltimore 21202, be part of a community conversation on Immigration and Refugees for community members interested in the intersection of faith & justice. Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore at Zion Lutheran Church, is across from City Hall. Parking provided, as well as refreshments.  Each evening will feature a panel of speakers to help 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/285349435514909/?event_time_id=285349442181575.

40] – On Tues. April 30 from 7 to 9 PM see the film "Beyond the Frontlines," hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace - DC Metro at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010.   “Beyond the Frontlines: Tales of Resistance and Resilience in Palestine” is a documentary following Dr. Samah Jabr, a psychiatrist in Ramallah in the West Bank of Palestine. From the website: "Beyond the Frontlines takes us on a journey both within our own minds and on the roads of Palestine, led by Palestinian psychiatrist and writer Dr. Samah Jabr. An heiress to anticolonial psychiatrist Dr. Frantz Fanon, she exposes the psychological strategies of the Israeli occupation and their consequences, and the ways in which Palestinians have learned to cope... for everyday colonization does not only involve occupying land, homes, the sky or water. It does not seek to impose its rule through weapons only; it molds the minds as well, beyond the frontlines."  After the showing, Dr. Jabr and the filmmaker Alexandra Dols will be speaking with the audience about trauma and mental health under occupation! See https://www.facebook.com/events/2223185551269019/.

41] – Enjoy an Evening with Matt Hoh: Marine Turned Activist on Tues., April 30 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM at the Embassy of Venezuela, 1099 30th St. NW, WDC 20007.  RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/an_evening_with_matt_h?utm_campaign=dc_april_29_venezuela&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink.  Former Marine and U.S. State Department official, turned Veteran For Peace Activist, Hoh will be at the Venezuelan Embassy to talk about what's at stake if Trump, Elliot Abrams, and John Bolton succeed with regime change and even going to war in Venezuela.

42] – You're invited to attend the 8th annual "American Climate Leadership Summit," a climate change conference presented by the Physicians of Social Responsibility's partner organization ecoAmerica.  The theme of this year's summit is Breakthrough, and in ecoAmerica's own words, it is designed to "empower climate leaders with the tools and know-how to upend the climate status quo and transform climate action into a national priority."  The event will feature health, faith, business, community and academia leaders who are committed to broadening and catalyzing action and advocacy for climate solutions. The conference will be held on Wed., May 1 and Thurs., May 2. Register at http://ecoamerica.cvent.com/events/2019-american-climate-leadership-summit/event-summary-b00127cb5bcc495388181cfd27bccca6.aspx.  The conference is at the International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004.  Call 202-335-1408.

43] -- Wednesdays at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211 by Food Rescue Baltimore continue on Wed., May 1 & May 8 from noon to 1 PM. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See  https://www.facebook.com/events/2335352913149645/?event_time_id=2335353063149630.

44] – Get over to a Solidarity Rally for Julian Assange on Wed., May 1 from noon to 1 PM at the Embassy of Venezuela, 1099 30th St. NW, WDC 20007.  RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/.  Rally for Julian Assange at noon outside the Venezuelan embassy where we are protecting it from illegal takeover by opposition leader Juan Guaido. Make sure you wear pink!

45] --The National Nurses Union (NNU) is holding a May Day rally on Wednesday at 1 PM at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1800 Orleans St. by the JHU sign to protest the firing of a nurse on the organizing committee. Another reason to organize is that the hospital was voted as one of The Dirty Dozen--America's most UNSAFE workplaces. Contact William Barry [billbarry21214@gmail.com.]

46] --On Wed., May 1 at 2 PM, get caught up with Asia’s Stability: Glancing Back, Looking Forward at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  Visit https://www.brookings.edu/events/asias-stability-glancing-back-looking-forward/.  The Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) and the Foreign Policy program at Brookings will host an event to examine the past 20 years of the East Asian peace, as well as its prospects for the future. In keeping with CEAP’s tradition of providing in-depth policy analysis of the region’s most pressing challenges, a panel of current and former CEAP fellows will discuss the dynamics of East Asian foreign and domestic policy in recent decades. A second panel of distinguished policy experts will discuss the future dynamics of the region, addressing economic, security, and technological trends unfolding in East Asia and their implications for the U.S. and the region.  Following each discussion, panelists will take questions from the audience.

47] – On Wed., May 1 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/.

48] – On Wed., May 1 at 6:30 PM, participate in SURJ Base Building: Who Is Our Base? It will happen at the Motor House, 120 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/680837179001013/. In the next meeting go deeper into these questions and apply them to SURJ Baltimore’s next steps, including the planning of the next big gathering. Stefanie Mavronis and Cary Euwer will be facilitating this meeting. If you have questions or comments, email them: stefaniemavronis [at] gmail.com and ceuwer [at] gmail.com. Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.

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] 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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