Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 15, 2019

44] Korean Unification – May 15
45] My Sister's Place benefit – May 15
46] The Story of (In)justice – May 15
47] International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – May 15
48] Reducing Urban Gun Violence – May 15
49] Film COUNCILWOMAN – May 15
44] - Even under peaceful conditions, external and internal actors will inevitably influence the Korean unification process. Avoiding the potentially destabilizing effects of unification will require efforts to ensure that foreign actors act supportively through the process. As South Korea pursues engagement with North Korea, thinking about unification through a stabilization framework can provide critical clues on navigating major challenges that unification might bring. Hear from a panel of experts. See

   The panel will look at U.S.-ROK Cooperation in Korean Unification: A Stabilization Framework on Wed., May 15 from 10:30 AM to noon at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036-2103.

45] –  On Wed. May 15 from 6 to 9 PM, get over to My Sister's Place Women's Center Bridesmaid's Bingo, hosted by Catholic Charities of Baltimore at Boumi Shriners, 5050 King Ave., Baltimore 21237.  Tickets are at Since 2003, Bridesmaids’ BINGO has raised support for My Sister’s Place Women’s Center (MSPWC), a program of Catholic Charities that offers a safe, welcoming atmosphere to women who are seeking a pathway to increased income, improved health, sustainable housing, and community integration. At this fun and unique celebration, the Bridesmaids’ “have all the luck” as the guests of MSPWC, who are a very real example of life’s basic struggles, are supported. The event celebrates the remarkable transformations that occur each day thanks to the work of MSPWC by combining bingo with delicious food, drinks, music. Proceeds from Bridesmaids’ BINGO directly support MSPWC and services to homeless women and children. Learn more at and check out

46] – On Wed. May 15 from 6 to 8 PM, catch The Story of (In)justice, hosted by the National Juvenile Defender Center at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  Tickets are at  On May 15, 1967, the Supreme Court of the United States decided In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967) which promised children the right to a lawyer and other due process rights. But, five decades later, the promise of Gault remains unfulfilled— young people are often denied their constitutional right to an attorney in juvenile court.  Commemorate this landmark decision, celebrate lawyers and advocates that defend children daily, and come together to fight for a future where the rights and dignity of all children are honored in America's Juvenile courts. Go to

47] – On Wed. May 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, there is an International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, hosted by Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA and Irish Network DC, 2234 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20008. Hear from an important panel discussion on addressing the needs of the LGBTQ+ community on a global scale. Join an in-depth conversation with Jean Freedberg, Director of Global Partnerships at the Human Rights Campaign; Jessica Huber, of the US State Department; with moderation by Irish journalist and activist Quentin Fottrell.  RSVP as space will be limited for this event:  Visit

48] – On Wed. May 15 from 7 to 9 PM, get involved with Reducing Urban Gun Violence: A Community Forum, hosted by Moms Demand Action – DC at Temple Sinai DC, 3100 Military Rd. NW, WDC 20015. Please join Montgomery County Moms Demand Action.  The DC Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, police and other officials will be speaking about "Reducing Urban Gun Violence: What Works and How You Can Help," followed by group discussion. DC Moms volunteers will be staffing a table at this event. Look over  RSVP at  Visit

49] – On Wed. May 15 from 7:15 to 8:30 PM, get over to the DC Labor FilmFest: “Councilwoman,” hosted by AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring 20910.  Tickets can be had at Carmen Castillo won a seat on the city council between shifts as a hotel housekeeper. Building a name for herself in local politics as she fought to unionize and, unsuccessfully, to raise the minimum hourly wage to $15 for all Providence, Rhode Island, hotel workers, Castillo infuriated her more corporate-minded constituents in Ward 9. COUNCILWOMAN tracks the story from her arrival in the U.S. from the Dominican Republic in the mid-1990s to her 2014 reelection bid, when she once again espouses a fiery progressive platform. Neither of her opponents proves shy about using her marginalized economic status and lack of formal higher education against her. Castillo battles personal setbacks and legacy notions of who is qualified to run for political office — all the while fiercely defending her vision of a society in which all people earn enough to support themselves and their families. A panel discussion will the film.  The Labor Film Fest can be explored at  See

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

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