Monday, May 20, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 20 -21, 2019

23] Food Rescue Pop-Up – May 20
24] Biden Family Award presentation – May 20
25] Community Land Trust Information Meeting May 20
26] Takoma Trivia – May 20
27] “Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong” May 20
28] “Blood on the Mountain” – May 20
29] Get the Money Out conference call – May 20
30] Beyond the Headlines: Central African Republic – May 21
31] Peace Vigil – May 21
32] No Drone Research DEMO – May 21
33] See the play REPUBLIC UNDONE– May 21
34] American Promise DE meeting – May 21
35] Open Energy Committee Meeting – May 21
23] –On Mon., May 20 from 3 to 4 PM, there is a Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish, 3418 Belair Road, Baltimore 21213-1233.  Bring a bag, and take home healthy, free food! View
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24] – On Mon., May 20 at 6 PM, get over to the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence's Biden Family Award presentation honoring Rep. Valerie Longhurst and David Bentz - as well as student activist Avery Jones -- for their tireless work to prevent gun violence in Delaware.  The event will be a "casual cocktail party" at Bella Vita, Cavaliers Country Club, 100 Addison Dr., Newark, DE 19702. Check out

25] – On Mon., May 20 from 6 to 7 PM, attend the Community Land Trust Information Meeting, hosted by the Harwood Community Association, the 29th Street Community Center, 300 E. 29th St., Baltimore 21218. Join a citywide movement for fair development! Learn what you and your neighbors can do to make sure there's a place for everyone in Harwood. This is a special meeting of the Harwood Community Association. If you can't come but want to learn more contact Ryan Flanigan at Look at

26] – On Mon., May 20 from 7:30 to 10 PM, get with TAKOMA TRIVIA: THE LABOR EDITION, hosted by Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO at Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW, WDC 20012.  Feel free to bring team members!

Join us for this special labor edition of the popular weekly competition, hosted by Max Johansen. Test your knowledge of the labor movement, have fun with friends and enjoy Busboys’ terrific food and drink. No team minimum: play by yourself or grab some friends. Prizes for the top teams! This will benefits DC Jobs with Justice, a dynamic coalition of labor organizations, community groups, faith-based organizations, and student groups dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more just society.  See

27] – On Mon., May 20 from 6 to 8:30 PM, catch up with the Book Tour of “Journey for Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong,” hosted by Apala D. C. Chapter at Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe St. NE, WDC 20017.  Welcome the book’s co-author and Bridge and Delta publisher, Gayle Romasanta, from Stockton, California.  As the first book about Larry Itliong, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) with Cesar Chavez, the book also gives a glimpse of Filipino American history and the solidarity between Filipino and Mexican farm workers that created the largest farm labor movement in the history of the United States. RSVP at  See

28] – On Mon., May 20 at 7 PM, see a free screening as part of the “Reel & Meal at the New Deal” features “Blood on the Mountain,” an historical account of the coal industry’s grip on workers and entire mining communities of West Virginia that also probes the rippling effect of environmental and economic injustice felt by many other workers and regions. There is an optional vegan meal priced at $14 and served from 6:30 PM, all at the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt. The program is jointly sponsored with the DC LaborFest. Representatives of Earth Justice and Maryland Sierra Club will co-lead a discussion of the film. Go to

29] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., May 20 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.

30] – On Tues., May 21 from noon to 1:30 PM, check out Beyond the Headlines: Central African Republic, hosted by Women's Foreign Policy Group at the Evening Star Building United Technologies Corporation,10th Floor, 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004.  Tickets are at  The Central African Republic's (CAR) humanitarian crisis is the third worst in the world in the number of citizens per capita in need. Violence erupted again in CAR in 2013, leading to a collapse of the state and displacing over 1 million citizens. Five years later, state authority has been re-established in the capital, but armed groups still control much of the country. Despite the continued humanitarian crisis, is there reason to be hopeful? The UN peacekeeping mission continues to successfully negotiate local peace accords and the African Union-led peace talks have led to an agreement with fourteen of the armed groups. What is the situation on the ground today? Are there prospects for sustainable peace? What challenges lie ahead?

Alexandra Lamarche is an advocate at Refugees International where her work focuses on sub-Saharan Africa and peacekeeping. She has led research missions on displacement crises in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and Nigeria, among others. Prior to joining the RI team in 2017, Alexandra worked on issues of conflict, reconciliation, and migration in the Central African Republic, Chad, Lebanon, Mauritania, Côte d'Ivoire, and Uganda. She holds a Masters in Conflict, Security, and Development from the University of Sussex in the UK and Bachelor of Social Sciences in Conflict Studies and Human Rights from the University of Ottawa, Canada. Twitter: @AlyLamb | @RefugeesIntl.  Visit

31] –  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 May 21.  Call 215-426-0364.

32] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. The next vigil will be on May 21 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

33] – On Tues., May 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, see the play Republic Undone, which features the galaxy of personalities that sashayed across the stage as Woodrow Wilson ascended to power and orchestrated America’s entry into the Great War, at the Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW (at Q St.), WDC 20036.  Republic Undone is directed by Rick Davis, Dean of George Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. The bar open at 6:30 PM, light snacks included. The performance begins at 7 PM. Tickets are $30 for members, and $40 for others.

Against the backdrop of World War I, John Henry’s Republic Undone dramatizes the conflict over the meaning of the American Revolution -- what it means to be an American. Besides Wilson, meet first wife Ellen, Andrew Carnegie, William Jennings Bryan, Alice Paul and Henry Cabot Lodge who argue for a Madisonian America that exalts separation of powers and prohibits presidential wars. Colonel House, Mary Peck and his second wife Edith defend a Wilsonian America that salutes limitless executive power to go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.  The play explores Wilson’s narcissistic personality as he crushes any opposition to his will. The ghost of James Madison attacks Wilson for destroying the Republic that secured peace to enable women and men to march to their own drummer. Wilson dismisses Madison as a museum piece that would hobble Americans from spreading goodness in every corner of the world.

See Contact Patricia Fitzgerald, Woman's National Democratic Club, at (202) 232-7363 or

34] – On Tues., May 21 from 7 to 8:30 PM, there is an American Promise DE meeting in Room 25, First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, 730 Halstead Rd. All are welcome! Go to

35] – On Tues., May 21 from 7:30 to 9 PM, get over to Open Energy Committee Meeting, hosted by the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter at the Silver Spring Civic Center, Fenton Room, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring 20910. Tickets can be had at  You can also participate via webinar here: or dial in by phone: +1 646 876 9923 - Meeting ID: 561 590 614. The climate crisis is real, so there is a lot to do.  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

"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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