55] Pollution 101 – May 23
56] Town Hall on Beltway Widening and Tolls– May 23
57] Making Spaces Safer – May 23
58] WIB peace vigils – May 24
59] White House vigil – May 24
60] Black Lives Matter – May 24
55] – On Thurs., May 23 from 6 to 8 PM, get with Pollution 101 & Outfall Screening Blitz Training, hosted by Blue Water Baltimore. Tickets are at bluewaterbaltimore.tfaforms.net.
Join Blue Water Baltimore’s team of scientists for a workshop to learn all about the pollution and challenges that face our local waterways and what you can do to help! In this training, you will learn all about the types of pollutants are entering our streams and polluting our beloved Baltimore Harbor and how you can fight to make a difference for clean water. Participants will learn to identify illicit discharges, how to report pollution and how to engage your community in environmental restoration activities. All are welcome to attend and no prior experience or expertise is necessary. Sign up here: https://bluewaterbaltimore.tfaforms.net/337340?VSID=a0V1K00000C69bs. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/2221105071308235/.
56] – On Thurs., May 23 at 7 PM, get over to the Town Hall on Beltway Widening and Tolls, hosted by Anthony Brown at the Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Center, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover 20785.
Join Rep. Brown for a town hall meeting to share your thoughts on Governor Hogan's plan to widen and toll the Capital Beltway (I-495). Contact his office at (301) 458-2600. See https://www.facebook.com/events/297654021110355/.
57] – On Thurs., May 23 from 7 to 9 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201, Shawna Potter presents MAKING SPACES SAFER. Baltimore's Shawna Potter, singer for the band War On Women, has tackled sexism and harassment in lyrics and on stage for years. Taking the battle to music venues themselves, she has trained night clubs and community spaces in how to create safer environments for marginalized people. Now she’s turned decades of experience into a clear and concise guide for public spaces of all sorts—from art galleries to bagel shops to concert halls—that want to shut down harassers wherever they show up. The steps she outlines are realistic, practical, and actionable. With the addition of personal stories, case studies, sample policies, and no-nonsense advice like “How to Flirt without Being a Creep,” she shows why safer spaces are important, while making it easier to achieve them. Punk passion, candor, and anger get the job done! Call (443) 602 7611 or go to https://www.redemmas.org/.
58] – On Fri., May 24 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts. STAY FOR LUNCH at Baba's Kitchen. Warm-up, dry off, and enjoy a vegetarian chili lunch and lots of good conversation. Bring a side or topping for the chili. There are still places at the table; invite a friend to come along with you.
Another noon vigil is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St, Baltimore. 21211. However, if weather is iffy, contact Bob at email@example.com. Even if there is no vigil, lunch will take place at 1 PM at the Greenway Room, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211.
A third vigil will be in Chestertown, Kent County at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row. This vigil is looking for more peace bodies on the Eastern Shore. Welcome to the network, Chestertown Women in Black.
Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather. Peace signs will be available. When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.” Carpool and parking available. Just send an email that you need a ride to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
59] – On Fri., May 24 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ email@example.com or at 202-360-6416.
60] – There is usually a silent vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends Meeting, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St. The next scheduled vigil is on May 24. Black Lives Matter.
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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/.
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