Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 29 - 30, 2019

28] Food Rescue – May 29
29] What is the Cost of a Healthy Diet?  – May 29
30] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – May 29
31] Demand a moral budget in Baltimore May 29
32] Canton Prayer Walk – May 29
33] Truth Ain’t Popular – May 29
34] Race N Justice Town Hall Meeting – May 29
35] "The Lines Between Us" – May 29
36] What Next for the Korean Peninsula? – May 30
37] ERA Senate Lobby Day – May 30
38] The Korean Peninsula Issues – May 30
39] Medicare For All – May 30
40] Marching for Peace – May 30
41] “The Color of Law” – May 30
42] Town Hall on the Central Maryland Transit Plan – May 30
43] Wear Orange Planning Meeting – May 30
28] -- Wednesdays at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211 by Food Rescue Baltimore continue on Wed., May 29 from noon to 1 PM. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

29] -- On Wed., May 29 from 12:15 to 1:45 PM, What is the Cost of a Healthy Diet?  This event is hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 1201 I St., WDC 20005.  Lunch will be available starting at 11:45 AM. The new Price Indexes Reveal Changes in Affordability of Nutritious Foods." Interventions and innovation can lower the price of individual foods, but healthy eating depends on access to a mix of foods from diverse sources. How has the overall cost of meeting dietary needs changed over time worldwide, and in Africa and South Asia specifically? What determines the cost of a healthy diet? And how does affordability affect dietary intake and health status in different locales?

To answer these questions, Changing Access to Nutritious Diets in Africa and South Asia (CANDASA), a Tufts-IFPRI project funded by UKAid and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been using new food price indexes that account for food substitutions to meet nutritional needs to evaluate #foodsystems all over the world, including in Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, and Tanzania.  This seminar will present the outcomes of CANDASA’s work to date, with a panel discussion featuring field researchers from each country to discuss the local and global implications of their results. Get tickets directly on Facebook -

30] – On Wed., May 29 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

31] – Communities United is committed to supporting its members in raising voices loud and clear for a moral budget in Baltimore. This is an important moment as this year's budget is finalized. Come out on City Council Taxpayer Night on Wed., May 29 at 5 PM at City Hall, 100 Holliday St., 4th floorYou need a photo ID to get into City Hall, Contact Rebecca at

32] –  On Wed., May 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, join the Canton Prayer Walk, hosted by St. Casimir Church, 2736 O’Donnell St., Baltimore 21224.  Bishop Madden will lead a prayer walk through Canton beginning at St. Casimir Church. Begin with a light meal in the parish hall and proceed to the church at 6 PM for opening prayers and to begin the walk. Walk together and pray for victims of crime as well as for peace and safety in the neighborhood. Contact the parish office at 410/276-1981.  Go to

33] – On Wed., May 29 from 6 to 8:30 PM, catch the show Truth Ain't Popular: Life and Times of a Radical Artist, hosted by Ron Kipling Williams at the Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 West Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore 21201. Ron takes you on a journey in an explosive set of spoken word artistry and activism. Featured are his friends and special guest artists Femi the DriFish, Slangston Hughes, Olu Butterfly Woods, Son of Nun and Chuck the Madd Ox. There will also be a special tribute to the legendary Abu the Flute Maker. The event is hosted by Fanon Hill, co-founder and Executive Director of the Youth Resiliency Institute.

Williams uses art, media, performance, and education to break down walls, facilitate open and honest conversations, and build community. He has generated a reputation for being authentic in tackling issues of race, class, and identity, and has influenced a generation of Baltimore regional artists and social change agents. He is the author of an autobiographical book of poetry and memoir entitled Black Freak Mosh Heaven" and is the creator/performer of a third solo show, Dreadlocks, Rock & Roll and Human Rights.  This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is strongly encouraged. See

34] – On Wed., May 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, attend a Race N Justice Town Hall Meeting, hosted by Commissioner Salim Adofo and NAACP DC Branch at the Reeves Center Municipal Building, 2000 14th St. NW, WDC 20009. Are you concerned with the treatment of people of color by the judiciary system in the District of Columbia, especially as it pertains to young people?  Have you or your family been impacted by mass incarceration?  Do you want to get involved and learn how we can address many of the socio-economic problems that plagues communities of color?  Local elected and appointed officials, community leaders, educators and organizers. Public transportation is highly encouraged. The closest Metro stop is the African American Civil War Memorial/U Street stop on the Green Line.  Check out

35] – On Wed., May 29 from 7 to 9 PM, Lawrence Lanahan presents "The Lines Between Us" at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  Tickets are at Lanahan will be in conversation with Lisa Snowden-McCray of the Baltimore Beat!  Mark Lange and Nicole Smith have never met, but if they make the moves they are contemplating—Mark, a white suburbanite, to West Baltimore, and Nicole, a black woman from a poor city neighborhood, to a prosperous suburb—it will defy the way the Baltimore region has been programmed for a century. It is one region, but separate worlds. And it was designed to be that way.

In this deeply reported, revelatory story, duPont Award–winning journalist Lawrence Lanahan chronicles how the region became so highly segregated and why its fault lines persist today. Mark and Nicole personify the enormous disparities in access to safe housing, educational opportunities, and decent jobs. As they eventually pack up their lives and change places, bold advocates and activists—in the courts and in the streets—struggle to figure out what it will take to save our cities and communities: Put money into poor, segregated neighborhoods? Make it possible for families to move into areas with more opportunity? See

36] – On Thurs., May 30 from 10 to 11:30 AM, check out What Next for the Korean Peninsula? - Negotiating Towards Denuclearization and Peace at the Center for a New American Security, 1152 15th St. NW, Suite 950, WDC 20005.  This is a Panel Discussion with Jung H. Pak, Brookings Institution, Mary Beth Nikitin, Specialist in Nonproliferation, Congressional Research Service and Richard Johnson, Nuclear Threat Initiative.  See or

37] – Join the ERA Senate Lobby Day on Thurs., May 30 at 1:30 PM by meeting in the Dirksen Senate Cafeteria, Dirksen Senate Office Building, 50 Constitution Ave. NE, WDC 20002.  Email RSVP at

38] –  On Thurs., May 30 from 1:30 to 5:30 AM, there is a Spring Symposium: The Korean Peninsula Issues and United States National Security at the Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Auditorium and Atrium, CVC-200, First St. NE,  WDC 20515.  Some of the speakers are from the Institute for Corean-American Studies, Dov Zakheim, Center for Strategic and International Studies and others. Visit

39] –   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is mobilizing for Medicare For All with Our Revolution, National Nurses United, as well as Progressive Maryland and others to pressure the three Maryland House Democrats who haven’t yet cosponsored the Medicare For All Act.  There will be events in David Trone’s, Steny Hoyer’s, and Dutch Rupersberger’s districts to get them on board with the most comprehensive, life-saving, and economical healthcare legislation in U.S. History. The first event will be on Thurs., May 30 at 5:30 PM at Gaithersburg high school, 100 Education Drive.  Rep. David Trone will be at the high school that evening for a different event. Bring the heat to his seat and let him know that we want every Democratic Member of Congress on board in support of Medicare for All!!!

The featured speakers at the rally will all be members of our local chapter. Can you add your voice as well? Do you have a personal story that underscores the need for Medicare for All? Have you or your loved ones, like so many Americans, experienced the personal impact of skyrocketing drug prices, deductibles, unaffordable or inadequate coverage, gaps in coverage, and medical debt? Our Revolution would like to hear about your experience. Tell us your story by sending an email to

40] – On Thurs., May 30, Memorial Day in Wilmington, join Pacem in Terris Marching for Peace.  The Memorial Day Parade has been running for 152 years. Meet at Delaware Ave. & Woodlawn Ave. at 5:45 PM. Call 302-656-2721 or email

41] - On Thurs., May 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, meet the author Richard Rothstein of “The Color of Law,” hosted by Choose Civility, 9411 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City 21042.  Tickets are at The complete title of the book is A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.  This is a result of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.  Rothstein is a distinguished fellow at the Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.  Books will be available for purchase and to be signed. Register at or call 410.313.1950. Look at

42] – On Thurs., May 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, get over to a Grassroots Town Hall on the Central Maryland Transit Plan, hosted by Sierra Club Maryland Chapter at the Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E. North Ave., Baltimore 21202. You can help shape the Baltimore region's first comprehensive transit plan in decades! Do you want more reliable and accessible transit to get to the places where you live, work, study, and recreate? Visit  Transit Options to get to Impact Hub are as follows CityLink Gold, Green, and Silver, LocalLink51, 53, 94, 95, Express BusLink 103, and Charm City Circulator Purple Route.  See

43] – On Thurs., May 30 from 7 to 9 PM, get over to the Wear Orange Planning Meeting, hosted by Moms Demand Action at Whole Foods Market, 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia 21044.  Tickets are at Help finalize plans for the Wear Orange event. RSVP at, and look at

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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