Sunday, May 5, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 6 - 7, 2019

19] PeaceFire for Ceasefire – May 6
20] China’s Role in North Korea Nuclear and Peace Negotiations – May 6
21] “North Korea and Myanmar: Divergent Paths” – May 6
22] Food Rescue Pop-Up – May 6
23] Fund Our Schools Town Hall – May 6
24] Hold Big Oil companies accountable – May 6
25] Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow meeting May 6
26] Get the Money Out conference call – May 6
27] Peace Vigil – May 7
28] No Drone Research DEMO – May 7
29] Immigration Book Discussion: “Across a Hundred Mountains” – May 7
30] Montgomery County Info Session on solar options – May 7
31] Beyond Coal campaign – May 7
32] Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony May 7
33] Sunrise Movement Baltimore May Meeting – May 7
19] –  On Mon., May 6 at 10 AM through Sat., May 11 get involved with PeaceFire for Ceasefire at the Enoch Pratt Library, Roland Park Branch, 5108 Roland Ave., Baltimore 21210. Stop by and help create PeaceFire at the Pratt, an art installation of banners, flags and posters in support of Baltimore Ceasefire. A variety of supplies will be available so that you can create a flag (to hang outside, weather permitting) or a poster coloring page (to hang inside or to take home).  Check out

20] – On Mon., May 6 from 1:30 to 3 PM, hear about China’s Role in North Korea Nuclear and Peace Negotiations at the U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Call 202.457.1700.  Participants include J. Stapleton Roy, Former Ambassador to China; Joseph Yun, Former Special Representative to North Korea; Daniel Russel, Asia Society Policy Institute; and Kathleen Stephens, Former Ambassador to South Korea.  Go to USIP’s China-North Korea Senior Study Group convened over several months to consider how Washington can best engage Beijing to advance progress on denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula. Join the co-chairs and members of the group at USIP to discuss the main findings from their final report, which is the second in USIP’s China Senior Study Group Series examining Beijing’s influence on conflict dynamics around the world.

21] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies & the Sigur Center for Asian Studies present a Korea Policy Forum “North Korea and Myanmar: Divergent Paths” with Andray Abrahamian, 2018-2019 Koret Fellow, Stanford University on Mon., May 6 from 2 to 4 PM, Room 505, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052.  The stories of North Korea and Myanmar (Burma) are two of Asia’s most difficult. For decades they were infamous as the region’s most militarized and repressed, self-isolated and under sanctions by the international community while, from Singapore to Japan, the rest of Asia saw historic wealth creation. Abrahamian, author of the recent book "North Korea and Myanmar: Divergent Paths" (McFarland, 2018), examines and compares the recent histories of North Korea and Myanmar, asking how both became pariahs and why Myanmar has been able to find a path out of isolation while North Korea has not.  Check out

22] –On Mon., May 6 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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23] -- Come to the BALTIMORE #FUNDOURSCHOOLS PARENT TOWN HALL, organized by the ACLU of Maryland and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. at the Liberty Rec & Tech Center on Tues., May 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Liberty Rec & Tech Center, 3901 Maine Ave., Baltimore 21207.  This is a Baltimore City parent-focused town hall meeting to discuss the ongoing historic Bradford lawsuit. Representatives from both organizations, as well as parents and students involved with the case, will provide information about the lawsuit’s history, current status, and what it could mean for children in Baltimore City public schools. Topics will include the Bradford lawsuit, the fight for an equitable Kirwan education funding formula, community schools, and more. Ride-share transportation will be provided for those who need it.  Childcare and dinner will be provided. See 

24] –  On Tuesday, May 7 from 6 to 8 PM, discuss the climate damages and costs facing Baltimore and take action to hold Big Oil companies accountable for their role in climate change. Gather at the No Boundaries Coalition, 1808 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore 21217.  The Union of Concerned Scientists and the Baltimore People's Climate Movement invite you to learn more about the City of Baltimore's lawsuit against 26 fossil fuel companies for their role in local damages caused by climate change. Join us to discuss the science behind the case and take action to hold Big Oil companies accountable. Fossil fuel companies such as ExxonMobil and Chevron have known about the climate impacts of their products for decades. Instead of taking action to protect our health and safety, Big Oil companies choose to sow doubt about their role in climate change, spending millions of dollars blocking sensible climate policies and spreading disinformation to the public and policymakers. RSVP at

25] – On Mon., May 6 from 6 to 7:30 PM, the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow will hold a meeting with a panel discussion of the 19 possible legislative items coming before the Delaware General Assembly on criminal justice reform.  The meeting will be at Mother African Union Church, 812 N. Franklin St., Wilmington, DE. Visit

26] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., May 6 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.

27] –  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 7.  Call 215-426-0364.

28] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. The next vigil will be on May 7 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

29] – On Tues., May 7 from 7 to 8:30 PM, get over to an Immigration Book Discussion: “Across a Hundred Mountains” by Reyna Grande, hosted by Washington Performing Arts at Solid State Books, 600 H St. NE, WDC 20002. 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. See

30] – Come to a Montgomery County Info Session on Tues., May 7 at 7 PM at the Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville 20850.  Neighbors across Montgomery County can join the Montgomery County Solar Co-op. Co-op participants work with the help of Solar United Neighbors to make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters. Join a free information session to learn about solar energy, as well as how the co-op simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power. Visit

31] – Did you know there are still six dirty, polluting, coal fired power plants in Maryland? They are polluting our air, our water, and our climate. Learn about Maryland Sierra Club's new Beyond Coal campaign to retire Maryland's remaining coal plants, while providing for a just community transition for impacted workers and communities. The call will take place on Tues., May 7 at 7 PM, and you will get updates on the Beyond Coal campaign, and outline the Sierra Club strategy to retire all of Maryland's coal plants by 2025, while creating a Coal Community Transition Fund to provide support for impacted workers and communities.  Contact Matt Dernoga at  The conference call-in number is 301-478-4997 (no pin).

32] – On Tues., May 7 from 7 to 8:30 PM, come to an Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony, hosted by Sixth & I, 600 I St. NW, WDC 20001. Tickets are at  As communities across the country observe Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day, gather together for a memorial based on the values of hope, solidarity, and nonviolence. Hear from Israelis and Palestinians as they share their families’ stories of loss, watch clips from the Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony in Israel, and recommit to the community’s call to end the conflict in a just and peaceful way.  No one will be turned away from this ceremony due to lack of funds. Contact Kira Doar at Go to

33] – On Tues., May 7 at 7 PM, there is a Sunrise Movement Baltimore May Meeting at 3301 N. Charles St.  Join together in community, recap the past month, and talk about what’s coming up in the fight for the Green New Deal! Focus on

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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] 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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