Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 19, 2019

37] Real Clean Energy and Climate Change Solutions – June 19
38] The Korean Peninsula – June 19
39] CODEPINK at hearing on Iran policy– June 19
40] A Panel Talk on Refugees – June 19
41] Nuclear risk-reduction and Move the Nuclear Weapons– June 19
42] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – June 19
43] Voices of Palestine films – June 19
44] Conversation with Rep. Andy Kim on Iran – June 19
45] Teachers on Strike – June 19
37] – On Wed., June 19 from 8:30 AM to noon, look over Real Clean Energy and Climate Change Solutions, hosted by CRES Forum at the Capitol Visitor Center, WDC 20003.  Climate change policy is driving news headlines and being seriously debated again on Capitol Hill. Conservatives are reaffirming leadership on clean energy and asserting strong positions on innovative, technology neutral, and market-based approaches to reducing emissions. Join CRES Forum to discuss both the technologies and policies needed to reduce emissions and maintain a comparative advantage in clean energy. The goal of the discussion is to identify state and federal solutions that are market-based, actionable and will empower individuals and businesses to choose clean energy and make informed decisions that result in near-term emissions reductions.  See

38] -- On Wed., June 19 from 10 AM until 4:40 PM, hear about the Korean Peninsula and U.S.-ROK Alliance: Credibility, Connectivity, and Practicality at the Korea Economic Institute of America, 1800 K St. NW, Suite 300, WDC 20006.  There are multiple speakers.  Visit Building Security through Cooperation: Report of the NTI Working Group on Cooperative Threat Reduction with North Korea with Ernest J. Moniz and Sam Nunn and co-authors Lynn Rusten and Richard Johnson is happening on Wed., June 19 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at 1776 Eye St., NW, Suite 600, WDC 20006.  A light lunch reception will follow the discussion.  See

39] – On Wed., June 19 at 2 PM, join CODEPINK at a hearing on the Trump Administration's Iran Policy in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172, WDC. RSVP to Brian Hook, the U.S. Special Representative for Iran, will be testifying in the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East on the Trump Administration’s policy on Iran. Protest the Trump administration’s brutal sanctions and threats of military intervention that is driving us to a war with Iran. The hearing will begin promptly at 2 PM, but wait in line earlier outside the hearing room to ensure that you have a spot. Wear pink.

40] – On Wed., June 19 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, catch Turned Away: A Panel Talk on Refugees at the Newseum, hosted by Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), 558 C St. NW, WDC 20001. People seeking safety are being treated like criminals—and so are individuals and organizations providing lifesaving humanitarian aid. Join Doctors Without Borders for an urgent panel discussion on the mounting obstacles confronting people forced from home. In the United States, across Europe, and around the world, refugee protections are increasingly ignored. This is the alarming new normal: millions of vulnerable people are stranded with no place to turn.

The discussion will be moderated by Sarah Stillman, staff writer for The New Yorker and director of the Global Migration Project at Columbia Journalism School, and will feature Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Immigrants’ Rights Project; Dr. Craig Spencer, member of MSF-USA’s board of directors and director of global health in emergency medicine at Columbia University Medical Center; and María Hernández Matas, project coordinator for MSF's migrants project in Mexico. This timely conversation, on the eve of World Refugee Day, will examine what it means to deny security to those who most need it, and how we can develop a more humanitarian response to this humanitarian crisis.  Seating i​s available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please check in at least five minutes before the start of the event. Doors will open at 11:30 AM. Light refreshments will be served. Go to

41] – On Wed., June 19 from 12:45 to 2:15 PM, be part of Legislators, nuclear risk-reduction and Move the Nuclear Weapons, hosted by PNND: Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament.  It will happen at Friends Committee on National Legislation – FCNL, 245 2nd St. NE, WDC 20002. Tickets are at This will be a roundtable discussion with representatives of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Move the Nuclear Weapons Money (World Future Council) and the Institute for Economics and Peace. Issues and initiatives discussed will include the Korea peace and denuclearization process, no-first-use/sole purpose campaign, the new Stepping Stones initiative from Sweden, Count the Nuclear Weapons Money including plans for a Washington DC satellite counting; SANE (Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditure) Act, divestment from fossil fuels and nuclear weapons (and impact investment) and the UN Secretary-General’s Disarmament Agenda Securing our Common Future. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Look at

42] – On Wed., June 19 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

43] – Attend the 2019 Summer Film Series: Voices on Palestine, hosted by The Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center and Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Tickets are at On Wed., June 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, see “The Apollo of Gaza” by Nicolas Wadimoff. RSVP at Film is both a tool of personal expression and a screen for reflection of social and historical issues, as it carries culturally specific and universal themes. Its usefulness in expressing and educating others about the Palestinian issue remains hugely significant in our present day, and for this reason, The Jerusalem Fund runs a seasonal film series throughout the year. All these films attest to the vibrancy of a Palestinian cinema despite the statelessness and sometimes simultaneous dual nationalities of its filmmakers.  This series if free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. See 

44] – On Wed., June 19 from 6 to 8 PM, enjoy a Conversation with Rep. Andy Kim on Iran, hosted by Foreign Policy for America, Policy Lounge, 1904 14th St. NW, WDC 20009.  Join a timely discussion with Congressman Andy Kim on how Congress can constrain the Trump Administration's actions in Iran. In a time of increasing escalation between the United States and Iran, how can Congress hold President Trump accountable and keep the U.S. out of war? See

45] – On Wed., June 19 from 7 to 8:30 PM, check out the Strike Wave Pane with Sara Nelson, hosted by Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America at the Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20008.  Look at  The panel discussion includes Nelson (president, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO), Eric Blanc (author, Red State Revolt), and Andrea Molina (teacher and organizer, Mundo Verde charter school). The discussion will be moderated by Gabriel Acevero, a MDC DSA member, labor organizer, and member of the Maryland House of Delegates.  The event will cover the teacher strike wave of 2018; how teachers in the metro D.C. area have organized and won in recent local struggles; the power of feminized labor and "pink-collar" organizing; and what labor can do across institutions to support these fights.  Childcare will be provided. Look at
To be continued.

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