Monday, June 3, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 4, 2019

20] The Shape of Food Security – June 4
21] Mayor Bowser's Immigrant Heritage Month Kick Off – June 4
22] Peace vigil – June 4
23] Protest killer drone research at JHU – June 4
24] The Long View on Venezuela – June 4
25] Southwestern District: Consent Decree Briefing – June 4
26] How Can Baltimore Uplift Youth? –- June 4
27] Sunrise Movement Meeting – June 4

20] – On Tues., June 4 from 12:15 to 1:30 PM, go to The Shape of Food Security, hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 1201 I St., WDC 20005.  Lunch will be available starting at 11:45 AM. Ten years ago, the plant pathologists Richard Strange and Peter Scott founded the journal Food Security—the Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food in response to Norman Borlaug’s challenge to "do more for food security." During this seminar, look back over the last decade to identify some key trends in publishing on #foodsecurity, including geographic reach and topics covered. We will also discuss the importance of publishing research and analysis from a wide range of disciplines and ask ourselves how interdisciplinary the journal has been so far. This systematic review will help guide the journal to make even greater contributions to food security in the years to come.

Lunch will be available starting at 11:45 AM. Register for this FREE event here: Visit

21] – On Tues., June 4 from 4 to 6 PM, check out Mayor Bowser's Immigrant Heritage Month Kick Off at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza, WDC 20010.  Join Mayor Bowser to kick off Immigrant Heritage Month with a community celebration in Columbia Heights. Immigrant Heritage Month is a month-long celebration highlighting the incredible contributions that immigrants have made and continue to make to our nation. The celebration features international music, performances by local artists, a photo booth and more!  Look at 

22] –  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 June 4.  Call 215-426-0364.

23] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. The next vigil will be on June 4 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

24] –On Tues., June 4 from 6 to 9 PM hosted by Profs & Pints, hear about The Long View on Venezuela at the Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft, 1523 22nd St. NW, WDC 20037.  See Fulton Armstrong, research fellow at American University’s center for Latin American studies and former National Intelligence Officer for Latin America and adviser to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will do a presentation.  Since January, the United States and other nations have been seeking to oust Venezuelan President Maduro and replace him with National Assembly President Juan Guaido. So far, however, such efforts have failed to deliver hoped-for democracy, stability, and prosperity. Instead, Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis has worsened, its political tensions remain high, and its prospects continue to seem dismal.

What happened, and why? Where does the mess go from here? What will it mean for the U.S.? Get answers to such questions from Fulton Armstrong, who spent 30 years following Latin American affairs in various government positions and continues to stay on top of the situation in Venezuela as a scholar at American University.

He’ll discuss the current situation, its underlying causes, and scenarios for the future. Among the questions he will tackle: Might UN-sponsored negotiations work? Can an old political center reemerge in Venezuela and summon Maduro and Guaido to compromise? Is Washington helping, or hurting, the cause with its pledges to take down the other two governments in what it calls the “Troika of Tyranny,” Cuba and Nicaragua? The “Monroe Doctrine,” through which the United States in the 19th century claimed the right to intervene in Latin America and keep others out, is front and center in the Administration’s policy. Is Venezuela a means of establishing that primacy anew?  Tickets are $12. But at the doors--$15. Save $2 with student ID. Go to

25] – On Tues., June 4 from 6 to 8 PM, there will be a Southwestern District: Consent Decree Briefing, hosted by the Consent Decree Implementation Unit at 711 Walnut Ave., Baltimore 21229-1620.  Have questions about the Consent Decree? Not really sure what it is or what progress has been made to reform the Baltimore Police Department?  Speakers at this event will provide an update on our implementation efforts to date and some of the upcoming changes that will improve responsiveness to the residents served.  Email Look at

26] – On Tues., June 4 from 6 to 8:30 PM, get with Real Talk Tho 6: How Can Baltimore Uplift Youth?  This is hosted by The Real News Network at Ida B's Table, 235 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202.  D Watkins, author of "We Speak for Ourselves" and professor at University of Baltimore @dwatkinsworld, will be one of the speakers.   Real Talk Tho is an opportunity for people to discuss and debate real solutions to our city's intractable problems. What would effective policy look like and how do we get it implemented? See

27] – On Tues., June 4 from 6:30 to 8 PM, attend the Sunrise Movement Baltimore Meeting at 3301 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  Gather together in community and learn about how we can make the Green New Deal a reality for our nation and for Baltimore! This summer is the summer that we will #changethedebate! It's the perfect time to get involved and make history with the Sunrise Movement. 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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