Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 5 - 6, 2019

28] Celebrate Votes For Women in D.C. – June 5
29] Our Homes, Our Voices National Call-in Day June 5
30] Food Rescue – June 5
31] AI and Human Rights – June 5
32] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – June 5
33] 2019 Climate Policy Camp – June 5
34] Benefit for Haiti – June 5
35] See the “Knock Down the House” documentary – June 5
36] How to start a nonprofit – June 5
37] After India’s Vote: Prospects for Improved Ties with Pakistan --June 6
38] Challenge Judge Trenga for jailing Chelsea Manning – June 6
39] Wear Orange Proclamation – June 6
40] See a film on the endless war – June 6
41] FreeState Justice fundraiser – June 6
42] Eyewitness Palestine fundraiser – June 6
43] Toll Road? – June 6
44] Lower your electric bill – June 6
28] -- On Wed., June 5 from 8 AM to 5 PM, Celebrate Votes For Women in DC, hosted by Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon at the United States Capitol, WDC 20515.  This June, celebrate the 100th anniversary of Congress approving the 19th Amendment! The full agenda and form to RSVP can be found here: https://forms.gle/gdLfE47YoKnqiKYi7.  Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/669530363478504/.

29] – On Wed., June 5 from 8 AM to 11:59 PM, Participate in Our Homes, Our Voices National Call-in Day, hosted by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1000 Vermont Ave. NW, WDC 20005.  Tickets are at www.ourhomes-ourvoices.org.Flood your representatives' offices with calls & tell them to support more investment in affordable homes & programs. For more information & a script, go to: https://www.ourhomes-ourvoices.org/resources.  Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/478611256012328/.

30] -- Wednesdays at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211 by Food Rescue Baltimore continue on Wed., June 5 from noon to 1 PM. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See  https://www.facebook.com/events/2335352913149645/?event_time_id=2335353063149630.

31] –    On Wed., June 5 from 1 to 3 PM, get over to AI and Human Rights: The Future of AI Policy in the U.S., hosted by EPIC - Electronic Privacy Information Center at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, WDC 20045.  The rise of AI has already begun to challenge fundamental rights of fairness, accountability, and transparency. AI by the public and private sector can mean real life consequences for people in employment, housing, credit, commerce, and criminal sentencing. At the same time, AI promises economic and social prosperity across many fields. The U.S. is building an AI policy through Executive Order, legislative proposals, and engagement on the international stage. This event will explore the future AI policy in the U.S. How should the U.S. address human rights challenges of AI domestically and abroad? What should the U.S. role in AI be on the international stage? Around what principles for AI has U.S. policymaking begun to converge?  The panel discussion will include Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT. Contact EPIC Administrative Director Gerald Tan at admin[at]epic.org. See https://www.facebook.com/events/356553121658021/.

32] – On Wed., June 5 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/2105994779640314/.

33] –On Wed., June 5 from 6 PM through 8 PM on June 7, there is a Citizens' Climate - 2019 Climate Policy Camp at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20016.  Become a Climate Policy Expert, and go beyond the concepts.  Across the world, the conversation is changing from whether we will act to how we will act. Prepare yourself for this phase and learn directly from the experts.  Dive deep into the technical aspects of greenhouse gas mitigation policy, including the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act and others.  Visit the webpage for full details and FAQ's: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/2019-policy-camp/. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/390851254794026/.

34] – On Wed., June 5 at 6:30 PM, see the film “The Land of High Mountains,” which is a  benefit for St. Damien Pediatric Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.. The benefit is at Theatre N, 1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington. Tickets are $30. Purchase tickets on-line and view trailer at https://www.nphusa.org/haiti-de/.

35] –  On Wed., June 5 at 6:30 PM, see the “Knock Down the House” documentary is a 2019 documentary film about the primary campaigns of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin, four progressive Democrats who ran in the 2018 election. The free screening is at Busboys and Poets Hyattsville, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville 20781. Look at https://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/th-evt-8819251.  
36] – On Wed., June 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, get over to How to Start and Maintain a Nonprofit Organization, hosted by the Community Law Center, Inc., 3355 Keswick Road, Second Floor Conference Room, Baltimore 21211. The cost is $75. The two hour workshop includes a copy of a manual: How to Start a Nonprofit in Maryland and is taught by an attorney with experience in nonprofit law. Class sizes are small to allow time for individual attention. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE TICKETS FROM INDIVIDUALS CLAIMING TO HAVE EXTRA TICKETS. Please call with any questions at 410-366-0922 and check out the website at www.communitylaw.org for more information about the types of legal services provided to Maryland's small nonprofits and neighborhood-based organizations. See https://www.facebook.com/events/529087287620377/.

37] – On Thurs., June 6  from 10 to 11:30 AM at the U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037, hear a discussion After India’s Vote: Prospects for Improved Ties with Pakistan.  Hear from Jalil Jilani, USIP; Tara Kartha, USIP; and Josh White, Johns Hopkins University.  Go to https://www.usip.org/events/after-indias-vote-prospects-improved-ties-pakistan.

38] – On Thursday, June 5 from noon to 1 PM, gather outside the U.S. District Court, 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314 to challenge Judge Anthony Trenga for jailing Chelsea Manning and imposing a daily $500 fine after 30 days behind bars.  If Manning refuses to comply with the grand jury subpoena after 60 days, the fine will increase to $1,000 per day.  This ruling is outrageous, and it demands a response.  The Baltimore Nonviolence Center is hosting the demo outside the courthouse.  Join us if you can.  Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or at 410-323-1607.

39] – Nearly 18 years after U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11, the Afghan conflict has become America’s longest and costliest war. Yet today, the Taliban is stronger and controls more territory than at any time since 2001.  FCNL is committed to ending war and the threat of all war. See a screening of the 2019 film, "An Endless War? Getting Out of Afghanistan," sponsored by the FCNL Education Fund., on Thurs., June 6 at 5 PM in the U.S. House of Representatives, 2044 Rayburn House Office Building.  Food and drinks will be served.  RSVP at https://act.fcnl.org/event/national-events/998/?akid=10110.152065.lYRUew&rd=1&t=10&utm_campaign=lam&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ak. The film features interviews with former commanding officers of the U.S. military, veterans, political analysts, and peace activists—including FCNL’s own Shukria Dellawar, Legislative Representative for the Prevention of Violent Conflict. It deconstructs the reasons the war has failed and explores how the conflict can be ended.  The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and experts featured in the film.

40] – Get involved with the Wilmington, Delaware- Wear Orange Proclamation on Thurs., June 6 at 6 PM in the Louis L Redding County Building,.800 N. French St., Floor 9, Wilmington, DE 19801. The Wilmington City Council is offering a city wide proclamation for Wear Orange weekend.  Come and wear your orange! RSVP at https://act.everytown.org/event/wear-orange-2019_attend/22659/signup/?source=emne_20180514-wear-orange-events-kick&refcode=emne_20180514-wear-orange-events-kick&utm_source=emne_20180514-wear-orange-events-kick&utm_medium=e&utm_campaign=20180514-wear-orange-events-kick&t=5&akid=238677%2E1024464%2E1MkMyz.

41] – On Thurs., June 6 from 5 to 9 PM, Dine Out for Justice at Gertrude's Restaurant, 10 Art Museum Drive Baltimore 21218, hosted by FreeState Justice.  What could be better than eating delicious food? Raising money for your favorite cause while doing it, of course!  A portion of proceeds from your bill will be donated to help support the work to improve the lives of LGBTQ Marylanders.  Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Make your reservation by calling (410) 889-3399 or visiting https://www.opentable.com/r/gertrudes-baltimore?page=1.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2152492584858305/.

42] - On Thurs., June 6 from 5:30 to 9 PM, get with the Debka & Fundraiser for Eyewitness Palestine at Madam's Organ Blues Bar, 2461 18th St. NW, WDC 20009.  Tickets are at eyewitnesspalestine.salsalabs.org.  Enjoy a happy hour, a debka workshop, and dancing to support Eyewitness Palestine! One DC will also be having an event on June 6th at Madam's Organ. Please proceed to the second floor for the Eyewitness Palestine Fundraiser! See https://www.facebook.com/events/395273361080903/.

43] – On Thurs., June 6 from 7 to 9 PM, there is a Progressive Cheverly Forum: “More Highway Lanes? Toll Roads?  Transportation Proposals and Alternatives.” Nicholas Orrick, member of the Transportation Committee of the Sierra Club Maryland chapter will be speaking. ASL interpretation will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served. The forum will be at the Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria), 2300 Belleview Ave., Cheverly.  Parking is available.  See https://www.progressivecheverly.org/.

44] – On Thurs., June 6 from 7 to 8:30 PM, reduce your electricity bill with local shared solar, hosted by Neighborhood Sun and Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211-2310.  Through Neighborhood Sun's solar subscriptions, you can benefit from solar energy without installing anything. Check out how at www.nsunsolar.com/bff,  Neighborhood Sun is bringing community solar to any Baltimore Gas & Electric customer, helping them get clean energy AND save up to 25% every month on electricity bills! This event helps support Horizontal Housing members and Baltimore Free Farm's efforts to increase access to healthy food city-wide.  Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/338283743541058/.

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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