Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alerts -- June 26 - 27, 2019

38] Climate Advocates Strategy Discussion – June 26
39] Food Rescue – June 26
40] School of Food and Food Rescue – June 26
41] Beyond the Ban -- June 26
42] Support of Poe Homes resident – June 26
43] Torturing Muslims in the War on Terror – June 26
44] Solidarity with 10 Years of Honduran Resistance – June 26
45] Baltimore Poor People’s Campaign June 26
46] What's Happening in Sudan – June 26
47] "What Happened 2 Chocolate City?"  – June 26
48] Catch D. Watkins in conversation -- June 26
49] How the 1% Manipulate Our Understanding – June 26
50] Debate watch parties – June 26
51] ICE Out of Baltimore – June 27
38] – On Wed., June 26 from 10 AM to 4:15 PM, attend the Climate Advocates Strategy Discussion, hosted by Maryland Climate Coalition at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd, Annapolis 21401. Email Dan Furmansky at

39] -- Wednesdays at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211 by Food Rescue Baltimore continue on Wed., June 26 from noon to 1 PM. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

40] – On Wed., June 26 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

41] – On Wed., June 26 from 2 to 3:30 PM, get over to Beyond the Ban: Resisting Structural Islamophobia, hosted by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee at NYU, 1307 L St. NW, WDC 20005.  On the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision solidifying the Muslim Ban, gather at this event to explore the history and impact of structural Islamophobia. Through a moderated panel discussion, experts will discuss the law surrounding the Ban, links between societal and systematic Islamophobia, and frameworks to understand Islamophobia. The panel will provide analysis alongside calls to action to challenge structural Islamophobia at its roots, resist systemic bigotry of all kinds, and amplify the voices of people currently impacted by the Ban today.  See

42]  – On Wed., June 26 from 4:30 to 6 PM, rally in support of Poe Homes residents, hosted by Peoples Power Assembly and Progressive Maryland Baltimore at City Hall, 100 N Holliday St., Baltimore 21202-3411.  The rally was initiated by Dr. Marvin L. 'Doc' Cheatham, of the Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association. Decent Housing is a Human Right.  Look at

43] – On Wed., June 26 from 6 to 8 PM, catch up with Torturing Muslims in the War on Terror, hosted by Witness Against Torture and Justice for Muslims Collective at Public Welfare Foundation Inc., 1200 U St. NW, WDC 20009.  Since 9/11 and the US led Global War on Terror, torture has been used as an exclusive tactic to punish Muslim prisoners from Guantanamo to CIA black sites - sites that are housed all over the world. This panel will examine the use of torture in the War on Terror, the distinct ways that it has been used to dehumanize Muslim prisoners, and speak to ways in which torture has been resisted both by former prisoners and anti-torture advocates and activists.  Hear this discussion on UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Visit

44] – On Wed., June 26 from 6 to 8:30 PM, be at Solidarity with 10 Years of Honduran Resistance, hosted by DC CISPES at 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010-3103. June 28, 2019 will mark 10 years of Honduran resistance – 10 years since the Honduran military overthrew a democratically elected president in Honduras. Hondurans resisting the resulting conditions by migrating to the United States are met with extreme violence – their children are kidnapped and locked in cages, their asylum claims too often rejected. Meanwhile, Hondurans organizing to fight for a dignified life in Honduras are met with violence and repression from a U.S. funded narco-government and military dictatorship.

Come to St. Stephens Church for a fundraiser (SLIDING SCALE DONATIONS AT THE DOOR) with local music, a panel discussion, and food in support of 10 years of Honduran resistance!  Check out and

45] –  The Baltimore Poor People’s Campaign will meet on Wed., June 26 from 6 to 8 PM at the Oak Hill Center, 2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore. These meetings are an opportunity for new and already involved participants of the Baltimore PPC to stay connected with each other and the campaign. They are part fellowship, political education, and practical organizing planning. After a short discussion, help with an art build for the nurses union's upcoming rally against Hopkins' predatory medical debt practices. That means painting signs and banners and making other materials. Feel free to bring art supplies if you can, and please bring a friend! Email

46] –  On Wed., June 26 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, seek out Awareness to Action: What's Happening in Sudan, hosted by Muslim Women's Professional Network at the Big Bear Café, 1700 1st St. NW, WDC 20001. The Muslim Women's Professional Network's Awareness to Action series is an opportunity to learn more about current events, while being inspired to action. Join us in learning and having an open dialogue about the ongoing Sudanese crisis. See

47] – On Wed., June 26 at 7 PM at the Cleveland Park Congregational UCC, 3400 Lowell St. NW, WDC 20016, see the film "What Happened 2 Chocolate City?" This acclaimed film looks at DC's hyper-gentrification through a retrospective lens, highlighting the effects of the 1968 riots, War on Drugs, mass incarceration, and the current economic barriers affecting Black Washingtonians. A panel discussion featuring the filmmaker will follow the film. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted for Empower D.C.  This is the first film in a Summer Documentary and Discussion Series, "DC: Tales of Two Cities," which explores issues of gentrification and diversity in Washington, DC, through three documentaries filmed here in the District.  Email  Look at

48] – On Wed., June 26 from 7 to 9 PM, catch D. Watkins in conversation with Lisa Snowden-McCray at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  Five years ago, in June of 2014, 10 months before the Uprising, D. Watkins was still on the come up, a freelance essay writer grinding towards success. His viral essay "Too Poor for Pop Culture" had dropped earlier in 2014, putting him on the map for a local and national audience for the first time. Red Emma's had the honor to partner with D. on his first print publication, a zine version of this essay and a few others. At the time, we wrote that "D. Watkins' essays for Salon and elsewhere, chronicling the struggles and hustles of Black Baltimore and his own trajectory from street dealer to creative writer, are no doubt the first shots fired by a major literary talent in the making."

With his third book in five years out, writing in the New York Times, and a high-profile gig as a regular Salon columnist and video-maker, D. is a voice to be reckoned with, and one who has studiously made a point of using his success to lift up new rising voices from Baltimore's streets.  Go to

49] – On Wed., June 26 from 7 to 9 PM, catch a Book Talk: How the 1% Manipulate Our Understanding, hosted by World Beyond War at the Wooden Shoe Books and Records, 704 South St., Philadelphia 19147.  Tickets are at  Divest Philly from the War Machine Coalition is pleased to present author Roy Eidelson who will speak about his book, "Political Mind Games: How the 1% Manipulate Our Understanding of What's Happening, What's Right, and What's Possible." The author explains how we can recognize - and counter - the manipulative appeals that the 1% use to advance their self-serving agenda. Offering timely examples drawn from the realms of militarism, the war economy, climate change, and more, Roy shows why understanding and debunking the 1%'s mind games is an urgent matter for anyone interested in building a more decent society.

In addition to Roy's talk, the event will feature a discussion of the newly forming Divest Philly from the War Machine Coalition & opportunities for getting involved! Divest Philly from the War Machine is a network of groups working to divest public and private funds in Philly from weapons manufacturers, military contractors, and war profiteers. Eidelson, PhD, is the former executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethno political Conflict and a past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. His work focuses on applying psychological knowledge to issues of social justice and political change.

The Wooden Shoe is an all-volunteer collectively-run Info shop that seeks to embody the principles of anarchism and other movements for social justice. See

50] – On Wed., June 26 from 8 to 11 PM, get with the Sunrise Movement Baltimore Hub Watch Party to #ChangeTheDebate.  It is happening at HomeSlyce Pizza Bar, 900 S. Kenwood Ave., Baltimore 21224.  This summer is all about working to #changethedebate. Candidates have released climate plans and called for a climate debate, and now keep up the pressure!  RSVP to attend at Look at

The Sunrise Towson Debate Watch Party will be on Wed., June 26 at 8 PM at the 7 West Bistro Grill, 7 West Chesapeake Ave., Towson 21204. #ChangeTheDebate.  Contact the host at 443-900-3236.

51] – On Thurs.., June 27 from 6 to 8 PM, join ICE Out of Baltimore, hosted by Sanctuary Streets Baltimore and CASA at 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore 21201.  Voice outrage against ICE and the Trump administration's continued threats of massive raids against our immigrant community members. Call for an end to deportations. Tell ICE to get out of Baltimore. Gather together to demand a Baltimore that is a true Sanctuary City for all those who call it home, and for the freedom of migrants here and everywhere.  Bring signs, noise makers, and as many people as you can to take a stand for justice!  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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