Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 10 -11, 2019

32] Food Rescue – July 10
33] Forced Exile of Rohingyas – July 10
34] Plastic Pollution – July 10
35] School of Food and Food Rescue – July 10
36] Statehood Train – July 10
37] Immigrant & Refugee Women Celebration – July 10
38] SWOP Baltimore – July 10
39] Racial equality – July 10
40] Live Reading of the Mueller Report – July 10
42] Life in Palestine – July 10
43] Gun violence – July 11
44] Hotels, Not Immigration Jails!  – July 11
45] The Battle for Kavanaugh – July 11
46] 2020 Census and Ensuring a Complete Count – July 11
47] Meet the Moms – July 11
48] Candlelight Vigil for Refugees in Libya – July 11
49] Radical Suburbs July 11
32] -- Wednesdays at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211 by Food Rescue Baltimore continue on Wed., July 10 from noon to 1 PM. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

33] –  On Wed., July 10 from 12:15 to 1:45 PM, get with the Forced Exile of Rohingyas into Bangladesh, hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 1201 I St., WDC 20005.  Lunch will be available starting at 11:45 AM.  Get tickets for "The Forced Exile of Rohingyas into Bangladesh: Economic and Nutritional Outcomes and Future Policy Options." More than 600,000 Rohingya people fled violence in Myanmar in 2017 and crossed into southeastern Bangladesh, joining 200,000 to 400,000 other forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals. This seminar will include analysis of incomes, employment, #foodsecurity, and #nutrition based on a household survey conducted in camps housing Rohingyas and in neighboring host communities. Model simulations of potential effects of this population influx on the local economy will also be presented. Panelists will discuss future policy options.

This research was jointly funded by World Food Programme (WFP) and by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets led by #IFPRI.  See

34] –   On Wed, July 10 from 12:30 to 2 PM, get with Slowing the Tidal Wave of Plastic Polluting the World's Ocean, hosted by World Resources Institute, 10 G St. NE, WDC 20002.  Tickets are at Join leading pollution experts from around the world for a conversation on the challenges of protecting the world’s marine environment from plastics.  Speakers will profile innovative reforms and highlight steps that policymakers everywhere can take to accelerate progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14. This is part of the WRI Greening Governance Seminar Series. See

35] – On Wed., July 10 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

36] – On Wed., July 10 from 4:53 to 6:51 PM, Get On Board the Statehood Train!  This is hosted by DC Vote at Union Station, 30 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20002.  The Statehood Movement is pulling out of the station! Literally!  Join DC Vote and Statehood advocates on the Statehood Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia for Netroots Nation 2019!  DC Vote has secured a private car for all of you who are on-board with DC Statehood and it's bound to be a fun time!  Ticket includes one seat on the Statehood Train, on-board drinks and snacks and special guests!

For more than 200 years, DC residents have been subject to "taxation without representation." Now, the Statehood effort is gaining steam like never before. With record level support in the US House and US Senate and endorsement from every single Democratic Presidential candidate, now is the time for you and your organization to get on-board and help drive Statehood to the station! See

37] –  On Wed., July 10 from 6 to 8 PM, get with the Immigrant & Refugee Women Celebration, hosted by HI Washington DC Hostel at Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St. NW, WDC 20001. The event aims to amplify the voices of immigrant and refugee women by honoring their courage, resilience and talents. The Celebration also features a raffle and complimentary international food. Raffle prizes include Dafero truffles, Crafting Love & Hope soap, & 734 Coffee Medium Roast. See

38] – On Wed., July 10 at 6 PM @ Red Emma's, come celebrate the summer with Sex Workers Outreach Project, learn about what SWOP Baltimore is working on and how you can get involved, and enjoy specials on drinks. SWOP Baltimore is a local chapter of a national network of sex workers and allies organizing to decriminalize sex work, fight stigma, and build power among.

39] –   Did you know that Montgomery County Public Schools may change school boundaries? You are invited to learn more about the process and to ask your questions. This meeting is being organized by a diverse group of community-based organizations. Speakers will give information about: the history of the current boundaries, why MCPS will study boundaries, and what the process will look like on Wed., July 10 from 6 to 9 PM at Arts on the Block Pop-Up Studio, 8510 Fenton St., Silver Spring 20910. A light dinner will be served. Childcare and English/Spanish interpretation will be provided. This is a FREE event, but space is limited. Please register at

40] – On Wed., July 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, get over to a Live Reading of the Mueller Report, hosted by Sister District DC at Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe St. NE, WDC 20017.  Hear some of the most important, scandalous, and even funny portions of the report - with plenty of opportunities for audience participation. Also discuss the work to support local democratic candidates in Virginia.  Sister District is a grassroots community of friends and neighbors who are working together to support strategic state elections in states that need help. 2019 is a huge year for Virginia—Democrats are just two seats down from flipping both the House of Delegates and the Senate. Go to

41] – On Wed., July 10 from 7 to 9 PM, hear a REPORTBACK: THE FAILED COUP IN VENEZUELA AND THE EMBASSY OCCUPATION at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.   On April 30th, the US-backed opposition in Venezuela, with the Trump administration's blessing, attempted to overthrow the elected government of Venezuela. While the US supported a strategy of tension in Venezuela—including unilateral sanctions, the failed coups of both 2019 and 2002, and two decades of media scaremongering—along with precipitous drops in the price of oil on the global market have created serious challenges for the Chavez/Maduro project, popular support for Bolivarian 21st century socialism and the elected government remains.

Ann Fawcett Ambia and one-time Baltimore resident Keith Brooks were part of a US-based delegation of observers to Venezuela present during the failed coup attempt earlier this year—hear stories from two of the occupiers in the (ultimately unsuccessful) efforts to defend the Venezuelan embassy against an opposition takeover. See

42] – On Wed., July 10 at 7 PM, catch the presentation by Dr. Michael Connor on “One Day Honey, One Day Onions: Life in Palestine” at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 1301 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19806. RSVP at

43] – On Thurs., July 11 from 7:30 to 9:30 AM, enjoy a Newsmaker Breakfast: Gun Violence in Urban America, hosted by Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 S. Calvert St., Suite 1700, Baltimore 21202. Tickets are at  Join the Greater Baltimore Committee and Thomas Abt, author of the forthcoming book “Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence – and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets.” This event will include a panel discussion with law enforcement experts.  Look at

44] – On Thurs., July 11 from 2:45 to 4 PM, get with a Petition Delivery: Hotels, Not Immigration Jails!  This is hosted by Sanctuary DMV at 1 Choice Hotels Circle, Rockville 20850-5140.  Meet at the Rockville Metro stop on the Red Line! Register at  ICE is planning to round up thousands of immigrant kids and families across the country. But ICE can't put kids in adult detention centers, so they're planning to use hotels as temporary jails.

Pressure nine major hotel chains to publicly state that they will NOT be part of ICE's crimes against humanity. A petition hosted by CREDO Action already has almost 50,000 signatures, and we expect another petition at Daily Kos launching soon to garner tens of thousands more. Deliver those signatures in person to two of the major hotel chains that are based in suburban Maryland - Choice Hotels and Marriott. If you haven't signed the petition, please do so ASAP at  Go to 

45] –   On Thurs., July 11 from 6 to 8:30 PM, Hear about The Battle for Kavanaugh, a Book Launch with Mollie Hemingway, hosted by Hillsdale College Kirby Center, 227 Massachusetts Ave. NE, WDC 20002. Hemingway's new book is the first to dissect the historical Kavanaugh confirmation battle. Free copies of the book will be given to the first 30 guests! The book title is "Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court" (Regnery Publishing).  A reception will follow.  See

46] – On Thurs., July 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, attend the Southern Gateway Communities Advisory Neighborhood Community (ANC) Meeting at the Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Hill Drive, Temple Hills 20748 Topics to be discussed are the 2020 Census and Ensuring a Complete Count in Prince George’s County; Update on the Construction of a New Suitland High School; Support and Services for Veterans in Prince George’s County. See

47] –  On Thurs., July 11 from 7 to 9 PM, Meet the Moms for coffee, hosted by Moms Demand Action at Panera Bread, 413 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, 413 West Baltimore St., Baltimore 21201. Join Baltimore's Moms Demand Action members for a coffee to learn what you can do to prevent gun violence and make Maryland a safer place.  RSVP at Visit

48] – On Thurs., July 11 from 7 to 9 PM, go to a D.C. Candlelight Vigil for Refugees in Libya, hosted by Reclaim Eritrea in Malcolm X Park, WDC 20009.  The African diaspora community and allies, led by DC Reclaim Eritrea, is standing together to honor the lives lost after a recent airstrike on a refugee detention center in Tripoli.  At the vigil, candles will be lit for all migrants who died in the Tajoura airstrike. The event will also feature speakers from within the African diaspora community and allies who will discuss the change they want to see and how this tragedy has impacted them.  Look at and

49] – On Thurs., July 11 from 7 to 9 PM, AMANDA HURLEY PRESENTS: "RADICAL SUBURBS: EXPERIMENTAL LIVING ON THE FRINGES OF THE AMERICAN CITY" at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  The suburbs are not the homogenous places we sometimes take them to be. Today’s suburbs are racially, ethnically, and economically diverse, with as many Democratic as Republican voters, a growing population of renters, and rising poverty. The cliché of white picket fences is well past its expiration date.

The history of suburbia is equally surprising: American suburbs were once fertile ground for utopian planning, communal living, socially-conscious design, and integrated housing. We have forgotten that we built suburbs like these, such as the co-housing commune of Old Economy, Pennsylvania; a tiny-house anarchist community in Piscataway, New Jersey; a government-planned garden city in Greenbelt, Maryland; a racially integrated subdivision (before the Fair Housing Act) in Trevose, Pennsylvania; experimental Modernist enclaves in Lexington, Massachusetts; and the mixed-use, architecturally daring Reston, Virginia.

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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