Sunday, July 14, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 15 -- September 22, 2019

16] The Warmth of Other Suns – through Sept. 22
17] Speak for Health Advocacy Bootcamp – July 15 & 16
18] Tell Amazon Stop Enabling Ice Raids – July 15
19] Food Rescue – July 15
20] Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish – July 15
21] DC Statehood Phone Bank – July 15
22] Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference – July 15
23] Hands off Iran & Venezuela and Stop the Raids and Deportations – July 15
24] Peace vigil – July 16
25] Protest killer drone research at JHU – July 16
26] Monthly Meeting of Indivisible – July 16
16] – The Phillips Collection (TPC) in Washington, D.C. has a dedicated mission of addressing contemporary social justice issues of global significance. The museum has recently undertaken an extraordinary exhibition on the urgent topic of immigration and the global migration crisis entitled: The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement. This important exhibition presents 75 historical and contemporary artists—from the United States as well as Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Syria, Turkey, UK, Vietnam, and more—whose work poses urgent questions around the experiences and perceptions of migration, internal and cross-border displacement, and the current global refugee crisis. Check out

   In conjunction with the exhibition which is on view through Sept. 22, the museum has also created a slate of dynamic programming including artist talks.  Exemplarily, on Aug. 29, Millennium Arts Salon Executive Director Juanita Hardy will feature a Salon Panel Talk on the issue of migration. TPC’s flagship event, Phillips after 5, on Aug. 1, will honor night markets and feature global music and cuisine.  Always fun, and this with a purpose.
Contact Phillips Director of Communications Miriam Magdieli at for complimentary passes, or to RSVP for Phillips After 5. If you have a group she can also help to arrange a tour with museum staff.  The Phillips Collection is eager to engage in partnerships with organizations working with migrant communities, whether by advocacy, direct action, or support for migrants here in DC.

17] – On Mon., July 15 and Tues., May 16 at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, WDC, come to APHA's Speak for Health Advocacy Bootcamp.  This two-day training is tailored to public health students and early-career professionals on how to be an effective public health advocate. This year's boot camp theme is Climate Changes Health. The training will cover the basics of advocating for evidence-based public health policies, including navigating Capitol Hill, communications strategy, and messaging. Scholarships are available. See

18] – On Mon., July 15 from noon to 1 PM, Tell Amazon Stop Enabling Ice Raids Support Amazon Workers, hosted by Peoples Power Assembly, at City Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore.  Despite horrific conditions at detention camps and the racist war on migrants and refugees, especially children, the richest man in the world Jeff Bezos continues to consolidate his wealth by profiting off of deportation and detention and exploiting Amazon workers.  Research shows that Amazon is helping ICE track, detain, and deport immigrants — in a big way! We’ve known that Amazon’s servers host Palantir, the company that provides ICE with “mission- critical services,” such as its case management software. But it turns out Amazon’s role in the deportation machine goes deeper than that. Through intense lobbying of policymakers and law enforcement officials, Amazon and Palantir have secured a role as the backbone for the federal government’s immigration and law enforcement dragnet.

Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minn., plan to strike for six hours on Prime Day to demand better work conditions. A "community rally" including workers and supporters is also planned outside Amazon's warehouse in Shakopee. Minnesota workers, most of them Somali and East African immigrants, will join co-workers from Seattle in the work stoppage.  Striking workers are demanding the right to organize, and to work at normal speeds. They also are calling on Amazon to address issues like climate change. Minnesota employees are expected to be joined by Amazon technology workers from Seattle.

In Baltimore, productivity rates are equally brutal and it’s been reported that 300 full time workers were fired in one year for failure to meet unbearable rates.  On Prime Days, send a message to Amazon: End profiting off the detention of migrants and refugees and end the abuse of Amazon workers from Shakopee and Seattle to Baltimore.  Go to

19] – On Mon., July 15 at noon, there will be a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Food Rescue Baltimore is honored to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring access to free vegan/plant-based food in the community. Bring a bag. Take what you want from noon to 1PM or while supplies last. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the Food Rescue Baltimore give away. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give-away but will be available for sale. See

20] –On Mon., July 15 from 3 to 4 PM, there is a Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish, 3418 Belair Road, Baltimore 21213-1233.  Bring a bag, and take home healthy, free food! View
This will continue into the future.

21] – Join the Hands off Iran & Venezuela and Stop the Raids and Deportations gathering on Mon., July 15 at 5 PM at Centre and N. Charles Sts. at the foot of the Washington Monument.  Email or call 410-218-4835.

22] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., July 15 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  Call 605-475-6711, code 1136243#.  Work only on brainstorming ideas for participation in the upcoming General Election.

23] – Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., July 16 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004 in room G-9. Join the Washington, DC Statehood Office for a DC Statehood Phone Bank. Call state legislatures across the US to raise awareness of DC residents' lack of full and equal voting representation in Congress.   Phones, scripts, materials, and light refreshments will be provided. See

24] –  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 July 16.  Call 215-426-0364.

25] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" near the entrance to Johns Hopkins at 34th & N. Charles Sts. on Tuesday, July 16 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

26] – On Tues., July 16 at 7 PM, attend the Monthly Meeting of Indivisible Highlands and Beyond at Wilmington Brew Works, 3129 Miller Rd., Wilmington, DE. RSVP at

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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