Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 18 - 19, 2019

40] Europe in a Changing Global Context – July 18
41] Stop Violence Now – July 18
42] Catholic Coalition Direct Action – July 18
43] Mandela Day of Service and Culture – July 18
44] Peoples Town Hall – July 18
45] Civilian Review Board Meeting – July 18
46] Department of Housing and Community Development Action Plan – July 18
47] The Threat of Constitutional Crisis – July 18
48] United States-Saudi Arabian Relationship – July 19
49] Food Rescue – July 19
50] White House vigil– July 19
51] WIB peace vigils – July 19
40] – On Thurs., July 18 from 8:45 to 9:45 AM, get over to Europe in a Changing Global Context, hosted by the Atlantic Council and Embassy of the Netherlands at 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor, WDC 20005. Tickets can be had at  Hear a conversation with His Excellency Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands.  He will share his perspective on the transatlantic relationship, the need for greater US-European cooperation in a rapidly changing global context, and the ongoing political transitions in Europe and their wider implications. His opening comments will be followed by a moderated armchair discussion and an open Q&A.

Prime Minister Rutte has served in his current position as head of government of the Netherlands since October 2010 and has also been the leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), a member of the new pan-European liberal party group Renew Europe (previously ALDE), since 2006.  Check out

41] –  On Thurs., July 18 from 9 AM  to Fri., July 19 at 4 PM, Stop Violence Now, hosted by Maryland CEU Institute and Eastern Shore Psychological Services, LLC in MCEA Conference Center, 12 Taft Court,  Rockville. Tickets are at  While the workshop is about preventing violence, it is important to note that in most cases, untreated family violence and trauma drives violent behaviors among teens and adults. Prevent and treat family violence and chaos and you will prevent future violence.  Visit

42] – The Catholic Coalition has planned a strategic campaign to increase the visibility of Catholics willing to take more risks to stop the inhuman treatment of migrant children and to end child detention. The first phase is a prayerful direct action on Thurs., July 18 starting at 10 AM on the East Lawn of the Capitol, across from the Russell Senate Office Building.  Union Station is closest Metro. The event will include civil resistance. Email

43] – On Thurs., July 18 from 11 AM to 8 PM, get with the Mandela Day of Service and Culture, hosted by Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center, 4519 Rhode Island Ave., North Brentwood 20722. Participate in a 10th anniversary global commemoration of Nelson Mandela’s legacy of social justice, freedom, and humanitarian service. Neighbors, newcomers, families and friends, coworkers and community members, are welcome to join a day honoring community service and celebrating African Diaspora artifacts and culture.  Check out

44] – Go to the PEOPLE’S TOWN HALL: CONTINUED CHANGES TO POLICING IN OUR CITY on Thurs., July 18 at 6 PM to learn how to ensure we have real police reform in Baltimore City. It takes place at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Join the ACLU, coalition partners, and community members from all around Baltimore City to reflect and provide input on the latest Consent Decree updates, New policy changes in BPD, Chance to give direct feedback — and draft public comment for submission and a General overview, community testimonies, and general feedback regarding local control, and recent changes to policing efforts in our city.

Police must use their authority consistent with the constitution and must be accountable to the communities they serve. Join local grassroots efforts and coalition members in learning more about upcoming actions, long term efforts, and help advocate for policy change in Baltimore.  Look at

45] – On Thurs., July 18 from 6 to 9 PM, there is a Civilian Review Board Meeting, hosted by Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, 7 E Redwood St., Baltimore 21202.  The monthly meeting will review cases and authorize new complaints for investigation. Go to

46] – On Thurs., July 18 from 6:30 to 8 PM, attend a Public Hearing, DC DHCD's FY20 Annual Action Plan, hosted by DC Department of Housing and Community Development at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW, Old Council Chamber Room, WDC 20002. DHCD receives federal funding for policies and programs in (1) affordable housing; (2) special needs housing; (3) homelessness; (4) homeownership; and (5) community development and public service activities. Each fiscal year, it develops an "Action Plan" on the best uses of federal resources.

DHCD has completed its FY2020 Draft Annual Action Plan. District residents and stakeholders are strongly encouraged to give input on the proposed plan no later than August 2, 2019. DHCD will submit the Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by August 16, 2019. District residents who would like to present oral testimony are encouraged to register in advance. Please provide your name, address, telephone number, and organization affiliation, if any. If you want to submit a written statement, please send it to Go to Visit

47] –   On Thurs., July 18 at 7 PM, be at Profs & Pints: The Threat of Constitutional Crisis, hosted by Live Nation Concerts at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW, WDC 20004.  Tickets are $14. This is a scholarly look at the Mueller investigation’s findings and next steps for President Trump, Congress, and the nation, with Randall D. Eliason, George Washington University law professor, white-collar crime expert, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and Joshua A. Geltzer, founding executive director and visiting professor of law at Georgetown University's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection.

Our nation’s political system is at a critical juncture, with Democrats in Congress squaring off against a president with a penchant for disregarding the political norms that bound his predecessors. With talk of impeachment and a polarized and heated 2020 election in the air, Profs and Pints is staging a special event in which two talented law professors and acclaimed legal experts will help you gain a thorough understanding of our current situation and the challenges ahead.

Professor Randall Eliason will address “The Mueller Report: Where Do We Go from Here?” Professor Joshua Geltzer will examine “When the People Speak.” What if Trump refuses to leave after the 2020 results are counted? See

48] – On Fri., July 19 from 10 AM to noon, hear a discussion about the United States-Saudi Arabian Relationship, hosted by the Middle East Policy Council in the Russell Senate Office Building, WDC 20002. The 97th Capitol Hill Conference featuring the topic of U.S. - Saudi relations will be held in Room 485.  The guests are Ms. Dana Stroul from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Ms. Elisa Catalano Ewers from the Center for a New American Security and Mr. Tom Lippman and Amb. Gerald Feierstein from the Middle East Institute. The event is free and open to all but please don't forget to RSVP by clicking, emailing or calling 202 296 6767. See

49] – On Fri., July 19 from noon to 1 PM, Fridays at Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda., Baltimore 21218, are by Food Rescue Baltimore.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Look at

50] –   On Fri.,  July 19 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ or at 202-360-6416.

51] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., July 19 from noon to 1 PM.  One is at McKeldin Square, corner of Light and Pratt Sts., in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore.  Use the purple circulator line.  Enjoy an AFTER VIGIL LUNCH at the Inner Harbor.  Bring Your Own Sandwich or stop by one of the food trucks in the McKeldin Square.

  Another is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore.  Free Parking available. Vigil at noon. Lunch in the Greenway Room is at 1 PM. If there's a storm, there is no vigil, but there will be lunch. Contact Anne:  The final vigil is in Chestertown, Kent County on the Eastern Shore at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row. Email

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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