Sunday, July 21, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 22 - 23, 2019

19] Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security – July 22
20] Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish – July 22
21] Watch the documentary “Before the Flood – July 22
22] Media and the 2020 Election – July 22
23] Wilmington People's Congress Team Monthly Meeting – July 22
24] Heading to Extinction and What to Do About It July 22
25] Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference – July 22
26] DC Statehood Phone Bank – July 23
27] Pipeline Politics: Power and Energy in Europe – July 23
28] Ideas at Work -- July 23
29] Hear from Janna Jihad at the Palestine Center – July 23
30] Support Airline Food Workers – July 23
31] Peace vigil – July 23
32] Protest killer drone research at JHU – July 23
33] Permanent Affordability Rally – July 23
34] Declare Climate Emergency Now – July 23
35] Meet New Zealand's Ambassador Rosemary Banks – July 23
36] Behind the Black Ink: Expert Panel on the Mueller Report– July 23
37] Supporting Immigrant Communities – July 23
38] Ceasefire Public Meeting – July 23
39] Film “The Hate U Give” – July 23
40] Loyola College focus group on immigration – July 23
41] Migrant and Refugee Way of the Cross – July 23
19] – On Mon., July 22 from 9 AM  to 3:30 PM, catch up with Diverse Contributions: A Strong Feature of American Foreign Policy, hosted by Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  This year's conference will include panels, briefings by the WCAPS Working groups, and various breakout sessions on “Women of Color Voices for 2020," "Encouraging Campaign Conversations on Foreign Policy," "Redefining National Security," "Promoting Inclusion at Foreign Policy Institutions," and "Cultivating a Diverse Workforce." A reception will conclude the event. See

20] –On Mon., July 22 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 until February 17, 2020.

21] – On Mon., July 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, see a showing of the award-winning Scorsese documentary “Before the Flood” narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. Join Talbot Rising at the Talbot County Free Library, and hear from Mary Helen Gillen of Pickering Creek Audubon about the climate challenge and activist opportunities.  Contact Ridgely Ochs, Talbot Rising, at 631-871-2172.

22] – On Mon., July 22 from 6 to 7:30 PM, attend Media and the 2020 Election - Panel Discussion, hosted by Free the Facts. Join Dr. Lanhee Chen (chairman, FTF Policy Advisory Board) for a conversation with three reporters - Nancy Cook (Politico), Jeremy Peters (New York Times), and James Hohmann (Washington Post) - for a conversation about covering the elections in 2020 and the media's role in a democracy.  Free the Facts is an educational non-profit organization that provides young Americans with reliable and unbiased information so they can get involved in policy reform. Get the brightest minds working on our biggest problems, such as reforming Social Security, Medicare, student loans, public pensions, and other programs that impact our lives. Visit

23] – On Mon., July 22 from 7 to 8:30 PM, attend the Wilmington People's Congress Team Monthly Meeting, hosted by Network Delaware, 719 N. Shipley St., Wilmington, DE 19801.  Tickets are at  Want to connect with other Change Agents in Wilmington? Want to learn new skills? Want a place to share ideas, updates, and strategies on fighting for justice? Then come to the meeting at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew.  Enjoy pizza! See

24] – On Mon., July 22 from 7 to 8:30 PM, hear a talk by Karen Igou, Heading To Extinction and What To Do About It at the New Castle Library, 424 Delaware St. New Castle. The program is about the Extinction Rebellion movement happening around the world that is successfully drawing attention to our climate emergency. She started an extinction rebellion chapter in Delaware. Contact her at or 302-898-0971.

25] – 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.

26] – Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., July 23 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

27] – On  Tues., July 23 from 11 AM  to 12:30 PM, hear about Pipeline Politics: Power and Energy in Europe, hosted by the U.S. Helsinki Commission at the Longworth House Office Building, Room 1334, WDC. Tickets are at  Pipeline Politics is the use of energy resources to exert influence and achieve foreign policy goals. This behavior distorts markets that would otherwise be efficient and provide for the energy needs of all countries at a reasonable price and exacerbates corruption in the region.
Panelists will review the history of political influence in European energy markets, focusing on the political vs. commercial viability of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 and Turkstream projects compared to other efforts, such as the Southern Gas Corridor. They also will discuss the impact of pipeline politics on intra-European relations and the transatlantic relationship and explore a comprehensive way forward for the United States to achieve its commercial, national security, and foreign policy goals and allay the concerns of European allies. Look at

28] – On Tues., July 23 from noon to 2 PM, get with Ideas at Work: A Conversation with Mary L. Gray, hosted by AFL-CIO.  Tickets can be obtained at  Catch a discussion with anthropologist Mary L. Gray and Cathy Feingold on Gray’s latest book, “Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass,” a collaboration with computer scientist Siddharth Suri.

The book offers a necessary and revelatory exposé of the invisible human workforce that powers the web—and that foreshadows the true future of work. It unveils how services delivered by tech giants can only function smoothly, thanks to the judgment and experience of a vast, invisible human labor force. Workers in this “ghost economy” usually earn less than legal minimums for traditional work, they have no health benefit, and they can be fired at any time for any reason or none. There are no labor laws to govern this kind of work, and these latter-day assembly lines draw in—and all too often overwork and underpay—a surprisingly diverse range of workers. However, Ghost Work also shows how ghost workers, employers and society at large can ensure that this new kind of work creates opportunity—rather than misery—for those who do it.  Check out

29] –  On Tues., July 23 from 12:30 to 2 PM, hear from Janna Jihad at the Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Tickets can be had at Thirteen-year old Janna Jihad from the village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank is the youngest officially registered journalist in the world and on a speaking tour in the US. She began her journalism at the age of seven, following the Israeli killing of two family members, and now has a global following. She has received international awards for her media role in covering the daily struggle of Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation and serves as the ambassador of the Palestinian Children’s initiative “2 Suns Shamsaan.” Her talk will be preceded by an introduction by Miko Peled. Look at

30] – On Tues., July 23 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM,  join in Airline Food Workers Invite Allies to Join Informational Picket, hosted by UNITE HERE! At National Airport, 1 Aviation Circle, Arlington, VA 22202. Get tickets at  American Airlines, Delta, and United made over $50 Billion in combined profits in just the past 5 years alone, but the workers who prepare and load food and beverages onto their planes are often left living in poverty and unable to afford healthcare.

The July 23rd informational picket will follow 11,000 catering workers nationwide taking strike authorization votes in June. Nationally, the majority of the food workers serving these airlines still earn less than $15 per hour – including some with 30, 40 and even 50 years of service. Meanwhile, family health insurance premiums are over $500 per month for these employees, leaving many with an impossible choice between their health and their bills.  Check out

31] –  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 23.  Call 215-426-0364.

32] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" near the entrance to Johns Hopkins at 34th & N. Charles Sts. on Tuesday, July 23 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

33] – On Tues., July 23 from 5  to 8 PM, get with the AHTF Permanent Affordability Rally, hosted by the Baltimore Housing Roundtable at Curtis Bay Recreation Center, 1630 Filbert St., Curtis Bay 21226. Tickets are at  Baltimore's Affordable Housing Trust fund was created because residents demanded it- and put blood, sweat and tears into making it happen, gathering more than 50,000 signatures over the last three years to create and Fund the Trust. This year there is an expected revenue of $15 million dollars for affordable housing in Baltimore!

But the fight is not over- the Affordable Housing Commission is starting to meet and set priorities for the fund. Direct public funding to permanently affordable housing in black and poor communities.  Demand accountability for public resources to go to meet the need identified. The rally is from 5:15 to 6 PM with the meeting to follow.  Transportation is available- contact Amanda ( if you need a ride to get there!  See

34] – On Tues., July 23 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM, tell Congress - Time's Up! Declare Climate Emergency Now.  This is hosted by Extinction Rebellion Washington, D.C. in Spirit of Justice Park, WDC. RSVP for the action here:  On July 9th, Congress decided to send Bernie and AOC’s climate emergency resolution to committee. Several dozen cosponsors signed on. And then…nothing happened.  It’s clear that Congress is not taking this resolution seriously. Frank Pallone, the Energy and Commerce committee chair, hasn’t committed to call the resolution up for debate. Instead of moving at emergency speed as the situation demands, they’re dragging their feet. Congress continues to fail miserably to do what is necessary to save protect us.

Join XRDC and take nonviolent disruptive action to demand that Congress tell the truth and declare a climate emergency. If you want to take on a support role, please attend an action prep meeting on July 22 from 7 to 8:30 PM at 800 21st St. NW. Check out  RSVP for the action here: Look at

35] –  On Tues., July 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, hear the Ambassador Dialogues with New Zealand's Ambassador Rosemary Banks, hosted by the Sustained Dialogue Institute at the International Trade Center, Horizon Ballroom, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004.  Tickets go from $20 to $125. The Sustained Dialogue Institute, a national and international conflict transformation non-profit, seeks to create a world where people coexist peacefully, justly, and productively through dialogue.  Seek

36] – On Tues., July 23 from 6 to 8 PM, find out about Behind the Black Ink: Expert Panel on the Mueller Report, hosted by the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC 20009.  Tickets are at  REGISTER HERE See

37] – On Tues., July 23 from 6:15 to 8:45 PM, come to Supporting Immigrant Communities: a Training & Fundraiser, hosted by SURJ Baltimore and CASA at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 3615 Harford Rd., Baltimore 21218.  The gathering starts with a potluck dinner. At this gathering, representatives from CASA will share several ways that people can get involved, including bystander trainings, tax preparation, showing up at upcoming CASA actions, fundraising, and other initiatives. This event is also a fundraiser, and contributions will be collected.  Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.  Go to and

38] –  On Tues., July 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, attend a Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting – EAST, hosted by Baltimore Ceasefire 365 at 3333 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore 21218-2839. Pick up flyers and posters. What is your upcoming Ceasefire weekend event? Introduce your movement, organization, cause, etc. Look at

39] – On Tues., July 23 at 6:30 PM, see a film as part of the Pacem Summer Film Series: “The Hate U Give.”  The film is a balancing act between dark and light, and anger and optimism.  White privilege is laughed away, and black fury is a galvanizing force for change.” The movie will be shown at St. Stephen's Church, 1301 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE. Go to

40] –   The Immigration Outreach Service Center has been invited to participate in research that is being conducted by a team of Loyola University faculty and staff from the Center for Community Service and Justice. This research is in support of the 2017 Consent Decree, entered into by the City of Baltimore and the United States Department of Justice. Its purpose is to gather information from individuals living in Baltimore City who typically would not engage with the police and/or are part of a marginalized community. As part of its research, Loyola staff will conduct a focus group hosted by the IOSC at St. Matthew Rectory, 5401 Loch Raven Boulevard on Tues., July 23 at 6:30 PM. The IOSC is seeking immigrants who have had contact with the Baltimore City Police Department and/or have opinions on how policing in Baltimore should improve.  If you are or know of such an immigrant who would like to participate in a focus group led by Loyola University, please contact Cynthia Keenan, Assistant Director of the IOSC at, office: 410-323-8564 ext. 111 or mobile: 443-494-9371.

41] – Join Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (SHOJ), 600 S. Conkling St., Baltimore 21224, for a walk, praying the Migrant and Refugee Way of the Cross on Tues., July 23 at 7 PM through the streets of Highlandtown. Call 410-342-4336.

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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