Monday, August 19, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 19 -- 22, 2019

23] Food Rescue Pop-Up – Aug. 19
24] Fall Volunteer Advocate Information Session CASA Prince George's – Aug. 19
25] Get Money Out of Maryland – Aug. 19  
26] National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day – Aug. 20 - 22
27] DC Statehood Phone Bank – Aug. 20
28] Food Rescue at YO! Baltimore West – Aug. 20
29] Peace vigil – Aug. 20
30] Say No to Drone Research at JHU – Aug. 20
31] Is There a More Equitable Way to Fund Development? – Aug. 20
32] EAT. DRINK. VEGAN. – Aug. 20
33] See film BLOCK BY BLOCK – Aug. 20
34] Meet the Moms for Coffee – Aug. 20
35] Council President's Legislative Town Hall – Aug. 20
36] Memorial for Amelia – Aug. 20
37] Get "Big Money" out of politics Aug. 20
23] –On Mon., Aug. 19 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
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24] – On Mon., Aug. 19 from 6 to 7:30 PM, attend a Fall Volunteer Advocate Information Session CASA Prince George's, hosted by Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Prince George's County, 6811 Kenilworth Ave., # 402, Riverdale 20737.  Visit or call 301-209-0491.

CASA is a volunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to improve the lives of abused and neglected children living in foster care. CASA, Prince George's County trains and supervises volunteers from the community who advocate for the best interest of children, recognizing and respecting each child's individual needs. Our volunteers are both advocates, with the right to speak for the child’s best interest in court, and mentors, who guide their CASA youth through the system and problems they may be facing.

CASA volunteers serve as investigators, mentors, recorders, and ultimately advocates. CASA volunteers visit their youth at least 2 times per month, and their case supervisors once every 6 to 8 weeks. CASA volunteers advocate for specific needs of their individual youth including the need for safety and permanency within the Child Welfare system. You will be offered 4 weeks of training to become an advocate. You could help create and ensure better outcomes for a youth in need by being a part of his or her team.  Check out
25] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Aug. 19 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] – From 7:30 AM to 8 PM, on Tues., Aug. 20, Wed., Aug. 21 and Thurs., Aug. 22, as part of National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, go to the Essex Middle River Veterinary Center, 1609 Eastern Blvd., Essex 21221.  We all know some cats don’t like to travel and are hard to get into a carrier. Because of this, many owners only take their cats to see a vet when they are sick. Like dogs, our feline fur kids should have yearly exams. Many ailments that affect our feline friends can easily be treated with early detection.

Thursday August 22nd is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. For any client who has a cat that is overdue on vaccines and schedules a vaccine appointment on 8/22/19, get a 25% discount on the vaccines (a value of up to $18.17). Call 410-687-1111 to schedule an appointment. Look at

27] –  Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., Aug. 20 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. The Phone Bank continues each Tuesday. See Visit

28] – On Tues., Aug. 20 from noon to 1 PM, and continuing each Tuesday, come to a Food Rescue at YO! Baltimore West, 1510 W. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Enjoy fresh, delicious, and free food. Bring a bag. Bring a friend! Take what you want.  See

29] –  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 Aug. 20.  Call 215-426-0364.

30] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" near the entrance to Johns Hopkins at 34th & N. Charles Sts. on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

31] – On Tues., Aug. 20 from 6 to 9 PM, Real Talk Tho: Is There a More Equitable Way to Fund Development? This is hosted by The Real News Network and Ida B's Table, 231 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202.  Real Talk Tho is an opportunity for people to discuss and debate real solutions to our city's intractable problems. What would effective policy look like and how do we get it implemented?  Search for solutions, develop the editorial work of The Real News and eat some great modern soul food. 

  Encouraging development without big tax breaks to developers is possible in Baltimore. While Baltimore has used hefty tax subsidies for wealthy developers to fund development in the past, there are more equitable approaches to stimulating growth that do not exacerbate the inequities that plague our city and could repair decades of racial segregation and discrimination: community land trusts.

To understand how community land trusts promote equitable development, help communities grow inclusively, and play a role in reparations, restitution and achieving racial justice, hear from a panel of guests who are successfully using the idea to transform the city. Real Talk Tho takes place every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Ida B's Table. See

32] – On Tues., Aug. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, EAT. DRINK. VEGAN. Hosted by Golden West Café, 1105 W. 36th St., Baltimore 21211, get over to one of a kind vegan tasting experience. The first dinner in this series will showcase superb vegan cuisine, local produce, spirits, wines and hand crafted cheeses.  The cost is $60 per person + 20% gratuity. Seatings will take place at 6:30, 6:50, and 7:10 PM and may be communal based on the number of diners. Visit

33] – On Tues., Aug. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, catch “Block by Block," a Screening & Discussion with Shirikiana Gerima, hosted by Empower DC, 1256 Pleasant St. SE, WDC 20020-5714.  The documentary is by the co-founder of Sankofa Cafe, Shirikiana Gerima. "Block by Block" chronicles the fight against displacement in DC in the 1970s, while following along with residents of Seaton Street, who united to purchase their buildings.  Contact Daniel at 202-234-9119 x 101 or at  The Empower DC Action Hub is located behind Union Temple Baptist Church and is located a short walk from the Anacostia Metro. Parking is available in the Union Temple lot.  Look at

34] – On Tues., Aug. 20 from 6:30 to 8 PM, Meet the Moms for Coffee, hosted by Moms Demand Action at Pikesville High School, 7621 Labyrinth Road, Pikesville 21208.  Learn what you can do to prevent gun violence and make Maryland a safer place.  RSVP at  Go to

35] – On Tues., Aug. 20 from 6:30 to 8 PM, attend Council President Brandon M. Scott's Legislative Town Hall at Edgewood/ Lyndhurst Recreation Center, 835 Allendale St., Baltimore 21229. RSVP at*.  On July 31, Council President Scott released a legislative and policy proposal for the Baltimore City Council to clean up city government, build safer and stronger neighborhoods, invest in youth, and bring an equity framework to governance. The Council President is taking that proposal out of City Hall and into neighborhoods across Baltimore.

The Council President wants your feedback on the City Council's priorities through 2020 and to hear your ideas. Your input will shape the policy proposal moving forward. You may also email with your feedback and ideas.   You can view the Legislative & Policy Proposal here: Look up

36] – On Tues., Aug. 20 from 7 to 9 PM, come to a Memorial for Amelia, hosted by Power Inside at 2435 Sherwood Ave., Baltimore 21218-5549. Amelia Brown, 48, died accidentally on August 6th after a long and courageous fight overcoming trauma. She was a daughter, mother, sister, friend, and longtime Power Insider. Amelia's larger-than-life personality will be remembered by many. She had great love for her children, sister, and family -- every goal focused on being with them as she reclaimed her life. Amelia joins her mother and her fiancé who she missed and died before her. As a Power Insider, Amelia first got involved as a volunteer in 2006. She contributed to police accountability work, supported the growth of an outreach program, and filled the space with her brilliance, creativity, intensity, and humor.

   At 8:25 PM (twilight's end), meet outside to light candles to send love and light into the night for Amelia, all those lost to the streets, and those grieving in darkness. Enter the church hall from Sherwood behind the church (where there is a maroon awning with "2312 Harford Rd.")  See

37] – On Tues., Aug. 20 from 7 to 8:30 PM, there is an American Promise Delaware meeting, and its theme is working to get "Big Money" out of politics.  It is happening in Room 25 at First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, 730 Halstead Rd. Or join on-line via ZOOM 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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