Sunday, August 25, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 26 - 27, 2019

18] Clip boarding for Bernie – Aug. 26
19] Science in the Courts – Aug. 26
20] Vigil for slain journalist Christopher Allen – Aug. 26
21] Food Rescue Pop-Up – Aug. 26
23] Rebel for the Amazon!  – Aug. 26
24] Wilmington People's Congress Team Meeting – Aug. 26
25] Get Money Out of Maryland – Aug. 26
26] DC Statehood Phone Bank – Aug. 26
27] Maryland Vegan Restaurant Weeks – Aug. 27 - 29
28] Food Rescue at YO! Baltimore West – Aug. 27
29] Peace vigil – Aug. 27
30] Say No to Drone Research at JHU – Aug. 27
31] Department of Housing and Community Development – Aug. 27
32] Council President's Legislative Town Hall – Aug. 27
18] – Clip boarding for Bernie is hosted by Terps for Bernie 2020 on Mon., Aug. 26 at noon, on Tues., Aug. 27 at 1 PM and Wed., Aug. 28 at noon at the University of Maryland, College Park 20742.  Get tickets at  Join Terps for Bernie to clipboard-field canvass and engage student voters about Bernie Sanders and the 2020 election! If you're new to Terps for Bernie, sign up to join and RSVP for the event here:  If you're a current member of Terps for Bernie, you may RSVP for the event here: Visit

19] – On Mon., Aug. 26 from noon to 2 PM, catch the Spotlight on Judicial Training: Science in the Courts, hosted by Environmental Law Institute, 1730 M St. NW, Suite 700, WDC 20036.  Tickets are at  Legal and policy issues related to recent scientific advances can be complex and controversial. When these topics end up in court, judges must assess the reliability and validity of the evidence and rule on their admissibility. Judicial training programs must therefore be impartial, fact-based, and pertinent for judges’ role and judicial norms. ELI and leading experts will explore the multifaceted aspects of incorporating scientific topics and concepts into judicial training. Panelists will dive into the evolution of judicial training, innovative programs that advance the level of science expertise including ELI’s Climate Judiciary Project and global Judicial Education Program, and best practices to communicate environmental science to judges. Visit Look at

20] – On Mon., Aug. 26 from 1 to 2 PM, vigil for slain journalist Christopher Allen, hosted by Reporters Without Borders (RSF USA) at the Embassy of South Sudan, 1015 31st St. NW, #300, WDC 20007.  On August 26, 2017, British-American freelance journalist Christopher Allen was killed in the line of duty reporting on the conflict in South Sudan. Just 26 years old, Christopher had been embedded with opposition forces for two weeks when fighting broke out between the government and opposition. Christopher was killed during the fighting, though the circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear. The South Sudanese government forces have refused to claim any responsibility for Allen’s death despite mounting evidence that suggests he was targeted for taking photographs of the battle.

Since his killing, Christopher's parents have been tireless in their pursuit of answers and justice for their son's death. Two years on, they continue to wait, with governments and international institutions failing to provide serious assistance or support.  The parents of Christopher Allen, Reporters Without Borders, Committee to Protect Journalists, PEN America, and Amnesty International invite you to be outside the Embassy of South Sudan to mark this painful anniversary, and to renew the call for answers and #JusticeForChris. Look at

21] –On Mon., Aug. 26 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.

22] – Bill Barry will be talking about a new book ALL WE DO IS TALK STEEL [Oral Histories of Sparrows Points] on Mon., Aug. 26 at  6 PM at the Hamilton Library, 5910 Harford Road.  He will give some background on the book and of the workers interviewed, and will play video clips of them. Contact William Barry at [].

23] –On Mon., Aug. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Rebel for the Amazon!  This is hosted by Extinction Rebellion at 3006 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20008-3634.  Gather in outrage, in grief and in despair outside the Brazilian embassy.  The Amazon is literally on fire and every inch that continues to burn takes us further away from any hope of sustaining life on this earth. The Amazon is fundamental to the life support systems of this planet and for us as humans.  To willfully destroy this natural treasure for the sake of profits is an unconscionable crime. We cannot sit in silence while life on Earth is destroyed. Call for world leaders to put pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to stop the fires and protect the lungs of the earth. This is not just the future of Brazil he is holding in the balance - it’s all of our future. See

24] –   On Mon., Aug. 26 from 7 to 8:30 PM, get over to the Wilmington People's Congress Team 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.  Pizza will be available!  Look at

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] –  Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., Aug. 27 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

27] –From 11 AM to 11 PM on Tues., Aug. 27, Wed., Aug. 28 and Thurs., Aug. 29, continue to enjoy Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week by Wicked Sisters and Maryland Vegan Eats at 3845 Falls Road, Baltimore 21211. The Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week will continue until Sept. 1.  You can make reservations in advance by going to Look at

28] – On Tues., Aug. 27 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. 27 from 6 to 8 PM, hear about the Department of Housing and Community Development, hosted by Fair Development Roundtable at 417 E. Fayette St., Room 346. 3rd floor. Go to  At the July Affordable Housing Trust Fund meeting, the Fair Development Roundtable released our report, "Fair Development, Race Equity, and Baltimore's Affordable Housing Trust Fund" uplifting 3 core thresholds for the fund- that the housing must be PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE, COMMUNITY CONTROLLED, and ADVANCE RACE EQUITY IN OUR CITY.

The Fair Development Roundtable's Trust Fund work group compiled months of research on best practices for AHTFs across the country, meetings with industry leaders and experts, and put forth scoring criteria for any project applying for funding. The people of Baltimore created this fund, fought to finance it, and now the city MUST adopt the people's priorities for allocating these resources. Demand that DHCD adopt the Fair Development Roundtable's priorities and scoring criteria for the fund.  The full report is available here:  You will need a photo ID to enter the building.  Check out

32] – On Tues., Aug. 27 from 6:30 to 8 PM, come to the Council President Brandon M. Scott's Legislative Town Hall at the Enoch Pratt Free Library-SE Anchor Branch, 3601 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224.  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 at  To view the other scheduled Legislative Town Hall events, visit  Go to

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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