Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 28 - 29, 2019

33] Rally at the Symphony – Aug. 28
34] India’s Future – Aug. 28
35] Summer Gathering – Aug. 28
36] Poor Peoples Campaign Meeting Aug. 28
37] Art Build – Aug. 28
38] No detention center -- Aug. 28
39] Introduction to Human Trafficking – Aug. 28
40] Climate in the media – Aug. 28
41] Occupation Free DC Meeting -- Aug. 28
42] Shut Down DC Kick Off Meeting – Aug. 28
43] International Day Against Nuclear Tests – Aug. 29
33] – On Wed., Aug. 28 at 8:30 AM, join the rally as the Great Baltimore Symphony Lockout Continues organized by the Baltimore Teachers Union at 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201-5517.  Tickets are at  See

34] – On Wed., Aug. 28 from 10 AM to 1 PM, hear about India's future, hosted by the Center for Pluralism, 100 Maryland Ave. NE, WDC 20002.  The cost is $10. If the State Department labels India as a country of particular concern. You cannot imagine the effect it will have on employment in India and business growth.  Enjoy a light lunch.  Entry fee $10.00 to pay for the cost.  Look at

35] – On Wed., Aug. 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, attend the Summer Gathering, hosted by TreeBaltimore and Baltimore Recnparks at the Vollmer Center, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore 21209.  Are you looking for ways to plug into your community’s greening efforts? Are you looking for free resources to get those green street trees growing again? Want to learn about upcoming private-yard tree-giveaway events? Want to tell people about an upcoming event you’re hosting? You’re bound to meet a TreeKeeper who lives in your neighborhood, or an organization that could help provide volunteers for your tree planting goals. Maybe you just want to put the business aside and enjoy yourself. Come, relax, connect, and enjoy yourself.

  Join the TreeBaltimore community in celebration of our ever-expanding tree canopy in Baltimore City. Get updates, make connections, and congratulate our newest TreeKeepers and Weed Warriors as they become certified. This is a free event, and the whole family is welcome. Mingle and meet with many different TreeBaltimore partners, from small neighborhood greening groups to City Agencies and NGO’s working towards this great mission.  Enjoy live music by Brad and Friends, food by Wilde Thyme, drinks by Tour Dem Parks, and a brief program. See

36] –  The Baltimore Poor Peoples Campaign Coordinating Committee Meeting will take place at  Oak Hill Center, 2239 Kirk Ave. on Wed., Aug. 28 from 6 to 8 PM.

37] – On Wed., Aug. 28 from 6 to 9 PM, get with Art Build, hosted by Extinction Rebellion Baltimore at the Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211.  Make flyers, posters, banners, and artwork for our upcoming actions. Visit

38] – On Wed., Aug. 28 from 6 to 7 PM, join a rally No Child Detention Center in Takoma!  It is hosted by Close Immigrant Children Prisons at 6896 Laurel St. NW, WDC 20012-2016.  This is the site of the proposed facility for a child detention facility. The rally is on the 56-year Anniversary of the March on Washington to oppose the opening of yet another detention center for migrant children. On this historic day, none of us are free until all of us are free, and putting migrant children behind bars violates basic human dignity. US Immigration Policy is and has been characterized by criminalization, scapegoating and targeting of people of color.

The United States has the dishonorable distinction of being the leading incarcerator in the world. Prisons have become America’s norm and are now the default approach to immigration as well -- on the 56-year Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, gather to say we can and must do better.  Dynamic Service Solutions, a for-profit Maryland-based contractor, has received a $20.5 million contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to operate this facility and Douglas Jemal will help make it happen by leasing one of its buildings. Dynamic Service Solutions is also involved in the operation of the largest immigrant child detention center in Homestead, Florida. The community is sickened that the detention of minors is becoming a billion-dollar industry, where, ICE and Police collude to incarcerate our neighbors and line the pockets of people like Doug Jemal. See

39] – On Wed., Aug. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, go to Awaken: Training - Introduction to Human Trafficking, hosted by Bethany Church, 3030 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City 21042.  Tickets are at  Join in an event designed to AWAKEN participants to the reality of child sex trafficking in Maryland. Individuals must be at least 15 years old and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian if under 18.  Register at  Look at

40] – On Wed., Aug. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, get over to a Letter Writing Party: Climate in the Media, hosted by Citizens Climate Lobby DC and sPACYcLOUd, 2309 18th NW, WDC 20009.  Take the media narrative around climate into your own hands.  Remember to bring a laptop to write your letters! Go to

41] –  On Wed., Aug. 28 at 7 PM, come to an Occupation Free DC Meeting by Jewish Voice for Peace - DC Metro. Go to  Email to RSVP and receive the address of each meeting.  Come to the meeting to learn how to help build power for the campaign to end DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) participation in US-Israel police exchanges. Real safety means investing in our community, not in biased police trainings. We know you believe that investing in our community is the only path toward real safety, and that's why it's so important that you join our campaign to make sure that occupation is no model for DC! Learn more about the campaign at  Look at

42] –  On Wed., Aug. 28 from 7 to 9 PM, go to the Shut Down DC Kick Off Meeting, hosted by Shut Down DC-Climate Strike Washington, DC at the Friends Meeting House, 2111 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20009.  Youth leaders from around the world have called for a climate strike and global week of action from September 20th-27th. They have been taking the lead so far, but now they are calling on all of us to take action. In Washington, D.C., answer the call and build on the momentum of the youth climate strikes in a major way. 

  On September 23rd, the plan is to shut down Washington, DC. Hundreds of people have already signed the pledge of resistance committing to take action, and a wide range of groups are organizing to make this historic action happen. The action framework for the day will be laid out, and you will be introduced to some affinity groups that you can plug in with to take action, and make plans to build for a powerful and dynamic action this September!   Sign the pledge of resistance at  Look at

43] – The Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia invites all of you and your organizations to take part in this International Day Against Nuclear Tests.  Gather on the West side of Phila. City Hall, 15th & Market Sts. at 10:45 AM on Thurs., Aug. 29, when people will observe a moment of silence, at 11:05 AM.  Distribute leaflets calling for action to support the no-first-nuclear-strike bills in Congress. Leaflet passersby about the continuing threat of nuclear war. The Brandywine Peace Community will join the Grannies with banner and signs. ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS!

  In 2009, the United Nations declared 29 August to be the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, a day to raise awareness about the catastrophic impacts of nuclear weapons tests or any other nuclear explosions, and the need to abolish nuclear tests as one of the ways to achieve a nuclear-weapon-free world. The initiative for the day came from the government of Kazakhstan. The date chosen commemorates the anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site in Kazakhstan in 1991. Visit and  

To be continued.

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