Saturday, August 31, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 1 - 3, 2019

19] Phone Bank for Bernie Sept. 1
20] Protest the Pentagon – Sept. 2
21] Voices Unbarred – Sept. 2
22] March for Full Employment – Sept. 2
23] Promote ending corruption in Congress – Sept. 2
24] Food Rescue – Sept. 2
25] Labor Day Picnic – Sept. 2
26] Food Rescue Pop-Up – Sept. 2
27] Get Money Out of Maryland – Sept. 2
28] DC Statehood Phone Bank – Sept. 3
29] Food Rescue at YO! Baltimore West – Sept. 3
30] Peace vigil – Sept. 3
31] Say No to Drone Research at JHU – Sept. 3
32] New Teachers Union Leadership – Sept. 3
33] Poor Peoples Campaign Meeting Sept. 3
34] “A Particular Kind of Black Man” – Sept. 3
35] Sunrise Movement meeting – Sept. 3
36] Beekeepers Association meeting – Sept. 3
37] Heading for Extinction Sept. 3
19] – Join the Terps for Bernie Phonebank at 7 PM on Sun., Sept. 1 at the University of Maryland, McKeldin Library, Room 2100, College Park 20742.  This is happening in the Tickets are at Join the students of Terps for Bernie to call or text voters and ask them to join our historic campaign to defeat Trump and transform America. In addition to a cell phone, you will need a laptop or tablet to use the Bernie Dialer. If you don’t have a laptop, you can check out one at the McKeldin Library Equipment Loan desk on the 2nd floor. Sign up for this event here: Find the location for this event here: Text (301) 458-0220 for location or if you get lost. There is visitor parking which includes street locations, surface lots, and campus garages, which are controlled by pay stations and credit card meters. All visitor parking is enforced seven days a week from 7 AM to midnight, unless otherwise noted on the meter. During these hours, guests must pay $3 per hour, with no daily rate. Many visitor parking zones allow for payment through the Parkmobile app.  Visit

20] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is Sept. 2, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

21] – On Mon., Sept. 2 from 9:30 AM to noon, catch the Disconnect Between Perception & Truth, hosted by Voices Unbarred at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, WDC 20566.  Come to the Page to Stage Festival on Labor Day to hear the words of men who are currently incarcerated brought to life by returned citizens! Individuals who are incarcerated will be given a platform to have their voices heard using Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. Explore the perception of inmates versus the reality with us. You'll get the chance to jump in the action and try out some Theatre of the Oppressed activities, engage with real stories of the participants, and role play potential solutions to the issues raised.  This event is free and will take place in the Chinese Lounge of the Kennedy Center. See

22] –   On Mon., Sept. 2 from 10 AM to 2 PM, get with the MARCH FOR FULL EMPLOYMENT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.  This is part of the official launch of the Our Money Campaign, an issue-based advocacy campaign that seeks to mainstream the academic insights of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) to solve some of our nation's greatest social and economic challenges.  According to campaign Founder and Organizer Rev. Delman Coates, "We seek to build a diverse, grassroots, bi-partisan movement that endeavors to address poverty, wealth concentration, unemployment, affordable housing, health care, public education, the climate crisis, and household debt.  We recognize in Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), a credible, highly impressive, and genuinely public-spirited alternative to the disastrous economic stewardship offered by the old guard of the economics profession that brought us the Great Recession and continues to prioritize the private interests of the financial sector over the public good. We want to help ensure that the debate reaches the broader public through outreach and organizing rather than being confined to the Academy, the financial press, and op-ed pages.  Go to  Email

Gather at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, WDC 20024, and then march to the Federal Reserve. This is in commemoration of 1963’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom alongside our friends Dr. Delman Coates and the Our Money Campaign. See

23] -- On Mon., Sept. 2 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM, join RepresentUs at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival.  RSVP at  Connect with voters and candidates in Maryland, and educate them on the problem of corruption and the solutions in the American Anti-Corruption Act. Meet at the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt 20770.  RepresentUs Maryland will meet anti-corruption leaders, will help recruit new members, and will enjoy the festival!

24] – On Mon., Sept. 2 at noon, there will be a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Food Rescue Baltimore is honored to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring access to free vegan/plant-based food in the community. Bring a bag. Take what you want from noon to 1PM or while supplies last. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the Food Rescue Baltimore give away. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give-away but will be available for sale. See

25] – On Mon., Sept. 2 from 2 to 6 PM, get over to a Labor Day Picnic, hosted by Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America at Riverside Park, 1800 Covington St., Baltimore 21230.  Family, Kids, and Friends are Welcome! See

26] –On Mon., Sept. 2 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.

27] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Sept. 2 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.

28] –  Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., Sept. 3 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

29] – On Tues., Sept. 3 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

30] –  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 Sept. 3.  Call 215-426-0364.

31] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" near the entrance to Johns Hopkins at 34th & N. Charles Sts. on Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

32] – On Tues., Sept. 3 from 6 to 9 PM, Real Talk Tho: School Is Back In Session with New Teachers Union Leadership, 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. 

Baltimore’s public school system faces a host of challenges: declining enrollment, aging buildings, a lack of adequate funding for facilities and student learning, a decline in numbers of black teachers, and violence that too often spills from the community into classrooms. But, for the first time in two decades, there’s new leadership at the helm of the Baltimore Teachers Union, representing some 7,000 teachers, paraprofessionals, and school personnel in Baltimore City.

The Union We Deserve coalition won a hotly contested election in May by pledging to improve learning and working conditions for students and teachers, while battling austerity and privatization. Middle school teacher and longtime activist Diamonté Brown is the new president. See

33] –   On Tues., Sept. 3 from 6 to 8 PM, come to the Baltimore Poor Peoples Campaign Coordinating Committee Meeting at Oak Hill Center, 2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore.  All are welcome to attend.

34] –   On Tues., Sept. 3 from 6 to 8 PM, catch the book talk “A Particular Kind of Black Man,” hosted by the Institute for Policy Studies at Busboys and Poets, 450 K St. NW, WDC 20001.  Check out tickets at  Celebrate the book release for an IPS Board Chair, Tope Folarin. The New York Times named him one of 4 Writers to Watch this Summer and was recently named to the Africa39 list of the most promising African writers under 40. In 2013, he won the Caine Prize for African Writing.  He is a Nigerian-American writer based in Washington DC. In additions to being a writer and Board Chair of IPS, he serves as Vice President of Content and Storytelling at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Tope blends in autobiographical and fictional elements to tell the story of a first-generation Nigerian-American growing up in the US. Tope describes it as a novel “capacious enough to hold the real and unreal.” The novel touches on migration, manhood, memory, home and identity.  Look at

35] – On Tues., Sept. 3 from 6:30 to 8 PM, attend a Hub Meeting of the Sunrise Movement at Charles Commons, 3301 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  Talk through the strategy for the fall.  Sing, eat, and get to know each other!  Enter through Insomnia Cookies on the East 33rd Street side, turn right and go upstairs to the Barber Conference Room.  Visit

36] – On Tues., Sept. 3 from 7 to 9 PM, come to a Central Maryland Beekeepers Association meeting at Oregon Ridge Nature Center.  This month’s speaker will be Kelly Kulhanek from the Beltsville bee lab, she will talk about Bee Your Best Beekeeper.  Hear about Data-Recommended Best Beekeeping Management Practices.  The Bee Informed Partnership has been conducting loss and management surveys for 10 years. Learn about the management practices we have seen to reduce colony mortality at an operational level, and how we’ve tested them in the field for the last 3 years! All are welcome to attend our monthly meetings. Look at

37] – On Tues., Sept. 3 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM, get with Heading for Extinction and What To Do About It, hosted by Extinction Rebellion Washington DC and Shut Down DC-Climate Strike at Anacostia Neighborhood Library, Meeting Room 3 - Ora Glover Community Room, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE, WDC 20020. Join XRDC for a conversation about the seriousness of the climate crisis and what we can do about it. Between Sept. 20-27, youth leaders around the world are calling for a climate strike and global week of action. On Sept. 23, activists here in the district will #ShutDownDC! Check out this talk if you want to learn more about why a Global Climate Strike is a necessary and effective way to address the Climate Emergency.   See and

To be continued

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"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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