Monday, September 23, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 24 - 25, 2019

24] DC Statehood Phone Bank – Sept. 24
25] Student Activism in a Deportation Era – Sept. 24
26] Climate Emergency Declaration – Sept. 24 - 25
27] Food Rescue at YO! Baltimore West – Sept. 24
28] Matt Duss, Foreign Policy Advisor to Sen. Bernie Sanders – Sept. 24
29] Peace Vigil -- Sept. 24
30] Protest killer drone research at JHU – Sept. 24
31] Net Zero buildings – Sept. 24
32] Fair Development Roundtable – Sept. 24
33] Refugees Reimagined – Sept. 24
34] The “Paris to Pittsburgh” film screening – Sept. 24
35] Article XIV Conference – Sept. 25
36] Career and Resource Fair – Sept. 25
37] Tree Giveaway – Sept. 25
38] Book talk “Ideas at Work: Merge Left” – Sept. 25
39] End Gun Violence – Sept. 25
40] Climate Emergency Declaration on Capitol Hill – Sept. 25
41] Environmental Forum – Sept. 25
42] Relay Run for Refugees – Sept. 25
43] Women for Odette Ramos – Sept. 25
44] Christ in Crisis – Sept. 25
45] DC Vote for Animals – Sept. 25
46] See a screening of RIGGED – Sept. 25
47] Ta-Nehisi Coates will speak – Sept. 25
48] Founder of Moms Demand Action – Sept. 25
24] –  Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., Sept. 24 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

25] – On Tues., Sept. 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, get over to Undocumented & Unafraid: Student Activism in a Deportation Era, hosted by Faith in Public Life and Trinity Washington University, 125 Michigan Ave. NE, WDC 20017.  Tickets are at This is a discussion with immigrant students from local Catholic universities. Students will share their personal stories and reflect on how their faith fuels their activism while the Trump administration continues to target immigrant communities and families. Trinity President Patricia McGuire will open the panel with remarks. Light refreshments will be served. Look at

26] – Starting Tues., Sept. 24 from 11 AM to 5 PM, and continuing Wed., Sept. 25 from 11 AM to 5 PM, Progressive Democrats of America need your help on Capitol Hill. Participate one or both days. Gather in the Dirksen Senate Office Building Cafeteria, 50 Constitution Ave. NE, WDC 20002, and then meet with Representatives and Senators and tell them to cosponsor the Climate Emergency Declaration, and rally with the Declaration’s sponsors. Go to and.  Email Mike Hersh -

27] – On Tues., Sept. 24 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

28] –  On Tues., Sept. 24 from 12:30 to 2 PM, hear Matt Duss, Foreign Policy Advisor to Sen. Bernie Sanders, hosted by Middle East and North Africa Forum in the Intercultural Center (ICC), Executive Conference Room 701, WDC 20007. Duss is a leading voice in the progressive foreign policy community, having worked prominently on issues related to congressional war powers in the Middle East. He will speak about shifting attitudes in Congress toward the Gulf and on the bipartisan effort to limit U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen. Visit

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 Sept. 24.  Call 215-426-0364.

30] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

31] – On Tues., Sept. 24 from 6 to 7 PM, catch up with Demystifying Net Zero, A How-To Guide, hosted by AIA Baltimore and AIA Baltimore COTE at 11 1/2 W. Chase St., Baltimore 21201.  In this session, Joshua Galloway of New Ecology and Ben Roush of FSi Consulting Engineers will break down the basic concepts and principals behind net-zero building, and speak on their lessons learned over many net-zero projects. They will speak to the high-level economics of building a net-zero building, and how to build an affordable net zero building. They will give a high level overview of green rating systems, and take a deep dive on a few projects. Look at

32] – On Tues., Sept. 24 at 6 PM, the Fair Development Roundtable is calling on Baltimore residents to attend the next Affordable Housing Trust Fund Meeting to ensure the resources of the Trust Fund are used to create deep and permanent affordability in housing. The meeting will be at the Tench Tilghman Elementary Middle School, 600 N Patterson St. Find more information here. CONTACT Amanda at or 410-259-6074.

33] -- On Tues., Sept. 24 at 7 PM, enjoy Refugees Reimagined: An Evening of Refugee Stories at Charm City Run, 1500 Thames St., Baltimore 21231.  The United Nations Relief and Works Agency is partnering with Right to Movement Palestine to bring a group of runners and refugees from Palestine to relay 250 miles down the East Coast to deliver a message that the UNRWA needs the USA's investment.  Runners will be coming from NYC /UN headquarters to share stories at community events hosted by like-minded partners and call attention to UNRWA's humanitarian programs/services for Palestine refugees in the Middle East.  Go to

34] – On Tues., Sept. 24 from 7 to 9 PM, check out the “Paris to Pittsburgh” film screening, hosted by Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 10755 Scaggsville Rd., Laurel 20723.  The Climate for Change is NOW! This is a National Geographic film about people taking action on our climate emergency from coastal cities to America’s heartland.  More information at Lindsey Mendelson of the MD Sierra Club will be leading a discussion of the Transportation Climate Initiative after the movie.

RSVPs preferred but not required --  Contact Liz Feighner at  See

35] – On Wed., Sept. 25 at 10 AM, check out the Article XIV Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY.  This is the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization with multiple speakers. Look at

36] – The Immigration Outreach Service Center, Our Daily Bread Employment Center, and St. Matthew Catholic Church are hosting a Career and Resource Fair on Wed., Sept. 25 from 10 AM to 3PM at St. Matthew Church hall, 5403 Loch Raven Boulevard, Baltimore 21239. See.  Call 410-323-8564.

37] – On Wed., Sept. 25 from 10 AM to 1 PM, get over to Tree Giveaway for Climate Action Week!  It is hosted by Howard EcoWorks at 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Columbia 21046-1526.  Pick up - and more importantly - PLANT a free tree for Global Climate Action Week! We will have hackberry, serviceberry, red bud, sycamore and swamp white oak available during #climateactionweek. Two opportunities are offered - 1) Visit the office home and County community resource center - the Nonprofit Collaborative on 9/25 from 10 AM to 1 PM or visit the field office during a tour of the new Community Ecology Center with The Community Ecology Institute on 9/24 from 4:30 to 6 PM! For other opportunities to take part in #climateactionweek in Howard County, check out this site:  Look at

38] – On Wed., Sept. 25 from 12:30 to 2 PM, get over to a book talk “Ideas at Work: Merge Left,” hosted by the AFL-CIO and United Steelworkers.  Tickets are at  Join author Ian Haney Lopez, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, United Steelworkers International Vice President Fred Redmond and AFL-CIO Director of Civil, Human and Women's Rights Nakisha Lewis.  Go to

39] – On Wed., Sept. 25 from 1 to 3:30 PM, join the National Rally to #EndGunViolence, hosted by Newtown Action Alliance at the U.S. Capitol Building West Lawn, Capitol Circle, WDC 20004.  Join Pastor Pfleger, Chicago families, and other gun violence prevention activists to pressure Congress to pass gun safety laws.  The rally will take place after the 10 AM House Judiciary Committee hearing on assault weapons ban.  During the week of July 28 through August 4, 2019, our country saw four mass shootings. This does not include the shootings in Chicago on the weekend of Aug 3rd where eight were killed and 47 wounded. Many legislators continue to ignore the easy access and love affair with guns that has blood flowing on its streets. It is time to unite together to put pressure on Congress to stop ignoring this public health crisis and hold Congress accountable for not taking action in passing common sense gun safety laws.  Demand that Congress pass legislation to guarantee our constitutional right to live! Check out

40] – On Wed., Sept. 25 from 4 to 5:30 PM, help Bring the #ClimateEmergency to Capitol Hill, hosted by The Climate Mobilization at the United States Capitol, WDC 20016.  Members of Congress will be joining all of the groups for an intergenerational press conference calling on Congress to join over 1,000 local governments and 7 nations in declaring a Climate Emergency in the House Triangle, just in front of the Capitol Building on the left side (House side) as you face the Capitol. The press conference will be organized by Representative Earl Blumenauer, who introduced the Congressional Climate Emergency Declaration with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. After the press conference, there will be two days of advocacy (9/24 and 9/25) for the Climate Emergency Declaration on Capitol Hill.  Sign up for the 9/24 advocacy day here:  Sign up for the 9/25 advocacy day here:  See and

41] – On Wed., Sept. 25 from 5:45 to 9 PM, come to the 2nd Annual Environmental Forum, hosted by the GreenLatinos -- "The State of the Environment: Latinx Communities Fighting Climate Change" to bring together local and national Latino leaders to discuss some of the most pressing environmental and conservation issues facing the Latino community. The event will include dynamic panels and speakers covering key issues related to climate change including public health impacts from environmental protection rollbacks, the cultural connections Latinos have to the environment and conservation, and environmental activism. Visit or

42] – On Wed., Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 PM, get out to the Relay Run for Refugees, hosted by UNRWA USA and Right To Movement Palestine at 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Tenth Floor, WDC 20009.  Tickets are at A group of runners and refugees from Palestine are doing a relay run 250 miles down the East Coast to deliver a message that UNRWA needs the USA to invest. Support the runners:   Contact your member of Congress to let them know you want your tax dollars to fund UNRWA:  Go to

43] – On Wed., Sept. 25 from 6 to 7:30 PM, get with Women for Odette Ramos at Nancy by SNAC, 131 West North Ave., Baltimore 21201. Tickets are at  Join hosts Chairwoman Maggie McIntosh, Delegate Robbyn Lewis, Delegate Brooke Lierman, Maureen Daly, Nancy Lord Lewin, Sonja Merchant-Jones, Elisabeth Sachs, Ferrier Stillman, and Kathy Shulman in supporting Odette Ramos for City Council District 14!  See

44] – On Wed., Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 PM, check out Christ in Crisis with Jim Wallis and Bishop Michael Curry at the National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, WDC 20005.  This is a conversation between author Jim Wallis (Christ in Crisis) and Rev Bishop Michael Curry. Books are available for pre-purchase (pre-sale tickets include preferential seating), and will also be available for sale at the event. If you do not wish to pre-purchase a book, attendance to the event is free.  Wallis urges the people to return to the tenets of Jesus once again as the means to save us from the polarizing bitterness and anger of our tribal nation.  The author argues that Christians have become disconnected from Jesus and need to revisit their spiritual foundations. By pointing to eight questions Jesus asked or is asked, Wallis provides a means to measure whether we are truly aligned with the moral and spiritual foundations of our Christian faith. The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry is Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church. He is the Chief Pastor and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as Chair of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church.  Visit

45] – On Wed., Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, join DC Vote for Animals LAUNCH at Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW, WDC 20010. What does it take to pass laws for animals? Learn how your voice can contribute to strong animal policies in DC. By forming a voting block, shape policies that reflect the values of animal advocates. This launch event will include training on lobbying and advocacy tools.  Go to

46] – On Wed., Sept. 25 from 7 PM, see a screening of RIGGED at the Milton Theatre, 110 Union St., Milton, DE 19968.  Tickets are from $8 to $10.  What would a rigged election mean for the American people and our democracy? What would happen if political operatives tried to subvert the sacred American principle of “one person, one vote?” What if they hatched and pursued that plan for years before anyone noticed what they were doing? That is the frightening tale told in a new feature documentary which is subtitled The Voter Suppression Playbook. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, and shot during the chaotic 2016 election, the film identifies and unpacks a shrewd ten-part strategy developed by Republicans to suppress votes that would be cast against them.

Obama’s 2008 victory revealed a rising demographic tide of non-white and younger voters that threatened GOP success into the future. Mark McKinnon, a former Republican strategist, notes in the film that Republicans could have moved toward the center and appealed to the rising minority majority, but instead the GOP “figure[d] out how you turn out more of your people and less of the other guys.” In short, suppress the vote--from creating new barriers to voter registration, to purging American citizens from the voting rolls without notice, to new and deliberate impediments to casting a vote. In addition, the film shows how GOP activists developed an elaborate but false narrative of widespread voter fraud in order to justify the necessity for new and draconian voting restrictions.  Visit
47] – On Wed., Sept. 25 at 8 PM, hear Ta-Nehisi Coates and Frederick Douglas biographer David Blight at Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania. Call 215-567-4341.  See

48] – On Wed., Sept. 25 from 8 to 9 PM, hear from Shannon Watts, hosted by the MSE Symposium at Johns Hopkins University Shriver Hall Auditorium, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  The title of her talk is The Butterfly Effect.  She is a Gun Control Activist and Founder of Moms Demand Action.  The first 50 people to attend will receive exclusive MSE merchandise.  Look at

To be continued

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