Sunday, September 8, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 9 - 13, 2019

28] Welcome Back to Congress Sept. 9 - 13
29] Food Rescue Pop-Up – Sept. 9
30] Happy Hour with the Lawyers' Alliance – Sept. 9
31] Public Meeting; Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Side Path– Sept. 9
32] Putin’s World – Sept. 9
33] Civil Rights Activism – Sept. 9
34] Get Money Out of Maryland – Sept. 10
35] Intentional Sustainability – Sept. 10
36] DC Statehood Phone Bank – Sept. 10
37] When Islam Is Not a Religion book event – Sept. 10
38] Food Rescue at YO! Baltimore West – Sept. 10
39] Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment Conference 2019 – Sept. 10 - 11
40] Peace vigil – Sept. 10
41] Say No to Drone Research at JHU – Sept. 10
42] Tree Giveaway Volunteer Training – Sept. 10
43] See the “The Unafraid” film screening Sept. 10
44] Crummell Saint Day – Sept. 10
45] Meeting of American Promise Delaware Sept. 10
46] Cat Film Festival – Sept. 10
28] – On Mon., Sept. 9 at midnight through Fri., Sept. 13 at 10:30 PM, Welcome Back to Congress, hosted by CPD Action.  Demand that the people we elected actually work for us. Make Congress work against attacks on our Democracy by showing up and fighting back.  Sign up for more information -  Go to

29] –On Mon., Sept. 9 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.

30] – On Mon., Sept. 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, come to a Happy Hour with the Lawyers' Alliance for the Public Justice Center at the Pratt Street Ale House, 206 W. Pratt St., Baltimore 21201.  Join the Lawyers’ Alliance for the Public Justice Center for happy hour! It's a chance to get to know Lawyers’ Alliance members and learn how you can get involved. Drinks and light fare will be provided.  The Lawyers' Alliance is group of lawyers and law students who raise funds and friends for the PJC. The group provides opportunities to network with people at other firms, connect with leadership in your own firm, and support the work of a great organization. RSVP to Erin Brock at Visit

31] – On Mon., Sept. 9 from 6 to 7:30 PM, get over to a Public Meeting; Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Side Path, hosted by Baltimore City Department of Transportation at the University of Maryland BioPark, 801 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore 21201.  The Baltimore City Department of Transportation will hold a community meeting to seek public input on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Side Path. Meet in the Invent & Advance Conference Rooms. See

32] –  On Mon., Sept. 9 from 6 to 8 PM, catch Putin's World: Against the West and With the Rest, hosted by the Women's Foreign Policy Group at NYU Washington, DC, 1307 L St. NW, WDC 20005.  Tickets are at How did Russia manage to emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so effectively? Is it because Putin is a brilliant strategist? Or has Russia stepped into a vacuum created by the West's distraction with its own domestic problems and US ambivalence about whether it still wants to act as a superpower? PUTIN'S WORLD examines the country's turbulent past, how it has influenced Putin, the Russians' understanding of their position on the global stage and their future ambitions--and their conviction that the West has tried to deny them a seat at the table of great powers since the USSR collapsed.

Angela Stent is the director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and a professor of government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. From 2004 to 2006, she served as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. In addition to Putin's World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest, she published The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century in 2014, for which she won the American Academy of Diplomacy's Douglas Dillon prize for the best book on the practice of American diplomacy. @AngelaStent

Jill Dougherty is a career journalist and expert on Russia. While at CNN, she served as Moscow Bureau Chief and Correspondent (1997-2005), where she covered events such as the presidencies of Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin and the conflict in Chechnya. She also served as CNN's US Affairs Editor, Managing Editor of CNN International Asia/Pacific, and CNN White House Correspondent. @jillrussia.  Visit

33] – On Mon., Sept. 9 from 6:30 to 8 PM, get with Civil Rights Activism and the Barry Farm/Hillsdale Community, hosted by the D.C. Public Library and Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, WDC.  In the 1950s and ‘60s, Barry Farm/Hillsdale’s residents—in particular residents of Barry Farm Dwellings—were in the forefront of Civil Rights activism in Washington, D.C. Museum curator and author Alcione M. Amos will lecture on the history of this period when parents in the community were active in the fight to integrate schools in Washington, D.C. and residents of Barry Farm Dwellings were organizing themselves, with the help of the Southeast Neighborhood House, to defy the oppression of the welfare system and to create new opportunities for neighborhood youth. Look at //

34] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Sept. 9 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.

35] On Tues., Sept. 10 from 9 to 11 AM, get with Intentional Sustainability: Focusing Your Funding Model, hosted by the Gallery at Elevate, 806 7th St. NW, WDC 20001.  Join Elevate this Fall for the semiannual free Conversation Series, where there will be a series of panel discussions that focus on three core areas of Sustainability for nonprofits:  Focusing Your Funding Model, Intentional Growth and Scaling, and Sustainable Staffing.  All sessions will be hosted at The Gallery at Elevate. A light breakfast will be served beginning at 9 AM, and the conversation will run begin at 9:30 AM, lasting until approximately 11 AM.  Elevate is a growing grant writing firm based in DC with a staff of over 50 people. See

36] –  Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., Sept. 10 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

37] – On Tues., Sept. 10 from 10 AM to noon, check out When Islam Is Not a Religion book event, hosted by Institute for Social Policy and Understanding – ISPU at the Freedom Forum Newseum. 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20001. Tickets are at This is a celebration of the publication of ISPU Scholar Asma T. Uddin’s "When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom." The event will kick-off with Uddin in conversation with Tom Gjelten of National Public Radio, followed by a panel discussion among leaders from diverse faith communities.  Register here to attend:  Religious liberty lawyer Asma Uddin has long considered her work defending people of all faiths to be a calling more than a job. Yet even as she seeks equal protection for Evangelicals, Sikhs, Muslims, Native Americans, Jews and Catholics alike, she has seen an ominous increase in attempts to criminalize Islam and exclude American Muslims from their inalienable rights. Visit

38] – On Tues., Sept. 10 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

39] – On Tues., Sept. 10 at 3 PM through Wed., Sept. 11 at 6 PM, attend the Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment Conference 2019, hosted by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), 1501 M St. NW, Suite 1000, WDC 20005. Get tickets are  How much energy a wind farm is going to produce is the single biggest driver of wind farm economics. Accurate assessment is a critical factor in developing successful wind projects and has a direct impact on which projects are financed and constructed and which are not.  The AWEA Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment Conference is the nexus point for everything concerning wind farm production, the place where meteorologists and engineers highlight recent advances and debate the critical issues affecting wind resource assessment. See

40] –  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. 10.  Call 215-426-0364.

41] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

42] – On Tues., Sept. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, get over to a Tree Giveaway Volunteer Training, hosted by TreeBaltimore and Blue Water Baltimore.  Tickets are at  Are you a greening leader on your block? Maybe an active member within your neighborhood improvement association? Did you know that in addition to planting thousands of street and park trees on public lands each year, that there are another 1,000 + trees given away to Baltimore City residents for planting in their yards? Scientists have analyzed maps and aerial images of Baltimore City limits identifying 40% of "plantable space" as private property. This is where the neighborhood tree giveaway comes into play. Each spring and fall, volunteers and staff go into communities within priority locations to offer free yard trees.

Join TreeBaltimore and Blue Water Baltimore staff for an informative presentation on the in's and outs of engaging communities with free yard trees. This is an excellent opportunity to help your neighbors plant a tree today and help them enjoy its benefits for years to come. Look at

43] – On Tues., Sept. 10 from 6 to 9 PM, see the “The Unafraid” film screening, hosted by the General Board of Church and Society, 100 Maryland Ave. NE, WDC 20002. Did you know that some states bar high school graduates from applying to top public universities, simply because they are undocumented? In advance of the film’s national PBS broadcast this fall, come to a free preview screening and learn more about what it means to grow up undocumented. A reception, film screening and a panel discussion will be included. For tickets to screening, reception and panel visit  Go to

44] – On Tues., Sept. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, attend Crummell Saint Day, hosted by Empower DC at St. George's Episcopal Church, 160 U St. NW, WDC 2000.  Come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Alexander Crummell, a leader in the abolitionist movement and an inspiration to great Black intellectuals such as Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Paul Lawrence Dunbar. Crummell is also the namesake of Ivy City's long-lost community school. The Crummell School closed down in the 1970s and has been at the center of a fight between Ivy City residents and the DC Council ever since.  Contact Jillian at 202-234-9119 x 103 or  The church is a 10-15 minute walk from Shaw-Howard Metro. Look at

45] – On Tues., Sept. 10 from 7 to 8:30 PM, come to a meeting of American Promise Delaware in Room 25, First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, 730 Halstead Rd. See

46] – On Tues., Sept. 10 from 7 to 9 PM, join  the Maryland SPCA at the Dog and Cat Film Festival at the Landmark Theatres, Harbor East, 645 President St., Baltimore 21202. Get tickets at  This a one night national showing of the Cat Film Festival. Check out this pawesome film and support the Maryland SPCA. Ten percent of the proceeds will help homeless and unwanted animals at the MD SPCA.   The Festival is one 2-hour program of short films that celebrate the fascinating felines who share our world. These educational, inspirational short movies of every type are edited together into one delightful, unforgettable experience for everyone in the family.  Look 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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