19] Food Rescue Pop Up – Oct. 14
20] “Prospects for a Nuclear Deal with North Korea” – Oct. 14
21] Film "Gaza Fights For Freedom" – Oct. 14
22] Racism, Immigration, and Populism in the Americas – Oct. 14
23] Reading group for “How to be an AntiRacist” – Oct. 14
24] Get Money Out of Maryland – Oct. 14
25] Bird Banding -- Oct. 15
26] DC Statehood Phone Bank – Oct. 15
27] Deliver and Discuss Letters with Congress – Oct. 15
28] Food Rescue at YO! Baltimore West – Oct. 15
29] Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue – Oct. 15
30] Peace Vigil -- Oct. 15
31] Protest killer drone research at JHU – Oct. 15
32] “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future” – Oct. 15
33] Baltimore Ceasefire Cuts Violence in Half – Oct. 15
34] The Ocean: Our Future – Oct. 15
35] Book “The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Legend” – Oct. 15
36] DNC Debate Watch Party – Oct. 15
37] Black and Brown Student Equity and Excellence – Oct. 15
38] Screening of “Gaza Fights for Freedom” – Oct. 15
39] Maryland for Bernie Sanders Watch Party – Oct. 15
40] Dem Debate Watch Party– Oct. 15
19] – On Mon., Oct. 14 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/301851223848295/?event_time_id=301851330514951. This will continue into the future.
20] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies and the East Asia National Resource Center present “Prospects for a Nuclear Deal with North Korea” on Mon., Oct. 14 from 3 to 5 PM at Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xjidBdaZyvN_p0p3Gx8xqWbfzM7QUjkE96-EfoLt1vg/viewform?edit_requested=true. CONNECT WITH the George Washington Institute for Korean Studies GWIKS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Less than four months ago, U.S. President Donald Trump briefly set foot in North Korea, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to do so. This was the third meeting between Trump and Kim in twelve months, an unimaginable development for Americans and Koreans alike. Ambassador Joseph Yun, former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy (2016-18), will discuss whether these Trump-Kim meetings are just photo-ops or if they could lead to an agreement that will denuclearize North Korea and thus change the Korean Peninsula and the region.
Yun is a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Institute for Peace and is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on relations with North Korea, as well as broader U.S.-East Asia policy. Also scheduled to speak is Jisoo M. Kim who is a professor at George Washington University and director of the Institute for Korean Studies at GW.
21] -- On Mon., Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, see a screening of "Gaza Fights For Freedom" with the director Abby Martin, hosted by The Empire Files and The Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037. Tickets are at www.thejerusalemfund.org. This collaboration shows you Gaza’s protest movement like you’ve never seen before. Filmed during the height of the Great March of Return protests, it features riveting exclusive footage of demonstrations. The documentary tells the story of Gaza past and present, showing rare archival footage that explains the history never acknowledged by mass media. You hear from victims of the ongoing massacre, including journalists, medics and the family of internationally-acclaimed paramedic, Razan al-Najjar. See GazaFightsForFreedom.com and https://www.facebook.com/events/505620169997189/.
22] -- On Mon., Oct. 14 from 6 to 8 PM, get over to Racism, Immigration, and Populism in the Americas, hosted by Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship at Johns Hopkins University, Hodson 213, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. The Program will be discussed by Thea Riofrancos, University of Providence, & George Ciccariello-Maher, Independent Scholar. See https://www.facebook.com/events/792634724524229/.
23] – On Mon., Oct. 14 from 6:30 to 8 PM, get involved with the reading group for “How to be an AntiRacist,” hosted by Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210. Read chapters 5-9 in Ibram Kendi's book "How to be an Antiracist." Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/514109376040614/.
24] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Oct. 14 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.
25] – On Tues., Oct. 15 from 7:30 to 8:30 AM, get with the Bird Banding Demonstrations, hosted by The Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Rd., Baltimore 21206. Tickets are at marylandnature.wildapricot.org. Catch birds in mist nets, weigh and measure them, then attach unique bands to help track them throughout their life. Learn about the life of a conservation biologist. Discover opportunities to see birds up close and to participate in community science presented by Baltimore Foodparks in collaboration with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center! Demonstrations are free. A suggested donation of $5 helps to cover materials cost. PLEASE RSVP at https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-3318722. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/602712073590927/.
26] – Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., Oct. 15 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/673834763077915/?event_time_id=673834803077911.
27] – On Tues., Oct. 15 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, Deliver and Discuss Letters with Congress, hosted by Herd on the Hill in the Hart Senate Office Building, WDC 20002. Meet on benches by The Mountain sculpture. Tickets are at actionnetwork.org. RSVP at http://bit.ly/Oct15Herding. Ask Congress to hold Trump accountable through the impeachment inquiry, for the inhumane border conditions, for the need for effective gun legislation, on climate change, D.C. Statehood and more. Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/675667266260471/.
28] – On Tues., Oct. 15 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/403785397093000/?event_time_id=403785490426324.
29] – On Tues., Oct. 15 from 4:30 to 6 PM, catch Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue at the Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St. NW, WDC 20036. On Wed., Oct. 16 from 4:30 to 6 PM, tune into US-NK Relations: The Post-Hanoi Summit, also at the Institute of World Politics. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/452219132306350/?event_time_id=452219138973016.
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 Oct. 15. Call 215-426-0364.
31] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.
32] –Progressive Maryland is hosting forums to find out more about the Kirwan proposals: the “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.” How about more funding for education? The next forum is on Tues., Oct.16 at 6 PM at Garrett College, Room 111, 687 Mosser Road, McHenry. Look at https://www.marylandblueprint.org/.
33] – On Tues., Oct. 15 from 6 to 9 PM, Real Talk Tho: How Baltimore Ceasefire Cuts Violence in Half, 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 Ceasefire weekends have been held four times a year every year since 2017, when its organizers first decided to encourage people around the city to stop the violence and take part in activities that build community. Ceasefire weekends--which usually include marches, prayer circles, and other community events--feel good to participate in, but now there is proof that they actually do lower the rate of gun violence experienced in the city.
According to a study published by data analyst Peter Phalen, the city sees anywhere from 30 to 66 percent fewer shootings in Baltimore during Ceasefire weekends. His research also found that the results of Ceasefire weekends can extend well after those three days are over, sometimes lowering the rate of gun violence for as many as 12 days after the weekend is over. That's important information, especially as city and state leaders like Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young look for ways to bring down the city's crime rate. Phalen will be at the next Real Talk Tho to talk about how he found this data and what it could mean for the city. Representatives from Baltimore Ceasefire will be there to talk about what the data means for Baltimore and their movement. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/698759780529652/.
34] --On Tues., Oct. 15 from 6 to 8:30 PM, catch a talk The Ocean: Our Future with Jane Lubchenco, hosted by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center at St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis 21401. Discover how the ocean's health is tied to ours with marine biologist and ocean advocate Jane Lubchenco! Ten years ago, Dr. Lubchenco made history as the first female administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She went on to serve as the first U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean, before returning to teach at Oregon State University. There will be a light reception beforehand, while the lecture begins at 7 PM.
Parking is available at the Calvert Street Garage, 19 St. Johns Street, Annapolis. It is free after 6 PM. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/517609579026490/.
35] -- On Tues., Oct. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, hear a book talk “The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Legend” with author Josh Levin, hosted by The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC 20009. Levin exposes how a story that once shaped the nation's conscience was clouded by racism and lies. While Levin addresses stereotypes, welfare politics and political rhetoric, the author's true goal is to put a face to the bogeywoman that Reagan exploited during his election. He presents Linda Taylor, the "welfare queen," not as a parable for anything grand, but as a singular American scoundrel who represents nothing but herself. As he stunningly reveals, the deeper truth, the messy truth, tells us something much larger about who we are. Levin is an executive editor at Slate magazine. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2591655397565142/.
36] -- Get with DoTheMostGood DNC Debate Watch Party on Tues., Oct. 15 from 7 to 11 PM in Rockville. Start off with light refreshments, and then send letters to help get out the vote for the Virginia State Election on November 5, 2019. This debate is tentatively scheduled to air from 8-11 PM EDT. Further details including the address of the venue will be sent once you submit your registration. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/367689374107163/.
37] – The Forum for Black and Brown Student Equity and Excellence is happening on Tues., Oct. 15 from 7 to 9 PM at Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg 20877. Join the NAACP Parents' Council and Identity, Inc. for an in-depth discussion and exploration of possible solutions to create better educational opportunities for Black and Brown youth in Montgomery County Public Schools. Visit https://jufj.org/event/student-equity-forum/?emci=e3a0fa99-a9eb-e911-b5e9-2818784d6d68&emdi=5104e3a0-63ec-e911-b5e9-2818784d6d68&ceid=3403859.
38] – On Tues., Oct. 15 from 7:30 to 10:30 PM, join George Washington Students Against Imperialism in Elliott Room B12, 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052-0041 for a screening of “Gaza Fights for Freedom” and a Q&A with Abby Matin! Witness Gaza’s protest movement like you’ve never seen before. Filmed during the height of the Great March of Return protests, this movie features riveting, exclusive footage of demonstrations and tells the story of Gaza past and present, showing rare archival footage that explains the history never acknowledged by mass media. Hear from victims of the ongoing massacre, including journalists, medics and the family of internationally-acclaimed paramedic, Razan al-Najjar. Check out GazaFightsForFreedom.com and https://www.facebook.com/events/817538441994227/.
39] – There is a Maryland for Bernie Sanders Watch Party from 7:30 to 11 PM on Tues., Oct. 15 at O'Brien's Tavern, 113 Main St., Annapolis 21401. Come together with your friends, family members, and neighbors for this fun event and cheer for Bernie at the 4th 2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio! Get excited about this historic campaign to transform America, and sign up to do the important work of grassroots organizing. Look at https://act.berniesanders.com/event/debate-watch-party_attend/26802?&link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-debate-watch-party-or-baltimore-and-sunrise-1015&email_referrer=email_636431___subject_829896&email_subject=debate-watch-party-or-baltimore-and-sunrise-1015.
40] – Our Revolution Baltimore and Sunrise Baltimore will host a Democratic Party Debate Watch Party from 7:45 to 11 PM on Tues., Oct. 15 at Johns Hopkins University, Remsen Hall, Room 233, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. See https://www.facebook.com/events/515426282613529/.
To be continued
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