Sunday, October 6, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 6 - 7, 2019

10] Environmental Legislative Kickoff – Oct. 6
11] Statewide Legislative Kickoff – Oct. 6
12] MD Green New Deal Meeting – Oct. 6
13] Promote the ERA – Oct. 6
14] Pentagon Peace Vigil – Oct. 7
15] UN's First Committee on Disarmament and International Security – Oct. 7
16] Food Rescue – Oct. 7
17] Gender, Equity and Press Freedom – Oct. 7
10] – Sunday, OCT 6-- Eastern Shore Environmental Legislative Summit, 1- 4 PM (Doors open at noon) hosted at Washington College - 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620.  The Eastern Shore is ground zero for climate change in Maryland. It is here where we need to make a stand for ourselves and our children. Explore the issues that face the Shore (and the state), what steps have been taken, and what obstacles we must overcome to defeat the existential crisis of Climate Change and other pressing environmental issues.

11] -- Kick off the new year at the Maryland 2020 Statewide Legislative Kickoff on Sun., Oct. 6 from 3 to 6 PM at Oseh Shalom, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel 20707.  Join Jews United for Justice's to discuss Maryland’s legislative year. Help choose the campaign priorities for the 2020 Annapolis legislative session. After the kickoff, spend the end of 2019 educating our legislators about our priorities, and then we’ll fight for them in the session that starts in January. Call 301-529-3875 or go to Visit

12] –   On Sun., Oct. 6 from 4 to 5:30 PM, come to a MD Green New Deal Meeting, hosted by Baltimore City Green Party at 4709 Harford Rd., Baltimore. Your input is needed to draw up this transformative policy founded on the pillars of social justice, nonviolence, grassroots democracy, and ecological wisdom. If you have specific access needs, please email Get with

13] – On Sun., Oct. 6 from 4 to 5 PM, get on The CALL - ERA Education Program at Katrina's Dream, PO Box 32003, WDC 20007.  Tickets are at  Please come each Sunday and help build the groundswell. The collaboration of grassroots organizers, lobbyists, and professionals is dedicated to promoting and educating folks across the United States of America to empowering women around the world.

The CALL IN NUMBER is 563.999.2090, the CONFERENCE NO: 898879#.  Visit

14] – 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 Oct. 7, 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.

15] – On Mon., Oct. 7, this is the First Day of the UN General Assembly's First Committee on Disarmament and International Security at United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY.  The 74th session of the UN General Assembly First Committee will meet from October 7 through November 8. Visit

16] – On Mon., Oct. 7 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

17] – On Mon., Oct. 7 from noon to 1:45 PM, check out Gender, Equity and Press Freedom, hosted by the International Women’s Media Foundation at the United Nations Foundation, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 300, WDC 20006.  Join President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation Kathy Calvin in a conversation on gender equity and press freedom.  Enjoy lunch and a conversation in celebration of the 30th anniversary of this gathering.  It will spotlight IWMF’s work breaking barriers for female journalists, who tell under-reported stories in some of the world’s most remote and dangerous places.  Following lunch, World Bank Economist and Author, Caren Grown, UN Foundation’s Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy, Michelle Milford Morse, and the Executive Director of the 3D Program for Girls and Women, Geeta Rao Gupta,  will discuss gender equality and the data needed to tell tomorrow’s stories. The conversation will be moderated by PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor. Visit . Contact Lisa Shepard at  See

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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