Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 18 - 19, 2019

36] Climate Action Coffee – Dec. 18
37] Need to Impeach – Dec. 18
38] No to highway expansion Dec. 18
39] Digital Trenches: North Korea's Information Counter-Offensive Dec. 18
40] Safe Communities Delaware – Dec. 18
41] Food Rescue at the Free Farm – Dec. 18
42] Sustainability Commission – Dec. 18
43] Breaking Bread – Dec. 18
44] Alternative Gifts – Dec. 18
45] Building Bridges – Dec. 18
46] Bust the Boss – Dec. 18
47] Food Rescue at the Enoch Pratt Free Library – Dec. 19
48] Food Rescue at Dovecote Café– Dec. 19
49] Disability Rights – Dec. 19
50] Peoples Power Assembly – Dec. 19
51] Case against Solitary Confinement – Dec. 19
52] Phone bank for Bernie – Dec. 19
53] Debate Watch – Dec. 19
54] Debate Watch – Dec. 19
36] – On Wed., Dec. 18 from 7:30 AM to 9 AM, get over to Climate Action Coffee with Takoma Park Mobilization at Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW, WDC 20012.  The Climate Action Coffee is an every-Wednesday gathering at Busboys and Poets Takoma, a cooperative production of Busboys and the Takoma Alliance for a Local Living Economy (TALLE), a working group of the Takoma Park Mobilization.

This weekly series is meant to provide an organizing workspace with action-oriented discussion circles focused on building the kinds of markets, society, food systems and resiliency that we want for our region; raising watershed and environmental justice consciousness; and following youth climate leaders in taking immediate action to reverse the dramatic disruption of our climate systems. Bring your vision and passion for reshaping our communities and local economies in the service of resiliency, racial equity, and carbon-neutrality. More info at  Visit

37] – Do you have time to volunteer with Need to Impeach on Wed., Dec. 18 at 9 AM at a press conference on Capitol Hill to help prepare and deliver special mirrors to Senators? Meet at the corner of First Street and Constitution Avenue, right across from the Russell Senate Office Building. RSVP at  Ask senators how they can look at themselves in the mirror if they choose to acquit Trump and destroy our democracy.

38] – On Wed., Dec. 18 from 9 to 11:30 AM, tell the Maryland Board of Public Works, 80 Calvert St., Annapolis 21401, NO to I-495 & I-270 expansion.  This is hosted by the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter. State Comptroller Peter Franchot is the crucial swing vote on the 3-member Board of Public Works. Send him an email now to or call him at (410) 260-7801. Tell the Comptroller vote NO on this proposal because it is deeply flawed and will bring harm to our air, water, climate, and communities. We need clean transportation for all and forward thinking 21st century transportation solutions!

See the proposal on page 60: See

39] – On Wed., Dec. 18 at 9:30 from 11 AM, catch Digital Trenches in North Korea at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Holeman Lounge, WDC 20045.  See  The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) cordially invites you to the rollout of its report. There are numerous speakers, including the author of the report, Martyn Williams. Contact HRNK Director of Programs and Editor Rosa Park at 

40] – On Wed., Dec. 18 at 10 AM, Safe Communities DE will be at City/County Building at 800 N. French St., Wilmington, DE. There will be a signing ceremony/ press event affirming collective support for resettling refugee families in Delaware. Email

41] – On Wed., Dec. 18 from noon to 1 PM,  get over to Food Rescue Baltimore at Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211.  The long-time Wednesday Food Rescue at the Baltimore Free Farm continues. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. This will continue until February 19, 2020. Visit

42] – On Wed., Dec. 18 from 4 to 6 PM, check out the Sustainability Commission: December Meeting, hosted by the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, 417 E. Fayette St., Floor 8th, Baltimore 21202.  Hear about the Maryland Green New Deal with Owen Silverman, co-chair of the Baltimore Green Party.  House Bill 472: Healthy Green Amendment states "All people deserve clean air, clean water, unpolluted soil, and a stable climate."  Have a discussion about new legislation in support of the 2019 Sustainability Plan. The legislative session is from January 8 to April 6, 2020. Go to

 43] – On Wed., Dec. 18 from 4 to 5:30 PM, check out Breaking Bread, hosted by Manna Food Center, 12301 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring 20904-1657. Dive deep into the root causes of hunger and poverty and explore new solutions to ending those experiences in the community. Break bread/share food with one another at these gatherings in recognition of the central role food plays in all of our lives. Build relationships while working to ensure that our community is a place where all people at all times have access to safe, sufficient, nutritious food in order to lead fulfilling lives and contribute to making Montgomery County, Maryland a place where all live in dignity. Jenna Umbriac, Manna’s Director of Programs and Policies, will be facilitating the discussion.  This discussion will take place every month on the 3rd Wednesday. Visit

44] -- On Wed., Dec. 18 from 5 to 7 PM, this is your last chance for Alternative Gifts at the Takoma Park Co-Op, hosted by Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington at 201 Ethan Allen Ave., Takoma Park 20912. Look at

45] –  Building Bridges, Building a Movement: Loving Thy Neighbor in 2020 is happening at the Quaker Welcome Center, 243 2nd St. NE, WDC 20002, on Wed., Dec. 18 at 6 PM.  Join local Quakers, Marcy Seitel of Adelphi Friends Meeting/Baltimore Yearly Meeting and J.E. McNeil of Friends Meeting of Washington as they share stories of how Friends are building bridges.  Before the event, join JE McNeil from 3:30 to 5 PM at the QWC for an interactive workshop, "Conversations with the Other: How to Talk with People with Whom you Disagree Politically." JE currently facilitates this training among the Religious Society of Friends. RSVP at Marcy Seitel (Adelphi Friends Meeting and Baltimore Yearly Meeting interim clerk) and JE McNeil (Friends Meeting of Washington) will share stories of how Friends are building bridges. Look at

46] On Wed., Dec. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, be at a Bust the Boss Planning Meeting, hosted by Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America at 1618 P St. NW, WDC 20036-1404.  Bust the Boss is the Labor Working Group's direct organizing project.  Help workers fight against bad bosses and for better working conditions. At this planning meeting, review the impressive work done since the project launched one year ago, debating what has worked and what has not, and brainstorming ways to make the next year even more productive. Newcomers and old hands alike are encouraged to attend--in addition to the planning agenda, there will be opportunities to step into one of the four organizing drives BtB has at workplaces across the city. Visit

47] – There is a Food Rescue at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1303 Orleans St., Baltimore 21231 on Thursdays from noon to 1 PM.  Food Rescue Baltimore partners with Baltimore’s esteemed Enoch Pratt Free Library at the Orleans Street Branch. Come to the library, bring a bag, and take home delicious free food. It continues until February 13, 2020. Look at

48] – On Thursdays from 4 to 5 PM, Food Rescue Baltimore is working with Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food.  See

49] – On Thurs., Dec. 19 from 6 to 8 PM, get with the Disability Justice Working Group of the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America at the Festival Center.  Dive into plans for a Disability Town Hall, disability narratives/comics, and reading groups. Email All meetings are open to both disabled and allied comrades. Disability Justice Working Group is a law enforcement-free space.  Go to

50] – On Thurs., Dec. 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, there is an End of the Year Organizing Meeting Celebration & Silent Auction, hosted by the Peoples Power Assembly at 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218-5927. This is a get together not only to report on important campaigns but to celebrate each other - to share some refreshments, food and deserts -- and to hold a silent art auction of “Trump is a rat signs and much more” to help with the rent at the Harriet Tubman Solidarity Center. See

52] – On Thurs., Dec. 19 from 7 to 8:45 PM, get over to the Howard County Library System, Elkridge Branch, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge 21075.  Do phone banking for Bernie -- 

53] – On Thurs., Dec. 19 from 7:30 to 11:30 PM, get with DSA for Bernie at the Democratic Debate Watch Party, hosted by Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America at the Penn Social, 801 E St. NW, WDC 20004.  Show support for Senator Sanders, donate, make calls, knock on doors, and get political.  Pick up a DSA for Bernie button—the proceeds help us put on events and support the common goal: getting Sanders in the White House! Visit

54] – There is a Bernie Debate Watch on Thurs., Dec. 19 from 8:30 to 11 PM at the Grotto Pizza (Party Room), 7075 Minstrel Way, Columbia 21046.  Check out

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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