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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 4 - 6, 2019
32] Climate Action Coffee –
33]Waging Peace in Vietnam
Exhibit – Dec. 4 & 5
Rescue at the Free Farm – Dec. 4
35]Hearing on the New START Treaty – Dec.
for a Humane Hopkins meeting – Dec. 4
37]Delaware Coalition for
Open Government – Dec. 4
38]Food Rescue at the Enoch Pratt Free Library – Dec. 5
39]Protest LUSH – Dec. 5
40]Food Rescue at Dovecote
Café– Dec. 5
41]Impeachment & Politics – Dec. 5
42]Progressive Cheverly forum – Dec. 5
43]Training for action at Sen. Cardin’s office– Dec. 5 & 6
44]Holiday Pot Luck – Dec. 5
Klein on Climate Justice, Palestine and White Supremacy– Dec.
46]Last day to sign up
for training – Dec. 6
Drill Friday – Dec. 6
48]White House vigil – Dec. 6
32] –On Wed., Dec. 4 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. It runs through Dec. 18.
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 http://tpmobilization.org/talle.Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2536864976380836/?event_time_id=2536864993047501.
Wed., Dec. 4 and Thurs., Dec. 5 from 8 AM to 5 PM, visit the Waging Peace in
Vietnam Exhibit, hosted by the New Village Press, 1957 E St. NW, WDC
20052-0041.November 15, 2019 marks the
50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Mobilization March on Washington, a
gathering of over half a million demonstrators against the war. The George
Washington University offers a series of events to educate students and the
general public about often overlooked facets of the history of US involvement
in Vietnam, including the impact that antiwar GIs and veterans had on ending
the war. This will continue until December 12. Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/508974299680430/?event_time_id=513544722556721.
34] –On Wed., Dec. 4 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
35] – On Wed., Dec. 4 at 2 PM at 2172 Rayburn House Office
Building, there is a House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on the New START
Treaty.Those testifying are Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (ret.), Nuclear Threat Initiative;
Rose Gottemoeller, Former NATO Deputy Secretary General; and Pranay Vaddi,
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.Check out https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearings?ID=0A4EE853-5C2A-4EC4-A98A-4A4F09927B83.
– The Coalition for a Humane Hopkins
is meeting on Wed., Dec. 4 at 6 PM at the National Nurses United, 1 N. Charles
St., Suite 1900, Baltimore 21201. Contact National Nurses United Organizer
Chris Novoa at 818-319-2853.
37] – On
Wed., Dec. 4 from 6:30 to 9 PM, the Delaware Coalition for Open Government will
host its Annual Meeting with Speaker Kathy Jennings, Delaware Attorney General
at Widener University Delaware Law School, 4601 Concord Pike, Room #119,
Wilmington, DE 19803.The topic of
discussion is Criminal Justice Reform and Department of Justice priorities for
2020. Go to
Call 302-368-1823 or email email@example.com.
38] –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 https://www.facebook.com/events/567424937414955/?event_time_id=567425064081609.
39] – On Thurs., Dec. 5from noon to 1 PM, CODEPINK will be hosting a demonstration in front of
the Georgetown Lush Cosmetics, 3066 M St.
NW, WDC 20007 to say it’s time for Lush to close its stores in bloody
Saudi Arabia. RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/dc_lush_out_of_saudi_dec_5.
Saudi regime is using Lush and other trendy, “socially conscious” products to
whitewash its human rights abuses. By expanding its presence in Saudi Arabia,
Lush is going against its stated values and telling the people of Yemen that
their suffering can be ignored for a profit. It’s time for Lush Cosmetics to
stop normalizing the Saudi monarchy’s behavior.
COMMITTEE FOR THE REPUBLIC is hosting Impeachment & Politics with Bruce
Fein & Richard Ben-Veniste on Thurs., Dec. 5 at 6:30 PM at the Woman’s'
National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, WDC 20036.Tickets are $25. Register at democraticwoman.org/events.
Committee Board member Bruce Fein and Richard
Ben-Veniste will address the definition of an impeachable offense, the prior
impeachment ordeals of Presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill
Clinton, and the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
Bruce and Richard will explore potential articles of impeachment, the legal and
political strategies of the two parties, and the implications for our
constitutional dispensation and separation of powers. Bruce, an associate
deputy attorney general under President Reagan and founding partner of Fein
& DelValle, PLLC, participated in the impeachments of Nixon and Clinton,
and has drafted a 12-count impeachment article against Mr. Trump. Richard, a
partner with the law firm of Mayer Brown, focuses on complex civil litigation
and advises organizations and individuals involved in congressional
investigations. Email James@committeefortherepublic.org.
Thurs., Dec. 5 at 7 PM, attend a Progressive Cheverly forum, The School to
Prison Pipeline.It will explore the
school-to-prison pipeline’s nature, impacts and solutions with experts Karen
Dolan, IPS director studying Criminalization of Race and Poverty who explains
zero tolerance effects and restorative justice remedies; and Dana Coles of Key
Bridge Foundation Center for Conflict Resolution currently working in Prince
George’s for alternatives to criminalization of behavior. Hear them in the
multipurpose room of Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary School, 3324 64th Ave.,
43] – On
Fri., Dec. 6 join the Climate Strike.There is an Action Training on Thurs., Dec. 5 from 7 to 9 PM at JHU
Remsen Hall, Room 233, Homewood Campus. On Fri., Dec. 6 around 8:30 to 9 AM
until about 5 PM. Dependent upon the response, you may be asked to attend
instead the noon rally at City Hall. Priority will be given to youth and
frontline voices. The strike team has planned an escalated action.Sunrise has been pressuring Senator Cardin to
support the Green New Deal.If invited,
show up at his downtown office.The
details will depend on whether we can get in the office or not, any interaction
with him before hand, etc. It will likely look like an office sit-in or
something similar. Contact Amy at Sunrise Movement Baltimore firstname.lastname@example.org.
44] – There is a Sierra Club Howard County Holiday Pot Luck gathering on
Thurs., Dec. 5 from 7 to 9 PM at 7649 Woodstream Way, Laurel 20723. Enjoy food, conversation, and a guest speaker,
Josh Feldmark, Director of the Howard Co Office of Community Sustainability. Find
out what the Group has been up to this year and hopes to accomplish in 2020!
Contact Patricia Soffen at email@example.com and (410) 869-0552.
Bring a dish to share! Drive
up the private shared drive all the way up to the house, following the Sierra
Club signs. Drop off your dish to share and any passengers you have, and there
will be help to find parking. Carpooling is recommended due to limited parking.
Interested in carpooling? Go to https://bit.ly/2rePUm1.
45] – On Thurs., Dec. 5 from 8 to 9:30 PM,
hear from Naomi Klein on Climate Justice, Palestine and White Supremacy, hosted
by Chesapeake Education, Arts, and Research Society (CHEARS) at the
Greenbelt Community Center, Room 114, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt. Join Klein
for a web briefing brought to you by Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). At the
conclusion of Klein’s talk on Zoom, those present are invited to engage in
conversation about the issues addressed.See https://www.facebook.com/events/2408249876091545/.
46] – An
Action Corps Training Application is due on Fri., Dec. 6.Action Corps will hold a 4-day training in
Washington, DC, starting Sat., Jan. 18 at 9 AM, and ending Tues., Jan. 21 at 3
PM after a Lobby Day. Please read the description below and answer the
questions by December 6 to apply. The questions will take about 20 minutes for
most people to complete. See https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfP0P0ExaHikLrvbBEsqXtRkrb_MjXsh5V-OxSLbONFoDKdeA/viewform.Applying earlier may increase your chances of
being selected to attend. Young people and people whose families have been
directly affected by climate disasters and/or genocide/war are particularly
encouraged to apply.
PURPOSE of the training is to build people power for global justice, and
specifically equip people with the skills, knowledge and opportunities they
need to effectively agitate and advocate to support a progressive U.S. foreign
policy agenda in solidarity with people most affected by climate disasters and
violent conflict. In particular, you will learn tools to help stop the war in
Yemen, end the genocide of ethnic minorities from Myanmar/Burma, and act in
solidarity with people bearing the brunt of climate change. This training is an
opportunity for activists to meet in-person, advocate with Congressional
offices on Capitol Hill, and build community and commitment to our work. The
training is free. You will have introductions to inspiring activists, and a
network of support and guidance. Action Corps participants will be asked to pay
for their transportation to the gathering, lodging and meals. A limited number
of partial and full scholarships are available. Participants will be asked to
commit and average of 5-10 hours per week, after they return home, as
volunteers throughout the next 12-24 months leading a local Action Corps group.
Action Corps will provide information about campaigns, guidance, and access to
other organizers. Your job will be to convert this into local action for
progressive foreign policy campaigns.
47] – Inspired by the Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, the student
strikers and Naomi Klein's new book "On Fire: The Burning Case for the
Green New Deal," Jane Fonda decided to upend her life, left her comfort
zone and move to Washington, D.C. for four months to focus on climate change.
As Greta said, "This is a crisis. We have to act like our house is on
fire, because it is.”So, every Friday
she will host an action called — Fire Drill Friday.On Dec. 6 at 11 AM, meet at Franklin Square and
CLIMATE JUSTICE & IMMIGRANT RIGHTS at 1332 I St. NW, WDC 20005.
Here’s the deal: We are living at the last possible moment in
human history when we can do something about climate change or fail to do so,
thereby denying hundreds of millions of people a livable future. Last year, the
UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its regular
report which stated in no uncertain terms that given the worsening disasters
we’re already seeing and the additional warming that is already baked in
because we didn’t act 30 years ago, we do not stand a chance at changing course
in time without profound, systemic economic and social change in the next 11
years. Visit https://www.codepink.org/firedrillfridays.
48] – The Dorothy
Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Dec. 6 at noon.Contact the
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649, firstname.lastname@example.org.
49] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take
place on Fri., Dec. 6 from noon to 1 PM.One is at McKeldin Square, corner of Light and Pratt Sts., in
the Inner Harbor, Baltimore.Use
the purple circulator line. Enjoy an AFTER VIGIL LUNCH from the food
trucks in the Inner Harbor. Bring Your Own Sandwich or stop by one of the
food trucks in the McKeldin Square.
Another is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th
St., Baltimore.Free Parking
available. Vigil from noon to 1 PM. Lunch in the Bistro at 1 PM. If there's a
storm, there is no vigil, but there will be lunch. Contact Anne: email@example.com.The
final vigil is in Chestertown, Kent County on the Eastern
Shore at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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