Monday, December 9, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 9 - 10, 2019

21] Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish – Dec. 9
22] Vigil for Jakelin – Dec. 9
23] Film ‘Facing the Dragon” – Dec. 9
24] Charting the Course for Environmental Change – Dec. 9
25] Politics and Legacy of American Immigration – Dec. 9
26] Learn how nuclear power threatens real climate action in Maryland – Dec. 9
27] Get Money Out of Maryland – Dec. 9
28] Human Rights Day – Dec. 10
29] Childhood Development through a Gender Lens – Dec. 10
30] DC Statehood Phone Bank – Dec. 10
31] Collection Drive for Immigrants, Refugees & Asylum Seekers – Dec. 10
32] The President and Nuclear Weapons – Dec. 10
33] Protest killer drone research at JHU – Dec. 10
34] Holiday Party for Children Living in Shelters – Dec. 10
35] Honor Muslim Human Rights Defenders – Dec. 10
36] Meet & Greet Baltimore City Candidates – Dec. 10
37] Climate Forum- Charles County – Dec. 10
38] Activism against Gender-Based Violence – Dec. 10
39] None of us is free until All of us are free – Dec. 10
21] – On Mon., Dec. 9 from 3 to 4 PM, get with a Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish, 3418 Belair Road, Baltimore 21213-1233.  Bring a bag, take home healthy, free food! Check out

22] – On Mon., Dec. 9 from 5 to 6 PM, Vigil for Jakelin at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004-3000. Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin was just 7-years-old when she died of cardiac arrest caused by severe dehydration and shock due to the lack of care she received while in CBP custody on December 8th of last year. Jakelin came to us to ask for protection, and we failed her. Mourn and demand justice for Jakelin and for Carlos, Wilmer, Felipe, Mariee, and Darlyn. Gather with candles, flowers, bottles of water, and stuffed animals to mark the tragic anniversary of Jakelin's death. Look at

23] – On Mon., Dec. 9 from 6 to 8 PM, see a screening of ‘Facing the Dragon,” hosted by the Embassy of the Netherlands in the United States and European Union in the United States at the Landmark Theatres, Atlantic Plumbing Cinema, 807 V Street NW, WDC. This is a documentary by Sedika Mojadidi about two women who refused to be silenced and were underestimated in male-dominated Afghanistan. Nilofar Ibrahimi, one of the few female members of the parliament, and journalist Shakila Ibrahimhhail have to survive in a country where “patriarchy is over the top.” RSVP at  Go to

24] – On Mon., Dec. 9 from 7 to 9 PM, Charting the Course for Environmental Change in Maryland is hosted by Neighborhood Sun at 901 S. Bond St., Baltimore 21231-3305.  Join your peers, learn from trusted environmental advocates and plot your course for advocating in Maryland’s upcoming legislative session. You will leave this event with an expanded network of environmental peers and the tools you’ll need for navigating the pathways of Maryland’s political landscape. Learn more at and check out

25] – On Mon., Dec. 9 from 7 to 9 PM, catch up with the Politics and Legacy of American Immigration, hosted by IPPH at the University of the District of Columbia, Center Ballroom~ Level 1, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008.  Hear from Joel Rose, NPR Correspondent, Representative Nydia Velázquez (NY-D) (invited), and Janet Murguía, President & CEO UnidosUS/DC.  Look at

26] – On Mon., Dec. 9 from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Civic Center, Fenton Room. 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring 20910, learn how nuclear power threatens real climate action in Maryland, hosted by Physicians for Social Responsibility and others. Governor Hogan and some members of the General Assembly are pushing to subsidize nuclear energy as a renewable source of power. Subsidizing nuclear energy would give your ratepayer money directly to profiteering Exelon, the parent company of BGE and PEPCO.

Dollar for dollar, energy efficiency, wind, and solar are cheaper than continuing to invest in nuclear - not to mention that there is no safe and equitable way to dispose of nuclear waste. Every dollar we spend propping up aging reactors is a dollar we can't spend on the inevitable transition away from nuclear power and fossil fuels to a clean, safe, affordable energy economy.

Contact Rianna Eckel, Senior Maryland Organizer with Food & Water Watch, with any questions: or 410-394-7652. Go to

27] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Dec. 9 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  There are two ways to join the conference: Dial 1 929 205 6099, and then use meeting ID: 512 862 260. Or Click on your device if you have downloaded the app from Zoom. The focus will be on organizational sign-ups, public relations, and logistics for the January 20 observance.

28] -- Tuesday, December 10 is Human Rights Day— the 71st Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

29] – On Tues., Dec. 10 from 9 AM to 6 PM, check out Early Childhood Development Through a Gender Lens, hosted by the Center for Global Development, 2055 L St. NW, 5th floor, WDC 20036.  Visit  No matter where they live, women and girls shoulder a disproportionate share of unpaid care work responsibilities, including those focused on childcare. The gendered nature of childcare limits women and girls’ educational attainment, workforce advancement, and full participation in community life. Though a well-recognized barrier to gender equality and economic development, there is still little rigorous evidence on what works to reduce this demand on women and girls’ time – and how early childhood development policies and programs can be better designed with women and girls’ time poverty in mind. CGD will focus its fifth annual Birdsall House Conference on Women on the linkages between early childhood development and women’s economic empowerment, bringing researchers, practitioners, and policymakers focused on both topics together to learn from one another. The conference will explore evidence-based solutions that benefit mothers, older sisters, other caregivers, and children themselves and discuss how they can be implemented and scaled. See

30] –  Can you participate in a DC Statehood Phone Bank on Tues., Dec. 3 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

31] – On Tues., Dec. 10 from noon to 8 PM, there will be a Collection Drive for Immigrants, Refugees & Asylum Seekers, hosted by the Willet Family Farm, LLC , 2610 Baumgardner Road, Westminster 21158.  ChildFund, is working with a Respite Center, and donations are needed in Texas.   Deliver them to the Willet Family Fund, and they will be delivered.  You will find in the barn bins for the collection of items, as well as child packets of children from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and the U.S. As you drop off items, take a moment to get to know your neighbors via a VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE filmed in Mexico and consider sponsoring a child with ChildFund as a way to prevent another migration crisis. The items collected will be specifically sent to ChildFund International in Texas and distributed to La Posada Respite Center in San Benito, Texas. La Posada ( ) is an emergency shelter for homeless immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Programming includes immediate and tangible support for adults and kids in the form of food, shelter, clothing, medical supplies and care. Also offered and equally important is case management with an individualized resettlement preparation process that includes needs assessment, goal-setting and facilitation of services to meet identified needs. Services include local transportation to off-site agencies (health care, legal-aid and social services), access to on-site communication resources, paperwork/translation assistance, English literacy (everyone is required to take an English class twice a daily at the center), workforce readiness, and life skills education.

The ITEMS NEEDED are Books, Toothbrushes, Pencils, Toothpaste, Drawing materials, Backpacks, Deodorant, Stuffed animals, Female Hygiene items, Toys, Soap, Card games, Diapers Size 2-5 and Boys & Girls Shoes.  Check out

32] – On Tues., Dec. 10 from 5 to 6:30 PM, look at The President and Nuclear Weapons: Authorities, Limits, and Process, hosted by the Nuclear Threat Initiative with Mary B. DeRosa and Ashley Nicolas, Georgetown University Law Center and Ernest J. Moniz and Sam Nunn, NTI. The event will take place at 1776 Eye St. NW, Suite 600, WDC 20006. A reception will follow.

There is no more consequential decision for a president than ordering a nuclear strike. Once launched, a nuclear-armed missile cannot be recalled or aborted. Today, the strategic environment and threats that could lead to the use of a nuclear weapon have changed from the Cold War, yet much of U.S. policy with respect to nuclear use authority remains grounded in that past era, increasing the risk of an accident or a mistake. Recently, public and Congressional attention has focused on the legal authorities and limitations, as well as the process, that a U.S. president would confront when making the grave decision of whether to use a nuclear weapon. NTI will release its latest report, The President and Nuclear Weapons: Authorities, Limits, and Process, authored by Mary B. DeRosa and Ashley Nicolas, which identifies the key legal questions relevant to a president’s decision and summarizes the state of the law and the relevant process.

The seminar will also mark the release of a companion paper authored by NTI co-chairs former Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz and former Senator Sam Nunn, The President and Nuclear Weapons: Implications of Sole Authority in Today’s World, which offers ideas to improve and strengthen the process for decision-making and consulting Congress regarding the potential use of nuclear weapons. Visit

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

34] – On Tues., Dec. 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, help out at a Holiday Party for Children Living in Shelters, hosted by the Bar Association of Baltimore City Young Lawyers Division at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore 21230. Want to help make the holidays brighter for Baltimore’s homeless children? Contribute to or volunteer for the Holiday Party for Children Living in Shelters. The Holiday Party brings children and their parents to the Maryland Science Center for entertainment, a hot meal, a visit with Santa and holiday gifts. This party relies on the generosity of the Baltimore legal and business community for volunteers and contributions. To donate online, go to  Under designation choose "other" and designate your gift to the 2019 Holiday Party for Children Living in Shelters.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THE DAY OF THE PARTY BETWEEN 4:30 to 9 PM.  If you are able to assist for any period of time, sign up at  Email Look at

35] – On Tues.., Dec. 10 from 6 to 8 PM, honor Muslim Human Rights Defenders, which is a Fundraiser & Reception, hosted by Justice for Muslims Collective at 1200 U St. NW, WDC 20009-4443. Each year, a Muslim human rights defender is selected who exemplifies the spirit of Islam in the form of resisting and challenging oppression and injustice and working for the inclusion of all marginalized communities. This year, the focus is on Avideh Moussavian who has been fighting for her communities on multiple fronts, including most notably, the Muslim Ban. Enjoy food and drink. Look at

36] – On Tues., Dec. 10 from 6 to 8 PM, get over to a Meet & Greet Baltimore City Candidates, hosted by 1199 SEIU Maryland/DC at the Ibis Lounge, 6014 Harford Road, Baltimore 21214. Help decide which candidates (and incumbents) for the Baltimore City candidates should be endorsed. Meet and get to know the candidates in a casual setting. Refreshments will be served. See

37] -- Attend a Climate Forum- Charles County on Tues., Dec. 10 from 6 to 7:30 PM, organized by the Southern Maryland Sierra Club at the Waldorf West Library, 10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf 20603. Contact Rosa Hance at or (240) 808-4233. Hear a panel of speakers on issues such as energy infrastructure, public health impacts, and community transition plans. Refreshments will be served.

38] – On Tues., Dec. 10 from 6 to 8 PM, hear a Panel Discussion on the UN's 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, hosted by Women of Peace Corps Legacy. This is an annual international campaign that kicks off on November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until December 10th, Human Rights Day. This civil society initiative calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. There will also be an extended Happy Hour Menu for attendees. Visit

39] – On Tues., Dec. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, hear about None of us is free until All of us are free: Final workshop.  This is hosted by Jews United for Justice - Baltimore and Repair the World Baltimore at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville 21208.  See This is JUFJ's fifth and final workshop in the series on confronting, challenging, and healing from our relationship to white supremacy. Explore how to interrupt white supremacy in our lives and our movements at several levels: the individual, the interpersonal, and the organizational. This workshop will continue the conversations from the first four workshops, and apply that knowledge to cultivate skills and learn further. A kosher and vegetarian dinner will be served. Register at  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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