Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 1 -- 3, 2019

19] Donate a coat – Jan. 1 to 3
20] New Year's Day Stream Bed Hike – Jan. 1
21] First Day Hike along the Susquehanna – Jan. 1
22] West Wednesday Speak-Out Session – Jan. 1
23] Food Rescue at the Enoch Pratt Free Library – Jan. 2
24] Support Pam Queen – Jan. 2
25] “Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop” – Jan. 2
19] – Through Fri., Jan. 3 at 7 PM, get over to Paul's Place Outreach, hosted by Clare Conger, 2024 West St., Suite 100, Annapolis 21401.  Coats can be dropped off in the offices or can be picked up.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2215810838712808/.

20] -- On Wed., Jan. 1 from 10 AM to 1 PM, attend a New Year's Day Stream Bed Hike, hosted by Friends of Herring Run Parks, 5298 Herring Run Drive, Baltimore 21214. Please join Friends of Herring Run Parks and Baltimore City Recreation and Parks on the traditional New Year's Day Hike. Prepare to scramble, get your boots wet, and laugh your head off from the stream bed of the Herring Run to Echodale Avenue and to Coldspring Lane.  Not ideal for small children, but hearty dogs are OK.  Pre-registration is advised.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2536438929924398/.

21] – On Wed., Jan. 1 from 11 AM to 1 PM, get over to the First Day Hike Along the Susquehanna, hosted by Susquehannock Wildlife Society at 2569 Shures Landing Road, Darlington 21034. On New Year's Day, join Maryland DNR and the awesome Park Rangers at Susquehanna State Park for their "First Day Hike." Everyone will meet at the trailhead to the Greenways Trail at Fisherman’s Park, just below the Conowingo Dam (to the right when you pass through the gate). Parking fills up quickly, so carpool and arrive early if possible. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash at all times. Dress for the weather and please bring water. The hike will be a two mile round trip, although if folks want to keep hiking down to Deer Creek some typically will continue further. Participants will hike along the mighty Susquehanna River and discuss history and native wildlife as it is seen. See lots of bird species including bald eagles so bring your cameras and binoculars! Families are encouraged to call Susquehanna State Park at 410-557-7994 to register. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/2474108466031451/.

22] – On Wed., Jan. 1 from noon to 1 PM, join the West Wednesday Speak-Out Session, hosted by Baltimore For Border Justice at 100 N. Holliday St., Baltimore 21202-3411.  Victims of police brutality will share their stories and advocates will read anonymous stories. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served.  Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/2730155923690115/.

23] – 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.

24] – Join Maryland State Delegate Pamela Queen, Economic Matters Committee, for a Pre-Legislative Reception to honor and support her on Thurs., Jan. 2 from 6 to 7:15 PM at DRY 85, 193 Main Street, Annapolis 21401.  Donations requested are as low as &75.  Make it payable to Friends of Pamela Queen, 17340 Blossom View Drive, Olney, MD 20832.  Call Stephanie Binetti at 410-409-5560 or email her at info@pamelaqueen.com.  Pam is also a professor at Morgan State University.

25] -- On Thurs., Jan. 2 from 7 to 8 PM, hear from the author Lee Drutman talk about his book “Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop,” hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008.  A senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America and author of “The Business of America is Lobbying,” Drutman combines history, democratic theory, and cutting-edge political science research to argue that the main reason for the current political deadlock is the two-party system. While in the past, the two parties contained multiple factions, today, without conservative Southern Democrats and liberal Northeastern Republicans, they have hardened into a rigid partisanship that runs counter to the anti-majoritarian, compromise-driven governing institutions. The answer, Drutman says, is to increase the number of parties through electoral reform, a change that won’t require a constitutional amendment. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2571158403001863/.

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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