Thursday, February 13, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 13 - 14, 2020

49] Retrievers for Bernie – Feb. 13
50] Fossil Fuel Divestment Day – Feb. 13
51] Break Up with Fossil Fuels 2020 – Feb. 13
52] Food Rescue – Feb. 13
53] DC Statehood – Feb. 13
54] Project Solidarity Feb. 13
55] The Faith Communities of Baltimore with PRIDE – Feb. 13
56] Don't Eat Animals Whole Foods Protest Feb. 13
57] Call to Action – Feb. 13
58] History of Structural Racism – Feb. 13
59] "The Life and Legacy of B.B. King" – Feb. 13
60] Film UNITED IN ANGER – Feb. 13
61] Climate Action with Feb. 13
62] Coming to the Table – Feb. 13
63] Baltimore Peace Action meeting – Feb. 13
64] Alliance For Just Money Coffee House webinar – Feb. 13
65] Make Valentines for Animals – Feb. 14
66] White House vigil – Feb. 14
67] WIB peace vigils – Feb. 14

49] – On Thurs., Feb. 13 from 11 AM to 2:30 PM, get with Retrievers for Bernie in the UMBC Commons, Catonsville 21227. Sign up here: Join Retrievers for Bernie and the UMBC YDSA in tabling on Main Street in the Commons. Speak to fellow Retrievers, asking them about their thoughts on the upcoming election and democratic socialism and hopefully meet and create Bernie supporters and democratic socialists. If you're an undecided voter, feel free to stop by on either day to talk about Bernie and democratic socialism.  Bring either a (charged) phone or (charged) tablet if you plan on using the BERN app. Feel free to bring a sheet of paper and a clipboard if you'd like. Go to

50] – On Thurs., Feb. 13 at 11 AM, be part of Fossil Fuel Divestment Day, hosted by Fossil Free Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson 21252.  Table in the Union to spread awareness about fossil fuel divestment! Look at

51] – On Thurs., Feb. 13 from 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM, get with JHU: Break Up with Fossil Fuels 2020, hosted by Refuel Our Future on the Brody Terrace. Join Refuel for Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Day and tell the JHU Board of Trustees BREAK UP with fossil fuels! Act in solidarity with campuses around the country calling for an end to our complicity in fossil fuel colonial capitalism! Visit

52] – There is a Food Rescue at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1303 Orleans St., Baltimore 21231 on Thurs., Feb. 13 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. Look at

53] -- On Thurs., Feb. 13 from noon to 2 PM, think about DC Statehood: Prospects for H.R. 51, hosted by Law Offices of Ann Wilcox at Arent Fox LLP, 1717 K St. NW, WDC 20006.  As residents of the District of Columbia continue their quest for D.C. Statehood and full voting rights, hear a panel of Members of Congress and leading advocates to discuss the passage of H.R. 51, and other advocacy efforts. Speakers include: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rep. Jamie Raskin; and former Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia. Register at or email (if not a DC Bar member). You may also register at the door.  See

54] -- On Thurs., Feb. 13 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM, check out Project Solidarity with Loyola Chicago's Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz, hosted by UMBC Department of American Studies at Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery: UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore 21250.  Hundreds of thousands of Mexican citizens are deported from the United States every year. Many of these deportees lived in the United States for more than a decade and, upon their arrival in Mexico, face family separation, homelessness, unemployment and underemployment, and a lack of Mexican identity documents. . UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. To request accommodations, please email Look at

55] -- On Thurs., Feb. 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, the St. Ignatius Justice & Peace Committee will host by The Faith Communities of Baltimore with PRIDE at 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202-3602. This is a service of faith and the promotion of justice. See

56] -- On Thurs., Feb. 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM, Have a Heart, Don't Eat Animals Whole Foods Protest, hosted by The Franny Project, WDC.  Whole Foods believes it is okay to deceive customers by false labels like "humane" or "free-range." The truth is, those labels mean nothing. By definition humane is "having compassion or showing benevolence." Slitting an enslaved sentient being's throat does not fall under "humane." So speak up for these innocent animals who are murdered every day for human pleasure. Signs will be provided, just bring yourself (and a megaphone if you have one.) Protest at 1635 Boro Place, McLean, VA 22102.  Visit

57] – On Thurs., Feb. 13 from 6 to 8:30 PM, there is a Call To Action, hosted by Michael Foy at 844 Roundview Road, Brooklyn 21225-1433. In Cherry Hill, immediate job resources will be available to anyone that wants to work. See

58] – On Thurs., Feb. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, check out Baltimore: A History of Structural Racism, hosted by Baltimore Racial Justice Action at Jenkins Behavioral Science Building, Morgan State University, Baltimore 21251. See a screening of The Associated Black Charities film "Baltimore: A History of Structural Racism." How did Baltimore become Baltimore? It is hard to imagine the reality that Baltimore is the way it is because it is exactly how the system desired it to be. And so are the radicalized outcomes that we see. "Baltimore: A History of Structural Racism" exposes the rot beneath the glitter. Please note that attendees should park in the lot in front of Jenkins Hall. Please do not park in the Northwood Shopping Center parking lot. See

59] – On Thurs., Feb. 13 from 7 to 10 PM, Diane Williams presents "The Life and Legacy of B.B. King" at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  Blues legend B.B. King spent his life sharing the music of his soul, which shone relentlessly through hardship and triumph alike. He never wavered from his vocation, even as he gathered up other musicians in his wake and melded them into the harmony of his animating passion. In this intimate portrait of King, author Diane Williams offers a brief account of the monumental blues man’s life before settling in for a series of interviews with his bandmates and beloved family members, offering readers an invaluable opportunity to feel like they know King too. Visit

60] – On Thurs., Feb. 13 at 7 PM, look at Migrant Justice Movie Night: UNITED IN ANGER, hosted by Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America, 2309 18th St. NW, WDC. The film is an incredible history of activism during the AIDS genocide, made by the people on the front lines. Learn about disruptive protest tactics and how we can apply ACT UP’s lessons. Go to

61] –    On Thurs., Feb. 13 from 7 to 9 PM, get over to Climate Action with Moving from Moments to a Movement, hosted by The Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock 21163.  Look at  Through the lens of Make Them Pay the climate movement is taking on polluters and their enablers at the highest levels of government to divert investments in dirty fossil fuels to care and repair of communities. This discussion will chart the history of climate action and its necessary reintegration in the larger social justice movement.  Hear from Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, North America Director, It is $10 per person, but Students get for FREE. Advance registration is recommended. Look at

62] – On Thurs., Feb. 13 from 7 to 9 PM, check out Coming to the Table, hosted by Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210. NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ONGOING GATHERING THAT WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Look at  Working together to create a just and truthful society that acknowledges and seeks to heal from the racial wounds of the past, from slavery and the many forms of racism it spawned. See

63] – Baltimore Peace Action meets every second Thursday of the month.  The next meeting is on Thur., Feb. 13 at 7 PM at First & St. Stephens UCC, 6915 York Road, Baltimore (near corner of Register Ave.) The AGENDA is Stop war with Iran, US Troops out of Iraq, Stop arms ship to Saudis, Trial of Embassy Protectors, Racist & Political Repression, Chelsea and Julian Assange, Lobbying Congress, JHU APL drones & IA, Green New Deal, Sunrise & Extinction Rebellion and Suggestions for website:  Contact Richard Ochs [].

64] – The Alliance for Just Money Coffee House webinar will take place on Thurs., Feb. 13 at 7:30 PM ET sharp.  The Zoom Link is, and the TOPIC is DEBT DRIVES WAR & WAR DRIVES DEBT: The Powers of Bank Credit Creation in World War I. Sue Peters will discuss her research and conclusions from her 2019 inaugural Robert Poteat Lecture.  Sue presented the paper at the annual conference of the American Monetary Institute (AMI) as the 2019 Keynote Address.  Sue's research leads to the conclusion that the use of private bank credit as society's money is a major driver of imperialism and war.  The facts of the bank credit system are examined in relation to World War I--its effects on the policies of the U.S. government, the changes in the U.S. economy, and the changes of the U.S. dollar in world trade.  A central piece of the U.S. experience in World War I is the creation of the Federal Reserve System and the amendments that powered its funding of the world war.  Go to

65] -- On Fri., Feb. 14 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, Make Valentines for Animals, hosted by CARE at JHU at Carma's Café, 32nd Street Between Charles & St Paul,  Baltimore 21218. Celebrate a day of compassion by hanging out and writing valentine’s to McDonald’s executives together! Write letters to protest a new Maryland bill that would prohibit the tabling of veggie “meats” here: Look at

66] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Feb. 14 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649,  

67] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., Feb. 14 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:  The final vigil is in Chestertown, Kent County on the Eastern Shore at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row. Email

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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