Thursday, February 20, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 21, 2020

52] SB 742 Day of Action - Support Maryland Migrant Workers – Feb. 21
53] Canvass for Bernie 2020 in South Carolina – Feb. 21 - 23
54] White House vigil – Feb. 21
55] WIB peace vigils – Feb. 21
56] Naming Racism, Violence, and Power – Feb. 21
57] Environmental Educational and Community Action Forum – Feb. 21
58] Peace and justice vigil – Feb. 21
59] Service Providers Can Change Policy – Feb. 21
60] Local Police Control & Dignity Not Detention – Feb. 21
61] Teach in with DMV Bolivia Solidarity Network Feb. 21
62] "China: Beyond the Propaganda" – Feb. 21
63] Film screening of “Occupation 101” – Feb. 21
64] Ballroom Dancing – Feb. 21

52] – On Fri., Feb. 21 from 9 AM to 1 PM, join the SB 742 Day of Action - Support Maryland Migrant Workers, hosted by Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. Go to 11 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401-1901. Enjoy coffee and bagels before we head to the Neal Conference Room on the second floor of the James Senate Office Building.

Maryland State Senator Susan Lee, a champion for labor trafficking survivors, recently introduced SB 742 - The Fair Recruitment and Transparency Act in the Maryland Senate. CDM is working with the Maryland Catholic Conference and many other partners in this effort to ensure migrant workers are treated fairly!

The first hearing is on February 27, but there is a day of action on February 21st to ask the Senate Finance Committee to vote YES on SB 742!  See

53] -- Canvass for Bernie 2020 in South Carolina from Fri., Feb. 21 at noon until Sun., Feb. 23 at 8:15 PM.  Join Rowan4Bernie, as South Carolina is a critical race before Super Tuesday. An unexpected win could help seal the nomination for Bernie! Around noon, their bus will stop at 3601 Washington Blvd, Arbutus 21227. All transport and housing is provided, so all people have to do is sign up. You will return to that address around 8:15 PM.  If you are interested, you can contact the event coordinator at 732-789-9732. Use this link to sign up:

54] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Feb. 21 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649,  

55] – 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

56] -- On Fri., Feb. 21 from 2 to 4 PM, get over to Naming Racism, Violence, and Power, hosted by Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship Johns Hopkins University at the Hopkins Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles Street, Mergenthaler 111, Baltimore 21218. Register at  Visit

57] – On Fri., Feb. 21 Friday at 3:30 to 7 PM, there is an Environmental Educational and Community Action Forum, hosted by the Anacostia Riverkeeper and Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington at Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park 20912.  Join environmental experts, youth advocates, and non-profit advocates for a roundtable conversation discussing environmental education and civic engagement in dealing with current environmental challenges.  Check out

58] – There is usually a silent peace and justice vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends Meeting, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Feb. 21. Black Lives Matter.

59] -- On Fri., Feb. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, check out Service Providers Can Change Policy, hosted by Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition, 116 E 25th Street, Baltimore 21218. Join BHRC's policy team to build your policy analysis and advocacy skills, especially in gearing up for Harm Reduction Advocacy Day in Annapolis. See

60] – On Fri., Feb. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, come to an Advocacy Gathering: Local Police Control & Dignity Not Detention, hosted by Baltimore For Border Justice at the Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E North Ave., Baltimore 21202. Work on 1) Local Police Control for Baltimore City and 2) Dignity Not Detention Act. This bill would prohibit the creation of new private immigrant detention facilities in the State of Maryland and require that existing contracts with such facilities be terminated by 10/1/21. It is filed as House Bill 0677 ( and Senate Bill 0850 ( It is essential that we end the profit motive for imprisoning immigrants in our state, and keep ICE and its contractors out of Maryland. Email or call 443-631-0432. See and

61] -- On Fri., Feb. 21 at 6:30 PM, be at a Teach in with DMV Bolivia Solidarity Network and Wayta, hosted by The Center for Social Justice - Georgetown University, 1421 37th Street NW, WDC 20057. Join Wayta, a local Andean music group, and the DMV Bolivian Solidarity Network to learn more about the connections between US Interventions and the Nuevas Derechas political scene in Latin America, including the ongoing struggle of indigenous nations in Bolivia. Space is limited to 25. Email RSVP to Questions to CSJ’s Assistant Director, Newcomer and Immigrant Community Engagement, Dinner will be provided. See

62] – On Fri., Feb. 21 at 7 PM at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Avenue NW, WDC 20001, participate in a three-part series which looks past the propaganda to examine the truth about China. No prior reading is required, and questions and discussions are encouraged. "China: Beyond the Propaganda" is a 3-part series to understand U.S.-China relations, China's role in the world and the Chinese economy. Recently, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called China the "central threat of our times." Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has called for Trump to promote "maximum pressure" against the Chinese economy. Look at

63] -- On Fri., Feb. 21 from 8 to 9:30 PM, come to Friday Film Night, hosted by American Muslims for Palestine and Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) / Al-Rahmah School, 6631 Johnnycake Road, Baltimore 21244. See a film screening of “Occupation 101” and hear a discussion on the daily life of our brothers and sisters in Palestine.  Look at

64] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM.  Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St.  Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be on Feb. 21. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

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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