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Friday, February 28, 2020
Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 28 - 29, 2020
57]Challenge Mike Pompeo– Feb. 28
58]Embassy Defenders in court – Feb. 28
59]White House vigil – Feb. 28
60]WIB peace vigils – Feb. 28
61]Prevent Julian Assange’s deportation– Feb. 28
62]STOP most medical debt
lawsuits – Feb. 28
63]Civic Legacies and
Immigrant Incorporation in Asian Democracies – Feb. 28
64]Peace and justice vigil – Feb. 28
& Radioactivity – Feb. 28
66]Phone Bank for Bernie – Feb. 28
67]"China: Beyond the
Propaganda" – Feb. 28
"All-American Nativism" – Feb. 28
Dancing – Feb. 28
70] One bird, one vote – Feb. 29
71]Baltimore Archdiocesan Social Ministry Convocation – Feb. 29
72] Join Garden Day – Feb. 29
57] –On Fri., Feb. 28
from 7:30 to 10:30 AM, Pack the Hearing: Pompeo is a war criminal! Hosted by
CODEPINK: Women For Peace, gather in Room 2172, Rayburn House Office Building,
WDC 20515. Hearing begins at 8:30 AM, so line up at 7:30 AM when the building
opens. .Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be testifying on: "Evaluating
the Trump Administration's Policies on Iran and Iraq and the Use of Force."Peace with Iran t-shirts to be provided.Look at
58] –The hearing for the
Embassy Defenders will take place Fri., Feb. 28 at the Prettyman Courthouse,
Courtroom 22-A, 333 Constitutional Ave., WDC.
59] –The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will
host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Feb. 28 at noon.Contact
the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649, firstname.lastname@example.org.
in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., Feb. 28 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.
61] –On Fri.,
28 at noon, join the support to prevent Julian Assange’s deportation, hosted by
Unity4J joining forces with #Action4Assange and #VeteransForPeace for a peaceful
protest as Julian Assange’s extradition case was heard.March from White House to Trump Tower to DOJ
HQ.Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/174040013880366/.
62] –On Fri. Feb. 28, legislation to STOP most medical debt
lawsuits will be heard by the House of Delegates Health and Government
Operations Committee! Come to the Press Conference on Medical Debt Protection
Legislation with Delegates Lorig Charkoudian and Robbyn Lewis on Fri., Feb. 28
from noon to 12:30 PM at the House Office Building – Room 145, 6 Bladen St.,
Annapolis 21401.The Committee Hearing
on HB1081 and HB1420 will start at 1 PM in Room 240 (HGO Hearing Room).If you are available but need a ride, contact
From: Cara Bates [mailto:CBates@CalNurses.Org].
63] --The East Asia
National Resource Center (NRC) and the GW Institute for Korean Studies
present “Civic Legacies and Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian
Democracies" at George Washington University, Elliott School of
International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW, Room 505, WDC 20052, on Fri., Feb. 28
from 12:30 to 1:45 PM. How do we explain divergent patterns of immigrant
incorporation in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan given the similarities between
each country’s immigration and citizenship policies, their overlapping
immigrant populations largely from neighboring Asian countries, and their
common dilemmas of accommodating social diversity while adhering to liberal
democratic principles? Based on over 150 in-depth interviews with immigrants,
pro-immigrant activists, and government officials and 28 focus groups with the
major foreign resident groups in each country, this book prioritizes the role
played by civil society actors—including migrants themselves—in giving voice to
migrant interests, mobilizing migrant actors, and shaping public debate and
policy on immigration.The author, Erin
Aeran Chung, Associate Professor of East Asian Politics, Department of
Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, will speak.RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civic-legacies-and-immigrant-incorporation-in-east-asian-democracies-tickets-91202730823?aff=nrc.
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. 28.
Black Lives Matter.
66] – Get over to a
Bernie 2020 Phonebank on Fri.,
Feb. 28, 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 N. Charles St.,
Baltimore 21218.Join the Baltimore
Bern Unit for the next Call to Win Party, featuring a relational organizing
primer, Bernie Dialer training, phonebank, and local election update!You will need to feel comfortable calling
early primary state voters – ANY TIME FROM ANYWHERE – using the Bernie Dialer!
Also space will be set up for experienced phone bankers to go straight to work.
The Educate 'n' Debate series of updates on crucial Baltimore-area races will
continue. Learn where candidates stand on the issues that define the new
progressive majority, and how to get connected to the campaigns.
67] –On Fri., Feb. 28 at 7 PM at the Justice Center, 617 Florida
Avenue NW, WDC 20001, participate in the second part of 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/1118807135132840/.
68] -- On Fri., Feb. 28
from 7 to 9 PM, Daniel Denvir will discuss "All-American Nativism"
with Christy Thornton, hosted by Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225
Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.This is
a major recasting of American history from the vantage of immigration
politics.It is often said that with the
election of Donald Trump nativism was raised from the dead. After all, here was
a president who organized his campaign around a rhetoric of unvarnished racism
and xenophobia. Among his first acts on taking office was to issue an executive
order blocking Muslim immigrants from entering the United States. But although
his actions may often seem unprecedented, they are not as unusual as many people
believe. This story doesn’t begin with Trump. For decades, Republicans and
Democrats alike have employed xenophobic ideas and policies, declaring time and
again that “illegal immigration” is a threat to the nation’s security,
wellbeing, and future.
is a Visiting Fellow in International and Public Affairs at Brown University’s
Watson Institute, a writer in residence at The Appeal, and the host of The Dig
podcast on Jacobin Radio. Thornton teaches sociology and Latin American studies
at Johns Hopkins University. See
69] –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. 28. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email email@example.com.
71] – It's time for the
Annual Baltimore Archdiocesan Social Ministry Convocation. This will be the
41st Annual Convocation, and it is on Sat., Feb. 29 from 8 AM to 3:30 at Mercy
High School, 1300 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore 21229. The theme for this
year is Who Is My Neighbor? The keynote speaker will be Ansel Augustine, Ph.D.,
the former Director of Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of New Orleans
and Associate Director of the Young Adult Ministry Office. He is also on the
faculty at Xavier University of Louisiana. He is a renowned presenter and has
published many articles on ministry.
There will be an opening prayer service, a dozen workshop topics, a
social ministry fair, and awards. Coffee and juice are available in the morning
and lunch is included in your registration. Registration is only $15. Register
72] --On Sat., Feb. 29 from
11 AM to 1 PM, get over to a Garden
Work Day, hosted by the Baltimore Free
Farm, 3510 Ash. St., Baltimore 21211. The work will be done by the
greenhouse at the corner of Everhart and Yeager Streets, across the street and
up the hill from 3510 Ash Street.Bring
a bottle for water. You will be given gloves, tools, and tea for your
work!Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/s/garden-work-day/2542950762659867/.
“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