Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 5, 2020

36] 2020 Legislative Reception – Feb. 5
37] Accountability in Syria: Achieving Transitional Justice – Feb. 5
38] Winter Gathering – Feb. 5
39] Tear up Trump’s Peace Plan– Feb. 5
40] Blueprint for Baltimore Mayoral Forum – Feb. 5
41] City Council District 12 forum – Feb. 5
42] The Peoples Town Hall – Feb. 5
43] Slavery in the President's Neighborhood – Feb. 5
44] Moms Demand Action Membership Meeting – Feb. 5
36] – On Wed., Feb. 5 from 11 AM to 2 PM, get over to the 2020 Legislative Reception, hosted by the Maryland Clean Energy Center.  Tickets are at  Hear from local policy leaders and strengthen your network to solve the advanced energy puzzle with solutions for Maryland. Advance registration is required. Visit or

37] -- On Wed., Feb. 5 from 12:30 to 2 PM, hear about Accountability in Syria: Achieving Transitional Justice hosted by Arab Center, 800 10th St. NW, Suite 650, WDC 20001.  Tickets are at  This is a book discussion on the challenges of achieving accountability and justice in post-conflict Syria.  Look at

38] – On Wed., Feb. 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, get over to a Winter Gathering, hosted by TreeBaltimore and Baltimore Recnparks at the Vollmer Center, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore 21209.  This a free networking event updating attendees on Baltimore's Urban Forest. Meet the tree planters, promoters, protectors, researchers, and maintainers of Baltimore City's trees. Visit

39] -- On Wed., Feb. 5 from 6 to 7 PM, tear up Trump’s Peace Plan, hosted by Johns Hopkins College Democrats and J Street U at JHU at the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  The event will take place in Gilman 50. Visit

40] -- On Wed., Feb. 5 from 7 to 9 PM, get to a Blueprint for Baltimore Mayoral Forum, hosted by the Open Society Institute-Baltimore at Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E Pratt St., Baltimore 21202.  In October, November, and December, Open Society Institute-Baltimore and community partners CASA, Black Leaders Organizing for Change, Baltimore Votes, the No Boundaries Coalition, and Black Girls Vote surveyed thousands of Baltimore residents, focusing on some of the city's most marginalized communities, as part of the Blueprint for Baltimore survey. The results of the Blueprint survey will be released in a mid-January report and OSI and its community partners will host a series of non-partisan Mayoral and City Council President forums to ask candidates to respond to the people's priorities.

$9 validated parking is available across the street in the PMI Garage at 815 E. Pratt Street. Bring your ticket to the museum’s main entrance to have it validated. Free on-street parking and metered parking is also available throughout the Harbor East and Little Italy neighborhoods.   Register here:  Learn more about the Blueprint for Baltimore survey:  Check out

41] – On Wed., Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 PM at the 29th Street Community Center, 300 E. 29th Street, Baltimore 21218, come to a forum for candidates for City Council District 12, hosted by Harwood Community Association.  Email CNovoa@CalNurses.Org.

42] – On Wed., Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 PM, come to The Peoples Town Hall, hosted by Campaign for Justice, Safety & Jobs at the Douglas Memorial Community Church, 1325 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217. Join community members to stay in front of issues of Police Reform.  The Peoples Town Hall will be facilitated and implemented by community, in community, as have been done in past events.  Refreshments and dinner will be provided. The Campaign for Justice, Safety, and Jobs (CJSJ) is a diverse group of community, faith, civil rights, and community leaders and organizations who have come together to raise our voices together in a call for Justice, Safety, and Jobs. The group convened in April of 2015 in the wake of Freddie Gray’s murder at the issues that were unearthed in Freddie Gray’s death and the subsequent uprising throughout the city. To date, the campaign includes over 30 powerful organizations representing thousands of Marylanders from Baltimore, including a diverse combination of local grassroots youth organizations, policy advocates, faith instructions, and labor unions. Look at

43] -- On Wed., Feb. 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, hear a lecture Slavery in the President's Neighborhood (White House History), hosted by The White House Historical Association at St. John's Church, Lafayette Square, 16th and H Sts. NW, WDC 20005.  Tickets are at This is the inaugural edition of a 2020 lecture series with David Rubenstein. This event is free and open to the public; however, attendees must RSVP at  Many people think of the White House as a symbol of democracy, but it also embodies America’s complicated past and the paradoxical relationship between slavery and freedom in the nation’s capital. Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch III will share the stories of the enslaved and free African Americans who built, lived, and worked at the White House, as well as the surrounding homes on Lafayette Park. Go to

44] -- On Wed., Feb. 5 from 7 to 8:30 PM, there is a Moms Demand Action Membership Meeting at the Anne Arundel County Public Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater 21037. Discuss all the different ways you can get involved to help support the growing gun violence prevention movement. Every meeting includes an action, either federal, local, or both. Action details will be posted soon. New members are always welcome!  RSVP at  See

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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