Thursday, April 30, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 1 - 2, 2020


48] Flip the Senate
49] Get involved in Progressive Maryland’s MOCO Chapter
50] General Strike – May 1
51] An Impactful Annapolis May Day – May 1
52] New Social Contract – May 1
53] Food rescue – May 1
54] White House vigil – May 1
55] Protecting Both Public Health and Civil Liberties May 1
56] Swarm the Capitol and the White House – May 1
57] Roots of food insecurity – May 1
58] Join a May Day Strike May 1
59] Friday Free Food Distribution May 1
60] Peace and justice vigil – May 1
61] Interview with Council President Brandon Scott – May 1
62] Charm City Cheers – May 1
63] Hear from Ben Sheehan with Rep. Jamie Raskin – May 1
64] 5-year anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray – May 1
65] Building Workers Assemblies -- May 1
66] Compassion for Animals – May 2
67] Our Revolution Maryland meeting -- May 2
68] No One Hungry 2020 Food Drive – May 2
69] “This is an Uprising” -- May 2
70] Emmanuel Macron – May 2
71] Decriminalize Nature DC – May 2
72] Two Berrigan Books still in print
73] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
75] Do you need any book shelves?
76] Join the Global Zero campaign.
77] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
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48] – Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is working to flip the Senate by supporting strong progressive challengers, and by keeping great incumbents in office. Corporate Democrats oppose policies we need, like the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, Climate Emergency Action, Clean Elections, Dignity for Immigrants, Ending Corporate Rule, and Peace. Volunteer to Help PDA Build a Massive Progressive Wave by emailing mikefox@pdamerica.org.

49] –   Contact  Josh Raznick at josh@progresssivemaryland.org or Patty Snee at patty@progressivemaryland.org if you want to learn more and get involved in the MOCO Chapter’s education, election, or other issue work.

50] – On Fri., May 1 from 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM, participate in a General Strike and Chill. They need us. We don't need them. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/513704039323145/.

51] –  On Fri., May 1 from 10 AM to 10 PM, have An Impactful Annapolis May Day, hosted by Ward One Residents Association.  For May Day 2020, in coordination with the Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne, which has faithfully led May Day in Annapolis for 65 years, residents of Ward One are encouraged to decorate their doors and porches and chalk up their sidewalks to celebrate their favorite downtown restaurant or small business, as well as thank the healthcare workers that live among us.  Place a tip-jar near the sidewalk to collect tips from passersby, which you can donate directly to the business you are highlighting.  Donate non-perishable goods to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. Place them in a cardboard box outside your door and let the Ward One Residents Association know to collect by sending your address to AnnapolisMayDay@gmail.com. If you prefer, there will be large collection boxes in Acton Landing Park, Lafayette Park, and Fleet Street Park.  Share images of the day with #MayDayAnnapolis2020. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/250205019682567/.

52] – On Fri., May 1 from 11 AM to 1 PM, Workers of the World Unite for a New Social Contract with No Excuses, hosted by the AFL-CIO Global and AFL-CIO. The COVID crisis exposes systemic injustices that the global labor movement has long fought to change — informality in our economy, weak health care systems, lack of a social safety net, structural racism, gender discrimination and inhumane and exploitative migration regimes. This discussion will highlight issues that workers around the world are facing right now, with particular attention to migrant workers. Our speakers will provide examples of the work that unions are doing to ensure that all workers, regardless of status, have protections amid the pandemic, and we strategize about how to use the crisis as a catalyst to push for a new social contract with no exclusions.  Tune in at https://www.facebook.com/events/722808838459041/.

53] On Fri., May 1 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, come to the Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda., Baltimore 21218, for a Food Rescue. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. This will continue every Friday through Sept. 4.  See https://www.facebook.com/events/479389629278759/?event_time_id=479389689278753.

54] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., May 1 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or artlaffin@hotmail.com.

55] – On Fri., May 1 from noon to 12:45 PM, Protecting Both Public Health and Civil Liberties is hosted by SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University.  A live webcast is at coronavirus.jhu.edu/live. Protecting both public health and civil liberties is always a balancing act—think of the ongoing and very heated debate in the United States and elsewhere between gun control and the right to bear arms. In the current pandemic crisis, how do we negotiate the tightrope walk between putting extraordinary measures in place to save lives, while also protecting individual freedoms? Watch coronavirus.jhu.edu/live.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/566807537273089/.

56] – On Fri., May 1 at 1 PM, join May Day - Swarm the Capitol!  This is hosted by Shut Down DC-Climate Strike in Washington, D.C. See www.shutdowndc.org. This year, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we find ourselves just ten years from plunging irreversibly into a catastrophic climate crisis driven by fossil fuels that threatens our collective survival. It is clear that bold direct action is as essential as ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed the inequities in health care, wealth, housing, education, and much more on full display. The politicians and lobbyists will continue to take advantage of this pandemic to suppress the vote, funnel hundreds of billions of dollars to their corporate cronies, and loosen already inadequate environmental regulations.

Swarm the Capitol and White House. Come by car, bike or on foot. Wear masks and other appropriate personal protective equipment and keep each other safe by practicing appropriate physical distancing. Bring signs, banners, pots, pans and other noise makers.  If you’re coming by car, line up along Constitution Ave. facing East starting at Constitution and 7th NW. Stay in your car but dial into the Zoom conference for updates!  If you’re coming by bicycle or on foot meet in McPherson Square.  The Live Stream Begins at 12:30 PM.  At 2:30 PM, bang pots and pans, honk your horns and make some noise! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/601218447142825/.

57] -- Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and food banks across the country are experiencing unprecedented demand – in a country where an estimated one in nine people – more than 37 million – already struggle with hunger. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) will host a conversation with medical experts on the roots of food insecurity in the United States and how COVID-19 has worsened an already dangerous situation for communities most at risk. Panelists will discuss how social determinants of health contribute to food insecurity, the shortage of supplies reaching starving communities, the broken system of equity and distribution in U.S. food chain systems, and how the destruction of livelihoods will shape policies responding to food insecurity going forward. Join PHR for this conversation on Fri., May 1 at 1 PM EDT, the seventh webinar in an ongoing series on COVID-19-related issues.

The conversation will be moderated by founding member of PHR, past board chair, and board member emeritus Dr. Robert S. Lawrence, who is the Center for a Livable Future Professor Emeritus at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He serves on the board of the Socially Responsible Agriculture Project. The first featured panelist will be Dr. Hilary Seligman, a nationally recognized expert in food insecurity and a professor at the University of California San Francisco, with appointments in the departments of medicine and of epidemiology and biostatistics. She directs the Food Policy, Health, and Hunger Research Program at UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations and the CDC’s Nutrition and Obesity Policy, Research and Evaluation Network.  The other speaker is Dr. Kofi Essel, also nationally recognized in the area of food insecurity and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, where he directs the Community/Urban Health Scholarly Concentration and the Clinical Public Health Summit on Obesity.


58] -  On Fri., MAY 1 at 2 PM, join a May Day Strike - don't die for Trump, bankers and billionaires, hosted by Peoples Power Assembly.  To car caravan, meet at 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218-5927.  Workers and community groups across the country are calling for a general strike.  This means that on May Day, International Workers Day, the Peoples Power Assembly does not want you to go to work, or to shop or to pay the rent.  Of course, many essential workers, most especially hospital workers will go to work.  Some essential workers are not given adequate protection.   Go to the Facebook page to see a list of eleven DEMANDS -- https://www.facebook.com/events/2520217834960946/. Call 410-218-4825.   Visit www.PeoplesPowerAssembly.org. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/e/1FAIpQLSenWre4QbBhlu1EMKZnqgde_2CxTH_yQ0ycbVGGB9tFnbI6Lw/formResponse.

59] –On Fri., May 1 from 4 to 6 PM, get with Friday Free Food Distribution by A.I.R.S., 3701 Cottage Ave., Baltimore 21215-7727.  This will continue each Friday through May 29.  This is a partnership with the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland and their Be a Chef for a Day program to distribute free boxes of food every Friday. Come to Restoration Gardens 1. One box will be given to a household. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/225129895461807/?event_time_id=225129898795140.

60] – 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 May 1. Black Lives Matter.

61] – On Fri., May 1 at 5 PM, the Baltimore Teachers Union will continue doing Mayoral Candidate Interviews Live on Facebook. The next interview is with Council President Brandon Scott. If you cannot attend, you will be able to watch the recorded interviews at your convenience. If you'd like to submit a question in advance for a candidate, email Corey Gaber at cgaber@baltu.org. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2817694108553466/.

62] - On Fri., May 1 from 7 to 7:02 PM, participate in Charm City Cheers, hosted by Councilwoman Shannon Sneed.  May Day, a day celebrated for the tribulations and triumphs of working people, Baltimore City Council President and Members, led by Councilwoman Sneed, ask that we applaud Baltimore's frontline workers.  Utilizing social distancing protocols join your neighbors, co-workers, and friends to thank those on the frontline who are working to keep us all safe and sustained.  Open your windows, step outside, hoot, holler, honk horns, ring bells, and bang pots and pans.  For two minutes, make some noise and unite Baltimore’s neighborhoods in solidarity and celebration.  Take a selfie between 7 and 7:02 PM and post to your social media with #CharmCityCheers.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/251346019345880/.

63] – On Fri., May 1 from  7 to 8 PM, hear from Ben Sheehan  with Rep. Jamie Raskin, hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore. This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series.  Sheehan’s mission to increase voter participation began in 2016, when, as executive director of Save the Day, he used digital videos to help register 50,000 new voters. In 2018 he founded OMG WTF (Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas, and Florida) to teach voters about executive races during the midterm elections. That project generated Gerrymander Jewelry—a finalist for Fast Company's World Changing Ideas 2019—and now this essential primer on how our government was designed to work. Using clear commentary and graphics, Sheehan has annotated the entire Constitution, from its preamble through the amendments, explaining the document’s provisions, pointing out its loopholes, and giving readers everything they need to become informed, effective voters.

Contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore. Whatever you can afford will go a long way to keep the bookstore afloat. The other way you can support is by purchasing a copy of the book from the website: https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780762498482. Click here to join the event: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ben-sheehan-omg/register.  Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/2299095167064593/.

64] – Join Marc Steiner and his colleagues at The Real News Network on Fri., May 1 at 7 PM ET for a live online film premiere and interactive town hall discussion commemorating the 5-year anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray and the Baltimore Uprising.  On April 19, 2015, 25-year old Freddie Gray died while in police custody, after sustaining injuries to his spinal cord during his arrest for allegedly possessing a knife. After days of questioning and rising tensions around the circumstances leading to his death, Baltimoreans took to the streets on April 25 of that year, resulting in what is now called the Baltimore Uprising. "Freddie Gray: Five Years Later," explores the conditions leading to Freddie Gray's death and the Baltimore Uprising, reflects upon where we are now, and looks to the future with an eye on solutions. 

The short documentary will be streamed on The Real News Network (TRNN) at https://therealnews.com/.  It will be followed by a live chat and panel discussion. 

65] – On Fri., May 1 at 8 PM ET, get with an International Workers Day video conference. The topic is Building Workers Assemblies, and the event is hosted by Workers World Party. The webinar will pose a radical challenge: How can we build our own power through workers assemblies?  Commemorate the radical history of International Workers Day, from the Haymarket Square bombing in 1886 to the Day Without Immigrants in 2006. Look at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kfrLfQEzT56BIXmMbdHLEg.

66] – On Sat., MAY 2 from 9:30 to 10 AM, get with Junior PAWS: Animal Talk - Compassion for Animals, hosted by Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. Tickets are at www.signupgenius.com.  The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is excited to share its new virtual humane education program, Junior Pet Advocacy and Wildlife Series (PAWS), with your family! Junior PAWS is a series of humane education lessons ranging from crafts to careers. Lessons utilize Zoom and Google Classroom to bring fun and learning directly to kids and their families at home! Families who register will be emailed the Zoom meeting link and password along with any digital resources needed for their lesson (such as access to the Junior PAWS Google Classroom). Registration is required at AlexandriaAnimals.org/JuniorPaws. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/270076714021268/.

67] - Our Revolution Maryland will be livestreaming the May 2 Meeting from 11 AM to noon.  The voices on the left asking about the future of the progressive movement keep getting louder. You won't want to miss the dialogue. Joining the call will be Rep. Jamie Raskin and Our Revolution National Chair Larry Cohen. Sign on at https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/268540/?link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-our-statewide-call-is-saturday-morning&email_referrer=email_790860&email_subject=call-with-jamie-raskin-larry-cohen-is-saturday-morning.

68] – On Sat., May 2 from noon to 4 PM, get over to No One Hungry 2020 Food Drive & Giveaway, hosted by Rising Sun Baptist Church,  1901 N Regester St., Baltimore 21213. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, thousands of Baltimoreans are out of work, low income, and many are facing food insecurity. Rising Sun Baptist Church, NJahiem Ministries (Jah'iem McNill) & Greater St. Johns FGBC along with 10+ organizations and churches will be conducting a #NoOneHungry2020 Food Drive & Food Giveaway.  EVERYONE MUST follow CDC 6ft social distancing guidelines. Masks and gloves will be required. All donations are accepted, especially cases of water, baby diapers and wipes, bath products, and feminine hygiene items.  Food giveaway will be handled by members of each partnering church or organization. Deliveries start as early as 10 AM.  If you'd like to donate, volunteer or have any questions, please contact Minister N. Jahiem McNill at events.gsj@gmail.com. See https://www.facebook.com/events/3250678981618445/.

69] – On Sat., MAY 2 from 2 to 3 PM, get with the Sunrise Movement DC Hub Book Club.  The book club will take place each Saturday through May 23. The book club is reading “This is an Uprising” by Mark and Paul Engler.  Discuss Chapter 4. Check out the Book Club page on the website to get the book and join #book-club channel in Slack! Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/2634683346788043/?event_time_id=2634683360121375.

70] -- On Sat., MAY 2 from 3 to 4 PM, hear William Drozdiak, hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore. Tickets are at www.crowdcast.io. This event will be streamed online as part of the Politics and Prose Live! Series.

Since being elected president of France in 2017, Emmanuel Macron has emerged as both an unexpected domestic radical and a strong voice for Europe. In this detailed profile, Drozdiak, former senior editor and foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and now a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings’s Center on the United States and Europe, draws on several one-on-one interviews with Macron to chart the one-time Socialist from his founding of the centrist En Marche party in 2016 through a wide range of challenges including Trump's attacks on NATO, Merkel's step away from public life, Italy's government of nihilists and satirists, the Gilets Jaunes protesters, the resurgence of anti-Semitism, and the endless turmoil of Brexit. You are asked to contribute what you can to support Politics and Prose Bookstore and the virtual event series. The other way you can show support is always by purchasing a copy of the book from the website: https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781541742567. Join the Live Event at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/william-drozdiak-europe/register.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2720361381402560/.

71] On Sat., MAY 2 from 6 to 8 PM, check out Our Stories - Our Lineages - Our Directions, hosted by Decriminalize Nature DC and Catharsis on the Mall. Join the Campaign to Decriminalize Nature DC for a livestream presentation hosted in conjunction with Catharsis on the Mall’s virtual event, "A Temporal Haven." RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/3048137798541330/. With the intent to create an agreeably shared vision of haven, the Decriminalize Nature DC presents three consecutive segments of programming addressing our Campaign's stories, lineages, and directions.

72 –Two books by Fred Wilcox are still in print.  The first one is “Fighting the Lamb's War Skirmishes with the American Empire” by Philip Berrigan and Fred A. Wilcox with a FOREWORD by Tripp York.  It can be purchased by Wipf and Stock: https://wipfandstock.com/fighting-the-lamb-s-war.html.  It is a Memoir in paperback/ISBN: 9781532660078/240 pages/republished 8/21/2018/ Retail Price: $26.00/and Web Price: $20.80.

  The second one is “Uncommon Martyrs The Berrigans, the Catholic Left, and the Plowshares Movement” by Fred Wilcox, who profiles members of this anti-war movement, whose Christianity compels them to acts of civil disobedience against the military industrial complex.  The ISBN is 0201522314/$6.50 for a hardcover, and it can be purchased at Powell's Books.  See https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/book-reviews/view/7094/uncommon-martyrs.

73] – The Trump Administration is again beating the war drums.  Most recently, the target is Iran.  Should the Trump administration initiate an act of war against Iran, consider joining us. It is a violation of U.S. law for the Trump Administration to attack a country that has not attacked us, as only Congress can declare war. The Trump administration is nevertheless beating the war drums for war against Iran and Venezuela. Should a war criminal, John Bolton, convince Trump to attack either of these countries, such a military strike would demand an immediate and unequivocal response from us to show that we will not tolerate his abuse of power.

Let's mobilize to show that we the people will not tolerate another military adventure, which would be bound to have profound negative consequences. If a military strike against Iran or Venezuela takes place, then meet at 33rd and N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then the event will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 5 PM local time, then the event will begin at 5 PM, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.   

74] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

75] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

76] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

77] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 29 - 30, 2020


24] Mutual aid opportunities
25] Celebrate Earth Day – April 29
26] Baltimore Free Farm Food Rescue – April 29
27] Divestment webinar -- April 29
28] Healthcare Emergency online town hall / webinar April 29
29] Interview mayoral candidates – April 29 - 30
30] Repair the earth – April 29
31] Sustainable Future – April 29
32] Warheads to Windmills -- April 29
33] Reimagining an Equitable Baltimore April 29
34] Zoom call with Congressional Progressive Caucus Center April 29
35] Colonialism & Contamination April 29
36] Joint Platform Team Call April 29
37] Protect Nurses, Patients, and the Public Health.  April 29
38] Water Accountability and Equity Act – April 30
39] Food donations needed -- April 30
40] Physicians for Social Responsibility Member Web Conference – April 30
41] Food Rescue April 30
42] VIRTUAL ORGANIZING WITH PROGRESSIVE MARYLAND – April 30
43] Dangers associated with nuclear power plants – April 30
44] Conservation Conversations -- April 30
45] Poor Peoples Campaign meeting April 30
46] Secure Our Vote – April 30
47] Our Revolution is holding its monthly membership call April 30
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24] – Progressive Maryland is supporting mutual aid efforts for folks who need it, and are fighting even harder for a more just society and a better democracy. Join the campaign as a volunteer at this this link to get involved:  https://outreachcircle.com/TMF525.

25] – On Wed., April 29 from 10 to 11 AM, hear about Covid-19 & Human Rights in Latin America with Michelle Bachelet, hosted by Inter-American Dialogue.  Tickets can be had at www.thedialogue.org. RSVP to receive dial-in information: https://www.thedialogue.org/events/online-event-covid-19-and-human-rights-in-latin-america-a-conversation-with-michelle-bachelet/. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called the Covid-19 crisis a “colossal test of leadership.” Since the pandemic emerged, Bachelet has advocated forcefully for a human rights-based response, calling for universal access to health care, global solidarity, and efforts to mitigate the impact on women and vulnerable groups such as migrants, prisoners, and the poor. Bachelet has warned of the threat to civil liberties posed by governments that use the Covid-19 emergency as cover to concentrate power or introduce repressive policies. She has cautioned that gender gaps and inequalities worsen when the effects of such crises on women and vulnerable populations are not considered. As a two-time former president of Chile, former head of UN Women, former health minister and practicing physician, High Commissioner Bachelet is uniquely attuned to how Covid-19 is impacting human rights in Latin America.
Participants can submit questions using the event hashtag on Twitter OR to email questions to meetings@thedialogue.org.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1090527324652779/.

26] – On Wed., April 29 from noon to 1 PM, join in on Wednesdays at Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/745646795923837/?event_time_id=745646815923835.

27] – World BEYOND War is excited to be partnering with CODEPINK on a 5-week divestment webinar series, continuing until May 19! On Wed., April 29 at 4 PM ET, the second segment will be Creating a Divest Research Team.  What about strategic campaign planning, power-mapping, and base building, as well as how to do the research to get the facts to back up your divestment campaign. It will feature Cody Urban & Kelsey Zazanis of CODEPINK, along with Susi Snyder of Don't Bank on the Bomb, the only global report on the private financing of the nuclear weapons industry.

   Here is the registration page for the divestment webinar series: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/divest-from-the-war-machine-webinar-series-registration-102039713530.  Register separately for EACH webinar. When you sign up, you'll receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link to access the webinar.

28] – Progressive Democrats of America invites you to join a Healthcare Emergency online town hall / webinar on Wed., April 29 from 4 to 5 PM ET. Dr. Bill Honigman and guest speakers will address your concerns and answer your questions about the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Contact Mike Fox to RSVP to join Wednesday’s Emergency Healthcare Webinar at MikeFox@PDAmerica.org. You must RSVP. The access codes, phone numbers, etc. have changed.  

29] – On Wed., April 29 at 5 PM, the Baltimore Teachers Union will continue doing Mayoral Candidate Interviews Live on Facebook. The next interview is with Sheila Dixon; and on Thurs., April 30 at 5 PM with Thiru Vignarajah. If you cannot make one of these times don't worry, you will be able to watch the recorded interviews at your convenience. If you'd like to submit a question in advance for a candidate, email Corey Gaber at cgaber@baltu.org. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2817694108553466/.

30] – On Wed., April 29 from 5 to 6:30 PM, hear about Practical Work to Repair the Earth: Earth Day 50th Anniversary, hosted by Beth Am Synagogue. The Beth Am Environmental Team is proud to present a panel discussion on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. The panel is composed of a talented group of five Beth Am members who are active in improving the environment and reducing climate change through their work and volunteer efforts. Join the discussion on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85314099988.  Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/256505972211968/.

31] – On Wed., April 29 from 6 to 7 PM, tune in to Sustainable Future: Community Solar Webinar, hosted by Blue Water Baltimore. What do you know about solar energy? Join Blue Water Baltimore and Neighborhood Sun for a webinar on building a sustainable future through community solar projects! Neighborhood Sun is bringing community solar to any BGE resident, helping them get clean energy and save at least 10% every month on electricity!

Make the switch for a great cause: Blue Water Baltimore will receive a donation for each subscriber that comes through their page, helping to forward their missions and create a more sustainable Maryland. To sign up for community solar, visit neighborhoodsun.solar/bwb. See https://www.facebook.com/events/226139851990175/.

32] – Join Massachusetts Peace Action and the Center for Nonviolent Solutions for an evening of practical hope: Warheads to Windmills: The Nuclear Ban Treaty and the Green New Deal  on Wed., April 29 at 7 PM EDT.  WARHEADS TO WINDMILLS an exciting new initiative detailing how we can pay for a Green New Deal. Timmon Wallis, founder of NuclearBan.US identifies the three major crises threatening the planet today – the climate emergency, expanding nuclear arsenals, and extreme inequity – and proposes one solution: redirect funds and technology for nukes to the development of green energy and green jobs. Also speaking will be U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PwFdPYogQrWKQgjS2UlNMw. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

33] – On Wed., April 29 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, check out Divided by Design - Reimagining an Equitable Baltimore, hosted by Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse and Black Yield Institute. Baltimore has a long history of grassroots organizing as well as hyper-segregation and police violence. Legal scholar Garrett Power has referred to the racialized geography of Baltimore as an “apartheid city” referencing the kinds of segregation and racism found in South Africa. Baltimore’s hyper-segregated neighborhoods that are over policed and underserved provide the root causes of a divided city with an expanding murder rate, health disparities, and civil unrest.  RSVP NOW TO JOIN THE ONLINE BROADCAST: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3UVjtHpqQXSzJFN8UAAO6Q.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/227262921829239/.

34] - Register now for a Zoom call with Rep. Veronica Escobar, Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center, Presente, United We Dream, and Alianza Americas! From disproportionate death rates to families in danger of infection in detention to the fact that seventy percent of Latinx people in the U.S. can’t telework, the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting Latinx communities hard. Sign up for a LIVE Q&A with Rep. Veronica Escobar and Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Wed., April 29 at 7 PM ET at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3315877591878/WN_HGqGeYgeSWqCzNO88FJxCA?link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-fwd-petition-all-states-should-allow-no-excuse-voting-at-home&email_referrer=email_787036___subject_1059528&email_subject=zoom-wtih-reps-chuy-garcia-veronica-escobar.
35] - On Wed., April 29 at 7 PM ET, get with a Webinar: Colonialism & Contamination: Mapping U.S. Military Injustices on the Chamorro People of Guam. Join World BEYOND War for a webinar, as part of the “Close Bases” campaign. Hear speakers Dr. Sasha Davis & Leilani Rania Ganser to talk about the negative impact of U.S. military bases in Guam. Explore how the military presence threatens the indigenous Chamorro culture and people, as well as the environmental impacts of the weapons stored on the bases. RSVP to Greta, greta@worldbeyondwar.org.


37] – Protect Nurses, Patients, and the Public Health.  Join The Online Town Hall With Progressive Hero Kara Eastman at 9 PM ET on Wed., April 29. Email Mike Fox to RSVP and to Get Log in Info: mikefox@pdamerica.org.

38] – On Thurs., April 30 from 11 AM to noon, get over to an Informational Hearing - Water Accountability and Equity Act, hosted by Council President Brandon M. Scott. The Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee will host a virtual Informational Hearing to discuss Implementing the Water Accountability and Equity Act for the purpose of inviting representatives from the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Works to provide the City Council with an update on the Administration’s progress implementing the Water Accountability and Equity Act. Watch the meeting online at charmtvbaltimore.com/watch-live or on CharmTV (Channel 25/1085HD).  Call in to listen live at +1-408-418-9388, Access code: 715 775 314. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/243023803726692/.

39] – On Thurs., April 30 from 5 to 7 PM, there is another ACTC Food Donation Drop Off by the Valley Baptist Church Valley Baptist Church, 1401 York Rd, Lutherville 21093.  Check out www.valleybaptistchurch.org. During this time of national emergency, serve the community in a meaningful way. The Assistance Center of Towson Churches is involved in meeting the most severe need in the area--feeding our neighbors. Valley would like to contribute to this effort, so it is to be a food collection drop off site on Thursdays through June 4.

Food donations should include non-perishable, non-expired items in sealed packages. Beside food items, toiletries (deodorant, lotions, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, diapers, feminine hygiene products, etc.) will be accepted. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/670185337112322/?event_time_id=670185340445655.

40] - Join the Physicians for Social Responsibility Member Web Conference & Update on Thurs., April 30 from 2 to 3 PM EDT.  The conference will feature Executive Director Jeff Carter and others.  Learn how PSR is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and answer any questions you may have. RSVP at https://secure.everyaction.com/xf9UM9e_dUC37znsxIB7Hw2?contactdata=hcUKXK3JIe3RKPiNE%2bu3FpTkQyPkv8IurLecngUwE84m9RhHBDLiAFi%2fQg5QyLXMq70OQzYmKI6LjSRncQxDAPM7rjTSXYjaT1w62r1ObRAvYqNzhi42Illg4QFFO6TwL13Zaf8NVsCaHRBmi%2f%2fb%2fskoviDNfXnxF0Ck5Pe0EGOIllbUejvOP%2faquiP91%2bniTcf9Klqle7YqHMnC6pYqJyGhZFvLTXQdpUDW2KDmVLK4mGjhTE4uzUUUx7QO44n%2f&emci=346b1ed8-7085-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&emdi=ad7b151a-8f89-ea11-86e9-00155d03b5dd&ceid=130901.

41] – On Thurs., Apr. 30 from 4 to 5 PM, as part of Thursdays at Dovecote CafĂ©, 2501 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217, get a Food Rescue. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1015702678828419/?event_time_id=1015702685495085.

42] – PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL ORGANIZING WITH PROGRESSIVE MARYLAND on Thurs., April 30 from 5:30 to 7 PM.  Dive into the impact of COVID on the Maryland elections. Learn about the updated elections timeline and vote-by-mail process, as well as how to do important outreach to support fellow Marylanders in submitting their ballots. Meet some of the progressive candidates PM has endorsed! Click here to RSVP. https://secure.everyaction.com/ymmJ1QJAoEqeDX3oTY5wGg2.

43] – Although technologies exist to support a full transition to clean, renewable energy, big energy companies are still peddling false solutions like nuclear energy expansion as a way to tackle climate change. Just this year, for instance, Governor Hogan introduced a bill (that ultimately failed) that would have made nuclear energy a large component of his climate plan. Join policy experts to talk about the nuclear energy industry's current playbook and their false promises about it being clean and renewable.

 On Thurs., April 30  from 6 to 7 PM, RSVP for a webinar, which will  cover how the nuclear industry has used a new term, "carbon zero," to redirect conversations away from the dangers associated with nuclear power plants: https://secure.foodandwateraction.org/act/va-webinar2-nuclear?j=531292&sfmc_sub=5823356&l=35&mid=100001791&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FWA_Climate_Renewables_MD_Invite+to+Webinar+2+Nuclear+(FWA%2c+no+GL)_JA0420&ms=onor-em-04272020-FWA_Climate_Renewables_MD_Invite+to+Webinar+2+Nuclear+(FWA%2c+no+GL)_JA0420&oms=onor-em-04272020-FWA_Climate_Renewables_MD_Invite+to+Webinar+2+Nuclear+(FWA%2c+no+GL)_JA0420&eml_name=FWA_Climate_Renewables_MD_Invite+to+Webinar+2+Nuclear+(FWA%2c+no+GL)_JA0420&eml_id=531292&gs=GxlJbkxjcq%2B8UZOd9mKlA%2FrUqmVv9Bhub1uCcnoOsk%2FAQ6T%2FAXyET%2BMg3cRAarznEzHCt2OjmsdtrlSDEDixGGAEUZALOZueWujWnmqqAL6EdUG%2FrkG9nV1e1aPSVG%2Br&af=RA1%2BJp3N228aRV69knhQi6HdXOURCg1a8LjFy%2FqVNQ3Po1gpJ2TWtaez2njMlOuEAnWCHkgEsbpWshTz9SyXZHZ4ZBqwHCVVpKJ%2BZXlAWLZyR%2BzfO2QzqSyd2JPeL%2BzCwsk6jgcMJb7Pj3wbBih8ImqkfiHWDev%2BgezUDN3cgbh1mDCeaXiPKbkB9fKqQpGU.  The next webinar will be on Thurs. May 7 at 6 PM -- Maryland's Electricity Grid and How New FERC Federal Rules Could Impact Renewable Energy.

44] – On Thurs., April 30 from 7 to 8 PM, get with Conservation Conversations, hosted by Environment America. RSVP at https://environmentamerica.webaction.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=870.

45] - The Poor Peoples Campaign will meet on Thurs., April 30 at 8:30 PM.  For this Digital Mass Meeting, visit Facebook.com/ANewPPC. Join by Video: https://zoom.us/j/4439876636 or Join by Audio: 1-312-626-6799 PIN: 4439876636#.

46] – Public Citizen invites you to Enjoy the Secure Our Vote Virtual Town Hall – Voting in the time of COVID at 8:30 PM ET on Thurs., April 30.   The Virtual Town Hall will center on how we can ensure that voters have options to vote early and by mail, as securely as possible. Register now to join the call:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tqW2EOEZTn60lOIfZ9XF-g?link_id=1&can_id=96a58a8a5bf8823d5bfac3364fb58763&source=email-protect-public-health-and-our-elections&email_referrer=&email_subject=secure-our-vote-virtual-townhall-voting-in-the-time-of-covid&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=e74de104-65bf-41f9-b173-3a576bfe7cca. If you'll be calling in by phone only, please send your questions in advance to info@secureourvote.us.

47] – Our Revolution is holding its monthly membership call on Thurs., April 30 from 8:30 to 10 PM EDT. Discuss the importance of the task ahead and what’s next for the political revolution! RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/265253/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ourrev&utm_content=3+-+RSVP&utm_campaign=OR_EM_EV_MEMB_200428_1_1&source=OR_EM_EV_MEMB_200428_1_1.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Baltimore, MD 21212.  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