Sunday, April 19, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 20 - 26, 2020

21] Celebrate Earth Day – April 20 - 26
22] COVID, Sanctions, and North Korea April 20
23] A Korea Policy Forum Webinar April 20
24] Food Rescue at Land of Kush – April 20
25] Updated Food Collection Needs April 20
26] National Nurses United live – April 20
27] Food Truck Mondays April 20
28] Virtual Town Hall April 20
29] Immigrant Rights – April 20
30] Register for a Zoom call with Reps. Judy Chu and Barbara Lee! – April 20
31] Structural Inequalities that led to COVID-19 – April 20
32] Declaration for American Democracy -- April 20
33] Get Money Out – Maryland call April 20
34] Text Analysis April 21
35] Handbook on Nuclear Weapons Divestment April 21
36] Tell JHU President Ron Daniels to renounce weapons contracts – April 21
37] Phone Banking for Bill April 21 & 23
38] Immigrant Communities During Covid-19 -- April 21
39] Gardening Workshop – April 21
40] Climate Justice in Public Health Crisis – April 21
41] New coronavirus support programs – April 21

21] - The New Century School, 724 S. Ann St., Baltimore 21231, celebrates Earth Day starting on Mon., April 20 through Sun., April 26 from 8 AM to 11:30 PM. A FRESH TAKE as TNCS OBSERVES EARTH DAY 2020 . . . FROM A SAFE DISTANCE! Visit The celebration will have a Top 10 List of great Earth Day activities at the link above. Post your activity with the hashtags #TNCSEarthDay2020, #TNCS, and #TNCSVirtualSchool on the TNCS Facebook page. Also tag @thenewcenturyschool (don’t forget the “the”!). Another option is to post in comments under the Earth Day event post on Facebook. Or, if you prefer, you can also send your photos to with Earth Day in the subject line. Check out

22] – On Mon., APRIL 20 at 9 AM, catch COVID, Sanctions, and North Korea [Online]. Humanitarian, medical, and policy experts weigh in on what we know and don’t know about COVID-19 in North Korea, how the US-led sanctions regime impacts regular people on the ground, and why we should be rethinking US-DPRK relations in light of the global pandemic. This will be introduced by Rep. Ilhan Omar.  Women Cross DMZ and Korea Peace Now will host Henri Feron, Center for International Policy; Kee Park, Korean American Medical Association; Joy Yoon, Ignis Community; and Dan Jasper, American Friends Service Committee. Visit

23] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies and the East Asia National Resource Center present A Korea Policy Forum Webinar -- South Korea’s National Assembly Elections: Prospects of New Political Geography and Foreign Policy.  It is happening on Mon., April 20 from 9:15 to 10:30 AM. This is a Livestream via WebEx.  RSVP at Registered guests will receive a separate WebEx invitation email with details for joining the event a day before the event.

24] –    On Mon., April 20 from noon to 1 PM, there will be a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Food Rescue Baltimore is proud to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring free vegan and plant-based food to the community. Bring a bag, and take what you want while supplies last. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the Food Rescue Baltimore give away. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give away, but will be available for sale. Go to

25] - On Mon., April 20 from noon to 2 PM, note the Updated Food Collection Needs  by Assistance Center of Towson Churches and Ascension Lutheran Church.  This will continue on Mon., Apr. 27 and Mon. May 4 at 7601 York Road, Towson 21204.  The ACTC remains open to provide assistance for food insecure people in our community. During the upcoming weeks, the need for food will increase while supplies will diminish. With churches closed, it's difficult to collect food right now.  Bring food each Monday to the parking lot across the street from Ascension Lutheran Church in Towson. Simply place your food in the truck waiting for this purpose.  Those who are uncomfortable going out and picking up groceries, but want to help, can make financial contributions to ACTC directly online:  Look at

26] – The U.S. surpassed 700,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, it’s critical that we hear from nurses directly and share important information with one another during this time. National Nurses United is hosting a live update on Mon., April 20 at 1 PM. Sign up at  You will be emailed info about signing in.

27] – On Mondays from April 20 through June 22 from 5 to 8 PM, get with Food Truck Mondays at Mt. Zion, 1643 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air 21015. Each week will feature a few different local food trucks. Proceeds will benefit Children of Zion Village in Namibia. Weekly food truck lineups coming soon! Each event will be held rain or shine... indoor seating will be available in inclement weather. Skip cooking and come have dinner to support a great cause. Look at

28] – On Mon., April 20 from 6:30 to 8 PM, be at a Virtual Town Hall, hosted by Sunrise Movement - DC Hub. Meet with several DC Council candidates running for Sunrise's endorsement! There will be a Q&A session and an open discussion. All the candidates are progressive people who align with Sunrise, and they’re all coming to talk to the hub about why they should be endorsed.  Affect the course of the Green New Deal in D.C. Register here: Look at

29] – On Mon., April 20 from 7 to 8 PM, Politics and Prose Live is hosting Alina Das with Dara Lind. Look at An award-winning immigrant rights activist, lawyer, and professor at New York University School of Law, where she also co-directs the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, Das in her important new book shows that Trump’s anti-immigration stand is only the latest—if most extreme—iteration of a long history of the idea of the “criminal alien.” Combining detailed analysis of the system—which more closely resembles a “deportation machine”—with stories of some of the 300,000 caught up in it annually, Das shows how immigrants are divided into categories like “deserving” or “undeserving,” with the bulk of the latter targeted for minor offenses. Only by confronting this cruelty, she argues, can we build an inclusive immigration policy based on human dignity. Das will be in conversation with Dara Lind, a reporter on immigration for ProPublica and former senior correspondent at Vox. She is the co-host of Vox's podcast The Weeds.  Register at, and visit

30] – Register for a Zoom call with Reps. Judy Chu and Barbara Lee! The coronavirus crisis is hitting communities of color especially hard, and the hardest hit are frequently women of color. As restaurant workers, nurses, and child care workers, women of color hold many of the jobs on the frontlines of this crisis, and face potentially disastrous health and economic impacts. See It is happening on Mon., April 20 at 7 PM ET, and is HOSTED BY the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center et al. RSVP at

31] – Hear about Structural Inequalities that led to COVID-19 on Mon., April 20 at 8 PM.  The COVID-19 outbreak affects everyone; regardless of race, gender, immigration status, disability, or any other identity. And yet we’ve seen that the response to this outbreak has not been equitable or comprehensive. Come explore the historical context that set the stage for today’s COVID-19 reality and learn what we can be down.  Go to

32] - Voters should not have to choose between their health and their vote.  Now is the time for solutions like vote-by-mail and early voting - and if we act now we can secure them in time for the November election. On Mon., April 20 at 8 PM ET, join the Declaration for American Democracy’s virtual town hall series kick-off event Protect Our Vote: Defending Democracy During COVID-19 to hear from members of Congress about how we can help win funding and reforms to protect our democracy. The town hall will be streamed here:

33] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., April 20 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  There are two ways to join the conference: Dial 1 929 205 6099, and then use meeting ID: 512 862 260. Or Click on your device if you have downloaded the app from Zoom. The focus will be on organizational sign-ups, public relations, and logistics for lobbying in Annapolis.

34] - Everyman Theatre in Baltimore is offering VIRTUAL LEARNING -- TRUSTED THEATRE EDUCATION, NOW AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.  Also offered is Text Analysis, which will take place on Tuesdays, April 21 through May 12.  The Registration Deadline is Mon., April 20.  See

35] – Abolition 2000, World Future Council, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament and the Move the Nuclear Weapons Money campaign cordially invite you to join a global webinar on Tues., April 21 on Move the Nuclear Weapons (and fossil fuel) Money. However, the nuclear weapons and fossil fuel industries have vested financial interests in maintaining the nuclear arms race and a fossil fuel economy. This webinar will highlight public campaigns and legislative efforts to cut nuclear weapons budgets, along with examples of nuclear weapons and fossil fuel divestment at multiple levels. 

  The webinar will include the preview of a Handbook on Nuclear Weapons Divestment which is being developed by the Move the Nuclear Weapons Money campaign and will be published later this year. Register at  Session 1 deals with divestment and ethical/impact investment, and will be on from 11 AM to 12:30 PM ET. Session 2: deals with legislative action and public promotion from 1 to 2:30 EDT. Email

36] – The Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 PM is postponed until further notice. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.  You may consider contacting President Ron Daniels and telling him that the university should reject all military contracts, including those for killer drone and nuclear weapons research.  The president’s mailing address is Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  You can also reach his office by Phone: (410) 516-8068, Fax: (410) 516-6097 or email:

37] – Phone Banking for Bill by Friends of Bill Henry on Tues., April 21 and Thurs., Apr. 23  from 5 to 8 PM at 2801 Sisson St., Baltimore 21211. With a lot of voters in Baltimore City being renters, sometimes the only way a campaign can reach them is through phone calls. Please come out and make a few calls to voters to let them know why Bill Henry is the right choice for Comptroller.  You can sign up here at: See

38] – On Tues., April 21 from 6 to 7:15 PM, get with Immigration and Immigrant Communities During Covid-19, hosted by Law Office of Mark Shmueli, 6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 436, Takoma Park 20912.  Get information regarding immigration concerns, worker rights/unemployment, and resources available to local immigrant communities. To receive the link to join the zoom/facebook live and submit your questions, RSVP at  See

39] - Check out Audubon's Intro Wildlife Gardening Workshop Zoom call on Tues., April 21 from 7 to 8:30 PM EST (plus optional 30 min Q&A). You will receive more detailed instructions via email a few days before the event. Visit

40] – Join in for the third installment of Oxfam's COVID-19 Conversation Series: Climate Justice in Public Health Crisis on Tues., April 21 at 8 PM ET. In this live 30 minute conversation, you'll get to hear from Oxfam's associate climate change policy advisor Lauren Stuart, and US domestic program manager Maria Concepcion, about Why disasters disproportionately impact those already hurting from climate change; What COVID-19 reveals about the climate crisis and how we're adapting our work; and How increased risk factors from climate change create obstacles to protecting vulnerable people.  Go to

41] – RSVP for a webinar on Tues., April 21 at 8 ET to learn about how you can apply to the new coronavirus support programs:  Join MomsRising, along with experts from CLASP, National Employment Law Project (NELP), Food Research and Action Council (FRAC), and National Immigration Law Center, for an online webinar to learn the nuts and bolts about what you need to know to apply for new assistance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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] 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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