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
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
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 Café, 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

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