Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 10 - 12, 2020

47] Discuss how the mass protests are different – June 10
48] Health care and racial inequality – June 10
49] White women play a role in the pursuit of racial justice – June 10
50] Fight illegal and inhumane attacks on refugees and asylum seekers June 10
51] Stop corporations from gambling with workers' lives – June 10
52] “The Plastics Industry and COVID-19” – June 10
53] Understanding North Korea's Leadership June 11
54] Should health professionals use their platform for advocacy? – June 11
55] Maximize the impact of the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki June 11
56] Torture Awareness Month June 11 - 12
47] – Enjoy another Coffee and a Column meeting noting that our country is plagued by systemic racism and endemic police violence - and the failure of our leadership to address these enduring problems. Jim Zogby invites you to join him on Wed., June 10 for a Coffee and a Column Zoom call from 2 to 2:30 PM ET to discuss how the mass protests we are witnessing are different and could be indicative of a real change on the horizon.  RSVP here for the call at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlfuyvrTguH9D6PJjVtKGxXkBU4fAR8czy?emci=86c50081-90aa-ea11-9b05-00155d039e74&emdi=0e742a7c-94aa-ea11-9b05-00155d039e74&ceid=389907.

48] -- The COVID-19 crisis is not being felt equally: its effects are falling hardest on communities of color. The pandemic is not only highlighting existing inequality in the US, it is exacerbating and entrenching these racial and ethnic disparities. On Wed., June 10 from 2 to 2:45 PM ET, join leading experts on health care and racial inequality Jamila Taylor, Danyelle Solomon, Joia Crear-Perry, and Derrick Beetso for a discussion of the disproportionate impact of COVID-19, and the policies that could address these inequalities. Presented online via Zoom at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/racism-and-inequality-in-the-face-of-covid-19-tickets-106990172486?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=f88ce805ba&mc_eid=0f57b5a0fa.
49] - It’s time to talk about the unique role white women play in the pursuit of racial justice and their historic role in white supremacy. Will you join “Understanding and Transforming White Womanhood” webinar on Wed., June 10 from 4 to 5:30 PM ET?   RSVP at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9515917143923/WN_fWrwVe5_TWeq7fXU_uAtyQ?link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-we-need-to-have-a-tough-conversation&email_referrer=email_827176&email_subject=rsvp-now-for-the-understanding-and-transforming-white-womanhood-webinar. The PANELISTS are Caitlin Breedlove, Chief Strategy Officer, Women's March (Moderator), Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair, Poor People's Campaign, Jenna Arnold, Women's March 2017 organizer and author of Raising Our Hands, and Kate Shapiro, Director of Organizing, Women's March.

50] – Join CISPES, NISGUA and a number of U.S., El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala-based organizations working together to fight illegal and inhumane attacks on refugees and asylum seekers for a virtual dialogue! Tune in to From the U.S. to Central America: Asylum, deportations & COVID-19 on Wed., June 10 at 6 PM ET by registering at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AVQcbGgeRg6OntHc_ehzvw?fbclid=IwAR2YORAdzgHskY-TDT-gJ2B_r9s1BTq2br4IPAHYCD5z_UHUOrokF4cGS0g.

51] – Big business is lobbying Congress for legal immunity if they recklessly expose workers and customers to COVID-19. Join in the latest Dispatch from the Frontlines Zoom webinar on Wed., June 10 at 7 PM ET on how to stop corporations from gambling with workers' lives. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9615913846794/WN_Cu1xjgpvTA6T-17dp-i7gg?link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-tomorrow-corporate-liability-from-covid-19&email_referrer=email_826631&email_subject=tomorrow-corporate-liability-from-covid-19. Highlight how corporations are flouting workplace safety guidelines and gambling with workers’ lives, and the dangerous effort in the Senate to give corporations a license to kill their workers with impunity.

52] – Greenbelt Climate Action Network will be holding its monthly meeting via zoom.  The meeting will take place on Wed., June 10 from 7 to 9 PM.  You should make a vegan or vegetarian dinner for yourself, and eat it before or during the meeting!  You can get the zoom instructions by visiting our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/chearsorg/events/ or at www.chears.org/gcan.  Explore the topic of “The Plastics Industry and COVID-19.”  As the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, the plastic industry has seized the opportunity to exploit the crisis and discredit reusables, pushing governments to roll back legislation that limit single-use plastic such as plastic bag bans, and promote even more polluting plastic. Plastic is made from fracked gas.  This is an environmental nightmare.

You are asked to read the articles before you join in.  Links to the articles are at www.chears.org/gcan.  The Zoom link will be there shortly. Hear from a special guest, Kiah Lemuel from UMBC.  She will be sharing her research on Urban Heat Islands in West Baltimore. Contact Lore Rosenthal at SimplicityGroupsMD@gmail.com or at 301-345-2234 (landline, no text).  

53] – On Thurs., June 11 from 11 AM to noon, check out Understanding North Korea's Leadership: An Interview with Dr. Jung H. Pak [Online], hosted by Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Sign up at https://sais.jhu.edu/campus-events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D428559505.  Join Merrill Center Executive Director Professor Mara Karlin and Reischauer Center Director Professor Kent Calder as they interview former CIA officer and scholar Dr. Jung H. Pak on her new book, Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer's Insights into North Korea's Enigmatic Young Dictator. Her book is a groundbreaking account of the rise of Kim Jong Un. She is currently the SK-Korea Foundation chair in Korea Studies at The Brookings Institution. Prior to her work in national security, Dr. Pak was a history professor in New York City.

54] –   On Thurs., June 11 at 1 PM EDT, Physicians for Human Rights’ senior medical advisor, Dr. Ranit Mishori, will moderate a discussion on advocacy and the health professions, including how to become an advocate and activist, the debate over whether health professionals should use their platform for advocacy, engagement opportunities, and how to balance this work with other professional and family obligations. Submit questions for consideration at webinar@phr.org. Panelists will answer selected questions during the question and answer portion of the webinar. Pre-registration for this call is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GTueaD-nR4mk9WnJZuoquw?utm_campaign=507024_FY20%20May%20COVID-19%20Webinar%20Invitation%2012%2C%20Email%201&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Physicians%20for%20Human%20Rights&dm_i=4GV7,AV80,1TO2EP,14TR5,1.

55] –  Physicians for Social Responsibility is working with over 125 U.S. organizations—including many PSR chapters—to recognize the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima (Aug 6) & Nagasaki (Aug 9). Join staff from PSR National for a one-hour webinar to discuss all the resources available to you including a digital toolkit, the launch of the unbranded 75th anniversary website, and how you can register your local commemoration activities to be part of a multi-hour, nation-wide live stream. The PSR Webinar, Maximize the impact of the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima / Nagasaki, is happening on Thurs., June 11 at 3 PM ET.  Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8103456079681932813?emci=14588ab5-46a7-ea11-9b05-00155d039e74&emdi=f6ca9fb0-a1a9-ea11-9b05-00155d039e74&ceid=130901.

56] –   This week National Religious Campaign Against Torture’s Justice Webinar Series during June’s Torture Awareness Month continues on Thurs., June 11 from 4 to 5 PM EDT.  This will be a panel discussion with young people leading the push for criminal justice reform. Sign up at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AbMaoYNkRfecABer1phJHw?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=50dcb093-acaa-4ac4-ab33-6c98711f6f13.

Then on Fri., June 12 from 2 to 3 PM EDT enjoy a one-on–one conversation with Michelle Daniel (Jones), a NYU Doctoral Student and Board Chair of Constructing Our Future, a reentry alternative for women that was created by incarcerated women in Indiana. Sign up https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bEqWiOCxTjqJpK1JVDmNtQ?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=50dcb093-acaa-4ac4-ab33-6c98711f6f13.

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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