Sunday, June 14, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 15 - 19, 2020

21] Food drive – June 15
22] Ocean Week – June 15 - 19
23] Reconstruction Governors of Mississippi project June 15
24] Stop Trump's Judges June 15
25] Virtual Meeting of the Baltimore City Council -- June 15
26] Food Truck Mondays – June 15
27] Reclaim Lafayette Park – June 15
28] Peaceful Protest – June 15
29] Film JUST MERCY – June 15
30] Poor People's Campaign needs your help! – June 15
31] Get Money Out – Maryland call June 15
32] Spring Conference for Animal Welfare -- June 16 - 17
33] Politics of Annexation -- June 16
34] Peacemaking in Times of Crisis – June 16
35] Outside Bread for the Journey Soup Kitchen – June 16
36] Caravan & Call for Racial Justice – June 16
37] Solar & EV 101 – June 16
38] Vigil against JHU drone research – June 16
39] ClimateVote2020 Launch Event – June 16
40] Screening of "The Story of Plastic" -- June 16
41] "The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future" – June 16
42] Proposals for Police Reform – June 16
43] Join MomsRising online meeting – June 16
44] “The Hundred Years' War on Palestine” -- June 16
21] – On Mon., June 15 from 9 AM to noon, join the Christian Community Center Food Drive, hosted by the City Church, 4 Wyndhurst Ave., Baltimore 21210. This is a food drive with two designated points as drop off locations for any non-perishable food items. Be sure to reach out to those individuals listed below to let them know you plan to bring by those items so they can be ready! One drop off point is North of the Beltway in Sparks Glencoe--Jeff Hines ( Contact Patrick Donohue ( about a drop-off in Roland Park. See

22] – On Mon., June 15 at 9:45 AM through 10:15 AM on Fri., June 19, get excited about Ocean Week, hosted by Camp Corona. Water, water, everywhere. Learn about the ocean and its ecosystem: early life forms, fish, sea creatures, ocean mammals, wave motion, divers, submarines, trash patches, cleanup crews, etc. See

23] – On Mon., June 15 from noon to 1 PM, check out Civil War Times Talk with Susannah J. Ural, a Live Video by Civil War Times Magazine. Talk about the Civil War & Reconstruction Governors of Mississippi project with Ural, Ph. D., professor of history and co-director of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi. Go to

24] – On Mon., June 15 from 3 to 4:30 PM, Stop Trump's Judges: Protect Our Health Care and Our Rights, hosted by Alliance for Justice. Join the rally to hear from Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Mazie K. Hirono, and U.S. Senator Bob Casey. Instead of answering the urgent cries to stop police violence and racial injustice or addressing the COVID-19 crisis threatening our health and lives, and disproportionately harming communities of color, Senate Republicans are fast-tracking two judicial nominees who would dismantle civil rights protections, gut health care protections, and support unchecked executive power: Justin Walker and Cory Wilson. D.C. Circuit nominee Justin Walker called the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the ACA “catastrophic” and praised Brett Kavanaugh for writing the “roadmap” for courts to overturn it. He supports unchecked executive power and will erode civil rights protections– a position made even more dangerous by the Trump Administration's continued efforts to attack all who are fighting for Black lives.

Fifth Circuit nominee Cory Wilson called the Affordable Care Act "indefensible" and "perverse," and fought efforts to expand affordable health care as a legislator in Mississippi. Wilson has also supported discriminatory efforts that would restrict voting rights for people of color, including voter roll purges and voter ID requirements. Wilson's record is particularly concerning in light of Republicans' recent attempts to use the COVID-19 crisis to undermine our ability to vote.  Visit

25] – On Mon., June 15 from 5 to 6:30 PM, attend a Virtual Meeting of the Baltimore City Council, hosted by Council President Brandon M. Scott. You can watch the meeting online at or on CharmTV (Channel 25/1085HD). Information and an agenda for the City Council meeting can be found here: Visit

26] – On Mondays from June 15 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

27] – On Mon., June 15 from 6:28 to 9:30 PM, demonstrate to Reclaim Lafayette Park - Stop Police Violence, hosted by Party for Socialism and Liberation - DC in Lafayette Square, H St. NW & 16th St. NW, WDC 20001.  On Mon., June 1 at 6:28 PM outside the White House, multiple police agencies unleashed a violent assault against a peaceful protest demanding justice for George Floyd. People were shot with stinger grenades and rubber bullets, pepper sprayed and gassed so that Trump could hold a photo op holding a bible on the north side of Lafayette Park. This was a criminal assault against the people. The Pentagon and D.C. police acted as Trump’s accomplices.  Those officials who helped Trump carry out this attack should be fired and criminally prosecuted.  Look at

28] – On Mon., June 15 from 6:30 to 9 PM, get with a PEACEFUL PROTEST #4 at NORTHWOOD HIGH, 919 University Blvd. W., Silver Spring 20901, hosted by Northwood's Class of 2015. This is the 4th PEACEFUL PROTEST for the BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT organized by Northwood grads. Feel free to prepare speeches, poems, songs, prayers, and anything you want! Wear a mask (gloves if needed) and prepare to socially distance for everyone’s safety.  Parking is available at the school, but if lots get full, there is parking in the nearby neighborhoods. Look at

29] – On Mon., June 15 from 7 to 8:30 PM, participate in Attollo Talks. For Week 3 of Attollo Talks, discuss the film “Just Mercy” and the incredible true story of a civil rights attorney, fighting for criminal justice reform and racial justice. This film is a strong resource for those interested in learning more about the systemic racism that has plagued our society. Stream “Just Mercy” for free at The Zoom link is at Visit

30] – It’s time to get on the phones, as the Poor People's Campaign needs your help! Can you give a few hours to do text messaging on Mon., June 15 at 7:30 PM ET?  Sign up for a 30-minute training and then you will be put to work calling or texting people throughout the country to prepare for June 20th virtual vigil and beyond! RSVP at

31] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., June 15 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.

32] – On Tues., June 16 from 10 AM to 7 PM and Wed., June 17 from 10 AM to 6 PM, come to the Spring Conference for Animal Welfare, hosted by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.  Participate in tracks on field services, fundraising, outreach, and shelter medicine. Hear a keynote by Dr. Marty Becker, the founder of Fear Free. Register at  Go to

33] – Check out The Politics of Annexation with Israeli Journalist Neri Zilber who will discuss  the calculations being made by Israel's various political factions as they form their stances on annexation, and ask how the debate over annexation is impacting the stability of the new Israeli government. This will happen on Tues., June 16 at noon ET. Visit Though Netanyahu pushes ahead to pursue unilateral annexation at all costs, pro-settler right wing parties have promised a seemingly unlikely opposition if Netanyahu abides by the parameters laid out in the Trump administration’s annexation plan.

34] – On Tues., June 16 from 1 to 2 PM, be at a Telos Discussion: Peacemaking in Times of Crisis. Engage the Telos Team in a conversation around effective approaches to what can feel like an overwhelming moment. Pandemic. Annexation in Israel/Palestine. A reinvigorated Civil Rights Movement in America. How can we be helpful? How are we complicit? What should we do? Visit

35] – On Tues., June 16 from  1:30 to 2 PM, check out Outside Bread for the Journey Soup Kitchen individual lunches given out by Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Baltimore.  This Tuesday soup kitchen will until Dec. 1. The church is at 2424 McElderry St., Baltimore 21205.  Visit

36] – On Tues., June 16 from 3:15 to 5:15 PM, get in the Caravan & Call for Racial Justice, hosted by AFSCME Maryland, 190 W. Ostend St., Baltimore 21230. Call on Governor Hogan and the Board of Public Works to act now to fund the frontline and ensure they have adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hazard pay, a plan to respond to positive cases and universal testing. Demand action from elected leaders in dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic.  Meet at the Sears in the Annapolis Mall (1040 Annapolis Mall), 21401. Tune in to a Facebook Livestream at 3:45PM! RSVP at See

37] – On Tues., June 16 from 5 to 7:30 PM, get with this webinar: Solar & EV 101, hosted by Solar United Neighbors and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection.  Go to Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. Learn about the solar co-op which is free to join and members are *not* obligated to buy solar panels. Find out more with no obligations and from the comfort of home. This will be a live presentation so bring your questions about solar. See

38] – There is a Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 PM. 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:

39] – It is imperative that we elect candidates up and down the ballot who will act on climate change and work to dismantle racism. See firsthand how to make that happen. LCV Victory Fund's ClimateVote2020 Launch Event will be on Tues., June 16 at 6 PM ET. To participate, RSVP at The special guests will include Vice President Joe Biden, LCV Board Chair and former EPA Administrator Carol Browner, LCV Board Member and former Congresswoman Donna Edwards, and LCV Board Member and President and Founder of the Hip Hop Caucus Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

40] --Join Food & Water Action for an online community screening of "The Story of Plastic" and a post-film discussion. You will be able to chat with policy experts and activists to explore the scope of the plastic problem and the policy changes needed to address it.  The film comes from the makers of “The Story of Stuff,” which takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on people and the planet – fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. The film will be screened on Tues., June 16 at 6:30 PM ET. The Post-film Discussion is at 8:15 PM ET. RSVP at

41] – Get with the Prince George's County Environmental Book Group on Tues., June 16 at 7 PM, organized by the Prince George's County Sierra Club Group.  Contact Janet Gingold at or (301) 814-1223. You are invited to join the Environmental Book Club for a discussion of "The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future" by David Wallace-Wells. This book describes what will happen to living systems on our planet as temperatures rise. It has been critically acclaimed for its vivid prose and emotional impact. The on-line discussion will be led by Anne Riley. Come prepared to share passages you found particularly illuminating and to discuss what kind of communications change human behavior.  The book is available in several formats from the Prince George's County Memorial Library System and as an eBook and in print from various online booksellers. The discussion will occur online. Registrants will be sent instructions and a link for connection prior to the discussion.

42] – On Tues., June 16 from 7 to 9 PM, think about attending a Town Hall: Proposals for Police Reform, hosted by the Fairfax County NAACP. Enough is Enough. Reform police practices and hold police accountable to the community. Participants can watch via Zoom or live stream on the NAACP Facebook page ( Check out

43] – We have arrived at a much-needed national reckoning over the systemic racism and violence that has terrorized and oppressed Black families and communities throughout our history.  In the clamor for change, a long called-for strategy of divesting budget resources away from policing – and reallocating those resources to areas like healthcare, housing and education in order to increase community health, economic wellness and safety – seems, to many, to have burst upon the public consciousness as something new and powerful. In fact, there’s a long history behind this strategy, including generations of civil rights leaders. This online meeting is focused on examining what defunding the police has meant and can mean. Join MomsRising at the next online meeting to learn more about what defunding the police can mean on Tues., June 16 at 8 PM ET.  Look at

44] – On Tues., June 16 from 9 to 10 PM ET, find out about the book written by Dr. Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University – “The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: Colonialism Then, Now and Today,” hosted by American Muslims for Palestine. This online discussion on the June 1967 war in the context of Israel's settler-colonial expansion into the rest of historic Palestine and the implications of the impending annexation of the West Bank.  Also participating will be Dr. Hatem Bazian, UC Berkeley. Check out

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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