Baltimore Activist Alert – June 28 – 29, 2020
"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center. Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com. If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212. Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.
1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Get involved with NCNR
4]”The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks”
5] Walk for Change – June 28
6] Baltimore Ethical Society closed – June 28
7] Dog Adoption Event – June 28
8] Silver Spring Black Lives Matter Protest – June 28
9] Defunding the police – June 28
10] Showing Up for Racial Justice MoCo Mass Meeting – June 28
11] The Lentil Food Pantry – June 28
12] Emergency Healthcare Town Hall – June 28
13] Postcard Party with Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America – June 28
14] Indivisible Ditch Mitch Monthly – June 28
15] Pentagon Peace Vigil – June 29
16] Post-Pandemic U.S.-South Korea Economic Cooperation – June 29
17] Food Rescue – June 29
18] Free food available/donations of food wanted – June 29
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
2] –To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net. Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.
4] – Courtesy of the National Park Service and Google Arts & Culture, you can do a Virtual Tour of Five National Parks Online. ”The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks” is a satisfying escape. Whether you spend five minutes on the site or an hour, it’s an important reminder that the world is still beautiful and wonderful and weird, even in uncertain times. Learn more about how you can take a digital adventure into your national parks: https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/stuck-home-visit-these-5-national-parks-online?utm_source=insider&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter.
5] – On Sun., June 28 from 8:15 to 10:30 AM, Walk for Change in Old Town, Alexandria. Start at Misha's Coffeehouse, 102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Every Morning, Walk. Wear shirts or carrying signs with positive messages of Equality. The only prerequisite is an able body, loving heart and a dedication to ACTION for change and EQUALITY. Each member has taken action and contributed $ to a BLM cause and continues to keep the MOVEment alive through Daily Walks. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/2508407094
6] - Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM. However, the meeting on Sun., June 28 seems to be cancelled. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit https://bmorethical.org/events/?dd_year=2020.
7] – On Sun., June 28 from 11 AM to 1 PM, get over to a Dog Adoption Event, hosted by North Frederick Petsmart and Double Dog Dare Rescue at 2450 Osprey Way, Frederick 21701-1919. Visit this website at www.doubledogdarerescue.org to get pre-approved today for the event. All adopters get a coupon book with loads of savings for your new loved one. See https://www.facebook.com/events/188319385894537/.
8] – On Sun., June 28 from 1 to 3 PM, check out Silver Spring Black Lives Matter Protest, hosted by Karylena Cruz and Hunter M. Jones at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring 20910. March through Downtown Silver Spring to continue fighting for Black lives because #ALLBlackLivesMatter. Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/269499060826870/.
9] – On Sun., June 28 from 2 to 3 PM, What does defunding the police mean? Jewish Voice for Peace - DC Metro is hosting a meeting, and you can register here bit.ly/june28meeting. Work to make sure resistance is the new normal, from the U.S. to Palestine. Seek to resist the interlinked policies that violate Palestinian rights abroad and Muslim and Arab American rights at home, through a framework to resist all forms of oppression. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/302770190724381/.
10] – On Sun., June 28 from 2 to 4 PM, there is a Showing Up for Racial Justice MoCo Mass Meeting. Talk about how to be an effective ally, and learn how you can plug into local racial justice work directed by Black and POC-led partner organizations. Meet via ZOOM: https://forms.gle/nDXAA9Kw5ay1Xyz1A. SURJ’s role as part of a multiracial movement is to undermine white support for white supremacy and to help build a racially just society in accountable ways. NEW MEMBERS, sign up to attend one of 3 New Member Orientations sessions BEFORE attending the mass meeting. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/UjveyMpr4VqVmSCL8. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/278436596679129/.
11] – On Sun., June 28 from 4 to 6 PM, get with the Lentil - Food Pantry, hosted by the Indian Cultural Association of Howard County, Maryland. At the Charles E. Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City 21042. ICA is proud to expand its FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM during the COVID-19 crisis. ICA's POP-UP PANTRY will be distributing fresh foods and grains at the MILLER LIBRARY. VOLUNTEERS are needed to help distribute the food. If you have extra food to donate, please bring it to the site. Call 410-567-6599 or email email@example.com. See https://www.facebook.com/events/589612265006115/?event_time_id=589612275006114.
12] – Join Two Special Guests online on Sun., June 28 at 4 PM at the online Progressive Democrats of America Healthcare Emergency Town Hall Join The Virtual Town Hall with Special Guest Rev. Rodney Sadler. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) endorses only the most committed progressive champions. COVID-19 is still killing people, and we’re still not seeing the leadership we need. Join Dr. Bill Honigman and Rev. Sadler and discuss actions we can support to help mitigate the damage caused by this pandemic, and the on-going campaign for expanded and improved Medicare for All. RSVP here firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the secure video conference/call numbers.
13] – On Mon., June 29 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM, join a Postcard Party with Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America. Buy postcards! Support the USPS! Hang out with your comrades! At this virtual party, address postcards to Congress and the president while we get to know your GBDSA comrades. Discuss the importance of USPS, and talk about organizing postal workers. Tell Congress how important the Postal Service is to you! Solidarity with USPS workers! Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/212671643121776/.
14] – On Sun., June 28 from 8 to 9:30 PM, get with the Indivisible Ditch Mitch Monthly, hosted by Indivisible California Statewide. Look at indivisible.zoom.us. Help take down the biggest political machine in US history. Register at https://indivisible.zoom.us/meeting/register/2c54b3a39111879e34538d7d4481ef37. This is a monthly call that takes place the last Sunday of the month at 7 PM EST. See https://www.facebook.com/events/281053792911689/.
15] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is June 29, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email email@example.com or call 202-882-9649. The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.
16] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies and the East Asia National Resource Center present a Korea Policy Forum -- Post-Pandemic U.S.-South Korea Economic Cooperation on Mon., June 29 from 10 AM to 11 AM EDT. Livestream via WebEx. Registered guests will receive the following confirmation email with details for joining the WebEx event. See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/korea-policy-forum-post-pandemic-us-south-korea-economic-cooperation-tickets-110136866332.
17] – On Mon., June 29 from 11 AM to 1 PM, there is a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. This will continue each Monday through Oct. 26. Get some free vegan and plant-based food for the community. Bring a bag, take what you want as supplies last. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give-away but will be available for sale. See https://www.facebook.com/events/950858858703919/?event_time_id=950858865370585.
18] – On Mon., June 2 from noon to 2 PM, there is a Food Collection for the Assistance Center of Towson Churches and Ascension Lutheran Church, 7601 York Road, Towson 21204. ACTC provides assistance to those with food-insecurity in our community. If you NEED food, it is distributed Monday through Friday 10 AM to 2 PM at ACTC, 116 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Towson 21204. IF YOU CAN SHARE FOOD... place it in the truck parked on MONDAYS from noon to 2 PM in the Ascension Lutheran Church parking lot; on THURSDAYS from noon to 2 PM at the Trinity Episcopal parking lot, 120 Allegheny Ave., Towson 21204; on THURSDAYS from 5 to 7 PM in the Valley Baptist Church parking lot, 1401 York Rd., Towson 21093. This will continue through Mon., July 27. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/227533218694234/?event_time_id=227533238694232.
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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