Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 3 - 4, 2020

33] Explaining Change in Russian Nuclear Strategy – June 3
34] The Nazi Persecution of Gay People – June 3
35] The Future of US-Iran Engagement – June 3
36] Food Pantry Pick-up – June 3 - 4
37] Food Rescue – June 3
38] Peaceful Protest in Bel Air – June 3
39] Town Hall Webinar on Know Your Rights June 3
40] Baltimore Faith Leaders Call for Justice, Peace and Prayer – June 3
42] Car Rally for Justice for Black Lives June 3
43] Gardening Workshop – June 3
44] COVID 19 in the Black Community – June 3
45] Kickoff Rally for candidates – June 3
33] – Explaining Change in Russian Nuclear Strategy After the Cold War is an online event on Wed., June 3 from 9:30 to 11 AM. This is a Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) seminar with Kristin Ven Bruusgaard, Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo. Participate in

34] –  On Wed., June 3 from 9:30 to 10 AM, as part of Pride Month: The Nazi Persecution of Gay People, hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Before the Nazis came to power, Berlin was home to a vibrant gay community. Within weeks of their rise in March 1933, the Nazis drove this population underground and waged a violent campaign against homosexuality. Over the next 12 years, more than 100,000 men were arrested for the crime of being gay, often with no proof required for conviction. Some were sent to concentration camps and subjected to hard labor, cruelty, and even medical experiments aimed at “curing” them. Hear from historians from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Look at

35] – On Wed., June 3 from 10 to 11 AM, catch up with The Future of US-Iran Engagement: Lessons for the Next Administration. Tehran appears hopeful President Trump will be defeated in November and that the next administration will return the United States back to the 2015 nuclear deal. However, even outside of the nuclear issue, a host of other disagreements keep the United States and Iran apart, a hard reality that has been true since the Iranian Revolution of 1979.  Hear from an event hosted by the Middle East Institute with Suzanne DiMaggio, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Ilan Goldenberg, Center for a New American Security; and Kori Schake, American Enterprise Institute.  Sign up at

36] –   On Wed., June 3 and Thurs., June 4 from 11 AM to 1 PM, and continuing June 17 and 18, there is a Food Pantry Pick-up at Saint Wenceslaus Roman Catholic Church, 2111 Ashland Ave., Baltimore 21205. The Lucielle Fitzgerald Outreach Center is open to provide food to those in need.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, please come to the handicapped entrance on Duncan St. Look at

37] – On Wed., June 3 at noon through Thurs., June 4 at noon, get with a Food Rescue at Umar Boxing, 1217 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21217-3535.  This will continue through Nov. 11. Bring a bag, take delicious, high quality, and nutritious free food! Check out

38] - On Wed., June 3 from 1 to 3 PM, join a Peaceful Protest in Bel Air, hosted by Signs of Support at the Bel Air Courthouse Historic District, MD 21014.  All interactions will be filmed. Please wear face masks; and first aid and hand sanitizer will be on the scene. See

39] – Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health Systems are hosting a Town Hall Webinar on Know Your Rights on Wed., June 3 at 5 PM in English and at 6:30 PM in Spanish. Get information about Wills, advance directives, powers of attorney - What is the difference and what do you need? Eviction/foreclosure protections and payment plans - What are my rights? And Medicaid or uninsured - What are my options?  To join the webinar from a PC, Mac, IPad, IPhone ore Android device, click this URL to join:  The password is 63969. Or call 1-301-715-8592.

40] –   On Wed., June 3 from 6 to 7 PM, Baltimore Faith Leaders will Call for Justice, Peace and Prayer, hosted by the Archdiocese of Baltimore at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N. Front St., Baltimore 21202. This will be an outdoor gathering at St. Vincent de Paul Church to demonstrate a commitment to justice, to healing and to peace, and to pray together for the safety and renewal of the City. Visit and

41] – On Wed., June 3 from 6:30 to 9:15 PM, come to a PEACEFUL PROTEST at NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL #2, hosted by Northwood's Class of 2015, 919 University Blvd W, Silver Spring 20901. BLACK LIVES MATTER and JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD. Please wear a mask (gloves if needed) and prepare to socially distance for everyone’s safety. Look at

42] – On Wed., June 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, be at a Car Rally for Justice for Black Lives, hosted by the Fairfax County NAACP. It will take place at the Fairfax County Government (Fairfax County Government Center), 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax 22035. Use Parking Lot C.  Each car must RSVP separately, but there are no assigned or reserved parking spots - it’s all first come, first serve. Once parked and safe to do so, you may get out and stand near your vehicle. Children must be supervised at all times. Please observe social distancing and masking requirements! Visit

43] – Check out another Gardening Workshop via Zoom: Spread It Like Wildflower!  The next one, Bird-Friendly Garden Design, will take place on Wed., June 3 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. Dive into bird-friendly garden design and maintenance. You’ll learn the best methods to plan a beautiful landscape and sustain your native garden while supporting beneficial wildlife. This workshop is intended for more advanced gardeners, and registration is limited. Go to

44] –  On Wed., June 3 from 7 to 8:30 PM, hear about COVID 19 in the Black Community, hosted by the Baltimore County Public Library. REGISTER at  ​Farajii Muhammad, host of For the Culture with Farajii on WEAA 88.9, moderates a discussion of health disparities and the psychological impact of the COVID-19 crisis on African Americans. Panelists include activists, historians and health care workers.​ Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. See

45] – Between Trump, Netanyahu, and COVID-19, things seem pretty bleak. But Rashida Tlaib and the small but growing number of bold progressive leaders in Congress give Jewish Voice for Peace some hope. JVP Action has endorsed a group of nine incredible candidates who understand that all people – no exceptions – deserve healthcare, education, housing, and freedom. They will fight for communities from the U.S. to Palestine. Join the Summer Kickoff Rally just for JVP Action supporters on Wed., June 3 at 8 PM EST, featuring two candidates for Congress: Samelys López (NY-15) and Ihsanne Leckey (MA-04). Sign in at

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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