Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 4, 2020

46] U.S.-Iran tensions and America’s shrinking options on Iran – June 4
47] "Cultivating Young Leadership" – June 4
48] How We Win Community Control of Land – June 4
49] ACTC Food Donation Drop Off – June 4
50] Space of Outrage June 4
51] Demand Justice Today! – June 4
52] Sustainable Cities after Covid-19 – June 4
53] “The Next Great Migration” – June 4
54] Silent Vigil for Justice and Peace – June 4
55] Mass call with – June 4
56] Show up for Black lives right now June 4
57] Show up for Black lives -- June 4
58] Workers World Party weekly webinar June 4
59] Poor People's Campaign Political Education June 4
46] -- On Thurs., June 4 from 1 to 2 PM, the Quincy Institute invites you to a Zoom webinar on U.S.-Iran tensions and America’s shrinking options on Iran. It is entitled Maximum Pressure or Maximum Failure—America’s Shrinking Options on Iran.  Then online discussion is part of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and will include Jarrett Blanc, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Negar Mortazavi, independent journalist; Barry Posen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Trita Parsi, Quincy Institute.  Join in at

47] – Combatants for Peace is stronger than ever. This is a movement of former fighters: former Israeli combat soldiers working alongside former Palestinian prisoners. Together, they have put down their weapons and are building a movement that will change the world. In Israel and Palestine, society is beginning to reopen after the virus. After three concurrent Israeli elections, a coalition government has finally been formed. In July, a vote is scheduled to decide upon the annexation of much of the West Bank, including the Jordan Valley. This message has never been more urgent. Join a Webinar: "Cultivating Young Leadership" in collaboration with Creativity for Peace, a young women's leadership program on Thurs., June 4 from 1:30 PM ET. Register at Email

48] – On Thurs., June 4 from 4 to 4:30 PM, get with a Planning Session on How We Win Community Control of Land, hosted by the Farm Alliance of Baltimore and BLACK YIELD INSTITUTE. Get updates and share learnings from other cities who have begun the process of land reparations for Black communities. It is past time for Black communities in Baltimore to win full control of land for growing and selling food. Change the city's land disposition policies, zoning code, water billing practices, and more. To attend the Zoom conference, send a message on Facebook --

49] – On Thurs., June 4 from 5 to 7 PM, help out with an ACTC Food Donation Drop Off by the Valley Baptist Church, 1401 York Road, Lutherville 21093. Visit The Assistance Center of Towson Churches is involved in meeting the most severe need in the area--feeding our neighbors. Valley is a food collection drop off site. Food donations should include nonperishable, non-expired items in sealed packages. Visit

50] -- On Thurs., June 4 from 5 to 7 PM,  check out Space of Outrage, hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice, Montgomery County, MD at the White Oak Recreation Center, 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring 20904. Join us in our outrage at the murders of Black people at the hands of police. This will be a nonviolent demonstration.  Protest the unjust recent murder of beloved White Oak resident Finan Berhe by MCPD Sgt. David Cohen on May 7th, as well as the murders of Silver Spring residents Robert White and Emmanuel Okutuga, and police murders around the country.  This Car Protest will adhere to social distancing. Line up in cars at the White Oak Community Center and drive through the neighborhood to the Third District Police Station, 1002 Milestone Drive, then end at Westfield Wheaton Shopping Plaza, 11160 Veirs Mill Road.

For those without vehicles, be at the Wheaton Plaza at approximately 6:15 PM for the program with speakers. Wear masks and stay 6’ apart.  Read the list of demands here:  Go to

51] On Thurs., June 4 from 6 to 7 PM, Demand Justice Today! Gather in the Frederick Square Corner, hosted by SURJ Frederick, 1 N. Market St., Frederick 21701. Show up as a community and demand justice here and across America. Visit

52] – On Thurs., June 4 from 6 to 7:30 PM, hear about Sustainable Cities after Covid-19: D.C. and beyond, hosted by Greater Greater Washington.  Look at This is a panel discussion exploring the impact of Covid-19 on sustainable urbanism. Discuss the ways the pandemic has intensified and highlighted urban environmental justice issues. Panelists will cover issues both in D.C. and across the world; and explore how in the wake of the pandemic, cities can become more just and sustainable. See

53] -- On Thurs., June 4 from 7 to 8:30 PM, check out Writers Cribs with Sonia Shah, hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library.  Join the conversation between Sonia Shah and Rosemary Slick in honor of World Oceans Day. This is presented in partnership with The Ivy Bookshop and National Aquarium.  Join in Crowdcast:  Conclusively tracking the history of misinformation from the 18th century through today's anti-immigration policies, “The Next Great Migration” makes the case for a future in which migration is not a source of fear, but of hope. Shah is a science journalist and the prize-winning author of “Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond,” a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. She has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many others. Her TED Talk, “Three Reasons We Still Haven’t Gotten Rid of Malaria,” has been viewed by more than one million people around the world. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rosemary Slick is a Guest Engagement Specialist at the National Aquarium, where she has worked since 2018. Her interest in conservation communication stems from her experiences traveling within the US and beyond and observing the way people and animals of different cultures and ecosystems respond to varying environmental challenges. She has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in Conservation Biology from Miami University. Please follow these basic rules of courtesy and responsibility during your Library visit: Go to

54] – On Thurs., June 4 from 7:30 to 8 PM, be at a Silent Vigil for Justice and Peace, hosted by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, College Park, 4512 College Ave., College Park 20740. Be on the front lawn of St. Andrew's with a candle, holding a silent vigil for the people of our country: for an end to racism in all forms; for an end to hatred and division; for justice; and for peace. If you plan to attend, please wear a mask, and maintain at least six feet of distance between households. Please bring a candle if you have one.  There will be boxes on the front steps of the church to collect food for a local food bank. Check out

55] – RSVP to join a mass call with on Thurs., June 4 at 8 PM ET. Hear from organizers with 350, Sam Grant with Minnesota 350, Oluchi Omeoga with Black Visions, and Lumumba Bandele with The Movement for Black Lives.  Learn about how we can dismantle white supremacy and take action in defense of Black lives. Go to

56] – This is a historic moment and we all have a responsibility to show up for Black lives right now. SUNRISE is hosting a mass training on Thurs., June 4 at 8 PM ET on how the climate movement can show up for Black Lives. RSVP at

57] – On Thurs., June 4 at 8 PM ET, Indivisible’s Training and Organizing Team is holding a workshop on how to do the work to show up for Black lives. Create a space for Indivisibles and allies everywhere to discuss relational organizing and the responsibility we have to escalate white folks and non-Black people of color from allies to accomplices, both in casual conversations and in concrete anti-racist actions within our communities. RSVP at  Look at

58] – Uprisings against the murder of George Floyd have rocked the United States.  The protests also noted the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Tony McDade. What is the character of this rebellion? How can we defend it against repression and division? How do we build from rebellion to revolution? Join Workers World Party for its weekly webinar. Register at for the event, scheduled for 8 PM ET on Thurs., June 4. See

59] -- Join a National Poor People's Campaign Political Education Call on Thurs., June 4 at 8:30PM ET (and each first Thursday). Spend the first part of the call hearing from those who have been on the ground these past days and offering some space and time in breakouts for people to share their experiences and thoughts on what's happening right now. The second part of the call will be an evaluation of the webinar series.  Register 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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