Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 8 -9, 2020

18] Food Rescue at Land of Kush June 8
19] We Won’t Be Silent Virtual Art Build – June 8
20] Senate Armed Services Committee Marks Up NDAA June 8
21] Protest police brutality – June 8
22] National Day of Fasting and Focus June 8
23] Food Truck Mondays – June 8
24] Voting Rights during COVID-19 June 8
25] Black Lives Matter in Life and Death -- June 8
26] 846 Vigils for Black Lives – June 8
27] Why We Fight – June 8
28] Ploughshares Fund Chain Reaction – June 8
29] Get Money Out – Maryland call June 8
30] Prayer 846 – June 9
31] American Friends Combatants for Peace – June 9
32] Outside Bread for the Journey Soup Kitchen – June 9
34] Vigil against JHU drone research – June 9
18] – On Mon., June 8 from 11 AM to 1 PM, there is a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201 on Mon., June 8 from noon to 1 PM.  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.

19] – On Mon. June 8 at noon ET, join the Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign is hosting We Won’t Be Silent Virtual Art Build. Go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclf--oqT8qHtzIaJ5bgY62nkYFcaAxN5zX?link_id=4&can_id=0e099810e66a88566f686195117e8d97&source=email-a-movement-for-this-moment&email_referrer=email_824680&email_subject=a-movement-for-this-moment&link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_825126&email_subject=maryland-ppc-virtual-meeting-update.

20] – On Mon., June 8 at 2:30 PM and Tues., June 9 at 9:30 AM, the Senate Armed Services Committee Marks Up the National Defense [sic] Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.  It will take place in the SR-232A in the Russell Senate Office Building, WDC. Visit https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/20-06-08-subcommittee-markupsfor-fiscal-year-2021.  The subcommittee markups to be conducted on Monday and Tuesday. Full Committee markup to be conducted Wednesday through Thursday. All nuclear-related meetings, including the full committee markup, are closed to the public and not broadcast.  

21] – There is a Social Justice Action to protest police brutality on Mon., June 8 at 5 PM.  This is the second Black Lives Matter rally, and it take place at Rt. 7 at the Pike Creek Shopping Center. Look at http://depaceminterris.org/.

22] – On Mon., June 8 from 5 to 5:30 PM EST, join a National Day of Fasting and Focus: Stop Where You Are. Two weeks after the murder of George Floyd, the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is calling the nation for a Day of Fasting and Focus which will culminate at 5 PM when we are asking people to stop where you are for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in silence in honor of the time George Floyd had the literal knee of the state on his neck. You can tune in at fb.com/anewppc. Stop wherever they are to join us for a live-streamed moment of silence, litany and a message of support for the uprisings across the country and a call for organizing a movement in this moment from Bishop William J. Barber, II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. You can tune in at fb.com/anewppc.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/876896082808871/.

23] – On Mondays from June 8 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/mt-zion-food-truck-mondays/food-truck-mondays/518593122133594/.

24] – Join an Online Meeting: Voting Rights during COVID-19 on Mon., June 8 at 5 PM ET. Join in at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87384054667?status=success. One person one vote is the essence of democracy, but as the primaries and caucuses draw near, our electoral systems fall far short of that ideal. During this all-important election year, we must make sure that every voter is allowed to vote without interference, and that their votes are counted accurately.

25] – Join a protest on Mon., June 8 at 5 PM - Black Lives Matter in Life and Death.  Get with the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition, SURJ and Poor People's Campaign for a protest at the Macedonia Baptist Church, 5119 River Road, Bethesda to condemn the murders by MoCo police of Finan Berhe, Robert White and Emmanuel Okutaga. Demand an end to the desecration of the Moses African Cemetery, across the street from Macedonia Baptist Church.  This site contains the remains of enslaved African girls who were victims of sexual violence and forced breeding on River Road.

Demand that MoCo businesses become more socially responsible and also work to protect the Black community. Demand that businesses that benefit from our financial resources become involved.  Therefore, call on the MoCo community to boycott businesses on Monday - hereafter called Justice Monday (excluding black and poc businesses) until these officers are charged and arrested. Demand that all construction and desecration of Moses Cemetery is stopped immediately. See https://www.facebook.com/events/182437919811553/.

26] – On Mon., June 8 from 6 to 6:09 PM, join the 846 Vigils for Black Lives in Logan Circle, Washington, D.C. This will continue each day through Sat., June 20. For those who may not be able to move too far from their homes, how can we show up at this time? Let’s all take a knee out of respect at 6 PM, wherever we are. For those who can make it to Logan Circle, gather in silence as a community for 8 minutes and 46 seconds every evening to take a knee out of respect and solidarity, and in memory of George, Breonna, Ahmaud, and so many others. Hold up a sign if you like.  Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/263931498029221/?event_time_id=263931518029219.

27] – On Mon., June 8 from 7:30 to 9 PM/., check out Why We Fight: Voices from the Struggle for Health Justice, hosted by Voices of a People's History of the United States. Hear the words of those involved in both historical and contemporary struggles for healthcare and health justice, read by activists engaged on the frontlines of the pandemic, as well as medical historians and some of today’s leading performers.  As people across the world unite to rally, protest, and fight for equality and justice against state-sanctioned brutality against Black lives - in the midst of a pandemic that disproportionately, devastatingly affects Black and Indigenous people and communities of color, we celebrate the words of those who dare to speak out and fight back. Our health depends on it. See https://www.facebook.com/events/658488061666330/.

28] – On Mon., June 8 at 8 PM get with the Ploughshares Fund Chain Reaction: Securing Our Future [Online]. The global COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the need to reprioritize the policies that keep our citizens safe. Examine threats to our global community — nuclear weapons, climate change, and now pandemics — with some of the top experts and political leaders in the nation. Explore trends and transitions in national security and challenge the politics of US foreign policy and government budgets. For more information, go to https://ploughshares.org/chainreaction2020.

29] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., June 8 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.

30] – On Tues., June 9 from noon to 8:46 PM, engage in Prayer 846, hosted by Oakdale Church, 3425 Emory Church Road, Olney 20832. Join a prayer vigil in acknowledgement of George Floyd. Cry out to God and ask Him to act powerfully to heal our nation, to heal our hearts, and to protect our brothers and sisters of color. Spread the word. Learn more: https://oakdale.church/event/1820828-2020-06-09-prayer-846/. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1158697407821263/.

31] – American Friends Combatants for Peace is hosting several webinars on the upcoming annexation, and the effects it will have on the people living in the West Bank. Email Beth@afcfp.org to let her know that you would like to attend on Tues., June 9 at 1 PM ET a discussion about Achvat Amim and The Center for Jewish Nonviolence.  The speakers are Osama Iliwat & Elie Avidor.

32] – On Tues., June 9 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/602052220539690/?event_time_id=602052307206348.

33] – On Tues., June 9 from 4 to 5 PM, ne in to a HIAS Briefing Call: LGBTQ Refugee Protection/Zoom Webinar. In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, please join HIAS to recognize the resilience and strength of LGBTQ refugees. All around the world, LGBTQ people face persecution, violence, and harassment. With few protections at home, many flee to seek safety in other countries with no guarantee they will find it. Heidi Lehmann, Senior Director of Gender and GBV Programs at HIAS and Blythe Raphael, Director of Refugee Services at Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay, will discuss the unique needs and vulnerabilities of this population, and how HIAS and our U.S. and international partners have stepped up to advocate for the human rights of our LGBTQ clients and provide lifesaving support. Visit https://www.hias.org/get-involved/events/briefing-call-lgbtq-refugee-protection.

34] – 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: president@jhu.edu.

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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