Sunday, October 11, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 12 - 13, 2020

18] Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Oct. 12

19] Authoritarianism Study – Oct. 12

20] Food Truck Monday – Oct. 12


22] Dump Trump phone banks – Oct. 12

23] Election Disinformation Defense training – Oct. 12 or Oct. 15

24] Organize to Win Meeting – Oct. 12

25] Make sure that Trump can’t steal the election -- Oct. 12

26] Get Money Out of Maryland Oct. 12

27] Outside Bread for the Journey Soup Kitchen – Oct. 13

28] National Solar Congress – Oct. 13

29] Protest JHU’s weapons research – Oct. 13

30] Less Plastic Please Oct. 13

31] US-China relations – Oct. 13

32] Reimagine, a series of women-led conversations – Oct. 13

33] Flip the Senate Oct. 13

34] "Honor Her Wish" tribute – Oct. 13

35] Refugee Resilience and Mental Health during COVID-19 – Oct. 13

36] Build ‘Safety through Solidarity’ Oct. 13


18] –October 12 is celebrated in Washington, DC and many other cities, states / provinces, and countries around the World as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. In the past, many of us have observed October 12 with protests against honoring Christopher Columbus who initiated the genocide of the Indigenous People of the Western Hemisphere and People of African Descent in Africa and throughout the African Diaspora.

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and to celebrate the unbreakable bonds of friendship and solidarity between Indigenous Peoples of the Western Hemisphere, Palestinian People, African People (including all People of African Descent), and Oppressed Peoples world-wide, the Piscataway Indian Nation and Tayac Territory, the American Indian Movement (Mid-Atlantic Region), the American Indian Support Committee, the National Council of Arab Americans, the Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area, the All African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC), and Pan African Roots invite the entire community to join in an Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration on Mon., Oct. 12 from noon to 3 PM at the lower end of Malcom X Park (also known as Meridian Hill Park). Parking for the event can be found along 15th, 16th, and W Sts NW. Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, all participants must practice 6’ self-distancing, wear a face mask and use hand sanitizer. Contact John Steinbach at or call 703-822-3485.

19] –On Mon., Oct. 12 from 4 to 5:30 PM, catch an online meeting of MAPA's Authoritarianism Study/Action group to discuss two readings: Pamela Karlan, "Will He Go?: Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020", NY Review of Books, 10/8/20 Barton Gellman, "The Election That Could Break America", Atlantic, Nov 2020 issue. New members are welcome. Register to attend:

20] – On Mon., Oct. 12 from 5 to 8 PM, get with Food Truck Monday at Mt. Zion Church, 1643 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air 21015. Mt. Zion Church is hosting Food Truck Mondays! Each week, through October 26, a few different local food trucks will be featured. Proceeds will benefit Children of Zion Village in Namibia. Food truck lineups will be posted weekly! Each event will be held rain or shine. Skip cooking and come have dinner with us to support a great cause. Look at

21] –Protect Your Right to Vote with Progressive Democrats of America [] on Mon., Oct. 12 from 5 to 6:30 PM ET.  For a GRASSROOTS EMERGENCY ELECTION PROTECTION ZOOM at

The House of Representatives passed legislation called the For the People Act (H.R.1) “To expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.” This is convened by Joel Segal & Sluggo Wasserman. It will continue each Monday through Nov. 16.

22] – Our Revolution members are holding daily national “Dump Trump” phone banks. Between now and Election Day, they’re enlisting an army of volunteers to make calls to key swing states to get out the vote.  Do Pennsylvania Defeat Trump calls on "Our Revolution National callers,” and call Tennessee for Marquita Bradshaw - US Senate Candidate.  These calls take place weekdays from 6 to 8 PM ET and Saturdays from 3 to 5 PM ET.

Log in details will come in a confirmation email. Sign up at

23] – The Women's March is partnering with Auburn Seminary to host a two-part Election Disinformation Defense training on Mon., Oct. 12 and Tues., Oct. 13 to combat election misinformation online.  Sign up for the training which takes place from 7:15 to 8:15 PM ET to help make sure every voter is counted this election season at

 24] –Join the Our Revolution Weekly Organize to Win Meeting on Mon., Oct. 12 at 8:30 PM ET, featuring progressive Congressional candidates Jamaal Bowman from New York and Georgette Gomez from California! This meeting will continue each Monday night through Nov. 2. RSVP

 25] –The Sunrise movement has the plan to make sure that Trump can’t steal the election. Sign up for a training on Mon., Oct. 12 or Thurs., Oct. 15 at 8 PM ET to learn how you and your friends can take action. Register at

 26] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Mon., Oct. 5 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.

 27] – On Tues., Oct. 6 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

28] –SOLAR ACTION WEEK 2 continues on Tues., Oct. 13 at 2 PM ET with Solar Advocacy from your Couch. See  Then at 7:30 PM ET, Participate in A look at Energy Equity and Inclusion at SUN --

29] – 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:

30] – Attend the HoCo Less Plastic Please: Restaurant Straw Survey Webinar on Tues., Oct. 13 from 7 to 8 PM organized by the Sierra Club Howard County Group. Contact Pat Hersey at or (410) 740-4947 to register.  As the plastic bag fee and ban on all polystyrene products are taking effect here in HoCo, it is time to continue to reduce single use plastic waste here in the county.  Less Plastic Please, along with HoCo Climate Action and the HoCo Sierra Club Group have been working together to present a ban on plastic straws to the County Council later this fall or during the session in January 2021. In preparation for the introduction, the coalition of groups has created a survey of restaurants to determine exactly how plastic straws are being dispersed here in the county. Pat Hersey with Less Plastic Please will be presenting a training to all interested in helping with this super important step towards reducing the plastic waste that is generated in this county. 

31] – To achieve peace, prosperity, and progress, we must find a way to cope with a changing China instead of escalating the situation. This administration's current approach of "decoupling" the US economy from a country with 1.4 billion people and wasting hundreds of billions of dollars on a new arms race are not effective solutions. There are dangers inherent when nuclear-armed nations are not getting along.

Reckless policy and rhetoric in the United States and China could lead us towards a new Cold (or Hot) War. The best way we can fight against this fear-mongering is to develop a better, and more human, understanding of contemporary US-China relations. UCS can help. We've been working to build bridges and promote diplomacy between China and the United States for decades.

The Union of Concerned Scientists encourages you to join a short presentation and interactive audience discussion of US-China relations led by Dr. Gregory Kulacki, China Program Manager and Senior Analyst for the UCS Global Security Program on Tues., Oct. 13 at 8 PM ET. Gregory has been living and working in China and Japan for more than 30 years, and brings a unique and on-the-ground perspective to this issue.  Register for the discussion at

32] –As we face great uncertainty in this country, choose to keep dreams for justice alive. On Tues., Oct. 13 at 8 PM Sojourners will host Reimagine, a series of women-led conversations at the intersection of faith, politics, and race. Join in on Facebook --

33] – If Democrats win, Bernie Sanders could become chairman of the Budget Committee. On Tues., Oct. 13 from 8 to 9 ET tune in for a special livestream event: Defeat Trump, Flip the Senate organized by People's Action. RSVP at

34] – MoveOn invites you to an all-star event to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and join the work to restore our democracy.  As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins confirmation hearings to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat, channel her unstoppable determination and call on our senators to honor her dying wish that there be no confirmation until inauguration.  RSVP to join on Mon., Oct. 12 at 8 PM ET for the virtual "Honor Her Wish" tribute at

35] –Get with a Refugee Resilience and Mental Health during COVID-19 webinar on Tues., Oct. 13 at noon ET. Hailing from countries with extreme hardships in the form of war, dictatorships, and oppression, refugees often show true resilience, rebuilding their lives despite the adversities they have faced. One of the main pillars of HIAS’ work is to help our refugee clients work through the psychological distress they have experienced in order to settle into their new communities. Join us in marking World Mental Health Day and learn more about how HIAS and our partners build community-based mental health programming for refugees, and how this work has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register for this online event here:

36] – No matter what happens in November, grassroots, collective work to defend and support one another in the face of state violence is absolutely central to building the communities we deserve. Join Jewish Voice for Peace on Tues., Oct. 13 from noon to 1 PM ET for the next National Action Hour. Gather together on Zoom, take action, and continue to build ‘Safety through Solidarity’ muscle as a movement. 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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