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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 18, 2020
out the Vote in Georgia – Nov. 18
35]Virtual Alternative Gifts Fair – Nov. 18
transatlantic strategy on Iran -- Nov. 18
37]Arab American views toward Middle East-related
issues– Nov. 18
38]Learn about the Nature Conservancy – Nov. 18
39]Nuclear Policy for a New ERA -- Nov. 18
40]Women’s March webinar – Nov. 18
41]A discussion with Venezuelan peace organizations– Nov. 18
42]Prince George’s Branch of Metro DC DSA -- Nov. 18
43]Fair Election Taskforce Meeting -- Nov.
44]I Saw a Bird – Nov. 18
45]End War on Yemen -- Nov. 18
–People for the American Way [email@example.com] indicates that
texts, calls, and more is needed to get out the vote in Georgia. Volunteer opportunities are available. Sign up
–- The Immigration Outreach Service Center
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] alerted us to a Collective Virtual
Alternative Gifts Fair with sales taking place from Wed., Nov. 18 through Sat.,
Nov. 22. In the midst of a pandemic, Do
Alternative Gifts really matter? Maybe now, more than ever. Over the
years, Alternative Gifts at St. Matthew has been a connection to missions and
ministries doing essential work locally and around the world. The Alternative
Gifts sale promotes fair trade around the globe, enabling producers, companies,
advocates, and organizations to put people and the planet first. Fair Trade
promotes safe conditions, protects the environment, builds sustainable
livelihoods, and helps producers to earn additional money to empower and uplift
their communities. These workers who promote Fair Trade are Comboni Sisters in
Sudan, hospice workers in Tanzania, and IOSC tutors in Baltimore. They are
family farmers tending fields and orchards, and church ministers nurturing our
– Renewing transatlantic strategy on
Iran will be discussed on Wed., Nov 18 at 9:30 AM. This discussion will be about new report by
Ellie Geranmayeh, Barbara Slavin, and Sahil Shah presents a series of
recommendations for the E-3 and the European Union to preserve the JCPOA,
promote regional peace and development and boost people-to-people contacts with
Iran in concert with a potential new US administration. This online event is sponsored by the
Atlantic Council, and the speakers are former High Representative Federica
Mogherini, European Leadership Network; Ellie Geranmayeh, European Council on Foreign
Relations; Sahil Shah, European Leadership Network; and Barbara Slavin,
Atlantic Council. Visit https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/renewing-transatlantic-strategy-on-iran/.
–The Nature Conservancy experts
will discuss transformational conservation for nature’s future. Learn how your
support is propelling groundbreaking science and innovative strategies to
protect biodiversity while achieving large-scale, transformative conservation
of our most important lands and waters. See https://www.nature.org/en-us/membership-and-giving/donate-to-our-mission/gift-and-estate-planning/legacy-club/nature-web-talks/?src=e.gp.eg.x.lo.loc_b&lu=7475224&autologin=true.
Understand LAND CONSERVATION featuring Jeffrey
Parrish, Global Managing Director for Nature Protection on Wed., Nov. 18 at 2
39] – On Wed., Nov. 18
at 5 PM, get with Transforming National Security: Nuclear Policy for a New ERA,
a Ploughshares Fund nuclear policy forum. Learn about the national security
outlook for the Biden administration and how hundreds of billions of dollars in
excessive nuclear weapons spending could be better spent on higher national
priorities such as responses to coronavirus, racial injustice and climate
change. The speaker are Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-7); Sen. Ed Markey (MA);
Rep. Adam Smith (WA-9); and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA). Register at https://ploughshares.org/issues-analysis/article/transforming-national-security-nuclear-policy-new-era-0.
–On Wed., Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, the newly
ratified Prince George’s Branch of Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America
will introduce themselves to fellow Prince George’s and Maryland progressives
in a virtual outreach event. Join in for speakers and workshops focused on
ending the school to prison pipeline, on housing, health care, police
accountability, progressive legislation, imagining a different community.
For Zoom link, click here https://actionnetwork.org/events/socialism-in-one-county-prince-georges-dsa-welcome.
Email pgdsa [at] mdcdsa.org.
44] –The National Audubon Society invites to the next
installment of I Saw a Bird on Wed., Nov. 18 at 7 PM ET on Zoom and Facebook
Live. Birds have provided us with so much joy throughout 2020 and as winter
approaches, we turn our spotlight to some of the ways you can enjoy and protect
birds—all from the comfort of home. Experts will guide you through the dos and
don’ts of bird feeding, share simple tips for making your home bird-friendly,
and provide an overview of America's most important bird protection law—the
Migratory Bird Treaty Act—and the actions you can take to protect it.
Join Wildlife Photographer and Conservationist Melissa Groo, Vice
President and Executive Director of Audubon Vermont David Mears, Senior
Director Bird-Friendly Communities John Rowden, Program Coordinator of
Bird-friendly Buildings at Audubon Pennsylvania Connie Sanchez, and other
guests this week for a crash course in all.
–Tune into End the
Massachusetts War on Yemen! On Wed., Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 8 PM. For five
years, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and heavily supported by the US, UK and
France, has been bombing the country of Yemen. The Saudis, and the UAE, have
routinely targeted hospitals, infrastructure, food warehouses and treatment
plants for processing clean water, inevitably leading to cholera epidemics and
mass starvation. Thousands of civilians have died and others, children,
elderly, infirm, are on the verge of famine and death. What we are confronting
is man-made famine being used as a weapon of war.
"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