Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 5 - 7, 2020

46] Election 2020 and Climate Change – Nov. 5

47] Storm Drain Art - Chalk Edition – Nov. 5

48] Writers Discuss the Post-Election Moment – Nov. 5

49] Emergency Election Protection Zoom – Nov. 5

50] Muslim Advocates host a virtual discussion – Nov. 5

51] Another group of writers discuss election – Nov. 5

52] Online Discussion with Workers World Party – Nov. 5

53] Jewish Voice for Peace meeting – Nov. 5

54] Post-Election Webinar – Nov. 5

55] Decolonizing International Relations Conference – Nov. 6 - 7


46] –   The Environmental Defense Fund wants you to join in on Thurs., Nov. 5 at 3 PM ET for Election 2020 and Climate Change: An Insider Look at What Comes Next.  A panel of EDF experts will take a look at the results so far, what they tell us and where we go from here on climate action. RSVP at

47] –On Thurs., Nov. 5 from 4 to 5 PM EST, get with Blue Water Baltimore: Storm Drain Art - Chalk Edition, hosted by the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Blue Water Baltimore. Looking for a way to bring some color and creativity to your neighborhood, while also pitching in to clean up our Harbor and Bay? Join Blue Water Baltimore for a virtual workshop to learn the ins and outs of adopting a storm drain and creating a custom sidewalk mural with environmental messaging. This 40-minute presentation will provide the logistical information and creative inspiration you need, along with a primer on our waterways and local environment. There will be time for Q&A after the presentation. Register via Zoom at

48] – What Just Happened: Writers Discuss the Post-Election Moment on Thurs., Nov. 5 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.  This discussion will be moderated by National Book Award winning writer and novelist JAMES CARROLL.  The Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes acclaimed writers and thinkers for a panel discussion exploring the post-election moment. To register, go to and click on Tickets.  While payment is not required, it is suggested that participants make a $3 contribution to support this author series, the staff, and the future of Harvard Book Store—a locally owned, independently run Cambridge institution.

49] – Progressive Democrats of America is hosting an Emergency Election Protection Zoom on Thurs., Nov. 5 at 5 PM ET. A coalition of former and current elected officials, attorneys, election protection experts, and concerned citizens warn of an impending electoral and post-election crisis. “Is it a coup if an incumbent President loses an election, but exploits loopholes and flaws in the system to remain in power?” Register here to get your log-in info: These meetings will take place each Monday from Nov. 9 at 5 PM through Dec 28.

50] – Muslim Advocates invite you to join a virtual discussion with leading policymakers and advocates on the state of the election outcomes and civil rights — regardless of what happens after the polls close. Where We Go from Here is a discussion on the State of the Election and Civil Rights on Thurs., Nov. 5 at 6 PM ET. RSVP at

51] – What Just Happened? Writers Discuss the Post-Election Moment on Thurs., Nov. 5 from 8 to 9:30 PM as part of a Decolonizing International Relations Conference. Join writers Paul Auster, Salman Rushdie, Rebecca Solnit, and Natasha Trethewey for a national conversation about the post-election moment. Two days after the US presidential election, writers and activists around the country will partner with beloved bookstores to address the questions: What just happened? What is happening now? What must happen next? If you have questions for the guests, email them in advance to Writers Against Trump have come together to oppose the racist, destructive, incompetent, corrupt and fascist regime of Donald Trump, and to give language, thought, and time to his defeat in November. They believe that this presidency is uniquely dangerous to our present and future society. Writers against Trump collaborates with organizations seeking to encourage voter turnout, promote candidates who resist the Trump apparatus, protect the election from fraud and theft, and mobilize in the event of post-election trouble.  Register at

52] – On Thurs., Nov. 5 at 8 PM ET, register for an Online Discussion with Workers World Party for a revolutionary socialist response to the Presidential election. Whichever candidate prevails, the only path forward for working and oppressed people is struggle and organization independent of either ruling class party. Place your confidence in working and oppressed people to meet whatever challenges lie ahead. Visit

53] –    Jewish Voice for Peace on Thurs., Nov. 5 from 8 to 9:15 PM is holding a membership meeting. This will be a time to gather as a community, ground ourselves in the political moment, and discuss opportunities for action, both individually and collectively. Register at

54] – Moms Rising is urging you to join in for a Post-Election Webinar on Thurs., Nov. 5 at 8:30 PM ET to hear from experts about what is going on, what the next steps are in making sure every vote is counted, and how you can take action! Hear from experts about what is going on, what the next steps are in making sure every vote is counted, and how you can take action!  RSVP at

55] – Consider participating in a Decolonizing International Relations Conference on Fri., Nov. 6 at 10 AM through Sat., Nov. 7 at 6:15 PM. Go to As students entrusted with making an impact, they believe it’s an obligation to engage this institution with voices that remain silenced by traditional Western IR ideology. This year that also means engaging with the complicit silence of many institutions and scholars in our field. This year the conference will be conducted completely online.

To be continued.

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"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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