20] –On Mon., Dec. 14 from
noon to 1:30 PM EST, participate in Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 North
Eutaw St., Baltimore. This Food Rescue
will continue until Mon., Apr. 26. Food Rescue Baltimore is proud to partner with
The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring free vegan and plant-based food
to the community. Bring a bag, take what you want, while supplies last.
#KeepItFreshDay #MeatlessMonday. See https://www.facebook.com/The-Land-of-Kush-102096254517153.
21] -The GW Institute for Korean Studies
[email@example.com] is hosting a Book Talk: "One Left," a Powerful Tale
of Trauma and Endurance that Transformed a Nation’s Understanding of Korean
Comfort Women. The author is Kim Soom,
and the translation is by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton. On Mon., Dec. 14 from 2 to 3:30 PM ET, join
the Virtual Event via Zoom with the translators. Their translation of the first
Korean novel to focus on the Korean “comfort women” of World War II will focus
on the question of why it has taken 75 years for such a novel to be written, on
the way in which author Kim Soom has interwoven the testimony of the surviving
women with a fictional narrative taking place in present-day Seoul, and on
broader issues of social justice, truth and reconciliation, and trauma and
healing. Check out https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwiks-book-talk-one-left-registration-129476615041.
–Georgia’s voters must vote again on January 5 to decide two
senate races that will determine which party controls the Senate. Help make
sure Georgia’s voters have the info they need to vote. Using your own phone at
home, you can make a difference in this historic election by joining thousands
of SPLC volunteers in calling Georgia voters on Mon., Dec. 14 from 6 to 7 PM
ET. Our Virtual Phone Bank will provide you with a complete script, the names
and phone numbers of voters, and easy-to-follow instructions to record the
results of your conversation. Sign up at https://action.splcenter.org/a/december-14th-splc-power-hour-virtual-phone-bank.
24] - This Hanukkah, on Mon., Dec. 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET,
join HIAS for its first-ever National
Jews for Refugees Assembly. This will be an opportunity for individuals,
congregations, rabbis, organizations, and elected officials committed to
refugees and asylum seekers to come together for an hour of learning and
action. Light the candles together, so bring your hanukkiyah and get ready to celebrate a return to the values of
welcome, dignity, and safety for all. Award-winning musician and educator,
Shira Kline, will join in to infuse the gathering with music and celebration.
Advance registration is required. RSVPhttps://www.hias.org/get-involved/events/national-jews-refugees-assembly.
25] - On Mon., Dec.
14 at 7 PM, attend the Maryland Monthly Meeting (2nd Monday) and participate in
a discussion about MD labor policy, housing-evictions, and legislation.
Regional breakout discussions will include local legislation and continue
discussions about building the Faith Leaders base. Sign up at
26] –Join the CODEPINK’s first Peacemaker Salon on Mon., Dec. 14 at 8 PM ET. This is a
Peacemakers only event and will last about an hour. Medea will give you
an overview of the political landscape under Biden and where we have worries,
where we will engage and what to keep an eye on, with time for you to ask
questions and offer your own insights. Some of the team will also be on
to share what we have planned for 2021. RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/12142020 for the private zoom
link, and join our Salon for Political Discourse and peace forecast for 2021!
– Jewish Voice for Peace
indicated that this is a lie --Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had labeled
anti-Zionism, BDS, and the organizations that support BDS as anti-Semitic.
The best way to resist this dangerous
and ridiculous lie is to be even more ourselves – even more vibrantly Jewish,
even more staunchly anti-Zionist – and to show up even harder for Palestinian
liberation. That’s why this Hanukkah,
you are invited to eight nights of events as a way for everyone a way to get
engaged, be in community, and be in solidarity with the Palestinian
struggle. See the full schedule and sign up at https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/hanukkah-5781/?emci=14e8f14c-7d36-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&emdi=daed12a9-d038-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&ceid=237778.
Sign a light on abolition: the movement
of activists and scholars trying to think beyond prisons as a tool to solve society’s
problems. Whether you want to learn about the connections between the abolition
movement and the movement for Palestinian freedom, experience performances,
have a stronger understanding of the Torah, be in community with other anti-Zionist
Jewish people of color, or deepen your Jewish practice, this is your chance.
For example, on Night 4 check out A Very Unruly Hanukkah on Sun., Dec. 13 at 8
PM ET. This is a night of live art,
poetry, and performances! Night 5 is on Mon., Dec. 14 at 8 PM ET will be a
Hanukkah party benefiting the work of the Adalah Justice Project, the Palestinian-led
organization organizing towards Palestinian freedom and collective liberation.
Night 6 is on Tues., Dec. 15 at 8 PM ET Dismantling Antisemitism, Winning
Justice. Join social justice movement
and political leaders as they share what fighting antisemitism looks like to
them and how it connects to their own liberation struggles. It will feature
Rabbi Alissa Wise, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Peter Beinart, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, and
Dr. Barbara Ransby. This will continue
through Thurs., Dec. 17.
29] –Join the Get Money Out of Maryland
Teleconference on Mon., Dec. 14 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
30] –On Tues., Dec. 15
from 9 to 10:30 AM EST, check out Vanishing Media Freedoms Across South Asia,
hosted by United States Institute of Peace. Across South Asia, an already
challenging climate for free media appears to have further deteriorated in the
past year. The 2020 World Press Freedom Index has seen India, Pakistan,
Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka slip down the annual rankings, with all four South
Asian countries in the bottom third worldwide. The challenges to free media in
South Asia are myriad—particularly threats to journalists’ safety and freedom,
repressive actions and overt censorship by governments, unravelling business
models, and a chaotic online environment. In many cases, the coronavirus
pandemic has exacerbated the threats that journalists and media outlets face as
economic pressures have intensified and governments seek to further restrict
media freedoms. Distinguished journalists from the region will shed light on
the challenges of the past year, share personal insights from the ground, and
discuss what we can expect from South Asian governments and media outlets going
forward. To watch this event live,
31] –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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
32] –On Tues., Dec. 15 at 6 PM, celebrate Chanukah with Jews United for Justice.
candle lighting, fun activities like sharing your favorite latke (potato
pancake) and sufganiyot (doughnut) recipes, singing, and even some
virtual dreidel playing. RSVP at
– On Tues., Dec. 15 at 7 PM, join a
talk with political expert and DC insider, Josh Ruebner, the Senior
Principal at Progress Up Consulting, a government relations firm for
progressive causes. He was previously Executive Director of Jews for Peace in
Palestine and Israel, and an analyst for the Congressional Research Service. He
is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and author of the
books "Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian
Peace, and "Israel: Democracy or Apartheid State?" With Donald
Trump and Mike Pompeo exiting the White House, there is an opportunity to enact
changes in US foreign policy. Groups
like the Democratic Majority for Israel spent tens of millions of dollars in
the last election cycle, to unseat vocally pro-Palestinian lawmakers such as
Ilhan Omar, and failed. Do these developments and the electoral victories of
progressives including Cori Bush and Jamaal Bowman signify a change in US
outlook towards Palestine/Israel? Will this impact a Biden administration? RSVP at
Trump administration is making false accusations of antisemitism for political
gain. To gain a better perspective, join in to Dismantling Anti-Semitism,
Winning Justice: A Panel Discussion, on Tues., Dec. 15 at 8 PM ET. The panel will explore how to fight back
against antisemitism – and combat those who seek to wield charges of
antisemitism to undermine progressive movements for justice. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced
yesterday that the State Department will designate the Boycott, Divestment, and
Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic, and pledged to create a blacklist of
organizations that support BDS. Learn how to combat this policy – and
fight real anti-Semitism. Here from Rep.
Rashida Tlaib, the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional
district since 2019, Peter Beinart, Professor of Journalism and Political
Science at the City University of New York, a Contributing Opinion Writer at
The New York Times, a CNN Political Commentator, Editor-at-Large of Jewish Currents,
and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. He writes
the Beinart Notebook newsletter on substack.com, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, the
Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University,
and the host of BET News and the Coffee & Books podcast, and Dr. Barbara
Ransby, a writer, historian, professor, and activist; an elected
fellow of the Society of American Historians; and the John D. MacArthur
Chair at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Register at https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/mRhy-i-JA0SekWIMi4RQCA2?sourceid=1001263&contactdata=RrlrYqLI%2bYX9B2gn%2fKfGoZsnpqpd%2fCeZU27LdTWDbZ72wO5idSuZ%2fciBLut5UlOXEgYRsb1hSVyVSfXQsNMrfN79V5FLyaT2UCiB85lIJ1jnl2hjqgyEfxJMMeTvkUc%2bmjXZ%2bR54WjfqglUa0QWc1npc1RydieKqMf6z6SAXJ98IJs6iCnAXI4DY%2fEzySS29leh8Yq0jh9IroTEpTh7k943UAtemhW7mBKeXgl2%2bJaVetgIvtPy8IPv1YSN8nKreXtSU90CWv%2f6e0wgsINru7A%3d%3d&emci=d37c941c-b22a-eb11-9fb4-0003ff196a4c&emdi=5e6d7614-b82a-eb11-9fb4-0003ff196a4c&ceid=237778.
"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