4] Volunteer with
a Catholic Worker house
5] Free Prakash Churaman
6] “Time Warps: The
Pandemic’s Effect on Our Sense of Duration” – Feb. 28
7] Coalition against U.S. Foreign Military Bases -- Feb. 28
8] Feed the
Homeless -- Feb. 28
9] Weekly Seekers' BLM Witness – Feb. 28
U.S. Policy toward Cuba – Feb. 28
11] Building Food
Sovereignty in Nicaragua – Feb. 28
12] Healthcare Town Hall -- Feb.
13] Master Naturalist Outing – Feb. 28
14] Medicare 4 ALL Workgroup – Feb. 28
for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – Feb. 28
16] Protect Domestic Workers – Feb. 28
17] Services for Sister Dianna Ortiz -- Feb.
28, March 1 & 7
to the Candidate Training Program – Feb. 28
Peace Vigil – March 1
20] Quilts and Stories – March 1 - 12
21] Protest Haiti's
U.S.-Backed Dictator – March 1
22] Food Rescue – March 1
bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No
Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go
to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional
toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White
House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
– THE ORGANIZING
LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of
Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls
and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2
representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not
coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of
facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send
your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at
Comcast dot net. Different local chapters of a national organization are
encouraged to subscribe.
4] - Suzanne
Fontanesi and Jeff Ross
are in the beginning stages of renovating the
basement of their house for purposes of bringing
in a volunteer (targeting young adults in discernment mode), starting next fall.
They are trying
to grow a Catholic Worker House in Irvington (West Baltimore). In a nutshell,
there is a lot that a volunteer could do in that
neighborhood/Baltimore, in addition to prayer and daily community living and in
addition to plugging into all the good work that people are already doing in
and around Baltimore (and beyond). If
you think you might know of anyone who might be interested in starting a
conversation with them about becoming such a
volunteer/community member, please contact Jeff/Suzanne
Churaman was 15 when he was arrested and accused of murdering his best friend.
NYPD detective Barry Brown coerced him into making a false confession over the
course of hours in an interrogation room. He was convicted and sentenced
to life in prison by Judge Kenneth Holder, a former prosecutor. That conviction
was overturned this summer and now for the first time he has a chance to
come home if money can be raised for his bail. Here is the link to a video
which tells his story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FStlvKjTt4&t=7s. Here is the link to Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/freeprakashchuraman
and another one to a petition: https://www.change.org/p/freeprakashchuraman.
– Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St.,
Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and
discussion at 10:30 AM. On Sun., Feb. 28, hear about “Time Warps: The
Pandemic’s Effect on Our Sense of Duration.” The pandemic has done a lot to
affect our perception of time, but not all people experience the warping the
same way – for some time has moved slowly, for others quickly, and for many
they feel both ways! What makes the minute hand move like molasses? What makes
the days fly by? Hugh Taft-Morales explores various explanations for warped
perceptions of time and offers some hints as to how to manage time in a way
that supports full living. He serves as Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical
Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action
Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU). Email
PRESIDENT@BMORETHICAL.ORG for the ZOOM LOGIN INFORMATION.
7] – The Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases
[info@NoForeignBases.org] is hosting an International Webinar on US/NATO
Military Bases on the International Day of Action on Sun., Feb. 28 from 11 AM
to 1 PM ET. It will be bilingual in
English and Spanish. It is organized by
the World Peace Council. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0To6JEdvR5ikofei3IUsUA?link_id=0&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-international-webinar-on-usnato-military-bases-3&email_referrer=email_1090248&email_subject=international-webinar-on-usnato-military-bases.
Sun., Feb. 28 from noon to 3 PM EST, Feed the Homeless in downtown Baltimore,
550 Holliday St., at the intersection of Guilford Ave. & Centre St., 21202,
hosted by Mark Grey. Skylyne Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
located in Baltimore. The group currently raises funds & collect donations
to benefit the homeless & less fortunate men, women & children. It
accepts food trays of different hot foods & soups (on location) perishable
items, can goods, cases of water & juice toiletries, hygiene products,
feminine products, school supplies, coats & winter accessories, footwear,
pillows, blankets, and so much more. Consider making a minimum donation of $5
or $10, or any amount you can contribute. Go to https://www.facebook.com/skylynefoundation/.
– On Sun., Feb. 28 from
12:30 to 1:30 PM ET, join a BLM Witness at the Seekers
Church, 276 Carroll St. NW, WDC 20012. Visit https://www.facebook.com/seekerschurchDC/.
It is a wonderful opportunity to show up for racial justice
and experience unity as passing drivers and pedestrians of all races and
ethnicities wave and raise fists. Cars honk, bicyclists ring their little bike
bells, and sometimes passers-by ask for a sign and join in.
the Car Caravan Protesting U.S. Policy toward Cuba on Sun., Feb. 28 at 1 PM.
The DC Metro Coalition in Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution invites you,
your co-workers, and family members to participate in this car caravan, designed to protest U.S.
policy and actions toward Cuba, and specifically calls for a list of demands,
including halting U.S. economic war
against Cuba and getting the U.S. out of Guantanamo. Caravan vehicles will assemble on the street in front of the African
American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont
Ave. NW. The museum is located near the intersection of Vermont Ave. and U
Street and close to the entrance to the U Street/African American Civil War
Museum Metro station. Arrive by 12:45 PM to receive instructions on the route.
11] – Alliance for
Global Justice [info@AFGJ.org] is announcing a webinar Building Food
Sovereignty in Nicaragua on Sun., Feb. 28 at 3 PM ET. Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__ApvF2Q2TcmyO7HZyGU9VQ?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=fd5e6c8e-fbf5-40bb-adc3-9bc381fafda1.
Nicaraguans are hard at work on a multi-faceted approach to ensure people's
freedom from hunger and adequate nutrition. The speakers in
this webinar will discuss Nicaragua's efforts toward food sovereignty,
including farmer associations like the ATC, agroecology projects, and
government programs such as Zero Hunger and school meals.
12] – Join Progressive
Democrats of America [email@example.com] at its Healthcare Emergency Town Hall
on Sun., Feb. 28 at 4 PM ET. This weekly
series of town halls address COVID 19 and seek to help make America a healthier
place for all, in general. Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4. The featured guest speakers are the PDA
National Congressional Liaison team, along with PDA activists from across the
country sharing their stories of activism and success.
– There is a Master
Naturalist Outing on Sun., Feb. 28 at 4 PM ET. Swap tips for where to go
for winter walks. What's your favorite place? What have you discovered there
recently? A Maryland Master Naturalist will take you on a virtual excursion to
a beautiful Maryland destination. To
join the virtual walk, contact Janet Gingold, Chair, Prince George's Sierra
Club Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (301) 814-1223. Each participant should register individually. Registrants will
be sent the meeting link the day before the event.
14] – On Sun., Feb. 28 from
5 to 6 PM EST, get with a Medicare 4 ALL Workgroup Weekly Meeting, hosted by Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America. These meetings will continue through April
25. RSVP HERE FOR ZOOM: https://actionnetwork.org/events/medicare-4-all-workgroup-weekly-meeting-m4a-19/?fbclid=IwAR0DIbPLAs5TxDKatV0gX7YDICCT4PEinwjQjDVrrsVKZMAoWK3MaI-b7Kc.
Democratic Socialists are fighting to make single-payer Medicare for All
healthcare a reality. Help fight to
replace our fractured and broken health system with a unified Medicare for All
system. Not a DSA member? Consider becoming a Member. Fees are on a sliding
scale according to what you feel you can afford: http://dsausa.org/join?source=Metro%20DC.
15] – On Sun., Feb 28 from 5 to 6:30 PM, join the new Florida
Peace & Justice Alliance for this special event with presentations by Dr.
Lynn Ringenberg of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Florida and David Combs
of the Union of Concerned Scientists! Talk about what the entry into force of
the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons means from a healthcare
perspective. They will also discuss the
Back from the Brink campaign. Register for this webinar: "The journey to a
world free of nuclear weapons – where we are and how you can get involved by
emailing Al Mytty at email@example.com.
16] – The National
Domestic Workers Alliance [firstname.lastname@example.org] on Mon., March 1 at
7:30 PM ET is holding a webinar about how the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed
all the cracks and breaks within our society: a fragile economy and an
inadequate healthcare system. Millions of essential workers — most of whom are
women of color — left without basic protections. In the face of this loss and
confusion, there is an unprecedented opportunity to rebuild our economy and
society with care for people, communities, and the planet at the center. Sign
up at https://secure.everyaction.com/7mfe8uC1ikeo8Yx2_HWqMg2?emci=48b928df-4478-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=cb8fafd3-6478-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=204641.
– Funeral Arrangements for Sister
Dianna Ortiz, OSU were planned at the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph’s
Motherhouse, Maple Mount, KY. Here is
the link for Live-Stream participation during the Vigil Service on Sun.,
Feb. 28 at 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET:
Here is the link for the funeral on Mon., March 1 at 11:30 AM ET:
https://www.facebook.com/ursulinesmsj/live/. In addition, Assisi Community
invites you to join for a Mass to celebrate Dianna’s life on Sun., March 7 at 5
PM ET by Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89810526309?pwd=N3hxOHpLSWlBek8vaGtJZ01pMWhGUT09. If you have questions, contact Marie Dennis,
Assisi Community, at 202-257-1583 or email@example.com.
Progressive Maryland Team [firstname.lastname@example.org] is reminding you to
Apply to the Candidate Training Program! Applications due by midnight on Sun.,
Feb. 28. Are you thinking about running for office this year or in 2022? Do you
want to be part of a progressive wave of candidates sweeping into office across
Maryland in the next few years? Maybe you want to get more involved in working
on and running grassroots electoral campaigns? If the answer is yes to any of
the above, hear is a terrific opportunity for you! The Maryland People’s
Leadership Institute (MPLI) is an esteemed candidate campaign training school
designed for progressive activists working to make Maryland a better state. The
2021 program runs (in a virtual setting) from mid-April to mid-June. Use the
link below to learn more: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0NGohDS3xeSPnG4W3EaMKoSAXsUknGn3TSJ2mYyAyZt4FqQ/viewform.
– There is a weekly
Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the
Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is March 1, and it is sponsored by
the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email email@example.com or call
202-882-9649. The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro
entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind
bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take
Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the
Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to
protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off
at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary
Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army
Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is
meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots
begin at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds.
Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S.
Fern and Army Navy Dr.
20] – On Mon., March 1
through Mar., 12 from 10 AM to 4 PM EST, check out Quilts and the Stories They
Tell at the Sandy Spring Museum. Capacity limitations will reflect the current
Montgomery County guidelines. Reservations are encouraged. Go to
https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/quilts/. Take a close look at a quilt and you
can almost hear the words of the maker, the fabric, and the purpose of this
utilitarian work of art. But while every quilt has a backstory, the story quilt
starts with a message. A story quilt may include words, photos, non-traditional
fabrics, and embellishments along with more standard quilting techniques and
21] – On Mon., March 1 at 10 AM ET, join a Black Alliance
for Peace Rally to Oppose Haiti's U.S.-Backed Dictator at the Haitian Embassy,
2311 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20008-2802.
Protest Jovenel Moïse’s refusal to leave office after his term as
president ended on February 7, 2021. Moïse has unleashed violent gangs, the
police and the military against protesters, who are demanding he respect the
Constitution and step down. RSVP at https://fb.me/e/2holDKXB3.
22] – On Mon., March 1 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.