Monday, February 1, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 1 - 3, 2021

22] Moral Mondays are back – Feb. 1

23] The Bluest Eye Book Discussion – Feb. 1

24] Get Money Out – Maryland – Feb. 1

25] SOUPer Bowl Food Drive Feb. 2

26] Care Corner Food Pantry -- Feb. 2


28] Trash Talk Tuesdays – Feb. 2

29] Distribution of food for animals – Feb. 2

30] U.S. Refugee Policies -- Feb. 2

31] True Costs of Nuclear Weapons Feb. 2

32] Sunrise Baltimore hub meeting – Feb. 2

33] Protest JHU’s weapons research – Feb. 2

34] Montgomery County Racial Equity & Policing team meeting – Feb. 2

35] Animal Bereavement Support Group – Feb. 2

36] Decade of the Green New Deal – Feb. 2

37] Indivisibles with Republican members of Congress – Feb. 2 - 3

38] U.S. Russia Relations – Feb. 2


22] – On Mon., Feb. 1 at 3:30 PM, the Poor Peoples Campaign’s Moral Monday is back!!! It is being launched during the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration.  Regardless of who's in power, we need to take action in support of the agenda of the poor and low-wealth people across this country.   On this anniversary of the launch of the sit-in movement in Greensboro, NC in 1960, PPC is launching a new series of Moral Mondays to push Democrats, Republicans and Independents to pass bold and historic legislation to relieve the suffering of our people.  Visit

23] – You may want to get involved in The Bluest Eye Book Discussion, hosted by the Baltimore Ethical Society.  Discuss the book by Toni Morrison at 5 PM on Mon., Feb. 1. This 1970 classic generated many book banning controversies. Read the book and join the discussion to find out why! Sign up at

24] – There is a Get Money Out - Maryland BOARD MEETING on Mon., Feb. 1 at 7:30 PM.  There is two ways to join the conference: 1) dial 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID: 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976 and 2} click on your device if you have downloaded the app from Zoom.  This is a GMOM Board strategy session. Observers are welcome. Visit

25] – On Tues., Feb. 2 at midnight to 11:45 PM EST, get over to a SOUPer Bowl Food Drive, hosted by the Anne Arundel County Food Bank.  This will continue each day through Sun., Feb. 7. Visit Fight hunger and celebrate the Big Game with a virtual "SOUPer Bowl" food drive in support of Anne Arundel County Food Bank.

26] – On Tues., Feb. 2 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM ET, get over to the Care Corner Food Pantry at the Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. This will continue each Tuesday through June 29.  Food bags are available for individuals and families in need. Food bags are first-come, first-served each week.  Volunteers are needed each week to help distribute the food. Sign up here: All COVID safety measures are followed, including outdoor distribution, mask-wearing and social distancing. 

27] – On Tues., Feb. 2 at 10:30 AM ET, catch THE ETHIOPIAN FORUM, hosted by the Von Batten-Montague-York, L.C.  Go to The panel discussion is aimed at clarifying the root causes of the ongoing political and armed conflict in Ethiopia and will draw envisioned solutions that will result in peace and prosperity for all Ethiopians. The panel discussion will also seek to identify what role the U.S. should play in Ethiopia and the consequences of the ongoing crisis on regional and U.S. national security. The Honorable Jim Moran, who represented Virginia's 8th District in the United States House of Representatives for 24 years, will moderate the panel discussion. The panelists taking part in the first panel discussion are Dr. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), and Mr. Ibrahim Aden, a senior member of the Central Committee of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF). 

28] – On Tues., Feb. 2 at noon ET, get involved with Trash Talk Tuesdays - Reducing Waste in the Kitchen. This event is hosted by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works. Learn more about how you can help reduce waste on Trash Talk Tuesdays. Reducing Waste in the Kitchen will be the focus of this Trash Talk. Learn about the life cycle of food and how to reduce kitchen waste.  Trash Talk Tuesdays are livestreamed, recorded and available on the Facebook page under videos at

29] – On Tues., Feb. 2 from noon to 2 PM ET, get over to the Montgomery County Humane Society, Inc., 601 S. Stonestreet Ave., Rockville, for the distribution of food for animals.  The next distribution will be on Thurs., Feb. 4.  And it will continue other days until Feb. 25.  In an effort to help members of our community who have hit hard times, MCHS will be hosting a series of free cat and dog food distribution events at its rescue building in Rockville.  Parking and the front door are located around the back of the building. It is a short walk from the Rockville Metro station. Cat and dog food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. For everyone’s safety, masks and social distancing are required. See

30] -- A Look Ahead at U.S. Refugee Policies with Rep. Zoe Lofgren, U.S. Congressional Representative of California’s 19th District and Co-Chair of the bipartisan House Refugee Caucus, and Melanie Nezer, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at HIAS, on Tues., Feb. 2 from 2 to 3 PM ET.  Registration is required for this webinar. RSVP at

31] – Get with a CODEPINK Webinar: Understanding the True Costs of Nuclear Weapons on Tues., Feb. 2 at 5 PM EST.  January 22nd marked the day that the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force. However, the United States has dedicated more money and resources to continue building nuclear weapons. This webinar will seek to answer an essential question: who is really impacted by nuclear weapons? We will explore the impacts of the manufacturing life cycle of Nuclear Weapons on frontline communities by centering the voices of those who have been directly impacted by the mining, research and development, manufacturing, and waste generated by nuclear weapons. Hear from three panelists: Trisha Pritikin, Author of The Hanford Plaintiffs, Joni Arends, Director and co-founder of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, and Beata Tsosie-Peña, Environmental Health and Justice Program Coordinator. RSVP to receive the Zoom details at

32] – Join the Sunrise Baltimore hub meeting on Tues., Feb. 2 at 6:30 PM! Connect to reflect on the past few weeks, learn about the federal legislature and how we can influence it, and debunk some myths about the Green New Deal. Whether you’re an active Sunriser or you’ve never been to a meeting before, you are welcome.  Join in at

33] – 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:

34] – Jews United for Justice are attending the Montgomery County Racial Equity & Policing team meeting on Tues., Feb. 2 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP at

35] – On Tues., Feb. 2 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, get with the Animal Bereavement Support Group at the Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown 21136. This will continue each Tuesday, through August 3. See  The loss of an animal can be a devastating blow. Our friends are often loved as a member of our family, and we believe their passing should be treated with the same respect. RSVP to 

36] - On Tues., Feb. 2 at 7 PM ET, join the Sierra Club’s livestream to welcome the Decade of the Green New Deal. RSVP for the Green New Deal Network's launch call -- 100 days for Climate, Jobs and Justice: Winning the THRIVE Agenda. By emailing Zack Gerdes at In this moment of intersecting crises, we need a bold, transformative plan to combat economic, racial and climate injustice. To do that, the Green New Deal Network is building a groundswell of support for the Transform, Heal and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy Agenda (THRIVE). Hear from Tom Goldtooth of Indigenous Environmental Network, Varshini Prakash of Sunrise Movement, and Margaret Kwateng of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, and joined by some of the allies in Congress as surprise guests--Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Congressperson Jamaal Bowman (NY-16)!

37] – For Indivisibles with Republican members of Congress -- check out this new training, “New Year, New Plan: Working with Red MoCs.” This hour-long training session will cover how to work with your Republican member of Congress. Organizing in a red area poses a lot of challenges, which is why you must have effective strategies and tactics for working with your conservative members. Both of these sessions will cover the same material, so there is no need to register for more than one. On Tues., Feb. 2 at 8 PM EST, register at On Wed., Feb. 3 at 3 PM ET, register at

38] – Join CODEPINK on Tues., Feb. 2 at 8 PM ET for U.S. Russia Relations: NATO, Biden/Putin, START, etc. Hear from US-Russia expert John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, and journalist Aaron Maté, host of the podcast Pushback for The Grayzone. They will be joined by Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK CONGRESS coordinator Marcy Winograd, and Muslim Delegates and Allies president Hanieh Jodat Barnes. Sign up 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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