– 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
– 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 https://www.getmoneyoutmd.org/.
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
https://aafoodbank.org/. Fight hunger and celebrate the Big Game with a virtual
"SOUPer Bowl" food drive in support of Anne Arundel County Food Bank.
– 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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c49acae2b0-care. All COVID
safety measures are followed, including outdoor distribution, mask-wearing and social
Tues., Feb. 2 at 10:30 AM ET, catch THE ETHIOPIAN FORUM, hosted by theVon Batten-Montague-York, L.C. Go to https://www.facebook.com/vonbattenmontagueyork.
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
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 https://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCityDepartmento.../videos/.
– 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 https://www.mchumane.org/.
-- 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
– 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 https://www.codepink.org/02022021?link_id=12&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-take-action-now-52&email_referrer=email_1053988&email_subject=take-action-now.
– 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
–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:email@example.com.
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 https://jufj.org/event/mc-policing-mtng-feb-2021/?contactdata=uc%2b53SqtJ7gd1KwFRIVAagRxG92h4yyue3dvY%2fEhIoOSno39No30WI50zxqIQhzZx%2b6bmzGrkzUY4N6qojGHJw%3d%3d&emci=06470fe9-d85c-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&emdi=e07ccb94-a060-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=3403859.
–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 https://www.facebook.com/BMOREHUMANE/. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)!
–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 https://indivisible.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYod-moqTktGNaBv-qrR_aWfWHwUC5cMhvO?utm_source=email&utm_medium=link2_20210128.
On Wed., Feb. 3 at 3 PM ET, register at
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 https://www.codepink.org/02022021congress?utm_campaign=cp_congress_02022021&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink.
"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