42]Join Jews United for
Justice ongoing issue campaign work – Feb. 10
43]National for the People Act Strategy Call– Feb.
the impact of your advocacy -- Feb. 10
45]Can you join the Action
Network at the EPA? -- Feb.
– On Wed., Feb. 10 and Thurs., Feb. 11
from 10 AM to 1 PM EST, be at the Community Resource Day at the Franciscan
Center of Baltimore.See
https://www.facebook.com/fcbmore/. The idea is to give everything away. If you
would like to volunteer for this event or would like to partner on this event,
email Angela Hall at AHall@fcbmore.org.
– Baltimore Peace Action has been concerned for years about U.S.
involvement with Saudi Arabia and other countries in their attack on the people
of Yemen. In fact, US weapons contractors sell weapons to Saudi Arabia
which have been used in war crimes on the civilian population of Yemen. Today,
the United Nations has declared Yemen a humanitarian disaster. BPA has engaged
in numerous protests against the Port of Baltimore for loading weapons on Saudi
ships. On February 2, President Biden declared his commitment to “end the war
in Yemen,” during his first major foreign policy address. He called the war a
“humanitarian and strategic catastrophe,” and announced a halt to all “relevant
arms sales” to Saudi Arabia. Baltimore Peace Action has been informed that
Light Armored Vehicles manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems in London,
Ontario, are being transported to the Port of Baltimore by Paddock Transport
International. The group also discovered that a Saudi ship is headed to
the Port to pick up these LAVs and possibly other weapons. Encouraged by the
president’s words, the group has called for a protest to tell the Port of
Baltimore not to load these weapons on the Bahri Zazan on Wed., Feb. 10 from noon to 1 PM outside the Dundalk Marine Terminal,
Port of Baltimore, 3000 Broening Highway by Dunhill Road.
– Without Status: Asylum Seekers in Israel During the COVID-19 Crisis
will take place on Wed., Feb. 10 at 2
PM ET. In Israel, people seeking asylum have been denied status for
years, which has been a source of instability for people and families. Now,
during a pandemic, when access to healthcare and economic relief depends on
government programs, there are unprecedented challenges for the asylum seeker
community. Despite the precarious situations they have been forced into,
community activists are rising to the occasion and working to lift each other
up. Hear from organizers and experts from the asylum seeker community about
their experience trying to find safety and refuge in Israel, and advocating for
their families and communities before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Advance
registration is required. RSVP at https://www.hias.org/get-involved/events/without-status-asylum-seekers-israel-during-covid-19-crisis.
PM, Issa Amro will join in to discuss the ongoing nonviolent protests he
is helping lead in opposition to the occupation and Israel’s politically motivated prosecution against him. An Israeli military
judge was set to rule against Issa and as Issa recently said, “we have no choice but to resort to civil
disobedience until we win our right to freedom, justice, equality and a life of
dignity.” Register at bit.ly/3cpn05F to receive the dial-in information
for the Zoom call. After you register, you will automatically get the dial-in
information for the call.
–Tune in to Agency,
Africa, and the Atom, an online SEMINAR on Wed., Feb. 10 from 2 to
3:30 PM. This is part of the Project on Managing the Atom Seminar Series, and
the speaker is Olamide Samuel, Coordinator of SCRAP Weapons and Senior Teaching
Fellow at SOAS University of London. You must RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://www.belfercenter.org/event/agency-africa-and-atom#!speaker.
The sponsor is Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.
– On Wed., Feb. 10 from 3 to
4:30 PM ET, the Economic Policy Institute is hosting a Zoom conference to
detail how efforts to protect the wages and working conditions of U.S.
farmworkers and temporary migrant farmworkers with H-2A visas have failed. The
authors of a new EPI report found that 70% of investigations of farms by the
Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor detected
violations of federal employment laws. This timely discussion will take place
just before agricultural employment increases in the spring and summer months.
Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2aB5mijWT6Gx6JbkbEyZzg?utm_source=Economic+Policy+Institute&utm_campaign=b974a2d6bc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_02_06_32_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e7c5826c50-b974a2d6bc-59830565&mc_cid=b974a2d6bc&mc_eid=72ea77dbdd.
– The GW Institute for Korean Studies
[firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to attend an event as part of the Soh Jaipil Lecture
Series, How to Claim a Migrant: Koreans and Transnational History at the Border
of Korea, Russia, and China. Hear from Alyssa Park, Associate Professor of
History, University of Iowa on Wed., Feb. 10 from 3 to 4:30 PM via Zoom. She
wrote the book, Sovereignty Experiments: Korean Migrants and the Building
of Borders in Northeast Asia, 1860-1945. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soh-jaipil-lecture-series-how-to-claim-a-migrant-tickets-136282918879. In the late nineteenth century, Koreans
suddenly began to cross the border to Russia and China by the thousands. Their
continuous mobility and settlement in the tripartite borderland made them an
enduring topic of dispute between multiple countries (Korea, Russia, China, and
Japan), and prompted a host of questions that concerned fundamental questions
about states’ governance over people.
–Catch up with this seminar Military Competition with China:
Harder to Win than during the Cold War? Hear from Oriana Skylar Mastro,
Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies on
Wed., Feb., 10 from 4:30 to 5:45
PM via a Zoom Webinar.
Register at bit.ly/2MYJAdw. Contact Callista Wells
February 2, President Biden declared his commitment to “end the war in Yemen,”
during his first major foreign policy address. But what does that mean exactly?
He called the war a “humanitarian and strategic catastrophe,” and announced a
halt to all “relevant arms sales” to Saudi Arabia. While this is a huge victory
for all peace advocates who have fought for nearly 6 years to end this brutal
and unjust war, there are still concerns and questions. He fell far short of
calling out Saudi Arabia for the war crimes they have committed in Yemen and
did not address the US’s involvement in facilitating these atrocities. On the
contrary, the president quickly pivoted to defending Saudi Arabia from “Iranian
supplied forces” and committed to “support and help Saudi Arabia defend its
sovereignty.” Why would we invest resources to defend one of the worst human
rights abusers in the world? Biden’s rhetoric and careful phrasing also leaves
open the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia so long as they’re not directly used in
the conflict in Yemen.
On Wed., Feb. 10
from 6 to 7 PM ET, hear from Professor Shireen Al-Adeimi and Hassan El-Tayyeb
who will answer these questions and discuss strategies to push the Biden
Administration and Congress further and end the catastrophe in Yemen
immediately. Al-Adeimi is an assistant
professor of education at Michigan State University. El-Tayyab is Legislative Representative for
Middle East Policy of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL).
Sign up for the Zoom gathering at
virtual Joint Bird Lobby Evening 2021 is happening on Wed., Feb. 10 from 6
to 7:30 PM ET, organized by the Howard County Group. Contact
Patricia Soffen at email@example.com or (443) 416-1000. Join the flock
to speak out for birds in Annapolis. A Zoom link will be emailed prior to
– As the Maryland Chapter of the
Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign pushes for the transition off the
last coal-burning power plants in our State, members want to discuss the
film From the Ashes. The film captures Americans in communities
across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and its
current politicization. From Appalachia to the West
Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on
coal” to present compelling and often
heartbreaking stories about what’s at
stake for the frontline and fence-line communities' economy
and health, in addition to the general impact of coal on the planet's
health and climate. Please watch the documentary here (for free but may
have commercials): https://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/movies-and-specials/from-the-ashes.
join a panel discussion on Wed., Feb. 10 from 6 to 7 PM. Go to the Zoom Link to watch the panel
discussion: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81059512612?pwd=eVpOMkxhMXBmWVVESVB4RkNvUVphUT09 (map).
Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Sonia Demiray at email@example.com or (202) 744-2948.
–On Wed., Feb. 10 from 7 to 8:30 PM, the Western Maryland
Poor Peoples Campaign Organizing Meeting will take place. Join in to discuss Next Steps to
Introduce the Maryland Poor People’s Campaign to the Region. RSVP at Maryland@poorpeoplescampaign.org.
–Join Jews United
for Justice from across Maryland to discuss the ongoing issue campaign work and
participate in one of our two statewide teams: 1) Labor and Housing Justice or
2) Justice System Reform & Immigrant Rights. At 7:30 PM on Wed., Feb. 10,
get an intro to JUFJ for those who are new. From 8 to 8:30 PM, share updates
for all the campaigns. From 8:30 to 9:30 PM, split into breakout rooms to do
team specific work. You will receive call-in instructions via email after you
RSVP at https://jufj.org/event/md-meeting-feb/?contactdata=uc%2b53SqtJ7gd1KwFRIVAagRxG92h4yyue3dvY%2fEhIoOSno39No30WI50zxqIQhzZx%2b6bmzGrkzUY4N6qojGHJw%3d%3d&emci=06470fe9-d85c-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&emdi=e07ccb94-a060-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=3403859.
–Join FCNL’s Shoshana Abrams
and Jim Cason for a conversation on Wed., Feb. 10 at 8 PM EST to learn about
how you can strengthen the impact of your advocacy on the issues that are most
important to FCNL and to you. Sign up at
Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore
Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.
Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
"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