–On Wed., Feb. 24
at 10 AM, engage in an online discussion Is "Freeze for Freeze” A Viable
Pathway to Re-engage with Iran? As the Biden administration explores
re-engaging with Iran over its nuclear program, some propose beginning with an
initial “freeze for freeze” arrangement whereby Iran would freeze aspects of
its nuclear activities in exchange for increased access to money. The sponsor of the event, the Center for
Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), invited the following speakers:
Eric Brewer, CSIS; Hannah Kaviani, Radio Farda; and Henry Rome, Eurasia Group.
Sign up at
– On Wed., Feb. 24 from noon to 3:30
PM, catch up with Military High Level Waste: Path Forward in the New Administration,
hosted by the Energy Communities Alliance. The webinar will include discussions
on DOE cleanup priorities; how Congress plans to address nuclear waste; storage
options; and what to expect in the incoming Biden administration. Contact ECA
Program Director Dylan Kama at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. RSVP at http://www.energyca.org/events/2021/2/24/nuclear-waste-solutions-for-cleaning-up-doe-communities.
– Facebook, we need to talk. On Wed., Feb. 24 from noon to 1 PM ET, there
will be a virtual delivery of a petition demanding Facebook not succumb to
Israel lobby pressure and NOT add "Zionist" to its hate speech
policy! Join in at https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/facebookweneedtotalk-virtual-petition-delivery. Led by Adalah Justice Project, MPower Change,
Jewish Voice for Peace, and American Muslims for Palestine, help take online
actions to make sure Facebook listens.
The event will also feature appearances by Noura Erakat and Judith
Butler, music by Le Trio Joubran, and a performance by Remi Kanazi!
–Consumer Reports is
hosting a series of workshops on your credit report. Talk about how COVID
impacts credit reporting and how reporting systems negatively impact
communities of color. On Wed., Feb. 24
from 1 to 2 PM ET, tune in to What Consumers Should Know about Credit Reports. See
–Mike Tidwell, CCAN
[email@example.com] is inviting you to Joe Biden’s 100% Clean
Electricity Plan by 2035, a Webinar on the Policy, Politics, Economics,
Science, Jobs, and Justice Behind the Plan.
Joe Biden ran for president on a platform of 100% clean electricity by
2035. That goal – 100% -- is at the core of his $1.9 trillion promise to fight
climate change with new jobs and environmental justice. But now that Biden
is in office, how do we make this plan a reality? Can we really power our grid
by 2035 without coal and oil and gas? The answer is a resounding YES, according
to experts. But we have to hurry. Our political window to pass legislation this
year is very narrow and the Earth itself is running out of time. Join in
to discuss a plan on Wed., Feb. 24 at 1 PM ET for 100% clean electricity plan
–How are Friends
working for a shared vision of migration justice at the local, national across
these arenas? What are the prospects for change in the coming year? To find
out, register for the February Quaker Changemaker event, "Quakers and
Migration," on Wed., Feb. 24 at 3 PM EST. Speakers include Oscar Hernandez
Ortiz, an FCNL Advocacy Corps organizer in Arizona, and Laurel Townhead, human
rights and refugees representative for the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)
in Geneva. FCNL recently joined QUNO and other Quaker organizations in issuing
the Quaker Statement on Migration. Marisa León-Gómez Sonet, FCNL’s program
assistant for immigration and refugee policy, will moderate
the conversation. Sign up at https://act.fcnl.org/event/quaker-welcome-center-events-watch-home/2002/signup/?akid=15825.152065.9YGZ5s&rd=1&t=18&utm_campaign=event&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ak&utm_term=15825.152065.9YGZ5s.,
and international levels?
–On Wed., Feb. 24
from 6 TO 7 PM ET, hear online about Opportunities for Diplomacy: The United
States and the Future of the Korean Peninsula, presented by the World Affairs
Councils of America in partnership with the Korean Economic Institute. This
program will highlight the current state of relations between the US and the
Republic of Korea. Visit
honor and celebration of Black History Month, Sojourners is offering a chance
to hear from Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce, Dean of the Howard University School of
Divinity, on Wed., Feb. 24 from 6 to 7 PM EST, about her new book, In My
Grandmother’s House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit. She will
be joined in conversation by Rev. Terrance McKinley, director of racial justice
mobilizing at Sojourners. Go to https://www.facebook.com/SojournersMagazine/.
We hope that you will join us this Wednesday, February 24, 6 - 7 p.m. EST on
our Facebook and Twitter pages. This event is free and open to
the public. We encourage you to share this invitation with your networks. You
will not want to miss the reflections of Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce.
–On Wed., Feb. 24 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, get over
to the MD Poor Peoples Campaign Western Region Meeting. There will be a “Who Are the Poor? Why Are We
Poor?” workshop. Organize and build the movement to end poverty, keep asking
the critical questions about who is poor? Why are we poor? These questions and
many others are essential to developing an understanding of the conditions we
face and the work we are called to do to build the Poor People’s Campaign. Email Western@mdpoorpeoplescampaign.org.
– The National Audubon Society
[firstname.lastname@example.org] is inviting you on Wed., Feb. 24 at 7 PM to
Tune-In to “I Saw a Bird.” Get back to basics with Birding 101 tips
from Program Manager for Urban Conservation at Audubon
Pennsylvania, Keith Russel. Then, science educator and co-creator of the
popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, Greg Brown, will be joining us
to talk about how he got into birds during the pandemic. RSVP at
[email@example.com] is hosting a fundraiser on Wed., Feb. 24 from 7:30 to
8:30 PM ET to benefit Nina Turner's campaign in Ohio's 11th Congressional
District, and to help continue the fight for progressive change right here in
Maryland. She will be joined by special guest, U.S. Representative Cori Bush
(D-MO). RSVP at
–In the past few
weeks, hundreds of Marylanders participated in virtual lobby days asking their
legislators to support the bill to make Maryland coal free, and the Senate
Finance Committee held a hearing to hear from a variety of organizations. Make
sure that legislators hear from the rest of their constituents to pass the
Maryland Coal Community Transition Act of 2021.
The bipartisan bill, introduced by Senators Chris West, and Brian
Feldman, would move Maryland off of coal by 2030, provide financial support for
impacted workers and communities, and initiate a long-term planning process for
a fair and just economic transition away from fossil fuel facilities.
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