Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 24 - 26, 2021

39] Climate Action Coffee Forum – Feb. 24

40] Viable Pathway to Re-engage with Iran – Feb. 24

41] Military High Level Waste -- Feb. 24

42] Death Penalty’s Fundamental Flaws – Feb. 24

43] Facebook do not succumb to Israel lobby pressure -- Feb. 24

44] Workshops on your credit report -- Feb. 24

45] 100% Clean Electricity Plan by 2035 -- Feb. 24

46] "Quakers and Migration" – Feb. 24

47] Achieving Economic and Racial Justice for Black Workers – Feb. 24

48] United States and the Future of the Korean Peninsula – Feb. 24

49] In My Grandmother’s House – Feb. 24

50] Who Are the Poor? – Feb. 24

51] I Saw a Bird. – Feb. 24

52] People Power Purim Party -- Feb. 24 & 26

53] Nina Turner fundraiser -- Feb. 24

54] Human Impacts of Our Nuclear System -- Feb. 24

55] Support the coal community transaction – Feb. 25


39] -- On Wed., Feb. 24 from 8 to 9:30 AM, get with City-County Climate Action Collaboration.  This is a Climate Action Coffee Forum from Takoma Park Mobilization to share how the City of Takoma Park and Montgomery County can collaborate on climate action with a focus on actionable items.  Sign up at

40] – 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

41] – 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 with any questions. RSVP at

42] – The Nation [] is holding a conversation about The Death Penalty’s Fundamental Flaws on Wed., Feb. 24 at noon EST.  Sign up at Sister Helen Prejean ignited a national debate on capital punishment with her bestselling book Dead Man Walking and the Academy Award-winning movie it inspired. Prejean has spent her life campaigning against the death penalty, counseling individual death row prisoners and working with murder victims’ family members.  Join the conversation with Sister Prejean, the country’s foremost leader in efforts to abolish the death penalty, and Editorial Director and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel about what’s next in the fight to end capital punishment and what we can do to support it. Tickets are $10.

43] – 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  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!

44] – 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

Credit Reporting During the COVID-19 Pandemic will be the topic on Thurs., Feb. 25 from 1 to 2 PM ET.  RSVP at

The Intersection of Credit Reporting and Race will be discussed on Fri., Feb. 26 at 1 to 2 PM EST. RSVP at  Email

45] –Mike Tidwell, CCAN [] 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 at

46] – 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, and international levels?

47] –The Economic Policy Institute [] wants you to register for Achieving Economic and Racial Justice for Black Workers: Policy Priorities for 2021 and Beyond. Join EPI’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) on Wed., Feb. 24 from 4 to 5:30 PM for a discussion that identifies essential policies for achieving recovery, as well as necessary structural and systemic changes that are key to remedying longstanding racial disparities in the labor market. Sign up at

48] – 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

49] – In 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 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.

50] – 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

51] – The National Audubon Society [] 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

52] – Jews United for Justice is organizing a People Power Purim Party - Part 1 on Wed., Feb. 24 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. Purim is a joyful Jewish holiday that commemorates the story of Queen Esther, who used her power to help her community during challenging times. Usually the group delivers Mishloach Manot, or Purim gift baskets, to legislators. This year letters and postcards will be sent to legislators to advocate for the issues on the agenda. Updates about the Annapolis campaigns will be shared. Part 2 of this event will happen on Fri., Feb. 26 at noon, Purim day, when legislators will be engaged on social media. When you sign up for Part 1 you will get a link in the confirmation email to sign up for Part 2. Come to one or both parties!   You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP at

53] – Our Revolution [] 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

54] – On Wed., Feb. 24 at 8 PM, tune in online to Beyond the Bomb's Make Love, Not War: Exploring the Human Impacts of Our Nuclear System. Since the dawning of the nuclear age the United States has harmed citizens all over the country by exposing them to unsafe levels of radiation. Through activities such as mining, testing, poor storage, and cleanup, people's health has been put in jeopardy. Despite knowing the risks of these activities, the Federal Government forged on with little to no recognition of or compensation for harms done.  Learn from four activists from across the country who have experienced firsthand the impacts of our nuclear system and are fighting for the justice they deserve: Mary Dickson, Public Broadcasting Service Utah; Keith Kiefer, National Association of Atomic Veterans; Susan Gordon, Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment; and Larry King, Churchrock Chapter, Navajo Nation. Sign up at

55] – 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.

Call your legislator on Thurs., Feb. 25 from 8 AM to 8 PM ET urging them to support the coal community transaction act as well as other important environmental legislation. Click the link to take action:  This is organized by the Maryland Chapter Sierra Club.  Contact Lossa Zenebe at

To be continued.

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] 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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