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Sunday, February 28, 2021
Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 1 - 2, 2021
Remembrance Day – March 1
24]Healing the earth means healing our people. –
25]Unwinding the “Remain in
Mexico” Policy – March 1
Air Baltimore Coalition bi weekly meeting -- March 1
rise of Sino phobia and anti-Chinese rhetoric in Canada – March 1
28] Get Money Out –
Maryland – March 1
29]Bringing the World Back
Home – March 1
30]National Organize to Win Call – March
31]Care Corner Food Pantry -- March 2
32]Protest JHU’s weapons
research – March 2
33]Sunrise Movement hub meeting -- March
34] Take Action Tuesdays – March 2
35]International Women’s Day – March 2
36] Animal Bereavement Support
Group – March 2
37]Peace with Cuba Calling Party– March 2
– You are cordially invited to join an
inspiring dialogue between Youth Fusion Elders and young leaders from the
peace, nuclear disarmament and climate action fields on Mon., March 1 from noon
to 1:30 PM ET.The event is being held
in conjunction with World Future Day and Nuclear Remembrance Day. It will also
include the launch of the Youth Fusion Elders initiative, a youth-led program
to facilitate inter-generational dialogue, and to highlight the importance of
youth learning from the experience of those who have been long-time and
effective leaders in the peace and disarmament fields. Register at
Check out the Facebook page -- https://www.facebook.com/events/173269377622533.
25] – Join
HIAS [email@example.com] for Unwinding the “Remain in Mexico” Policy with Rep.
Veronica Escobar on Mon., March 1 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET. For the Webinar, registration is required at
In January 2019, the Migration Protection Protocols (MPP, or “Remain in
Mexico”) were implemented at the U.S.-Mexico border. More than 70,000 asylum
seekers have since been denied entry into the United States to pursue asylum.
Rather, they were forced to wait for months and years along the border in
Mexico, vulnerable to assault, kidnapping, extortion and even murder. HIAS
is on the ground on both sides of the border.
26] –On Mon., March 1
from 5 to 6 PM, attend a Clean Air Baltimore Coalition bi weekly meeting. The next meeting will be March 15. Anti-incinerator bills are gaining traction in Annapolis! The House
Speaker is supportive of cleaning up the state's renewable energy mandate to
stop feeding our ratepayer (electric bill) money to dirty energy sources. Right
now, millions of dollars every year go to each of three trash incinerators
(including Baltimore), as well as out-of-state paper mills, tree-burners,
landfills, and other dirty sources instead of wind and solar. How can we can help get legislation passed to
move this money from polluters to clean energy?
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIocO-opjojHNGkAYWFp3jv7vb4JoAU7Cxu.
–Hearings in the
extradition trial of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei, are scheduled to resume Mon.,
March 1. Her arrest was a colossal blunder by the Trudeau Government, motivated
by Trump's political, economic, and security ambitions to create a new cold war
with China. Panelists will discuss the alarming rise of Sino phobia and
anti-Chinese rhetoric in Canada and the likelihood that Huawei will be
illegally banned from participation in Canada's 5G network. Will anything
change under Biden? Join the webinar on
Mon., March 1 at 7 PM EST. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, and check out https://actionnetwork.org/events/newcoldwaronchina/?clear_id=true&link_id=35&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-wbw-news-action-35-militaries-that-should-get-out-of-afghanistan&email_referrer=email_1083616&email_subject=wbw-news-action-35-militaries-that-should-get-out-of-afghanistan.
– There is a Get Money Out - Maryland
BOARD MEETING on Mon., March 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/.
29] – On Mon., March 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM EST, hear online
about Bringing the World Back Home: How the Peace Corps Changed How I Live
& See the World, hosted by Lisa Martin and Silver Spring
Town Center Inc. Go to us02web.zoom.us. There is a saying that people who
served in the Peace Corps in Africa come home smiling; those who served in Asia
come home meditating; and those who served in Latin America come back as revolutionaries.
Wherever in the world one has served, every Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
(RPCV) would say they are forever changed by their experience. As the Peace
Corps celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year, gather with an array of RPCVs
who served across all regions and throughout all eras to reflect on how their
Peace Corps experience changed their lives. How did one's experience in their
country of service forever change their lives, lifestyles and world views? This
program will be moderated by Korea RPCV Frances Holliday Alford.
help promote the event via social media using this Facebook event page:
Here is the Zoom link:
You do need to register in advance. Please make sure you have Zoom downloaded
to your computer.
from a volunteer who served in Mali, another in Zambia, two others in Brazil, another in Azerbaijan, another
in Estonia, another in Mexico, another in Uzbekistan, another in Benin and
another in Costa Rica. Jay & Sharon
Levy of Takoma Park were volunteers in Nordeste, Salvador, Brazil, 1966-68. Sharon
worked at two hospitals doing speech therapy and gave a course in rudimentary
aspects of speech pathology to a group of Brazilians. She continued in that
field after Peace Corps and spent the last 25 work years as a speech/language
pathologist for Montgomery County Public Schools. During Peace Corps service,
Jay was doing community development work in the favela and also helping to
promote tourism in the city. Through the Peace Corps, Jay landed a job with the
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization as a public affairs officer.
His second career was as an ESOL teacher, also in the MCPS system, as well as
at Montgomery College.
– Our Revolution
[email@example.com] invites you to this week’s National Organize to Win
Call on Mon., March 1 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM! Join U.S. Rep Pramila Jayapal,
North Chicago Treasurer-Elect Vance Wyatt, St. Louis Alderwoman Megan Green,
and Our Revolution Board Chair Larry Cohen for the latest from the Congressional
Progressive Caucus and local election updates from Illinois and Missouri. RSVP
– On March 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
–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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
– The Sunrise Movement hub meeting
will be on Tues., March 2 at 6:30 to 8 PM ET. Join in to build community, learn
some skills, and catch up with what the hub is up to! Register at
–The Women’s March
Organizing Team [email@example.com] has created Take Action Tuesdays from 7
to 8 PM ET— a weekly, virtual gathering of women focused on harnessing
grassroots organizing power and fighting for meaningful progress in the
post-Trump era. This will be a virtual space to share stories and experiences
and take meaningful action around key women's issues in the first 100 days of
the Biden-Harris Administration. For Tues., March 2, RSVP at
[firstname.lastname@example.org] is inviting you to join online on Tues., March 2 at 7 PM ET
for an International Women’s Day special—women in conservation. From Team
Lioness, a group of all-female anti-poaching rangers in East Africa, to staff
in our offices around the world, women play a critical role in accomplishing
IFAW’s mission to help animals and people thrive together in the place we call
home. RSVP at https://ifaw.zoom.us/webinar/register/5816116831538/WN_IK7kcfvbSSu-Vk0UzWiefA?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&ms=UNLDR210022403. This event will be also accessible via phone
if you don’t have access to the internet. Please proceed with registering and
your confirmation email will have the call-in information.
36] –On Tues., March 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
[email@example.com] is reminding us about the next CODEPINK CONGRESS on Tues.,
March 2 at 8 PM ET: Peace with Cuba Calling Party. RSVP for the Zoom
link at https://www.codepink.org/03022021. This CODEPINK CONGRESS will feature two
guests: Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), who is urging Biden to normalize U.S.-Cuba
relations, and Jose Pertierra, a Cuban attorney and political analyst. For
decades, America has burdened Cuba with a cruel embargo, creating tremendous
hardships for the Cuban people. This worsened during the Trump administrations,
which applied even more sanctions, and so far, President Biden has done nothing
to change course. How can we pressure the administration to take action via
executive order? What are members of Congress doing? How can we counter the
influence of the right-wing? Find out this Tuesday! Following the guests’ presentations and Q
& A, you will be asked to contact your Senators to support the U.S.-Cuba
Trade Act of 2021, introduced by Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden
(D-OR), to lift the embargo on Cuba.
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