–Please join Nonviolence International for
a historic webinar on Wed,, March 10 from 10 to 11:30 AM EST, Resisting
Occupation: Connecting Palestine and Western Sahara. Hear Palestinian, Sahrawi
and other voices share their stories of nonviolent resistance to Moroccan and
Israeli occupations. The panelists are as follows: Salka Barca, Founder of
Karama Sahara, a Sahrawi advocacy group, Kamal Lfahsi, A Moroccan human rights
activist, Stephen Zunes, Professor in international studies, and Jonathan Kuttab,
NVI co-founder and Palestinian human rights lawyer. This is also one of the
first public fora where Moroccans voice a consistent commitment to human rights
and opposition to all occupations, whether in Palestine, Syria, Ukraine, or
Western Sahara. Please register for the webinar at
https://www.nonviolenceinternational.net/webinar_registration_resisting_occupation_palestine?utm_campaign=webinar_registration_3_10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nonviolenceinternational. See http://www.nonviolenceinternational.net/.
Over. Who lives? Who dies? On Wed., March 10 from 10:30 to 11 Am, hear a
global panel on the coronavirus pandemic with scholars from around the world
discussing the diverse national responses and consequences for their citizens. The Zoom link is https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/2739531133
for the webinar, co-sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action.
– Rev. Jennifer Butler, Faith in Public Life Action
[email@example.com] wants you to tune in on Wed., March 10 at
noon ET for Coffee at the Capitol. For
the first conversation, the discussion will be about the Faithful Agenda for
Biden’s first 100 days and the importance of centering those impacted when
advocating for policy change. Faith in
Public Life board member Jeanné Lewis will guide Sara Benitez, VP of Organizing
and Campaigns, Kia Smith, Digital Director, and I through a conversation about
how the values of the Faithful Agenda will advance gender equity and serve as a
moral compass through the Biden Administration’s first 100 days. I am grateful
for the opportunity to celebrate the women in leadership within Faith in Public
Life. This will continue each Wednesday except for April 7 through April 21.
RSVP at http://fpl.actionkit.com/sign/nat-coffee-at-the-capitol/?t=5&akid=2638%2E87934%2E22PTr9.
– The Nation
[firstname.lastname@example.org] is hosting a conversation on Wed., March 10 at
noon ET with Ben Jealous about Democracy Reform and Racial equity. House
and Senate Democrats have made passage of the “For the People Act” a top
priority. It includes provisions to protect voting rights and make voting
easier, reduce the power of big money in politics, and prevent gerrymandering
that gives unfair political power to people who did not earn it at the ballot
box. Longtime civil rights leader and President of People for the American Way,
Ben Jealous, was instrumental in advancing this critical legislation. Join
Jealous in conversation with Nation Editorial Director Katrina vanden Heuvel.
Sign up at
Rev. Kelvin Sauls was born and raised in
townships south of Johannesburg, South Africa and became a leader in the
anti-apartheid movement through his local Methodist Youth Fellowship. After a
career in pastoral ministry he now serves as the Network Strategist at
Community Health Councils in Los Angeles and is a Senior Fellow with the
Atlantic Institute for Racial Equity where he is engaged in faith-rooted
multi-racial and multi-faith community organizing through sacred resistance and
moral re-imagination. Sandra Tamari is a Palestinian, a lifelong advocate for
Palestinian rights. In 2012, Israel barred her from entering Palestine because
of her activism.
–The Sierra Club
Maryland Chapter [email@example.com] wants you to join in to see
"Power of the Paddle" on Wed., March 10 from 6 to 7 PM ET. Talk about
Oyster Recovery Partnership in the Chesapeake Bay. The brand new short film is a documentary
about one man’s quest to raise funds for the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP)
in the Chesapeake Bay. After the screening, hear from the Director/Producer,
Katie Sheridan, ORP, and their partners from Clear Shark H2O. Contact Sonia Demiray at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 744-2948. Go LIVE
on the zoom call at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83347562742?pwd=T2Z4WTEzUlZKRW9kZEtiRk8zLzJ2dz09. The passcode is 440525. One man took the
initiative and paddled the entire length of the Chesapeake Bay in seven
days, raising $180,000 for the Oyster Recovery Partnership.
Oysters? Oysters purify the Chesapeake
Bay waters as they filter the sediment and nitrogen out for food. These excess
nutrients and sediment from human activities negatively affect water quality by
disrupting the balance of a healthy ecosystem. An adult oyster can filter as
much as 50 gallons of water a day, so they’re essential to restore our Bay!
–People for the
American Way [email@example.com] is inviting you to a conversation on the Far
Right’s attacks on President Biden’s nominees! Join Ben Jealous and special guest Shirley
Sherrod on Wed., March 9 at 6 PM ET for a conversation on the attacks by the
Far Right on President Biden’s women nominees of color. Expose the bad actors,
and generate the support these nominees deserve in the Senate.
RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-4sL440KSwOwFJtDA-OfgQ.
Ten years ago, the Alt-Right’s flagship ‘news site’ Breitbart attacked Shirley
Sherrod by using selectively edited video footage and distorting her words in
an effort to end her career. Shirley’s unique vantage point provides a profound
understanding of the depth to which the Far Right will sink to derail President
Biden’s nominees, and the important role that advocates like you can have in
standing up to these sexist and racist attacks.
– The Progressive Maryland Team
[firstname.lastname@example.org] is hosting a talk on Equity & Vaccines on
Wed., March 10 at 6:30 PM. Much needed
economic aid should soon be on the way to state and local governments, to
millions of families and workers, to schools, and healthcare systems because of
the U.S. Senate and House actions to pass the $1.9 trillion American Recovery
Act. It’s also been great to see
positive developments regarding the vaccine supply as a third vaccine, this one from
Johnson and Johnson (requiring just one shot), is now in the mix boosting the
overall supply of doses. Getting the vaccine into people’s arms is the most
important thing we can do to save and protect lives. That’s why it’s so
important to reach every community with the vaccine, especially those Americans
and Marylanders who have been most harmed. But in Maryland we’re seeing
disturbing numbers and trends when it comes to the equitable distribution
of the vaccine. Join a Zoom talk at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtceuhqzIpHNIjkuZC4wgchDy_r0XeWR6m?emci=4d73917f-3480-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=5df7f99a-5980-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=136680.
–See an exclusive screening of scenes from
the documentary film, "The Pollinators," followed by a panel
discussion alongside the film's director, and other bee and pollinator experts.
The film is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory
beekeepers and their truckloads of honeybees as they pollinate the flowers that
make up part of our food supply. Watch,
Listen, Discuss “The Pollinators” Documentary & What's at Stake on Wed.,
March 10 at 6:30 PM ET. One out of every
three bites of food we eat — including fruits, nuts, and vegetables — depends
on bees and other pollinators. But bees are dying at an alarming rate across
the country — largely at the hands of a deluge of toxic pesticides called
neonics — and it's a threat to our food supply, our agricultural industry, and
panel discussion includes Dan Raichel, Natural Resources Defense Council, Peter
Nelson, director of “The Pollinators,” Susan Kegley, principal and CEO of the
Pesticide Research Institute, and Guillermo Fernandez, founder and executive
director of The Bee Conservancy. After the panel, you'll have the opportunity
to ask questions. Register to attend this special event:
– Join Patterson
Park Audubon Center for Wildlife Gardening Workshops! These virtual sessions
explore how our gardens can benefit birds and butterflies, including
recommended plant species and garden management for Mid-Atlantic gardens. No
matter how small your space, you can grow habitat for birds (even in
Climate Action Network [GCAN] will meet via Zoom on Wed., March 10 from 7 to 9
PM according to Lore Rosenthal. She can
be reached at email@example.com or 301-345-2234. The meeting theme
is "Navigating the MD General Assembly" & Priority Updates. Learn
how a bill becomes a law and how to navigate the Maryland General Assembly
website (https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/) to track a bill or
submit testimony. Then get updates on priority issues, including: State
legislation on the MagLev, Climate Solutions Now Act, and the Beltway
Expansion; the County’s Climate Action Plan; the Prince George’s County School Board
resolution on its Climate Change Action Plan, as well as State and County
legislation on the Brandywine Power Plants.
– Join in on Wed., March 10 from 7 to
8:30 PM for a conversation with writer, journalist, and filmmaker, Ben Norton.
Biden, Latin America & the Caribbean: Hybrid Wars and Coups or Mutual
Respect? The Trump administration
accelerated the hybrid war on the people of Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba to
bring them heel, at the cost of great suffering in these countries, but it
failed. In 2019, the US engineered the lithium coup in Bolivia which deposed
the popular socialist government of Evo Morales. A year later the people of
Bolivia overwhelmingly elected the Movement for Socialism back to power,
bravely resisting severe repression by the coup government. Latin America is
being swept by a popular wave of rejection of neoliberalism in Argentina,
Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Haiti, and Peru. How would President Biden respond to
these volatile political developments? Will he continue with the failed
policies of economic terrorism and coups during the time of the gravest global
health crisis of our life time? How do we secure peaceful relations and mutual
respect rather than continued US domination?
–Mike Fox for
Progressive Democrats of America [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to meet John
Nichols on Wed., March 10 at 8 PM ET.
Nichols will discuss his New Book "The Fight For The Soul Of The
Democratic Party." The New Mexico PDA Chapter is sponsoring this Zoom
discussion with progressive powerhouse journalist. This will be a lively
conversation about the future of the fight for equality and justice in the
U.S., and what we Progressives can do to get the Dem Party to STAND UP right
now and pass progressive policies! Secure your reservation now 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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
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