Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 11, 2021

55] Syrian Health and Human Rights – March 11

56] Celebrate generations of Black women – March 11

57] Light Water Capitalism – March 11

58] Atlantic Council's Foreign Policy Series featuring Rep. Ted Lieu March 11

59] City of Baltimore will explains plan for recycling bins – March 11

60] Obliterate gender and racial inequities – March 11

61] Food Rescue at the Dovecote Café – March 11

62] Protesting in the Age of Mass Surveillance – March 11

63] Palestinian American Community Center's Annual Conference – March 11 -14

64] Food Rescue Giveaway – March 11

65] Montgomery County justice working group – March 11

66] Environmental Justice Campaign – March 11

67] Campaign of Terror by the Brutal Moise Regime in Haiti – March 11

68] Climate 2021: Urgency, Awareness, Literacy – March 11

69] Freedom for Kashmir March 11

70] Fukushima 10 Years Later – March 11


55] – Physicians for Human Rights [] will host an online briefing on Thurs., March 11 at 11 AM ET about Syrian Health and Human Rights: 10 Years of Conflict. In March 2011, peaceful protesters were met with brutal violence by the Syrian government as they demanded basic human rights, freedoms, and dignity for themselves and their families. A decade later, the devastation of an ongoing conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced millions still ravages Syria and its people − with health workers and health care in the crosshairs.

March 15 will mark 10 years since the uprising in Syria and outbreak of one of the most devastating conflicts of our time. This somber anniversary comes as Syrians suffer the added trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, there has been little to no accountability for the systematic assault on health care by the Syrian government and its allies and other atrocities committed in the conflict, including the fact that hundreds of thousands of Syrians remain missing or disappeared. Visit,DQ5N,1TO2EP,1FLEX,1. Submit questions for consideration to

56] – The Southern Poverty Law Center [] invites you to join the Civil Rights Memorial Center on Thurs., March 11 at noon for a virtual panel discussion in honor of Women’s History Month. The panelists will explore and celebrate generations of Black women who led, acted, inspired and advocated for a better present and future for all generations of Americans. REGISTER at  Tafeni English and Rhianna Ware of the SPLC’s Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama, will host the discussion, joined by Dr. Tara White, a history professor and former chair of the arts and humanities for Wallace Community College in Selma, Alabama. Her research areas include public history, Southern history, civil rights history, African American history and women’s history. She also has professional experience in museums, historic sites and archives.

57] – On Thurs., March 11 from 12:15 to 2 PM, tune in to Light Water Capitalism: Nonproliferation and U.S. Global Power.  This Online International Security Brown Bag Seminar is hosting Jayita Sarkar, Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy, International Security Program. How do the exports of U.S. power reactors relate to nonproliferation, global capitalism, and U.S. Empire? And what does that tell us about the dominance by design of U.S. government and businesses in the decolonized world, where they promised development but delivered debt? This seminar pursues this inquiry through investigating the role of the light water reactor as an instrument of U.S. nonproliferation policy from the mid-1950s until the end of the 1980s.  Join via Zoom at This event is sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. Also go to

58] – On Thurs., March 11  at 2:30 PM be part of the Atlantic Council's Future Foreign Policy Series featuring Rep. Ted Lieu. Rep. Ted Lieu joins Alexandra Toma, executive director of the Peace and Security Funders Group, for a conversation about presidential authority to initiate the use of nuclear weapons and the future of US nuclear weapons policy. Sign up at

As the global community continues to grapple with COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Atlantic Council is open for business. Its business, meetings, and events, however, are occurring virtually. Please join the Atlantic Council’s New American Engagement Initiative for an event featuring Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA 33rd District).  This is a conversation about presidential authority to initiate the use of nuclear weapons and the future of US nuclear weapons policy. What are the dangers associated with granting the President near-unconstrained power to launch nuclear weapons, and what does Rep. Lieu propose to improve the system? What is the role of nuclear weapons in US national security policy and how should that role be modified to adjust to the realities of modern conflict?

59] – On Thurs., March 11 from 4 to 5 PM, there is a joint meeting with the Planning Commission and Sustainability Commission where the City of Baltimore will explain its plan for recycling bins. You can sign up to watch via Eventbrite at If you'd like to submit testimony, you can email before 10 AM on March 11, or back up Energy Justice Network’s comments by signing on at

60] – Why haven’t we made greater progress when it comes to obliterating gender and racial inequities? It’s time to dig deeper, beyond blatant bias, into the power dynamic that has generated and perpetuated an inequitable system.  Gender and racial disparities cannot be understood nor seriously challenged without taking into account and confronting the reality of unequal bargaining power between employers and employees.  By derailing this power imbalance, we can more effectively challenge gender and race inequities. The first step, however, is understanding the impact unequal bargaining power has in the workplace and what can be done about it. And with that knowledge building alliances between feminist and racial justice activists, among other groups, to bolster an agenda of equity for all.

This event, part of EPI’s Unequal Power initiative, will provide that understanding, shining a spotlight on issues, such as How workplaces long controlled by men and focused on the bottom line above all else has kept women and people of color from getting on equal footing and how this needs to be confronted head on, despite the risks.  RSVP for this online event on Thurs., March 11 from 4 to 5:30 PM ET. Register Today

61] – Thursdays in Reservoir Hill at the Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., will continue through May 27 from 4 to 5 PM.  This event is supervised by Food Rescue Baltimore.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

62] – Restore the Fourth Minnesota will be hosting a panel on Protesting in the Age of Mass Surveillance on Thurs., March 11 from 4 to 5 PM ET. You can learn more and register here: Panelists include Bruce Schneier: Cryptographer and Fellow and lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School, a board member of EFF, and the Chief of Security Architecture at Inrupt, Inc., Mahesha P. Subbaraman: Appellate attorney at Subbaraman PLLC and chair of the Restore the Fourth Litigation Working Group, Freddy Martinez: Policy Analyst at Open The Government, a non-partisan coalition, where he focuses on policing, surveillance and public access to information, and Isabella Nascimento: Staff Attorney for the ACLU of Minnesota. You don't need to register. Feel free to join via your web browser on the day of the event.

63] – Sumaya Awad, Adalah Justice Project [] wants you to know about  Connecting (to) our Past, Contextualizing our Present, Creating our Future, Palestinian American Community Center's Annual Conference  which is taking place from Thurs., March 11 at 6 PM through Sun., March 14 at 2 PM ET.  Register at

64] – On Thurs., March 11 from 6 to 8 PM ET, check out the Food Rescue Giveaway! Thursday Evenings at Old Major, 900 S. Carey St., Baltimore, will continue through April 29. Go to This is a long-awaited evening Rescue, and Rescue in Southwest Baltimore, all in one! Get prepacked boxes from the carryout window on the Herkimer Street side of the building. Use the window bell or call 443-873-7363. And please, masks must be worn at the window. 

65] – Progressive Maryland [] announced the first meeting of the new Montgomery County justice working group on Thurs., March 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. The working group will work together with Progressive Maryland’s statewide Justice Task Force but will be centered on justice issues in Montgomery County.  Sign up at

The focus of the working group will be to work on a wide range of justice and policing issues in the county. The goal is create a space for activists and members of the Progressive Maryland community to come together to get educated and organized on a wide range of social and racial justice issues. If you're interested in racial or social justice in Montgomery County, this is the place for you! If you are interested in helping organize the working group, reach out to Josh Raznick at

66] – Progressive Maryland’s Environmental Justice Campaign will be holding a Leaders Call on Thurs., March 11 at 6:30 PM for anyone interested in engaging around policy! Strategize how to move forward the top EJ priority bills that need help in this session. Go over power mapping to find out who are the target legislators and brainstorm how to best connect with them to get their support. No experience in policy necessary, just enthusiasm and willingness to learn. RSVP at

67] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] states it is an emergency.  Stop the Campaign of Terror by the Brutal Moise Regime in Haiti.  Participate in the Webinar on Thurs., March 11 at 7 PM.   For centuries now, the United States has employed force to dominate Haiti, the first Black Republic that was established in 1804 after the defeat of French and Spanish colonizers. President Biden has an opportunity to demonstrate his commitment to democracy and Black self-determination by ending support for the Moïse regime and denouncing the current violence.  Sign up  Learn and better understand the nature of the ongoing crisis in Haiti and the current dire situation in Haiti with Dahoud Andre, an organizer with the Brooklyn, New York-based Committee to Mobilize against Dictatorship in Haiti.

68] – The DNC Climate Council Chair Michelle Deatrick [] wants you to register for a climate roundtable, Climate 2021: Urgency, Awareness, Literacy. 2021 is a crucial year for climate and environmental justice. Join the DNC Climate Council and a stellar set of speakers on Thurs., March 11 at 7 PM ET for a discussion about a bold, urgent climate action needed in 2021 and beyond - and why climate awareness and literacy are vital to achieving that action.  You are invited to join this important discussion with leaders from activism, labor and the Democratic Party at Climate 2021: Urgency, Awareness, Literacy. For example, you will hear from Jane Fonda, Academy Award-winning actor, author, and activist, Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers and others.  Register at

69] – In August of 2019, the Indian government stripped Kashmir of its limited autonomy and imposed an internet blackout on the region, while also dispatching the Indian military into the streets to violently repress protests and arrest thousands of Kashmiris. What is the current situation on the ground in Kashmir, and how has it evolved over the last few years? What work is happening in the US to challenge the ongoing violence Kashmiris are facing, and how is this work linked to the fight against Zionism and militarism worldwide? Jewish Voice for Peace [] and its partners at Stand with Kashmir for a webinar on Thurs., March 11 at 8 PM ET for an important conversation addressing these questions and more. Register for Freedom for Kashmir and the Fight against Global Militarism at

70] -- Sean Tenney [] is inviting you Fukushima 10 Years Later, a film screening and panel discussion on Thurs., March 11 at 8 PM EST, hosted by the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. Go to film is Little Voices from Fukushima by filmmaker Hitomi Kamanaka. The film will be screening until March 11, the ten year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. That night at 8 PM EST, participate in a panel discussion about the film with Hitomi Kamanaka and others. The film, as well as the panel discussion, will be translated into both English and Japanese.

To cover the cost of screening this documentary film, PSR is offering tickets at $8 per individual viewer, and you can purchase tickets through the online donation system. Please note, purchasing a ticket will direct you to Oregon PSR's donation page, but your "donation" will indeed be a ticket purchase. If you are unable to pay, email and arrangements will be made for you to screen the film at no cost. After you have purchased your ticket(s), you will be sent a link and password to view the film, as well as a link to the online panel discussion. Purchase your ticket(s) today:

To be continued

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