Sunday, March 14, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 15 - 19, 2021

19] Nature's Best Hope – March 15

20] Organizing for Budget Nerds -- March 15

21] Climate, COVID, and Crises in the Amazonia – March 15

22] Get Money Out – Maryland – March 15

23] Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day – March 15 - 19

24] National Organize to Win Call – March 15

25] Care Corner Food Pantry -- March 16

26] Activists in Palestine and Israel talk – March 16

27] Verification in Arms Control and Disarmament – March 16

28] Deadly Iran Sanctions – March 16

29] Protest JHU’s weapons research – March 16

30] Housing & Judiciary Reform town hall -- March 16

31] Animal Bereavement Support Group – March 16

32] Kick-off rally for the THRIVE Act – March 16

33] Take Action Tuesdays – March 16

34] Find Your Flock -- March 16


19] – The National Audubon Society, Inc. [] is hoping you will attend Nature's Best Hope with Entomologist and Author Doug Tallamy on Mon., March 15 at  7 PM.  Sign up for the Webinar via Zoom at The cost is $7 per person. Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us.  

Hear about simple steps that each of us can take to reverse declining biodiversity and how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.

20] – Get with Organizing for Budget Nerds: Part 1 on Mon., March 15 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. Join Jews United for Justice for a three-part series on how DC's local government works and how we can organize to make it work better. Demand a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and this spring work to make sure that DC's budget puts people first. In the first event of the series, dig deep into the budget and legislative processes, run through who’s who in DC politics, and break out into ‘Housing Security’ and ‘Tax and Budget’ working groups.  The next one will be on Wed., March 31 and the third will be on Thurs., April 29 at 7:00 PM.  In Part 2, break down the current budget and tax situation in DC and discuss how to make sure everyone pays their fair share and our money is spent equitably. In Part 3, look back at DC's history of unfair taxation and how the community has pushed back against tax breaks for the wealthiest residents and corporations.  You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP at

21] – On Mon., March 15 at 7 PM EDT, check out Climate, COVID, and Crises in the Amazonia, an Online Event hosted by the International Studies Program at Johns Hopkins. The event will feature Professor Marina Bedran, who will be discussing the current state of the Amazon rainforest and how it has been affected by COVID-19. See Online

22] – There is a Get Money Out - Maryland BOARD MEETING on Mon., March 8 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

23] – On Mon., March 15 through Fri., March 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 PM, as part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands National Holiday in Commemoration of the Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day, there will be live streaming from the Marshall Islands. Hear stories by nuclear frontline communities, including intergenerational perspectives of the remaining Survivors from the Marshall Islands nuclear legacy. Go to

On March 1, 1954, the United States tested its most powerful hydrogen bomb at 15 megatons, code named Castle Bravo. The plutonium and ionizing radiation weapons were created here in Washington State and detonated upon Bikini and Enewetak Atoll - Marshall Islands. In generations to come, people may be displaced, food security lost, and other chronic health conditions as an outcome of the nuclear era. We are not alone!  We shall never forget! The resilience and strength of nuclear frontline communities who are continuing to fight for dignity and respect must be upheld by these remembered stories towards justice.

24] – Our Revolution [] is reminding you about the weekly Organize to Win Call on Mon., March 15 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET. The line-up features Rep. Mondaire Jones on the For the People Act; Delaine Eastin, candidate for California Democratic Party Chair; CWA union leader Sara Steffens on the PRO Act; and Amirah Sequeira of National Nurses United on Medicare for All! Join the call here: To join in on Facebook, go to

25] – On Tues., March 16 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: All COVID safety measures are followed, including outdoor distribution, mask-wearing and social distancing. 

26] – Farrah Agha [] wants you to attend the event on Tues., March 16 at 1 PM ET, hosted by AMERICAN FRIENDS OF COMBATANTS FOR PEACE. It will be a Q&A session with some of the activists in Palestine and Israel talking about the upcoming Joint Memorial Ceremony. Register at

27] – On Tues., March 16 at 2 PM, the discussion will be focused on verification as a critical component of arms control and disarmament activities that presents both political and technical challenges.  Verification activities have been central to demonstrating commitment to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), with some State Parties currently working on abilities to verify the adherence and maintenance of nuclear disarmament in the future. However, questions remain over what verification mechanisms will be in place under the newly entered-into-force Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). And although the New START agreement between the United States and Russia has recently been extended for five years, verification options for any future arms control agreements continue to require urgent attention. Check out There are several speakers, including Zia Mian, Princeton University, and Pranay Vaddi, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

28] – Participate in Deadly Iran Sanctions: Lessons from Iraq and Palestine on Tues., March 16 from 3 to 4:30 PM ET. Join a conversation with Noura Erakat, Negar Mortazavi, Assal Rad, and Zainab Saleh how the sanctions on Iran are connected to the war in Iraq and the embargo in Gaza. How do sanctions and embargoes debilitate populations and subject them to death? What are possibilities of solidarity? For registration, visit: Email:

29] – 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:

30] –As part of the Housing Justice Campaign, Progressive Maryland's Housing & Judiciary Reform Task Force is hosting a digital town hall on Tues., March 16 from 6:30 to 8 PM to discuss Maryland's ongoing foreclosure crisis. Hear from experts and homeowners about the ongoing fight to protect Maryland homeowners from the foreclosure industrial complex. RSVP at

31] – On Tues., March 16 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  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 

32] – The Sierra Club [] invites you to an online Grassroots kick-off rally for the THRIVE Act on Tues., March 16 at 7 PM ET. The THRIVE Agenda would create 15M jobs, cut climate emissions, and combat injustice. RSVP now to learn more at the Green New Deal Network's virtual kick-off rally on Tuesday:

33] – The Women’s March Organizing Team [] 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 16, RSVP at 

34] – There is a "Find Your Flock" Webinar on Tues., March 16 at 8 PM ET. Spring migration has officially begun. What better time to learn how to grow your flock and take your advocacy to the next level? Join us next Tuesday for the March ‘Find Your Flock’ training, focused on recruiting new and diverse volunteers in the time of COVID-19. Register here

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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