Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 18, 2021

50] Historical Causes of Korea's Division – March 18

51] Fight for gender equality – March 18

52] Virtual Private Networks March 18

53] Still Here Coalition – March 18

54] End Citizens United – March 18

55] Food Rescue at the Dovecote Café – March 18

56] VIRTUAL Remembrance Ceremony for Essential Workers – March 18

57] Food Rescue Giveaway – March 18

58] Defund the Police March 18

59] Hear from Dan Ellsberg – March 18

60] Reclaim Nestlé’s Troubled Waters March 18

61] Town Hall with Anthony Fauci – March 18

62] Women Who Survived North Korea – March 18

63] From the Ashes documentary – March 18

64] Feminist Case for a Peace Agreement to End the Korean War – March 18

65] Women share COVID experiences – March 18

66] Film Not Going Quietly -- March 18


50] – On Thurs., March 18 at noon ET, find out about the Historical Causes of Korea's Division and Challenges to Reconciliation [Online]. Michael D. Shin, a Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, looks at the late Joseon period and the Japanese colonial period to examine the historical causes of Korean division and investigate their impact on inter-Korean reconciliation in this program supported by the UniKorea Foundation. Understanding the deep historical causes of Korean division sheds light on the persistence of the division after the end of the Cold War. Sign up for this online event sponsored by The Korea Society at

51] – HIAS [] announced that on Thurs., March 18 from noon to 1 PM ET hear from experts in the field how HIAS strategically fights for gender equality. Gender-based violence and women’s unemployment is increasing — join the discussion to find out how HIAS is confronting these realities! ‌ ‌ Honor Refugees This Women’s History Month and hear from HIAS voices around the world about their work preventing and responding to violence against refugee women and girls.  Learn from HIAS' Country Director in Costa Rica about responding to gender-based violence at a country-wide level, and also hear from a front-line worker in Kenya how to implement programs in partnership with refugee communities. RSVP at,+hear+from+experts+in+the+field+how+HIAS+strategically+fights+for+gender+equality.

52] – Consumer Reports [] is hosting an important workshop on Virtual Private Networks on Thurs., March 18 from 3 to 4 PM ET. A virtual private network (VPN) is an essential tool for keeping yourself secure and keeping your data private online. VPNs send your web traffic through an encrypted tunnel, making it harder for hackers to access your data. The workshop will explain why you need a VPN, and how to choose the best VPN for you. The online event features Professor Roya Ensafi, from University of Michigan and VPNalyzer, to give you all the info you need to know. RSVP at

53] – The next scheduled call for the #StillHere coalition is on Thurs., March 19 at 3 PM ET. What does the election mean for US based nuclear disarmament and abolition work?  The TPNW entered into force, so what next? Sign up at

54] – End Citizens United [] wants you to attend on Thurs., March 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM ET a conversation with Congressperson ANGIE CRAIG. Join Tiffany Muller, President of End Citizens United//Let America Vote as she moderates a conversation with Rep. Craig of Minnesota on the need to repair our democracy and restore public faith in our elections. A streaming link will be provided upon RSVP. Visit The House passed the For the People Act (S. 1/H.R. 1), a sweeping package of reforms that would protect voting rights, end the dominance of big money in politics, and restore ethics and accountability. 

55] – 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

56] – Maryland Poor People's Campaign [] wants you to join SEIU 1199 on Thurs., March 18 from 5:30 to 7 PM ET in Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis for a VIRTUAL Remembrance Ceremony for Essential Workers & Rally for Worker Protections. Join the Protect Maryland Workers Coalition on Zoom to honor Essential Workers who have passed away from COVID19, and to rally in support of the Maryland Essential Workers Protection Act. This bill will Mandate $3 per hour hazard pay for workers who must work in person during a health emergency, Guarantee paid time off for bereavement leave or for workers who must quarantine and Ensure you have the right protective equipment and a safe workplace. Join the virtual event at 

57] – On Thurs., March 18 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. 

58] – Communities United [] sent out an ACTION ALERT for a Campaign Launch on Thurs., March 18 at 6 PM ET. #Defund2Refund Campaign is being launched as Baltimore City spends almost $900 per resident per year on the police department. This is 25% more than other similar cities, who do not have problems as big as ours: drug overdoses in the neighborhood of 1000 this past year and over 300 murders. What are we PAYING SO MUCH FOR?  Hear what the Baltimore City Police are doing, and hear what you WANT them to be doing.  Join in on Zoom at

59] – Join The Doomsday Machine with Daniel Ellsberg on Thurs., March 18 at 7 PM ET.  Sign up at Ellsberg, the man best known for his courageous act of sharing the secret history of disastrous U.S. Vietnam War planning, also – at the age of 30 – designed the U.S. nuclear warfighting strategy and doctrine. Chastened and committed to preventing nuclear war and preparations for omnicide, Dan wrote "The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner,” which describes the dangerous and illusionary foundations of U.S. nuclear war planning. The current nuclear arsenal is larger than ever. Even with a nuclear arsenal that can destroy our global population many times over, hundreds of billions more of our tax dollars are being wasted on new nuclear weapons. This book talk is sponsored by several groups including Maryland Peace Action.

60] – SumOfUs [] notifies us that on Thurs., March 18 at 7 PM ET there is a Digital Rally to protect water.  Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Tune-Yards, and local leaders are joining together to Reclaim Nestlé’s Troubled Waters.  RSVP at  For decades, Nestlé has made billions of dollars bottling and selling public water, leaving behind a trail of damaged ecosystems and broken promises. Now, communities across North America are rallying to return six of Nestlé’s most controversial water sources to their rightful owners: the people. This is an important opportunity to learn more about the dangers of allowing multinational corporations to carry out their plan to take control of our water supply, and what you can do to say no more. 

61] – The Human Rights Campaign [] on Thurs., March 18 at 7 PM ET is holding a Vaccine town hall with Dr. Fauci.  ‌Visit Currently, the U.S. vaccination rate is more than 2 million people per day … and it’s having an impact. Join the Town Hall at

62] – On Thurs., March 18 at 7 PM ET, tune in to Empower the Women Who Survived North Korea [Online]. The North Korea Freedom Coalition has featured North Korean women speakers at the UN CSW for the past six years. This year, there are three speakers from around the world to discuss their experiences in and escape from North Korea. In addition, each speaker will discuss their experiences resettling in their respective countries, South Korea, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Finally, they will give their recommendations on how you can empower the women of North Korea.  The speakers are Jihyun Park, Witness from the United Kingdom; Deborah*, Witness from the United States; Jade*, Witness from South Korea. See

63] – The Sierra Club Environmental Justice Film Series Continues! From the Ashes is a compelling feature documentary that explores one of the country’s most contentious topics — coal and the mining industry. It captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be. A Panel Discussion will be held on Thurs., March 18 at 7:30 PM. Film link will be sent upon registration. Contact: Bonnie Sorak at  This event is hosted by the Bet Aviv Congregation.

64] – On Thurs., March 18 at 8 PM ET, get with The Feminist Case for a Peace Agreement to End the Korean War [Online]. Feminist peacemakers are calling on the Biden administration to take a peace-first approach with North Korea in order to make progress on longstanding issues such as denuclearization and human rights. Hear from authors of the recent groundbreaking report "Path to Peace: The Case for a Peace Agreement to End the Korean War" by the transnational feminist campaign Korea Peace Now! on why feminist leadership is crucial for the peace process to be successful and lasting. Register here One of the speakers is Christine Ahn, Women Cross DMZ, and the moderator of the panel is Madeleine Rees, WILPF. Visit

65] – MomsRising is Celebrating the American Rescue Plan with other women! Also involved is the We Demand More Coalition.  This is an opportunity for women to connect with each other and talk about shared COVID experience on Thurs., March 18 at 8 PM ET. Sign up at

66] -- Ady Barkan and Jimmy Kimmel are hosting a discussion about the upcoming documentary, “Not Going Quietly,” which premieres at SXSW this week. See this wild journey with the world in this first-ever documentary about the fight to pass Medicare for All. RSVP to BIT.LY/ADY-KIMMEL to hear the conversation on Thurs., March 18 at 8 PM ET. You will receive details on how to tune in and a reminder shortly before the event.  Check out

To be continued

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