Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 24, 2021

36] MAKE ART, NOT WAR! – March 24

37] Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula – March 24

38] Israelis are at the polls for the fourth time in two years.  – March 24

39] Learn how to Demilitarize the Budget – March 24

40] Welcoming Migrant Children and Asylum Seekers March 24

41] Getting real about vaccinations -- March 24

42] For the People Act (H.R. 1, S. 1) March 24

43] Water is life. -- March 24

44] Black Women Lead -- March 24


36] – MAKE ART, NOT WAR! Join CODEPINK for an online exhibit starting Thurs., March 25 through Tues., March 31st to express solidarity with the people in Haiti who are in struggle for democracy, justice, and reparations. Email, and go to

37] – On Wed., March 24 at 11 AM ET, check out Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula: U.S. and European Perspectives. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, peace and reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula have remained elusive despite being the stated goals of both South Korea and North Korea. However, other similar conflicts from the Cold War period—most notably between West and East Germany—have largely been resolved.  Sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace, hear from Frank Aum, U.S. Institute of Peace; Tongfi Kim, Brussels School of Governance; Eun-Jeung Lee, Freie University Berlin; and Joseph Yun, U.S. Institute of Peace.  Visit

38] – Israelis are going to the polls for the fourth time in two years. Jim Zogby wrote about how the only thing at stake is whether or not Netanyahu will stay in power. Everything else, including the occupation and the second-class status of the Palestinian citizens of Israel, will remain the same.  Here's a link to his article Israel's Election is All About Netanyahu:

Register at to receive the dial-in information for the Zoom call on Wed., March 24 from 2 to 2:30 PM ET sharp. After you register, you will automatically get the dial-in information for the call.

39] – Learn how to Demilitarize the Budget at an Advocacy Training on Wed., March 24 from 3 to 4 PM.  Each year, about two-thirds of the United States’ budget is spent on militarized responses to problems—including the Pentagon, abusive immigration enforcement, and policing. This money could have had a transformative impact on things that would actually make our communities healthy, safe, and strong—like education, universal health care, or peacebuilding.  Learn why the United States’ militarized budget is such a problem, how the budget and appropriations process works, and how you can get involved in the call to move money out of militarism and into our communities!  The speakers are Grace Kindeke, AFSC, Ashik Siddique, National Priorities Project, and Savannah Wooten, Public Citizen.  The moderator is Tori Bateman, AFSC.  This event is sponsored by American Friends Service Committee in partnership with many others. Register at www.bit/ly/demilitarizebudget.

40] – The Interfaith Immigration Coalition [] on Wed., March 24 a 5 PM ET is hosting A Faithful Response at the Border: Welcoming Migrant Children and Asylum Seekers on Facebook. There is a lot of news right now about asylum seekers, especially children, who are at the U.S. Border. But this situation did not come about overnight; it has been building for years, exasperated by cruel and inhumane policies and an outdated immigration system that denies our shared humanity.  If there is a crisis at the border, it is our government’s failure to enact a pro-active and compassionate response. While the governmental response has been lacking, people of faith have been present at the southern border for decades and the prophetic witness and moral voice continue to be urgently needed.  See[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%5C%22invite_link_id%5C%22%3A447547833147390%7D%7D]%22%7D.

41] – On Wed., March 24 at 5 PM, tune in to  Getting Real About COVID-19 Vaccination by the Metropolitan Washington Labor Council. The hour-long forum will feature insight from union workers who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine about their thought process and concerns, and why it is safe, effective and advisable for all workers to be vaccinated.   Register at

42] – Team End Citizens United // Let America Vote [] is asking you to join Rep. Mondaire Jones, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and ECU/LAV President Tiffany Muller on Wed., March 24 at 5:30 PM ET.  RSVP at House and Senate Democrats have introduced the For the People Act (H.R. 1, S. 1), a sweeping package of reforms that would protect voting rights, end the dominance of big money in politics, and restore ethics and accountability. Discuss the need to repair our democracy and restore public faith in our elections.

43] Join in on Wed., March 24 from 6:30 to 7 PM ET for an event titled Water is Life: Connecting Indigenous Resistance to US Extractivism and Militarization featuring two frontline Indigenous leaders protecting the sacred land, water and way of life. Bertha Zúñiga Cáceres is the general coordinator of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) and Tara Houska is the founder of the Line 3 resistance group, Giniw Collective. The conversation will moderated by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-05), and the event will focus on building a culture of life amidst the struggle against extractive projects, militarization, and continued violence. Register here at

44] MD DEMS is pleased to announce the sixth iteration of the BLM panel series - Black Lives Matter: Black Women Lead.  This free panel is taking place on Wed., March 24 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET. The panelists are Rosie Allen-Herring - President and CEO of United Way NCA, Dr. Aminta Breaux - President of Bowie State University, Donna Cooper - Pepco Region President, and Pokuaa "PK" Owusu-Acheaw - MSEA's Managing Director for Political and Legislative Affairs.  The moderator is Yvette Lewis - Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party.  Go to

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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