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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 25, 2021
45] Make Art, Not War! – March 25
Congress grills Big Tech – March 25
Witness Silwan – March 25
48]Webinar on Yemen– March 25
49]U.S. confronts a rapidly rising
Time Running Out for the JCPOA?–
The Button – March 25
Rescue at the Dovecote Café – March 25
53]Hear nuclear non-proliferation expert Emma
Becher– March 25
54]Text for Police Reform– March 25
African American Suffragists of Maryland – March 25
56]Separating fact from fiction at the U.S.
- Mexico border– March 25
57]Food Rescue Giveaway– March 25
58]Student panel on the environment – March 25
lasting legacy of the Vietnam War – March 25
for All webinar – March 25
how to talk to Congress – March 25
WATER Act webinar– March 25
Postal Banking– March 25
Reduction Week of Action – March 25
–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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and go to https://www.codepink.org/haitiart.
[email@example.com] wants you to join the You’re invited to our
#BigTechOnBlast Watch Party on Thurs., March 25 at 11:30 AM ET. Join Team
#MediaJustice for commentary, games, and special guests as Congress grills
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack
Dorsey about the disinformation plaguing their platforms.
Big Tech CEOs
play a role in the devastation our communities' experience online all too
often. These 3 continue to profit off hate, sow confusion, suppress our voices,
and help police track our every move. Now they have to answer for the choices
they’ve made. RSVP at https://p2a.co/FH9DOBM.
– Rochelle Watson, FOSNA National Organizer
[firstname.lastname@example.org] is alerting you to attend Witness Silwan on Thurs., March
25 at noon ET. The speakers will talk about Christian Zionism and Dispossession
in East Jerusalem. Register at https://form.123formbuilder.com/5845126/.
City of David National Park has become a favorite spot for many Christian
tours. They likely don't realize that archeology, selective history, the Bible,
and the tourism industry are being used by Israeli settlers and the Israeli
Ministry of Tourism to enact ethnic cleansing of Palestinians living in the
Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Palestinian residents of Silwan
will tell their stories of resisting eviction by Jewish settler
organizations supported by the Israeli state. Explore the role of
Christian Zionism and Christian tourism in this expulsion, and take action together.
[email@example.com] wants you involved on Thurs., March 25 at noon ET for
a webinar on Yemen. Win Without War believes we have an unprecedented
opportunity right now to change U.S. policy towards Yemen, and you should get
involved. Let us finally end U.S. support for this horrible war that has caused
so much suffering. RSVP at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1716155687186/WN_TDAndpqHRSO4VSoDROqjIw.
–On Thurs., Mar. 25 from 2 to 3:15 PM
ET, as part of an Applied History Project, the U.S. confronts a rapidly rising
China. How do you approach this daunting
test? Join the Belfer Center and study the past to illuminate the future with
Niall Ferguson, Hoover Institution; and Graham T. Allison, Harvard. Sign up at https://www.belfercenter.org/event/niall-ferguson-cold-war-20.
–On Thurs., Mar. 25 at 2 to 3 PM ET,
check out Is Time Running Out for the JCPOA? Candidate Joe Biden was
fiercely critical of Donald Trump’s breach of the Iran Nuclear Deal and
pledged to return to it once elected president. But since taking office, Biden
appears not to be in a rush, insisting that Iran must take the first step
towards returning to compliance. This demand has created a deadlock as Iran
inches towards its presidential election season, rendering diplomacy even more
difficult. Can the JCPOA still be resurrected before Iran’s
elections? What is motivating Biden’s approach? And will it pay off,
or does it risk losing the nuclear deal altogether? What impact will U.S.-Iran
diplomacy — or the absence thereof — have on the Iranian elections? Hear from Emma Ashford, senior fellow at the
Atlantic Council; Vali Nasr, professor of international affairs at Johns
Hopkins University; and Aaron David Miller, senior fellow at the Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace; and moderated by Quincy Institute Executive
Vice President Trita Parsi. Tune in at https://quincyinst.org/event/is-time-running-out-for-the-jcpoa/.
–On Thurs., Mar. 25 at 4 PM ET, check
out A Disarming Mission: an online RAND Conversation. Almost every governmental
process in the United States is subject to institutional checks and balances.
One notable exception: the decision to unleash America's nuclear arsenal. That
decision—and ability to start a nuclear war with the “push of a button”—rests
solely in the hands of the President. In this RAND Remote conversation, former
Secretary of Defense [sic] William Perry and Tom Collina, director of policy at
Ploughshares Fund, will discuss nuclear executive authority and topics covered
in their book, The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential
Power from Truman to Trump. With an introduction from RAND trustee
and Tomorrow Demands Today campaign chair Joel Hyatt, the
conversation will be driven by questions from students at the Pardee RAND
Graduate School and moderated by Susan Marquis, Frank and Marcia Carlucci
Dean of Pardee RAND. Register at https://www.rand.org/events/2021/03/25.html.
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 https://www.facebook.com/foodrescueday/.
–Progressive Maryland Justice Task Force
[firstname.lastname@example.org] is asking you on Thurs., March 25 at 5:30 PM
ET to Text for Police Reform. We are just halfway through the Maryland General
Assembly, but our fight to pass Police Reform is far from over. Right now, HB670, or the Police Reform and
Accountability Act of 2021, is our best chance at implementing some impactful
reforms; we are still waiting for it to receive a hearing date in the Senate
Judicial Proceedings Committee. As many
of you know, a handful of our legislators recently voted for amendments to
weaken the original legislation that would have completely repealed the Law
Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.
African American Suffragists of Maryland on Thurs., March 25 from 6 to 7 PM ET.
Learn more about four extraordinary Maryland women who fought for suffrage
before and after the passing of the 19th amendment. Local historical experts
will discuss the lives and work of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Mary Church
Terrell, Augusta Chissell, and Margaret Gregory Hawkins. This event is
co-sponsored by the Maryland Women's Heritage Center and the Anne Arundel
County Library. Sign up at https://aacpl.librarycalendar.com/events/african-american-suffragists-maryland.
[email@example.com]is holding a webinar on Thurs., March 25 from 6 to 7 PM ET --
Separating fact from fiction at the U.S.- Mexico border. HIAS experts decode the headlines. Hear
from Sue Kenney-Pfalzer, Director, Border and Asylum Network, HIAS, and Andrew
Geibel, Policy Counsel, HIAS. The
conversation is moderated Rebecca Kirzner, Senior Director, Grassroots
Campaigns, HIAS. Sue Kenney-Pfalzer just
returned from Juarez to explain what is really happening at the U.S.-Mexico
border. What is the status of human rights? Of family separation? Who is
able to seek safety in our country, and who is being turned away from seeking
asylum? What do the numbers at the border look like in context? RSVP at https://www.hias.org/events/real-story-us-mexico-border?utm_medium=email&utm_source=hias.org&utm_campaign=events&utm_content=Separating+fact+from+fiction+at+the+U.S.-+Mexico+border.
– On Thurs., March 25 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 https://www.facebook.com/OldMajorBaltimore/.
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.
Thurs., March 25 from 7 to 8 PM, see a Student Action Panel on Environmental
Rights organized by the MD Campaign for Environmental Human Rights. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center [email@example.com]
is hosting a Medicare for All webinar A Remedy for Recovery: Medicare for All
During COVID-19 with special guest Representative Pramila Jayapal and leading
advocates for Medicare for All. Leading medical and policy experts Dr. Abdul
El-Sayed, Dr. Micah Johnson, Dr. Donald Berwick, Dr. Sanjeev Sriram, Melinda
St. Louis, and Sofia Sepulveda will participate. The event will happen on
Thurs., March 25 at 7:30 PM ET. RSVP for
Thursday’s special broadcast here https://www.facebook.com/events/181916636841091?emci=f37dfeca-348b-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=cc48a539-1e8c-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=10282414.
More than a half-million people have died in the U.S. from the coronavirus
pandemic. In the richest nation on earth, it doesn’t have to be this way. An
analysis by Public Citizen found that one-third of COVID-19 deaths and 40
percent of infections were tied to a lack of health insurance.
– Jewish Voice for Peace [firstname.lastname@example.org] is inviting you
to Learn how to talk to Congress on Thurs., March 25 at 8 PM ET. Learn how
to effectively move your member of Congress toward supporting Palestinian
rights. Sometimes it can feel impossible to change someone's mind, but
experience says that it's not. —and that it's critical to our
movement. Join in at https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/2021-03-nloc-call?emci=643840df-2988-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=3a678c76-d488-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=237778.
–Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Action
[email@example.com] wants you to join a WATER Act webinar. It’s time to make the human right to water a
reality. This webinar will happen on Thurs., March 25 at 8 PM ET offering you a
chance to learn more about the WATER Act – the solution for our country’s
growing water crisis. Wenonah will be joined by Mary Grant, the Public Water for
All Campaign Director, who will discuss the state of our water crisis, how the
WATER Act would solve it, and how to push forward for water justice!
By expanding USPS capabilities beyond money orders to
other affordable services –– including payroll check cashing, domestic money
transfers, and bill payment –– the post office can act as a great
equalizer in financial services and help close the racial wealth gap.
Banks have created “banking deserts” out of most
majority-Black areas –– a fact that is as true for wealthy Black neighborhoods
as for poor. The traditional financial services industry hits Black communities
harder in two additional ways: 1. It charges them higher fees than their white
counterparts. 2. It takes a greater percentage of incomes that are already
lower due to the racial wealth gap.
64] -- People’s Action
invites you to join in the Harm Reduction Week of Action from March 21-26. Join
the Overdose Crisis Cohort at People's Action on Thurs., March 25 from 8 to
9:30 PM ET - Fighting for Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Change at the Federal
Level. Sign up at
To be continued
Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore
Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt.206, and Baltimore, MD 21212.
Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
"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