Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 3 -- 17, 2021

38] Nuclear Safety and Security after Chernobyl and Fukushima – March 3

39] Refresh your digital skills -- March 3, 10, and 17

40] "Healing Our Divided America" – March 3

41] 'Wealth, Race, and Wildlife’ March 3

42] French Nuclear Weapons Tests in Algeria (1960–66) – March 3

43] A Roadmap to Citizenship for All March 3

44] Lobby Week Follow Up – March 3

45] Bolivia, Recovering from COVID and the Coup March 3

46] "Protect Immigrants & Stop Deportations – March 3

47] Ending Nuclear Weapons Before They End Us March 4


38] – On Wed., March 3 starting at  9 AM, check out the online topic Nuclear Safety and Security After Chernobyl and Fukushima: Lessons Learned and Forgotten.  This gathering will also take place on Thurs., March 4 and Fri., March 5.  You must RSVP for each day separately. The Project on Managing the Atom will host a three-day virtual conference to mark the 10th and 35th anniversaries, respectively, of the Fukushima Daiichi and Chernobyl nuclear disasters. Experts and officials from around the world will provide reflections on progress made in nuclear safety, security, and governance in the years after these accidents and highlight evolving challenges in these crucial areas. The conference will feature a special session with IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi, and this will require a separate registration.  The sponsor is Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, and you can RSVP at!day-1-agenda-and-rsvp.

39] – Now is the time to refresh your digital skills, no matter what you're juggling in your current role. Learn how to write powerful emails your list will want to open and create social media content using up-to-date best practices. Training is the key, so join Netroots Nation’s educational partners, New Media Mentors for Digital Best Practices training this March. In this interactive series of webinars—coupled with private mentoring sessions—you will go through the process of writing email content, creating an email blast strategy, developing social media content and building a social plan nimble enough to respond to the news cycle without losing sight of organizational goals. Webinars will be held Wed., March 3, 10 and 17 at 1 PM ET. Go to  Email

40] – Jim Zogby writes "In order to heal the divides in America, it is important to understand why we're so polarized in the first place." Here's a link to Zogby's article "Healing Our Divided America:"  For Coffee and a Column, Zogby will be joined by University of Maryland Professor Dana R. Fisher to discuss why large numbers of Americans believed and voted for Donald Trump.  Register here: to receive the dial-in information for the Zoom call on Wed., March 3 from 2 to 2:30 PM ET sharp. After you register, you will automatically get the dial-in information for the call.

41] – The Progressive Maryland Team [] is urging you to consider joining a Seminar Series: Advancing Ecology and Environmental Data Science for a More Just and Equitable Future by The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) Diversity Committee This seminar  'Wealth, Race, and Wildlife: The Impacts of Structural Inequality on Urban Wildlife' will take place on Wed., March 3 from 2 to 3 PM EST. Join the Zoom webinar here:

42] – On Wed., March 3 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM ET, get involved with the Between the Cold War Arms Race and African Decolonization: Fallout Risks from French Nuclear Weapons Tests in Algeria (1960–66). The online speaker is Austin Cooper, Stanford University, hosted by Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute. The FSI Contact is Emilie Silva at Register for this webinar at

43] – A Call to Action: A Roadmap to Citizenship for All will be discussed on Wed., March 3 at 6 PM ET. Join AFSC immigrant rights advocates and directly impacted leaders as they share why we must advocate for humane principles that truly protect our communities in our call for a roadmap to citizenship for all. Together, discuss these principles, hear from directly impacted leaders, discuss the opportunities for Congress to pass legislation, and share how you can get involved in our efforts. Closed captioning and Spanish translation will be provided. RSVP at

44] – Get with the Lobby Week Follow up Event on Wed., March 3 from 6:30 to 7:15 PM, organized by the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club. Contact Lindsey Mendelson at or 240-706-7901.  Sierra Club activists visited with over 120 legislative offices in the Maryland General Assembly and every region in the state to talk about critical issues impacting our environment and public health!  Join for a post Lobby Week virtual event to learn about developments on key environmental bills to provide a just transition off of coal, tackle climate change, strengthen and electrify public transit, promote zero waste, and protect natural places and wildlife. At this event we will discuss what you can do to help bring these bills to the finish line. Please register to receive the virtual event link:

45] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] is hosting on Wed., March 3 at 7 PM ET webinar Bolivia, Recovering from COVID and the Coup. Since Luis Arce became president in November 2020 the country is faced with a “double crisis” of COVID-19 and economic recession, exacerbated by the failed and, what some local activists call, the “genocidal” policies of the coup government. The economy is expected to contract by 7.3 percent in 2020, and poverty is expected to increase by near nine percentage points, from 22 to 31 percent. In recent weeks Bolivia has been hit by a fierce second wave of the virus that has brought its hospitals and cemeteries to the point of collapse. The country also has one of the lowest rates of vaccination in the world because the coup government failed to secure timely delivery of the vaccine.  Sign up at and hear from Adriana Guzman Arroyo, a leader of the Anti-Patriarchal Communitarian Feminism in Bolivia and Leonardo Flores, a Latin American policy expert and campaigner with CodePink.

46] – United We Dream [] suggests envisioning a world without deportation! RSVP for On the Frontline: Protect Immigrants & Stop Deportations Now on Wed., March 3 from 8 to 9 PM. The Biden-Harris administration spent Black History Month deporting Black immigrants and people are outraged. A judge in Texas blocked Biden’s 100-day moratorium order on deportations, but did you know that Biden can still halt these deportations? If you want to learn how we can take action now to protect our immigrant communities, sign up at

47] – Ending Nuclear Weapons Before They End Us will happen on Thurs., March 4 from 11 AM to 2:30 PM ET. This will be a VIRTUAL POLICY BRIEFING with INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS. Call on the Biden administration to prioritize the complete elimination of nuclear weapons. The event is convened by Back from the Brink (BftB) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) with support from many partner organizations. The virtual event will feature an expert panel discussion and Q&A, followed by a series of workshops to help advocates generate the public and political will needed for a fundamental change in U.S. nuclear weapons policy. Register at

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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