Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 31 -- April 2, 2021

45] Today is the International Transgender Day of Visibility – March 31

46] COVID Community Partnership Town Hall – March 31

47] Baltimore Action Team Meeting – March 31

48] John Lewis Mobilization Town Hall – March 31

49] I Saw a Bird – March 31

50] For the People Act March 31

51] Join a pipeline action in DC April 1

52] Check out Korea and Sino-U.S. Relations. April 1

53] Food Rescue at the Dovecote CaféApril 1

54] Eyes on ICE Forum April 1

55] Food Rescue Giveaway – April 1

56] Urge Rep. Kweisi Mfume to support Improved Medicare for All. – April 1

57] A World on the Wing – April 1

58] National Activist Call – April 1

59] Boycott Georgia April 1


45] – Today is the International Transgender Day of Visibility — a day dedicated to celebrating transgender and gender-nonconforming people while shining a light on the urgent and necessary work that remains to achieve trans justice.

46] – JoinTheFight [] is holding a town hall on Wed., March 31 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Join in the first MedStar COVID Community Partnership Town Hall to share study updates, discuss the vaccine rollout in our community, and allow time for Q&A with the principal investigators, Dr. William Weintraub and Dr. Kristen Miller.  RSVP at You may still submit questions for the investigators here:

47] – There is a Jews United for Justice Baltimore Action Team Meeting on Wed., March 31 from 7 to 8 PM ET. Discuss the ongoing issue campaign work. Share updates for all the local campaigns, as well as the Maryland statewide campaigns that need local attention, and brainstorm on how to move the work forward. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a regular attendee or new to the work!  You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP at Email

48] – Join activists from Indivisible on Wed., March 31 from 7 to 8 PM ET for the John Lewis Mobilization Town Hall. This town hall is for activists and local organizations to learn more about the May 8th John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Day of Action mobilization. Sign up at

49] –The National Audubon Society []  invited you to this month’s episode of I Saw a Bird on Wed., March 31 at 7 PM ET on Zoom and Facebook Live.   Spring is in the air and that means millions of birds are beginning their epic migratory journeys to nest and raise their young in the north. Founder of, Charlie Annenberg Weingarten, will kick things off with a look at their Sandhill Crane cam which lets viewers watch one of the most spectacular migrations in North America from the comfort of home. Then, talk about baby owls with Center Director, Katie Warner, and Education Manager, Laura VonMutius from the Center of Birds of Prey in Audubon Florida. Followed by a conversation with Audubon’s Senior Network Content Editor, Martha Harbison, and Avian Ecologist Joanna Wu, both members of The Galbatross Project, a team that got its start competing in the World Series of Birding by only counting female birds, and now spreads awareness about female birds to other birders. And finally, actor and writer Elena Passarello will join in to talk about the world’s oldest known wild bird, Wisdom, a Laysan Albatross who at 70-years-old hatched a new chick last month. RSVP at

50] For the People Act [] invites you to attend a Webinar with Sen. Jeff Merkley talking about the For the People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1) -- a groundbreaking bill to make our government work for everyone.  This groundbreaking bill for free and fair elections has already passed the House, and to pass this bill through the Senate filibuster, which will only happen if thousands of speak up to demand it.

The For the People Act is a voting rights, campaign finance, redistricting reform, and ethics bill to level the playing field in our democracy. It was introduced as the top priority of the new Congress -- H.R. 1/S.1 -- because everything else depends on our democracy working for all of us. Join in on Wed., March 31 at 8 PM ET, by doing a RSVP at Common Cause is hosting the event.

51] – Climate Hawks Vote [] wants you to join a pipeline action in DC on Thurs., April 1 at 11 AM ET -- From DAPL to Line 3. It’s time to shut down the Line 3 and Dakota Access Pipelines once and for all.  Join frontline Indigenous youth and organizers from the Dakota Access and Line 3 pipeline fights at the Army Corps of Engineers office, 441 G Street NW, W DC 20314. Demand that President Biden “Build Back Fossil Free” by stopping these climate-destroying projects. Call all water protectors, land defenders, climate hawks, and friends to join and show President Biden that his administration must listen to frontline and Indigenous voices and live up to his own climate change promises by shutting down these pipeline projects. RSVP at

   Five years ago on April 1, the Sacred Stone Camp was founded and history was made as thousands of people descended to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). On this important anniversary, we’re bringing the frontline, Indigenous pipeline resistance to Washington DC to demand that President Biden revoke the Army Corps permits for Line 3 and shut down DAPL.

52] – On Thurs., April 1 at 1 PM ET, check out Korea and Sino-U.S. Relations. Stimson Center senior fellow and China Program director Yun Sun and Asia Society Arthur Ross director of the Center for US-China Relations Orville Schell join senior director Stephen Noerper to discuss where Korea sits relative to China and US priorities. They explore China policy in the new US administration, alliances and expectations, and prospects for improvements or further deterioration in Sino-US ties. This program is made possible thanks to the support of the Korea Foundation. Go to

53] – 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

54] – Families Belong Together [] is inviting you to an Eyes on ICE Forum on Thurs, April 1 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET.  Hear directly from community members who've been deported due to policies like Title 42, and how you can support a more humane immigration system.  We can all agree that children belong in schools, on playgrounds, and in the company of their loved ones--not in cages, or detention facilities, or alone at the border separated from their families. 

Also hear the dedicated organizers, public health experts, and lawyers who are determined to help welcome them with dignity. REGISTER at Title 42 was one of many executive actions made by the Trump administration to kick out and keep out refugees and immigrants--and it's still being used today to put children in harm's way. Disguised as a public health measure at the start of the pandemic, Title 42 had one goal and one goal only: to harm immigrant families. 

55] – On Thurs., April 1 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. 

56] – Progressive Maryland [] is asking you to join a phone bank on Thurs., April 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET to urge Rep. Kweisi Mfume to support Improved Medicare for All. Healthcare is a human right. Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) said in 2019, “In the richest country in the history of our species at its richest moment, not to advance forward to adopt a Medicare for all system is to deny, I think, the common humanity of our fellow citizens.”  The COVID-19 pandemic has shown all Americans the dire need for a universal health care system.

  Medicare for All was recently reintroduced in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. The Medicare for All bill is currently co-sponsored by many Democrats in the House, including Maryland Representatives Sarbanes, Raskin, and Brown.  Kweisi Mfume, the member of Congress representing large parts of Baltimore, has not yet signed on as a co-sponsor of the bill. Rep. Mfume needs to follow in the footsteps of the late Elijah Cummings, the previous holder of his congressional seat, and join the majority of the Democrats in the U.S House by supporting Medicare for All!  This is why people will be calling voters in Rep. Mfume’s district to ask them to call his office and ask the Congressperson to support Medicare for All. Sign up at

57] – Get over to A World on the Wing: A Talk with Author Scott Weidensaul on Thurs., April 1 at 7 PM by Zoom.  The cost is $7.  In the past two decades, our understanding of the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross immense oceans, fly above the highest mountains, or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch has exploded. What we’ve learned of these key migrations―how billions of birds circumnavigate the globe, flying tens of thousands of miles between hemispheres on an annual basis―is nothing short of extraordinary.

A World on the Wing, the newest book from acclaimed nature writer Scott Weidensaul, is at once a celebration of global bird migration, an exploration of our rapidly evolving understanding of the science that underpins it, and a cautionary tale of the challenges humans have placed in the way of migrating birds. It conveys both the wonder of bird migration and its global sweep, from the mudflats of the Yellow Sea in China to the wilderness of central Alaska, the remote mountains of northeastern India to the dusty hills of southern Cyprus. Sign up at

58] – The Indivisible Team [] wants you to RSVP for the upcoming April National Activist Call on Thurs., April 1 at 8 PM ET. Find out what you can do to kick-off this spring Recovery Recess! Learn more about March recess and other upcoming Indivisible programs.  Sign up at

59] – Join a Voter Suppression Protest, make the Georgia Boycott National!!!!  On Friday, April 2, 2021, everyone is asked not to purchase or support certain businesses as a means to make their voices heard over the recent voter suppression law signed into legislation by Georgia's Governor, Brian Kemp.  By signing the legislation, Gov. Kemp has severely limited where and how hundreds of thousands of voters - primarily affecting African American voters - will make their voices heard beginning with the next election in 2022.

  The Georgia Boycott on Friday, April 2nd, will include the following: All plays, theaters & movies; and all National & International Companies Headquartered in the State of Georgia, as of the signing date of Governor Kemp's Suppression Law.

   Do not TRAVEL through Georgia, or go to gas stations [buy gasoline on Thursday, April 1] or purchase airline tickets in or out of Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.  Avoid Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Chick-fil-A, Coca Cola and its products and the Georgia Lottery.  It is important that everyone stay strong UNTIL these new Suppression Laws are Repealed and Replaced.

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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