Sunday, March 7, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 8 - 9, 2021

21] Rally for a $15 minimum wage – March 8

22] Biden Administration's North Korea Policy – March 8

23] Women Surviving Apartheid's Prisons – March 8

24] International Women's Day Celebration – March 8

25] Women’s Voices from Central America – March 8

26] Support the Equality Act -- March 8

27] Get Money Out – Maryland – March 8

28] Heartbeat of the Resistance Event – March 8

29] National Organize to Win Call – March 8

30] Care Corner Food Pantry -- March 9

31] PRO Act Rally – March 9

32] Protest Owl Experiments -- March 9

33] Protest JHU’s weapons research – March 9

34] Take Action Tuesdays – March 9

35] Animal Bereavement Support Group – March 9

36] US sanctions against Venezuela– March 9


21] – Low-wage workers need a $15 minimum wage now more than ever. Join One Fair Wage, Ultraviolet & the Women's March on Mon., March 8—International Women's Day—at 1 PM to rally for a $15 minimum wage. This will be a day of dance, music and action highlighting the need for a $15 minimum wage, One Fair Wage and the end of gender based violence at work.  Gather at the National Mall, 4th St. SW, between Madison & Jefferson Streets; WDC 20565. There will be other in-person events in major cities across the country, as well as outside Senator Joe Manchin's office in West Virginia & Senator Kyrsten Sinema's office in Phoenix. RSVP at

22] – On Mon., March 8 at 4 PM, tune into A New Beginning or the Same Old Story? What are the prospects for the Biden Administration's North Korea Policy?  To sign up for this online Panel Discussion, register via Zoom at Email The sponsor is Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute.  

23] – Author Shanthini Naidoo "live" in an online book event in which the South African author will be talking about her recently released book Women Surviving Apartheid's Prisons on Mon., March 8 at 6 PM ET, hosted by Washington D.C.'s Busboys & Poets. This International Women’s Day, Naidoo will be joined by Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Bill Fletcher Jr., for a timely and lively conversation on the role of women in South Africa’s anti-Apartheid struggle and the transnational and transgenerational connections that can be drawn from their activism. See

24] – Western Mass CODEPINK brings you its 16th Annual International Women's Day Celebration on Mon., March 8 from 7 to 8:30 PM EST.  The virtual door opens at 6:50 PM for a music and program preview. The theme this year is Women Empowering Women.  This event will be on Zoom, and the link is  The Meeting ID is 879 9607 826.

25] – Leslie Salgado [] is reminding us about an International Women's Day virtual event on Mon., March 8 at 7 PM ET. Register at This event will be fully bilingual/. Join in to hear Women’s Voices from Central America – Impacts of U.S. Policies on Migration.  From Nicaragua, Yolande Areas Blas, from Honduras, Carla Garcia, and from El Salvador, Sonia Umanzor will speak. The musical guest is Lilo Gonzalez of El Salvador.  Register at

26] – From key cabinet-level appointments and Biden’s executive order implementing the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County to his support of the Equality Act, it is clear that LGBTQ equality is a priority for this White House. We are proud to work with them and will continue to do so in the crucial work ahead. To mark the 46th president’s first 46 days, Human Rights Campaign is hosting a special member town hall to review the work accomplished … and to look at what’s ahead on Mon., March 8 at 7 PM ET.  Join in at  Hear from HRC President Alphonso David, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Rep. Angie Craig and others.

27] – There is a Get Money Out - Maryland BOARD MEETING on Mon., March 8 at 7:30 PM.  There is two ways to join the conference: 1) dial 1 301 715 8592 with a meeting ID: 931 3066 2622. The password is 173976 and 2} click on your device if you have downloaded the app from Zoom.  This is a GMOM Board strategy session. Observers are welcome. Visit

28] – The Solidarity Collective [] wants you to attend Women: the Heartbeat of the Resistance Event on International Women's Day, March 8 at 8 PM EST. The panel will honor Women in Resistance from communities across Latin America who are reclaiming land, art, culture, and music to resist the paradigms of war, patriarchal systems, militarization, and violence. The panel will consist of Afro-Colombian, Indigenous, and immigrant voices uplifting matriarchal values that are often silenced and sidelined. Speaking out against oppression, the dialogue will highlight the dreams and achievements of women who organize and create space to reclaim the heartbeat of collective liberation. Register in advance for this webinar at

29] – Our Revolution [] is reminding you about the weekly Organize to Win Call on Mon., March 8 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET. Join the call here: or on Facebook: Sen. Nina Turner will join in to celebrate Women’s History Month; Our Revolution Birmingham’s Eric Hall will provide an update on the union fight at Amazon; CWA’s Shane Larson will give a briefing on a landmark pro-labor bill; and California State Rep. Miguel Santiago will discuss how we’re going to win health care for all!

30] – On March 9 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM ET, get over to the Care Corner Food Pantry at the Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. This will continue each Tuesday through June 29.  Food bags are available for individuals and families in need. Food bags are first-come, first-served each week.  Volunteers are needed each week to help distribute the food. Sign up here: All COVID safety measures are followed, including outdoor distribution, mask-wearing and social distancing. 

31] – Hal Ginsberg [] announced that the PRO Act Rally is on Tues.,  March 9 from 10 AM to noon on the Mall in D.C. Meet at the National Museum of the American Indian, Jefferson Drive & 4th St. SW. Stand together to demand that the U.S. House fights for working people by passing the PRO Act!! The Rally will begin at 11 AM. Maryland's most powerful federal politician - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer - announced that the House of Representatives will vote on the PRO Act this week. A strong show of support may be necessary to ensure passage given the very slim majority Democrats command. RSVP at

32] – On Tues., March 9 from 11:45 AM to 1 PM EST, protest Johns Hopkins University’s Cruel Experiments on Owls at 34th & North Charles St., Baltimore 21218. Join PETA and local activists for a COVID-safe socially distanced protest outside the main entrance of Johns Hopkins University (JHU) to demand that the school end the torment of owls in cruel and invasive brain experiments. In the laboratory torture chamber at JHU, experimenter Shreesh Mysore cuts into owls' skulls to expose their brains. Then, he screws and glues metal devices onto their heads. The owls endure two to three invasive surgeries before Mysore uses them in experiments. These birds—who are nocturnal hunters who would fly great distances in their natural habitat—are forced into tight jackets so cramped that they can't move their wings for up to 12 hours. During these experiments, he pokes electrodes around in the brains of the fully conscious birds, mutilating their brain tissue so severely that they become "unusable" to him—at which point he kills them.  CONTACT: Luis Correal at or 404-384-9147. All participants are required to wear masks during the protest and to maintaining a MINIMUM of 6 feet between all activists and between activists and passersby. See

33] – There is a Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.  You may consider contacting President Ron Daniels and telling him that the university should reject all military contracts, including those for killer drone and nuclear weapons research.  The president’s mailing address is Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  You can also reach his office by Phone: (410) 516-8068, Fax: (410) 516-6097 or email:

34] – The Women’s March Organizing Team [] has created Take Action Tuesdays from 7 to 8 PM ET— a weekly, virtual gathering of women focused on harnessing grassroots organizing power and fighting for meaningful progress in the post-Trump era. This will be a virtual space to share stories and experiences and take meaningful action around key women's issues in the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration. For Tues., March 9, RSVP at  See

35] – On Tues., March 9 from 7 to 8:30 PM ET, get with the Animal Bereavement Support Group at the Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown 21136. This will continue each Tuesday, through August 3. See  The loss of an animal can be a devastating blow. Our friends are often loved as a member of our family, and we believe their passing should be treated with the same respect. RSVP to 

36] – On Tues., March 9 at 8 ET, the CODEPINK CONGRESS will focus on the urgent need to lift illegal US sanctions against Venezuela, a country suffering from a lack of medicine, medical supplies, and vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic. RSVP at  Hear from Carlos Ron, former Minister Counsel of Political Affairs at the Venezuelan embassy in the United States; Lorena Gimenez of Género Con Clase, a feminist human rights organization; and Leonardo Flores, a coordinator of CODEPINK’s Latin America campaign.

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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