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Sunday, April 11, 2021
Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 12 - 13, 2021
20] Poverty is a sin. -- April 12
21]Emergency Election Protection Zoom– April 12
22] Offshore Wind Town Hall – April 12
23]Is Russia truly our enemy? – April 12
24]New Year's Eve style celebration of Sine
Die– April 12
25] Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Day Ceremony – April 12
26]National Organize to Win Call – April 12
27]How North Korea is
Managing Its Economic Crisis– April 13
28]Care Corner Food Pantry – April 13
29]Joe Biden: Climate
hero? – April 13
30]Protest JHU’s weapons
research – April 13
31]Perspectives from Havana in a year of
COVID and Embargo – April 13
32]Town Hall Climate Justice, Jobs and the
Freedom to Thrive — April 13
33] Animal Bereavement Support
Group – April 13
20] –Poverty is a sin, and the current
federal poverty measure is so outdated we can’t even see the crisis for what it
is. Join the Poor People’s Campaign for an online mass meeting on Mon., April
12 at 3 PM ET to hear from poor and low-income people, economists
and faith leaders who will challenge the dominant narratives on poverty, a
narrative that blames poor people for their situation, frames poverty as a
racial issue to undermine multi-racial solidarity, and doesn’t recognize the
full 140 million and growing who live in poverty or are one emergency away from
poverty. RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/moral-monday-poverty-unmeasured?source=direct_link&&link_id=1&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&email_referrer=email_1138279&email_subject=moral-monday-poverty-unmeasured.
21] –Mike Hersh for Progressive Democrats of
America [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to know PDA and allies are organizing
against 250+ racist Jim Crow laws in 43 states, and for S1 and HR4, plus DC
Statehood and other pro-democracy reforms. Hear reports on these and other
topics on Mon. April 12 from 5 to 6:30 PM ET as part of the
weekly Emergency Election Protection Zooms. Visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldumtrjIiH9L7_KfcFV1n8ynuO3anTGwp.
22] – Jared Schablein
[email@example.com] wants you to know about an Offshore
Wind Town Hall on Mon., April 12 at 6:30 PM. Hear from The Business Network for
Offshore Wind and several local organizations. This town hall will cover the
basics of offshore wind, will dispel myths / rumors being circulated, will
introduce you to local advocates of offshore wind, and will allow you to ask
experts your questions about offshore wind. RSVP at
Hear from Bruce
Gagnon who has been to Russia and Ukraine several times in the last couple of
years including leading a delegation of 25 on a study tour of Russia in 2019.
The purpose of the tour was to listen, learn, and stand against the constant
demonization of Russia by the media across the west. The idea was to build
people-to-people bridges between our nations rather than an escalating arms
race which could bring us WW III. Again this was noted in the promotion for the
event: "During WW II the Nazi
invasion of the former Soviet Union 27 million citizens lost their lives from
the fascist attacks and occupation."
This is inaccurate as the Soviet Union invaded Poland, Finland, Estonia,
Latvia, Lithuania, parts of Romania and parts of Japan. Gagnon is the
Coordinator of the Global Network against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
which he co-founded in 1992.
24] –On Mon., April 12 at 7:30 PM ET through Tues., April 13
at midnight, join Jews United for Justice virtually for a New Year's Eve style
celebration of Sine Die, the last day of Maryland's state session! RSVP at
https://jufj.org/event/sine-die-2021/ Sine Dayenu 2021.
25] –Beth Schuman of
American Friends of Combatants for Peace [firstname.lastname@example.org] wants you to know
that Richard Gere will be part of the Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Day
Ceremony. This is the largest Israeli-Palestinian peace event in history, and
will be livestreamed on Tues., April 13 at 1:30 PM ET. There will be other speakers. Layla Alshekh lost her young son, Qusay,
when soldiers detained her and prevented her from taking him to the hospital
for treatment, as he was suffering from breathing difficulties after inhaling
tear gas thrown by soldiers near her home.
Tamar Pikes lost her father Michael in the Six Day War before she
was born, as well as her older brother, Yonatan, in the Yom Kippur War. Gili
Meisler lost his only brother, Giora, in the Yom Kippur War. Muna Abu Sara lost
her son Khaled, when a settler intentionally ran him down with his car. Layla,
Tamar, Gilli and Muna have been working for years so that tragedies like the
ones that befell their families will not happen to others. https://afcfp.org/memorial/?emci=525447bd-718d-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=e4bf1399-6891-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=8142762.
–GW Institute for Korean Studies
[email@example.com] announced that on Tues., April 13 from 9 to 10:30 AM there will
be a forum How North Korea is Managing Its Economic Crisis. The COVID-19
pandemic has had significant effects on public health and has resulted in the
disruptions of domestic economics in North Korea. While Pyongyang claims that
it has no cases of COVID-19, North Korea has taken extreme precautions,
including sealing their border with China; this has crippled their economy.
Four experts will assess the pandemic's impact on the economic indicators and
the direction of economic policy and suggest the indicators to watch for
whether North Korea’s economy is in a major crisis, or if it is muddling
through. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-north-korea-economic-forum-tickets-149153659611.
– On Tues., April 13 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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c49acae2b0-care. All COVID
safety measures are followed, including outdoor distribution, mask-wearing and
–Mike Tidwell, CCAN Action Fund
[firstname.lastname@example.org] is asking this question Joe Biden: Climate hero? Join
the discussion on Tues., April 13 at 1 PM ET, hosted by CCAN, the Sierra Club,
Evergreen Action, and Green 2.0. President Joe Biden unveiled a
jaw-dropping, $3 trillion plan to fight climate change and rebuild America.
It’s an amazing plan. Standing in Pittsburgh, surrounded by union workers,
Biden called on Congress to pass his “American Jobs Plan.” The plan would
achieve 100% clean electricity nationwide by 2035. It would invest $100 billion
to modernize the grid, $400 billion to incentivize wind and solar, $222 billion
for electric vehicle research and charging stations, $10 billion on a “Climate
Crisis Corps,” and more. It also calls for equity and justice at every step,
with investments in underserved communities like removing lead pipes from every
single neighborhood in America. Learn why this plan is an amazing first
step. Also learn how we can make the plan even better and get it passed by
Congress THIS YEAR. Register at https://actionnetwork.org/events/president-bidens-american-jobs-plan-a-panel-discussion/.
–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:email@example.com.
Peace Action [firstname.lastname@example.org] is hosting a series of talks
Perspectives from Havana in a year of COVID and Embargo on Tuesdays at 6 PM ET
starting April 13 and concluding on May 11.
Hear from five leading voices from Cuba in a series of
conversations: 1] April 13: From the
Perspective of an Economist – Estéban Morales; April 20: From the
Perspective of Science & Healthcare – Luis Montero Cabrera; April 27:
From the Perspective of a Sociologist and Feminist – Marta Nuñez; May
4: From the Perspective of a Poet and Writer – Nancy Morejón; and May 11:
From the Perspective of the Next Generation -- David Faya. Each week will start with a short
presentation, followed by plenty of time for questions and dialogue. The
discussion will be moderated by Cole Harrison (Massachusetts Peace Action),
Sandra Levinson (Center for Cuban Studies), and Gloria Caballero (Latin
American Solidarity Coalition of W. Mass).
to attend. (Only one registration is
needed for the series). At the close of each session you will be given
information and options for action to lift the Sanctions and end the Embargo,
as well as ways in which you can get involved with the organizations sponsoring
and co-sponsoring the series, or hold events and forums in your own community,
institution or organization.
Weingarten [Eemail@example.com] is Inviting you to attend a Town Hall
Climate Justice, Jobs and the Freedom to Thrive on Tues., April 13 from 6:45 to
8 PM ET. The passage of Biden’s American Rescue Plan has been a necessary shot
in the arm, providing much-needed COVID-19 relief. On top of that, the ideas
proposed for rebuilding the economy in the THRIVE Act and Biden’s American Jobs
Plan present a historic opportunity to rebuild our economy in a way that
benefits workers and families. You can
be part of a conversation with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
Michael Regan; actress, author and climate activist Jane Fonda; and Sunrise
Movement Executive Director Varshini Prakash and other speakers. Sign up
33] –On Tues., April 13 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 https://www.facebook.com/BMOREHUMANE/. 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
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] 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