Monday, April 19, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 20 - 22, 2021

36] Animal Bereavement Support Group – April 20

37] Money for Housing Security – April 20

38] No Way to Treat a Child April 20

39] Jewish Voice for Peace Action Trivia Night – April 20

40] UMBC Sunrise for Earth Week – April 21

41] Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen April 21

42] Harnessing the power of design for healthier, resilient and just cities April 21

43] Towards a Third Nuclear Age? – April 21

44] Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune – April 21 - 22


36] – On Tues., April 20 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 

37] – Money for Housing Security will be discussed on Tues., April 20 from 7 to 8 PM ET.  Are you wondering why the DC budget season is important for housing security? Join Jews United for Justice to learn more about how the budget impacts housing issues in the District. Hear from and be in conversation with partners from DC Fiscal Policy Institute and The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. In the conversation, talk about the fundamentals and political context in this budget season and how to better advocate for a budget that prioritizes getting and keeping everyone in our neighborhoods housed. You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP at

38] – Shaina Low [] wants you to join the #nowaytotreatachild campaign's Tues., April 20 at 8 PM ET webinar.  Hear the findings of the No Way To Treat a Child report, launching on April 17, Palestinian Prisoners' Day, and get updates on congressional advocacy in the United States. Register for the webinar at

39] – Jewish Voice for Peace. Action is holding a Trivia Night on Tues., April 20 at 8 PM ET. Emily Kaplan [] is inviting you to participate to a fun evening of trivia and prizes, including some great JVP Action swag. Sign up at

40] – Gracie at Sunrise Movement Baltimore [] wants us to know about the UMBC Sunrise for Earth Week!   On Wed., April 21 starting noon through 3:30 PM, there will be a UMBC Research showcase with Dr. Dawn Biehler from Geography & Environmental Systems, Dr. Sterett from Public Policy, Dr. Hennigan from Engineering, Dr. Zhai from Atmospheric Physics, Dr. Demoz from Atmospheric Physics, Dr. Ataca from Physics and Dr. Bennett from Chemistry. Visit

41] –On Wed., April 21 at noon, hear a Conversation with The Nation and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen. He is one of America’s premier literary stars as well as one of the country’s most effective advocates for displaced people. Sign up at

The Vietnamese-American author Viet Thanh Nguyen’s first novel, The Sympathizer, a spy thriller set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, among numerous other awards. His recently-released The Committed is the sequel to his celebrated debut and has been receiving widespread notice coast to coast. The Sympathizer established Nguyen as both a literary star and an advocate for displaced people around the world. Nguyen is a professor of English, American studies and ethnicity, and comparative literature at the University of Southern California as well as a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. Tickets are $10. All proceeds directly support The Nation’s journalism. Email

42] – The Trust for Public Land [] is hosting a Park Bench Chat: Harnessing the power of design for healthier, resilient and just cities on Wed., April 21 at 2 PM ET. This Chat will bring together leaders in the movement to put our cities to work for community, social justice, health, and climate resilience. Trust for Public Land President and CEO Diane Regas will be in conversation with Dana Bourland, vice president of the Environment Program at The JPB Foundation and author of Gray to Green Communities: A Call to Action on the Housing and Climate Crises; and designer, urbanist, and spatial justice expert Liz Ogbu, founder and principal of Studio O, which, in partnership with communities, leverages design to catalyze and sustain social impact. Visit

43] – On Wed., April 21 from 2 TO 3:30 PM ET, get an answer to this question: Towards a Third Nuclear Age? Are we on the cusp on a new nuclear age, where the rules, frameworks and ideas that govern the way in which we maintain peace in our nuclear world are set to be fundamentally altered, or at least come under pressure to be reformed?  If so, what factors are driving this shift, where and why is the challenge most acute, and how can we seek to understand and manage this potentially dangerous transition? This online talk is sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center, and the speaker is Andrew Futter, University of Leicester. Register at

44] Sierra Club Insider [] wants you to be involved with Earth Month. Register at This year's Earth Day comes in the midst of unprecedented times. We continue to endure a devastating pandemic, and we've participated in uprisings for racial justice, and turned out in record numbers to elect leaders who are ready to face today’s health, economic, and climate crises. On Wed., April 21 at 5 PM EST, join Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, President Ramon Cruz, and other senior leaders to hear more about the once-in-a-generation opportunities to create a livable planet for all, and about how you can get involved.  On Thurs., April 22 from 12:30 to 2 PM EST, hear Global Grassroots Voices: Financing disaster in India: US Export-Import Bank & coal finance overseas.

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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