The theme of the Festival will be "What gives us hope" three
years after the courageous, prophetic action of the seven activists for which they
have or are now paying a high price with prison terms. Stephen Kobasa will be
the moderator. Reflections will be offered by supporters Kathy Kelly, Jessica
Stewart, Robert Randall, Luz Catarineau Colville and Matt Daloisio. There will
also be reports from Teresa Grady on the Beyond Trident campaign in Georgia,
Ken Jones from Reject Raytheon in North Carolina, Jackie Allen on Resist
Trident in Connecticut and Leonard Eiger from Ground Zero in Washington State.
Music will be provided by Bud Courtney and Anthony Donovan of the NYC Filthy
Rotten System and Bobcat Carruthers of New Haven. Mark Colville will speak and
receive a blessing before sentencing from Liz McAlister.
– There is a Get Money Out - Maryland
BOARD MEETING on Mon., April 5 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 https://www.getmoneyoutmd.org/.
– On Tues., April 6 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
23] –Tune in Towards a Better China
Strategy on Tues., April 6 from 9:30 to 10:15 AM ET. The event will be webcast live at https://www.csis.org/events/towards-better-china-strategy.
Please join Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies, for an
in-depth conversation on the future of the U.S.-China relationship with Ryan
Hass, senior fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair in the Foreign
Policy program at the Brookings Institution, and the author of the new
book, "Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of
Competitive Interdependence." The
event is sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies
24] –The GW Institute for Korean Studies
and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies present a Book Talk & Panel
Discussion: Rights Claiming in South Korea on Tues., April 6 from 10 AM to noon
(ET). In this webinar, co-editors
Celeste Arrington and Patricia Goedde will introduce their new book Rights
Claiming in South Korea (published by Cambridge University Press) with fellow
chapter contributor Erin Chung (Johns Hopkins University). Sociologists Paul
Chang (Harvard) and Hae Yeon Choo (University of Toronto) will discuss the
edited volume's findings and contributions to our understanding of rights-based
activism in contemporary South Korea.
People in South Korea have defined and articulated diverse grievances as
rights violations and engaged in claims-making to remedy them. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-panel-discussion-rights-claiming-in-south-korea-tickets-136421312819.
–How the U.S. Failed Black Mauritanians Seeking
Asylum will happen on Tues., April 6 at noon ET. Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclc-iopzIuH9wyNDGnLXCGJ_TQxZU5ELV9.
Learn how the U.S. humanitarian protection system has failed Black Mauritanians
and what must be done so people can move forward and heal. Hear from Black
Mauritanians who have been through the U.S. asylum process, a human rights
lawyer, an immigration attorney, and other experts.
about Weaponizing Anti-Semitism: IHRA and the End of the
Palestine Exception on Tues., April 6 from noon to 1 PM. Register to join on Zoom at https://bit.ly/noihraevent or at Facebook
Live: https://facebook.com/usacbi. Join
the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel for an
informative webinar on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)
“working definition” of anti-Semitism and its use by pro-Israeli apartheid
organizations to attempt to silence Palestinian and Palestine solidarity
organizing on university campuses and in the community. Discuss the
implications of the weaponization of anti-Semitism with a distinguished panel
of lawyers, academics and activists including CORNEL
WEST and RICHARD FALK. See ttp://masspeaceaction.org/event/weaponizing-anti-semitism-ihra-and-the-end-of-the-palestine-exception/?emci=8d36e87a-8c90-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=2c6cb554-a590-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=269591.
– The League of Conservation Voters
[firstname.lastname@example.org] will host a
conversation with Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm on Tues., April
6 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM ET. RSVP to join Granholm and LCV board member and
former U.S. Representative Donna Edwards for a conversation on clean energy and
its role in a transformative economic recovery: https://lcv.swoogo.com/insiderbriefing/begin?reg_type_id=158661. Our new Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm
is a force of nature. As the governor of Michigan, she led the state out of the
last recession by investing in clean energy, strengthening the auto industry,
and supporting manufacturing. And now as she leads the Department of Energy,
she'll work to deliver a 100% clean energy economy.
– There is another virtual event on Tues., April 6 from 3 to 4
PM EDT. Join the CEEP Network for this digital workshop on protecting and
guaranteeing voting rights. The panelists will discuss federal legislation
under consideration that would restore elements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
struck down by the judiciary. Proposed legislation would also create a baseline
standard for voting access across the country. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/381894/.
–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.
– Tallie Ben Daniel [firstname.lastname@example.org]
is asking you to mark Tues., April 6 at 5 PM ET as an opportunity to hear
Mitchell Plitnick and Marc Lamont Hill for a discussion of their book, “Except
for Palestine: the Limits of Progressive Politics.” Register at https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/a/2021-04-plitnick-hill-panel?emci=bae87e26-a291-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=486a6ad2-a991-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=237778.
Taking part in the conversation will Dr. Samia Shoman, an educator with Palestinian
roots who has dedicated her career to promoting racial and social justice, and Sandra Tamari, Executive Director of Adalah
Justice Project, a Palestinian advocacy organization. Our guests will discuss
the book as well as the current role of Palestinian justice within the
– Get over
to a Montgomery County Defund/Invest Watch Party, as part of a Budget Hearing
on Tues., April 6 from 6 to 9 PM
ET. Join the
Montgomery County Defund Policing & Invest in Communities Coalition and watch
the first evening hearing about the proposed budget for the coming year. During the virtual public hearing, Montgomery County
residents will testify with their reflections on the County
Executive's proposed budget. And members of the MC
Defund/Invest Coalition will be testifying about our coalition's budget
demands. The watch party will begin at 6 PM with a relational activity and
background information about the coalition's budget demands (with plenty of
stretch breaks throughout). The public hearing will begin at 7 PM and will be
streamed via Zoom at which point attendees will be invited to participate in
the watch party via chat. Get involved at https://jufj.org/event/mc-budget-fy22/?contactdata=vldarrdrYPvlYbGweTmDPMBRo4hkZVAVuKASx%2ff68fSW02xjZrpbz6qVHJzzav2AXIARtzORa43S26LhOppq9w%3d%3d&emci=28b452ac-e28b-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=a52aacfd-098c-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=3403859.
33] –On Tues., April 6 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
–The Women’s March Organizing Team
[email@example.com] 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., April 6, RSVP at bit.ly/takeacttue.
Peace Action [firstname.lastname@example.org] is inviting to the webinar 10 Years After:
Comments on Syria, with Professor Joshua Landis on Tues., April 6 from 7 to 8
PM ET. As the Arab Spring spread to Syria,
what began as a movement for greater democracy quickly devolved into a brutal
sectarian civil war. The fighting attracted intervention from regional and
global powers including the US, Russia, Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. A flood
of foreign weapons, airstrikes, and brutal economic sanctions have led to the
deaths of hundreds of thousands. With no apparent military solution, a political
compromise has proved elusive as well. Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrfu-ppjkqHNHF807pKTi0RdHgW-kuylHX?emci=ea0f30a2-c793-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=f23ec9fa-cd93-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=269591.
President Biden is slated to host an Earth Day
climate summit to discuss climate action. Soon after, he will reach the end of
his first 100 days in office. The first year of a president’s administration is
crucial for making change — especially the first 100 days — and this month is
where we’ll see Biden’s first large public climate plan. This could be one of
our best chances to see real climate action — so we need to ramp up the
pressure on President Biden. Join
hundreds of Greenpeace volunteers and supporters at the April Volunteer Call to
learn how you can make an impact.
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