Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 7 - 8, 2021

37] GOOD JOBS FOR ALL Rally – April 7

38] Thoughts on the Future of America’s China Strategy – April 7

39] Coffee and a Column – April 7

40] 2021 Mayoral Forum April 7

41] Big Money Out, People In April 7

42] China, the U.S., and the Risk of Nuclear War April 7

43] Panel of Experts on North Korea – April 8

44] Virtual Film Screening of In the Dark of the Valley April 8

45] Work Session for the Housing Justice Act (Bill 49-20) April 8


37] – The Sunrise Baltimore Hub is calling on you to attend on Wed., April 7 from 11:30 to 12:30 PM an In-Person Rally for Good Jobs For All at S. Charles St. and Pratt St., outside of Senator Ben Cardin's Baltimore office (100 S Charles St.) to address our elected officials’ failure to address the intersecting crises we face today.  With so much work that needs to be done to address the pandemic and climate change, there’s no reason anyone in the U.S.  should be unemployed, underemployed, or working a job that isn’t working toward a better future. It’s time to guarantee good jobs for all!  Sunrise Movement is calling on every member of Congress to sign the Good Jobs for All Pledge and commit to doing everything they can to ensure that the U.S. government guarantees every American (who wants one) a job building a sustainable, people-centered economy.

  Senator Cardin has declined to sign the Pledge, showing that he thinks business-as-usual is working just fine for his constituents. So Sunrise Baltimore will participate in a National Day of Action by rallying outside of Senator Cardin's office for a socially-distanced rally demanding that he commit to providing GOOD JOBS FOR ALL.  Sign up here

  There is also a demo in Frederick.  The Sunrise Frederick Action to demand Good Jobs for All on Wed., April 7 at 6 PM ET will be at City Hall Of Frederick, Frederick, MD 21701.

38] – On Wed., April 7 from noon to 1:15 PM, tune into Partner, Competitor, and Challenger: Thoughts on the Future of America’s China Strategy.  The sponsor of this Online Event is the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University. The speaker is Ryan Hass, Brookings Institute. Register for this webinar at Contact Callista Wells at  Visit

39] – Jim Zogby [] is inviting you to his weekly Coffee and a Column on Wed., April 7 at 2 PM ET. The bloodshed in Syria has lasted ten years. Zogby wrote about how what started as a protest movement spun out of control, and what needs to be done to protect the Syrian people. You can read "Syria's Decade in Hell" at  Then register for the talk:  After you register, you will automatically get the dial-in information for the call.

40] – The Nation [] is telling you to meet the candidates at the 2021 Mayoral Forum on Wed., April 7 at 6 PM ET! Register at ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌   The primary for the New York City mayor’s race, poised to be the most consequential election in a generation, is fewer than 100 days away. Yet a full fifty percent of likely Democratic voters are still undecided about their choice to lead the city, according to a recent poll. The purpose of the Forum is to give progressive voters an opportunity to hear candidates discuss what’s most important to them in 2021. Each candidate will talk for 5 minutes about why their campaign deserves the support of the progressive community. Nation Editorial Director Katrina vanden Heuvel and Editor D.D. Guttenplan will ask follow-up questions, and then the audience will participate in a real-time Q&A session. Confirmed to participate are Eric Adams, Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley, Shaun Donovan and Kathryn Garcia. It is expected that Andrew Yang will participate as well.

41] – Big Money Out, People In: How YOU can play a key role in this historic moment is happening on Wed., April 7 from 8 to 9 PM ET.  This is a Virtual Training · Hosted by the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition. This is a year unlike any other in the history of our democracy--there are both intense threats and important opportunities. Join the Center for Popular Democracy and other groups in this session to Hear the latest from the front lines in the struggle for a moral, inclusive, and multi-racial democracy. Learn about solutions in the For the People Act that discourage billionaires from buying our elections, including small donor matching. Learn how YOU can play a key role at this critical moment in history at

42] Get over to China, the U.S., and the Risk of Nuclear War on Wed., April 7 from 7 to 8:30 PM.  See webinar, sponsored by the Committee for a SANE U.S.-China Policy and Western Mass. Back from the Brink, will examine the dangers of a nuclear war erupting between the U.S. and China, and consider strategies for preventing this. The webinar is open to the public and registration is free. To register, go to There are three panelists for the Webinar: Rachel Esplin Odell: Research Fellow in the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft; Tong Zhao: Senior Fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Zia Mian: physicist and Co-Director of the Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University. The moderator is Michael Klare: Professor Emeritus of Peace and World Security Studies, Hampshire College.

43] – On Thurs., April 8 at 7 AM, get a Briefing on New UN DPRK Panel of Experts Report, sponsored by Royal United Services Institute with a speaker, Aaron Arnold, UN Panel of Experts on North Korea. Check out The Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies invites you to join this online briefing.  Arnold will provide an update on the panel’s forthcoming report, focusing on the most recent trends in DPRK proliferation financing.  The UN Panel of Experts on North Korea was set up to monitor the implementation of UN sanctions on North Korea, and the panel’s bi-annual reports provide an unprecedented insight into sanctions evasion techniques and the ability of UN member states and the private sector to implement sanctions on North Korea. You must pre-register using this registration link: If you have any questions, please email

44] – See a Virtual Film Screening of the documentary In the Dark of the Valley on demand on Thurs., April 8 at 11 AM and  Tues., April 20 at 11:59 PM.  This is the first feature film to focus on the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a former nuclear and rocket-engine testing site near Los Angeles. It features Dr. Robert Dodge and Denise Duffield of PSR-Los Angeles.  It is available for online screening, as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival. Tickets are $10. Go to

45] – Attend a Watch Party: Work Session for the Housing Justice Act (Bill 49-20) on Thurs., April 8 from 1 to 3:30 PM ET. Join Jews United for Justice's Montgomery County Housing Team and watch the second work session for Bill 49-20, the Housing Justice Act! The Housing Justice Act is a 'ban the box' bill to reduce barriers to rental housing, especially for people who have experienced homelessness or have been incarcerated. Watch for updates on helpful and harmful amendments to the bill. This Zoom call is accessible with a computer, phone, or other mobile device. That said, please plan to join the watch party on a computer if you're able, for maximal participation options throughout the event. RSVP at  You will receive call-in instructions via email after you RSVP.

To be continued.

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