Thursday, August 19, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 20 - 22, 2021

39] Prince Georges Climate Action Plan – Aug. 19

40] The All Trump-Voter Panel – Aug. 19

41] Film about bombing Yemen – Aug. 19

42] White House peace vigil – Aug. 20

43] Feminist Peace Work – Aug. 20

44] Phonebank for a Green New Deal – Aug. 20

45] For the People Act – Aug. 20

46] Racial justice vigil – Aug. 20


39] – The final Community Meeting for the Prince Georges Climate Action Plan will take place on Thurs., Aug 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Register at This is your chance to learn more and express your opinion about the county's plan.

40] –The Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society of Washington (JIDS) presents American Political Polarization – Session Three: The All Trump-Voter Panel on Thurs., Aug. 19 from 7 to 9 PM ET via Zoom. Come join JIDS to explore the causes of American political polarization and what we can do to confront it.  The webinar will focus squarely on why they decided to support Donald Trump for President.  The panelists will be Saba Ahmed, a Pakistani-American patent lawyer, who founded Republican Muslim Coalition to bring the voice of Conservative Muslims to American Politics; Steven Tanenbaum, operator of a local construction/development company, a high-ranked black belt who has trained soldiers and officials in Israel and the USA, and a member of the Greater Washington Jewish Sports Hall of Fame; Manga Anantatmula, president of a program management company, and the 2020 Republican candidate for U.S. Congress for Virginia’s 11th District, which comprises most of Fairfax County; and Anna Libkhen, a computer scientist, an accomplished dancer, a world traveler, and a Trustee of JIDS.  RSVP at  

41] – On Thurs. Aug. 19 from 7 to 8 PM EDT, join Massachusetts Peace Action for a screening of the Oscar nominated film, Hunger Ward, which gives us a glimpse into what life has been like in a Yemen that is being starved by Saudi Arabia and the United States. Afterwards, discuss the film, the current geopolitical situation, and how we can continue to organize against the proxy war in Yemen. Register to receive a link here:

42] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., August 20 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

43] – Metta Spencer [] wants your attention on Fri., Aug. 20 at 12:30 PM ET to hear from Cora Weiss about Feminist Peace Work.  You can listen to the shows live and type in questions to ask the guest, or you can watch the edited version later on the YouTube channel. One of them is playing at every hour of every day for anyone in the world to watch. Tune in at  -The website is at

44] – Phonebank for a Green New Deal with Sunrise National on Fri., Aug. 20 from 3 to 4:30 PM ET.  Sign up to call Sunrisers and ask them to demand a bold climate infrastructure package from their representatives. Sunrise will provide all the training you need and a lot of fun and hype too! Register at

45] – Join activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support of the For the People Act! The August deadline for 2022 is fast approaching! Our democracy is in crisis: with redistricting around the corner and hundreds of voter suppression laws being introduced in states across the country, we do not have time to wait. Every day we’re getting closer to a very real deadline to take action to pass the For the People Act (S.1): If the Senate does not overcome the filibuster and pass S. 1 by late August, states will not have enough time to implement the legislation’s regulations before the 2022 midterm elections! Join activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support of S. 1! RSVP at to call on Fri., Aug. 20 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Sat., Aug. 21 noon to 2 PM or 4 to 6 PM 6 to 8 PM ET or Sun., Aug. 22 from noon to 2 PM or 6 to 8 PM ET.

46] -- There is usually a Quaker Vigil for Racial Justice on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, hosted by the Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee (BQPJC) outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Aug. 20. Black Lives Matter. Stop the Killing. Physical distancing applies. Wear your face mask. Email or call 410-235-4438. Quaker values call us to speak truth and to seek equality for all people. Aim to follow Bayard Rustin’s wisdom that “we need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers” and John Lewis’s call to “make good trouble.” See

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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