Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 18, 2021

54] Costs and Consequences of War: Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan – Nov. 18

55] Youth Climate Finance Alliance organizing call – Nov. 18

56] Throwdown Thursdays Nov. 18

57] PSR’s Virtual Gala Nov. 18

58] Phone bank for the Freedom to Vote Act – Nov. 18

59] What's Next for the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Partnership? Nov. 18

60] What it means to belong to each other in a profoundly divided world. Nov. 18

61] MD Poor Peoples Campaign MoCo Region meeting – Nov. 18

62] Costs of War at Home – Nov. 18

63] "Find Your Flock" Advocacy Training – Nov. 18

64] Tensions over Taiwan: Preventing Nuclear War – Nov. 18


54] – The Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee [] is holding a virtual conference sponsored by George Washington University on Thurs., Nov. 18 from 9 to 10:30 AM in the first session and 10:30 AM to noon ET in the second session. Get with The Costs and Consequences of War: Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan. Register at

55] – Youth Climate Finance Alliance [] is suggesting on Thurs., Nov. 18 at 6 PM ET you find your home in the Youth Climate Finance Alliance.  Learn about how you can get involved in the Youth Climate Finance Alliance’s efforts moving forward with the Skill Building Networks. Future Coalition and leading climate justice groups have teamed up to target the financial institutions that continue to fund the fossil fuel industry. On this call, you’ll be introduce to new ways for organizers to gain access to a community of organizers and take further action, including opportunities like creating content for the movement, learning how to be frontline storytellers, and building actionable campaigns.  Sign up at

56] – On Throwdown Thursdays, phone bank and text bank with the Progressive Maryland Team at 6 PM ET. Make calls for the Edward Burroughs campaign for Prince George's County Council. Start using these Thursdays to throw down for progressive candidates that need help to win. New to texting? New to election work? No problem, you will be trained! Eventually once there is a roll out of election endorsements in the coming months, the time will be used to elect as many progressives into office as possible!! Sign up at

57] – Team PSR [] wants you to attend on Thurs., Nov. 18 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET a virtual gala. Get YOUR ticket at The Gala will be broadcast on PSR's YouTube channel. Click the subscribe and notification "bell" to receive an alert when the event goes live.

58] – Join Common Cause activists around the country at a virtual phonebank to urge voters in key states to demand their senators’ support the Freedom to Vote Act.  Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Call on voters in targeted states and connect them to their Senators to support the Freedom to Vote Act, and to eliminate the filibuster. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables. 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. RSVP at to call on Thurs., Nov. 18 from 6 to 8 PM ET.

59] – Catch this panel discussion What's Next for the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Partnership? on Thurs., Nov. 18 from 7 to 9 PM ET. Register at Email Stanford University Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies sponsored this event. The ROK-U.S. and U.S.-Japan joint statements have increased expectations for a possible expansion of security and economic cooperation among South Korea, the U.S. and Japan. However, heightened U.S.-China strategic competition, as well as persistent challenges in the region such as historical tensions and the North Korea threat, have complicated the strategic calculus of U.S., South Korea and Japan. Under these circumstances, the South Korea, the U.S. and Japan must define their economic and security interests and seek ways to maintain friendly relations among the three countries. This seminar will discuss security and economic cooperation among Korea, the United States and Japan in the era of strategic competition between the U.S. and China.  See

60] – Team Auburn [] wants you to join a conversation on Thurs., Nov. 18 at 7 PM ET. ‘I Need You to Survive - Belonging in a Radically Divided World.’ RSVP at The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; racial uprisings sparked by the killing of George Floyd; the increased impacts of climate change and economic devastation; and overt threats to democracy typified by voter suppression and ever tighter immigration restrictions.  Some speculate that racism is too endemic to ever be eradicated in the U.S. Auburn does not believe that.  Auburn will present and reflect on the findings, conducted with individual groups of Black, Latinx and White leaders of faith and moral courage committed to grappling with what it means to belong to each other in a profoundly divided world.

61] – On Thurs., Nov. 18 at 7 PM ET, join the MD Poor Peoples Campaign MoCo Region to review the PPC basics, for those who are new to the Campaign.  Hear a presentation and discussion with Jane Lyons, Maryland Advocacy Manager for the Coalition for Smarter Growth, on the draft Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan now being reviewed by the County Council and County Executive. This proposed new land use plan will reshape MoCo in major ways, including housing; transportation, agriculture; economic growth and development; and racial, social and class equity. Register at

62] – United for Peace & Justice presents the Costs of War at Home on Thurs., Nov. 18 at 8 PM EST. The webinar will highlight UFPJ member groups’ and allies’ work to raise awareness of the impacts of war industries in communities around the U.S., including approaches ranging from focusing on particular armament companies to the use of local resolutions to educate publics about endless funding for the military while the frontline services provided by local government are short-changed. Register here and learn from other activists about campaigns and strategies you can take back to your community: Some of the presenters include Carley Towne, with Code Pink’s Divest from the War Machine campaign and Ken Jones with the campaign against Raytheon in Asheville, NC.

63] – The Audubon Advisory [] is hosting a "Find Your Flock" Advocacy Training on Thurs., Nov. 18 at 8  PM ET. Learn more about ways to advocate for bird-friendly climate action. All experience levels are welcome. Register at

64] – Check out Tensions over Taiwan: Preventing Nuclear War on Thurs., Nov. 18 from 8 to 9 PM EST. The relationship between China and the U.S. has major global, political significance. Every decision or policy made by the U.S. government may escalate tensions or even trigger a kinetic or nuclear war. So let’s talk about Taiwan, which must be addressed to prevent U.S. war on China. Register at  Join CODEPINK and Massachusetts Peace Action’s webinar with Carl Zha, a Chinese American independent political analyst. He is the creator and host of the podcast “Silk & Steel” about China, the Silk Road, history, culture, and geopolitics. This event will discuss the colonial history of Taiwan, and present day misconceptions about U.S., China, and Taiwanese relations. Visit

To be continued.

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