Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 4 to 6, 2021

50] Fed Up and Fired Up to End Gun Violence conference – Nov. 4 – 6

51] Transition to Net Zero – Nov. 4

52] Watch the film We Are Many Nov. 4

53] How do we reduce waste in national parks? – Nov. 4

54] Public Opinion and the Laws of War – Nov. 4

55] Remembrance/Armistice Day Nov. 4

56] Electing Inclusive Progressive Women – Nov. 4

57] Divest from militarism & reinvest in communities – Nov. 4

58] Youth Climate Finance Alliance Nov. 4

59] Throwdown Thursdays – Nov. 4

60] Technology for Nuclear Nonproliferation – Nov. 4

61] Build Back Better Act – Nov. 4


50] – Team Brady [] is inviting you to its first virtual National Conference Fed Up and Fired Up to End Gun Violence from Thurs., Nov 4 through Sat., Nov. 6 ET.  Hear from national experts, grassroots and youth leaders on ways we can work together to combat gun violence nationwide! Over the past year Brady has been a leader in forwarding a national legislative agenda on gun reform and passing of life-saving legislation in California, Colorado, Nevada, New York, and Virginia. You’ll have the exclusive opportunity to hear from gun safety champions Brady President Kris Brown, Brady Vice President of Organizing Maisha Fields, Vice President of Policy Christian Heyne, End Family Fire Director Ted Bonar, Brady Chapter leaders and survivors like our Illinois State Lead Delphine Cherry, Team ENOUGH leaders Aalayah Eastmond, Stephan Abrams and Ivan Garcia, author Nancy Kislin, LCSW an expert in the trauma induced by lock down drills and gun violence in our schools, and many more inspiring speakers.  Register at

51] – Step-by-Step: Priorities for the Transition to Net Zero will be discussed on Thurs., Nov. 4 from noon to 12:50 PM ET hosted by the New York Times Climate Hub. Register at Thinkers from various academic disciplines contextualize the climate debate within a history of climate events, behavioral change and ideas, presenting a more provocative, radical lens through which to consider the COP26 climate agendas.  Ani Dasgupta will represent World Resources Institute.

52] – Check out the War on Terror Film Festival, a month-long, public virtual event featuring 20 award-winning films made over the last 20 years that document abuses, highlight crimes, and satirize absurdities of the “war on terror. The festival is entirely free and accessible to the public following registration. To register, go to On Thurs., Nov. 4 at noon watch We Are Many, written and directed by Amir Amirani.  This the story of the biggest demonstration in human history, which took place on February 15, 2003, against the impending war on Iraq.

53] – Environment America [] on Thurs., Nov. 4 at noon ET will have a webinar Our national parks protect incredible natural beauty, from towering trees at Redwood National Park to the geysers at Yellowstone. Plastic simply doesn't belong in these special places. Please join in for a virtual conversation about legislation addressing plastic pollution in national parks -- and how you can get involved.  At the webinar, you'll hear from U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (Ill.) about the recently introduced Reducing Waste in National Parks Act. You'll receive the link after registering at

54] – On Thurs., Nov. 4 from 12:15 to 2 PM ET, check out Good News, Bad News: U.S. Public Opinion and the Laws of War [Online], as part of the International Security Brown Bag Seminar.  Charli Carpenter, Research Fellow, International Security Program will present findings from her ongoing research project on U.S. public opinion on civilian immunity and on the nuclear taboo, showing that norms are both stronger and more fragile than scholars believe. Register at The webinar is sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. Get more INFORMATION at

 Representatives of organizations are invited to an Update and Strategy Meeting on ICBMs: Where do we go from here? It is happening on Thurs., Nov. 4 at 2 PM ET. Register at meeting is being hosted by Send questions and suggestions to

55] – World BEYOND War [] wants you to tune in on Thurs., Nov. 4 from 3 to 4:30 PM ET for a webinar Look Ahead to Remembrance/Armistice Day.  This webinar will be one week before Armistice Day. Register at Leading Peace Activists from Around the World will discuss the Origins of Remembrance / Armistice Day and Plans for This Year's.  The event is cosponsored by Email David at

56] – Progressive Democrats of America [] is hosting a Zoom on Thurs., Nov. 4 at 4 PM ET about Electing Inclusive Progressive Women/Maryland PDA Relaunch.  PDA is committed to achieving progress by encouraging diverse, effective progressive leaders to run for local, state, and federal offices. It set up a state steering committee to help mobilize in Maryland, and you are needed!  Tune in at Hear presentations from PDA National Staff discussing the relaunch of the Maryland Chapter—including opportunities to organize for progress in Maryland, on Capitol Hill, and as part of ongoing national efforts. Then an all-star panel discussion on supporting diverse progressives—especially uplifting women, LGBTQIA+ people, and People of Color in politics--will take place.

57] – Lindsay Koshgarian [] wants you to join a powerful discussion about 20 years of US militarized spending since 9/11, and how we can divest from militarism & reinvest in communities.  This discussion No Weapons, Wars, or Walls will take place on Thurs., Nov. 4 at 5 PM ET. A new report from the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies finds that over the last two decades the U.S. has spent more than $21 trillion on militarization, surveillance, and repression — all in the name of security.  But instead of making our communities more secure, this racist spending produces needless violence, destruction, and harm. It also diverts resources from services that respond to our communities’ real needs. Register at

58] – The Youth Climate Finance Alliance [] on Thurs., Nov. 4 at 6 PM ET will celebrate and reflect on the Day of Action.  Thousands of people nationwide called out JPMorgan Chase and other financial targets for funding fossil fuels. Join organizers of the Fossil Free Future day of action, and learn why young people are going after the banks.  RSVP for the Fossil Free Future Celebration at

59] – On Throwdown Thursdays, phone bank and text bank with the Progressive Maryland Team every Thursday at 6 PM ET. Contact voters across the state about a number of key issues. Start using our Thursdays to throw down for progressive candidates that need help to win. This Thursday, text to help turn out folks for the exciting Candidate Slate Launch event before transitioning to voter outreach! New to texting? New to election work? No problem, you will be trained! Sign up at

60] – Attend the seminar Science and Technology for Nuclear Nonproliferation with Sara Pozzi, University of Michigan on Thurs., Nov. 4 from 6:30 to 8 PM ET. She is a Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences and a Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan where she has graduated 25 Ph. D. students as advisor or co-advisor. Email Emilie Silva at

Nuclear nonproliferation has been a pressing societal need since the development of nuclear weapons. Preventing the further spread of nuclear capabilities that could lead to a nuclear weapons program is a crucial mission that requires both technical and policy advances. Several international treaties have been put into place to curb the expansion of nuclear capabilities. Nevertheless, there are states that may be pursuing elements of an overt or covert nuclear weapons program. New science and technology developments are needed to verify the existing or proposed treaties in this area and to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again. The event is sponsored by Stanford University Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. RSVP at

61] –Greenpeace [] needs you on Thurs., Nov. 4 at 8 PM ET for a volunteer call to learn more about the Build Back Better Act and how you can organize in your community to create change. People have been taking action every month to pressure our representatives to do the right thing and listen to their constituents, not fossil fuel corporations. Sign up at

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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