Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 5 - 8, 2022

20] Film - Sweet Home Monteverde – Watch it now.

21] Progressive Maryland Drug Policy Campaign – Jan. 5 - 7

22] Nuclear Risk Perception – Jan. 5

23] Freedom to Vote – Jan. 5 – 8

24] General Assembly Preview – Jan. 5


20] – Robin Truesdale is excited to let you know that Sweet Home Monteverde is now available for free streaming. You can watch it through Rocky Mountain PBS at https://video.rmpbs.org/video/sweet-home-monteverde-dh7gzy/.  The story of this filmmaking venture begins in 2012 when Bill Adler and his family were living in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Bill wanted to preserve the history of the community’s founders, a group of Quakers from Fairhope, Alabama, so he began the task of interviewing the elders and crafting a film. Along the way, there were some starts and stops (these often happen with independent film projects), and in 2017, Robin Truesdale joined Bill to direct and edit the hour-long documentary. The film was finished in February 2020 just weeks before the Covid pandemic.  Please enjoy watching this amazing story of courage, conviction, and kindness. Visit https://sweethomemonteverde.com/.  To contact Two Hands Films, call 303-594-5048.

21] – The Progressive Maryland Team [info@progressivemaryland.org] wants you to get involved.   Get involved with the Progressive Maryland Drug Policy Campaign by participating in the Cannabis Legalization Lobby Week from Wed., Jan. 5 through  Fri., Jan. 7.  Sign up at https://secure.everyaction.com/TYjBMo3sfU6DE3WSljkuDA2?emci=b30ff555-e361-ec11-94f6-0050f2e65e9b&emdi=f83bac76-e761-ec11-94f6-0050f2e65e9b&ceid=136680.  And register for the Drug Policy Testimony Training on Wed., Jan. 12 at 7 PM. Go to https://secure.everyaction.com/aRxr05BET0uGP9qMl_rK-g2?emci=b30ff555-e361-ec11-94f6-0050f2e65e9b&emdi=f83bac76-e761-ec11-94f6-0050f2e65e9b&ceid=136680To get involved with the drug policy work more generally, Sign up at https://www.progressivemaryland.org/drug_policy_taskforce_join_us?emci=b30ff555-e361-ec11-94f6-0050f2e65e9b&emdi=f83bac76-e761-ec11-94f6-0050f2e65e9b&ceid=136680.

22] – On Wed., Jan. 5 from 9 to 10:30 AM ET, check out Understanding Different Perspectives around Nuclear Risk Perception and Deterrence [Online]. Hiroshima Prefecture and the Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe) will hold this webinar, as a side-event of the 10th NPT Review Conference. The speakers are Shen Dingli, Fudan University; Manpreet Sethi, Centre for Air Power Studies; Nikolai Sokov, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation; and Anna Péczeli, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3CzY5mnKTGeGVHzdpAG_ew.  See https://hiroshimaforpeace.com/en/npt-review-conference-side-event-2022/.

23] – Join the Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause. Work together to demand bold changes to our alleged democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Call voters in targeted states and connect them to their Senators to support the Freedom to Vote Act and eliminate the filibuster. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator's mailbox is full). On Wed., Jan. 5 from 4 to 6 PM ET, connect AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that she does everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster.  On Thurs., Jan. 6 from 6 to 8 PM EST, connect DE voters to Sen. Coons to ask that he does everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster. On Fri., Jan. 7 from 4 to 6 PM ET, connect WV voters to Sen. Manchin to ask that he does everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster.  On Sat., Jan. 8 from noon to 2 PM ET, 1 to 3 PM ET and 6 to 8 PM ET, connect AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that she does everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster.  Register at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=newsletter.

24] – Kendyl, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light, [kcrawford AT vaipl. Org] wants you to get involved in the 2022 General Assembly Preview on Wed., Jan. 5 at 6:30 PM ET. In times of crisis, it is even more important to be engaged and active in the civic process.  Join the Preview Webinar on what to expect, VAIPL's policy priorities, and how to advocate for environmental justice policies in the 2022 VA General Assembly session. Register and learn more about how you can take action to advocate for and protect your neighbors in the 2022 General Assembly session:   https://vaipl.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/event/register?id=173&reset=1.

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] 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

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