Sunday, November 20, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 21 - 22, 2022

21] Call voters in Georgia – Nov. 21 - 22

22] Emergency Election Protection Coalition -- Nov. 21

23] Jan 6th Justice Activist Call – Nov. 21

24] See “The Sun Rises in the East” – Nov. 21

25] JFK and World Peace -- Nov. 21

26] National Georgia Rally and Text bank – Nov. 21

27] Russia out of Ukraine -- Nov. 22

28] Sunrise Baltimore Hub Meeting -- Nov. 22

29] Working Family Party Weekly Text Party – Nov. 22

30] JFK Assassination film -- Nov. 22   

31] Sunrise Movement Welcome Call -- Nov. 22


21] – The Coalition on Human Needs [] needs you to make calls to voters in Georgia on Mon., Nov. 21 and Tues., Nov. 22 from 2 to 7 PM ET.  Join with the Voter Empowerment Collaborative to call Georgia voters, reminding them to vote on Tuesday, December 6th. This special phone bank will launch with Martin Luther King III, Andrea Waters King and Ms. Helen Butler! RSVP at

22] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 4:30 PM ET on Mon., Nov. 21. Please submit any questions to: Sign up at Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

23] – On Mon., Nov. 21 from 4 to 5 PM ET, get on the Jan 6th Justice Activist Call: Mobilizing this Fall & How Take Action to Protect Our Elections.  Sign up The bipartisan January 6th Select Committee has shown that Trump and his MAGA allies planned, promoted, and paid for a criminal conspiracy to overturn an election they knew they’d lost. Trump and his MAGA allies continue to work to sabotage future elections by changing state laws, threatening state officials and packing election administration offices so that they can have the final say over election results – even when they lose. We must hold them accountable! No one is above the law. Reflect on the election, learn about threats and opportunities ahead and discuss how to can continue take action to defend our democracy,

24] – Susan Barnett [] wants you to know about Reel and Meal taking place on Mon., Nov. 21 at 7 PM ET. See “The Sun Rises in the East,” a film about Community Activism at the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway (Roosevelt Center) in Greenbelt, MD. Masks are encouraged. You can also participate on Zoom. Register at

 The film, presented by the Utopia Film Festival, is an inspiring documentary about community activism starting in 1960's Brooklyn, New York. The 1954 Brown vs the Board of Education Supreme Court ruling mandated that schools including the New York City school system desegregate. By the early 1960's the political decision was made to bus black children from the mostly black neighborhoods in Brooklyn to all-white neighborhood schools. This had predictable and negative results for all affected. The school system went further and decided to make the already inferior neighborhood schools totally devoid of any educational value. Parents, students and community members rose up and took over the task of educating their children. Community activism, which included strikes, resulted in their receiving a grant from the Ford Foundation to help finance this experiment in education.

  This action had very positive results for the students and for the community. Black History was taught along with numerous other relevant classes including very popular performing arts courses. These successes in self-empowerment led to the development of many different successful local cultural facilities, businesses and venues. The film is an inspirational documentary of people demanding opportunity and creating improvement in our society. The conversation following the film will include discussion on how to improve local school system. Jenni Pompi and local teachers will be present to discuss how we can improve a system that started this school year, along with other problems, short 900 teachers. 

 The Reel and Meal at the New Deal is a monthly film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, presented by Utopia Film Festival, the Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition and Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group.  For more information on the series see the Reel and Meal Facebook page –  For more on this month’s event contact Amanda Jennings at

 The organizers encourage you to purchase a vegan meal to support the mission focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues. A vegan meal option costs $7.99 at the COOP. Call 301 474 0522 by 1 PM, and pick up is from 4 to 7 PM.

25] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] is holding a webinar on Mon., Nov. 21 at 7:30 PM ET -- How President Kennedy’s Trailblazing Vision of World Peace Can Help Us. This is an examination of Kennedy’s 1963 Address at American University.  "And is not peace, in the last analysis, basically a matter of human rights — the right to live out our lives without fear of devastation — the right to breathe air as nature provided it — the right of future generations to a healthy existence?” President John F. Kennedy, June 10, 1963 Register at Perhaps no President of the United States has been more understanding of the process of peace than President John F. Kennedy. The President expressed his ideas for everyone in a monumentally important commencement address at American University.

  At the time this speech represented a radical break from the Cold War thinking that had followed World War II and had dominated US foreign policy. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was so impressed by the speech that he had it reprinted throughout the Soviet Union. This is why the ideas articulated in this speech are so important today, when mankind desperately needs to be able to reach across differences, establish peaceful international cooperation, and end military conflicts. Watch President Kennedy’s American University Speech and listen to remarks by Most Reverend John Wester, the Archbishop of Santa Fe, and Molly McGinty, the Associate Program Director at the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

26] – Bishop William J Barber, II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis [] need you on Mon., Nov. 21 at 8:30 PM to join the National Georgia Rally and Text bank.  The plan is to text every registered poor and low wealth voter in Georgia before the December 6 special election to ensure that every poor and low wealth Georgian can unlock the power of their vote at the ballot box. Go to

27] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Nov. 22 from 4 to 5 PM ET at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers were sent into the area around the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant. Now they are stationed in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.   People who believe in peace and justice should come forward and take the risks of peace. The burial sites continue to expose ruthless war crimes by the invaders, Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

28] – There is a Sunrise Baltimore Hub Meeting on Tues., Nov. 22 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET online and by phone. This is the time to connect with one another, get caught up and talk about ways to take action on climate in Baltimore and beyond. Register at

29] – Join the Working Family Party Weekly Text Party on Tues., Nov. 22 & 29 from 6 to 8 PM ET Post-Midterms! Keep an eye on the post-midterm needs: make sure every vote is counted; fight for our candidates in runoff elections; and continue to build the Party of our dreams together! Organize, win, and repeat!  Sign up at

30] – A unique and highly revealing film about the JFK assassination is being shown at 7 PM on Tues., Nov. 22, the 59th anniversary of the assassination. The Assassination and Mrs. Paine explores the background and role of Ruth Paine, who put up accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald's family -- and Lee himself on weekends -- in her home for weeks prior to Nov. 22, 1963. It will be shown at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in northeast D.C. Visit

31] – Sunrise Movement Baltimore [] wants you to join a Welcome Call on Tues., Nov. 22 or 29 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM ET.  This is the best way to get to know what Sunrise Movement is all about, and you’ll meet young people from across the U.S. who care about the climate crisis as much as you do. Sign 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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