Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 12 - 17, 2023

41] Engaging Gaza writers – Jan. 12

42] Debrief about the January 6 Hearings. – Jan. 12

43] Virtual training with Brady Organizing Team -- Jan.  12

44] Election Protection phone bank – Jan. 12, 13, 15 & 17

45] Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists meeting -- Jan. 12

46] WORKING FAMILIES PARTY Welcome Gathering Jan. 12

47] Colombia’s Total Peace Plan Jan. 12

48] MLK livestream – Jan. 12

49] Jewish Voice for Peace & new Congress – Jan. 12

50] Confronting Israel’s Apartheid – Jan. 12


41] – AFSC [] wants you to register for the first “Light in Gaza: Engaging Gaza Writers” webinar on Thurs., Jan. 12 at noon ET.  There will be a series of monthly online conversations with contributors to the anthology “Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire.” In this webinar, hear from Dr. Sara Roy and architect Salem Al Qudwa, who will discuss the process of recovery and rebuilding in Gaza after Israeli bombings and decades of military occupation. Sign up at

42] – On Thurs., Jan. 12 from 4 to 5 PM ET, get a Debrief and Next Steps Discussion about the January 6 Hearings.  Share successes on the January 6 events and discuss next steps.  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. The conspiracy continues, and they are already looking to 2024 for ways to overturn the will of voters. Join in to learn and discuss how you can take action to defend our democracy:

43] – On Thurs., Jan. 12 from 5 to 6 PM ET, get with the Brady Organizing Team for a virtual training. Do you need support from Brady’s organizing team? Have new ideas to combat gun violence, but don’t know how to get them off the ground? Every week, a member of the organizing team is here to support your work. Sign up for the shift that works best for your schedule. If you can't find a time that works for you, email to schedule time to talk. RSVP at  This will continue on Thursdays through Dec. 21, 2023.

44] – On Thurs., Jan. 12 from 5 to 7 PM ET, Fri., Jan. 13 from 4 to 6 PM, Sat. Jan. 15 from 6 to 8 PM, and Tues., Jan. 17 from 4 to 6 PM ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.  These phone banks will continue until April 2, 2023.  Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Register at Register for a shift to make calls to recruit poll monitors to support nonpartisan Election Protection efforts in the GA Run-Offs.  Join in to make calls Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and/or Sundays.

45] – Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [] are gathering on Thurs., Jan. 12 from 6:15 to 7:45 PM ET for an "All Hands" Business Meeting.  If you will be there in person go to the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22201. Or join via Zoom. Get updates from workgroups and the Steering Committee. RSVP at

46] – There is a WORKING FAMILIES PARTY virtual Welcome Gathering on Thurs., Jan. 12 from 7 to 8:30 PM and Sat., Feb. 11 from 2 to 3:30 PM ET.  Whether you’re a new supporter or a longtime WFP member, welcome gatherings are an energetic space where you can meet other working people with the same vision of building a world where one can thrive, and not just survive. Share your desires and vision for a political party that truly is for you and by us. Build the power we need to have an impact locally and nationally in this political moment. And we can help you sort out a meaningful next step with the party. The Working Families Party (WFP) is a grassroots political party building a multiracial movement of working people to transform America for the liberation of our people and the planet.  Sign up

47] – The Alliance for Global Justice [] will have a discussion on Thurs., Jan. 12 at 7 PM ET --- Colombia’s Total Peace Plan--the View from Ground Zero. RSVP at

48] – RootsAction [] will promote diplomacy as the path to peace on Thurs., Jan. 12 at 8 PM ET.  A livestream will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. A key focus will be this statement by Dr. King during his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize speech: “I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of thermonuclear destruction.”  ‌Join the Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis, Pastor Michael McBride, Judith LeBlanc, Dan Ellsberg, Khury Petersen-Smith, David Swanson, Norman Solomon and Hanieh Jodat.  Register at

49] – Jewish Voice for Peace [] wants you to join in on Thurs., Jan. 12 at 8 PM ET.  What does a new Congress mean for your legislative organizing strategy? During the first national legislative organizing call of 2023 dig into what to expect in this new Congress and discuss the organizing strategy.  Register at

50] – Confronting Israel’s Apartheid, a webinar, will take place on Thurs., Jan. 12 at 8 PM ET. This webinar is sponsored by the Peace & Justice Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and Episcopal Peace Fellowship-Palestine Israel Network. It follows the resolution Confronting Apartheid approved at Diocesan Convention in November 2021 that recognized that Israeli treatment of Palestinians constitutes apartheid as defined in international law. How do people of faith and conscience take a moral stand on this issue? Hear from Richard Falk, a professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, and a former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, and others. Register at

To be continued.

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