Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 7 to 12, 2023

36] Challenge Segregation – June 7

37] Close Gitmo vigil – June 7

38] Phone bank for a progressive delegate – June 7 & 12

39] Get the Big Picture on the economy – June 7

40] Support bike lanes – June 7

41] A story about the death penalty – June 7

42] Storms of the Revolution – June 7

43] New York City going green – June 7

44] Suppression of dissent – June 7


36] – On Wed., June 7 at noon ET, be at the Economic Policy Institute, 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 600, WDC 20005, and join authors Leah and Richard Rothstein for a discussion of their new book, Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law. This in-person event will also be livestreamed. Watch the livestream at

37] – Witness Against Torture [] wants you to know June is Torture Awareness Month - and First-Wednesday Vigils are taking off on June 7.  Remember the forever prisoners in Guantanamo, and join a vigil. Go to

Join a WAT vigil at the Capitol for Torture Awareness Month on Wed., June 7 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Meet at the corner of Independence Ave. and New Jersey Ave., and then engage in a procession to the east side of the Capitol in orange jump suits and hoods, with our Close Guantanamo banners.  Then vigil together. Call Helen at 202 344 5762.

38] –On Wed., June 7 & Mon., June 12 from 5 to 7 PM ET, join a virtual phone bank for Adele McClure for Delegate in Virginia.  Sign up at Through the lens of her community activism and her many lived experiences, Adele has worked with advocates and members of the Virginia General Assembly to draft, pass, and implement legislation that breaks down systemic barriers, expands human rights, and improves access to services for people in Arlington and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Adele’s lived experiences combined with her policy expertise and experience in the state legislative and executive branches make Adele ready to hit the ground running on the first day. Already running in the election for over a year now, Adele has met some amazing folks doing some dials - and we hope you are able to help however you can! Join us for a virtual phone-bank and help us share Adele's plans for the newly redrawn 2nd house district. Learn more about Adele's historic campaign at The phone bank will conclude on Mon., June 19 at 7 PM ET.

39] – The Patriotic Millionaires [] are doing a Great Economy Project online, a series of five webinars starting on Wed., June 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM ET.  For the first webinar, get The Big Picture from Erica Payne. Unfortunately the economy is rigged against working people in favor of the rich.

40] – Jed Weeks, Bikemore [] wants you to know that the Baltimore City Department of Transportation is holding a meeting for the Sharp Street Bikeway Rapid Enhancement Plan on Wed., June 7 at 6 PM ET. The meeting is hybrid, with an in-person option at Martini Lutheran Church, 100 W. Henrietta St. and a WebEx option -- or call 408-418-9388 with a passcode 2346 707 7729. This bikeway would bridge a critical gap between the existing Maryland/Cathedral protected bike lane and the trail in Solo Gibbs Park connecting to the future Middle Branch trails network.  Please attend and support building a separated bike lane to bridge this gap!

41] – There is a virtual talk on Wed., June 7 at 6 PM ET, through the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law, with Alex Mar, Josie Duffy Rice and CNN's Laura Coates! They will discuss the incredible true story at the center of Alex Mar's best-selling book, SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN. The book gives us the full story of how the case of Paula Cooper, a 15-year-old sentenced to death for murder in 1985, changed so many lives—as well as the current state of America's ultimate punishment, and how the system treats teenagers. Register at

42] – Get over to the Storms of the Revolution Book Talk on Wed., June 7 at 6:30 PM ET at Creative Grounds DC, 1822 North Capitol St. NW, WDC 20002. What does a future beyond capitalism look like? Fiction magazine After the Storm takes the answer to this question to new heights. Hear from authors Bill Mosley and Nate McIntyre. RSV:P at

43] – The Green New Deal Network [] is hosting Rep. Jamaal Bowman on Wed., June 7 at 7 PM ET.  He will discuss the state of New York‘s passage of historic climate bills on Instagram.‌ Bowman will be joined by a panel of other New York leaders and environmental justice advocates to talk about how these victories were won and what’s next for the movement. RSVP at, and you will be sent the link. 

44] – MAPA [] is hosting on Wed., June 7 at 7 PM ET the Military-Industrial-Complex and the Suppression of Dissent with Joan Roelofs, an author and an anti-war activist ever since she protested the Korean War in the 1950s. Her book, The Trillion Dollar Silencer: Why There Is So Little Anti-war Protest in the United States, investigates the astounding lack of popular protest at the death and destruction that the military industrial complex is inflicting on people, nations, and the environment, and its budget-draining costs.  You can learn more about Joan's work on her website:  Register 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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