Sunday, December 10, 2023

Baltimore Nonviolence Center -- December 11 - 12, 2023

23] Chanukah for Ceasefire Action – Dec. 11

24] Ceasefire service – Dec. 11

25] Teach-in on crime trends Dec. 11

26] Support domestic workers Dec. 11

27] Film Can We All Get Along? Dec. 11

28] Screening of How to Have an American Baby – Dec. 11

29] No Way to Treat a Child campaign Dec. 12

30] Support CASA – Dec. 12

31] Russia out of Ukraine – Dec. 12

32] Defund the police meeting – Dec. 12


23] – JVP – DC Metro <> on Mon., Dec. 11 at 6 PM ET is holding a Chanukah for Ceasefire Action with IfNotNow DC.  Go to the White House for a public menorah lighting. RSVP at

Come together to grieve 60 days of loss and violence, and to invite President Biden and Jewish communal leaders celebrating Chanukah inside the White House to join us in the call for peace, equality, and justice for all Israelis and Palestinians.  You are encouraged to wear layers, gloves, and ask that you wear a high-quality KN95 or equivalent mask as COVID cases rise in the area.

24] – Sojourners [] wants you to join a Ceasefire Service on Mon., Dec. 11 at 6 PM ET hosted by the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW, WDC 20005. Join efforts with national Christian leaders and communities across the country to call for a ceasefire and an end to all violence between Israel and Hamas. The call is for an immediate and adequate humanitarian assistance in Gaza, and for the release of hostages while addressing the ongoing violence. RSVP at

25] –  The D.C. Council is considering B25-0555, Addressing Crime Trends (ACT) Now — which would, according to DSA, embolden violent policing methods and double down on the ’90s-style “tough on crime” legislation that created the modern carceral state. On Mon., Dec. 11 at 6:30 PM ET, a partnership of organizations are holding a virtual teach-in and testimony writing session to send a clear message to the DC Council, NO to ACT Now. Register for the teach-in at

26] – The National Domestic Workers Alliance [] is holding a virtual conversation on Mon., Dec. 11 at 7 PM ET with Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su for a conversation about the sample employment agreements the Department Labor created for domestic workers, and employers of domestic workers.  Find out about the newly released sample employment agreements, created by the Department Labor and published on Nov. 2.  This conversation is an opportunity to come together and gain insights into the sample agreements, understand their significance, and feel inspired to implement them in your own lives. RSVP at

27] – Maryland Public Television (MPT)" <> hosts Standing against Racism programming on Mon., Dec.11 at 9 PM ET for a screening of Can We All Get Along? The Segregation of John Muir High School.  At his 30th high school reunion, filmmaker Pablo Miralles questions what has happened to his once integrated public high school in Pasadena, CA. Later, he reflects on whether or not to send his own son to the school today. Gradually, he begins to understand how perceptions and policies have created almost insurmountable challenges to maintaining well-funded and diverse public schools. Go to

28] – Maryland Public Television (MPT)" <> hosts Standing against Racism programming on Mon., Dec.11 at 10 PM ET for a screening of POV: How to Have an American Baby. Voyage into the shadow economy that caters to Chinese tourists who travel to the US to give birth in order to obtain citizenship for their babies. Told through a series of intimately observed vignettes, the story of a hidden global economy emerges-depicting the fortunes and tragedies that befall the ordinary people caught in its web.  Go to

29] –Miranda Cleland [] wants you to  join the No Way to Treat a Child campaign, co-led by Defense for Children International - Palestine and the American Friends Service Committee, for a webinar on Tues., Dec. 12 at noon ET to discuss human rights violations against Palestinian children in 2023 and advocacy efforts in motion to protect them and hold Israeli forces accountable. RSVP at

30] – It is vital to continue organizing, rallying and pressuring Congress to call for a permanent ceasefire now. Join Montgomery County DSA [] on Tues., Dec. 12 at 4 PM ET to call our Maryland state legislators in support of CASA, as well as to call our Congressional representatives in support of a ceasefire in Gaza and ending military aid to Israel. State lawmakers, including the entire Montgomery County Senate delegation, have threatened to cut funding for CASA’s social services work after they issued a statement expressing solidarity with Palestine. Following the end of a temporary ceasefire, Israel has resumed its assault on Gaza. The death toll has surpassed 17,000 people; nine out of ten people in North Gaza have gone at least one full day and night without food; “Footage published by the military correspondent of Israel’s Channel 11 shows Israeli forces deliberately stripping dozens of Palestinian civilian men naked during their arrest in northern Gaza.”  RSVP here for the Zoom information:

31] -- Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., Dec. 12 from 4:30 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.

32] – The Metro DC DSA [] on Tues., Dec. 12 from 6 to 7 PM ET is holding a Defund MPD Working Group biweekly meeting. A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP at

Join the Defund MPD Working Group to discuss strategy and planning. This event is open to both DSA Members and supporters.

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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