Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 22 - 23, 2024

36] Team ENOUGH is a youth-led program – May 22

37] Join DSA – May 22

38] Local Peace Economy – May 22

39] Disability Accommodation in an Ableist World – May 22

40] Confronting Christian Zionism – May 23

41] State of Democracy phone banks – May 23

42] Mobile Bike Shop – May 23

43] Honor John Lewis – May 23


36] -- Are you a young person between 13 and 25 years old who is interested in taking action around preventing gun violence? On Wednesdays, including May 22, from 6 to 7 PM ET, join a Team ENOUGH welcome session to learn more about the different ways you can engage.  Team ENOUGH is a youth-led program whose mission is to educate young voices about gun violence and mobilize them to take meaningful action against it. Supported by Brady United, it harnesses the expertise and experience of today’s youth to advance intersectional work across the country. It will continue through Dec. 18. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/425528/?followup_modal_context=nonexclusive_newsletter_closest

37] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [novabranch@mdcdsa.org] are holding a Why You Should Join DSA / New Member Orientation on Wed., May 22 from 7 to 8 PM ET. This is a virtual event, and a link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/why-you-should-join-dsa-new-member-orientation-126?clear_id=true&link_id=33&can_id=4b9d4061aec5469758759317ac0f5285&source=email-nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events-155&email_referrer=email_2303290&email_subject=nova-branch-dsa-upcoming-actions-and-events

  Curious about DSA? You'll learn about DSA, what we do, and how you can get involved in the fight for a brighter future. Get an outline of the chapter's structure and our campaigns, branches, and caucuses. This chapter covers the DMV area, including the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County and Prince George's County in Maryland.

38] – The Local Peace Economy [peaceeconomy@codepink.org] is hoping you will reclaim your own community on Wed., May 22 at 8 PM ET. Learn more about Cultivating Peace Now. The war economy weaponizes confusion. Root yourself in the peace economy, and pivot Towards Community-Engaged.  RSVP for the next Local Peace Economy Community Call: https://www.codepink.org/lpe522?utm_campaign=lpe_5_22_invite&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink

39] – Progressive Democrats of America [info@pdamerica.org] hopes you will join in on Wed., May 22 at 9 PM ET for a discussion of Disability Accommodation In An Ableist World and ways we can Make a Difference. RSVP at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdumvqDwoGNx6xKMg-liSlwcpK1dJ0jzb#/registration

 In solidarity with those who live with disabilities, and in recognition that the majority of us all will become disabled as we age, join to discuss how the ADA is a start but falls short of adequately addressing the needs of the community. The featured guest is award winning attorney Leslie Lienemann, a partner in the St. Paul, MN law firm of Culberth & Lienemann, LLP. She has devoted her thirty-year legal career to representing plaintiffs in employment and civil rights cases, including discrimination or harassment based on disabilities and disability accommodation in the work place public accommodation and public services.

40] – Confronting Christian Zionism: Episode 2 takes place on Thurs., May 23 at noon ET. In an attempt to defeat centuries of systemic antisemitism, mainline Christianity has absorbed many doctrines from Christian Zionism that have come to be understood as theologically mistaken. Where are these theological mistakes, and why must we call them out? How have these Christian Zionist ideologies led to giving Zionism — a political ideology — a pass by mainline churches? How are Americans complicit in the impunity Zionism enjoys today, which has led to the demonization of an entire people — Palestinians — who are now paying for European sins against their own Jewish populations? And what role have American Christians played in creating a settler colonial mindset that operates in an oft-invisible and unacknowledged framework?  This discussion will be moderated by the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Holder Rich with Rev. Jermaine Ross-Allam, Rev. Addie Domske, and Mr. Jonathan Kuttab. RSVP at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D_V4CtOSQkiifyRZD70DVg#/registration

41] On Thurs., May 23 from noon to 2 PM & 4 to 6 PM ET, get involved with State of Democracy, a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.   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 for a shift to make calls and help strengthen the phone bank team to protect our democracy. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! Register at https://www.mobilize.us/dfadcoalition/event/376178/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations

42] – Get over to a Mobile Bike Shop on Thurs., May 23 from 4 to 7 PM at Druid Hill Park, Baltimore 21217. RSVP at https://secure.everyaction.com/Qmb_DBLKckKuXecjJfTctQ244] –

43] – On Thurs., May 23 at 4 PM, join in to learn about how you can participate in the John Lewis National Day of Action to be held on July 17th, the 4th Anniversary of the passing of John Lewis. RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/john-lewis-actions/event/627532/?followup_modal_context=organization_newsletter_custom_recommendations

  Sadly, with the growing assault on the voting rights and human dignity of marginalized communities there is a need for concerted action to protect our Democracy. Lewis championed two pieces of federal legislation to secure our democracy, the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.  At this meeting, you will hear from leaders of the convening organizations, Transformative Justice Coalition, Declaration for American Democracy, Public Citizen, Black Voters Matter and more about making July 17th a powerful Day of Action!

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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