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March 12, 2020 ALL RALLIES AND MORE AT MD GENERAL ASSEMBLY CANCELED

See Maryland Matters  article about restrictions on assembly in Annapolis here.


Do not assume any of the following events are happeningThink before going out and if you do check ahead to see if an event is still taking place!


Mon, March 16, 7 pm, POSTPONED - Howard County Council Public Hearing. Info


Thursdays March 26, April 23, May 28 Find Resilience Together -Online - Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/235614059 The Regenerative Culture working group of XRDC invites you to our regular monthly gatherings, open to XR rebels as well as the general public. We will gather together to give expression to the gratitude, grief, wonder, courage, despair, and hope that comes along with awareness of the climate crisis. Practices offered will range from Joanna Macy's "The Work that Reconnects" to storytelling, pair dialogue, singing, and more. https://www.facebook.com/events/256312475378619/


Tuesday,March 17 to Tuesday, March 31 - FREE AND ONLINE NOW - DC Environmental Film Festival - https://dceff.org/2020online/


Thurs March 26 How to Beat Coronavirus Capitalism with Naomi Klein Webinar with Naomi Klein and others. View on YouTube here 1 hour 35 min. The current crisis is laying bare the extreme injustices and inequalities of our economic and social system. We are in a battle of visions for how we’re going to respond to this crisis. We need to use every tool that we have that allows us to hear each other’s voices, to read each other’s words, to see each other’s faces, even if it’s just on screens, to stay organized and stay connected. We have to create spaces where we’re able to deliberate and strategize about what it means to protect our neighbors, our rights, and our planet.  Sponsored by https://www.haymarketbooks.org/

Bonuses:  watch Naomi Klein's 8 min March 16, 2020 YouTube Video "Coronavirus Capitalism — and How to Beat It" here  and article here. 

10 books free from March 18 for 2 weeks - one by Naomi Klein from Haymarket here

Haymarket book list:  Socialism 101 here


Sundays March 29, April 4, April 12 at 4pm  - Coronavirus and Climate Crisis Community Support CircleZoom Join URL: https://JHUBlueJays.zoom.us/j/426254888  The invitation comes from Baltimore Extinction Rebellion: We are called to create and discover new forms of virtual community through which we can collectively process these challenging times. Instead of our usual climate grief circle, we will be holding virtual meetings to share our anxieties, fears, grief, and anger about the covid19 crisis. We will structure our circle much like our in-person gatherings, starting with meditation, check in's, open sentences, a sharing circle and engaging in some practice's which will help us to process our emotions on a visceral level.  For March 29th we ask that you read this article (What if the Virus is the Medicine?) and come prepared to discuss it.


Tuesday, March 31, 7-830 pm , online free film - Current Revolution, a film which examines how a combination of distributed energy (like rooftop solar) and a robust electric vehicle infrastructure can massively improve our electrical grid.  Solar United Neighbors is  hosting a free online screening of this film, with live chat during the movie and a Q&A session with Solar United Neighbors staff after the movie. It’s a fascinating look at how we can grow the economy, improve environmental justice, and support our national security interests.  RSVP now here, and they will send you the details on how to watch together online.


Sat April 4,  10-3 pm - CANCELEDHoward County Greenfest.      Info here  


Mon April 6 -Hearing on Del-Mar Pipeline  - Now date is probably TDB

 - time/place TDB   Sign up here to get CCAN updates.  Fact Sheet here.


Tues, April 7, 2-3 pm  Stop the Money Pipeline: A Conversation With Organizers - Please join for a conversation with organizers from the Stop the Money Pipeline, a coalition of over 90 organizations working to end the financing of climate destruction.  This broad coalition has been organizing to "demand that banks, asset managers, insurance companies and institutional investors stop funding, insuring and investing in climate destruction." There will be opportunities to learn more about ways we can engage with mindfulness and compassion during the 3-day climate strike (April 22nd-24th) that marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. During the webinar, we will discuss the variety of ways in which participants can plug-in to this conversation.  Register for Zoom call here.


Sunday April 19, 2 pm  Earth Forum of Howard County celebrates Earth Day http://www.firstpreshc.org/earth-forum/  Location: First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Cir, Columbia, MD Info here. WE DO NOT KNOW THE APRIL 19 STATUS YET - we assume it will not be in person


Mon to Fri -April 20-24  Earth Day Week Monday to Friday - The We Don’t Have Time Climate Conference, together with Earth Day Network and Exponential Roadmap invite you to join in on Earth Day Week, April 20–24, 2020. They’ll be broadcasting live talks and other daily shows from Washington DC and Stockholm (with more cities joining us soon).  For the third consecutive year bringing a public, free, online, no-fly climate conference. The program features the brightest minds to discuss solutions to the most daring challenge humanity has ever faced: the climate crisis. We need climate action and an open dialogue. We need you and everyone to join in. See sneak preview of daily themes:

Mon   Finance

Tues  Circular economy & consumption

Wed   Big ideas and education

Thurs Food and agriculture 

Fri   Local government, city development and transportation

and sign up here.


Wed- Fri April 22-24, 2020  Earth Day Live  Sign-up - https://www.earthdaylive2020.org/

Join in for 72 HOURS of digital action as youth activists and adult allies lead #EarthDayLive, a live stream featuring stories, discussions, and performances to address another global crisis: the climate emergency. Learn more: http://earthdaylive2020.org #StrikeWithUs

NYT 3-24-20 US Climate Activists to Livestream Earth Day


350.org resources on Covid19 and Earth Day here


April 22 - Climate Action Online During the Pandemic - see Fridays for the Future ideas here including:

  • emailing politicians
  • posting on social media
  • #DigitalStrike
  • #Silentstrike anywhere
  • #ClimateHowl anywhere
  • put a strike sign in your window and post a photo of it on social media. #climatestrike; #fridaysforfuture.
  • online zoom strike with others
  • prepare future activities, thinking about what may be effective approaches

Be creative and have fun.


  1.  Earth Day to May Day #ShutDownDC  Initial plans are expected to change to more online actions.  Details soon.   The US Youth Climate Strike Coalition is asking organizers across the country to no longer physically mass mobilize for Earth Day, and instead think critically and creatively about how to engage their communities in disrupting business as usual through different and new tactics. See Strike  with US signup here.  The coalition will be providing resources and ideas to support this process in the coming days and weeks. There was an open call with youth and elders on March 15 and online plans will follow   Facebook page here.  https://strikewithus.org/1-13-press-release/





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