Community Land Trusts (2019-09-24)

On September 24, 2019, United Workers organized an event at 2424 McElderry St. to promote awareness of community land trusts and to show support for land trusts at a meeting of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Commission.  The first part of the event was a tour of green space and housing managed by Charm […]

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Ethical Action Report (2020-02-09)

The Ethical Action Report for February 9, 2020 was presented by Charlie Shafer, Chair of the Ethical Action Committee. The committee is working to identify one theme or effort for each month to help us focus the efforts of BES membership and so that we don’t spread ourselves too thin. Here are the focus events […]

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February 2020 Blog – On “Space”

400 years of racism affects how many navigate space in America. Some who identify as white may be blissfully unaware of this reality. They feel at home in public spaces and enter commercial establishments with comfortable entitlement. Most would not expect a security guard to challenge them with a stern, “May I help you?” – […]

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Ethical Action Report (2020-02-02)

Here is the Ethical Action Report for 02/02/2020, presented by Emil Volcheck, Secretary of the Ethical Action Committee (EAC). This afternoon 4-6 pm, there’s a great opportunity to help increase voter turnout in Florida. There’s an action to write letters to unregistered Florida residents. Each letter contains a personalized voter registration form. All you have […]

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Baltimore Beyond Plastic (2020-01-25)

Cathy and Tom Eskey attended the Baltimore Beyond Plastic event held at the 2640 on January 25, 2020. Cathy reports. Baltimore Beyond Plastic, a Baltimore City youth environmental advocacy organization, held an Art & Action Extravaganza Saturday, January 25th at the 2640 Saint Paul St. space. This free event was informative and fun. It was, […]

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Ethical Action Report (2020-01-26)

Here is the Ethical Action Report for January 26, 2020, presented by Charlie Shafer, Chair of the Ethical Action Committee (EAC). Thanks to everyone who participated in the MLK Day Parade! (See some photos here.) Emil and Jeanne attended the United Workers January meeting. (See details here.) The EAC is beginning to track legislation at […]

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United Workers January 2020 Roundtable

On January 23, 2020, Jeanne Sears and Emil Volcheck attended the United Workers (UW) January Roundtable meeting at the 2640.  UW announced a breakthrough in their Fair Development Campaign: the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Commission is expected to vote to approve a requirement that 40% of spending from the AHTF will go to fund […]

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MLK Day Parade 2020

BES marched in the annual MLK Day Parade on January 20, 2020 to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (#MLKDay2020) Thanks to everyone who marched, to Ethical Action Chair Charlie Shafer for organizing, and to BES Secretary Kathryn Merrill for signage!

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January 2020 400 Year blog – On “Family”

Ethical Society Leader Hugh Taft-Morales’s 400 Years project included weekly blog posts through 2019. He argues that our 400-year-history of owning, torturing, and oppressing people profoundly affects many Black Americans today.   Now, in 2020, he is writing monthly blogs intended to: (1) explore how historic and systemic racism makes navigating the world today particularly […]

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Ethical Action Report (2020-01-19)

Here is the Ethical Action Report for January 19, 2020: Tomorrow, January 20, BES is marching in the MLK Day Parade. Please let Charlie know if you will come. We will have signs to carry printed with quotes from Alice Walker, MLK, and Hugh. This Thursday, January 23, United Workers is holding their January Roundtable […]

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