Saturday, July 19, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 18 - August 10, 2014

54] GUTSY is a feminist exhibit – July 18 – Aug. 8
55] Vigil for peace at White House – July 18
56] Vigil for Justice in Palestine – July 18
57] Silent peace vigil – July 18
58] The untimely death of Tyrone West – July 18 & 19
59] Wine & Wag at the Maryland SPCA – July 18
60] Discuss Cecily McMillan’s case – July 18
61] 18th Labor Night with the Nats – July 18
62] Ballroom Dancing – July 18
63] The American Diet – July 19
64] Olney Peace vigil – July 19
65] West Chester, PA demo – July 19
66] Silent peace vigil – July 19
67] Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration – August 6 & 9
68] Save the date! - Aug. 10
69] Support Mary Anne Grady
70] Ronda Cooperstein on social media
71] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
72] Join Fund Our Communities
73] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
74] Do you need any book shelves or file cabinets?
75] Join Global Zero campaign
76] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
77] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
54] – GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism is a group exhibit of female artists whose work deals with feminist issues, themes, and aesthetics from Fri., July 18 through Fri., Aug. 8 at Gallery CA, 440 East Oliver St. Call 410-528-9239 or

55] – On Fri., July 18 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! The vigil takes place at the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact Art @ or at 202-360-6416.

56] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to

57] – There is usually a silent peace vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, outside the Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and St. Paul St. The July 18 vigil, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, reminds us that War Is Not the Answer and that there is the need to stop torture.

58] – On Fri., July 18, this is the anniversary of the death of Tyrone West while in the custody of the Baltimore police. His family is asking people to join them at 6 PM at the location of his death, the corner of Kitmore & Kelway Sts. On Sat., July 19 at 2:30 PM, Red Emma's, 30 W. North Ave. will host a special sneak preview screening of a documentary titled "Year in the Transmigration of Tyrone West." Call 443-602-7585. Go to

59] – Join the Maryland SPCA on Fri., July 18 at 6 PM for a Wine & Wag on the beautiful Maryland SPCA campus, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore 21211. The evening will feature off-leash play in the fun runs, paw painting, drinks, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and new this year - live music from Jordan August. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door per person. Dogs are free, but only one per person. Kids are welcome, but must also pay the full price. For more information, including details about sponsorship opportunities for future Wine & Wags, contact Tami Gosheff at or 410-235-8826, ext. 138.

60] - On May 19, 2014, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member Cecily McMillan was sentenced to 90 days for “assaulting” a police officer at a six-month anniversary of Occupy in New York City. Many felt Cecily was the true victim – targeted for arrest because of her leadership in the Occupy movement. Her prison term likely would have been longer if not for international pressure by committed allies. The Justice for Cecily Committee lead the effort, with solidarity support from DSA members and many others, to keep her case in the public eye.

In the Audio Visual room, 1133 19th St. NW, on Fri., July 18 from 6 to 8 PM, join D.C. DSA as speakers knowledgeable about her case discuss what is next for Cecily and how the activist community can continue to support her quest for justice. The event will include action items that D.C. residents can take to support Cecily's cause.

61] – On Fri., July 18 at 7 PM at Nationals Park, 1500 S. Capitol St. SE, be at the 18th Labor Night with the Nats! Tickets are $10 to see the Nats play the Brewers, to watch Secretary of Labor Tom Perez throw out the first pitch and to sample refreshments from the ballpark’s union vendors. Each ticket sold benefits the Community Services Agency of the Metro Washington Council. Contact Kathleen McKirchy at 202-974-8221 or

62] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St. Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be July 18. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

63] – You are invited to an open educational discussion on “The American Diet” from “Reverse the Aging Process Naturally” by Gary Null. The presenter Kuya Kemet will be at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffee House, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201 on Sat., July 19 at 10 AM. It is estimated that 80% of diseases are preventable. Hear why the movement needs to be paying attention to what we eat and how the American diet, based on a colonialist, capitalist, imperialist diet, leads to massive disease, obesity and addiction. The talk is sponsored by the Northeast Baltimore Club, CPUSA. RSVP at 410-433-3269.

64] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. [Route 97] in Olney, MD. The next vigil is July 19. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.

65] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email

66] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., July 19. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to or email

67] – For the 30th year, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will gather to remember the atomic bombings of Japan on August 6 & 9, 1945, which killed more than 200,000 people. Other organizations involved in this year’s commemorations are the Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Crabshell Alliance and the Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore.

It is our duty to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again and that nuclear abolition becomes reality. Taking this to heart, members of the Transform Now Plowshares, Sister Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli, are in federal prisons serving long sentences for their May 2013 disarmament action at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Knoxville, TN.

On Wed., Aug. 6, gather at 33rd and N. Charles Streets from 5:30 to 6:30 PM to protest Johns Hopkins University’s weapons research, including a swarming drones contract, and call for the abolition of nuclear weapons and the closing of nuclear power plants. Then go to the Bufano Sculpture Garden on Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, where the Hibakusha, survivors of an atomic bomb explosion, will speak. The guests are Mr. Toshiyuki Mimaki, Hiroshima Hibakusha born March 15, 1942 and vice president of Hiroshima Prefectural Hidankyo, and Ms. Fumie Kakita, Nagasaki second-generation Hibakusha born October 12, 1953, who is the assistant secretary general of Nagasaki Council of A-bomb Sufferers. Then enjoy dinner at Niwana Restaurant, 3 East 33rd Street.

On Sat., Aug. 9, starting at 5 PM, there will be a potluck dinner at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St. At 6:30 PM, the Baltimore Labor Chorus will perform. Then Meher Hans, a high student will explain her concern for the atomic bombings of Japan, and Tim Whitehouse, executive direct of the Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, will discuss the activities of the local PSR chapter. Finally, participants will share through verse, poetry or song why s/he is moved to dissent against nuclear weapons and power and killer drone strikes.

On Aug. 6 and Aug. 9, we welcome performances by musicians and poets. Let us know if you will perform. Call Max at 410-366-1637 or email him at mobuszewski at

68] – SAVE THE DATE!!!!! Get over to "Family Fun" night to raise funds for Dr. Mutulu Skakur and the development of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to free our Political Prisoners/Prisoners of War. It will take place at Skateland North Point, 1113 Old North Point Rd., Baltimore 21222, on Sun., Aug. 10 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. Admission is $10 which includes skate rental. Contact Abdul-Jabbar at 610.621.0699 (Maryland State Jericho). Go to

69] – Anti-killer drones protester Mary Anne Grady Flores received a one-year sentence, and can be reached here: Mary Anne Grady Flores #12001966, The Onondaga County Department of Correction, PO Box 143, Jamesville, NY 13078. She can receive letters and would probably love to hear from folks. Her lawyer is appealing this case, and there are legal expenses. Send checks to Ithaca Catholic Worker (with Mary Anne’s name in the memo), 133 Sheffield Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. Contact Ellen Grady .

70] -- Ronda Cooperstein has taken to social media, and is recording her opinion pieces on You Tube. Check out her latest essay - THE WASHINGTON POST WITH TOAST:

71] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

72] -- Fund Our Communities campaign is a grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget. Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures. Go to

73] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

74] -- Can you use any book shelves? Can you use any file cabinets? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

75] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees. This is an historic window of opportunity. With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

76] -- WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.

77] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] Go to

"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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