Thursday, October 29, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert - October 29 -31, 2015

57] Study Engels – Oct. 29
58] Return to Palestine – Oct. 30
59] Black Lives Matter – Oct. 30
60] March and vigil against domestic violence – Oct. 30
61] Aging prisoners – Oct. 30
62] Monthly Social Justice Gathering – Oct. 30
63] Celebrate womyn’s empowerment – Oct. 30
64] Ballroom Dancing – Oct. 30
65] Protest White Supremacy – Oct. 31
66] Call to Action – Oct. 31
67] West Chester peace vigil – Oct. 31
68] Anti-drone war base demo – Oct. 31
70] “Queer Rock Love” – Oct. 31
71] Check out OutRageous – Oct. 31
72] Donate to United Workers – Oct. 31
73] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
75] Do you need any book shelves?
76] Join the Global Zero campaign
77] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

57] – You are invited to the final session in the study of Frederick Engels' classic, “The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State” on Thurs., Oct. 29 from 7 to 9 PM  at 810 Winston Ave., Baltimore 21212.   Refreshments will be served. 

Why study a book written in 1884 on the underpinnings of early human history as it developed into the class based society of today?  The answer, as stated in the introduction to Engels' book by Eleanor Leacock, is that although social sciences have examined many aspects of the human experience in the past 130 years, "the fundamentals of Engel's outline for history have remained valid." Join and seek to understand how the origin of the family, private property and the state informs the work we do today as the basis for a better (socialist) world tomorrow.  You are invited to the discussion of this summarizing chapter of Frederick Engel's classic even if you have not attended prior sessions. Call Margaret at 410-433-3269.

58] – Come to the Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Oct. 30 from 1 to 2 PM to hear Ghada Karmi, who grew up in Britain following her family's exile from Palestine.  She is a doctor, author and academic who left her adoptive home in a quest to return to her homeland in 2005. She works with the Palestinian Authority, and gets a firsthand understanding of its bizarre bureaucracy under Israel's occupation.  In her book “Return, A Palestinian Memoir,” she takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the heart of one of the world's most intractable conflict zones and one of the major issues of our time. Visiting places she has not seen since childhood, her unique insights reveal a militarized and barely recognizable homeland, and her home in Jerusalem, like much of the West Bank, occupied by strangers. Karmi's encounters with politicians, fellow Palestinians, and Israeli soldiers cause her to question what role exiles like her have in the future of their country and whether return is truly possible.

59] – There is usually a silent peace vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Oct. 30. Black Lives Matter. 

60] – Gather in Lamont Park, 3258 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Oct. 30 at 5:30 PM to participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month in an event sponsored by Coalición Latina Contra la Violencia de Género. There will be a march, and then vigil at 7 PM at 18th St. and Columbia Rd. NW. 

61] – Go to the America's Islamic Heritage Museum, 2315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, WDC 20020, on Fri., Oct. 30 from 6 to 9 PM.  At American University’s 12th Annual Public Anthropology Conference, a dialogue was held on "America's Aging Prisoners." A follow up meeting in the framework of a public action forum will be held at the museum. Email

62] – On Fri., Oct. 30 at 6 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, Come Together is a Monthly Social Justice Gathering.  This is a networking event that will allow for the community building that so many of us look to achieve. Mix, mingle, and network with other local activists and nation builders. Each month a different organization representing a variety of areas of social justice will come and present who they are, what they do, and how you can get involved. Optional donations will be collected each month for presenting organizations to show the strength that we have with our own resources! Come and finally meet your social media community face to face! Bring cards, flyers, a friend, and a smile! This is hosted by Qiara Butler who can be reached at qiarabutler at Call 443-602-7585.  Go to

63] – Rising in Resistance! Join the Muslim American Women's Policy Forum and GABRIELA Washington, D.C. in celebrating womyn’s empowerment as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Washington Peace Center, 1525 Newton St., WDC, on Fri., Oct. 30 from 7 to 9 PM. As immigrant women of color, they stand together to bring our voices to the forefront of gender oppression and other forms of violence. This event will also be a fundraiser for Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project, the largest social services provider for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors from API communities in DC.  You are encouraged you to wear purple in solidarity. The suggested donation is $10, but no one will be turned away.  Contact Darakshan Raja if you are interested in performing or have any questions at

64] – 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 Oct. 30. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

65] -- After the murders of nine African Americans in Charleston, SC by confessed killer Dylann Roof, who was inspired by the White Supremacist organization Council of Conservative Citizens, it has become more of an importance to oppose these types of hate groups that attempt to go under the radar and achieve power in government, academia and business. One of those organizations associated with the CCC has been organizing conferences in the Washington, DC area, and on Sat. Oct. 31 from 9 AM to 10 PM, the National Policy Institute (NPI), whose efforts, among others, included the promotion of eugenics, campaign to make the Republican Party exclusively white, and to build alliances with White Supremacists and Fascists in Europe, is going to hold a conference at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, WDC.  The Press Club needs to know of that concern! Go to

66] – On Sat., Oct. 31 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM, Call to Action-MD will sponsor a very special program: “Racism, Immigration, and the Latino Community: Raising Awareness and Changing Perceptions” at the BWI Hilton Doubletree Hotel. The conference will feature presentations by a host of notable presenters, including Jocelyn Pena Melnyk (Maryland Delegate and Chair of the Latino Caucus) and Sr. Ann Scholz SSND (Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Director of Social Mission).  Registration is $20. Contact Chuck Michaels [].

67] –  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

68] – Brandywine Peace Community, on Sat., Oct. 31 from noon to 2 PM, urges you to experience Halloween in Horsham.  Stop the Horror from Horsham.  And it's called the Reaper, the MQ-9 Reaper killer drone. And in Horsham, PA, that means the drone war command center which the U.S. Air Force is readying at the Air Guard Station for remote-controlled Reaper drones and the launch of their Hellfire missiles against people, mostly innocents, on the other side of the world. Horsham Air Guard Station, is at Rt. 611/Easton Road & County Road, Horsham, PA.  Tricks or Treats of protest. White death masks, large MQ-9 Reaper drone replica, drone and human silhouettes, signs, large banners representing this protest campaign now in its third year  Wear black if you can or your themed costumes (if you wish).   Visit www.brandywinepeace/events or call (610) 544-1818.

69] – Come to THE SCHOOL OF LIFE, 4217 East-West Highway. Bethesda 20814 on Sat., Oct. 31 for a workshop “WHY FAT IS A VERY HEALTHY FOOD” by Leah Barr from 2:45 to 4:15 PM.  Then that evening at 7 PM there will be a talk “THE 13 KEY TO DEVELOP YOUR FEMININE ENERGY” by Alfredo Sfeir-Younis. Visit  Barr has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 20 years and holds multiple certifications. She is a clinical intern with The California College of Ayurveda. Contact her at _  Sfeir Younis (born 1947) is a Chilean economist, spiritual leader and healer, presently President of the Zambuling Institute for Human Transformation, founded in 2005 in Washington, DC.

70] – On Sat., Oct. 31 at 4 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, Paige Schilt presents “Queer Rock Love.” What happens when an introverted feminist academic tosses off her big black nerd glasses and succumbs to a brutal crush on a hard-rockin’ Texas boygirl? This is a deeply funny memoir that shatters the notion that queer life belongs in cities, that family is always heteronormative, that gender can ever be neatly settled, and that a good romance ends on your wedding day. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to 

71] – 2015 marks the return of OutRageous, the fall gala event for the GLCCB.  Keeping with tradition, and making its name proud, this year will feature thrills and chills in the Ghouls and Ghosts edition!  Join at the beautiful Chase Court for a night of dancing, performances, silent auction, and most importantly, community celebration! Get over to Chase Court, 1112 Saint Paul St., Baltimore, on Sat., Oct. 31 from 7 to 11 PM.

72] – Help Raise Money to Support a Fair Development Future.  The United Workers are training for its 3rd Annual Walk/Run & Children's Race on Sat., Oct. 31. Team Exercise Your Rights is a collective of United Workers leaders ranging from seniors to youth with a goal of raising $14,000. Sponsor Team Exercise your Rights by donating today. Your donation of $10, $25, $50, $100, $250, or more, will help sustain our fight for a Fair Development Future in Maryland. Go to Email

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

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

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

76] -- 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.

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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