Sunday, November 22, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert - November 23 - 24, 2015

15] Educational Inequality – Nov. 23
16] Film “Revolutionary Medicine: A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital " –
Nov. 23
17] Support the refugees – Nov. 23
18] Movement for Black Lives meeting – Nov. 23
19] Policing Practices meeting Nov. 24
20] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Nov. 24
21] Vigil against JHU’s drone research – Nov. 24
22] “St. Marks is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street” – Nov. 24
23] Play about Rwanda -- Nov 24
24] Meet the playwright – Nov. 24
15] – There is a Teach-In at Chavez Schools Parkside Library, 3710 Hayes St. NE, WDC, on Mon., Nov. 23 at 8:30 AM.  Developed by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, the teach-in is designed to facilitate collaborative discussion and engagement among individuals and organizations committed to addressing educational inequality, especially among African American students, schools, and communities. Join Chavez Scholars as they make recommendations for actions that caring and concerned adults can take to ensure all African American students feel safe, engaged, and supported in school and in life. RSVP at

16] –At the AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW, WDC 20006, on Mon., Nov. 23 at 5 PM join D.C. nurses, international health advocates, and others for a screening of “Revolutionary Medicine: A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital,” a documentary film about a community that got fed up and built their own hospital. The film tells the story of a project to build a free and holistic healthcare system in Ciriboya, Colon, on Honduras’ Caribbean Coast. The hospital - run on solar energy, in a community without paved roads or electricity - has provided nearly half a million free consultations and offers an alternative to the increasingly privatized national health system in Honduras. Built and defended by the communities it serves, and led by the inspirational Dr. Luther Castillo, the project has become a symbol of Garifuna self-determination. After the film there will be a discussion with special guest speaker Dr. Luther Castillo. See

17] – The Peoples Power Assembly is calling for action.  Don't let Paris be a pretext for war & racism!  Say no to Hogan; yes to refugees & migrants on Mon., Nov. 23 at 6 PM at McKeldin Square, Light & Pratt Sts. See

18] – Attend the 6th DC Movement for Black Lives Spokescouncil General Assembly at the Anacostia Library, Ora Glover Community Room, 1800 Good Hope Road SE, WDC,  on Mon., Nov. 23 from 6:30 to 9 PM.  This meeting is open to solidarity groups, and organizations can send two representatives.

Read the “5 Pillars of White Supremacy in DC” to gain a better understanding.  This meeting will focus on how groups can plug into the week of action, and will include specific resources/asks needed for the week of action.  The first half hour is for unaffiliated individuals to get connected to the organization. Then the Spokes will meet from 7 to 9 PM. Email or visit

19] – The Speaker of the House of Delegates has appointed Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk as a member of the Public Safety and Policing Workgroup, which is tasked with looking into police accountability in Maryland.  There was an organizational meeting on June 8 followed by monthly meetings which are open.  The next meeting will be on Tues., Nov. 24 from 1 to 3 PM, and the subject of discussion is Policing Practices.  It will occur at Morgan State University, Murphy Fine Arts Building Recital Hall, 2201 Argonne Dr., Baltimore 21251.  Email

20] – Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is Nov. 24.  Call 215-426-0364.

21] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Nov. 17  from 5:30 to 6:30  PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

22] – On Tues., Nov. 24 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, Ada Calhoun presents “St. Marks is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street,” a vibrant narrative history from W.W. Norton & Co. about three hallowed Manhattan blocks—the epicenter of American cool. The street has served as a backdrop for everyone from Leon Trotsky to Andy Warhol, the Ramones to the Beastie Boys, W.H. Auden to Keith Haring, Allen Ginsberg and Red Emma herself, who opened her revolutionary Modern School on St. Marks Place in 1911.  Calhoun shows how the street continues to provide each new generation of rebels with a place to call home.  Call 443-602-7585.  Go to

23] –  See the play UNEXPLORED INTERIOR: THIS IS RWANDA: THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF THE EARTH by Jay O. Sanders and directed by Derek Goldman in the Atlas Theater, 1333 H St. NE, WDC 20002, through Sun., Nov. 29.  Mosaic Theater launches its inaugural season with a world-premiere epic about the madness and majesty of Rwanda. Raymond, an African film student at NYU enthralled with the mysteries of Alfred Hitchcock, is compelled by a mentor's death to return to Rwanda to uncover a deeper horror story: the roots of violence that have destroyed his family, including his beloved grandfather, a Tutsi master storyteller whose legacy Raymond seeks to redeem. The ghosts of King Leopold and Mark Twain intertwine with other plotlines. Go to  Email Mosaic Theater Company of DC at <>.  

24] – On Tues. Nov 24 after the 7:30 PM performance, enjoy a Talk Back with playwright Jay O. Sanders in the Lang Theatre. 

To be continued.

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

"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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