Saturday, December 5, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert - December 5, 2015

41] Get Money Out of Maryland – Dec. 5
42] "Peace on Earth & The Politics of Christmas” – Dec. 5
43] Sacrament of Waiting – Dec. 5
44] Souk & Olive Harvest – Dec. 5
45] West Chester peace vigil – Dec. 5
46] Card making party for prisoners – Dec. 5
47] United Palestinian Appeal open house – Dec. 5
48] One DC meeting – Dec. 5
49] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
50] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
51] Do you need any book shelves?
52] Join the Global Zero campaign
53] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
41] – Come out on Sat., Dec. 5 at from 9 AM to noon at the Morning Star Community Outreach Ctr., 6665 Security Blvd., Baltimore 21207 to gather signatures at this event for re-entering citizens. They’ll be eager to support the benefits of the Article V convention process to get money out of politics. To get involved with Get Money Out of Maryland, go to

42] On Sat., Dec. 5 at 9:30 AM attend "Peace on Earth & The Politics of Christmas," a workshop and discussion about Christmas for our times, sponsored by the Alternative Seminary at PROJECT HOME, 1515 Fairmount Ave., Phila., PA 19130.  Will O’Brien, coordinator of The Alternative Seminary, will conduct a workshop on the “nativity narratives” and how they express core biblical themes of justice and prophetic confrontation with empire

A light breakfast will be served. The request is for a $5 donation (or whatever you can afford) to cover costs. Many groups are co-sponsoring the event, including the Brandywine Peace Community. 

43] – On Sat., Dec. 5 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM at the Mission Helper Center catch Advent—Sacrament of Waiting with presenter Fr. Sam Lupico. Lunch will be provided, and there will be a request for a free will offering. Register with Sr. Jane at 410-823-8585 or

44] – On Sat., Dec. 5 from 11 AM to 4 PM come to the 2015 Annual Souk & Olive Harvest Festival at the Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC.  Bring your friends and family to soak in the ambience of a traditional Middle Eastern souk, stock up on Palestinian kefiyyehs, organic olive oil and zaatar from Palestine, listen to the soothing sounds of qanun music, get your hand painted with intricate designs in henna, and choose from among hundreds of lovely items galore to buy for holiday gifts or simply to gift yourself while eating sumptuous Middle Eastern delicacies. See

45] –  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 

46] –   At Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW, WDC, on Sat,, Dec. 5 from 2 to 3:30 PM, join Black & Pink for the second annual holiday card making party for LGBTQ prisoners, one of many happening across the country as part of a national effort organized by Black & Pink. The holidays can be a challenging and lonely time when you’re locked up and away from loved ones, so help decorate and send holiday cards to LGBTQ folks who are currently in prison. RSVP at

47] – Come to the United Palestinian Appeal, 1330 New Hampshire Ave. NW, WDC, on Sat., Dec. 5 from 3 to 6 PM for an open house. Meet staff, learn more about UPA programs, enjoy refreshments and see "The Year in Pictures."  RSVP at

48] – Join in celebrating ONE DC members and volunteers for their wins over a year of organizing at African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Ave. NW, WDC, on Sat., Dec. 5 from 3 to 6 PM. The event will feature music, poetry, face-painting, food, and a special awards ceremony! All ages are welcome. Come celebrate 2015 and explore the vision for 2016 and beyond to create an equitable DC. If you need transportation or childcare, email or call 202-232-2915. Go to

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

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

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

52] -- 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.

53] – 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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