Friday, January 15, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - January 15 - 16, 2016

33] Stop drone war command center – Jan. 15
34] Black Lives Matter – Jan. 15
35] MLK Shabbat Dinner – Jan. 15
36] Black Lives Matter: DMV open house – Jan. 15
37] Voices of Palestinian Refugees – Jan. 15
38] Ballroom Dancing – Jan. 15
39] West Chester peace vigil – Jan. 16
40] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
41] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
42] Do you need any book shelves?
43] Join the Global Zero campaign
44] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
33] –    Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968), his legacy and message of nonviolent action for justice and peace! During this time of U.S. 'endless war' across the world, and rampant hatred, fear, violence and injustice here at home, Dr. King's message continues from 1967:...I knew that I could nev­er again raise my voice against the vi­ol­ence of the op­pressed in the ghet­tos without hav­ing first spoken clearly to the greatest pur­vey­or of vi­ol­ence in the world today—my own gov­ern­ment. -- "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence", Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Riverside Church, New York City, April 4, 1967, exactly one year to the day before his assassination in Memphis, TN.

End Drone Terror, Stop drone war command center in Horsham, Resist Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia. On Fri., Jan. 15 at 4 PM,  Reach-Out from 30th Street Train Station, 30th & Market Sts., Philadelphia. Send forth Martin's Message of Justice, Peace, and Nonviolent Action with large colorful banners, signs, leaflets, and pictures of Martin that say what we mean.  ...Our only hope today lies in...declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 1967. Call (610) 544-1818 or visit

34] –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 Jan. 15. Black Lives Matter. 

35] – On Fri., Jan. 15 from 5:30 to 9 PM enjoy a MLK Shabbat Dinner at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW, WDC.  Honor Dr. King's good works with partner churches and mosques for dinner at 5:30 PM followed by a special 7 PM Shabbat service featuring William Jelani Cobb, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Institute. Go to

36] –  Come to The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road, WDC, on Fri., Jan. 15 from 6 to 9 PM and help mark the one year anniversary of the inception of Black Lives Matter: DMV. #ReclaimMLK was launched in January of 2015. The group has formed coalitions, hosted trainings, shut down highways, avenues and press conferences, packed hearings and held consistent places for Black Joy and healing.  Attend an open house. Go to

37] – Go to Calvary Baptist Church Building, 733 8th St. NW, WDC 20001, to see Art in the Midst of Despair: Voices of Palestinian Refugees on Fri., Jan. 15 at 6:30 PM.  The exhibit will feature artwork and photograph by Palestinian artists living in refugee camps. See these stories of struggle, hope, and undying resilience, from artists such as Wael Abu Yabes.  Email or call 202.499.8959.

38] – 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 Jan. 15. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

39] – 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

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

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

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

43] -- 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.

44] – 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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