Thursday, April 28, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 29 - 30, 2016

40] Peace vigil at White House – Apr. 29
41] WIB peace vigils – Apr. 29
42] Peace Vigil/Black Lives Matter – Apr. 29
43] Pre-May Day Charlie King Concert – Apr. 29
44] Ballroom Dancing Apr. 29
45] Bernie Conference Calls – Apr. 29 - 30
46] Youth Conference on Racial Justice – Apr. 30
47] Push ICE out of DMV – Apr. 30
48] Pax Christi Spring Retreat – Apr. 30
49] D.C. May Day – Apr. 30
50] $15 for all – Apr. 30
51] West Chester peace vigil – Apr. 30
52] PSR Annual Dinner – Apr. 30
53] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
54] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
55] Do you need any book shelves?
56] Join the Global Zero campaign
57] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
40] – On Fri., Apr. 29 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! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ or at 202-360-6416. 

41] – On Fri., Apr. 29 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts., and another will take place outside Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., across from the Rotunda.  Stay for as long as you can. Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather. Bring your own poster or help with the "NO WAR IN MY NAME" banner.  When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.”

42] – 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 Apr. 29. Black Lives Matter. 

43] – There is a Folk Music — Pre-May Day Concert on Fri., Apr. 29 from 8 to 10:30 PM with Charlie King & Magpie  (Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino) & George Mann at Baltimore's 1st Unitarian Church, 12 W. Franklin St., corner of Charles & Franklin Sts., Baltimore 20201.  The concert is a salute to the international working-class movement. Doors open, and refreshments will be sold at 7:30 PM. The cost is $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and students, and no one will be turned away for inability to pay.  Visit

44] – 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 Apr. 29. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

46] – Invite youth to the Interfaith Youth Summit on Racial Justice, 9055 Tamar Drive, Columbia, on Sat., Apr. 30 at 8:30 AM. St John Baptist Church (SJBC) & the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (UUCC) have joined forces for a Summit featuring, Artist and Activist Bree Newsome, Renowned African American and History Scholar Dr. Renee Harrison and Inspiring Youth Activist and Leader Makayla Gilliam-Price.

If you are in grades 8-12, join this all-day event will bring together youth from different backgrounds across DC, MD and VA to have REAL conversations about RACE and opportunities to HEAL and be reconciled! The conference will walk through enslavement, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement, reenact the sit-ins and discuss policies that have resulted in the current landscape of racial injustices. Youth will have an opportunity to share their experiences with racism in a setting where listening with intention and care is nurtured.

This experience will take place on multiple levels - listening & reflecting, speaking, art, yoga, music, movement and improv. By the end of the day, students will be empowered to ACT against racial injustice in their day-to-day lives and have amazing memories and new like-minded friends. This will be a life-changing experience for many! The event is FREE, but please bring individually packaged snack food items to donate to local organizations that support youth!!!
The Summit must remain youth centered, but there will be a sufficient number of adult volunteers to ensure safety. For questions, contact Rev. Janelle Bruce, Youth Pastor at SJBC - or Lisa Kehle, Youth Director at UUCC - Visit

47] – Come to CentroNia, 1420 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Sat., Apr. 30 from  9 AM to 4 PM and join DC Comite for Immigrant Rights and DC Latin American and Caribbean Action Network as they convene a local gathering to talk action and collaboration about ways to push ICE out of DMV.  The event will be a great opportunity for local students, affected members of the community, and allies in DC organizations to come together to come up with ways to fight back the anti-immigrant wave that has been building up lately.  Visit

48] – On Sat., Apr. 30 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, come to the Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore Spring Retreat: “Let Creation Call Us More Deeply to God.” Fr. John Rausch, GHM, will lead an interpretation of the ecological education and spirituality of Laudato Si. Fr. John is the 2007 Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace, among his many accomplishments. The retreat will be held at the Little Friends for Peace Oasis at Accokeek, MD. Space is limited to 60 people. A requested donation of $40 includes morning coffee and a vegetarian lunch. Go to to register and download a copy of the flyer (with map) and get further details of the Spring Retreat.

49] – Participate in the D.C. May Day - Workshops / Panels / Discussions at La Casa, 3166 Mount Pleasant St. NW, WDC, on Sat., Apr. 30 from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM.  #DCMAYDAY is doing this in the vein of International Workers Day. All events are free! La Casa is wheelchair accessible. These are the workshops: "Workers, Animals, and Animal Workers," "Organized Labor & The Anti-War Movement," and an IWW Southern Speaking Tour.  The event is facilitated by DC Stampede, a collective supporting local grassroots struggles on behalf of animals, people, and the planet, DC Labor for Peace & Justice, & IWW Southern Speaking Tour. See

50] – Meet up at the African American Civil War Memorial at the 10th St exit of the U St. Metro Station on Sat., Apr. 30 at 10:30 AM.  Join ROC-DC as they hit the streets, telling DC voters about a petition to raise the wage to $15 per hour for all and collecting the signatures needed to put it on the people's ballot box come November! Go to

51] – 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

52] –   The Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, working for a healthy and just Maryland, is holding its annual dinner on Sat., Apr. 30 from 6 to 8:30 PM at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation,7401 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore 21208.  The featured speaker will be Paul Connett, PhD, an acclaimed author on zero waste solutions. Paul has been a leading global fighter against incineration and for sustainable waste solutions, such as composting, recycling, reuse, repair and redesign. He is a graduate of Cambridge University, with a PhD in chemistry from Dartmouth College. A retired professor of chemistry at St. Lawrence University where he taught environmental chemistry and toxicology, for nearly three decades, he has researched and spoken on waste management in the U.S. and 54 other countries.

   Ralph Nader said of Dr. Connett, “He is the only person I know who can make waste interesting.” Dr. Connett is the author of “The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time” (Chelsea Green, 2013).  The suggested donation levels are $10, $25 or $50. To RSVP, contact Tim Whitehouse at or (240) 246-4492.

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

54] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at

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

56] -- 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.

57] – 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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