Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert -May 5 - 7, 2016

30] Dan Berrigan’s wake and funeral – May 5 - 6
31] Protest Israel-Saudi Arabia – May 5
32] Peace vigil at White House – May 6
33] WIB peace vigils – May 6
34] "Palestinian Education for the 21st Century" – May 6
35] Peace Vigil/Black Lives Matter – May 6
36] Film BUBBLE – May 6
37] Tomas Young's War” – May 6
38] ALC Retreat – May 6
39] GENDER, RACE & CLASS – May 6
40] Ballroom Dancing May 6
41] West Chester peace vigil – May 7
42] Mother’s Day Call – May 7
43] The Work of Art – May 7
44] Mother Earth Poetry Vibe – May 7
45] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
46] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
47] Do you need any book shelves?
48] Join the Global Zero campaign
49] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

30] – The wake and funeral arrangements for Father Dan Berrigan are as follows. On Thurs., May 5 from 2 to 5 PM and 7 and 9 PM, there will be a wake at the Church of St Francis Xavier, 46 W. 16th St., New York, NY.  On Fri., May 6 at 7:30 AM there will be a Peace Witness and March to Xavier. Assemble at Mary House, 55 East Third St., New York NY.  The funeral mass is at 10 AM
 There is a Livestream broadcast of Fr. Daniel Berrigan, SJ's funeral Mass on Fri., May 6 at 10 AM.  Once you click, scroll down just below the top photo to the livestream screen. The Mass will be broadcast from the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City.

31] – Join CODEPINK on Thurs., May 5 at 6 PM to protest a high-profile meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Israel at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, WDC 20024.  Prince Turki bin Faisal, Saudi Arabia's former intelligence chief and one-time ambassador to Washington, and retired Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Major General Yaakov Amidror, former national security advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will be speaking together at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a pro-Israel organization affiliated with the Israel lobby AIPAC. Both countries are guilty of war crimes. If you can't make it to the action tomorrow night, join CODEPINK to take over their unbelievable hashtag: #IsraelSaudi. Call Alli at (860) 575-5692!

32] – On Fri., May 6 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. 

33] – On Fri., May 6 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.”

34] – Hear "Palestinian Education for the 21st Century" with Dr. Fouad Moughrabi on Fri,  May 6 from 12:30 to 2 PM at the Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC. Talk with Dr. Moughrabi (Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), who will examine the problems facing Palestinian education under occupation and prospects for the future.  Investing in human capital–in such a crucial field as education–became critical for the survival of the Palestinian community and its ability to resist intelligently.  Get over to

35] – 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 May 6. Black Lives Matter.  Since this is a First Friday, there will be a potluck dinner afterwards, followed by a DVD showing.

36] –  The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility are continuing the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES.  The DVDs will be shown at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, usually on the First Friday. At 7:15 PM, from January through June, a DVD will be shown with a discussion to follow.  There is no charge, and refreshments will be available. The series theme is CHANGE IS INEVITABLE.  

  On May 6 see BUBBLE [USA, 2006]. Steven Soderbergh's film delicately examines the everyday life of three Ohio factory workers. To cast his film, Soderbergh used actual blue-collar workers from the Parkersburg, West Virginia / Belpre, Ohio area, and structured their performances and the plot, but remained open to their real lives.  We see the desperation of working poverty, in which you work double shifts, stare at the TV and collapse. Martha (Debbie Doebereiner), who cares for her father, has enough money to own a car; Kyle (Dustin Ashley), who lives in a mobile home, depends on her for rides to a doll factory. Then Rose (Misty Dawn Wilkins) gets a job in the factory. She's younger and prettier than the overweight Martha, but is Martha jealous? No, she doesn't want Kyle's love but his dependency on her. How this pays off is completely unforeseen but sort of inevitable, and it illustrates the bleakness and poverty of imagination of their quietly desperate world. Call 410-323-1607 or email mobuszewski at

37] – On Fri., May 6 from 6 to 7 PM attend the “Tomas Young's War:” Washington DC book launch at the Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC.   Mark Wilkerson and Martha Raddatz will discuss the life of Tomas Young, a paralyzed Iraq War veteran who spent his last ten years battling heroically with his injuries, while courageously speaking against America's wars. Based on hours of interviews with Young and those close to him, Wilkerson's book puts the reader alongside Young as he struggles with life as a paralyzed veteran, suffering frustration and humiliation as he attempts to reenter society and resume as normal an existence as possible. RSVP at

38] – The Atlantic Live Community is getting together for its annual Mother’s Day Weekend Retreat from Fri., May 6 through Sun., May 8 at the Mariandale Retreat Center in Ossining, New York.  Contact Scott Langley

39] GENDER, RACE & CLASS: THE FUTURE OF INTERSECTIONAL JUSTICE is taking place on Fri., May 6 at 7:30 PM, at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. This forum will explore the topic of intersectionality - what it is and how it is (or isn’t) applied in policymaking, activism, and academia. How can we make intersectionality a long-term priority across fields and create a common understanding of why it’s important?
Panelists from academia and activism will come together to discuss these questions and how intersectionality plays out in their work. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to

40] – 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 May 6. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

41] – 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

42] – Join CODEPINK on Sat., May 7 from 2 to 8 PM for a Peace Festival celebration in front of the White House to honor the original Mother’s Day call: a time for women to come together to organize against violence and war. It's a day to say DISARM, DISARM! RSVP at Danette Chavis, founder of the National Action Against Police Brutality and Murder (NAAPB), will speak.  In October of 2004, she lost her only son Gregory Chavis at the hands of New York Police Department. He was an innocent victim caught in a cross-fire shooting intended for someone else, which occurred two blocks from a hospital. The police refused him access to medical attention, and as a result he bled to death on the ground one block directly in front of the hospital. 

43] – On Sat., May 7 at 4 PM at Y:ART Gallery and Fine Gifts, 3402 Gough St., Baltimore 21234, catch Jo Brown delivering An Artist’s Talk -- “The Work of Art: How and Why” On Art and Social Justice.  Call 443-928-2272 or visit

44] The MOTHER EARTH POETRY VIBE—FEATURING D. COLIN is taking place on Sat., May 7 at 7:30 PM, at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. The open mic is hosted by Analysis. Go to It’s non-erotic poetry, non-“love jones” type of venue, so do not go there.  And, almost needless to say, leave the misogyny, homophobia and other unnecessary ish outside!  Call 443-602-7585.  Go to

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

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

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

48] -- 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.

49] – 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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