Friday, June 3, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 3 - 5, 2016

34] Come to a Hindu Temple – June 3
35] Protest Airbnb – June 3
36] Peace vigil at White House – June 3
37] WIB peace vigils – June 3
38] Peace Vigil/Black Lives Matter – June 3
39] See film THE GROUND TRUTH' – June 3
41] What’s happening in Brazil? – June 3
42] Torture victims speak – June 3
43] Ballroom Dancing June 3
44] Peace workshop – June 4
45] Reason Rally – June 4
46] Max at Charles Village Festival – June 4 - 5
47] West Chester peace vigil – June 4
48] Statehood Town Hall Meeting – June 4
49] Role of Black Lives Matter – June 4
50] Human Rights Fair – June 4
51] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
52] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
53] Do you need any book shelves?
54] Join the Global Zero campaign
55] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
34] – You are invited to attend the darshan of Sri Karunamayi on Fri., June 3rd, from 11-5 p.m., at The Hindu Temple of Metropolitan Washington, DC at 10001 Riggs Road, Adelphi, MD. Leave from the 4209 house at 9:30 AM. Reservations are not required, and there is no charge, but individual blessings/darshan are given on a first come first served basis, so it is recommended to arrive early. White clothing is recommended, but optional, not mandatory. RSVP if you would like to go in the van or to carpool. If so, kindly arrive by 9:15 a.m. If you are running late, call 240 483 9458. To read more about Sri Karunamayi, please visit:

35] –Join CODEPINK on Fri., June 3 from 11:45 AM to 1 PM at the Northwest corner of Farragut Square Park, 17th & K Sts. NW, WDC.  Tell Fidelity Investments from DC to Palestine: No Airbnb in#StolenHomes. March from Farragut Square Park to the Fidelity Investments Office, 1900 K St. NW. Visit

36] – On Fri., June 3 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. 

37] – On Fri., June 3 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.” Carpool and parking available at both locations. Just send an email that you need a ride [] /.  Peace cranes and peace signs will be available. 

38] – 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 June 3. Black Lives Matter. Since this is the First Friday, there will be a potluck dinner after the vigil. 

39] –  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 June 3 see THE GROUND TRUTH [USA, 2006] Filmmaker Patricia Foulkrod examines the experiences of Iraq War veterans and the plight of the military. She documents stories of human wreckage arising from the horrors of war and the dehumanizing military training. Some ten veterans discuss how their time in Iraq changed their lives irrevocably.  Regarding basic training, they discuss desensitization and depersonalization. The accounts given for their experiences in Iraq highlight both physical and mental injuries. After they were discharged, they had adjust and adapt to a civilian world.  Of course, many of them are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and amputated limbs. Call 410-323-1607 or email mobuszewski at

40] A Film Screening & Discussion will take place at The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Fri, June 3 at 7 PM.  This film screening is part of the Gender + Justice Events Series: Through films, discussions & author talks, this series seeks to center a feminist lens on the shared perspectives, experiences and voices of women in social movements.  The film MISS REPRESENTATION was written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom.  It exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions. Go to

41] – Get over to a PSL Community Forum: "The Right Wing-Coup in Brazil: The People’s Resistance and the role of the United States" at 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 3 at 7 PM.  A parliamentary coup led by Brazil’s far right has successfully suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff from the presidency for 180 days, and a puppet government is now in power. During his first week in office, United States-backed interim president Michel Temer has eliminated the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Women, Racial Equality and Human Rights, along with seven other ministries. He has also replaced the formerly progressive cabinet with an all-white and all-male cabinet flush with ultra-right and militarist credentials. In response, large coalitions of parties, organizations and social movements have formed to fight back against the coup, and have vowed to stay in the streets to demand justice and Dilma’s legal and democratic right to return to office.

The presentation will be by members of the Brazilian Expats for Democracy, and it will be followed by a discussion on the recent developments in Brazil as well as the broader right-wing reaction recently being waged throughout Latin America as a way to roll back the clock on the leftward shift. Contact the Party for Socialism & Liberation at 202-234-2828 or or|

42] – Ending the Crime of Torture: Testimony of Two Torture Survivors--Sami Baloch Badini from Balochistan, Pakistan and Janel Martial Siewe Kwegue from Cameroon—is happening on Fri., June 3 at 7:30 PM at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, WDC 20010. Badini and Kwegue are members of the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC) and will speak about their experience as torture survivors. The mission of TASSC, the only organization founded by and for torture survivors, is to end the practice of torture wherever it occurs and to empower survivors, their families and communities wherever they are. TASSC's 19th Annual Torture Survivors' Week will take place from June 22 to the 26th, including the day-long vigil on June 25th at Lafayette Park across from the White House. See Contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at 202-882-9649 or 202-360-6416.

43] – 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 June 3. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

44] – The Peace Academy is LFFP's training program that offers a variety of short workshops, multi-session certificate courses, and long-term, hands-on teaching opportunities. Peace Academy classes provide adults the opportunity to experience and practice peace building as well as learn strategies for teaching peace to others.  Contact MJ Park at to sign up! On Sat., June 4 from 10 AM to 2 PM the workshop is LIVE PEACE, TEACH PEACE (light snacks provided), 128 M St. NW, WDC 20001.

45] – Get over to the Reason Rally 2016 at 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir. NW, WDC, on Sat., June 4 from 10 AM to 7 PM.  One out of four citizens are underrepresented in Washington and marginalized in society nationwide. This is a movement of the 50 million voters classified by the Pew Research Foundation as the “Nones”, known as unaffiliated, secular, or non-religious. They don’t all rely on supernatural solutions to human challenges, but they do hold many beliefs and values that transcend the boundaries of faith:  The right of humanity to enjoy individual liberty and vast opportunity; The collective social and planetary responsibility to the one world we share; Democracy, human rights, equality, and social justice for all; and Promotion of scientific literacy and exploration as a means to encourage the continued civilization of society.  Above all, Reason Rally believes that humanity must take responsibility for its own destiny.  Reason Rally 2016 will proclaim the right to stand united, advocating equality, liberty, and justice for all.  RSVP at

46] –Max will being selling used books, albums, buttons, bumperstickers, DVDs, CDs  and more at the Charles Village Festival on Sat., June 4 and Sun., June 5 from 11 AM to 9 PM.  It is happening in the Wyman Park Dell, North Charles and 29th Streets, Baltimore 21218.  Call 410-323-160 or email: mobuszewski [at]

47] – 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

48] –  There will be a New Columbia Statehood Commission Town Hall Meeting at Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School, 2427 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue SE, WDC, on Sat., June 4 from 1 to 3 PM. The Commission will be accepting public comments on the draft constitution. The Draft Constitution is available at  The procedure for Receiving Oral and Written Testimony as Approved by New Columbia Statehood Commission has strict deadlines.  There must necessarily be a sensible procedure for the Commission to receive oral and written submissions through any of the various means of engagement created by the Commission for residents to participate in the process. Those procedures will follow the Council’s procedure for taking oral testimony (three minutes for presentations by individuals and five minutes for organizations). Individuals can submit no more than 3 pages in length (with reasonable margins and fonts) and limiting organizations to submissions of no more than 5 pages in length (with reasonable margins and fonts). Go to

49] –Learning and "Unlearning" Our Role in the Movement for Black Lives is at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW, WDC, on Sat., June 4 at 1:30 PM.  The list of high-profile incidents of violence against Black communities seems to grow every day. What is the Muslim community's role and responsibility in the movement for Black lives? How do we stand in solidarity with those who are working tirelessly to end anti-Black violence and racism? Go to

50] – Go to the DC Human Rights Fair in Lamont Park, Mt. Pleasant & Lamont Sts. NW, WDC, on Sat., June 4 from 3 to 6 PM. COME AND GET TO KNOW YOUR GOVERNMENT— LEARN TO NAVIGATE THE DC GOVERNMENT SYSTEM!

   Enjoy MUSIC, FOOD, & a RAFFLE.  Some of the participants are Wage-Hour Office, DC Dept. of Employment Services, Office of Workers Compensation, and the University of the District of Columbia. Call Arturo at 202-445-0411.

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

52] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at 44] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

53] -- 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.

54] – 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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