Monday, June 6, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 6 - June 11, 2016

14] “Faces of DAPA/DACA+ Exhibition – June 6 - 11
15] March against hate – June 6
16] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – June 7
17] Protest JHU drone research – June 7
18] Cut ties with Saudi Arabia – June 7
19] Statehood Commission – June 7 - 8
14] –  The “Faces of DAPA/DACA+ Exhibition” is a travelling exhibit that was launched by FIRM in Los Angeles, CA in April, and has traveled to Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and now Washington, D.C. The exhibit features striking photos and compelling stories of immigrant families across the country who are eligible for “DAPA and DACA+”, the executive orders issued by President Obama in November 2014 which would allow millions of immigrant families to live without fear of family separation and provide work authorization so that they can live, work and contribute even more to their communities. The exhibit will include a moderated discussion with several artists, and directors Arizmendi and Arau at the Center for Community Change, 1536 U St. NW, WDC, on Mon., June 6 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. The exhibit will then be available for viewing immediately following the panel presentation and press conference, and will be on public display through Thurs., June 10. On Friday, June 11, the exhibition will be displayed on the steps of the Supreme Court during a rally and vigil from 11AM to 1 PM. Go to

15] – Join CODEPINK in a march with folks from Virginia, DC, and all over, starting at the White House to Capitol Hill to pressure the country to vote against hate! This non-partisan event will demand a stop to the hate that Donald Trump continues to spread. CODEPINK wants a #President4Peace! Join a march on Mon., June 6 from 3 to 5 PM, starting at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., WDC 20500. Email

16] – Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is June 6.  Call 215-426-0364.

17] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on June 6  from 5:30 to 6:30  PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

18] – Cut US Ties to Saudi Arabia is a Weekly Demonstration for Human Rights at the Saudi Arabian Consulate, 601 New Hampshire Ave. NW, WDC, on Tues., June 7 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.  CODEPINK holds weekly demonstrations calling for the release of human rights prisoners - namely, three Saudi teens who have been imprisoned and face execution for their peaceful political dissent. Visit

19] – Get over to the New Columbia Statehood Commission Town Hall Meeting at the African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Ave. NW, WDC, on Tues., June 7 at 6 PM to Wed., June 8 at 8 PM. The New Columbia Statehood Commission will be accepting public comments on the draft constitution. The Draft Constitution is available at

Procedure for Receiving Oral and Written Testimony as Approved by New Columbia Statehood Commission: For the Commission to complete its work within its 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

To be continued.

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

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs 

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