Friday, July 1, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 1 - 2, 2016

36] Peace vigil at White House – July 1
37] WIB peace vigils – July 1
38] The Just Pay Coalition gathers – July 1
39] Al-Quads Day rally – July 1
40] Peace Vigil/Black Lives Matter – July 1
41] Ballroom Dancing – July 1
42] Sierra club meeting – July 2
43] West Chester peace vigil – July 2
44] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
45] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
46] Do you need any book shelves?
47] Join the Global Zero campaign
48] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
36] – On Fri., July 1 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., July 1 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] – At the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., July 1 from noon to 1 PM, the D.C. Just Pay Coalition will gather to celebrate D.C.’s minimum wage increase to $11.50 and to call on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration to enforce the Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2013, the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Amendment Act of 2013, and the Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2014. The increase will instantly boost the income and standard of living for nearly 64,000 workers in the District. RSVP at

39] – Join the al-Quds Day Rally for Justice in Palestine at Massachusetts Ave. and 19th St. (Dupont Circle), WDC, on Fri., July 1 at 3 PM.  The Washington D.C. al-Quds Committee invites you to the annual rally. Rallies will be simultaneously taking place in over 24 cities across North America, and in hundreds of cities across the world. As Zionist Israel continues its cold, calculated attacks and starving siege of defenseless Palestinians, children, women and elderly, the Committee will not sit idly by. The Committee will raise their voices in protest, in prayer and will support their oppressed brothers and sisters through boycott.  There will be a diverse lineup of speakers ranging from Jewish rabbis, Christian pastors, and Palestinian Muslims and Christians.  Also enjoy poetic and musical performances.  Go to

40] – 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 July 1. Black Lives Matter.

41] – 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 July 1. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

42] – The Sierra Club Catoctin Group Monthly Meeting takes place on Sat., July 2 from 10 AM to 12:15 PM at 76 E Moser Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788.  Contact Dan Andrews at 410-857-4129 or

43] – 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

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

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

47] -- 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.

48] – 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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