Thursday, August 11, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 12 - 14, 2016

30] Peace vigil at White House – Aug. 12
31] WIB peace vigils – Aug. 12
32] Pax Christi National Gathering – Aug. 12 -14
33] Black Lives Matter vigil – Aug. 12
34] Film “Black Power Mixtape” – Aug. 12
35] Young writers will read – Aug. 12
36] Ballroom Dancing – Aug. 12
37] West Chester peace vigil – Aug. 13
38] Disarm Hate Rally – Aug. 13
39] WPFW fundraiser – Aug. 13
40] Enslavement at Hampton Mansion Tour – Aug. 13
41] Film THE WALLS OF JERICHO – Aug. 13
42] Film "VARIOUS AMERICANA” – Aug. 13
43] Room for rent
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
30] – On Fri., Aug. 12 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. 

31] – On Fri., Aug. 12 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 signs will be available. 

32] – This is the very first time that the Pax Christi USA National Gathering/ National Assembly will be in Baltimore.  Go to It will take place at the Double Tree Hotel (near to the BWI airport).  There are two events that are open to people who are not registered.  The Public Witness action in collaboration with the No Boundaries Coalition in Baltimore’s Sandtown neighborhood on Sat., Aug. 13 from 2 to 5 PM.  This is a Carrollton community Day in partnership with Pax Christi USA’s Public Witness 2016. Help clean a neighborhood 900 to 1,000 N. Carrollton St., Baltimore.  Call 202-635-2741.

The other open event is the closing liturgy on Sun., Aug. 14 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Joseph Muth as the celebrant and homilist, and at that time Pax Christi USA will give the 2016 PCUSA Teacher of Peace Award to Art Laffin of the Catholic Worker in DC.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS to help with the registration starting on Fri., Aug. 12 at 3 PM. If you want to volunteer your time, we can use you then!

33] – There is usually a silent 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 Aug. 12. Black Lives Matter.

34] –   The Black August Community Forum and Film Screening of “Black Power Mixtape” will be at 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Aug. 12 from 7 to 10 PM.  Black August commemorates the life of imprisoned Black Panther Party member George Jackson, who was assassinated in San Quentin prison in 1971. This is a 2011 documentary film directed by Göran Olsson. It examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in U.S. society from 1967 to 1975, featuring 16mm footage that had been lying undiscovered for 30 years along with commentaries and interviews from leading contemporary African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars. Contact the Party for Socialism & Liberation at 202-234-2828 or or  RSVP at

35] – On Fri., Aug. 12 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, WRITERS IN BALTIMORE SCHOOLS will do an END OF CAMP READING. Young writers from the fifth annual Writers in Baltimore Schools Young Writers' Studio will share work from their week at camp! Come out and hear middle and high school students from ten Baltimore City schools as they read their new fiction and poetry. Students from the Black Words Matter collective will be among those presenting.

Writers in Baltimore Schools (WBS) is a program that provides low-income middle school students with a vibrant environment for literary development through in-school, after school, and summer creative writing workshops taught by Baltimore college students. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to   

36] – 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 Aug. 12. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

37] – 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

38] – It’s been a tragic summer of gun violence and hate. Enough! It’s time to make sure our national leaders hear our demands for change as they look forward to the November Elections. Lift voices together at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sat., Aug. 13 to #DisarmHate because gun violence in all its forms, including racism and violence against the LGBTQ+ community, must end. Join MomsRising at the Disarm Hate Rally from 11 AM to 4 PM in West Potomac Park, WDC (located between Independence Ave. SW and Ohio Dr. SW, near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The closest Metro stops are Smithsonian and Arlington Cemetery).   RSVP at

39] – WPFW's 3rd Annual Blues Festival will take place at 4400 Livingston Rd., Pomonkey, MD on Sat., Aug. 13 from noon to 8 PM.  There'll be all-star live performances throughout the day/evening. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and all proceeds go to supporting your independent, community radio station. Visit

40] – Get over to the Enslavement at Hampton Mansion Tour, 535 Hampton Lane, Baltimore on Sat., Aug. 13 from 2 to 4 PM.  Join Baltimore Racial Justice Action for a tour of the Hampton Manor, a property that used to be the largest plantation in Maryland, housing over 300 enslaved people. The tour will be followed by a brief discussion led by BRJA about the racial history of the plantation and of Maryland. Go to

41] – “The Walls of Jericho and the Movement That's Shaking Them,” will be screened at 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Sat., Aug. 13 from 5 to 8 PM. In the late 1990s, the Jericho Movement to free all U.S. political prisoners and prisoners of war began to take root. This two-hour documentary follows actions in support of Jericho that took place in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Learn about political prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, Eddie Conway, the Move 9, the Puerto Rican Nationalists, and many more.  Revolutionaries such as Kathleen Cleaver, Chokwe Lumumba, Angela Davis, Dennis Banks and Ramona Africa weigh in on the state of the movement and the related issues of police brutality and the prison industrial complex. A discussion following the film will explore the tactics used to suppress dissent in the past and their re-emergence today.   This is event is free and open to the public, but a $10 suggested donation is requested to defray costs. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Go to

42] – On Sat., Aug. 13 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, see "VARIOUS AMERICANA," a DUTCH DOCUMENTARY ON THE BALTIMORE UPRISING AND BALTIMORE ORGANIZING. A few months ago, a Dutch documentary crew visited Baltimore, to film at Circles of Voices (CoV) and to follow front-line activists in Baltimore. This is the final result of their work, which gives insight into Circles of Voices and Baltimore activism. The documentary follows Baltimore activism, including filming a portion of a Circles of Voices session where J.C. Faulk and Michael Wood, Jr demonstrate "Stop and Frisk." The panel discussion that follows will feature Tawanda Jones, Michael Wood, Jr. and J.C. Faulk. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to   

43] – There is a furnished room for rent with private bath in a nice, quiet Lutherville neighborhood, not far from the light rail and 83, 15 minutes from Towson Town Center and various shops on York Road.  Rent, which includes cable, Wi-Fi, kitchen privileges and the use of washer and dryer, is $650.00 a month and the splitting of gas & electric bill. Call Lynn at 410-960-3008.

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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