Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 5 - 6, 2016

26] Peace vigil in Wilmington – Aug. 5
27] Peace vigil at White House – Aug. 5
28] WIB peace vigils – Aug. 5
29] Black Lives Matter vigil – Aug. 5
30] D.C. Hiroshima Commemoration – Aug. 5
31] Ballroom Dancing – Aug. 5
32] Commemorate Hiroshima & Nagasaki – Aug. 6 & 9
33] Bike Around the Bomb – Aug. 6
34] West Chester peace vigil – Aug. 6
36] Room for rent
37] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
38] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
39] Do you need any book shelves?
40] Join the Global Zero campaign
41] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
26] – On Fri., Aug. 5 from noon to 1 PM there will be a Nuclear Weapons Free Peace Vigil, as part of the Hiroshima/ Nagasaki remembrance, in Rodney Square, Wilmington, DE. Contact Pacem in Terris at (302) 656-2721.

27] – On Fri., Aug. 5 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. 

28] – On Fri., Aug. 5 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. 

29] – 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. 5. Black Lives Matter.

30] – There is a Hiroshima Peace Commemoration at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, 1964 Independence Ave. SW, WDC, on Fri., Aug. 5 at 6:45 PM.  Hosted by the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area, the event will include Hibakusha testimony, a nuclear update, and candlelight vigil. Contact John Steinbach at 703-822-3485 or

31] – 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. 5. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

32] – Seventy-one years ago the U.S. Government did the "unspeakable" and dropped atomic bombs on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, thus beginning the Nuclear  Age. The U.S. has never repented for the use of these weapons of indiscriminate mass murder. Moreover, it has continued to build even deadlier weapons which endanger all of creation. Today the U.S. possesses nearly 7,000 nuclear weapons, many of which are on hair-trigger alert, and proposes to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years to modernize its existing nuclear arsenal. 

Join in two nonviolent actions as we seek to remember the pain, repent the sin, reclaim the future and create a nonviolent disarmed world. On Sat., Aug. 6 from 8 to 9 AM at the White House witness, Mr. Toshiyuki Mimaki, Hiroshima Hibakusha (A-bomb Survivor), will offer his testimony. August 6 is also the Feast of the Transfiguration.  8:15 AM is the exact time that the bomb was dropped in Hiroshima. The Apology Petition will be presented to Mr. Toshiyuki Mimaki, an A-bomb survivor, during this witness.

On Tues., Aug. 9 (anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Nagasaki, there will be a nonviolent witness at the Pentagon. Meet on corner of Army-Navy Drive and Fern St. @ 6:30 AM, as the witness will be from 7 to 8 AM. Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at 202-360-6416 or

33] – On Sat., Aug. 6 at 10 AM, join the Global Zero "Bike Around the Bomb,” starting at Lafayette Square, 16th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC. Go to  Demand that the next President of the United States puts our safety first.  Nuclear weapons make us less safe. They are designed to destroy entire cities and kill innocent civilians. More than 70 years after their invention, nuclear weapons still pose an unacceptable humanitarian risk to everyone, everywhere. The speakers for the event will be Stephen Miles (ED of Win Without War), Mr. Mimaki (survivor of atomic bombing of Hiroshima) and Eugene Puryear (local DC activist). Visit and

   On the 71st anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Global Zero invites you to cycle what would be the edge of a nuclear blast in downtown D.C. and call on the 2016 presidential candidates to commit to a world without nuclear weapons.  The nearest Metro stops are Farragut West, Farragut North & McPherson Square.

34] – 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

35] –   The MOTHER EARTH POETRY VIBE—FEATURING JAMAAL ST. JOHN takes place on Sat.,  Aug. 6 at 6:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. The mic list opens at 6 PM for an evening of poetry/spoken word hosted by Analysis, poet/spoken word artist, educator, minister, organizer, activist, consultant, bookseller. Go to Reach the heights of poetry so we can get balance in our lives!  In the tradition of Emma Goldman’s Mother Earth magazine, come contribute with your presence and energy!  By the way: it’s a 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   

  Jamaal is a performance poet and relationship form facilitator from the New York City area with over 20 years of experience.  He is a two-time Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion and a four-time member of The Nuyorican Poet Café’s national slam team.   He just released his first book of poetry, ”Choice of Weapons” in November 2015, which is available for purchase on  

36] – 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.

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

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

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

40] -- 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.

41] – 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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