Monday, October 31, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - October 28 - November 5, 2016

37] Peace vigil at White House – Oct. 28
38] WIB peace vigils – Oct. 28
39] "Understanding Chinese Nuclear Thinking" – Oct. 28
40] Black Lives Matter vigil – Oct. 28
41] There is a Latina March to Stop Violence Against Women – Oct. 28
42] Mark Novak in Focus – Oct. 28
43] Ballroom Dancing – Oct. 28
44] Help Gun sense candidates – Oct. 29 & Nov. 5
45] Support Green Party candidates – Oct. 29
46] Hike with the Sierra Club Oct. 29
47] Interacting with The Other – Oct. 29
48] West Chester peace vigil – Oct. 29
49] Healthy Working Families Act – Oct. 29
52] Keep Trump Away from Nukes – Oct. 29
53] Howl—ween Fest – Oct. 29
54] Help pass Question J
55] Room for rent
56] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
57] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
58] Do you need any book shelves?
59] Join the Global Zero campaign
60] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
37] – On Fri., Oct. 28 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. 

38] – On Fri., Oct. 28 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. 

39] – On Fri., Oct. 28 at 2 PM, Gregory Kulacki, Union of Concerned Scientists, Sha Zukang, former Chinese Ambassador on Disarmament, Yao Yunzhu, Chinese Academy of Military Science, Tong Zhao, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, and Li Bin, Carnegie Endowment, will discuss "Understanding Chinese Nuclear Thinking" at Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. Email Clara Hogan at chogan@ceip.orgor.

40] – 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 Oct. 28. Black Lives Matter.

41] – There is a Latina March and Vigil to Stop Violence Against Women in Lamont Park, 3258 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Oct. 28 from 6 to 9 PM. Latino Agencies United to Stop Violence Against Women hold their the annual Vigil and March. Come support and help make noise to educate and create awareness about domestic violence in the Latina immigrant community. The march ends in front of the SunTrust Bank on 18th St. & Columbia Rd. NW.

42] – There is a Book Talk on Fri., Oct. 28 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. MARK NOWAK IN FOCUS will include a reading by the poet, social critic, and labor activist. Nowak is the author of three books of poetry: Coal Mountain Elementary (2009), Shut Up Shut Down (2004), and Revenants (2000). Combining radical pedagogy and documentary poetics, Nowak’s work explores the possibilities of working-class literature in the present. A native of Buffalo, NY, he directs the MFA Program at Manhattanville College as well as the Worker Writers School at the PEN American Center. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship and the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry and Activism from Split This Rock. Nowak’s visit is co-sponsored by the Arrighi Center for Global Studies and the Johns Hopkins Department of English. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to  

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 Oct. 28. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

44] – On Sat., Oct. 29 and Sat., Nov.5, volunteer to help elect gun sense candidates and win critical fights on background checks. During these national days of action, Gun Sense Action Network members will get to work by calling voters in key battleground states -- without even having to leave home. This is a perfect chance to invite a few friends to join you in the incredible work you're doing. Ask them to chip in and help make this election a huge win for gun safety. Share this link to invite five friends and ask them to join you for the days of action:

45] – On Sat., Oct. 29, there is a full day of events on the Eastern Shore to support Green party candidates!  These events include a farmers market, a parade and a bonfire event that night! Contact Harry at Go to

46] – Come together with the Sierra Club from across the state for a day of good food, hiking, and fun activities on Sat., Oct. 29 from 9 AM to 5 PM at Savage Park near historic Savage Mill in Howard County. Take hikes and walk, learn about native plants and animals, have a great time outdoors and savor a potluck meal.  RSVP at

47] – On Sat., Oct. 29 at 9 AM Interacting with The Other at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 740 North Calvert St. The sponsor is The Murphy Initiative for Justice and Peace. This will be an interfaith presentation on race, religion, respecting and receiving with the keynote speaker being Imam Yahya Hendi, director of Muslim Life at Georgetown University.  The day will include a panel discussion.  Registration is $15. Register at

48] – 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

49] – Maryland's paid sick days legislation — the Healthy Working Families Act — came closer than ever to passing in 2016. We are confident 2017 will be the year we win paid sick days for workers across the state. Over 700,000 Maryland workers, or 40 percent of the state’s workforce, lack access to paid sick days. The Healthy Working Families Act would allow employees to earn one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked, up to seven full days (56 hours) of paid sick days per year. Join Working Matters for Paid Sick Days Outreach in Baltimore County from 11 AM to 3 PM on Sat., Oct. 29 and Sat., Nov. 12.  Meet at the Subway in the Parkville Shopping Center, 8335 Harford Rd. Parkville 21234 for a brief training before canvassing nearby. RSVP to Crystal at or 860-942-6644.

50] – There’s a MUSLIM SPEAKER'S TRAINING planned.  Session 1 of 3 will take place on Sat., Oct. 29 from 11 AM to 3 PM at the MCMF office Building, 811 Russell Ave., Suite G, Gaithersburg 20879.  To fix the misperceptions, American Muslim Institution is pleased to undertake training fellow Muslims, and fellow Americans, to learn about Islam and play a leadership role in removing myths and misunderstandings.  RSVP at

51] – IGNITE PEACE IN HORSHAM with the Brandywine Peace Community. Stop the Drone War Command Center in Horsham.  End the U.S. Policy of Endless War and Drone Terror.  The next Anti-War Demonstration at the Drone War Command Center/Horsham Air Guard Station, is on Sat., Oct. 29 from noon to 2 PM at Route 611/Easton Road and County Line Road, Horsham, PA. The Protest Continues. Wake up.  Show up.  Stand up.  Visit or call 610-544-1818. These demonstrations continue the last Saturday of the month.

52] – Rally to Keep Trump Away from Nukes at the Trump Hotel, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on  Sat., Oct. 29 from noon to 1 PM. Donald Trump cannot be trusted with the control of our country’s nuclear arsenal as president. Join No the Red Button campaign.  See

53] – Please join the Maryland SPCA and police officers from the Baltimore City Northern precinct on Sat., Oct. 29 from 3 to 6 PM at 3300 Falls Rd., Baltimore 21211 for Howl-oween Fest! This is a free event open to everyone. Enjoy food trucks, live music, adoptable animals from the MD SPCA and local rescue groups and much more. RSVP at

54] – United Workers is in the home stretch in the campaign to pass Question J - the affordable housing trust fund ballot initiative. There are two key outreach actions to educate voters about Question J: Email to volunteer.

The group is looking for volunteers to cover key polling places with high "traffic". Here are shifts to cover: 7 to 9 AM, 9 AM to noon, noon to 2 PM, 2 to 5 PM and 5 to 8 PM.  In relationship to the polling station coverage (handing out lit to voters on their way in), there is a need for polling captains that will put up campaign signs in the early morning prior to the polls opening and trouble shoot issues that arise during the day.  Can you be a polling captain?  What shift(s) can you could take on? Can you volunteer to spend a couple of hours in a district simply putting the Question J literature in the door of targeted registered voters? Go to

55] – 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 a month and the splitting of gas & electric bill. Call Lynn at 410-960-3008.

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

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

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

59] -- 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.

60] – 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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