Saturday, November 5, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - November 5 - 6, 2016

47] Night Celebrating Palestinian Art, Music and Culture – Nov. 5
48] Mother Earth Poetry Vibe – Nov. 5
49] Fall Family Festival – Nov. 6
50] Help pass Question J
51] Room for rent
52] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
53] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
54] Do you need any book shelves?
55] Join the Global Zero campaign
56] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
47] – On Sat., Nov. 5 from 6:30 to 9 PM get over to A Night Celebrating Palestinian Art, Music and Culture.”  This is a fundraiser featuring the Huda Asfour Trio at the Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW, WDC (Takoma Park).  Join the Nakba Museum Project to learn more about the museum and to experience Palestinian contemporary art and music.

Huda Asfour is a performer, composer and engineer who has worked, studied, and collaborated with artists in Tunisia, Gaza, Ramallah, Egypt, Lebanon and the United States. Her most recent release Mars; Back and Forth is a progressive experimentation and reinterpretation of familiar Arabic styles alongside a compelling push for the inter-stellar home, self, and futurism.  The event includes art and photography by Ahmed Hmeedat, Ayed Arafa, Haya Kbaneh, Hayfa Abu Saleh, Wael Abu Yabes and Hamde Abu Rahme. All art and photography are for sale.  Light food and refreshments will be served.  Tickets are $10 on Eventbrite, and $15 at the door. Tax-deductible donations are welcomed! Go to

48] – There is a Mother Earth poetry Vibe featuring Megan Rickman on Sat., Nov. 6 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. This is a poetry/spoken word open mic hosted by Analysis. Go to Award winning poet Megan Rickman has been rocking stages since 2007, taking sixth at Women of the World and third at Southern Fried—and has reached many semi-finals with teams competing in the National Poetry Slam.  . Remember: PEACE, JUSTICE, POETRY!!  Call 443-602-7585.  Go to  

50] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 AM to noon.  On Sun., Nov. 6, come to the “Fall Family Festival.”  BES comes together in community to share gratitude for all of the things we are fortunate to have in this celebration for all ages. Together we enjoy a modified version of the Stone Soup story, putting together a Stone Salad as the story is told. Bring something to add to our traditional and always delicious Stone Salad, or something to accompany it. Hot cider and the usual coffee and tea will be provided. Call 410-581-2322 or email

51] – 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

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

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

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

55] -- 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.

56] – 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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