Friday, January 13, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - January 13 - 20, 2017

27] Peace vigil at White House – Jan. 13
28] WIB peace vigil – Jan. 13
29] Philly Anti-War ‘Reach Out’ – Jan. 13
30] Black Lives Matter vigil -- Jan. 13
31] Organizing at the Local Level – Jan. 13
32] MLK Shabbat Dinner – Jan. 13
33] MLK awards dinner -- Jan. 13
34] Plugging into Anti-Islamophobia Work in D.C – Jan. 13
35] What to do about Trump – Jan. 13
36] The spoken word – Jan. 13
37] Ballroom Dancing – Jan. 13
38] Party for J20 -- Jan. 13
39] Organize against Trumpism – Jan. 14 - 16
40] Courage for Racial Justice – Jan. 14
41] West Chester peace vigil – Jan. 14
42] Sierra Club legislative briefing -- Jan. 14
43] Nonviolent Protest at Lockheed Martin – Jan. 14
44] Unity March -- Jan. 14
45] “Nowhere Else I Want to Be” – an Author Talk -- Jan. 14
46] Resist Trumpism– Jan. 20
47] Need photos of the antinuclear vigil in front of the White House
48] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
49] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
50] Do you need any book shelves?
51] Join the Global Zero campaign
52] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

27] – On Fri., Jan. 13 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., Jan. 13 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. 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] – On Fri., Jan. 13 from 4 to 5 PM, there will be a Philly Anti-War ‘Reach Out’ at SEPTA subway/train entrance, 15th & Market Sts., , across from Phila. City Hall west side. Stop Trump for Peace...End Drone Terror...Stop the Drone War Command Center in Horsham, PA. These 2nd Friday of the month Anti-War ‘Reach-Outs’ with banners, signs, literature table with goodies, alternate between the 30th Street Train Station and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Streets. Go to or call 484-574-1148.

30] – There is usually a silent vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends Meeting, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Jan. 13. Black Lives Matter.

31] – Organizing at the Local Level is happening on Fri., Jan. 13 at 5:30 PM  at Highlandtown Elementary #237, 231 Eaton St., Baltimore. This is a critical moment for Baltimore. Now more than ever we need to work together to organize at the local level around issues affecting our most vulnerable populations. Join local and state government officials, nonprofits, and organizations for a community discussion about organizing in Baltimore City. During Organizing at the Local Level, participate in a panel discussion and roundtable conversations focused on current issues within Baltimore. Panelists include Councilman Zeke Cohen - First District, Councilman Brandon Scott - Second District, Councilwoman Shannon Sneed - Thirteenth District, Delegate Brooke Lierman - 46th District, Elizabeth Alex - Regional Director, CASA de Maryland, and the moderator - Pastor Mark Parker, Breath of God Lutheran Church. Go to

32] – On Fri., Jan. 13 from 5:30 to 9 PM, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) remembers and honors the sacrifice in the civil rights struggle made by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Pay tribute to the efforts and conviction of Ms. Rosa Parks and her sacrifice for the civil rights movement.  Thank all those who worked and continue to work tirelessly to safeguard civil rights and civil liberties. Pray for Peace, Respect, and Harmony at a MLK Shabbat Dinner, Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb Place, WDC.  Enjoy dinner at 5:30 PM followed by a special 7 PM Shabbat service.  Then the ADAMS BEAT Choir will sing. RSVP at

33] – On Fri., Jan. 13 at 6 PM, come to the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Dinner at La Fontaine Bleue, Glen Burnie. The keynote speaker is the Reverend Dr. Kevin W. Cosby. Tickets may be obtained by telephoning the La Fontaine Bleue at 410-760-4115 extension 0.

34] – Plugging into Anti-Islamophobia Work in D.C. is happening on Fri., Jan. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The event, co-sponsored by the Washington Peace Center and DC Justice For Muslims Coalition, is a follow-up to the Muslim registry teach-in that was hosted on 12/17/16 and will focus on strategizing around solidarity actions in support of Muslim communities. Discuss upcoming events and actions where you can plug in and get your ideas on how to make our Muslim centered movement to combat Islamophobia stronger and bolder. For security reasons, the site will be shared with you when you RSVP at

35] -- Joshua Harris, community servant, is speaking on a panel entitled "Trumped: Where Do We Go From Here" on Fri., Jan. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Humanim, American Brewery Building, 1701 N. Gay St., Baltimore 21213. Go to

36] – On Fri., Jan 13 from 7 to 9 PM, the Wordshop Presents Marcus Colasurdo at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102. Nathaniel Gadsden's Writers Wordshop, Harrisburg's longest running poetry and spoken word venue, presents a rainbow of styles and guests from around the region through feature performances, presentations, and workshops that elevate, inspire, and entertain. Tonight's feature is Hazelton, PA performance poet, Marcus Colasurdo. Go to

37] – 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 Jan. 13. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

38] --Party for J20 on Fri., Jan. 13 from 8 PM to midnight @ the Harriet Tubman Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. Enjoy great music, awesome food and meet fellow activists who are dedicating 2017 to fighting Trumpism from Bmore to D.C. Share a poem or a song. There is a cash bar. Proceeds will benefit the Baltimore effort for the J20 protests at the counter-inaugural. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. Get in on the raffle. Go to

39] – There is an MLK Action Camp, hosted by DisruptJ20, starting at 9 AM on Sat., Jan. 14 through Mon., Jan. 16 at 6 PM.  Go to  RSVP at or email  DisruptJ20 is partnering with American's University's The Darkening, American University Black Student Alliance, Latino and American Student Organization at American University, and AU Student Worker Alliance to hold a series of trainings and workshops to prepare people for upcoming actions, particularly those around the Inauguration.  In these trainings, you can collectively analyze and discuss why resistance and action is important under the Trump administration, how we can resist, and what future our actions are building towards. 

Attend workshops on Nonviolent Direct Action, Know Your Rights, Street Safety, and De-escalation, Community and Workplace Organizing, and more.  On Jan. 14 and Jan. 15, go to American University, School of International Service is at the corner of Nebraska and New Mexico Aves. NW.  On Jan. 16 at 9:30 AM, go to St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, in the Sanctuary, Newton St. entrance.  Go to

40] –  On Sat., Jan. 14 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM, take the Workshop: "Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation", led by Chris Crass, at the Unitarian Church of Mill Creek, 579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd., Newark DE 19711.  Lunch and childcare will be provided. The cost is $25 for adults, $10 for youth. Scholarships are available. Register

41] – 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

42] – The Sierra Club has tentatively scheduled a Legislative Briefing in Western Maryland on Sat, Jan, 14 at 11 AM in Frostburg.  The location and even the time is not solid.  A snow date is scheduled for Sat., Jan. 28. Email Jessica Wise at Get an update on the Feb. 20th Sierra Club lobby night; an overview of the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter's environmental priorities; and a tailored focus on local legislators.  Visit

43] – On Sat., Jan. 14 at noon, join a Nonviolent Protest at Lockheed Martin
- world’s #1 war profiteer, drone war technology to nuclear weapons - Corner of Mall & Goddard Boulevards, (directly behind the King of Prussia Mall).  Visit or call 484-574-1148.

44] – On Sat., Jan. 14 at noon, join the Dr. King Jr. Baltimore UNITY MARCH to connect our fight against Trump & Trumpism with our struggles right here in Baltimore. Gather at the Peoples Park, North Ave. & N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  Call or text 443-221-3775 for more info and future planning meetings. Go to

45] – “Nowhere Else I Want to Be” – an Author Talk with Carol D. Marsh will take place at 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Sat., Jan. 14 from 1to 3 PM. Marsh founded, directed and lived at Miriam's House, a Washington, D.C. residence for homeless women living with AIDS. In this powerful memoir, Marsh recalls how she came to confront issues far removed from her own experience: addiction, poverty, and the institutional racism that permeates our society on every level. From the humorous to the sublime, Marsh offers a gripping view into a world where the stakes are high and love is pushed to its limit.

46] – Join the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance in an Inaugural Action on January 20, 2017.  According to Forbes Magazine, Nov. 9, 2016, “President Trump Is Likely To Boost U.S. Military Spending By $500 Billion To $1 Trillion.” So we need a strong presence in D.C. for the inauguration to call for an end to all warfare, including drone warfare.  NCNR is organizing an action of nonviolent civil resistance on the day of the inauguration, Friday, January 20.  Some of us will be risking arrest, and we need others there in support and solidarity.  We will meet in the lower level food court at Union Station at 10 AM on the day of the inauguration for our final planning meeting.  We will have a final planning meeting knowing we have to keep things fluid because there is no certainty as to what will happen that day.

 The idea will be to process as near as possible to a checkpoint and make us visible to the crowds.  Then perhaps we can do a die-in.  We will have model drones, coffins, signs, banners, and leaflets to get our message across.  If you have ideas on messaging, please share over email.  Again, this will be a very fluid experience, and we will come together and make decisions as we go along. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net.

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

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

50] -- 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.

51] – 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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