Thursday, January 19, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - January 20 -21, 2017

35] Not my president rally – Jan. 20
36] J20RESIST – Jan. 20
37] CODEPINK starts it off – Jan. 20
38] Day of Fasting – Jan. 20
39] Stand Against Trump, War, Racism and Inequality – Jan. 20
40] Trade for People and Planet– Jan. 20
41] Disrupt J20 – Jan. 20
42] Resist Trumpism– Jan. 20
43] Interfaith Vigil – Jan. 20
44] WIB peace vigil – Jan. 20
45] Youth training event – Jan. 20
46] Protest Trump in Philadelphia -- Jan. 20
47] Anti-War / Anti-Nuclear Protest -- Jan. 20 - 22
48] Black Lives Matter vigil -- Jan. 20
49] Ballroom Dancing – Jan. 20
50] Anti-Inauguration Event at the Lincoln Theater – Jan. 20
51] Join the Maryland District CPUSA in D.C. – Jan. 21
52] The Women’s March -- Jan. 21
53] Healing Our Country Post-Election Workshops – Jan. 21
54] West Chester peace vigil – Jan. 21
55] Barn-blazing teach-in -- Jan. 21
56] Anne Arundel Sierra Club’s Annual Dinner – Jan. 21
57] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
58] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
59] Do you need any book shelves?
60] Join the Global Zero campaign
61] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
35] – #NotMyPresident Inauguration Rally will be at the US Capitol Building, E. Capitol Street NE & First Street, WDC 20004, on Fri., Jan. 20 starting at midnight and continuing all day.  Refuse to recognize Donald Trump as the President of the United States, and refuse to take orders from a government that puts bigots into power. Make it clear to the public that we did not choose this man for office and that we won't stand for his ideologies. Silently protest the swearing in of Donald Trump. Bring posters, t-shirts, anything with "#NotMyPresident” written on them. Go to

36] – #J20RESIST at 6 AM will have a Convergence in front of Union Station, and then MARCH ON THE WHITE HOUSE at 10 AM.

37] – CODEPINK will continue to bring a message of Love and Peace as the group disrupts the Inaugural, inside and out. Go to and join CODEPINK through Sat., Jan. 21 to Rise, Love, and Resist Trump’s incoming administration of intolerance, Islamophobia, racism, militarism, misogyny, and more. On Jan.20 be at Union Station at 7 AM with the One Billion Rising flash mob dance. Email

38] – The School of Life is asking the spirit of goodness to open the hearts and illumine the minds of the new Administration that will be inaugurated on Fri., Jan. 20. You are invited to a day of Fasting, Meditation and Prayer. The day will start at sunrise 7AM with a Meditation and Agnihotra Yagna (Vedic fire ceremony), and end at sunset 5:15 PM with Meditation and Agnihotra Yagna. RSVP at Visit

39] – On Fri., Jan. 20, protest at the Inauguration: Stand Against Trump, War, Racism and Inequality in an event hosted by the Answer Coalition from 7 AM  to 5 PM at the US Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004.  See or visit

40] – On Fri., Jan. 20 from 8 AM to noon, Trade for People and Planet (a campaign of Popular Resistance) and Trade Justice Alliance are organizing a trade justice action as part of Disrupt J20. Meet at 6th St. and I St. NW, WDC.  Then there will be a march. Sign up for the action at

41] – On Fri., Jan. 20 from 9 AM to 10 PM, the #DisruptJ20 Outdoor Convergence Begins in McPhearson Square Park.  The DC Counter-Inaugural Welcoming Committee is organizing a Festival of Resistance on Inauguration Day, beginning at noon at Columbus Circle (in front of Union Station), and marching to McPherson Square. This march is permitted, and you can enjoy marching bands, drummers, puppets, and vibrant displays of art and culture to show the diversity and power of resistance to Trump’s agenda. March in solidarity to protect our communities and reject racism, sexism, transphobia, Islamophobia, ableism, and all forms of hate and oppression. Resist despair and fear with hope and resistance. RSVP at

Occupy Inauguration opens at 9:30 AM with a rally in Malcolm X Park.  At 12:30 PM march to McPhearson Square Park and join with DisruptJ20. RSVP at Sat., Jan. 21 at 10 AM, join the Women’s March on Washington, Intersection of Independence Ave. and Third St. SW, near the U.S. Capitol. The March is a grassroots effort comprised of dozens of independent coordinators at the state level. The effort is helmed by four national co-chairs and a national coordinating committee who are working around the clock to pull it all together.

42] – 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.

43] – There is a group participating in the Interfaith 100 Hour Vigil. This group will vigil on Fri., Jan. 20 from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Annapolis Friends Meeting, 351 DuBois Road, Annapolis 21401. Email or go to

44] – On Fri., Jan. 20 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. 

45] – Come to Washington D.C. on Fri., Jan. 20 for a dynamic one-day youth training event to help equip progressive Millennials with the issue strategies and skills necessary to mount an effective resistance against the Trump Administration. Workshops will include trainings on issue-based resistance — with such topics as immigration, higher education, civil rights, climate and energy, and health care — and skills-based resistance, including sessions on citizen-lobbying, earned media tactics, and how young people can run for public office.  We Are Progress: The Trump Resistance Bootcamp is happening at the George Washington University from noon to 6 PM. The event is free, but online pre-registration is mandatory. Register at

46] --On Fri., Jan. 20 Protest the Inauguration of Donald Trump.  For buses from Philadelphia to DC, go to At noon, there is an Anti-War Protest at the Philadelphia Federal Building, 601 Market Street.  Show your indignation to Trump's America: Militarism and More Nuclear Weapons. Inaugurate Justice/Ignite Peace. Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at or 484-574-1148.

48] – 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. 20. Black Lives Matter.

49] – 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. 20. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

50] – Check out an Anti-Inauguration Event at the Lincoln Theater, 1215 U St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Jan. 20 from 8 to 10 PM, sponsored by Jacobin Magazine, Haymarket Books, and Verso Books. Visit

51] – Join the Maryland District CPUSA in D.C. on Sat., Jan. 21 as the group carries a beautiful, lavender "We Won't Go Back" banner in the Women’s March. A group from the NE Baltimore Club, Communist Party USA, will be assembling at Penn Station, Baltimore at 7:30 AM and taking the 8:30 MARC Train to D.C., arriving at 9:30 AM.  The group will then walk the blocks to the rally point at Independence Ave. and 3rd St. SW. Call Margaret Baldridge at 443-413-8758 (cell in D.C.)

52] – On Sat., Jan. 21 from 9 AM to 4 PM be part of the "Women March for the Human Race, Not a New Arms Race" which is part of the Women's March on Washington. Start at the Spirit of Justice Park, New Jersey Ave and C St. SE, WDC. Go to

53] – There are Healing Our Country Post-Election Workshops on Sat., Jan. 21 and Sun., Jan. 22 on nonviolent communication. For many people the recent elections and the events since the election have been very challenging and worrisome.  Some of us have serious negative judgments (even "enemy images") of people supporting our President-elect and the President-elect's actions and statements.   It may be hard to connect with and understand people who appear to think so differently.  Even, or perhaps especially, when they are members of our own family, work-place or community.  And yet we are all living in the same country and have to understand each other, even if we don't fully agree with each other.  And it is best when we can use those understandings as a basis for finding creative solutions that address the fundamental needs of all.

Both workshops are at the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road. Greenbelt. Each one is designed to stand alone effectively. Energy for Building a World of Compassion is on Sat., Jan. 21 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. Connecting Across Differences - Post Election is on Sun., Jan. 22 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM.  Sponsors include Maryland United for Peace and Justice. The workshops are offered free, but donations to defray expenses will be appreciated.  Volunteers are needed to come early and help with set-up logistics.  Contact Jane Connor McMahon at 202-684-5974 or Jane is a certified trainer. Kanya Likanasudh M. Div. is a certified life coach. Ian H. Solomon J.D. is the CEO of SolomonGlobal. Visit

54] – 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

55] – On Sat., Jan. 21 from 1:30 to 8:30 PM, nurture the resistance with a barn-blazing teach-in complementing the historic Women’s March on Washington. The teach-in will launch a serious conversation about what it means to have a democracy in an America where corporate interests dominate and the constitutional rights of millions are publicly threatened by our elected leaders. And it will plug Americans into urgent campaigns rooted in protecting these most basic rights. Space is limited. RSVP and registration are required at The Teach-In is at All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW, WDC 20009.

56] – On Sat., Jan. 21 at 6:30 PM, come to the Anne Arundel Sierra Club’s Annual Dinner with guest speaker Seth Bush presenting "Compassion in Action: Coming of Age on A Warming Earth." The gathering will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Eastport, 1101 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis 21403. Contact Liz Vanden Heuvel at or (410) 267-9009. If your last name begins with the letter A through F - bring a main dish, G through L, bring a dessert, M through S, bring a side dish, and T through Z, bring a salad. Dishes should be large enough to feed yourself (or your party) plus one more.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and can be bought at the door. If you can’t bring a dish, bring an additional $5 per person in your party for others to do the cooking.  The ticket money goes to cover hall rental, soft drinks, tableware and other basics.  RSVP at

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

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

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

60] -- 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.

61] – 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

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski [at] Go to

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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