Thursday, February 2, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - February 3 - 4, 2017

30] Peace vigil at White House – Feb. 3
31] WIB peace vigil – Feb. 3
33] Black Lives Matter vigil -- Feb. 3
34] See film HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?  – Feb. 3
35] Celebrate intersectionality and resistance – Feb. 3
37] See TRUMBO -- Feb. 3
38] Haiti Report -- Feb. 3
39] Ballroom Dancing Feb. 3
40] Culture of Peace Forum – Feb. 4
41] Training for Nonviolent Active Bystander Intervention – Feb. 4
42] West Chester peace vigil – Feb. 4
43] No Muslim Ban -- Feb. 4
44] Strange Fruit -- Feb. 4
45] Sanctuary City teach-in – Feb. 4
46] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
47] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
48] Do you need any book shelves? 37]
49] Join the Global Zero campaign
50] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
30] – On Fri., Feb. 3 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. 

31] – On Fri., Feb. 3 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. Just send an email that you need a ride [].  Peace signs will be available. 

32] –  Ronda [] will be standing at the corner of Park Heights Ave. and Slade Ave. on Fri., Feb. 3 from 4 to 5:30 PM with a sign - NO HATE NO FEAR EVERYONE IS WELCOME HERE... She hopes some people will join her and if anyone has a bullhorn, it would be great to have on hand.  Her community is diverse, but there are also supporters of the Trump agenda among us.  She wants to send a message to all in this community that they are welcome and protected at all times from the hate and fear.  

33] – 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 Feb. 3. Black Lives Matter.

34] -- The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility are continuing the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES.  The DVDs will be shown at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, usually on the First Friday.  After the 5 PM Black Lives Matter vigil, there will be a potluck dinner. At 7:15 PM, from January through March, a DVD will be shown with a discussion to follow.  There is no charge, and refreshments will be available.  This series is named DOCUMENTARIES TO BOLSTER OUR RESOLVE IN THE TIME OF DONALD TRUMP.

On Feb. 3 see HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? [USA, 2011]. This documentary, directed by Donald Goldmacher and narrated by Thom Hartmann, includes interviews with Bernie Sanders, Donna Edwards, Van Jones and David Cay Johnston. It argues that government deregulation, as promoted by Virginia lawyer Lewis F. Powell, Jr, led to the Great Recession. His 1971 memo to the United States Chamber of Commerce urged corporate America to become more aggressive in molding politics and law. HEIST shows that Roosevelt's New Deal is being dismantled piecewise. One example is the repeal of the Glass–Steagall Act which led to the Big Banks engaging in high-volume Casino Capitalism. The film lays the blame for the crisis on the cozy relationship between politicians and corporations, citing as examples the administrations of Reagan, Clinton, Bush and Obama. The documentary ends with suggestions for how people might organize. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski [at] for further information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   35] -- WERK in Solidarity: Celebrating intersectionality and resistance will be happened in Trump International Hotel, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Feb. 3 from 6 to 9 PM. In response to Trump's egregious executive orders over the past week and a half, WERK for Peace and a number of organizations are teaming up to celebrate diversity, intersectionality, and resistance and send a clear message to Donald Trump: discrimination, bigotry, and hate are not tolerated in this country. Get ready to move your bodies and booties to beats put together by a diverse community. Biodegradable glitter will make a re-appearance, as will rainbow paraphernalia and hand warmers.  The group will meet at the Trump Hotel and parade to the White House. Now is the time to werk it for peace - together. Show Trump and his administration that their hate and discrimination are not welcome here.  RSPV at

36] – On Sat., Feb. 4 at 6:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, enjoy RED EMMA'S MOTHER EARTH POETRY VIBE FEATURING ANGELIQUE PALMER.  This is a poetry/spoken word open mic hosted by Analysis. The mic list opens at 6 PM.  Go to  Join an open mic of justice, conscious thought, spirituality, real life—whatever advances the village!  It’s a non-erotic poetry, non-“love jones” type of venue, so you are asked not to go there.  Leave the misogyny, homophobia and other unnecessary ish outside!

Angelique Palmer is an author from Miami, by way of New Orleans, that now calls Northern Virginia home. Formerly an elementary school Creative Writing instructor at the American Poetry Museum in Washington, DC, and a volunteer with Split This Rock and DC Youth Slam, Angelique now concentrates on her teaching career, honing her talent and building community.  See  Holding it down for the evening is Analysis—poet/spoken word artist, educator, minister, organizer, activist, consultant and bookseller. PEACE, JUSTICE, POETRY!!  Call 443-602-7585.  Go to

37] – On Feb. 3 at 7 PM see TRUMBO, as part of the Free First-Friday Film Series at Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA. Trumbo was directed by Jay Roach, and the stars are Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, and John Goodman. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards.  In 1947, Dalton Trumbo, among the elite of Hollywood screenwriters, gets caught in the sprawling web of anti-communist interrogation during the McCarthy era. Among his many achievements was “Johnny Got His Gun,” an antiwar novel. His career crashes down around him when he refuses to compromise his beliefs and rat on his colleagues.  Instead he serves ten months in jail as part of the Hollywood 10. The event is co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community. For directions to the Peace Center of Delaware County, visit or call 484-574-1148. Doors open at 6:30 PM for light refreshments.

38] – On Fri., Feb. 3 @ 7:30 PM, hear a Haiti Report with Eugenia Charles, ED of Fondasyon Mapou held at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, WDC, 20010. Since 2011, when Hillary Clinton's handpicked candidate Michael Martelly became President, the conditions of Haitian peoples' lives has deeply worsened and led to street protests and demands for his resignation. Hurricane Matthew in 2016 devastated the country leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless. How will Haiti regain her footing with the new President Jovenel Moise, Martelly's choice? It will be more danger and despair for Haiti. This will be an invigorating discussion to explore why many Haitians see Hillary's loss as a win for Haiti.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at 202-882-9649.

39] – 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 Feb. 3. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

40] – On Sat., Feb. 4 from 9 to 11:30 AM, there is a Movement for A Culture of Peace Forum-- Make it Stop! Alternatives to Violence at Saints Andrew & Matthew, 719 N. Shipley St., Wilmington. Panelists are Sr. Mary Killoran, AVP prison workshops in Howard Young Correctional Center, Rachel VerNooy, AVP community workshops in New Castle County, and Kathleen Higgins, AVP prison workshops in Howard Young Correctional Center. Go to

41] – There is a Training for Nonviolent Active Bystander Intervention at the Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW, WDC, on Sat., Feb. 4 from 9 AM to noon. The Sacred Resistance Team invites you to a training to learn how to de-escalate hate speech and harassment and better understand what it means to (safely) stick up for your neighbor with compassion and resolve.  The United Methodist Social Principle on The Social Community calls us to affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God and to reject discrimination of minority groups. Building on Martin Luther King’s 6 principles of nonviolence, this training will work through the theory of nonviolent intervention and practice scenarios where nonviolent intervention may be necessary. RSPV at

42] – 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

43] -- No Muslim Ban 2 will happen at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., WDC, on Sat., Feb. 4 from 1 to 4 PM. Marchers will gather, speak, chant, sing, and then march peacefully on Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court to once again deliver a clear message to the doorsteps of President Trump, members of Congress, and the courts.  Email Bring friends, handmade signs, and musical instruments. Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Atheists, refugees, immigrants, citizens, families, children, and animals, all are welcome.

44] –On Sat., Feb. 4 from 2 to 4 PM catch the Big Table Connections: Strange Fruit hosted by The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore 21218.  Join Jenné Afiya, artist and cofounder of the BALTI GURLS, in conversation with The Johns Hopkins University professor Dr. Niloofar Haeri and singer and BMA security officer Kellen Johnson, for a special performance and an in-depth conversation on Alison Saar’s Strange Fruit on view in the Contemporary Wing. This event is free. See

45] – There is a Sanctuary City teach-in on Sat., Feb. 4 from 3 to 5 PM at the  Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. A city ordinance would protect all immigrant neighbors. A panel discussion will be moderated by Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart with City Manager Suzanne Ludlow, Police Chief Alan Goldberg, Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich, Gustavo Torres, Executive Director CASA de Maryland, and Denyse Sabagh, Esq., Partner, Duane Morris. Speakers include Maryland State Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, and Ward 4 Councilmember Terry Seamens. The event will also feature musician Rudy Arredondo and Takoma Park Poet Laureate Merrill Leffler.  Go to

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

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

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

49] -- 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.

50] – 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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If rioting skinheads stopped pro-Hillary speech there would be civil rights prosecutions, multiple felony arrests & apoplectic media outrage.

Mobocracy Berkeley: Milo's civil rights violated. 1 arrest after arson, assaults, vandalism. Black Bloc terrorizes freely. Media indifferent.