Friday, March 10, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 10 - 11, 2017

25] Tipi Camp – through Mar. 10
26] March for indigenous rights – Mar. 10
27] Peace vigil at White House – Mar. 10
28] WIB peace vigil – Mar. 10
29] Hearing to hold a convention – Mar. 10
30] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Mar. 10
31] Black Lives Matter vigil -- Mar. 10
32] Anti-racist speaker – Mar. 10
33] Ballroom Dancing – Mar. 10
34] Legislative forum – Mar. 11
35] Anti-racist speaker -- Mar. 11
36] Wash your dog fundraiser – Mar. 11
37] No travel ban – Mar. 11
38] Harriet Tubman celebration -- Mar. 11
39] West Chester peace vigil – Mar. 11
40] Protest Nazi think tank – Mar. 11
41] Sequester carbon -- Mar. 11
42] Film AN OUTRAGE – Mar. 11
44] Support the International Rescue Committee – Mar. 11
46] Support the Wheeler family who lost their time in a fire
47] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
48] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
49] Do you need any book shelves?
50] Join the Global Zero campaign
51] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
25] – The Native Nations Rise Tipi Camp was on the North Lawn of the Washington Monument starting Tues., Mar. 7 from 7 AM through Fri., Mar. 10 until 10 PM. Go to

26] – Amazon Watch is honored to join many organizations and individuals rising in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Indigenous Environmental Network, the Native Organizers Alliance, and indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island (North America) as they converged on D.C. to hold a tipi camp this week near the Washington Monument and will march on Fri., Mar. 10 at 10 AM. The march begins at the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters, 443 G St. NW, then there is a march to Lafayette Park ending at noon.

Join with indigenous allies who demand that indigenous rights be respected, that consent is given when any economic development happens on their lands, and that President Trump meet with tribal leaders so he can be accountable for the impact of his actions. We march because we know that indigenous rights mean climate justice. Go to

27] – On Fri., Mar. 10 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., Mar. 10 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. 

29] -- On Fri., Mar 11 from 1 to 3 PM, come to Room 150, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401-1912.  Get Money Out of Maryland's and Wolf-PAC Maryland's House Joint Resolution - to call for a Convention of States to propose a Constitutional Amendment addressing Citizens United v. FEC and voting rights - will have its first hearing in the House Rules Committee.  To see HJ6, go to  To get more info about the Rules Committee, see

30] – REACH OUT FOR PEACE on Fri., Mar. 10 from 4 to 5 PM at SEPTA subway/train entrance, 15th & Market Sts., across from Philadelphia City Hall on the west side. The Philly Anti-War Reach-Outs are on the 2nd Friday of the month with mass leafleting, banners, signs, literature table with goodies, and they alternate between the 30th Street Train Station and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Streets. Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at or 484-574-1148.

31] – 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 Mar. 3. Black Lives Matter.

32] –  Chris Crass will speak at on Fri., Mar. 10 at 6:30 PM, sponsored by SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Baltimore, at Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles S. His talk is Collective Liberation in the Era of Trump. Crass is a longtime organizer, educator, and writer working to build working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation. Visit

32] – On Fri., Mar. 10 at 7:30 PM hear about "The Berrigan Letters" with Eric Martin, co-editor of "The Berrigan Letters, “at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, WDC 20010. As the "war on terror" continues into its third presidency and racist ideology finds a growing public space, enjoy a night of discussion about two renowned peacemakers who nonviolently resisted American racism and war making. The letters of brothers Philip and Daniel Berrigan will be explored.  They wrote to each other from 1940 to Philip's death in 2002.  Hear in their own voices how they navigated what it means to embrace the prophets and the gospels in America. More than historical documents, the letters give us spiritual resources for those looking to resist the new forms old evils are taking in the Trump era. 

Daniel Berrigan, S.J., 94, who died on April 30, 2016, wrote the following words in the Catonsville Nine statement to decry the U.S. massacre in Vietnam. His words ring as true today as on May 17, 1968: "The time is past when good people can remain silent, when obedience can segregate people from public risk, when the poor can die without defense. We ask our fellow Christians to consider in their hearts a question, which has tortured us, night and day, since the war began. How many must die before our voices are heard, how many must be tortured, dislocated, starved, maddened? How long must the world's resources be raped in the service of legalized murder? When, at what point, will you say no to this war? We have chosen to say, with the gift of our liberty, if necessary our lives: the violence stops here, the death stops here, the suppression of the truth stops here, this war stops here…

Redeem the times! The times are inexpressibly evil. Christians pay conscious, indeed religious tribute, to Caesar and Mars; by the approval of overkill tactics, by brinkmanship, by nuclear liturgies, by racism, by support of genocide. They embrace their society with all their heart, and abandon the cross. They pay lip service to Christ and military service to the powers of death. And yet, and yet, the times are inexhaustibly good, solaced by the courage and hope of many. The truth rules, Christ is not forsaken." Eric Martin is a doctoral student and teacher of theology at Fordham University. He co-edited The Berrigan Letters with Daniel Cosacchi in 2016. Contact the Catholic Worker at 202-882-9649 or

33] – 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 Mar. 10. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

34] – Attend the Social Action Linking Together [SALT] Richmond Wrap-Up Legislative Forum on Sat., Mar. 11 from 9 to 11:15 AM, and urge your delegate and senator to attend!  This is the meeting when you can hear from your representatives to the General Assembly about successes and failures this year.  The forum is hosted by the Virginia International University (VIU), in Conference Room (VD-102), 4401 Village Drive, Fairfax, VA. Northern Virginia legislators will discuss safety net issues in the 2017 General Assembly Session. Visit or contact John Horejsi at jhorejsi AT

35] – Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation: A Program for White People featuring Chris Crass will take place at the All Souls Unitarian, 1500 Harvard St. NW, WDC, on Sat., Mar. 11 from 9 AM to 1 PM.  This is co-sponsored by seven area Unitarian Universalist congregations and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) DC. This event is geared towards white people and open to everyone.  Our nation needs more people working for racial justice, and white people have particular roles to play. This inspiring and interactive program is designed to help white folks deepen our commitment to racial justice, ground our work in the broader struggle for liberation, and connect with the emotional and spiritual resources needed to be courageous, resilient, and effective over the long haul. The keynote speaker is author, educator, and movement-builder. His book are “Towards the ‘Other America:” Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter” and “Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis and Movement Building Strategy.” He is a Unitarian Universalist and works with faith-based communities to help build up the spiritual left.  The suggested donation is $25. Those unable to pay $25 are asked to pay $15.  Register online at

36] – Come to one of the Dogma shops on Sat., Mar. 11 from 9 AM to 1 PM for a DIY Dog Wash! Each wash is $15 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Maryland SPCA. You will be responsible for washing your own animal. Volunteers will be on-site to help with collecting donations and handing-out towels. There will be an off-site adoption team at the Canton location with available animals! The three locations are Canton Dogma, 3600 Boston St, Baltimore 21224, Federal Hill Dogma, 1719 Whetstone Way, Baltimore 21230 or Mount Washington Dogma, 1340 Smith Ave., # B, Baltimore 21209.  Go to

37] – No Travel Ban, We Are One: Rally At the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., WDC, on Sat., Mar. 11 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Rally and express your right to stand up against the POTUS Travel ban against refugees, green card holders and visa holders by people of faith. Email  This event is hosted by Direct Democracy International.  Connect at

38] – On Sat., Mar. 11 from 10 AM to 3 PM, participate in the Harriet Tubman Day Celebration. At 10 AM, start at the Delaware History Museum, 504 N. Market St. RSVP to  Then from 11 AM to 3 PM, enjoy family programs at the museum. At the Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse, 401 N. West St., Wilmington, there will be a program from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. RSVP at: (302) 655-7161 or deinfo@dehistory.orgGo to

39] – 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

40] – Protest Richard Spencer's Neo-Nazi Think Tank at the Market Square Fountain, 301 King St., Alexandria, VA on Sat., Mar. 11 from 2 to 5 PM.  Neo Nazi Richard Spencer recently opened an office of his white supremacist think tank the National Policy Institute in Alexandria, VA.  Join the DC Resistance Coalition and rally together to show these Nazis that they are NOT welcome in this community, that their perverted, violent racist ideology has no place in our society and that they should prepare to meet coordinated, powerful peaceful resistance should they try to operate in Washington, DC.  Connect at

41] – Get over to the talk Removing Carbon Dioxide From the Atmosphere Through Plant Photosynthesis: A Natural Way to Sequester Carbon & Reverse Global Warming on Sat., Mar. 11 at 2 PM at Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis. Michael Locklear is an Independent researcher and consultant with 30 years’ experience in organic farming, Native American, environmentalist, peace and health activist. Michael will discuss the process of how plant photosynthesis removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and converts it to plant sugars, which feed the microorganisms in the soil. These organisms then convert some of the sugar into humus, permanently fixing carbon in the soil. This process is promoted by organic and no-till farming and, if practiced extensively, can reverse global warming in as few as 10 years. See

42] – See the premiere of AN OUTRAGE, a documentary on lynching, at the National Museum of American History, Constitution Ave. NW, between 12th and 14th Sts., WDC, on Sat., Mar. 11 from 4 to 5:15 PM.  This is a short film about lynching in the American South. Filmed on-location at lynching sites in six states and bolstered by the memories and perspectives of descendants, community activists, and scholars, this unusual historical documentary seeks to educate even as it serves as a hub for action to remember and reflect upon a long-hidden past. The filmmakers will be joined for a post-screening Q&A by two of the historians who appear in the film, Jonathan Holloway of Yale University and Yohuru Williams of Fairfield University. Tickets are available at

43] – “Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter” is the book, edited by Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton, which will be discussed at 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Sat., Mar. 11at 4 PM. Combining firsthand accounts from activists with the research of scholars and reflections from artists, It traces the global spread of the broken-windows policing strategy, first established in New York City under Police Commissioner William Bratton. It’s a doctrine that has vastly broadened police power the world over—to deadly effect.  It has contributions from #BlackLivesMatter cofounder Patrisse Cullors, Ferguson activist and Law Professor Justin Hansford, director of New York–based Communities United for Police Reform Joo-Hyun Kang, poet Martín Espada, and journalist Anjali Kamat, as well as articles from leading scholars Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Robin D. G. Kelley, Naomi Murakawa, Vijay Prashad, and more. Go to

44] – There will be a benefit to Support the International Rescue Committee on Sat., Mar. 11 at 7 PM at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 North Charles St., Baltimore 21210.  The Ivy Bookshop hosts internationally-acclaimed author Mohsin Hamid in partnership with The Church of the Redeemer to benefit the International Rescue Committee's Baltimore-area refugee rescue and resettlement efforts. Hamid's new release, EXIT WEST, tells the timely story of two young lovers struggling to survive as their country explodes into civil war. Admission for this event will be $28 per person (or per couple) and includes a copy of the book. Admission will be paid at the door, but additional copies of the book will be available for sale before and after the event. Hamid will be available to sign books as guests are exiting the event. The Ivy will donate 100% of the evening's net book sales to the IRC in Baltimore. The IRC in Baltimore is the largest refugee resettlement agency in Maryland, settling over 1,200 new refugees and other humanitarian migrants annually and more than 10,000 total since opening in 1999. Call 410-377-2966, or email WYPR is the media partner for this event.

45] – There is still room available from time to time at the CODEPINK activist house in DC. Perhaps you want to join the Women’s March on March 8, International Women’s Day? Or for the Scientists March on April 22 or the Climate March on April 29? Contact Paki at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   46] – Activists Joyce and Tim Wheeler now live in Sequim, Washington, but their son, Morgan and his family have lived in the Wheeler’s Baltimore home, 816 Beaumont Avenue for some time.  Tragically, at 3 AM on February 4, the home was burned beyond recognition.  Morgan was able to get his family out, but the house and its contents are totally destroyed.  Morgan's daughter, Erin, has created a Go Fund Me page which you can access below.  Anything you are able to contribute to support Morgan and his family would be greatly appreciated. Go to 


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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.

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“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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