Friday, April 21, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 21 - 29, 2017

46] Earth & Arbor Day – Apr. 21
47] Work, Organize, Struggle – Apr. 21
48] Peace vigil at White House – Apr. 21
49] WIB peace vigil – Apr. 21
50] Release Aging People in Prison meeting -- Apr. 21
51] Black Lives matter vigil -- Apr. 21
52] Film THE OTHER SIDE – Apr. 21
53] Film FINDING OSCAR -- Apr. 21
54] Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines – Apr. 21
55] Defending the Environment – Apr. 21
56] Catch Invisible Napsack Comedy Show -- Apr. 21
58] Meet the Cuba Friendshipment Caravans – Apr. 21
60] Holly Near concert – Apr. 21
61] Ballroom Dancing -- Apr. 21
62] March for Science – Apr. 22
63] March for Science in Annapolis – Apr. 22
64] West Chester peace vigil – Apr. 22
65] Cooking for Peace – Apr. 22
66] Rise & Rebuild – Apr. 22
67] Fundraiser for Palestine Children's Relief Fund – Apr. 22
68] DMV Monthly Spokes Council meeting – Apr. 22
69] South Asian Americans March for Justice – Apr. 22
70] Veterans for peace benefit – Apr. 22
71] Interested in getting involved in a Peace Trail  
72] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
73] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
75] Do you need any book shelves?
76] Join the Global Zero campaign
77] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
46] – On Fri., Apr. 21 from 11 AM to 2 PM come to the Wilmington Celebrates Earth & Arbor Day in  Rodney Square. Visit Visitors to this annual rain-or-shine event will enjoy free native plants and other giveaways, while supplies last, dozens of vendors offering green products, services, and tips, food trucks selling lunches and more, live bluegrass music by Acoustic Turnpike, brought to you by Chemours and live radio broadcast.

47] -- Work, Organize, Struggle: Student Perspectives takes place at Pedro Arrupe SJ Hall, 3700 O St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 21 from noon to 6 PM, hosted by Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.  Come for an undergraduate research conference featuring Georgetown student perspectives on issues of systematic violence, social justice, organizing, and radical thought. The keynote address will be offered by Dr. Donn Worgs, a distinguished political science professor and director of the African & African-American Studies Program at Towson University. A light lunch will be served. Visit

48] – On Fri., Apr. 21 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. 

49] – On Fri., Apr. 21 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. 

50] – On Fri., Apr, 29 from 3 to 4:15 PM, D.C. Release Aging People in Prison [RAPP] will hold a meeting at the BF Senior Wellness Center, 3531 Georgia Ave., WDC 20010.  The group is working together with other campaigns, groups, and organizations to take on the crucial issue of people aging and dying in prison without justification. There are elderly DC prisoners who are trapped in the federal prison system due to denials of parole, compassionate release, and clemency. Come out to the next coalition meeting to learn more about this issue; DCRAPP plans to usher in change; and learn how you can become involved in the campaign. Email or go to

51] – 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 Apr. 21. Black Lives Matter/"Taxes for peace, not war."  

52] – See a screening of “The Other Side” at the Motion Picture Association of America, 1600 I St. NW, WDC,  on Fri., Apr. 21 from 5:30 to 8 PM, hosted by Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS).  The film is the product of a trip around the country that Joe, the creator of the film, took with his dog Charlie. Joe had a hunch that how angry we are at each other politically is caused, at least in part, by a lack of understanding. To see if he was right, Joe sold his car, bought an old van, took a break from pursuing the acting thing in Los Angeles and travelled around the US interviewing conservatives, trying to understand “the other side.” “The Other Side: A Liberal Democrat Explores Conservative America” is the product of that journey. Visit  There will be a reception starting at 5:30 PM. Following the screening at 6:10 PM, a discussion will be held between Joe and APAICS President & CEO, Floyd Mori. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at  Connect here

53] – See FINDING OSCAR, a film about a massacre in Guatemala, at 2301 M St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 21 from 6 to 11 PM, hosted by Steve Alfaro. In a forgotten massacre during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. Nearly 30 years after the tragedy, it will take a dedicated team – from a forensic scientist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor – to uncover the truth and bring justice to those responsible…by finding the missing boy named Oscar.  See

54] – Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines: A People's Aspiration for a Just Peace will take place at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 21 from 6 to 8:30 PM, co-hosted by the Washington Peace Center, DC Justice for Muslims Coalition, GABRIELA DC, and the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines. The purpose of the forum is to provide an overview of the human rights situation in the country and expose the conditions of political prisoners and indigenous peoples, like the Lumad, to the international community in Washington, D.C. Raise the level of awareness and understanding of the ongoing peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).  As Trump’s regime continues to criminalize immigrants, Muslims, women, and minority groups in the U.S., there is an urgent need to strengthen people to people movements for justice and true freedom. Peace Tour 2017 will feature Cristina Palabay of Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights, Dulphing Ogan of Kalumaran Alliance of Indigenous People Organizations in Mindanao, Josephine Pagalan of Kasalo Indigenous People’s Organization, Atty. Edre Olalia, legal consultant for the Peace Negotiating Panel of the NDFP in the Peace Talks with the Philippine government, and Christopher Hamera, a Global Mission Fellow of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church working with the Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao, serving Lumad children.

55] – Defending the Environment in the Age of Trump will happen at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 21 from 7 to 9 PM, hosted by the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).  The question of how to avoid environmental catastrophe has never been more urgent. Sea levels are rising, threatening to displace millions of people and destroy countless homes. Rainfall is becoming increasingly unpredictable, raising food insecurity. Plant and animal species are more threatened every day, endangering entire ecosystems.  Yet, Trump’s answer is to cut funding for research and science. The budget would gut the Environmental Protection Agency, including programs addressing climate change and pollution. The budget for nuclear weapons, however, continues to soar.  As people around the country mobilize for what is expected to be a massive People's Climate March on April 29, the most the capitalist media says we can do is to make small lifestyle choices like changing our light bulbs or buying new, expensive appliances. These small changes cannot address the titanic threat facing people around the world because of climate change. The only path steering clear from certain climate disaster is a dramatic change in the organization of our economy. See

56] – Catch Invisible Napsack Comedy Show at The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 21 from 7 to 8:30 PM.  Invisible Knapsack makes people laugh while also speaking to truths about the most pressing social justice issues of our time. A subversive improv comedy show named for Peggy McIntosh’s seminal article unpacking the daily effects of white privilege, Invisible Knapsack aims to unpack, examine, and scramble the harmful “isms” and power paradigms that exist in life and on stage. Visit

57] – See the film IMMIGRANTS FOR SALE at the Asian American Center, Frederick 21703, on Fri., Apr. 21 at 7 PM.  For anyone interested in the current immigration issue in our nation and our community, view also "Pursuing the Dream, followed by discussion. Go to  The documentaries are from Brave New Film.

58] – Baltimore-Matanzas Association and Friends of Latin America (Formerly Howard County Friends of Latin America) [] is hosting Cuba Friendshipment Caravans on Fri., Apr. 21 from 7 to 9:30 PM at the Hosteling International Baltimore, 17 West Mulberry St., Baltimore 21202.  Enjoy dinner and a talk What is Cuba Like? Enjoy a night of simple Cuban-style food and discussion about what Cuba is like. Gail Walker, Executive Director of IFCO/Pastors for Peace, will speak. She worked with IFCO from 1987-2002 as the Director of Communications and co-lead the 1988 IFCO delegation to Nicaragua that resulted in the formation of the Pastors for Peace project. During her 15 years at IFCO she led a number of delegations to Central America and Cuba and staffed countless Cuba Friendshipment caravans. After years of working as a journalist and communications professional in print, video and radio, Gail returned to IFCO as Director in 2011. Under her direction IFCO staff have organized several US-Cuba Friendshipment caravans and educational delegations to Cuba. IFCO has also continued to facilitate the process of dozens of US students to study medicine in Cuba under full scholarship and to expand its role as a fiscal sponsor for grassroots organizations working for social justice. The event is free but donations are appreciated. Contact Frank (410-262-8818), Carol (410-948-6456), or Leslie (410-718-0630).  Visit

59] –On Fri., Apr. 21 at 7:30 PM, there will be a screening at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson 21286, of "This Changes Everything," a film about Naomi Klein.  A Meet & Greet begins at 7 PM with refreshments.  A panel discussion follows the film.  Call 410-825-0719 or go to

60] – On Fri., Apr. 21 at 7:30 PM Holly Near will perform Now More Than Ever, sponsored by Anna Crusis Women’s Choir at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.  Go to

61] – 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 Apr. 21. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

62] – On Sat., Apr. 22 at 8:30 AM buses will leave for the March for Science, Science, not silence from the  University of Delaware campus in Newark, DE.  The bus will return to the campus that evening. Tickets are $34 per person.  Go to  Visit

The March for Science Science-Earth Day features hundreds of local events across the country and around the world, including a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  Go to  The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted. The March for Science is an international movement with marches being planned in Washington, DC, across the United States and internationally. Find a march near you.

There is still room available from time to time at the CODEPINK activist house in DC. Perhaps you want to join the Scientists March on April 22 or the Climate March on April 29? Contact Paki at

63] – Join Chesapeake PSR on Sat., Apr. 22 at the March for Science in Annapolis for a show of resistance to the Trump administration's war on science. The march begins at 10 AM at Lawyers Mall on Bladen Street. Dr. Gwen DuBois and other Chesapeake PSR members will speak. For the past several months, we have been inundated with government plans, proposals and actions to dismantle basic protections to human health and the environment. These actions are being accompanied by a wholesale effort to defund and delegitimize independent scientific research. The assault on independent science is so widespread and systemic, it is hard to keep up with everything.  

But we know the big picture. The fossil fuel industry and other powerful financial interests are now saying, "Move over - we are in charge." Well, we are not moving over. We know that the pursuit of the truth and an informed population are the cornerstones of a successful democracy. That is why we are marching in Annapolis. Go to

64] – 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

65] – Get over to the Workshop: Cooking for Peace (Vegan Cooking) at the Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, on Sat., Apr. 22 from 1:30 to 3 PM, hosted by Brahma Kumeris Meditation Museum.  Food influences our mental, spiritual and physical well-being, and the societies in which we live. Come and learn how food choices and food preparation affect our emotions, integrity and health and the ethical impact on animals and the environment. The workshop includes a discussion and vegan food preparation.  Contributions are appreciated. RSVP at Take the pledge for Veg Week 2017 at

66] –Rise and Rebuild: Confronting the Roots of Armed Conflict in the Philippines is happening at the Double Tree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, on Sat., Apr. 22 from 1:45 to 3:30 PM, hosted by Gabriela DC and Just Peace PH.  Join the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) and the Global Ministries (UCC/DOC) at the Ecumenical Advocacy Days - Asia Pacific Workshop event of the #JustPeacePH Peace Tour 2017. The Program will feature Filipino human rights experts and indigenous people who have survived the brunt of state-sponsored violence and political repression in the Philippines. Go to

67] – On Sat., Apr. 22 from 5 to 9 PM, there is an annual fundraiser for Palestine Children's Relief Fund Delaware Chapter at George Wilson Community Center, 303 New London Rd., Newark. Funds raised are for PCRF Pediatric Cardiac Program in Gaza. Contact

68] – The DMV Monthly Spokes Council is meeting at First Congregational UCC,  945 G St. NW, WDC, on Sat., Apr. 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, hosted by Resist This. From 5:30 to 6 PM, there will be an orientation to the spokes council model for anyone who is coming to the spokes council for the first time or anyone who would like a refresher on the process. The spokes council will begin at 6 PM. RSVP and let Resist This know of any accessibility needs:

69] – United for Action: South Asian Americans March for Justice starting at Freedom Plaza, 14th St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave., WDC, on Sat., Apr. 22 from 6 to 8 PM.  Join South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), the National Coalition of South Asian Organizations, and other partner and ally organizations for a rally and march demanding justice for communities. SAALT envisions a world free of policy and rhetoric driven by hate. The group demands immigrant justice, civil rights, and racial justice for all. March for the more than 450,000 undocumented South Asians who have been maligned and terrorized by the current political climate, for the more than 200 members of our community across the country who experienced incidents of hate during the 2016 presidential election cycle. They march for Deep Rai, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, Harnish Patel, and the communities that fear for their physical safety in a climate of rising intolerance. Visit

70] – There is a March for Veterans For Peace, a benefit show at Slash Run, 201 Upshur St. NW, WDC, on Sat., Apr. 22 from 10 to 11:45 PM.  All proceeds will go to Veterans For Peace.  Tickets are $7. See  "Veterans For Peace is an international organization made up of military veterans, military family members, and allies. We accept veteran members from all branches of service. We are dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war. "

71] – Doug Retzler, 410-598-8409 0r, wrote this: "A close friend of mine, Dave Goldsmith, put in an inquiry last Fall with the state about putting up a historic marker at the site of the Catonsville 9 action. He's supposed to get word back about it by this summer.   His initiating that idea made me start thinking about creating a series of sites in focus as a "Peace Trail"-  activist activities & sites in promotion of human rights, environmental justice & peace -The Patapsco C.O. camp building a hydroelectric generator  in 1941 seems another good candidate."  If you have any interest in getting involved in this project, contact Doug.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   72] – 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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74] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at

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

76] -- 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.

77] – 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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