Thursday, April 27, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 28 - 30, 2017

48] Direct Action and Privilege Teach-In – Apr. 28
49] Max is at the JHU Spring Fair -- Apr. 28 - 30
50] Peace vigil at White House – Apr. 28
51] WIB peace vigil – Apr. 28
52] Drone Death Walk -- Apr. 28
53] Poster Making -- Apr. 28
54] Support Aging Prisoners – Apr. 28
55] Black Lives matter vigil -- Apr. 28
56] Speak out against corruption -- Apr. 28
57] Water ceremony – Apr. 28
58] War is not Green! – Apr. 28
59] War on climate – Apr. 28
60] Building the Green Economy – Apr. 28
61] Ballroom Dancing -- Apr. 28
62] March for Climate buses – Apr. 29
63] Ignite Peace – Apr. 29
64] March with PSR – Apr. 29
65] West Chester peace vigil – Apr. 29
66] Women and Climate – Apr. 29
67] Amy Goodman in D.C. – Apr. 29
68] Labor Chorus Concert – Apr. 29
89] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
70] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
71] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
72] Do you need any book shelves?
73] Join the Global Zero campaign
74] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
48] – People's Climate March: Direct Action & Privilege Teach-in is happening at 238 9th St. NE, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 28 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Go to

Are you participating in the People's Climate March and also have a privilege identity that helps buffer you from the impacts of climate and economic injustice? Resource Generation is excited to bring knowledge about organizing around class and race, and know there are many privileged identities that impact one's participation in direct action. Organizers encourage others to bring resources, but will be focusing on race and class for our short time together.

49] – Max will be selling books and other material at the Johns Hopkins Spring Fair, located near the Homewood House, space 64.  He will be there on Fri., from noon to 8 PM; Sat., Apr. 29 from 10 AM to 8 PM and Sun., Apr. 30 from 10 AM to 6 PM. Call 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net.

50] – On Fri., Apr. 28 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. 

51] – On Fri., Apr. 28 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. 

52] –  During the historic Penn Relays CUT PENN'S TIES TO ENDLESS WAR and to TRUMP on Fri., Apr. 28 at noon at the University of Pennsylvania, 34th & Walnut Sts., Phila., PA.  This will opens with a Drone Death Walk/Vigil (if at all possible, please WEAR BLACK for all the victims of endless war.) Go to or call 484-574-1148.

53] -- Go to the People's Climate March Organizing and Poster-Making Session at Beyond the Classroom, 4250 Leigh Rd.,  1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1 College Park, on Fri., Apr. 28 from noon to 5 PM. In preparation for the People's Climate March, come for a festive organizing and poster-making session! BTC will provide the art materials (such as poster board, sheets, paint, paintbrushes, pencils, rulers, scissors etc.). You provide the inspiration and ideas for why citizens need to take climate action!

54] – 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

55] – 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. 28. Black Lives Matter.  

56] – As part of Representation Day get involved in a national day of action. RSVP at On Fri., Apr. 28 at 6 PM in Patterson Park, 27 S. Patterson Park Ave., Baltimore 21231.  Rally and speak out against our corrupt political system.

57] – Honoring Our Sacred Water is a Water Ceremony at 1900 Anacostia Dr. SE, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 28 from 6 to 9 PM, hosted by Potomac Waterkeepers. Join several Waterkeepers at Poplar Point near where the Anacostia River meets the Potomac River. See

58] –Resist, Build and Rise: War is Not Green!  This will be talked about at Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Sts., WDC, on Fri., Apr. 28 from 6 to 8 PM, hosted by CODEPINK. Join up for a pre-march inspiring evening of talks, music and spoken word.  There will be particular focus on the critical links between climate chaos and the chaos of war/militarism. Leaders in the climate and anti-war movements will motivate us as we “Resist, Build and Rise."

59] – Challenging the US War on the Atmosphere: how we fight back will be discussed at 1525 Newton St. NE, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, hosted by Split this Rock and the Institute for Policy Studies. The Federal government is not going to do anything constructive about the climate crisis. Explore concrete ways that we can fight back in our states, cities, and communities to advance a just climate agenda and to roll back the extractive economy. Through creative interaction, this teach-in will engage, teach, entertain, and inspire climate justice activists to go back from the march and take action in our communities.  RSVP at

60] – Building the Green Economy takes place at 2111 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20008, on Fri., Apr. 28 from 6:30 to 9 PM.  Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is proud to host a panel discussion on the intersections of economic and environmental justice. Is a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions possible under capitalism? What are the political obstacles to a fair, ecologically-sustainable society? Come for an evening of invigorating discussion with environmentalists, activists, and academics.  A $5 donation is requested to cover event costs. RSVP at

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. 28. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.
62] –There is a Sierra Club bus to the Peoples Climate March which will depart on Sat., Apr. 29 at 8 AM at 7401 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore. For tickets, go to  There is a Communities United bus, also departing at 8 AM, which will depart from the Renaissance Academy HS, 1315 Madison Ave. Get tickets at Another Sierra Club bus will depart on Sat., Apr. 29 at 8 AM at Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Ave. Get tickets at
63] – IGNITE PEACE in Horsham, PA, on Sat., Apr. 29 from noon to 2 PM. Protest the drone war command center at Horsham Air Guard Station, Route 611/Easton Road & County Line Road, Horsham, PA.  Go to or call 484-574-1148.

64] – On Sat., Apr. 29, the 100th day of the Trump presidency, the People's Climate March will bring tens of thousands of people into the streets of Washington, D.C. Physicians For Social Responsibility
will be there, leading a health contingent to protest the Administration’s roll-back of climate protections and to call for clean, healthy renewable energy sources. In just three months, the Trump Administration has appointed climate deniers to key cabinet posts, moved to destroy the Clean Power Plan, opposed common-sense regulations to reduce leaks of methane gas, and sought to defund climate science research and the EPA. Join PSR at 11 AM, as the march steps off at 12:30 PM, at 3rd St. and Madison Drive NW (at the foot of the U.S. Capitol).  Look for the PSR banner.  If you're a health professional, wear your white coat, scrubs, or other identifiable health gear. 
Sign up here to register and for important last-minute updates:

65] – 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

66] – On Sat., Apr. 29 at 6 PM at the Impact Hub D.C.,  419 7th St. NW (between The Mall and Gallery Place), hear "Women Leading Solutions on the Frontline of Climate Change" panel discussion, organized by Women's Earth and Climate Action Network.  

67] -- On Sat., Apr. 29 at 7 PM at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol St.NE, WDC 20011.  Join award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, for her North American tour. Goodman will speak about increased threats to freedom of the press and the importance of truly independent media to hold those in power accountable. In more than 20 years of reporting, Democracy Now! has covered the social movements that are now forming the groundswell of opposition to the Trump administration; movements long ignored by the corporate media, but central to Democracy Now’s daily journalism. Amy will be introduced by her co-author, Democracy Now’s Denis Moynihan. Tickets are $10.  Visit

68] – The Charm City Labor Chorus will present its annual concert on Sat., Apr. 29 at 7:30 PM at the Baltimore Museum of Art.  For this year’s theme -- “DEFY! RESIST!” – you will hear “El Pueblo Unido,” the anthem of Allende’s popular unity government and later of the resistance against the Pinochet Regime; Bev Grant’s “The Women Are Coming,” about Nigerian Women who forced Chevron to build schools, roads and hospitals and to provide their town with electricity; “I Can’t Keep Quiet,” the anthem of the recent Women’s March on Washington, and Bob Marley's "Get Up Stand Up."  You can get tickets online ($15, $5 student, $12 BMA members) at  The Charm City Labor Chorus is committed to performing music of the labor, social justice, and civil rights movements.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           69] – 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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71] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at

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

73] -- 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.

74] – 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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