Thursday, April 6, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 7 - 29, 2017

46] Peace vigil at White House – Apr. 7
47] WIB peace vigil – Apr. 7
48] Healthcare is a Human Right Maryland Speak Out – Apr. 7
49] 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore – Apr. 7
50] Film "The Pearl of Africa" – Apr. 7
51] Black Lives Matter vigil – Apr. 7
52] Pup Rally – Apr. 7
53] Film THE VISITOR – Apr. 7
54] Ballroom Dancing -- Apr. 7
55] Fairfax County's role in immigration enforcement – Apr. 8
56] Regional Conference on Socialism and Liberation -- Apr. 8
57] Resist Drone Atrocities -- Apr. 8
58] West Chester peace vigil – Apr. 8
59] I can't keep quiet day – Apr. 8
60] Stop Police Terror Project DC General Meeting – Apr. 8
61] Attend a Town Hall: Connecting Race & the Socialist Resistance – Apr. 8
62] Honoring Our Sacred Waters- Patuxent River – Apr. 8
63] Mass Volunteer Training – Apr. 8
64] Rally to End Street Harassment -- Apr. 8
66] Active Bystander Intervention Training – Apr. 8
67] Attend the PSR dinner – Apr. 15
68] Join CODEPINK – Apr. 22 & Apr. 29
69] Interested in getting involved in a Peace Trail  
70] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
71] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
72] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
73] Do you need any book shelves?
74] Join the Global Zero campaign
75] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
46] – On Fri., Apr. 7 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. 

47] – On Fri., Apr. 7 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. 

48] –On Fri., Apr. 7 at noon, Healthcare is a Human Right Maryland will hold a speak out in front of the Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave. SW, WDC 20201, as part of the international day of action against the privatization of health.  "Our health is NOT for sale." Go to Contact Brittany Shannahan at or 443 432 5353.

49] – The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore will be explored on Fri., Apr. 7 from 12:45 to 2 PM at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave., Essex, MD.   William Barry will do the presentation, and can be reached at

50] – "The Pearl of Africa" is a story to be told at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008, on Fri., Apr. 7 from 1 to 4 PM.  This documentary is about Cleopatra Kambugu, a 28-year-old Ugandan transgender woman. It follows Cleo's life as she leaves Uganda, a country known for some of the most notorious Anti-LGBTQ laws, to fight for her right to live & love. The screening will follow a discussion and an interview with Cleo Kambugu via skype. There will be a reception afterwards. 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. 7. Black Lives Matter.

52] –  Get over to the Pup Rally for the 2017 March for the Animals on Fri., Apr. 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Downtown Dog Resort and Spa, 200 W Mccomas St., Baltimore 21230, in support of the 2017 March for the Animals! Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and include admission to the event and pizza. Drinks must be purchased. Enjoy interactive photo booth, dog swimming, off-leash play and more!  All Pup Rally attendees will be entered into a raffle drawing to win an Orioles gear package including a size XL Jim Palmer jersey, size M fitted J.J. Hardy t-shirt and a #1 Orioles fan bobble head. Winner will be randomly chosen during the event.  Sign up at;jsessionid=00000000.app340b?view=Tickets&id=100501&NONCE.

53] – On Fri., Apr. 7 at 7 PM, come to the Free First-Friday Film @ the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA to see THE VISITOR (2008. 104 min.), written and directed by Tom McCarthy (“Good Night, and Good Luck,” and his Oscar winning film, “Spotlight”). This is a topical heartfelt film about people facing the human reality behind the immigration debate.

Widowed college professor Walter Vale returns to his New York City apartment and finds a young refugee couple living there.    Walter, Richard Jenkins, invites the couple to share his apartment. One of them Tarak  (Haaz Sleiman), winds up in custody to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Tarek’s mother, Mouna (Israeli/Palestinian superstar Hiam Abbass) turns up, looking for her son. The screening 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.

54] – 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. 7. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

55] –  As federal immigration enforcement intensifies, local leaders will clarify local government's role at a community forum on Sat., Apr. 8 from 10 AM to noon in the board auditorium of Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax, VA. The discussion will center on individual rights when interacting with law enforcement, Fairfax County's role in immigration enforcement and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

"Panelists at the event will include Chairman (SIC) Sharon Bulova of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Chief of Police Ed Roessler, Fairfax County Sheriff Mark Sites, Claire Gastañaga, executive director of the Virginia American Civil Liberties Union and Meredith McKeen of Northern Virginia Family Services." Visit

56] –On Sat., Apr. 8 from 10 AM to 8:30 PM, the Regional Conference on Socialism & Liberation, Resistance in the Epoch of Trump will take place at 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Join an exciting day of plenaries, films, and discussions.  Larry Holmes, first secretary of Workers World Party will be the keynote speaker. The gathering is sponsored by Workers World Party. Call or text: 443-221-3775, go to or sign up on Facebook at

57] – Resist Drone Atrocities at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Sat., Apr. 8 at 10 AM.  Peacemakers are fasting for a week at the Isaiah Wall at the United Nations in New York to raise a cry against the bombing and starving of the children of Yemen.  Look at Code Pink and others in D.C. are supporting the fast by rallying at the White House to demand a stop to drone attacks on Yemen by the US and Saudi Arabia. Thousands of women, children and men have been killed by drone attacks in Yemen.  The U.S. must stop all drone attacks and military “special operations” within Yemen, end all U.S. weapon sales and military aid to Saudi Arabia and provide compensation to those who suffered losses caused by U.S. attacks. Contact Paki Wieland at (413) 695-1877 or

Kathy Kelly (Voices for Creative Nonviolence): "As we fast from all solid foods, we urge others to join us in calling for a humane response to the deadly tragedy facing Yemeni civilians whose country, ravaged by civil war and regularly targeted with Saudi and U.S. airstrikes, is now on the brink of famine."

58] – 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

59] – I can't keep quiet day in D.C. will happen in Lafayette Square, H St. and 17th St. NW, WDC, on Sat., Apr. 8 from noon to 3 PM.  Come together in love and heart and song to renew the spirit of the Women's March, to support each other and sing.  Check out, as permit is pending,

60] – Stop Police Terror Project DC General Meeting is happening at 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC, on Sat., Apr. 8 from noon to 2 PM.  This will be an opportunity to get caught up on the campaign to fully fund the NEAR Act and how to get further involved.  Discuss other important criminal justice issues in the District of Columbia and the plans concerning them. Go to

61] – Attend a Town Hall: Connecting Race & the Socialist Resistance at the Communications Workers of America, 501 3rd St NW, WDC, on Sat., Apr. 8 from noon to 5 PM, hosted by Democratic Socialists of America.  Since the election, membership in DSA has rapidly increased due to the threat posed by the Trump administration, particularly targeting vulnerable communities. The Racial Justice and Anti-Bigotry Committee of Metro DC DSA is pleased to invite you to a town hall that aims to highlight connections between targeted attacks on vulnerable communities and capitalism, and provide clear paths for new members to engage in local campaigns led by organizations directly impacted by these attacks. There will be panels of speakers, workshops, and plenty of discussion to help the goal of building an explicitly anti-racist socialism.  See

62] – Honoring Our Sacred Waters- Patuxent River with Fred & Sonia at 17412 Nottingham Rd., Upper Marlborough, on Sat., Apr. 8 from 1 to 5 PM.  Do you know your rivers? Come and learn the history and challenges our rivers face from Riverkeepers who protect them.  Join artist Caryl Henry Alexander in creating art to express our rivers stories. Give honor and gratitude in ceremony with Spring of Light to heal the rivers.  Caryl Henry Alexander will also be making signs for the People's Climate March on April 29. Visit and

63] – Mass Volunteer Training at 1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC, on Sat., Apr. 8 from 1 to 2:30 PM, hosted by the People's Climate March.  Facing a President who denies the reality of climate change, and openly attacks women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, people with disabilities, LGBTQ community, workers and so many more, we need to act together and make it clear that we will not stand for any attempts to undermine the fight for justice. Climate change represents the one percent of the economy’s most serious assault on working people and the environment in America and all across the World. Working people have always been treated as disposable items in the calculation of profit.  PCM will be training people how to talk about the march, and how to effectively recruit for the march! See

64] –Rally to End Street Harassment in Farragut Square, 17th St. NW, WDC, on Sat., Apr. 8 from 2 to 4 PM.  Raise your voices against street harassment by joining Collective Action for Safe Spaces, the DC Rape Crisis Center, and more for a rally to end street harassment and pass the Street Harassment Prevention Act! The anti-violence movement has historically pitted the safety of different communities against each other. Women who are black, Latino, queer, trans, Muslim, immigrants, sex workers, homeless, or all of the above cannot separate their other layers of marginalization from their womanhood.  Learn strategies for stopping harassment and support community-based, non-criminal solutions to end street harassment! Go to

65] – On Sat., Apr. 8 from 2 to 4 PM, attend The Art of the Protest Sign-Making Workshop, featuring  Signs of Solidarity artist Martha Rich.  This event is sponsored by Mural Arts Program, 300 S. Broad St. at the Kimmel Center's SEI Innovation Studio.  Register at Email

66] – Active Bystander Intervention Training for May Day will take place at 8045 Newell St., Silver Spring, on Sat., Apr. 8 from 5 to 7 PM, hosted by SURJ Montgomery County. Come learn the principles of nonviolence and then practice a whole bunch. May Day is coming up, and between CASA and Beyond the Moment marches, it's important to be trained in how to intervene as allies. Folks should also be trained so that they're ready and equipped to intervene when we see someone being targeted out in the world.  Visit

67] – The Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility Annual Dinner will take place on Sat., Apr. 15 from 6 to 9 PM at the Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore.  The guest speaker is  Dr. Ira Helfand, co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.   He will speak on the growing danger of nuclear war and what we can do about it. The suggested donations are $20, $30, $50 or $100. Register at or by emailing

68] – 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

69] – 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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   70] – 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] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

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

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

74] -- 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.

75] – 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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