Friday, June 23, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 23 - 24, 2017

24] Peace vigil at White House – June 23
25] WIB peace vigil – June 23
26] Black Lives Matter vigil – June 23
27] Land Justice - June 23
28] Film “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point” -- June 23
29] Ballroom Dancing – June 23
30] Green Party State Assembly – June 24
31] West Chester peace vigil – June 24
33] “Aphro-Ism” – June 24
34] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
35] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
36] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
37] Do you need any book shelves?
38] Join the Global Zero campaign
24] – On Fri., June 23 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. 

25] – On Fri., June 23 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. 

26] – 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 June 16. Black Lives Matter.  

27] – Fri., June 23 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, catch the author talk – “Land Justice: Reimagining Land, Food, and the Commons in the United States.” This celebrates Food First's new book! In recent decades, the various strands of the food movement have made enormous strides in calling attention to the many shortcomings and injustices of our food and agricultural system. However, the movement for fairer, healthier, and more autonomous food is continually blocked by one obstacle: land access. With a panel of land justice organizers, farmers, families and community leaders explore the legacies of white-settler colonialism in the southwestern United States, making the case that to move forward to a more equitable, just, sustainable, and sovereign agriculture system, the various strands of the food movement must come together for land justice. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

28] – On Fri., June 23 at 7:30 PM, see a film “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point., followed by a discussion on a “Medicare for All”  Healthcare System, at the Greenbelt Community Center, Room 114, 15 Crescent Rd. # 200, Greenbelt 20770.  Email

Learn how a single-payer U.S. public health insurance system would advance social justice and economic efficiency and why many consumers and businesses like this proposed reform.  Discussion will cover ways we can engage now in making this vision a reality.  The event is co-sponsored by Healthcare is a Human Right-Prince George’s County and Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition.

29] – 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 June 23. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

30] –  On Sat., June 24 from 10 AM to 4 PM, attend the Maryland Green Party 2017 State Assembly, hosted by Baltimore County Green Party at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 Saint Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Go to

31] – 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

32] – IGNITE PEACE in HORSHAM, PA on Sat., June 24 from noon to 2 PM. Protest the drone war command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station, outside of Philadelphia at the intersection of  Route 611/Easton & County Line Roads.  This recurring protest in Horsham, now in its 4th year, occurs from noon to 2 PM on the last Saturday of the month. Go to…-in-horsham-pa-3/.

33] – On Sat., June 24 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, get over to an author talk – “Aphro-Ism” with Aph and Syl Ko. In this lively, accessible, and provocative collection of essays, the sisters provide new theoretical frameworks on race, advocacy for nonhuman animals, and feminism. Using popular culture as a point of reference for their critiques, the Ko sisters engage in groundbreaking analysis of the compartmentalized nature of contemporary social movements, present new ways of understanding interconnected oppressions, and offer conceptual ways of moving forward expressive of Afrofuturism and black veganism. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

34] – 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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37] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

38] -- 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.

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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