Thursday, July 20, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 20 - 22, 2017

29] Don’t Gut Medicaid – July 20
30] Fundraiser for refugees – July 20
31] District 43 Legislative Debrief Meeting – July 20
32] See the film TIDEWATER – July 20
33] How City Government Works – July 20
34] Peace vigil at White House – July 21
35] WIB peace vigil – July 21
36] DCRAPP Monthly Coalition Meeting – July 21
37] Black Lives Matter vigil – July 21
38] Christmas in July July 21
39] Ballroom Dancing – July 21
40] West Chester peace vigil – July 22
41] Summer Reading Program at the Maryland SPCA and Project Adopt – July 22
42] Masters' Day Interfaith Program – July 22
43] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
44] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
45] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
46] Do you need any book shelves?
47] Join the Global Zero campaign
29] – U.S. Senate Republicans are back at it this week, talking about moving ahead with plans to roll back advances in health care coverage and gutting Medicaid—outrageous! Come to Capitol Hill on Thurs., July 20 at 10:30 AM to tell Congress: Don’t gut Medicaid—Families need access to quality, affordable health care! RSVP at  Help deliver health care stories to key Senators with the message, “Medicaid does wonders for America’s kids and families!”

Meet in front of the HUGE black mountain sculpture in the lobby of the Hart Senate Office Building, Constitution Ave. between 1st and 2nd Sts. NE.

30] – On Thurs., July 20 at 5 PM, attend AWE Community Night Fundraiser at Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art.  Gertrude’s will be donating a portion of their evening sales to the AWE Community to further its work with asylum seekers and refugees. It’s a chance for everyone to dine out and do good all at the same time. Go to Reservations are recommended and can be made at or 410-889-3399. 

31] – Come to a District 43 Legislative Debrief Meeting on Thurs., July 20 at 6 PM at 2601 N. Howard St., Baltimore 21218-4508.  This is a legislative debrief session for Baltimore JUFJ folks who live in District 43. 

32] – The D.C. Environmental Film Festival will be at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum.  At 6 PM on Thurs., July 20 see TIDEWATER which explores the challenge of sea level rise in Hampton Roads, Virginia-- a region vulnerable to the nation's overall national security. Rich in diversity and historical significance, the Hampton Roads area is also the second most vulnerable community in the nation for sea level rise. The area is comprised of over 1.6 million residents, 18 government agencies, and Naval Station Norfolk--the largest naval base in the world. Post film discussion will be facilitated by a museum educator. Call 202.633.4866 to register for this program. Watch the film trailer:

33] – On Thurs., July 20 at 6:30 PM, attend Civics 101: How City Government Works.  This is part of the next District 8 Community Academy Workshop Series to be held at the Fred B Leidig Recreation Center, 301 S. Beechfield Ave., Baltimore 21229. RSVP at

34] – On Fri., July 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. 

35] – On Fri., July 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. 

36] – There is a DCRAPP (Release Aging People in Prison) Monthly Coalition Meeting at the BF Senior Wellness Center, 3531 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20010, on Fri., July 21 from 3 to 4:15 PM.  DCRAPP 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 how you can become involved in the campaign.  Email or go to

37] – 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 July 21. Black Lives Matter.  

38] –It's Christmas in July at Wine & Wag on Fri., July 21 from 5:30 to 8 PM at the Maryland SPCA. 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore 21211.While too warm to dig out your best ugly holiday sweater, bring your animal dressed in his/her favorite Christmas bandana and get a jump start on your Christmas photos by visiting a holiday-themed photo booth. Perhaps we’ll even see a few antlers!  Enjoy live music and delicious food and drinks. Taste complimentary food samples provided by Galley Foods refreshing frozen yogurt offered by Sweet Frog.  Knights from Medieval Times will be giving out T-shirts, crowns, koozies, keychains and coupons for a show. Wine & Wag admission is $10 and $15 at the door per person. Go to;jsessionid=00000000.app340a?view=Tickets&id=100662&NONCE_TOKEN=B72122A368BC1299A34F0F3F7B5A1D2C.

39] – 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 on July 21. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

40] – 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

41] – The Summer Reading Program at the Maryland SPCA and Project Adopt helps both children by strengthening their reading skills and the animals by giving them company, which helps to reduce stress if they are anxious in a kennel environment. The Summer Reading Program runs Tuesdays from 3 to 4 PM until the end of August at the Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore 21211, and on Saturdays from 1 to 2 PM at Project Adopt in White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd., Baltimore 21236. There is no fee for the reading program, but space is limited and registration is required. Go to the Reading Program @ the MD SPCA on Tuesdays and the Reading Program @ Project Adopt on Saturdays
42] – You are invited to this year's Masters' Day Interfaith Program on Sat,, July 22 at 4 PM at the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, 2950 Arizona Ave. NW, WDC 20016.  Enjoy Love, Unity & Peace.  After the program, eat a vegetarian meal. Go to or call Davinder Khanna at 571-218-9541.

33] – 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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34] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

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

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

37] -- 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: mobuszewski2001 [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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