Thursday, July 27, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 28 - August 9, 2017

38] Peace vigil at White House – July 28
39] WIB peace vigil – July 28
38] Christmas in July July 28
40] Black Lives Matter vigil – July 28
41] Ballroom Dancing – July 28
42] Bagels & Books – July 29
43] Rally for Healthcare July 29
44] Adopt a cat or a kitten -- July 29
45] West Chester peace vigil – July 29
46] Picket for Power at Douglass Homes – July 29
47] Moral Monday Movement - Baltimore Organizing Brunch – July 29
48] Baltimore Green Party July General Meeting – July 29
48] Veggie Meet Up – July 29
49] Summer Reading Program at the Maryland SPCA and Project Adopt – July 29
50] Veggie Meet Up – July 29
51] Peace Camp – July 31 – Aug. 4
52] Do you have a room for an Afghanistan refugee? – Aug. 2
53] Commemorate Hiroshima – Aug. 6
54] Commemorate Nagasaki – Aug. 9
55] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
56] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
57] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
58] Do you need any book shelves?
59] Join the Global Zero campaign
38] – On Fri., July 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. 

39] – On Fri., July 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. 

40] – 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 28. Black Lives Matter.  

41] – 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 28. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

42] –There is a casual "drop-by" event on Sat., July 29 from 9 AM to noon at the Center for Emerging Media office, 3121 St. Paul St., Suite 27.  The door is on 32nd Street, across from Chipotle.  Bagels & Books at the Center is an opportunity to drop to say hello, share a bite, and peruse through "slightly used" books - including books featured on past Steiner Show episodes, which will be sold for very reasonable prices! Go to

43] –Attend the Rally for Healthcare in Annapolis on Sat., July 29 from 10 AM to noon in Lawyer's Mall, 100 State Circle, to hear personal stories and healthcare advocates talk!  Meanwhile, several things might take place this coming week on a national scale. No matter what happens - a repeal with no replacement of the bill, or attempting to replace current legislation with the latest incarnation of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, we know that tens of millions of people nationwide including hundreds of thousands of Maryland residents will be negatively impacted. Here in Maryland, we need to be ready to act no matter which bill might get brought to a vote, and no matter what the outcome of a vote might be. Even Senators don't know which proposal will be brought forward, especially with the Senate Parliamentarian stating that 60 votes would be required for key pieces of legislation. 

March around the governor's mansion. Healthcare must be a right for all and not a privilege for the few. It’s time for Congress to prioritize patients over politics!  RSVP at

44] – Get over to the Cat Hospital At Towson (CHAT), 6701 York Rd, Baltimore 21212, on Sat., July 29 from 10 AM to noon for a special joint adoption event to help save more lives.  The MD ASPCA will be joined by the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance partners BARCS, Baltimore Humane Society, Baltimore County Animal Services and special guest Humane Society of Harford County. Bring your family for an opportunity to meet lots of adoptable cats and kittens of all ages and personalities.

  The standard adoption fee for cats and kittens will be waived as part of our Maryland 2,000 adoption promotion. To help you and your new feline get off on the right paw, adopters will receive a free certificate for a cat wellness exam at CHAT. Standard adoption procedures will apply for each participating shelter. Go to

45] – 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

46] – On Sat., July 29 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Picket for Power at Douglass Homes, hosted by Margaret Flowers MD and the Baltimore City Green Party.  Join them at 1500 E Lexington St., Baltimore 21231-1012. The residents of Douglass Homes in Baltimore City have been denied an election for a Tenant's Council and have therefore been denied access to funds for their community. On top of that, they are having basic rights denied - like the ability to have a BBQ or a kiddie pool. And the city is leaving vacant units empty. Picket outside the Douglass Homes Management Office to ask for a Tenant's Council election as the first demand.  The city is also going to start charging residents of public housing for water and gas even though many are living paycheck to paycheck. Charge businesses that are behind on their bills, not those who are struggling to rise up.  This is part of a national day of action to protect public housing!

47] – On Sat., .July 29 from noon to 2 PM, there is a Moral Monday Movement - Baltimore Organizing Brunch at the Amalgamated Transit Union, Division1300, 126 W. 25th St., Baltimore 21218.  Join clergy, activists, organized labor, and service providers to discuss local priorities for a Moral Monday Movement in Baltimore. Founded in North Carolina, and closely associated with the Rev. William Barber, the Moral Monday Movement is a multi-issue coalition of moral leaders, and progressives organized to fight for the living wage, health care, social programs, police brutality and more! Since its founding in 2013, through the efforts of Rev. Barber and others, the movement has spread to Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, and Missouri. Rev. Barber has had interest in bringing his progressive movement to Baltimore since the uprising surrounding the brutal police killing of Freddy Gray, and since the Mayor's veto of the living wage, the Governor's attack on worker sick leave, and development projects that put profits over the interest of the poor and working class.  Go to

48] – On Sat., July 29 from 1 to 1:30 PM, attend the Baltimore Green Party July General Meeting at the office, 100 E 23rd St., Baltimore. The Baltimore City Green Party's monthly meeting is open to the public and new voices are always welcome. We are a grassroots party that takes direction from its membership and works on behalf of all the people of Baltimore, especially the disadvantaged and disenfranchised.  Visit

49] – 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.

50] – There will be a Meetup, Great Vegan Food, Conversation, and Connection, on Sat., July 29 from 6 to 8 PM at Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Rd., Baltimore 21212. RSVP at

51] – Come to a Peace Camp from 9 AM to 3 PM from Mon., July 31 through Fri., Aug. 4 at Saint Camillus Church, 1600 St Camillus Dr., Silver Spring 20903.  The fee is $50, as the church is subsidizing most of the cost.  There are scholarships available.  The theme of the camp is Land of many Colors.  For registration information, go to

52] – “Do you have room to house a female refugee from Afghanistan? She would need to be placed in an all-female household OR a family setting, and is scheduled to arrive on August 2.  An ideal placement would be from six months to one year. The resettlement agency, Lutheran Social Services (LSS), would pay rent up to $600/month. If you are interested, email

53] – There is a HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION on Sunday, August 6. At 5:30 PM, outside Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N, Charles Street, demonstrate in favor of the treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons: Fifty nations must ratify the Convention to Ban Nuclear Weapons, and ratification begins on September 20.  One hundred and twenty two countries signed on to the convention, but they must take it back to their nations for ratification by whatever means each nation has for ratification. 

At 6:30 PM inside Homewood Meetinghouse, savor a potluck dinner with members of the peace and justice community. David Eberhardt will again share some poetry, and Joseph Byrne will perform some dulcimer music.    

At 7:15 PM, the program will begin with Dr. Gwen DuBois, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, who will discuss her work in New York City during the gathering at the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons.  Then a statement will be read from Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo, who will share her thoughts about living in apartheid South Africa.  Rev. Mahlangu-Ngcobo will be in South Africa on August 6 for a Prayer Intercession in Parliament. Note that South Africa is the first nuclear nation to end its program.  RSVP to Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

54] – The NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION is on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  At 5:30 PM, demonstrate at 33rd & N. Charles Streets against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts, including research on killer drones, commemorate the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, and remember Fukushima, Japan.  At 6:30 PM, march to the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles Street. 

At 7 PM, John Steinbach and Kio Kanda of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area will share some remarks.  Then, with the help of a translator, a Korean Hibakusha, Ms. Jon Sung Lee, will address the group. Ms. Lee was 12 years old when she experienced the Hiroshima bombing. Her family were part of the large Korean community in Hiroshima forced to work in Japan during WW2. She entered Hiroshima three days after the bombing and was exposed to the radiation. 

Also speaking will be Sister Megan Rice of the Transform Now Plowshares.  She engaged with Greg Boertje-Obed and Mike Walli in a remarkable Plowshares disarmament at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. Finally, the accomplished musician David Sawyer will perform.  At 8:30 PM, enjoy dinner at Niwana Restaurant, 3 E. 33rd Street, with our Korean guest. RSVP to Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.
HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE, 325 East 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218 Ph: 410-323-1607 Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Comcast dot net
55] – 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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