Friday, July 7, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert- July 7 - 12, 2017

20] Peace vigil at White House – July 7
21] WIB peace vigil – July 7
22] Rally & March to Free Mumia – July 7
23] Fire Trump Walk – July 7
24] Black Lives Matter vigil – July 7
25] Not Without Black Women – July 7
26] Film DENIAL – July 7
27] Ballroom Dancing – July 7
28] Baltimore Women United – July 8
29] West Chester peace vigil – July 8
30] BRSM Adoption Event at the PetSmart – July 8
31] Book talk: AUSTERITY BLUES – July 8
32] Speak out to Congress about funding war – July 12
33] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
34] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
35] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
36] Do you need any book shelves?
37] Join the Global Zero campaign
20] – On Fri., July 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. 

21] – On Fri., July 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. 

22] – Rally & March to Free Mumia on Fri., July 7 at 7 PM at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.  Go to  On May 30, 2017, the Philly DA’s office brushed off a judge’s order to release all records of former D.A. Ron Castille’s involvement in Mumia’s case. It follows a landmark Supreme Court decision which ruled judges MUST remove themselves from any case they had a hand in prosecuting. There are 14 prisoners fighting similar appeals. Mumia is one of them.

Ron Castille was Assistant Philly D.A. during Mumia's 1982 trial and the city's D.A. when his office opposed Abu-Jamal’s appeals in 1988. When Mumia’s case reached the state’s highest court, his lawyers challenged now-Judge Castille to recuse himself but he refused. Under court order, the Philly D.A.’s office released a paltry 50 pages of public record. The judge's latest order gives the DA until July 7 to fully comply. The people’s movement forced the government to take Mumia off death row. This fight could win his freedom! Email Mobilization4Mumia or call 215-724-1618.

23] – On Fri., July7 from 5 to 8 PM, join the Fire Trump Walk on The Mall, Washington, D.C. It's time to confront Donald Trump and ask him to resign the Presidency. Families meet at the Washington Monument, and deliver Trump Resign letters (no return addresses) to the post office located at 1400 Independence Ave. SW, WDC 20250.

24] – 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 7. Black Lives Matter.  

25] – Get over to Not Without Black Women: An Evening of Dialogue and Sisterhood.  Black women are working hard in a variety of different fields and industries, yet our country is not working hard for us. They are overworked, underrepresented and their contributions often go unappreciated. On Fri., July 7 from 6:30to 8:30 PM, come together for an evening of celebration, networking and sisterhood to resist against the status quo. Talk about the politics surrounding Black women's labor in the 21st century and brainstorm ways to move forward.  This is happening at the Teavolve Cafe & Lounge, 1401 Aliceanna St., Baltimore.

26] – On Fri., July 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 "DENIAL, directed by Mick Jackson with a screenplay by David Hare.  The film is based on the book by Deborah Lipstadt, and stars Oscar winner Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, and Timothy Spall.  In 1996, Nazi Holocaust denier, David Irving, sued historian Deborah Lipstadt in the British courts for calling him a "falsifier of history" in her book “Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory.” The film presents a poignant argument for the undeniable truth that we so terribly need today.

  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.

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

28] – On Sat., July 8 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM, get involved with the Baltimore Women United at the 29th Street Community Center, 300 E 29th St., Baltimore 21218.  This #BWUstandupforMD action is to raise awareness about Baltimore Women United and its efforts to support the election of women and turn out the vote; to encourage voters to participate in upcoming 2018 primary and general elections and to learn from our neighbors about issues important to building a stronger Baltimore.  All volunteers are asked to arrive at the 29th Street Community Center at 8:30 AM to receive directions and materials before hitting the streets! Go to

29] – 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

30] – On Sat., July 8 at 1 PM, attend the BRSM Adoption Event at the PetSmart at Arundel Mills, 7663 Arundel Mills Blvd., Hanover 21076.  Call 443-755-9936.

31] – On Sat., July 8 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, get over to an author talk – AUSTERITY BLUES: FIGHTING FOR THE SOUL OF PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION. Public higher education in the postwar era was a key economic and social driver in American life, making college available to millions of working men and women. Since the 1980s, however, government austerity policies and politics have severely reduced public investment in higher education, exacerbating inequality among poor and working-class students of color, as well as part-time faculty.

In “Austerity Blues,” Michael Fabricant and Stephen Brier examine these devastating fiscal retrenchments nationally, focusing closely on New York and California, both of which were leaders in the historic expansion of public higher education in the postwar years and now are at the forefront of austerity measures. Fabricant and Brier describe the extraordinary growth of public higher education after 1945, thanks largely to state investment, the alternative intellectual and political traditions that defined the 1960s, and the social and economic forces that produced austerity policies and inequality beginning in the late 1970s and 1980s. A provocative indictment of the negative impact neoliberal policies have visited on the public university, especially the growth of class, racial, and gender inequalities, Austerity Blues also analyzes the many changes currently sweeping public higher education, including the growing use of educational technology, online learning, and privatization, while exploring how these developments hurt students and teachers. In its final section, the book offers examples of oppositional and emancipatory struggles and practices that can help reimagine public higher education in the future. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

32] – JOIN NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE IN RIVERS OF BLOOD II on Wednesday, July 12 for an action of nonviolent civil resistance to call on Congress to stop funding war causing rivers of blood to flow through the U.S. Capitol. Meet at Union Station in Washington, DC in the lower level food court near Walgreens at 10 AM for a final planning meeting.  We will be delivering a petition to offices of Congressional leaders calling on them to end the funding for war. Let me know if you want to sign the petition.  Then a group will risk arrest on the steps of the Capitol.  We invite all people of nonviolence to join us, whether you will risk arrest or not.  Please wear a t-shirt with red paint to simulate blood – especially those risking arrest.  Bring posters. RSVP to Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

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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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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