Friday, August 11, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 11 - 17, 2017

29] Animals of Baltimore need you
30] Peace vigil at White House – Aug. 11
31] WIB peace vigil – Aug. 11
32] AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER – continues through Aug. 17
33] Black Lives Matter vigil – Aug. 11
34] Van Jones: We Rise Tour DC – Aug. 11
36] Ballroom Dancing – Aug. 11
37] West Chester peace vigil – Aug. 12
38] Do you have a room for an Afghanistan refugee?
39] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
40] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
41] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
42] Do you need any book shelves?
43] Join the Global Zero campaign
29] –  The Maryland SPCA's dog kennels and cat rooms are full, and our lobby now has make-shift space set up to house additional kittens. This means we do not have any room to take in any more animals who need us.  The MD SPCA has been helping our Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance partner, BARCS, who is also full by bringing pets back to the MD SPCA, so we can find them homes they desperately deserve.  Currently there are 22 cats, 24 kittens and 17 dogs available for adoption and many more who will become available in the next few days after they have had their health exams, medical treatment for any health issues, and are spayed/neutered. Additionally, there are 120 animals in foster care, many of them recovering from health issues and litters of kittens who will need foster care for weeks until they are old enough to be made available for adoption.

The Maryland SPCA never euthanizes animals because of lack of space. All animals in the adoption program remain in care for as long as it takes to find them save, loving homes.  Consider adopting an animal. You can check to see who is available on the website.  Consider making an online gift of any amount to the MD SPCA. If you donate $5, you will help feed one meal to 27 dogs. Or, your gift can feed one longtime animal for 14 days.  The SPCA is at 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore 21211.  Call 410-235-8826.

30] – On Fri., Aug. 11 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. 

31] – On Fri., Aug. 11 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. 

32] – Al Gore’s AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER continues through Aug. 17 at the CHARLES THEATRE. A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought Climate Change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

33] – 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 Aug. 11. Black Lives Matter.  

34] – On Fri., Aug. 11 from 6:30 to 10 PM, catch up with Van Jones: We Rise Tour DC powered by the LoveArmy at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW, WDC 20004. Go to Van Jone’s WE RISE Tour, in collaboration with Roc Nation and powered, is a nationwide tour featuring entertainers, athletes, community leaders and those on the front lines of resistance. WE RISE focuses on our commonalities as opposed to our differences -- exploring how to increase dialogue and engagement on both the local and national levels. Attendees have the opportunity to connect, ask questions and participate in various activations during the program.

35] -- On Fri., Aug. 11 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, come and hear from WRITERS IN BALTIMORE SCHOOLS. Young writers from the sixth annual Writers in Baltimore Schools Young Writers' Studio will share work from their week at camp! Come out and hear middle and high school students from 19 Baltimore City schools as they read their new fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. This year, Baltimore City Paper partnered with WBS for two days of camp. Students' writing will appear in a September issue of City Paper.  WBS empowers the voices of Baltimore City students through in-school, after-school, and summer programming that builds skills in literacy and communication while creating a community of support for young writers. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

36] – 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 Aug. 11. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

37] – 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

38] – “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

39] – 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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40] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

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

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

43] -- 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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