Friday, May 25, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - May 25 - 27, 2018

53] Break Free from Plastic – May 25
54] Defenders of Wildlife – May 25
55] Black Lives Matter – May 25
56] HEART X-RAYS -- May 25
58] Ballroom Dancing – May 25
59] Iftar Dinner to Support Rohingya Refugees – May 25
60] Our Revolution Canvass – May 26
61] From Protest to Power Canvass – May 26
62] Support Robbie Leonard – May 26
63] Chester County Peace Vigil – May 26
64] Education Meet and Greet, hosted by Ben Jealous – May 26
65] Ignite Peace Protest at Horsham Air Guard Station – May 26
66] Canvasses in Wicomico, Somerset & Worcester Counties – May 26 - 27
67] Feline Rescue Association Adoption Event – May 26
68] “All Reasons Vegan – May 26
70] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
71] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
73] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
74] Do you need any book shelves?
75] Do you need a stand up freezer?
76] Join the Global Zero campaign
77] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
53] – On Fri., Mat 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, Break Free From Plastic US Tour, hosted by EARTHWORKS, 1612 K St NW, Suite 904, WDC 20006.  The tour had been to Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia and brought activists from India and the Philippines to talk about the end use impacts of plastics on waste pickers and fisher folk. Go to

54] – On Fri., Mat 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, hear a Dialogue with Defenders by Robb Krehbiel, hosted by Defenders of Wildlife, WDC 20036.  Come chat live on Facebook with the Northwest Program representative Robb Krehbiel! He'll be giving an update on the Northwest program, talk some of the great on-the-ground projects, and will answer your questions. Go to

55] – 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 May 25. Black Lives Matter.  

56] – On Fri., May 26 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, catch G.H. MOSSON AND MARCUS COLASURDO PRESENT: "HEART X-RAYS." This is a twenty-first-century beat epic poem that ranges across landscapes and voices, with appearances by Banksy, Pussy Riot, hip-hop, the down and out, the up and coming, heartbreak and joybreak, while exploring the mystery we call the human heart. If indeed poetry can offer an RX, a prescription to the bloody joyful teary-eyed American paradox, it is one that calls forth all the voices that have not yet been heard, that harbors an innocence that reaches into the very heart of our own excellence. A collaborative work between two poets and working-class activists, “Heart X-rays” is a poetic memory of today written in the alphabet of a future. Call 443-602-7585. RSVP at

57] – As part of the Commemoration of the Catonsville Nine, Salem Players at the Salem Lutheran Church, 905 Frederick Rd., Catonsville, presents their production of the play written by Daniel Berrigan on May 25, and 26 at 7:30 PM and on May 27 at 2 PM. Tickets are $12 for seniors & students, and $15 for general admission. Call (410) 747-0720 for ticket information. Go to

58] – 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 May 25. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

59] – On Fri., Mat 25 from 8 to 11 PM, get over to the Iftar Dinner to Support Rohingya Refugees, hosted by Helping Hand USA at Masjid Al Falaah, 3014 Philadelphia Rd., Abingdon 21009. Contact Asif Khan at 301 252 7553.  See

60] – Our Revolution is organizing canvassing for Ben Jealous on Sat., May 26 at 9:45 AM at 1800 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201. Email Keanuu at

61] – You are needed to canvass or phone bank for former National President and CEO of the NAACP, Ben Jealous, for Maryland's next Governor in Central Park Heights from 10 AM to 2 Pm on Sat., May 26.  Remember to bring a charged smart phone with the MiniVAN app from Apple / Android stores), something to drink, and comfortable walking shoes! Join in rain or shine and talk to neighbors about endorsed candidates.  If you do not have a smart phone, let the organizers know ahead of time. Meet at Hillendale Local Park, 10615 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring 20903.  Email Garrett Mannchen at Go to

Get with From Protest to Power - Seat Pleasant Canvass in PG County from 10 AM to 3 PM on Sat., May 26. CONTACT Krstyal Oriadha at at 713-498-5179.  Visit

Progressive Maryland needs you to knock on doors for Ben Jealous and statewide endorsed candidates.  From 10 AM to 1 PM on Sat., May 26, there is a From Protest to Power Canvass in Shady Side, State District 30/County District 7.  Join Take Action Anne Arundel County to talk to voters about the issues that matter to them and to advocate for endorsed progressive candidates. James Kitchin, PM endorsed candidate for County Council District 7 will be canvassing with the team.  This canvass will also focus on Chrissy Holt for State Senate District 30 and Ben Jealous & Susan Turnbull for Governor/Lt Governor of Maryland.  RSVP at  Meet at the Driftwood Diner & Picnic after Canvass, 1468 Snug Harbor Rd., Shady Side, MD 20764. CONTACT Randye Williams at

Get over to the Protest to Power Canvass from 10 AM to 2 PM on Sat., May 26.  How do we create the world we know we deserve? We have to organize. Knock on doors together for progressive candidates and move from #ProtestToPower!  Come to Ballenger Creek Park, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick 21703. CONTACT Maria Dennis & Nick DeSalvio at  Visit

From the Protest to Power, join the Accokeek Canvass, PG County, 10 AM to 3 PM on Sat., May 26.  CONTACT Seanniece Bamiro at or 240-245-0268.  See

62] – Our Revolution Maryland is supporting Robbie Leonard with a Canvass on Sat., May 26 from 10 AM to 1 PM.  The Meet-Up is at 9200 Old Harford Rd., Baltimore 21234.  To participate, email  Leonard is running in the 42nd District for a Senate seat vacated by Jim Brochin. Robbie Leonard, a lifelong Baltimore County resident and a product of Baltimore County’s Public Schools, is strong progressive candidate who will advocate for free tuition at Maryland Community Colleges, a Single Payer Universal Healthcare System, Clean Energy, a $15 Minimum Wage, the Home Act, and a host of other OR priorities. Go to

63] – 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

64] – On Sat., May 26 from 11 AM to noon, join the Education Meet and Greet, hosted by Ben Jealous at Sollers Point Multipurpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Rd., Dundalk 21222.  Join us for a discussion about how we're going to finally fully fund our schools and ensure that every kid in Maryland gets the education they deserve.

65] – On Sat., May 26 from noon to 2 PM, Ignite Peace Protest at the drone war command center, Horsham Air Guard Station, Route 611/Easton Road & County Line Road.  Stop Endless War; Close the Drone War Command Center in Horsham.  These demonstrations, now in their 5th year, continue the last Saturday of the month.  See a Slide show by Rich Gardner from April's demonstration in Horsham. Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at 484-574-1148 or

66] – There are canvasses in Wicomico, Somerset & Worcester Counties from noon to 4 PM on Sat., May 26.  There is also a Wicomico County cavass from noon to 4 PM on Sun., May 27.  Email to RSVP for a canvass on the Eastern Shore!

67] – On Sat., May 26 from noon to 3 PM, be a part of the Feline Rescue Association Adoption Event, hosted by Bark, 1809 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville 21208.  This is an adoption event. See

68] – On Sat., May 26 from 6 to 8:30 PM, check out “All Reasons Vegan" & “Essential Supplements for Vegans," hosted by Earthsave Baltimore, 517 Talbott Ave., Lutherville 21093.  Earthsave's veg/vegan dinner series meets on the last Saturday of each month at Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Rd., Baltimore 21212, next to the historic Senator Theater. The May event will be a double bill, with a presentation on “All Reasons Vegan” by Nancy Poznak, and a shorter talk on “Essential Supplements for Vegans" by Dietitian Mark Rifkin. RSVP by phone or email if you don't plan to bring a dish to share, and will be paying for dinner. See which provides consultation and marketing to make it easy for restaurants to offer plant-based, vegan-friendly options, and for food enthusiasts to find them.  See "Ask a Vegan Dietitian" at  Also visit

69] – On Sat., May 26 at 6:30 PM, hear M. EARL SMITH PRESENT STARS OVER LATIN AMERICA, a children’s book based on the nonfictional account of Ernesto "Che" Guevara and Alberto Granado and their 1952 motorcycle trip through several Latin American countries. The book explores this revolutionary history, presenting it in a relatable format making this timeless tale easily accessible for future generations. Call 443-602-7585. RSVP at

70] – Do you have any interest in challenging the Trump administration for reneging on the Iran Deal? If yes, would you be interested in joining a Peace Caravan to the Iranian embassy in Washington, D.C.? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  

71] – It is a violation of U.S. law for us to attack a country that has not attacked us, as only Congress can declare war. The Trump administration is nevertheless beating the war drums for war against Iran and North Korea. The Mueller investigation is tightening the vise, and could cause Trump to attack those countries in order to divert attention from Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Such a military strike would demand an immediate and unequivocal response from us to show that we will not tolerate his abuse of power.

Let's mobilize to show that we the people will not tolerate another military adventure, which would be bound to have profound negative consequences. If a preemptive military strike against Iran or North Korea takes place, then meet outside the War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St., Baltimore, MD 21202. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 2 PM local time, then events will begin at noon, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.


   After 44 years of resisting weapons and war, Jonah House is Baltimore is in danger of shutting down. Two of the three core members have announced their intention to leave the community as of May 2018. That leaves one core member, Joe Byrne, who will remain to recruit and re-form intentional community. But if no one steps forward, Jonah House will have to close.

  Jonah House was founded by Phil Berrigan, Liz McAlister, and others, in 1973, during the Vietnam War. It was a center of resistance to that war. When the war ended, the focus of resistance became the nuclear arms race. This resistance blossomed into the Plowshares movement. Jonah House members have spent years in jail for Plowshares disarmament actions. Other members have spent years supporting them, and doing the work of the community in their absence. Resistance to weapons and war continues at Jonah House. More recently, Jonah House has also become involved in racial justice efforts in Baltimore, and the environmental justice movement.

   Jonah House is planted in the middle of a 22-acre, mostly-wooded cemetery in West Baltimore called St. Peter’s. Maintaining and slowly restoring St. Peter’s Cemetery is the work that pays the bills for the community. Jonah House also uses the property to serve the living as well as honor the dead. Our gardens and orchards feed the Jonah House community, and the surrounding neighborhood community, via a food pantry and weekly food distribution to low-income neighbors. We envision the cemetery—particularly the 11-acre forest patch—as a haven for the people of the neighborhood, international peace activists, and numberless living beings.

Jonah House is also an interfaith spiritual community. We pray or meditate together daily, and our spiritual practice informs and empowers everything we do, whether in the fields or in the streets.

To continue the vision, Jonah House is looking for a few new core members willing to commit to a two-year stint. We are also open to short- and long-term interns (3 months to a year). The work of radical peacemaking, direct service to the poor, and stewarding the land requires workers. We pray that God will send laborers to the vineyard (yes, we have that too) and that Jonah House will continue to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable for another 44 years!  For more information, call 443-804-3410, or email us at

73] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

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

75] – Do you need a stand up freezer?  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at

76] -- 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.

77] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

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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