Friday, June 1, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 1 - 3, 2018

39] Protest DOJ policy of separating families – June 1
40] WIB peace vigils –June 1
41] White House vigil – June 1
42] Black Lives Matter – June 1
43] Abolish ICE – June 1
45] Big Baltimore-area Progressives Bash – June 1
46] End the Crime of Torture – June 1
47] Ballroom Dancing – June 1
48] Golden Mile Canvass – June 2
49] Democracy for America Campaign Academy June 2 & 3
50] Max will be at the Charles Village Festival – June 2 & 3
51] Wear Orange – June 2
52] Compost Demonstration – June 2
53] Chester County Peace Vigil – June 2
54] Governor’s Debate – June 2
55] Remember Dr. Richard Humphrey - June 2
56] COMMON CAUSE picnic – June 2
57] Pacem Music Festival – June 2
58] Wear Orange – June 2
59] Heritage of Resistance – June 2
60] Gil Scott-Heron/Mariam Makeba June 2
61] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
62] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
64] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
65] Do you need any book shelves?
66] Do you need a stand up freezer?
67] Join the Global Zero campaign
68] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
39] – We are at a critical point in history: It is now official US immigration policy to routinely and intentionally separate children from their parents at our southern border. Hundreds of children have already been ripped from their families. We cannot let the practice that Trump has put into place of purposely separating children from their moms and families to continue. We cannot allow human rights violations in the name of immigration enforcement to go on. Can you be at the Department of Justice on Fri., June 1 from 11 AM to noon and speak out for the children whose lives are on the line?  The Department of Justice is at 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20530.

40] – On Fri., June 1 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 LUNCH at Baba's Kitchen.  Warm-up, dry off, and enjoy a vegetarian chili lunch and lots of good conversation. Bring a side or topping for the chili.  There are still places at the table; invite a friend to come along with you.

  Another vigil is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St, Baltimore. 21211. However, if weather is iffy, contact Anne at  Lunch will take place at 1 PM at the RPP Café, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211.

  A third vigil will be in Chestertown, Kent County at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row.  This vigil is looking for more peace bodies on the Eastern Shore.  Welcome to the network, Chestertown Women in Black.

Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather.  Peace signs will be available. 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 to:

41] – On Fri.,  June 1 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. 

42] – 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 June 1. Black Lives Matter.  

43] – On Fri., June 1 from 6 to 7 PM, Abolish ICE! We need Justice 4 Claudia Gómez González & Migrant Children. Come to 40 S. Gay St., Baltimore 21202-4030 for a demo, hosted by the Peoples Power Assembly and Workers World Party. Gonzalez, a 20 year old woman from Guatemala, was shot in the head & killed by the US Border Patrol on May 30at the US/Mexico border near Laredo, Texas. She was unarmed.  Immigration Customs Enforcement is forcibly separating children and babies at the border from parents.  The Trump administration is making preparations to warehouse migrant children on military bases, according to Defense [sic] Department communications in child shelters.  Recent investigations reported by Newsweek accuse custom and border control police of using stun guns on minors for amusement or punishment, kicking them and threatening to either rape or kill victims.  Visit

44] – On Fri., June 1 at 7 PM, come to the Free First-Friday Film @ the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA to see IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, directed by Jim Sheridan.  This is the searing true story of the Guildford Four, each of whom were wrongly convicted for an IRA bombing in London in 1974. Nominated for six Oscars, the film is a political drama set in Northern Ireland with a troubled father-and-son relationship at its core.

In a time of widespread public fear, due to numerous IRA bombings, the London police need to make someone accountable. They arrest four wild Irish teenagers and a number of family members.  Gerry Conlon (played brilliantly by Daniel Day-Lewis) arrives in London from Northern Ireland with only drugs and sex on his mind. Gerry's father (played by Pete Postlethwaite) is arrested as well when he comes to London to help his son find a lawyer. Both actors were nominated for Oscars for their intense performances. Emma Thompson, nominated for Best Supporting Actress Oscar, plays a pivotal role as the lawyer who ferrets out the truth and attempts to get the men’s convictions overturned.

  Following the film people are invited to participate in a discussion. Doors open at 6:30 PM for light refreshments.  A group discussion about the film follows its screening. Go to 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.

45] – On Fri., June 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, come to the Big Baltimore-area Progressives Bash, hosted by the Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club at Glory Days Grill, 1220 E. Joppa Rd., Towson 21286. Progressives, come celebrate our movement and the progressive federal, state, and local candidates endorsed by the Baltimore County Progressive Democrats. Candidates bring your supporters, families, literature, and signs (We'll decorate!) Go to

46] – Dr. Sami Baloch Badini, from Balochistan, Pakistan, is a member of  the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC), and a human rights activist.  The mission of the (TASSC), the only organization founded by and for torture survivors, is to end the practice of torture wherever it occurs and to empower survivors, their families and communities wherever they are. TASSC stands in solidarity with all immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of torture around the world as it tirelessly works for the abolition of torture. This year TASSC is celebrating 20 years as an organization—a major milestone!  For events taking place to commemorate this special anniversary please see

End the Crime of Torture! Support TASSC during Its 20th Anniversary Commemoration Events to Abolish Torture.  Dr. Badini will speak on Fri., June 1 at 7:30 PM at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, WDC 20010. Go to Contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

47] – 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 June 1. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

48] – On Sat., June 2 from 10 AM to 2 PM, join the Golden Mile Canvass - Frederick City as part of AACF Immigration Celebration Day, 1080 W. Patrick St., Frederick 21702.  CONTACT Beth Landry at or 443-366-9402.

49] – Register for the Democracy for America Campaign Academy on Sat. June 2 & Sun. June 3, 10 AM to 5 PM at 300 West Pratt St., Suite 550, Baltimore 21201.  Meet guests from all over Maryland -- including DFA-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous! This will be a weekend of learning, community, and movement building. Go to The cost of DFA Campaign Academy is $35, which includes lunch and light snacks on both days of training. RSVP at

50] – Max will be at the Charles Village Festival on Sat., June 3 from 11 AM  to 9 PM and Sun., June 4 from 11 AM to 6 PM in the Wyman Park Dell, Charles and 29th Sts., Baltimore.  I will have for sale used books, vinyl, buttons, bumperstickers, CDs, videos and other paraphernalia. Email mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or call 410-323-1607. Check out

51] – Come to a BALTIMORE WEAR ORANGE INTERFAITH COMMUNITY PICNIC on Sat., June 2 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 East University Parkway, Baltimore  21218.  RSVP  at  WEAR ORANGE is a Community Event for Gun Violence Awareness Day. To honor the more than 96 lives cut short and the hundreds more injured by gun violence every day — and to demand action. All across the country, communities are coming together to Wear Orange, honor victims and survivors, and demand a future free from gun violence. In Baltimore, the picnic will have activities for kids, live music, sandwiches and other refreshments, and much more! Hear from gun violence survivors, faith leaders and community advocates, and share our dedication and commitment to each other in the movement to end gun violence.

MD - Ellicott City - Wear Orange Community Celebration is on Sat., June 2 at 2 PM at the VFW Post 7472 (off of Old Columbia Pike), 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City 21043. Reaffirm our commitment to ending gun violence.

Join in the MD - Bel Air - Wear Orange Picnic and Playdate on Sat., June 2 noon at Shamrock Park, Main Street Tower, 29 S. Main St., Bel Air 21014.

52] – On Sat., June 2 from 11 AM to noon, there will be a Compost Demonstration, hosted by The Friends of Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis 21403.  Master Gardeners maintain the Composting and Native Gardens site at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. They give hour-long compost demonstrations twice a month. The talks are given by those on the team that are Master Composters. Attendees receive a free compost bin, provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recycling and information (goodie) bag filled with printed materials explaining various ways of composting. Visit  Email

53] – 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

54] – Tune in to the 2018 Maryland Governors’ Debate on Sat., June 2 from noon to 4 PM, hosted by the Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle at the New Waverly United Methodist Church, 644 E. 33rd St., Baltimore. Call 410-878-1020.           

55] –  A founding member of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Dr. Richard Humphrey, passed away on March 26 after decades of involvement in peace and justice issues.  His brilliance, his breadth of knowledge and involvement in the movement to rid the world of nuclear weapons was legendary.  He was a mentor to so many of us. A memorial service will be held at 1 PM on June 2 at the First Unitarian Church. Dr. Richard Humphrey, presente!

56] –    Join Common Cause Maryland Board President, Tom Moore, and guest speaker, Rep. Jamie Raskin, for a summer celebration to look back at the wins this past legislative session and look forward to the work ahead. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and opportunities to get involved. Admission is free, but donation is suggested. The picnic is happening on Sat., June 2 at 1:30 PM at the home of the Common Cause Maryland President, 11 Forest Ave, Rockville 20850.  Email  RSVP to

57] –  Get over to the 2018 Pacem Music Festival from 1 to 9 PM on Sat., June 2 at The Farm, 301 Stanton Road, Wilmington, DE 19804.  Go to This is a Fundraiser for Delaware Pacem in Terris.  The rain date is Sun., June 3. BUY TICKETS at

58] – On Sat., June 2 is Wear Orange Day.  Party in the Park at 2 PM at Delcastle Playground, and commemorate National Gun Violence Weekend at 801 McKennan's Church Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. See

59] –BARS PRESENTS: HERITAGE OF RESISTANCE on Sat., June 2 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. Join Baltimore Asian Resistance in Solidarity, BARS, for a film screening and discussion in celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Americans Heritage Month. The film
“Sramik Awaaz: Workers Voices,” is a documentary on the labor movement in Bangladesh. It is a collaboration between Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq and documentary filmmaker Mohammed Romel.  The documentary focuses on workers in the garment industry, highlighting their organizing efforts, educating others on trade union rights, developing female leadership, and building worldwide allies. Call 443-602-7585. RSVP at

60] –  Catch Winter in America The revolutionary words and music of Gil Scott Heron with Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band on Sat. June 2 at 8 PM at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224.  Tickets are $20, and $17 for members (+$3 at the door).  Speaking truth to power, the words and music of the late Gil Scott Heron are needed today more than ever. Lifelong funkateer Joe Keyes and his band celebrate the man and his music.

There is a FILM SCREENING & PERFORMANCE of Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba on Sun., June 3 at 4:30 PM at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224.  Miriam Makeba was the first African musician to become a true international star. This documentary, directed by Mika Kaurismäki, traces Makeba’s life and music. B'more soul singer Ama Chandra performs some of Makeba’s beloved songs as part of this special afternoon. Tickets are $20, and $17 for members (+$3 at the door). 

However, take in Gil Scott-Heron & Miriam Makeba for a Weekend Combo Offer!  Two incredible icons are feted this weekend. Why not check out both events and save a couple bucks? Come to both events for $25 ($22 for Creative Alliance members), or just pick one, and help honor the words, vision, and voices of two of the greats. Email or call 410/276-1651.

61] – 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.  

62] – 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

64] -- 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

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

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

67] -- 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.

68] – 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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