Thursday, November 1, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 2 - 17, 2018

56] Interested in employment within the Johns Hopkins Health System – Nov. 2
57] Remembering Jamal Khashoggi – Nov. 2
58] WIB peace vigils – Nov. 2
59] White House vigil – Nov. 2
60] Food Rescue Friday – Nov. 2
61] Rally at the Department of Homeland Security – Nov. 2
62] Black Lives Matter – Nov. 2
63] Burden of Palestine exhibit – through Nov. 27
64] See John Sayles’ AMIGO – Nov. 2
65] Hear about Oscar Romero – Nov. 2
66] Ballroom Dancing – Nov. 2
67] Basic Computer Skills Class for immigrant women – Nov. 3
68] Racism in America – Nov. 3
69] Canvass Baltimore City – Nov. 3
70] Compost Demonstration -- Nov. 3
71] Chester County Peace Vigil – Nov. 3
72] Communities United Monthly Meeting – Nov. 3
73] Participatory Defense Community Meeting - Nov. 3
74] Human Rights Have No Borders – Nov. 3  
75] Two Minutes to Midnight conference – Nov. 17
76] Joshua Harris needs volunteers
77] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
78] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
79] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
80] Do you need any book shelves?
81] Join the Global Zero campaign
82] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
55] The BALTIMORE CEASEFIRE WEEKEND is happening on Fri., Nov. 2 through Nov. 4.  Donate, buy apparel, attend public meetings, host a public meeting in your community space, attend Sacred 7 rituals, host a life-affirming event during a Ceasefire weekend, attend life-affirming events during Ceasefire weekends, take the Baltimore Peace Challenge, commit to community outreach in between Ceasefire weekends, share social media posts on Facebook & Twitter & Instagram, join our email list, advocate for the Ceasefire /Peace Challenge in your schools, churches, work places, etc., put a poster in your window at home, keep flyers in your places of business, and anything else you can think of to spread the message! Go to

56] – Johns Hopkins Medicine has partnered with MOED’s Workforce Development Van to host an application session for community members interested in employment within the Johns Hopkins Health System. This session will take place on Fri., Nov. 2 from 9 AM to 3 PM in Patterson Park at 3000 Eastern Ave. and Potomac St. in MOED’s Mobile Workforce Center. Community residents that attend should have a listing of their work and educational experience, including: company worked, dates worked, position, description of work, schools attended and any certifications or degrees attained. Call 443-997-5400 or email

57] -- Remembering Jamal Khashoggi: His Life, Legacy & Dreams for the Arab World will take place on Fri., Nov. 2 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20036. RSVP at

58] – On Fri., Nov. 2 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:

59] – On Fri.,  Nov. 2 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.

60] – On Fri., Nov. 2 at noon, get over to Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda., Baltimore 21218, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore. This occurs every Friday until Feb. 8, 2019.  For Friday Food Rescue, bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

61] – Rally again on Fri., Nov. 2 outside the Department of Homeland Security from 4 to 6 PM to keep the pressure on the government to reunify families separated at the border. Hundreds of children are still separated from their parents after the July 26th deadline set by the courts for reunification.  This is a permitted, peaceful event and families are welcome.  You can bring your own sign or use one of the available signs.  Gather at 4401 Massachusetts Ave. NW. This location is about 50 yards south [in towards downtown] of Ward Circle.  There is parking on Massachusetts Avenue across the street, or you can park at the Katzen Center for the Arts for $2/hour and free after 5 PM on the other side of Ward Circle. View Email triduncan05 AT gmail. Com.  

62] – 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 Nov. 2. Black Lives Matter.   

63] – On Fri., Nov. 2 through Tues., Nov. 27, take in the exhibition "Burden of Palestine" by Stephen Kingsberry at the Christina Cultural Arts Center, 705 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801.  Visit  

64] – On Fri., Nov. 2 at 7 PM, come to the Free First-Friday Film @ the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA to see John Sayles’ AMIGO.  Doors open at 6:30 PM for light refreshments. This 2010 drama was the 17th feature film from Academy Award-nominated writer-director and independent film pioneer, John Sayles (“Matewan,” “Eight Men Out,” and “Lone Star.” This film, circa 1900, is about how the U.S. sought to “liberate” the Philippines which morphed into an occupation with imperial ambitions and an ongoing state of violence and oppression.  When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael (Joel Torre), the village mayor comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer (Chris Cooper) to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerrilla fighters. Rafael’s brother (Ronnie Lazaro) leads the local guerrilla fighters, and considers anyone who cooperates with the Americans to be a traitor. Rafael quickly finds himself forced to make the impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by ordinary civilians in an occupied country: cooperation or resistance.

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.

65] -- On Fri., Nov. 2 at 7:30 PM, hear about Saint Oscar Romero: Salvadoran Prophet and Martyr from Cinnamon Sarver, Scott Wright and Jean Stokan at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, WDC 20010.  Contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

On Oct. 14, 2018, Oscar Romero, martyred Archbishop of San Salvador, was canonized a saint in a ceremony at the Vatican. Sarver, Wright and Stokan attended this historic event. They will share accounts of this celebration, how they have been personally impacted by Romero's life, and reflect on Romero's legacy for the church and world today.  Sarver, a local Catholic educator, has traveled to El Salvador four times to study the legacy of Oscar Romero. In 2015 she attended Romero's beatification Mass in El Salvador. She published an article about Romero in the National Reporter at

Wright and Stokan reside in Mt. Rainier with their daughter, Maura. Scott accompanied the poor and refugees in El Salvador during the tumultuous 1980s. He is director of the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach and is also a member of Pax Christi Metro DC/Baltimore. He is author of “Promised Land: Death and Life in El Salvador,” “Oscar Romero and the Communion of the Saints: A Biography” and co-author of “Oscar Romero: Reflections on His Life and Writings.”

Jean is Justice Coordinator of the Sisters of Mercy of the America Institute Justice Team, focused on Mercy’s critical concerns of nonviolence, immigration, anti-racism, Earth, women and poverty/economic inequality. Jean has worked for many years on human rights in Latin America, building people-to-people ties to strengthen global solidarity. She is a poet and was recently selected as Vice-Chair of Pax Christi USA. 

66] – 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 Nov. 2. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

67] -- The Immigration Outreach Service Center is offering a Basic Computer Skills Class for immigrant women from Sat., Nov. 3 until Sat., Nov. 10 at St. Matthew Church Rectory, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore 21239.  This is an opportunity for immigrant women to increase computer skills, complete basic job searches and apply online for jobs. Computer and ESOL teachers will be available, childcare and MTA bus passes will be provided along with English language support.   Call IOSC at 410-323-8564 or email

68] – On Sat., Nov. 3 at 9 AM, hear about Racism in America: Exploring Our History with Sue Linderman.  We know that racism in America traces its roots back to slavery, but how did we get from there to here? Explore the path of American history that shapes our society and our perspectives today.  The talk will be in Classroom 5, Westminster Church, 1502 13th St., Wilmington, DE. See

69] -- On Sat., Nov. 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM, Canvass Baltimore City for the general election with Progressive Maryland Baltimore. Mobilizing the vote in Baltimore City is one of the most crucial steps to getting Ben Jealous elected in November. Support other local progressive candidates in the districts. The location will be announced.  Contact Michael Feldman at
70] – On Sat., Nov. 3 from 10 to 11 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

71] – 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

72]  The Communities United Monthly Meeting is on Sat., Nov. 3 from 11 AM to 1 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N. Front St., (at N. President and E Fayette Sts., across from the Shot Tower Metro), Baltimore.  Review the important state local and local questions on this year’s ballot and get updates on organizing across the city! Coffee and food will be served. Call 443-338-3768.

73] – Come to the Participatory Defense Community Meeting on Sat., Nov. 3 from 1to 3PM at the Oakcrest Community Center,  1300 Capitol Heights Blvd, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. CONTACT qiana johnson at at 240-845-4007. Visit

74] – On Sat., Nov. 3 at 5:30 PM attend HUMAN RIGHTS HAVE NO BORDERS, the 21st annual celebration of human rights with Andean music by RUMISONKO.  The traditional pot-luck dinner will also be part of the evening's event at the North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whisky Bottom Rd., North Laurel, MD 20723.   Contact Leslie P. Salgado, Chair of the Friends of Latin America (Formerly Howard County Friends of Latin America) at 410-381-4899 or  Visit  See

75] – TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: WHAT WE CAN DO TO PREVENT NUCLEAR WAR is a one-day conference organized by Prevent Nuclear War Maryland and co-sponsored by Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, featuring expert speakers including Daryl Kimball and Dr. Ira Helfand.  It is free to attend with lunch provided.  It takes place on Sat., Nov. 17 from 10 AN to 4 PM at Goucher College, Kelley Lecture Hall, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson 21286. Go to

76] – Joshua Harris [] is seeking volunteers as part of his people powered campaign for a seat as a delegate in Annapolis from the 40th district.  Volunteers are needed for door-to-door canvassing on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. If door knocking is not your thing, there is also a need for a number of volunteers for the phone bank. Sign up here, and Team Harris will be in touch with you:
77] – 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.  

78] – 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.

79] -- 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

80] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at

81] -- 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.

82] – 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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