Thursday, January 24, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 24 -- March 28, 2019

48] Maryland Food Bank Benefit through Mar. 28
49] Keep up the Heat at Hart – Jan. 24 - 25
50] Donate Diapers – Jan. 24, 25 & 26
51] Poor Peoples Campaign at the Wilson Building -- Jan. 24
52] Free Food Rescue – Jan. 24
53] Green Drinks Happy Hour – Jan. 24
54] Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Info Session – Jan. 24
55] See the film "The Human Element" -- Jan. 24
56] WIB peace vigils – Jan. 25
57] White House vigil – Jan. 25
58] Free Food Rescue – Jan. 25
59] Black Lives Matter -- Jan. 25
60] Baltimore Free Farm's 8th Annual Fancy Dinner! – Jan. 25
61] DC: Sustainable Development and Global Challenges -- Jan. 25
62] Ballroom Dancing – Jan. 25
64] Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation Workshop – Jan. 26
65] Peace Vigil – Jan. 26
66] Shutdown Trump Not Workers – Jan. 26
67] Organizing 101 -- Jan. 26
68] Global Climate Emergency -- Jan. 26
69] Report back from the refugee caravan – Jan. 26
70] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
71] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
72] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
73] Do you need any book shelves?
74] Join the Global Zero campaign
75] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
48] – On Thurs., Jan. 24 through Sun., Mar. 31, 2019, there is a Maryland Food Bank Benefit, hosted by The Admirals Cup - Fells Point, Baltimore, 1647 Thames St., Baltimore 21231. Do we give so we shall receive, or give because it feels good?  Giving has never felt better or made a more significant impact than this unique opportunity. The Maryland Food Bank and Harbor Magic Hotels presents “HOLIDAY GIVEBACK.”   Experience the adventures of the Fells Point at one of the two beautiful Harbor Magic Hotels: The Admiral Fell Inn or the Inn at Henderson’s Wharf.  Gracefully awaken to the aromas and tastes of a fabulous breakfast and set sail on your day in one of the most amazing places in America. Harbor Magic is donating 10% of dollars generated from this promotion to benefit the Maryland Food Bank. BOOK NOW at Call (410) 534-5555. See

49] – On Thurs., Jan 24 and Fri., Jan. 25 at 10 AM, Keep up the Heat at Hart, hosted by DC Jobs With Justice and National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) at the Philip A. Hart Senate Office Building, 120 Constitution Ave. NE, Ninth Floor, WDC 20002.  The shutdown is continuing to hurt workers across the country and the DC community in particular. Keep the Heat on at Hart until the Senate votes to reopen the government and refuses to play politics with American's livelihoods. Every day starting at 10 AM, be in the Hart talking to senators. Be there until the shutdown is over. If you would like to participate in other actions, join the nightly call at 8 PM Daily: 515-603-4901 Access # 184112.  Register for email updates and see plans at  Go to

50] – On Thurs., Jan 24, Fri., Jan. 25 and Sat., Jan. 26 at 10 AM, get involved with the ShareBaby Diaper Drive, hosted by FIT4MOM Baltimore City, Federal Hill, Canton, & Riverside, Baltimore 21230. DONATE TO CHILDREN IN NEED IN BALTIMORE! ShareBaby believes that every child deserves the proper supplies and equipment for the best start in life. ShareBaby collect diapers, clothing, and other basic goods and distributes them to community-based organizations that serve families in need. Please help with NEW & OPENED PACKS of diapers and pull-ups (all sizes) & NEW baby wipes, diaper cream, and baby toiletries.  The DRIVE ENDS Sun., Feb. 10. Donated items may be dropped off at Charm City Run (McHenry Row), during store hours. Contact Rachel Wagner at Visit and

51] – On Thurs., Jan. 24 help present the Poor Peoples Campaign’s demands to D.C.’s elected officials. Be at the Wilson Building as members of the Poor People’s Campaign bear witness to the need for a moral revival in the nation’s capital – its hometown. Email for the time.

52] – On Thurs., Jan. 24 from 4 to 5 PM, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore, every Thursday until Feb. 7, 2019, come to the Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit

53] – On Thurs., Jan 24 from 5:30 to 8 PM, come to a Green Drinks Happy Hour, hosted by One Montgomery Green and Astro Lab Brewing, 8216 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring 20910. Join other members of the community who want to thrive in environmentally sustainable communities.  One Montgomery Green was formed to catalyze the County’s transition to a sustainable economy, facilitate environmental responsibility among businesses, residents and government, and increase the quality of life for all Montgomery County residents.  See

54] – On Thurs., Jan 24 from 6:30 to 8 PM, get over to a Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Info Session at the Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW, WDC 20001.  Every day, Doctors Without Borders and aid workers from around the world provide assistance to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe—treating those most in need regardless of political, religious, or economic interest. Whether an emergency involves armed conflicts or epidemics, malnutrition or natural disasters, Doctors Without Borders is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis. An aid worker and Field Human Resources Officer will discuss requirements and the application process, and you'll meet experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers from the area and hear their firsthand stories of "life in the field." The presentation will last 90 minutes, including Q&A.  Space is limited. Register at

55] – The Chesapeake Bay Foundation invites you to attend its Docs from the Docks Film Series. Email Stories told through the lens of film can illuminate environmental issues around the world. This winter, in collaboration with the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, see three films, looking at an array of environmental issues such as sea level rise, human impact on nature, the onslaught of trash in our communities, and the plight of sea turtles. Register at James Balog's new film, "The Human Element," is the first film in this winter's Docs from the Dock film series. It will be seen on Thurs., Jan. 24 at 7 PM at the Brown Advisory, 901 S. Bond St., Baltimore.  Following each film, an expert panel will discuss the film and encourage participants to advocate for change in their communities, city, and watershed. In this riveting and visually rich drama, we follow renowned environmental photographer James Balog as he explores the impact of wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air. With rare compassion and heart, the film highlights citizens who are on the frontlines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world.

56] – On Fri., Jan. 25 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:

57] – On Fri.,  Jan. 25 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.

58] – On Fri., Jan. 25 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

59] – 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 Jan. 25. Black Lives Matter.  

60] – On Fri., Jan. 25 from 6 to 10 PM, get over to the Baltimore Free Farm's 8th Annual Fancy Dinner! It is at Space 2640, 2640 Saint Paul St., Baltimore 21218. There will be food for vegans and omnivores, as well as raffle prizes and live music featuring Orchester Praževica, Stephen Hung, and Conor Brendan & the Wild Hunt. Your donations support Baltimore Free Farm and our food justice mission. The organization is 100% volunteer run and donation driven, and every dollar goes towards basic operations of Food Rescue Baltimore, Food Not Bombs, the gardens, and the community center. As a hub for diverse, community-oriented projects and events, and a meeting place for activists and organizers, Baltimore Free Farm is a strong thread in a national web of collectives, non-profits, and organizations that encourage positive sustainable change from the ground up.  Get tickets at See

61] – On Fri., Jan. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, check out DC: Sustainable Development and Global Challenges, hosted by Cambridge in America at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, WDC 20004. Tickets are at  All alumni and friends are invited to a discussion on Sustainable Development and Global Challenges with an all-star line-up of panelists including Dame Barbara Stocking, President of Murray Edwards College; Professor Bhaskar Vira, Director of the Conservation Research Initiative; Sarah Jackson-Han (Murray Edwards 1988), Adviser for Communications, Partnerships, & Policy, United Nations Development Programme in Washington, and more.  Cambridge in America promotes interest in and support for the University of Cambridge and its constituent Colleges among alumni and friends in the United States.  Go to

62] – 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 Jan. 25. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

63] – See COUNTDOWN TO ZERO, a film about our current nuclear threat at the Germantown Friends Meeting, 47 WEST COULTER ST.,  Philadelphia 19144 (between Greene St. & Germantown Ave.) On Sat., Jan. 26 from 10:30 AM to 1 PM.  In 1960 there were enough thermonuclear bombs on hair-trigger launch alert to destroy most life on Earth. Many imagine that the end of the Cold War and subsequent strategic arms limitation treaties brought an end to this threat. They did not. The nuclear weapons deployed today could easily terminate human civilization and possibly kill everything on the planet.  Fortunately, unlike climate change, nuclear annihilation is easy to prevent.  Simply get rid of nuclear weapons. That is the idea behind the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in July 2017 by more than 100 nations — not, of course, any of the nuclear armed countries.  As citizens of the most heavily nuclear armed nation, we have a special responsibility to inform ourselves about the dangers posed by these weapons, and to work for their abolition.

Doors open at 10 AM with light breakfast food & beverage.  This highly praised 2010 film, by the producers of “An Inconvenient Truth” and directed by Lucy Walker, lays out the nuclear facts of life. It features interviews with leaders who can see the way toward a world free of nuclear weapons. It has been called “mandatory viewing” and “the best horror film of all time.” It will certainly become part of your thinking.  The film showing and discussion is being sponsored by the Working Group to Abolish Nuclear Weapons of Germantown Monthly Meeting and is endorsed by the Brandywine Peace Community and other groups.  Contact. Melissa Elliott, clerk of the Working Group to Abolish Nuclear Weapons of Germantown Monthly Meeting, at 215-843-4827 or   Call 215-951-2235.

64] – On Sat., Jan 26 from 10 AM  to 1 PM, there is an Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation Workshop, hosted by the Real Food Farm, 2801 Saint Lo Dr., Baltimore 21213. Interested in growing your own mushrooms or simply want to learn more about the tasty fungi? Sign up for Real Food Farm's Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation Workshop and learn from Farmer Dylan!  Learn about mushroom basics plus topics like sourcing substrate and spawn, shiitake culture and winecap culture, what to do in winter, and mushroom troubleshooting. Then, on Jan. 30, join a volunteer workday and practice your new skills. The workshop costs $5 per person and is limited to 15 people. Register at

65] – 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

66] – On Sat., Jan. 26 from 1 to 3 PM, SHUT DOWN TRUMP NOT WORKERS at McKeldin Square, Pratt and Light Sts. The Peoples Power Assembly is calling for a Yellow Vest movement in the U.S. If you have a yellow vest, wear it on Saturday. Call 410-218-4835. 

67] – On Sat., Jan 26 from 2 to 5 PM, get over to Organizing 101, hosted by Rising Organizers at the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008.  Do you want to build or strengthen a movement you care about? Do you want to learn more about how political change happens and how you can get involved? Join Rising Organizers for a free training on the basics of grassroots organizing. Learn how to define and develop an effective organizing strategy and build a community of people to move it forward in an accessible, interactive environment. Since the 2016 election, Rising Organizers has trained over 1000 new and beginner activists. The public trainings are designed to help groups and individuals expand their knowledge of community organizing, develop distinct goals, and learn how to make those goals a reality.  Visit

68] – On Sat., Jan. 26 from 4 to 6 PM, participate in Maryland Action on a Global Climate Emergency, hosted by Takoma Park Mobilization at Piney Branch Elementary, 7510 Maple Ave., Takoma Park 20912. This public meeting will focus on Climate Change Action with speakers Maryland Sen. Brian Feldman, lead sponsor of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act; Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker; Tamara Toles O'Laughlin of the Maryland Environmental Health Network; Mike Tidwell, founder and executive director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network; City of Takoma Park, MD - Municipal Government sustainability manager Gina Mathias; and Jordan Williams representing the Sunrise Movement. Following their presentations, it will be an interactive, town hall style discussion centering on action to address the global climate emergency.

Also plan to attend a discussion of Progressive Legislative Priorities - District 20 immediately before, from 3 to 4 PM at the same location. Members and friends of the Maryland Legislative Coalition will meet with members of the Maryland District 20 legislative delegation: Sen. William Colonel Smith Jr, Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins, and Del. Lorig Charkoudian. See

69] – On Sat., Jan. 26 from 6 to 8:30 PM, hear a Report Back from the Refugee Caravan & Border - Real Story, hosted by Peoples Power Assembly and Struggle at 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218-5927. This is an incredibly important discussion -- get the facts about the real emergency at the border.  Some of the speakers are Greg Butterfield and Sharon Black who participated in a caravan from Los Angeles to Tijuana that delivered aide to the refugees. Butterfield is a NYC writer and correspondent with Struggle - La Lucha for Socialism and Sharon Black is an organizer with the Peoples Power Assembly. Call 410-218-4835.  Check out

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.

72] -- 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

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

74] -- 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.

75] – 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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