Thursday, June 13, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 14 - 20, 2019

54] Tell Steny Hoyer Medicare for All June 14
55] Honk to Stop Trump’s wars – June 14
56] Black Lives Matter – June 14
57] See the film “The Serengeti Rules” – June 14 – 20
58] Ballroom Dancing – June 14
59] Peoples Power Assembly at Pride – June 15 - 16
60] Baltimore Reclaiming at Pride – June 15
61] Fold-In at the White House – June 15
62] Movement Leadership Training June 15
63] Peace Vigil – June 15
64] Party for Socialism and Liberation at Pride – June 15
65] D.C. Statehood – June 15
66] Baltimore Pride 2019 – June 15 - 17
67] Our Revolution Baltimore meeting – June 15
68] Juneteenth Events in D.C – June 15 & 19
69] ANSWER Coalition at Juneteenth – June 15
70] Eyewitness Palestine – Application deadline is June 15, 2019.  
71] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
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
54] – The Medicare for All Emergency Ambulance Tour will be at Steny Hoyer's Bull Roast in Mitchellville, MD to "urge" him to co-sponsor H.R. 1384 - the Jayapal/Dingell Medicare-for-All bill. Be there at 4 PM on Fri., June 14 at the Newton White Mansion, 2708 Enterprise Road, Mitchellville 20721.  Livestreaming will begin at 4:30 PM. RSVP at

55] –  – HONK TO  STOP TRUMP'S WARS & WALLS OF HATE on Fri., June 14 at 4 PM at a Philly Anti-War 'Reach Out' @ SEPTA entrance, 15th & Market Sts., across from Phila City Hall west side.   Hold a sign or a banner or a poster or leaflet. Bring an umbrella in case of rain. Call 484-574-1148 or see  Reach-Out to people because only we together can stop endless war, Lockheed Martin (#1 war profiteer from drone warfare to nuclear weapons) and the drone war command operation in Horsham.  Only we can stop Trump, the hate, the violence, the lies and militarism of these deadly times. Only people can do it.  So reach-out!  These 2nd Friday of the month Philly Anti-War ‘Reach-Outs’ alternate between the 30th Street Train Station and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Streets, across from Phila. City Hall west side.

56] – 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 14. Black Lives Matter.  

57] – On Fri., June 14, Sat., June 15, Sun., June 16 and through Thurs., June 20 at 7:15 PM, see “The Serengeti Rules” at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring 20910. Tickets can be had at  Discover one of the most important, untold science stories of our time—a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. There will be a Q&A with award-winning biologist and author Sean B. Carroll following the show on June 14, as part of Science on Screen.  Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth—from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools—they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to re-imagine the world as it could and should be.  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 June 14. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

59] – The Peoples Power Assembly will participate in the Pride March on Sat., June 15. The group will be named the "Chelsea Manning and Marielle Franco Contingent."  Marielle is the LGBTQ Afro-Venezuelan, active in the fight against police brutality, who was murdered.  The PPA will have a table at the Festival at Druid Park on Sun., June 16.  If interested in marching or tabling, email Sharon Black [] or call 410-218-4835. 

60] – On Sat., June 15 from 10 AM to 3 PM, Baltimore Reclaiming will march in Pride 2019! Gather at Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  All witches and the witch-curious are invited to march. Look at

61] – On Sat., June 15 from 10 AM to noon, join a Fold-In at the White House, Lafayette Square Historic District, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20006.  Hosted by Searching for Eon, this Fold-In is a participatory art-as-protest performance piece that needs YOU. In Japan there is a tradition that says if you dedicate yourself to folding 1,000 paper cranes the gods will grant you one wish. Come dressed in a monochromatic outfit (all red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, or violet from head to toe) and you will sit down next to strangers who can teach you how to fold origami cranes.

Together hold space as a literal rainbow in front of the White House to celebrate Trans and non-binary members of our community, remember those we have lost, and engage in old fashioned conversation with passersby about the queer members of our community that we cherish and love.  Go to

62] – There is a Movement Leadership Training at which participants will learn the basics of Progressive Maryland's organizing methodology.  Folks who are seriously interested in developing their personal leadership and building community power to improve collective living conditions are encouraged to apply and attend.  The training is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and FREE for a small number of training volunteers. It is happening on Sat., June 15 from 10 AM to 6 PM at Salisbury University, Room Henson 103, 1101 Camden Ave., Salisbury 21801.  CONTACT Alexiss Kurtz at or 301-684-6715.

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., June 15 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, march with the Party for Socialism and Liberation - PSL in the Baltimore LGBTQ Pride 2019! This year, the PSL contingent at Baltimore Pride will be honoring this history of LGBTQ resistance. 50 years later, the LGBTQ community has made many strides despite widespread repression, homophobia, transphobia and biphobia -- but many of these forces still oppress LGBTQ people today. Meet at 11:30 AM near N. Charles St. and 33rd St. The PSL contingent is position 82 in the lineup. Call 202-556-1651 or go to

65] – On Sat., June 15 from noon to 2 PM, hear from Congresswoman Norton about DC Statehood, hosted by The Ward 8 Democrats at the United Medical Center, 1310 Southern Ave. SE, WDC 20032.  Congresswoman Norton will provide congressional updates followed by policy and grassroots efforts supporting the DC Statehood movement. Check out

66] – On Sat., June 15 at noon through Mon., June 17 at 9 PM, get over to Baltimore Pride 2019 at 2530 N. Charles St., 3rd Floor, Baltimore 21218.  Each year in June, The PRIDE Center of Maryland kicks off Pride Month in celebration of Baltimore’s vibrant Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) community that culminates into Pride Weekend. The Weekend kicks off with Twilight on the Terrace on Friday June 14 followed with the block party and legendary parade on Saturday and Sunday’s festival at Druid Hill Park. Baltimore Pride is now in its 44th year! Visit or

67] – On Sat., June 15 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM at the Enoch Pratt Free Library - Canton Branch, 1030 S. Ellwood Ave., Baltimore 21224, come to an Our Revolution Baltimore monthly membership meeting with the theme of Equitable Housing with Lisa Hodges, Baltimore NAACP Housing Committee Chair, Zafar Shah, Staff Attorney, Public Justice Center, and Adriana Foster, Charm City Land Trusts.  As always, the meeting will be a pot luck, so bring a dish, snack, or beverage to share. See

68] – Get over to Juneteenth Events in D.C. with ONE DC. On Sat., June 15 from 1 to 5 PM, there will be a festival at the ONE DC Black Workers Center Lot, 2500 MLK Jr. Ave. SE. Celebrate liberation with live music, local vendors, food, live art, and education on Juneteenth history and ways to get involved in organizing in DC! On Wed., June 19 from 6 to-9 PM, enjoy a Juneteenth Community Learning Event at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW, Peter Marshall Hall. This event will feature historians, community organizers, and artists speaking about the history and significance of Juneteenth, as well as about the current struggles of liberation today.  Juneteenth is an annual celebration to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Black people in Texas on June 19, 1865. This is a time for us to reflect on our collective history of fighting for emancipation and equity, to celebrate and be joyful about our triumphs, and to recommit with passion and discipline to the current struggle for liberation. RSVP at Visit

69] – Join the ANSWER Coalition at several Juneteenth events. The group will be at the DC Festival on Sat., June 15 from 1 to 5 PM, adjacent to Black Workers & Wellness Center, 2500 MLK Jr. Ave. SE, WDC.  Use the Anacostia Metro (Green Line).  Tickets are required, from $0 to $20.  Get your tickets at  Juneteenth is an annual celebration to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved Black people in Texas on June 19, 1865. This is a time for us to reflect on our collective history of fighting for emancipation and equity, to celebrate and be joyful about our triumphs, and to recommit with passion and discipline to the current struggle for liberation.

70] -- In August 2019, join Eyewitness Palestine to explore the creative ways Palestinian communities employ arts and culture as a means of resilience and resistance. Meet Palestinians and Israelis making and using visual art, performance art, and more. And learn about the importance of other creative tools for community resilience, such as farming, technology, and education.  You will also meet additional Palestinians and Israelis working for peace and justice and visit important historical and religious sites. Scholarships are available.  Application deadline is June 15, 2019.  Visit

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 Venezuela. 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 Venezuela takes place, then meet at 33rd and N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 5 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, 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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