Friday, January 8, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 8 - 13, 2021

44] Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank – Jan. 8

45] peace seeker -- Jan. 8 - 9

46] Quilts and the Stories They Tell -- Jan. 8, 11 & 13

47] Food Rescue – Jan. 8

48] White House vigil – Jan. 8

49] Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE on hold? – Jan. 8

50] Take Impeachment Action Now!!! – Jan. 8

51] Peace and justice vigil – Jan. 8

52] Montgomery County for a Legislative Priorities Town Hall – Jan. 8


44] – On Fri., Jan. 1 from 9 AM to 9 PM, get with the Climate Strikes vs. Chase Bank Every Friday! Flatten the climate pollution curve together! Help run an online climate strike at Chase Bank--the #1 investor in fossil fuels of any bank in the world--every Friday until further notice. You can post your own virtual climate strike on social media in 4 easy steps: Contact Ted at (301) 589-7598 (mobile). Visit

45] – On Fri., Jan. 8 and Sat., Jan. 9 from 10 AM to 3 PM EST, check out peace seeker, an installation by Katie Addada Shlon at the Arcadia-Beverly Hills Historic District.  It will continue Thurs., Jan. 14 and Fri., Jan. 15.  Get tickets at  This is hosted by The Shed.  Through their latest installation, Katie Addada Shlon asks visitors to consider how use changes what is possible. Presenting object/instruments that have been made from second hand materials, Shlon encourages visitors to touch the sculptures gently while listening for harmony in the sounds made by the interactions. They explain, “Things may fall or break with the gentlest touch, but even that will make a sound worth listening to! People should be advised that there are sharp edges on broken ceramics and metal strings… hopefully no one gets hurt!” Despite the fragility and potential risk present in the works, the experience of this installation is conducive to a meditative state.

46] – On Fri., Jan. 8, Mon., Jan. 11 and Wed., Jan. 13 and continuing on different days through March 12 from 10 AM to 8 PM EST, tune in to Quilts and the Stories They Tell at the Sandy Spring Museum. Reservations are encouraged at Take a close look at a quilt and you can almost hear the words of the maker, the fabric, and the purpose of this utilitarian work of art. But while every quilt has a backstory, the story quilt starts with a message. A story quilt may include words, photos, non-traditional fabrics, and embellishments along with more standard quilting techniques and materials.

47] – On Fri., Jan. 1 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST, come to Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda to get some food, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore. This will continue each Friday until March 26, 2021. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Look at

48] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Jan. 8 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

49] – It is unclear if there will be any Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE on Fri., Jan. 1 from noon to 1 PM.  The one at the Inner Harbor seems to be suspended. One is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore.  Free Parking is available. There will be NO LUNCH.   If it doesn't rain, vigil. If it rains, the vigil will be cancelled.  If you arrive for the vigil and don't see someone else, please don't leave. Other folks are on the way.  Email

The other is in Chestertown, Kent County on the Eastern Shore in Memorial Park at Cross Street & Park Row.  This will be a safe-distanced stand for Peace with Justice & No to War. Email

50] – Take Impeachment Action Now!!! Count Every Vote! Maryland is holding a demonstration on Fri., Jan. 8 at 4 PM at Charles St. and Northern Parkway with signs saying:  Impeach Now!  And We Support Democracy!   Please wear masks and plan to social distance!!! Email

51] -- There is usually a Quaker Vigil for Racial Justice on Fridays, from 5 to 6:30 PM, hosted by the Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee (BQPJC) outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Jan. 8. From 6 to 6:30 PM strategize. Black Lives Matter. Stop the Killing. Physical distancing applies. Wear your face mask. Email or call 410-235-4438. Quaker values call us to speak truth and to seek equality for all people. We aim to follow Bayard Rustin’s wisdom that “we need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers” and John Lewis’s call to “make good trouble.” See

52] –   On Fri., Jan. 8 at 7 PM, get over to an Our Revolution Montgomery County for a Legislative Priorities Town Hall including Dels. Julie Palakovich Carr, Gabe Acevero, Vaughn Stewart and David Moon. Sign up at

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs  

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