Thursday, February 10, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 11 -12, 2022

51] White House peace vigil – Feb. 11

52] Discuss the book The Ungrateful Refugee (2019) by Dina Nayeri. – Feb. 11

53] Build Back Better and the Climate – Feb. 11 

54] DNC National Call Crew – Feb. 11 – 12

55] Future Generations Protection Act – Feb. 11

56] Voter Protection Phone banks with Common Cause – Feb. 11 - 12

57] I Bird, I Vote – Feb. 11 -12

58] Legacy and Future of Chinatown D.C. – Feb. 11

59] Not “A Nation of Immigrants” -- Feb. 11

60] Knock on doors for Brooke – Feb. 12

61] Black History presentation – Feb. 12

62] Get over to the food pantry Feb. 12

63] Nuclear Posture Review – Feb. 12

64] Songs of Freedom – Feb. 12

65] Brendan Walls is seeking a home/apartment to rent

66] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

67] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

68] Do you need a doctor?

69] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

70] Do you need any book shelves?

71] Join the Global Zero campaign.

72] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


51] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Feb. 11 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

52] – Merrill Zack, HIAS [] indicates you are invited on Fri., Feb. 11 at noon ET for the HIAS Book and Film Club. This is a facilitated session to discuss the book The Ungrateful Refugee (2019) by Dina Nayeri. This book interweaves Nayeri’s experiences as a child refugee from Iran with the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers in recent years. Discuss her book and how it continues to resonate in the current moment of mass forced displacement from Afghanistan, Haiti, Central America, and other areas. Advance registration is required. RSVP at  To purchase the book, go to

53] –  Maryland League of Conservation Voters [] wants you to attend on Fri., Feb. 11 from noon to 12:30 PM ET an event with Sen. Chris Van Hollen who will talk about Build Back Better and the Climate.  Another speaker will be Maryland lobbyist Eric Gally of Gally Public Affairs. Register at  

54] – Make Calls virtually any time with the DNC National Call Crew – on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call to voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Fri., Feb 11 from 2 to 3 PM EST, 3 –4 PM EST, 4 to 5 PM EST, 5 to 6 PM EST, 6 to 7 PM EST, and 7 to 8 PM EST and on Sat., Feb 12 from 2 to 3 PM EST, 3 –4 PM EST, 4 to 5 PM EST, 5 to 6 PM EST, 6 to 7 PM EST, and 7 to 8 PM EST. Go to

55] – Kate Schwanhausser, Food & Water Action [] wants you to attend on Fri., Feb. 11 from 3 to 4 PM ET a meeting with Rep. Schakowsky for an event about banning fracking. The Future Generations Protection Act is the next step in moving off fossil fuels. The urgency of the climate crisis continues to grow, driven by our dependence on fossil fuels. Yet there is a disturbing lack of congressional and executive action to stop it.  Hear about the Future Generations Protect Act and the opportunity we have to hold Congress and President Biden accountable. The Future Generations Protection Act — a bill recently reintroduced by Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Nanette Barragán — would ban fracking.

56] – Join in on Voter Protection phone banks with Common Cause on Fri., Feb. 11 from 4 to 6 PM ET, and Sat., Feb. 12 from noon to 2 PM, 1 to 3 PM and 6 to 8 PM ET and call constituents in Republican states to connect them to their Senators to hold them accountable for blocking voting rights. Register at Get involved with Voter Protection Phone banks with Common Cause and call voters in targeted states and connect them to their senators to drive calls of accountability and appreciation around the vote on the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act. And begin to advocate for No Excuse Absentee Voting in Delaware and recruit poll monitors for the Texas primary.

57] – Audubon Mid-Atlantic [] wants you to register for the "I Bird. I Vote" Conservation Summit on Fri., Feb. 11 and Sat., Feb. 12.  On Friday, it is happening from 5:30 to 7:30 PM ET.  Join Friday evening to learn about federal priorities for bird conservation policy and the science behind it. Speakers will include National Audubon Society’s Chief Conservation Officer Marshall Johnson and Senior Director of Government Affairs Jesse Walls in addition to leaders from federal environmental agencies. Register at

On Saturday, there is a morning session from 10 AM to noon ET. Find out about local and state bird advocacy priorities for 2022. State Senator Paul Pinsky and Delegate Robbyn Lewis, along with representatives from the state’s top environmental organizations, will highlight bird-relevant bills in Annapolis this session. Audience participation will be welcome during a Q & A discussion. Register at

And on Saturday, there is an afternoon session from 1 to 2:30 PM ET, which will be an up-close look at Audubon Mid-Atlantic’s bird conservation accomplishments. Participants will learn about coastal conservation in Maryland, the Lights Out Philadelphia program, and Baltimore's Patterson Park Audubon Center. Audubon’s Green Leaders also will participate with a presentation. Register at

58] – The ANSWER Coalition DC [] is organizing an event on Fri., Feb. 11 at 7 PM ET -- Legacy and Future of Chinatown D.C. and more China-related programs! As part of Liberation Month China, Chinatown D.C. will be discussed at 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20001. Learn the history of our local Chinatown within DC, and join in a discussion on the legacy and future of the neighborhood as it regards displacement and gentrification, a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, and other topics.  Register at

59] – Cleveland Peace Action is sponsoring a program on Fri., Feb. 11 at 7:30 PM ET with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on her 2021 book: Not “A Nation of Immigrants”: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion.  Register in advance for this meeting at

60] --On Sat., Feb. 12 from 10 AM to noon ET, knock on doors for Brooke Lierman for Comptroller in Baltimore County starting at 3820 Fernside Road, Randallstown 21133.  This will continue until Feb. 26.  Sign up at Canvass the community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. Once you sign up the team will follow up with everything you need to knock on doors!

61] – On Feb. 12 from 10 AM to 3 PM ET [with a break for lunch from noon to 1 PM ET], attend a virtual Black History Month Presentation with Shannen Dee Williams, sponsored by the Racial Justice Circle and CTA-MD.  The morning session will focus on Dr. Williams’ research on the often forgotten history of the Black sister-hood and her forthcoming book: Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in Long African American Freedom Struggle.

The afternoon session will open up a conversation on “The Historical Role of the Catholic Church in Slavery and the Need for Restorative Justice. You must register at Contact JOAN SATTLER <joanx AT comcast. net>.

62] – On Sat.,  Feb. 12 from noon to 2 PM EST, get over to the Food Pantry and Food Donation Center at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore. This Food Pantry is open every Saturday. Get a grocery bag – breakfast, jelly and peanut butter (a good source of protein) for lunch, the makings for a balanced dinner such as beans and rice, pasta and sauce, soup, vegetables, fruit, and a paper goods. Also added is a little fun food, such as popcorn or cookies, for everyone enjoys a treat.  Contributions of shelf stable foods can be brought to Reid Chapel every Saturday between noon and 2 PM. If shopping is difficult for you, monetary donations earmarked food pantry may be sent to the church.  How else can you help? Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute food. Contact the church office to volunteer. You can also help by spreading the word to those you know who are facing food insecurity. See

63] –  Massachusetts Peace Action [] is holding a webinar on Sat., Feb. 12 at 2 PM ET -- Towards Nuclear Disarmament – US Nuclear Posture Review by Veterans For Peace. Veterans for Peace (VFP) has issued a remarkable Nuclear Posture Review that is what the US government should be putting out, but won’t.  The VFP Nuclear Posture Review warns that the danger of nuclear war is greater than ever and that nuclear disarmament must be vigorously pursued.  With the first anniversary of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on January 22, the VFP Posture Review calls on the U.S. government to sign the treaty and to work with other nuclear-armed states to eliminate all the world’s nuclear weapons. It also calls for measures that would reduce the risk of nuclear war, such as implementing policies for No First Use and taking nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert.  Join VFP members Ken Mayers, Gerry Condon, and Alice Slater as well as longtime anti-nuclear activist Joseph Gerson for a discussion of this document and how it can be used as an organizing tool. Sign up at

64] – The Institute for People's Engagement [] is hosting Songs of Freedom on Sat., Feb. 12 at 4 PM ET. Register at is commemoration of Lincoln, Douglass and Darwin. Besides the music, enjoy commentary and readings.

65] – A friend, Brendan Walls, has to move out of a rented home on March 1.  So he is looking for housing and wants to live south of the Baltimore beltway, east of US 95 and north of Route 214.  Do you know of a house or apartment in the Annapolis area with as much peace and quiet as I can get for no more than $1800 a month? He does not mind pet sitting, house sitting, keeping someone company or community living.  Let me know if you have a lead on a home or apartment for Brendan to rent.  Thanks for giving this your consideration.

66] -- This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered into force and become binding international law --

Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to upgrade the nuclear arsenal. On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email

67] – David Eberhardt was a member of the Baltimore Four with Father Philip Berrigan, Tom Lewis and Rev. James Mengel.  The group poured blood on draft files on October 27, 1967.  They would be convicted and sentenced to prison. Dave has written a book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"- documenting the Baltimore Four action and many others up to and including the most recent Plowshares action – Kings Bay Plowshares 7.  Phil Berrigan’s wife, Elizabeth McAlister, is a member of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. 

  Dave just printed the 5th edition of the book which is available for $25 by sending him a check: Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218. You can contact him at He prefers that you DO NOT order the book from Amazon. Image 1 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER. David Eberhardt; Image 2 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER; and FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER.  This is a self-published book printed in 2017 with updates.

   The price is $25 for a Spiral Bound, and Signed. This edition being what the publisher calls “The 4th edition (or first edition 4th state?)  of this book (with “final” additions) has been printed by the firm of FEDEX numbered 150-200, signed by the author, February 2017.”This is copy 187 and is numbered and signed by David Eberhardt on the title page.~~While the bibliographical information is a bit head-spinning, this is an engaging memoir by David Eberhardt recounting his involvement with the Brothers Berrigan in the protests against the Viet Nam war, and his subsequent time as an inmate at the Lewisburg Federal Prison. There is Near Fine binding: Item #291479. 

68] Yousef Zarbalian [] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is  Yousef is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He is doing primary care as well as rheumatologic care (focusing on joint problems and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sjogren's).  He is offering telemedicine visits, and he has very reasonable rates for uninsured individuals.  He makes use of herbs (which can be sent directly to patients from the herbal dispensary) as well as prescribing medications to their local pharmacy if needed.  

69] -- 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

70] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

71] -- 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.

72] – 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 Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; 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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