Thursday, July 28, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 29 - August 2, 2022

58] History of Diplomatic Relations between the US and Korea -- July 29

59] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – July 29

60] Media training for health care activists – July 29

61] Labor Notes Conference Debrief – July 29

62] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – July 29 - 30

63] NPT Youth Convergence -- July 29

64] Voter Protection Phone banks July 29 & 31 & Aug. 2

65] Phone bank for Beto -- July 29 & 30

66] Write letters for Beto July 29 & 31

67] Birdwatching Tour of Patterson Park -- July 30


69] Get over to the food pantry – July 30

70] PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank – July 30

71] Training to makes calls with DNC Crew -- July 30

72] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

74] Do you need a doctor?

75] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

76] Do you need any book shelves?

77] Join the Global Zero campaign.

78] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


58] – The Sigur Center for Asian Studies [] hopes you will attend on Fri., July 29 from 9:20 AM to 4 PM ET an International Forum on the 140th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Korea. Visit It will take place at the State Room, 7th Floor, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, WDC 20052. All non-GW affiliated IN-PERSON attendees must comply with GW’s COVID-19 policy. See You must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask indoors. 

The event will feature prominent policymakers and scholars from both the United States and South Korea. Registration is limited to 50 people.  RSVP at 

59] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., July 29 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

60] – Health Care Voices [] is doing a free media training series for health care activists.  Apply for this training on Fri., July 29 at noon ET. It is entitled Practice 201 / 301 hybrid. Sign up at  Health Care Voices is a non-profit focused on organizing adults with serious medical conditions, and part of its mission is to help train and support health care activists and storytellers.

61] – The Metro DC DSA [] is letting you know that on Sat., July 30 from noon to 4 PM ET there will be a DMV-Area Labor Notes Conference Debrief and Meet-Up at Denizens Brewing, 1115 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring 20910. Go to

62] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew through July 31.  Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for up to six shifts on Fri., July 29 from 2 to 8 PM ET and eight shifts on Sat., July 30 from noon to 8 PM ET. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

63] – Join the NPT Youth Convergence on Fri., July 29 from 3 to 7 PM ET, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York City, NY 10017. This event will address both disarmament and climate change, providing opportunities for youth to join together in order to take action. PSR’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Associate Director Jasmine Owens is a presenter. Register at Following the event, there will be a networking reception that's open to everyone! It will take place in the 2nd floor conference room. The entrance is located on 44th St.

64] – Join the Voter Protection Phone banks with Common Cause to work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Call voters in New Hampshire to connect them with Gov. Sununu and encourage him to veto SB 418 and voters in Michigan to recruit them for events happening around their state. These phone banks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator's mailbox is full).

  On Sundays, call voters in Michigan to recruit them for events happening around their state. On Tuesdays (in partnership with Newburyport Indivisible-RISE), call New Hampshire voters to connect them with Gov. Sununu and encourage him to veto SB 418.  On Fridays, there will be the Our Democracy phone bank. These shifts will include training for first-timers before you make calls! On Fri., July 29 from 4 to 6 PM ET, Sun., July 31 from 6 to 8 PM ET and Tues., Aug. 2 from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

65] – Beto for Texas [] needs your help phone banking to help elect a new governor in Texas.  Sign up for the next two shifts on Fri., July 29 from 6 to 7:30 PM ET and Sat., July 30 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM ET. Help make direct, personal contact with as many Texans as we can. You can join in from anywhere. Sign up at

66] – Write Letters for Beto after a virtual training. Letter writing parties are a great opportunity to meet other Beto for Texas volunteers and get trained on the letter writing process. Sign up for Fri., July 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET and Sun., July 31 from 3:30 to 5 PM ET:

67] – On Sat., July 30 at 8 AM ET, join a Birdwatching Tour of Patterson Park. Sign up at  Over 200 bird species have visited Patterson Park, an important migratory stopover in Baltimore City!

68] – Joseph Gerson, Campaign for Peace Disarmament & Common Security [] thinks you would be willing to participate in the INTERNATIONAL PEACE & PLANET NETWORK CONFERENCE on Sat., July 30 from 11 AM to 5 PM ET at All Souls Church in New York City.  You can also join in by going online. This is scheduled on The Eve of the 2022 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference, which has been designed to provide a forum for the world’s peace movements, in order to Share positions and observations on the dynamics of an increasingly dangerous world disorder, and to Organize common strategies for peace, disarmament, and human survival.   Sign up at

69] – On Sat., July 30 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

70] – There is an All In PA Statewide Virtual Phone Bank on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The next slot is on Sat., July 30 from 3 to 5 PM ET.  Talk with voters about electing Pennsylvania Democrats up and down the ballot! WHAT YOU'LL NEED are a computer, tablet, or smartphone with reliable internet service and a comfy, quiet place in your home.  Join the phone bank and set up a few minutes before your scheduled start time so you can focus on having good conversations for your full shift. Sign up at This will continue through September 1.

71] – Sign up for a Training to Make Calls with the DNC National Call-Crew.  Learn how to make calls to voters in battleground states on your schedule with the DNC National Call-Crew! The DNC National Call-Crew brings volunteer power to battleground states where it's needed most for the Midterms! In this Zoom-based training, you will learn how to make calls and get your questions answered through an amazing online community. After training, during calling hours, you'll be able to schedule shifts on the hour or stop by to call when it's most convenient for you. The first half of the session, you will be set up to call, and the second half you'll be making calls to voters in battleground states. The next trainings are on Sat., July 30 from 4 to 5 PM ET, Mon., Aug. 1 from 7 to 8 PM ET and Wed., Aug. 3 from 7 to 8 PM EDT.  Sign up at

72] -- 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

73] – 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. 

74] 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.  

75] -- 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

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

77] -- 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.

78] – 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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