Saturday, June 14, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 14 - August 15, 2014

47] Olney Peace vigil – June 14
48] West Chester, PA demo – June 14
49] Silent peace vigil – June 14
50] Trans Women Writers on Tour --- June 14
51] “This I Believe” – June 15
52] Peace and Pancakes – June 15
53] Volunteer with the ACLU at Baltimore Pride and/or the African American Festival. – June 15 & 22
54] Bike tour of radical historical sites in D.C. – June 15
55] Youth incarceration – June 15
57] Adopt a cat or two – through June
58] Pentagon Vigil – June 9
59] Save the date! - Aug. 10
60] Support a Peace Camp
61] Max is seeking a place to live
62] Ronda Cooperstein on social media
63] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
64] Join Fund Our Communities
65] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
66] Do you need any book shelves or file cabinets?
67] Join Global Zero campaign
68] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
69] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
47] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. [Route 97] in Olney, MD. The next vigil is June 14. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.

48] – 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

49] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., June 14. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to or email

50] – See the Trans Women Writers on tour: Imogen Binnie, Casey Plett, Sybil Lamb and Red Durkin on Sat., June 14 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. Casey Plett (“A Safe Girl to Love”), Imogen Binnie (“Nevada”), and Sybil Lamb (“I’ve Got A Time Bomb”) with special guest Red Durkin are on tour in cities up and down the East Coast, they’ll be sharing their work and building community with other trans women writers! Come hear these exciting new voices and maybe even share some work of your own! Call 443-602-7585. Go to

51] - Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 AM to noon. On Sun., June 15, the platform address is “This I Believe.” Angad Singh will lead a discussion on the subject of beliefs inspired by the NPR program “This I Believe.” Go to Call 410-581-2322 or email

52] - Join the Kadampa Meditation Center for Peace and Pancakes on Sundays at 10:30 AM at KMC Maryland, 2937 North Charles St. All are invited to participate in guided meditation and chant praying for world peace. There will be a talk based on Buddhist thought followed by brunch. Call 410- 243-3837. Brunch is $5.

53] – The ACLU of Maryland is looking for volunteers to table at Baltimore Pride or the African American Festival. The Baltimore Pride Festival is on Sun., June 15 from 11 AM to 6 PM at Mt. Royal Ave. and Cathedral St. Visit The African American Festival is on Sat. June 21 from noon until 10 PM and Sun., June 22 from noon to 8 PM at Camden Yards Sports & Entertainment Complex. Visit All ACLU of Maryland volunteers will receive a free ACLU t-shirt! Sign up to volunteer with the ACLU! Go to

54] – Get to Malcolm X Park, 15th and Euclid Sts. NW on Sun., June 15 from noon to 1:30 PM, join in on a bike tour filled with sites and history not seen in the typical DC tour! When people think of Washington, D.C., they too often think only about the Capitol, the White House, and the politicians and lobbyists who infest them. But there is another side to D.C. – its rich history of radical politics and as a meeting place for mass protest. Donations of $5-$20 are not required, but appreciated. No bike, no problem - you can easily rent one at a Capital Bikeshare station. Email or call 202-643-8444.

55] – Get over to the Foundry Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. (16th and P Sts,) NW, on Sun., June 15 from 12:30 to 2 PM to hear Rukia Lumumba, an attorney and director of Youth Programs at CASES, the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services in New York. She will discuss issues surrounding youth incarceration, sentencing of youth, and reentry of incarcerated back into the community. Ms. Lumumba is the daughter of Chokwe Lumumba, the late civil rights attorney and mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. Lunch will be provided. This presentation is sponsored by Foundry and co-sponsored by the DC chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. Contact Ann Wilcox at (

56] – THE MYSTICAL SIDE OF JUDAISM will be presented by Izabella Tabarovsky on Sun., June 15 at 4:30 PM at 4217 East- West Highway, Bethesda 20814. To open the Summer Solstice Celebration, hear Tabarovsky, a Harvard University graduate in Russian History. She is now the program manager for the Russia and Eurasia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She also trained as a holistic nutrition consultant and integrative health specialist, and practiced in this area before returning to her field of International affairs. Call 301 654 6759 or go to

57] – "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." -- Martin Buber. To save lives and find homes for hundreds of abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens in the community, the Maryland SPCA is participating in the 6th annual Baltimore 500: A Race to Save Lives adoption promotion! During the month of June, national Adopt-A-Cat month, the MD SPCA along with the Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance (BAWA) partners, BARCS and Baltimore Humane Society, will waive adoption fees for cats and kittens.

All cats and kittens available for adoption are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Baltimore 500 adopters will receive a goody bag as well as a free wellness exam for their cat/kitten from the Cat Hospital at Towson (CHAT). All regular adoption procedures apply. Last year, more than 700 cats and kittens found new homes during the Baltimore 500, and since the inaugural event in 2009, there have been 3,255 adoptions. Go to . Email

58] -- There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Mon., May 26, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email or call 202-882-9649.

The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area.

By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

59] – SAVE THE DATE!!!!! Get over to "Family Fun" night to raise funds for Dr. Mutulu Skakur and the development of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to free our Political Prisoners/Prisoners of War. It will take place at Skateland North Point, 1113 Old North Point Rd., Baltimore 21222, on Sun., Aug. 10 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. Admission is $10 which includes skate rental. Contact Abdul-Jabbar at 610.621.0699 (Maryland State Jericho). Go to

60] – Can you help out the Nawal G. Rajeh Peace Camp? Nonviolence and positive conflict resolution is taught to children while providing them a summer camp, fun experience. This year's camp is for four weeks at the 29th Street Community Center in the Harwood neighborhood and three weeks at the Drs. Camille and Bill Cosby Community Center at St. Frances Academy in Johnston Square, both East Baltimore neighborhoods.

There will be morning classes to help the young persons, ranging in age from 5 to 12 years old, retain their school based skills writing about "peace heroes" and reading books that encourage positive communication. The afternoons will be filled with activities such as swimming, art, music and free time in the gyms. Some 70 children will attend the camp. Can you make a contribution to support the Nawal G. Rajeh Peace Camp of 2014 and reach out to your network of friends? Funds will be used toward instruction in yoga, drumming, dance and art.

Greater Homewood Community Corporation will serve as the fiscal agent for Peace Camp. Checks should be made out to By Peaceful Means and mailed to GHCC, 3503 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. Help keep children out of the extreme heat of the summer sun and from the dangerous bullets flying freely in our inner-city neighborhoods. Help make peacemakers, while keeping them safe.

61] -- Max is seeking a place to live. Let him know of any possibilities. He can be reached at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at net.

62] -- Ronda Cooperstein has taken to social media, and is recording her opinion pieces on You Tube. Check out her latest essay - THE WASHINGTON POST WITH TOAST:

63] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

64] -- Fund Our Communities campaign is a grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget. Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures. Go to

65] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

66] -- Can you use any book shelves? Can you use any file cabinets? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

67] -- 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.

68] -- WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.

69] – 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: mobuszewski [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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