Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - Sept. 3 - 5, 2014

26] Organizers Meeting/Support $15/hour – Sept. 3 - 4
27] Interfaith Happy Hour – Sept. 4
28] "Go Orange" for Hunger – Sept. 4
29] GMOM meeting – Sept. 4
30] GMOM talk – Sept. 4
31] Pax Christi meeting – Sept. 4
32] Mourn the dead in Gaza – Sept. 4
33] Vigil for peace at White House – Sept. 5
34] Vigil for Justice in Palestine – Sept. 5
35] Political and humanitarian implications of the latest conflict in Gaza – Sept. 5
26] – On Wed., Sept. 3 from 7 to 8:30 PM be at the Monthly Organizers Meeting at 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218 (near North Ave. & N. Charles St., #3 bus line.) Meeting will begin on time with a short video from a Peoples Power Assembly delegation that went to Ferguson and to the Oakland Block the Boat protest. Along with a number of important agenda items, the workers at Jimmy John’s Restaurant will be giving a special report on their fight for justice and how we can support them. Car pool rides will be available after the meeting for anyone who comes by bus.

On Thurs., Sept. 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, there is a Baltimore Support Action for National Fast Food Workers Strike and Civil Disobedience. There is a Need for $15 & a Union, Not Police Terror from Ferguson to Baltimore! Join with the “We Deserve Better” Workers Assembly and others at the McDonald’s at North Ave. & Maryland Ave. See Call 410-218-4835.

27] – Join Interfaith Power and Light for a Happy Hour to Say Welcome and Farewell on Thurs., Sept. 4 from 6:30 to 9 PM at The Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. Enjoy delicious vegan soul food, and bid farewell to Chiquita Younger and appreciate her two years of fantastic work as the Baltimore organizer. Welcome Clara Summers, who'll be joining the team this year through Episcopal Service Corps Maryland. Connect with good folks from Baltimore-area congregations that are working together to go green and respond to climate change. This will also be a great opportunity to learn more about the Baltimore Interfaith Solar Co-op that is helping Baltimore-area homeowners come together to purchase solar panels for their homes as a group this fall. RSVP at
28] – "Go Orange" for Hunger on Thurs., Sept. 4 at 6:30 PM at McHenry Row, 1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore 21230. Go to The Maryland Food Bank has partnered with Charm City Run for this year’s “Go Orange Day,” which is part of a national initiative aimed at raising hunger awareness in the month of September. Marylanders within Charm City Run’s five locations are invited to wear orange, bring canned food donations, and join together in a 3-5 mile run. Roughly 773,200 people in Maryland are affected by hunger every day.

29] – Enjoy wine, refreshments, discussion and a presentation by GMOM (Get Money Out - Maryland), specifically for Baltimore County residents. Learn about an exciting new way to get money out of politics. We all know about the problem of corruption in our political system. But getting Congress to fix it seems impossible. It turns out the solution need not involve Congress. We can do this in the individual states. Vermont & California have done it, and a dozen states are poised to join them, including Maryland.

All-volunteer GMOM (Get Money Out - Maryland) has grown and is now forming *local* groups across the state. This is the Maryland affiliate of Call 410-849-0670 or contact Joe Adams (joeadamsmd [at] Baltimore County residents can come to a meeting on Thurs., Sept. 4 at 7 PM at the home of Mark Patro at 9100 Ramblebrook Rd., Nottingham, MD 21236. Contact Mark Patro at markpatro [at] Call 410-849-0670.

If you can't make it, let them know of your interest at 410-849-0670 or The group would like your phone number, and where you live. Go to

30] – Peace Action Montgomery is hosting Charlie Cooper of "Get Money Out Maryland" on Thurs., Sept. 4 at 7 PM at 2305 Gold Mine Rd., Brookeville. Go to

31] – On Thurs., Sept. 4 at 7:30 PM, the Pax Christi group at St. Francis of Assisi will meet. You are welcome if you believe in nonviolence as demonstrated by Jesus’ life. The kick-off meeting will be held in the basement of the rectory building at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6701 Muncaster Mill Rd., Derwood 20855.

32] – On Thurs., Sept. 4 at 8 PM, join American University Students for Justice in Palestine to mourn and pay respects to the over 2100 victims of the attacks on Gaza that occurred between July 8 and August 25. Help read the names of the victims to honor the lives lost. The vigil will be located on the center of campus at the steps of the Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. Visit and

33] – On Fri., Sept. 5 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! The vigil takes place at the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact Art @ or at 202-360-6416.

34] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to

35] – At 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW on Fri., Sept. 5 from noon to 1:30 PM, the Middle East Institute and the Foundation for Middle East Peace will host experts Khaled Elgindy (The Brookings Institution), Michael Koplow (The Israel Institute), and Joe Stork (Human Rights Watch) for a discussion about the political and humanitarian implications of the latest conflict in Gaza. Matthew Duss, president, Foundation for Middle East Peace, will moderate the discussion. After seven weeks of conflict, Israel and Hamas have reached yet another cease-fire. But what will it take to translate this truce into an enduring agreement? What is the likelihood that the demands of the respective parties will be addressed in future talks, including an end to Israel’s blockade of Gaza and the disarmament of Hamas? RSVP at Email

To be continued.

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

"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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