Thursday, December 18, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - December 18 -20, 2014

32] Homeless service – Dec. 18 - 19
33] DSA meeting – Dec. 18
34] Vigil for peace at White House – Dec. 19
35] Vigil for Justice in Palestine – Dec. 19
36] Protest sanctions on Venezuela – Dec. 19
37] Christmas Time Peace Vigil – Dec. 19
38] Ballroom Dancing – Dec. 19
39] Simulcast of D.C. - Bethlehem Christmas Service – Dec. 20

32] – Gather at 14th and U Sts. on Thurs., Dec. 18 at 4 PM, and at 5 PM join a candlelight procession to Freedom Plaza, 14th St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave., WDC. On Fri., Dec. 19, the program starts at 9 AM. At 10 AM, march to the New York Presbyterian Church for an 11 AM National Coalition for the Homeless service for homeless people who have died in DC in 2014. People For Fairness Coalition is an organization of current and former self-advocates who work to end homelessness in D.C. through outreach, advocacy and peer-sharing. Join them for the second year they're holding an overnight vigil in honor of people who are homeless who died in DC, and calling for an end to life and death on the street. See

33] – On Thurs., Dec. 18 at 6:30 PM at the Hunan Dynasty, 215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, WDC, there is Combined Membership Meeting & Post-Mortem of the National March Against Police Violence. The meeting will lead off with approximately 1.5 hours of discussion of last Saturday's national march against police violence, Democratic Socialists of America's participation in it, and how socialist politics relate to the issues raised in the march. The remaining hour of this meetup will be devoted to a DSA membership meeting. Topics on the agenda include a summary of the chapter's recent strategy-making session, discussion of the chosen campaign for next year, for a $15 minimum wage throughout the greater metro D.C. region, and agenda-setting for future general meetings and Socialist Salons. Visit

34] – On Fri., Dec. 12 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.

35] – 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

36] – On Fri., Dec. 18 from 4:30 to 7 PM, go to the Capitol Building for a rally. A solidarity statement from the people of the U.S. to the people of Venezuela will be read. Following the statement, march to the Gallery Place Chinatown Metro and on to the White House to call on Pres. Obama to veto the Venezuela sanctions bill. At the White House, there will be a celebration of the beauty of Venezuelan culture through art. Go to

37] – There is usually a silent peace vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings. It has been moved back to Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St. The Dec. 19 vigil, which will remind us that War Is Not the Answer and that there is the need to stop torture, is the annual Christmas Party event. Singing and refreshments will be available following the vigil.

38] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St. Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be Dec. 19. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

39] – On Sat., Dec. 20 at 10 AM, be at a joint simulcast service with the people of Bethlehem at the Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves. NW, WDC 20016-5098. This is the 8th ANNUAL BETHLEHEM PRAYER SERVICE. If you cannot be at the National Cathedral, you can gather with others in your community to watch the service live at

In Bethlehem, Palestinian Christians continue to bear witness to their faith this Christmas, as they have done for generations. Once again, join in seeking and offering hope for a better future. Prayers, readings and hymns alternate between Washington, D.C. and Bethlehem via the Internet, bringing together people of different lands, languages, and ethnic backgrounds in celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace. Episcopal and Lutheran bishops, other clergy & laity will participate in this joint simulcast Christmas service. Prayers, readings and hymns alternate between the two far-removed locations via the Internet, bringing together people of different lands, languages and ethnic backgrounds.

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

No comments: