Thursday, April 21, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 22 -23, 2016

45] Citizen activists in Superior Court – Apr. 22
46] Columbia Peace Forum – Apr. 22
47] Peace vigil at White House – Apr. 22
48] WIB peace vigils – Apr. 22
49] Peace Vigil/Black Lives Matter – Apr. 22
50] Filmmaking talk – Apr. 22
51] Through Cuban Eyes – Apr. 22
52] Ballroom Dancing Apr. 22
53] CISPES Music Benefit – Apr. 22
54] West Chester peace vigil – Apr. 23
55] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
56] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
57] Do you need any book shelves?
58] Join the Global Zero campaign
59] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
45] – Three citizen activists arrested January 12 at the U.S. Capitol  will appear in court to argue against the government’s stay away order. At 9:30 AM on April 22, Malachy Kilbride, Max Obuszewski [727-543-3227 or mobuszewski at] and Eve Tetaz will appear for a status hearing to deal with pre-trial issues in Courtroom 220, D.C. Superior Court, 500 Indiana Avenue NW, WDC 20001.  Nine defendants are scheduled for trial on May 23.
46] – Get over to the Colombia Peace Forum: Seeking Truth on the 'Disappeared' on Fri., Apr. 22, 2016 from 10 AM to noon at the U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037. While Colombia’s government and the guerrilla group known as the FARC work on the final details of a comprehensive peace deal, one part of the proposed accord is already in effect: the commitment by both sides to recover and return the remains of tens of thousands of “disappeared” people—those presumed to have been secretly killed in the conflict. Join USIP and the Latin America Working Group Education Fund on April 22 for an early assessment of how implementation of the agreements on disappearances is proceeding. To join the conversation on Twitter, follow #ColombiaPeaceForum and @USIP. RSVP at All guests are required to enter via 23rd Street entrance for building access. 

47] – On Fri., Apr. 22 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! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ or at 202-360-6416.  

48] – On Fri., Apr. 22 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts., and another will take place outside Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., across from the Rotunda.  Stay for as long as you can. Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather. Bring your own poster or help with the "NO WAR IN MY NAME" banner.  When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.”

49] – There is usually a silent peace vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on Apr. 22. Black Lives Matter. 

50] – Come to The Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 22 from 5:30 to 7 PM for Documentary Filmmaking with Mai Masri. The veteran filmmaker will present a talk about her latest award-winning feature film “3000 Nights,” which will screen at the DC International Film Festival on April 23. Masri’s work has helped to give visual representation to the devastating effects of war on the people living in the Palestinian camps in Lebanon and on the people of Lebanon in general. “3000 Nights” is Mai Masri’s first dramatic feature film and has recently earned her the 2015 Women’s International Film and Television Showcase Jury Award. Set in the 1980s during the first Intifada, it is based on a real incident. The film follows her relationships and evolving sense of community forged within prison walls. Go to

51] – There is a forum "Through Cuban Eyes" at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW, Moot Court Room, # 506, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 22 from 7 to 9 PM.  Join UDC Law School for an event to provide an on-the-ground look at what is going on in Cuba in the context of a days of action campaign with work to end the blockade.  The speakers include Cuban medical professionals who participated in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, Luisa Campos, Director of the Havana Literacy Museum, Jorgito Jerez, journalism student, a representative of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the People (ICAP), and the keynote speaker, José Ramón Cabañas, the Cuban Ambassador in D.C. Visit

52] – 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 Apr. 22. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

53] – Come to the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 22 at 9 PM for Punk Rock Karaoke NorthEast. Once again this is a night of punk sing-a-longs for a cause. This is a benefit- all the money raised will be going to The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) and their ongoing work campaigns. CISPES is a grassroots solidarity organization that has been supporting the Salvadoran people’s struggle for social and economic justice since 1980. It organizes strategic campaigns against US government and corporate intervention in El Salvador and assists the Salvadoran popular movement in its work to realize an inspiring vision of participatory democracy and economic justice.  Tickets are $8. See

54] – 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

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

56] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at

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

58] -- 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.

59] – 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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