Friday, April 8, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 8 - 9, 2016

51] Peace Vigil/Black Lives Matter – Apr. 8
52] Obama’s visit to Cuba – Apr. 8
53] Three authors at Red Emma’s – Apr. 8
54] Ballroom Dancing Apr. 8
55] Bread and Puppets – Apr. 8 - 9
56] Black Memorabilia craft show – Apr. 9
57] Job available with Little Friends For Peace
58] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
59] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
60] Do you need any book shelves?
61] Join the Global Zero campaign
62] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
51] – 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. 8. Black Lives Matter. 

52] – There is a PSL Community Forum: Obama's Visit to Cuba: What it Means for Cubans and Progressives in the United States.  This is happening at 617 Florida Ave. NW, (near the Shaw/Howard Metro on the Green/Yellow Line), WDC, on Fri., Apr. 8 at 7 PM.  President Obama just became the first sitting president to visit Cuba since the 1959 Revolution. His visit came just over a year after the historic normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba that took place in December 2014.  Though the visit represents major progress, the blockade is firmly in place. The Republican Party is threatening to undo any progress towards normalization.

This is a critical moment for Cuba. Join the PSL for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities this new opening represents, and what progressive and revolutionary people in the United States can do to combat imperialist propaganda. Contact the Party for Socialism & Liberation at 202-234-2828 or

53] – On Fri., Apr. 8 at 7:30 PM come to Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, to hear three authors Michelle Gotchlich, Wendy Lee Spacek and Morgan Eldridge who will present their new works from Monster House Press.  This is a new publisher that prizes beauty and respect for the written form. These authors will present their works exploring the intricacies of bodies, gender, and social conditioning. Concepts that are frequently tackled by analytical forms instead will be shown through prose and literary experimentation. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to

54] – 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. 8. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

55] –  Bread and Puppet Theater presents the Public Access Center for the Obvious is at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Apr. 8 and Sat., Apr. 9 at 8 PM.   The brand new giant puppet show is entitled “The Situation.” The work is written and directed by founder Peter Schumann. This musical and dark clown-show features cardboard horses, an anti-extinction angel, proletariat broom dancers, a 100 watt lightbulb, a ship of fools, and a swinging brass band: all of whom are urging the Not-Yet-Existing-Upriser-Masses into reality. This show is appropriate for all ages, but may be more interesting for children ages 10 and up. The suggested donation if $10 to $15. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally recognized company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard. Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City's Lower East Side, the theater has been based in Northeastern Vermont since the early 1970s.  Visit

56] –  Come to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg, on Sat., Apr. 9 from 10 AM to 7 PM for the largest black memorabilia show in the country which attracts major vendors and collectors alike. There will be many black memorabilia, fine art and crafts for sale including slavery artifacts and documents, paintings, books, dolls, autographs, stamps, advertisements, toys, prints, textiles, political and civil rights memorabilia, kitchen collectibles, jewelry, postcards, cookie jars, sports memorabilia, photographic items, movie posters, coins, entertainment memorabilia, Civil War, and much more.

Can you volunteer to help promote WPFW, sign up new volunteers, take some donations, and possibly sell some t-shirts. Email or leave a voice message at 202.588.0999 ext. 360.

57] – Little Friends for Peace is seeking an Associate Director! See  The new Associate Director position is a giant step toward achieving a strategic goal of building capacity to make a greater impact on the communities and expand outreach to new unserved communities. Reporting to the Executive Director (MJ Park), the Associate Director will share strategic and operational responsibility for LFFP's staff, programs, mission execution, and expansion. For the full Associate Director job posting and instructions on how to apply, click here:

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

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

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

61] -- 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.

62] – 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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