Thursday, June 16, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 17 - 18, 2016

36] Peace vigil at White House – June 17
37] WIB peace vigils – June 17
38] Remember U.S. Takeover of Hawaii – June 17
39] Release Aging People in Prison – June 17
40] Say No to Exelon – June 17
41] Peace Vigil/Black Lives Matter – June 17
42] Prevent homophobic attacks – June 17
43] Statehood Commission – June 17
44] Flowers for Senate house party – June 17
45] See “The Mask You Live In” – June 17
46] US War on Asia – June 17
47] Ballroom Dancing – June 17
48] West Chester peace vigil – June 18
49] World Refugee Day – June 18
50] World Refugee Day – June 18
51] Brief History of American Foreign Policy – June 18
52] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
53] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
54] Do you need any book shelves?
55] Join the Global Zero campaign
56] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
36] – On Fri., June 17 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. 

37] – On Fri., June 17 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.” Carpool and parking available at both locations. Just send an email that you need a ride [].  Peace cranes and peace signs will be available. 

38] – Join a Protest Against U.S. Illegal Annexation of Hawai'i starting at the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall, WDC, on Fri., June 17 from noon to 6 PM.  On June 17, 1897, Queen Lili'uokalani filed a formal protest letter against the Illegal Annexation of Hawai'i by the U.S. government (the "Red Ribbon" letter).  Her letter was never answered.  Hawai'i Independence Activists are re-creating the Queen's journey to Washington D.C. and her work for restoration of independence, refiling her letter, renewing her protest, and honoring the Queen with song and sharing.  In the morning, there will be a Refiling of Queen Lili'uokalani's Protest Against U.S. Illegal Annexation of Hawai'i at the U.S. State Department.

At noon, meet at the National Museum of the American Indian to pay respect to Aloha Aina Patriots represented in E Mau ke Ea display. At 1 PM, march down National Mall to 3rd Street (fronting U.S. Capitol). From 2 to 6 PM, there is a commemorative rally featuring speakers and Hawai'i Independence Music by Hawaiian Music Legend & Independence Activist Liko Martin with Laulani Teale at Upper Senate Park (across Constitution Ave.)  Visit and choose "Red Ribbons;" you can also email or call 808-256-6637.

39] – The DCRAPP (Release Aging People in Prison) Monthly Coalition Meeting is taking place at the BF Senior Wellness Center, 3531 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20010, on Fri., June 17 from 3 to 4:15 PM.  Join the effort to end the national crisis of imprisoned elders. DCRAPP is working together with other campaigns, groups, and organizations to take on the crucial issue of people aging and dying in prison without justification. Imprisoned elders have become a criminal justice crisis nationwide. Email

40] – PowerDC [] is urging you to show that opposition to Exelon continues.  Be at the Public Service Commission building, 1325 G St. NW, #800, on Fri., June 17 at 3 PM.  The D.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) will announce whether it will uphold its shocking approval of Exelon’s bid to takeover Pepco. Many have asked the PSC to reconsider its decision. This request comes as a result of the PSC's decision to approve the merger based on flawed procedural grounds. RSVP at

41] – 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 June 17. Black Lives Matter. Since this is the First Friday, there will be a potluck dinner after the vigil. 

42] – After Pulse: Collective Actions for Change is to be discussed at Busboys & Poets, 1025 5th St. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 17 from 6 to 8 PM.  Join various groups at Busboys and Poets for a discussion on how we can prevent similar attacks from happening in the future, mobilize communities to advocate for policies that will make another Orlando less likely, and elect leaders who reject the homophobia that drove this attack. The event will kick off with live music by Patience of the band BoomScat, followed by a panel discussion with local organizers.  Visit

43] – Get involved! The New Columbia Statehood Commission invites residents of the District of Columbia to participate in the Constitutional Convention on Fri., June 17 from 6 to 10 PM and Sat., June 18 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Woodrow Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake St. NW, WDC 20016. Register at All District residents will be able to provide testimony on the draft New Columbia Constitution. The draft constitution and engagement process rules are available at

44]On Fri., June 17 at 6:30 PM, Margaret Flowers will be at a house party hosted for her in the Frederick area. Frederick area supporters, come meet Margaret and join in for food and fun! Annette Breiling and Jeanette Bartelt will be your hosts for the evening. RSVP at The address is 3300 Lowell Lane, Ijamsville, MD 21754. Attendees should use the center of three driveways. Go to

45] – See “The Mask You Live In” at The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 17 at 7 PM.  This film screening is part of the Gender + Justice Events Series. The documentary follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating the narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men. Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.  See

46] –  A New US War on Asia: US Imperialism and People's Resistance to Military Domination will be examined at 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 17 from 7 to 9 PM.  The United States — seeking to re-assert imperialist influence in East Asia. This is part of a broader strategy to increase an already-massive military presence in the Asia Pacific region: the United States currently stations over 97,000 troops in East Asia. President Obama previously announced a “Pivot to Asia” that would concentrate the majority of U.S. military deployments in Asia in a tacit anti-China and anti-North Korea campaign — a strategy engineered by Hillary Clinton — the favored candidate of the U.S. ruling class to succeed Obama. What is the true aim of U.S. actions in Asia? Join the Party for Socialism & Liberation for a discussion on the U.S. strategy to foment conflict and its real role in Asia, and the people's movements that are resisting this domination. Call 202-234-2828 or email or go to

47] – 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 June 10. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

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] – On Sat., June 18 from noon to 3 PM, there will be a World Refugee Day Celebration, at the University of Maryland Center for Educational Partnership, 6200 Sheridan St., Riverdale, MD 20737.  Go to This is a free public event to commemorate refugee neighbors in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

50] – On Sat., June 18 from 2 to 6 PM, Baltimore's World Refugee Day Street Festival, will take place in the 400 block of Conkling St. between Bank St. and Eastern Avenue. Go to

51] – Maryland United for Peace and Justice invites you to a Forum and Panel Discussion on A Brief History of American Foreign Policy and What Peace & Justice Activists Can Do About It.  Speakers are as follows: Bahram Zandi, PhD, National Co-Chair of Green Party US, “Empire of Chaos: an interactive presentation reviewing the history and context of American foreign policy from the Second World War to the present; ” Kevin Martin, president of Peace Action & Peace Action Education Fund, “Militarism in the Context of the Triple Evils Identified by Martin Luther King, Jr -- Militarism, Economic Exploitation and Racism;” Alli McCracken, National Coordinator of Code Pink, “Anti-War Actions;” and Kyle Cristofalo, Friends Committee on National Legislation, “FCNL’s Shared Security Strategy.”  The forum will occur on Sat., June 18 from 2 to 5 PM at the Adelphi Friends Meeting House, 2303 Metzerott Road, Adelphi, MD 20783.  RSVP at  Contact Paulette Hammond, 410-747-3811, Refreshments will be served. Free-will donations accepted.

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

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

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

55] -- 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.

56] – 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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