Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - May 12 - 13, 2017

27] Peace vigil at White House – May 12
28] WIB peace vigil – May 12
29] Take on Trump – May 12
30] Black Lives matter vigil – May 12
31] Ballroom Dancing -- May 12
32] Fundraiser for Flint -- May 12
33] Visit organic farms – May 13
34] West Chester peace vigil – May 13
35] Tenant Town Hall -- May 13
36] Bystander Training – May 13
37] Women are leading environmentalists May 13
38] 20/20 Campaign – May 13
39] Food & Water Action, Stand with Immigrants – May 13
40] Build the Resistance – May 13
41] Fighting Racism and Building a Worker's Movement – May 13
42] Honor Acie Byrd – May 13
44] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
45] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
46] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
47] Do you need any book shelves?
48] Join the Global Zero campaign
49] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
27] – On Fri., May 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! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ or at 202-360-6416. 

28] – On Fri., May 12 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. 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. Just send an email that you need a ride [].  Peace signs will be available. 

29] – Trump's America equals Militarism.  Trump's World equals War & Nuclear Weapons. On Fri., May 12 at 4 PM join the Philly Anti-War 'Reach Out' at 30th Street Train Station, corner of 30th & Market Sts. Philadelphia.  'Reach-Out' to your neighbors and commuters at the regional transportation hub.  Stop Endless War and preparations for nuclear war.  End Drone Terror.  Close the drone war command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station.

These ongoing: Philly Anti-War 'Reach-Outs' take place 2nd Friday of the month, alternating between the 30th Street Train Station and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Streets, across from Phila. City Hall, west side. Call Brandywine Peace Community at 484-574-1148 or visit

30] – There is usually a silent vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends Meeting, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on May 12. Black Lives Matter.  

31] – 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 May 12. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

32] -- The 2nd Annual #NoLeadZone Old School Pajama Jam will happen at the Safari DC Restaurant & Lounge, 4306 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., May 12 from 10 to 11:45 PM, hosted by Black Millennials for Flint and Thursday Network. 100% of proceeds will support the National Flint Water Drive and the I EMPOWER Scholarship. GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET is $15, and GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET WITH RAFFLE is $20.  A Dress Code will be Strictly Enforced.

33] – You and your family are invited to join the School of Life and the Essene Church of Peace on Sat., May 13 on a day trip to the countryside. Visit the farmers at Kimberton CSA-- who provide SFCSA members with produce; Seven Stars Farm and Yogurt Co.; Camphill Village Dairy Farm, and Sweetwater Bakery at Camphill Village, Kimberton Hills, an Anthroposophical Community. There are TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS.  The 13 passenger van owned by Essene Church of Peace will be going.  RESERVE your space with an RSVP.  Meet by 8:30 AM at 4209 East-West Highway, Bethesda.  Return 7:30-8: PM. Drive in own car up to 3 hrs each way; directions are at Car pool by following the van. RSVP at 301-654-4899 or

34] – 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

35] – The 10th Annual Tenant Town Hall will take place at All Souls Unitarian, 1500 Harvard St. NW, WDC, on Sat., May 13 from 11 AM to 2 PM, hosted by the Latino Economic Development Center.  Connect at  Join in the fight for tenant rights and affordable housing! 

36] – Join the Immigration Outreach Service Center [IOSC] for Bystander Training on Sat., May 13 from noon to 4 PM at the UMB Community Engagement Center, 870 W. Baltimore St.. Lunch will be provided, and the training is free. Have you ever witnessed someone being bullied or harassed and wanted to intervene? Or did you intervene, and wish it had gone better? Register to join students, faculty and staff of UMB and community members from in and around Baltimore as we practice nonviolent active bystander intervention in response to harassment and hate speech.  This training will particularly highlight strategies to support immigrants facing harassment in our communities. You will practice: De-escalating conflict, using our mobile devices to document injustice, and offering support to keep bad situations from getting worse. Register at

37] – Women Leading the Fight for Environmental Justice in DC will the topic to consider at the Impact Hub, 419 7th St. NW, WDC, on Sat., May 13 from 1 to 2 PM.  The Impact Hub DC partners with the DC Green Festival to highlight local women who are leading the way in addressing environmental injustice in the nation's capital and beyond. The event will feature a candid discussion on the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and environmental injustice. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in an interactive exercise that allows them to network, and understand how they can be a part of the solution.  This is part of the Washington DC, Green Festival Expo which takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Go to

38] – Join the 20/20 Campaign on Sat., May 13 at 2 PM at the War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St., Baltimore 21202, hosted by United Workers. Youth struggling with homelessness, artists evicted from living and work spaces, residents forced to move because of environmental injustice, renters struggling in substandard conditions, homeowners facing the crisis of foreclosure - these are just some of the stories of displacement we live every day. At the same time the creativity, passion and spirit inside us is creating another story - one of hope. Call on the Mayor and the city to adopt the 20/20 vision. RSVP at Contact Amanda at 

39] – You are invited on Sat., May 13 from 4 to 6:30 PM to get together at the Food & Water Action, 3121 St Paul St., Suite 28, Baltimore 21218.  This will be the launch of a new campaign dedicated to getting us OFF fossil fuels by 2035! You will provide resources for folks working on different campaigns to challenge the fossil fuel industry and move us to a renewable energy future. With our fracking ban victory, we know that big things are possible when we organize locally in our communities. Together, we'll cultivate climate champions in government, ban fracking, keep fossil fuels in the ground, stop dangerous pipelines and infrastructure projects, and initiate an immediate and just transition to 100% clean, renewable energy.  RSVP at 978-835-6230.

40] – 'Building a Summer of Resistance' will be the task at 416 Cedar St. NW,  (Takoma Park Library), WDC 20012, on Sat., May 13 from 3 to 5 PM, hosted by Socialist Alternative DMV. The ongoing wave of mass protests since Trump’s inauguration have underscored the complete lack of a mandate for his right wing policies, while the defeat of Trumpcare and the Muslim ban, as well as the departure of key cabinet appointments under pressure, have shown that the Trump agenda can be beaten back.  Organizers welcome your ideas on building a movement that represents the working class and minorities that are under attack and whose voices are unheard. Fight back the unconstitutional anti-labor legislations like "right to work" and build a sustainable pro-workers' movement. Connect at

41] – Get over to the Forum: Fighting Racism and Building a Worker's Movement at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC, on Sat., May 13 from 4:30 to 6 PM, hosted by the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL). The featured guest speaker is Delonte Wilkins, organizer, Black Workers Center (a project of ONE DC). The ONE DC Black Workers Center (BWC) is a member-led space that builds racial and economic justice through popular education, direct action, and worker-owned alternatives.  Visit Also hear updates on the critical struggle in Venezuela, including its recent withdrawal from the Organization of American States, and the latest on the U.S. threat of a new Korean war. Connect at

42] – The Nuclear Free Committee honors Acie Byrd (1937-2014)  at City of Takoma Park, MD - Municipal Government, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, on Sat., May 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, hosted by the Takoma Park Nuclear Free Committee. Tributes will be through film, music and conversation. See a film by Ron Pinchback, and enjoy music by Luci Murphy & Pam Parker.  The spoken tributes will be by Kitty Tucker, Alan Gregory, Matt Cary, Vanessa Dixon, Kevin Martin, Rick Tingling-Clemmons and surprise guests. "How did Acie Byrd build the Veterans Movement?" "What can we learn from him about joyfully building a peaceful nuclear-weapons free world?" Connect at

43] – On Sat., May 13 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, be a part of “SLANGUAGE ARTS & GRIOT GLIMPSES:” A BOOK RELEASE. The poet Slangston Hughes will talk about Slanguage Arts & Griot Glimpses, a chronicling of one individual’s growth as a writer over a 15 year period of poetic evolution. (2002-2017). It is also a record of some of this era’s most pressing sociopolitical issues and happenings as witnessed and responded to in arguably some of the most radical and profoundly truthful incantations ever written down via the medium of poetry in a manner where the political and personal merge. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     44] – Activists Joyce and Tim Wheeler now live in Sequim, Washington, but their son, Morgan and his family have lived in the Wheeler’s Baltimore home, 816 Beaumont Avenue for some time.  Tragically, at 3 AM on February 4, the home was burned beyond recognition.  Morgan was able to get his family out, but the house and its contents are totally destroyed.  Morgan's daughter, Erin, has created a Go Fund Me page which you can access below.  Anything you are able to contribute to support Morgan and his family would be greatly appreciated. Go to 


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

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

48] -- 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.

49] – 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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