Sunday, May 21, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - May 22 - 24, 2017

17] Protest Trumpcare – May 22
19] Anti-death penalty meeting – May 22
20] SURJ Baltimore meeting – May 22
21] PeaceSeekers meeting – May 22
22] Sacred Arts Activism: Stories That Transform – May 22
23] Pray for Peace – May 22
24] Modernization of nuclear missiles – May 23
25] Philly peace vigil - May 23
26] Stop JHU’s drone research – May 23
27] Our Revolution meeting – May 23
28] Celebration of the School of Life – May 24
29] Trump’s first budget – May 24
17] – On Mon., May 22 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, Take Action Against Trump's Healthcare Plan, hosted by 1199 SEIU Maryland/DC, at the Trump Hotel, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC. Visit

18] – On Mon., May 22 from 5 to 9 PM, get over to the FREESTATE JUSTICE HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER! It is free, but donations are encouraged. Join in at the Long Bar at Golden West Café, 1105 W. 36th St., Baltimore 21211.  Proceeds will support this awesome organization. FreeState Justice envisions a Maryland where people across the spectrum of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities are free to live authentically, with safety and dignity, in all communities throughout our state. To suggest a non-profit for Golden West to support, get more information about hosting fundraisers/events, or to have additional questions answered, email

19] – The Delaware House of Representatives voted to reinstate the death penalty. Delaware Citizens Opposed the Death Penalty have mounted a campaign to keep the death penalty from coming back. Their monthly meeting is Mon., May 22 at 5:30 PM in the Social Room at Wilmington Friends Meeting House, 401 N. West St., Wilmington 19801. Anyone concerned with the reinstatement of the death penalty is invited to attend. Go to

20] – On May 22 there will be a SURJ Baltimore meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at 2640 St Paul St., Baltimore 21218. SURJ will host the Baltimore Bloc, one of SURJ Baltimore's accountability partners, to share more about its work and how SURJ folks can support them. Also to be discussed is the recent legislative session - what happened during the session, how did SURJ participate, and what was learned?  Read the recent article by DiDi Delgado, "Whites Only: SURJ and the Caucasian Invasion of Racial Justice Spaces:" Visit

21] – On Mon., May 22 at 7 PM, there is a PeaceSeekers meeting at Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse, 401 N. West St. Wilmington, DE. See

22] – Sacred Arts Activism: Stories That Transform will be heard at the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust Inc., 1816 12th St. NW, WDC, on Mon., May 22 from 7 to 9 PM, hosted by The Collective at The Sanctuaries.  RESERVE YOUR TICKET at  This very special event is the culminating showcase celebrating the recent graduates of the sacred arts activist training program. Eight culturally and spiritually diverse artists will share live performances and personal reflections about how they've been transformed over the past 7 months while learning about arts activism, developing spiritual practices for mindful action, and working on the front lines of grassroots campaigns. Enjoy live music, poetry, painting, storytelling and more!

23] – The Interfaith Peace Partners will be meeting to Pray for Peace at the Peace Chapel at the Cathedral of the Incarnation at 7;30 PM on Mon., May 22 , 4 East University Parkway. Baltimore (corner of North Charles St. and University Parkway). Parking lot is off North Charles St.  Enter by main Diocesan Center Entrance.  Contact The Rev. Charles Cloughen, Jr. at  or 410-321-4545.

24] – On Tues., May 23 from 4:30 to 7 PM, go to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for "Debate: Modernization of Nuclear Missiles" with four speakers at CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

25] –  Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is May 23.  Call 215-426-0364.

26] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on May 23 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607. 

27] – The Our Revolution Baltimore City/County meeting is happening on Tues., May 23 from 6 PM to 7:45 PM at the Enoch Pratt Free Library- Govans, 5714 Bellona Ave., Baltimore 21212.  Join the political revolution and make your voice heard on the critical issues facing our community in the Baltimore area and in our country. This is the inaugural meeting, and meetings will be held monthly. Our focus is on issue-based community activism and helping progressives win elections at the local, state, and national level. We are fighting for health, racial, social, environmental, educational and economic justice. Meeting will feature a guest speaker from Baltimore Housing Roundtable.  RSVP at

28] – Celebrate Divine Mother in the form of Mary Help of Christians, also being the Annual Celebration of the School of Life and Shanti Yoga Ashram. Mary Help of Christians is closely entwined in the history of the families of Victor & Lakshmi Landa. The work of the School of Life is to help bridge Eastern wisdom with Western pragmatism. The program will began at 10:30 AM on Wed., May 24 with a Mass, and will conclude at 2:30 PM.  The event takes place at 4217 East West Hwy., Bethesda 20814.  The Metro stop on the Red Line is Bethesda.   Email [].

29] – Examining the Strategic Implications of Trump’s First Budget will be an on the record panel discussion on the Trump administration’s first budget — focusing on the strategic implications of military spending increases as well as the proposed deep cuts to the State Department, and United Nations budgets. Lunch will be provided. It will take place on Wed., May 24 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor, WDC 20036.  RSVP at Livestream.

   The Trump administration is expected to send the full details of its first budget to Congress on May 22, but the topline details have already angered Democrats and Republicans alike. The proposal, which may be adjusted to represent changes in fiscal year 2017, boosts the Department of Homeland Security's budget by $2.8 billion, bumps the National Nuclear Security Administration’s budget by 11 percent to bolster nuclear modernization, and provides a $52 billion increase to the Department of Defense (DOD) at the expense of funding to the U.N., Department of State, and nearly every other department.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; 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

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