Friday, June 16, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 16 - 18, 2017

29] Eurasia Strategy -- June 16
30] U.S.-R.O.K. Alliance – June 16  
31] Peace vigil at White House – June 16
32] WIB peace vigil – June 16
33] Air Quality workshop – June 16
34] Child Labor – June 16
35] DCRAPP Meeting – June 16
36] Black Lives Matter vigil – June 16
38] North Korea – June 16
39] Resisting Islamophobia – June 16
40] Ballroom Dancing – June 16
41] ACLU-MD will be honored at Pride 2017.  – June 17 & 18
42] Toddler Storytime – June 17
43] Represent Maryland meeting – June 17
44] West Chester peace vigil – June 17
45] Annual Juneteenth Celebration – June 17
46] Socialists march in Pride Parade – June 17
47] Healthcare is a Human Right film – June 17
48] World Refugee Day – June 17
49] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
50] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
51] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
52] Do you need any book shelves?
53] Join the Global Zero campaign

29] – The Stimson Center's East Asia Program is hosting a talk Eurasia Strategy: American and Japanese Perspectives. This is a discussion on how the U.S. and Japan should approach strategy in Eurasia.  It will take place on Fri., June 16 at 9:30 to 11 AM at The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor, WDC 20036.  RSVP  In an era of globalization, it is increasingly difficult to have region-specific discourse when discussing a country’s national security strategy. In particular, we have seen in recent years a growing connectivity between the developments in Europe and Asia. One might say the time is ripe to discuss Eurasia strategy. In partnership with the Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS), Stimson's Japan Program will convene a conversation among four experts on regional affairs, two Washington-based and two Tokyo-based, representing a wide array of regional expertise from the Middle East to East Asia, to discuss how the U.S. and Japan need to be thinking about their approach to Eurasia, an emerging strategic theater. The discussion will be moderated by Yuki Tatsumi, Director of Stimson's Japan Program. 

30] – On Fri., June 16 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM, hear about "New Administrations and the U.S.-R.O.K. Alliance: Challenges and Way Forward" from 15 speakers at the Wilson Center, Sixth Floor, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

31] – On Fri., June 16 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. 

32] – On Fri., June 16 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. 

33] – On Fri., June 16 from 12:30 to 4:30 PM, attend the workshop in Philadelphia – Health Consequences of poor air quality, Hear about the effects of air quality on communities in the vicinity of Philadelphia's refineries. The workshop is at South Philadelphia Health and Literacy Center, 1700 S Broad St. See

34] – Join the Child Labor Coalition for a Congressional Briefing on Fri, June 16 from 1 to 2 PM in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172.  The subject of discussion is US Policy and its Impact on Child Labor and Trafficking with 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, in cooperation with the Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking. RSVP to Shasti Conrad at

35] – The next DCRAPP (Release Aging People in Prison) Monthly Coalition Meeting will be at the BF Senior Wellness Center, 3531 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20010, on Fri., June 16 from 3 to 4:15 PM.  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. There are elderly DC prisoners who are trapped in the federal prison system due to denials of parole, compassionate release, and clemency. Come out to the next coalition meeting to learn more about this issue; DCRAPP plans to usher in change; and how you can become involved in the campaign. Email or visit

36] – 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 June 16. Black Lives Matter.  

37] – On Fri., June 16 at 5 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, get over to the RADICAL PRIDE HAPPY HOUR.  The evening will feature leaders from local queer and trans organizations speaking about the radical history of Pride, the current issues affecting our communities, and how we can get involved in the queer and trans activism happening in Baltimore. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

38] – On Fri., June 16 at 5 PM, hear from John Sano, Institute for World Politics professor, who will opine on "North Korea: Time for a New Approach" at the Institute for World Politics, 1521 16th St. NW, WDC. RSVP at

39] – Resisting Islamophobia: A Social Justice Iftar will be happening at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 16 from 7 to 10 PM, hosted by DC Justice for Muslims Coalition (DC-JMC).  This event will focus on connecting activists around the theme of Islamophobia and the ways in which we can uplift those most impacted by this system of oppression. Attendees will have a chance to network and strategize on challenging Islamophobia as well as to celebrate the successes folks have had this year in fighting back! Connect at

40] – 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 16. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

41] – ACLU-MD will be honored at Pride 2017.  March in the parade on Sat., June 17, and volunteer at the festival on Sat., June 17 and Sun., June 18. The ACLU of Maryland is THRILLED that the Baltimore Pride Committee has named it as “Organization of the Year!” This is a great honor. You're invited to proudly march with the ACLU!  Go to

42] – Participate in Toddler Storytime to Benefit Local Refugees at the Electric Maid, 268 Carroll St. NW, Takoma Park 20012, on Sat., June 17 from 10 to 11 AM, hosted by the Takoma Parents Action Coalition. Connect at  The hour is presented by the Asylum Seeker Assistance Project (ASAP). The lesson is based on the book, "Mama Panya's Pancakes." The facilitators will use movement, song, visuals, and foreign language to discuss the importance of sharing and welcoming the stranger. This lesson runs approximately one hour and will be led by Joanie (the director of ASAP) and Judith (a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo).  This event is a fundraiser for the amazing work ASAP does to serve refugees: give what you can (suggested donation of $10-25), and no one will be turned away for lack of funds!
43] – Represent Maryland will host a meeting on Sat., June 17 from 10:30 AM to 12:30  PM at the Waverly Library, 400 E 33rd St., Baltimore 21218.  RSVP at  Learn about what we are doing to pass an anti-corruption resolution in Baltimore city and what you can do to help! A description of the American Anti-Corruption Act will be made, and how it helps to fix our broken elections and political system. Read about the law at 

44] – 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

45] – Get over to the Annual Juneteenth Celebration at the Walker Mill Regional Park, 8840 Walker Mill Rd., District Heights, on Sat., June 17 from noon to 5 PM, hosted by Prince George's County Dept. of Parks and Rec. Connect at  On June 19th, 1865 Union soldiers marched into the south with news that the civil war had ended and the enslaved were free. With liberated hearts, former slaves took to the streets to rejoice. This emancipation day is known as Juneteenth.  Bring your family, blanket and lawn chairs for a joyous day of live entertainment, genealogy workshops, children's activities, exhibitions and historical interpretation.

46] – On Sat., June 17 at 12:30 at N. Charles and W. Madison Sts, Workers World Party will be part of the 2017 Parade March. Join an exciting contingent "WWP fighting for LGBTQ Liberation from 1969 to 2017". Bring musical instruments, your voice, help make banners and signs and much more. Go to

47] – Healthcare is a Human Right Maryland [] is showing a series of films.  The first will be on Sat., June 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, called “Fix It:  Healthcare at the Tipping Point,” at the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City 21042.  Email  View the film to learn how a single-payer U.S. public health insurance system would advance social justice and economic efficiency and why many consumers and businesses like this proposed reform.  Discussion will cover ways we can engage now in making this vision a reality.

48] -- Come to World Refugee Day on Sat., June 17 from 2 to 5 PM, which celebrates our neighbors who have recently settled in Baltimore. The afternoon includes youth and adult performers who share the rich customs and cultures from their countries, including Guinea, Syria, Myanmar, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Experience music and dance performances, free family art-making activities, face painting, global cuisine, craft vendors, networking, and workshops. World Refugee Day Baltimore is produced by Creative Alliance in partnership with International Rescue Committee and Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project, with support from Soccer Without Borders.  Go to Volunteer opportunities are available! Email  The Creative Alliance at The Patterson is at 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224.  Email or call 410/276-1651.

49] – 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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