Friday, June 2, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 2 - 3, 2017

26] Black Lives Matter vigil – June 2
27] Film NO GOD, NO MASTER – June 2
28] Gun Violence Awareness Day – June 2
29] Film "A TESTAMENT OF YOUTH – June 2
30] Book talk on “Against the Fascist Creep” – June 2
31] Ballroom Dancing – June 2
32] Movement Politics Campaign Leadership Training – June 3
33] Wear Orange Celebration – June 3
34] Wear Orange Rally – June 3
35] Max will be at the Charles Village Festival – June 3
36] March for Truth -- June 3
37] West Chester peace vigil – June 3
38] Anti-War Drone Death Walk June 3
39] Collaborate with fellow climate-activists –June 3
40] Help launch Resistance Summer – June 3
41] Tour a solar house – June 3
42] Quilt-making workshop – June 3
43] Wear Orange Rally – June 3
44] Rally to Remove the Marshall Monument – June 3
45] La Fe: Resisting with Faith – June 3
46] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
47] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
48] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
49] Do you need any book shelves?
50] Join the Global Zero campaign
26] – 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 2. Black Lives Matter.  

27] -- The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility are continuing the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES.  The DVDs will be shown at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, usually on the First Friday.  After the 5 PM Black Lives Matter vigil, there will be a potluck dinner. At 7:15 PM, on June 2, a DVD of NO GOD, NO MASTER will be shown with a discussion to follow.  There is no charge, and refreshments will be available.  

NO GOD, NO MASTER is a 2012 USA independent crime suspense thriller directed, written, and produced by Terry Green. The film stars David Strathairn, Ray Wise, Sam Witwer, Alessandro Mario and Edoardo Ballerini. It was filmed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The story includes references to the 1914 Ludlow Massacre as well as depictions of the Sacco and Vanzetti trial and the 1920 Wall Street bombing.  When a series of package bombs show up on the doorsteps of prominent politicians and businessmen in the summer of 1919, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Agent William Flynn (Strathairn) is assigned the task of finding those responsible. He becomes immersed in an investigation that uncovers an anarchist plot. Based on true events of the 1920s, the film sets the stage for a timely drama with resoundingly similar parallels to the contemporary war on terrorism and the role government plays to defeat it. Call 410-323-1607 or email mobuszewski [at] for further information.   

28] – On Fri., June 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, as part of the National Gun Violence Awareness Day, there is a Wear Orange Rally and Walk in Media, PA, starting at the Second Baptist Church (Rally Site), 400 E. State St., Media, PA. See

29] – On Fri., June 2 at 7 PM, come to the Free First-Friday Film @ the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA to see "A TESTAMENT OF YOUTH. " Directed by James Kent, this is searing journey from youthful hopes shattered by war, and dreams pushed to the edge of despair and back again.  Based on the World War I memoir, “Testament of Youth,” by Vera Brittain, which became a bestseller in 1933 and a cornerstone of the post-war pacifist movement

  The screening is co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community. For directions to the Peace Center of Delaware County, visit or call 484-574-1148. Doors open at 6:30 PM for light refreshments.

30] – Get over to the book talk on “Against the Fascist Creep” with author Alexander Reid Ross at The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 2 from 7 to 9 PM.  Connect at As the election of Donald Trump shows, fascism in all its white nationalist and “alt-right” permutations is alive and well in the United States. A terrifying tour of the history and influence of the forces that helped bring the 45th president to power, “Against the Fascist Creep” maps the connections and names the names. It traces today’s often-disguised forms of rightwing extremism through the decades and across the globe to show how infiltration is a conscious and clandestine program for neofascist groups that seek to co-opt and undermine both the mainstream and the new social movements of the left. Ross is a lecturer at Portland State University, freelance journalist, and the editor of “Grabbing Back: Essays Against the Global Land Grab.”

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 June 2. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

32] –  There is a Movement Politics Campaign Leadership Training on Sat., June 3 from 9 AM to 5 PM at the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BALTIMORE DOWNTOWN, 221 N. Gay St., Baltimore 21222. CONTACT Alexiss Kurtz at  For members the training is $36, non-members pay $50. Go to

Progressive Maryland is organizing this Movement Politics Leadership Training. Movement politics is the process of fighting for a democracy where people - not corporations - set the agenda, and where we all have a voice.

33] –There is a Baltimore Wear Orange Celebration at the Liberty Community Room & Liberty Yard, 3901 Maine Ave., Baltimore 21207, on Sat., June 3 at 10:30 AM.  In partnership with Mothers of Murdered Sons and Daughters and Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence, Maryland Moms Demand Action will be observing Wear Orange Day in Baltimore at a family-friendly celebration of lives of loved ones taken by gun violence, lives that deserved to be lived. There will be music from a local DJ, along with dancing, an exhibit of photographs and stories of gun violence survivors, a display of remembrance t-shirts brought by local mothers, and kids activities including an "orange" art project. Food and drinks will be provided. Go to

34] –Columbia Wear Orange Rally will take place at the Mall of Columbia (near the entrance), Governor Warfield Parkway & Windstream Drive, Columbia 21045, on Sat., June 3 at 11 AM.  Join the Howard County local group of Moms Demand Action to observe Wear Orange Day! Gather with signs honoring those lost to gun violence in Maryland and raising awareness about the need for gun violence prevention. Go to  RSVP at

35] – Max will be selling used books, bumperstickers and buttons at the 21st Annual Charles Village Festival on Sat., June 3 from 11 AM to 9 PM and Sun., June 4 from 11 AM to 6 PM in the Wyman Park Dell, 29th and Charles Streets, Baltimore.  You can reach him during the festival at 727-543-3227.

36] – There is a March for Truth on Sat., June 3 from 11 AM to 3 PM in Lafayette Square Park in WDC. The purpose of the March for Truth is to demand an independent investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election, including investigation of potential collusion between the Trump administration and Russia. Protest the firing of FBI Director James Comey by Donald Trump to impede the FBI’s investigation. Support Robert Mueller III, the recently-appointed special counsel and demand that he be given the resources needed to do a full investigation. Visit RSVP at

37] – 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

38] – On Sat., June 3 from 11:45 AM to 1 PM in Philadelphia, join the monthly Center City Anti-War Drone Death Walk. Meet at 12th & Arch Sts. Please wear black in recognition of all the victims of drone attacks.  It takes place the first Saturday of the month. Call Marge Van Cleef at 203-804-3013

39] – Collaborate with fellow climate-activists on how to employ the five levers of political will. This meeting will be a workshop on how the DC chapter can advance each lever, with groups setting strategic goals. Come ready to discuss which lever most closely resembles your interests at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW, WDC, on Sat., June 3 from 1 to 2:45 PM, hosted by the Citizen's Climate Lobby.  Connect at or

40] – Help launch Resistance Summer on Sat., June 3 at 1:30 PM in Lawyers’ Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis 21401 with the Maryland Democratic Party.  RSVP at 

41] – Attend the Arlington Solar Open House, hosted by VA SUN co-op member, Karen Smagala, at 5421 23rd St. North, Arlington, VA 22205, on Sat., June 3 from 2 to 4 PM, hosted by Greater Arlington Solar Co-op. Connect at Have you ever considered going solar?  Visit

42] – FORCE teams up with the Baltimore Transgender Alliance for a quilt-making workshop for Trans survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.  It is happening from 1 to 3 PM on Sat., June 3 at the Motor House, 120 W. North Ave. Go to www.the

43] –  Come to a Baltimore #WearOrange Rally at the Mondawmin Mall, 2401 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore 21215, on Sat., June 3 at 4 PM.  Wear orange, but take action and join your city's Public Servants and partners in an effort to raise awareness to stop gun violence. RSVP at

44] – Rally to Remove the Marshall Monument at RFK Stadium, WDC, on Sat., June 3 from 5 to 7 PM, hosted by Rebrand Washington Football ( and Rising Hearts Coalition (@_RisingHearts).  Friends and allies, a monument continues to celebrate Washington football team founder George Preston Marshall, an avowed segregationist.  Marshall also named the team "R-skins," a dictionary-defined racial slur.  The monument remains a tribute to Jim Crow and the genocide of Indigenous peoples. Join in peaceful resistance, and show District leaders why this monument and the Washington football team name are not acceptable in 2017.  The rally will occur just before DC United meets the LA Galaxy for a 7 PM soccer match at RFK stadium.  Chant for change, hear speeches, meet and greet with passing fans in hopes of raising awareness.

45] – La Fe: Resisting with Faith will occur at Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC (MCCDC),  474 Ridge St. NW, WDC, on Sat., June 3 from 6 to 8 PM, hosted by Latino GLBT History Project.  Connect at  This is part of DC Latino Pride and an annual kick-off event where organizers hold a non-denominational faith event for LGBTQ individuals who find unity through shared beliefs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              46] – 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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48] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at

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

50] -- 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.

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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