Friday, June 30, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 30 - July 1, 2017

29] Stop TransCanada Pipeline – June 30
30] Peace vigil at White House – June 30
31] WIB peace vigil – June 30
32] Palestinian professor Mazin Qumsiyeh -- June 30 – July 1
33] Black Lives Matter vigil – June 30
34] Ballroom Dancing – July 1
35] Meet me in the Middle – July 1
36] Maryland Save start up meeting – July 1
37] West Chester peace vigil – July 1
38] Feed the Poor – July 1
39] Towson Petco Adoption Event – July 1
40] Drone Death March – July 1
41] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
42] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
43] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
44] Do you need any book shelves?
45] Join the Global Zero campaign
29] – TransCanada, the same corporation behind the Keystone Pipeline, has proposed the Eastern Panhandle Expansion project, a pipeline which would run through Western Maryland. It would connect a TransCanada pipeline in Pennsylvania to a Mountaineer Gas line in West Virginia, and would travel through Maryland just west of Hancock. While this pipeline would only span about three miles, it would endanger millions by crossing under two key bodies of water: The Potomac River and the C&O Canal. Governor Hogan can stop the pipeline under the Potomac. STOP TransCanada from putting this dangerous pipeline under the Potomac. Help launch a rolling encampment - over the course of the summer, as groups will be camping at the site of the proposed pipeline to raise awareness and call on the Governor to stop the pipeline.  There is a Press Conference Kick Off: Camp-In to Stop the Potomac Pipeline on Fri., June 30 from 11 AM to noon at McCoy’s Ferry Campground, Clear Spring, MD 21722.  Go to After the press conference, the first campers will kick off the rolling encampment. 

Rianna Eckel of Food & Water Watch will be driving to the press conference, and has three available seats. Call 978-835-6230.

30] – On Fri., June 30 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. 

31] – On Fri., June 30 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. 

32] – Hear from Palestinian professor Mazin Qumsiyeh on Fri., June 30 at 2 PM at the Museum of Natural History, and at 6:30 PM at the Palestine Center (Jerusalem Fund). This is a Palestine Nature and Peace Studies Tour.  The Holy Land is part of the Fertile Crescent where people first developed agriculture. At the intersection of continents, it has high biodiversity in both flora and fauna. Medical geneticist Mazin Qumsiyeh will discuss this unique natural history, the challenges and obstacles to sustainability in a changing world, and the importance of museums and botanical gardens to support ecosystem services in developing areas or conflict zones. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20560.  Email to RSVP.  The Jerusalem Fund is at 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037.

  The professor will also speak on Sat., July 1 at 10 AM at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 301 A St. SE, on Capitol Hill, Baxter Hall, WDC 20003.  Also he will speak on Saturday from 4 to 7 PM at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda 20814.  Go to  Call 503.653.6625.

33] – 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 30. Black Lives Matter.  

34] – 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 30. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

35] – As those in power in Washington, DC cross new boundaries of greed -- cutting everything from our healthcare to housing assistance to give more tax breaks to the rich -- we need YOU to to fight back for our communities. Join Communities United on Sat., July 1 at 10 AM for Meet Me in the Middle -- a monthly citywide gathering of members and allies. The meeting is at St. Vincent de Paul Church, President and E. Fayette Sts. (across from the Shot Tower subway stop). A light breakfast will be served. Help plan a delegation to D.C. for the national Tenants March on July 12. And bring your concerns about Baltimore's new bus system or whatever else is on your mind! Go to

36] – On Sat., July 1 from 10 AM to noon, come to a Maryland Save start up meeting, hosted by Direct Action Everywhere-DMV at Great Sage, 5809 Clarksville Square Dr., Clarksville 21029. Vigils take place at a slaughterhouse in Central Maryland. Join to set up the Maryland SAVE group to witness close to homes. The face book page for Maryland Farmed Animal Save is

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., July1 from 11 AM to 2 PM, come to the Community Outreach with the LACC Foundation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N Front St., Baltimore 21202. The LACC Foundation will be at 120 N. Front St. the first Saturday of each month. Meal distribution will happen. 

39] -- On Sat., July 1 from 11 AM to 2 PM, come to the Towson Petco Adoption Event, hosted by Passport Animal Rescue, Inc., at Petco, 6325 York Rd., Baltimore 21212.

40] – On Sat., July 1 from 11:45 AM to 1 PM, join the Philadelphia monthly Center City Anti-War Drone Death Walk. Meet at 12th & Arch Streets.  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.

41] – 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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43] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at

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

45] -- 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: mobuszewski2001 [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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