Monday, June 5, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 6 -10, 2017

25] Common Cause Delaware Annual Meeting – June 6
26] Support refugees – June 6
27] Racist Murder of Richard Collins – June 6
28] Enough Is Enough – June 7
29] Do More 24 -- June 8
30] Nuclear Nonproliferation – June 8  
31] Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy – June 8
32] Hun Sen’s Cambodia June 8
33] Undisclosed at Red Emma’s – June 8
34] Peace vigil at White House – June 9
35] WIB peace vigil – June 9
36] Resist Trump – June 9
37] Black Lives Matter vigil – June 9
38] Rally for Transgender Equality – June 9
39] Ballroom Dancing – June 9
40] West Chester peace vigil – June 10
41] Pacem 50th Anniversary Music Festival – June 10
43] Arts for Change – June 10
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

25] – On Tues., June 6 from 11:30 AM to 2 PM, there is Common Cause Delaware Annual Meeting at Grey Fox Grille and Pub, 140 S. State St. Dover, DE RSVP at

26] – On Tues., June 6 from 6:30 to 7:45 PM, vigil to Support of Refugees – Remembering the St. Louis.  It will take place in Upper Senate Park, 200 New Jersey Ave. NW, WDC 20001.  Go to

27] – On Tues., June 6 from 7 to 9 PM, hear about the Racist Murder of Richard Collins III: Fight the Alt-Right, hosted by D.C. Socialists – ISO. See Be at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 N. Capitol St. NE, WDC 20011.

28] – On Wed., June 7 from 4:30 to- 5:30 PM, join a vigil, Enough is Enough —Oppression of Palestinians. Witness against the oppression of the Palestinians—50 years of Israel's military occupation of Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem at Fountain Plaza (park on PA Ave and DE Ave.) RSVP at
29] – Do More 24 at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC, on Thurs., June 8 from 7 AM to 8 PM, hosted by Thrive DC.  Connect at People need more right now. Whether they're afraid of losing health care, afraid of immigration police, or are afraid the places they depend on will lose funding, they need YOU to do more in the face of unprecedented threats.

30] – On Thurs., June 8 from 10:30 AM to noon listen in on "Creating Incentives for Nuclear Nonproliferation, Safety, and Security" with five speakers at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

31] – Join a discussion with Todd Sechser and Matthew Fuhrmann on Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy on Thurs., June 8 from 12:30 to 2 PM at The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor, WDC 20036. RSVP at  Also participating is Barry Blechman, Co-founder and Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center, and Toby Dalton, Co-director, Nuclear Policy program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  Fuhrman is a visiting Associate Professor, Center for International Security Cooperation, Stanford University, and Sechser is an Associate Professor of Politics, University of Virginia.

32] – The Stimson Center's Southeast Asia Program invites you to a discussion -- Hun Sen’s Cambodia and 2017 Commune Elections. This is a discussion between leading Cambodia analysts to discuss the implications of the 2017 commune elections and progress and perils of democratization in Cambodia. It takes place on Thurs., June 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor, WDC 20036. RSVP at

33] – On Thurs., June 8 at 6:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, there is a live taping of the fascinating podcast Undisclosed, which investigates wrongful convictions, and the U.S. criminal justice system, by taking a closer look at the perpetration of a crime, its investigation, the trial, and ultimate verdict... and finding new evidence that never made it to court. Undisclosed is currently investigating the death of Freddie Gray, over a series of six episodes all featuring different guests. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

34] – On Fri., June 9 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. 

35] – On Fri., June 9 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. 

36] – RESIST TRUMP’S DEADLY CRAZINESS!…REACH-OUT End Drone Terror/Stop the Drone War Command Center in Horsham, PA.; Stop Military Madness & Nuclear Weapons Buildup on Fri.,  June 9 from 4 to 5 PM as part of the Philly Anti-War ‘Reach Outs’ at SEPTA subway/train entrance, 15th & Market Sts., across from Phila. City Hall west side. Philly Anti-War Reach-Outs, 2nd Friday of the month.  See

37] – 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 9. Black Lives Matter.  

38] – Rally for Transgender Equality in Upper Senate Park, 200 New Jersey Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 9 from 5:15 to 6 PM, hosted by the National Center for Transgender Equality. Many participants will have just attended #TransLobbyDay 2017. This is an easy-yet powerful- way to show your support and help amplify the message that America needs Trans equality NOW. The program will start with dynamic speakers that will share their thoughts on the movement and get us fired up to mobilize in the face of anti-trans discrimination and violence. Connect at

39] – 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 9. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

40] – 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

41] -- On Sat., June 10 from 1 to 9 PM go to the Pacem 50th Anniversary Music Festival, featuring Stackabones, Billy Pierce Band, Divergent, Billy Burger Band, Mystery Train, Nicely, Smith & Hawkins, EB Hawkins Band, Sycamore Alley, and others. The festival is at Butch Zito farm, 301 Stanton Rd., Wilmington 19804. Go to

42] – On Sat., June 10 at 6 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, INJURED COLOMBIAN GM WORKERS SPEAK OUT!  Locked out of the plant after the company targeted the workers for dismissal due to injuries they got on the job, the workers set up a tent encampment. From their tents in front of the U.S. Embassy, the workers have brought visibility to GM's illegal actions as well as to the larger issue that injured workers face in Colombia. The workers have used dramatic actions to bring attention to their situation, including hunger strikes with their lips stitched closed, and symbolic crucifixions and burial actions. Their hard work has paid off in multi-million dollar improvements to the assembly line, wins in court, the opening up of the plant to organizing, and the holding back of laws which would have legalized the firing of injured workers.

Jorge will share the story of what these workers faced and the role that international solidarity has played. With the U.S. economy shifting toward temporary, easily replaceable workers, this Colombian struggle is important to learn from-- both in terms of what has worked and what has been challenging. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

43] – Arts for Change will get it on at the Impact Hub, 419 7th St. NW, WDC 20004, on Sat., June 10 from 6:30 to 9 PM.  This is an evening of exploring the intersection of art and social change. Join up and mingle with socially-minded individuals, learn more about social change, activism and support the local arts!!!  Artists who would like to showcase their art, email Register for the free event here 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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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.

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“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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