Thursday, July 13, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 13 - July 15, 2017

21] THE DOULAS – July 13
22] Rally at the NRA – July 14
23] Peace vigil at White House – July 14
24] WIB peace vigil – July 14
25] Celebrate two years of peace because of the Iran nuclear deal – July 14
26] Reach out for peace – July 14
27] Black Lives Matter vigil – July 14
28] Gun violence exhibit – July 14
29] Ballroom Dancing – July 7
30] 1877 Railroad Strike – July 15
31] West Chester peace vigil – July 15
32] Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! – July 15
33] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
34] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
35] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
36] Do you need any book shelves?
37] Join the Global Zero campaign
21] – On Thurs., July 13 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, get over to an author talk with Lauren Mitchell and Mary Mahoney for a reading from THE DOULAS, followed by Q&A! As more feminism migrates online, the activist providers of the “Doula Project” remain focused on life’s physically intimate relationships: between caregivers and patients, parents and pregnancy, individuals and their own bodies. They are committed to supporting a pregnancy no matter the outcome. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

22] – Join MomsRising and the Women’s March for a mass mobilization for our safety on Fri., July 14, at 9 AM with the rally beginning promptly at 10 AM.  The march begins promptly at noon.  This is a mass mobilizing for our safety.  The rally is in front of NRA headquarters, 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030, followed by an 18-mile march to the Department of Justice, gathering in front of the DOJ the next morning at 10 AM.  RSVP at

23] – On Fri., July 14 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. 

24] – On Fri., July 14 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. 

25] – On Fri., July 14 at noon, celebrate two years of peace because of the Iran nuclear deal.  This weekend will be the second anniversary of the Iran deal! Commemorate peace, and hope for many more to come. Enjoy balloons, cake and a banner for photo ops.

26] – On Fri., July 14 at 4 PM, the Philly Anti-War 'Reach Out' will be at the 30th St. Train Station, 30th & Market Sts. with banners, posters, and mass leafleting across the street from the west side of Phila. City Hall.  The second Friday of the month Anti-War ‘Reach-Outs’ in Philadelphia alternate between the 30th Street Train Station and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Streets, across from Phila. City Hall west side. Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at or call 484-574-1148.

27] – 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 July 14. Black Lives Matter.  

28] –On Fri., July14 at 6 PM, see Joe Quint’s "It Takes Us" Photography Exhibit of D.C. Survivors at the Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC 20009. Join the DC Chapter of Moms Demand Action for a special event featuring photography which raises awareness about the effects of gun violence. See more at

29] – 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 on July 14. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

30] – On Sat., July 15 from 10 AM to 5:30 PM hear about the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, hosted by the Irish Railroad Workers Museum and B&O Railroad Museum at the B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore 21223. For tickets see This was the first effective national labor movement in U.S. history. This full-day program coincides with the newly opened exhibit at the B&O Railroad Museum.  The Strike has direct ties to the B&O Railroad, when the company’s President John Work Garrett, cut wages for workers twice in eight months. B&O employees went on strike across the entire system, a strike that would turn violent with the intervention of the National Guard in both West Virginia and Maryland. The movement, which would start out small and regional, spread to more than a dozen states across many railroads and other occupations. Strike activity would spread as far as Texas, and even California, in a movement that lasted a month. The movement was halted, largely by the presence of Federal troops under orders from President Rutherford B. Hayes. The Strike led to millions of dollars in damages and more than 100 people were killed. The legacy of the strike includes the formation of labor unions, pension plans, and better conditions for workers. This little-known historical event remains one of the most important moments in U.S. history.

31] – 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

32] – There are demonstrations across the U.S. on Sat., July 15.  On July 15 at 4 PM at Thomas Paine Plaza, Broad St. and JFK Blvd., Refuse Fascism Philly will hold a protest and make demands that The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! Say NO! Not just for ourselves, but in the name of humanity. Never underestimate the power of the people rising up together with right on our side. We have to stand up and say NO.  However we can. Wherever we can.  Before it’s too late. Call 267.603.7150 or visit /.

33] – 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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35] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at

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

37] -- 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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