Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 9 - 10, 2017

20] Commemorate Nagasaki – Aug. 9
21] Undesign the Redline – Aug. 9
22] Take Action Anne Arundel County – Aug. 9
23] Water for All – Aug. 9
24] Chipotle Fundraiser for the Maryland SPCA – Aug. 10
25] Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation – Aug. 10
26] Progressive Prince George’s meetings – Aug. 10
27] Progressive Victory – Aug. 10
28] Jailcare – Aug, 10
20] – The NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION is on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  At 5:30 PM, demonstrate at 33rd & N. Charles Streets against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts, including research on killer drones, commemorate the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, and remember Fukushima, Japan.  At 6:30 PM, march to the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles Street. 

At 7 PM, John Steinbach and Kio Kanda of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area will share some remarks.  Then, with the help of a translator, a Korean Hibakusha, Ms. Jon Sung Lee, will address the group. Ms. Lee was 12 years old when she experienced the Hiroshima bombing. Her family were part of the large Korean community in Hiroshima forced to work in Japan during WW2. She entered Hiroshima three days after the bombing and was exposed to the radiation. 

Also speaking will be Sister Megan Rice of the Transform Now Plowshares.  She engaged with Greg Boertje-Obed and Mike Walli in a remarkable Plowshares disarmament at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. Finally, the accomplished musician David Sawyer will perform.  At 8:30 PM, enjoy dinner at Niwana Restaurant, 3 E. 33rd Street. RSVP to Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.
HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE, 325 East 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218 Ph: 410-323-1607 Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Comcast dot net
21] – On Wed., Aug. 9 from 7 to 8 PM, catch Undesign the Redline - Grand Opening, hosted by Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045.  This is the official opening of the Undesign the Redline exhibit at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center. This interactive exhibit connects the intentional and systematic racial housing segregation of the 1930s to political and social issues of today, through the powerful narratives of the people and communities affected by redlining and its legacy. This timeline of discrimination, segregation and housing policy in the USA also features Columbia, Maryland at 50. Regular tours of the exhibit will be offered; check the UUCC website - - for more details. The building is open to the public 9 AM to 9 PM daily.

22] – Take Action Anne Arundel County informs us that there is a community meeting on Wed., Aug. 9 at 7 PM to discuss proposed cell phone tower near Shady Side Elementary.  The meeting is at the Shady Side Community Center, 1431 Snug Harbor Rd., Shady Side, MD 20764.

23] -- On Wed., Aug. 9 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, attend Water for All: A Panel on Baltimore’s Water Affordability Crisis.  Since 2000, water rates have more than tripled in Baltimore City and more than one-third of residents cannot afford their water bills. When our neighbors can’t afford to pay, the City shuts off their water, renters are evicted, and homeowners lose their homes through tax sales.

With the lack of substantial assistance from the Department of Public Works, it’s time for radical change to come from City Hall. Access to safe, affordable water is a fundamental human right, one that our City must affirm for all Baltimoreans. Hear from a panel about how we got into this mess, the proposed solutions, and what YOU can do to ensure that everyone in our city has access to water. Panelists will include Delegate Mary Washington, Eddie Conway from The Real News Network, Yvonne Wegner from The Baltimore Sun and Komal Vaidya with the University of Baltimore. RSVP at

24] – On Thurs., Aug. 10 from 11 AM to 10 PM, there is a Chipotle Fundraiser for the Maryland SPCA.  Make lunch or dinner a selfless act by joining a fundraiser to support the Maryland SPCA.  Come in to ANY Maryland Chipotle location, and tell the cashier you’re supporting the Maryland SPCA to make sure that 50% of the sales will be donated to the Maryland SPCA. Go to

25] – You are invited to join the Immigration Outreach Service Center and celebrate with BUILD and TRF Development Partners as they receive the ACHP/HUD's Secretary Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The Award will be presented on Thurs., Aug. 10 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at Memorial Baptist Church, 1311 N. Caroline St., Baltimore 21213.Visit  Call 410-323-8564.

26] – Progressive Prince George’s will hold its next chapter meeting on Thurs., Aug. 10 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Colmar Manor Community Center and Town Hall, 3701 Lawrence St., Colmar Manor, MD. 20722.  Working families are under attack, especially in the sector of health care and this is why Progressive Prince George’s is building power to transform the political landscape locally in Prince George’s County.  In order to address the needs of the residents of Prince George’s County we are organizing for a future for the people, by the people. Want to join the conversation? RSVP at

The objectives for this meeting are to receive updates on our zoning rewrite, participate in transformational training on how to engage our communities, and hear from our criminal justice, economic, education, fair-elections, health care, immigration, and transportation issue leads on developing events. Contact Amity Pope at or 240-705-2106.  Go to

27] – Progressive Victory is happening on Thurs., Aug. 10 at 7 PM at Pho & Bahn Mi Wheaton, 11232 Grandview Ave., Silver Spring 20902.  This Progressive Coalition Meeting is a Meetup for MoveOn, MCPA, DFMC, PDA, and others. This meeting takes place on SECOND THURSDAYS. The restaurant is a short walk from the Wheaton Metro station. There is a local, state, and federal action agenda. Please contribute $15 to keep this meetup going. Pay online at or bring to the meeting.  RSVP

28] -- On Thurs., Aug. 10 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, come to hear  JAILCARE: FINDING THE SAFETY NET FOR WOMEN BEHIND BARS.  Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation’s jails every year. What happens to them as they carry their pregnancies in a space of punishment? In this time when the public safety net is frayed, incarceration has become a central and racialized strategy for managing the poor. Using her ethnographic fieldwork and clinical work as an ob-gyn in a women’s jail, Carolyn Sufrin explores how jail has, paradoxically, become a place where women can find care. Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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