Thursday, August 31, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - September 1 - 9, 2017

33] Peace vigil at White House – Sept. 1
34] WIB peace vigil – Sept. 1
35] Frederick Douglass Path to Freedom Walking Tour – Sept. 1, 2 & 3
36] Black Lives Matter vigil – Sept. 1
37] Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin – Sept. 1
38] See the film SUFFRAGETTE – Sept. 1
39] Ballroom Dancing – Sept. 1
40] Clean up a classroom – Sept. 2 & 9
41] Strike Out Hunger – Sept. 2
42] Feed the Hungry – Sept. 2
43] D.C. Vegfest – Sept. 2
44] Adoption event – Sept. 2
45] Adoption event – Sept. 2
46] West Chester peace vigil – Sept. 2
47] Cats-R-Us Adoption Event – Sept. 2
48] Anti-War Drone Death Walk – Sept. 2
49] Suicide Prevention Ceremony – Sept. 2
50] Casa Baltimore/Limay benefit – Sept. 2
51] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
52] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
53] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
54] Do you need any book shelves?
55] Join the Global Zero campaign

33] – On Fri., Sept. 1 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. 

34] – On Fri., Sept. 1 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. 

35] –  On Fri., Sept. 1 at 4 PM or Sat., Sept. 2 at 10 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM or Sun., Sept. 3 at 10 AM and 1 PM, take the Frederick Douglass Path to Freedom Walking Tour, hosted by Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Birthday in Fell's Point, Baltimore 21231.  Go to RSVP to or call Lou Fields @ 443.983.7974.

36] – 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 Sept. 1. Black Lives Matter.  

37] –  On Fri., Sept. 1 at 6 PM, get over to the Yappy Hour at the Wine Bin, 8390 Main St., Ellicott City 21043.  This will be a fundraiser for Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue. Free music, drinks, popcorn, lots of dogs and dog people are all part of the event.  100% of the donations that go into the jar go directly to MABCR (well, actually it's over 100% because Dave rounds up when he writes the check!). Come support the rescue, and bring your pack! Call 410.465.7802 or visit

38] – On Fri., Sept. 1 at 7 PM, come to the Free First-Friday Film @ the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA to see SUFFRAGETTE.  “…they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.”  This 2015 historical drama is directed by Sarah Gavron, and written by Abi Morgan. The film stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, and Meryl Streep.  Prior to the screening, come to a potluck picnic at 5:30 PM.

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.

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 on Sept. 1. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

40] – On Sat., Sept. 2 from 9 AM to noon, help out with the Classroom Clean Up, Day 1, at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore. The Volunteer Committee is gearing up for the education programs set to begin on Sept. 17! There will also be a cleanup on Sat., Sept. 9 from 9 AM to noon. Bring supplies, or just your lovely selves and your elbow grease!  Go to

41] – On Sat., Sept. 2 at 10 AM, Strike Out Hunger with the Baltimore Orioles and Catholic Relief Services at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.  To celebrate Camden Yards’ 25th anniversary, help us raise enough money to send 25,000 meals to the women and children of Burkina Faso, West Africa. Sign up and package meals alongside Orioles Hall of Famer Mike Bordick and the Oriole Bird. There will also be Orioles game ticket and autographed memorabilia giveaways. Space is limited. Go to

42] – On Sat., Sept. 2 from 11 AM to 2 PM, participate in the Community Outreach with the Homeless & Less Fortunate, hosted by the LACC Foundation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N. Front St., Baltimore 21202. The LACC Foundation will be there on the first Saturday of each month. In the event that the weather is inclement, distribution will be mobile with stops at St. Vincent de Paul Church Park, Healthcare for the Homeless on Fallsway, Weinberg Resource Center on Fallsway and a few additional stops as necessary.

43] – On Sat.,  Sept 2 at 11 AM the Sea Shepherd Baltimore/DC will be at the D.C. Vegfest in The Yards Park, WDC.  Come to the tabling, and meet some of the Onshore Volunteers, learn about campaigns and check our merchandise. Visit

44] – On Sat.,  Sept 2 at 11 AM there is an adoption event at Pet-Valu Southside, 895 E. Fort Ave, Baltimore 21230-5117, with @Bella's Bully Buddies! Come see the adorable, adoptable dogs in need of loving, forever homes! Call 410-783-1590!

45] – On Sat., Sept 2 at 11 AM, come to a Baltimore Humane Society Adoption Event at Bark Catonsville.  BMORE HUMANE will be on site:

46] – 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

47] – On Sat., Sept. 2 at noon, come to a Cats-R-Us Adoption Event at Bark Annapolis.  Cats R Us will be on site:

48] – On Sat., Sept. 3 from 11:45 AM to 1 PM, join the Philadelphia monthly Center City Anti-War Drone Death Walk. Meet at 12th & Arch Streets.  This is a silent vigil.  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.

49] – Come to an Arlington National Cemetery Ceremony - Suicide Prevention on Sat., Sept. 1 at noon in Arlington, VA. Tragically, we lose 22 veterans and active duty service members to suicide every day. Honor these men and women at a special wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. This important ceremony is being held in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week. A livestream will be available for those who did not RSVP in time.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be broadcasting the special wreath laying ceremony. To share the livestream of the ceremony, go to at Noon and click “share” underneath the video. The livestream will be pinned to the top of AFSP’s Facebook page for easy access.  You must RSVP to Alexis O’Brien, AFSP Public Relations Director, at 202-441-8764 or

50] – Come to a party.  Confirmed musicians so far are Alfredo Rodriguez, Marlon Moreno, Guillermo Brown and Donna Plamondon.  Several others are hoping to make it too.  RSVPs are helpful but not required. On Sat., Sept. 2, Rain or Shine, from 5 to 10:30 PM, attend a fundraiser to benefit Casa Baltimore/Limay sister-city projects, including scholarships, farm animals, food for the elderly, medical fund, preschool/ nutrition center, and microcredit in Limay, Nicaragua.  The party will be at the home of Joanne Capizzi and Howdy Burns, 5 Candlestick Drive, Lutherville 21093.  Enjoy the tranquility of Dipping Pond Run, a beautiful trout stream in a gorgeous valley. Recharge your energy! Renew your faith in the universe!  Join in merry-making!  Around 7 PM, Barbara Larcom will describe her recent visit to Limay, with a special focus on climate change and potable water projects. No donation is too large, and no one will be turned away!  Bring a checkbook.

Donations are also taken online at  Bring LOVE, a potluck dish, a musical instrument, a lawn chair, a blanket and wading or hiking shoes.  RSVP and to carpool, call 410-444-1023 or email  From Greenspring Station, take Greenspring Valley Road west 1 mile.  Turn right to head north on Greenspring Ave.  Go half a mile to Highview Dr. (1st right, top of hill), and turn right again on Candlestick Dr. (2nd right).  End of court on right, #5.

51] – 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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52] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

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

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

55] -- 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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