Thursday, September 14, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - September 15 & 16, 2017

41] Peace vigil at White House – Sept. 15
42] WIB peace vigils – Sept. 15
43] Cuban healthcare – Sept. 15
44] National Drive Electric Week – Sept. 15
45] National Drive Electric Week – Sept. 15
46] Black Lives Matter vigil – Sept. 15
47] Film DARE TO DREAM – Sept. 15
48] Ballroom Dancing – Sept. 15
49] UNRWA USA Gaza 5K Race Sept. 16
50] DogFest 2017 – Sept. 16
51] West Chester peace vigil – Sept. 16
52] 2017 Environmental Scorecard – Sept. 16
53] Puppypalooza Adoption Event -- Sept. 16
54] Health Care: A Moral Issue – Sept. 16
55] Building Washington, D.C. out of 40,000 LEGO® Pieces – Sept. 16
56] Film DARE TO DREAM – Sept. 16
57] Soul Kitchen Cabaret – Sept. 16
58] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
59] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
60] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
61] Do you need any book shelves?
62] Join the Global Zero campaign

41] – On Fri., Sept. 15 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. 

42] – On Fri., Sept. 15 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. Another one is at Roland Park Place   830 W. 40th St. 21211.  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. 

Welcome Neighbor Yard Signs now available at the Inner Harbor Vigil.  Meet Maureen, and she'll bring them to city for $6. Email her at

43] – Especially in the face of the Trump administration's rollbacks, you should know that the third annual Days of Action Against the Blockade is happening. Organized by the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, there is a focus on the blockade’s ramifications on the quality of healthcare available to people both in the U.S. and Cuba.  On Fri., Sept., 15 at noon at the Georgetown School of Medicine, Medical-Dental Building Room 201C, 3900 Reservoir Road NW, WDC 20007, hear from Dr. Jesus de los Santo Reno Cespedes, Head of Pediatrics at the National Institute of Oncology and Radiology, Havana, Cuba. 

44] – A National Drive Electric Week event will take place on Fri., Sept. 15 from 3 to 8 PM at MOMS Organic Market, 5273 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick 21704. See

45] – A National Drive Electric Week event will take place on Sat., Sept. 16 from noon to 4 PM at 12230 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville 21029.  Visit

46] – 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. 15. Black Lives Matter.  

47] – Then on Fri., Sept. 15 at 6 PM see the documentary “Dare to Dream” at The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20009.”  Can one Medical School Change the World? “Dare to Dream” is a 30 minute movie that tells the story of the largest medical school in the world, the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana, Cuba, through the eyes of US students who received full scholarships from the Cuban government with the commitment to practice medicine in under-served communities.  Through the stories of ELAM graduates, we learn the history of this medical school that is revolutionizing healthcare on a global level, graduating more than 26,000 doctors from around the world. Afterwards participate in a Q&A with filmmaker Jennifer Wager, professor of Communications. 

48] – 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. 15. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

49] – The UNRWA USA Gaza 5K Race is happening at 8 AM on Sat., Sept. 16 at the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, 1500 Anacostia Drive, SE, WDC 20020, for a morning of solidarity and support for the children of Gaza.  Proceeds from this year's race will benefit UNRWA’s Community Mental Health Programme, providing psychosocial support to Palestinian refugee children suffering from continued trauma while living under blockade in the Gaza Strip. Can you join Team Arab American Institute? The SCHEDULE starts at 7 AM with packet pickup opens.  At 7:30 AM, the road to the parking lot closes.  At 7:45 AM, the program begins. Register at

50] – On Sat., Sept. 16 from 10 AM to 4 PM, get over to DogFest 2017 at 10 AM at Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown 21136.  Come out and promote the CSAC with an alumni or bring a foster. Visit with CSAC friends and family. Contact Erika DeAngelo at

51] – 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

52] – On Sat., Sept. 16 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at the Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852, celebrate  the Maryland League of Conservation Voters' 2017 Environmental Scorecard.  Register at

53] –  On Sat., Sept. 16 at 11 AM, be at the Puppypalooza Adoption Event at the PetSmart Columbia, 9041 Snowden Square Dr., Columbia 21046. This is a mega adoption event.  Lots of puppies, dogs, kittens and cats available. All animals are spayed/neutered and up-to-date on age appropriate vaccines! Check out 

54] – On Sat., Sept. 16 at noon hear about Health Care: A Moral Issue at Perkins Square Baptist Church, Baltimore. The forum is moderated by Vinny DeMarco with Senator Chris Van Hollen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, Maryland State NAACP VP Wandra Ashley-Williams, and Planned Parenthood CEO Karen Nelson. There will be a panel on changes to the Affordable Care Act and the impact to the community. Following the forum Bon Secours Hospital will be on site to conduct screenings, and Health Care Access Maryland will provide enrollment information and assistance. Other wellness professionals will be on hand.

55] – On Sat., Sept. 16 at 1:30 PM, help out building Washington, D.C. out of 40,000 LEGO® Pieces at Silver Spring International Middle School, Silver Spring. Collaborate with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) on a first of its kind event. Refugee families from the IRC that have recently relocated to the Silver Spring Area will build their homeland out of LEGO. Then local families from the Silver Spring community will meet these families and as a community build Washington D.C. out of 40,000 LEGO pieces. It is an event revolving around community and connection. And the best part is that it is FREE for families. Sign up at

56] – On Sat., Sept. 16 at 2:30 PM in the Miller Branch Library, Ellicott Room, 9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City 21042, see the documentary “Dare to Dream.” Enjoy refreshments before the 3 PM screening followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Jennifer Wager, professor of Communications, and Dr. Jesus de los Santo Reno Cespedes, Head of Pediatrics at the National Institute of Oncology and Radiology, Havana, Cuba.  The event is sponsored by Friends of Latin America (formerly Howard County Friends of Latin America). Call Leslie Salgado at 410-381-4899.

57] –On Sat., Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 9 PM, the Soul Kitchen cabaret, featuring the "Charm City Labor Chorus” will be hosted by Marcus Colasurdo at the Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Rd., Baltimore 21212.  This is a night of music, free buffet & cash bar to benefit the Soul Kitchen free meals program.  The requested donation is $15.  Help feed the needy.

58] – 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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60] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at

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

62] -- 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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