Thursday, September 7, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - September 8 - 17, 2017

33] Ten Days of prayer – Sept. 8 through 17
34] “Understanding the Immigration Debate” – Sept. 8
35] Peace vigil at White House – Sept. 8
36] WIB peace vigil – Sept. 8
37] People's Convergence Conference – Sept. 8 - 10
38] Philly Anti-War 'Reach Out' – Sept. 8
39] Black Lives Matter vigil – Sept. 8
40] Bingo for Vets – Sept. 8
42] Ballroom Dancing – Sept. 8
43] National Drive Electric Week – Sept. 9
44] Meet Frederick County Progressives – Sept. 9
45] Cats for Adoption – Sept. 9
46] West Chester peace vigil – Sept. 9
47] Annual cook-out – Sept. 9
48] Having Difficult Conversations about Race -- Sept. 9
49] Meet Fr. Gregory Boyle – Sept. 9
50] Day of service – Sept. 9
51] PG Green Party meeting – Sept. 9
52] Pro-Life against nuclear weapons – Sept. 9
53] Maryland Animal Sanctuary & Rescue – Sept. 9
54] Fight for $15 Community Meeting – Sept. 9
55] Campaign Against Sexual Assault – Sept. 9
56] Support the Wheeler family who lost their home in a fire
57] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
58] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
59] Do you need any book shelves?
60] Join the Global Zero campaign
33] –  Participate in 10 Days of Prayer to Strengthen a Community of Peace starting on Fri., Sept. 8 through Sun., Sept. 17, 2017 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 1301 N. Broom St., Wilmington 19806. In the wake of Charlottesville, there is a need for interfaith truth-tellers more than ever. InterFaith Leaders for Neighborhood Ministries asks your partnership (as individuals and as organizations/house of faith) in Ten Days of Prayer to Strengthen a Community of Peace, in Wilmington and its surrounding area. During these Ten Days, prayers are to be offered to answer the violence in our midst with spirit and prayer. Call 302-652-7623 or email or see

34] – Osher at JHU is hosting “Understanding the Immigration Debate” on Fri., Sept. 8 from 10:30 AM to 2 PM at the JHU Columbia Center, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia 21045.  George Clack, a spokesperson for the Howard County chapter of the Indivisible Working Group on immigration, will offer an interactive session, with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  What is meant by the term “sanctuary” and how frequently this concept has been misunderstood. The Trump administration has changed previous U.S. government policies on undocumented immigrants and refugees. What is the fate of the Maryland Trust Act in the state legislature? Lunch will include a sandwich, potato salad, chips, and a cookie. Beverages will be provided. Email Lianna Meiburger at Call 410-516-9719. The cost is $20.

35] – On Fri., Sept. 8 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. 

36] – On Fri., Sept. 8 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. 

37] – The People's Convergence Conference will take place from Fri., Sept. 8  through Sun., Sept. 10 at American University, Washington School of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave. NW, WDC. The Delivery of the Draft Bernie Petition to Sen. Sanders on Fri., Sept. 8, beginning with a rally from 1:30 to 2:30 PM on the National Mall, 7th St. and Madison Dr. NW. The Draft Bernie Town Hall with Dr. Cornel West, Kshama Sawant, Jimmy Dore and Nick Brana will be on Sat., Sept. 9 at 8 PM.  See

38] – On Fri., Sept. 8 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.

39] – 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. 8. Black Lives Matter.  

40] –  On Fri., Sept. 8 at 5 PM at Points South Latin Kitchen, Bmore Together unites for Homeless Veterans.  Come enjoy a fun night out for an incredible cause. Bmore Together is uniting with MCVET: Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training. Enjoy an evening of BINGO to support homeless veterans. MCVET is committed to offering a military-structured, seamless continuum of care that helps veterans in need transition from dependent to independent living. With $100, MCVET can provides a homeless veteran with one month of employment counseling and support. Your $25 ticket buys you twenty games of bingo! Each game will have a prize. Plus, you will have the opportunity to win door prizes, raffle items and bid on fun silent auction. Cash bar and light fare will be available. Doors open at 5 PM, and the games start at 6 PM.

41] –  Hear NUCLEAR ABOLITION TREATY – NOW THE WORK BEGINS with Sister Ardeth Platte and Sister Carol Gilbert, O.P. on Fri., Sept. 8 at 7:30 PM at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, WDC 20010. On July 7, 2017, at the conclusion of the “UN Conference To Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons,” 122 countries voted in favor of a historic “Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.” The U.S. and other nuclear nations boycotted the conference. Dominican Sisters’ Ardeth Platte and Carol Gilbert, longtime peacemakers who have been imprisoned for Plowshares actions, attended this special UN Conference. They will explain the process of support for the treaty and provide an update regarding the future steps to be taken at the United Nations. They will also share their first action in distributing the treaty that will affect all nations, leaders of nations, all Commanders of nuclear bases, and military personnel. There will be an open discussion as to where we go from here to keep “the movement for elimination of nuclear weapons and war” going.  Contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at 202-882-9649.  Go to

42] – 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. 8. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

43] – There is a National Drive Electric Week event on Sat., Sept. 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Hyattsville City Municipal Center, 4310 Gallatin St.  Visit

44] – Frederick County Progressives will have a table at this year's In the Street festival to get the word out about the group, as well as the upcoming Frederick City Elections. Can you person the table in 2-hour shifts of 2-3 people. Those who are certified to register voters will be doing that as well. The table will be located on Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets (in the Public Safety Block) on Sat., Sept. 9 from 10 AM to 6 PM.  Email or go to

45] – Celebrate the success of the Maryland 2000 with Baltimore Animal Welfare Alliance partners BARCS, Baltimore Humane Society, Baltimore County Animal Services, and special guest The Humane Society of Harford County. Help find homes for more cats and kittens on Sat., Sept. 9 from 10 AM to noon at the Cat Hospital At Towson (CHAT), 6701 York Rd, Baltimore, MD. The standard adoption fee for cats and kittens will be waived, and all adopters will receive a free certificate for a cat wellness exam at CHAT. Call 410-235-8826.

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. 9 from noon to 3 PM, attend the 5th Annual District 47 – Family and Friends Cookout, 4300 39th Place Brentwoood.  Join in for free food, games, music and more!  RSVP to or leave a message at 301-858-3340.

48] –  On Sat., Sept. 9 at 12:45 PM consider hearing a discussion on Having Difficult Conversations About Race at the Crofton Community Library,1681 Riedel Rd. Crofton, MD 21114  . In this workshop, participants will learn techniques to navigate those moments and topics while remaining assertive, empathetic and calm. Through games, role-playing and observation, participants will practice these conversation techniques and develop a personalized communication plan to take with them through their everyday lives. Go to  A minimum donation of $10 is requested, but no one will be turned away.

49] – On Sat., Sept. 9 from 1 to 4 PM, hear Fr. Gregory Boyle who will speak about Taking on Violence in Wilmington at Westminster Church, 1502 W. 13th St, Wilmington. Learn how you can help; join city leaders, faith leaders, members of the business and local communities and service providers working to address this critical issue. Learn about proven remedies for changing a culture of violence by focusing on youth and fostering their positive development.   Register at

50] – Join Little Friends for Peace for a day of service on  Sat., Sept. 9 from 1 to 3:30 PM. LFFP will be partnering with GW Freshman Day of Service to serve the Perry School community at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 206 New York Ave. NW, WDC 20001.  Call 240-838-4549 or email and see

51] – On Sat., Sept. 9 from 1 to 3 PM, get over to the Prince George's County Green Party meeting at the Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Road, Bowie 20715. See

52] – On Sat., Sept. 9 at 1: 30 PM, join a Pro-Life March to Abolish Nuclear Weapons at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.. WDC 20500.  Sign the petition at! Join together as powerful pro-life voices who work tirelessly to build a culture of life as we call on our government to make the truly pro-life policy declaration to condemn the usage of nuclear weapons, no matter who wields them. Nuclear weapons have killed hundreds of thousands of human beings, born and pre-born, and now the threat of nuclear war looms heavy over us.  As pro-lifers, our voices against nuclear arms are the most vital in this day and age. We have the power to effect massive change and hold the current administration accountable for the "fire and fury" rhetoric that threatens unapologetic violence against innocents.  Email!

53] – On Sat., Sept. 9 at 4 PM, enjoy an Evening With MAS Rescue at the Dog Chef Café and celebrate and raise money for Maryland Animal Sanctuary & Rescue (MAS Rescue). Come mingle with dog people, the wonderful people from MAS Rescue, and meet some of their adoptable animals. Get goody bags for your animals. There's a $6 fee at the door with a portion of the proceeds benefitting MAS Rescue.

54] – There is a Fight for $15 Community Meeting hosted by Progressive Maryland Montgomery which is for members of the community interested in becoming involved in advocacy for raising the minimum wage in Montgomery County to $15. Share your thoughts on how wages stack up against today's cost of living in the county, real implications for business owners, and ways to share our perspectives and strategies moving forward on this issue.  The meeting will be on Sat., Sept. 9 from 5 to 7 PM at Helen Burns Apartment, 7219 Flower Ave., Unit 4 (back entrance), Takoma Park 20912.  Contact Helen at or 202-288-7319.  Go to

55] –On Sat., Sept. 9 at 6 PM, get over to Circle of Voices on Gender Based Violence at the Impact Hub Baltimore.  Savannah Badalich is an innovative leader utilizing media, technology, and community organizing to address gender-based violence and discrimination. While in college, she was at the forefront of the campus sexual assault movement and created a White House-recognized campaign – 7000 in Solidarity: A Campaign Against Sexual Assault, a multi-campus sexual assault prevention campaign that combines education, arts activism, and advocacy.

56] – 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] -- 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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