Friday, October 27, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - October 27, 2017 -- May 5, 2017

27] Visions of Justice – Oct. 27
28] Peace vigil at White House – Oct. 27
29] WIB peace vigils – Oct. 27
30] Black Lives Matter vigil – Oct. 27
31] Wake-up Call for Civil Liberties – Oct. 27
32] See “The Battleship Potemkin.” -- Oct. 27
33] Ballroom Dancing – Oct. 27
34] Feed the Neighborhood Day – Oct. 28
35] Canvass for $15 – Oct. 28 - 29
36] West Chester peace vigil – Oct. 28
38] Stop Drone War Coming from Horsham, PA – Oct. 28
40] Help deliver a Healthcare not Warfare petition – Nov. 6
41] Stop War on North Korea and End Nuclear Weapons – Nov. 11
42] Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases -- Jan. 12 - Jan. 14, 2018
43] Catonsville Nine Commemoration – May 4 – 5, 2018
44] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
45] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
46] Do you need any book shelves?
47] Join the Global Zero campaign
27] – On Fri., Oct. 27 from 8:30 AM to 4 PM, Visions of Justice, hosted by the Delaware Center for Justice, will be at Hilton- Wilmington/ Christiana, 100 Continental Dr., Newark, DE 19713. RSVP at  This year explore current pretrial and bail reform efforts in Delaware and nationwide. Visions of Justice 2017 will feature national speakers in the field, breakout information sessions, and a panel debate featuring representatives from all sides of this important issue! Email

28] – On Fri., Oct. 27 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. 

29] – On Fri., Oct. 27 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, Baltimore. 21211. After this vigil, gather for lunch at the café on the site.  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. 

30] – 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 Oct. 27. Black Lives Matter.  

31] – On Fri., Oct. 27 at 7 PM, hear from Omar Suleiman: Wake-up Call for Civil Liberties, hosted by the National Coalition To Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF). The U.S. government’s so-called “war on terror" has led to numerous abuses and infringements on the civil liberties of citizens, particularly those who are Muslim. Hundreds of innocent people have been preemptively prosecuted and imprisoned under very harsh conditions for what can best be described as “thought crimes." As part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness about these abuses, NCPCF is inviting the public to an informative session featuring keynote speaker, Sh. Omar Suleiman, and moderated by Dr. Jonathan Brown of Georgetown University. Two family members of unjustly incarcerated political prisoners will also speak, Mariam Abu Ali and Ikraan Abdurahman. Dr. Mel Underbakke will speak about the work of NCPCF to support these prisoners and their families. The event will be held at the Diyanet Center of America, 9610 Good Luck Rd., Lanham, Maryland in the Cultural Center Auditorium. Free parking is provided in the underground garage, with an elevator to the first floor. The event is free and open to all.

32] –   On Fri., Oct. 27 at 7 PM, come to the 1917 100th Anniversary Film Screening: “Battleship Potemkin” at the Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, 2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore 21218.  Celebrate the Russian Revolution! The Labor Committee of the Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) have organized a film screening and discussion to mark the 100th anniversary of the Russia's 1917 revolution. See “The Battleship Potemkin,” Eisenstein's classic film about the 1905 prelude to the 1917 revolution. The event is free and open to the public. There will be free drinks and snacks.

33] – 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 Oct. 27. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

34] – On Sat., Oct. 28 at 10 AM, participate in Feed The Neighborhood Day at Franklin Square Elementary, Baltimore. A hungry person is not a healthy person; filled with trauma and uncertainty. Help us feed those families in need of food, love, and support! Feed Your Neighborhood Day event is powered by a community sponsor, Church of Nativity. Engage with community partners at our Feed Your Neighborhood Day Concert - Franklin Square Elementary School, featuring withLove band. Families take a free trip up to First Fruits Farm to harvest produce with their neighbors. Volunteers are needed to distribute produce to families in needed.  Contact Lou Packett - or 443-463-3380 for details and RSVP for seating. Registration for bus trip ends October 27th 6pm! - Bus Leaves from school sites @ 10 AM and returns at 1PM.  The food distribution runs from 1:30 to 4 PM. The concert is at 3:30 PM at the Franklin Square Elementary School.

35] – There are two Canvassing Events for the $15 Minimum Wage in Montgomery County.  Here’s an account through Progressive Montgomery’s eyes (as observed by member Helen Burns) of the committee hearing where the county minimum wage bill was watered down:  With the County Council vote on raising the minimum wage fast approaching, it is more important than ever to keep the pressure on. Join the Fight for 15 Canvass on Sat., Oct. 28 at 10 AM in support of the upcoming vote on the $15 minimum-wage bill. The Council will be voting on November 7, and there is the need to put as much pressure on the holdout votes as possible! These canvasses are designed to encourage targeted voters to contact specific Council members to encourage them to support the bill. Meet in front of the Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave., Rockville 20850. Please dress appropriately, wear comfortable shoes, and make sure your phone is fully charged! Use the miniVAN app for this canvass, which is available on the Apple and Android app stores. Canvass until 2 PM.

Another Fight for 15 Canvass will occur on Sun., Oct. 29 from noon to 4 PM, starting in front of the Lincoln Park Community Center in Rockville. Email Emmett Parks ·
36] – 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

37] – On Sat., Oct. 28 at noon at Seat Pleasant Activity Center,  5720 Addison Rd, Capitol Heights, MD 20743Capitol Heights, MD get an answer to this question - What if We Funded Ourselves? Progressive Maryland is starting a Community Power-Building Co-op in Prince George's County to create a sustainable way to address the specific needs in the County! The Co-op will Build resident-leadership, Be resident-led, Allow the flexibility to work more independently of foundation and corporate dollars, Give co-op members the freedom to pivot to issues that impact them the most, and Spread the work associated with creating change among many.  Use the Metro (Addison Road & New Carrollton) or the bus (A12 & F14).  Go to

38] – Ignite Peace. Stop Drone War Coming from Horsham, PA. Hear the guest speaker: W.D. Ehrhart, poet, author, and Vietnam Marine Combat Veteran on Sat., Oct. 28 from noon to  2 PM. Protest the drone war command center at Horsham Air Guard Station, Route 611/Easton Road & County Line Road. STAND UP.  BE THERE.  It happens on the last Saturday of the month.  Recommended parking is in the Regal Cinemas Warrington Crossing on Rout 611, just beyond County Line Road.  Dress according to the weather and bring a umbrella in the event of rain. Call the Brandywine peace Community at 484-574-1148 or go to

39] – On Sat., Oct. 28 at 6:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, attend A LGBTQ TRIVIA NIGHT.  In honor of LGBTQ History Month AND the need for LGBTQ-inclusive education in K-12 grades. GLSEN Maryland is working to create safe and welcoming schools for LGBTQ youth in Maryland. Show your support for LGBTQ youth in schools and school your friends with your LGBTQ knowledge!  Gather a team or play by yourself! $5 is the suggested donation per team member. Teams consist of 1 to 6 people. All proceeds benefit GLSEN Maryland. Team sign-ups happen at the event.  This event is ALL AGES, LGBTQ youth are welcome and encouraged!  Call 443-602-7585.  RSVP at

40] – Can you join the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance on Mon., Nov. 6 at noon to help deliver a Healthcare not Warfare petition to Captain Mark A. Kobelja, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 4494 North Palmer Road, Bethesda 20889. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net. Can you sign on to the petition?  If yes, please provide name, hometown and your organization to Max.

41] – There is a National Mobilization to Stop War on North Korea and End Nuclear Weapons.  The main Maryland Action in Baltimore is at 11 AM on Sat., Nov. 11. Trump has threatened “to totally destroy North Korea.”  Secretary of War Mattis has told the U.S. Army “to be ready” for war. We are on a dangerous path towards a military confrontation that could kill millions and engulf the world in a nuclear holocaust. Come say no war with North Korea—and no nuclear weapons!

There will be a demonstration with street theatre, banners, and the People’s Peace Treaty at McKeldin Square, Pratt and Light Sts., Baltimore.  This event is organized by Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and MD Peace Action. Contact Jean Athey at

If you do not want to go down to the Inner Harbor, Max will hold a demonstration at Centre and Charles Sts. starting at 11 AM on Sat., Nov. 11 – Armistice Day.  To join him, call 410-323-1607 or email him at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

42] – Attend a Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases from Fri., Jan. 12 through Sun., Jan. 14, 2018 at the University of Baltimore, Learning Commons Town Hall, 1415 Maryland Ave., Baltimore 21201, hosted by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases.  Thirteen prominent peace and justice organizations in the United States are collectively organizing this conference.  Some of the groups are Black Alliance for Peace, CODEPINK, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Popular Resistance, Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and World Beyond War.  The conference will feature national and international experts. Several expert panels will discuss the economic, political, environmental and health costs and impact of U.S. foreign military bases in various regions of the world, including South America, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. The conference will be live streamed for the international audience.  For more information and to register for the conference, go to

43] –   Save the Dates.  The fiftieth anniversary of the Catonsville Nine draft board raid will be commemorated  There will be a CATONSVILLE NINE SYMPOSIUM on FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 from 4 to 10 PM at the Shriver Center, University of Maryland – Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Cir, Catonsville, MD 21250. Enjoy Films, Lectures, Discussion Panels and Dramatic Readings.  There will be more CATONSVILLE NINE COMMEMORATION ACTIVITIES on SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018 from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Baltimore County Public Library Catonsville Branch, 1100 Frederick Rd., Catonsville, MD 21228.  Enjoy more Films, Lectures, Discussion Panels and Dramatic Readings.  Go to

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45] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at

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

47] -- 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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