Friday, November 3, 2017

Baltimore Activist Alert - November 3 - 12, 2017

40] Adoption fees are waived – Nov. 3
41] See film HUMAN FLOW – through Nov. 5
42] Peace vigil at White House – Nov. 3
43] WIB peace vigils – Nov. 3
44] "The North Korean Threat and US National Security" – Nov. 3
45] Black Lives Matter vigil – Nov. 3
46] See film BROTHER OUTSIDER – Nov. 3
47] Film BOUND FOR GLORY – Nov. 3
48] Ray McGovern at Dorothy Day -- Nov. 3
49] Ballroom Dancing – Nov. 3
50] Just Listening – Nov. 4
51] Human Trafficking – Nov. 4
52] Get Money Out of Maryland – Nov. 4 & 12
40] – Adoption Fees Waived on Fri., Nov. 3rd.  It's a great time to adopt a new friend! Thanks to a sponsorship by Zappos for Good and North Shore Animal League America, the Maryland SPCA is waiving adoption fees for ALL ANIMALS of any size, age or breed. This adoption promotion will be running at the MD SPCA Adoption Center, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore 21211; Project Adopt in White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd, Baltimore 21236 and Pet Valu in the Rotunda, 711 W 40th St, Baltimore 21211.  Standard Adoption procedures apply, including the required $25 Pet ID Package.  Call 410-235-8826.

41] –– Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis – the greatest human displacement since World War II – in this breathtakingly epic film journey HUMAN FLOW. Don't miss the limited showing in Baltimore City at the Parkway Theatre, corner of North Ave. and North Charles St.  It will be shown through Sun., Nov. 5.

42] – On Fri., Nov. 3 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. 

43] – On Fri., Nov. 3 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. 

44] – On Fri., Nov. 3 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM, Robert Einhorn, Brookings Institution will discuss "The North Korean Threat and US National Security" at the Allison Auditorium, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, WDC 20002. RSVP at

45] – 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 Nov. 3. Black Lives Matter.  

46] – After the vigil, come inside for the potluck and then at 7 PM see "BROTHER OUTSIDER," a documentary about Bayard Rustin who organized the 1963 March on Washington. This film is part of the Baltimore Cease Fire 365, which takes place from Fri., Nov. 3 through Sun., Nov. 5.  This is the second film in a series of movies on First Fridays, sponsored by the Working Group for Art.  Contact Megan Shook [].

47] – On Fri., Nov. 3 at 7 PM, come to the Free First-Friday Film @ the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA to see “Bound for Glory,” 1976, by Hal Ashby. This classic bio-pic from 1976, the American Bicentennial year, tells the story of the early days of the young man who wrote and sang “This Land is Your Land”, and who set the lives of struggling workers and poor people to music during the Great Depression, Woodrow Wilson [Woody] Guthrie.  This film was nominated for six Oscars in 1977, winning Haskell Wexler the award for “Best Cinematography”.

Doors open at 6:30 PM for light refreshments.  A group discussion about the film follows its screening. Go to The screening is sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community. For directions to the Peace Center of Delaware County, visit or call 484-574-1148.

48] – A Christian Response to the Trump Regime’s Foreign Policy–With a Special Focus on N. Korea, Iran and Russia with Ray McGovern will take place on Fri., Nov. 3 at 7:30 PM at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, WDC 20010. McGovern leads the “Speaking Truth to Power” section of Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington.  A former co-director of the Servant Leadership School (1998-2004), he has been teaching there for more than 20 years. His current course is: “Ethics for the Day-to-Day.” McGovern came to Washington from his native Bronx in the early Sixties as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then served as a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which he briefed one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s five most senior national security advisers from 1981 to 1985. In January 2003, Ray co-created Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose how intelligence was being falsified to “justify” war on Iraq.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at 202-360-6416 or at

49] – 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 Nov. 3. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

50] – On Sat., Nov. 4 at 8:30 AM at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 740 North Calvert St., Baltimore, hear from Sharon Browning on the subject of Just Listening—Foundation and Going Deeper.  She will do Part I (for newcomers and those who want a refresher) and Part II, which will explore additional tools and techniques to enhance your listening skills.  How can our collaborative activities yield dynamic results? What would our personal lives, workplaces, and social institutions look like if we listened deeply and profoundly and without ego to each other’s ideas, insights, experiences, and longings? One definition of justice is “right relationship.” The work of JUST Listening is to foster “right relationships” for individual empowerment, workplace cohesion and effectiveness, inspired leadership, and ultimately, the Common Good.

As our communities and planet continue suffering from injustice, hate, and dis-ease, we are now experiencing intense political divisiveness and strained public discourse. For effective discourse, listening – deep listening – is required. In fact, it is a crucial act of justice.  The cost is $10 for the first session, and $25 for the full program. This is sponsored by Murphy Initiative for Justice and Peace, 1001 West Joppa Road, Baltimore 21204.  Go to

51] – On Sat., Nov. 4 at 9 am, get over to Human Trafficking, a presentations by Yolanda Schlabach, Zoe Ministries; Chief Barlow, Harrington PD; Maj. Meadows & Cpl. Owen, DSP; Debra Reed, Del. Victim Svcs.; Nancy McGee, ContactLifeline; Johanna Bishop, Wilm. Univ.; Cheri Collins & Sandy Bowman, Meet Me at the Well, at Price Community Center, 103 Dorman St., Harrington, DE 19952. Pre-registration is requested.  Email

52] – Help begin the Fall petition drive on  Sat., Nov. 4 and Sun., Nov. 12 at 9 AM at the Anne Arundel County Farmers Market.  This is a fun way to build momentum toward passing the Democracy Amendment Resolution. Develop great camaraderie and encounter many citizens who enthusiastically sign the petition.  RSVP to Visit

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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