Thursday, March 15, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 16 - May 6, 2018

47] Peace vigil at White House – Mar. 16
48] WIB peace vigils – Mar. 16
49] Attend a pruning party at Jonah House – Mar. 16
50] Black Lives Matter vigil – Mar. 16
51] St. Patty's Yappy Hour – Mar. 16
52] Palestine Advocacy Day and Training 2018 -- Mar. 16 - 19
54] Syrian Dinner Fundraiser - Eat well & do good!  -- Mar. 16
55] Film DR. STRANGELOVE -- Mar. 16
56] Film “Chasing the Thunder with Captain Paul Watson” – Mar. 16
57] Ballroom Dancing – Mar. 16
58] Flint, MI Water Fundraiser - Mar. 17
59] Rally for Racial Equity, Housing, and Jobs --- Mar. 17
60] Anne Arundel County NAACP - Monthly Meeting -- Mar. 17
61] Garden Volunteer Day -- Mar. 17
62] West Chester peace vigil – Mar. 17
63] Living History: Juanita Jackson Mitchell-- Mar. 17
64] Seminar on Social Security -- Mar. 17
65] Film "The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs" -- Mar. 17
66] Benefit for Baltimore Food Not Bombs -- Mar. 17
67] Catonsville Nine Commemoration – May 4 – 6
68] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iraq or North Korea
70] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
71] Do you need any book shelves?
72] Do you need a stand up freezer?
73] Join the Global Zero campaign
47] – On Fri., Mar. 16 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. 

48] – On Fri., Mar. 16 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 LUNCH.  Warm-up, dry off, and enjoy a vegetarian chili lunch and lots of good conversation. Bring a side or topping for the chili.  There are still places at the table; invite a friend to come along with you.

  Another vigil is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St, Baltimore. 21211. However, if weather is iffy, contact Anne at  Lunch will take place at 1 PM at the RPP Café, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211.

A third vigil will be in Chestertown, Kent County at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row.  This vigil is looking for more peace bodies on the Eastern Shore.  Welcome to the network, Chestertown Women in Black.

Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather.  Peace signs will be available. 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 to:

49] – Attend a pruning party at Jonah House, 1326 Bentalou St., Baltimore, on Fri., Mar. 16 from 2 to 5 PM. Help prune apple, pear, fig, and cherry trees. You are very much invited! Turn off Bentalou when you see a sign for a tire company.  Head towards the tire company but then turn left at the main gate of St. Peter's Cemetery, where Jonah House is located. Call Joe Byrne at 443-6804-3410.

50] – 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 Mar. 16. Black Lives Matter.  

51] – On Fri., Mar. 16 from 5 to 9 PM, get over to St. Patty's Yappy Hour, hosted by Fashion for Paws at Mission - Dupont Circle, 1606 20th St. NW, WDC 20009.  Join Daniela Petrilli and Jacqueline Baudouin. A $5 donation will get you a wristband for access to select specials after happy hour.  Your generous contribution and support goes directly to the 2018 Fashion for Paws fundraising campaign in support of the Humane Rescue Alliance. Visit

52] –  From Fri., Mar. 16 at 5 PM through Mon., Mar. 19 at 8 PM, get over to the Palestine Advocacy Day and Training 2018, hosted by American Muslims for Palestine - NJ Chapter in Washington, D.C.  Tickets are available at This is the Fourth Annual Palestine Advocacy Day!  Come for an intensive training in political engagement and community mobilization, and a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill! Young leaders and activists will learn the skills they need to lead campaigns in their communities, engage elected officials, and advocate for the rights of Palestinians.

The event is open to all who seek justice in Palestine and agree to the following principles: 1) Israel's occupation must end, 2) The right of return for Palestinian refugees, 3) Equal Rights for all Palestinians and 4) Supporting the Call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions. Register at

53] –  Activists for a Nuclear-Free, Carbon-Free Future are invited to the NATIONAL GRASSROOTS ACTIVIST SUMMIT ON RADIOACTIVE WASTE in Chicago from Fri., Mar. 16 through Sun., Mar. 18.  Start with a 6 PM dinner on Friday, and close at 4 PM on Sunday.  See and

54] – On Fri., Mar. 16 at 7 PM and Sat., Mar. 17 at 7 PM, go to a Syrian Dinner Fundraiser - Eat well & do good!  It is hosted by The Bespoke Kitchen, 2212 Rhode Island Ave. NE, WDC 20018.  Ticket information is at  See  This is a great cause - 60% of your ticket purchase will go to Syrian American Medical Society- SAMS for the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and you'll get to have a wonderful meal of delicious home-cooked Syrian food. Go to

55] – On Fri., Mar. 16 at 7 PM, as part of the Pacem Film Series, the fourth film of the series, DR. STRANGLOVE will be shown at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1301 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE.  This is a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button -- and played it for laughs. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people. This is almost as crazy sounding as some of "my button is bigger than yours" nuclear rhetoric coming out of Washington and Pyongyang. Is nuclear war possible? Inevitable? Could it be started by a madman? By a current delusional politician? Can the threat of nuclear war be eliminated? Go to

56] – On Fri., Mar. 16 from 7 to 11 PM, go to the screening of “Chasing the Thunder with Captain Paul Watson,” hosted by Sea Shepherd Baltimore/DC at the Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P St. NW, WDC 20005.  Tickets are available at  This is part of the Environmental Film Festival, and the documentary is a high seas adventure where two marine conservation captains from the Sea Shepherd go on a hundred day chase of the illegal poacher and pirate fishing vessel, the Thunder. Their determination eventually cracks the outlaw captain who scuttles his own rogue ship at sea where justice is served.

Following the screening, join Captain Paul Watson for a panel discussion. Meet the local Onshore Volunteer Crew, get some great Sea Shepherd gear, and learn how you can support Sea Shepherd’s mission to defend, conserve and protect oceans wildlife as a Direct Action Crew member. See

57] – 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 Mar. 16. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

58] – On Sat., Mar. 17 from midnight to noon, help out at the Flint, MI Water Fundraiser, hosted by Zion Hill Baptist Church Incorporated, 931 E. Preston St., Baltimore 21202.  See

59] – On Sat., Mar. 17 from 9:30 AM to noon, join the Rally For Racial Equity, Housing, and Jobs, hosted by Housingforall DC at Savoy Elementary School, 2400 Shannon Pl SE, WDC 20020.  Tickets are available at Are you interested in creating communities that thrive for all? Visit

60] –  On Sat., Mar. 17 from 10 AM to noon, there is an Anne Arundel County NAACP - Monthly Meeting at Kingdom Celebration Center, 1350 Blair Dr., Odenton 21113.  See

61] – On Sat., Mar. 17 from 10 AM to 1 PM, consider going to the Garden Volunteer Day, hosted by Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211.  Gather on the 'Toplot' on the corner of Everhart and Yeager Sts. across the street and up the alley hill from 3510 Ash St.  RSVP by filling out this quick survey:  Visit

62] – 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

63] – On Sat., Mar. 17 from 1 to 4 PM, go to see Living History: Juanita Jackson Mitchell, hosted by the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21202.  Tickets are available at  Celebrate Women's History Month with a living history performance about Civil Rights Leader Juanita Jackson Mitchell, the first black female to practice law in Maryland. Mitchell who fought discrimination in the courts, and served as counsel in lawsuits designed to eliminate segregation in municipal recreation facilities, restaurants and public schools in Baltimore City and other Maryland jurisdictions. This living history performance is presented by Janice the Griot. Go to

64] – On Sat., Mar. 17 at 2:30 PM, be at a Seminar on Social Security conducted by Ashoke Chatterjee at the Hindu Temple, 760 Yorklyn Rd., Hockessin, DE. This is purely informational and educational. Visit

65] – On Sat., Mar. 17 at 6 PM at the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting, 17715 Meeting House Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, enjoy a simple supper.  Then at 7 PM see the film "The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs" by Helen Young.  Bring a side dish or dessert, as the main course will be provided. Go to

  The documentary is about nuclear disarmament activists who challenge the security and legality of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex when they break into two top-secret facilities: The “Fort Knox of Uranium” and a U.S. Navy Trident nuclear submarine base. Are they criminals or prophets sending a wake-up call to the world? Go to

66] – On Sat., Mar. 17 from 9 PM to 1 AM, attend the Benefit for Baltimore Food Not Bombs -- Keeping The Streets Fed, hosted by Crawler at The Sidebar, 218 E. Lexington St., Baltimore 21202. Go to

67] – 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.  On Sun., May 6 there will be an opportunity to engage in direct action and later participate in a prayer service.  Go to

68] – It is a violation of U.S. law for us to attack a country that has not attacked us, as only Congress can declare war. The Trump administration is nevertheless beating the war drums for war against Iran and North Korea. The Mueller investigation is tightening the vise, and could cause Trump to attack those countries in order to divert attention from Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Such a military strike would demand an immediate and unequivocal response from us to show that we will not tolerate his abuse of power.

Let's mobilize to show that we the people will not tolerate another military adventure, which would be bound to have profound negative consequences. If a preemptive military strike against Iran or North Korea takes place, then meet outside the War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St., Baltimore, MD 21202. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 2 PM local time, then events will begin at noon, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.


   After 44 years of resisting weapons and war, Jonah House is Baltimore is in danger of shutting down. Two of the three core members have announced their intention to leave the community as of May 2018. That leaves one core member, Joe Byrne, who will remain to recruit and re-form intentional community. But if no one steps forward, Jonah House will have to close.

  Jonah House was founded by Phil Berrigan, Liz McAlister, and others, in 1973, during the Vietnam War. It was a center of resistance to that war. When the war ended, the focus of resistance became the nuclear arms race. This resistance blossomed into the Plowshares movement. Jonah House members have spent years in jail for Plowshares disarmament actions. Other members have spent years supporting them, and doing the work of the community in their absence. Resistance to weapons and war continues at Jonah House. More recently, Jonah House has also become involved in racial justice efforts in Baltimore, and the environmental justice movement.

   Jonah House is planted in the middle of a 22-acre, mostly-wooded cemetery in West Baltimore called St. Peter’s. Maintaining and slowly restoring St. Peter’s Cemetery is the work that pays the bills for the community. Jonah House also uses the property to serve the living as well as honor the dead. Our gardens and orchards feed the Jonah House community, and the surrounding neighborhood community, via a food pantry and weekly food distribution to low-income neighbors. We envision the cemetery—particularly the 11-acre forest patch—as a haven for the people of the neighborhood, international peace activists, and numberless living beings.
Jonah House is also an interfaith spiritual community. We pray or meditate together daily, and our spiritual practice informs and empowers everything we do, whether in the fields or in the streets.

To continue the vision, Jonah House is looking for a few new core members willing to commit to a two-year stint. We are also open to short- and long-term interns (3 months to a year). The work of radical peacemaking, direct service to the poor, and stewarding the land requires workers. We pray that God will send laborers to the vineyard (yes, we have that too) and that Jonah House will continue to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable for another 44 years!  For more information, call 443-804-3410, or email us at

70] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

71] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski 2001 at

72] – Do you need a stand up freezer?  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at

73] -- 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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