Friday, March 23, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 23 - May 6, 2018

42] Peace vigil at White House – Mar. 23
43] WIB peace vigils – Mar. 23
44] Protest at the Japanese Embassy – Mar. 23
45] Black Lives Matter vigil – Mar. 23
46] Dalit and Muslim Feminisms – Mar. 23
47] John Dear has a new book. -- Mar. 23
48] Earth 2100 Conference – Mar. 23
49] Racism in the LGBT community – Mar. 23
50] Prayer Service -- Mar. 23
51] Stand Up for Students – Mar. 23
52] Ballroom Dancing – Mar. 23
53] Bike with Brian to the Rally – Mar. 24
54] Pre=March event -- Mar. 24
55] Join Sojourners -- Mar. 24
56] March for Our Lives Baltimore -- Mar. 24
57] March for Our Lives, Wilmington – Mar. 24
58] Progressive Baltimore canvass – Mar. 24
59] March for Our Lives Annapolis -- Mar. 24
60] Baltimore Immigration --- Mar. 24
61] Join Our Revolution -- Mar. 24
62] Join World Beyond War -- Mar. 24
63] Join CODEPINK -- Mar. 24
64] West Chester peace vigil – Mar. 24
65] Adoption Event -- Mar. 24
66] Catonsville Nine Commemoration – May 4 – 6
67] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iraq or North Korea
69] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
70] Do you need any book shelves?
71] Do you need a stand up freezer?
72] Join the Global Zero campaign
42] – On Fri., Mar. 23 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., Mar. 23 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:

44] – On Fri., Mar. 23 from 1 to 3 PM get over to the Japanese Embassy on behalf of nonviolent anti-bases activists in Okinawa who have been sentenced to prison. The embassy 2520 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036. Bring signs and banners. Email On March 14, Naha District Court Handed Down its Verdict Against the Three Okinawa Anti-Bases Activists: Hiroji Yamashiro, Two years in prison with hard labor with three years’ suspension of sentence; Hiroshi Inaba, eight months in prison with hard labor with two years’ suspension of sentence' and Atsuhiro Soeda, eighteen months in prison with hard labor with five years’ suspension of sentence.  See

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 Mar. 23. Black Lives Matter.  

46] –  On Fri., Mar. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, hear Cynthia Stephen: Dalit and Muslim Feminisms and Solidarities, hosted by Equality Labs at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave., WDC 20036.  Tickets are available at Justice For Muslims Collective, Equality Labs, SAALT, Indian American Muslim Council, API Domestic Violence Resource Project, and Dalit American Coalition are partnering in the lead up to Dalit History Month to host a powerful convening of Dalit and Muslim women for a discussion of the struggles, solidarity efforts, and ways to build trans-nationally. 

The conversation will include Cynthia Stephen who is a prominent Dalit Women's Rights Activist from India, Thenmozhi Soundarajan who is the Executive Director of Equality Labs, and Sana Qutubuddin who will discuss the situation of Muslim women in India. The conversation will be moderated by Darakshan Raja.  RSVP

47] – On Fri., Mar. 23 from 7 to 9 PM, John Dear will speak about his new book, “They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change,” at Sisters of Mercy Headquarters, 515 Montgomery Ave. Merion, PA. Go to

48] – On Fri., Mar. 23 from 7 to 10 PM, attend the Earth 2100 Conference: Food Workshop, hosted by Our Task Inc. at Pansaari, 1603 17th St. NW, WDC 20009.  Tickets are available at  It kick-offs with an interactive evening with Pansaari, owner, and Chef Rano Singh. You will learn how to cook healthy, affordable, and delicious Indian meals by using local produce and the whole vegetable. Local farmers will join the discussion on sustainable and healthy food systems. The workshop, food tasting, and drinks are included with ticket purchase.

Our Task designed the annual Earth 2100 Conference as a dynamic and interactive knowledge-exchange space for thoughtful, civil, intergenerational dialogue to take place on global issues that young people will confront over the course of their lives. First launched in 2009, this year’s conference will raise awareness for soil’s critical importance to all living things, namely food. Attendees will gain a solid understanding of how our food system works through a diverse and eclectic group of speakers and challenging discussions with experts and researchers.  See

49] –  On Fri., Mar. 23 from 7 to 9 PM, examine Racism in the LGBT/SGL Community, hosted by GLCCB at 2530 N. Charles St., 3rd Floor, Baltimore 21218. Join GLCCB and BMX to hear from leading experts and community members to discuss the historic and present impact of racism in the LGBTQ/SGL Community locally and nationally. See

50] –  Come to the Washington National Cathedral, 3101 WISCONSIN AVE. NW, WDC 20016 on Fri., Mar. 23 at 7 PM for an evening of prayer, song and testimony for the thousands of young people descending on Washington, D.C. for the March for Our Lives to demand an end to gun violence.  If you would like to volunteer for the service, email with your name, your faith tradition, your home city, and a sentence or two about why this is important to you.  Registration is requested at

51] – On Fri., Mar. 23 from 7:30 to 10 PM, Stand Up for Students | Cristo Rey Jesuit Baltimore at American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore 21230.  Tickets are available at  Join us for Stand Up for Students 2018, Cristo Rey Jesuit's annual night of comedy, support and community! Share food and drinks, participate in a silent and live auction, hear from and celebrate students, and laugh together during a momentous comedy performance. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from this event will go toward the student scholarship program at Cristo Rey Jesuit. 

This year, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is proud to feature Chicago-based The Second City comedy troupe as its headline act for 2018's Stand Up for Students fundraiser! "The Best of Second City" features some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisation from The Second City's fifty-nine year history. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world's best and brightest performing hilarious sketch comedy and trademark improvisation.  Go to

52] – 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. 23. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.
53] – We need commonsense laws, like the Maryland Firearm Safety Act, to become law across the country in order to help prevent school shootings.  Between 2014-2017, an average of 4 school shootings have taken place each month. In 2018 alone there have already been 14 school shootings.
On Sat., Mar. 24 Brian Frosh will begin the morning with Congressperson Jamie Raskin at a pre-March Rally in Silver Spring at 9 AM which will include breakfast, music, voter registration, speeches, and surprise guests. To find out more about the pre-rally March, please visit Raskin's website at  Then, Frosh will be leading a contingent of bike riders from Bethesda down to the Mall via the Capital Crescent Trail beginning at Little Falls Park located at 6300 Little Falls Pkwy, Bethesda, MD 20816. Bikers should plan to meet and take off at 10:30 AM to make it downtown in time for the March.
If you are interested in biking down to the March with Brian or for more information about the bike ride, please email or call 240-479-9788. For more information about the March for Our Lives or for information on sibling marches near you, visit the website March for Our Lives.
54] –  There is a pre-March event from 9 to 11 AM at the Stewart Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. NE on Capitol Hill (a 5-minute walk from Union Station), for refreshments and discussion about what we need to do to finally take action to reduce gun violence.
The March for Our Lives will gather between 3rd and 12th Sts, on Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC.

55] – On Sat., Mar. 24 under the leadership of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, thousands of youth will march in D.C. to make their voices heard in the March for Our Lives. Prior to the march, Sojourners will gather for a faith rally in Stanton Park, 500 C St. NE, WDC 20002 (4th and 6th St. NE) from 10 to 10:30 AM. Pray for the youth of this country, and then put our prayers into action during the march and beyond. The Sojourners office will be open beginning at 9:30 AM, where you can have coffee and snacks, as well as signs for the march. This is where the faith rally will happen in the event of inclement weather. After the rally concludes, go to Pennsylvania Ave. and 3rd Street for the March. See

56] –  On Sat., Mar. 24 from 10 AM to noon, join the March for Our Lives Baltimore at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202.  Tickets are available at  Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives. The march will begin at Baltimore City Hall and the march will go past the Inner Harbor to Little Havana.

We want students, faculty, and their families to come. Students aren’t the only ones being killed in these massacres. USA Today named us the most dangerous city in the nation last month. This is because we have the most homicides per capita than any other city. We need to end gun violence nationally but also in our own city. We also recognize that many students in Baltimore feel safer in their schools than they do on the streets of our city. Gun violence has long been a problem here and affects the lives of children, families, and communities. We see and want to change this everyday violence, as well as school shootings.  Visit

57] – On Sat., Mar. 24, join the national March for Our Lives, in Wilmington, Delaware. On Sat., Mar. from 10 AM to 2 PM, join March for Our Lives-Wilmington, hosted by the Youth Caucus of America, Inc. and others.  Gather at Howard High School, and march to Rodney Square for a rally. The rally will include music, informational vendors educating the public on ways we can prevent gun violence in Delaware, and speakers ranging from the students who helped organize the march to some of the sponsors of current gun legislation. Go to

58] – From January through the fall elections of 2018, grassroots member-leaders from People’s Action organizations around the entire country will be knocking on hundreds of thousands of doors in a move from Protest to Power. On the fourth Saturday of every month, people-powered organizations will be talking with voters about the issues they care most about and the candidates who will govern for and with our communities. Connect with voters about the Protest to Power Platform, the candidates who support that platform, and the most important issues in voters’ lives.

On Sat., Mar. 24 at 10:30 AM, come to The Start Up Nest, 1401 Severn St., Baltimore, 21230 to canvass with Progressive Baltimore. Support candidates who are going to work with communities to promote policies and solutions that help grow opportunity. Contact Beth Landry at Email:

59] – On Sat., Mar. 24 at 11 AM be at March for Our Lives Annapolis, organized by Maryland students in response to school shootings. Rally in Lawyer's Mall before marching at noon down past City Dock to Susan Campbell Park. Tickets are available at RSVP at  You can get parking information at

60] – On Sat., Mar. 24 from 11 AM to 5 PM, find out about Baltimore Immigration: 150th Anniversary, hosted by B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore 21223.  Tickets are available at  The B&O Railroad Museum and Baltimore Immigration Museum are partnering to commemorate an historic moment in American history. From 1850 - 1868 all immigrants to Baltimore City would land at a variety of locations. In 1867, President John Work Garrett of the B&O and Albert Schumacher of the North German Lloyd Company signed an agreement. The B&O would build an exclusive immigration pier in Locust Point, while Lloyd would send at least one steamship per month loaded with immigrants. The first ship, SS Baltimore, arrived at this new pier on March 23, 1868. A large parade was held on Broadway in Fells Point to commemorate this occasion. From that day until World War I, Baltimore welcomed more than 1.2 million immigrants at Piers 8 & 9 in Locust Point, as a result of this partnership. Your ticket includes a formal ceremony, an unveiling of a new commemorative panel, a luncheon, and two speakers at the B&O Railroad Museum. The program concludes with an open house at the Baltimore Immigration Museum.  See

61] – Our Revolution Maryland is joining March for Our Lives on Sat., Mar. 24 at 11 AM at Union Station! March to 603 2nd St. NE, WDC 20002. Email
62] – Join World BEYOND War on Sat., Mar. 24 for the March for Our Lives against gun violence. Gather near the Archives Metro stop at 11 AM. Help carry "JROTC Out of Our Schools" signs, clipboards with WBW sign-up sheets, and WBW shirts and sweatshirts. Email

63] – March for Our Lives CODEPINK contingent will be on Sat., Mar. 24 at 11 AM in front of the Sailor Statue in the middle of the Navy Memorial at 7th and Pennsylvania Aves. The closest Metro stop is Navy Memorial Archives. Visit

64] – 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

65] – On Sat., Mar. 24 from noon to 3 PM, come to an Adoption Event, hosted by Pet Valu at  the Southside Market Place with BARCS Animal Shelter!  Come see the adorable, adoptable cats and dogs in need of loving forever homes!  Call 410-783-1590 or visit
66] – 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

67] – 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

69] -- 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

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

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

72] -- 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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