Thursday, March 29, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 30 - May 6, 2018

35] Gender Violence on Campus – Mar. 30
36] Church and State: A Symposium -– Mar. 30
37] Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta Day – Mar. 30
38] Naturalization Workshop – Mar. 30
39] After Syria – Mar. 30
40] WIB peace vigils – Mar. 30
41] Justice Stations of the Cross – Mar. 30
42] Economic & Ecological Way of the Cross – Mar. 30
43] Protest military contractor and drone base – Mar. 30 & 31
44] DC Progressive Dinner – Mar. 30
45] Black Lives Matter vigil – Mar. 30
46] Returned Peace Corps Volunteers/Community Service Event -- Mar. 30
47] Exhibit on Burma – Mar. 30
48] Ballroom Dancing – Mar. 30
49] NIGHT OUT: Animal Farm– Mar. 30
50] Protest to Power March Canvass -- Mar. 31
51] Chester County Peace Vigil – Mar. 31
52] “We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now” – Mar. 31
54] Catonsville Nine Commemoration – May 4 – 6
55] Send Theresa Reuter to Cuba
56] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iraq or North Korea
58] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
59] Do you need any book shelves?
60] Do you need a stand up freezer?
61] Join the Global Zero campaign
35] –  On Fri., Mar. 30 from 9 AM to 3 PM,  participate in Approaching Gender Violence on Campus, hosted by CHEW at Johns Hopkins University, at Charles Commons, 3301 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  Tickets are available at  This event is free to all attendees, but registration is limited! The registration link is  The conference is open to everyone who is part of any campus community and will feature discussion based breakout sessions. Hear the experiences and perspectives of a wide variety of people on college campuses. Students, staff, faculty, admin, and anyone in between are welcome to attend. This will be an opportunity to meet and network with other institutions to discuss ideas and initiatives aimed at combating gender violence on a college campus.  Go to

36] – On Fri., Mar. 30 from 9 AM to 2 PM,  there is Church and State: A Symposium on Religion and Individual Rights, hosted by American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law at American University Washington College of Law, 4300 Nebraska Ave. NW, WDC 20016.  Tickets are available at  This symposium will discuss the legal issues surrounding religion and individual rights through two panels.  The first panel, “Heaven and Health,” will discuss legal issues surrounding religion, health laws, and religious objections.  The second panel, “God in the Classroom,” will discuss legal issues surrounding religion in the context of education, specifically prayer and symbols in school, and LGBTQ students. 

Registration is free, but required. To register go to   CLE registration is $165. Contact the Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education at 202.274.4075 or See

37] –  On Fri., Mar. 30 from 9 AM  to 8 PM,  enjoy Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta Day at George Washington University, Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW, WDC. César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Day is an annual day of celebration and call to action at The George Washington University. Throughout this special day, bring awareness of who César Chávez and Dolores Huerta are, and to their commitment to social justice.  Go to

38] – On Sat., Mar. 31 at 10 AM,  come to a Naturalization Workshop, hosted by Yunus Law P.C. and ICNA Council for Social Justice at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W Pratt St., Baltimore 21201.  Consult Attorney Afia Yunus on any immigration matter and/or get help completing your citizenship application for free! Go to

39] –   On Fri., Mar. 30 from 10 to 11:30 AM, hear about After Syria: The United States, Russia, and the Future of Terror, hosted by Emergency Manager's Weekly Report at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  Tickets are available at The collapse of Islamic State control in Syria has been hailed in both Russia and the United States as a victory over terrorism. Both credit their country’s military involvement with victory. But the war that continues in Syria also lays bare Moscow and Washington’s conflicting definitions and approaches when it comes to terrorism, insurgency, and combat operations. Moreover, even if a path to stabilization in that country is found, America and Russia will continue to face terrorism and terrorists at home and abroad. The ways in which these two crucial countries respond as the threat evolves will shape both their own polities and the world as a whole.

40] – On Fri., Mar. 30 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:

41] – Pax Christi Baltimore is organizing its annual Justice Stations of the Cross in downtown Baltimore.  Meet at City Hall at noon on Fri., Mar. 30.  The event will close back at City Hall around 2:30 PM.  The Justice Stations of the Cross will proceed in a light drizzle, but will be cancelled if there is a heavy rain.  Call Chuck Michaels at 443-846-5207.

42] –  On Fri., Mar. 30 from noon to 2:30 PM,  join the Economic & Ecological Way of the Cross, hosted by the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd starting at the National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004. For over 20 years, this event has taken place on Good Friday to commemorate the passion of Christ through a Way of the Cross among D.C. institutions. See the script at

The observance of Christ’s passion is an opportunity to reflect on the ways the covenant with God has been broken at the expense of other persons and creation. In the suffering of the earth and its creatures, the Divinity has been crucified. At each station, there will be a focus on a different economic or ecological challenge or sign of hope for our times. Persons of all faiths are welcome. Go to

43] – OUR POWER OF LOVE SHALL OVERCOME WAR... Join Good Friday, Mar. 30 at noon at Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Boulevards, directly behind the King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, PA. Deliver A Prayer for the Love of Humanity. Lockheed Martin is the world's largest war profiteer and a U.S.'s nuclear weapons contractor.  IGNITE PEACE in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 50th Anniversary of his assassination on April 4, 1968.  There will be an onsite meeting at 11 AM for those willing to engage in nonviolent resistance/civil disobedience and face arrest

   IGNITE PEACE on Easter Saturday, Mar. 31 from noon to 2 PM, at the drone war command center at Horsham Air Guard Station, Route 611/Easton Road & County Line Road.  Hold large banners and signs, hear bell tolling, and sing songs. People from the Circle of Hope ministry with conduct an Easter peace service planned for the second half of the demonstration. Rise up for justice, the earth, and peace.  Bring an umbrella in case of rain on Good Friday or Easter Saturday.  Visit the Brandywine Peace Community at or call 484-574-1148.

44] – Join the DC Progressive Dinner for an unforgettable afternoon raising funds for LGBTQ youth in the DC metro area.  On Sat., Mar. 31 from noon to 3 PM, come to TRADE, 1410 14th St. NW, Ground Floor, WDC 20005.  Tickets are available here:  Enjoy music.  SMYAL supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. By supporting youth leadership development, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, strengthen critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. SMYAL also provides comprehensive housing and support services for homeless LGBTQ youth in this area. More information on SMYAL can be found  This event is restricted to ages 21 and up.  Tickets are $25 in advance online and $30 at the door and include exclusive drink specials, amazing raffle prizes, and a fabulous Saturday afternoon in support of LGBTQ youth.  Go to

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. 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM,  be at the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers/Community Service Event at Calvary Women's Services, 1217 Good Hope Rd. SE, WDC 20020.  Tickets are at SPACES are LIMITED, an RSVP is REQUIRED HERE:  During the month of March we honor all the important contributions women have made and will make to improve our world. In order for women to create positive change we need to help lift them up so they can own their gifts and strengths. Calvary Women’s Services offers housing, health, education, and an employment program to assist homeless women in DC. Join RPCV/W and Women Empowering Women, in supporting women by serving dinner at Calvary Women's Services. 

Volunteers will be providing and serving dinner for Calvary residents in the evening on Friday, March 30th, 2018. We will be serving in two shifts, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Volunteers can sign up for one or both shifts. We will also be bringing the meal. So, if you wish to volunteer for this event, please be prepared to bring a dish to serve. There will be a sign up for dishes and supplies in subsequent emails. Help RPCV/W and WEW celebrate herstory with Calvary this month. CONTACT Hannah Savage at

47] –  On Fri., Mar. 30 from 6 to 8 PM,  attend the As The World Watches Closing Reception, hosted by Gallery 102 and Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University, 801 22nd St. NW, WDC 20052.  This exhibition presents a select collection of responses to the humanitarian crisis affecting communities in Myanmar (formerly Burma). Like many other countries in our modern era, Myanmar is experiencing an increasingly fractured society and a growing radical movement within their politics. In keeping with some of history’s worst examples of conflict, the rapidly escalating violence in Myanmar is centered on religious and ethnic divisions. Recent riots have caused massive upheaval in the country, bringing long past due attention to the host of human rights issues affecting the Rohingya people. In the wake of this flood, the world has begun to turn its focus on the true cost and scope of a modern genocide. The aim of As The World Watches is to raise awareness of Myanmar’s long history of displaced peoples, and examine how the concept of “Other” has led to the systematic and ongoing annihilation of entire communities. Change can only begin with knowledge. Visit

48] – 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. 30. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

49] – On Fri., Mar. 30 from 8 to 11 PM, get over to NIGHT OUT: Animal Farm, hosted by Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202.  Tickets are available at  After the March 30 performance of George Orwell's Animal Farm we'll be joined by a panel of legislators in the Maryland area to discuss how far LGBT rights have come and what the next steps are, how important voting is. The panelists are Senator Richard Madaleno Jr., Dem., District 18, Montgomery County; Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Dem., District 43, Baltimore City; Delegate Mary Washington, Dem., District 43, Prince George’s County and Delegate Luke Clippinger, Dem., District 46, Baltimore City.  Go to  Use promo code 18OUTAF to receive 25% off your tickets when you call the Box Office at 410.332.0033 or buy online. Members are also welcome to exchange into this performance at no extra cost.

50] –  From Protest to Power March Canvass is happening through November, as grassroots member-leaders from People’s Action organizations around the entire country will be knocking on hundreds of thousands of doors.  On Sat., Mar. 31, talk to voters about the issues they care most about and the candidates who will govern for and with our communities. For example, at 10 AM come to the Chadds Ford Community Center, 7211 Chadds Ford Dr., Brandywine 20613.  Door knock until 1 PM with Prince George's - Brandywine From Protest to Power Canvass.  RSVP at  Contact Tamara Davis Brown ·  There are other sites as well, including in Anne Arundel and Howard Counties.

51] – 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

52] – On Sat., Mar. 31 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM, author Annelise Orleck  will discuss her book “We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now,” hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008.  From berry pickers to garment workers to home health care aides, and from Manila to Capetown, California to Morocco, low-wage workers are bearing the true costs of globalization. And they are fighting back. In this deeply researched profile of the new global labor movement, Orleck, a professor of history at Dartmouth College and author of “Storming Caesars Palace,” draws on interviews with 140 workers from around the world. Through these compelling and immediate stories, many related in the worker-activists’ own words, Orleck vividly conveys what’s at stake for these dedicated and resilient people as they struggle for a living wage, safe working conditions, and respect. This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. See 

53] – Hear about THE RECONSTRUCTION OF PUERTO RICO on Sat., Mar. 31t at 5 PM at the Festival Center 1640 Columbia Rd. NW,  WDC. Author Nelson A. Denis will speak about his book “War Against All Puerto Ricans.” Call Arturo at 202 445 0411. The talk is sponsored by Trabajadores Unidos & the People’s World Present.

54] – 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

55] – The Baltimore Club of the Communist Party USA is asking you to help send Theresa Reuter, travelling with an educational group, to Cuba for May Day this year.  The cost is $1,200.  If you are able to contribute, would you please go to:  or send a check made out to Cindy Farquhar, 115 Springside Drive, Timonium, MD  21093?  Call 443-604-2298.

Hello, I am Theresa Reuter, a 77 year old artist, mother and mostly-retired art teacher, and I have a years-long desire to visit Cuba.  Having studied human rights and social and arts issues for many years, I believe that socialism is the only path for society to succeed for the betterment of humankind and indeed for all beings.
Since before the blockade and after, first as a means for survival, then as means to flourish as a people, Cuba has succeeded in being a peaceful island, where no one goes hungry, where school is free, all are housed, streets are safe and youths may sing and dance freely in the streets. Cuba, of all the countries on earth, has produced enough doctors to send wherever they are needed.  Cuba helps heal the world after earthquakes, floods, and sickness.

This is the kind of country I would love to see my country become.  From years of working with the Communist Party USA, engaging in peace and justice and worker’s rights issues, in voter registration and public education promotion, all the while energized by civil rights issues such as Black Lives Matter, I am looking to visit Cuba where " People before Profits " works for everyone.

In solidarity,
Theresa Reuter

56] – 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

58] -- 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

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

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

61] -- 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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