Sunday, March 4, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert March 4 to March 6, 2018

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists  
4] Two friends are in need of movers
5] Housing Our Neighbors – Mar. 4
6] Wilmington Gun Violence -- Mar. 4
7] Don’t Deport Immigrant Youth – Mar. 4
8] Concert Joy and Justice – Mar. 4
9] Race: The Power of an Illusion, Part 1 -- Mar. 4
10] Prayer Walk in Baltimore -- Mar. 4
11] Save All Our Children’s Lives – Mar. 4
13] Artivism Day -- Mar. 4
14] Protest at the Pentagon – Mar. 5
15] PACEM AUCTION -- Mar. 5
16] Come to the 100% Clean Energy rally – Mar. 5
17] Come to the 100% Clean Energy hearing – Mar. 5 & 6
18] Public hearing - Democracy Amendment Resolution – Mar. 5
19] Public hearing – Take away nuclear button from the president – Mar. 5
20] Tools for Dismantling Racism – Mar. 5
21] Fight for $15 phone bank – Mar. 5
22] Silence is Violence – Mar. 5
23] Prohibit carrying a type of detachable magazine – Mar. 6
24] Peace Vigil – Mar. 6
25] No more Drone Research at JHU – Mar. 6
26] An Environmental Agenda For Montgomery County – Mar. 6
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to the war in Iraq.

To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email 6address to mobuszewski at  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe.  It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing.  To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to You will get a confirmation message once subscribed.  If you have problems, please write to the list manager at

4] – Janice and Max are looking for experienced movers to bring furniture from PODS into a house.  Let Max know if you have any suggestions—410-323-1607 or mobuszewski 2001 at comcast dot net. 

5] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 AM to noon.  On Sun., Mar. 4, the Sunday Platform is “Housing our Neighbors: Organizing for Housing Justice in Baltimore.”  This presentation will share a brief introduction to Housing our Neighbors history and biography and talk about some of the work they have done and what they are currently doing.

Housing Our Neighbors is a community group led by people experiencing homelessness and their allies, fighting for the human right to housing. They are working to end homelessness in Baltimore City through access to permanent affordable housing for all. They advance the right to housing through education, leadership development, direct actions, political advocacy, and grassroots community organizing. They practice consensus decision making and believe that every voice will be heard and respected. Call 410-581-2322 or email

6] – On Sun., March 4 at 10 AM, come to Wilmington Gun Violence: A Sunday Seminar Series with Lynne Kielhorn who will review background and recent trends related to Wilmington's street violence.  It will happen at the Community Hall, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W. 13th Street, Wilmington, DE. Go to Advance registration is encouraged at  Go to

7] – On Sun., Mar. 4 from 12:30 to 2 PM, Trump: Don’t Deport Immigrant Youth is hosted by People Power at The Ellipse, 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20002. Tickets are available at Last September, President Trump rescinded the DACA program and threw the lives of 800,000 Dreamers into chaos. Since then he has failed to produce a solution to the crisis that he created and has repeatedly held Dreamers hostage in an attempt to advance a hardline anti-immigrant agenda.

Enough is enough. On the eve of President Trump’s manufactured DACA deadline, go to The White House to remind him of his responsibility to Dreamers across the country whose futures remain uncertain. Now is the time for Trump to keep the promise he made to Dreamers if Congress failed to take action: “If they can’t, I will revisit this issue!” Register at

8] – On Sun., Mar. 4 at 2 PM attend a concert Joy and Justice.  The Guilford College Music Dept. Spring Tour presents the concert, an eclectic program of thought-provoking and uplifting music at Silverside Church, 2800 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810. It is free & open to all. See

9] – On Sun., Mar. 4 at 2 PM, participate in Race: The Power of an Illusion, Part 1 at Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N, Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  Are our assumptions about race grounded in science? If not, how can we shift our thinking? Join SURJ Faith to watch and discuss the first (of three) episode of Race: The Power of an Illusion. Childcare and snacks provided. Stay tuned for two follow-up events, showing the second and third parts of the series. On Part 1: "We have a long history of searching for innate differences to explain disparities in group outcomes - not just for inherited diseases, but also SAT scores and athletic performance. See

10] – On Sun., Mar. 4 from 2 to 4 PM, join the Prayer Walk in Baltimore, hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.  Begin at the Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary, 1327 Washington Blvd., Baltimore 21230. Join Canon Scott Slater as we commemorate victims of gun violence in Baltimore City. We will walk through the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood of Baltimore, stopping briefly to pray for victims who died along the route in the previous 12 months, and return to our starting point. See

11] – On Sun., Mar. 4 from 2 to 4 PM, show up to Save All Our Children’s Lives in Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park 20912. Share your thoughts about what we can offer all our children to help them keep from getting shot.  Takoma Park Mobilization, partly because of its geography but mostly because of its progressive bent, has taken on the task of offering whatever our young people -- Hispanic, black and white -- need to strengthen the strands of courage they have already shown in facing what threatens them. Go to

12] –  On Sun., Mar. 4 at 3 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, turn out for THE BODY IS NOT AN APOLOGY with SONYA RENEE TAYLOR. Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world for us all. Call 443-602-7585. RSVP at

13] –  Artivism Day will happen on Sun., Mar. 4 from 5 to 8 PM at the Impact Hub Baltimore, 10 E. North Ave., Baltimore 21202.  It will be launched by Sheila Gaskins, founder of Artparthied, and Kenneth Morrison, Executive Director of Dew More Baltimore. They are asking ALL artists to join in to CELEBRATE and take ACTION. All artists should join forces to work to end violence in Baltimore in 2018. Some of Baltimore's best artists are coming together to celebrate the work organizations and individuals are doing to end violence in Baltimore and take the pledge to use their art to help raise awareness about violence in Baltimore.  Go to

14] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is Mar. 5, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

15] – On Mon., Mar. 5, the PACEM AUCTION Starts! Get your tickets to Winterthur, the Blue Rocks, Philadelphia Art Museum, a limited edition print by Eunice LaFate, hand-made scarfs, sweaters, hats, a month of chiropractor visits, a house concert by Fish Castle, and other amazing, must-have items (including at least one surprise)! Plus you will be helping Pacem in Terris out! Go to

16] – On Mon., Mar. 5 from 1 to 1:30 PM, come to the 100% Clean Energy: Rally and Hearing, hosted by Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility in Lawyers Mall, Bladen St., Annapolis 21401. Tickets are available at Join the 100% Renewable Maryland coalition for a rally before the House committee hearing of the 100% Clean Renewable Energy & Equity Act! The bill hearing will start at 2 PM. WEAR BLUE! With everyone wearing blue and calling for 100% clean energy, be a united front at the rally and the hearing. Go to

17] – Solar United Neighbors is supporting the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which would make clean solar power more affordable and accessible to all Marylanders.  Consider attending two key public hearings on the bill, and it’s critical that solar homeowners are able to make the case for expanding solar with the Clean Energy Jobs bill to the legislators. The House Committee Hearing is on Mon., Mar. 5 at 2 PM in House Office Building, Room 230, Annapolis 21401.  The Senate Committee Hearing is on Tues., Mar. 6 at 1 PM in 3 East Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401.  If you can testify at one or both of the hearings, please contact

18] – On Mon., Mar. 5 from 3 to 5 PM, attend the public hearing - Democracy Amendment Resolution, hosted by the Caucus of African American Leaders at the House Office Building, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401. HJ 11, the Democracy Amendment Resolution, will have a public hearing before the House Rules Committee. Citizen supporters will pack the hearing room to encourage the sponsor, Del. Tawanna Gaines, and the witnesses. The Resolution is co-sponsored by 68 additional delegates. The Resolution, if passed, would be Maryland's application to Congress for an amendment-proposing convention on any of these topics: 1) Affirming every citizens' right to vote; 2) Reserving Constitutional rights for human beings; 3) and Permitting regulation of big money in politics (i. e., overturning Citizens United v. FEC).

You must bring photo ID to be admitted. Arrive in Annapolis by 2 PM, park at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, and take the shuttle in to Bladen St. Several bills and resolutions may be heard and the order is decided by the Chair without notice to the public See

19] -- On Mon., Mar. 5 from 3 to 5 PM, attend the public hearing – Taking the Nuclear Button Away from the President -- in the House Office Building, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401. The hearing will be before the House Rules Committee. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

20] – On Mon., Mar. 5 from 6 to 8 PM, participate in Tools for Dismantling Racism, hosted by Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow at The Resurrection Center, 3301 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE. Go to

21] – On Mon., Mar. 5 from 6 to 8:30 PM, there is a Maryland Fight For $15 Phone Bank for Baltimore County, hosted by Fight for $15 Maryland at 320 York Rd., Towson 21204-5121. Please join the phone bank at the Towson Library, Wilson Room. Call Baltimore County Legislators and ask them to stand with working families and raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour!  Food will be provided. If you have a laptop or tablet, PLEASE BRING IT WITH YOU.  See

22] – On Mon., Mar. 5 from 7 to 9 PM, hear about Silence is Violence: Whose Earth is This, DC? This is hosted by Young Playwrights' Theater at the Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St. NW, WDC 20009. Tickets are $12.  YPT events are always free for young persons (18 years old and under).  YPT’s Silence is Violence performance series returns this spring! It explores environmental justice as it relates to gentrification in Washington, D.C. through a multi-sensory experience featuring original one-minute plays, spoken word and more written by young and adult playwrights and engaging activities for the audience to join the conversation! Visit

23] – Come to a hearing on Tues., Mar. 6 at 1 PM in the House Judiciary Committee for Weapon Crimes - Detachable Magazines and Regulated Firearms - Possession (HB0991).  This bill would prohibit carrying a type of detachable magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. It would also prevent those already convicted of another crime involving firearms to be in possession of a regulated firearm.

24] –  Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is Mar. 6.  Call 215-426-0364.

25] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Mar. 6 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

26] –  On Tues., Mar. 6 from 7 to 9 PM, check out An Environmental Agenda For Montgomery County, hosted by Danielle Meitiv for County Council at Kaldi's Social House, 918 Silver Spring Ave., Silver Spring 20910. From transit and zero waste to community solar and green buildings, there are many solutions to the County's climate and environment challenges. Join Danielle and guests from climate and environmental groups in the Metro DC-area to discuss an environmental agenda for Montgomery County. Discover for yourself why the Sierra Club endorsed Danielle for County Council at-Large. Email for info! Go to or

27] –  On Tues., Mar. 6 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, turn out for TRANSGENDER HISTORY WITH SUSAN STRYKER. Spanning American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Susan Stryker takes us on a chronological journey through major movements, writings, and events in the brand new revised edition of Transgender History. With stories of the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II; trans radicalism and social change from 1966 through the early 1970s; the mid-'70s to 1990-the era of identity politics; and the gender issues witnessed through the '90s and '00s, this book is essential to understanding the past, present, and future of the struggle for trans liberation. Call 443-602-7585. RSVP at

To be continued.

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"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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