Thursday, April 12, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 13 -- May 6, 2018

42] "We Can Not Escape History" – Apr. 13
43] WIB peace vigils – Apr. 13
44] White House vigil – Apr. 13
45] Climate Day of Action – Apr. 13
46] Philadelphia Anti-War Reach-Out – Apr. 13
47] Mindfulness & Stress Reduction – through June 1
48] Black Lives Matter – Apr. 13
49] Theresa Reuter Is Going to Cuba – Apr. 13
51] Ballroom Dancing – Apr. 13
52] March for Science – Apr. 14
53] Racism in the Catholic Church – Apr. 14
54] Mental Health & the School to Prison Pipeline – Apr. 14
55] NLG Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference -- Apr. 14
56] Garden Volunteer Day – Apr. 14
57] Canvass for Mary Washington - Apr. 14
58] Chester County Peace Vigil – Apr. 14
59] Meet Me in the Middle gathering – Apr. 14
60] 3rd Annual Kitten Shower – Apr. 14
61] CODEPINK takes a stand against military spending – Apr. 14 – May 3
62] Color of Change Black Women's Brunch – Apr. 14.
64] Do you need a grant? – Deadline Apr. 30
65] Catonsville Nine Commemoration – May 4 – 6
66] Send Theresa Reuter to Cuba
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 campaign41] Black Lives matter – Apr. 6
42] – On Fri., Apr. 13 from 10 AM to 1 PM come to the Lincoln Ideas Forum: "We Can Not Escape History," hosted by President Lincoln's Cottage, Upshur St. NW at Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, WDC 20011. Tickets are available at Towards the end of his Second Annual Message to Congress in 1862, Abraham Lincoln implored his countrymen to remember that future generations would be looking back at the Civil War era: “Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history,” he wrote. “We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves.”  This year, those stirring words serve as the theme for the fourth annual Lincoln Ideas Forum. Hear from experts, scholars, and the public in an exploration of the historic contexts of emancipation, sexual assault, hate groups, and immigration alongside the modern consequences.

This program is free and open to the public. Go to  Can't attend?  There will be live streaming starting at 10 AM. Tune into our Facebook Live and feel free to leave questions/comments in the comments section below! See Follow along on Twitter with #LincolnIdeas.

43] – On Fri., Apr. 13 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 at Baba's Kitchen.  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., Apr. 13 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. 

45] – On Fri., Apr. 13 from noon to 3 PM ask the question: Where's the Bill? This is a Climate Day of Action, hosted by 350 DC at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004-3003. This is a call for all students, professors, and D.C. residents who care about the future of the city! Descend on the D.C. Council Building just before Earth Week to urge the Councilmembers to support and pass a carbon fee-and-rebate policy. This is an action-packed day with a rally at 12:30 PM outside the Wilson Building led by students and professors from across D.C. Then at 1:30 PM, head inside to lobby for the proposed carbon rebate bill. Meet legislators face to face to showcase the students urging the D.C. Council to protect their futures.  RSVP at  Go to

46] – Come to the Philadelphia Anti-War Reach-Out at the SEPTA entrance, 15th & Market Sts., Philadelphia 19102 on Fri., April 13 from 4 to 5 PM.  End Drone Terror & Endless War.  Stop the Drone War Command Center in Horsham, PA. There will be mass leafleting, banners, and signs.  IT MATTERS!  Only we can stop endless war and Trump. Reach-out to people, neighbors, as they head home, some to homes in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, and Horsham – home to the drone war command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station.  WHY A DRONE WAR COMMAND CENTER IN HORSHAM? 

   Computer drone operators with hands on the killing sticks are directing remote-controlled killer drones against people thousands of miles away from the U.S. Air Force drone war command center at the Horsham PA Air National Guard Station.  IGNITE PEACE!  These 2nd Friday of the month  ‘Reach-Outs’ in Philadelphia alternate between the 30th Street Train Station corner at 30th & Market Sts and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Sts., across from Phila. City Hall west side.  Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at 484-574-1148 or

47] – Take in Mindfulness & Stress Reduction taught by Dr. Rezvan Ameli on Fridays through June 1 from 4 to 6:30 PM and Sat., May 19 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at the SHANTI YOGA ASHRAM, 4217 East West Hwy., Bethesda 20814. This course provides guided instructions for the cultivation of mindfulness, a life-changing paradigm for daily living. Gentle stretching and movement, group dialogue and home practice provide a comprehensive experience. Email or call 301 496 7976. The online registration link is https: //

48] – 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 Apr. 13. Black Lives Matter.  

49] – Theresa Reuter Is Going to Cuba with the XIII International Cuban Brigade, late April – early May!! But she needs your help.  Support Theresa’s exciting trip by coming to one of her fundraiser dinners: Fri., April 13, Sat., April 14, or Sun., April 15.  At 6 PM, savor a Cuban-style meal of black beans and rice, prepared by Theresa; and at 7 PM see the film “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.”  When Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy learned that Cuba underwent the loss of over half of its oil imports and survived, the couple wanted to see for themselves how Cuba had done this.  Come to 5304 Harford Road, B Building, Apt. 303, Baltimore 21214. Park *behind* the building, *not* in front.  Give generously as you are able – all are welcome, all donations appreciated. RSVP Theresa at 443-416-0811.  She needs to know which day you are coming, as her space is limited.  She will report back, likely with others, upon her return.

50] –  On Fri., Apr. 13 at 7 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W North Ave, Baltimore 21201, catch WITNESS: A LAWYER'S JOURNEY FROM LITIGATION TO LIBERATION.  Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild, Eric Sirotkin presents his new memoir, “Witness: A Lawyer’s Journey from Litigation to Liberation.” "Witness" traverses Sirotkin's life experiences as an activist lawyer who came to see beyond litigation as us vs them approach to “law as healing.” This is what Sirotkin refers to as “Being an Active Witness” and draws on the lessons he learned in South Africa, first working on their constitution, as well as a UN-sponsored election observer and coordinator of the International Monitoring Project of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. “Witness” speaks to something innate in each of us: the desire to feel connected to those around us and live from our highest potential as human beings.  Call 443-602-7585. RSVP at
51] – 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 Apr. 13. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

52] – On Sat., Apr. 14 from 8 AM to 5 PM, join the 2018 March for Science at the National Mall and Memorial Parks, 900 Ohio Dr. SW, WDC 2002. Tickets are available at  In 2017, more than one million people around the world gathered to defend science for the common good and its role in policy and society. Since then, science has continued to face increasing threats at the federal, state, and local levels.  But science will not be silenced - and it’s time to unite again. This year, let’s come together to send a message: we will hold our elected and appointed officials responsible for enacting equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all communities.  Let’s use our collective voices to send a powerful message to policymakers and those running for office in 2018 - over the phone, at town halls and community meetings, and at the ballot box. We march for many reasons, but unite to defend science -- because science belongs to us all. See

53] –  On Sat., Apr. 14 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, listen in on Racism in the Catholic Church - A Catholic Conversation, hosted by St. Ignatius Church, 740 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202.  Dr. Greer G. Gordon will present Racism in the Catholic Church, specifically here in Baltimore.  Join a prayerful, closed-door (confidential) conversation on the ways in which the Roman Catholic Community can be active in addressing racism and discrimination.  Register for the event at Go to

54] – There is a PG County Listening Session - Mental Health & the School to Prison Pipeline, organized by PGCPS student, Anu A. and features a student panel! The goal of the event is to hear from students about the challenges they face, to develop a People's Agenda to hold our elected accountable and brainstorm community solutions so Prince George's residents can take action. This session is co-hosted by District 5 School Board Member Raaheela Ahmed on Sat., April 14 from 9 AM to noon at Bowie High School, 15200 Annapolis Rd., Bowie 20715.  CONTACT Seanniece Bamiro at or 240-245-0268.  RSVP here

55] – On Sat., April 14 from 9 AM to 3:45 PM, there is a Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, hosted by the National Lawyers Guild: University of Baltimore Chapter and National Lawyers Guild - Maryland Chapter. It will take place at the University of Baltimore School of Law, 1420 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201.  Visit

56] – On Sat., Apr. 14 from 10 AM to 1 PM, participate in the Garden Volunteer Day, hosted by the 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 and take a minute to fill out this quick survey:  See

57] – Our Revolution Maryland has endorsed 43rd District Delegate Mary Washington in her bid for State Senate because of her outstanding progressive credentials. Our Revolution states Delegate Washington has been a champion for Baltimore City Schools sponsoring legislation that calls for immediate increases in school funding.  She is at the forefront of ending the sales of homes because of unpaid water bills and in calling for additional resources to end homelessness among our youth. Washington was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2010, making history as the first openly LGBT African-American elected to state office in Maryland, and the second in the country. After seven years as Delegate, she's stepping up to run for State Senate to continue fighting for vulnerable communities.

Join a special joint canvassing event hosted by Our Revolution Maryland and Mary Washington’s campaign. This will be the first of more opportunities to partner with the campaign as we work hard to support this progressive champion win in the June 26th primary.  This event will be Sat., April 14 from 10 AM to 1 PM and 2 to 5 PM. Enjoy a pizza party at campaign headquarters from 1 to 2 PM at 1734 Maryland Ave., Baltimore 21201. Email

58] – 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

59] – Meet Me in the Middle is gathering on Sat. April 14 at 11 AM at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 120 N. Front St. Contact Communities United at or

60] – Participate in the 3rd Annual Kitten Shower — It's Raining Kittens! It's just about kitten season and you know what that means - shelters across the country will be flooded with baby kittens and mama cats. These little families go to foster homes to receive the care they need to grow and thrive until they are old enough to be adopted. The kitten shower aims to collect supplies and resources for foster parents taking on these little babies. Bring an item from the Amazon registry and join the fun on Sat., April 14 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Maryland SPCA - Administration Building, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore 21211. Come for kittens, refreshments & mimosas and learn about our programs. Bring an in-kind donation (view our registry) and a love for kittens. Kids are welcome. RSVP at;jsessionid=00000000.app30125b?view=Tickets&id=100882&NONCE_TOKEN=6387D0EDA27117B04A612B602484E908.

61] – Join CODEPINK and organizations around the world to take a stand against military spending. While Washington continues to increase funding for the Pentagon, it is slashing essential services like clean water, schools, and infrastructure. The Global Days of Action against Military Spending (GDAMS) is an international movement to raise awareness about the massive amount of funds allocated to militaries. From April 14 through May 3, join CODEPINK online and in the streets to take action!  Go to
Do you need materials?  Are you going to plan an action in your area?  Send an email and let CODEPINK know! Also, don’t forget to share your pictures! Email

By redirecting just 10% of worldwide military spending – which reached $1.68 trillion in 2016 – we could help reverse climate change and end poverty and hunger by 2030.  In 2016, the US alone spent $741.3 billion on foreign and domestic militarism; meanwhile, 43 million people in America live in poverty or qualify as low income. And Congress has just voted to increase that spending by another $165 billion over the next two years. We should be spending our taxpayer money on meeting the needs of our citizens, not on subsidizing weapons that kill innocent civilians halfway around the world. Visit

On Sat., April 14 at noon, there will be a Rally and March.  Gather at the White House.  After the march, there will be a teach-in at George Washington University. Go to  Check out CODEPINK at

62] –  The Color Of Change Black Women's Brunch is at The Grand, 225 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201, on Sat., April 14 at 12:30 PM.  RSVP at  2018 is the year for Black people everywhere to continue building and demonstrating collective power. We need our work and commitment to our community to be visible in all aspects of our lives - our homes, our place of business, our schools, and places of worship. Color of Change is calling on Black folks from all walks of life to join them for good food, good music, great vibes and engaging conversations around how to transform communities.

63] – On Sat., Apr. 14 at 6 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W North Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, catch PIPER HARRON: THE LIBERATED MATHEMATICIAN. Harron (PhD, mathematics, Princeton University 2016) never wanted to be liberated. She would have much preferred to be conventionally successful, living by other people’s standards. Though she tried, she couldn’t make herself fit. You could say she has some complaints. Now she has a story to tell. A story of failure and how sometimes failure is the same as leadership.  Call 443-602-7585. RSVP at

64] – Proposals for Research Associates Foundation grants are due April 30, 2018 at 5 PM.  These grants, up to $2500, are open to individuals and groups that are participating in social justice activism in the Baltimore area.  Guidelines and proposal forms may be found on the website The dates and locations of information sessions for those wishing to apply will be announced shortly and will be posted on the website.

65] – 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 at noon, there will be an opportunity to engage in direct action at the National Security Agency; and in the evening participate in a prayer service.  Go to

66] – 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 at

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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