Friday, June 15, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 15 - 17, 2018

45] WIB peace vigils –June 15
46] White House vigil – June 15
47] Black Lives Matter – June 15
48] Protest U.S. involvement in the war on the Yemeni people – June 15
49] See the film 13th – June 15
50] Ballroom Dancing – June 15
51] Phone bank for the Poor Peoples Campaign – June 16 - 17
52] Join the Pride Parade – June 16
53] Days of Democracy - June 16
54] Juneteenth celebration – June 16
55] Canvas for progressives – June 16
56] Canvas for progressives – June 16
57] Chester County Peace Vigil – June 16
58] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
59] Bill Harvey needs to rent an apartment
60] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
62] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
63] Do you need any book shelves?
64] Do you need a shredder?
65] Join the Global Zero campaign
66] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
45] – On Fri., June 15 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:

46] – On Fri.,  June 15 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. 

47] – 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 June 15. Black Lives Matter.  

48] – On Fri., June 15 at 5 PM, join an emergency protest of U. S. policy of supporting Saudi Arabia in its tragic assault on the people of Yemen. Contact Mekdes at <> or 202-394-1731. Gather at Sen. Ben Cardin’s office at 100 S. Charles St. before walking to the Inner Harbor.  The vigil will be near the Bubba Gump Restaurant.

49] – On Fri., June 15 from 7 to 10 PM, do a Dinner and a Movie, hosted by Brian Dolge at the B'more City Jail- 401 E. Eager Street, Baltimore 21202.  Ava DuVarney's masterpiece 13th will be shown on the side of B'more's own ground zero of mass incarceration. This is Truth to Power! Also enjoy free food for everybody and a chance to watch your hosts bamboozle some corrections officers. Is it Art? Is it Activism? Is it Provocation? Or just a warm-up party for Juneteenth? Come out and decide for yourself. Go to

50] – 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 June 15. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

51] –The Poor People’s Campaign is organizing for a Mass Rally to Stand Against Poverty on June 23.  The most important way you can help out is by phone banking. RSVP to phone bank at the CWA offices on Sat., June 16 from 10 AM to 6 PM at CWA, 501 3rd St. NW, WDC 20009.  RSVP at

RSVP to phone bank on Sun., June 17 from 11 AM to 3 PM at CWA, 501 3rd St. NW, WDC 20009.  Email

52] – On Sat., June 16 from 11 AM to 2 PM, the Workers World Party Pride Contingent will be at 33rd & N. Charles Sts., Baltimore 21218.  This special contingent is in support of uniting the struggles of LGBTQ+ and all people struggling against white supremacy and capitalist exploitation. No Pride in racism, war and imperialism! Make Pride safe for Black and Brown people and for immigrants. For those who would like to decorate the vehicle and help prepare, meet at 10 AM at 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. Go to

53] – On Sat., June 16 from 11 AM to 7 PM, get involved in the Days of Democracy, hosted by Nurses for Justice Baltimore at 120 N. Front St., Baltimore 21202-4804. See Days of Democracy are an opportunity for all of us to join together and demonstrate that we are building power in our communities! As we work to #FundTheTrust, we know that there will be opposition from developers in our city- it's up to us to demonstrate the strong will of community members from the grassroots! The need for affordable housing and development without displacement is so urgent that we are not going to leave it up to anyone else to make it happen.  Go out across the city to gather petition signatures and discuss the #FundTheTrust act with our neighbors! Coffee, water and snacks will be provided. Visit

54] –  On Sat., June 16 from 11 AM to 5 PM, attend the Juneteenth Festival & Parade at the Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center, 325 Broad St., Salisbury 21801. The Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center will be hosting the festival to bring culture back to Salisbury by joining in with countless of other cities and regions who celebrate the FREEDOM of AMERICAN SLAVES!  Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States.  The parade begins at the Bethesda UM Church (N. Division St.) traveling down E. William St. and turning on Ellen St to end at Chipman Cultural Center.

55] –Be at the From Protest to Power Canvass for progressive candidates. Take Action AAC to canvass for Chrissy Holt for State Senate, Ben Jealous for Governor, and James Kitchin for County Council District 7. Bring a charged smart phone, walking shoes, water and a smile!  Meet on Sat., June 16 at 10 AM at Panera Bread, 3046 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater 21037. RSVP to Erin Edwards ·

56] – Be at the From Protest to Power Canvass for progressive candidates. It's crunch time! On Sat., June 16 from 10 AM to 1 PM, canvass near the White Oak Community Recreation Center, 1700 April Lane, White Oak 20904.  Bring a fully charged smartphone (if you don't have a smartphone, no worries!) Wear weather-appropriate clothes, and bring a bag or backpack to keep campaign literature.  RSVP to Andrew Krug ·

57] – 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

58] – Do you have any interest in challenging the Trump administration for reneging on the Iran Deal? If yes, would you be interested in joining a Peace Caravan to the Iranian embassy in Washington, D.C.? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  

59] – Bill Harvey is looking for an apartment to rent.  Let me know if you have any leads. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  

60] – 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

62] -- 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

63] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at

64] – Do you need a shredder?  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at

65] -- 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.

66] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

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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