Sunday, June 17, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 18 - 19, 2018

11] Assessing the Trump-Kim Summit – June 18
12] World Refugee Day Symposium – June 18
13] Poor Peoples Campaign Rally in D.C.  – June 18
14] Life Under Occupation – June 18
15] Poor Peoples Campaign Rally in Lawyer's Mall – June 18
16] Film THIS IS HOME – June 18
17] Search for belonging -- June 18
18] Film on the occupation – June 18
19] Resisting the Bomb – June 18
20] Ben & Bernie – June 18
21] Save the children – June 19
22] Day of Demonstrations -- June 19
11] – On Mon., June 18 from 9 AM to 4 PM., attend this event -- the Center for Strategic and International Studies is hosting "ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum 2018: Assessing the Trump-Kim Summit" at 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

12] -- On Mon., June 18 from 9:30 AM to noon be at the Gift of Refugees to our Communities and Nation - A World Refugee Day Symposium.  RSVP at

June 20, 2018 marks the 18th anniversary of the international observance of World Refugee Day at the Georgetown University Law Center Hotung Building, Room 2001, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, WDC 20001.  On this day, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), faith-based organizations, and other refugee advocates around the world host events to draw the public's attention to the over 65 million displaced persons worldwide. Among these members of our human family, we focus on the 22 million refugees who are forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict, persecution, and other compelling factors. Look at

13] – United for Peace and Justice is a partner in the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. A season of nonviolent moral fusion direct action to transform the nation’s political, economic, and moral structures has begun.  On Mon., June 18, as activists gather at State capitals around the country, another group will be at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for Week Six’s theme A New and Unsettling Force: Confronting the Distorted Moral Narrative.  Nonviolent direct action training will take place from 10 AM to noon in a large tent on the National Mall, between Madison Drive NW and Jefferson Drive SW at 9th St. A rally will follow at 2 PM. Nonviolent direct action will start at 3 PM. Focal points will be the Department of Justice, The Department of Education, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Health and Human Services.  RSVP at

14] -- On Mon., June 18 from 12:30 to 2 PM, hear about Life Under Occupation in the Agricultural Town of Beit Ummar.  Ahmed Oudeh will present the work of Eshraqah Youth Organization (EYO) in Beit Ummar, which focuses on grass roots nonviolent action, community empowerment, and sustainable agriculture.  In addition to developmental programs based on a model built and run by workers’ groups in their communities in Beit Ummar, the EYO has been involved in local and international conferences to promote strategies of nonviolent action, to bring together Israelis opposing the occupation and Palestinian communities. Life under occupation will be held at The Jerusalem Fund / Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC.

15] – On Mon., June 18 from 2 to 3 PM, take Action Against the False Poverty Narrative, hosted by the Maryland Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in Lawyers Mall, Bladen St., Annapolis 21401. Go to Residents of Maryland join with those in 37 states and DC to rally in state capitals and demand justice for poor people! RSVP at

If you wish to engage in or support nonviolent direct action as part of the demonstration, you must attend a pre-training at noon at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis. Register at  Go to

16] – On Mon., June 18 from 5:30 to 9 PM, see the film “This Is Home,” as part of an  IRC Fundraising Event, hosted by The SNF Parkway / Maryland Film Festival, 5 West North Ave., Baltimore 21201.  Tickets are at Please join EPIX and the International Rescue Committee Baltimore in celebration of World Refugee Day. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and reception. Panelists include film director Alexandra Shiva, IRC Maryland Executive Director Ruben Chandrasekar, and participants featured in the film. Tickets are $25. RSVP at   Visit

17] -- On Mon., June 18 from 7 to 9 PM, hear Howard Ross on "Our Search for Belonging" at Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW, WDC 20012.  We are living in a world of almost unparalleled separation. People are no longer disagreeing, but are instead disavowing each other's rights to an opinion. What is driving this polarization, and how can we overcome it? Join Andy Shallal and author Howard Ross for a conversation on Ross's important new book "Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect is Tearing Us Apart." 

Ross is a lifelong social justice advocate, and the Founding Partner of Cook Ross, Inc. He is the author of “Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance.” Andy Shallal is an artist and social entrepreneur. He is the founder of Busboys and Poets, a restaurant that strives to create an environment where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted.  Visit

18] – On Mon., June 18 from 6 to 8:30 PM, Baltimore-Palestine Solidarity presents "Occupation Has No Future" at Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  In the Fall of 2009 a group of US veterans and war resisters traveled to Israel/Palestine to meet with their Israeli counterparts in an effort to strengthen connections and share experiences. This film uses that trip as a lens to study Israeli militarism, examine the occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, and explore the work of Israelis and Palestinians organizing against militarism and occupation. The film starts promptly at 6:30 PM and will be followed by a brief discussion. Homemade Arabic food will be available before and after the film. The suggested donation is $5. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. See

19] – On Mon., June 18, come to the “Reel & Meal at the New Deal” program on nonviolent resistance to nuclear arms at the  New Deal Café, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt.   Enjoy a meal at 6:30 PM, and at 7 PM see a free screening of The Nuns, the Priests and the Bombs, Helen Young’s 2017 film about Plowshares activists who walked peacefully into a shoot-to-kill zone at a U.S. nuclear weapons facilities in order to draw attention to the worldwide nuclear arms threat. Two of these people who appear in the film, Sister Megan and Michael Walli, will be on hand to participate in the discussion. They served 2 years in prison for their part in the Plowshares action.   The other local sponsors of the "Reel & Meal" monthly series are Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Utopia Film Festival and Green Vegan Networking. The New Deal Café is accessible from Greenbelt Metro station by buses G 12 and 14.

20] -- Join Our Revolution endorsed former NAACP President Ben Jealous and Senator Bernie Sanders at their Courage to Lead rally!  As early vote ballots are cast, Marylanders across our state are joining this movement of working families ready to get our state back to doing big things.  Hear from Bernie and Ben on Mon., June 18 at 7:30 PM at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring 20910.  Email

21] -- On Tues. June 19 at 11 AM, join women of faith crying out for justice for people that have been brutalized by our government's cruel practice of breaking up families. The atrocities committed by our government are growing more barbaric by the day.  Tell the Department of Homeland Security to immediately reunite families who have been torn apart.  Meet at the Customs and Border Protection office, 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004.  RSVP at -

22] – Dick Ochs is organizing a Day of Demonstrations on Tues., June 19.  It will begin at 11 AM at the White House with CODE PINK and Popular Resistance for peace with North Korea; at 2 PM visit Steny Hoyer’s Longworth Building office to call for an end to U.S. support for the Saudi war on the people of Yemen and to ask for an appointment with foreign policy advisor Daniel Silverberg; at 3 PM deliver op-ed calling for dismantling of the US nuclear arsenal by Dr. Gwen DuBois to Maryland reps and senators; and at 4:30 PM demonstrate at the British embassy for freedom for Julian Assange.  RSVP to Dick at

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

"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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