Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 20 - 21, 2018

32] Faces & voices – June 20
33] Canvass for Dr. Richard Bruno – June 20 - 26
34] Compost Demonstration – June 20
35] Chernobyl – June 20
36] Lobby Day for Smart Justice and Educational Equity – June 20
37] Resource Fair -- June 20
38] Community Canvassing -- June 20
39] Protest ICE – June 20
40] World Refugee Day – June 20
41] Happy Hour – June 20
42] World Refugee Day -- June 20
43] “Faith Responses to Trauma” – June 20
44] Hear about the BSO – June 20
45] Gaza Girls – June 21
46] North Korea on the Cusp – June 21
47] TASSC 20th Anniversary Reception -- June 21
48] Phone Bank for Ben Jealous – June 21
49] Phonebank & Pizza Party – June 21
50] Get Out the Vote – June 21
51] Justice Arts Movement -- June 21
32] – In honor of World Refuge Day, Catholic Relief Services invites you to the World Premiere of “Be Unafraid, A Traveling Exhibit of Faces and Voices” on Wed., June 20 at 11:30 AM at Fells Point Pier, Broadway and Thames Streets, 21231. Go to Contact Susan Walters at

From 9 AM to 3 PM, meet award-winning photographer and artist Jeremy Cowart, who captured these gripping faces and voices. His mission to explore the intersection of empathy and creativity comes to life in a campaign that provide the intersection of empathy and creativity comes to life in a campaign that provides a rare safe place for today’s critical conversations.

33] – There is an everyday canvass for Dr. Richard Bruno [Del. – D-41] through the primary – June 20 – 26 – at 11 AM, first shift, and 3 PM, second shift.  Come to 5516 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore 21215.  Go to

34] – On Wed., June 20 from 11 AM to noon, there will be a Compost Demonstration, hosted by The Friends of Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis 21403.  Master Gardeners maintain the Composting and Native Gardens site at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. They give hour-long compost demonstrations twice a month. The talks are given by those on the team that are Master Composters. Attendees receive a free compost bin, provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recycling and information (goodie) bag filled with printed materials explaining various ways of composting. Visit  Email

35] – On Wed., June 20 from 11 AM to noon, Serhii Plokhii, Harvard University, will present a book talk: "Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe" at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor, International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

36] – On Wed., June 20 gather at 11:30 AM for a noon press conference about Dover Lobby Day for Smart Justice and Educational Equity on the East Side Steps of Legislative Hall, 411 Legislative Ave., Dover, DE.

37] – HOPE Inc. is celebrating Mental Health Month with its 7th Annual Resource Fair on Wed., June 20 from 1 to 5 PM at the Montebello Lake Pavilion, 2040 E. 32nd St., Baltimore 21218.  This is a FREE community kid-friendly event featuring games, resources, food and fun. Everyone is invited so come enjoy the festivities with neighbors, officials, & other organizations.

There is plenty of FREE parking directly in front of water reservoir. All you have to do is come with a smile and empty belly! You may even win one of the raffle prizes.

38] – The Poor People’s Campaign is reminding you that on Wed., June 20 from 1 to 7 PM meet in the Tent on the Mall for a discussion of Community Canvassing.

39] – Show your outrage at Trump's continuing cruelty and persecution of immigrants and their children on Wed., June 20 from 5 to 6:30 PM at ICE Headquarters, 40 S. Gay St.  See

40] – On Wed., June 20 from 5 to 10 PM, show your support for World Refugee Day at Clavel & WC Harlan, 225 W. 23rd St., Baltimore 21211.  Commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.  Clavel and WC Harlan will be donating a percentage of sales this evening to support work with refugees, based right here in Baltimore. Go to

41] – Celebrate all the hard work of Progressive Maryland with a happy hour and movie night on Wed., June 20 from 6 to 8 PM at Nando's Peri Peri in Silver Spring.  CONTACT Garrett F. Mannchen at or 301-751-9944.

42] – On Wed., June 20 from 7 to 9 PM, there is a World Refugee Day event at the Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring, MD.  Meet the six artists of the Exhibit “Uprooted:  The Art of Refugees.”  Learn about services offered to refugees and meet local refugee service providers.  Enjoy music by the Sharp Street UM Church Gospel Choir.  RSVP at

43] – On Wed., June 20 from 7 to 8:30 PM, “Faith Responses to Trauma” will be held at St. Rose of Lima, 11701 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg in the Woodlands Room.  It will feature Jim McNulty, founder of Upper Room Ministry, supporting people in faith experiencing PTSD.   It seems every day we hear reports of tragic events in our communities, nation, and the world. How can our faith speak to us as we reach out to one another? Learn about one parish’s response to trauma and the healing that followed. Not able to make it in person? Join in on Facebook as the event will be broadcast live at

44] – On Wed., June 20 at 7:30 PM, hear about BSO NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL: COMPOSER TALK at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. Join the BSO and composer Dan Visconti for a free talk on exploring the idea of making classical music a more communal experience. Call 443-602-7585. RSVP at

45] – On Thurs., June 21 from 12:30 to 2 PM, hear about “Gaza Girls: Growing Up in the Gaza Strip” at the Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Photographer and journalist Monique Jaques will present her award-winning photo book, which looks at moments of laughter, dreaming, and living for young girls in Gaza, despite the difficulty and constraints that define their reality. Visit

46] – On Thurs., June 21 from 3:30 to 5 PM, Richard A. Stone, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will address "North Korea on the Cusp: New Prospects for Science Diplomacy" at the Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 505, 1957 E St. NW, WDC. RSVP at

47] – On Thurs., June 21 from 6 to 8 PM, Join TASSC (Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition) for their 20th Anniversary Reception.  There is an exciting week of events just around the corner, including our 20th Anniversary Reception. Join TASSC for a Special Reception with Founders and Survivors at the Open Society Foundation, 1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20006.  See an Exhibition of Survivor Portraits by Jonathan Banks.  Note there will be Recognition of Survivors and Founders; and the Live Music will be by Rachael Sparrow and Didier Prossaird. RSVP for TASSC's Reception at

48] – Phone Bank for Ben Jealous on Thurs., June 21 from 6 to 9 PM.  Come make calls from the comfort of your own home to support Ben Jealous and local Montgomery County candidates! RSVP at ttp:// CONTACT Garrett Mannchen at

49] – On Thurs., June 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, there is an Anne Arundel County Phonebank & Pizza Party, hosted by Take Action AAC to phonebank for progressive candidates. The endorsed candidates in Anne Arundel County are Ben Jealous for Governor, Chrissy Holt for State Senate District 30, Eve Hurwitz State Senate District 33, and James Kitchin County Council District 7.  Pizza and soda will be provided. Bring a laptop and cell phone. When you RSVP, you will be emailed the address.  CONTACT Claire Miller at

50] – Join Mary Washington on Thurs., June 21 from 6:30 to 9 PM to Kick Off  the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Campaign at Single Carrot Theatre, 2600 N. Howard St., Suite 1200, Baltimore 21218. Volunteers, donors, advocates, family, friends, and changemakers: Join the final rally to kick off these critical last days before Election Day to “Get Out The Vote" (GOTV). As TEAM WASHINGTON, you have been an amazing part of the important change that is happening in Baltimore and now gather together to celebrate the efforts. Join in for light food, drinks, and lots of fun. RSVP at

51] -- On Thurs., June 21 at 7:30 PM, be at the Justice Arts Movement: Theomusicology and Poetry Night, BloomBars, 3222 11th St. NW, WDC 20001.

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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