Friday, June 22, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 22 - 24, 2018

52] WIB peace vigils –June 22
53] White House vigil – June 22
54] Say NO to breaking up families – June 22
55] Black Lives Matter – June 22
56] Midsummer Night's Dream Adoption Event – June 22
57] Vegan Potluck – June 23
58] Ballroom Dancing – June 22
59] Get on the bus to the Poor Peoples Campaign rally and march – June 23
60] Canvass for progressive candidates – June 23
61] Our Revolution meeting & canvass -- June 23 - 24
62] Chester County Peace Vigil – June 23
63] Frederick City Canvass – June 23
64] Celebrate WORLD REFUGEE DAY – June 23
65] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
66] Bill Harvey needs to rent an apartment
67] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
69] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
70] Do you need any book shelves?
71] Do you need a shredder?
72] Join the Global Zero campaign
73] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
52] – On Fri., June 22 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:

53] – 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. 

54] – Say NO to breaking up families on Fri., June 22 from 4 to 7PM in Howard County at the Gorman Road overpass at I-95. P.S. Parking at that location on Gorman Road is probably best within 200 yards of the east side of the bridge in the residential area. The event is organized by Our Revolution Howard County -- <>. The event has been launched by our friends in the IndivisibleHoCoMD Immigration Action Team at

55] – 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 22. Black Lives Matter.  

56] – On Fri., June 22 from 6 to 10 PM, get over to A Midsummer Night's Dream Adoption Event, hosted by Baltimore County Animal Services, 13800 Manor Rd., Baldwin 21013. During this Midsummer Night’s Dream event, all adoption fees will be waived to help all of our furry friends find fur-ever homes. Keep an eye out for adoptable animals with names relating to Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as the event draws near. Go to

57] –On Fri., June 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Thrive Baltimore Presents a June Vegan Potluck at 6 E. Lafayette Ave,, Baltimore 21202.  Enjoy great food and great friends.  Bring a vegan dish that can feed at least 6-8 people and write down the ingredients for anyone who might have food restrictions or allergies. Not interested in cooking? No problem. Feel free to bring some store bought food or beverages.  Call Thrive Baltimore at (443) 863-8652 or email See

58] – 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 22. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

59] – There is a Baltimore bus going to the Poor Peoples Campaign rally and march in Washington, D.C. on June 23,.  The bus will leave from St, John’s Church, 27th & St. Paul Sts., at 8:15 AM.  The United Workers office is inside the church. Contact Tickets are $20.

On Sat., June 23 from 10 AM to 2:30 PM, Stand Against Poverty by attending a Mass Rally & Moral Revival, hosted by the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival on the National Mall, Jefferson Drive SW and 7th St. SW.

CALL TO ACTION: In the face of systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, war economy/militarism, and distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism— we must engage in mass nonviolent moral direct action. We must have mass voter registration and mobilization. And we must engage in mass power building in poor and low wealth communities declaring We Won't Be Silent Anymore!!!!! Check out

The rally starts at 10 AM. March to the Capitol 1 PM.  Show elected leaders that we will no longer allow racism, militarism and extreme materialism to keep poor and disenfranchised people down.  

60] – From Protest to Power Canvass in Annapolis to support progressive candidates. Join Take Action AAC to canvass for Chrissy Holt for State Senate District 30 and Ben Jealous for Governor. Bring a charged smart phone, walking shoes, water and a smile! Meet at Ceremony Coffee Roasters - The Warehouse, 90 Russell Ave., Annapolis 21401, on Sat., June 23 from 10 AM to 1 PM. CONTACT Michelle Williams at 240 688-8346.

From Protest to Power, get involved on Sat., June 23 from 10 AM to 1 PM for the MoCo Canvass. Bring a fully charged smartphone if you have one, wear weather-appropriate clothes and bring a bag or backpack to keep campaign literature. CONTACT Garrett Mannchen at for information as to where to me.

61] – Our Revolution Maryland is holding a General Membership Meeting + Canvassing on Sat, June 23 at 10:30 AM at Red Emma’s, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201.  The GOTV efforts will be canvassing for Ben Jealous, Johnny O’, and Sheila Ruth!  Email  Canvass for Ben Jealous at 10 AM at Barnes & Noble, 3330 Saint Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Canvass for Mary Washington [Sen., D-43] on Sun., June 24 from noon to 4 PM at 2656 Miles Ave., Baltimore 21212.

62] – 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

63] – On Sat., June 23 from noon until 4 PM, participate in the Frederick City Canvass, as part of Frederick Pride! Be at Carroll Creek Linear Park, South Carroll St, Bridge, Frederick 21701. CONTACT Joshua Cassell at or 3019280697.

64] –Celebrate WORLD REFUGEE DAY, a Family Festival with a Market, Kids Workshops, Food and Music/performance on Sat., June 23 from noon to 3 PM at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224. or 410/276-1651.

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

No comments: