Thursday, July 12, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 13 - August 9, 2018

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44] In Their Footsteps: Woman Suffrage Walking Tour – July 13
45] Taking on Zero Tolerance – July 13
46] WIB peace vigils – July 13
47] White House vigil – July 13
48] Pushing for a 19th Amendment – July 13
49] Anti-War Reach-Out – July 13
50] Demonstration to Support Migrant's Rights – July 13
51] Black Lives Matter – July 13
52] Unite Families Now| Happy Hour – July 13
53] See the film “Reinventing Power” – July 13
54] Ballroom Dancing – July 13
56] RESULTS International Conference – July 14 - 17
57] PeaceKeepers 6th Annual Peace Rally – July 14
58] Awaken: Introduction to Human Trafficking July 14
59] Anti-Hopkins Police Canvassing July 14
60] Feed the Homeless – July 14
61] Chester County Peace Vigil – July 14
62] No New Fossil Fuels in Maryland – July 14
63] Commemorate Hiroshima – Aug. 6
64] Commemorate Nagasaki Aug. 9
65] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
66] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
68] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
69] Do you need any book shelves?
70] Do you need a shredder?
71] Join the Global Zero campaign
72] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
44] -- On Fri., July 13 from 10 AM to noon, participate in this event -- In Their Footsteps: Woman Suffrage Walking Tour, hosted by the National Women's History Museum at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, 1st St. NW, WDC 20004.  Tickets are at  Check out

45] -- On Fri., July 13 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, get an understanding of In the Wake of Zero Tolerance, hosted by the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW. Suite 400, WDC 20036.  Tickets are at  The ABA Commission on Immigration, ProBAR, CRSJ and Children's Immigration Law Academy (CILA) present this webinar for attorneys who wish to learn more about representing families separated by the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Experts will discuss how separated families have been processed at the border, forcibly separated, prosecuted and detained, causing grave suffering to parents and children and obstacles to their legal claims. Each step will be discuss, and the complicated legal proceedings that apply to parents caught at the border and children who have been rendered “unaccompanied” by government action will be explained. See

46] – On Fri., July 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:

47] – On Fri.,  July 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. 

48] – On Fri., July 13 from 1 to 2 PM, there is a Ranger talk about Pushing for a 19th Amendment While Stretching the First, hosted by the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument,  144 Constitution Ave NE, WDC 20002.  Suffragists who sought the women's vote from 1913-1919 helped stretch the legal limits of free speech to keep their quest in the eyes of all Americans. Call 202-426-6841. No tickets or reservations required. Go to,

49] – Come to the Philadelphia Anti-War Reach-Out at the 30th Street Train Station, 30th & Market Sts., Philadelphia 19104, on Fri., July 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.   

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

50] – Join a Demonstration to Support Migrant's Rights on Fri., July 13 from 4 to 7 PM at Gorman Road overpass (over I-95) in Howard County.  It is sponsored by the IndivisibleHoCoMD Immigration Action Team.  Go to  Parking at that location on Gorman Road is probably best within 200 yards of the east side of the bridge in the residential area. 

WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN?  The Trump Administration is failing to meet the deadline to reunite all children under age 5.  There are a total of 3,000 children in custody that must be returned by the end of July. The Indivisible Howard County Immigration Team will be holding the Gorman Bridge Overpass of Route 95 Demonstrations every Friday in July from 4 to 7 PM until all children are returned.  Please come and help us keep the pressure on the Trump administration to reunite the children that the US government took from their families.  Call 410-599-4412 or email

51] – 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 July 13. Black Lives Matter.   

52] -- On Fri., July 13 from 5 to 8 PM, participate in the Unite Families Now| Happy Hour Special Fundraiser, hosted by The Motor House, Showroom Bar, 120 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201.  If you are watching the news or scrolling through your social media you are probably feeling all sorts of ways seeing how families and children are being detained, separated, mistreated, and being put in cages that eerily resemble concentration camps. Roots & Raíces will be putting on a series of events that aim to raise money to donate to an organization that provides legal representation for these families and children.  Nine times of 10 families/individuals without legal representation in court end up being deported.

Donating to these causes is a way for you to be involved in helping many families and children receive the legal support they need to remain united in the US. This is a happy hour aimed at raising money for this cause so that while you enjoy some amazing music from immigrant musicians you can sip on some great drinks away from the summer heat. Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) is the largest immigration nonprofit in Texas that provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrants. See

53] – On Fri., July 13 at 7 PM, see the film “Reinventing Power,” hosted by the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis and the Anne Arundel Group of the Sierra Club.  The film highlights people whose lives have been changed by the renewable energy industry and explores the clean energy industry from innovation to installation.  Discuss clean energy in Maryland after the film at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis 21401.  RSVP at 

54] – 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 July 13. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.
55] – YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND the ANIMAL SPIRIT DANCE of The SHENANDOAH VALLEY on Sat., July 14 at 2254 Winchester Road, Delaplane, VA.  It is Free Admission, and Open to All in Memory of Dennis Banks and Those Who Have Walked On Before Us.  Retrieve a flyer at Email or go to  There is Discount Lodging at the La Quinta, 105 Millwood Pike, Winchester.  Call 540-678-8899, and ask for the "Animal Spirit Dance" discount.  Camping is also available.  

     The community and elders that have gathered together to host this ceremony have a clear vision of all nations gathering together in a safe place to reconnect to our people's traditions and ceremonies.  During the day there will be many different activities.  For the children, there's a kids' corner with active storytelling, arts and crafts, and traditional games.  At midday everyone will gather together to listen to honored guests and to share in the opening ceremony where water from all over Turtle Island will be joined together.  Around Sunset gather together for a traditional Buddhist lighting of the lanterns in honor of those loved ones who have passed over to the other side this year.  Finally, after the sun has set, enjoy a communal dinner.  Bring a dish to share! Gather together to honor the animal relations with the Animal Spirit Dance.
56] – MomsRising is one of the sponsors for the RESULTS International Conference happening Sat., July 14 at 8:30 AM through 5:30 PM on Tues., July 17. Register at  Spend four days with a thriving community of advocates from every corner of the country and around the world who care about poverty. They also have a “day rate” so that you can attend just for one day. This conference is an opportunity to raise your voice to Congress about issues that matter. For three days you will have the chance to grow your knowledge and develop crucial advocacy skills. On the final day, you will join other advocates from your region and meet with your Congressional offices on Capitol Hill.  The conference will be held at the GRAND HYATT WASHINGTON, 1000 H St. NW, WDC 20001.
57] – On Sat., July 14 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM, attend the PeaceKeepers 6th Annual Peace Rally for children ages 4 to 13 at Haynes Park, 30th & N. Harrison Sts., Wilmington, DE  Visit

58] On Sat., July 14 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM, be at Awaken: Introduction to Human Trafficking, hosted by Araminta Freedom Initiative, Inc. at the Freedom Temple AME Zion Church, 2926 Hollins Ferry Road, Baltimore 21230.  Tickets can be obtained at  Sign up at  This is part 1 of a 3-part series designed to AWAKEN individuals to the reality of child sex trafficking in Maryland. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of Human Trafficking/Domestic Child Sex Trafficking. Participants must be at least 15 years old and accompanied by a parent/legal guardian if under 18. The event is free and open to the public. Visit

59] –On Sat., July 14 from 10 AM to 2 PM, join up with Anti-Hopkins Police Canvassing, hosted by Students Against Private Police at 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218. Join a canvassing training session with a local Baltimore organizer. After an hour-long session, you will canvass the neighborhoods around Hopkins --letting residents know about the legislation for the private police and Hopkins' plans. Despite the bill dying in 2018, there is good reason to believe a version of it will appear next session. #NoPrivatePolice #NoHopkinsPolice.  Go to

60] –On Sat., July 14 from 10 AM to 5 PM, feed the homeless, hosted by Reaching Hearts International.  Youth and families join together each second Sabbath to feed the homeless a hot meal on the streets of Baltimore.  Sign up at  The food serving will start at 3:30 PM at Saint Vincent DePaul Catholic Church Park, 120 North Front St., Baltimore.  Go to

61] – 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

62] – On Sat., July 14 from noon to 3 PM, be at the campaign launch of No New Fossil Fuels in Maryland.  The Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Maryland Environmental Health Network, Waterkeepers Chesapeake and many other organizations in the Maryland climate movement are bringing together frontline community members and concerned citizens to oppose new fossil fuel projects and safeguard communities living with fossil fuel infrastructure. Start with lunch, then discuss how to support frontline communities as they fight compressor stations and pipelines, learn how we can enact policies in Annapolis to keep Maryland from approving new fossil fuel projects, and learn how to raise our voices during this critical election season. Gather at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis 21401.  Register at

63] –  The 34th annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration begins on Mon.,  Aug. 6 from 5 to 6 PM. Gather at 33rd and North Charles Streets in Baltimore, near Johns Hopkins University to speak out against JHU’s weapons contracts, including those of a nuclear nature, and the killer drone research.  Afterwards, gather at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 North Charles St., for a potluck dinner.  After dinner, Jay Levy will   speak about Takoma Park becoming a Nuclear Free Zone and its current work on divestment.  Also some members of Preventing Nuclear War Maryland will discuss the Back From the Brink campaign, aimed at lessening the chances of a nuclear war.  Finally, there would be a performance by Baltimore Guitarists Against Violence.  Contact at Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

64] – The 34th annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration continues on Thurs., Aug. 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, as we gather outside Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 North Charles Street, for an anti-nuke demonstration.  Then we will go inside for the program.  Paul Magno will speak about ways of supporting the Kings Bay Plowshares.  Also that evening, some members of Preventing Nuclear War Maryland will discuss the Back From the Brink campaign. Again there would be a performance by Baltimore Guitarists Against Violence.  We would close the evening with a late dinner at a Japanese restaurant at 33rd & N. Charles Sts. Contact at Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.

65] – 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.  

66] – 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

68] -- 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

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

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

71] -- 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.

72] – 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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