Friday, July 20, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 20 - August 9, 2018

53] Living Earth Festival – July 20 - 22
54] Food Rescue July 20
55] Support Migrant's Rights – July 20
56] Black Lives Matter – July 20
57] Taking Action For Animals Conference 2018 – July 20
58] Black and Palestinian Solidarity – July 20
59] Ballroom Dancing – July 20
60] Zero Hour – July 21
61] Books and Breakfast -- July 21
62] Woman Suffrage Walking Tour – July 21
63] Vegan Fest – July 21
64] Veterans Benefits Workshop – July 21
65] Days of Democracy – July 21
66] Chester County Peace Vigil – July 21
67] Baltimore City/County Revolutionaries meeting – July 21
68] Commemorate Hiroshima – Aug. 6
69] Commemorate Nagasaki Aug. 9
70 ] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
71] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
73] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
74] Do you need any book shelves?
75] Do you need a shredder?
76] Join the Global Zero campaign
77] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
53] – The Living Earth Festival, hosted by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian starting at 10:30 AM each day from Fri., July 20 through Sun., July 22 at 4th St. and Independence Ave. SW, WDC 20013.  This year’s Living Earth Festival brings attention to cultural sustainability and food sovereignty. There's a panel on tribal tourism, and how it is used to educate visitors and provide a source of economic development. Meet young Indigenous farmers from Hawaii, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. For full information about Living Earth Festival events, visit  Go to

54] -- On Fri., July 20 at noon, there is a food rescue at Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda, Baltimore 21218.  The food rescue will continue on July 27 and August 3.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit

55] – Join a Demonstration to Support Migrant's Rights on Fri., July 20 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

56] – 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 20. Black Lives Matter.   

57] – On Fri., July 20 at 6 PM through Mon., July 23 at 4 PM, participate in the Taking Action For Animals Conference 2018, hosted by The Humane Society of the United States at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at National Airport, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.  Get tickets at

Taking Action for Animals (TAFA) brings together HSUS volunteers and advocates from across the country for a shared goal: to better the lives of animals and people alike. Participants gain a better understanding of the many issues animals face in our society and learn how to take action in their communities through lobbying, education and other citizen advocacy.  Go to

58] -- On Fri., July 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, be a part of Palestine and Us: Black and Palestinian Solidarity, hosted by The Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Get tickets at  The 2018 Summer Intern Lecture Series will kick off with Guest Speaker Ahmad Abuznaid. He is the Director of the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) and co-founder of the non-profit organization Dream Defenders. He will discuss the intersectionality between Black and Palestinian solidarity movements as well as look at the current frameworks for Palestinian movements.  A light snack will be served at 6 PM.  See

59] – 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 20. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.
60] – This is Zero Hour for the climate. Young people are growing up in a world already shaken by the impacts of climate change — from year-round wildfires to Category 6 hurricanes to deadly heat waves year after year. These young people may also be the last generation who can do anything to stop the worst of this crisis.  That’s why, on Sat., July 21, a movement led by high schoolers of color will march in D.C. to demand our elected officials take bold action to protect young people and our futures — before it's too late.  Go to

  Support young people as they march for immediate, common sense climate change legislation! This youth-led movement called Zero Hour highlights the voices of young people on the front lines of the climate crisis. The Greater Baltimore Sierra Club is organizing students to attend the march in DC via buses, MARC train, and/or carpool. Gather at 8 AM. Time is tentative.  Contact Maeve Secor at or 443.886.8813.  In partnership with Baltimore Beyond Plastic, the Greater Baltimore Group of the Maryland Sierra Club Chapter will be organizing students from the Baltimore area to attend the Zero Hour Youth Movement march in DC on July 21 via MARC train. You will be contacted with final plans.  The MARC train costs $16 round trip ($8 each way).  Bring water bottle, lunch/money for lunch, and a poster/sign. Lunch will be provided to those who need it.

61] – On Sat., July 21 at 10 AM, join up with Books and Breakfast 2018, hosted by Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, 2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore 21218-6204.  Books and Breakfast is a monthly opportunity for community members to come together to partake in a tasty breakfast, activities and discussion around a critical issue or theme impacting Baltimore city, and get a free book selected by the Oak Hill Team. All are welcome, as this is an all-ages program.

Each month will have a different theme. We will discuss the issues that affect our communities from healthcare and housing, to mass incarceration and education. We will learn about struggles of the past and how we can develop the tools to fight injustice today. The next Books and Breakfast will happen on Sept. 15. 

Books and Breakfast is a program that is for, with, and by community members. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate food, outreach, donations, and programming/activities team. Perhaps your schedule is tight, but you can show up once a month and help--there is a space for you too.  Email, call 443-977-3531, or just go straight to   Visit

62] – On Sat., July 21 at 10 AM, join 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.  Get tickets at Follow the route of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession through DC and gain an understanding of the suffragist struggle for equality and the right to vote. The woman suffrage movement is recognized as officially starting in 1848, at the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention in New York. Over the next 72 years, generations of activist women (and men) worked tirelessly until the 19th Amendment was adopted. It took the efforts of a wide range of women, from the most radical advocates of male and female equality, to women who saw the right to vote as necessary to more effectively advocate for moral and social reform. Their efforts to succeed set the stage for grassroots efforts to come, proving that determined citizens can achieve change. It will recur each Saturday through Sept. 28. 

The tour begins at the Capitol Reflecting Pool by the Ulysses S Grant Memorial. The nearest metro is Federal Center SW (Blue/Orange/Silver line). The tour will cover about 1.5 miles, last about 2 hours, and end in Lafayette Square across from the White House. Meet your tour guide on the steps of the Ulysses S Grant Memorial by the Capitol Reflecting Pool. See

63] On Sat., July 21 from 10 AM to 6 PM, get over to the Vegan Fest at the Corner, hosted by Great Sage, 5809 Clarksville Square Dr., Clarksville 21029.  Besides the food, the cooking exhibitions and other enjoyments, there will be music.  If you are interested in participating in this year's festival, email for more details. Go to

64] -- There is a Veterans Benefits Workshop hosted by Rep. John Sarbanes on Sat., July 21 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department, 5200 Southwestern Boulevard, Arbutus 21227.  Call (410) 832-8890.  RSVP at Learn more about the new VA Rapid Appeals Modernization Program and how it can help you receive a speedy decision.  The VA Baltimore Regional Office will also be on site to provide personalized assistance with your claims.

65] – On Sat., July 21 from 11 AM to 5 PM, get over to the Days of Democracy #4, hosted by the Baltimore Housing Roundtable, 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218-4531. This Summer, residents citywide have participated in Days of Democracy- joining together to demonstrate that the need for affordable housing & development without displacement is so urgent that we are not going to leave it up to anyone else to make it happen! At the first Days of Democracy, residents gathered 1,000 signatures in 4 hours. At the second Days of Democracy, the first effort was doubled. On Primary Day, Days of Democracy #3 brought in another 2,100 signatures from the Voters! Now, with over 12,600 signatures gathered, help to make the 4th Days of Democracy the biggest one yet!  Get supplies and training, and then go out in teams to gather petition signatures & discuss the #FundTheTrust act with neighbors! Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Coffee, water and snacks will be provided.  Check out

66] – 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

67] – On Sat., July 21 from noon to 2 PM, Baltimore City/County Revolutionaries, join a fun potluck celebration and bring your favorite lunch dish at the Waverly Library, 400 E 33rd St., Baltimore 21218.  Many of the successful candidates will be in attendance, so come meet the next wave of Maryland public servants.  RSVP at

As part of the monthly general membership meeting, strategize on the next actions as a local organization, and hear from local activists on how to coordinate to help keep immigrants safe in the time of Trump Concentration Camps! At1:30 PM, hear from Luis Larin from CASA who will discuss Immigration issues and how to get involved.

68] –  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.

69] – 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.

70] – 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.  

71] – 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

73] -- 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

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

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

76] -- 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.

77] – 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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