Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 26 - 27, 2018

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48] Town Hall meeting cancelled -- July 26
49] The United States, Russia and Nuclear Non-proliferation -- July 26
50] Palestine and Us -- July 26
51] Deportation Defense Training – July 26
52] DC to Palestine: No Queer Liberation in Occupation – July 26
53] Film “On the Seventh Day” – July 26
54] Korean Armistice signed – July 27
55] WIB peace vigils – July 27
56] White House vigil – July 27
57] North Korean Denuclearization – July 27
48] – This event is cancelled. Socialists4Baltimore invite you to a Town Hall Meeting: Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs on Thurs., July 26 from 7 to 9 PM at the Real News Network, 231 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202. Mr. Jorge Arreaza will answer What can the Baltimore community learn from Venezuela? How does the Trump administration and big business’s policy of war and aggression against Venezuela affect the people of Baltimore and the world at large? Go to

49] – On Thurs., July 27 from 11 AM to noon EST, William Potter and Sarah Bidgood, both from the Middlebury Institute, will address  "Once and Future Partners: the United States, Russia and Nuclear Non-proliferation." This is a Virtual and Call-In event. RSVP at or (202) 659-1490. 

50] – On Thurs., July 26 from 1 to 2 PM, check out Palestine and Us: Grassroots Mobilization, hosted by The Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Get tickets at  The 2018 Summer Intern Lecture Series, titled "Palestine and Us: Contextualizing Palestine in American Political Activism," continues with Rev. Graylan Hagler and his thoughts on intersectionality between the Palestinian cause and other contemporary issues.  Rev. Graylan Hagler, an African-American pastor and activist, was born and raised in Baltimore. Hagler received a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion from Oberlin College, Ohio, in 1976. Rev. Hagler is presently the Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington, D.C., and the Immediate Past National President of Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice (MRSEJ). Rev. Hagler is a long-time social justice advocate and active in the Palestine solidarity movement. He recently returned from an all-Black delegation trip to Palestine consisting of Hip Hop and Spoken Word artists as well as an activist in the labor movement, and an academic on Black Liberation and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide.  A light snack will be served at 12:30 PM. Visit

51] – On Thurs., July 26 from 6 to 9 PM, attend the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network Deportation Defense Training, hosted by DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network at the All Souls Church Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW, WDC 20009-4290.  Get tickets at

This training is designed to inform congregations on the role that they can play in stopping the deportation of community members through both accompaniment supports and deportation defense strategies.  The training will provide a step-by-step process on how to escalate a public case through social and traditional media and advocacy on behalf of the family. The training will also provide congregations an understanding of the major organizing objectives of publicly lifting up an individual case and how to strategically connect the individual person’s situation to the larger local, regional and national immigration enforcement crisis.

Participants will receive detailed information on how to (a) engage in one or more of the teams that have been formed by the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network to support our regional deportation defense activities; and (b) strengthen and expand your own individual congregation’s engagement in the sanctuary supports movement.  Register at and go to

52] – On Thurs., July 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, catch From DC to Palestine: No Queer Liberation in Occupation, hosted by Queer Palestinian Empowerment Network [QPEN] at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW, WDC 20004. Join Jewish Voice for Peace, Occupation Free DC, and Black Youth Project 100 DC for this moderated panel and discussion exploring pink-washing in DC and Palestine. Panelists will discuss how the state, from DC to Tel Aviv, uses LGBTQ legal advancements--gay marriage, for example--and LGBTQ celebrations to mask the reality of state violence, ranging from racist displacement policies to police terror. RSVP at The suggested donation is from $2 to $20.  Go to

53] –  On Thurs., July 26 from 7:30 to 10:30 PM, see a screening of En el Séptimo Día / “On the Seventh Day,” hosted by Soccer Without Borders - Baltimore and Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224.  Tickets are at  The film follows a group of undocumented immigrants living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn over the course of seven days.  Bicycle delivery guys, construction workers, dishwashers, deli workers, and cotton candy vendors, they work long hours six days a week and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Sunset Park. José, a bicycle delivery worker, is the team's captain - young, talented, hardworking and responsible. When José's team makes it to the finals, he and his teammates are thrilled. But his boss throws a wrench into the celebration when he tells José he has to work on Sunday, the day of the finals. José tries to reason with his boss or replace himself, but his efforts fail. If he doesn't work on Sunday, his job and his future will be on the line. But if he doesn't stand up for himself and his teammates, his dignity will be crushed.   It is directed by Jim McKay. See and

54] –   Friday, July 27 is the 65th anniversary of signing of the Armistice Agreement for Korea.

55] – On Fri., July 27 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:

56] – On Fri.,  July 27 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. 

57] –  On Fri., July 27 from 2 to 3:30 PM., Tony Namkung, University of Washington, Mark Fitzpatrick, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Kelsey Davenport, Arms Control Association, Daryl Kimball, Arms Control Association, will tackle "Three-Party Talks on North Korean Denuclearization" at the National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 529 14th St. NW, WDC. RSVP at

Tony Namkung has been intimately involved for many years in fostering dialogue between North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and the United States and has made more than 70 trips to North Korea. Namkung’s presentation will be followed by an expert panel on the key steps and sequence for the final and verified denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, featuring Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Americas and the head of the Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Kelsey Davenport, director for Nonproliferation Policy for the Arms Control Association, and Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association.  The event is organized by the Arms Control Association. 

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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