Friday, July 6, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - July 6 - 7, 2018

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25] Guatemala relief effort – July 6
26] WIB peace vigils – July 6
27] White House vigil – July 6
28] Free political prisoners in Russia – July 6
29] Songs to Illuminate the Plight of Immigrants – July 6
30] Rally to Keep Families Together – July 6
31] Demonstration to Support Migrant's Rights – July 6
32] Black Lives Matter – July 6
33] Baltimore's Strange Fruit July 6
34] Africa fundraiser – July 6
35] Film AMISTAD July 6
36] Ballroom Dancing – July 6
37] Baltimore Families for Unity – July 7
38] Compost demonstration – July 7
39] Meet me in the Middle – July 7
40] Chester County Peace Vigil – July 7
41] Vegan Marketplace – July 7
42] Vegan Cookout July 7
43] Sierra Club picnic – July 7
44] New Jim Crow Book Club – July 7
45] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
46] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
48] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
49] Do you need any book shelves?
50] Do you need a shredder?
51] Join the Global Zero campaign
52] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
25] -- On Fri., July 6 from 11 AM to 11:58 PM, get over to a Guatemala relief effort, hosted by The Handsome Cab, 106 N. George St., York, PA 17401.  Help the people suffering from of the devastation in Guatemala. One half of the price will go toward the relief efforts.  Go to

26] – On Fri., July 6 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:

27] – On Fri.,  July 6 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. 

28] – Strategy-6: Free political prisoners in Russia!  This is hosted by the Magnitsky Act Initiative on Fri., July 6 from noon to 1 PM at the Russian ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C., 1125 16th St. NW. The 6th day of each month, there is a gathering at the Russian ambassador's residence / Russian embassy in Washington, D.C. to protest against Putin's regime and support political prisoners including the Bolotnaya case prisoners.  Check out

29] -- On Fri., July 6 from 1 to 2 PM, enjoy Songs To Illuminate The Plight Of Immigrants, hosted by Wasn't That A Time: Stories & Songs That Moved The Nation at WERA 96.7 FM, 2701-C Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201. Tune In, Live Stream, or hear this radio broadcast at your convenience by going to WERA.FM - Click Listen at the top of your computer screen - Click On-Demand - Scroll down to Wasn't That A Time - Press the play arrow. This episode musically highlights the plight of immigrants in this country and abroad. Listeners will hear songs performed by Vince Martin & Fred Neil; Joan Baez; Phil Ochs; Odetta; Joel Rafael Band; Peter, Paul & Mary; The Pogues; Magpie; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Mary Black; Eric Andersen; and Joe Jencks. Wasn’t That a Time is sponsored in-part by Busboys & Poets - a community gathering space for social change. Visit

30] – On Fri., July 6 from 4 to 6 PM, come to a Rally to Keep Families Together at 4401 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20016. Go to

31] – Join a Demonstration to Support Migrant's Rights on Fri., July 6 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.  

32] – 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 6. Black Lives Matter.   

33] -- "Baltimore's Strange Fruit: A Story of Food Apartheid and the Struggle for Sovereignty" is a documentary produced by Black Yield Institute, and directed by Eric Jackson and Maddie Hardy. The film explores the intersections of food, land, and race and class politics through personal narrative and social commentary. The film journeys through the historical woes and triumphs of people of African Descent within the food system, while highlighting contemporary efforts to address the complex nature of food apartheid in Baltimore. On Fri., July 6 from 6 to 8 PM to see a screening, as part of the Baltimore Gathering of the Commons' and Baltimore Gift Economy's monthly Social Justice Film Series at the UMB Community Engagement Center, 870 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore 21201. Visit

34] – On Fri., July 6 from 7 PM to 1 AM, get involved in Fund Raising Launching -Summer 2018, hosted by Caring Hands Africa Inc. at the Europe Restaurant Banquet Hall, 4147 Labyrinth Rd., Baltimore 21215.  A general admission ticket includes a meal and a drink for $59. Thousands of adults and kids are dying each year to disease as a result of lack of potable water in remote communities in Africa. These funds will be used to acquire community water filters, sick call medical supplies, and back to school supplies for hard to reach communities in Sub Sahara Africa. Caring Hands Africa Inc. invites you to its 1st Annual Fundraising Gala. See

35] – On Fri., July 6 at 7 PM, come to the Free First-Friday Film @ the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA to see AMISTAD, directed by
Steven Spielberg. It stars Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, and Dijon Hounsou.) "Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are some moments when it must be taken."  Based on a true story from America's slave trade, Steven Spielberg's extraordinary film tells the saga of the 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship, Amistad. Much of the story revolves as a courtroom drama as lawyers for the rebelling slaves seek their freedom to return home. The case is a watershed moment for America-Spain relations, and reveals the political machinations as it holds repercussions on the North-South conflict eventually leading to the Civil War.

  Following the film people are invited to participate in a discussion. Doors open at 6:30 PM for light refreshments.  A group discussion about the film follows its screening. Go to The screening is co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community. For directions to the Peace Center of Delaware County, visit or call 484-574-1148.

36] – 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 6. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

37] – On Sat., July 7 from 9 AM to noon, be with Baltimore Families for Unity, hosted by Asylee Women Enterprise (A.W.E.)  at Arnold Sumpter Park, 240 Laurens St., Baltimore 21217.  Join Baltimore families against separation of asylum seekers from their children. Meet at Sumpter Park and walk together, ending at the playground for a play date and a show of solidarity. Families will be invited to paint a small canvas with words/images of welcome. The paintings will be displayed at a new transitional home that will soon house several women and children seeking asylum. There will also be a music circle for children of all ages.  Donations will benefit Asylee Women's work with women and children seeking asylum, specifically those impacted by separation during their migration.  Visit or

38] On Sat., July 7 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

39] – On Sat., July 7 from 11 AM to 1 PM, Meet Me in the Middle, hosted by Communities United, 2221 Maryland Ave., 2nd floor, Baltimore 21218.  Check out tickets at This is the monthly membership meeting where organizers give updates and members have a chance to share issues and plan actions! This month plan canvassing days for Better Budget Baltimore, preparing for board elections, and discussing committee successes.  Visit

40] – 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

41] – On Sat., July 7 from noon to 6 PM, Thrive Baltimore presents Vegan Marketplace, at Thrive Baltimore, 6 E. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore 21202.  Come out and see what vegan goods and services are available.  Vendors will be showcasing clothing, jewelry, art and of course delicious vegan food!! This is a free event. If you have any questions email or call (443) 863-8652. Interested in being a vendor? Go to Thrive Baltimore is located two blocks from Penn Station. See
42] On Sat., July 7 from 4 to 9 PM, enjoy a Vegan Cookout with a Pigs Fundraiser, hosted by Whispering Rise Farm & Animal Sanctuary. Be there for an afternoon feeding and socialization followed by a vegan cookout. Go to or

43] – The Annual Prince George's County Sierra Group Picnic & Environmental Award will happen at the  Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr,, Kettering, MD 20774, on Sat., July 7 from 12:30 PM  to 4 PM.  Contact Janis Oppelt at or 301-474-5358. Bring a dish, and arrive at 12:30 PM to register and set up. There'll be a live reptile and amphibian demonstration at 1 PM. The potluck picnic starts at 2 PM. Celebrate achievements, and the Prince George's Group's Environmental Service award will be presented. At 4 PM, there will be a post-picnic hike (separate registration). The cost is $5 per person if you bring a dish; and $10 per person if you don't. Check out

44] – On Sat., July 7 from 2 to 4 PM, attend the New Jim Crow Book Club - POC Caucus, hosted by Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America at the Terra Café, 101 E. 25th St., Baltimore 21218.  Join Baltimore DSA's POC Caucus for a book club discussion on Michelle Alexander's seminal work "The New Jim Crow." Reflect on the role mass incarceration plays in Baltimore City. At this point, all group members have yet to find the book.  Seek out the book at a local library, which should have ample copies.  The first two chapters of book will be covered for discussion during the meeting.  Contact Phillip Clark at 443-469-7348 or  The POC Caucus is devoted to empowering the Baltimore DSA towards becoming a group that visibly reflects the demographic reality of Baltimore City as a majority African American metropolis. Go to

45] – 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.  

46] – 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

48] -- 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

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

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

51] -- 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.

52] – 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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