Friday, August 10, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 11 - 16, 2018

64] Volunteer with DC Central Kitchen – Aug. 11
65] National Lighthouse Day – Aug. 11
66] Chester County Peace Vigil – Aug. 11
67] Meet and Greet – Aug. 11
68] Cat Yoga Aug. 11
69] Restorative Justice – Aug. 11
70] Support Pat Elder – Aug. 11
71] Pig Fundraiser – Aug. 11
72] Teach-In on gun control Aug. 11
73] Art of Misdirection – Aug. 11
74] Baltimore against hate – Aug. 12
75] Improv at the BES – Aug. 12
76] Baltimore against hate – Aug. 12
76] Hate not welcome == Aug. 12
77] Green Party Meeting – Aug. 12
78] Protest the Pentagon – Aug. 13
79] Protest the NRA – Aug. 14
80] "No Drone Research at JHU" – Aug. 14
81] A refugee’s perspective == Aug. 15
82] The Gaza generation == Aug. 16
83] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
84] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
86] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
87] Do you need any book shelves?
88] Join the Global Zero campaign
89] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

64] -- On Sat., Aug. 11 from 8:45 AM to noon, volunteer with DC Central Kitchen, 425 2nd St. NW, WDC 20001.  Get tickets at  Join 2239 to help DC Central Kitchen prepare more than 5,000 meals to combat hunger.  The 5,000 free meals dished out each day are loaded into our fleet of trucks and distributed at little or no cost to 80 nearby homeless shelters, transitional homes, and nonprofit organizations, saving them money and nourishing their clients. Check out

65] – On Sat., Aug. 11 from 10 AM to 5 PM, enjoy the National Lighthouse Day Celebration, hosted by Concord Point Light House, 700 Concord St., Havre de Grace 21078. There will be music and children’s activities throughout the day. The ice cream social includes FREE ice cream from 1-3 PM! Go to

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., Aug. 11 from 11 AM to 1 PM, there is a Meet & Greet, hosted by Southeast German Shepherd Rescue at Pet Valu, 711 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211. Come out to Petvalu to meet some dogs! Learn about German Shepherds and how you can help rescue as many as we can. Get a tee shirt and other items for sale. Go

68] – On Sat., Aug. 11 from 1 to 2 PM, check out Cat Yoga, hosted by the Humane Society of Carroll County, Inc., 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster 21158.  Focus on

69] – On Sat., Aug. 11 from 1 to 5 PM, catch a Reunion Intro to Restorative Justice Re-integration Circles at St. Luke's Mission Center, Wesley Room, 3655 Calvert St. NW, WDC 20007, just off Wisconsin Ave. NW.  Register  at

Restorative Justice is a philosophy and set of practices that engage community in building relationships and repairing harm through inclusive dialogue, deep understanding, and shared power. This workshop will be largely experiential and learning-by-doing. The skills learned can be modified and applied in many facets of life, including schools, neighborhoods, workplaces, justice system, families, etc.  Contact Sal Corbin at

70] – There is an organizational meeting for Pat Elder’s congressional campaign on Sat., Aug. 11 from 3 to 5 PM at the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. Help hand out flyers at Metro stations after Labor Day. Go to

71] --  On Sat., Aug. 11 from 4 to 6 PM, get over to the Crafting With Pigs Fundraiser, hosted by Whispering Rise Farm & Animal Sanctuary.  The cost is $15.  Everyone will be able to meet, feed and socialize with our 60 resident potbellied pigs. Kids will also enjoy various Nature and Pigs themed crafts with treasures to take home!  All donations support the growth of the Sanctuary to help expand and help more animals in need. Visit

72] – On Sat., Aug. 11 from 5 to 7 PM, be at a Teach-In on Gun Control, hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008. P&P’s series of teach-ins addressing the most urgent political problems of our day returns with a discussion of gun control in the United States. What are the best ways to prevent further deaths by gun violence in this country? What are the most rapidly attainable ways? What actions are available for private citizens to take, and how can we keep ourselves and our communities safe? Participants will include Avery Gardiner, co-president of the Brady Campaign; Zion Kelly, gun control activist and March For Our Lives speaker; and Craig Whitney, journalist and author of “Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment.” See

73] – On Sat., Aug. 11 at 6 PM, catch up with Professor James Small: America and the Art of Misdirection, hosted by Everlasting Life Vegan Restaurant, 9185 Central Ave., Capitol Heights 20743. Go to

74] – Activists and organizers from Baltimore are traveling to D.C. Sunday. Aug 12, together to prove to the far right that they will be outnumbered and out-organized wherever they go. We want to rally our communities and stand in solidarity against hate, violence and oppression. It takes all people of conscience to stand up to the fascists. Gather outside Baltimore's Penn Station (1525 N Charles St) starting at 9:30 AM for a speak out with light breakfast and coffee. After the speak out, take the MARC train to D.C. together. In D.C., there will be a rally at Freedom Plaza starting at noon, 14th and Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.   We can take the Red Line Metro (subway) from Union Station 2 stops to the Metro Center stop, then walk 3 blocks south to Freedom Plaza.

Pack snacks and water, dress for the weather, and prepare to chant, march, and make a ton of noise!!  Facebook event for the DC rally:  Contact Richard Ochs, Peace Action,, at 443-846-6638.

75] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM.  On Sun., Aug. 12, the topic is “Improv at the BES.”  There is an improvisational theater group on a drop-in basis, open to people having any level of improv experience. Six people (one of whom just moved) have been very committed and have participated just about every week. This group includes both BES members and nonmembers. Some have some prior experience while two have never done anything like this before in their lives. The name “Humanist Improv Group” is appropriate because really good improv is based on humanist principles, the chief one being that bringing out the best in others is the way to bring out the best in ourselves. While many view improv as a vehicle for getting quick laughs and being the star of the show, the core of good improvisational theater is paying close attention to and supporting scene partners along with maintaining the “truth” of the scene. Call 410-581-2322 or email

76]   On Sun., Aug. 12 from noon to 5 PM, get over to Hate Not Welcome: No Unite The Right 2, hosted by 350 DC in Freedom Plaza, 14th St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave., WDC 20004.  Rally in Freedom Plaza.  At 3:30PM, March to Lafayette Square. Nearby Metro stations, Farragut West and McPherson, will be closed and the Metro Center station will only serve Red Line trains. The Red Line shutdown continues between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten. The Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines are expected to have heavy delays. Please consider alternative transportation such as Metro Bus, cab, or bike.  Email  Visit

77]   On Sun., Aug. 12 from 4 to 6 PM, the Baltimore Green Party is meeting at 1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201-5749.  Engage in popular education, strategic decision making, and general camaraderie. All Greens and allies are welcome.  To be a decision making member of the local, you must live in Baltimore City, choose Green as your official voter affiliation, complete the membership form at and sign up for monthly dues. See

78] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is Aug. 13, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

79] –  On Tues., Aug. 14 from 10 to 11 AM,  join the monthly prevent gun violence vigil outside the NRA Headquarters, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.

80] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Aug. 14 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

81] –  August 15, 2018, 12:30 PM - UNRWA's Role and Impact in the Gaza Strip: A Refugee's Perspective - Featuring: Mohammed Eid, a 28-year-old Palestine refugee who is currently a Rotary Peace Scholar pursuing a master's degree in Global Studies and International Development through a joint program at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.  Held at The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037.  For more info: 

82] – August 16, 2018 10 AM – Gaza's Next Generation: Life Inside the Strip & the Struggle for Palestine's Future - Featuring: Yousef Bashir and Mohammed Eid, moderated by Rhana Natour (PBS Newshour).  For more info:  Held at the Foundation for Middle East Peace, 1319 18th Street NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20036.

83] – 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.  

84] – 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

86] -- 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

87] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at

88] -- 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.

89] – 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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