Friday, August 3, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 3 - August 9, 2018

49] WIB peace vigils – Aug. 3
50] White House vigil – Aug. 3
51] Food Rescue Aug. 3
52] Support Migrant's Rights – Aug. 3
53] The Huddled Masses: Immigration and Fleeing Persecution – Aug. 3
54] Black Lives Matter – Aug. 3
55] MD SPCA Fundraiser Aug. 3
56] Immigrant Solidarity Vigil – Aug. 3
57] Yezidi Genocide Remembrance – Aug. 3
58] Ballroom Dancing – Aug. 3
59] Beach Clean-up – Aug. 4
60] Compost Demonstration – Aug. 4
61] Back to School Rally – Aug. 4
62] Meet Me in the Middle – Aug. 4
63] Chester County Peace Vigil – Aug. 4
64] National March on the NRA – Aug. 4
65] Baltimore Humane Society Adoption Event Aug. 4
66] The New Jim Crow Book Club – Aug. 4
67] Commemorate Hiroshima – Aug. 6
68] Commemorate Nagasaki Aug. 9
69] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
70] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
72] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
73] Do you need any book shelves?
74] Do you need a shredder?
75] Join the Global Zero campaign
76] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
49] – On Fri., Aug. 3 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:

50] – On Fri.,  Aug. 4 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. 

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

52] – Join a Demonstration to Support Migrant's Rights on Fri., Aug. 3 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

53] – On Fri., August 3 from 4 to 8 PM, get with the Huddled Masses: Immigration and Fleeing Persecution, hosted by Goodridge Freedom Center, 123 East Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401.  This is a timely discussion hosted by Mary Studzinski, Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC). Her talk will explore fleeing from persecution and the men, women, and children who seek the freedom and safety of asylum in the United States.  Topics will include PIRC’s founding, the asylum-seekers of the Golden Venture held in detention in York, the legal advocacy of PIRC that continues today, and the historical arc of access to freedom and justice.  The presentation is at 6 PM. See

54] – 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 August 3. Black Lives Matter.   

55] -- On Fri., Aug. 3 from 5:30 to 9:30 PM, get over to the MD SPCA Fundraiser: Funds for Furriends, hosted by The Greene Turtle Fells Point and Maryland SPCA.  This is a fundraiser that benefits homeless and unwanted pets in MD. Twenty percent of sales will go back to the MD SPCA, along with $1 from every Tito's drink. Have a drink, stay for dinner, or both - there is no right or wrong way to support the MD SPCA!  Adoptable friends (dogs and kittens!) from the Maryland SPCA will be looking for homes with an adoptions counselor on-site to complete same-day adoptions! Stay tuned for updates on who will be available for adoption. Check out and

56] -- On Fri., Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 8 PM, attend an Immigrant Solidarity Vigil, hosted by Gettysburg Rising in Lincoln Square, Gettysburg 17325.  This vigil may be postponed until Sat., Aug. 4 due to weather concerns. There is still an immigration crisis in this country. For the past 15 months, there have been quarterly immigrant solidarity vigils to show the community and especially the immigrant neighbors that they are not alone. Hold a banner or distribute literature. See

57] –  On Fri., Aug. 3 from 7:30 to 9 PM, join a Yezidi Genocide Remembrance Vigil, hosted by the Free Yezidi Foundation at The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., WDC 20500.  This marks the 4th anniversary of the Yezidi genocide of 2014. To honor the memory of those killed in the genocide and the women and children still held in captivity, the candlelight vigil will take place in front of the White House. Bring your candles! See

58] – 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 August 3. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

59] – Participate in a Beach Clean-up at Elms Beach on Sat., Aug 4 from  9 to 11 AM, organized by the Sierra Club Southern Maryland Group at Elms Beach, 19350 Back Door Road, Lexington Park 20653.  Contact Rosa Hance at or (240) 808-4233. Come to the beach to clean up the trash for the wildlife and stay for a free day at the beach! The rain date is Sun., Aug. 5. If you register beforehand, there is free park entry. Otherwise county residents pay $5 and out of county pay $10 for entry on weekends.  Bring a hat, sunscreen and protective shoes. Gloves and trash bags will be available.

60] – On Sat., Aug. 4 from 10 to 11 AM, 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

61] – On Sat., Aug. 4 from 11 AM to 3 PM, come to Mayor Pugh's Back to School Rally 2018 at the Baltimore War Memorial, 101 North Gay Street, Baltimore 21202.  Your young ones and the family are invited, and the event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Free backpacks & school supplies while they last. Parents must be with Students. Also children get immunizations and food and Arts & Crafts. Online donations accepted at Call 443-984-2000.  Email or visit

62] On Sat., Aug. 4 from 11 AM to 1 PM, Meet Me in the Middle is hosted by Communities United, 2221 Maryland Ave., 2nd floor, Baltimore 21218. Tickets are at  This monthly membership meeting is where organizers give updates and members have a chance to share issues and plan actions! There will be breakfast. Go out

63] – 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

64]   On Sat., Aug. 4 at noon, be at the National March on the NRA, hosted by March For Our Lives and National Organization for Change at National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030. March on The NRA is excited to announce that March For Our Lives and Road To Change will be joining the fight against the NRA. Find out more at, and RSVP @ Look over

65]   On Sat., Aug. 4 from 2 to 4 PM, there will be a Baltimore Humane Society Adoption Event, hosted by Bark! (Catonsville), 816 Frederick Rd., Catonsville 21228.  The Baltimore Humane Society will be onsite for an adoption event,  Go to

66] – On Sat., Aug. 4 from 2 to 4 PM, get involved with the New Jim Crow Book Club, hosted by Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America at One World Café, 100 West University Parkway, Baltimore 21210. Join Baltimore DSA for a book club discussion on Michelle Alexander's seminal work "The New Jim Crow" to reflect on the role mass incarceration plays in Baltimore City. Chapters 1 & 2 of The New Jim Crow will be covered for discussion during the meeting. Please contact Phillip Clark at 443-469-7348 or for further information or to receive a PDF copy of the work. Check out

67] –  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.

68] – 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.

69] – 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.  

70] – 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

72] -- 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

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

74] – Do you need a shredder?  Contact Max at 410-323-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at

75] -- 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.

76] – 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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