Thursday, August 30, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 31 -- September 3, 2018

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42] ALC Retreat – Aug. 31 to Sept. 3
43] WIB peace vigils – Aug. 31
44] White House vigil – Aug. 31
45] Food Rescue Friday – Aug. 31
46] Black Lives Matter – Aug. 31
47] Volunteer at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival – Aug. 31 – Sept. 3
48] Stop Kavanaugh Postcard Writing and "RBG" Film Screening – Aug. 31
49] Ballroom Dancing – Aug. 31
50] Community Canvass with Team O – Sept. 1
51] Baltimore City Canvasses for Ben Jealous – Sept. 1
52] Compost Demonstration – Sept. 1
53] Democratic Day of Action – Sept. 1
54] Chester County Peace Vigil – Sept. 1
55] Cats, Coffee, & Cookies – Sept. 1
56] Philadelphia Center City Drone Death Walk/Vigil – Sept. 1
58] Baltimore Humane Society Adoption Event – Sept. 1
59] Racism Threatening Public Transportation – Sept. 1
60] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
61] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
63] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
64] Do you need any book shelves?
65] Join the Global Zero campaign
66] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
42] – The 2018 Atlantic Life Community Retreat begins on Fri., Aug. 31 and concludes on Mon., Sept. 3 at the Romero Center, 2907 Federal St., Camden, NJ 08105. There is a need to hear from individuals or groups who would be willing to cook a meal for the retreat.  To attend, RSVP to Joe Byrne, Jonah House, at or

43] – On Fri., Aug. 31 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 CafĂ©, 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:

44] – On Fri.,  Aug. 31 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.

45] – On Fri., Aug. 31 at noon, get over to Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda., Baltimore 21218, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore. This occurs every Friday until Feb. 8, 2019.  For Friday Food Rescue, bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

46] – 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 31. Black Lives Matter.   

47] – On Fri., Aug. 31 at 6 PM until Mon., Sept. 3 at 6  PM, volunteer at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival - Funnel Cake and Political Booth, hosted by Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt Democratic Club, P.O. Box 824, Greenbelt 20770. Visit to sign up for volunteering at the booth.  A portion of the money from the funnel cake booth goes to the Roosevelt Democratic Club. See

48] -- On Fri., Aug. 31 from 7 to 9 PM, there is a Stop Kavanaugh Postcard Writing and "RBG" Film Screening at Joe Squared, 33 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. See a screening of RBG, a documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and participate in the #StopKavanaugh campaign by writing postcards to our senators with concerns about the SCOTUS nomination and suggested questions Judge Kavanaugh should answer at the confirmation hearings. Go to

49] – 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 31. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

50] –  On Sat., Sept. 1 at 10 AM, join in Community Canvass with Team O, hosted by Johnny Olszewski for Baltimore County Executive at 4050 North Point Blvd., Dundalk 21222. This will be replicated every Saturday, until Nov. 10.  Build a better Baltimore County!  Knock on doors, call voters, talk to neighbors, and help share Johnny's vision to expand opportunity in every community.  Contact Team O's Brad at 410-371-9731 or at See

51] –  On Sat., Sept. 1 and Sun., Sept. 2 at 10 AM & at 1 PM, join the Baltimore City Canvasses for Ben Jealous hosted by Baltimore City Democratic Party at 1023 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201-5403.  Join Baltimore City's Democratic Party in canvassing voters across Baltimore, and tell them why Ben Jealous is the best gubernatorial candidate for our City! Canvass every Saturday and Sunday, with launches at 10AM and 1PM! 

If you've never canvassed before, it's easy! You'll have talking points on hand, and plenty of seasoned volunteers to support you as you engage with our neighbors across Baltimore. Volunteering is the most important thing we can do to make sure our state has the leadership it needs in Annapolis, and with your help, we'll get that new leadership in November!  See

52] -- On Sat., Sept. 1 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

53] – On Sat., Sept. 1 at 10 AM and Sun., Sept. 2 at 11 AM, join in a Democratic Day of Action! Get with Door Knocking in West Baltimore County, hosted by Baltimore County Young Democrats at the 5740 Executive Drive, suite 108, Catonsville.  This is a Coordinated Campaign, also including the Baltimore County Progressive Democrats, and other local Democratic groups and candidates to promote Ben Jealous, Johnny Olszewski, Jr, and the rest of the Democratic ticket in Western Baltimore County!  IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND ONE OR BOTH DAYS, RSVP to Sheila Ruth at  Visit

54] – 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

55] – On Sat., Sept. 1, 8 and 15 at 11 AM, attend Cats, Coffee, & Cookies, hosted by Passport Animal Rescue, Inc.  This event will continue every Saturday until Dec 29 at Petco (Lutherville), 1719 York Rd., Lutherville 21093.  Check out the adoptable cats & kittens, every Saturday.  Yummy treats, coffee and juice, and a room full of kitties needing homes will be available!  See

56] – Join the Philadelphia Center City Drone Death Walk/Vigil at 11:30 AM until 1 PM on Sat., Sept. 1 at 12th & Arch Sts. The wars continue and our military government makes them seem like the status quo. We are just getting used to WARS – Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, and countries in Africa which go unnamed but are being militarized by the U.S.  Right now the WAR in YEMEN, a human tragedy on a huge scale, continues with U.S. military support. Without that support this war would not continue. President Donald J. Trump and the Congress need to be resisted each day, in the streets, online, on the phone. This street protest, while quiet, is visible, dramatic, and one of a few that addresses the issue of U.S. WARMAKING. If wars fit Trump’s fascist agenda, he will wage them just as he has, significantly added to the number of drone strikes and then some since the Obama Administration.   Please wear BLACK, and you will get a plain white mask. Call Marge Van Cleef at 203-804-3013.

57] – On Sat., Sept. 1 from 1 to 4 PM, get over to HOPE's 6th ANNUAL BACKPACK GIVEAWAY BBQ, hosted by Helping Other People Through Empowerment at Montebello Park, 2040 E 32nd St., Baltimore 21218. HOPE will supply 100 at risk youth with FREE backpacks and school supplies. This event is geared to helping students in grades k-5 start off the new school year with the proper essentials. There will also be games, entertainment & free food. Look for all the balloons under the pavilion by the school. There will be concession stands and over 20 vendors. Register at   Go to

58] – On Sat., Sept. 1, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 at 1 PM, come to the Baltimore Humane Society Adoption Event, hosted by Bark! (Catonsville), 816 Frederick Rd., Catonsville 21228. Humane Society staffers will be onsite to assist with adoptions.  Check out event, or

59] – On Sat., Sept. 1 from 3 to 5 PM, get involved with the issue Racism Threatening AACo Public Transportation, hosted by SURJ Annapolis at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd., Annapolis 21401. Hear from Samuel Jordan, president of the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition (BTEC).  White supremacy relies on restricting the mobility of some over others. This Saturday commit to use our privilege to dismantle them. 

Showing Up for Racial Justice local Annapolis & AACo chapter is organizing in solidarity with the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition (BTEC) and the Baltimore Chapter of SURJ to mobilize “a broader and more representative area constituency that promotes totally bias-free, equal access to all transportation services in the region without regard to race, color, income, destination, home address, employment or health status as a regional transit policy.” Misplaced community fear has transformed into a dangerous race-baiting campaign to close three light rail stops in North County. These stops are critical to connect folks with employment, health care, and other services.

SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE (SURJ) Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (3A) monthly meetings take place the first Saturday of each month from 3:00-5:00 pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. See

60] – 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.  

61] – 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

63] -- 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

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

65] -- 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.

66] – 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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