Friday, September 14, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - September 14 -- November 17, 2018

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52] In Their Footsteps: Woman Suffrage Walking Tour – Sept. 14
53] WIB peace vigils – Sept. 14
54] White House vigil – Sept. 14
55] Food Rescue Friday – Sept. 14
56] Rally outside the Department of Homeland Security – Sept. 14
57] Black Lives Matter – Sept. 14
58] Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform meeting – Sept. 14
59] We Fed an Island Book Tour – Sept. 14
60] Ballroom Dancing – Sept. 14
61] Basic Computer Skills Class for immigrant women – Sept. 15
63] Baltimore City Canvasses for Ben Jealous – Sept. 15 - 16
64] Talbot Rising’s LAST PUSH General Meeting Sept. 15
66] Chester County Peace Vigil – Sept. 15
67] Learn about Cuba – Sept. 15
68] Festival of Love – Sept. 15
69] Tenants face displacement – Sept. 15
70] Fundraiser for Limay, Nicaragua – Sept. 15
71] Turn a New Leaf for Mary Washington – Sept. 15
72] Pax Christi Peace Award – Sept. 15
73] Two Minutes to Midnight conference – Nov. 17
74] Transcribe Dorothy Day’s diaries
75] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
76] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
78] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
79] Do you need any book shelves?
80] Join the Global Zero campaign
81] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
52] – On Fri., Sept. 14 and Sat., Sept. 15 at 10 AM until Sept. 28, get over to In Their Footsteps: Woman Suffrage Walking Tour, hosted by National Women's History Museum starting at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, 1st St. NW, WD C 20004.  Follow the route of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession through DC and gain an understanding of the suffragist struggle for equality and the right to vote. The American woman suffrage movement is recognized as officially starting in 1848, at the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention in New York. Over the next 72 years, generations of activist women (and men) worked tirelessly until the 19th Amendment was adopted. It took the efforts of a wide range of women, from the most radical advocates of male and female equality, to women who saw the right to vote as necessary to more effectively advocate for moral and social reform. Their efforts to succeed set the stage for grassroots efforts to come, proving that determined citizens can achieve change.

The tour begins at the Capitol Reflecting Pool by the Ulysses S Grant Memorial. The nearest metro is Federal Center SW (Blue/Orange/Silver line). The tour will cover about 1.5 miles, last about 2 hours, and end in Lafayette Square across from the White House. Meet your tour guide on the steps of the Ulysses S Grant Memorial by the Capitol Reflecting Pool. See

53] – On Fri., Sept. 14 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:

54] – On Fri.,  Sept. 14 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.

55] – On Fri., Sept. 14 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

56] – Rally again on Fri., Sept, 14 outside the Department of Homeland Security from 4 to 6 PM to keep the pressure on the government to reunify families separated at the border. Hundreds of children are still separated from their parents after the July 26th deadline set by the courts for reunification.  This is a permitted, peaceful event and families are welcome.  You can bring your own sign or use one of the available signs.  Gather at 4401 Massachusetts Ave. NW. This location is about 50 yards south [in towards downtown] of Ward Circle.  There is parking on Massachusetts Avenue across the street, or you can park at the Katzen Center for the Arts for $2/hour and free after 5 PM on the other side of Ward Circle. View Email triduncan05 AT gmail. Com.  

57] – 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 Sept. 14. Black Lives Matter.   

58] – Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform is meeting on Fri., Sept. 14 to figure out how best to craft initiatives for the next legislature. The meeting will be at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 600 South Conkling St., Baltimore 21224. From 6 to 7 PM, savor a potluck supper. Then the meeting will get going. Visit

    WANTED are the following items you no longer use can be distributed to the needy in Africa, Latin America and inner-city Baltimore: Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids, Adult and Children’s Bikes, Musical Instruments, Portable Sewing Machines, Purses/Pocketbooks and Baseball Equipment.  The sewing machines and musical instruments need to be in working condition; the other items will be repaired as needed. The collection will be on Sat., Sept. 15 from 9 AM to 1 PM in the parking lot of the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Twin Rivers Rd. in Columbia. Tax receipts will be provided. Please tell your family and friends. Call Tom McCarthy at 301-774-7069.

59] – On Fri., Sept. 14 from 7 to 8:30 PM. check out the We Fed An Island Book Tour, hosted by ThinkFoodGroup at George Washington, 730 21st St. NW, WDC 20052. Get tickets at  Tickets are $10 for the GW community, and $15 for others. Join José Andrés at Lisner Auditorium to hear first-hand stories of his time in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria with #ChefsForPuertoRico and World Central Kitchen. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the Chef Relief Network of World Central Kitchen for efforts in Puerto Rico and beyond.  See

60] – 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 Sept. 14. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

61] -- The Immigration Outreach Service Center is offering a Basic Computer Skills Class for immigrant women from Sat., Sept. 15 until Sat., Nov. 10 at St. Matthew Church Rectory, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore 21239.  This is an opportunity for immigrant women to increase computer skills, complete basic job searches and apply online for jobs. Computer and ESOL teachers will be available, childcare and MTA bus passes will be provided along with English language support.   Call IOSC at 410-323-8564 or email

62] – On Sat., Sept. 15 from 10 AM to noon, come to "DISCUSSING DRUG DECRIMINALIZATION: CANNABIS TO OPIOIDS" at Montgomery College Germantown Campus.  20200 Observation Drive, Bioscience Education conference room 151, Germantown 20876.  Each year, there are more than 1.5 million drug arrests in the United States. More than 80% of these arrests are for possession only. Twenty-two states have already decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, and some are exploring the merits of decriminalizing other drugs. The opioid crisis has jumpstarted the conversation on the best approach to drug use across the country, including in Maryland.  Join our partners and our PM-endorsed candidate Ben Jealous at this conference.  RSVP at

63] – The Baltimore City Canvasses for Ben Jealous, hosted by Baltimore City Democratic Party, will continue until Oct. 28.  Canvass on Sat., Sept. 15 and Sun., Sept. 15 at 10 AM and 1 PM at 1023 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201-5403. Tell voters why Ben Jealous is the best gubernatorial candidate for our City! Canvass every Saturday and Sunday with launches at 10 AM and 1 PM! 

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!  Go to

64] – On Sat., Sept. 15 from 10 AM to noon, attend Talbot Rising’s LAST PUSH General Meeting at the Easton Library. Judy Wixted, Queen of Democratic GOTV, will share the Democratic Party’s analysis and strategy of what it will take to win in November, and have a schedule of phone banking and canvassing you can sign up for. Go to.

65] – Peace Week Delaware with more than 90 events Are Confirmed Statewide from Sat., Sept. through Sun., Sept. 23.  On Sat., Sept. 15 from 1 to 3 PM, catch a PANEL: THE ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE PROJECT, INCARCERATION AND RE-ENTRY at The Gathering Place, Camden Friends Meeting.  Register at  Contact Giani at or 302 399-4252.

The Camden Friends Meeting has been supporting the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) at James T Vaughn Correctional Center for over 25 years.  AVP is an evidence-based, volunteer-led intensive training in nonviolent conflict resolution. The panel discussion will address incarceration, the positive effect AVP has on participants, re-entry concerns for returning citizens. This is a participatory event. Comfortable clothing is recommended.

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] – Attend this event on Sat., Sept. 15 at 2 PM at the East Columbia Branch Library--a report on the 13th May Day International Brigade to Cuba with Mavis Anderson from the Latin America Working Group.  She will also provide an update on current US-Cuba relations. The theme of the evening is Cuba … “so close yet so far." Friends of Latin America (Formerly Howard County Friends of Latin America) is hosting the event.  See

68] – Attend the FIESTA DE AMOR! (FESTIVAL OF LOVE) on Sat., Sept. 15 from 4 to 7:30 PM at Grace United Methodist Church.  Contact Chandra at You are invited to join us in the heart of the city for arts, spoken word, world music, cultural cuisine and family fun! Celebrate a diverse city with a focus on Hispanic and immigrant families. All are welcome for an afternoon of unity, peace and love for our fellow human beings. Share the interactive stage for open mic, storytelling and a drum circle. Or sit back and enjoy the powerful voices of El Rod; Jea Street; and more! This will be an indoor/outdoor.

69] –  The ANSWER Coalition encourages you to come to a Party for Socialism and Liberation forum: D.C. Tenants Speak Out As They Face Imminent Displacement by the Catholic Church on Sat., Sept. 15 @ 4 PM at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave, NW, WDC.  Use the Shaw/Howard Metro (Yellow/Green Lines). RSVP at

Tenants will be speaking ahead of a major action to take place in front of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Learn more about their campaign and how to support it at You will also hear an update on the ongoing struggle led by a tenant association in defense of residents and families exposed to mold and lead at Dahlgreen Courts at 10th & Rhode Island Ave NE. rain or shine, event. Artists & Exhibitors are Welcome! Call 855-YOUTH-ED.

70] –  This year has been very difficult for Limay, Nicaragua as the political unrest has caused many difficult challenges for the people including economic decline, inconsistent medical attention and interruption of educational services to name a few.  They are also experiencing another drought which is delaying the planting of crops.  Casa Baltimore supports human projects in cooperation with our Limayan counterparts to provide human services.  Two of these programs, boxes of food for the elderly and scholarships for higher education are in immediate need of funds. 

On Sat., Sept. 15, Rain or Shine, from 5 to 10:30 PM get over to a fundraiser to benefit Casa Baltimore/Limay sister-city projects--including scholarships, farm animals, food for the elderly, medical fund, preschool/ nutrition center, and microcredit in Limay, Nicaragua.  It takes place at the home of Joanne Capizzi and Howdy Burns, 5 Candlestick Drive, Lutherville 21093.  Enjoy the tranquility of Dipping Pond Run, a beautiful trout stream in a gorgeous valley. Recharge your energy! Renew your faith in the universe!  Join in merry-making!    No donation too large, but no one turned away!  Bring your checkbook. Donations also taken online at  BRING LOVE, a potluck dish, musical instrument, lawn chair/blanket and wading or hiking shoes.

To RSVP or to get carpool info, call 410-444-1023 or email  From Greenspring Station, take Greenspring Valley Road west 1 mile. Turn right/north on Greenspring Avenue. Go half a mile to Highview Dr. (1st right, top of hill).  Turn right again on Candlestick Dr. (2nd right).  End of court on right, #5.

71] – Are You Ready To Turn A New Leaf with Mary Washington? If yes, then you can also meet Ben Jealous at the Annual Fall Celebration Party.  Gear Up For the November General Election!!!  This Event Is Free And Open To The Public. Join Friends, Family, and Neighbors for a Complimentary Beverage, Music, Munchies and Game Room at the Peabody Heights Brewery & Tasting Room,  401 E 30th St., Baltimore 21218 on Sat., Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 8 PM. RSVP at

72] – On Sat., Sept. 15 at 7 PM, the 2018 Peace Award for Pax Christi International will be given to the No Boundaries Coalition of West Baltimore.  The award celebration will take place at the Basilica, 409 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21202, followed by a reception from 8:30 to 10 PM at St. Peter Claver Church, 1546 North Fremont Ave., Baltimore 21217.

The Pax Christi International Executive Director and staff (based in Brussels, Belgium) will be on hand to present this Peace Award. Also, on hand will be the Executive Director of Pax Christi USA, Sr. Patricia Chappell. Many other staff and volunteers of both Pax Christi International and Pax Christi USA will be in attendance.  RSVP at 

73] – TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: WHAT WE CAN DO TO PREVENT NUCLEAR WAR is a one-day conference organized by Prevent Nuclear War Maryland and co-sponsored by Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, featuring expert speakers including Daryl Kimball and Dr. Ira Helfand.  It is free to attend with lunch provided.  It takes place on Sat., Nov. 17 from 10 AN to 4 PM at Goucher College, Kelley Lecture Hall, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson 21286. Go to

74] – 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.  

75] – 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.

76] – According to Jeffry Korgen <>, the Dorothy Day Guild Seeks Volunteers to Transcribe Diaries.  Be a part of Church history! Help canonize Dorothy Day! You can assist the canonization of Dorothy Day, Servant of God, by transcribing her diaries and letters. The transcripts will be sent to the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints.  You will be sent a PDF file of a section of Dorothy Day’s handwritten diaries and letters to type, unedited. 

As you finish one packet, if it seems a good fit, you can request another. You will be part of an international team working to support the canonization of Dorothy Day. Thirty people from five countries have joined the team—we’ll need 100!  If you would like to participate as a transcriber or have further questions, email Jeff Korgen, Secretary of the Dorothy Day Historical Commission at Jeff may also be reached at 862-485-5807.


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

78] -- 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

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

80] -- 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.

81] – 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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