Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - September 6 & 7, 2018

43] Call to Conscience – Sept. 6
44] What's Next for Pakistan? – Sept. 6
45] Food Rescue Friday – Sept. 6
46] Paws for a Cause – Sept. 6
47] Phone banking with Team O! – Sept. 6
48] Phone bank for Ben Jealous – Sept. 6
49] GreenLatinos – Sept. 6
50] Book talk – Sept. 6
51] "Turkish Coffee Night" – Sept. 6
52] WIB peace vigils – Sept. 7
53] White House vigil – Sept. 7
54] Food Rescue Friday – Sept. 7
43] – On Thurs., Sept. 6 from 9 AM to noon, there is a Call to Conscience: Forward to Action Rally, hosted by Stephen A. Green in Lafayette Square, WDC. Join the Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church to redeem the soul of the nation. Faith leaders from across the country will gather at Lafayette Park across from the White House to affirm a moral, prophetic agenda for the USA and to announce a nationwide civic engagement campaign. Visit

44] – On Thurs., Sept. 9:30 AM to 1 PM, be at After Elections, What's Next for Pakistan? This is hosted by the United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037. Get tickets at

Explore the Pakistan election results, the factors that influenced them, as well as looking forward towards their implications for the new government - its opportunities, challenges, and the future of Pakistan’s democracy. The first panel will examine the main electoral outcomes, including the role of gender, political parties and opposition forces in the election. The second panel will address the influence of actors outside the formal electoral system, including the role of the judiciary, military, religious parties, and electoral violence dynamics. Speakers will include academic experts and policy professionals. RSVP at  Check out

45] – On Thurs., Sept. 6 from 4 to 5 PM, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore, every Thursday until Feb. 7, 2019 at the Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Visit

46] – On Thurs., Sept. 6 from 5 to 8 PM, get over to the Lucky 13th Annual Paws for a Cause, hosted by BMORE GREEK GRILL at the Monument City Brewing Company, 1 North Haven St., Baltimore 21224. This event will benefit Animal Safe Haven & Adoptions. Animal Safe Haven & Adoptions works to help rescue as many abandoned, homeless and abused animals from our community, the city and the counties, as possible. They work to end the suffering of overpopulation and unwanted animals and to effectively reduce the number of animals abandoned and abused. They do this by supporting spay/neuter programs; providing temporary foster care for animals of people in a crisis who want their animals back; catching, vetting & relocating feral colonies from dangerous areas; and adopting out cats, dogs, small animals, and farm critters from all of Maryland. 

There is a suggested donation of $10. See

47] – On Thurs., Sept. 6 at 5:30 PM, do Phone banking with Team O! This is hosted by Johnny Olszewski for Baltimore County Executive.  This happens every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 5 at 4050 North Point Blvd., Dundalk 21222. Join a people-powered campaign to build a better Baltimore County!  Contact Team O's Brad at 410-371-9731 or at  See

48] – On Thurs., Sept. 6 from 6 to 8 PM, Baltimore Phone Banks for Ben Jealous at New Campaign HQ, hosted by the Baltimore City Democratic Party, 1023 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201-5403. Call voters across Baltimore, and tell them why Ben Jealous is the best candidate for our City! Phone bank every Tuesday and Thursday! If you've never phone banked before, it's easy! You'll have talking points on hand, and plenty of seasoned volunteers to support you as you engage with neighbors across Baltimore. Just bring a cell phone and a charger! See

49] – On Thurs., Sept. 6 from 6 to 8:30 PM, look into State of the Environment: Latinos on the Front Lines, hosted by GreenLatinos at the Human Rights Campaign Greater Washington, DC Steering Committee, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  Bring together local and national Latino leaders to discuss some of the most pressing environmental and conservation issues facing the Latino community. The event will include two dynamic panels covering issues including public health impacts from environmental protection rollbacks, the cultural connections Latinos have to the environment and conservation, and environmental activism. Go to

50] –  On Thurs., Sept. 6 from 6 to 9 PM, check out Book Talk & Release – “Worse Than Trump: The American Plantation,” hosted by Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle at the Langston Hughes Community, Business & Resource Center, 5011 Arbutus Ave., Baltimore 21215.  The book is by Dayvon Love, director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. He will discuss his new book with scholar and activist Dr. Jared Ball of Morgan State University. There will be a book signing afterwards. The book explores the pitfalls of contemporary activism, Black Nationalism, racism in the Democratic Party and describes in detail the author's experiences of the Baltimore Uprising in 2015. He seems to believe that “Black people must begin to look for freedom beyond the exploitative relationship they have with liberals and the political Left, and Worse Than Trump provides them with a way to do that.” I would need a lot more evidence to believe this. Go to

51] –  You are invited to "Turkish Coffee Night" on Thurs., Sept. 6 at 7 PM to offer a cross-cultural friendship, the importance of "kindness" together,  at 6470 Dobbin Rd., Suite C, Columbia 21045. ATFA/MARTI is across from Columbia MVA.  Register via <>.  See also

52] – On Fri., Sept. 7 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:

53] – On Fri.,  Sept. 7 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.

54] – On Fri., Sept. 7 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

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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