Thursday, October 11, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 11 to December 31, 2018

38] Food for Thought – Oct. 11
39] Redlining – through Dec. 31
40] Food Rescue – Oct. 11
41] Get on with Johnny O – Oct. 11
42] Safe City Baltimore Oct. 11
43] A Fracking Disaster – Oct. 11
44] Housing Committee Meeting -- Oct. 11
45] Schmoozin' with Susan Oct. 11
46] Meet Darth Trump – Oct. 11
47] WIB peace vigils – Oct. 12
48] White House vigil – Oct. 12
49] Food Rescue Friday – Oct. 12
50] Climate Change and Impaired Health – Oct. 12
51] Anti-War Reach-Out – Oct. 12
52] Re-unify families – Oct. 12
53] Film CHARM CITY – Oct. 12 – 16
54] Black Lives Matter – Oct. 12
55] Burden of Palestine exhibit – through Nov. 27
56] "US-ROK Alliance Restructuring" – Oct. 12
57] Ballroom Dancing – Oct. 12
58] Basic Computer Skills Class for immigrant women – Oct. 13
59] Health Impacts of Unconventional Gas Development Industry – Oct. 13
60] Action for Ben Jealous – Oct. 13
61] Immigration Workshop – Oct. 13
62] Canvass with Progressive Maryland Baltimore – Oct. 13
63] Chester County Peace Vigil – Oct. 13
64] Redefining Public Safety -- Oct. 13
65] Meet and Greet with Ben Jealous – Oct. 13
66] Women Fight Back – Oct. 13
67] Benefit dinner for Syria – Oct. 13
68] Two Minutes to Midnight conference – Nov. 17
69] Joshua Harris needs volunteers
70] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
71] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
73] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
74] Do you need any book shelves?
75] Join the Global Zero campaign
76] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

38] – On Thurs., Oct. 11 from 9 to 10:30 AM, hear FOOD FOR THOUGHT at 14 Garfield Way, Newark, DE.  This is a conversation with those running for election on the state level about food-insecurity and nutrition in Delaware. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided. RSVP

39] – At 10 AM through December 31, check out Undesign the Redline exhibit, hosted by Choose Civility, HCLS Central Branch. Look for tickets at  This interactive exhibit explores the history of structural racism and classism, how these designs compounded each other from redlining maps until today, and how we can come together to undesign these systems with intentionality.  Tours, reading lists, events, and more details are at See

40] – On Thurs., Oct. 11 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

41] – On Thurs., Oct. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, get involved with Phone Banking with Team O!
This is hosted by Johnny Olszewski for Baltimore County Executive, and takes place at 4050 North Point Blvd., Dundalk 21222. Join a people-powered campaign to build a better Baltimore County!  
Knock on doors, 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  Visit

42] – On Thurs., Oct. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, be at MIMA in the Community: Safe City Baltimore, hosted by MIMA - Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs at the Enoch Pratt Free Library-SE Anchor Branch, 3601 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224.  Join Mayor Pugh, MIMA, and partners like the Vera Institute for Justice to discuss the successes of Safe City Baltimore, a publicly supported fund for immigrant legal services & defense. Learn how you or your neighbors can access services provided through Safe City Baltimore, and show your support for Baltimore's commitment to #KeepFamiliesTogether.  Go to

43] – On Thurs., Oct. 11 at 5:30 PM, Meet and Speak with Eliza Griswold, hosted by Uwchlan Safety Coalition at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1105 E. Lincoln Hwy,, Exton, PA 19341.  In her book “Amity and Prosperity,” the prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold tells the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and one woman’s transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist.  From 7:30 to 8:30 PM, community members are invited to a reception.  Please feel free to bring food or drink to share.   Call 610-363-2363 or email  Check out

44] –  Communities United is hosting a Housing Committee Meeting on Thurs., Oct. 11 at 6 PM at the Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 1121 W. Lanvale St., Baltimore. Discuss the new changes to the Rental Housing Checklist, HUD's smoking policy, and the upcoming demolitions of some public housing apartments. RSVP at

45] – On Thurs., Oct. 11 from 6 to 8:30 PM, get over to Schmoozin' with Susan, hosted by Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund. Tickets are at  Jewish women around Maryland are hosting "Schmoozin' with Susan" programs to get to know Susie Turnbull, the endorsed candidate for Lieutenant Governor. This event is being hosted at a private home in Pikesville.  Register, and you will be emailed the address. Meet Susie and learn about the plans that she and Ben Jealous have to lead our state forward by investing in our teachers and fully funding our schools, investing in workers and small businesses to create an inclusive economy, defending the environment and fighting climate change, and moving money from mass incarceration towards affordable higher education and universal pre-K. Visit

46] – On Thurs., Oct. 11 from 7 to 9:30 PM, Meet ‘Darth Trump’ at the Keep Space 4 Peace Program at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA.  On June 22, 2018, President Donald Trump announced that he was directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space Force” as a separate military branch aimed at ensuring U.S. war-fighting supremacy in space.  The move still requires Congressional approval.  See  There will be a Special Showing of the acclaimed documentary, PAX AMERICANA and the weaponization of space. Will Griffin, Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran, director of The Peace Report, and on board of directors of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, will speak. Doors open at 6:30 PM for light refreshments.  Directions and more at

The prospect of Earth being ruled from space, with war below, is no longer science fiction. The dream of the original “Dr. Strangelove,” Edward Teller, has survived every U.S. administration since World War II and continues along with the Military-Industrial companies that profit at the expense of human needs on earth and world peace. The 2010 film is one of the truly important films about space militarization, what it means, and how it impacts everyone on earth, and was directed by Denis Delestrac.  Check out the Brandywine Peace Community at or call 484-574-1148.

47] – On Fri., Oct. 12 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:

48] – On Fri.,  Oct. 12 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.

49] – On Fri., Oct. 12 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

50] – On Fri., Oct. 12 from noon to 1 PM, check out Climate Change and Impaired Health, hosted by Johns Hopkins Environmental Health & Engineering, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E7527, Baltimore 21205. Amir Sapkota, PhD, University of Maryland School of Public Health, will speak in the Becton Dickinson room.  Go to

51] – Come to the Philadelphia Anti-War Reach-Out at the SEPTA entrance, 15th & Market Sts., Philadelphia, on Fri., Oct 12 from 4 to 5 PM across from Phila. City Hall west side, with mass leafleting, banners, and posters. End Drone Terror & Endless War.  Stop the Drone War Command Center in Horsham, PA. There will be mass leafleting, banners, and signs.  IT MATTERS!  Only we can stop endless war and Trump. Reach-out to people, neighbors, as they head home, some to homes in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, and Horsham – home to the drone war command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station.   

Computer drone operators with hands on the killing sticks are directing remote-controlled killer drones against people thousands of miles away from the U.S. Air Force drone war command center at the Horsham PA Air National Guard Station.  IGNITE PEACE!  These 2nd Friday of the month  ‘Reach-Outs’ in Philadelphia alternate between the 30th Street Train Station corner at 30th & Market Sts and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Sts., across from Phila. City Hall west side.  Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at 484-574-1148 or

52] – Rally again on Fri., Oct, 12 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.  

53] – See the documentary CHARM CITY and then join a Q&A with Director Marilyn Ness and the subjects of the film at the Parkway Theatre, 5 West North Ave., Baltimore. On the streets of Baltimore, shooting is rampant, the murder rate is approaching an all-time high and the distrust of the police is at a fever pitch. With nerves frayed and neighborhoods in distress, dedicated community leaders, compassionate law enforcement officers and a progressive young city councilman try to stem the epidemic of violence.  Filmed over three tumultuous years covering the lead up to, and aftermath of, Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, Charm City is an intimate cinema verité portrait of those surviving in, and fighting for, the vibrant city they call home.  The film will be shown on Fri. Oct. 12 at 4:15 and 7 PM through Tues., Oct. 16 at 7 PM. Visit 

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 Oct. 13. Black Lives Matter.   

55] – On Fri., Oct. 12 through Tues., Nov. 27, take in the exhibition "Burden of Palestine" by Stephen Kingsberry at the Christina Cultural Arts Center, 705 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801.  Visit  

56] – There will be a panel discussion on "US-ROK Alliance Restructuring" on Fri., Oct. 12 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E. St. NW, Suite 505, WDC 20052. For more details and to register for this event, see

57] – 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 Oct. 12. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

58] -- The Immigration Outreach Service Center is offering a Basic Computer Skills Class for immigrant women from Sat., Oct. 13 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

59] -- On Sat., Oct. 13 from 9 AM to 4 PM, attend PA Health Check-Up: Health Impacts of Unconventional Gas Development Industry from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia at Chatham University School of Health Sciences in Pittsburgh and Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. PSR Philadelphia co-sponsors this innovative event presenting valuable information for healthcare providers working to address the health impacts of the unconventional gas development industry. Both locations will have live and streamed events. Register here

60] -- On Sat., Oct. 13 from 10 AM to 6 PM, attend a District 43 Day of Action for Ben Jealous, hosted by Alex Garcia, Democratic Central Committee Member, District 43, at the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1300, 126 West 25th St., Baltimore. District 43 is doing its part to turn out the vote for Ben Jealous! It's time to make sure we have a progressive Governor back in office to counteract Larry Hogan's regressive agenda and to build an inclusive economy, expand health care access, and protect those among us who have been marginalized in the Trump era. Knock doors and make calls. Canvass the city and dial potential voters. Go to

61] --    On Sat., Oct. 13 from 10 AM to 2 PM, be at the LRJC Ecumenical Workshop on Immigration, hosted by Latino Racial Justice Circle, at Archbishop Borders School, 3500 Foster Ave., Baltimore 21224. The Latino Racial Justice Circle invites you to a free ecumenical workshop on immigration. Participants of different faith communities will share opinions, feelings and stories about immigration, attend micro-talks on the realities of immigration, and engage in exercises and dialogue. All are welcome and lunch will be provided. At the event, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate the workshop. Evaluations will be used to improve future workshops and for an academic research on immigration. RSVP at See

62] --    Come help Canvass for the general election with Progressive Maryland Baltimore. Mobilizing the vote in Baltimore County on Oct. 13 from 11 AM to 3 PM is one of the most crucial steps to getting Ben Jealous elected in November. Support other local progressive candidates in the districts. RSVP at  CONTACT Michael Feldman at for the location.

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] – Redefining Public Safety will be discussed on Sat., Oct. 13 from noon to 3 PM at Douglas Memorial Community Church, 1325 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217.  The city government spends more on policing residents compared to what other cities allocate towards public safety. What if we used our dollars differently? What if we used it to fight climate change, fully fund our schools, or reduce overdose deaths? Come join the Peoples Climate Movement and Communities United for a town hall to define what it means to live in a safe community.  Check out

Discuss the Freedom to Thrive Report, a groundbreaking report that redefines safety & security by asking the question: What are we getting for enormous police spending? Neighbors from across the city will come to talk about how we can redefine public safety. All gubernatorial candidates have been invited, none have confirmed yet. See

65] – On Sat., Oct. 13 from noon to 2 PM, attend a Meet and Greet with Ben Jealous and the D45 Central Committee, hosted by Baltimore City Democratic Party at Charm City Meadworks, 400 East Biddle St., Baltimore 21202. Call Jackie Addison at (443) 600-3555. Visit

66] – The ANSWER Coalition encourages you to come to this Party for Socialism and Liberation forum: Women Fight Back! It is happening on Sat., Oct. 13 @4 PM at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20001.  Go to the Shaw/Howard Metro (Yellow/Green Lines).  RSVP at

The recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings have brought to light once again the widespread violence against women, as victims of sexual abuse have bravely voiced their opposition to misogynist Kavanaugh’s appointment.  Women’s rights have been severely eroded over the last few years. Can the pressure of a mass women’s movement sway court opinions and shift the status quo?  The forum will address the class character of the Supreme Court of the United States and U.S. Congress, both entities which contain no working class people, comprised of individuals loyal to institutions that protect the power and domination of the 1% against the interests of the vast majority of people. 

67] – On Sat., Oct. 13 at 6 PM come to a Benefit Dinner to support HUMANITARIAN RELIEF FOR REFUGEES IN IDLIB PROVINCE, SYRIA at Silverside Church, 2800 Silverside Rd., Wilmington. RSVP at

68] – 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

69] – Joshua Harris [] is seeking volunteers as part of his people powered campaign for a seat as a delegate in Annapolis from the 40th district.  Volunteers are needed for door-to-door canvassing on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. If door knocking is not your thing, there is also a need for a number of volunteers for the phone bank. Sign up here, and Team Harris will be in touch with you:

70] – 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.  

71] – 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

73] -- 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

74] -- Can you use any book shelves? 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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