Sunday, October 21, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 22 - 24, 2018

18] Stop weapons sales to Saudi Arabia -- Oct. 22
19] Fundraiser for BARCS Oct. 22
20] Phone bank for Johnny O -- Oct. 22
21] “What Lies Upstream Film Showing and Discussion” – Oct. 22
22] Poor People's Hearing -- Oct. 22
23] Pray for Peace – Oct. 22
24] Get the Money Out – Oct. 22
25] Fair elections hearing – Oct. 23
26] Canvassing in Baltimore County – Oct. 23
27] Empty Bowl Dinner -- Oct. 23
28] Peace Vigil – Oct. 23
29] No Drone Research DEMO – Oct. 23
31] People’s Power Happy Hour -- Oct. 23
32] Candidates Forum on the Environment and Development – Oct. 23
33] Compost Demonstration Oct. 24
34] Workshop on Rent Control – Oct. 24
35] Catch up with North Korean Art – Oct. 24
36] I stand with immigrants College Day of Action – Oct. 24
37] US policy in the Middle East – Oct. 24
38] Canvass Baltimore City – Oct. 24
39] Learn about the Maryland Ballot Oct. 24
40] Meet Attorney General Brian Frosh Oct. 24
18] – On Mon., Oct, 22 from 10 AM to 1 PM, Tell the Senate to stop weapon sales to Saudis, hosted by CODEPINK: Women For Peace at the Hart Senate Office Building, 2nd St. NE, WDC 20002.  In light of the horrific murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the Saudi devastation in Yemen, activists will gather in the Senate Hart Office Building atrium and march to the offices of Senators who have voted for arms sales to Saudis in the past, calling on them to change their votes. They will visit the offices of 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans. The Democrats are Sens. Bill Nelson, Claire McCaskill, Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly and Mark Warner. The Republicans are Sens. Ted Cruz, Bob Corker, Marco Rubio, Jim Risch and Rob Portman. Visit
19] – There is a BARCS Fundraiser, hosted by Woody's Cantina, 821 S. Broadway, Baltimore 21231.  10% of sales from 11 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday, will go to BARCS!  Go to

20] – On Mon., Oct. 22 at 5:30 PM and continuing until November 5, do phone banking with Team O!, hosted by Johnny Olszewski for Baltimore County Executive, 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  Look at

21] – On Mon., Oct. 22 from 6:30 to 9 PM, see “What Lies Upstream Film Showing and Discussion,” hosted by the Baltimore Environmental Film Series at Loyola University Maryland, 4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210.

This is a free event open to the public.  In a time where the federal government moves toward environmental deregulation, this film is an investigation of the 2014 chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia that left 300,000 without safe tap water. The filmmaker investigates what happens when government regulators defer to the companies they are supposed to regulate. Which begs the question - is this an isolated event or can we expect further crises in other states moving forward. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with students and Dr. Maria Brown.  See or

22] – On Mon., Oct. 22 from 7 to 9 PM, get over to a Poor People's Hearing, hosted by the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 3202 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21216-3202.  Lift up the voices of the poor, directly impacted, and faith leaders, to demand that our nation's elected officials take action to fight systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and militarism, ecological devastation, and our nation's distorted moral narrative of Christian nationalism.  We cannot let another election cycle go by where politicians can run for office without talking out systemic racism, including voter suppression the attacks on immigrant and native communities, and the mass criminalization and incarceration of our communities; without talking about systemic poverty and the necessity of programs of social uplift; without talking about the war economy and ecological devastation that are blighting our people and the places we live; without talking about the distorted moral narrative that ignores the needs of the people.  RSVP at

23] – Pray for Peace on Mon., Oct. 22 at 7:30 PM at Saint Vincent de Paul, 120 North Front St., Baltimore.  With the cuts by the Trump administration of 200 million dollars for UNRWA and 25 million dollars for Jerusalem hospitals, the Palestinians are suffering.  They need our support.  Do you know any congregations which might host Pray for Peace on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, and Sat., Dec. 22? Contact Charles Cloughen at  or 410-321-4545.

24] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Monday, Oct. 22 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  Call 605-475-6711, code 1136243#.  Work only on brainstorming ideas for participation in the upcoming General Election. Early voting goes from Thurs., Oct. 25 through Thurs., Nov. 1 (8 days), and Election Day is Tues., Nov. 6. 

25] – On Tues., Oct. 23 at 2:30 PM, join a fair elections hearing held by the Prince George's County Council.  Presumably, the council will vote on a bill that would reduce the power of big money in county elections and give everyday people a stronger voice in their local democracy. The bill (CB-99-2018) would enable qualifying citizens to run for County Council and County Executive on the strength of their ideas, supported by small donations from ordinary people that are matched from a Fair Election Fund. The hearing will be held in the first floor hearing room of the County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro 20774. Come to show your support and testify. For more information on timing and how to sign up to speak, contact Martha.Ainsworth@mdsierra.orgOCT23.  Visit

26] – There is Canvassing in Baltimore County on Tues., Oct. 23 from 4 to 7 PM at 301 Allegheny Ave., Towson 21204.  Maryland Sierra Club members will be meeting to canvass for Ben Jealous for Governor and Johnny O for County Executive! RSVP to Deborah Kleinmann at or Matt Dernoga at 240-593-1268. 

27] -- On Tues., Oct. 23 at 4 PM and then at 9 PM, go to the Empty Bowl Dinner at which guests will receive a donated meal of soup, bread and dessert and a handmade bowl as a reminder of those in need in the community.  The dinner at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 1301 North Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19806 raises money for the food ministries of St. Stephen’s and Family Promise of Northern New Castle County, Delaware which provides meals and shelter for homeless families. Buy tickets at  Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door.

28] –  Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is Oct. 23.  Call 215-426-0364.

29] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Oct. 23 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

30] – Given all the recent attacks on our civil rights and liberties, it’s more important than ever to organize, and keep pushing for police accountability and safe communities for all.  Attend THE PEOPLE’S TOWN HALL ON BALTIMORE POLICING on Tues., Oct. 23 at 6 PM to learn how to ensure we have real police reform in Baltimore City.  It takes place at Archbishop Boarders School, 3500 Foster Ave., Baltimore 21224. RSVP at  Join the ACLU, coalition partners, and community members from all around Baltimore City to reflect and provide input on the latest Consent Decree updates, discuss the Legislative fight for 2019 and to get community testimonies, concerns, and general feedback regarding policing in Baltimore.

31] -- On Tues., Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 PM, come to the People's Power Happy Hour at Little Havana Restaurante y Cantina, 1325 Key Hwy., Baltimore 21230, hosted by Baltimore Fair Elections.  Come out to learn more about question H and how it will transform Baltimore City politics to be more focused on the needs of the people!  Visit

32] – On Tues., Oct. 23 at 7 PM, there is a Candidates Forum on the Environment and Development which the Climate Stewards are co-sponsoring so area voters to meet and hear from candidates for County Executive and County Council Districts 6 and 7 on the critical issues of our environment and growth and development. The discussion will be moderated by Dan Nataf, Ph.D., a professor at Anne Arundel Community College and Director of the Center for the Study of Local Issues. Terence Smith will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Terence is an Eastport resident and retired journalist who worked as a special correspondent at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and also worked for The New York Times and CBS News.  The forum will be held at the Bay Ridge Christian Church, 1071 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis.  Doors will open at 6:30 PM with the forum beginning promptly at 7 PM. Go to

33] – On Wed., Oct. 24 from 11 AM to noon, 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

34] – The D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development is hosting a Workshop on Rent Control on Wed., Oct. 24 from noon to 2 PM at1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, First Floor Conference Room, WDC.. The District of Columbia's rent control law sets limits on the amount and frequency of rent increases—and gives tenants the right to challenge them. But housing providers and tenants first need to know how the law operates, to include understanding the process for preparing and filing annual adjustments of general applicability and vacancy increases. This workshop by the Rental Accommodations Division (RAD) is solely focused on these and other rent control provisions. See

35] – Catch up with North Korean Art: Transcending Ideologies, hosted by the George Washington Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS) GWIKS on Wed., Oct. 24 from noon to 1:30 PM at the Lindner Family Commons, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, Room 602, WDC 20052.  A light lunch will be provided.  Professor B.G. Muhn's talk will be focusing on the North Korean Art: Paradoxical Realism exhibition he curated in South Korea, which is held at the 2018 Gwangju Biennale until November 11, 2018.  This North Korean art exhibition at the Biennale is most probably the first opportunity for the people of South Korea and around the world to see North Korean art in its full spectrum within the context of Socialist Realism art. Within the realm of Socialist Realism art, North Korea is the only country that, after the fall of the Soviet Union, is still creating Socialist Realism in the world, and it is worth noting that the art has developed a unique expression and characteristics.

Muhn is a painter and art professor at Georgetown University, and has achieved substantial and noteworthy professional recognition through solo exhibitions in venues such as Stux Gallery in Chelsea in New York City, Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul and the American University Museum in Washington, DC. The moderator is Janis Goodman, a Washington, D.C. based artist. She is currently a Professor of Fine Arts at the Corcoran School of Arts/George Washington University in Washington, DC.   Check out

36] – On Wed., Oct, 24 from 12:45 to 1:45 PM, participate in I stand with immigrants College Day of Action, hosted by Latinx Uni2 Student Club at the Baltimore City Community College, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore 21215.  There will be 150+ colleges and universities participating, Go to

37] – On Wed., Oct. 24 from 2 to 3 PM, Mara Karlin, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies;  Michael Singh, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; and Mark Fitzpatrick, International Institute for Security Studies, will address "The future of US policy in the Middle East," at the International Institute for Security Studies, Suite 801, 2121 K St. NW, WDC. RSVP at

38] – On Wed.,  Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM there is a Canvass Baltimore City.  Come help canvass for the general election with Progressive Maryland Baltimore. Mobilizing the vote in Baltimore City is one of the most crucial steps to getting Ben Jealous elected in November. Support other local progressive candidates!  CONTACT Michael Feldman at for the location.

39] – Learn the questions before you vote!  This election, all Maryland voters will be asked to vote on two important statewide questions: 1-Fix the Fund and 2-Election Day Registration.  And Baltimore City voters will have nine more decisions to make, ranging from bond issues, to banning water privatization, to the fair election fund. We believe it's vital to democracy to be informed of these issues before voting and that is why there is a Ballot Question Forum on Wed., Oct. 24 at 6:30 PM at the MICA Lazarus Center, 131 West North Ave., Baltimore.  Learn about statewide questions 1 & 2, and City questions A though I.  RSVP at

40] – Please join Vinny DeMarco and Molly Mitchell for a free event for Attorney General Brian Frosh on Wed., Oct. 24 at 7 PM at 4313 Harcourt Road, Baltimore 21214.  RSVP at  This is an event organized by the Maryland League of Conservation Voters Political Action Committee, 30 West St., Suite C, Annapolis 21401.  Email,

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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