Friday, October 26, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 26 -- November 17, 2018

55] Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention seminar – Oct. 26
56] Nuns on the Bus – Oct. 26
57] Rally at the Department of Homeland Security – Oct. 26
58] Black Lives Matter – Oct. 26
59] Burden of Palestine exhibit – through Nov. 27
60] Ballroom Dancing – Oct. 26
61] Basic Computer Skills Class for immigrant women – Oct. 27
62] Canvass for Ben Jealous with 1199 SEIU – Oct. 27  
63] Canvass Baltimore City – Oct. 27
64] Delaware statewide gathering of The Poor People’s Campaign – Oct. 27
65] Get-Out-the-Vote Meeting – Oct. 27
66] Chester County Peace Vigil – Oct. 27
67] Towson PetSmart Adoption Show -- Oct. 27
68] Ignite Peace/Protest at a drone war command center – Oct. 27
69] Veg/Vegan Potluck – Oct. 27
70] Come to a community forum to Support Cuba - Oct. 27
71] Two Minutes to Midnight conference – Nov. 17
72] Joshua Harris needs volunteers
73] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
74] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
75] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
76] Do you need any book shelves?
77] Join the Global Zero campaign
78] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
55] On Fri., Oct. 26 from 8 AM to 4 PM, attend the Howard County Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention seminar, hosted by Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia 21044.  Join Allan H. Kittleman, Howard County Executive, and the Human Trafficking Prevention Coordinating Council for an awareness and prevention event to combat human trafficking in our region. Event highlights include a Survivor's Panel Presentation; a keynote by Marian Hatcher, Policy Analyst and Victim Advocate, Cook County, IL Sheriff's Office and a national expert on human trafficking and prevention; three breakout sessions: Social Media and Human Trafficking; The Bottom Girl Phenomenon; and Human Trafficking Legislative Initiatives; plus A Call to Action general session; and a Sworn Officer's Symposium. There is limited seating, so register to attend and email with your choice of one of the three breakout sessions. See

56] – JOIN THE NUNS ON THE BUS at three events in the D.C. area.  They want us to hold elected officials accountable to undo the damage of the 2017 Tax Law and instead work for reasonable revenue for responsible programs. Who we elect matters!  There will be a RALLY FOR ACCOUNTABILITY to support Rep. Barbara Comstock on Fri., Oct. 26 at 12:30 PM. Meet at the Bus outside the office of Rep. Comstock, 21430 Cedar Dr., Sterling, VA 20164. RSVP at

Then there is a BUS SIGNING RECEPTION on Fri., Oct. 26 at 3 PM near the NETWORK Office, North Capitol & E Streets, WDC 20001. RSVP at

Then be at the TOWN HALL FOR JUSTICE on Fri., Oct. 26 at 7 PM at St. Augustine Catholic School, 1421 V St. NW, WDC 20009.  RSVP at Nuns on the Bus: the Tax Justice Truth Tour is traveling from California to Mar-a-Lago ahead of the 2018 midterms to hold elected officials accountable for their votes in favor of the 2017 Tax Law and attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They know that our tax policy hurts our communities while giving handouts to the wealthiest in our nation. We must work for just tax policies that mend the gaps! Call 202-347-9797 or email

57] – Rally again on Fri., Oct, 26 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.  

58] – 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. 27. Black Lives Matter.   

59] – On Fri., Oct. 26 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  

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 Oct. 26. 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., Oct. 27 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] – Canvass for Ben Jealous with 1199 SEIU on Sat., Oct. 27 at 9:30 AM, starting at the SEIU office, 2701 W. Patapsco Ave., Baltimore 21230. RSVP at There will be a Labor for Ben Jealous rally first, and then there will be canvassing.  Knock on doors! New canvassers will be paired with more experienced canvassers, and everyone will be asked where they prefer to canvass. This is a great way to engage locally bring the blue wave to Maryland! See

63] -- On Sat., Oct. 27 from 10 AM to 2 PM, Canvass Baltimore City 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 in the districts. The location will be announced.  Contact Michael Feldman at

64] -- On Sat., Oct. 27 from 10 AM to noon the Atlantic Coast Quaker Activists host the Delaware statewide gathering of The Poor People’s Campaign a National Call for Moral Revival at the Wilmington Friends Meeting, 401 N. West St., Wilmington, DE. Go to

65] – Attend a Get-Out-the-Vote Meeting on Sat., Oct. 27 at 10:30 AM at the  Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg 20879.  Feeling helpless and outraged in the face of the Trump agenda? Join Indivisible Montgomery at its monthly in-person meeting, where members will focus on practical efforts to get out the vote. Activities will include a phone bank, text bank, and postcard writing. A private area has been reserved for phone banking. Trainers in get-out-the-vote work will be available for participants who need them. The work will support the Ben Jealous campaign for governor, other Maryland candidates, and select out-of-state U.S. House campaigns. Specific committees also will meet during the event, and their leaders will be available to speak with guests who are interested in becoming involved working on issues like conflicts of interest, elections, and the environment. All are welcome. Indivisible Montgomery is a grassroots organization of more than 1,600 county residents who take action each week to engage with our members of Congress to resist the Trump agenda. Work for diversity, inclusion, transparency, and the empowerment of all Americans through political activism.  Here is a link to event information:  RSVP at

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] – On Sat., Oct. 27 from 11 AM to 2 PM, come to the Towson PetSmart Adoption Show, hosted by Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center at PetSmart (Towson, MD), 1238 Putty Hill Ave., Towson 21286.  See Come out and promote the CSAC with an alumni or bring a foster. Visit with CSAC friends and family. Contact Kim & Dave Diehl at  Visit

68] – On Sat., Oct. 27 from noon to 2 PM, Ignite Peace/Protest at the drone war command center, Horsham Air Guard Station, Route 611/Easton Road & County Line Road.  Stop Endless War; Close the Drone War Command Center in Horsham.  These demonstrations continue the last Saturday of the month.  Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at 484-574-1148 or

Dress according to the weather and bring an umbrella in the event of rain. Also bring a bottle of water or two, and a folding chair if you wish sit with your message and poster.  An array of Posters are a plenty.

The U.S. Air Force has established a drone war command center at the Horsham Air Guard Station.  From there, MQ-9 Reaper drone can be piloted by remote control to launch their deadly Hellfire missiles against people on the other side of the world.  Make an appeal to computer drone operators or prospective operators whose hands are on the “killing sticks” at the Horsham command center: Dear Drone Operators, End the Violence, Just Walk Away…Love, Your Neighbors.  Trump is ordering airstrikes at five times the pace Obama did. See  Drone Strikes are Up 432 Percent under Donald Trump--

69] – On Sat., Oct. 27 from 6 to 8:30 PM, come to a Veg/Vegan Potluck "De-Clutter Your Life," hosted by Earthsave Baltimore at Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Rd., Baltimore 21212. Earthsave's veg/vegan dinner series normally meets on the last Saturday of each month at the Govans Presbyterian Church, next to the historic Senator Theater. Earthsave's mission is to help people learn a healthier and more peaceful way of eating and living. Check out  A speaker, Jason Schramm, presents ”De-clutter Your Life, Be Happier, Help Animals." Jason, who has been on a journey of self-discovery since going vegan three years ago, will offer advice on de-cluttering our physical and digital spaces to help us be healthier, happier, more stable veg/vegan/animal advocates.

  DINNER GUESTS may choose to either bring a dish made without animal products (to serve 8) plus $5 (members pay just $2) donation; pay $15 (members pay just $12) to enjoy dinner and presentation; or pay $5 for presentation only. Eat first, then make announcements, and then hear the presentation. RSVP if you plan to pay for dinner rather than bring a dish by calling 410-252-3043, or emailing See

CONNECT with like-minded local people for discussion and support on Facebook by joining Earthsave Baltimore group at  Also see

70] – Come to a community forum to Support Cuba on Sat., Oct. 27 at 6 PM—Eyewitness Cuba--at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010.  Go to  The honored guest speaker is Miguel Fraga, First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C. Come learn about the ongoing blockade of Cuba by the United States, the severe challenges it presents to the Cuban people and how Cubans are fighting back! Hear from participants in a recent U.S. solidarity delegation trip to Cuba, as well as from long-time activists. Enjoy food, music, raffle door prizes and more.  Urge the D.C. Council to adopt a resolution of friendship with the Cuban people! Sign the petition here to #unblockCuba:

71] – 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

72] – 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:

73] – 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.  

74] – 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.

75] -- 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

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

77] -- 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.

78] – 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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