Thursday, October 4, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- October 5 -- December 31, 2018

50] Swords into Plowshares in North Korea – Oct. 5
51] Redlining – through Dec. 31
52] Climate in the Pulpits Maryland – Oct. 5 - 7
53] WIB peace vigils – Oct. 5
54] White House vigil – Oct. 5
55] Food Rescue Friday – Oct. 5
56] North Korea: My Journey through this Enigmatic Country – Oct. 5
57] Rally outside the Department of Homeland Security – Oct. 5
58] Black Lives Matter – Oct. 5
59] Film WISE BLOOD – Oct. 5
60] Rally outside the Department of Homeland Security – Oct. 5
61] Film HIT AND STAY – Oct. 5 - 7
62] Food Not Bombs benefit – Oct. 5
63] Ballroom Dancing – Oct. 5
64] DOGFEST – Oct. 6
65] Basic Computer Skills Class for immigrant women – Oct. 6
66] Advance Directive workshop – Oct. 6
67] Compost demonstration – Oct. 6
68] Solar Open House – Oct. 6
69] Baltimore City Canvass – Oct. 6
70] Baltimore County Canvass – Oct. 6
71] Question H – Oct. 6
72] Chester County Peace Vigil – Oct. 6
73] Meet Me in the Middle meeting -- Oct. 6
74] D.C. Palestinian Film & Arts Festival 2018 – Oct. 6
77] Jazz Vespers – Oct. 6
78] Two Minutes to Midnight conference – Nov. 17
79] Joshua Harris needs volunteers
80] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
81] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
83] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
84] Do you need any book shelves?
85] Join the Global Zero campaign
86] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
50] –  On Fri., Oct. 5 from 8:30 AM to 12:15 PM., there will be an investigation "Turning Nuclear Swords Into Plowshares in North Korea" with Lt. Gen. Wayne Eyre, UN Command (Republic of Korea) and others at  Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, WDC. RSVP at

51] – 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

52] – The weekend of Oct. 5 at 10 AM through Sun., Oct. 7 at 10 PM, tune into Climate in the Pulpits Maryland, hosted by The Center for Spirituality in Nature. Caring congregations across Maryland will be raising up Creation care and climate change as part of their sermons at weekly services and through other learning programs. 

Through a partnership between Interfaith Power & Light (MD.DC.NoVA) and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, congregations will be inviting their communities to better care for Creation: at home, in congregations, in Annapolis, and around the world. During this first week of October — when Christian communities will be celebrating the ecological teachings of Saint Francis, and Jewish communities roll their Torah scrolls back to the beginning to tell the story of the creation of the world — call on your congregation to lift up your commitment to God’s children and all Creation. 

Congregations will be empowered to speak out for the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative (MCEJI) to expand and strengthen Maryland's clean energy law (Renewable Portfolio Standard, or RPS). This is a powerful opportunity to support clean energy in our state, create good jobs, and do our part to reduce carbon pollution. Sign up here to commit your congregation to raising up climate during this weekend at  You can request a guest speaker from your community or host a coffee hour discussion. Ready-to-use resources for raising up climate justice from the pulpit, including bulletin inserts and sermon helpers will be available.  Visit

53] – On Fri., Sept. 28 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.,  Oct. 5 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., Oct. 5 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] – On Fri., Oct. 5 from 12:30 to 2 PM., hear from Victoria Kim, SAIS, who will address "North Korea: My Journey through this Enigmatic Country & Its Role in the Identity of Post-Soviet Koreans" at SAIS, Room 812, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at

57] – Rally again on Fri., Oct, 5 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. 6. Black Lives Matter.   

59] – On Fri., Oct. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, get over to “Wise Blood” Movie Night, hosted by Mount Calvary Catholic Church, 816 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. All are welcome to the finale of the year with Flannery O'Connor.  This is a watch party for John Huston's adaptation of her first novel, “Wise Blood.” Meet in the Undercroft for refreshments and the film. See

60] – On Fri., Oct. 5 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   On Oct. 5 at 7 PM, as a part of Art Loop Wilmington, the Christina Cultural Arts Center will host an artist reception for Kingsberry and his exhibit.  

61] – The documentary “Hit & Stay: a history of faith and resistance” (2013) will make its return to the SNF Parkway Theatre on Fri., Oct. 5 at 7 PM.  This screening documents the action of the Catonsville Nine, which then encouraged many more draft board raids. The directors Joe Tropea & Skizz Cyzyk will be in attendance.  This event is part of a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Catonsville 9 action and is programmed in conjunction with the Maryland Historical Society. Please be sure to visit the accompanying exhibition "ACTIVISM AND ART: The Catonsville Nine 50 Years Later" at the Maryland Historical Society. Details about the historical society and the exhibition can be found at:  H&S is also playing at the Old Greenbelt Theatre on Sun., Oct. 7 at 8 PM. 

See "Maryland on Film V" will be shown at the Maryland Historical Society, France Hall, on Sat., Oct. 6 from 10 AM to 4 PM.  There is no charge. This is a celebration of Maryland history, culture, people, and visual storytelling.  “Maryland On Film V” explores the world of Baltimore’s Arabbers and Maryland musicians with a pair of films on each topic. It ponders the cityscape and then deep dives into the realm of hospitality activism and minor-league baseball, with the Baltimore premieres of short films about Viva House Catholic Worker and the pre-major league Orioles. This year’s extra special treats include archival footage from the now-defunct Intertribal Pow Wow music and arts festival and trailers for upcoming Maryland-based docs.

62] – On Fri., Oct. 5 from 8 PM to midnight, attend the Food Not Bombs Benefit Show, hosted by Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211.  The suggested donation is no more than $10. Also accepting vegan food items for donation, as well as disposable plates and utensils. Bring a donation for a discounted entrance!  Get over to

63] – 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. 5. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

64] – On Sat., Oct. 6 from midnight to 4 PM, attend DogFest 2018, hosted by Best Friends Fur Ever Dog Daycare and Overnight Resort.  It will happen at the Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown 21136.  Tickets are at It will be a doggone great day for the entire family with plenty of games, contests, swimming for your dog, demonstrations, lots of food, and even a fundraising walk. Proceeds benefit the Baltimore Humane Society. Dogs are FREE! See or

65] -- The Immigration Outreach Service Center is offering a Basic Computer Skills Class for immigrant women from Sat., Oct. 6 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

66] -- On Sat., Oct. 6 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM, St. Matthew Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore21239, is hosting an Advance Directive Workshop with Johns Hopkins Bayview Spiritual Care Department. A critical part of partnership in your own healthcare is making your voice heard through each aspect of your life journey, making sure your wishes are honored from life to death.  

“Honoring My Wishes: My Voice Matters” is a workshop which focuses on the importance of an Advance Directive.  RSVP to Mary Ritter at so the church can prepare materials, seating and refreshments. Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

67] -- On Sat., Oct. 6 from 10 to 11 AM, 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

68] -- Come to a Solar Open House on Sat., Oct. 6 from 10 AM to 4 PM at 12414 Knollcrest Rd., Reisterstown 21136.  See solar panels up close, ask questions about how solar works, learn about why homeowners in your community have made the choice to go solar, and connect with other people in your community who support solar energy. This event is free and open to the public - everyone is welcome to attend. Whether you are a solar owner, completely new to solar, or somewhere in between – this event is for you. Stop by for a few minutes or stay for a while! RSVP at

69] --    Come help Canvass for the general election with Progressive Maryland Baltimore on Sat., Oct. 6 from 10 AM to 2 PM. 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.  Come help make the blue wave happen and meet your fellow voters!  CONTACT Michael Feldman at for the location.  See

70] --    Come help Canvass for the general election with Progressive Maryland Baltimore. Mobilizing the vote in Baltimore County on Oct. 6 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.

71] --    Join Represent Maryland and the rest of the Baltimore Fair Elections coalition on Sat., Oct. 6 from 10 AM to noon,  to learn more about Question H and how it will transform Baltimore politics for the future! Go to Open Works Studio, 1400 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore.  RSVP at

72] – 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

73] – Communities United has a Meet Me in the Middle meeting on Sat., Oct. 6 at 11 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N. Front St., Baltimore 21202.  Organizers will give updates, and members have a chance to share issues and plan actions! Plan the upcoming Get Out the Vote canvass, and talk about the upcoming town hall. Visit

74] – On Sat., Oct. 6 starting at 11 AM, continuing at 1:30 PM and 3 PM, see films at the D.C. Palestinian Film & Arts Festival 2018.  On Sun., Oct. 7 at noon and later at 6 PM, see more films. Tickets range from free to $13.63.  See  This year’s festival, Threads of Resilience, features 13 feature and short films, Palestinian embroidery workshops, painting workshops, and ends with a night of stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center with Mona Aburmishan! See the full program at Go out

75] –  On Sat., Oct. 6 from 1 to 3 PM at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, there will be a film viewing and panel discussion about "Voices of Baltimore: Life Under Segregation." This film captures the rich oral histories of prominent African Americans who grew up and lived through the era of legal segregation in the Mason/Dixon border area of Baltimore. The narratives document individuals who attended segregated schools before and following the 1954 Supreme Court Brown v Board of Education ruling.  

Panelists will include Dr. Patricia Welch, who was part of the first desegregated class at Eastern High School and is the Dean of Education at Morgan State University, and Evelyn Chatmon, who was the first female African American Assistant School Superintendent for Baltimore County Public Schools. RSVP at

76] – On Sat. Oct. 6 at 1 PM at the Oakcrest Community Center, 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights 20743, Progressive Prince George's will host a Participatory Defense Community Meeting.  Check out

77] – On Sat., Oct. 6 from 2 to 4 PM, enjoy Jazz Vespers at the  Simpson UMC, 907 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE, 19804. Visit

78] – 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

79] – 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:

80] – 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.  

81] – 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

83] -- 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

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

85] -- 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.

86] – 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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