Sunday, October 7, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - October 8 - 11, 2018

17] BARCS Fundraiser – Oct. 8
18] Food Rescue Baltimore – Oct. 8
19] Indigenous Peoples Day – Oct. 8
20] Phone bank for Johnny O -- Oct. 8
21] PeaceSeekers meeting – Oct. 8
22] Film “Far from Vietnam” -- Oct. 8
23] Get the Money Out – Oct. 8
24] Consent decree review -- Oct. 9
25] Peace Vigil – Oct. 9
26] No Drone Research DEMO – Oct. 9
27] Phone bank for Ben Jealous – Oct. 9 & 11
28] Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner -- Oct. 9
29] Walk to a Park – Oct. 10
30] Canvass Baltimore City – Oct. 10
31] Impact of War on the Korean Peninsula – Oct. 10
32] Food Rescue – Oct. 10
34] Support Pat Elder – Oct. 10 - 11
35] Forced Silence Condones Police Violence – Oct. 10
36] Historical Insight for solutions to Climate and Environment Oct. 10
37] Candidate Forum Oct. 10
17] – There is a BARCS Fundraiser, hosted by Woody's Cantina, 821 S. Broadway, Baltimore 21231, daily, until Oct. 29.  On Mon., Oct. 8, Tues., Oct. 9 and Wed., Oct. 10, it starts at 11 AM.  10% of sales from 11 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday, will go to BARCS!  Go to

18] – On Mon., Oct. 8, and every Monday until Feb. 4, 2019, at noon, there will be a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Food Rescue Baltimore is honored to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring access to free vegan/plant-based food in the community. Bring a bag. Take what you want from noon to 1PM or while supplies last. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the Food Rescue Baltimore give away. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give-away but will be available for sale. See

19] –On Mon., Oct. 8 from 3:30 to 8 PM, get over to the Indigenous Peoples Day Gathering, hosted by Ecospiritu and Patuxent Riverkeeper, 17412 Nottingham Rd., Upper Marlboro 20772. Join a gathering honoring native and indigenous heritage in celebration and recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day on October 8, 2018. Hosted at the Patuxent Riverkeeper, this gathering will include a discussion around the land on which we currently stand, the resilience of Indigenous people of Turtle Island and Columbus’ rotten legacy. There will be a water ceremony and land recognition followed by an evening enjoying and honoring the Patuxent River on kayaks and canoes.  This is a potluck event. Please bring a dish to share! This is a free event open to the public. However, donations will be sought to compensate the Riverkeeper and facilitators. No one will be turned away.  See

20] – On Mon., Oct. 8 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. 8 at 7 PM, there is a PeaceSeekers Meeting at the Pacem in Terris office, 401 N. West St., Wilmington, DE. Hear a report on meetings with Congresswoman Lisa Blont Rochester and Senator Tom Carper. See

22] –  On Mon., Oct. 8 from 7 to 9 PM, see the film “Far from Vietnam” (1967), hosted by The SNF Parkway / Maryland Film Festival and JHU Film and Media Studies Program, 5 West North Ave., Baltimore 21201.  It’s a milestone in political documentary. One of the most important protest films ever made. Hosted by David Sterritt, film scholar, author and chair of the National Society of Film Critics, it is being shown as part of the 1968 on Film series, presented by the JHU Film and Media Studies Program. Initiated and edited by Chris Marker, FAR FROM VIETNAM is an epic 1967 collaboration between cinema greats Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch and Alain Resnais in protest of American military involvement in Vietnam--made, per Marker's narration, "to affirm, by the exercise of their craft, their solidarity with the Vietnamese people in struggle against aggression."

A truly collaborative effort, the film brings together an array of stylistically disparate contributions, none individually credited, under a unified editorial vision. The elements span documentary footage shot in North and South Vietnam and at anti-war demonstrations in the United States; a fictional vignette and a monologue that dramatize the self-interrogation of European intellectuals; interviews with Fidel Castro and Anne Morrison, widow of Norman Morrison, the Quaker pacifist who burned himself alive in front of the Pentagon in 1965; an historical overview of the conflict; reflections from French journalist Michele Ray; and a range of repurposed media material. Passionately critical and self-critical, and as bold in form as it is in rhetoric, FAR FROM VIETNAM is a milestone in political documentary and in the French cinema.

1968, a year of global protest and revolution, galvanized audiences for movies that reflected their changing world. The filmmakers of the era rose to that challenge, producing remarkable documents of the times that upended cinematic traditions with bold new forms and innovative content. This series presents some landmark films from 1968, in company with a few that paved the way and others that look back with admiration, nostalgia, and regret for what we gained and what we lost in that transformative year.  The 1968 on Film series will take place every Monday at 7 PM at the SNF Parkway Theatre through Dec. 3.  See more upcoming films in the 1968 on Film series at  Visit

23] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Monday, Sept. 12 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. 

24] – On Tues., Oct. 9 from 10 AM to 5 PM,  the Quarterly Public Hearing, hosted by Morgan Community Mile 2.0, 101 W. Lombard St., Baltimore 21201-2601.  On behalf of the BPD’s Consent Decree Implementation Unit, you are invited to attend the 3rd Consent Decree Quarterly Public Hearing before Judge Bredar. The court will receive an update on BPD’s efforts to become compliant in particular, and it will be briefed on the progress in the areas of the IRB Report; new commissioner hiring process; staffing; first amendment; interactions with individuals with behavioral health disabilities and in crisis, technology, and OPR.  Visit

25] –  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. 9.  Call 215-426-0364.

26] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Oct. 9 from 5:30  to 6:30 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

27] – On Tues., Oct. 9 and Thurs., Oct. 11 at 6 PM, get involved with Baltimore City Phone Banks for Ben Jealous, hosted by the Baltimore City Democratic Party at the 1199 SEIU Maryland/DC, 611 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201.  Call voters across Baltimore, and tell them why Ben Jealous is the best candidate for our City! Phone bank every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 PM.  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! Go to

28] – Consider going to the annual Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner on Tues., Oct. 9 from 6 to 9 PM.  This year the John V. Kabler Award goes to the newly minted ShoreRivers for its work in advancing water quality in Maryland. Also to be honored is Delegate Marc Korman as Legislator of the Year for his leadership, energy, and dedication to protecting Maryland’s natural legacy.  The new Youth Leadership Award goes to Baltimore Beyond Plastic for its grassroots victory in Baltimore City's ban on Styrofoam.   The dinner will be at The Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401.  Call 410-280-9855 or email

Solar Association President Abby Hopper to Keynote Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner on Tues., Oct. 9.  Hopper's Association is the national trade organization for America's solar energy industries. She oversees all of SEIA's activities and is focused on creating a marketplace where solar will constitute a significant percentage of America’s energy generation. Before joining SEIA, Abby was the Director of the Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, where she led the agency that oversaw the leasing and development of all offshore energy, from oil and natural gas to offshore wind. She served formerly as the Director of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA).  Contact Karen Doory at or call at 202-281-8780.

29] – Parks are crucial for healthy, livable communities. But today, 1 in 3 people don’t have a park within a 10-minute walk of home. Join the first annual National Walk to a Park Day on Wed., Oct. 10.  Pledge to walk to a park, and you'll be entered in a drawing to win an outdoor gear prize package from L. L .Bean and an “America the Beautiful” national parks pass. And for every pledge, Hydro Flask’s Parks for All program will donate $1 to build parks where they’re needed most. Visit or

30] – On Wed., Oct.10 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 we canvass! Come help make the blue wave happen and meet your fellow voters!  The location is to be announced. CONTACT Michael Feldman at  See

31] – Catch Other Dimensions of the Impact of War on the Korean Peninsula, co-hosted by Korean Americans in Action (KAA) & GW Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS) on Wed., Oct. 10 from noon to 1:30 PM at the Lindner Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, Room 602, WDC 20052.  This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Check out

There has undoubtedly been a breakthrough in the relationship between the United States and North Korea, and the beginnings of real, if unsteady, progress toward denuclearization. However, during these early stages of a new diplomacy toward the peninsula, the risk of war resulting from miscalculation or sudden degradation of trust is always present.

32] – On Wed., Oct. 3 at noon at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211, hosted by Food Rescue Baltimore, get some free rescued food.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious food home. The food rescue will continue every Wednesday until Feb.  6, 2019.

33] –  On Wed., Oct. 10 at 4:15 PM, checkout the film THE WOMEN’S BALCONY, as part of the Israel/Palestine Film Series at The Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema, Swarthmore College. Visit

34] On Wed., Oct. 10 from 4:30 to 6 PM, Meet the Candidate, including Pat Elder, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability at Cole Cinema, St. Mary’s College of Maryland.  Contact the Committee to Elect Pat Elder at

  On Thurs., Oct. 11 from 5:30 to 8:45 PM, there is a Candidate Forum, which will include Pat Elder, but not Rep. Steny Hoyer, sponsored by the League of Women Voters at St. John Vianney Family Life Center, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.  Contact the Committee to Elect Pat Elder at

35] – On Wed., Oct. 10 from 5:30 to 9 PM, check out Forced Silence Condones Police Violence, hosted by Not Without Black Women at 101 N. Gay St., Baltimore 21202-4017, hosted by the ACLU of Maryland.  Community groups are coming together to demand that Baltimore City end its gag order policy in police abuse settlement agreements. The event will feature a community protest in front of city hall and a short video screening and a panel discussion.  Go to

36] – On Wed., Oct. 10 at 6 PM, attend the PSR Harrisburg/Hershey Annual Fundraiser Banquet with speaker Richard Alley, PhD, professor of geoscience at Penn State Univ. His topic is a look at the future: Historical Insight for solutions to Climate and Environment, which will be presented at the West Shore Country Club, 100 Brentwater Rd., Camp Hill, PA.  Email at or call 717-497-9282.

37] – On Wed., Oct. 10 at from 7 to 8 PM, attend a District 4 Board of Education Candidate Forum at The Village Commons Community Center, 1326 Main Chapel Way, Gambrills, MD 21054, hosted by Take Action AAC.  Do you have questions about the future of Anne Arundel County Schools? Here's your chance to ask the candidates for the Board of Education about the issues that concern you. Need more information about the forum and the candidates? Go to the Candidate Forum page at  Go to

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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