Friday, November 30, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 30 -- December 1, 2018

67] Rally at the Department of Homeland Security – Nov. 30
68] Black Lives Matter – Nov. 30
69] Ballroom Dancing – Nov. 30
70] Summit on Peace with Iran – Dec. 1
71] Wreath for Peace pick-up Dec. 1
72] The St. Francis Neighborhood Center Giving Tree – Dec. 1
73] Nurses Speak Out – Dec. 1
74] Baltimore Poor People's Campaign General Meeting – Dec. 1
75] Peace Vigil Dec. 1
77] Communities United meeting – Dec. 1
78] Thomas Berry Lecture – Dec. 1
79] Nonviolent Direct Action Training – Dec. 1
80] Black Legislative Agenda Day – Dec. 1
81] D.C. Labor Chorus in action – Dec. 1
82] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
83] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
84] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
85] Do you need any book shelves?
86] Join the Global Zero campaign
87] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
67] – Rally again on Fri., Nov. 30 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.  

68] – 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 Nov. 30. Black Lives Matter.   

69] – 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 Nov. 30. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

70] –  I’m attending CODEPINK’s Summit on Peace with Iran from 9 AM to 5 PM on Sat., Dec. 1 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW, WDC 20001.  This summit will answer questions about how sanctions are affecting the people, future prospects for the nuclear deal, how the changing relations with Saudi Arabia affect Iran, and how we can prevent a military conflict with Iran.  The cost is $10 to $100 Sliding Scale. Check out the pop-up art exhibit curated by the Iranian cultural group Aftab Committee that will be at the summit! Come explore the unique and vibrant works of two Iranian-American artists Beeta Baghoolizadeh and Ala Hashemi.

CODEPINK has added a spectacular post-summit evening cultural event from 6 to 8 PM at Busboys and Poets, 14th & V Sts., 2021 14th St. NW, WDC 20009. Close out the day with lovely poetry recitations, classical music by the renowned Iranian musician Nader Madj, dancing, open mic and much more.   RSVP at

71] – On Sat., Dec. 1 from 9 AM to noon, there is a Wreath for Peace pick-up, northern location at  St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1314 Foulk Rd,, Wilmington, DE.  The southern location is the Newark United Methodist Church, 69 E. Main St., Newark, DE.  See

72] – On Sat., Dec. 1 from 10 AM to 2 PM, consider going to the St. Francis Neighborhood Center Giving Tree, hosted by the St. Francis Neighborhood Center at 2706 Dillon St., Baltimore 21224-4706. Support a Baltimore family in need from the Center for the holidays. You can email or Mason at to choose your family NOW, OR attend the amazing Mahaffey's Winter Wonderland Block Party to choose your family. See Bring an unwrapped toy and/or choose a family to support for the holidays. What is expected? If you choose a family, you are asked that each family member receives a stocking with items such as small games, toys, gift cards, scarves, gloves, hats, socks, hygiene items, etc., and that each child also receives a backpack filled with school supplies, school uniforms, shoes, games, books, etc. Youth run out of their school supplies by December and need to replenish for the New Year!  The goodies will be distributed between Dec. 17 and Dec. 21. See

73] – On Sat., Dec. 1 from 10:30 AM to noon, Hopkins Nurses Speak Out at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21202.  When nurses speak up, the truth comes out.  Hopkins nurses will present a hospital-wide report about patient care concerns and how these concerns extend far into the city of Baltimore. Hear from nurses about how federal rights to organize a union are being violated by Hopkins as they fight to hold the hospital accountable to the health of your community. Together, we can push Johns Hopkins Hospital to live up to its promise of serving the people and patients of Baltimore. Also attending will be Baltimore 13th District Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, 8th District Councilperson Kristerfer Burnett, 1st District Councilperson Zeke Cohen, and 12th District Councilperson Robert Stokes, who will offer remarks in response to the nurses' presentation on patient care and community accountability. Also coming will be Maryland Delegate Brooke Lierman. Email  Discounted parking is available in garage at 815 E. Pratt St. Go to

74]  On Sat., Dec. 1 from 11 AM to 1 PM, get over to the Baltimore Poor People's Campaign General Meeting, hosted by Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture at 2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore 21218.  In Baltimore City, almost half of households earn less than what’s needed to cover basic cost of living expenses. Baltimore has some of the highest rates of eviction in the country with 55 percent of renters paying more than 30% of their income in rent.  Revive Dr. King’s final vision to unite the bottom to create “a new and unsettling force” in this country. Together challenge the policies and distorted moral narratives that perpetuate the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation. But we know that in order to build a strong state and national movement, we need to be organized locally across the state. Call Ashley at 443-977-3531. Go to

75] – 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

76] – Join the CENTER CITY DEATH WALK/VIGIL on Sat., Dec. 1 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at 12th and Market Sts., Philadelphia 18107.   The wars continue in Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen…..and DRONES are being used for attacks you DON’T even hear about.  Please wear BLACK, as you will be given plain white masks. Call Marge Van Cleef at 203-804-3013. Hold signs opposing U.S. DRONE WARFARE and TERRORISM, which is the killing of civilians. This is a SILENT VIGIL representing the DEATHS of those killed by DRONES.  Contact Marge Van Cleef at 203-804-3013 (cell).

77] – On Sat., Dec. 1 at noon, there is a Meet Me in the Middle meeting at St Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N. Front St. (President & E. Fayette Streets) across from the Shot Tower subway stop. Get updates on all Communities United's organizing efforts, including the next town hall on December 8. See  The meeting is starting an hour later this month so that you can also support Hopkins Nurse Speak Out, a town hall at 10:30 AM just down the street at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 Pratt St. Nurses seeking to organize a union at Hopkins will present a hospital-wide report about patient and nurse's safety concerns. Call Rafiki at 443-253-2643!

78] – On Sat., Dec. 1 from 2 to 5 PM, attend the Thomas Berry Lecture: From the Cave to the Cosmos, hosted by Center for Environmental Transformation – CFET at Sacred Heart Church in Waterfront South, 1739 Ferry Ave., Camden, NJ 08104-1313. Admission is $20. PEACE and JUSTICE shall meet, ART and SCIENCE shall embrace. Hear from an internationally renowned theologian and scientist, Ilia Delio, and internationally renowned artist and peacemaker, Mickey McGrath, will bring together new views of our Earth, our cosmos, and the presence of God in all. They will share a conversation that will inspire you and bring us together as we explore the meaning and symbolism of all we have known and all we are learning as the Cosmos reveals herself to us. A question and answer portion will follow the talk. Immediately afterwards, join in for a reception at CFET where there will be refreshments and book signings by our speakers.  Contact Cathy Nevins at or 856-816-6373.  Check out

79] – On Sat., Dec. 1 from 2 to 5 PM, get involved with a Nonviolent Direct Action Training, hosted by Extinction Rebellion US at the District House, 2121 H St. NW, Room B114, WDC.  This free training will give a comprehensive overview of how to participate in a Nonviolent Direct Action, including an overview of what NVDA is and why it is effective, as well as concrete considerations such as how to interact with the police, what your legal rights are, how to avoid confrontations, etc. The training will be led by Nadine Bloch.  Register at  See

80] – On Sat., Dec. 1 from 2 to 5 PM, get over to Black Legislative Agenda Day: From the Baltimore Grassroots, hosted by Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle at Harbor Bank of Maryland Main Branch, 25 West Fayette St., Baltimore 21201. Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle is pleased to convene the 5th Annual Black Legislative Agenda Day: From the Baltimore Grassroots.  Use this as an opportunity to work collaboratively on efforts in Annapolis to support legislation that will help our communities. Community organizations should contact LBS about what they are working on during the MD Generally Assembly, and each group will be given time to present what they are working and will have an opportunity to answer questions from the community and ask for people to help with your project. Email  Visit

81] – The DC Labor Chorus 20th Anniversary Concert honoring founding director Elise Bryant will be on Sat., Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center Ballroom. 10000 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring 20903. Donations are gratefully accepted. Email

82] – 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.  

83] – 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.

84] -- 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

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

86] -- 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.

87] – 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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