Friday, November 9, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert - November 9 -- 27, 2018

53] Burden of Palestine exhibit – through Nov. 27
54] Rally at the Department of Homeland Security – Nov. 9
55] Antiwar Reach-Out – Nov. 9
56] Black Lives Matter – Nov. 9
57] Save Our Vote DC meeting – Nov. 9
58] Celebrate peace instead of a military march – Nov. 9 - 11
59] Heartstrings by Artists from The Khmer Magic Music Bus – Nov. 9
60] Ballroom Dancing – Nov. 9
61] Basic Computer Skills Class for immigrant women – Nov. 10
62] Plant a Tree – Nov. 10
63] Police Complaint Mediation Training – Nov. 10
64] Restorative Justice Workshop – Nov. 10 - 11
65] See the film “The Human Element” – Nov. 10
66] Chester County Peace Vigil – Nov. 10
67] AARF Adoption Event Nov. 10
68] BALTIMORE CEASEFIRE discussion on MR. MARTIN – Nov. 10
69] Silent Night – Nov. 10 - 25
70] Two Minutes to Midnight conference – Nov. 17
71] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
72] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
73] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
74] Do you need any book shelves?
75] Join the Global Zero campaign
76] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
53] – On Fri., Nov. 9 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  

54] – Rally again on Fri., Nov. 9 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.  

55] – Come to the Philadelphia Anti-War Reach-Out at the 30th Street Train Station, the corner of 30th & Market Sts., Philadelphia, on Fri., Nov. 9 from 4 to 5 PM with mass leafleting, banners, literature/goodies table and posters. End Drone Terror & Endless War.  Stop the Drone War Command Center in Horsham, PA. IT MATTERS! 
   Only we can stop Trump, the hate, the  violence and militarism of the these times that is epitomized in the U.S. record high Pentagon budget, nuclear weapons in the hands of Commander-in-Chief Trump, and his push to set up a separate STAR FORCE command in space (i.e. to assure U.S. military dominance in the militarization of space),

   These 2nd Friday of the month  ‘Reach-Outs’ in Philadelphia alternate between the 30th Street Train Station corner at 30th & Market Sts and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Streets, across from Phila. City Hall west side. Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at 484-574-1148 or

56] – 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. 9. Black Lives Matter.   

57] – There is a Save Our Vote DC meeting on Fri,, Nov. 9 at 5 PM at the Mediterranean Spot Café, 1501 U St. NW, WDC, 20009.  Now is the time to protect the integrity of the vote in Washington, D.C. The DC Council nullified the group’s votes on October 2, as eight of the Council members, led by the Chair overturned the votes on Initiative 77.  A meal will be offered by Save Our Vote DC and beverages are available at cost.  Join the fight for the vote by going to

The next Jamming for Justice will be Sun., Nov. 25 at 6 PM at the Plymouth Congregational Church. 5301 North Capitol St. NE, WDC 20011. This is also promoted by the DC Poor People's Campaign Coordinating Committee.

58] –United for Peace & Justice [] has announced that on Sat., Nov. 10 and Sun., Nov. 11 in Washington, DC, there will be an historic gathering of groups and people to end US wars at home and abroad. On Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM the Peace Congress will bring together advocates for peace and economic, racial, environmental and climate justice to develop a strategy, goals and actions based on principles of unity. This is at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 4th St. SE, WDC.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The suggested donation is $10 to cover food.

These are End U.S. wars at home and abroad. Create a peace economy that meets people's needs and protects the planet.  Respect the self-determination of all people and nations. Create transformative change by building a movement of movements. The Peace Congress arose from the successful effort to stop President Trump’s military parade scheduled for November 10. With a desire to continue to build on the momentum created by this organizing effort, the groups continued to meet and decided to convene a Peace Congress to determine more ways of collaborating. The Peace Congress is open to all who want to participate.

  The full weekend of events includes Catharsis on the Mall – an annual event at the National Mall near the Washington Monument (15th St. & Constitution Ave. NW) will happen all weekend long. Enjoy live music, art, costumes, and vendor booths! Join CODEPINK on the National Mall on Friday, November 9th for a celebration of peace, love, and global community. In partnership with Catharsis on the Mall, we will hold a joyful festival that uses music and art as an alternative to Trump’s national military (war) parade taking place the next morning. It begins at 5 PM with singing, dancing, and artmaking into the night--music, not militarism!

   The veterans’ occupation of McPherson Square, 14th and I Sts. NW will be from Nov. 9, Friday night to Nov. 11, Sunday night. There will be live music from 4 to 8 PM on Saturday, and an interfaith service at 8 AM and an open mic from 1 to 8 PM on Sunday, as well as a barbecue. There will be protests outside of the Veterans Administration regarding veterans’ benefits and opposing privatization of the VA.  There will be a veteran and military family-led solemn march to reclaim Armistice Day on its 100th anniversary. Assemble at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at 9 AM on Sunday for the march and plan to arrive at the WWI Memorial by 11 AM.  See

59] –  On Fri., Nov. 9 from 6 to 10 PM, enjoy the Heartstrings by Artists from The Khmer Magic Music Bus, hosted by the City Winery and Cambodian Living Arts (CLA).  The performance will be at the City Winery, 1350 OKIE ST. NE, WDC 20002.  Tickets are at

During the years of the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979), Cambodia’s arts scene was almost destroyed. 90% of the country’s artists were killed, and 90% of musical instruments destroyed. In total, around 2 million Cambodians were killed or died as a direct result of the regime’s actions and policies.  In the 40 years since, the arts have experienced a profound revival - today the arts scene is vibrant, expanding every year. Arts remain a vital medium for healing, education, and reflection, and a catalyst for transformation, on a personal, community and national level.

Heartstrings explores the personal journeys of five musicians from Cambodia. Through a mix of storytelling and music, the artists share some intimate insights into their experiences over the past 20 years. What does it mean to conceal your passion and your livelihood, or to be forced to play propaganda music to survive? What does it mean to rewrite memories you thought you had? And what does it mean to be a daughter of one of the few surviving Master Artists? Witness the music that defined them, hear their stories, learn about the people who shaped them, and celebrate the power of the arts in building peace. Featuring renowned flute player, human rights activist, and founder of Cambodian Living Arts, Arn CHORN-POND, side Seyma THORN, Master Mann MEN, his daughter Mao MEN, and Savang TOCH.

Building on 20 years working in the field of arts for transformation in Cambodia, in November 2019 Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) will host the arts4peace Festival - a month of performances, screenings, discussions, workshops, and community events. The arts4peace festival will be a platform for artists to tell their own stories, and provide a space for transmission, dialogue, and reflection. Through the festival, artists and audiences can explore ideas about peace and conflict, histories and future, remembrance and reconciliation, and creativity and identities.  Heartstrings represents the launch of the arts4peace festival as part of the arts4peace tour to the US.

The performance will be followed by a live auction/fundraiser to raise funds for Cambodian Living Arts’ arts4peace Festival and to invite people to come and experience it for themselves.  All proceeds from this event directly contribute to the realization of Cambodian Living Arts mission to be a catalyst in a vibrant arts sector, inspiring new generations. Commissioned by Cambodian Living Arts.  Go to

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 Nov. 9. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

61] -- The Immigration Outreach Service Center is offering a Basic Computer Skills Class for immigrant women on 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] –  On Sat., Nov. 10 from 9 AM to noon, get over to the SOB "Tree-up" Tree Planting, hosted by Skatepark of Baltimore, 1201 W. 36th St. Baltimore 21211.  The Skatepark of Baltimore is looking for volunteers to help plant 14 trees around the skatepark in Hampden's Roosevelt Park. This will be done in partnership with Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks, BGE, MECU & Tree Baltimore. Volunteers will receive a special run Tree-up t-shirt. Check out

63] – On Sat., Nov. 10 at 10 AM through Sun., Nov. 11 at 6 PM, get involved with a Police Complaint Mediation Training, hosted by Baltimore Community Mediation Center, 3333 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore 21218. This is for mediators who have conducted at least five mediation cases and are interested in helping heal the rift between BPD and residents. See

64] – On Sat., Nov. 10 and Sun., Nov. 11, 10 AM to 3 PM, attend a Restorative Justice Workshop at Haverford House, Haverford College. There is no cost. This 10-hour introduction to restorative justice is highly participatory, and it was developed by men incarcerated at Graterford Prison. It will be facilitated by leaders of Let’s Circle Up. Go to

65] -- On Sat., Nov. 10 from 10 AM to 1 PM, see “The Human Element” by Matthew Testa at the AMC Hoffman Center, 206 Swamp Fox Road, Alexandria, VA 22314.  In this documentary, renowned photographer James Balog presents an arresting look at climate change with stunning images that reveal unfolding environmental catastrophe. Wildfires, hurricanes, rising sea levels, a struggling coal community, and the changing air supply are compassionately viewed through the eyes of fishermen, firefighters, coal miners, and children on the frontlines.  .Go to www.alexandriafilmfestival.

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., Nov. 10 from noon to 3 PM, come to the AARF Adoption Event!  It is hosted by Animal Allies Rescue Foundation (AARF), 711 W. 40th St., Baltimore 21211-2105.  Looking to add an AARFie to your home? Come meet the eligible adoptables!  Visit

68] – On Sat., Nov. 10 at 1:30 to 3:30 PM, hear a Youth Led Community Discussion about the book “Dear Martin,” hosted by Baltimore Ceasefire 365 at 606 Cherry Hill Rd., Brooklyn, MD 21225-1229, hosted by Baltimore Ceasefire 365.  Join Enoch Pratt Library Youth volunteers as they lead (supported by Baltimore Ceasefire adult and youth team members) a community discussion around the themes in the Baltimore One Book 2018 choice “Dear Martin” by Author Nic Stone. See

69]  The Washington National Opera at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, WDC 20566, will present Silent Night on Sat., Nov. 10 through Sun., Nov. 25.  As Christmas Eve falls on a World War I battlefield, enemy soldiers step into no-man's-land for one miraculous night of peace. Based on the true story and 2005 film, "Silent Night" features Pulitzer Prize–winning music in multiple languages, capturing humanity and hope amidst a devastating war. Tickets & information are at (202) 467-4600.  A Toll-Free number is (800) 444-1324.  Sadly, the sponsor is General Dynamics.

70] – 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

71] – 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.  

72] – 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.

73] -- 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

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

75] -- 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.

76] – 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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