Baltimore Activist Alert December 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019
"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center. Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com. If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.
1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Get involved with NCNR
4] Buy an Anti-War Veteran hat
5] Redlining – through Dec. 31
6] “Anger: Women, Men, and Me Too” “-- Dec. 30
7] DC Free Store – Dec. 30
8] ERA conference call – Dec. 30
9] Bake Sale for the Maryland SPCA -- Dec. 30
10] Enjoy Satire & Social Commentary – Dec. 30
11] Protest at the Pentagon – Dec. 31
12] Food Rescue – Dec. 31
13] Food Rescue – Dec. 31
14] Alternative New Year’s Eve Party – Dec. 31
15] Food Rescue – Jan. 1
16] Peace Vigil – Jan. 1
17] No Drone Research DEMO – until Jan. 8
18] Watch Night Service – Jan. 1
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net. Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.
4] – Get a good-looking black hat which says Anti-War Veteran in the front and Viva House 50th in the back. The cost is $10. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.
5] – At 10 AM through December 31, check out Undesign the Redline exhibit, hosted by Choose Civility, HCLS Central Branch. Look for tickets at choosecivility.org. 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 http://choosecivility.org/events/undesign-the-redline-exhibit. See https://www.facebook.com/events/444200232763081/.
6] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM. On Sun., Dec. 30, the platform address is “Anger: Women, Men, and Me Too.” There’s a lot of anger in the US these days, from the anger that fueled Trump’s election to the anger of the #MeToo movement to the anger of street protests. Where does this anger come from? Where will take us? What do you do with it? Reflecting on Rebecca Traister’s new book, “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger,” Hugh Taft-Morales explores the history of anger and how it is manifesting in women, men, and himself. He joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. Call 410-581-2322 or email email@example.com.
7] – On Sun., Dec. 30 from 3 to 5 PM, get over to the DC Free Store, hosted by The Peace House DC and Black Lives Matter DC at The Peace House DC, 1535 Olive St. NE, WDC 20019. A free store is a “store” where all goods are free. Whether it is a book, furniture, a shirt, or a haircut, it is all freely given away. It’s a place where anyone can participate by leaving stuff they don’t want or taking stuff they do. No strings attached. Mutual aid is the voluntary exchange of resources and services. Instead of looking to corporations or the state, we can look to one another for what we need. This practice has existed for thousands of years in many societies. Capitalism creates a false sense of scarcity by placing monetary value on everything from the environment to human life, in order to build wealth. Mutual aid focuses on building community wealth, and not only in terms of material gain. Mutual aid places value on a large spectrum, not just on monetary or material goods. Mutual aid creates cooperation instead of competition. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/755506018163437/ for ground rules.
8] – On Sun., Dec. 23 at 4 PM, join The CALL - ERA Education Program, hosted by One Rural Woman at Katrina's Dream, PO Box 32003, WDC 20007. Get tickets at www.katrinasdream.org. Help build the groundswell. The collaboration of grassroots organizers, lobbyists, and professionals is dedicated to promoting and educating folks across the United States of America to empowering women around the world. PASS THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT.
There is a NATIONAL WEEKLY SUNDAY CALL at 4 PM with E.R.A. ADVOCATES -- CALL IN NO: 563.999.2090 CONFERENCE NO: 898879#. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1710130249022424/.
9] – On Sun., Dec. 30 from 6 to 9:30 PM, come to a Bake Sale for the Maryland SPCA, 720 W. 34th St., Baltimore 21211-2604. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/339719783488879/.
10] – Enjoy Satire & Social Commentary on Sun., Dec. 30 with Tom Neilson who is doing a fundraising concert while promising great music and good politics. Support Maryland Pesticide Education Network along with your Sierra Club friends. The suggested donation is $15. It is happening at 2913 Overland Ave., Baltimore. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the time.
11] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Dec. 31, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email email@example.com or call 202-882-9649. The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.
12] – On Mon., Dec. 31, 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/415842178868197/.
13] – On Mon., Dec. 31 from 3 to 4 PM, there is a Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish, 3418 Belair Rd. Bring a bag, take home healthy, free food! See https://www.facebook.com/events/257783244911727/.
14] – There is an Alternative New Year’s Eve Party on Mon., Dec. 31 from 8 PM to 1 AM at the Peace Fellowship Church (behind IDEA Charter School), 1027 45th St. NE, WDC 20019. It is organized by Rev. Delonte Gholston. The party will invite and hold up people who have lost loved ones to police violence and brutality in 2018 and previous years. It will also provide a safe space for the celebration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
15] – On Tues., Jan. 1 at noon, join Food Rescue at YO! Baltimore West, 1510 W Lafayette Ave., Baltimore 21217-2131. This will occur every Tuesday, until Jan. 1, 2019. Get fresh, delicious, and free food. Bring a bag. Bring a friend! Take what you want. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1994272347506100/.
16] – 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 Dec. 25. Call 215-426-0364.
17] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. However, the next vigil will be on Jan. 8 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607.
18] – Join people of conscience and recommit to justice on Tues., Dec. 31 from 7 to 9 PM by watching the combined Watch Night Service of the Poor People’s Campaign, Repairers of the Breach and the Kairos Center. The watch night service in 1862 was celebrated by enslaved and free African Americans, abolitionists, and others awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation would become law to free Blacks living in the South. This service will bring together people of conscience to recommit to the fight against systemic racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism, ecological devastation and our nation's distorted moral narrative in 2019.
Hear from Rev. Dr. Barber, Rev. Dr. Theoharis and Poor People's Campaign leaders who understand why we must build this moral movement. Please note, service is being streamed from Raleigh, NC and you can watch it on a 120-inch screen at 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mt. Rainier, MD. Refreshments will be served & feel free to bring something to share. Register at https://www.facebook.com/events/1459513714182068/. If you'd like to host your own Watch Night Service, watch party, please email Rev. Janelle Bruce at email@example.com.
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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
"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