Friday, December 14, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 14 - 15, 2018

55] Exhibition of the work of a Ramallah-based cartoonist – through Dec. 15
56] What does justice look like?  – Dec. 14
57] WIB peace vigils – Dec. 14
58] White House vigil – Dec. 14
59] Food Rescue – Dec. 14
60] Philadelphia Anti-War Reach-Out – Dec. 14
61] Rally at the Department of Homeland Security – Dec. 14
62] Black Lives Matter -- Dec. 14
55] – Just World Educational is working to help a build a better-informed US public (and a better-informed incoming Congress) by hosting an exhibition of the work of the talented, Ramallah-based cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh through Sat.,  Dec. 15.  Visit  Mohammad's art-- long known for its biting wit and sharp witness-- is now also becoming recognized for its powerful artistic value.  In the artist's statement he composed to accompany the show, Mohammad wrote: I ask how I can share my world, as an artist and a Palestinian, with the rest of the world’s people? Surely, by art! I refuse to keep art only for the elite, in museums or exhibitions. Art should elevate the people’s awareness and the artist should carve the dark world to create beauty—like linocut. Call 202-338-1958 or email

56] – From Fri., Dec. 14 through Sun., Dec. 16, the American Friends Service Committee, the Quaker Palestine Israel Network, and Pendle Hill are hosting What does justice look like? This is a weekend exploring what it will take to realize a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel. Scholarships are available to offset costs. Go to

57] – On Fri., Dec. 14 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:

58] – On Fri.,  Dec. 14 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.
59] – On Fri., Dec. 14 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

60] – Come to the Philadelphia Anti-War Reach-Out at the SEPTA subway entrance, 15th & Market Sts., across from the Philadelphia City Hall west side, with mass leafleting, banners, and posters on Fri., Dec. 9 from 4 to 5 PM. 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. Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at 484-574-1148 or

61] – Rally again on Fri., Dec. 14 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.  

62] – 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 Dec. 14. Black Lives Matter.   

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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