Saturday, December 15, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 14, 2018 -- March 31, 2019

63] Maryland Food Bank benefit – through Mar. 31
64] Malcolm after Makkah -- Dec. 14
65] Feed 'Em Friday – Dec. 14
66] Gun Violence Remembrance – Dec. 14
67] Ballroom Dancing – Dec. 14
68] Ranked Choice Voting Dec. 15
69] Baltimore City State Senators' 2019 Legislative Listening Session – Dec. 15
70] Dare to Create a Better Maryland – Dec. 15
71] Cats, Coffee, & Cookies – Dec. 15
72] Peace Vigil – Dec. 15
73] Our Revolution Meeting – Dec. 15
74] Participatory Defense Community Meeting – Dec. 15
75] Sierra Club fundraiser -- Dec. 15
76] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
77] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
78] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
79] Do you need any book shelves?
80] Join the Global Zero campaign
81] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
63] – On Fri., Dec. 14 through Sun., Mar. 31, 2019, there is a Maryland Food Bank Benefit, hosted by The Admirals Cup - Fells Point, Baltimore, 1647 Thames St., Baltimore 21231. Do we give so we shall receive, or give because it feels good?  Giving has never felt better or made a more significant impact than this unique opportunity. The Maryland Food Bank and Harbor Magic Hotels presents “HOLIDAY GIVEBACK.”   Experience the adventures of the Fells Point at one of the two beautiful Harbor Magic Hotels: The Admiral Fell Inn or the Inn at Henderson’s Wharf.  Gracefully awaken to the aromas and tastes of a fabulous breakfast and set sail on your day in one of the most amazing places in America. Harbor Magic is donating 10% of dollars generated from this promotion to benefit the Maryland Food Bank. BOOK NOW at Call (410) 534-5555. See

64] – On Dec. 14 from 6 PM to midnight, check out Malcolm after Makkah - The Transformative Last Years, hosted by Qabeelat Nurayn at the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) / Al-Rahmah School, 6631 Johnnycake Rd., Baltimore 21244.  Call (410) 719-0921 or email Tickets are at What Do You Lose By Never Knowing Malcolm? To many of us, he’s a long-gone activist of the past, irrelevant to our personal lives today.  To others, he’s reduced to famous quips and poses, never really knowing the man behind the X. The transformation of Malcolm X is exactly the change you seek, and the change this community desperately needs today. From the eyes of Betty Shabazz, the wife of Malcolm X, she talks of his family life, his dreams and hopes for the Muslim community.  At 39, Malcolm X was just getting started when they took his life. Hear from Shaykh Omar Suleimen! Go to

65] – On Dec. 14 from 6:30 to 8 PM,  come to Feed 'Em Friday: Care Kits for Homeless, hosted by Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church, VA 22043. Imagine the struggle of living on the streets. Where would you sleep on a cold December night? How would you wash your face or brush your teeth? Would you be able to find something to eat? How would you stay warm? During the December Feed ‘Em Friday (FEF) we will pack Ziploc bags with a few items that might help make that struggle just a bit more manageable. Hand out a new pair of socks, some gloves, a few snacks, and a few toiletries for distribution to the friends who have no shelter on these chilly winter nights. These “care kits” will be donated to the Hypothermia Shelter. Contact Cookie Mandell at  See

66] – On Fri., Dec. 14 from 6:30 to 8 PM,  attend a Gun Violence Remembrance Event, hosted by Moms Demand Action – MD at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045.  Call (410) 381-2000 or email  Tickets are at Commemorate the 6 year mark of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Together with faith leaders, survivors and gun violence prevention organizations, honor ALL victims and survivors of gun violence as we strive to end gun violence in America.  Check out

67] – 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 Dec. 14. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

68] –  On Sat., Dec. 15 from 8:45 AM to 1 PM, be a part of Building a movement for RCV [ranked choice voting] in Montgomery County & Maryland at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring 20910. Call (240) 777-5350. Learn from panels of local civic groups on how we can improve our electoral system and how RCV plays a role.  Hear from local and state elected officials on how to win electoral reform in the 2019 legislative session. This event will be important in building energy for the upcoming legislative session and building a ranked choice voting movement throughout Maryland.  See

69] – On Sat., Dec. 15 from 10 AM to 1 PM, get over to the Baltimore City State Senators' 2019 Legislative Listening Session, hosted by Antonio Hayes at the J. Millard Tawes Center – Ballroom, 2500 West North Ave., Baltimore 21216. As the state of Maryland prepares for another legislative session, the Baltimore City's State Senators will be hosting public hearings on the legislative priorities. Baltimore City residents can share ideas and proposals for the upcoming session. Residents and community stakeholders throughout the city are encouraged to attend this event and hear from the various departments to ensure that the issues that take priority in their lives and communities are being addressed. Go to

70] – On Sat., Dec. 15 from 11 AM to 2 PM, Dare To Create A Better Maryland - ACLU Legislative Meeting, hosted by ACLU of Maryland at Long Reach Community Association, 8775 Cloudleap Ct., Columbia 21045.  Tickets are at Make your voices and experiences heard in Annapolis in 2019. Join the statewide legislative leadership to protect our civil liberties & support grassroots power. Meet grassroots leaders from across the state. Hear from ACLU of Maryland’s legislative and legal experts on our efforts for criminal justice, immigration, prisoners’ rights and more. Work with volunteer leaders from your county to build our statewide grassroots legislative teams, which will be complemented with ongoing digital and staffing support from our office. See

71] – On Sat., Dec. 15 at 11 AM enjoy Cats, Coffee, & Cookies, hosted by Passport Animal Rescue, Inc.  This takes place every Saturday, until Dec, 29, at Petco (Lutherville), 1719 York Rd., Lutherville 21093.  Meet adoptable cats & kittens, sample yummy treats, coffee and juice, and a room full of kitties needing homes!  Go to

72] – 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

73] – On Sat., Dec. 15 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM, attend the Our Revolution Baltimore Meeting, hosted by Our Revolution Baltimore City/County at Roland Park Branch Library, 5108 Roland Ave., Baltimore 21210.  Plan for 2019! This is your opportunity to provide input on where to go in 2019. What issues should be the priorities for the 2019 legislative session? What should our federal priorities be? What meeting topics and speakers would you like to see? What other plans should we make for 2019? Sheila Ruth will also give an update on Project Cuckoo and a report on the recent Maryland Democratic Party officer elections.  As always, the meeting will be a potluck, so bring food to share! Go to

74] – Come to the Participatory Defense Community Meeting on Sat., Dec. 15 from 1 to 3 PM at the Oakcrest Community Center,  1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights 20743. This will take place every Saturday through December. CONTACT qiana johnson at at 240-845-4007. Visit

75] – On Sat., Dec. 15 from 3 to 5 PM, get over to the Sierra Club Benefit: Climate Change & Transportation, hosted by the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter at Charm City Meadworks, 400 East Biddle St., Baltimore 21202. Call (443) 961-1072 or email Join a celebration and fundraiser to benefit the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter's efforts to make livable, bikeable, walkable, communities a public priority in Baltimore. The special guests include Delegate Brooke Lierman & Jim Shea!

The Sierra Club is organizing across Maryland to a identify, support, and help elect strong environmentalists who will fight to ensure that all Marylanders have access to mass transit, smart growth, and sustainable communities. Learn about plans for 2019 and how you can help.  Mingle with Sierra Club staff, volunteers and friends. Visit

76] – 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.  

77] – 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.

78] -- 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

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

80] -- 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.

81] – 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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