Thursday, December 20, 2018

Baltimore Activist Alert -- December 21, 2018 -- March 31, 2019

44] Maryland Food Bank benefit – through Mar. 31
45] Puppypalooza Adoption Event Dec. 21
46] WIB peace vigils – Dec. 21
47] Christmas Reach-Out @ Lockheed Martin -- Dec. 21
48] White House vigil – Dec. 21
49] Food Rescue – Dec. 21
50] Rally at the Department of Homeland Security – Dec. 21
51] Bag of Hope -- Dec. 21
52] Black Lives Matter -- Dec. 21
53] Henry Davis Lynching Remembrance -- Dec. 21
54] Homeless Persons' Memorial Day -- Dec. 21
55] Ballroom Dancing – Dec. 21
56] IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Dec. 22 & 23
57] Cats, Coffee, & Cookies – Dec. 22
58] Peace Vigil – Dec. 22
59] Participatory Defense Community Meeting – Dec. 22
60] VA - Emergency Yemen and Palestine Dinner – Dec. 22
61] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
62] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
63] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
64] Do you need any book shelves?
65] Join the Global Zero campaign
66] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
44] – On Fri., Dec. 21 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

45] –  On Sat., Dec. 22 from 11 AM to 3 PM and Sun., Dec. 23 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM, check out the Puppypalooza Adoption Event, hosted by Last Chance Animal Rescue at the PetSmart, 24 Mountain Rd., Glen Burnie 21060.  See Lots of puppies, dogs, kittens and cats are available. All animals are spayed/neutered and up-to-date on age appropriate vaccines!  Look at  To get the process started, submit your adoption application ahead of the event:  Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of this event; pre-event set-up, adoption counselors to animal handlers and more! To sign up, email, include your full name and phone number!

46] – On Fri., Dec. 21 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:

47] – There is a Christmas Reach-Out @Lockheed Martin: “SEND a JOYOUS NOISE UNTO the PEOPLE…” on Fri., Dec.22 from noon to 2 PM at 230 Mall Boulevard (Mall & Goddard Boulevards), King of Prussia, PA 19406.  Pierce these dark times with the Promise of Peace.  Stop Lockheed Martin (World’s No. #1 war profiteer, U.S.’s chief nuclear weapons and space weapons contractor); Stop Trump’s ‘Space Force’ and the militarization of space; Abolish Nuclear Weapons; End U.S. policy of drone warfare and endless war; and Resist the Trump/Pence Regime, its violence, its lies, its cruelty, its madness (you name it).  Listen to music.  Stand or sit (bring your folding chair). Posters and banners will be provided.  The Brandywine Peace Community can be reached at 484-574-1148 or

48] – On Fri.,  Dec. 21 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.

49] – On Fri., Dec. 21 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

50] – Rally again on Fri., Dec. 21 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.  

51] – On Fri., Dec. 21 at 4 PM, bring in items from the list below for a Bag of Hope  at Brewer’s Art in Baltimore:  Socks, Gloves, Hand Warmers, Knit Hats, Small Tarp/Rain Poncho, Gift Card to Fast Food, Granola/Cereal Bar, Protein Bar etc., Fruit Snack Bar/Dried Fruit, Crackers Snack Packaged, Hand Wipes, Kleenex, Maxi Pad, Tampons, Toothbrush/Toothpaste, Nail Clippers, Band Aids, First Aid Supplies, Chapstick, Cough Drops or Comb/Brush. On Sat., Dec. 22 at noon, help assemble the bags for distribution.  Bring in $10 worth of items.  Cash donations are also welcome in lieu of items.  Check out or

52] – 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. 21. Black Lives Matter.  

53] – On Fri., Dec. 21 from 6:15 to 7 PM, there will be a Henry Davis Lynching Remembrance: A Path to Reconciliation, hosted by Connecting the Dots at the Civil Rights Foot Soldier Memorial, 44 Calvert St., Annapolis 21401. Henry Davis was lynched on December 21, 1906, four days before Christmas. Taken from the jail on Calvert Street, dragged through town, terrorizing the black neighborhood through which he was tortured along the way and inviting whites to join in. A noose was placed around his neck, he was lynched and ultimately shot over 100 times. An observer took photos of the gruesome and mutilated body and sold the photos as souvenirs. 

  Those responsible for his murder were never brought to justice. The institutions, i.e., mayor, city council, the state's attorney office, the courts, churches, businesses, law enforcement, media and the citizens of Annapolis were all complicit in this dastardly deed.  Racism, brutality, hate crimes, prejudice and state-sanctioned and implemented discrimination have a long, dark and ongoing presence in this country. Seek to remember Henry Davis and the victims of all of the horrors rained down upon people of color by gathering at the Civil Rights Foot Soldier Memorial for 10 minutes of speeches and then retrace much of the steps taken to bring awareness to the horrors and torture of the crimes committed against Henry Davis, stopping across from Asbury Church and ultimately arriving at Brewer Hill Cemetery (where Henry Davis is buried in an unmarked grave). Publicly recognize the beginning of a partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative based in Montgomery, Alabama. In April, EJI opened The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, also known as the National Lynching Memorial. It is the nation’s “first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence.”  Go to

54] – On Fri., Dec. 21 from 5 to 7 PM, come to the Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, hosted by S.H.A.R.P. - Working to "Stop Homelessness And Reduce Poverty" at McKeldin Square, 100 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21230.  On the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, come together to honor our neighbors without homes who have died in the past year. Gather for a night of remembrance and reflection.  There are many SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS, including Health Care for the Homeless.  Visit

55] – 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. 21. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

56] – On Sat., Dec. 22 and Sun., Dec, 23 at 10 AM, Ring in the Holidays at The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Rd., Baltimore 21212.  It's that WONDERFUL time of the year, and it is so nice it is showing it twice!  This is the ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE to benefit the GEDCO CARES Food Pantry!  See Frank Capra's “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946 | 130min), starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers & Beulah Bondi.  An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Catch LIVE HOLIDAY MUSIC by Jim Jones at The Music Workshop before each screening!  The suggested donation is at least $5 worth of non-perishable food items to be collected by GEDCO in the rotunda lobby both mornings.  FREE parking is available just one block south behind the York Belvedere Medical Center (5820 York Road) & Govans Presbyterian Church (5828 York Road) – See

57] – On Sat., Dec. 22 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

58] – 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

59] – Come to the Participatory Defense Community Meeting on Sat., Dec. 22 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

60] – On Sat., Dec. 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, be at the VA - Emergency Yemen and Palestine Dinner, hosted by Islamic Relief USA at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182.  The cost is $30 for A NIGHT FOR PALESTINE AND YEMEN.  This is a 3 Course Halal Dinner. Email Alaa Mohamed | Check out

61] – 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.  

62] – 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.

63] -- 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

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

65] -- 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.

66] – 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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