Friday, January 11, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 11, 2019

52] Memorial Breakfast: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Jan. 11
53] 17 Years Too Long: Guantanamo Bay Prison – Jan. 11
54] WIB peace vigils – Jan. 11
55] White House vigil – Jan. 11
56] Free Food Rescue – Jan. 11
57] Rally to Close Guantanamo – Jan. 11
58] Rally at the Department of Homeland Security – Jan. 11
59] Black Lives Matter -- Jan. 11
52] – On Fri., Jan. 11 from 8 to 11 AM, attend a Memorial Breakfast: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., hosted by The Y in Druid Hill and The Weinberg Y in Waverly, 1609 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore 21217. Tickets are at  The Keynote Speaker is Rev. Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper, Freedom Temple AME Zion.  All attendees must register in advance at or with Jayson Green at 410-728-1600 or

53] – On Fri., Jan. 11 from 10 to 11 AM, catch a Congressional Briefing: 17 Years Too Long: Guantanamo Bay Prison, hosted by Justice for Muslims Collective and Witness Against Torture in the Longworth House Office Building, Room 1539, WDC.  Speakers will address where Guantanamo stands now, the Islamophobic roots of a prison that houses an exclusively Muslim male population, prisoner stories, and policy interventions needed to close the prison and end torture. One of the speakers will be Mohamedou Salahi, former Guantanamo prisoner, human rights activist and author of the best-selling book "Guantanamo Diary." See

54] – On Fri., Jan. 11 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:

55] – On Fri.,  Jan. 11 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.

56] – On Fri., Jan. 4 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

57] – On Fri., Jan. 11 from 2:30 to 4 PM,  Rally to Close Guantanamo - Rule of Law, Not Rule of Trump, hosted by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture in Lafayette Square, 1608 H St. NW, WDC 20006.  Join justice advocates, activists, and attorneys in calling for a Stop to Cruelty, Fear, Racism, Islamophobia, and Lies. Go to

58] – Rally again on Fri., Jan. 11 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.  

59] – 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 Jan. 11. 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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