Sunday, January 13, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 13 - 14, 2019

9] Speak out for Creation in Annapolis -- Jan. 13
10] Maryland Legislative Preview – Jan. 13
11] Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-faith Service – Jan. 13
12] Hopkins Private Police: Public Safety or Safety Concern – Jan. 13
13] The CALL - ERA Education Program – Jan. 13
14] Black Lives Matter – Jan. 13
15] Sierra Club Group Potluck – Jan. 13
16] See the documentary "Coffee for All Nations" – Jan. 13
17] Pentagon Protest – Jan. 14
9] On Sun, Jan. 13 from 2 to 5 PM, there is Speaking Out for Creation: Legislative Briefing & Training, hosted by Interfaith Power & Light (MD.DC.NoVA) at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia 21045. The Maryland faith community has a special opportunity to speak out for Creation in Annapolis this legislative session. Prepare your faith community for 2019. The featured keynote speaker is Delegate Eric Ebersole, Maryland's 12th Legislative District. Hear from Del. Ebersole about how communities can prioritize environmental legislation in the Maryland General Assembly! This event is geared toward faith communities and congregations, and is open to all.

10] On Sun, Jan. 13 from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, come to the MD Statewide Legislative Kickoff, hosted by Jews United for Justice – Baltimore at Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia 21045.  Tickets are at JUFJ's 2019 Maryland legislative kickoff is the most important chance of the year to learn the ins-and-outs of the campaigns we'll be taking on this legislative session. You'll get educated on the campaign of your choice and have the opportunity to receive training in how to be a superb JUFJ organizer. Whether you are a seasoned activist, coming back for another year of making change in Annapolis, or you are brand new to advocacy at the state level, this is where we'll all learn the intricacies of JUFJ's issues and strategize together toward a more just Maryland. Sign up using this link:  Go to kickoff/.

11] – On Sun, Jan. 13 from 3 to 4:30 PM, get over to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-faith Service, hosted by InterFaith Council of Metropolitan Washington at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW, WDC 20005. Enjoy an afternoon of keynote speaker, Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, sharing reflections, multi-faith expressions related directly to Dr. King’s teachings, Hip Hop Artist Yusha Assad, music by well-known gospel singer Wyomme Pariss and musical selections by the extraordinary “Artists Group Chorale of Washington”; and a real treat ~ the “2019 MLK Interfaith Youth Choir” representing youth of nine different religions! Be present for the first, "Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Humanitarian YOUTH Awards"! Register at Contact Andra Baylus at  See

12] – On Sun., Jan. 13 at 3 PM, come to a Political Action Committee Meeting, hosted by the NAACP - Baltimore City Branch, 8 W. 26th St., Baltimore 21218. Catch the debate -- Hopkins Private Police: Public Safety or Safety Concern.  The Political Action Committee engages NAACP members and the community in fighting for equity and justice in government policies, housing, education, economic development and public safety. See

13] – On Sun., Jan. 13 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  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

14] – Attend a Black Lives Matter Vigil on Sun, Jan. 13 from 4 to 5 PM at the Governor Warfield Pkwy. and Windstream Drive.  On the second Sunday of each month, gather to give public witness to the problem of anti-Black racism in our neighborhood, our nation, and our world. Join to show that all lives WILL matter when Black Lives Matter. See

15] On Sun., Jan. 13 from 5 to 7 PM, the Prince George’s Sierra Club group Potluck Social and Climate Change Update is taking place at Watkins Regional Park Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr. Kettering, MD 20774, USA. The guest speaker, Dr. Astrid Caldas, Senior Climate Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, will provide an update on climate change and its impacts, in light of recent high-profile reports. The cost is $5 with a potluck dish, and $10 without. Kids get in free. RSVP to indicate what you'll be bringing. Directions will be sent to those who register. Contact RSVP at

16] See the documentary "Coffee for All Nations" on Sun., Jan. 13 at 6:30 PM at Homewood Friends, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218 in the basement (next to the side entrance). Doors open at 6 PM.  Homemade Arabic food available before and after the film.  The suggested donation is $5.  This film tells the story of 70,000 Palestinian books that were looted by the newly created State of Israel in 1948. The film interweaves various story lines into a structure that is both dramatically compelling and emotionally unsettling.  Eyewitness accounts and cultural critiques that place the book theft affair in a larger historical-cultural context; in the process, new light is shed on the Palestinian tragedy of 1948 and the moralistic-heroic Israeli narrative of the 1948 war is deconstructed.  

17] – 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 Jan. 14, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email 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.

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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