Friday, January 18, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 18 -- 19, 2019

71] Youth Wave: A Pre-Women's March Gathering -- Jan. 18
72] Women Leading the Future of Sustainability – Jan. 18
73] Film “Reinventing Power”-- Jan. 18
74] Triumph of the Cuban Revolution – Jan. 18
75] Book Talk FROSTLANDS -- Jan. 18
76] Palestinian Music and Art – Jan. 18
77] MLK Black History Tribute – Jan. 18
78] Ballroom Dancing – Jan. 18
79] Coming up the MLK Parade – Jan. 18
80] Women’s Wave – Jan. 19
81] March with CodePink -- Jan. 19
82] March with WAND – Jan. 19
83] Women's March in Philadelphia, PA – Jan. 19
84] Baltimore Lobby Training: 100% Renewables – Jan. 19
85] Join ACLU at the 2019 Women's March! – Jan. 19
86] Baltimore Women's March -- Jan. 19
87] Peace Vigil – Jan. 19
88] Adoption Event and Bake Sale Fundraiser -- Jan. 19
89] Our Revolution Meeting -- Jan. 19
90] "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" – Jan. 19
91] UNWARRANTED – Jan. 19
92] Do you want to join a peace caravan?
93] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Iran or North Korea  
94] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
95] Do you need any book shelves?
96] Join the Global Zero campaign
97] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
71] – On Fri., Jan. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, are you part of the Youth Wave: A Pre-Women's March Gathering, hosted by Women's March Youth at 1440 G St. NW, WDC 20005-2001.  If anything is for certain in 2019, it is that the power of young people will continue to push us towards progress. That’s why on the eve of the Women’s March, Women’s March Youth Empower is hosting Youth Wave: A Pre-Women’s March Gathering. Kick off a program that centers and amplifies the leadership of young people. Throughout the evening, build community with peers from around the country, write letters to Congress, create March posters, and more! And yes, there will be pizza!

Collect school supplies to benefit DC Public Schools. If you can, please bring crayons, Kleenex, glue sticks, dry erase markers, pencils, folders, erasers, construction paper, and markers to donate. This event is for young people ages 14 to 25 years old. Youth under 18 are required to have a chaperone, though a parent/guardian may sign a release waiver. Email to get a copy.  Refrain from wearing strong fragrances. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, email  See

72] – On Fri., Jan. 18 from 6 to 9 PM, check out Women Leading the Future of Sustainability, hosted by Sweta Chakraborty and Adapt To Thrive at Eaton Workshop (Eaton DC), 1201 K St. NW, WDC 20005. This will be an inspiring evening of conversation and collaboration to address the sustainability challenges ahead. The event is free -- #adapttothrive. Register at, and go to

73] – Join co-sponsors, Green Sanctuary Committee at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church and Sierra Club’s Greater Baltimore Group/Maryland Energy Committee for a potluck & free movie showing of “Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom” on Fri., Jan. 18 @ 6:30 PM. Visit  The event is at the Towson UUC, 1710 Dulaney Valley Rd., Lutherville 21093.  Contact Spice Kleinmann at

74] – On Fri., Jan. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM,  get over to the 60th Anniversary - Triumph of the Cuban Revolution, hosted by DC Metro Coalition in Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution at Saint Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010. The July 26 Movement and the Rebel Army that Fidel Castro commanded ousted the U.S. backed murderous Fulgencio Batista dictatorship on Jan. 1, 1959. These two primary forces mobilized Cuba's toilers to topple the bloody regime, discard the U.S. oppressive economic and political dominance, and initiate radical land reform. Soon after the triumph, the new regime continued agrarian reform and expropriated foreign and domestic –owned property. Cuba’s strength remains in the hands of toilers that continue to defend its socialist revolution despite the U.S. blockade against it, U.S. occupation of Guantanamo, and countless attempts to assassinate its former leader Fidel. Some of the first acts of the revolutionary government were to desegregate all aspects of the Cuban society (e.g., public venues, beaches, bars, barber shops) and racial oppression; banned exploitation of where women could work only as maids or prostitutes; gave farmers titles to work the land; reduce rent to no more than 10% of one’s earnings. Cuba walked the talk. Cuba’s military missions to Angola and Namibia including the decisive battle of Cuito Cuanavale turned the tide to South Africa’s apartheid downfall. Cuba inspired both Grenada and Nicaragua to throw off the albatross of imperialism. Call 202-503–9465 or email  See

75] – On Fri., Jan. 18 from 6:30 to 8 PM, hear “Frostlands,” an Author Talk with John Feffer, hosted by The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC 20009.  The book is about a splintered world on the edge of climate catastrophe and the one woman who might just be able to save it. Ariel Dorfman calls it "a cautionary journey into a future planetary collapse where the term “one per cent” is redefined in a terrifying way." A stand-alone sequel to the critically acclaimed “Splinterlands,” "Frostlands” is triumphant and absorbing science fiction, full of ecological and societal warnings," says Foreword Reviews. John Feffer is a playwright, foreign policy expert at the Institute for Policy Studies, and the author of several novels and books of non-fiction.  The Potter’s House is accessible for all mobility devices. There are no stairs for entry or throughout the space. The bathrooms are gender neutral, one of which has a changing table. If you have any questions or needs regarding accessibility, please feel free to reach out to Grace at  Check out

76] – Enjoy PALESTINIAN MUSIC & ART on Fri., Jan. 18 at 7 PM in Downtown Baltimore.  BYOB or bring vegan to share.  The inspiration for hosting such an event is owing to the special visit by a Palestinian American named Maad Abu-Ghazalah who lives in the West Bank where he runs a beautiful animal sanctuary called Daily Hugz. This organization rescues and rehabilitates injured, neglected, and abused dogs and donkeys. He has dedicated his family’s precious acres of olive fields there to provide a safe haven for these animals, as well as to host groups of school children, educating them on respecting the environment and animals.  This gathering is in a private home. RSVP For the address,

77] – On Fri., Jan. 18 at 7 PM, as part of MLK Black History Tribute, remember Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Leon Bates, etc. along with the Pacem in Terris Traveling Peace Art exhibit, and plenty more.  It is happening at the Music School of DE, Wilmington Branch Concert Hall, 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, DE. See

78] – 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 Jan. 18. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

79] –  On Fri., Jan. 18 from 8 to 10 PM, get over to The AllEyesOnDC Show: Analyzing the Dr. King Peace Walk & Parade, hosted by Sam P.K. Collins at Sankofa Video Books & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20001. Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes will grace the AllEyesOnDC stage to speak about the annual Dr. King Peace Walk & Parade, scheduled for the morning of Jan. 21.

This annual event, which launched in 1979, came about through grassroots efforts to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s memory in the wake of his assassination. Learn how the Ward 8 community led the charge to make Dr. King's birthday a federal holiday, through the peace walk and parade, and other means.

80] – This weekend is BIG - send a message to the Trump administration that the #WomensWave is powerful and will keep rising! You are invited to the Women's March on Sat., Jan. 19, when MomsRising staff and members will be raising their voices nationwide. RSVP  at

81] – Join CODEPINK in marching and rallying behind some of the most radical and diverse Congresswomen in our history! Stand with them to say NO to endless war and YES to peace on Sat., Jan. 19 in Washington, DC! The United States Military is the greatest purveyor of terrorism and climate change around the world, which is why it’s so important to march with CODEPINK to send a message to Washington: Women demand Feminism NOT militarism! Wear PINK! Look for a pink peace flag to find the group! Email

82] – Women's Action for New Directions will attend the 2019 Women's March on Washington!  Please note that the 2019 Women's March on Washington has changed its location due to the government shutdown and weather, so the Anti-Nuclear War Contingent has too! Meet at Pershing Park at 10 AM.  The March will start at 11 AM and end at 12:15 PM back in Freedom Plaza.  Then the rally will begin immediately afterwards and conclude at 3:30 PM. See

83] – On Sat., Jan. 19 from 10 AM to 1 PM, get involved with the Women's March in Philadelphia, PA on the Ben Franklin Parkway. See

84] – On Sat., Jan. 19 from 10 AM to noon, get over to Baltimore Lobby Training: 100% Renewables in MD, hosted by CCAN Action Fund at 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218.  We are at a crossroads here in Maryland, and it’s time to choose the path to 100% clean energy and remove public subsidies for trash incinerators! To do this, we need our legislators behind us.  Learn about the Clean Energy Jobs Act - a key bill we hope to pass this legislative session. Not only that, you will gain skills that are transferable to all progressive campaigns! Become the best climate advocate you can be in the new Maryland legislature. Learn to effectively advocate for a future in Maryland powered by 100% renewable energy and remove subsidies for trash incineration. And find out more about our upcoming Lobby Day in Annapolis on February 18!

85] – Join ACLU at the 2019 Women's March! Meet up with the ACLU at corner of 14th St. & I (eye) St. NW on Sat., Jan. 19 at 10:30 AM. This is near the McPherson Ave. Metro station. Email

86] – On Sat., Jan. 19 from 11 AM to 2 PM, join the Baltimore Women's March 2019 at the War Memorial Plaza, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202. The March begins at noon through the streets of downtown. Check out all the Details on or

87] – 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

88] – On Sat., Jan. 19 from noon  to 3 PM, there is an Adoption Event and Bake Sale Fundraiser, hosted by Saving Grace Animal Rescue of Maryland at the Petco Parkville, 7615 Harford RD. Parkville Shopping CENTER, Parkville 21234. Come out and meet some of our adoptable animals! Same day adoptions are limited to approved applicants only. Sweet treats will be for sale. Go to

89] – Our Revolution MD/Baltimore Membership Meeting is Sat., Jan. 19 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM at the Roland Park Library, 5108 Roland Ave., Baltimore 21210.  See

90] – The ANSWER Coalition encourages you to be at a Party for Socialism and Liberation forum: Liberation Flicks--"The Trials of Muhammad Ali" on Sat., Jan. 19 at 4 PM at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW.  Use the Shaw/Howard Metro (Yellow/Green Lines).  RSVP at Light refreshments will be provided. Donations are encouraged.  The film covers the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Ali’s choice of principles over fame and fortune resonates far beyond the boxing ring, striking issues of race, faith and identity that continue to confront us all today.

91] – On Sat., Jan. 19 from 5 to 7 PM, catch the Art exhibit at the Delaware Center for Justice UNWARRANTED: The Human Cost of Fines, Christina Cultural Arts Center, 705 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE. Check out

92] – 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.  

93] – 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.

94] -- 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

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

96] -- 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.

97] – 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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