Sunday, January 20, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 21 - 22, 2019

17] School's Out: Underground Railroad to Civil Rights – Jan. 21
18] MLK Dare to Dream Day – Jan. 21
19] Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – Jan. 21
20] March with the Poor Peoples Campaign in the MLK Jr Day parade – Jan. 21
21] Raising Kings Black History in the Making Awards Gala– Jan. 21
22] The Lewis MLK Day 2019 – Jan. 21
23] Protest Lockheed Martin – Jan. 21
24] Food Rescue – Jan. 21
26] See film STRANGE FRUIT – Jan. 21
27] Screening of “This Is Home: a refugee story” -- Jan. 21
28] Get the Money Out conference call – Jan. 21
29] Bill Barry is offering a new kind of labor history class – starting Jan. 22
30] Peace Vigil – Jan. 22
31] No Drone Research DEMO – Jan. 22
32] Catch the debate -- Arming Our School Police –Jan. 22
33] Night with American Poets Against US Sanctions on Iran – Jan. 22
34] Film I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO – Jan. 22
35] Understanding Human Trafficking – Jan. 22
36] Pray for Peace – Jan. 22
17] – On Mon., Jan. 21 from 9 AM to noon, hear about School's Out: Underground Railroad to Civil Rights, hosted by the Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum and Howard County Recreation and Parks, 3711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City 21043. Tickets are at  Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with the Living History and Heritage Program. Explore 100 years of Howard County history, from the Underground Railroad to the Civil Rights movement. Participate in hands-on activities and games as we look at how the 19th century shaped the events of the mid-20th century. Stay after the program for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Remembrance event, open to all ages! Contact Emily Mosher at 410-313-0419 or  It is $15 for Ages 7 to13. See

18] – On Mon., Jan. 21 from 10 AM to 6 PM, come to a MLK Dare to Dream Day, hosted by the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore 21230. Get tickets at On MLK Day, we host a free celebration honoring one of history's greatest visionaries, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join in for a special performances by DewMore Baltimore, Chin-Yer Wright, Kondwani Fidel, Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (the subject of "Step" the movie), and Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company. Plus enjoy birthday cake, a hands-on art workshop, and more at this FREE, fun-filled day! Pick up a free copy of the Visionary Artists of Color Guide, Main Building at the front desk.  Visit

19] – On Mon., Jan. 21 from 10 AM to 1 PM, participate in a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, hosted by Rho Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated at The Franciscan Center of Baltimore, 101 W 23rd St., Baltimore 21218. This is a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing. The Center is accepting gently used mens’ and boys’ shoes for a ‘Soles 4 Souls’ program. Visit

20] – March with the Poor Peoples Campaign in the MLK Jr Day parade in Anacostia on Mon., Jan. 21. March together to honor the memory of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr and to let people know about the continuation of Dr. King’s Poor People’s Campaign. Note there is a new meeting spot--1920 MLK Ave. SE between 10:30 and 11 AM. The parade starts at 11:45. Call Zillah at 901-610-1918.

21] – On Mon., Jan. 21 from 11 AM to 4 PM, attend the Raising Kings Black History In the Making Awards Gala, hosted by One Village Alliance at the Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, 504 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Tickets are at  Celebrate and recognize the contributions and achievements of the Kings in the community! See

22] – On Mon., Jan. 21 from 11 AM to 4 PM, Kaiser Permanente presents the Lewis MLK Day 2019, hosted by Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E Pratt St., Baltimore 21202.  Tickets are at Celebrate the holiday with musical performances, theater readings, a book discussion with Dr. King’s barber, films and craft activities for the family. Kaiser Permanente will provide an array of resource services for the community including free health screenings.  There is a special admission price of $5.  Visit

23] – The Brandywine Peace Community is hosting a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Nonviolent Protest & Reach-Out @Lockheed Martin, .230 Mall Boulevard (off the intersection of Mall & Goddard Boulevards, behind King of Prussia Mall, at driveway entrance across from movieplex), King of Prussia, PA, on Mon., Jan. 21 from noon to 2 PM. Protest Lockheed Martin, the world’s #1 war profiteer, and its economy of war, from drone warfare technology to nuclear weapons and the forgotten peril of nuclear annihilation.  Defy the messages of hate, racism, sexism, greed and violence.  We reach-out to people, near and far, to honor Dr. King in acts and works of justice, love, and protest of injustice, cruelty, and war.  There is an on-site meeting at 11 AM for those risking arrest. Call 484-574-1148 or visit

24] – On Mon., Jan. 21, and every Monday until Feb. 4, 2019, at noon, there will be a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201. Food Rescue Baltimore is honored to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring access to free vegan/plant-based food in the community. Bring a bag. Take what you want from noon to 1PM or while supplies last. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the Food Rescue Baltimore give away. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give-away but will be available for sale. See

25] – There is a PRAYER WALK FOR PEACE IN BALTIMORE CITY on MON., JAN. 21 at noon. Commemorate the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday --walk in vigil for those killed on our streets in Baltimore,  Come and join Bishop Madden at St. Bernardine's Catholic Church, 3812 Edmondson Ave. A lite meal will be held in Harcum Hall next to the church with others in the neighborhood, followed by a walk around the neighborhood in vigil for those killed in our streets in Baltimore City. Email

26] – On Mon., Jan. 21 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, there is an MLK Day Screening of Baltimore's “Strange Fruit,” hosted by Repair The World Baltimore and Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224.  Tickets are at Following the film there will be a panel discussion with Eric Jackson, director of Black Yield Institute, and others who worked on the film. There will also be a service project that will benefit BYI and Cherry Hill Urban Garden. To learn more about the documentary, see Check out

27] – On Mon., Jan. 21 from 6 to 9:30 PM, go to a MLK DAY Screening Event for “This Is Home: a refugee story,” hosted by Christ Lutheran Church, Baltimore and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, 701 S. Charles St., Baltimore 21230. The CLC Social Ministry in partnership with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service presents The Dream – The Resettlement of Our Refugee Brothers & Sisters screening event.

  This FREE screening event is about reflecting on the spirit of Dr. King’s “dream” of transforming our nation, both nationally and globally while learning about the struggle of resettlement for our refugee brothers and sisters escaping the harsh conditions in their country and coming to the land of the free.  The Sundance Festival 2018 winner is directed by Alexandra Shiva, which is about a Syrian refugee family arriving in Baltimore City and following their journey to becoming self-sufficient.   Go to

28] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Monday, Jan. 14 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM.  Call 605-475-6711, code 1136243#.  Work only on brainstorming ideas for participation in the upcoming General Election.

29] – Bill Barry is offering a new kind of labor history class for the spring, 2019 at CCBC-Hunt Valley--a two-fer for 10 weeks.  On Tuesday mornings, starting January 22, from 10 AM to noon, study US Labor History and then from 1 to 3 PM, watch a movie about the labor movement. The morning classes will cover the movement from 1492 until the week of the class, everything from the Cordwainers Trail for criminal conspiracy to the next Red For Ed.  The films will include The Killing Floor, Matewan, 10,000 Black Men Named George, Wild Boys of the Road, Black Legion, Salt of the Earth, On The Waterfront, Norma Rae, el Norte and Bread and Roses.  You can take either of the classes separately but Bill wanted to try a new structure to get as much discussion about the union movement, and about workers' lives, with only one trip to Hunt Valley.  Tuition/fees for each class is $104 (tuition $35/fees $69), but anyone over the age of 60 does not have to pay tuition.

Contact Bill at For more information on the classes, and on registration, go to pp. 79-80 of the CCBC Continuing Education catalog:

30] –  Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is Jan. 22.  Call 215-426-0364.

31] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. The next vigil will be on Jan. 22 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

32] – On Tues., Jan. 22 at 6 PM, come to a Political Action Committee Meeting, hosted by the NAACP - Baltimore City Branch, 8 W. 26th St., Baltimore 21218. Catch the debate -- Arming Our School Police.  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

33] -- On Tues., Jan. 22 from 6 to 8 PM, get over to A Night with American Poets Against US Sanctions on Iran, hosted by CODEPINK: Women For Peace at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC 20009. Come to the Langston Room for "No One Wants to Believe the Garden is Dying: American poets against US sanctions on Iran."  The title of the event reflects the suffering the people of Iran have been subject to since US president Donald Trump imposed new economic sanctions on the country; the sanctions he himself has labeled as the “toughest ever.” Also, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that it is in Iran’s best interests to toe the line and listen to Washington or else its people will pay the price.
According to United Nations Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy, “these unjust and harmful sanctions are destroying the economy and currency of Iran, driving millions of people into poverty and making imported goods unaffordable.” Some well-known figures in American and Iranian poetry such as Charles Bernstein, Pierre Joris and Sepideh Jodeyri will recite their poems against US sanction on the people of Iran with Persian classical music and slideshow. See or

34] – On Tues., Jan. 22 at 6:30 PM, get over to the Pacem Winter Film Series, Film #1 “I Am Not Your Negro” at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W. 13th St., Wilmington, DE. See

35] – On Tues., Jan. 22 from 7 to 8 PM, check out Understanding Human Trafficking, Hosted by the Baltimore County Public Library, North Point Branch, 1716 Merritt Boulevard, Dundalk 21222. Take an introductory look at human trafficking and domestic child sex trafficking in Maryland and gain a deeper understanding of the scope of the problem in our communities. Learn what makes all youth at risk for trafficking and be equipped to identify the heightened risk factors. Participants leave with an overview of how to respond to concerns, where to find more resources and what individuals can do to help. See

36] – Pray for Peace on Tues., Jan. 22 at 7:30PM at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 East University Parkway, Baltimore, (corner of North Charles Street and University Parkway, Entrance to the parking lot is off North Charles Street).  With the cuts from the United States of 200 million dollars for UNRWA and 25 Million dollars for Jerusalem Hospitals, the Palestinians are suffering.  Contact Charles at  or 410-321-4545. Let him know if your congregation can host this monthly event.

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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