Saturday, January 26, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert January 27 - 28, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert January 27 - 28, 2019

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center.  Go to  If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.  Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at]

1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Get involved with NCNR   
4] Buy an Anti-War Veteran hat  
5] Serve Breakfast at My Sister's Place – Jan. 27
6] Redlining – through Feb. 28
7] “The Weight of History.” – Jan. 27
8] Zoo Volunteer Open House – Jan. 27
9] Vintage Cat Adoptions -- Jan. 27
10] Give a Heart for the Homeless – Jan. 27
11] Jewish Voice for Peace - DC Meeting -- Jan. 27
12] MD Statewide Legislative Kickoff – Jan. 27
13] Speak Boldly for Animals – Jan. 27
14] Baltimore for Bernie Planning Meeting -- Jan. 27
15] Less Plastic Please – Jan. 27
16] Feed the Homeless – Jan. 27
17] Refugees in the past, present and the future – Jan. 27
18] Jamming for Justice – Jan. 27
19] Pentagon Protest – Jan. 28
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available.  “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR].  It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed.  It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.

To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.  Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.  

4] – Get a good-looking black hat which says Anti-War Veteran in the front and Viva House 50th in the back.  The cost is $10. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

5] – On Sun., Jan. 27 from at 7 to 9 AM, serve Breakfast at My Sister's Place Women's Center, hosted by Duke Baltimore - Duke Alumni Association at 17 W. Franklin St., Baltimore 21201. Join fellow alumnae and show your Duke Pride as you serve breakfast at a resource center for homeless and impoverished women and children in Baltimore City.  Prepare a warm breakfast, serve it, and clean up afterwards. The women you will serve are incredibly appreciative, as is the staff of the Center.  RSVP at  Go to

6] – At 10 AM through February 28, check out Undesign the Redline exhibit, hosted by Choose Civility, HCLS Central Branch. Look for tickets at  This interactive exhibit explores the history of structural racism and classism, how these designs compounded each other from redlining maps until today, and how we can come together to undesign these systems with intentionality.  Tours, reading lists, events, and more details are at See

7] –  Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM.  On Sun., Jan. 27, the platform address is “The Weight of History.” In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and February’s Black History Month, Hugh Taft-Morales will explore the weight of history. In particular he will discuss how the horrific damage done to people and communities of color due to “white supremacy” can practically paralyze many who in theory support campaigns for justice. He will share information about a “400 Years Project” that he is undertaking this year to 1) create and distribute a lightly-annotated list of 400 history books or articles; 2) distribute weekly 400-word blog posts; 3) collect pledges from 400 people to address more actively systemic racism; and, 4) distribute of 400 ways, big and small, to help repair the harm done, whether through forms of public and private reparation or policy that provides resources to descendants of slaves and people of color.

Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. Call 410-581-2322 or email

8] –   On Sun., Jan. 27 from 11 AM to 2 PM, attend the Zoo Volunteer Open House, hosted by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1 Safari Place, Baltimore 21217.  Tickets are at  Volunteer at the Zoo. Learn about the essential role volunteers play in conservation education, grounds keeping, visitor support and more. Current volunteers and staff will be on hand to discuss spring openings, including training, scheduling, and the rewards of volunteering.  The event is free, but admission to the Zoo is not included.  The volunteer application deadline is February 23. To fill out an application, visit Note this event takes place on the Zoo's Mansion House Porch, 1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore 21217.  Check out

9] – On Sun., Jan. 27 from 11 AM to 2 PM, attend the Vintage Cat Adoptions - Mutt Mart, hosted by The Feline Rescue Association at Mutt Mart, 2904 Hamilton Ave., Baltimore 21214.  Come meet some of the great adoptable VINTAGE kitties (8 years and older) at Mutt Mart in Hamilton! 10% of your purchase proceeds during the event benefit the Rescue Association, so be sure to come and shop even if you aren't looking to adopt! Go to

10] –On Sun., Jan. 27 from 1 to 5 PM, get involved with Heart for the Homeless, hosted by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~ Tau Eta Zeta Chapter at Our Daily Bread, 725 Fallsway, Baltimore 21202.  We pass them in our travels daily; shrugging them off as a nuisance or bother. Our fellow residents in need deserve our time and attention. The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~ Tau Eta Zeta Chapter are committed to doing better by and for those challenged by one of life's most significant obstacles. Join a signature program to provide warm clothing and toiletry items to homeless residents in The City of Baltimore. See

11] –On Sun., Jan. 27 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, come to a meeting, hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace - DC Metro in Dupont Circle.  New members always welcome! Email for meeting location. Check out, and learn more about how you can get involved in the campaign! There is a campaign that connects the fight for racial justice in the US to the oppression Palestinians face by the state of Israel. Make sure resistance is the new normal, from the U.S. to Palestine. Resist the interlinked policies that violate Palestinian rights abroad and Muslim and Arab American rights at home, through a framework to resist all forms of oppression. Check out

12] –  On Sun., Jan. 27 from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, come to a MD Statewide Legislative Kickoff, hosted by Jews United for Justice at Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Pl., Columbia 21045.  Check out JUFJ's 2019 Maryland legislative kickoff is the most important chance of the year to learn the ins-and-outs of the campaigns to take 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 you will learn the intricacies of JUFJ's issues and strategize together toward a more just Maryland. Sign up at Visit

13] – On Sun., Jan. 27 at 4 PM, get with DxE Bmore - Speak Boldly for Animals in Baltimore.   Join to get involved at Start the year strong by speaking out loudly and boldly for animals. In 2018, DxE rescued hundreds of animals from factory farms and exposed the truth behind the “humane” labels used by corporations such as Whole Foods and Chipotle. DxE is at the frontlines exposing big Ag and rescuing animals. Activists enter a place of violence and position themselves around the store holding “It’s not food, it’s violence” placards. An activist(s) gives a powerful speak out about animal rights and can mention Right To Know and demanding transparency from the industry and government. Activists will then chant and march out. --- Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is a grassroots network of animal rights activists working to create a world where every animal is safe, happy and free. Through community building, open rescue, and disruptive protest, it is building a strong movement for animals. Get involved at

Start the year strong by speaking out loudly and boldly for animals. In 2018, DxE rescued hundreds of animals from factory farms and exposed the truth behind the “humane” labels used by corporations such as Whole Foods and Chipotle. DxE is at the frontlines exposing big Ag and rescuing animals. This month, we will bring our message to the streets and speak boldly for everyone whom we couldn’t rescue.

14] –Our Revolution has teamed up with Organizing for Bernie to bring progressives together across the country. There are community events with the goal of asking new folks to step up and get involved in the political revolution. Visit  There is a Baltimore for Bernie Planning Meeting on Sun., Jan. 27 at 4 PM at Red Emma's, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  Email

15] – On Sun., Jan. 27 at 5 PM, participate in this event hosted by Less Plastic Please at Wegmans, 8855 McGaw Rd., Columbia 21045.  Discuss legislation, media blast, volunteering events, a report on recent meeting with delegation, and improving communication within the group. See

16] – On Sun., Jan. 27 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Feed The Homeless - Charity Event, hosted by Skylyne Radio Show under the 83 Bridge (the JFX), 407 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore.  Volunteers & donations are needed.  Go to

17] – On Sun., Jan. 27 from 1 to 2 PM, hear Refugees and America: Past, Present, and Future, hosted by the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St., Baltimore 21202.  Tickets are at  Enjoy the Sadie B. Feldman Family Lecture with Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS and Anne Richard, Georgetown University.  Help mark UNESCO International Holocaust Remembrance Day as Hetfield and Richard discuss immigration.  See

18] – On Sun., Jan, 27 from 6 to 8 PM get over to Jamming for Justice, hosted by Luci Murphy at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 N. Capitol St. NE, WDC 20011.  The DC Poor People's Campaign is hosting this Justice Arts Event with pianist Maceo Kemp and vocalist Bonnie Burnett.  Instrumentalists and singers are welcome for the open mike and collaboration. Bring song sheets and charts to lend and share. Everybody's Got a Right to Live! The Campaign is looking for musicians to form a local chapter of the People's Music Network. Visit and

19] – 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. 28, 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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