Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Baltimore ACtivist Alert -- March 28 -- April 4, 2019

49] Constraining Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Capabilities – Mar. 28
50] The Surveillance of Activists in the Digital Age – Mar. 28
51] PG County Solar Co-op Information Session -- Mar. 28
52] Walk Out on Trump Administration’s Energy Lies -- Mar. 28
53] Disaster Strikes Again – Mar. 28
54] WIB peace vigils – Mar. 29
55] White House vigil -- Mar. 29
56] Black Lives Matter – March 29
57] Malcolm X Talk – Mar. 29
58] Rescue Piggy – March 29
59] Social Justice Shabbat – March 29
60] World War 3 Illustrated – March 29
61] Ballroom Dancing – Mar. 29
62] Benefit for Baltimore Free Farm – March 29
63] York Road Community Days – Mar. 30
64] Transportation to National Mobilization – March 30
65] Peace Vigil – March 30
66] Computer Literacy classes for immigrant women – Mar. 30
67] Say No to NATO – Mar. 30
68] Bystander Intervention Training -- Mar. 30
69] The Underground Railroad – Mar. 30
70] House Concert – Mar. 30
71] Benefit Concert/Dinner – Mar. 30
72] The Revolution Is In Your Head – Mar. 30
73] Women’s Delegation to Cuba – deadline March 31
74] Can you house people coming to the Peace Festival? – Apr. 3 - 4
75] Kings Bay Plowshares are hiring
76] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
77] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
78] Do you need any book shelves?
79] Join the Global Zero campaign
80] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
49] – On Thurs., March 28 at 2 PM, check out Constraining Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Capabilities at the Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW,WDC 20036. Speaking will be former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for ISN Vann H. Van Diepen; Richard Nephew, Brookings; and Suzanne Maloney, Brookings.  Two new Brookings monographs—“Constraining Iran’s Future Nuclear Capabilities” by Robert Einhorn and Richard Nephew, and “Constraining Iran’s Missile Program” by Robert Einhorn and Vann Van Diepen—provide recommendations for addressing the challenges to regional and international security posed by Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. The authors—Einhorn, Nephew, and Van Diepen—will summarize the reports’ principal findings and recommendations, and Brookings Senior Fellow Suzanne Maloney will provide commentary. See

50] – There is a webinar on Thurs., March 28 at 7 PM EST/4pm PST "Spying Dissent: The Surveillance of Activists in the Digital Age." Activists have long been surveilled by the government, most famously through the FBI's CounterIntelligence Program (COINTELPRO) in the 1960s which targeted peace activists, the AFSC, civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael and Ella Baker and other dissidents. That legacy continues today as the rise of movements from #BlackLivesMatter to #NoDAPL has been met with increased surveillance by law enforcement. And in the digital age, technology is helping police spy at an unprecedented scale.  The speakers include April Goggans (Black Lives Matter DC Chapter), Michelle Vendiola (Indigenous Climate Change activist), Nusrat Choudhury (ACLU's Racial Justice Program) and Rachel Levinson-Waldman (Brennan Center for Justice).

This event is co-hosted by the Center for Media Justice, Defending Rights & Dissent, National Lawyers Guild, Protect the Protest, and the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University School of Law.  Attend this webinar in person at Howard University Law Library, Room 101, 2929 Van Ness St. NW, WDC 20008. Email

51] – The Prince George's County Solar Co-op Information Session is taking place on Thurs., March 28 at 7 PM at Greenbelt Public Library, Small Meeting Room, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt 20770.  This information session is open to residents in Prince George's County. Neighbors across Prince George's County can join our Prince George's Solar Co-op. Co-op participants work with the help of Solar United Neighbors to make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters. Join us for a free information session to learn about solar energy, as well as how the co-op simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power. Email

52] – On Fri., March 29 from 7:30 to 9:30 AM, Walk Out on Trump Administration’s Energy Lies, hosted by 350 DC and Sunrise Movement - DC Hub at the Japanese American Memorial, 27 Louisiana Ave. NW, # 49, WDC 20001.  This Friday, the Department of Energy and coal execs are holding a panel to perpetuate the myth that renewable energy can’t power America. The event is free to the public, so show up in numbers to demand answers and walk out on their lies! THE MOST IMPORTANT FIRST STEP: Register right now so you can attend the event:  Arrive at the Japanese American Memorial (a park at D & New Jersey Ave. NW) to go over the action and prep before heading over to the Charlie Palmer Steakhouse where the panel is being held.

The U.S. electric sector is changing for the better: towards a flexible grid powered by renewable, carbon free energy. In hosting this panel, Real Clear Politics shows a complete lack of understanding around the most basic elements of the electricity sector, from wrongfully uplifting large coal and nuclear plants, to questioning the affordability of wind and solar, the nation’s cheapest power sources. It is unnerving to know that those leading the nation’s energy future are utterly clueless when it comes to grid modernization and flexibility, falling renewable energy prices, and the market mechanisms that are rapidly making coal and nuclear power expensive and obsolete.  Go to

53] – On Fri., March 29 from noon to 2 PM, Disaster Strikes Again, hosted by SAIS Energy, Resources & Environment in the Kenney Auditorium, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  Agriculture continues to be the primary source of income for many communities around the world. However, the increase in climate-related severe weather events is having a significant impact on local farmers in affected areas who are experiencing economic losses due to decreased agricultural yields. These losses further strain public budgets, as governments depend on agriculture related revenue. Yet there is the potential to transfer this risk to the private market through insurance and reinsurance mechanisms. The Swiss Re Practicum team will present this research on the economic impacts of climate shocks in agriculture dependent communities, which will be followed by a panel discussion on how farmers, local, and federal governments are responding to these devastating impacts. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.  RSVP at See

54] – On Fri., Mar. 29 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.,  Mar. 29 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] – 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 Mar. 29. Black Lives Matter.  

57] – On Fri., March 29 from 6 to 8 PM, hear a Malcolm X Talk: Navigating Politics as Millennial Women, hosted by Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle at the Haskins Center, 25 West Fayette St., 6th Floor, Baltimore 21201.  March is Women's History Month.  Therefore, this month's Malcolm X Talk will be the Ella Baker Edition focusing on the particular challenges faced by young Black women when navigating political spaces in Baltimore. Beyond the panel discussion of the nature of those challenges, explore how we can come together as a community to support young Black women who face this difficult reality.  Come with questions and solutions to these issues. Donations for panelists and moderator are encouraged. See

58] - On Fri., March 29 from 6 to 8 PM, Rescue Piggie and see a film, hosted CARE at JHU in Hodson’s first floor lobby, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  THERE WILL BE A RESCUED PIGGIE CALLED CHARLOTTE PRESENT.  THERE WILL ALSO BE A MINI MARKET SET UP BY BLACK BOTTOM FARM.  Come join CARE for a screening of "The Last Pig", an award-winning documentary about a pig farmer who had a change of heart. Charlotte the rescue pig will be available for cuddles throughout the movie and her caretaker from the Life With Pigs Animal Sanctuary will be around for any questions!  Rose from Black Bottom Farm Initiative will tell her story about how she turned her old pig farm into a sanctuary! They will be setting up a mini market of foods! See a preview here: Go to

59] – On Fri., March 29 from 7 to 9 PM, come to a Social Justice Shabbat, hosted by Moishe House Baltimore and Jews United for Justice. Tickets are at  Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) will present a few issues and guide dinner table discussions to add to the Shabbat experience. Come ready to celebrate Shabbat, meet new people, and think about Jewish values of tikkun olam and tzedakah and how those values should influence actions to improve Baltimore.   Some issues which JUFJ has pushed forward are higher minimum wages, paid family leave, police accountability, affordable housing, and many other policies. Learn more about them on their website here:

Moishe House is an international non-profit organization that focuses on creating vibrant communities for all Jewish young adults in their 20s. Located in Canton, Baltimore, the Baltimore Moishe House hosts tons of awesome events! Email  Call for the address and parking information: 443-438-3454.  Go to

60] – On Fri., March 29 from 7 to 9 PM, get over to World War 3 Illustrated: Now is The Time Of Monsters at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201. Call (443) 602 7611 or go to See

Join Seth Tobocman, Jeff Wilson, Rebecca Migdal, and Lou Allen for a celebration of Issue 49 of the legendary compendium of radical graphic art. Now is the Time of Monsters, the latest issue of World War 3 illustrated, explores and exposes the predatory logic that underpins our economy, politics, justice system and human relations. As agents of Capitalism seek to extract and exploit at every opportunity, artists and allies come together to push back in words and images.

This issue poses the question: is the monster in the oval office a symptom of a society wide mindset that encourages predatory behaviors in business practices like predatory lending and pharmaceutical pricing, law enforcement practices like civil forfeiture and ICE raids, and personal relations like work place sexual harassment and transactional relationships? And how can we combat this mindset?  In the time of monsters our greatest weapon of resistance just might be unity, basic humanity and love. See

61] – 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 Mar. 29. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

62] – On Fri., March 29 at 8 PM, come to a Benefit for Baltimore Free Farm and Food Not Bombs to support a good cause, to check out some of the best bands around town, and to win cool prizes!!  A Free Raffle Ticket is included with a minimum $5 donation at the door.  Door sales will be donated to Baltimore Free Farm.  Raffle Tickets will be 2 for $5 all night! Raffle Tickets sales will benefit Baltimore Food Not Bombs!! You must be present during drawing to win prizes!! You could win something awesome from Twisted Image Glass or some killer artwork from Lorraine Imwold, Grimcat, and more! See

63] – Loyola University is organizing York Road Community Days, which are two hour volunteer days on Saturday mornings.  This spring, Community Days are scheduled for March 30, April 13 and April 27. Loyola students have the opportunity to paint, garden, clean, and more in local neighborhoods and along the York Road Corridor through the leadership of local residents.  At the direction of York Road Partnership's Public Spaces & Greening Committee, the focus this spring is maintenance over 75 tree pits on York Road.  If you're interested in signing up as a group leader to work on tree pits, email  If you have a project in your own neighborhood to lead, please fill out the form at

64] – On Sat., March 30 from 10 AM to 6 PM, join the Baltimore Organizing Center Transportation National Mobilization hosted by Peoples Power Assembly at 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  NO U.S. WAR ON VENEZUELA!  MOBILIZE TO OPPOSE NATO, WAR & RACISM.  For transportation, call or text 410-218-4835.  A car caravan is leaving at 10:30 AM from the Harriet Tubman Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  You must call 410-218-4835 to reserve seats.  On March 30, another national protest in Washington DC called by the United National Antiwar Coalition will continue the demand: No War on Venezuela and protest the NATO pro-war summit scheduled to dishonor the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4. Go to and visit

65] – 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

66] –  Beginning on Sat., Mar. 30 from 1 to 4 PM, the Immigration Outreach Service Center will hold its second cohort of Computer Literacy classes for immigrant women. This is a great opportunity for women with some English skills to learn how to use a computer and how to search for jobs online.  Classes will be held at the St. Matthew Rectory, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore 21239 for three hours every Saturday through May 11th, with the exception of Easter weekend, April 20th. Email or call 410-323-8564.

67] – Say No to NATO on Sat., March 30 at 1 PM with a Rally at Lafayette Park.  See Benjamin will be speaking at the rally!

68] – On Sat., March 30 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, get involved with Bystander Intervention Training, hosted by Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition and District 17 Democratic Club at Rachel Carson Elementary School, All Purpose Room 100, Tschiffely Square Road, Gaithersburg.  Most of us have heard of situations where a person gets harassed for the way they look, often for skin color or religious dress. Have you wondered what you would do if you were present when this happened? This FREE Bystander Intervention Training will teach us how to react in an effective way without escalating tension and with respect to the wishes of the person who is being targeted. See

69] – On Sat., March 30 from 3 to 5 PM, check out Slavery, The Underground Railroad & Emancipation in Baltimore, hosted by Baltimore History & Culture at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames St., Baltimore 21231. Baltimore has a unique and contradicting history, being one of the largest slave ports in the U.S. in the decades prior to the Civil War, and also as one of the most active stops on the Underground Railroad. Join a FREE two-hour guided walking tour through the streets of Baltimore. The focus of the tour will be Underground Railroad activities in Baltimore and the Greater Maryland Area. Group discussion and participation welcomed and encouraged!

This program will be led by Robert Kelleman, the founder of Baltimore History & Culture, a non-profit community organization that “brings people together to experience the history and culture of Baltimore.” The event is FREE and all are welcome including children.  The tour will take place in light rain (sprinkles) or shine. The tour length is 2 hours and approximately 1.5 miles. Walk at a moderate pace with some brief options for sitting along the way.  The ending point is The Inner Harbor, near the USS Constellation. Go to  See

70] -- On Sat., March 30 after the March and Rally, come to a house concert with Luci Murphy and Ben Grosscup at the CODEPINK House, 1241 Evarts NE, WDC starting at 5:30 PM.  Contact Paki at 413-695-1877.

71] – On Sat., March 30 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, attend the 2019 Benefit Concert/Dinner, hosted by Asylum Seekers Housing Network and North Baltimore Mennonite Church, 4615 Roland Ave., Baltimore 21210.  Tickets are at  Help to Provide Housing for the Most Vulnerable! The dinner will be provided by Flavors of Asia.  The concert will run from folk to pop to African traditional music.  Tickets are $35. See

72] – On Sat., March 30 from 8 to 10 PM, there is The Revolution Is In Your Head Documentary Screening, hosted by City of Takoma Park, MD - Municipal Government, Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park 20912.  Fifty years ago, thousands of protesters descended on Washington, D.C., during President Richard Nixon's inauguration in 1969, echoing many of the same concerns raised about President Donald Trump today. Rallies, marches, and clashes with police were part of the boisterous scene captured on 16mm film by filmmakers Gene Rosenthal and Joel Jacobson. Their documentary titled "Revolution Is In Your Head" reveals a captivating and ominous slice of history about the divisions caused by politics, power, and war and the uprising of people committed to resistance.

The filmmakers will lead a Q&A with the audience after the film. The screening is free with a $10 suggested donation. No tickets are required with seating on a first-come first-served basis. You can view the trailer at See

73] – There is a 2019 Women’s Delegation to Cuba: Advancing Women’s Health and Human Rights - May 3-12, 2019 ~ traveling to Santiago de Cuba & Havana!! There are a few spaces available from unexpected cancellations with discounts available for groups of 2 or more women travelling together. You must sign up by Sun., March 31.  Trip Co-Leaders Jan Strout and Lauren Gette-King – are both intrepid travelers to Cuba and Latin America, long-time WILPF and NOW members, and instructors at Montana State University who love co-leading intergenerational, multicultural Women’s Delegations to Cuba and the Americas. FINAL DEADLINE is due March 31 with completed application and full payment.  Email for an application package with details and pricing:

74] – Organizers are seeking hosts to lodge folks coming from out of town for the April 3 & 4 Peace Fest in Washington, DC!  Email if you can be a host, and please indicate how many sleeping spaces you have available, what nights you can host (between March 30 and April 4, and if you have any problems. Greta Zarro is organizing director of World BEYOND War.

75] – The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 are looking for a SHORT-TERM PAID ORGANIZER.  Go to or contact Sarah Cool at 404.449.7893.

76] – 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 Venezuela. 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.

77] -- 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

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

79] -- 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.

80] – 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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