Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 30, 2019

28] Challenge Exelon – April 30
29] Options for a Verifiable Freeze on North Korea’s Missile Program – April 30
30] U.S.-India Relations Apr. 30
31] Tea for Peace Ceremony – April 30
32] Peace Vigil – April 30
33] No Drone Research DEMO – April 30
34] Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Info Session – April 30
35] "East Meets South: South Korea - India Relations" – April 30
36] Policy Mixology Reception Apr. 30
37] Baltimore Grow Centers – April 30
38] Immigration Book discussion – April 30
39] Community conversation on Immigration and Refugees – April 30
40] See the film "Beyond the Frontlines" – April 30
41] Marine Turned Activist – April 30
42] "American Climate Leadership Summit" – May 1 - 2
43] Food Rescue – May 1
44] Solidarity Rally for Julian Assange – May 1
45] Support the nurses at Hopkins Hospital – May 1
46] Asia’s Stability: Glancing Back, Looking Forward – May 1
47] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – May 1
48] SURJ Base Building – May 1
28] –  On Tues., April 30 from 7:45 to 10:45 AM, the Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) will be campaigning for green jobs and justice at the Hotel Dupont in Wilmington to challenge the biggest power company, EXELON and its regional entity, PECO,  to deliver sustainable jobs to local people, especially people of color. Join EQAT at Exelon’s Shareholder Meeting at Rodney Square, 10th & Market Sts., Wilmington, DE.  Email cwint22@comcast.net. Learn more and RSVP at https://www.eqat.org/events.

29] –  On Tues., April 30 at 10 AM, catch up with Options for a Verifiable Freeze On North Korea’s Missile Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, 1400 K St. NW, Suite 1225, WDC.  Hear from Joshua Pollack, CNS; Miles Pomper, CNS; David Schmerler, CNS; Joy Nasr, CNS; and Mary Beth Nikitin, Congressional Research Service. Go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYEK_tyMI9MUL_bL61jwm8ftS_rEV0orUwen3S5cPqjvwKOQ/viewform. RSVP to Jamie Withorne: jwithorne@miis.edu.

30] -- On Tues., April 30 at 11 AM, hear Indian Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla on U.S.-India Relations questioned by Ashley Tellis, Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, WDC 20036-2103.  Visit https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/04/30/indian-ambassador-harsh-vardhan-shringla-on-u.s.-india-relations-event-7105.

31] – On Tues., April 30 a little before 4 PM, come to the annual Pacem in Terris Tea for Peace Ceremony at the office at Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse, 401 N. West St., Wilmington, DE.  It will be a quiet, reflective and thought-provoking time. Share your thoughts about a quote of Jane Addams, while you sample some delicious snacks. RSVP to allow a count to determine how many people to expect -- 302-656-2721 or mp@depaceminterris.org.

32] –  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 April 30.  Call 215-426-0364.

33] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. The next vigil will be on April 30 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

34] – On Tues., April 30 from 6 to 7:30 PM, attend a Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Info Session at the Enoch Pratt Free Library-SE Anchor Branch, 3601 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224.  Every day, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières aid workers from around the world provide assistance to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe—treating those most in need regardless of political, religious, or economic interest. Whether an emergency involves armed conflicts or epidemics, malnutrition or natural disasters, Doctors Without Borders is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/674981332917770/.

35] – At 6 PM on April 30, hear a lecture "East Meets South: South Korea - India Relations," co-sponsored by the Sejong Society of Washington DC and the George Washington Institute for Korean Studies, by Sumona Guha, Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group.   The lecture will be in the Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1957 E Street NW, WDC 20052.  Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OkA7lZG8DRQSEUXJK_avNULEdZTLjDL2z_SMF46lB_Y/viewform?edit_requested=true.

36] – On Tues., April 30 from 6 to 8 PM, get with the Policy Mixology Reception with Jamie Raskin and Tom Perez, hosted by the Maryland Democratic Party in Takoma Park, Maryland. Tickets are at secure.ngpvan.com. Join the Maryland Democratic Party with hosts Mayor Kate Stewart & Jon Griffith, Hon. Peter Fosselman, Barbara Griffith, Peter Kovar & Paula Kowalczuk, and Adriana Kugler! Tickets may be purchased here: https://secure.ngpvan.com/VcAnDJk1yEuuRxV7SiSqYQ2.  The address will be provided upon RSVP. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/436842126889052/.

37] – Get over to a Baltimore GROW Center on Tues., April 30 at 6:30 PM and Sat., May 4 at 9 AM, hosted by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works. DPW’s Grow Centers (Green Resources & Outreach for Watersheds) are popping up – again! In addition to the GROW Center pop-up events, there are four stand-alone workshops. At the GROW Center events, residents can get free trees and mulch, purchase recycling bins, talk to greening experts like master gardeners, and attend workshops and demonstrations. To pre-register for GROW Center activities: visit Baltimoregrowcenter.eventbrite.com or call 410-396-0732. See https://www.facebook.com/events/825535227791626/?event_time_id=83815879319593.

38] – On Tues., April 30 from 7 to 8:30 PM, get with an Immigration Book Discussion: “The Line Becomes a River” (Cantú), hosted by Washington Performing Arts at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th Street NW, WDC 20010.  Get tickets at wpalupitareads2.eventbrite.com.   The book to be discussed is "The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border" (2018) by Francisco Cantú. Throughout the 2018/19 season, Washington Performing Arts is collaborating with arts, cultural heritage, education, and literary partners throughout D.C. to facilitate a multi-disciplinary dialogue around the important contributions and experiences of Latinx immigrants in the United States. Musical performances, visual art displays, panel discussions, education programs, and a book discussion series together showcase the wide range of journeys of identity and place experienced by our Latinx neighbors.

Washington Performing Arts and literary partners throughout the city co-present a series of book discussions, hosted by Lupita Quino—better known as “Lupita Reads”—a Mexican immigrant and the co-founder and co-moderator for LIT on H St Book Club, hosted at Solid State Books. She is a passionate reader active in both the local and online book communities, and the series will explore recent fiction and non-fiction works by Luis Alberto Urrea, Francisco Cantú, and Reyna Grande that share a wide range of perspectives on migration across the U.S.–Mexico border.  See https://www.facebook.com/events/304722903401989/.

39] –   On Tues., April 30 from 7 to 9 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, 400 E Lexington St., Baltimore 21202, be part of a community conversation on Immigration and Refugees for community members interested in the intersection of faith & justice. Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore at Zion Lutheran Church, is across from City Hall. Parking provided, as well as refreshments.  Each evening will feature a panel of speakers to help engage more thoughtfully on the topic for the night; transition from a series of prepared questions into open conversation, and close with time to discuss next steps that we might take, as individuals or as organizations, to move forward in that area of concern. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/285349435514909/?event_time_id=285349442181575.

40] – On Tues. April 30 from 7 to 9 PM see the film "Beyond the Frontlines," hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace - DC Metro at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010.   “Beyond the Frontlines: Tales of Resistance and Resilience in Palestine” is a documentary following Dr. Samah Jabr, a psychiatrist in Ramallah in the West Bank of Palestine. From the website: "Beyond the Frontlines takes us on a journey both within our own minds and on the roads of Palestine, led by Palestinian psychiatrist and writer Dr. Samah Jabr. An heiress to anticolonial psychiatrist Dr. Frantz Fanon, she exposes the psychological strategies of the Israeli occupation and their consequences, and the ways in which Palestinians have learned to cope... for everyday colonization does not only involve occupying land, homes, the sky or water. It does not seek to impose its rule through weapons only; it molds the minds as well, beyond the frontlines."  After the showing, Dr. Jabr and the filmmaker Alexandra Dols will be speaking with the audience about trauma and mental health under occupation! See https://www.facebook.com/events/2223185551269019/.

41] – Enjoy an Evening with Matt Hoh: Marine Turned Activist on Tues., April 30 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM at the Embassy of Venezuela, 1099 30th St. NW, WDC 20007.  RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/an_evening_with_matt_h?utm_campaign=dc_april_29_venezuela&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink.  Former Marine and U.S. State Department official, turned Veteran For Peace Activist, Hoh will be at the Venezuelan Embassy to talk about what's at stake if Trump, Elliot Abrams, and John Bolton succeed with regime change and even going to war in Venezuela.

42] – You're invited to attend the 8th annual "American Climate Leadership Summit," a climate change conference presented by the Physicians of Social Responsibility's partner organization ecoAmerica.  The theme of this year's summit is Breakthrough, and in ecoAmerica's own words, it is designed to "empower climate leaders with the tools and know-how to upend the climate status quo and transform climate action into a national priority."  The event will feature health, faith, business, community and academia leaders who are committed to broadening and catalyzing action and advocacy for climate solutions. The conference will be held on Wed., May 1 and Thurs., May 2. Register at http://ecoamerica.cvent.com/events/2019-american-climate-leadership-summit/event-summary-b00127cb5bcc495388181cfd27bccca6.aspx.  The conference is at the International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004.  Call 202-335-1408.

43] -- Wednesdays at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211 by Food Rescue Baltimore continue on Wed., May 1 & May 8 from noon to 1 PM. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See  https://www.facebook.com/events/2335352913149645/?event_time_id=2335353063149630.

44] – Get over to a Solidarity Rally for Julian Assange on Wed., May 1 from noon to 1 PM at the Embassy of Venezuela, 1099 30th St. NW, WDC 20007.  RSVP at https://www.codepink.org/.  Rally for Julian Assange at noon outside the Venezuelan embassy where we are protecting it from illegal takeover by opposition leader Juan Guaido. Make sure you wear pink!

45] --The National Nurses Union (NNU) is holding a May Day rally on Wednesday at 1 PM at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1800 Orleans St. by the JHU sign to protest the firing of a nurse on the organizing committee. Another reason to organize is that the hospital was voted as one of The Dirty Dozen--America's most UNSAFE workplaces. Contact William Barry [billbarry21214@gmail.com.]

46] --On Wed., May 1 at 2 PM, get caught up with Asia’s Stability: Glancing Back, Looking Forward at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036.  Visit https://www.brookings.edu/events/asias-stability-glancing-back-looking-forward/.  The Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) and the Foreign Policy program at Brookings will host an event to examine the past 20 years of the East Asian peace, as well as its prospects for the future. In keeping with CEAP’s tradition of providing in-depth policy analysis of the region’s most pressing challenges, a panel of current and former CEAP fellows will discuss the dynamics of East Asian foreign and domestic policy in recent decades. A second panel of distinguished policy experts will discuss the future dynamics of the region, addressing economic, security, and technological trends unfolding in East Asia and their implications for the U.S. and the region.  Following each discussion, panelists will take questions from the audience.

47] – On Wed., May 1 at 2 PM, and every Wednesday until July 24, 2019, School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore will give out food at 1412 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21213. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2105994779640314/.

48] – On Wed., May 1 at 6:30 PM, participate in SURJ Base Building: Who Is Our Base? It will happen at the Motor House, 120 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/680837179001013/. In the next meeting go deeper into these questions and apply them to SURJ Baltimore’s next steps, including the planning of the next big gathering. Stefanie Mavronis and Cary Euwer will be facilitating this meeting. If you have questions or comments, email them: stefaniemavronis [at] gmail.com and ceuwer [at] gmail.com. Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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

Monday, April 29, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 29, 2019

21] Film FOOD, INC. – April 29
22] Bringing Truth and Justice to Colombia – April 29
23] “Understanding U.S. Intervention in Venezuela, Colombia, and Central America” – April 29
24] Listening Session on Racism, – April 29
25] Climate Change & Public Health – April 29
26] Hear the music of Annelies – April 29
27] Get the Money Out conference call – April 29
21] – On Mon., April 29 from 6 to 8 PM, Food & Water Watch Presents the film “Food Inc.” with Carole Morison at Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville 20781.  Tickets are at secure.foodandwaterwatch.org.  Join Eastern Shore activists for a 10 year anniversary screening of the documentary, Food Inc. Maryland's Eastern Shore has one of the country's highest concentration of poultry producers. And communities suffering from the impact of this industrial pollution are up against an industry-entrenched economy and political leadership. For the past three years, the coalition has been fighting for air quality monitoring on Maryland's Eastern Shore near factory farms. #healthyairstudy

Also hear from Michele Merkel who will talk about factory farming in our state, why we need the support of Marylanders everywhere, and the industry's & legislature's response to efforts to pass the Community Healthy Air Act. See https://www.facebook.com/events/358879851636116/.

22] – On Mon., April 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, catch up with The Monumental Task of Bringing Truth and Justice to Colombia, hosted by Washington Office on Latin America – WOLA, 1666 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 400, WDC 20009.  Colombia’s Commission on Truth, Coexistence, and Non-Repetition began its mandate to report on Colombia’s 52-year civil conflict on November 29, 2018. The 11-member commission and its Ethnic Division represented a victory for Colombia’s minorities who have suffered disproportionate violence and discrimination. Two of the Commissioners, Patricia Tobón Yagarí (Embera) and Angela Salazar (Afro-Colombian), will present on the Commission’s work to date. In order to guarantee that the ethnic perspective is fully integrated into the transitional justice system, ethnic minorities within the system organized an Ethnic Commission. This Commission organized a consultation process at the regional level with Afro-Colombian, indigenous and rom communities in order to guarantee that their view is integrated into their work. The panelists will discuss the important regional work done by the Truth Commission, its methodology and how they are advancing in spite of budget cuts and other obstacles.  RSVP at https://www.wola.org/events/monumental-task-bringing-truth-justice-non-repetition-fractured-colombia/. See https://www.facebook.com/events/328635951038773/.

23] – Please attend an evening with Daniel Kovalik whose talk is entitled: “Understanding U.S. Intervention in Venezuela, Colombia, and Central America” on Mon., April 29 at 6:30 PM at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045.  Learn why so many people are fleeing to the United States and how U.S. policy and practices contribute to this migration.  Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session. The event is co-=sponsored by several groups including Friends of Latin America.  Daniel Kovalik currently teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He also served for over 25 years as Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW). He began working for the USW after graduating from Columbia Law School in 1993. While with the USW, he served as lead counsel on cutting-edge labor law litigation, including the landmark NLRB cases of Lamons Gasket and Specialty Health Care. He has also worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum – cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia. The Christian Science Monitor, referring to his work defending Colombian unionists under threat of assassination, recently described Mr. Kovalik as “one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States.” Mr. Kovalik received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford University School of Law and was the recipient of the Project Censored Award for his article exposing the unprecedented killing of trade unionists in Colombia. He has written extensively on the issue of international human rights and U.S. foreign policy for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects. 

The books he has written are: “The Plot to Control the World: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World” and “The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran.”  Feel free to share this event with all your contacts. Visit www.friendsoflatinamerica.org.

24] – On Mon., April 29 from 7 to 9 PM, catch up with a Listening Session on Racism, hosted by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21210.  As an initial response to Archbishop William E. Lori’s recent pastoral statement on racism, The Journey to Racial Justice, the Archdiocese of Baltimore welcomes all to attend a Listening Session on Racism at LeClerc Auditorium.  The event will be co-sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and NDMU, and will include a series of invited speakers who will share their experiences of racism in the Catholic Church. Participants will also be invited to share written input on how the Church should move forward in addressing racism.

Most Rev. Shelton Fabre, chair of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism; Archbishop Lori and all three auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and Most Rev. John Ricard, Bishop Emeritus of Pensacola-Tallahassee will compose the panel of listeners. Go to www.archbalt.org/racism.  Also see The Catholic Review's preview article on this event: https://www.archbalt.org/listening-session-will-share-experiences-of-racism-in-the-catholic-church/.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/377996156261496/.

25] – On Mon., April 29 from 7 to 8:30 PM, hear Climate Change & Public Health by Nobel Laureate Jonathan Patz, hosted by Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club at the Loch Raven Recreation Center, 1801 Glen Keith Boulevard, Parkville 21234.  The Baltimore County Progressive Democrats Club is proud to present a talk by Dr. Jonathan Patz, the longtime lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. This free, unique event brings to Baltimore County a compelling presentation by one of the world's leading experts on the intersection of climate change and public health.

Dr. Patz, a Baltimore native, is director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been with the UN IPCC for 15 years, and he co-chaired the health expert panel of the U.S. National Assessment on Climate Change, a report mandated by the U.S. Congress.  As part of BCPDC’s commitment to political action, it strives to engage and inform Baltimore County citizens on a wide range of progressive issues. A voluntary donation at the door is encouraged. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1161599900674177/.

26] – On Mon., April 29 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, hear the music of Annelies, hosted by Accent Concerts and the Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, WDC 20016.  Anne Frank would have turned 90 this year, but her memory lives on in the warmth, strength, and deep humanity of her writing. Experience the drama, the fear, and the hope of the world's most beloved teen writer as the musical artistry of the Westminster Williamson Voices breathes life into her words.  The Westminster Williamson Voices and soprano Arianna Zukerman received a Grammy nomination for their recording of Annelies, and they will perform it in the Washington National Cathedral under the baton of composer James Whitbourn.  Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/2207340089356923/.

27] – Join the Get Money Out of Maryland Teleconference on Monday, April 29 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.

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert April 28 – July 25, 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 www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com.  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] comcast.net.

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] Lawyers Against War
6] “Explore & Live Palestine” from July 11 through July 25, 2019
9] Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons – through May 31
10] Poisoning the Black Butterfly – April 28
11] Solitude – April 28
12] Adopt an animal – April 28
13] Songs of Change concert – April 28
14] Kings Bay Plowshares Presentation – April 28
15] ERA Call – April 28
16] Jammin’ for Justice – April 28
17] Pentagon Protest – April 29
18] Food Rescue – April 29
19] Medicare For All Rally – April 29
20] Food Rescue Pop-Up – April 22
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 http://thomas.loc.gov/.  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.

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] – Jeff Ross, an attorney in Maryland, is interested in gathering with other lawyers to discuss ways in which the legal profession and the law generally can be conceptualized as a peace-building and war-resisting institution and redirected to these ends. Areas to explore might include: 1) ways in which this group could support with legal analysis/writing those lawyers who are representing peace-builders/war-resisters in criminal prosecutions; 2) ways in which, from a more theoretical perspective, the law might be grounded in an ethic of non-violence; and 3) ways in which law students and young lawyers might be exposed to a non-violent vision of the law. All religious, philosophical, and critical perspectives on the law are welcome. The group might want to call itself Lawyers Against War. Jeff can be reached at 443-690-6872 and jross50@hotmail.com.

6] – If you are 18 to 35, don't miss this unique opportunity to visit Palestine! Registration is Now Open at https://kthps.org/join. For more information, please visit: https://kthps.org/.  Know Thy Heritage, Inc. is offering a Leadership Initiative “Explore & Live Palestine” from July 11 through July 25, 2019.  This is a program of The Arab American Institute.  Visit http://www.aaiusa.org/.

7] -- SUPPORT AMAZON WORKERS OF CONSCIENCE.  We are in a deep struggle to support conscience within the high tech community, which may be the only way to prevent a major leap into artificial intelligence warfare that we see the beginnings of in the expanding global U.S. drone war system.  This may be of particular interest to Johns Hopkins' Navy-funded researchers, some of whom have been working on swarming drone technology.

These are not major asks and can be a powerful reinforcement of conscience at an extremely critical moment.  Please consider circulating this link to your lists encouraging people to sign the linked RootsAction petition - https://www.knowdrones.com/blog/2019/3/6/support-amazon-workers-who-dont-want-to-work-for-war and leafletting Whole Foods in your areas. This is a link to the leaflet -- https://gallery.mailchimp.com/dd110b000ca250d868d4f419b/files/107fc695-8af9-4f7e-a523-ecd1d1dfd28f/Wholefoods_Leaflet.pdf. Should you have interest in circulating the links and possibly leafletting, contact Nick Mottern at  nickmottern at gmail.com.

8] – Urgent: CODEPINK needs you at the Venezuela Embassy, 1099 30th St. NW, WDC 20007, through all of next week.   A group of activists have been living in the embassy to protect it from a hostile takeover by the opposition, in violation of international law.  We’ll also have events all week long. For a list of all the activities, see https://www.codepink.org/washington_dc_24_7_protection_of_dc_venezuelan_embassy.

The events are part of an ongoing presence at the Venezuelan embassy by the Embassy Protection Collective. We have been staging a round-the-clock vigil inside the embassy for the past two weeks, including overnight shifts, and organizing activities at the embassy every night.  We think this will be the week that the opposition comes to take over. So this coming week is critical, especially Thursday and Friday. You can come anytime, or join us overnight. 

The opposition already took over the Venezuelan military attaché office in Washington, DC and the Venezuelan consulate in New York City in violation of Article 22 of the Vienna Convention and has announced its intention to take over the Embassy next week.  Call 415-235-6517.

9] – An important art exhibition continues at the Takoma Park campus of Montgomery College through May 31.  The exhibit is named Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons, and features works by photographer Gary Schoichet; drawings by the child survivors of Hiroshima; ceramic masks by multimedia artist Marion Held; the poetry of John Canaday; and the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University  This is a traveling exhibition from Princeton University, sponsored by Montgomery College’s Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement, Peace Action Montgomery, and Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland, and it will be on view at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. It will be accompanied by various events, including films, lectures, and discussion.

This exhibition of art and science examines the role of nuclear weapons in our society and reflects on their results. By combining artwork and scientific information, it opens conversations on the practical and the philosophical implications of humans’ continued efforts to create and to dismantle nuclear weapons. This multi-faceted exploration of the implications of nuclear weapons includes photographs, drawings, masks, and technical information. Photographer Gary Schoichet provides portraits and reflective comments of Hiroshima survivors, as well as documentary photographs of the historic 1982 Anti-Nuclear Rally in New York City. All Souls Church in Washington, D.C., contributes Hiroshima Children’s Drawings in crayon from 1947 by young survivors. In commemoration of the human catastrophe in Japan, multimedia artist Marion Held has made ceramic masks as a response to her exploration of the site of the bombing at Hiroshima. Related events will be posted throughout the time of the exhibition on the website, www.peaceactionmc.org/. For information on exhibit hours and parking, visit mcblogs/montgomerycollege.edu/cac

10] -- On Sun., April 28 from 9 to 11 AM, look up Poisoning the Black Butterfly, hosted by Runners4Justice at the Dovecote Café, 2501 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217.  This will focus on environmental racism and lead poisoning. April marks four years since the arrest and murder of Freddie Gray, and the uprising that followed. Baltimore's rate of lead poisoning is nearly three times the national average, and Freddie Gray grew up in one of the neighborhoods with some of the highest lead poisoning levels in the city. Even now, 25-40% of children in Sandtown-Winchester continue to have elevated lead levels.

We know the impact - tiny amounts have lifelong damaging effects including speech delays, lack of impulse control, aggressive tendencies, ADHD, and other learning disabilities. This is a public health emergency, and Baltimore has failed to respond in ways that reflect the seriousness of this childhood health crisis. Stay for brunch & to continue the conversation after the run! See https://www.facebook.com/events/379212349344333/.

11] –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., April 28, the platform address is “Solitude: The Art of Being Alone.”  Human beings are social creatures. Social media seduces us into more and more communication with others, some in person and a lot virtually. But most people sometimes need to be alone, without electronic distractions and conversation. Many find solitude a source of inspiration, creativity, and renewal. How can we better appreciate the place of solitude in our lives? Does being alone have to result in loneliness? What inner resources might we better access by finding some time to ourselves? Meditate on these questions alone, and then come explore some answers with Hugh Taft-Morales.  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. Call 410-581-2322 or email ask@bmorethical.org. 

12] – On Sun., April 28 from 11 AM to 2 PM, go to the Pet Valu Off-Site Adoption, hosted by Maryland SPCA, 711 W 40th St., Baltimore 21211-2105.  Meet some adoptable animals looking for homes with an adoptions counselor on-site to complete same-day adoptions!  See here: http://www.mdspca.org/adopt/howto/.

13] – On Sun., April 28 at 4 PM, get over to the Songs for Change contract, which will include peace and justice through music and art: as the performances will incorporate digital images from 2018-2019 Pacem in Terris Traveling Youth Peace Art Exhibition and original music addressing social change.  It is happening at the Silverside Church, 2800 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE. Visit http://depaceminterris.org/.

14] – Hear a Presentation by some of the Kings Bay Plowshares Defendants at the Embassy of Venezuela, 1099 30th St. NW, WDC from 4 to 7 PM. On the morning of April 4, 2018, seven people of conscience entered the world's largest nuclear submarine weapons facility to protest the presence of nuclear weapons. On that anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King's assassination, they continued his protest against the triplets of evil! They continue to prepare for trial, whose date has not been set. Three defendants remain incarcerated and four are out on bail. Three of the defendants out on bail will be in Washington D.C, on their way home from trial preparation. Email Paki at pakiwieland@gmail.com.

15] – On Sun., April 28 and May 5 from 4 to 5 PM, get on The CALL - ERA Education Program at Katrina's Dream, PO Box 32003, WDC 20007.  Tickets are at www.katrinasdream.org.  Please come each Sunday and 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.

The CALL IN NUMBER is 563.999.2090, the CONFERENCE NO: 898879#.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1710130249022424/?event_time_id=1710130255689090.

16]  – On Sun., April 28, Sun., May 6 and Sun., June 23 at 4 PM, check out Jamming for Justice at 5301 North Capitol Street NE, WDC 20011. The DC Poor People's Campaign is hosting A Justice Arts Event by pianist Maceo Kemp and vocalist Bonnie Burnett. Instrumentalists and singers welcome for the open mike and collaboration. Sign up begins at 3:30 PM. Bring song sheets and charts to lend and share. Everybody's Got a Right to Live! They are looking for musicians to form a local chapter of the People's Music Network. Visit http://www.peoplesmusic.org, and see https://www.facebook.com/events/2239843369677616/?event_time_id=2239843379677615.

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 Apr. 29, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email artlaffin@hotmail.com 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. 

18] – On Mon., Apr. 29 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/415842178868197/.

19] – On Mon., April 29 from12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Rally for Medicare for All, hosted by Fight to Win Medicare for All at 950 F St. NW, WDC 20004-1404.  Come to the headquarters of PhRMA to say loud and clear: We've had enough of corporate greed and it's time for Medicare for All!  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2333954190213581/.

20] –On Mon., April 29 from 3 to 4 PM, there is a Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish, 3418 Belair Road, Baltimore 21213-1233.  Bring a bag, and take home healthy, free food! View https://www.facebook.com/events/301851223848295/?event_time_id=301851250514959

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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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

Friday, April 26, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 26 -- May 31, 2019

52] Lights Out Baltimore April 26, 27 & 28
53] Global Report on Food Crises – April 26
54] Arbor Day Celebration – April 26
55] Max is at the JHU Spring Fair -- April 26
56] UMD Rally for Climate Justice – April 26
57] Black Lives Matter – April 26
58] Free screening of “Paris to Pittsburgh” – April 26
59] "Occult Features of Anarchism" -- April 26
60] Together with Notre-Dame concert – April 26
61] Ballroom Dancing – April 26
62] Baltimore Caravan to Philly for Mumia Protest – April 27
63] “The Israel- Palestine Conflict—Lives In the Balance” – April 27
64] Immigration Clinic – April 27
65] Beyond War meeting – April 27
66] Prosecutor's Vision for Criminal Justice Reform – April 27
67] Mass Transit Options – April 27
68] March for Mumia – April 27
68] "Occult Features of Anarchism" -- April 26
69] Peace Vigil – April 27
70] Coffee, Doughnuts & Puppies!  – April 27
71] Protest at Drone Base – April 27
72] Film “Bag It- Is your life too plastic? – April 27
73] Confronting Gentrification and Displacement – April 27
74] Bernie’s 2020 election campaign! – April 27
75] Protest Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner – April 27
76] Resistance Through Mutual Aid – April 27
77] Benefit Dinner for Rohingya Orphans – April 27
78] “Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapon” – through May 31
79] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
80] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
81] Do you need any book shelves?
82] Join the Global Zero campaign
83] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
52] – On Fri., April 26 from 5 to 6:30 AM, on Sat., April 27 from 6 to 7:30 AM and Sun., April 28 from 6 to 7:30 AM, join the City Nature Challenge: Be a Citizen Scientist for the day! These endeavors are hosted by Lights Out Baltimore.  Cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the 2019 City Nature Challenge. Over 40 organizations in Baltimore are joining the weekend of fun led by the National Aquarium. Join Lights Out Baltimore (LOB), a citizen science project to identify and rescue migratory birds downtown that have collided with glass. Sign up to walk one morning to rescue birds. Volunteers will record all species found on iNaturalist app and will be trained alongside LOB experts. Once you sign up, you will be notified with further instructions. Citizen science is for the birds! Please sign up in the link -- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d45abad22a5fb6-city. Look up https://www.facebook.com/events/404678683414418/?event_time_id=404678686747751.

53] - On Fri., April 26 from 9:30 to 11 AM, get involved with a Technical Discussion on the 2019 Global Report on Food Crises, hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 1201 I St., WDC 20005.  Breakfast will be available at 9AM. You will also be able to stream this event.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/272467933628893/.

54] – On Fri., April 26 from 10 AM to noon, attend an Arbor Day Celebration, hosted by Friends of Herring Run Parks at 4600 Parkside Dr., Baltimore 21206-6602. 43eFlowering Tree Trails of Baltimore combines forces with the Friends of Herring Run Parks, the Baltimore City Forestry Board and other partners to celebrate Arbor Day with an official tree planting. Look at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arbor-day-celebration-planting-tickets-56929616014?aff=ebapi.

55] -- On Fri., April 26 from noon to 8 PM, on Sat., April 27 from 10 AM to7 PM and on Sun., April 28 from 10 AM to 6 PM, attend the Johns Hopkins Spring Fair on the Homewood Campus.  Max will be there on the Gilman Quad just behind the Eisenhower Library selling used books, buttons, bumperstickers, vinyl and other paraphernalia. Call him at 727-256-5789 during Spring Fair.

56] -  On Fri., April 26 from 3 to 4:30 PM, join a UMD Rally for Climate Justice, hosted by UMD SGA's Sustainability Committee in front of 1101 Main Administration Bldg., College Park 20742.  Every day, communities around the world suffer droughts, floods, famines, wildfires and storms due to climate change. Our reckless burning of fossil fuels has poisoned marginalized communities around Maryland, around the country and across the world. But UMD continues to burn natural gas at a power plant, while claiming to be a climate leader.  Demand that the University of Maryland act like a true leader and invest in clean, fossil free energy. Commit to carbon neutrality by 2025, break free from natural gas and fossil fuel investments, and take real action on climate change. These climate disasters will affect all of us, and to fix it, we have to act at EVERY level. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2309832295935350/.

57] – 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 April 26. Black Lives Matter.  

58] – On Fri., April 26 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, see a free screening of “Paris to Pittsburgh,” hosted by the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association at the SNF Parkway / Maryland Film Festival, 5 West North Ave., Baltimore 21201.  This is a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies -- narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).  From coastal cities to America’s heartland, citizens are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Learn about their incredible stories, and be inspired to create change in your own community! Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFznn8FNRbU.  Following the film, hear remarks from Professor Marsha Wills-Karp, PhD and Chair, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering.  Look up https://www.facebook.com/events/1660523847383700/.

59] – On Fri., April 26 from 7 to 9 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201, Erica Lagalisse presents "Occult Features of Anarchism."  In the book, Erica Lagalisse sets straight the history of the Left, illustrating the actual relationship between modern revolutionism, occult philosophy, and the clandestine fraternity. Questions of class respectability may lead Leftists to ignore “conspiracy theory, “yet in doing so neo-fascist theories of history gain ground. Inspired by research within today’s anarchist movements, Lagalisse's latest work also serves to challenge contemporary anarchist “atheism”, which poses practical challenges for coalition politics in the 21st century. Finally, by studying the history of anarchism, Lagalisse also shows how the development of Leftist theory and practice within clandestine masculine “public” spheres continues to inform 21st century anarchist understandings of the ‘political’, in which men’s oppression by the state becomes the prototype for power in general. Look over https://www.facebook.com/events/573637093136551/.
Call (443) 602 7611 or go to https://www.redemmas.org/.

60] - On Fri., April 26 at 7 PM, go to a Together with Notre-Dame concert, hosted by the French Embassy in the U.S. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE, WDC 20017.  Tickets are at frenchculture.org.  This is a free concert celebrating the spiritual and cultural significance of Notre-Dame de Paris in the world and the hope for its future.  The tragic fire that broke out at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15th destroying its iconic spire and reducing its ancient wooden roof to ash has sparked a wave of sympathy and emotion across the world.  The French cathedral, which dates back more than 850 years, will be rebuilt “more beautiful than before” declared French President Emmanuel Macron. Reconstruction of Notre-Dame will take many years, and is going to be a huge collective effort.  The program will feature Johann Vexo, organist at Notre-Dame de Paris, and the choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Johann Vexo was playing at Notre-Dame when the fire started on April 15th. He is the last musician to have performed there.  A freewill offering will be used to benefit the rebuilding and restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris. No reservation is required.  If you wish to support the restoration of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, please visit www.rebuildnotredame.paris. The U.S.-based public charity Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris (http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/friends/donate/) is also accepting donations to help rebuild the cathedral.  See https://www.facebook.com/events/1231054627051706/.

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 April 26. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email eneergdivad@gmail.com.

62] –  On Sat., April 27 from 8 AM to 5 PM, get on the Baltimore Caravan to Philly for Mumia Protest, hosted by the Peoples Power Assembly, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. Call 410-218-4835. See https://www.facebook.com/events/2379286612307102/.

63] – Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore will hold its Spring Assembly on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The subject will be “The Israel- Palestine Conflict—Lives In the Balance.”  Learn why this is a pivotal moment for peace, justice, human rights and security and why this issue is of major importance to all members of Abrahamic faiths - Jews, Muslims and Christians. Hear from five distinguished speakers on the subject – two Jews, a Muslim and two Catholics, who will provide up-to-date information on this vital subject.  For registration and information go to http://paxchristimdcb.org/.   

The Spring Assembly is at the Church of the Resurrection, 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville 20866. There will be several speakers, including Marie Dennis (Co-President of Pax Christi International) and Tom McCarthy (regional Coordinator for Creating Friendships for Peace). The morning will include a short overview film, followed by Q&A session, then presentations by the speakers, followed by Q&A. End with short presentations on how to best continue to educate ourselves on this crucial issue. The suggested registration fee is $20.

64] – The Esperanza Center is holding an immigration clinic. An apple a day keeps the doctor away and the undocumented immigrant community also wants to hear what an attorney has to say. That’s why the Esperanza Center, Immigration Legal Services, needs your help! Spread the word about its general immigration clinic to screen for immigration relief for our undocumented neighbors. This FREE community event will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 9 AM to 4 PM at Archbishop Borders School in the school gym, 3500 Foster Avenue, Baltimore 21224. Parking will be available in the school lot. Registration is not required, but welcomed here: https://bit.ly/2TKH2lI.

Volunteer attorneys, interpreters, and general volunteers are needed– please sign up here https://bit.ly/2U0swW8. Email Giuliana Valencia-Banks at gvalenciabanks@cc-md.org.

65] – You're invited to the kick-off event for the Baltimore chapter of World BEYOND War! It is on Sat., April 27 from 10 AM to noon to discuss the movement for war abolition & how we can take action locally! It is happening at Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church, 4640 Edmondson Ave, Baltimore 21229.  RSVP to Jill at vjillh@gmail.com.  This initial meeting will be an opportunity to get to know each other, learn about World BEYOND War, and share ideas about how we want to see this group evolve. Test out your war abolition knowledge with an interactive quiz, and watch a few short videos about the mission of World BEYOND War. The Baltimore chapter will meet on a monthly basis on the last Saturday of the month.

66] –  On Sat., April 27 from 10 AM to noon, hear a talk, by Adam J. Boss, A Prosecutor's Vision for Criminal Justice Reform, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W. 13th St., Wilmington, DE. Learn more at. https://www.ted.com/talks/adam_foss_a_prosecutor_s_vision_for_a_better_justice_system?nolanguage=en%C2%A0.

67] – MDOT-SHA recently roused anger by dropping mass transit options from plans for Larry Hogan’s pet project, private toll lanes on I-494 and I-270. The agency has scheduled new informational meetings, and there are two in PG County on Sat., April 27 at 10 AM and then at 11 AM at Suitland Community Center, 5600 Regency Lane, Suitland-Silver Hill 20746. Visit https://495-270-p3.com/your-participation/upcoming-events/.

68] – On Sat., April 27 from 11 AM to 4 PM, March for Mumia hosted by Mobilization4Mumia by gathering in Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia.  At 2 PM, the march will end at The People’s Sanctuary, 5507 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia.  Hear from a Free Mumia Panel (Marc Lamont Hill, Pam Africa, and more.  There will be a Book Release for Mumia’s newest book: “Murder, Inc, America’s Favorite Pastime. “ Check out Mobilizatio4Mumia.com or email mobilization4mumia@gmail.com.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/265776011033595/.

69] – 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 www.ccpeace.org. Email ccpeacemovement@aol.com

70] – On Sat., April 27 from 11 AM – 1 PM, enjoy Coffee, Doughnuts & Puppies!  This is hosted by Mutt Mart and Saving Grace Animal Rescue of Maryland, 2904 Hamilton Ave., Baltimore 21214.  Meet adoptable dogs and puppies from Saving Grace Animal Rescue of Maryland at Mutt Mart. Suggested donation of $5 for coffee & doughnuts benefits the rescue. Your family and dogs are welcome! It's the BEST dog-friendly brunch in Baltimore!  See https://www.facebook.com/events/368935080620658/.

71] –  On Sat., April 27 from noon to 2 PM, protest the drone war command center at the Horsham PA Air National Station, Route 611/Easton & County Line Roads, Horsham, PA. Protest the policy of drone warfare and endless war. Banners, and signs will be aplenty.  Tell PA Governor Tom Wolf, civilian head of PA Air National Guard that DRONE WAR OPERATIONS must end!  Dear Drone Operators, Just Walk Away; Stop the Killing!  Peace! Call the Brandywine Peace Community, 484-574-1148.

72] – On Fri., April 26 at 12:30 PM, see the film “Bag It- Is your life too plastic? a documentary exposing the effects of single use plastic.  The screening is at Arsht Hall, Room 108, 2700 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, DE.  Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2297982313856263/.

73] –  On Sat., April 27 from 4 to 6:30 PM, get with Confronting Gentrification and Displacement, hosted by Ujima People's Progress Party at the Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, 2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore 21218. In partnership with the Baltimore DSA chapter, this is a fundraising video showing and panel discussion about the issue of gentrification and the displacement and the impact this strategy is having on Baltimore demographics. There will be food and light snacks available.  See https://www.facebook.com/events/1300021223480942/.

74] – There is an Organizing Kickoff for Our Revolution Baltimore City/County Chapter’s launch event for Bernie’s 2020 election campaign! Come together with your friends, family, and neighbors to join our historic campaign to defeat Trump and transform the USA. Come to the event on Sat., April 27 at 4 PM to hear from Senator Sanders about the vision and what it’s going to take to complete the political revolution. It is happening at Walker Mews Apartments Recreation Center, 6225 York Road, Baltimore 21212. ‌‌ ‌ Register at  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

75] – On Sat., April 27 from 6 to 9 PM, Protest Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner, hosted by Resist DC at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20009.
This is NOT a protest of the dinner itself -- instead it's an opportunity to show the President that we don't approve of his administration and policies on one of the few occasions he leaves the White House.  He skipped the last two years because the featured speaker was the traditional comedian, but this year's speaker is a historian, so it's expected he'll finally attend. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/793381447661418/.

76] – On Sat., April 27 from 6 to 11 PM, join Resistance Through Mutual Aid at the Red Brick Carriage House Alley of the 1200 block of Florida Ave. NE & Trinidad Ave NE, WDC 20002.  This is a Latinx Event to Benefit Undocumented Families.  Donations are requested from $5 to $7 on a sliding scale.  Get with Art, Music, Food, and Raffles. Note that attendees must ascend a flight of stairs to enter the space. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1134124823437183/.

77] – On Sat., April 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, go to a Benefit Dinner for Rohingya Orphans, hosted by Bdeshfoundation at the Islamic Society of the Washington Area (ISWA), 2701 Briggs Chaney Rd., Silver Spring 20905. Tickets are $20. Learn about the struggles of over 36,000 Rohingya orphans who fled from genocide and learn how you can support them through the Rohingya Orphan Care Program! Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/341214839836824/. 

78] –  “Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapon”  will be on view at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, through May 31, 2019. The show -- which features photos, children’s artwork from Hiroshima, ceramic masks, poetry, and informational graphics -- will be accompanied by various events, including films, lectures, and discussion. Visit mcblogs/montgomerycollege.edu/cac for exhibit hours and parking.

79] – 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.

80] -- 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 comcast.net.

81] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.

82] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.

82] – 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 http://prop1.org; 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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“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