Thursday, April 11, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 11 -- 12, 2019

47] Fast4Yemen – April 11
48] Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions conversations – April 11
49] Preventing Nuclear Terrorism – April 11
50] I Spy a Spy – April 11
51] Free Chelsea demo -- April 11 
52] Applied Feminism -- April 11 – 12
53] Celebrate Women Legislators!  – April 11
54] Windows of Opportunity – April 11
55] Moms Demand Action happy hour – April 11
56] UNICEF benefit – April 11
57] Where are the mass transit options? – April 11
58] Moral call for migrant justice – April 11
59] Sanctuary Streets training – April 11  
60] Tour For Life Adoption Event – April 12
61] WIB peace vigils – April 12
62] White House vigil – April 12
47] - Fast4Yemen is calling all students, activists, individuals to join a National Fast For Yemen on Thurs., April 11 from sunrise to sunset in solidarity with the people of Yemen. Abstain from food and water to call attention to the millions of Yemenis facing starvation, thirst, disease, and political violence. Pledge to fast at

48] – The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement seeking to pressure Israel into recognizing Palestinian rights has been the target of a vicious campaign aiming to misrepresent it, punish it in violation of the 1st Amendment-protected right to free expression, and in some cases even flat out criminalize it. The co-founder of the BDS movement, Omar Barghouti, will dispel the myths around the movement and engage in a candid discussion on the struggle to advance Palestinian rights in the current climate.

A Conversation with BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti, an Arab American Generations event, co-sponsored with Jewish Voice for Peace - DC Metro chapter, is happening on Thurs., April 11 at 7 PM at the Arab American Institute, 1600 K St. NW, Suite 601, WDC 20006.  RSVP at  A light dinner and refreshments will be served.  A Candid Conversation about BDS with Omar Barghouti by renowned journalist and FMEP fellow Peter Beinart will take place on Thurs., April 11 at 10:30 AM at the Abramson Family Auditorium, 1307 L St. NW, WDC 20005. RSVP at!view/event/event_id/233085. Go to

49] – On Thurs., April 11 from noon to 1:15 PM, catch up with Building Bridges or a Road to Nowhere? International Frameworks for Preventing Nuclear Terrorism will be discussed at the University of Maryland, 1203 Van Munching Hall, College Park 20742, by Nickolas Roth, Harvard University, as part of a CISSM Global Forum. Roth is a Senior Research Associate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. His research focuses on nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, and the nuclear policy-making process. Before coming to Harvard, he spent a decade in the NGO world working on nuclear policy. He served as a policy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, where he wrote extensively about long-term U.S. plans to modernize the U.S. nuclear stockpile and its supporting industrial infrastructure. Mr. Roth also served as the Program Director for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, where he helped create legislation to improve accountability and project management within the Department of Energy. Email  Visit

50] -- On Thurs., April 11 at noon, catch I Spy a Spy: Social Anxiety and Farce in North Korean Comedy Film to be seen at the Library of Congress, Dining Room A, 6F, James Madison Bldg., 101 Independence Ave. SE, WDC 20540. There has been a long history of cultural development which has impacted social life and the worldview of North Koreans. One of the cultural aspects that is often overlooked when discussing North Korea is comedy films. This presentation plays out against a ghostly landscape of North Korean society, much of which is tragic: the Korean War, economic crises, tensions along the DMZ, and famine. North Korean comedy films are both a response to the grief and a salve for the wound. This talk will be presented by Dr. Immanuel Kim, professor of Korean literature and culture studies in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at George Washington University. Dr. Kim is a specialist in North Korean literature and cinema. Go to

51] -  Let me know if you would like to join us on Thursday, April 11 from noon to 1 PM outside the Truesdale Detention Center, 2001 Mill Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314. We will demand that Chelsea must be freed immediately. Email Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot. Net.

52] - Attend the Applied Feminism & #MeToo 11th Feminist Legal Theory Conference, hosted by the University of Baltimore Law Review on Thurs., April 11 at 4 to 6 PM and on Fri., April 12 at 8:30 AM at the University of Baltimore School of Law, 1420 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201.  Tickets are at  Go to The specific conference schedule is posted with the abstracts for the papers being presented.  RSVP at

53] – On Thurs., April 11 from 6 to 8 PM, Celebrate Women Legislators!  This is hosted by Baltimore Women United at the Teavolve Cafe & Lounge, 1401 Aliceanna St., Baltimore 21231. Join a casual celebration of the end of the Maryland General Assembly and the work of the Women Legislators! Legislation such as the banning of Styrofoam, encouraging more women on corporate boards, women’s pre-release reporting, passage of more funds for education, Fight for $15, and so much more was sponsored by women legislators.  RSVP at  Visit

54] – On Thurs., April 11 from 6 to 8:30 PM, come to Windows of Opportunity, hosted by the Women's Housing Coalition at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21202.  The cost is $100.  The Women's Housing Coalition is dedicated to ending the cycle of homelessness for women and children by providing permanent and affordable, service-enriched housing.  See

55] – On Thurs., April 11 from 6 to 8 PM, there is a Post Legislative Session Happy Hour, hosted by Moms Demand Action at Harry Browne's, 66 State Circle, Annapolis 21401.  Tickets are available at Celebrate the 2019 Maryland Legislative Session accomplishments.  RSVP at Go to

56] – On Thurs., April 11 from 6 to 9 PM, get over to the Spring Happy Hour benefiting Unicef USA, hosted by Happy Hours for a Cause at Chaplin's, 1501 9th St. NW, WDC 20001. Tickets are at  Join UNICEF Next Generation DC for a spring happy hour at Chaplin's benefiting UNICEF USA! #ChildrenFirst.  Celebrate the #CherryBlossomFestival, share about #UNICEFNextGen, and support the current project: Ending Violence Against Children in Madagascar. Chaplin's is generously offering all tickets holders access to extended happy hour specials.  “Champion" level tickets also include entry into a raffle for prizes including gift cards to local Cherry Picks restaurants. To donate and purchase tickets visit:  See

57] – 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 is one in Prince George’s County on Thurs., April 11 at 6:30 and then at 7:30 PM at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover 20785. Visit

58] – On Thurs., April 11 from 7 to 9 PM, catch up with a moral call for migrant justice with Pedro Rios, hosted by American Friends Service Committee, 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia 19102.  Get tickets at Rios will share the story of the “Love knows no borders” action in San Diego in December in which over 400 faith leaders took a solemn walk to the border wall and peacefully confronted border patrol to protest current immigrant policy. 32 participants were arrested. He will tell stories about the subsequent echo actions across the United States and how the action arose in response to the migrant caravans, and the sense of the impact of “Love knows no borders,” which was named ‘Most Valuable Protest’ of 2018 by Nation Magazine. Come hear from Pedro, who has run AFSC’s U.S.-Mexico Border program 2005. See

59] – On Thurs., April 11 from 7 to 8:30 PM, attend a training for volunteers: ICE check-ins & court accompaniment, hosted by Sanctuary Streets Baltimore, 1 W. Franklin St., Baltimore 21201-5005.  Interested in accompanying members of your community who have to report to ICE or appear in immigration court or other matters? Learn what to expect in a court accompaniment, logistics, and possible outcomes. Go over other ways to get involved in our efforts to support immigrant families. 

Sanctuary Streets Baltimore is an informal group of volunteers who stand in solidarity with migrants/asylum seekers/refugees/immigrants by providing logistical and emotional support to those targeted by inhumane immigration policies.  Look over

60] – You're invited to a Tour for Life Adoption Event, hosted by the North Shore Animal League for the 19th year.  The world’s largest cooperative lifesaving adoption event is to help adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens find loving, responsible homes. Join the Tour on Fri., April 12 from 10 AM to 3 PM at PetSmart, 597 E. Ordinance Road, Glen Burnie 21060, HOSTED BY the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. Go to

61] – On Fri., April 12 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:

62] – On Fri.,  April 12 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.

To be considered

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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