Friday, April 12, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 12 -- May 31, 2019

63] Artists Against Hunger – April 12
65] Black Lives Matter – April 12
66] A Radical Feminist Conference – April 12 - 14
67] Slavery, Underground Railroad & Emancipation in Baltimore Walk – April 12
68] Film “High Tide in Dorchester” – April 12
69] Ballroom Dancing – April 12
70] York Road Community Days – April 13
71] State of Prince George's County Public Schools – April 13
72] Plant a Pollinator Garden – April 13
73] Recognizing Black Suffragists – April 13
74] Dropping mass transit options – April 13
75] Peace Vigil – April 13
76] March for the Elephants – April 13
77] Computer Literacy classes for immigrant women – April 13
78] Nonviolent Direct Action Training – April 13
79] “Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapon” – April 15 – May 31
80] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
81] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
82] Do you need any book shelves?
83] Join the Global Zero campaign
84] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

63] – On Fri., April 12 from 1 to 2 PM, get over to Artists Against Hunger: Carrying On In Harry Chapin's Memory, hosted by Wasn't That A Time: Stories & Songs That Moved The Nation at WERA 96.7 FM, 2701-C Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201.  Tune In, Live Stream, or hear this radio broadcast at your convenience by going to WERA.FM - Click Listen at the top of your computer screen - Click On-Demand - Scroll down to Wasn't That A Time - Press the play arrow - Enjoy the show. This episode honors the memory of Harry Chapin. Harry championed many causes.  But the one closest to his heart was the eradication of hunger.  In 1975, he co-founded - Why Hunger - with his long-time friend - radio DJ Bill Ayres. Together – Harry and Bill built a movement to end hunger and poverty around the globe by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food - and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Following Harry’s pre-mature death on July 16, 1981 - a foundation was created in his name to continue the work. This is Part Two of a two-part series.  Part one aired on April 5, 2019. Songs will be performed by Harry Chapin; Jen Chapin; Tom Chapin with John McCutcheon; The Chapin Sisters; Peter, Paul & Mary; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and Bruce Springsteen.  These musical compatriots supported Harry in this noble effort and have carried on in his memory. See

64] – HONK TO  STOP TRUMP'S WARS & WALLS OF HATE on Fri., April 12 at 4 PM, as part of the Philly Anti-War 'Reach Out' at SEPTA entrance, 15th & Market Sts., across from Philadelphia City Hall west side.  Bring an umbrella in case of rain. Call 484-574-1148.  Reach-Out to people because only we can stop endless war, Lockheed Martin (#1 war profiteer from drone warfare to nuclear weapons), the drone war command operation in Horsham and drone war operations around the state. Only we can stop Trump, the hate, the violence, and militarism of these deadly times. Only people can do it.  So reach-out!  These 2nd Friday of the month Philly Anti-War ‘Reach-Outs’ alternate between the 30th Street Train Station and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Streets, across from Phila. City Hall west side.

65] – 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 12. Black Lives Matter.  

66] – On Fri., April 12 starting at 6 PM  through Sun., Apr 14 at 5 PM, come to Solidarity: A Radical Feminist Conference, hosted by Radical Feminism By the Sea and Our Lady of St. Mary Daly, Rehoboth Beach, DE. This is a three-day conference that coincides with Women’s Fest (see The conference features radical feminist content. Exact location will be provided to approved attendees upon receipt of the registration fee. Please message the page for more details. At

67] – On Fri., April 12 from 6 to 8 PM, get over to Slavery, The Underground Railroad & Emancipation in Baltimore Walk, hosted by Underground Railroad Tours at 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 walk through the streets of Baltimore, MD. The focus of our program will be Underground Railroad activities in Baltimore and the Greater Maryland Area, and we will also discuss local slavery and emancipation history, both of which provide an important context for understanding the Underground Railroad. View  This program will be led by Robert Kelleman, the founder of Baltimore History & Culture, a non-profit community organization “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Baltimore.” Additional speakers will also potentially be presenting.  The walk will end at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21202.

68] – On Fri., April 12 from 7 to 9 PM, see “High Tide in Dorchester” with Tom Horton, hosted by Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.  The film "aims to foster a conversation about climate change and related impacts of sea level rise and erosion, and leverage that conversation into action. The focus, Dorchester County, MD, is already experiencing the future that increasingly faces coastal areas worldwide. This low-lying county on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay is the fourth largest of Maryland’s 23 counties by land area, but it is destined to drop to the 14th largest by 2100 — or sooner — as waters rise and erosion worsens. Dorchester is the coal miner’s canary; ground zero for the Chesapeake Region."

This feature length documentary film was produced by Tom Horton, Sandy Cannon-Brown, and Dave Harp, and premiered in the fall of 2017. The Film will be followed by a talk by Tom Horton, producer of the film and environmental writer. RSVP at For more information on the film see Look at

69] – 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 12. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

70] – Loyola University is organizing York Road Community Days, which are two hour volunteer days on Saturday mornings.  This spring, Community Days are scheduled for 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

71] – Coffee and Conversations - State of Prince George's County Public Schools will be led by James A Parker Lay Org Social Action Committee at the Reid Temple AME Church on Sat., April 13 from 8 AM to 1 PM. Hear from School Board members, education advocates, students and parents on the state of PGCPS, Kirwan Commission and the Budget.  This Coffee and Conversations forum provides an opportunity for families and peers to share their experiences and exchange ideas related to current and emerging issues affecting the Prince George’s County Schools. See

72] – On Sat., April 13 from 9 AM to 4 PM, help Plant a Pollinator Garden!  This is hosted by Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. Help bring birds and butterflies to Charles Village. Replace the turf lawn with native plants and shrubs to create a bird sanctuary for all to enjoy. Learn about the relationship between native plants, Baltimore wildlife, water quality, and neighborhood health.  Go to

73] – On Sat., April 13 from 10 AM to 2 PM, join in Recognizing Black Suffragists: A Wikipedia Editing Workshop, hosted by Wikimedia District of Columbia at Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, 144 Constitution Ave. NE, WDC 20002.  Did you know that Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that anyone can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries? Data has shown that less than 18% of biographies on English-language Wikipedia are about women. Help change that by joining a Wikipedia editing workshop. Work together to improve and create Wikipedia content about black women who fought for the right to vote. Training will be provided, and no prior knowledge of suffrage history or Wikipedia editing is required.

This free event is presented by the National Parks Service with support from Wikimedia DC. Lunch will be provided.  Please bring your own laptop. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan, and they can be reserved by emailing Check out

74] – 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 Sat., April 13 at 10 AM and then at noon at Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, 6311 Wilson Lane, Bethesda 20817. Visit

75] – 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

76] – On Sat., April 13 from noon to 2 PM, participate in the Washington DC March for Elephants, hosted by Elephants DC at Lincoln Memorial, 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW, WDC 20037.  Call for an end to all ivory trade now & stop approved global commerce profiting from the extinction of endangered species. This event is part of the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos & iWorry movements to save endangered species from extinction.  The DC event will assemble in front of the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and the procession shall kick-off at noon sharp, making its way down Constitution Avenue, turning left on 15th Street NW, and then proceed onto Pennsylvania Avenue where you can demo for elephants in our nation's capital.

The family-friendly rally in front of the White House is scheduled for 1 PM.  Call Elephants DC at 484-868-8405 or send an email to Visit

77] –  Beginning on Sat., April 13 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.

78] – On Sat., April 13 from 3:30 to 6:30 PM, get over to Nonviolent Direct Action Training - Extinction Rebellion DC at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010. This training will cover the basic principles of Nonviolent Direct Action, addressing topics such as how to interact with police, how to de-escalate tense situations, and how to effectively use your body to cause disruption. There will be a dress rehearsal for an upcoming action on April 16th.  Anybody considering participating in this action is strongly encouraged to attend the training. And it is essential that anyone considering risking arrest attend the training.  Although this training will be geared towards preparing for the April 16 action, the knowledge gained from this training will be beneficial in any type of nonviolent direct action. RSVP for the training here See

79] –  “Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapon”  will be on view at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, from April 15 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/ for exhibit hours and parking.

80] – 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.

81] -- 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

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

83] -- 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.

84] – 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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