Thursday, April 18, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 19 -- May 31, 2019

53] Good Friday Prayer Walk April 19
54] A Prayer for the Love of Humanity – April 19
55] WIB peace vigils – April 19
56] White House vigil April 19
58] Pax Christi Baltimore Stations of the Cross for Peace and Justice – April 19
59] Black Lives Matter – April 19
60] Achieving a Sustainable Future – April 19
61] BECOME AGAIN – April 19
62] Ballroom Dancing – April 19
63] Earth Day Festival 2019 – April 20
64] Compassionate Easter Celebration – April 20
65] Peace Vigil – April 20
66] Our Revolution Maryland – April 20
67] Eyewitness Venezuela – April 20
68] Slavery, Underground Railroad & Emancipation in Baltimore Walk – April 20
69] “Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapon” – through May 31
70] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
71] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
72] Do you need any book shelves?
73] Join the Global Zero campaign
74] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
53] – On Fri., April 19 from 9 AM to noon, consider joining a Good Friday Prayer Walk, hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland at St. Luke's Church, 217 N. Carey St., Baltimore 21223.  Join Canon Scott Slater in a walk through Baltimore City to offer prayers for those who have died of gun violence along the route in the last twelve months.  Begin and end at St. Luke's.  Look at

54] – Attend A Prayer for the Love of Humanity on Fri., April 19, Good Friday at noon @Lockheed Martin the world's #1 war profiteer, from drone war technology to nuclear weapons and war preparations, at Mall & Goddard Boulevards, King of Prussia, PA (behind King of Prussia Mall). This year, the Brandywine Peace Community's annual observance of Good Friday and, no less, the start of Passover, will be a bit different from the observances over the past 40 years at Lockheed Martin.  Speak out as has happened for all these decades, and continue to protest and resist.  This year, however, in this "Trumpian" time of hate and the walls of hate, in this time of war and violence against the "OTHER," in this time of a new nuclear weapons build-up without moral debate or barely public mention, seek to end the silence by declaring peace. Hold up crosses not covered with bombs, but with the words: For The Love of Humanity.   Walk the Stations of Justice, Nonviolence, Peace, and Love.  There are still 2 minutes to 'nuclear midnight' on the doomsday clock, and work to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and to Support the UN Treaty for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.  See Call the Brandywine Peace Community, (484) 574-1148, if you are interested in participating in the nonviolent resistance and willing to face arrest. An on-site meeting will happen at 11 AM for those engaging in resistance. 

55] – On Fri., April 19 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:

56] – On Fri.,  April 19 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.

57] -  On Fri., April 19 from noon to 3 PM, check out GSJ COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT DAY, hosted by Greater St. Johns FGBC at the Patterson Park Community (South Eastern District), 1806 N. Patterson Park Ave., Baltimore 21213.  The Church along with the Papp Program is creating more awareness and developing solutions to the many challenges our beloved city is facing. Hear about an innovative blueprint for change to the people which will becoming a medium for progress. The plan is to bridge the gap between our youth and the law enforcement of Baltimore City by hosting a community engagement event. The presence of all law enforcement, business owners, community leaders, church organizations, multimedia/radio stations, district school representatives and clergy members are requested to join an event for interaction and engagement as members of the community.  It will be a day of unity and healing!  This event includes food, games/prizes, cartoon characters, poetry, guest speakers, clothing & jewelry vendors and a Live Concert. If you would like to volunteer, participate, and/or donate please contact Deacon Davon Carter or Minister Natlin J. McNill at Go to

58] – On Fri., April 19, Good Friday, Pax Christi Baltimore will host its annual Stations of the Cross for Peace and Justice in downtown Baltimore. Gather at City Hall at moon.  The procession will leave City Hall and stop at various sites in the downtown area, a short prayer service will be held at each site, connecting contemporary social concerns with a traditional Stations of the Cross. The procession takes about two hours and will end at City Hall. Call Chuck at 443-846-5207.

59] – 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 19. Black Lives Matter.  

60] – On Fri., April 19 from 6 to 8 PM, catch up with Achieving a Sustainable Future Panel, hosted by Kogod Sustainability Club, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20016. The Kogod Sustainability Club has brought together notable alumni from the program who are working in the field of sustainability. Enjoy light food, drink and a scintillating conversation.  One of the panelists is Emily Vail, event planner at World Resources Institute.  Contact Nicole Phillips at  Visit

61] – On Fri., April 19 from 7 to 9 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201, hear about BECOME AGAIN. In concert with the Become Again exhibition at Terrault Gallery, curated by Jared Christensen, this event will provide a platform for Sex and Gender Minorities (SGM) to share stories and poems that explore the queer experience. Performers are encouraged to share finished works, or utilize this opportunity to workshop new material. Open to people of all ages and skill levels, this event will inspire a sense of community through the shared realities of non-normative existence. This is a family friendly space meant to provide an uplifting experience; we request performers keep this in mind when selecting a piece to share. This event is free, but we suggest a $5 donation to help support The Pride Center of Maryland. Call (443) 602 7611 or go to

62] – 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 19. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

63] – On Sat., April 20 from 10 AM to 3 PM, get over to a Earth Day Festival 2019, hosted by Herring Run Nursery and Blue Water Baltimore, 6131 Hillen Road, Baltimore 21239.  Native plants and diverse ecosystems are so important for the health of our planet, and Earth Day is a great time to highlight these relationships. Learn more about what impact you can have on your property: Expert native plant advice, Make native seed balls, Enjoy great nature books for kids and adults, Get Creative at our coloring station and Make your very own rain barrel at a workshop at 8:30 AM which costs $75. Register at  If you are interested in volunteering for this event, contact the Nursery Coordinator, Mary Lewis at  See

64] – On Sat., April 20 from 10 AM to noon, come to a Compassionate Easter Celebration, hosted by Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary and Eco-Retreat (BMASER), 3950 White Rose Way, Ellicott City 21042.  Tickets are at  Bring family and friends for a tour to meet sheep, goats, pigs and horses in a celebration of spring and compassion on Easter Weekend. Tours will start at 10 AM. Special cookies for the goats and sheep will be for sale and you can feed the critters!  Celebrate the holiday with a vegan-friendly child's Easter Search Activity for those guests age ten and under!! Little ones will be put into three age groups: 0-3 years; 4-6 years; 7-10 years. Prizes will be offered for each age group.  Guests are encouraged to bring a vegan-friendly picnic to enjoy on the lawn. Vegan Easter treats will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the animals. You can fill your family's Easter baskets with homemade goodness from the event! Event is on rain or shine. This event is a fundraiser for the animals. Ticket holders will get an email with directions and further information. Ticket sales through BmoreVegan. Go to

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] – Senator Mary Washington will be a guest speaker on Sat., April 20 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM, as Our Revolution Maryland looks back at the 2019 legislative session and forward to 2020. With the frenzy of the Annapolis legislative session finished, and the dust beginning to settle, it’s time to look back and assess our progress (or lack thereof). Join your OR Baltimore endorsed representatives and experts in examining the proceedings at the state capital. What went well, what didn't, and how to prepare for an even better 2020. Besides Sen. Washington, former delegate and ORMD Board Member Jimmy Tarlau will speak at the Enoch Pratt Free Library-SE Anchor Branch, 3601 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224. Visit

67] – Eyewitness Venezuela is a National Webinar with anti-war Leaders scheduled to start on Sat., April 20 at 3 PM from the Venezuelan Embassy, 1099 30th St. NW.  It will be livestreamed!  This event is part of a day of action initiated by the Alliance for Global Justice that is endorsed by dozens of organizations including the ANSWER Coalition.  CODEPINK's Medea Benjamin will be on the panel.  If you cannot attend, you can pick up the livestream by going to the Facebook page of the ANSWER Coalition. Email

68] – On Sat., April 20 from 5 to 7 PM, join the Slavery, The Underground Railroad & Emancipation in DC Walk, hosted by the Underground Railroad Tours, starting at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 950 Independence Ave., WDC 20560.  To celebrate Emancipation Day take a FREE two-hour walk through the streets of Washington, DC. The focus of the program will be Underground Railroad activities in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland, in addition to local slavery and emancipation history, both of which provide an important context for understanding the Underground Railroad.

Group discussion and participation is welcomed and encouraged! This program will be led by Robert Kelleman, the founder of Washington, DC History & Culture, a non-profit community organization “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.” Additional speakers will also potentially be presenting. The Ending Point is the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Email

69] –  “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/ for exhibit hours and parking.

70] – 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.

71] -- 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

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

73] -- 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.

74] – 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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