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 -- Look up

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

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

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

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:  Following the film, hear remarks from Professor Marsha Wills-Karp, PhD and Chair, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering.  Look up

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
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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  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 The U.S.-based public charity Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris ( is also accepting donations to help rebuild the cathedral.  See

61] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM.  Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St.  Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be on April 26. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

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

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   

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:

Volunteer attorneys, interpreters, and general volunteers are needed– please sign up here Email Giuliana Valencia-Banks at

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  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.

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

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 or email  Go to

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 Email

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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/ 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

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

82] -- 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.

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; 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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