Saturday, April 6, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 6 - 7, 2019

67] Peace Vigil – April 6
68] Computer Literacy classes for immigrant women – April 6
69] Our Revolution Meet and Great – April 6
70] Guatemala Solidarity Project – April 6
71] Celebration at the Embassy of Venezuela – April 6
72] Freedom Farmers – April 6
73] Quakers in Palestine – April 7
74] The Truth Must Dazzle – April 7
75] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
76] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
77] Do you need any book shelves?
78] Join the Global Zero campaign
79] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
67] – 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

68] –  Beginning on Sat., April 6 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.

69] – Swing by Panera Bread, 1238 Putty Hill Avenue, Towson, on Sat.,  April 6 from 11 AM  to 1 PM for an informal chat with other Our Revolution Baltimore members and leadership. Feel free to come with any questions, suggestions, or just to kibbutz! These have been a lot of fun over the past few months, and consider dropping in. Email

70] – On Sat., April 6 from 1 to 3:30 PM, come to Guatemala Solidarity Project, hosted by Planting Seeds International at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda 20814. Tickets are $30 to $50.  See Come support two amazing organizations that work collectively with Guatemalan Communities to create sustainable change in education and environmental justice! It will be a taste of Guatemala with live music, lunch and a market place to purchase Guatemalan items. Hope to see you there!

71] – Are you a friend of democracy, an opponent of coups, a friend of justice and the RULE OF LAW? If you can identify with any of the above issues, you are invited to join CODEPINK at the Embassy of Venezuela, 1099 30th St. NW, WDC 20007 from 7 to 9 PM on Sat., April 6.  Celebrate solidarity with the resistance to the Coup, and support of the rule of law! Contact Paki at 413-695-1877.

72] -- On Sat., April 6 from 7 to 9 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201, Monica M. White presents "Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement."  In May 1967, internationally renowned activist Fannie Lou Hamer purchased forty acres of land in the Mississippi Delta, launching the Freedom Farms Cooperative (FFC). A community-based rural and economic development project, FFC would grow to over 600 acres, offering a means for local sharecroppers, tenant farmers, and domestic workers to pursue community wellness, self-reliance, and political resistance. Life on the cooperative farm presented an alternative to the second wave of northern migration by African Americans--an opportunity to stay in the South, live off the land, and create a healthy community based upon building an alternative food system as a cooperative and collective effort.

Monica M. White is assistant professor of environmental justice at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Call (443) 602 7611 or go to

73] – On Sun., April 7 from 9 to 10:30 AM, hear about Quakers in Palestine, hosted by Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210.  This is about Quakers in Palestine: Ramallah Friends School and the Military Occupation by Meg Meyer and Arthur Boyd.  They will report on their six months in Ramallah, Palestine. Under military occupation in Palestine, a Quaker school is thriving. How are Quaker values providing hope and building a foundation for a peaceful, just future? How does the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affect daily life in Israel and Palestine? What might the future hold for this troubled region? Visit

74] –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 7, the platform address is “The Truth Must Dazzle.” There is power coiled within poetry. Some of it is quite accessible, some falls into the hard-nut-to-crack category, and some unspools with a minimum of effort. This is the month when we especially credit poetry for how it gifts us. A selection of poems—remnants, bits and pieces, whole cloth—reminds us that poetry has its ways, baffling and not, to offer both bite and beauty to our lives.

Rosemary Klein edited The Maryland Poetry Review throughout its 15-year existence, is founding editor and publisher of Three Conditions Press, has publications in regional, national, and international journals and anthologies, was a fellow at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, a poet-in-residence at Carver Center and for the Maryland State Arts Council, and a recipient of a Poetry for the People Baltimore Legacy Award. With fellow writer Karen Elliott, she brought poetry readings and events to BES (a tradition now present in poetry salons helmed by author Kirk Mullen). She served as president of BES for two terms. Call 410-581-2322 or email

75] – 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.

76] -- 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

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

78] -- 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.

79] – 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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