Thursday, May 9, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 10 - May 31, 2019

62] Lights Out Baltimore – May 10
63] Ballroom Dancing – May 10
64] Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities – May 11
65] Peace Challenge Run – May 11
66] "Hugo Chavez Humanitarian Caravan" – May 11
67] Peace Vigil May 11
68] Mid-Atlantic Dog Expo – May 11
69] Mass Mobilization at the Venezuela Embassy – May 11
70] Screening of “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners” – May 11
71] “Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapon” – through May 31
72] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
73] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
74] Do you need any book shelves?
75] Join the Global Zero campaign
76] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
62] – On Fri., May 10 from 7 to 8:30 PM,  join Lights Out Baltimore for a Birds and Building Collisions Discussion, hosted by the Carrie Murray Nature Center, 1901 Ridgetop Rd., Baltimore 21207.  As many as a billion birds are dying annually in the United States from collisions. Light pollution attracts birds into dangerous environments, but it’s the glass that kills. Lights Out Baltimore is a bird conservation and wildlife rescue organization specifically addressing this issue. During migration, spring and fall, it monitors downtown Baltimore for window strikes. It collects data, which is used by various organizations and researchers, and rescues injured birds. It advocates for bird-friendly building design and works with buildings to turn out nonessential lighting during migration. It strives to make Baltimore safe for birds year-round by partnering with local wildlife rehabilitators and other conservation groups. Hear from Lynne Parks, and learn about how we can better coexist with our avian friends! The cost is $5. Go to

63] – 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 May 3. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

64] –   On Sat., May 11 from 8 AM to 7 PM, the 5th Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities will take place at the UMD Stamp Student Union and convene numerous regional legislators, nonprofit organizations, and researchers for an in-depth examination of environmental justice and health disparities issues affecting our region.  This year's symposium focuses on using health, law and policy tools to collaborate with environmental justice communities, elevate their voices, and enact change. Jacqui Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program will be the keynote speaker. Registration is free, and the event includes lunch. Email or call 352.283.6254.  See

65] - On Sat., May 11 from 9 to 11 AM, join the Peace Challenge Run, hosted by Runners4Justice in Herring Run Park, Baltimore 21213.  During the May Ceasefire weekend, meet at the playground in Herring Run Park at Parkside Drive & Roberton Ave. Spend time honoring those who have lost their lives to violence in our city, experience the healing power of nature and mindfulness, and support the Free Black Mamas Mother's Day Bail Out event.  Run, walk, or bike the trail - this is a family-friendly event! After exploring the trail, create cards and share one set with the mothering person in your life and donate the other to the Free Black Mamas Mother's Day Celebration on May 12th. Feel free to bring a snack, water, or juice to share! Look at

66] –  Join the emergency "Hugo Chavez Humanitarian Caravan" which will bring food and water to the Venezuelan Embassy Protectors who are holding on and strong despite the electricity being illegally cut and food blocked. Bring food that does not have to be cooked or refrigerated and water. Pack up and decorate cars on Sat., May 11 at 9 AM @ 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218.

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] – On Sat., May 11 from 11 AM to 6 PM, have a good time at the Mid-Atlantic Dog Expo at Patterson Park, Baltimore.  The event is open to the public at no cost; but if you can, bring a small donation of dog food, toys or accessories for our local shelters. Come and connect with local businesses that support the cause. Eat from our array of food trucks and vendors. Get your face painted like a puppy in our kid’s corner. Hear talks on topics ranging from Breed Specific Legislation to animal cruelty. Adopt a new BFF from BARCS onsite adoption crew. Listen to live music all day. Hang out with your dog. Visit the beer garden. Enter into the Doggie/Owner look a like contest. Enter a business to win the “Dog Hearted” award for animal advocacy.  Visit and

69] – There is an Emergency at the Venezuelan Embassy, 1099 30th St. NW, WDC, and Activists Demand Electricity Be Turned Back On.  To support them, come to a Mass Mobilization on Sat., May 11 at 1 PM..  On May 8, the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO), assisted by the U.S. Secret Service, cut off electricity to the activists lawfully residing inside the Venezuelan Embassy, creating a dangerous emergency situation. The embassy protectors are calling for an urgent mass mobilization of support to demand an immediate end to this crisis and all efforts to illegally seize the Embassy on behalf of the right-wing coup leaders. The Secret Service was undoubtedly carrying out an order from Trump's State Department. This was done despite utility bills being fully paid by the owners of the building, which is the legitimate government of Venezuela, and despite the fact that the activists inside are invited guests of the Venezuelan government. Activists have been residing inside the Venezuelan Embassy since mid-April to protect it from takeover by opposition forces as part of the U.S. orchestrated coup. Organized by CODEPINK, Answer Coalition, and Popular Resistance, they formed the Embassy Protection Collective. They are demanding that the electricity and water be turned back on, and that food and medicines be allowed inside.  Email

70] -- On Sat., May 11 from 7 to 10 PM, see a screening of “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners,” hosted by Current Movements at the Eaton Workshop (Eaton DC), 1201 K St. NW, WDC 20005.  About a year ago, Current Movements, a nonprofit organization with the goal of connecting grassroots activists, movements and organizations through art, film and technology, was started.  The plans for a Film Series will result in screening two films a month about the connection between art and activism.

The first film is directed by Shola Lynch, and it documents how Davis transformed from a philosophy professor to revolutionary icon. Go to It will be followed by a panel discussion about the current state of political prisoners here in the U.S.  This is a free event.  See

71] –  “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.

72] – 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.

73] -- 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

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

75] -- 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.

76] – 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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