Thursday, May 30, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 31 -- June 15, 2019

44] “Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapon” – May 31
45] Immigration Summit – May 31
46] WIB peace vigils – May 31
47] White House vigil May 31
48] Tell Dutch Medicare for All -- May 31
49] Black Lives Matter – May 31
50] Walt Whitman Tour – May 31
51] Ballroom Dancing – May 31
52] Bill Henry for Comptroller Campaign Launch – June 1
53] Quds Day 2019 – June 1
54] Fold-In at the White House – June 1, 8 & 15
55] Meet Me in the Middle meeting – June 2
56] Coffee, Conversation & Canvassing – June 2
57] Peace Vigil – June 2
58] Max is at the Charles Village Festival – June 2 & 3
59] Rally to Impeach – June 2
60] Get Lush Cosmetics Out of Bloody Saudi Arabia – June 2
61] Sierra Club fundraiser June 2
62] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
63] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
64] Do you need any book shelves?
65] Join the Global Zero campaign
66] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
44] –  “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.

45] – The Baltimore Immigration Summit takes place on Fri., May 31 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Coppin State University, 2500 W. North Ave,. Baltimore 21216.  The Summit brings together academics, policy makers, service providers, activists, community leaders, and others working with and for New Americans (immigrants and refugees) in our region. Baltimore and its surrounding suburbs represent an area with a growing and diverse New American population, and local governments view New Americans as essential to the region's ongoing resurgence.
The theme of this year’s summit is “Restoring Hope through Solidarity,” which captures the critical nature of collaboration with and on behalf of New Americans. Additionally, this year’s theme resists the recent hateful rhetoric coming from the national stage and celebrates the ongoing good work of New Americans and their advocates in Baltimore. This work has become both more challenging and all the more critical as a result of the national climate, and this year's theme positions the Summit as a place to hear and be re-energized by narratives of hope and resilience in the Baltimore region. Celebrate the work of welcoming New Americans that continues across the Baltimore Region and to discover new opportunities for collaboration!

46] – On Fri., May 31 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 noon vigil is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St, Baltimore. 21211. However, if weather is iffy, contact Bob at Even if there is no vigil, lunch will take place at 1 PM at the Greenway Room, 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:

47] – On Fri.,  May 31 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.

48] – Dutch Ruppersberger has agreed to meet with five organizers about Medicare For All on Fri., May 31 at 3:30 PM.  Join a rally on Friday from 3 to 4:15 PM at Ruppersberger's at his office, 375 West Padonia Road, Suite 200, Timonium. RSVP at five constituents meet with Mr. Ruppersberger, they will report back to the rally attendees outside the office.

49] – 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 May 31. Black Lives Matter.  

50] – On Fri., May 31 from 6 to 8 PM, take a walking tour of Walt Whitman & Living In Civil War Washington, D.C., hosted by Washington DC History & Culture at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20001. Friday, May 31 is the 200th birthday of poet, journalist and author Walt Whitman - one of DC’s favorite adopted sons. Born in New York City, Walt moved to Washington, DC during the Civil War and spent approximately a decade here - writing, working as a federal employee, and volunteering at various local hospitals. His experience was similar to many who lived in D.C. during the Civil War years of 1861-65.  When we think of the Civil War the first things that come to mind are typically either prominent historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert E. Lee, or the major battles such as Manassas, Antietam and Gettysburg.

But for regular, everyday people, what was it like to actually live in Washington, D.C. during the Civil War in terms of jobs, housing, clothes, transportation, entertainment, food, shopping, etc.?  The two-hour walk will cover approximately a mile and a half and will visit many prominent places connected to Walt Whitman and the Civil War including The Newseum, The Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office, Ford’s Theatre, Freedom Plaza and the Willard Hotel.  This program will be led by Robert Kelleman, the founder of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.  Check out

Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 - March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.  Kelleman can be reached at or 202-821-6325 (text only).  Visit

51] – 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 31. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

52] –  On Sat., June 1 at 10 AM, check out the Bill Henry For Comptroller Campaign Launch, hosted by Friends of Bill Henry at 601 N. Paca St., Baltimore 21201-1919.  Get tickets at  Join Bill Henry along with his family, friends, and supporters as he launches his campaign to be your next Baltimore City Comptroller.  As Comptroller, Bill will ensure independent oversight of the City's fiscal and policy affairs. He'll protect the public interest through the office's crucial roles in budgeting, approving contracts, auditing City agencies, and managing the City's real estate. This is By Authority: Friends of Bill Henry; Mel Freeman, Treasurer.  Look at

53] – On Sat., June 1 from 10 AM to 2 PM, get involved with Quds Day 2019, hosted by Al Quds Day on Capitol Hill, 100 East Capitol St., WDC 20036.  Join this annual rally and demonstration for the liberation and support of Palestine. We must stand united against all oppression, occupation, and colonization. We must stand united for peace and justice.  Visit

54] – On Sat., June 1, June 8 and June 15 from 10 AM to noon, join a Fold-In at the White House, Lafayette Square Historic District, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20006.  Hosted by Searching for Eon, this Fold-In is a participatory art-as-protest performance piece that needs YOU. In Japan there is a tradition that says if you dedicate yourself to folding 1,000 paper cranes the gods will grant you one wish. Come dressed in a monochromatic outfit (all red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, or violet from head to toe) and you will sit down next to strangers who can teach you how to fold origami cranes.

Together hold space as a literal rainbow in front of the White House to celebrate Trans and non-binary members of our community, remember those we have lost, and engage in old fashioned conversation with passersby about the queer members of our community that we cherish and love.  Go to

55] – On Sat., June1 from 11 AM to 1 PM, get over to the Meet Me In the Middle meeting hosted by Communities United at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N. Front St., Baltimore 21202.  Learn and keep up to date on Communities United activities. This is Community United's monthly public event. All are welcome, including children. RSVP here: See

56] –  Enjoy Coffee and Conversation with Our Revolution Baltimore at the R House, 301 W. 29th St., Baltimore 21211, on Sat., June 1st from 11 AM to 1 PM.  See meetings aren't your style? Just want a place to talk politics and activism? Have a question about or idea for OR Baltimore? If any of these apply to you, or you just want a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning, then come on down. Check out

  After Coffee & Conversation, there will be a community canvas for Bernie Sanders. The meeting location for the canvass is right there at R House, so plan to stay if you'd like to help elect Bernie Sanders as the next President of the United States. Look at  Go to

57] – 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

58] – Max will be selling used books, buttons, bumperstickers and more on Sat., June 2 from 11 AM to 9 PM and on Sun., June 3 from 11 AM to 6 PM at the Charles Village Festival.  It takes place in the Wyman Park Dell.  Call Max at 727-256-5789.

59] – Join the rally to impeach on Sat., June 1 from 1 to 4 PM at the Washington Monument, 2 15th St. NW, WDC 20024. Demand that Donald Trump be removed from office. RSVP at  During the rally, hear from musical guests and speakers who will cover everything from Trump’s impeachable offenses to why his term has been so damaging for millions of people across the country. The event will include speakers and musical guests from Washington, DC and across the country. Speakers will address Trump’s ten impeachable offenses, why impeachment is the necessary next step to removing Trump from power, and related issues such as the Trump administration’s systematic assault on people of color, immigrants, women, and the LGBT community. We need to impeach this dangerous president NOW. Volunteers: send a message to

60] – There is a Week of Action to Get Lush Cosmetics Out of Bloody Saudi Arabia, June 1 through 7.  One of the protests will occur in Washington, D.C. on Sat., June 1 at 1 PM.  Go to

61] – On Sat., June 1 from 4 to 6 PM, consider going to a Fundraiser - Moving Toward A More Sustainable Maryland, hosted by the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter. Tickets can be had at  The benefit will feature former Maryland Governor and smart growth leader Parris Glendening!  Maryland is at a crossroads on transportation policy and smart growth. Are we going to create a 21st century transportation system that prioritizes moving people instead of cars, and confronts climate change? Or are we going to repeat the mistakes of the last century, and build sprawling highways that swallow up open space, worsen traffic, and contribute to a warming planet?  RSVP at  Check at

62] – 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 Venezuela takes place, then meet at 33rd and N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. If the attack is before 2 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 5 PM local time, then events will begin at 5 PM, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

63] -- 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

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

65] -- 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.

66] – 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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