Monday, June 10, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 11 - 14, 2019

26] Urge the bishops to speak out against nuclear weapons and militarism – June 11
27] Catholics protest at Bishops’ Conference – June 11 - 14
28] Peace vigil – June 11
29] Protest killer drone research at JHU – June 11
30] Voices of Palestine films – June 11 - 12
31] Poor Peoples Campaign – June 11 - 12
32] Truth About “Alternative Facts” – June 11
33] Film Dark Money – June 11
34] Human Trafficking Symposium – June 12 - 13
35] Medicare For All – June 12
36] Climate Finance -- June 12
37] Petition for a Climate Debate -- June 12
38] Future of Conflict – June 12
39] Food Rescue – June 12
40] Petition Delivery to End Child Detention – June 12
41] School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore – June 12
42] Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting – June 12
43] See the new film “Free Trip to Egypt” – June 12
44] “One Thousand and One Nights” – June 12
26] – On Tues., June 11 from 11 AM to 1 PM, the Baltimore Nonviolence Center will organize a demonstration outside the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott, site of the US Council of Catholic Bishops meeting, 700 Aliceanna St. The demonstrators will urge the bishops to speak out against militarism and nuclear weapons.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Comcast dot net.

27] – On Tues., June 11 at noon through Fri., June 14 at 7 PM, there will be demonstrations outside the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott, site of the US Council of Catholic Bishops meeting, 700 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, hosted by Maryland Catholics for Action.  SNAP will be hosting three events outside the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott, site of the US Council of Catholic Bishops meeting.  On Tues., June 11 at noon 12:00pm- SNAP will announce their four asks of the bishops. On Wed., June 12 at 6 PM, survivors will share their stories. On Fri., June 14 at a time to be announced, a report card will be read that reviews how well the bishops addressed the abuse crisis in this meeting. These are Catholics from Maryland and the greater DC Metro area, joining together to say enough is enough when it comes to abuse in the Church.

28] –  Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine.  The next vigil is June 11.  Call 215-426-0364.

29] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. The next vigil will be on June 11 from 5 to 6 PM. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. 

30] – Attend the 2019 Summer Film Series: Voices on Palestine, hosted by The Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center and Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Tickets are at

On Tues., June 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, see three Restored Films by the Palestine Film Unit (1969).  RSVP at

On Wed., June 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, see “Personal Affairs” by Maha Haj. RSVP at

 Film is one of the most powerful artistic and educational mediums of our times. It is both a tool of personal expression and a screen for reflection of social and historical issues, as it carries culturally specific and universal themes. Its usefulness in expressing and educating others about the Palestinian issue remains hugely significant in our present day, and for this reason, The Jerusalem Fund runs a seasonal film series throughout the year. All these films attest to the vibrancy of a Palestinian cinema despite the statelessness and sometimes simultaneous dual nationalities of its filmmakers.  This series if free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. See

31] –  As part of the Poor Peoples Campaign, faith leaders and people of faith are gearing up for a day of action on Wed., June 12 with Rev. Dr. William Barber II, President of Repairers of the Breach and Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival.  As President Trump and his administration let the nation suffer, join a unified proactive and creative response that is not confined by “Right” or “Left”, Democrat or Republican, but is rooted in the clear moral Center of right and wrong.  The group need 40 marshals to cover the event. Marshals will help guide the march and keep participants on the sidewalk and in permitted spaces. If you’re willing to serve as a Marshal, sign-up at

Attend a training on Tues., June 11 from 6:30 to 8 PM at Lafayette Square Park by the North Gate (H & 16th Sts. NW, WDC). Arrive on Wed., June 12 @ 9:30 AM at New York Ave. Presbyterian Church, 1313 NY Ave. NW, WDC and stay through the event until 1:30 PM. Contact Rev. Janelle Bruce at or 202.391.3721.

32] – On Tues., June 11 from 6:30 to 9 PM, Profs & Pints is hosting The Truth About “Alternative Facts” at La Pop DC, 1847 Columbia Road NW, WDC 20009. Tickets are at  This is a look at the causes and political consequences of our becoming one nation with two realities, with David Barker, director of American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. The deep divides that define politics in the United States are no longer just about differences in policy preference or culture. Americans these days can’t even agree on basic questions of fact. Is climate change real? Does racism still determine who gets ahead? Is sexual orientation innate? Do immigration and free trade help the economy or hurt it? Does gun control reduce violence? Our answers to these questions often reflect our ideological bias far more than anything else.

David Barker, a professor of Government who previously gave an illuminating Profs and Pints talk on Congressional gridlock, returns to the stage to share findings from the 20 years of research that went into his new book One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy. He’ll be sharing a number of enlightening and provocative conclusions that challenge the idea that reform is possible any time soon.  It’s a talk that will give you a new perspective on both recent elections and the 2020 elections that we’re gearing up for now. You’ll approach the political problems of our day with more sophistication. Advance tickets are $12, while at the door, $15. Save $2 with a student ID. Look at

33] – On Tues., June 11 from 6:45 to 9:15 PM, see a screening of "Dark Money," hosted by Get Money Out – Maryland at the Catholic Community at Relay, 5025 Cedar Ave., Halethorpe 21227. Get Money Out-Maryland and the Peace and Justice Ministry of the Catholic Community at Relay present a free screening of Kimberly Reed's real-life political thriller "Dark Money." Set against the backdrop of Montana politics, this Sundance Award-winning film exposes the alarming influence of untraceable corporate campaign contributions on the workings of government. Audience discussion will center on the urgent need for a constitutional amendment reversing the Supreme Court rulings in Citizens United vs. FEC and other cases that have gutted campaign finance regulation. The discussion will include a brief presentation on how legislation in the Maryland General Assembly can help to bring about that amendment. See

34] – On Wed., June 12 and Thurs., June 13, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, attend a Human Trafficking Symposium at the  Doberstein Admissions Center, Wilmington University, Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720. Register at

35] – On Wednesday, June 12 in the morning, the House Ways and Means Committee will be convening to debate the Jayapal/Dingell Medicare-for-All bill.  Representative Pramila Jayapal has confirmed that she will join the Ambulance Tour and speak before the hearing. In addition to Ms. Jayapal, there will be a number of other great progressive speakers. An update will be sent out on the actual location on Capitol Hill where the ambulance will be parked and the time when our rally with Congresswoman Jayapal will begin. Plan to arrive on the Hill no later than 8:45 AM.  Email

36] – On Wed., June 12 from 9 to 10:30 AM, get over to Making it Count: Accountability in Climate Finance, hosted by the World Resources Institute, 10 G St. NE, WDC 20002. Get tickets at This is part of the Greening Governance Seminar Series, and get with the lively discussion with civil society actors from Uganda and the Philippines to learn how they are advancing effective, equitable adaptation finance systems to build resilience in a changing climate. Visit 

37] – Join the Sunrise Movement on Wed., June 12 from 10 to 11:30 AM to deliver thousands of petitions to the office of the Democratic National Committee, 499 S. Capitol St. SW, WDC 20003 to demand a #ClimateDebate. Visit

38] – On Wed., June 12 at 11:30 AM, attend the Future of Conflict: Carnegie Junior Fellows Conference 2019. Join a conference that will bring together experts and young professionals to discuss the future of conflict. The conference will host two discussion sessions on dimensions of future conflicts as well as a careers panel. It is happening at the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20036-2103.  Check out

39] -- Wednesdays at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211 by Food Rescue Baltimore continue on Wed., June 12 from noon to 1 PM. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

40] – On Wed., June 12 from 1 to 4 PM, there is a March and Petition Delivery to End Child Detention, hosted by the American Friends Service Committee at the United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave. NE, Room 1&2, WDC 20002.  Deliver the petition to shut down the Homestead Detention Center. From the Methodist Building, march to the Office of Refugee Resettlement and Health and Human Services.  At 1 PM make signs and banners! The march will be at 1:45 PM.

41] – On Wed., June 12 at 2 PM, and every Wednesday until July 24, 2019, School of Food and Food Rescue Baltimore will give out food at 1412 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21213. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. See

42] – On Wed., June 12 from 6 to 7:30 PM, get over to the Baltimore Ceasefire Public Meeting – West, hosted by Baltimore Ceasefire 365 at 638 N. Gilmor St., Baltimore 21217-2101.  Make plans to come through. Share information, network with your community, and make plans for the August 2019 Ceasefire weekend. See

43] – See the new film “Free Trip to Egypt.” In these times of tremendous polarization and alienation, film producer Tarek Mounib approached Trump supporters at a Trump rally in Louisville, Kentucky and made a startling offer to a population known to fear Muslims and the Arab world: a free trip to Egypt. This trip became the centerpiece of a new film with a simple premise: help foster a return to civility, deep listening, and authentic conversation. On Wed., June 12 at 7:30 PM the film will open nationwide, for one-day-only, in 500 theaters across in the US for a #PledgeToListen Day of Unity. The screening will be followed by a telecast live-panel discussion from Washington DC featuring celebrities, politicians and thought leaders. See the film at AMC Owings Mills 17, 10100 Mill Run Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Look at or

44] – The acclaimed Beirut-based Caracalla Dance Theatre is performing on Wed., June 12 at 8 PM “One Thousand and One Nights” at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts,1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22812.  Call Wolf Trap’s Box Office at 1-877-965-3872. Tickets are available at

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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