Thursday, June 27, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 27 - 28, 2019

52] CODEPINK at the Honduran Consulate – June 27
53] Community Defense Rally – June 27
54] An Anti-War Forum – June 27
55] Justice Fundraiser – June 27
56] Montgomery County Solar Co-op – June 27
57] Arlington Solar and EV Charger Co-op info session – June 27
58] See the film “Before Stonewall” – June 27
59] Letter writing campaign to Chelsea Manning – June 27
60] "Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s" – June 27
61] White House vigil– June 28
62] WIB peace vigils – June 28
52] – On Thurs., June 27 at noon, rally at the Honduran Consulate to demand the release of political prisoners at Honduras Consulate, 1990 M St. NW, WDC 20009. Rally in opposition of the 2009 US coup installed government of Honduras and for the release of political prisoners. Make sure you wear pink for peace!  RSVP at Contact Terri at

53] – On Thurs., June 27 at 4:30 PM, attend a Community Defense Rally: ICE Out, hosted by La ColectiVA at the Dunn Loring Metro + ICE field office, 2675 Prosperity Ave., Fairfax, VA 20598. Send a message to Trump, ICE and their enablers that we will fight back against their attacks. Our families and loved ones should be free, in their communities, and building their lives just like everyone else. Instead, migrants and their loved ones often live in constant fear and uncertainty due to a long history of racist and xenophobic laws and funding of institutions that have built up to today’s system of mass incarceration and deportation, including over 52,000 people in ICE custody. Call on members of Congress to #DefundHate and cut the funding of ICE/CBP, demand localities advance policies to end all voluntary collaboration with ICE, and the divestment and separation from ICE/CBP contractors and collaborators. Go to

54] – On Thurs., June 27 from 5 to 7 PM, check out the Boise Anti-war Forum: No war on Iran!  This is hosted by the Answer Coalition, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 2000. The Trump administration has imposed deadly sanctions — an economic war — on Iran and is continuing to threaten a massive military attack. Despite reportedly pulling back from an attack on June 20, Trump has threatened "obliteration like you've never seen before." Meanwhile at home, the U.S. is imprisoning immigrant children and families in concentration camps, and now even considering moving them onto military bases.  Visit

55] –  On Thurs., June 27 from 5:30 to 8 PM, come to a Justice Fundraiser, hosted by DC-MD Justice For Our Neighbors – JFON at Madam's Organ Blues Bar, 2461 18th St. NW, WDC 20009.  On Immigrant Heritage Month, bring your friends and family (21 and older) to eat and learn more about DC-MD JFON's important work. You will still have time to support a good cause before watching the Democratic presidential debate.  For every item you purchase, $1 will go to DC-MD JFON. As the Trump Administration continues to target immigrants across the country, we must work together to support the most vulnerable members of our communities. Check out

56] – On Thurs., June 27 from 6 to 7:30 PM, get with Montgomery County Solar Co-op, hosted by Solar United Neighbors at Takoma Park City Hall, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park 20912. Live in Montgomery County and want to go solar? Now's your chance! Neighbors across the area have formed the Montgomery County Solar Co-op with the help of Solar United Neighbors to make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters. Come to a free information session to learn about solar energy, as well as how the co-op simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power. Look at

57] – On Thurs., June 27 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM, get over to the Arlington Solar and EV Charger Co-op info session, hosted by Solar United Neighbors, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22201-4603.  Tickets are at Live in or around Arlington and want to go solar and/or install a level 2 EV charger at your home? Now's your chance! Neighbors have formed the Arlington Solar and EV Charger Co-op with the help of Solar United Neighbors of Virginia to make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels and level 2 EV chargers, while building a community of local solar supporters.  See

58] – On Thurs., June 27 from 7 to 8:30 PM, see the film “Before Stonewall: Making of a Gay & Lesbian Community,” hosted by AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring 20910.  Tickets are at  There will be an introduction by Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass.  In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay and lesbian liberation movement had begun. BEFORE STONEWALL pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by LGBT Americans since the early 1900s.

BEFORE STONE will open for one week from June 28 through July 4.  Look at

59] – On Thurs., June 27 from 7 to 8:30 PM, get over to a letter writing campaign to Chelsea Manning, hosted by Peoples Power Assembly at 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218-5927. She has refused to testify before a grand jury whose purpose is to obtain information to prosecute Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. The office is air conditioned; and we enjoy pizza and refreshments.  Also hear a special update on the campaign for justice at Baltimore City jails where 5 inmates recently died. Call 410-218-4835.  Go to

60] – On Thurs., June 27 from 7 to 9 PM, hear about a book "Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s"at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  Traci Parker examines the movement to racially integrate white-collar work and consumption in American department stores, and broadens our understanding of historical transformations in African American class and labor formation. Built on the goals, organization, and momentum of earlier struggles for justice, the department store movement channeled the power of store workers and consumers to promote black freedom in the mid-twentieth century. Traci Parker is assistant professor of Afro-American studies at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  See

61] –   On Fri.,  June 28 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.

62] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., June 28 from noon to 1 PM.  One is at McKeldin Square, corner of Light and Pratt Sts., in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore.  Use the purple circulator line.  Enjoy an AFTER VIGIL LUNCH at the Inner Harbor.  Bring Your Own Sandwich or stop by one of the food trucks in the McKeldin Square.

  Another is at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., Baltimore.  Free Parking available. Vigil at noon. Lunch in the Greenway Room is at 1 PM. If there's a storm, there is no vigil, but there will be lunch. Contact Anne:  The final vigil is in Chestertown, Kent County on the Eastern Shore at Memorial Park at Cross Street and Park Row. Email

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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