Friday, June 28, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 28 - 29, 2019

63] Journalism under attack – June 28
64] Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group – June 28
65] Conversation with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad June 28
66] Black Lives Matter – June 28
67] Petitioning for Ballot Access – June 28
68] Ballroom Dancing – June 28
70] Petitioning for Ballot Access – June 29
71] Adoption Meet and Greet – June 29
72] Get ICE out of D.C. – June 29
73] Peace Vigil – June 29
74] Protest the drone war command operation – June 29
75] “Rally for RNs and Patients” -- June 29
76] Vegan for Peace – June 29
77] Sylvia Pankhurst, a Suffragette in America June 29
78] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
79] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
80] Do you need any book shelves?
81] Join the Global Zero campaign
82] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
63] – On Fri., June 28 from 8:30 AM to noon, get over to Journalism under attack: Protect yourself from threats, hosted by the National Press Club Journalism Institute. To help journalists manage the heightened dangers they face in newsrooms, in the field and online, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the National Press Foundation are co-hosting a safety workshop. The event is free, but advance tickets are required. The program will have three sessions.

Sandy Johnson, president of the National Press Foundation, will moderate a presentation by representatives of Orbis Operations on “advanced situational awareness training” to help reporters and newsrooms recognize early warning signs of danger and what to do in an active threat situation. The second session will cover how to defuse threatening situations when they arise and how to take pre-emptive action. The panel, moderated by John Donnelly, senior writer at CQ Roll Call and chair of the Club's Press Freedom Team, will include Danny Spriggs, vice president of global security for The Associated Press; Margaux Ewen, executive director of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation; and Cmdr. Guillermo Rivera, head of special operations for the Washington metropolitan police department.  Julie Moos, executive director of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, will facilitate a discussion on online threats and harassment, strategies for defending yourself, and building a supportive cyber community that’ll have your back. Presenters include Lauren Culbertson, public policy manager at Twitter and Viktorya Vilk, Manager of Special Projects at PEN America. See

64] – On Fri., June 28 from 10 AM to 1 PM, come to a Dedication: The Henrietta Lacks Community Center, hosted by Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group at 411 New Pittsburg Ave., Dundalk MD 21222-6205. See the new history exhibit during the open house tour.  RSVP to Nakeya West, Refreshments will be provided. Look at

65] – On Fri., June 28 from 11 AM to noon, catch a Conversation with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad, hosted by the United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037.  Tickets are at  Five years after ISIS’ genocidal campaign in Iraq, Yazidis and other religious minorities are struggling to recover from the trauma of occupation and the heinous crimes committed by the terrorist group. Sinjar, a district in the Nineveh province of Iraq, remains in ruins while many of its residents are still displaced and trying to cope with the aftermath of mass killing, rape, abduction, and enslavement. Murad, a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence, will discuss her work to help Iraq recover, the plight of the Yazidi people, and stabilization and resilience in the country.

While the international community has provided much needed assistance, key challenges to post-conflict stabilization in Sinjar’s towns and villages persist, complicating efforts to rebuild communities, seek accountability and justice, foster local reconciliation, and help Yazidis and other displaced communities return home safely. Murad launched an initiative to address some of these challenges and help rebuild communities. In support of this initiative, the government of Taiwan, a member of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, has recently announced it will contribute to stabilization and humanitarian assistance efforts. RSVP at  See

66] – 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 June 28. Black Lives Matter.

67] –On Fri., June 28 from 6 to 8 PM, get with Petitioning for Ballot Access at the Food Truck Gathering, hosted by the Baltimore City Green Party at the Rotunda, 711 W. 40th St., Baltimore. Every four years, the Maryland Green Party is required to gather 10,000 signatures to stay on the ballot and give voters more choices at the ballot box.  Join the Party at the National Eat At a Food Truck Gathering at the Rotunda. Petition from 6 to 8 PM, and then enjoy the food trucks and craft drinks. Meet in front of Mom's grocery store. Look for Marie Murphy and Margaret Flowers wearing Green Party t shirts and holding clip boards.  Go to

68] – 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 June 28. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

69] – On Fri., June 28 from 9 PM to 2 AM, attend the S.T.T.O ENDLESS SUMMER: STOP THE VIOLENCE MIXER, hosted by the Supreme Team at Edison Lounge,  3133 East Monument St., Baltimore 21205.  EARLY BIRD TICKETS are $25, and at the door $30. HELP RAISE AWARENESS TO GUN VIOLENCE AND HONOR THOSE LOST TO GUN VIOLENCE. A PERCENTAGE OF ALL THE PROCEEDINGS WILL BE DONATED TO STOP THE VIOLENCE VICTIM'S FAMILIES. Check out

70] – On Sat., June 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM, get with Petitioning for Ballot Access at the Waverly Farmer's Market Public, 400 E. 32nd St., Baltimore 21218-3427, hosted by Baltimore City Green Party.  Every four years, the Maryland Green Party is required to gather 10,000 signatures to stay on the ballot and give voters more choices at the ballot box.  Meet at the entrance to the market near 33rd St. and Barclay St. Look for Marie Murphy who will be wearing a Green Party t shirt and holding a clip board.  Go to

71] – On Sat., June 29 from noon to 4 PM, come to an Adoption Meet and Greet, hosted by Wings of Love, Kuwait at Petvalu, 895 E. Fort Ave., Baltimore 21230. Come visit Wings of Love, Kuwait at PetValu and meet some of the pups who you may want to take home 22nd! Potential adopters and fosters are welcome to come and give some belly rubs and ear scratches and meet the WLK team! Look at

72] – On Sat., June 29 from 4:30 to 7 PM, help get ICE out Of DC! This is hosted by Sanctuary DMV at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza, WDC 20010.  Last Saturday, ICE agents roamed freely through Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights, entering a private home and taking 2 parents away from their children. They also interrogated people in several local businesses, spreading fear and alarm throughout the community. This comes despite Trump “delaying” massive ICE raids by two weeks, which were planned to target families in cities across the country, including D.C.

This is also almost exactly one year after ICE conducted raids in Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights, and Petworth, detaining 12 people, including random bystanders on the street who were racially profiled. . Please come out for a community support rally both in support of neighbors AND to demand that D.C. take concrete steps to make its "sanctuary city" claim a reality.  The event will include a walk through the streets of the neighborhood. Visit

73] – 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  

74] – The Brandywine Peace Community, or 484-574-1148, is urging you to tell PA Governor Tom Wolf, constitutional head of PA Air National Guard:  BAN PA DRONE WAR OPERATIONS! See Peace in Horsham, the heart of drone war operations in the state...Declare Your Independence from 'endless war'...  WE CAN!  On Sat., June 29 from noon to 2 PM, protest the drone war command operation @ Horsham PA Air National Guard Station, Route 611/Easton & County Line Roads, Horsham, PA. Stop the policy of drone warfare and endless war.

75] – On Sat., June 29 at 2 PM at Johns Hospital House, “Rally for RNs and Patients” and march against JHH medical debt. Baltimore Poor People’s Campaign is supporting the nurses.

76] – On Sat., June 29 from 6 to 8:30 PM, get with Vegan for Peace by Don Robertson, hosted by Earthsave Baltimore at Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Road, Baltimore 21212.  Earthsave's veg/vegan dinner series meets on the last Saturday, each month at Govans Presbyterian Church, next to the historic Senator Theater. Earthsave's mission is to help people learn a healthier and more peaceful way of eating and living. See or  Don Robertson will share some quotes, artwork, and insights on the broad spectrum of the vegan way of life, particularly with respect to the emotional and spiritual dimension of our food choices. Come and see why Don says that adopting a healthy, plant-based diet is a powerful way to love this planet and all those who share it.

DINNER GUESTS may choose to either bring a dish made without animal products (to serve 8) plus $5 (members pay just $2) donation; pay $15 (members pay just $12) to enjoy dinner and presentation; or pay $5 for presentation only. If you plan to pay for dinner rather than bring a dish, RSVP by calling 410-252-3043, or emailing Drive around church to large parking lot, where you'll see the white Earthsave banner near the Fellowship Hall entry. Look up

77] – On Sat., June 29 from 7 to 9 PM, hear about Sylvia Pankhurst, a Suffragette in America at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.  In 1911, leading English suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst visited America. Unlike other suffragette leaders, who spent their time in America among the social elite, Pankhurst wasted no time getting right to the heart of America’s social problems. She visited striking laundry workers in New York and female prisoners in Philadelphia and Chicago, and she grappled firsthand with shocking racism in Nashville.

This book gathers Pankhurst’s writings from the year-long visit, in which she reveals her shock at the darkness hidden in American life, and draws parallels to her experiences of imprisonment and misogyny in her own country. Never before published, these writings mark an important stage in the development of the suffragette's thought, which she brought back to Britain to inform the burgeoning suffrage campaign there. Pankhurst was an English campaigner for the Suffragette movement, a prominent left communist and, later, an activist in the cause of anti-fascism.

Katherine Connelly is a writer, historian and an expert on Sylvia Pankhurst. She is the author of the biography “Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire” (Pluto, 2013) and editor of “A Suffragette in America: Reflections on Prisoners, Pickets and Political Change” (Pluto, 2019). Go to

78] –   The Trump Administration is again beating the war drums.  Most recently, the target is Iran.  Should the Trump administration initiate an act of war against Iran, consider joining us. It is a violation of U.S. law for the Trump Administration 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. Should a war criminal, John Bolton, convince Trump to attack either of these countries, 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 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 the event will begin at 5 PM, local time. If the attack occurs after 5 PM local time, then the event will begin at 5 PM, local time, the following day. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.   

79] -- 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

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

81] -- 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.

82] – 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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