Thursday, July 11, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 12 -- August 23, 2019

50] Flightless Cranes exhibit – through Aug. 23
51] A Year in the Life of a Peace Teacher -- July 12
52] Food Rescue – July 12
53] White House vigil– July 12
54] WIB peace vigils – July 12
55] Honk to end Trump’s Walls of Shame – July 12
56] Black Lives Matter/Peace & Justice Vigil – July 12
57] Lights for Liberty – July 12
58] Lights for Liberty – July 12
59] Lights for Liberty – July 12
60] Lights for Liberty – July 12
61] Lights for Liberty – July 12
62] Lights for Liberty – July 12
63] Lights for Liberty – July 12
64] AFL-CIO Night at Oriole Park – July 12
65] Ballroom Dancing – July 12
66] Annual Peace Rally – July 13
67] Tree Maintenance – July
68] Peace Vigil – July 13
69] Wagging Tales – July 13
70] Kitten Palooza – July 13
71] The Butoh Japanese dance performance – July 19
72] Hiroshima Commemoration – August 6
73] Nagasaki Commemoration – August 9
74] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
75] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
76] Do you need any book shelves?
77] Join the Global Zero campaign.
78] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
50] – BALTIMORE SISTER CITIES [] is hosting through August 23 a JAPANESE-AMERICAN ART EXHIBIT AT CITY HALL called “Flightless Cranes/Tobenai Tsuru” in the North Gallery, 100 N. Holliday St., Baltimore 21202.  The title means “a crane cannot fly.” The curator is Kirk Butts, and the artists are Aimi Chinen Bouillen, Ahraun Chambliss, Mary Champagne, Kei Ito, Sanzi Kermes, and Ayaka Takao.  Admission is free, but you need an ID in order to enter the building.  The exhibit celebrates the 40th year anniversary of Baltimore and Kawasaki’s sister city relationship. It showcases 6 young Japanese, American, and Japanese-American artists, looking for commonalities in their immigrant identity and relocation themes that are part of their artistic heritage. The artists include several members of Baltimore Kawasaki Sister City Committee and other artists both local and national.

51] – On Fri., July 12 from 10 to 11:30 AM, hear about A Year in the Life of a Peace Teacher, hosted by the United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave, NW, WDC 20037. Tickets are at  At a time when violent conflict regularly dominates headlines, four high school teachers in Alabama, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington have spent the last year as part of USIP’s Peace Teachers Program. The program provides a select group of teachers with the resources and support to help students gain the knowledge, skills and perspectives to work toward a more peaceful world. Their stories reveal how students from four very different communities across the U.S. make sense of the world and what they were inspired to do over the past year as part of this USIP program.

Young people are hungry for examples of people working for peace in some of the world’s most violent conflicts, and they are curious about ways they too can make a positive difference. From teaching history through a peacebuilding lens to building awareness around current global issues and local resources, the teachers will share how they advanced their students’ understanding of international conflict and the possibilities of peace in ways that aligned with state standards and their existing curriculum. They will also present strategies that can be applied in every classroom. RSVP at  Visit

52] – On Fri., July 12 from noon to 1 PM, Fridays at Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda., Baltimore 21218, are by Food Rescue Baltimore.  Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. Look at

53] –   On Fri.,  July 12 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.

54] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., July 12 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

55] – On Fri., July 12 at 4 PM, can you be at the rush-hour 'REACH-OUT' at 30th St. Train Station, 30th & Market Sts., NE corner, Philadelphia? HONK TO STOP TRUMP'S WARS & WALLS OF HATE.  The group will join the Lights for Liberty protests to stop the violence and threats to immigrants and refugees. The increasing and deplorable militarism on the southern border must stop. This is the time to make sounds of outrage and compassion!   Large signs, Banners, posters, leafleting. Bring an umbrella in case of rain. Call 484-574-1148 for more information.

These ongoing 2nd Friday of the month Philly Anti-War ‘Reach-Outs’ alternate between the 30th Street Train Station and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Streets, across from Phila. City Hall west side.

56] – 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 July 12. Black Lives Matter.

57] – On Fri., July 12 from 7 to 9 PM, attend the Lights for Liberty vigil for immigrant families, hosted by CASA at Baltimore City Hall,  100 N. Holliday St., Baltimore,  Immigrants, faith and community leaders, and allies will gather at Baltimore City Hall in support of immigrant families in our city and across the country. The Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat) begins at 8:15 p.m., so as an interfaith gathering we will welcome in Shabbat with a traditional candle lighting. Those who choose to, will then proceed in a candlelit procession toward Baltimore ICE offices at Hopkins Plaza where we will end with a vigil for all immigrant families and a call to action to end the detention of children and families by ICE and CBP. See

58] – On Fri., July 12 from 7 to 9 PM, there is a Lights for Liberty vigil, hosted by Lights for Liberty: Baltimore County in Patriot Plaza, 401 Bosley Ave., Towson 21204.  Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of people to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. Visit

59] – On Fri., July 12 from 7 to 9:15 PM, get with Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps; protest of the inhumane conditions faced by refugees at human detention camps, where teen mothers and babies are held outdoors in ​“dog pounds,” sick and elderly are confined to ​“icebox” rooms​ for weeks at a time, children ​as young as 4 months are taken from their parents, ​medicine is confiscated​ and ​medical care withheld​, LGBTQ and disabled individuals are ​held in solitary confinement​, and ​refugees are beginning to be moved onto military grounds​, where there will be a complete lack of oversight from media, lawyers, and human rights monitors.  It is at Rodney Square, 901 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE.

60] – On Fri., July 12 from 7 to 9 PM, join a Prayer Vigil for Immigrant and other Vulnerable Children, hosted by St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 4711 Edmondson Ave., Baltimore 21229.  The St. Bartholomew’s Gospel Justice Group is hosting the Vigil. See

61] – On Fri., July 12 from 7 to 9:30 PM, Lights for Liberty will be happening in Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C.  Visit NO wax candles will be allowed at this event, as D.C. parks have restrictions. PLEASE bring an electric candle, flashlight, or candle phone app to participate. As a reminder, vigils are seen as a nonviolent way to raise awareness of a cause and to motivate change, as well as uniting and supporting those attending the vigil. A moment of silence will be held at sundown. Check out

62] – On Fri., July 12 from 8 to 10 PM, get with Lights for Liberty, hosted by Church on the Square, 1025 S. Potomac St., Baltimore 21224. Convene at Church on the Square for speakers, before heading out to the Canton Square at 9 PM to light candles and share a moment of silence. Together light up the world (and social media) to demand an end to human detention camps. See

63] – On Fri., July 12 from 7 to 9 PM, go to Lights for Liberty - Howard County, hosted by ACLU of Maryland and CASA at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Religious Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia 21044.  Tickets are at  There are nationwide Candlelight Vigils to End Immigration Detention around the country.  Bring your conscience, your concern, and a candle or light.  Lights for Liberty seeks to create this event in solidarity and allied with communities most impacted by the abuse of our immigration system. We are moved to mobilize with anyone: parents and people of moral conscience who cannot allow families and communities to be destroyed. Go to

64] – On Fri., July 12 from 7 to 10 PM, take in Union Night at Oriole Park, hosted by Baltimore Teachers Union for AFL-CIO Night at Oriole Park to watch the Baltimore Orioles versus the Tampa Bay Rays.  Tickets are $12 for family and friends purchased by a current BTU Union member—membership will be verified. $3 of the price of a ticket will benefit the Baltimore AFL-CIO Community Services Food Pantry Project.  Go to

65] – 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 July 12. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

66] – On Sat., July 13 from 10 AM to 3 PM,  be at the Wilmington PeaceKeepers 7th Annual Peace Rally for Children and the Community at Helen Chambers Park, N. Madison and W. 6th Sts., Wilmington, DE.  The event will include guest speakers, food, music, face painting and other activities.  The first 100 people get free t-shirts.

67] – On Sat., July 13 from 10 AM to 1 PM, do Tree Maintenance with Gunpowder Valley Conservancy.  Tickets are at Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend several hours to help young trees grow into healthy forests!  Register online at Also visit the website for updated location and driving directions. Summer 2019 sites will be at Loch Raven Reservoir. See

68] – 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  

69] – On Sat., July 13 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM,  get over to Wagging Tales with Maryland SPCA - Animal Shelters, hosted by Port Discovery Children's Museum and Maryland SPCA, 35 Market Place, Baltimore 21202.  Tickets are at  Wagging Tales will happen on Select Saturdays. Each child participant will also receive a stuffed dog or cat along with a ‘certificate of adoption.’  Animal shelters, like the Maryland SPCA, are a big part of every community! Learn more about how animal shelters help animals in need and how they’re involved within the community through the storybook “Before You Were Mine.” Plus, enjoy a special appearance from a Maryland SPCA Animal Ambassador as you hear the tale of a dog from an animal shelter. Look at
70] – On Sat., July 13 from  2 to 5 PM, come to a Kitten Palooza, hosted by the Feline Rescue Association and Something Else, 1611 Sulgrave Ave., Baltimore 21209.  Live out your live long dream of cuddling with a room full of kittens! A display window will be filled with sweet, fuzzy adorable kittens! Come on in - just chill out or pet, cuddle and play to your hearts content. Meet adoptable kittens, learn how you can help homeless kitties, Shop, cuddle, win some free stuff and have a good time. This is a fundraiser for the Feline Rescue Association and a free event, however monetary donations would be appreciated.  One lucky attendee will take home a $200 gift certificate!  Go to

71] –   On Fri., July 19 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM, watch the Butoh Japanese dance performance in City Hall’s Rotunda. RSVP at Also see

72] – HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION on Tuesday, August 6, 2019: 5 PM Demonstrate at 33rd & N. Charles Streets against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts, including research on killer drones, commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and celebrate the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. 6 PM March to Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore.  Enjoy some refreshments.  6:30 PM The program will begin.  We will recognize the Back from the Brink movement, the UN Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty and the call for divestment from corporations profiting from nuclear weapons and endless war. Hear from Ms. Michiko Kodama, an atomic bomb survivor, a Hibakusha, from Hiroshima, who will come from Japan to share a horrifying experience.   8 PM Enjoy dinner with our guests at a local restaurant.

73] –  NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION on Friday, August 9, 2019: 5 PM Join the Homewood Friends Meeting PEACE & JUSTICE VIGIL This vigil takes place every Friday from 5 to 6 PM.  6:30 PM Savor a potluck dinner with members of the peace and justice community. Dave Eberhardt, a member of the Baltimore Four, will share some poetry.  There may also be some music.  7 PM We will make the connection between the movements to end the draft and the current one to abolish nuclear weapons.  Les Bayless of the Silver Spring Three will inspire by sharing his thoughts on the fiftieth anniversary of his draft board raid.  Patrick O’Neill, a member of the Kings Bay Plowshares will discuss a disarmament which took place on April 4, 2018.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

74] –   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.   

75] -- 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

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

77] -- 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.

78] – 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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