Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 19 -- September 22, 2019

52] Baltimore Peace Camp to hold rally – July 19
53] No More Deaths Vigil – July 19
54] Black Lives Matter/Peace & Justice Vigil – July 19
55] Peace Walk – July 19
56] Migrant and Refugee Way of the Cross – July 19
57] Ballroom Dancing – July 19
58] Trip to the Harrisburg Peace Garden and the State Museum – July 20
59] Trip to the Harriet Tubman Museum – July 20
60] BARCS benefit – July 20
61] Canvass with Kris and Bill – July 20
62] Tree Maintenance – July 20
63] Summer Adoption Event – July 20
64] Peace Vigil – July 20
65] Protest Hopkins Hospital suing the poor – July 20
66] Know Your Rights – July 20
67] Music for Change – July 20
68] Hiroshima Commemoration – August 6
69] Nagasaki Commemoration – August 9
70] The Warmth of Other Suns – through Sept. 22
71] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
72] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
73] Do you need any book shelves?
74] Join the Global Zero campaign.
75] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

52] – On Fri., July 18 at 10 AM, join youth of Baltimore Peace Camp as they bring a message of peace and hope for all!  Begin at 300 E, 29th St. and march to the Wyman Park Dell together. The Peace Rally will be followed by a “Play In.” Contact Nawal Rajeh <>.

53] –  On Fri., July 19 from 4 to 5 PM, get over to No More Deaths Vigil, hosted by Close Immigrant Children Prisons at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004.  Honor the children killed by Customs and Border Patrol. Call for an immediate transition from a cruel detainment system to compassionate case management system along the southern border. No child should be imprisoned! Bring signs and friends! See

54] – 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 19. Black Lives Matter.

55] – On Fri., July 19 at 5 PM, join a Peace Walk, hosted by No one left unhelped inc. Join the family and friends of Taylor Hayes on the 3900 block of Edmondson Ave. off of Lyndhurst Ave. for a Forever Taylor-Put Down The Guns Peace Walk.  Shanika will NOT be celebrating the death of her daughter but walking as she has done many times and many miles state to state and hopes that no other mother will have to feel her pain. Call 443-625-7720 and Miss Lisa can answer your questions. Go to

56] – Join Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (SHOJ), 600 S. Conkling St., Baltimore 21224, for a walk, praying the Migrant and Refugee Way of the Cross on Fri., July 19 at 7 PM through the streets of Highlandtown. Call 410-342-4336.

57] – 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 19. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

58] – On Sat., July 20, join Physicians for Social Responsibility Harrisburg for a field trip to the Harrisburg Peace Garden and the State Museum. Contact

59] – On Sat., July 20 from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM, get involved with a Fundraiser Bus Trip to the Harriet Tubman Museum on the Eastern Shore, hosted by Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, 300 Oella Ave., Catonsville 21228.  Visit over ten stops along the Underground Railroad Byway. Listen to Master Griots Janice Curtis Greene and Bob Smith portraying Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass as they unweave stories and songs. The cost is $100.  Visit

60] – On Sat., July 20 from 9 AM  to 12:30 PM, attend a Sweet Shop Event benefiting BARCS, hosted by Clarity Belle at Afters Café, 1001 S. Charles St., Baltimore 21230.  Enjoy a sweet treat and your favorite coffee drink while shopping Clarity Belle! A portion of boutique sales will be donated to BARCS. Look at

61] – Canvass with Kris and Bill on Sat., July 20 at 10 AM or noon or 2 PM, hosted by Friends of Bill Henry starting at the Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church, 5112 Wetheredsville Rd., Baltimore 21207.  Sign up here to knock on doors with Councilmembers Bill Henry and Kris Burnett --  Now more than ever, there is a need an independent voice in City government to promote accountability and transparency from top to bottom.  You will get all the training you need to be successful and have fun. Go to

62] – On Sat., July 20 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

63] – On Sat., July 20 from 11 AM to 3 PM, enjoy a Summer Adoption Event!  It is hosted by Pitties and Purrs Rescue, Inc., 5007 Honeygo Center Dr., Perry Hall 21128-9815. The group will be at the Pet Valu in White Marsh to showcase the adoptable animals.  Merchandise will also be available to purchase! All proceeds will benefit the animals of Pitties &Purrs! Visit

64] – 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  

65] –  Taking Neighbors to Court, a recent report by the AFL-CIO, National Nurses United, and the Coalition for a Humane Hopkins, investigated the medical debt collection practices at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The report found that since 2009, Johns Hopkins Hospital has filed more than 2,400 lawsuits in Maryland seeking the repayment of medical debt from former patients, including the hospital's own employees. The highest density of these lawsuits cluster in the neighborhood closest to the hospital, and are disproportionately impacting low-income patients of color. The hospital's use of wage and property garnishment has put many patients at risk of further financial hardship, and contributed to numerous bankruptcy cases.  Johns Hopkins Hospital receives millions of dollars in tax exemptions to provide charity care to low-income patients -- and they deserve better. MCRC is a member of the Coalition for a Humane Hopkins which is calling on Hopkins to stop suing patients and their families for medical debt, and respect their own Registered Nurses' right to organize. 

The Humane Hopkins Coalition's research and outreach effort will lay the groundwork for MCRC's advocacy and policy work surrounding medical debt issues in Annapolis next session. Until then, you can join efforts by attending a Sat., July 20 Rally from 2 to 3:30 PM on North Broadway between New Orleans and Monument Streets (in front of the Dome). Register at this link: Visit

66] – The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition will do a Know Your Rights Presentation on Sat., July 20 from 4:30 to 5 PM at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210. Email Phone: (443) 703-2590, Email:

67] – On Sat., July 20 from 5 to 8 PM, get with Music For Change, hosted by Tejas Music at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods, 10431 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia 21044.  Tickets are at  Let's get together to support a great cause with a night of music, food and friends! Pack a picnic and a blanket and help raise some of the funds needed to create a Community Ecology Center! The Community Ecology Institute is in the early stages of creating the center on a newly purchased 6.5 acre organic farm in the heart of Columbia, Maryland. People will be able to come out and learn through direct, get your hands dirty, experience about how they can lead happier, healthier, more connected and sustainable lives. See and

68] – HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION on Tuesday, August 6, 2019: 5 PM Demonstrate at 34th & 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.

69] –  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.

70] – 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.

71] –   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.   

72] -- 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

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

74] -- 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.

75] – 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 Berriga

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