Thursday, July 25, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- July 27 -- September 22, 2019

72] Food Bank Drive – through July 31
73] Plans to Prosper You – through Aug. 11
75] The Warmth of Other Suns – through Sept. 22
76] Protect Our Water Protest – July 27
77] Climate Justice Now – July 27
78] Peace Vigil – July 27
80] Adoption Event – July 27
81] Cavass with Bill Henry – July 27 - 28
82] Progressive Montgomery Member Meeting – July 27
83] Green New Deal for Southern Maryland – July 27
84] Picket Line at Marriott Waterfront Hotel – July 27
85] Documentary “Finally Got the News” – July 27
86] Vegan for Peace Vegan Open-Mic – July 27
87] Great Sage Benefit Brunch – July 28
88] Who Owns the Rights to Your Likeness?  – July 28
89] Canvass with Kris and Bill – July 28
90] Democratic Socialists of America meeting July 28
91] Jamming for Justice – July 28
92] The Call -- ERA – July 28
93] Protest Against McDonald’s Cruelty – July 28
94] Pentagon Protest – July 29
95] Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish – July 29
96] Hiroshima Commemoration – Aug. 6
97] Nagasaki Commemoration – Aug. 9
98] Jose needs your help
99] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
100] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
101] Do you need any book shelves?
102] Join the Global Zero campaign.
103] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
72] – St. Ursula / St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank Food Drive will take place at Boscov's (White Marsh, MD), 8200 Perry Hall Blvd., Baltimore 21236 through the month of July from 10 AM to 9 PM. Boscov's is celebrating Christmas in July by giving back to those in need in our community. Join in spreading Christmas cheer during the month of July.  Boscov’s White Marsh has partnered with St. Ursula/ St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank to stock up their food bank for the summer season. Donations of non-perishable items are welcome and can be dropped off at your local Boscov’s store now through July 31st. Go to

73] – Plans to Prosper You is hosted by Save Bethesda African Cemetery through Sun., Aug. 11 at 5119 River Road, Bethesda 20816.  Thanks to anthropologist Delande Justinvil and Professor Adrienne Pine, you are invited to a very special event: Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County's Potomac River Valley. The exhibit is to be seen from 9 AM to 5 PM at American University's Katzen Museum.  See

74] – 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.

75] – The Phillips Collection (TPC) in Washington, D.C. has a dedicated mission of addressing contemporary social justice issues of global significance. The museum has recently undertaken an extraordinary exhibition on the urgent topic of immigration and the global migration crisis entitled: The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement. This important exhibition presents 75 historical and contemporary artists—from the United States as well as Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Syria, Turkey, UK, Vietnam, and more—whose work poses urgent questions around the experiences and perceptions of migration, internal and cross-border displacement, and the current global refugee crisis. Check out

   In conjunction with the exhibition which is on view through Sept. 22, the museum has also created a slate of dynamic programming including artist talks.  Exemplarily, on Aug. 29, Millennium Arts Salon Executive Director Juanita Hardy will feature a Salon Panel Talk on the issue of migration. TPC’s flagship event, Phillips after 5, on Aug. 1, will honor night markets and feature global music and cuisine.  Always fun, and this with a purpose.
Contact Phillips Director of Communications Miriam Magdieli at for complimentary passes, or to RSVP for Phillips After 5. If you have a group she can also help to arrange a tour with museum staff.  The Phillips Collection is eager to engage in partnerships with organizations working with migrant communities, whether by advocacy, direct action, or support for migrants here in DC.

75] – On Sat., July 27 from 9 to 11 AM, be at the Protect Our Water Protest, demonstration and press conference, co-sponsored by Indivisible Highlands and Beyond and others held in front of Waste Management DRPI Landfill at 3601 N Dupont Hwy., New Castle, DE 19720-6315. .RSVP at

76] – On Sat., July 27 from 11 AM to 2 PM, get over to Climate Justice Now! Prioritizing Climate Action in 2020 and Beyond, hosted by Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement and Sunrise Movement Baltimore at the Langston Hughes Community, Business & Resource Center, 5011 Arbutus Ave., Baltimore 21215.  In Baltimore City, the climate crisis is expected to cause extreme heat days, flooding, toxic air, and polluted water. The effects of these events will not be felt the same across communities due to social factors and systemic injustice. Communities that already face injustice will experience worse challenges because of climate change. The climate crisis must be tackled through policies and practices that use a lens of social equity in order to build healthy, strong, and sustainable communities for all. Enjoy free food. See

77] – 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  

78] – Tell PA Governor Tom Wolf, PA constitutional head of PA Air National Guard:  BAN PA DRONE WAR OPERATIONS! Go to  On Sat., July 27 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.  There are banners/signs aplenty, nearby parking, and you stand, sit (bring a chair), sing, or give a speech.  Stop the policy of drone warfare and endless war. Declare Peace in Horsham, the heart of drone war operations in the state... Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at or call 484-574-1148.

79] –  On Sat., July 27 from noon to 3 PM, go to the Adoption Event, hosted by Animal Allies Rescue Foundation (AARF) at Petvalu Timonium, Timonium, Maryland. Looking to add an AARFie to your home? Come meet eligible adoptables. Go to

80] – Canvass with Bill in Harwood, hosted by Friends of Bill Henry on Sat., July 27 at 2 PM, on Sun., July 28 at noon and 2 PM starting at 420 E 27th St., Baltimore 21218-4423.  Sign up here to knock doors with Bill in Harwood at  See

81] – On Sat., July 27 from 2:30 to 4: 30PM, be at a Progressive Montgomery Member Meeting at Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville 20850.  Tickets are at  Discuss updates on the education equity campaign, including a debrief of our successful community conversation, and finalize a questionnaire for Montgomery County municipal candidates. Contact Montgomery County Lead Organizer at After the meeting, head around the corner for drinks and snacks at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant! See

82] – On Sat., July 27 from 3 PM to 4:45 PM, get with the A Green New Deal for Southern Maryland, hosted by Mckayla Wilkes for Congress at the Lexington Park Library, 21677 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park 20653.  Southern Maryland is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Come learn what The Green New Deal is, what it would mean for St. Mary's & Calvert Counties, what Mckayla’s expansion would do for the shore and what we can do NOW, before it's too late.  Look at

83] – On Sat., July 27 from 3:30 to 5 PM, join a Picket Line at Marriott Waterfront Baltimore, hosted by Unite Here Local 7 at 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore 21202.  The Marriott Labor Dispute Continues. Marriott Baltimore Waterfront workers voted for a union because One Job Should Be Enough to live in Baltimore.  Last year 7,700 Marriott workers went on strike because their jobs were not enough, either. Marriott Fired union supporters, Failed to quickly agree to a fair union contract and Marriott's full-time workers were not given full-time work and were losing health insurance.  Check out

84] – Check out Liberation Flix: “Finally Got the News,” hosted by the Party for Socialism and Liberation on Sat., July 27 from 4 to 7 PM at 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20001-1852. The PSL’s Black Liberation summer film series continues with this film, a documentary that reveals the activities of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers inside and outside the auto factories of Detroit.  Through interviews with the members of the movement, footage shot in the auto plants and footage of leafleting and picketing actions, the film documents their efforts to build an independent black labor organization that will respond to worker's problems, such as the assembly line speed-up and inadequate wages faced by both Black and white workers in the industry.  Light refreshments will be provided. Films will be followed by a group discussion. Donations of $5-10 will be accepted via cash or card at the door, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Look at

85] – On Sat., July 27 from 6 to 8:30 PM, get with Vegan for Peace Vegan Open-Mic Potluck, 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

Performers are welcome to do a little talk, tell a story, sing a song, tell a joke or do stand-up comedy, poetry, magic, or anything your imagination will allow... as long as it’s family friendly and respectful. You don't have to participate in the open mic. You can just enjoy the great people, food, and entertainment! Everyone’s welcome... vegans, vegetarians, veg curious, or omnivores. If you’d like to entertain, email, or call 410-252-3043. Performances will be limited to ten minutes, and as time allows, you may get a second opportunity at the mic.

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

86] – On Sun., July 28 from 10 AM to 9 PM, get with the Great Sage Benefit Brunch, hosted by Animal Allies Rescue Foundation (AARF)and Great Sage, 5809 Clarksville Square Dr., Clarksville 21029.  If you like delicious cuisine, you'll LOVE this fundraiser! All you have to do is come have a fabulous meal at Great Sage! A portion of the proceeds will generously be donated to AARF.  Check out

87] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM.  On Sun., July 28, the platform address is Who Owns the Rights to Your Likeness?  In 1850, the eminent Harvard naturalist Louis Agassiz commissioned photographs of African slaves on American plantations. The slaves were photographed as specimens, stripped to the waist with frontal and side views. Now, an African-American woman, Tamara Lanier, is suing Harvard for ownership of the photographs, saying they rightfully belong to her family. The case raises some interesting questions. With the advent of the Internet, your photographic likeness can spread all over the world in an instant. Who owns the rights to your likeness?

David Lavine was born in Wilmington, Delaware and is a graduate of the University of Delaware (B.A., History, 1967). He studied photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MFA, 1978), and has been a freelance photographer for 12 years. He has been an adjunct professor of photography at Anne Arundel Community College since 1989. Call 410-581-2322 or email

88] – Canvass with Kris and Bill on Sun., July 28 at 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

89] –   On Sun., July 28 from 2 to 4:30 PM, attend the July General Body Meeting, hosted by Baltimore Democratic Socialists of America at the Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, 2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore 21218.  Find out more about organizing and where your place is in the movement! There will be new member orientation from 2 to 2:30 PM. The general meeting will start at 2:30 PM. Child care is available - let DSA know ASAP if you would like to request care.  Go to

90] – The Washington Poor Peoples Campaign [] is hosting Jamming for Justice on Sun., July 28 from 4 to 7 PM.  It is organized by Maceo Kemp
At North Capitol at Plymouth, 5233 North Capitol Street NE. WDC 20011.

91] – On Sun., July 28 from 4 to 5 PM, get on The CALL - ERA Education Program at Katrina's Dream, PO Box 32003, WDC 20007.  Tickets are at  Please come each Sunday and help build the groundswell. The collaboration of grassroots organizers, lobbyists, and professionals is dedicated to promoting and educating folks across the United States of America to empowering women around the world.

The CALL IN NUMBER is 563.999.2090, the CONFERENCE NO: 898879#.  Visit

92] – On Sun., July 28 from 7:15 PM  to 8:15 PM, join a  Protest Against McDonald’s Cruelty, hosted by The Humane League at 3646 King St., Alexandria 22302-1908. Tickets are at Join dozens of animal advocates to protest McDonald’s in Alexandria to encourage the fast-food giant to implement a meaningful animal welfare policy for chickens.  Learn more about the campaign here:  Email Jessika Griffin at  Check out

93] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is July 29, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

94] –On Mon., July 22 from 3 to 4 PM, there is a Food Rescue Pop-Up at Flourish, 3418 Belair Road, Baltimore 21213-1233.  Bring a bag, and take home healthy, free food! View
This will continue until February 17, 2020.

95] – 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.

96] –  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.

97] –  José, a family man who works at Zen West, was detained on July 18th and is possibly facing deportation. His family is being faced with legal fees and many financial needs while José is detained. The Immigration Outreach Service Center has been working with Zen West to try to provide help to the family as they struggle with José’s detention, legal fees, and trying to hold their family together.  Please consider donating to the Go Fund Me page --  Call 410-323-8564.

98] –   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.   

99] -- 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

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

101] -- 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.

102] – 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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