Friday, August 2, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 2 - 9, 2019

46] Food Rescue – Aug. 2
47] White House vigil– Aug. 2
48] WIB peace vigils – Aug. 2
49] Black Lives Matter/Peace & Justice Vigil – Aug. 2
50] Prayer for Peace Walk – Aug. 2
51] Walk For Freedom Launch Party – Aug. 2
52] Forklift First Friday – Aug. 2
53] Youth for Human Rights Summer Gala – Aug. 2
54] Ballroom Dancing – Aug. 2
55] Audubon Habitat Team – Aug. 3
56] Organizer Training 101 -- Aug. 3 - 4
57] Sierra Club Catoctin Monthly Meeting – Aug. 3
58] Everyone Has A Role To Play Adoption Event – Aug. 3
59] Peace Vigil – Aug. 3
60] Coffee and Conversation with Our Revolution Baltimore – Aug. 3
61] Playing for Peace – Aug. 3
62] Vegan Soulfest 2019 – Aug. 3
63] Volunteer at Vegan Soulfest – Aug. 3
64] Reception for Ms. Michiko Kodama – Aug. 3
65] Mother Earth Poetry Vibe – Aug. 3
66] Hiroshima Commemoration – August 6
67] Nagasaki Commemoration – August 9
68] Two Berrigan Books still in print
69] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
70] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
71] Do you need any book shelves?
72] Join the Global Zero campaign.
73] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
46] – On Fri., Aug. 2 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

47] –   On Fri.,  Aug. 2 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.
48] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., Aug. 2 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

49] – 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 Aug. 2. Black Lives Matter.

50] – On Fri., Aug. 2 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, there is a Prayer for Peace Walk, hosted by the Presbytery of Baltimore at Center Plaza, 120 W. Fayette St., Baltimore 21201. Join a one-mile walk for peace! Gather at the Center Plaza on West Fayette St.  Remember the people who have died from gun violence, pray, sing and speak out for peace in our city.  Hear from Ericka Bridgeford, Baltimore CeaseFire, and the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson II, a national leader in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Visit

51] – On Fri., Aug. 2 from 5 to 7 PM, Walk For Freedom Launch Party at 3118 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20010-2902.  Join the A21 DC team as it launches the 2019 Walk For Freedom DC at the Colony Club! Cash bar, silent auction, and door prizes will be included. Together, we can battle human trafficking on a local level and create a global impact! See

52] – On Fri., Aug. 2 from 6 to 8 PM, attend Forklift First Friday, hosted by Community Forklift - Nonprofit Reuse Center For Home Improvement,  4671 Tanglewood Dr., Hyattsville 20781.  Tickets are at This event is always FREE and open to the public! Bring your family, friends and even your (well behaved, leashed) animals. This party is for EVERYONE! Go to  This Community Forklift fundraiser will have music, food and drinks.  See There are TWO more Forklift First Fridays to catch: September 6th and October 4th.

53] – On Fri., Aug. 2 from 6 to 10 PM, get with Youth for Human Rights Summer Gala, 1701 20th St. NW, WDC 20009.  Tickets are at  This is an organization of young human rights advocates working to promote human rights as core values while working to eradicate horrid human rights abuses such as human trafficking. The gala will honor a group of true humanitarians, who understand freedom is never guaranteed and the next generation will inherit only what freedoms we vigilantly fight to protect today. Our basic human rights as listed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights are those freedoms. The evening will feature special acknowledgements for our honorees whose generous contributions are helping to make human rights a fact vs an idealistic dream.

The program will feature special guest speakers who will speak about human trafficking happening in our own communities as well as highlight the impact Youth for Human Rights has made in the national capital area to combat human rights abuses as a result of generous community support. This affair will include a cocktail reception, followed by a plated dinner, live music and dessert.  Dress Code is Semi-Formal/Cocktail Attire.  Email Purchase tickets by going to Go to

54] – 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 Aug. 2. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

55] – On Sat., Aug. 3 from 9 to 10:30 AM, join the Audubon Habitat Team, hosted by Patterson Park Audubon Center, 2901 E Baltimore St., Baltimore 21224.  Habitat Garden Volunteers are Needed!  Bird habitat in Patterson Park needs your help! These native gardens provide food and homes for wildlife and learning spaces for students.  Tools, gloves, water, and snacks provided. Meet at the Pollinator Garden, just west of the Boat Lake in Patterson Park, or at the Wetland Garden, uphill and northwest of the Boat Lake. Examine

56] -- On Sat., Aug. 3 and Sun., Aug. 4 from 9 AM to 6 PM, participate in Organizer Training 101 (OT101) at Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218. This is a two-day training with different content on each day. Please plan to attend both days! REGISTER HERE:  The Industrial Workers of the World want to equip you with the skills to take on the boss and take control of your workplace (or tenancy situation) with your fellow coworkers by your side. Come out to the IWW's Organizer Training 101, where you'll learn step-by-step how to make it happen and have an opportunity to make connections with others in your community who can support you in those critical moments.

A two-day training, the OT101 is a comprehensive overview of how exactly one goes from solitary discontent, to generating energy among coworkers, to making a plan and executing it together. Our training demystifies and unpacks the strategy behind successful workplace organizing strategies. You will also learn the strategies that bosses and managers employ to thwart our efforts. We hope you will leave feeling empowered.  The training will include breakfast and lunch. Child care and other accommodations will be provided upon request.

Founded in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World is an international union practicing solidarity unionism. Using solidarity unionism means that the members of the IWW control their own organizing, which distinguishes the IWW from conventional labor unions who use paid organizers to influence workers and governmental entities as a means to introduce change. The IWW organizes individuals from the bottom up as independent actors who recognize the need to stand together under the shared principles of autonomy and solidarity. An injury to one is an injury to all! Accessibility notice: Homewood Friends has an elevator and is wheelchair-accessible from the front entrance. See

57] – The Sierra Club Catoctin Monthly Meeting is on Sat., Aug. 3 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at the Urbana Public Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick 21704. Contact David Barrow at

58] – On Sat., Aug. 3 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, check out Everyone Has A Role To Play, hosted by House Of Ruth Maryland, Inc. at 2521 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218-4602. Learn how you can support healing from violence. Come to attend a workshop, hear about volunteer opportunities, learn more about House of Ruth Maryland’s services, or just stop in to shop the discount sale at our new thrift shop, Ruth’s Repeats!  Look at

59] – 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  

60] – Enjoy Coffee and Conversation with Our Revolution Baltimore on Sat., Aug. 3 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the R House, 301 W. 29th St., Baltimore MD 21211. Have a question about or idea for OR Baltimore? If any of these apply to you, or you just want a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning, then come join us for our fantastic monthly Coffee and Conversation. Email

61] – On Sat., Aug. 3 from 11 AM to 2 PM, get with Playing for Peace: a Baltimore Ceasefire Event, hosted by Creative City Public Charter School, 2810 Shirley Ave., Baltimore 21215.  Creative City is a Baltimore Ceasefire School. Enjoy games and a free lunch to celebrate life in Park Heights! Open to all ages and friends. Connect with each other! Look at

62] – On Sat., Aug. 3 from noon to 6 PM, get over to the Vegan Soulfest 2019 at Clifton Park, 2801 Harford Rd.,  Baltimore. Register to exhibit or be a vendor or to buy Click "Buy Tickets." Volunteers needed! Email with questions.  The 6th Annual Vegan SoulFest is a celebration of culture and vegan living in Baltimore. This is a FREE event featuring delicious vegan food, nutrition experts, vegan cooking demonstrations, a children's area, live entertainment, giveaways, special invited guests and much more!  Go to

63] – Energy Justice Network will be tabling at Vegan Soulfest and will also be in charge of helping ensure that attendees properly compost and recycle as much as possible. Volunteers are needed to assist with the tasks and, if possible, with the fest in general since the organizers are low on help. Please let us know if you are available to volunteer and what time you will be able to make it. Contact Jamila Alfred at 240-988-6210 or

64] – The NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI COMMITTEE, on Sat., Aug. 3 from 5 TO 7 PM, is holding a Reception for Ms. Michiko Kodama at the Eaton Hotel, 1201 K St. NW, WDC 20005. Contact John Steinbach at 703-822-3485 or <>.

65] – On Sat., Aug. 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, check out the RED EMMA'S MOTHER EARTH POETRY VIBE--FEATURING PAGES MATAM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201. See Join an open mic of justice, conscious thought, spirituality, family, and real life—whatever advances the village! In the tradition of Emma Goldman’s “Mother Earth” magazine, come drop some rad “fiyah” on us, or contribute just with your presence and energy. The theme is “Peace, Justice, Poetry!” By the way: it’s a non-erotic venue, so rather than a love & erotica evening, focus on justice and other matters of life. See

66] – 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.

67] –  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.

68] – Two books by Fred Wilcox are still in print.  The first one is “Fighting the Lamb's War Skirmishes with the American Empire” by Philip Berrigan and Fred A. Wilcox with a FOREWORD by Tripp York.  It can be purchased by Wipf and Stock:  It is a Memoir in paperback/ISBN: 9781532660078/240 pages/republished 8/21/2018/ Retail Price: $26.00/and Web Price: $20.80.

The second one is “Uncommon Martyrs The Berrigans, the Catholic Left, and the Plowshares Movement” by Fred Wilcox, who profiles members of this anti-war movement, whose Christianity compels them to acts of civil disobedience against the military industrial complex.  The ISBN is 0201522314/$6.50 for a hardcover, and it can be purchased at Powell's Books.  See

69] –   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.   

70] -- 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

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

72] -- 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.

73] – 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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