Thursday, August 22, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 23 - 24, 2019

50] Protest at Saudi embassy – Aug. 23
51] Take a tour of the Brown Station Road Landfill – Aug. 23
52] Food Rescue – Aug. 23
53] White House vigil– Aug. 23
54] WIB peace vigils – Aug. 23
55] No weapons to Saudi Arabia – Aug. 23
56] Black Lives Matter/Peace & Justice Vigil – Aug. 23
57] Terps for Bernie Phonebank – Aug. 23 and Sept. 1
58] "How to Be an Antiracist" – Aug. 23
59] Migrant Detentions and ICE -- Aug. 23
60] Ballroom Dancing – Aug. 23
61] Beyond Coal – Aug. 24
62] Women's Equality Day Community Open House – Aug. 24
63] Volunteer in the garden – Aug. 24
64] Feed the Homeless – Aug. 24
65] Canvas with Bill – Aug. 24
66] Tree Maintenance – Aug. 24
67] Peace Vigil – Aug. 24
69] Prince George’s County’s Environmental Justice Plan – Aug. 24
70] Sweet Honey on the Rock – Aug. 24
71] Two Berrigan Books still in print
72] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
73] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
74] Do you need any book shelves?
75] Join the Global Zero campaign.
76] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
50] – On Thurs., Aug. 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, gather to Protest at Saudi Embassy: Stop White Washing Saudi Crimes, hosted by CODEPINK: Women For Peace at 1001 30th St. NW, WDC 20007.  Protest Things to Do DC's cultural event at the Saudi Embassy, that whitewashes the regime's human rights violations and ignore Saudi's politicization of one of Islam's most sacred sights, the Hajj. Things to Do DC promises to "transport" visitors to Saudi Arabia with a dinner, fashion show, and slideshow, while failing to transport any mention of the human rights violations that those living under the Saudi regime experience on a regular basis.

Saudi Arabia is one of the most gender segregated country in the world, known for jailing and torturing the women activists that organized to lift the driving ban after the Crown Prince lifted the driving ban. The Saudi government leads a bombing campaign against Yemen which has put the country on the brink of famine, and is currently sending aid to the Sudanese military cracking down on pro-democracy social movements. Using the Hajj pilgrimage to whitewash the Saudi regime is particularly abhorrent, as the Saudi government weaponized the Hajj for profit and enacts strict quotas on pilgrims from other countries to limit non-Saudi Muslims' access to sacred religious land. See

51] – Take the tour of the Brown Station Road Landfill in Upper Marlboro on Fri., Aug. 23 at 9 AM, organized by the Sierra Club Prince George's County. The Administrative Offices of the Brown Station Road Landfill are at 3500 Brown Station Rd., Upper Marlboro 20774.  Contact Martha Ainsworth at or (301) 262-8389.  When you throw stuff away, where does it go? Learn how landfills are designed and environmental impacts are mitigated at Prince George's County's landfill in Upper Marlboro. The tour will include the leachate treatment plant and methane collection system.

All participants must register. If you have to cancel, please contact the leader so that someone else can take your place. If you try to register and get the message that the tour is at capacity, contact the leader and request to be put on the wait list.  Wear trousers and closed-toe shoes. A hat and sunscreen are recommended.  Directions will be provided to those who register. The tour does NOT start at the public entrance to the landfill on White House Road. Please do not go to that entrance.

52] – On Fri., Aug. 23 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] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Aug. 23 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649,  

54] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., Aug. 23 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 from the food trucks in 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 from noon to 1 PM. Lunch in the Bistro 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., Aug. 23 at 4:30 PM,   gather to speak out against the role of the Port of Baltimore in the war against the people of Yemen.  For those who arrive early, meet at 4 PM at the Starbucks, 100 East Pratt Street.  At 4:15 PM, walk together to the Office of the Port of Baltimore, The World Trade Center, the Inner Harbor, 401 East Pratt St., Baltimore. 

  NO WAR ON YEMEN!  The Port of Baltimore Must Stop Aiding Saudi-US War Criminals!  The Port of Baltimore is being used by a shipping company, Bahri, to supply weapons and other military material to Saudi Arabia that will be used against the people of Yemen. The illegal and immoral support for the Saudis by the United States must end! US complicity with the despot monarchies of the Gulf is causing a great humanitarian crisis of famine and starvation, disease, and the mass slaughter of the Yemeni people. We must call on Maryland’s Port of Baltimore to cease the bloody complicity in this proxy war where numerous war crimes have been reported.  Speak out against the war criminals and war profiteers and stand up for the people of Yemen!  Contact Malachy Kilbride: / 301-283-7627.

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 Aug. 23. Black Lives Matter.

57] – Join the Terps for Bernie Phonebank on 5:30 PM on Fri., Aug. 23, 5:30 PM and on Sun,, Sept. 1 at 7 PM at the University of Maryland, McKeldin Library, Room 2100, College Park 20742.  This is happening in the Tickets are at Join the students of Terps for Bernie to call or text voters and ask them to join our historic campaign to defeat Trump and transform America. In addition to a cell phone, you will need a laptop or tablet to use the Bernie Dialer. If you don’t have a laptop, you can check out one at the McKeldin Library Equipment Loan desk on the 2nd floor. Sign up for this event here: Find the location for this event here: Text (301) 458-0220 for location or if you get lost. There is visitor parking which includes street locations, surface lots, and campus garages, which are controlled by pay stations and credit card meters. All visitor parking is enforced seven days a week from 7 AM to midnight, unless otherwise noted on the meter. During these hours, guests must pay $3 per hour, with no daily rate. Many visitor parking zones allow for payment through the Parkmobile app.  Visit

58] – On Fri., Aug. 23 from 7 to 9 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201, Ibram X. Kendi presents "How to Be an Antiracist." The author’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America—but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.  Kendi weaves a combination of ethics, history, law, and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism. See and

59] – On Fri., Aug. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, catch Baltimore Community Education: Migrant Detentions and ICE, hosted by Guerrilla Theatre Front and Dogs of Art at 3522 Bank St., Baltimore.  Guerrilla Theatre Front’s Dogs of Art will be hosting an evening of information and community on the topic of immigration and migrant detention. It is hoped that in becoming more educated on these topics, Baltimore makers will be activated into creating solutions and support for the migrant communities in our city. The cost is free!  Email

Jossie Flor Sapunar, fierce civil rights advocate, will share her knowledge regarding the Central American migrant crisis. She and her team will help participants better understand immigrant rights, ICE detentions here in Baltimore, the factors compelling families to flee, the current administration’s role in aggravating the situation and endangering lives, and how you can HELP. Additionally, there will be a community wall of response where participants can share their revelations with DOGS OF ART collaborators, who will engage with this data to initiate their next devised theatre performance.  Visit and

60] – 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. 23. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

61] – On Sat., Aug. 24 from  9 to 11 AM, come to an Anne Arundel Coal Community Transition Forum, hosted by the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter at the Glen Burnie Public Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie 21060.  Tickets are at  Did you know there are still two coal-fired power plants in Anne Arundel County, polluting the air, water, and climate? Join the Maryland Sierra Club and Anne Arundel County advocates for a meeting on coal power's impacts on Anne Arundel County and Maryland, from public health to climate change. Learn about Sierra Club's exciting new Coal Community Transition Campaign to move Maryland Beyond Coal and support impacted workers in the fossil fuel industry.  The forum will be moderated by Monica O'Connor, member of Women Indivisible Strong Effective, an issue based advocacy group in Anne Arundel County.  RSVP at  Check out

62] – On Sat., Aug. 24 from 9 AM to 5 PM, get over to the Women's Equality Day Community Open House, hosted by Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument, 144 Constitution Ave. NE, WDC 20002. Celebrate the 99th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that secured the right to vote for women. Included in the festivities will be ranger programs, an EqualiTEA, and more!  Call (202) 543-2240. No tickets or reservations required.  See

63] – On Sat., Aug. 24 from  9 AM to noon, enjoy Garden Volunteer Day, hosted by Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211.  Anyone is welcome to join us for a day of garden work with a little bit of education around the Baltimore Free Farm. The tasks are yet to be determined.  Learn about medicinal plants and herbs.  Look over the tomatoes, peppers and cucamelons (tiny cucumbers!) growing on the lot.  All will receive some herbs and veggies for the work!

Come by the greenhouse at the corner of Everhart and Yeager Streets, across the street and up the hill from 3510 Ash Street.  Bring a bottle for water. You will be provided with bug spray, gloves and tools. See

64] – On Sat., Aug. 24 from 9 to 10 AM, get over to the DMV Project Feed the Homeless in DC, hosted by Food Dude USA at Franklin Square, 1300 I St. NW, WDC 21223. Bring anything you want to give out or just come and hang with the awesome people that will be there! We will be setting up on the corner of 13th and K St! See

65] – Canvass with Bill Henry in Waverly on Sat., Aug. 24 at 10 AM, noon or 2 PM, hosted by Friends of Bill Henry starting at 929 Homestead St., Baltimore 21218-3607.  Sign up here to knock on doors with Councilmember Bill Henry --  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

66] – On Sat. Aug. 24 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!  Tree maintenance involves removing invasive plants, checking planted trees to see if the shelter needs to be removed and removing if necessary, digging out the planting tube, and making sure the plant is upright.  Community service learning hours available.  Register online at Also visit the website for updated location and driving directions. Summer 2019 sites will be at Loch Raven Reservoir.  Check out

67] – On Sat., Aug. 24 from 10 AM to noon, you are invited to join a guided walking tour through the streets of Baltimore to celebrate Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and the other Underground Railroad participants in their quest for freedom. During the program, information via handouts, microphone, visual aids, etc. will be shared.  However, depending on the size of the group (which may be 50-100+ people), there may be challenges for some participants seeing and hearing all of the material. Registration is FREE, and all are welcome including children, groups and well-behaved animals. Look for your host Robert Kelleman, wearing a fedora-style hat, and a large group or friendly people.

The starting point is the Reginald L. Lewis Museum, 830 E Pratt St., and the ending point is the Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames St., which are approximately 0.8 miles apart. Go to or The area is served by the Green and Orange lines of the Charm City Circulator Bus, which is FREE:

67] – 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  

68] – On Sat., Aug. 24 from 1:30 to 3 PM, be at the Meet the Moms Coffee, hosted by Moms Demand Action at Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries, 6000 Radecke Ave., Baltimore 21206.  Get to know what your local Moms Demand Action chapter is all about. Meet other local volunteers, ask questions, and find out how you can get more involved here in Maryland! Check out RSVP at

69] – On Sat. Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 PM, the Prince George’s County’s Environmental Justice Plan will be discussed by Dr. Sacoby Wilson of the UMD Public Health department at the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, room 202. The discussion includes the disparate impacts of environmental policies and decisions in the county and state. See

70] – On Sat., Aug. 24 from  8 to 10:30 PM,  hear from Sweet Honey in the Rock, hosted by Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club and Sweet Honey in the Rock.  Tickets are at  The group is a performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture. The ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation for the Deaf and hard of hearing. Get with

71] – 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

72] –   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.   

73] -- 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

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

75] -- 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.

76] – 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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