Friday, September 20, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 20 - 21, 2019

41] Experiences of Women Who Flee Central America – Sept. 20
42] Red Sea Rivalries – Sept. 20
43] JHU students join climate strike Sept. 20
44] DC Climate Strike – Sept. 20
45] Philly, Wilmington and Newark Climate Strike Sept. 20
46] MICA Day of Action – Sept. 20
47] Baltimore Climate Strike – Sept. 20
48] Food Rescue – Sept. 20
49] White House vigil– Sept. 20
50] WIB peace vigils – Sept. 20
51] Alabama to DC End Prison Slavery -- Sept. 20
52] Peace and justice vigil – Sept. 20
53] Peace talks with local peacebuilders – Sept. 20 
54] The Moment Was Now – Sept. 20 to 22
55] Ballroom Dancing – Sept. 20
56] Canvass for the Bernie Campaign – Sept. 21
57] September 21 is the International Day of Peace. – Sept. 21
58] Deep Canvass with Showing Up for Racial Justice – Sept. 21
59] We the People March – Sept. 21
60] Poor Peoples Campaign general meeting – Sept. 21
61] Peace Vigil -- Sept. 21
62] Our Revolution discussion on the climate crisis – Sept. 21
63] Tennessee Williams One Act play – Sept. 21
64] Celebrate 40 years of revolution in Nicaragua – Sept. 21
65] How Going Vegan Saved My Sight – Sept. 21
66] Two Berrigan Books still in print
67] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran  
68] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records  
69] Do you need any book shelves?
70] Join the Global Zero campaign.
71] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
41] – On Fri., Sept. 20 from 9:30 AM to 1 PM, hear about the Experiences of Women Who Flee Central America, hosted by the Center for Victims of Torture at the Organization of American States, 200 17th St. NW.  Artists and experts will come together for a one-day event to explore, describe and represent the lives of women who have fled Central America. Original artwork created especially for this event will be displayed while panelists discuss why so many women decide to leave their homes, the effects of current policies in the Americas, and recommendations to better address the needs and demands of these women as migrants and in their countries of origin. Visit

42] – On Fri., Sept. 20 from 10:30 AM to noon, get over to Red Sea Rivalries: Middle East Competition in the Horn of Africa, hosted by United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20037. Tickets are at  A new geopolitical paradigm is emerging in the Horn of Africa: Middle Eastern states are playing an increasingly assertive role throughout the region. As Sudan and Ethiopia undergo their most significant political transitions since the Cold War—affecting the future of nearly 150 million people—the jostling for dominance among the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, on the one hand, and Turkey and Qatar, on the other, is fueling instability and insecurity in an already fractious region. As part of the U.S. Institute of Peace’s ongoing “Red Sea Rising” multi-track initiative, please join us for the release of the International Crisis Group’s forthcoming report unpacking the regional goals, motivations, and often conflicting aims of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.

The report, based on conversations with senior officials on both sides of the Red Sea, examines how outside forces are jockeying to build political influence and carve out pivotal positions in the Horn of Africa’s emerging economy. At this historic juncture for the region, Crisis Group researchers will present the report’s main findings, followed by a panel discussion with experts from the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.  RSVP at  Look at

43] – On Fri., Sept. 20 from 11 AM to 2 PM, Hopkins students will attend the DC Climate Strike, hosted by Refuel Our Future at the United States Capitol, WDC 20515.  Walk out of class at 10:45 AM and go to the Barnes and Noble JHMI shuttle stop at 11 AM.  More info at and and

44] – On Fri., Sept. 20 from 11 AM to 2 PM, join the DC Climate Strike, hosted by DC Youth Climate Strike at John Marshall Park, 400 BLOCK OF CONSTITUTION Ave. NW, WDC 20001.  Then March to Capitol Hill.  Go to

45] – On Fri., Sept. 20 from 11 AM to 2 PM, join the Global Climate Strike at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA.  In Wilmington, DE, it is happening from 12:30 to 3 PM at Wilmington Friends School.  Email In Newark, DE, the Sierra Club is hosting a Climate Strike at Univ. of Delaware from 1 to 3:30 PM on the central green in front of Memorial Hall, S. College Ave. and Amstel Ave., Newark, DE 19711.

46] – On Fri., Sept. 20 from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM, get over to the MICA Day of Action, hosted by the MICA Center for Creative Citizenship in Cohen Plaza, Baltimore. The Center and the Voter Access team are excited to announce MICA’s first annual Day of Action! Following MICA's Constitution Day Symposium, this is a day for the MICA community to launch into collective action!  Check out and

47] –  On Fri., Sept. 20 from noon to 2 PM, join the Baltimore Climate Strike, hosted by the Sunrise Movement Baltimore and many other groups at the Inner Harbor, 201 E Pratt St, Baltimore 21230. Then march along Calvert St. to Fayette St., and then to City Hall. Email  More information about the strike can be found at

   It's no secret that our climate is in crisis, and the future of our planet in jeopardy, but you wouldn't know it looking at our "leaders." The youth of the world understand, however, and they aren't going to sit idly by while their hopes in dreams for a livable planet are destroyed before their very eyes. 

  Climate chaos is the biggest threat to the future of our lives, country, and world. Youth across the U.S. will lead a #ClimateStrike on September 20 to demand legislative action to combat climate change #StrikeWithUs. RSVP at Check out

48] – On Fri., Sept. 20 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

49] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Sept. 20 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649,  

50] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., Sept. 20 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

51] – On Fri., Sept. 20 from 7:30 to 10:30 PM, get over to a party featuring Hip Hop artist Nikos with Alabama to DC End Prison Slavery, hosted by Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St. NW, WDC 20012.  Tickets are at A delegation of family members with incarcerated loved ones will arrive all the way from Alabama to have their voices heard, say no to new prisons, and push the Department of Justice to take action. While the DOJ issued a report 5 months ago finding ongoing and extreme conditions of cruel and unusual punishment, the Alabama Dept. of Corruption has yet to be held accountable. As long as nothing happens, the lives of those we love remain at risk under conditions of torture, negligence, and corruption. The only "solution" Alabama politicians are moving forward on is an expansion of the prison industrial complex and modern day slavery: the construction of 3 new "mega-prisons."

Before the party from 4 to 6 PM there will be a press conference in Pershing Park.  This will be a call to action originating from the Free Alabama Movement (a movement led by freedom fighters in Alabama who have helped organize and inspire many of the prison strikes of the last five years), Unheard Voices OTCJ, the FAM Queen team, supported by IWOC and Fight Toxic Prisons, and made possible by the magnificent show of solidarity among local DC abolitionist organizations who have tirelessly given their care and energy. Examine and

52] – There is usually a silent peace and justice 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 Sept. 20. Black Lives Matter.

53] – On Fri., Sept. 20, there is a meet and greet from 6 to 6:30 at the EATON WORKSHOP | BEVERLY SNOW ROOM, 1201 K St. NW, WDC 20005.  It will be followed by a Talk and Q&A until 7 PM.  Then there will be a reception until 8 PM. Peace Direct, in partnership with Eaton Workshop, is hosting a series of #peacetalks with local peacebuilders from conflict zones around the world. Speakers will discuss innovative and practical ways to promote a more peaceful society. They will also discuss ways in which individuals can practice building peace in their own communities. Peace Direct is an international NGO dedicated to stopping wars, one person at a time. It supports local people to stop violence and build long term peace in conflict zones throughout the world. See

Saba Ismail is a feminist and peace activist, and is working for the empowerment of young women. At the age of 15, she co-founded Aware Girls, a young-women-led organization working to strengthen the leadership capacity of young women in Pakistan so they can advocate for equal access of women to health, education, governance, political participation and other social services. The organization is active in a context of militancy and religious extremism, complicated by poor governance, poverty and low literacy. The young women of Aware Girls engage in Countering Violent Extremism programs, including those that dissuade young people from joining militant groups, create open spaces for dialogue, revitalize indigenous culture destroyed by militants, and promote nonviolence and pluralism in the community. She supports the idea of strengthening girls' voices to bring prosperity in her community and firmly believes that change has to come through the younger generation. Look at and

54] –The Cultural Worker Ensemble presents the world premiere of the musical, The Moment Was Now. It takes you back to 1869 in post-civil war Baltimore during the period of Reconstruction, a moment when America almost did the right thing. Echoing the current moment, the musical centers on the impassioned search for unity among the dynamic leaders of powerful movements, at a meeting convened by Frederick Douglass. Hope hangs in the balance at this turning point in US history. It was Written and Conceived by Gene Bruskin in Collaboration with Director and Choreographer Darryl! Moch.  The Musical Director is Glenn Pearson with Chester Burke.  The musical features Julia Nixon, Ariel Jacobson, Lecount Holmes, Jenna Rose Stein, and Darryl! Moch.  It will be performed on Fri., Sept. 20 through Sun., Sept. 22 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., Baltimore.  Buy tickets at  Email

55] – 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 Sept. 20. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

56] – Canvass for the Bernie Campaign at 10 AM on Sat., Sept. 21 at Essex Elementary, 100 Mace Ave., Essex 21221.  The democratic primary is really heating up! Help OR Baltimore bring a victory for Bernie in 2020, and with it a major step in achieving the political revolution!

57] – September 21 is the International Day of Peace. Plan to come to New York City for a full weekend of events. See On Fri., Sept. 20, the People's Climate Strike starts at Union Square at noon. Bring messages connecting militarism and the climate crisis. Check out On Sat., Sept. 21, the Puerto Rico Independence March starts at 11 AM at 59th St. Columbus Circle and continues to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at the UN.

58] –   On Sat., Sept. 21 from 11 AM to 5 PM, do a Deep Canvass with Showing Up for Racial Justice at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville.  Sign up at canvassing is a long-term, research-based strategy that SURJ is using to invite neighbors to re-think their support for systemic white supremacy. No canvassing experience is necessary, as the script and training will guide you as you engage white people in conversations about white supremacy - at their front doors! Give this exciting strategy a try, and practice initiating challenging conversations in a supportive environment. Email Look at

59] – On Sat., Sept. 21 from 11 AM to 2 PM, join the We the People March, hosted by Mormons for Progressive America at Freedom Plaza, 14th St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave., WDC 20004. We the People are marching to be seen and heard, to remind our elected officials that they work for us, to say the current regime is a threat to our democracy and values, to demand action. Silence and inaction are complicity. Get over to or

60] – The next Carroll County Regional Coordinating Committee of the Poor Peoples Campaign general meeting will be on Sat., Sept. 21 from 2 to 4 PM at Westminster Library, 50 E. Main St., Westminster. This meeting will include a panel discussion on the “State of and Barriers to Affordable Housing in Carroll County.” Together challenge systems that oppress people and create change on the local, state and national levels. Visit

61] – 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  

62] – On Sat., Sept. 21 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM, Our Revolution will discuss steps we can take now to confront the climate crisis here in Maryland. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the Green New Deal in Congress to deal with the climate crisis on a national level. But what does a Green New Deal look like in Maryland? Delegate Vaughn Stewart (MD-19) will talk about the slate of Green New Deal bills he plans to introduce in the next legislative session – and David Guzman, Baltimore Community Organizer for CHISPA of Maryland League of Conservation Voters will discuss environmental justice issues facing the Latinx community in our state.

  Come to the Enoch Pratt Free Library Canton Branch, 1030 S. Ellwood Avenue in Baltimore to talk about the Green New Deal in Maryland. Email

63] –  ONE DAY ONLY see a newly discovered, never produced Tennessee Williams One Act play, The Lady from the Village of Falling Flowers.  The Spooky Action Theater will do the play, directed by Natsu Onoda Power, will have an Invited Dress Rehearsal on Sat., Sept. 21 at 3 PM at the Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th St. NW, WDC  20009.  Stay after the performance and meet director Natsu Onoda Power and actors Melissa Carter, Dylan Arredondo and Jared Graham. Call 202-248-0301. Go to

64] – On Sat., Sept. 21 at 4 PM, come together for U.S. Hands Off Latin America! Celebrate 40 years of revolution in Nicaragua, featuring special guest Ambassador Luis Alvarado, hosted by the Answer Coalition at 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC 20001-1852. On July 19, 1979, the Sandinistas marched triumphantly into Managua to the cheers of hundreds of thousands and claimed Nicaragua free of tyranny. Nicaragua became a beacon of hope for poor people across the globe and within the heart of the Empire itself.

As part of the general wave of anti-imperialism across Latin America and the Caribbean, Nicaragua is part of the Venezuelan-anchored ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America) and uses revenues from oil sales to fund anti-poverty programs. Alvarado will speak on the importance of the Sandinista revolution in the context of U.S. imperialism today.  See

65] – On Sat., Sept. 21 from 6 to 8:30 PM, get with Vegan for Peace potluck dinner, hosted by Earthsave Baltimore at Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Road, Baltimore 21212.  Earthsave's veg/vegan dinner series meets on the last Saturday of 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

  How Going Vegan Saved My Sight and Gave Me New Vision with Trichelle Florence who will share the story of her recovery from Psuedotumor Cerebri. The disorder threatened to take her vision or require her to be on medication the rest of her life. Trichelle will be sharing the steps she took to overcome this and how veganism was ultimately the solution that saved her sight. Learn more about Trichelle at

Everyone’s welcome... vegans, vegetarians, veg curious, or omnivores. If you’d like to entertain, email, or call 410-252-3043.  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

66] – 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

67] –   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.   

68] -- 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

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

70] -- 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.

71] – 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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