Thursday, September 5, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 4, 2019

38] House of Ruth benefit – Sept. 4
39] Close down an ICE detention center -- Sept. 4
40] Protest at ICE detention center in Philadelphia – Sept. 4
41] Stop highway expansion -- Sept. 4
42] HOW to Be an Antiracist – Sept. 4
43] Meet Councilperson Bill Henry – Sept. 4
44] Town Hall Meeting with Sen. Cardin & Cong. Cummings – Sept. 4
45] Swing Left – Sept. 4
46] Shut down D.C. – Sept. 4
47] Hear from Writers for Migrant Justice- DC – Sept. 4
38] – On Wed., Sept. 4 from 10 AM to 3 PM, come to a Clearing House Sidewalk Sale, hosted by House Of Ruth Maryland, Inc. and Clearing House, 200 W. Padonia Rd., Cockeysville 21093.  Support victims of intimate partner violence by joining us at our annual Clearing House Sidewalk Sale. This will feature fine household furnishings including furniture, jewelry, china and linens at drastically reduced prices. All proceeds will benefit House of Ruth Maryland. Cash and checks only. Look at

39] – Join a Newark, New Jersey Catholic Action for Immigrant Children with Cardinal Tobin to end the detention of immigrant children and their separation from family.  This is happening on Wed., Sept. 4 from 10 AM to noon.  There is an 8:30 AM meeting for those who are risking arrest. Meet at St. Mary's Church/Newark Abbey, 520 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102.  Then engage in a procession to the Federal Building/ICE office at 970 Broad St. See these Transportation Tips:  Contact Eli McCarthy at

40] – Join an ELDERWITNESS and Friends on Wed., Sept. 4 for a noon demonstration in front of the I.C.E Office, 114 North 8th St., Phila., PA, between Race and Cherry Streets. Visit,-75.186176/ICE+office+in+Phi/@39.999545,-75.2104 378,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c6c885130267bb:0x83e25d06155f0f54!2m2 ! 1d-75.1531302!2d39.9538838.  The demonstration will "detain the Statue of Liberty," to express outrage at the current detention of children and families and the immigration policies of the Trump administration.  Stand together with a message of love and justice that we learned as children.  Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.  Elder Witness, a grassroots group of local elders and friends, advocates for moral and legal immigration policies that represent the will of the people; and therefore rejects the separation of immigrant children from their families and detention under inhumane conditions.

41] – On Wed., Sept. 4 at 1 PM, get over to the SHA Update on 495/270 Expansion, hosted by Citizens Against Beltway Expansion at Macy's, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda 20817.  Tickets are at  Turn out to oppose Beltway/270 Expansion plan for privatized toll lanes from SHA.  Leading the briefing is Rich Parsons, an industry lobbyist SHA put on the payroll to talk to the community. OASIS, an adult continuing education organization, is hosting the class, which will cost $30. See

42] – On Wed., Sept. 4 from 4 to 7 PM, learn HOW To Be An Antiracist, hosted by the JHU Center for Africana Studies at JHU Shriver Hall, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore 21218.  Barnes & Noble at Johns Hopkins University presents An Evening with IBRAM X. KENDI in conversation with LEATER SPENCE.  Check out

43] – On Wed., Sept. 4 from 5 to 7:30 PM, meet Councilperson Bill Henry, hosted by Friends of Bill Henry at Next Phaze, 112 E LEXINGTON ST., Baltimore 21202.  Henry is running for Baltimore City Comptroller, the most important elected office for government accountability. Henry is a community development professional with over 20 years of experience in urban policy. In 12 years on the City Council, Bill has championed efforts that hold government accountable, empower communities, and grow the tax base. Bill believes we need a City Comptroller who will provide thorough, independent oversight of the City’s fiscal and policy affairs. As Comptroller, Bill will protect the public interest through the office’s crucial roles in budgeting, auditing, and managing the City's real estate. See

44] – On Wed., Sept. 4 from 6 from 7:30 PM, there is a Town Hall Meeting with Sen. Cardin & Cong. Cummings, hosted by Beth Tfiloh Congregation, 3300 Old Court Rd., Pikesville 21208.  Beth Tfiloh Congregation and Liberty Grace Church of God -Official Site invite the Greater Baltimore community to a town hall meeting.  Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg - Beth Tfiloh Congregation, senior rabbi of Beth Tfiloh, and Reverend Dr. Terris King, senior pastor of Liberty Grace Church, will facilitate a Q&A session of pre-submitted questions with Senator Cardin and Congressman Cummings to discuss how they are addressing Baltimore City’s challenges at the federal level.

Beth Tfiloh Congregation and Liberty Grace Church have partnered over the past two years in programs to help address challenges facing Baltimore City, while their members build friendships with each other. Beth Tfiloh and Liberty Grace members are working to address the issues we confront through the Safety, Health, and Education (SHE) initiative, which has helped more than 5,000 neighborhood residents a year since its launch. Learn more about the Beth Tfiloh-Liberty Grace partnership at, and go to

45] – On Wed., Sept. 4 from 6 to 9 PM, come to the Columbia Heights Fall Kick-off Event, hosted by Swing Left - Columbia Heights at Women's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Tickets are at  Join in the 2019 kickoff celebration and phone bank!  This election cycle, focus on flipping the Virginia Senate blue. Phone bank for Debra Rodman, a Virginia Delegate who is running for Senate in a district currently held by a Republican.  At the kickoff party, you'll get to meet the members of Swing Left Columbia Heights, learn more about the group and what is planned for this year, get trained, and figure out how you can get involved. And a kickoff event wouldn't be complete without an action, so this event will double as our first phone bank!  Light refreshments will be served before programming begins.  RSVP at or

46] – On Wed., Sept. 4 from 6 to 8:30 PM, join the Shut Down DC-Climate Strike Orientation & Spokes Council Meetings at the Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave. NW, WDC.  Youth leaders from around the world have called for a climate strike and global week of action from September 20th-27th. They have been taking the lead so far, but now they are calling on all of us to take action. In Washington, DC we will be answering the call and building on the momentum of the youth climate strikes in a major way by shutting down D.C. on Sept. 23.

Over the next several weeks affinity groups will be formed to take responsibility for shutting down business as usual. If this is your first meeting, come at 6 PM so you can get up to speed on the action plan and organizing structure so you can hit the ground running when the spokes council meeting starts at 7 PM.  The Shut Down DC spokes council is the organizing and decision making body of the ShutDownDC action. It’s open to anyone but priority is given to coordination and joint decision making between working groups and affinity groups that have been working to make ShutDownDC. Look at

47] – On Wed., Sept. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, hear from Writers for Migrant Justice- DC, hosted by PRINT at the American Poetry Museum, 716 Monroe St. NE, # 25, WDC 20017.  Tickets are at $20.  Join some of your favorite DMV poets and writers in solidarity with immigrant families! Ticket proceeds will go towards Immigrant Families Together, providing bail, basic necessities and legal resources for detained migrants and their families. Visit

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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