Thursday, September 5, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 6 - 7, 2019

58] Managing Private Sector Environmental Initiatives – Sept. 6
59] Food Rescue – Sept. 6
60] White House vigil– Sept. 6
61] WIB peace vigils – Sept. 6
62] Community Greening DAYS – Sept. 6 & 7
63] RPCV Career Fair – Sept. 6
64] Picket Line at Marriott Waterfront Baltimore – Sept. 6
65] Black Lives Matter/Peace & Justice Vigil – Sept. 6
66] Meow Hour - a concert to benefit the Feline Rescue Association -- Sept. 6
67] Extinction Rebellion Potluck Picnic – Sept. 6 
68] Water Affordability Workshop – Sept. 6 – 7
69] See the film MATEWAN – Sept. 6
70] No Room for Hate Peace and Unity Vigil and Rally – Sept. 6
71] Shut it Down -- Sept. 6
72] Ballroom Dancing – Sept. 6
58] – On Fri., Sept. 6 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, come to a Master Class: Managing Private Sector Environmental Initiatives, hosted by Environmental Law Institute, 1730 M St. NW, Suite 700, WDC 20036. Tickets are at  To get to the scale we need to address climate, biodiversity, human rights, and other environmental and social challenges, we need strategies to increase private sector participation in collaborative sustainability initiatives. In the United States, we have over 30 years of experience with voluntary environmental, health and safety, and human rights compliance programs from which to learn. Join us on September 6 for this Signature Master Class on the legal and relationship issues that arise from voluntary, collaborative initiatives. CLE credit available! Visit:  Check out

59] – On Fri., Sept. 6 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

60] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Sept. 6 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649,  

61] – Women in Black VIGILS FOR PEACE take place on Fri., Sept. 6 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

62] – Get over to Community Greening DAYS hosted by Midtown Baltimore on Fri., Sept. 6 at 1 PM and Sat., Sept. 7 at 1 PM at 1120 N. Charles St., Suite 220, Baltimore 21201. Tickets can be had at  Be part of this 2-day community event working alongside your fellow Midtowners.  Gather with residents, businesses, neighborhood organizations and students from MICA and UB who are committed to the continued greening of the district.  Work on The Gateways, which are the Green Spaces along I83 between Howard Street, Mount Royal and Guildford Avenues. There will be a happy hour at Noona's, 1203 W. Mt. Royal Street, after Friday's work schedule.  All will receive t-shirts, and a chance to win a one night stay at Hotel Indigo in Mt. Vernon. Sign up at

63] – On Fri., Sept. 6 from 4 to 7 PM, get over to the DC RPCV Career Fair, hosted by RPCV Careers and Peace Corps at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, WDC 20008. Tickets are at  Join the career fair to meet organizations that are recruiting RPCVs!  REGISTER at  Bring the following: Certifications (Request DOS, service verification certificates, etc. through the RPCV Portal), Resumes and Contact cards. See

64] – On Fri., Sept. 6 from 4:30 to 6 PM, join a Picket Line at Marriott Waterfront Baltimore, hosted by Unite Here Local 7 at 700 Aliceanna St., 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. Still Marriott fights the union as full-time workers are not given full-time work and thus lose health insurance.  Look at

65] – 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 Sept. 6. Black Lives Matter.

66] – On Fri., Sept. 6 from 5 to 9 PM, get with Meow Hour - a concert to benefit the Feline Rescue Association, hosted by Mutt Mart, 2904 Hamilton Ave., Baltimore 21214. The cats are taking over the next Yappy Hour! Join in for food, drinks, prizes, and CATS! Meet adoptable cats from The Feline Rescue Association while you enjoy live music by the Bedlam Brass Band and Hamilton Train Wreck. This event is FREE to attend. Kids and friendly, leashed dogs are welcome! All proceeds benefit FRA. See

67] – On Fri., Sept. 6 from 6 to 8 PM, join in for the Extinction Rebellion Potluck Picnic, hosted by Extinction Rebellion in Malcolm X Park, WDC 20009.  In the midst of all the hard work preparing to #shutdownDC, take some time to enjoy each other's company. Whether you're a longtime XR volunteer or just thinking about joining, you are welcome!  Signup for the POTLUCK at  This event aspires to be as close to zero-waste as possible! There will be a dishwashing station and a place for compost.  Bring your own plate, utensils, and bottle/cup for beverages.  Also bring some food or drink to share in a reusable container that you can take home. Plant-based dishes are encouraged.  Go to

68] – Take in a Water Affordability Workshop starting on Fri., Sept. 6 at 7 PM through Sun., Sept. 8 at noon. The workshop is organized by the Sierra Club Greater Baltimore Group, 17 Commerce St., Baltimore 21202. Contact Lynn Davidson at  The Sierra Club Water Sentinels national grassroots team is holding a workshop on the challenge of water affordability as part of the effort to provide safe, clean, water for all. If you are interested and able to attend, please RSVP.

69] – On Fri., Sept. 6 at 7 PM, see the film MATEWAN, as part of the First-Friday Free Film Screening/Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA with doors open at 6:30 PM for refreshments. Directions and more are at . Or call the Brandywine Peace Community, 484-574-1148.

  This is an INDEPENDENT FILM CLASSIC BY JOHN SAYLES, 1987, PG-13, 132 MINUTES, which STARS CHRIS COOPER AND JAMES EARL JONES, TELLS the STORY OF THE BITTER 1920 STRIKE BY COAL MINERS IN MATEWAN, WEST VIRGINIA. MATEWAN brings to life the bitter coal miners’ strike of 1920 in Mingo County. The mining company cuts workers’ wages. The miners go on strike. The mining company imports African Americans and Italian workers from outside to break the strike.

  An interracial struggle ensues, until workers realize their strength lies in solidarity. Union organizer Joe Kenehan says, “You know there ain’t but two sides in this world—them that work and them that don’t. You work; they don’t. That’s all you got to know about the enemy.”  Chris Cooper stars in the pivotal role of union organizer Joe Kenehan. The always superb James Earl Jones plays the leader of the Black workers.  Other films by John Sayles, the Academy Award Nominated Independent film maker, include: EIGHT MEN OUT about the 1919 World Series scandal and AMIGO about early American military involvement in the Philippines.

70] –   On Fri., Sept. 6 from 6:30 to 8 PM, get over to a No Room for Hate Peace and Unity Vigil and Rally, hosted by Blue Wave Maryland and Southwest Baltimore County Democratic Club at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1905 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville 21228.  This third Rally and Vigil will highlight the current atrocities affecting immigrants, to remember and honor victims of hate. Gather together to stand against the violence and increasing hatred we have seen since Charlottesville and elsewhere during this past year. This year’s theme is focused on moving from tolerance to acceptance. Accepting and celebrating our diversity is a vital step in moving away from hate in our communities and moving toward living peacefully in the same boat.  Bring flashlights, battery operated or real candles as well and blankets and chairs to the outdoor vigil. Children are welcome. If it rains, gather in the church auditorium. Visit

71] – On Fri., Sept. 6 from 7 to 10 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201, hear from Lisa Fithian about her book "Shut It Down." Tickets are at  This is a veteran activist’s guide to direct action and strategic civil disobedience as the most radical and rapid means to social change.  For decades, Lisa’s work as an advocate for civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action has put her on the frontlines of change. Described by Mother Jones as “the nation’s best-known protest consultant,” Fithian has supported countless movements including the Battle of Seattle in 1999, rebuilding and defending communities following Hurricane Katrina, Occupy Wall Street, and the uprisings at Standing Rock and in Ferguson.

  She shows how movements that embrace direct action have always been, and continue to be, the most radical and rapid means for transforming the ills of our society. The book is filled with instructions and inspiration for how movements can evolve as the struggle for social justice continues in the Trump era and beyond.  Go to See

72] – 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. 6. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

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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