Baltimore Activist Alert – October 26 to 27, 2019
33] Food Distribution – Oct. 26
34] Progressive Maryland People's Leadership Institute Movement Politics Training – Oct. 26
35] Educating for Insurgency – Oct. 26
36] Peace Vigil -- Oct. 26
37] Protest the drone war command operation – Oct. 26
38] Justice Revival – Oct. 26
39] Trunk or Treat – Oct. 26
40] Poor Peoples Campaign general meeting – Oct. 26
41] We Must Do M.O.R.E. – Oct. 26
42] Charles Village Brunch – Oct. 27
43] Two Berrigan Books still in print
44] Emergency Demonstration against an attack on Venezuela or Iran
45] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
46] Do you need any book shelves?
47] Join the Global Zero campaign.
48] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
33] – On Sat., Oct. 26 from 8 AM to 1 PM, get involved with the Food Distribution at the Franciscan Center, 101 W 23rd St., Baltimore 21218. Get tickets at fcbmore.volunteerhub.com. There is a need of 50 to 60 volunteers to help unpack and set up a food market to give away 10,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables. Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/380293162920679/.
34] – On Sat., Oct. 26 from 9 AM to 5 PM, attend the Progressive Maryland People's Leadership Institute Movement Politics Training! It will take place at the Rec Center, 1624 Eutaw Place, Baltimore. This is a full day of electoral politics training for leaders running for office, interested in running for office and/or working on a local electoral campaign - especially in Baltimore! The fee is $25 which covers food, materials, etc. It is payable HERE https://www.progressivemaryland.org/donate?emci=efe62946-acf5-e911-b5e9-2818784d6d68&emdi=edc60d37-0ef7-e911-828b-2818784d6d68&ceid=136680. To officially sign up for the training, RSVP at https://secure.everyaction.com/Pq1mRE13sES2G_KHTGeWuw2?emci=efe62946-acf5-e911-b5e9-2818784d6d68&emdi=edc60d37-0ef7-e911-828b-2818784d6d68&ceid=136680. Contact Ken Maxfield, Lead Baltimore Organizer, with questions and further details at email@example.com.
35] – On Sat., Oct. 26 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, check out October Books & Breakfast, hosted by Oak Hill Center for Education and Culture, 2239 Kirk Ave., Baltimore 21218. Hear about the education theme by lifting up the work of local education activists and authors. Discuss the book “Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty” by Baltimore City public school teacher and education organizer, Jay Gillen. The most idealized promise of public education in America is one of democracy, equality, and opportunity for all. But history and present conditions reflect a different reality. From Reconstruction era reforms to expand public education to poor and Black children in the South to Civil Rights battles to desegregate schools, public education has always been an arena of inequality and struggle along a myriad of lines—race, class, gender, ability. Yet despite these important struggles, there is a lot to inequity when it comes to the state of public education today, especially in places like Baltimore. The shift from the “school to factory” pipeline to the “school to prison” pipeline suggests a possibly more brutal reality for majority Black and Brown young people in impoverished communities. Enjoy a free tasty hot breakfast for all to enjoy. Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/3448982948449951/.
36] – 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 www.ccpeace.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
37] – On Sat., Oct. 26 from noon to 2 PM, protest the drone war command operation @ Horsham PA Air National Guard Station, Route 611/Easton & County Line Roads, Horsham, PA. Stop the policy of drone warfare and endless war. Ignite Peace in Horsham, the heart of drone war operations in the state. Tell PA Governor Tom Wolf, head of PA Air National Guard: BAN PA DRONE WAR OPERATIONS! Monthly demonstrations continue in Horsham the last Saturday of the month, except for January and February. Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at www.brandywinepeace.com or 484-574-1148.
38] – On Sat., Oct. 26 from 4 to 6 PM, get with the Justice Revival: Nurturing the Spirit of Resistance, hosted by Empower DC at the Plymouth Congregational UCC, 5301 North Capitol St. NE, WDC 20011. This is a service to uplift and celebrate the spirit that keeps us fighting for justice, featuring performances on the themes of joy, hope, peace, restoration and healing by Osa The Healer, Ben Lasso, Vee, Northeast Performing Arts Group and DJ Kiran. Hear a message by Rev Graylan Hagler. Food will be served. It is a FREE event, but donations will be accepted. Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/2241476219478418/.
39] – Communities United is hosting ‘Trunk or Treat’ (giving out Halloween treats from car trunks) on Sat., Oct. 26h in Gilmor at 5 PM and McCulloh 6:30 PM. Bring your creativity and sense of fun! Lots of treats and some car décor provided. Oh, and BRING THE KIDS‼! Contact email@example.com for more information and to volunteer.
40] – The next Poor Peoples Campaign Prince George’s County general meeting will be on Sat., Sept. 28 from noon to 2 PM at the Oxon Hill Branch of the Prince George’s County Public Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Road. Email PG@mdpoorpeoplescampaign.org.
41] – The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral revival is organizing a 22-state "We Must Do M.O.R.E." Build a grassroots campaign by Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering, and Educating friends and family in Prince George's communities. Your presence is really needed to help build the movement. The next meeting will take place on the northern end of the county at the Greenbelt Branch Public Library, 11 Crescent Road, Greenbelt 20770 from noon to 2 PM on Sat., Oct. 26. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
42] -- Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 2521 St. Paul St., Baltimore 21218, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion at 10:30 AM. However, on Sun., Oct. 27 come to a Charles Village Brunch. The Village Learning Place is hosting the annual Charles Village Brunch this week and all are invited to attend. Call 410-581-2322 or email .
43] – 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: https://wipfandstock.com/fighting-the-lamb-s-war.html. 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 https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/book-reviews/view/7094/uncommon-martyrs.
44] – 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.
45] -- 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 comcast.net.
46] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1637 or mobuszewski2001 at comcast.net.
47] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.
48] – 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 http://prop1.org; 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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
“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