Baltimore Activist Alert – October 6, 2019
"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center. Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com. If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net.
1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Get involved with NCNR
4] Lawyers Against War
5] “Annual Fall Family Festival” -- Oct. 6
6] Soil to Sanctuary Market – Oct. 6
7] Reclaim the Court – Oct. 6
8] Tree Maintenance -- Oct. 6
9] Legislative Summit – Oct. 6
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers are in stock. Call Max at 410-323-1607.
2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to U.S. wars.
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net. Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.
4] – Jeff Ross, an attorney in Maryland, is interested in gathering with other lawyers to discuss ways in which the legal profession and the law generally can be conceptualized as a peace-building and war-resisting institution and redirected to these ends. Areas to explore might include: 1) ways in which this group could support with legal analysis/writing those lawyers who are representing peace-builders/war-resisters in criminal prosecutions; 2) ways in which, from a more theoretical perspective, the law might be grounded in an ethic of non-violence; and 3) ways in which law students and young lawyers might be exposed to a non-violent vision of the law. All religious, philosophical, and critical perspectives on the law are welcome. The group might want to call itself Lawyers against War. Jeff can be reached at 443-690-6872 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
5] -- 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. On Sun., Oct. 6, however, participate in an “Annual Fall Family Festival.” The air is cooler, the trees more colorful, and the BES-ers are gathering together to feel thankful for hopefully a whole lot of things – but, for sure, they’ll be thankful to be gathered together to celebrate the autumn and the families – not the least of which is the wonderful BES extended family – and to enjoy the traditional Stone Salad. Bring something to add to the salad, bring your voices ready to sing, bring your friends of all ages, and definitely bring your sense of gratitude for those good things we are fortunate enough to have – including our ability to act to help create a better world in various ways. If you want to bring more than just a salad ingredient, please bring a side dish or dessert that goes well with salad. (Bread, apple cider, and dressings will be provided.) Enjoy some old traditions and maybe some new ones, too!
Call 410-581-2322 or email email@example.com.
6] – On Sun., Oct. 6 from noon to 3 PM, go to the Soil to Sanctuary Market, hosted by The Black Church Food Security Network at 430 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore 21212-3035. Support Black Farmers and business owners. Support the mission of advancing Black #foodsovereignty and furthering the creation of a just food system in Baltimore! Look at https://www.facebook.com/events/461843127737456/.
7] – On Sun., Oct. 6 from 12:30 to 5 PM, Reclaim The Court, hosted by Women's March outside the Supreme Court, 1 1st St. NE, WDC 20002. See www.reclaimthecourt.com, and register at http://bit.ly/ReclaimTheCourtSignup. One year ago, thousands of women, femmes, survivors, and allies descended on DC to protest now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his inadequate and intentionally incomplete confirmation process, Mobilize on the anniversary of Kavanaugh’s sham confirmation to make sure Congress knows that we are still watching and demand they investigate Kavanaugh. A thorough vetting of him and his record is more important now than ever. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2597995980233857/.
8] – On Sun., Oct. 6 from 1 to 4 PM, do some Tree Maintenance, hosted by Gunpowder Valley Conservancy at Loch Raven Skeet and Trap Center, 12301 Dulaney Valley Rd., Phoenix 21131. Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend several hours to help young trees grow into healthy forests! Register online at https://gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org/event/tree-maintenance-oct-6/. Get with https://www.facebook.com/events/625433787980715/.
9] – On Sun., Oct. 6 from 1 to 4 PM, attend an Eastern Shore Environmental Legislative Summit, hosted at Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown 21620. The Eastern Shore is ground zero for climate change in Maryland. It is here where we need to make a stand for ourselves and our children. Explore the issues that face the Shore (and the state), what steps have been taken, and what obstacles we must overcome to defeat the existential crisis of Climate Chaos and other pressing environmental issues. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/361641874764169/.
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] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.
"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