Saturday, December 14, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert – December 15 – 16, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert – December 15 – 16, 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  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]

1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Get involved with NCNR   
4] Orientation meeting with the Sunrise DC hub – Dec. 15  
5] Nature’s Witness: Wildlife Photography Exhibit through Feb. 28
6] Maryland Legislative Summit – Dec. 15
7] Takoma Park Alternative Gift Fair – Dec. 15
8] Criminal justice, policing, and sentencing policy – Dec. 15
9] Dentistry and Ethics – Dec. 15
10] Pups + Puppicinos -- Dec. 15
11] Philippine History and Revolution – Dec. 15
12] MoCo DSA General Branch Meeting – Dec. 15
13] Hear from an internationally renowned storyteller – Dec. 15
14] Climate Justice Ornament Making Art Build Dec. 15
15] Pentagon Peace Vigil – Dec. 16
20] Urge Congress to Hold Hearings on the ERA – Dec. 16
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  Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at

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] - You can attend an orientation meeting with the Sunrise DC hub on Sun., Dec. 15 from 9 AM to 7:30 PM at the Greenpeace's Office, 702 H St. NW, #300, WDC 20001.  The office is a one-minute walk away from Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metro station. Sign up here:  Sunrise is asking that you are a young person ages 15- 35. If you'd like clarification for why, please read:  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided and snacks will be available throughout. It is estimated that costs for this training will come out to about $50 per person, including travel, food, space, and materials. The price of the training has a self-determined sliding scale between $0 to 60. Go to this link to make a donation:

5] - On Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 through Feb. 28, 2020 from 9 AM to 5 PM, see Nature’s Witness: Wildlife Photography Exhibit hosted by the National Wildlife Federation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Ave. NW, WDC 20005. Come marvel at “Nature’s Witness,” an exhibition of 50 powerful wildlife photographs chosen to inspire conservation. Free and open to the public, this National Wildlife Federation exhibit will run until Feb. 28, 2020.  

All 50 images were entries in annual National Wildlife® Photo Contests, which draw more than 22,000 images from around the world every year. Within the exhibit, one group of images titled “Nature’s Challenge” will raise awareness about some of the threats putting wildlife at risk today, including habitat loss, invasive species, disease and climate change. Another set of photographs titled “Life’s Essentials” will explore how people can help species thrive by gardening for wildlife. Kids attending the exhibit — a family-friendly event — will also be able to pick up a copy of Ranger Rick®, Ranger Rick Jr.™, Ranger Rick Cub™ or one of the National Wildlife Federation’s many other children’s publications. Go to

6] – On Sun., Dec. 15 from 10 AM to 5 PM, get over to a Maryland Legislative Summit, hosted by Maryland Legislative Coalition and Chesapeake Climate Action Network at UMBC Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore 21250. Tickets are at Learn about the most exciting legislation for 2020 and be able to spend time with activists from Maryland NOW, Strong Schools Maryland, Maryland State Education Association, Sierra Club, CCAN, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, League of Women Voters, ACLU, CASA, NAACP, and many other groups. See

7] -- On Sun., Dec. 15 from 10 AM to 2 PM, come to a Takoma Park Alternative Gift Fair Booth @ the TP Farmer's Market, hosted by Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington Takoma Park Farmers Market, Laurel and Carroll Avenues, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912.  Online sales are available at through Dec. 18. Look at
8] – On Sun., Dec. 15 from 10:30 AM  to noon, check out Social Justice & Jewish Values hosted by Jews United for Justice at Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 8100 Stevenson Rd., Baltimore 21208.  See  Each session begins with studying relevant Jewish texts, followed by presentations by guest speakers/teachers who bring an informed and personal perspective to these issues. The theme is criminal justice, policing, and sentencing policy, presented by Dayvon Love, Director of Public Policy, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.  There is no charge to attend, but kindly RSVP at Contact Sandra Dzija (  Visit

9] -- 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., Dec. 15, hear about “Ethics and Dentistry.” Dr. Eric Katkow will share anecdotes about his experience as a member of the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.  The audience will have an opportunity to put on their ethical hats and participate in a discussion of real life situations Dr. Katkow faced that require ethical thinking to resolve.  Learn about the consequences dentists have faced when poor ethical decision-making occurred. He grew up in Baltimore and attended Baltimore City College, the University of Virginia, the University of Maryland School of Dentistry; and spent two years of military service including Viet Nam with the Marines. He shares his private practice of general dentistry in Columbia with his son Larry, a 1998 dental school graduate.  He was appointed by Gov. Glendenning and reappointed by Gov. Ehrlich to serve on the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. He is an active examiner for the Commission on Dental Competency Assessment. Call 410-581-2322 or email 

10] –  On Sun., Dec. 15 from 11 AM to 2 PM, get with Pups + Puppicinos, hosted by Wings of Love, Kuwait at Starbucks, 2500 Boston Street, Suite 1, Baltimore 21224.  Bring your pups to Starbucks for a Puppicino! Mingle with other Baltimore Dog Pawrents while supporting a great cause. Donations collected will go towards helping WLK save more dogs! This event will be held on the outside patio of the Starbucks in Canton. All leashed dogs are welcome! Visit

11] - On Sun., Dec. 15 from 1 to 5 PM, check out Philippine History and Revolution: A Crash Course Part I, hosted by Malaya Movement DMV/Baltimore at the CopyCat Building, 1501 Guilford Ave., Baltimore 21202. Join Malaya Movement Baltimore in a crash course in the history of the Philippine people through an in-depth analysis of Philippine society, colonization and where it is today! Email Go to

12] – On Sun., Dec. 15 from 2 to 4:30 PM, go to the MoCo DSA General Branch Meeting  at the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring 20910. DSA members and state delegates Gabe Acevero and Vaughn Stewart discuss the upcoming 2020 state legislative session. See

13] – Ed Stivender, internationally renowned storyteller, will present a family program of Holiday Stories on Sun., Dec. 15 at 2 PM at the Germantown Friends Meetinghouse, 47 West Coulter Street, in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.  Admission is free; a good-will offering will be taken to benefit Project HOME. Known for his witty renditions of classic stories, Ed has entertained audiences of all ages across the country since 1980. This performance will include "The Gift of the Magi," "The Juggler of Notre Dame," and the audience participation piece "Christmas Rapping." All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. Visit or call 610-623-8546.

14] – On Sun., Dec. 15 from 6 to 9 PM, attend a Climate Justice Ornament Making Art Build, hosted by Extinction Rebellion Baltimore at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211. Come create environmental justice awareness raising holiday ornaments to guerrilla style decoration of the streets! Vegan cookies and oat milk will be provided. Please bring art supplies to help support the cause. Look at

15] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is Dec. 16, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro.  By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

16] – Urge Congress to Hold Hearings on the ERA, which would be supported by Katrina's Dream.  Each Monday, including Dec. 16, at 8 AM, make calls to Senator Graham at (202) 224-5972 and your senators for the ERA. Hold hearings on S.J. Res 6, and S.J. Res. 5 which calls for the removal of a deadline for passage of the ERA. Click on this link, and check out

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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