Sunday, December 29, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert – December 29 – 30, 2019

Baltimore Activist Alert – December 29 – 30, 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] Pax Upstream Trail Work – Dec. 29
5] Becoming Jane Exhibition – through Summer 2020
6] Patterns of Oppression and a Calling – Dec. 29
7] Pancake Breakfast – Dec. 29
8] World Peace Meditation Class Dec. 29
9] Cube of Truth – Dec. 29
10] Dog Adoption Show -- Dec. 29
11] Rally on the Plaza Dec. 29
12] Pentagon Peace Vigil – Dec. 30
13] Urge Congress to Hold Hearings on the ERA – Dec. 30
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] - On Sun., Dec. 29 from 9 AM to 1 PM, get over to the Pax Upstream Trail Work, hosted by The Patuxent River Trail Project, 3780 Woodbine Road, Woodbine 21797-7903. Help to continue building a new trail. Meet at a private home off Route 94.  If you are coming north on Route 94, it is the first driveway on the left after you cross the river. Turn left into the driveway and follow it all the way to the back. Park in the lumber yard. NOTE: this is not a public trail head. The group has special permission to park here, but only for trail work.  Look at  The trail work is planned, and donuts will be provided before and lunch afterwards. Tools will be available, but wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring gloves if you have them. The corridor clearing and trail building will be continuing. Please bring plenty of water and some snacks. Go to

5] – On Sun., Dec. 29 from 10 AM to 6 PM, check out the Becoming Jane Exhibition, hosted by the Jane Goodall Institute at the National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW, WDC 20036.  Tickets are at The exhibition will continue through Summer 2020. Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, braved the unknown to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives: chimpanzees. In this hands-on, transportive multimedia exhibition celebrating her extraordinary life and work, you’ll explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps. You’ll also see a life-size hologram of Dr. Goodall, enter a replica of her research tent, and learn about her current role as a leader in community-centered conservation and youth empowerment. Before you leave, you will find out what you can do today to make a positive impact in the world. 

 The museum is open 7 days a week from 10 AM to 6 PM (last ticket sold at 5 PM daily.) Groups of 20 or more receive discounted museum admission. Contact to book your group visit today. Go to

6] – On Sun., Dec. 29 from 10 to 11 AM, check out Patterns of Oppression and a Calling, hosted by Alexandria Friends Meeting, 8990 Woodlawn Road, Alexandria, VA 22309.  Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) has declared itself to be an anti-racist organization, and as part of BYM, Alexandria is as well. What does this mean? First and foremost, it means to not be afraid to talk about race and share experiences/perspectives. The BYM Working Group on Racism meets once a month. Look at

7] -- 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. 29, there will not be a speaker or discussion.  Instead, enjoy the Annual Pancake Breakfast.
In a break from the usual routine, informally celebrate the coming season with a hearty breakfast and time to connect with each other. Pancakes are on tap, with a variety of expert chefs turning out to turn things over. Everyone is invited to bring a warm article of clothing such as gloves, scarves, hats, socks to adorn the mitten tree. Coffee, tea, and juice beverages will be provided. The Pancake Breakfast is free and open to all. Call 410-581-2322 or email 

8] – On Sun., Dec. 29 from 10:30 to 11:45 AM, join a World Peace Meditation Class, hosted by the World Peace Cafe Baltimore at the Kadampa Meditation Center-Maryland, 900 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore 21212. Prayers are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Bring peace to the world through the action of meditating together and dedicating prayers for world peace. The morning includes a guided meditation, talk on Buddhism applied to daily life & a traditional chanted prayer in English. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend– just drop in!

Following the prayers, everyone is welcome to come to the World Peace Cafe for brunch which always includes pancakes with toppings, and various other delicious foods such as soup, sandwiches, salad, desserts, coffee and teas.  The suggested donation is $5- to $10/adult & $2/child.  Brunch is $6to $8 (less for kids portion). See

9] – On Sun., Dec. 29 from 10 to 11:30 AM, check out Cube of Truth, hosted by Anonymous for the Voiceless at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, WDC 20500.  If you are interested in volunteering, join the following group: The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public.  This could lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.

  Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential, and please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one. If you are bringing a laptop or a tablet, please download the following: Visit

10] –   On Sun., Dec. 29 from noon to 2 PM, come to a Dog Adoption Show, hosted by PAW Partnership For Animal Welfare at the Petco, 6181 Old Dobbin Lane, Suite 800, Columbia 21045.  Visit

11] – On Sun., Dec. 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Rally on the Plaza at the White House.  This is a music rally at the White House to protest the criminality, racism, sexism, bigotry, corruption and treason of the Trump administration.  Advocate for civil rights, humane treatment of refugee children, democracy, the rule of law, freedom of speech, and civility in life.  See

12] – 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. 30, 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.

13] – Urge Congress to Hold Hearings on the ERA, which would be supported by Katrina's Dream.  Each Monday, including Dec. 30, 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. This will continue through Feb. 10. Click on this link, and check out

To be continued

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"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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