Friday, February 14, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- February 14 - 15, 2020

68] Count birds – Feb. 14
69] Vigil at the NRA – Feb. 14
70] Energy Cooperation between Korea and the U.S. – Feb. 14
71] This Valentine’s Day Send Forth Some Love – Feb. 14
72] Peace and justice vigil – Feb. 14
73] Ballroom Dancing Feb. 14
74] Teach-in on "Why Hiroshima & Nagasaki Still Matter" – Feb. 15

68] Counting is Caring: Join the Great Backyard Bird Count begins on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, and continues through Monday, February 17. And when the latest science shows that two-thirds of North American birds are threatened by climate change, there is no better time to get involved.  The GBBC is a free, fun, and family-friendly way to support bird conservation. Here’s how it works: spend as little as 15 minutes on one or more days of the count tallying birds in your community, and then submit your lists online. The data collected by volunteers from around the world powers conservation initiatives and helps us better understand how climate change will impact the birds we all love. Go to

69] –On Fri., Feb. 14 from 10 to 11 AM, get outside the NRA - National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax 22030.  Come out for the monthly vigil, held the 14th of each month and originally began in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook, December, 14, 2012. Sadly, the 14th now is also in memory of the 17 killed and 17 others injured when a gunman opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018.  Honor the memory of all those killed and injured by gun violence.

It is also important that we show our support to the Virginia General Assembly for common sense gun reforms like universal background checks, one-gun-a-month, and an assault weapon ban. Visit

70] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies and the East Asia National Resource Center present a Korea Policy Forum “Energy Cooperation between Korea and the U.S.: Opportunities and Challenges" on Fri., Feb. 14 from 2 to  4 PM in Room 505, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1957 E Street NW, WDC 20052. RSVP

71] – This Valentine’s Day Send Forth Some Love, as “Drone Strikes, Endless War, Nuclear Weapons (& Trump) are Breaking Our Hearts.”  Come together on Fri., Feb. 14 at 4 PM for a Philly Anti-War 'Reach Out' at a SEPTA subway entrance, 15th & Market Sts., NW corner (west side of Philadelphia City Hall, across from Dilworth Plaza).  There will be a Valentine's Day table of goodies, posters, and leafleting.   Check website in the case of severe weather and possible cancellationStand against the current nuclear weapons build-up! Support the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty (  Stop Endless War and Killer Drone Strikes around the world. Tell Gov. Wolf (717-787-2500) to Ban All PA Drone War Operations. The 2nd Friday of the month Anti-War ‘Reach-Outs’ in Philadelphia alternate between the 30th Street Train Station and the SEPTA entrance at 15th & Market Streets, across from Phila. City Hall west side. This is organized by the Brandywine Peace Community -- 484-574-1148 or

72] – There is usually a silent peace and justice 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 Feb. 14. Black Lives Matter.

73] – 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 Feb. 14. Call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283; or email

74] – On Sat., Feb. 15, from 10 AM to 2 PM, attend a teach-in on "Why Hiroshima & Nagasaki Still Matter" which will be held at Art Enables, 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE, WDC. A keynote address will be made by Professor Peter Kuznick, Director of the American University Nuclear Studies Institute, author of “Rethinking Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Japanese and American Perspectives” and “The Untold History of the United States” (with Oliver Stone).  Joining Professor Kuznick will be Michele & Rick Tingling-Clemmons, Gray Panthers, Jean Athey, Peace Action, Paul Pumphrey, Black Alliance for Peace, Linda Pentz Gunter, Beyond Nuclear, Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International, Allen Hester, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Mel Hardy, All Souls Church, and Paul Magno, Plowshares.

This teach-in is intended for both activists and the general public. There will be space for questions and comments from the audience. A light lunch will be served. Following the panel discussions there will be breakout sessions covering the (Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference and Disarmament Rally in NYC (April 24-26), the August 75th anniversary events; The Ribbon Campaign (August 1 in NYC & August 8 in DC); and a workshop on Social Media Organizing. Go to to facilitate interest & help us with a participant count. Contact Max at 410-323-1697 or mobuszewski2001 at

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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