Saturday, June 13, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 14 – 15, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert – June 14 – 15, 2020

"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 Max Obuszewski, BNC, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  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]The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks”
5] Walk for Change – June 14
6] Baltimore Ethical Society closed – June 14
7] Rev. Barber will preach – June 14
8] St. Francis Flock Meeting – June 14
9] The upcoming annexation of the West Bank – June 14
10] How to Be an Antiracist Book Club! – June 14
11] Celebrating Immigration – June 14
12] Protest on Trump's Birthday – June 14
13] Emergency Healthcare Town Hall – June 14
14] Mt. Airy Black Lives Matter Protest – June 14
15] Prayer Walk for Peace & Justice – June 14
16] Poverty Amidst Pandemic Special on MSNBC – June 14
17] Pentagon Peace Vigil – June 15
18] Food Rescue at Land of Kush June 15
19] Virtual Art Build – June 15
20] "Climate Science 101 and Climate Conversation" June 15
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] – Courtesy of the National Park Service and Google Arts & Culture, you can do a Virtual Tour of Five National Parks Online. ”The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks” is a satisfying escape. Whether you spend five minutes on the site or an hour, it’s an important reminder that the world is still beautiful and wonderful and weird, even in uncertain times.  Learn more about how you can take a digital adventure into your national parks:

5] –On Sun., June 14 from 8:15 to 10:30 AM, Walk for Change in Old Town, Alexandria.  Start at Misha's Coffeehouse, 102 S. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Every Morning, Walk. Wear shirts or carrying signs with positive messages of Equality. The only prerequisite is an able body, loving heart and a dedication to ACTION for change and EQUALITY. Each member has taken action and contributed $ to a BLM cause and continues to keep the MOVEment alive through Daily Walks. Check out

6] -  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, the meeting on Sun., June 7 seems to be cancelled.  Email Visit

7] – On Sun., June 14 from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM, attend a celebration of the Holy Eucharist on the Second Sunday after Pentecost at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II preaches and the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith presides. The Rev. Barber is the President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival; Bishop with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries; Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary; Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the author of four books. On June 20th, the Poor People's Campaign will hold the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-wealth people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in this nation’s history. Register at

   Rev. Barber’s sermon is entitled America, Accepting Death is not an Option Anymore! Watch live at Visit

8] – On Sun., June 14 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM, come to a St. Francis Flock Meeting at St. Francis Flock and Christ Episcopal Church, 107 S. Washington St., Rockville 20850.  These meetings would continue through November 8. Join the animal welfare ministry. It meets once a month in the Parish House of the Church to discuss all things animals . . . and to plan for a variety of different efforts: Blessing of the Animals, Pet Memorial Service, field trips, animal welfare speakers, Lenten film series, etc. Go to

9] – American Friends of Combatants for Peace is hosting several webinars on the upcoming annexation of the West Bank, and the effects it will have on the people living in the West Bank. Email to RSVP to an event.  There is one on Sun., June 14 at 1 PM ET.  This event is co-sponsored by If Not Now.  Hear from Sulaiman Khatib and Galia Galili. Another event is on Mon., June 15 at 1 PM ET, co-sponsored by Partners for Progressive Israel.  Hear speakers Osama Iliwat and Shai Goren.

10] – On Sun., June 14 from 2 to 3:30 PM, get involved with How to Be an Antiracist Book Club!  It is hosted by Sunrise Movement Baltimore. Sign up here to join the third installment of the book club:  The group is reading Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist." It is equal parts memoir, history, and social commentary, and it's a playbook for understanding racism and fighting against it. Try to read the introduction and the first two chapters for Sunday.  Go to

11] – On Sun., June 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM, get with Celebrating Immigration: Family Program, hosted by the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St., Baltimore 21202. Register for this Live Stream Event at  Honor and learn about refugees and immigrants ahead of World Refugee Day 2020. Through world music, story time, and other activities, celebrate the traditions and contributions of the refugees and immigrants who have made the United States their home.  This program is best suited to children ages 3 to 8.

12] – On Sun., June 14 from 4 to 9 PM, Protest on Trump's Birthday, hosted by Refuse Fascism in Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. Send Trump to his bunker with mass nonviolent protest that says Trump/Pence Out Now! No More Police Murder of Black People! calls for an ESCALATION of NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE in the fight for justice.  See

13] – Join U.S. Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff online on Sun., June 14 at 4 PM at the online Healthcare Town Hall. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) endorses only the most committed progressive champions. Andrew Romanoff is one of them. PDA is proud to endorse Andrew for Senate from Colorado. He’s won every test of support so far. Help Andrew win his primary against a corporate-sponsored, machine-backed, conserva-dem. If you help Andrew win on June 30th, work to help Andrew defeat a Trumpublican and bring his progressive leadership to the U.S. Senate. RSVP with Mike Fox at

14] – On Sun., June 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, there is a Mt. Airy Black Lives Matter Protest, hosted by Kyle Russo. This is a peaceful protest taking place to raise awareness for and to honor the memory of those whose lives were taken due to racial injustice and police brutality in this country. In such an area that lacks diversity like Mt. Airy, it is especially important that a stand is taken and that the community ignores prejudice. This is not officially affiliated with the Black Lives Matter organization. Line up on either side of downtown Main Street, in a designated area between the caboose and Olde Town Restaurant.  Masks are REQUIRED.  If you are immunocompromised or do not feel comfortable being in crowds due to COVID-19, please feel free to drive down Main Street during the protest and honk to show your support! See

15] – On Sun., June 14 from 6 to 9 AM, get over to a Prayer Walk for Peace & Justice, hosted by Just NOVA at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC 20004. Visit This Prayer Walk is organized by the Alfred Street Baptist Church of Alexandria, VA and the NAACP. Systemic racism is a persistent evil in our society, and there is no better way to prepare to battle it, than standing with people of many faith traditions to call on our better angels. Visit Masks are required! Safe social distancing will be enforced! Go to

16] – On Sun., June 14 at 10 PM, tune into Poverty Amidst Pandemic Special on MSNBC,  Join Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Joy Reid, and state leaders from across the country for a special on the double crisis of pandemic and poverty and how poor & low-income people are being impacted, and fighting back.

17] – 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 June 15, 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.  

18] – On Mon., June 15 from 11 AM to 1 PM, there is a Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201 on Mon., June 8 from noon to 1 PM.  This will continue each Monday through Oct. 26. Get some free vegan and plant-based food for the community. Bring a bag, take what you want as supplies last. Items from The Land of Kush's menu are not included in the give-away but will be available for sale. See

19] – On Mon., June 15 at noon, join up with We Rise Together Virtual Art Build.  Learn tips for how to make Window Signs, Sidewalk Chalk Messages, Repurpose Yard Signs and more as we come together this week and spread the word about the Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering on June 20, 2020.  Hear from David Solnit who will give us some special tips on street art. Create signs together! RSVP at

20] – Join Pacem in Terris, St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Delaware Interfaith Power & Light, and Energize Delaware for a two-part series to address CLIMATE CHANGE. Share perspectives, deepen understandings, and explore climate actions you can take, individually and collectively, within and across faith communities, to create a healthier planet! Part 1 is "Climate Science 101 and Climate Conversation," and it takes place on Mon., June 15 from 5:30 to 7 PM. REGISTER at Part 2 is on June 22.

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Baltimore, MD 21212.  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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