Sunday, April 11, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert – April 11 - 12, 2021

Baltimore Activist Alert – April 11 - 12, 2021

"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] Volunteer with a Catholic Worker house  

5] Max is looking for tips on a garage or a storage suggestion.

6] Free Prakash Churaman  

7] House cleaner needed

8] Ellen Campbell may lose her house.

9] Offer your opinion on what to do with the Baltimore harbor.

10] Spring Festival – April 11

11] Good Jobs for All April 11

12] Frederick County Progressives meeting – April 11

13] Healing, Helping and Building Resilience April 11

14] Sunrise Baltimore Orientation – April 11

15] Healthcare Town Hall – April 11

16] Climate Justice & Planetary Health April 11

17] Pentagon Peace Vigil – April 12

18] Watch Party in Montgomery County – April 12

19] Food Rescue – April 12


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] - Suzanne Fontanesi and Jeff Ross are in the beginning stages of renovating the basement of their house for purposes of bringing in a volunteer (targeting young adults in discernment mode), starting next fall. They are trying to grow a Catholic Worker House in Irvington (West Baltimore). In a nutshell, there is a lot that a volunteer could do in that neighborhood/Baltimore, in addition to prayer and daily community living and in addition to plugging into all the good work that people are already doing in and around Baltimore (and beyond).  If you think you might know of anyone who might be interested in starting a conversation with them about becoming such a volunteer/community member, please contact Jeff/Suzanne at 443-690-6872.

5] – Max is in need of a garage or a storage space.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

6] – Prakash Churaman was 15 when he was arrested and accused of murdering his best friend. NYPD detective Barry Brown coerced him into making a false confession over the course of hours in an interrogation room. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison by Judge Kenneth Holder, a former prosecutor. That conviction was overturned this summer and now for the first time he has a chance to come home if money can be raised for his bail. Here is the link to a video which tells his story: Here is the link to GoFundMe: and another one to a petition:

7] – Is there a woman in the Baltimore area who does house cleaning?  This assignment would be on an irregular basis with several hours per week.  Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net.

8] –   Ellen Campbell may lose her house in Waverly due to a tax sale.  If you would like to donate, there is a Go Fund Me account. Contact Cindy at farquhar.cindy7 at Gmail dot com.

9] – Joby Taylor [] is looking for your response to an opinion piece he co-authored in The Baltimore Sun -- Re-imagining the Inner Harbor: Opinion piece in Baltimore Sun. So many responses have been in a spirit that seeks a radical re-centering of people in Baltimore, with racial and economic equity as a guiding light. In addition to the perspectives you may have already shared, share any ideas for the Harbor through a Google Form with five short questions.  Click on this link to access the Reimagining Baltimore's Inner Harbor Google Form --, and submit anything you’d like to share by April 10 (ideally).  

10] – 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., April 11, get with the “Spring Festival.”  This Easter, come celebrate the arrival of spring in humanist style with poetry, music, and communal gathering on Zoom!  Hugh Taft-Morales serves as Leader of the Philadelphia Ethical Society and the Baltimore Ethical Society and is a member of the Ethical Action Committee of the American Ethical Union (AEU). He will lead the celebration. Email PRESIDENT@BMORETHICAL.ORG for INFORMATION.

11] – The Montgomery County SUNRISE chapter and Chesapeake Climate Action Network are holding a rally to demand Good Jobs for All on Sun., April 11 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM in Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring 20910. RSVP at

12] – The Frederick County Progressives are holding their monthly meeting on Sun., April 11 at 1:30 PM. The FCP has plenty of ways for new members to get involved involving deep canvassing efforts in the near future and build power surrounding the upcoming city elections in 2021 and wider elections coming up in 2022. FCP meetings are held the second Sunday every month. Register at

13] – Healing, Helping and Building Resilience is a 2021 Interfaith Climate Summit on Sun., April 11 from 2 to 4 PM as an Online Event.  Heal together in this event, co-sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action.  Contact Visit

14] – Amy at Sunrise Movement Baltimore [] wants to invite you, on Sun., April 11 from 2 to 4 PM, to a Sunrise Baltimore Orientation.  Are you new to Sunrise or looking to learn more about the Sunrise Movement Baltimore? Meet other Sunrise Movement Baltimore members, learn how to plan to win, and how you can help make it happen! Sign up here!

15] – Mike Fox for Progressive Democrats of America [] is inviting you to attend the Progressive Democrats of America's Healthcare Emergency Town Hall on Sun., April 11 at 4 PM ET. This is another in the weekly series of town halls to address COVID 19 and to help make America a healthier place for all in general as the new Medicare for All Act of 2021 is live!  Hear from Drs. David Cohen, Ph.D., laboratory researcher, and Henry Broeska, Ph.D., health systems analyst, for another frank discussion of “All Things Vaccines, Part 3.” Parts 1 and 2 were phenomenally popular, so join us to get all of the latest updates on the COVID-19 vaccines, and bring your questions and observations with you to share. Register at

16] –Planetary health and stopping pandemics have more in common than you might think! Join the ninth Right to Health Web-in: “Climate Justice & Planetary Health: Stopping the Next Pandemic" on Sun., April 11 from 4 to 5:30 PM ET. Did you know that deforestation is the largest cause of emerging disease outbreaks? Or that spillover of new diseases from animals to humans is happening so fast, that we can expect COVID-the sequel in the next 10-15 years? Sign up at Email

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 April 12 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] – With Jews United for Justice join a Watch Party in the Montgomery County Council’s Budget Work Session on Mon., April 12 from 9:15 to 11:30 AM ET.  During the work session, the County's Health and Human Services Committee (HHS) and Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee (PHED) will discuss the proposed FY22 budget's funding of rental assistance and homelessness supports. You will receive a personalized Zoom link via a separate email after you RSVP at

19] – On Mon., April 12  from noon to 1:30 PM EST, participate in Food Rescue at Land of Kush, 840 North Eutaw St., Baltimore.  This Food Rescue will continue until Mon., Apr. 26. Food Rescue Baltimore is proud to partner with The Land of Kush each and every Monday to bring free vegan and plant-based food to the community. Bring a bag, take what you want, while supplies last. #KeepItFreshDay #MeatlessMonday. See

To be continued.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, 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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