Sunday, April 3, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 3 - 9, 2022

18] Arts in Action Virtual Art Build – April 3

19] Transatlantic Ambassadors – April 4 

20] Emergency Election Protection Coalition – April 4

21] AFSC’s North Star – April 4

22] Make Calls with the DNC National Call Crew – April 5 – April 9

23] Putin, Stop the Killing demo – April 5

24] Texting Tuesdays – April 5

25] Text for Brooke – April 5

26] Our Revolution phone bank – April 5, 6 & 7

27] Alex Saab goes on trial – April 5

28] Beyond the Two-State Solution – April 5

29] New Members Squad Call for Color of Change – April 5

30] Americans United for Separation of Church and State meeting – April 5

31] No lending to Big Oil – April 5

32] Prospects for Peace – April 5


18] – On Sun., April 3 at 2 PM ET, Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign will hold an Arts in Action Virtual Art Build to produce signage for the rally in Annapolis on April 5 and for the mass assembly on June 18th! You can work in the comfort of your home using paper, fabric, or other purchased materials to work on signs to take to Annapolis on April 5th or take to DC on June 18th! Register at

19] – School of International Service, AU <sisevents @ american. edu> is hosting Transatlantic Ambassadors: Diplomacy in a Troubled Age on Mon., April 4 from 4 to 5:30 PM ET in the Abramson Family Founders Room and Online. The continuing COVID-19 pandemic, great power competition between the United States and China, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are but a few examples of the very pressing challenges for international affairs. But they are also stark reminders of the vital importance of diplomacy to manage these troubled times. SIS professor Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby will moderate a panel discussion on these subjects and more. All in-person attendees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the event. Sign up at Transatlantic Ambassadors: American University is at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC 20016.

20] – The Emergency Election Protection Coalition is happening at 5 PM ET on Mon., April 4. Please submit any questions to: Sign up at Progressive Democrats of America are part of the coalition.

21] – The AFSC [] thinks you might be interested in Guided by the light of the North Star which is happening on Mon., Apr. 4 at 7 PM ET. Join AFSC’s Lewis Webb, Jr. and Mary Zerkel as they introduce AFSC’s new, healing-focused vision for community safety beyond policing and prisons – the North Star. Journey with AFSC toward a just, peaceful, and sustainable world free of violence, inequality, and oppression. This workshop is part of AFSC’s annual (virtual) meeting. Sign up at

22] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew – on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Tues., April 5, Wed., April 6, Thurs., April 7, Fri., April 8 and Sat., April 9. The times are 2 to 3 PM, 3 to 4 PM, 4 to 5 PM, 5 to 6 PM, 6 to 7 PM, and 7 to 8 PM EDT. Sign up at  

23] – Join the Baltimore Nonviolence Center on Tues., April 5 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET for a support demonstration for the people of Ukraine at 33rd and N. Charles Sts. The protest against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts is suspended. The invasion of Ukraine has the potential to become a war extending throughout Europe.  Putin has destroyed Aleppo and Grozny and has threatened the use of nuclear weapons.  Russian soldiers have taken over the contaminated and still radioactive Chernobyl nuclear plant.  A Russian tank sent projectiles very close to a nuclear power plant. The workers are under guard, and this is tremendously dangerous.  People who believe in peace and justice must come forward and take the risks of peace. Contact Max at mobuszewski2001 at Comcast dot net or 410-323-1607. This vigil will takes place each Tuesday. 

24] – Get involved virtually with Texting Tuesdays from 6 to 8 PM EDT through June 28.  Join Progressive Maryland and its endorsed candidates every Tuesday to text voters across the state! Sign up at

25] – Dylan Contrino [] wants you to do some texting for Brooke Lierman on Tuesdays.  Text on Tues., April 5 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Help elect Brooke as the next Comptroller of Maryland.  Sign up at

26] – Our Revolution [] would like you to phone bank on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 PM ET. There are more than 8 million voters across the country who identify as progressive. These numbers suggest progressives can win at every level of government, but the voters must go to the polls! Sign up to join the Our Revolution phone bank force at Do it on April 5, 6 or 7.

27] – The Alliance for Global Justice [] suspects you might be interested in a webinar on Alex Saab on Tues., April 5 at 7 PM ET. Saab’s trial starts April 6 in Miami. This webinar includes the latest updates on the case with Alfred de Zayas, former rapporteur on Venezuela for United Nations Human Rights Council, Oscar Lopez Rivera, former Puerto Rican political prisoner and Honorary Chair of the Free Alex Saab Campaign, and Camila Saab, wife of Venezuela diplomat Alex Saab. REGISTER at

28] – Friends of Sabeel North America [] invites you on Tues., April 5 from 7 to 8 PM ET for the Israel-Palestine Task Force Book Discussion: Beyond the Two-State Solution, with Jonathan Kuttab. This is hosted by the Western District Conference of the Mennonite Church USA. Finding a solution to the seemingly intractable violence between Israel and Palestine is a concern for many people. Jonathan Kuttab, a well-known international human rights attorney and executive director of Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) offers a new vision for bringing peace and justice to the region in his new book, Beyond the Two-State Solution. To register, email Check out

29] – There is an East Coast/Midwest New Members Squad Call for Color of Change on Tues., April 5 from 7 to 8 PM. If you live in the Northeast and Midwestern United States and you're interested in learning more about Color of Change Squads and the Movement Building Program join us for our virtual new member mixer. Build a movement where you can lead with Black Joy, use your voice to make a difference and organize your community!! Members from all across our region are pulling up on zoom to grow, learn and fight together, you don’t want to miss this call! Show details

30] – Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Maryland Chapter Monthly Virtual Meeting will take place on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 PM ET -- April 5, May 3 and June 7.  Discuss current events and plan activities. Plan to attend multiple festivals in person.  The group is looking for volunteers. Visit

31] – Stop the Money Pipeline [] would appreciate if you could attend on Tues., April 5 at 8 PM ET Wall Street’s Moment of Truth. This is a People or Fossil Fuels Campaign Rally.  In 2021, the world’s sixty largest banks provided the fossil fuel industry with more money than was invested in renewables, globally. The six largest Wall Street banks alone provided over $220 billion in financing to coal, oil, and gas corporations. This is terrifying. But there is a chance to win real change this shareholder season. RSVP at Over the next eight weeks, shareholders at every major US bank and several major insurance companies will vote on whether or not to end their support of fossil fuel expansion. This is a huge opportunity to force banks to stop funding the climate crisis ― but your voice needs to be heard.

32] – On Tues., April 5 from 8 to 9 PM ET, join CODEPINK Congress & Massachusetts Peace Action for the twice-monthly Capitol Calling Party.  As Russia’s assault on Ukraine takes a huge civilian toll, Joe Gerson and Phyllis Bennis will discuss options for peace that include neutrality for Ukraine, humanitarian aid for refugees, an international security agreement, status of the secessionist regions in the Donbas, Russian reparations for Ukraine and an off-ramp for lifting sanctions on Russia. How do we reach a peace settlement? Bennis is a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington and of the Amsterdam-based Transnational Institute. Gerson is president of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, vice-president of the International Peace Bureau, and a board member of MAPA. Sign up at

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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