Thursday, June 2, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 3 - 4, 2022

54] Wear Orange – June 3 & 4

55] Canvass for June 18 – June 3 & 4

56] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – June 3

57] Make calls with the DNC – June 3 & 4

58] Do door knocking for Brooke – June 3 & 4

59] Voter Protection Phone banks – June 3 - 4

60] Join Habitat Team to steward the gardens in Patterson Park – June 4

61] Day of Action for Brooke June 4

62] Door Knock with Climate Champion – June 4

63] Women in Nicaragua —June 4

64] Get over to the food pantry – June 4

65] Baltimore Trans Pride – June 4

66] Brendan Walls is seeking a home/apartment to rent

67] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

68] Read Dave Eberhardt’s book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"

69] Do you need a doctor?

70] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

71] Do you need any book shelves?

72] Join the Global Zero campaign.

73] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


54] – In the wake of multiple tragedies, the fight to end gun violence has never been more urgent. We must address this crisis in all forms—including mass shootings, domestic violence, firearm suicide, and daily gun violence. Enough is enough. As part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the start of Wear Orange Weekend, people are coming together and demanding a future free from gun violence once and for all. Orange is the color of the gun violence prevention movement. Wear this bright color to demand to be seen and heard. Find an event near you at

Come to the Baltimore County Historic Courthouse, 400 Washington Ave., Baltimore 21204 on Fri., June 3 at 11 AM ET. Kick-off Wear Orange weekend with the reading of a proclamation declaring June 3, 2022 National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Baltimore County. Honor those killed and wounded by gun violence with a display of 107 hearts representing the average number of firearm deaths in Baltimore County in a year. Meet survivors and community partners who share in the commitment to end gun violence and show off your Wear Orange gear at the Selfie Station. Be sure to check out the dome on the Historic Baltimore County Courthouse which will be lit up orange all weekend.

Join the Family Survivor Network at 1706 Laurens St., Baltimore 21217 on Sat., June 4 at noon ET. Table at the celebration of the Family Survivor Network housewarming party! Orange goodies will be featured and activities for the children will be provided. Get your orange on for this outdoor event which will conclude at 2 PM ET.

55] – The Maryland Poor Peoples Campaign is engaged in canvassing until June 13 to promote the rally on June 18.  On Fri., June 3 from 11 AM to 3 PM, meet at 8806 Glenville Road, Silver Spring.  On Sat., June 4 from 11 AM to 3 PM ET, come to University Gardens, 440 East University Blvd., Silver Spring. Continue to prepare for June 18 by distributing flyers while knocking on hundreds of doors in Montgomery County. Sign up at

56] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 3 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

57] – Make Calls virtually with the DNC National Call Crew through June 30.  Call voters in battleground states to build strength for the 2022 Midterms. Please email Sign up for calls on Fri., June 3 and Sat., June 4. 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. For a training, sign up at Sign up at

58] – Do some Door Knocking for Brooke in Your Neighborhood on Fri., June 3 and Sat., June 4 from 2 to 4 PM ET!  This event’s address is private. Sign up for the details: Canvass in your community and share Brooke's vision to transform the Comptroller's office to work for every Marylander. YOU CAN DO THIS ON YOUR OWN TIME, SELECTING A DATE IS REQUIRED TO USE THIS FORM. YOU CAN KNOCK WHENEVER WORKS FOR YOU. Once you sign up the team will follow up with everything you need to knock on doors including materials, a t-shirt, stickers, and a quick training.

59] – Get involved with Voter Protection Phone banks with Common Cause to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests.  On Sunday, call voters in Michigan to recruit them for events happening around their state. On Tuesday (in partnership with Newburyport Indivisible-RISE), call New Hampshire voters to connect them with Gov. Sununu and encourage him to veto SB 418.  On Friday, join the Our Democracy phone bank. These phone banks are subject to change. On Fri., June 4 call from 4 to 6 PM ET. Sign up at

60] – Join Habitat Team to steward the gardens in Patterson Park on the first Saturday of the month! If you volunteer with a corporate or community group, the Audubon Center would be happy to arrange a date that works for everyone. Helping hands are always needed during the growing season! Sign up for Habitat Team, guided birding tours, and other upcoming events on our event webpage: If you would like to volunteer with school or community programs or organize a group to help, please email

61] – Join a Day of Action. Knock with Brooke, Team Pittman, Sen. Beidle, Dels. Chang, Bartlett and more on Sat., June 4 from 10 AM to noon EDT. Meet at the Launch Point - TBD (District 32) in Glen Bernie 21122. Join Brooke, County Executive Pittman, Team 32 (Sen. Beidle, Del. Bartlett, Del. Chang, Del. Rogers), and other great Anne Arundel elected officials! Help build support for these outstanding candidates!  You will receive all the training and materials you need to be successful upon arrival.  RSVP at

62] – Door Knock with Climate Champion Ben Brooks on Sat., June 4 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM ET at D10 Headquarters, 7892 Liberty Road, Randallstown 21133. Join Maryland LCV to knock doors in Baltimore County with Climate Champion Ben Brooks [candidate for State Senator] and encourage Maryland voters to support Ben and the rest of the Maryland LCV endorsed District 10 team which include Speaker Jones, Jennifer White, and N. Scott Phillips. The primary election is fast approaching and our Maryland LCV Endorsed candidates are hitting the pavement making sure voters know the environment is a top priority and that we need their vote at the ballot box. 

Maryland LCV is working hard to get these candidates elected. Join in to ensure these strong and committed environmental leaders are elected. You can take action by signing up to spread the word by knocking on doors. Sign up for a canvass shift to help our climate champions:

63] – On Sat., June 4 at noon ET, attend a Women in Nicaragua virtual course as pointed out by Jill Clark-Gollub <>. Learn about women’s rights in Nicaragua -- “Women in Nicaragua: Power and Protagonism”—a virtual course with an optional in-person visit to the country, facilitated jointly by the Alliance for Global Justice and Casa Ben Linder.  This Saturday’s session will talk about women’s economic empowerment, with a keynote speech by the Minister of the Family and Cooperative Economy, followed by three grassroots women. You can register at

64] – On Sat., June 4 from noon to 2 PM EST, get over to the Food Pantry and Food Donation Center at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore. This Food Pantry is open every Saturday. Get a grocery bag – breakfast, jelly and peanut butter (a good source of protein) for lunch, the makings for a balanced dinner such as beans and rice, pasta and sauce, soup, vegetables, fruit, and a paper goods. Also added is a little fun food, such as popcorn or cookies, for everyone enjoys a treat.  Contributions of shelf stable foods can be brought to Reid Chapel every Saturday between noon and 2 PM. If shopping is difficult for you, monetary donations earmarked food pantry may be sent to the church.  How else can you help? Volunteers are needed to help collect and distribute food. Contact the church office to volunteer. You can also help by spreading the word to those you know who are facing food insecurity. See

65] –On Sat., June 4 from 3 to 10 PM, Baltimore Safe Haven is organizing Baltimore Trans Pride at North Charles & 23rd Streets.  Go to

66] – A friend, Brendan Walls, has to move out of a rented home on March 1.  So he is looking for housing and wants to live south of the Baltimore beltway, east of US 95 and north of Route 214.  Do you know of a house or apartment in the Annapolis area with as much peace and quiet as I can get for no more than $1800 a month? He does not mind pet sitting, house sitting, keeping someone company or community living.  Let me know if you have a lead on a home or apartment for Brendan to rent.  Thanks for giving this your consideration. Reach Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski 2001 at comcast dot net.

67] -- This is A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW. The world reached a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] entered into force and become binding international law --

Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to upgrade the nuclear arsenal. On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email

68] – David Eberhardt was a member of the Baltimore Four with Father Philip Berrigan, Tom Lewis and Rev. James Mengel.  The group poured blood on draft files on October 27, 1967.  They would be convicted and sentenced to prison. Dave has written a book "For All the Saints- a Protest Primer"- documenting the Baltimore Four action and many others up to and including the most recent Plowshares action – Kings Bay Plowshares 7.  Phil Berrigan’s wife, Elizabeth McAlister, is a member of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7. 

  Dave just printed the 5th edition of the book which is available for $25 by sending him a check: Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218. You can contact him at He prefers that you DO NOT order the book from Amazon. Image 1 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER. David Eberhardt; Image 2 of 2 for FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER; and FOR ALL THE SAINTS: A PROTEST PRIMER.  This is a self-published book printed in 2017 with updates.

   The price is $25 for a Spiral Bound, and Signed. This edition being what the publisher calls “The 4th edition (or first edition 4th state?)  of this book (with “final” additions) has been printed by the firm of FEDEX numbered 150-200, signed by the author, February 2017.”This is copy 187 and is numbered and signed by David Eberhardt on the title page.~~While the bibliographical information is a bit head-spinning, this is an engaging memoir by David Eberhardt recounting his involvement with the Brothers Berrigan in the protests against the Viet Nam war, and his subsequent time as an inmate at the Lewisburg Federal Prison. There is Near Fine binding: Item #291479. 

69] Yousef Zarbalian [] started his own medical practice in December before the pandemic hit. It is called East-West Medicine and Rheumatology, and its website is  Yousef is licensed in Maryland and Virginia. He is doing primary care as well as rheumatologic care (focusing on joint problems and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sjogren's).  He is offering telemedicine visits, and he has very reasonable rates for uninsured individuals.  He makes use of herbs (which can be sent directly to patients from the herbal dispensary) as well as prescribing medications to their local pharmacy if needed.  

70] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs, records, tarps and table cloths, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

71] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski2001 at

72] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

73] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

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

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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