Thursday, November 17, 2022

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 18 - 19, 2022

69] VA Immigrant Advocates Summit – Nov. 18 - 19

70] Move Maryland toward climate solutions Nov. 18

71] Dorothy Day Catholic Worker at the White House – Nov. 18

72] Elect Raphael Warnock – Nov. 18 - 19

73] Native American Heritage Month – Nov. 18

74] Birdwatching Tour Nov. 19

75] Silver Spring Thanksgiving parade – Nov. 19

76] The SURJ Deep Canvass Team Nov. 19

77] Exploring White Nationalism – Nov. 19

78] Silencing Palestine in the Education System – Nov. 19

79] Cranksgiving -- Nov. 19

80] Get over to the food pantry – Nov. 19

81] Scott Ritter on the war – Nov. 19

82] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

83] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

85] Do you need a doctor?

86] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

87] Do you need any book shelves?

89] Join the Global Zero campaign.

90] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


69] – The Virginia Interfaith Center"<> is cosponsoring the 13th VA Immigrant Advocates Summit on Fri., Nov. 18 and Sat., Nov. 19 from 10 AM to 1 PM ET each day. This event is also hosted by the Virginia Coalition for Latino Organizations (VACOLAO). Email  Sign up at

70] – The election is only the first step to move Maryland toward climate solutions and clean energy. It is already time to prepare for the 2023 legislative session. Join Maryland LCV [] for a special Friday Digest on Nov. 18 at noon, and explore the latest election results and what’s coming up next session.  Who's In, Who's Out, and How it Will Impact Maryland's Environment? Sign up at

71] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 5 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

72] – Public Citizen [] wants you to get involved in electing Raphael Warnock.  Sign up to call Georgia voters starting on Thurs., Nov. 17 and running through Election Day at  Reach as many Georgia voters of color and empower them to vote in the runoff election.  Start with a shift on Fri., Nov. 18 or Sat., Nov. 19 from 2 to 7 PM ET.

73] – On Fri., Nov. 18 at 2 PM ET, Fire Drill Friday will focus on  honoring Native American Heritage Month by listening to Indigenous Peoples speak about their experiences and learnings, as well as the challenges they face and why they do the work they do – both in the climate movement and beyond. Jane Fonda [] hopes you will participate. Fire Drill Fridays invites both life-long environmentalists and new climate advocates to engage with the climate justice movement and take action for a cleaner, greener, healthier world. Go to

74] – Get on a Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park on Sat., Nov. 19 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET at 3001 East Drive, Baltimore 21217. Druid Hill Park is Baltimore's oldest large park and is home to 745 acres of forests, fields, and a large lake. 189 species of birds have been documented there, including nesting Baltimore orioles and yellow-crowned night herons. Audubon experts will lead the search of avian friends! Email Register at

75] – On Sat., Nov. 19 at 8:15 AM ET, MoCo DSA will gather at Silver Spring Town Square Garage, 786 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring 20910 to prepare to march in the annual Silver Spring Thanksgiving parade. Join us to march in the parade and share information about DSA and rent stabilization. RSVP at Visit

76] – The SURJ Deep Canvass Team and Trans & Queer Working Group invite you to participate in the last deep canvass of 2022. The canvass will be held on Sat., Nov. 19 from 10 AM to 2:30 PM in the Petworth neighborhood.  Talk to neighbors about community safety and police abolition. Canvass in pairs and learn from and share collective knowledge about what works in conversations with white people about white supremacy. Sign up

77] – Pax Christi USA <> is holding a webinar "Exploring White Nationalism" on Sat., Nov. 19 at 11 AM ET.  Sign up at Rev. Joseph A. Brown, SJ, Ph.D. will lead the discussion. A priest, educator, scholar, artist and “drum major for justice,” Fr. Brown is currently a professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. White nationalism is a dangerous ideology that has seen an exponential rise in prevalence across the United States since 2017. The threat of white nationalism gained new attention after the insurrection on January 6, 2021, where many members of the mob attacking the US Capitol displayed white nationalist symbols and slogans.

78] – Just Peace Advocates [] is hosting a webinar on Sat., Nov. 19 at 1 PM ET -- Silencing Palestine in the Education System.  Visit Register at  The webinar will explore how Palestine is covered in Israeli textbooks as well as Palestinian education in East Jerusalem and the West Bank/Gaza. In a bid to stop Canadian funding for Palestinian refugee education the Israel lobby regularly disparages Palestinian education. Is their criticism valid?

  Alongside UNRWA-funded Palestinian education, speakers will explore how Palestine is treated in the Canadian education system. There have been many examples of anti-Palestinian racism in Canadian schools and the Israel lobby has promoted schools adopting the IHRA’s anti-Palestinian definition of anti-Semitism.

79] – Bikemore [] wants you to participate in Cranksgiving on Sat., Nov. 19 from 1 to 3 PM ET.  You can preregister as a team or a free agent at

  Meet at Charm City Meadworks, 400 E. Biddle St., for the start, and end at Moveable Feast, 901 N. Milton Ave., or Franciscan Center, 101 W. 23rd St. The After Party will be at Charm City Meadworks from 3:30 to 6 PM ET. The 8th annual ride will benefit the Franciscan Center and Moveable Feast. Cranksgiving is free to ride, but it is suggested bringing $10-$15 cash to buy food to donate.

80] – On Sat., Nov. 19 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

81] – On Sat., Nov. 19 at 6 PM ET, former UN weapons inspector and US Marine intelligence officer Scott Ritter will  discuss the conflict in Ukraine and his most recent book Disarmament in the Time of Perestroika: Arms Control and the End of the Soviet Union. Scott’s perspective on the war, based on deep experience and expertise.  Register at

82] – If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email or call 410-721-5770 x231.  There is a colleague whose father is a medic on the front line. One container is shipped every month to the Donbass region. Donations can be picked up in Baltimore and Columbia every Thursday, and on other days in Annapolis and Crofton.

83] -- 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

84] – 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. 

85] 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.  

86] -- 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

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

88] -- 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.

89] – 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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