Thursday, January 12, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 13 - 19, 2023

51] Rev. Yearwood at MLK summit Jan. 13

52] Peace vigil at the White House Jan. 13

53] Women in Black vigil -- Jan. 13

54] Remember January 6 – Jan. 13, 15, 17 & 19

55] Attend Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal swearing in -- Jan. 13

56] Metro DC DSA is doing two trainings – Jan. 14

57] Stop the War and Save the Climate – Jan. 14

58] Get over to the food pantry – Jan. 14

59] Empathy circles -- Jan. 14

60] Stop the War and Save the Climate – Jan. 14

60] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

61] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

63] Do you need a doctor?

64] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

65] Do you need any book shelves?

66] Join the Global Zero campaign.

67] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


51] – The Hip Hop Caucus [] wants you to know you can hear Rev. Yearwood on Fri., Jan. 13  at 11:10 AM ET during the King Center’s 2023 Beloved Community Global Summit. The theme of this year’s Beloved Community Summit is “Cultivating a Beloved Community Mindset to Transform Unjust Systems,” something that the Hip Hop Caucus seeks to do in every aspect of its work.  Rev’s speech will talk about the need for a “thought shift” when it comes to the climate crisis, and highlight the ways we can reframe our mindsets about the systems that continue to perpetuate harm against our frontline communities.  RSVP at

52] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Jan. 13 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

53] –Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Baltimore Women in Black vigil for peace with men and women who live in Roland Park. WIB invites all to join, and any peace sign is welcome, such as "Defuse Nuclear War."  The vigil takes place outside Roland Park Place at the corner of West 40th Street and Elm Street. Parking is free at RPP or at the Rotunda across the street. Contact Ann Vinup at

54] – On Fri., Jan. 13 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun. Jan. 15 from 6 to 8 PM, Tues., Jan. 17 from 4 to 6 PM and Thurs., Jan. 19 from 5 to 7 PM ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.  These phone banks will continue until April 2, 2023.  Work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. Register at Register for a shift to make calls to recruit poll monitors to support nonpartisan Election Protection efforts in the GA Run-Offs.  Join in to make calls Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and/or Sundays.

55] – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal [] is inviting you on Fri., Jan. 13 at 6 PM ET to her ceremonial swearing-in in Seattle. The event will commemorate the beginning of her 4th term in the U.S. House of Representatives and will be administered by Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu. RSVP at

56] – The Metro DC DSA [] is doing two trainings on Sat., Jan. 14. The first is Intro to Restorative Justice Circles from 9:30 AM to noon, and the second is Intro to Unarmed Civilian Protection from 1 to 5 PM ET. Both trainings are free, held online and can be registered for on the DC Peace Team website:

57] – The US military is the largest institutional emitter of greenhouse gases in the world even when not engaged in a major war. The US can never deal with the climate crisis effectively so long as we continue to spend about $1.5 trillion a year on the military. Join Peace Action Montgomery on Sat., Jan. 14 at noon for a vigil/teach in to Stop the War and Save the Climate. Also joining in are Veterans for Peace and BIPOC Green New Deal interns. Meet at the Silver Spring Farmers Market, One Veteran's Plaza. Sign up at  Email

58] – On Sat., Jan. 14 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

59] – The Peace Alliance [] on Sat., Jan. 14 at 1 PM ET is co-hosting Empathy Circles for Peacebuilders.  See The Center for Building a Culture of Empathy is hosting a series of Empathy Cafes to bring Peacebuilding Communities together using the Empathy Cafe as a platform to foster dialogue and build relationships within and across organizations. Email with any questions. This is the Zoom link to join:

60] – 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.

61] -- 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

62] – 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.  

  Dave just printed 50 new copies of For All the Saints, a Protest Primer- 250+ pp w photos-therefore #'s 351-400 making it o so collectable with two Berrigan book reviews added. The books are signed, and the price remains $25. Will send free if need b- he is not in it for the money! If you want one, send him a check: or contact Dave Eberhardt, 4 Hadley Square North, Baltimore, MD 21218 by email at . 

63] – 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.  

64] -- 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

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

66] -- 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.

67] – 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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