Friday, March 10, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 10 - 25, 2023

58] One Earth film festival – March 10 - 12

59] Is China preparing for war against Taiwan? – March 10

60] Peace vigil at the White House March 10

61] Women in Black vigil – March 10

62] Election Protection phone bank – March 10, 12, 14 & 16

63] Truth Storytelling March 11

63] JFK's famous peace speech – March 10

64] U.S. Cuba Normalization Conference – March 11 - 12

65] “Celebrating Stories of Nonviolence” -- March 11 - 25

66] Get over to the food pantry – March 11

67] Hope Story Circles – March 11

68] "Frederick Douglass in Ireland" -- March 11  

69] Anti-eviction canvass – March 11

70] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

71] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

73] Do you need a doctor?

74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

75] Do you need any book shelves?

76] Join the Global Zero campaign.

77] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


58] – Green America [] wants you to know that the 12th annual One Earth film festival starting Fri., March 10 through March 12.  Go to Become immersed in a world of storytelling, film, and activism and experience a unique blend of virtual and in-person watch parties, with a lineup of award-winning films.  Get your tickets for award-winning documentary films, rich discussions with expert panelists, and meaningful action to take:‌ ‌ ‌ 

59] – On Fri., March 10 at 10 AM ET, the United States Institute of Peace will have a discussion about Is China preparing for war against Taiwan? The People’s Republic of China (PRC) regards Taiwan as an integral part of its territory and is building military capabilities to compel the island to accept unification. In recent years, PRC provocations around Taiwan have increased and cross-strait tensions have risen considerably. At the same time, the United States insists the dispute be resolved peacefully. The National Defense University’s new edited volume, “Crossing the Strait: China’s Military Prepares for War with Taiwan,” explores the political and military context of cross-strait relations, with a focus on understanding the Chinese decision calculus about using force, the capabilities that China’s military would bring to the fight, and what Taiwan can do to defend itself. Join USIP for a conversation with some of the world’s foremost experts on the Chinese military and cross-strait relations. The discussion will draw on analysis featured in “Crossing the Strait” and examine current trends and prospects for peace in the Taiwan Strait. RSVP at

60] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., March 10 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

61] – 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

62] – On Fri., March 10 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., March 12 from 6 to 8 PM, and Tues., March 14 from 4 to 6 PM & Thurs., March 16 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.

63] – Massachusetts Peace Action [] wants you to join the monthly showing and discussion of JFK's famous peace speech on Fri., March 10 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET. Register at  This event will continue on April 10, May 10 and June 10. 

 The JFK Peace Speech Committee will host its monthly showing and discussion of President Kennedy’s critically important address on world peace. This month the discussion will focus on how we might apply the principles of world peace that President Kennedy articulated.  Those who are familiar with the speech and only want to participate in the discussion can join the webinar at 8 PM.

64] -- Witness for Peace [] on Sat., March 11 and Sun., March 12 will be at a U.S. Cuba Normalization Conference. Every day new voices join the chorus calling for a new dawn in U.S – Cuba government relations. While the decades old economic blockade continues to put a choke on the Cuban people, students, academics, social leaders and everyday folks from throughout the Americas are strategizing to say “enough is enough.”  This weekend, groups supporting a new approach towards Cuba are organizing the annual International U.S. Cuba Normalization Conference, both virtual and at Fordham University in New York City. REGISTER HERE The conference features documentaries and art; panels on policy, education, labor, and youth; and organizing workshops. 

65] – Join World BEYOND War for its 3rd annual virtual film festival -- “Celebrating Stories of Nonviolence” -- from March 11-25, 2023.  A unique mix of films explores this theme, from Gandhi’s Salt March, to ending war in Liberia, to civil discourse and healing in Montana. Each week, there will be a live Zoom discussion with key representatives from the films and special guests to answer your questions and explore the topics addressed in the films. Learn more & get tickets at

66] – On Sat., March 11 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

67] – The Peace Alliance [] is promoting Hope Story Circles on Sat., March 11 at noon ET.  Visit The idea for this gathering came from a discussion between two Peace Alliance board members and the Practicing Peace in School Leadership Council lead just as the world was going into lockdown as the pandemic was spreading in early 2020. The question on everyone’s mind was how can we stay connected when the scientists were telling us to separate for the good of our health? Now, we have found that this hour of storytelling and deep listening continues to feed those who join even after the world has reconnected. Go to

68] – William Barry [] is inviting you on Sat., March 11 at 1 PM at the Hamilton Branch Library, 5910 Harford Road, Baltimore for "Frederick Douglass in Ireland." Join in-person or from home.  Go to or dial 856-671-2272, PIN: 419 702 513#.

69] – The Metro DC DSA [] hopes you will be available on Sat., March 11 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM ET to participate in the Stomp out Slumlords Anti-Eviction Canvass. Meet at the L'Enfant Metro Station, 650 D St. SW, WDC 20024. Come out and inform tenants facing eviction of their rights in court, how to get a lawyer, and to see if they're interested in organizing their building. Be at the D street exit between 6th and 7th Sts. above the escalators. If the weather is bad, go downstairs just before the turnstiles. At 1:30 PM get a short training to explain why these canvasses are necessary, how to talk to tenants about their upcoming eviction suits, and how to fill in walk-sheets. You will be with a partner.  If you have a car, please drive it down to the meeting spot! Cars are helpful for getting canvassers to Metro-inaccessible areas. After groups finish canvassing, folks can head to Sonny's in Park View to socialize and debrief the canvass! If you’re interested but can’t canvass, reach out to to learn about other ways to get involved.  This event is open to both DSA members and supporters.  RSVP at

70] --  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.

71] -- 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

72] – 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 . 

73] – 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.  

74] -- 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

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

76] -- 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.

77] – 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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