Friday, March 3, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 3 - 12, 2023

57] One Earth film festival – March 3 -12

58] Peace vigil at the White House March 3

59] Women in Black vigil – March 3

60] Conversation about wind power – March 3

61] Fire Drill Friday – March 3

62] Election Protection phone bank – March 3, 5, 7 & 9

63] Build bird habitat in Patterson Park – March 4

64] Get over to the food pantry – March 4

65] Rent canvass March 4

66] Empathy Café – March 4

67] Truth Storytelling March 4

68] Progressive voice at Red Emma’s – March 4

69] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

70] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

72] Do you need a doctor?

73] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

74] Do you need any book shelves?

75] Join the Global Zero campaign.

76] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


57] – Green America [] wants you to know that the 12th annual One Earth film festival starting Fri., March 3 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:‌ ‌ ‌ 

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

59] – 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

60] – Maryland LCV [] hopes you can attend a conversation about wind power on Fri., March 3 from noon to 12:30 PM ET. Join Maryland LCV's Executive Director, Kim Coble, and two experts in offshore wind, Chuck Cook and Delegate Lorig Charkoudian. Hear a talk about the Promoting Offshore Wind Energy Resources (POWER) Act (HB 793/SB 781), what we can expect from the upcoming hearings and what you can do to support offshore wind in Maryland. Zoom details will be emailed upon registration:

61] -- Jane Fonda for Fire Drill Fridays [] needs you on Fri., March 3 at 2 PM ET.  She wants you to know that Texas and Louisiana are ground zero of the largest fossil fuel expansion in the US. And thanks to Big Oil bullying, the area could expand its oil and gas extraction, refining, and exporting by 50% by 2030 if we don’t stop it. Neither the US nor the world will meet its climate goals if this happens. That’s why Jane is headed to Texas and Louisiana to follow the oil. Join Jane, Labor Organizer and Author, Saket Soni, and Earthworks Texas Lead Organizer, Miguel Escoto. Go to 

  Soni is the author of The Great Escape: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America. Escoto is a youth climate activist based in the West Texas border community of El Paso. As Texas Lead Organizer at the non-profit organization Earthworks, Miguel documents pollution and conducts fieldwork and organizes at the Permian Basin oil fields.  RSVP to join in at, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

62] – On Fri., March 3 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., March 5 from 6 to 8 PM, and Tues., March 7 from 4 to 6 PM & Thurs., March 9 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] – Help build bird habitat in Audubon’s native plant gardens in Patterson Park on Sat., March 4 from 9 to 10:30 AM ET! Volunteers are needed to make sure they remain healthy habitats for the park’s birds and butterflies, as well as safe spaces for learning and exploring. Come to weed, mulch, and/or plant while spending the morning outdoors with friends, family, and Audubon. Email  Meet at the wetland garden, uphill & northwest of the boat lake in Patterson Park. Please note, there is no driving in the park. Free street parking is available around the perimeter of the park. All ages welcome! Water, gloves, and tools provided. Register at

64] – On Sat., March 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., March 4 from noon to 2:30 PM ET, Sunrise Silver Spring, Montgomery County DSA and Everyday Canvassing are holding a “Stable Rents and Healthy Homes” town hall with members of the Montgomery County Council. Stable Rents and Healthy Homes. Go to Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd E., Cafeteria (Student Activity Center), Silver Spring, MD 20901. There will be a Q&A with members of the Montgomery County Council! Submit your questions here: Sign up at 

66] -- On Sat., March 4 at 1 PM ET, 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. No skills are required to co-host or attend. Skilled facilitators will join the Empathy Cafes. Email with any questions.  RSVP at

67] -- The Peace Alliance is hosting Truth Storytelling on Sat., March 4 at 4 PM ET. This storytelling gathering blossomed in January 2021 with a possible purpose to co-create and co-construct the role of digital and visual Truth Storytelling in the global project of peacebuilding and empowering a culture of peace. Truth Storytelling engages with grassroots efforts to enact a cabinet level United States Department of Peacebuilding and is part of the worldwide movement to bring peace and positive purpose to being alive on this planet in community with all living beings and the earth. Each month on the first Saturday participants are invited to discuss topics related to peace and truth.  This gathering is open to anyone who is interested in peace, truth, justice, empathy and making connections with others in a compassionate space. RSVP at

68] -- On Sat., March 4 at 7 PM ET, Zein El-Amine will be reading from his new book of short stories, IS THIS HOW YOU EAT A WATERMELON?  He is an extraordinary storyteller of Lebanese background and host of the WPFW radio show, Shay Wah Nana, where all of his guests are strong supporters of progressive, anti-imperialist causes.  His support for Palestine is appreciated far and wide, as well as his coverage of news from the Middle East and North Africa. Email <>.

69] – 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.

70] -- 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

71] – 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 . 

72] – 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.  

73] -- 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

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

75] -- 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.

76] – 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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