Friday, April 21, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 22 - 23, 2023

64] Nonviolence skills training – April 22 

65] Baltimore Climate Action Plan workshop April 22

66] Era of fossil fuels is over – April 22

67] Communities United Members' Assembly & Celebration – April 22

68] Earth Day weekend – April 22 - 23

69] Party with the Golden Rule crew – April 22

70] Hope Story Circles – April 22

71] Get over to the food pantry – April 22

72] Earth Day Clean up – April 22

73] Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda – April 22

74] Earth Day EV Showcase – April 22

75] Community involvement in education – April 22

76] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

77] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

79] Do you need a doctor?

80] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

81] Do you need any book shelves?

82] Join the Global Zero campaign.

83] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


64] – The Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore Council is inviting you to attend a Nonviolence Skills Training on Sat., April 22 from 10 AM to 2 PM ET. Learn about Active Bystander Intervention and De-escalation with a break for lunch. Experienced facilitators from the DC Peace Team will lead the training. Register at

65] – Participate in the Baltimore Climate Action Plan workshop. Register for the In-Person Workshop on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 from 10 AM to 2 PM ET. Participants can elect to be compensated for their time. Register at

66] – The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) [] is going to D.C. on Earth Day, April 22, from noon to 5 PM ET.  Make your voices heard and to recharge your (renewable) batteries together for the work ahead. Go to Freedom Plaza, 1325 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20004. Declare the era of fossil fuels OVER.  RSVP at

  The biggest challenge as we work to secure a livable future for the global working class is ending fossil fuel capitalism and transitioning to democratically owned renewable energy. The bottom line: To secure a livable future, we cannot afford new fossil fuel projects. That’s why a broad coalition of District organizations are rallying this Earth Day to tell the Biden administration: Say NO to fossil fuels! At noon ET on Sat., April 22, gather for a youth-led (but everybody included!) rally in Freedom Plaza featuring the voices of young people from around DC and across the country, front line leaders fighting the worst impacts of climate change and music from the Too Much Talent Band. Then, at 1 PM, march to the White House to demand that President Biden take bold action to follow through with his promises to End the Era of Fossil Fuel.

67] – Jess Ahart [] wants you to join Communities United on Sat., April 22 from noon to 1:30 PM ET for a Members' Assembly & Celebration at Baltimore Unity Hall, 1505 Eutaw Place, Baltimore. You can participate as well on online. Sign up at

68] – The Metro DC DSA [] is going Green on Sat., April 22 for the Earth Day Weekend. Mutual aid seed sharing and growing project Share a Seed will be going all out to get DC green thumbs (and aspiring green thumbs!) ready for spring with a series of seed sharing and planting events over Earth Day Weekend. On April 22, Share a Seed will be sharing seeds and running a potting station at the PLNTR Earth Day Market from 11 AM until 3 PM ET and will also be tabling and sharing seeds at the Sunrise GW Fossil Free Festival from noon to  5 PM ET in the U Yard. On Sun., April 23, Share a Seed returns to Upshur Community Garden in Ward 4 for a spring work day. Attendees will have the opportunity to work in the garden, share seeds and swap plants/cuttings, meet the local beekeepers and taste some honey from the gardens’ bees and more! All these events are free to attend. For volunteer opportunities or questions, email

69] – Pat Elder <> announced that on Sat., April 22 at noon ET, there will be a Golden Rule party at a home. 4421 Locust Grove Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732, 35 miles southeast of Washington, D.C.  Get off Bayside Road (MD 261), and take Locust Grove Road down the hill to the beach then take a right and go up the hill to the home.

70] – Get with the Hope Story Circles on Sat., April 22 at noon ET on EARTH DAY! 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? This hour of storytelling and deep listening continues to feed those who join even after the world has reconnected. Go to

71] – On Sat., April 22 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

72] – The National Aquarium is hosting an Earth Day event on Sat., April 22 at 1 PM at 501 East Pratt St., Baltimore. “Join your neighbors and community partners to clean up the stream and living shoreline that connect Brooklyn and Curtis Bay to Masonville Cove. Get outside and make a difference in your community while learning about the causes and effects of marine debris and how you can help! Debris data collected at this event will contribute to Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. All volunteers under 18 must be supervised by an adult.” Sign up at

73] – Introducing the Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda will happen on Sat., April 22 from 2 to 3:30 PM (ET). The Massachusetts Peace & Justice Network has partnered with allied legislators to create the Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda, a set of bills to the Massachusetts state legislature concerning nuclear disarmament, transparency in politics, and the budget.  At this session, legislators will explain the bills they have filed and why they are important, and organizers will discuss the strategy to build support.   Then, we’ll work together to make plans. Register at

74] – Kick Gas! in Annapolis Drive Electric Earth Day EV Showcase on Sat., April 22 from 3 to 6 PM ET.  Come to the first block of Inner West Street and talk to owners of EVS to learn about the electric vehicle experience. The event is being held in partnership with the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC (EVADC) and the Inner West Street Association. The setting will be stunning – right in historic Annapolis between Church Circle and Cathedral Street. The event will be followed by the Inner West Street Association’s Swing Into Spring event with dining under the stars and live swing music into the evening. Go to

75] – There is a virtual organizing meeting of the Progressive Prince George's AROS Community Awareness/Engagement on Sat., April 22 from 4 to 6 PM ET.  The County Executive, Angela D. Alsobrooks, is refusing to let the community into the process of recruitment and hiring of the new PGCPS CEO. All stakeholders deserve a seat at this decision making table. Gather as a community to raise awareness about the importance of a strong PGCPS CEO and the community's stake in the choice of that individual. A few other issues will be raised, including the immediate and future calls to action to lift up the voice of the community and strengthen Prince George's County schools. Register to receive the Zoom link

76] --  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.

77] -- 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

78] – 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 . 

79] – 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.  

80] -- 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

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

82] -- 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.

83] – 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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