Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- April 7 - 13, 2023

54] Peace vigil at the White House April 7

55] Women in Black vigil – April 7

56] Good Friday prayer – April 7

57] Yemen lobby training – April 7

58] Election Protection phone bank – April 7, 9, 11 & 13

59] Text Party Fridays – April 7

60] "Imagining the Indian" – April 7 & 8

61] Spiritual retreat – April 8

62] Get over to the food pantry – April 8

63] Hope Circles Story – April 8

64] Debate about Ukraine – Graveyard of Peace? – April 8

65] SOS Anti-Eviction Canvas – April 8

66] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

67] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

69] Do you need a doctor?

70] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

71] Do you need any book shelves?

72] Join the Global Zero campaign.

73] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


54] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., April 7 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

55] – 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

56] – On Fri., April 7 at noon, join a Good Friday Prayer for the Love of Humanity at Lockheed Martin, 230 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA (directly behind King of Prussia Mall).  Engage in nonviolent protest & resistance honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose murder and martyred death (April 4, 1968) will be remembered. Visit or call Bob at 215-843-4827. 

57] – Eva de Menezes Martins Langer [] wants you to join a lobby training session via Zoom on Fri., April 7 at 1 PM EST. The first lobby training session will feature Dr. Aisha Jumaan of Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation and Hassan El-Tayyeb of Friends Committee on National Legislation. Register at

58] – On Fri., April 7 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., April 9 from 6 to 8 PM, Tues., April 11 from 4 to 6 PM & Thurs., April 13 from 5 to 7 PM ET, there is a Common Cause organized Election Protection phone bank.  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. 

59] – On Fri., April 7 at 6 PM ET, join Text Party Fridays with Progressive Prince George's.  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. Reach out to the community via text to raise awareness for this and other very important issues and encourage neighbors to take action to lift up the voice of the community and strengthen Prince George's County schools.  This event will take place virtually every Friday night from 6 to 7:30 PM ET through April 21. Please register for more than one outreach opportunity and feel free to share the link with friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Register to receive the Zoom link:

60] – "Imagining the Indian," DC filmmaker Aviva Kempner's new film is about the portrayal of Native Americans in sports and popular culture.  It will be shown at the Avalon, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20015. See On Fri., April 7 at 7:30 PM ET and Sat., April 8 at 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM ET, for example, see a screening followed by a panel discussion. Visit

61] – Death Penalty Action [] thinks you might be interested in a Holy Saturday Spiritual Retreat for Growth of the Death Penalty Abolition Movement on Sat., April 8 at 10 AM ET. Hear from Abraham Bonowitz and others.  RSVP at

62] – On Sat., April 8 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

63] – The Peace Alliance [] is promoting Hope Story Circles on Sat., April 8 at noon ET.  The idea for this gathering came from a discussion between two Peace Alliance board members and the Practicing Peace in School Leadership Council. Go to

64] – United for Peace & Justice [] is hosting a webinar on Sat., April 8 at 1 PM ET -- What Should We Do about the War in Ukraine? Two different perspectives will be presented.  Join two notable peace activists, Bill Fletcher and Medea Benjamin, for an in-depth Q & A on Ukraine. Get answers to your questions, what is the best path to lasting peace in Ukraine. Text or email your questions directed to either Bill or Medea to Pat at 562-833-8035 or REGISTER at

65] – The Metro DC DSA [] thinks you might want to attend the SOS Anti-Eviction Canvas on Sat., April 8 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM ET.  Meet at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station, 650 D St. SW, WDC 20024, between 6th and 7th above the escalators. 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. Tenants DSA speaks to are twice as likely to go to court and fight their eviction.  So every volunteer can make a big impact.  At 1:30 PM, get trained. You will be set you up with a veteran — if you’ve never done this before! 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! Email to learn about ways to get involved. RSVP at

66] --  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.

67] -- 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

68] – 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 . 

69] – 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.  

70] -- 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

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

72] -- 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.

73] – 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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