Thursday, May 11, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 12 - 18, 2023

52] Baltimore Birding Weekend – May 12 -14

53] Peace vigil at the White House May 12

54] Women in Black vigil – May 12

55] Election Protection phone bank – May 12, 14, 16 & 18

56] Ban Assault Weapons rally – May 12

57] Canvass in Virginia May 13

58] No nukes rally at White House – May 13  

59] United We Dream - May 13 

60] DC Greens Resource Fair – May 13

61] Learn wheat pasting - May 13 

62] Mothers’ Day Free Market – May 13

63] Help build community – May 13

64] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – May 13

65] Hope Circles Story – May 13

66] Canvass for Defund & Refunk May 13

67] Western York County Democratic Club meeting – May 13

68] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

69] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

71] Do you need a doctor?

72] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

73] Do you need any book shelves?

74] Join the Global Zero campaign.

75] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


52] – Get with Audubon's Baltimore Birding Weekend from 8 AM to 4 PM ET on Fri., May 12 through Sun., May 14. Join Audubon for guided birding tours, a paddle on the Patapsco River, or bird banding in one of the parks! Your participation in the Baltimore Birding Weekend supports the community conservation programs of Patterson Park Audubon Center. If you would like to sponsor the event, please email Go to

53] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., May 12 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

54] – 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

55] – On Fri., May 12 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., May 14 from 6 to 8 PM ET, Tues., May 16 from 4 to 6 PM ET & Thurs. May 17 from 5 to 7 PM 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 for a shift to make calls and help strengthen the phone bank team to protect our democracy. Make calls Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and/or Sundays. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! Register at  

56] – Moms Demand Action [] is demanding an assault weapons ban NOW. Join a Mother's Day of Action on Fri., May 12 at 7 PM ET at Music on the Square, 1025 S. Potomac St., Baltimore 21224. Rally to demand Congress reinstate the bipartisan assault weapons ban. Go to*1shok1k*_ga*ODIwNTYyMDYyLjE2ODM4NTU1Njg.*_ga_LT0FWV3EK3*MTY4Mzg1NTU2OC4xLjEuMTY4Mzg1NTYxMy4wLjAuMA.

  Last summer, we got Congress to pass a major gun safety law for the first time in a generation, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. That victory followed a decade of progress in statehouses across the country where Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers not only helped pass hundreds of good gun safety laws, but also blocked 90 percent of bills backed by the gun lobby.

57] – On Sat., May 13 from 8:30 AM to 2 PM ET get with Canvassing in Virginia with SwingLeft HoCoMaryland. Meet in front of Barnes & Noble at The Columbia Mall, 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21044.  Sign up at Then carpool to Leesburg, VA. If you don't want to carpool or live near Leesburg, VA you can join at 10 AM at Starbucks, 526 E. Market St., Leesburg, VA 20176. There will be a brief training, and then use minivan.  Download the app ahead of time, and create an action ID and make sure your phone is charged. Knock on doors to talk to voters about the upcoming primary and asking for their commitment to vote using vote tripling post cards. After canvassing, plan to stay for lunch to talk with your fellow canvassers and swap stories.

58] – On Sat., May 13 from 10 AM to noon ET, Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore will team up with Consistent Life Network and Rehumanize International for its first quarterly demonstration for nuclear disarmament since the start of the pandemic. Help celebrate the 60th anniversary of Pope John XXIII's encyclical Pacem in Terris, which was the first to call for an end to the nuclear arms race.  Next month, we're marking the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Bishops' groundbreaking pastoral letter, The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response, which urged negotiations to eliminate nuclear weapons. Celebrate these historic documents and Pope Francis's renewed call for nuclear weapons abolition. Email Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore <>.

 59] – United We Dream [] on Sat., May 13 at 10:30 AM ET wants you to attend a watch party for the new YouTube series! Come for the food, stay for the community. No Borders Just Flavors is an immigrant youth cook-off series where contestants compete in a different category each week & celebrate the pride they share in their immigrant identities. Making this show even more special is that a UWD DMV member is the host, Morelys Urbano!  Join a Watch Party for one of the episodes of No Borders Just Flavors at 1734 20th St. NW, WDC! Sign up at Go to www.nobordersjust

60] – The Metro DC DSA [] wants you to know that you can discover local organizations and networks active east of the river that are available to support Ward 7 and 8 residents at the DC Greens Resource Fair on Sat., May 13 from 11 AM to 3 PM ET at The Well at Oxon Run, 300 Valley Avenue SE, WDC 2002. There will be food, music, activities and local organizations introducing themselves and sharing information about the services they provide. Come through for 15 minutes or stay all four hours! RSVP at

61] – Decrim Poverty DC will be hosting a wheat pasting and bagged lunch session in Malcolm X Park on Sat., May 13 from 11 AM to 2 PM ET. Learn the urban art of wheat pasting in service of ending the drug war and spreading awareness of the newest decarceral platform being proposed for DC. Blankets, chairs and homebrewed iced tea will be provided! Sign up here.

62] – The Ward 4 Mothers’ Day Free Market is taking place on Sat., May 13 at Emory Church Beacon of Light Church, 6100 Georgia Ave. NW from noon to 4 PM ET! The Metro DC DSA is seeking volunteers. Sign up at 

63] – Delaware Pacem in Terris [] wants you to know that Spring has sprung at Pacem, so help build community at 1801 N. Jefferson St., Wilmington, DE 19802. On Sat., May 13 at noon ET, try out Healing with Arts. Join us for an afternoon of community art making at Pacem in Terris. Discover the transformative power of the arts to connect, empower, reinvigorate and inspire. No experience necessary – just an open heart! Register at

64] – On Sat., May 13 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] – Get with the Hope Story Circles on Sat., May 13 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 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

66] – On Sat., May 13 from 1 to 3 PM ET, get with the Metro DC DSA [ to canvass for Defund & Refunk in the neighborhoods around the Eastern Market Metro Station to spread the word about the upcoming Defund & Refunk the District Event happening in the Eastern Market park on Sat., May 20. Register at

67] – On Sat., May 13  from 1 to 3 PM ET, join the Western York County Democratic Club monthly meeting at 771 Stoverstown Road, York, PA 17408. RSVP at The agenda usually includes a speaker on a special topic, action items for Democrats looking to volunteer and the opportunity to meet and socialize with like-minded individuals. This event will continue on Saturdays once a month through October, except that there will not be a meeting in July

68] --  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.

69] -- 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

70] – 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 . 

71] – 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.  

72] -- 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

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

74] -- 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.

75] – 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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