Friday, June 2, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 2 - 8, 2023

42] Wear Orange – June 2

43] Peace vigil at the White House June 2

44] Women in Black vigil – June 2

45] Stop Mansion’s Dirt Deal – June 2

46] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank June 2, 4, 6 & 8

47] Pax Christi examines gun violence – June 2

48] Support Starbucks workers – June 3

49] Medicare for All – June 3

50] Table at the Strawberry Festival – June 3

51] Paws on the Plaza – June 3

52] Baltimore Trans Pride – June 3

53] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – June 3

54] Truth Storytelling – June 3

55] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

56] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

58] Do you need a doctor?

59] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

60] Do you need any book shelves?

61] Join the Global Zero campaign.

62] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


42] – Wear Orange [] wants you to know about the MD-Baltimore County-Proclamation Wear Orange 2023 event taking place at the Baltimore County Historic Courthouse, 400 Washington Ave., Baltimore 21204 on Fri., June 2 at 11 AM ET. Enjoy music, survivor stories and a proclamation declaring June 2, 2023 National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Baltimore County. Everyone who believes we can and must end the gun violence crisis in America will stand together to demand a future free from gun violence.

 There is also a MD-Baltimore-PARTNER EVENT hosted by the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition (HEBCAC) YO! Baltimore & Centering Black Voices at the Youth Opportunity (YO!) Baltimore Eastside Center, 1212 N. Wolfe St. Baltimore 21213 on Fri., June 2 at 2 PM ET.  Discuss the impact of gun violence on mental health and commemorate the one year anniversary of the In All Ways Human project and mural dedication. In All Ways Human is a narrative change campaign that seeks to spread the simple and profound truth that Black boys, men, and families are always and in all ways human and deserving of dignity, safety, care, and opportunity. To learn more visit For more information about this event, contact Dr. Jocelyn R. Smith Lee,  Visit

43] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 2 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

44] – 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

45] – Jane Fonda [] hopes you will participate in Fire Drill Friday on June 2 at 2 PM ET. Mansion's Dirty Deal —  the plan that would fast track oil and gas projects across America and silence the input of communities — is back and being heard in the Senate this weekend.  ‌‌Jane will be speaking to Anthony Rogers-Wright about what's at stake and what we can do. RSVP at Check out Last fall was an exciting and historic moment for us — as Firefighters, as Greenpeacers, as a nation of advocates — when we came together not once, not twice, but three times to block Senator Manchin’s Dirty Deal.  This time, we must defeat it once and for all. And not just that. We need to get real about who benefits from the Dirty Deal’s inclusion in debt ceiling negotiations (spoiler: it’s Big Oil) and what true solutions to fast tracking clean energy look like when they are rooted in science and justice. Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright serves as New York Lawyers for Public Interest's Director of Environmental Justice. In this capacity, he guides and coordinates the organization’s environmental justice strategy, litigation, organizing, and advocacy initiatives.

46] – On Fri., June 2 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., June 4 from 6 to 8 PM ET,  Tues., June 6 from 4 to 6 PM ET & Thurs., June 8 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 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  

47] – On Fri., June 2 at 8 PM ET, Join Pax Christi USA for a webinar on gun violence, “Say Their Names!”  This is part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and it will be a virtual discussion designed to shed light on the increasingly urgent issue of gun violence and foster dialogue to develop nonviolent solutions to this national problem. This thought-provoking online event emphasizes the power of remembrance and collective action in addressing the devastating impact of gun violence on individuals, families, and communities. Register at

48] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [] on Sat., June 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM ET will support the workers at the Courthouse Starbucks, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201. Workers at the Courthouse Starbucks in Arlington are fighting back against the aggressive union-busting assault by Starbucks. The baristas need community support to show Starbucks that customers want a union too!  Come hang out, and be sure to cash to tip workers!  Sign up at

49] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [] needs you to gather signatures on a petition for Medicare for All on Sat., June 3 from 10 to 11:30 AM ET at the Del Rey Farmers Market, 203 E. Oxford Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301.   Sign up at

50] – Jared Schablein [] is letting you know that there is a need for people to table at the Strawberry Festival, 33925 Rounds Road, Pittsville, MD 21850 on Sat., June 3.  The first shift is from 11 AM to 1 PM, and the second is from 1 to 3 PM ET. Promote progressive ideas and legislators.  Sign up at

51] – On Sat., June 3 at 11 AM ET, get with Paws on the Plaza at Tysons Corner Center. Bring your pups out for a day of activities celebrating our furry friends! This event includes a dog park and splash pad, vendors, a photo booth, giveaways, and more! RSVP at

52] – On Sat., June 3 from noon to 9 PM ET, join Baltimore Trans Pride at The Crown Baltimore, 1910 N. Charles St., 2nd floor, Baltimore. The goal of Baltimore Trans Pride is to increase the strength of the Trans and gender-diverse community and our allies—both within and beyond Baltimore City—through increased visibility. Read more on Proudout at

53] – On Sat., June 3 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

54] – Engage in Truth Storytelling on Sat., June 3 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 US Department of Peacebuilding and is part of the worldwide movement to bring peace and positive purpose to 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. If you have any questions, you can email or Register at

55]  --  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.

56] -- 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

57] – 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 . 

58] – 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.  

59] -- 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

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

61] -- 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.

62] – 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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