Thursday, June 22, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 23 - 29, 2023

62] Peace vigil at the White House June 23

63] Women in Black vigil – June 23

64] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank June 23, 25, 27 & 29

65] Celebrate the POWER Act – June 23

66] Baltimore Pride – June 23 - 25

67] Protect Broadband Access June 23 & 24

68] Smart Cycling 201 – June 24

69] Volunteer at Salisbury Pride – June 24

70] Table with DSA at the Columbia Heights Day – June 24

71] Hope Story Circles – June 24

72] Join the Women’s March – June 24

73] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – June 24

74] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

75] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

77] Do you need a doctor?

78] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

79] Do you need any book shelves?

80] Join the Global Zero campaign.

81] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


62] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 23 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

63] – 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

64] – On Fri., June 23 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., June 25 from 6 to 8 PM ET,  Tues., June 27 from 4 to 6 PM ET & Thurs., June 29 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  

65] – The CCAN Action Fund [] believes that you will want to join a Party for Maryland's POWER Act on Fri., June 23 from 6 to 8 PM ET. Celebrate the POWER Act at Red Emma's, 3128 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore 21218. RSVP to meet the climate champions: ‌ ‌Celebrate Maryland's landmark clean energy victory of 2023 and meet Senate President Bill Ferguson, Delegate Lorig Charkoudian (District-20) & Senator Katie Fry Hester (District-9).

66] – The Progressive Maryland Team [] is supporting Baltimore Pride which will continue Fri., June 23 through Sun., June 25. Baltimore Pride will celebrate with the theme “One Heart, One Love, One Pride” to honor the contributions made to society by sexual and gender minorities.  Then on Fri., June 23 at 6:30 PM ET get over to Ridin’ the Rail at the B&O Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore 21223. Hop aboard the Pride Train Ride with one-of-a-kind drag performances, followed by an epic Baltimore Pride Party filled with music, food, and drinks under the stars surrounded by trains!

The annual parade will be on Sat., June 24 and will kick off the day’s activities at 1 PM. The route begins at North Charles and 33rd Street, passes Wyman Park and at N. Charles & 23rd Street, and culminates at the Block Party. So continue in the fun in Station North. Finally, get involved with Pride in the Park on Sun., June 25 in Druid Hill Park with performances on the main stage, exhibitors, and more fun throughout the park. Check out

 Our Lady Undoer of Knots an inclusive Catholic Community will participate on Sat., June 24 n the parade and have a booth at the Saturday Block Party and at Sunday’s Festival in the Park. Email

67] – Protect Broadband Access []needs your help to protect Internet access for millions of people. That’s because if we don’t act quickly, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which helps low-income households afford home Internet is under serious threat of being defunded.  RSVP at On Fri., June 23 at 7 PM ET, join in to discuss Becoming a Digital Activist, and on Sat., June 24 at 1 PM ET attend a discussion about Affordable Connectivity Program eligibility.  

68] –  Jed Weeks, Bikemore [] wants you to know about Cycling Smart 201 on Sat., June 24 from 10 AM ET at the Bikemore Office, 2209 Maryland Ave., Baltimore 21218.  RSVP at

69] –   Jared Schablein [] needs your help on Sat., June 24 from 11 AM to 8 PM ET to volunteer at the Salisbury Pride, 115 S. Division St., Salisbury 21801.  The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus members will have a table, and volunteers are needed. Help manage a table, engage with attendees, provide information about initiatives, and answer any questions. The volunteer shifts are set up in 2-hour increments. Register at

70] –  The Metro DC DSA [] needs volunteers to Table at the Columbia Heights Day on Sat., June 24 from 11 AM to 6 PM ET. Help promote socialism and DSA to the many people who are going to be there. DSA will have a tent, tables, literature and water, but could use lots of help talking to people about all the great work being done across the DMV. Sign up You can sign up for a shift. The first shift is at 10:30 AM, and the last is at 4 PM.

71] –  The Peace Alliance invites you to Hope Story Circles, an online community peacebuilding hour in which there will be space for listening, speaking, and uplifting each other, on Sat., June 24 at noon ET. Each of us is experiencing emerging stories that you are invited to explore, and to share. This is limited to 100 people, and if you find that the room is full, email  Join the Zoom meeting at Go to

72] – The Women’s March [] is holding a Day of Action on Sat., June 24 from noon to 4 PM ET. Gather at Columbus Circle, 35 Columbus Monument Drive NE, WDC 20002.  This country is in a state of emergency.  All across this nation, the "good ol' boys" are doing whatever they can to consolidate their power, control women, and silence their voices. Judges are blatantly disregarding the law, science, and the limits of their own authority. Legislators are going beyond gerrymandering and voter suppression to stripping democratically elected officials of their authority and criminalizing our right to protest. March from Columbus Circle to SCOTUS.  RSVP at ‌ ‌ ‌

73] – On Sat., June 24 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

74]  --  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.

75] -- 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

76] – 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 . 

77] – 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.  

78] -- 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

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

80] -- 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.

81] – 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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