Thursday, June 8, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- June 9 - 15, 2023

55] Peace vigil at the White House June 9

56] Women in Black vigil – June 9

57] Hear from gay activist – June 9

58] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank June 9, 11, 13 & 15

59] Celebrate QUNO – June 9

60] Singer with a conscience – June 9

61] Celebrate 50 Years of Jonah House – June 10

62] Join the Political Ed Outreach Team – June 10

63] Healing Justice Workshop – June 10

64] JFK's Vision of Peace – June 10

65] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – June 10

66] Hope Story Circles – June 10

67] Western York County Democratic Club meeting – June 10

68] DC Pride events – June 10 – 11

69] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

70] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

72] Do you need a doctor?

73] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

74] Do you need any book shelves?

75] Join the Global Zero campaign.

76] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


55] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 9 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

56] – 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

57] – HIAS [] is hosting a discussion with author Edafe Okporo on Fri., June 9 at noon ET. He is the author of a memoir, Asylum: A Memoir & Manifesto, which traces his experiences growing up gay in Nigeria, fleeing to the United States, navigating the immigration system, and making a new life for himself as a Black, gay immigrant. In honor of Pride Month and World Refugee Day, HIAS is excited to host a very special gathering of the HIAS Book and Film Club. Register at

58] – On Fri., June 9 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., June 11 from 6 to 8 PM ET,  Tues., June 13 from 4 to 6 PM ET & Thurs., June 15 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  

59] – AFSC [] hopes you will be interested in an event on Fri., June 9 at 6 PM ET, the QUNO 75th Anniversary Celebration. Join the celebration of the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), by recognizing QUNO's role as an ambassador for peace and by raising money for their future work. Ambassador Olof Skoog, head of the European Union delegation, will speak. If you can’t make it to New York, you can also watch the livestream event by registering and choosing the streaming option:

60] – Rachael Kilgour will perform on Fri., June 9 at 7 PM ET at the Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Road, Baltimore 21214.  Call (443) 604-7621. Also preforming will be Letitia VanSant & David Kindley-Ward.  Check out

61] – On Sat., June 10 from 10 AM to noon ET, the Daniel Berrigan Collective Celebrates 50 Years of Jonah House. In June 1973, Phillip Berrigan, Elizabeth McAlister and companions began what they called “an experiment in the Beatitudes.” It was later named Jonah House because, “If God could use Jonah for the works of justice, there is hope for each of us. Are we not all reluctant prophets?” Join the celebration, a Jonah House reunion, and feast on images and hear voices from across Jonah House’s 50 extraordinary years of community, nonviolence, and resistance. Go to meeting ID is 850 6150 7795, and the passcode is WyX9Es.

62] – The Metro DC DSA [] wants you to join the Political Ed Outreach Team for June wheat pasting events. Sign up to join the DSA’s guerilla propaganda crew. The first target: Building awareness for the forthcoming “Villains of Silicon Valley: DC Walking Tour” with bestselling author Malcolm Harris on July 1, along with several upcoming Socialist Night Schools. The team would need to produce wheat paste posters and spread awareness about the chapter and its political education events.  Three dates for the Team building are Sat., June 10, Sat., June 17 and possibly the 20th if a rain makeup is needed. Sign up at

63] – The AFSC [] is alerting you to a Healing Justice Workshop at 15 Rutherford Place, NYC 10003  from Sat., June 10 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM ET. Meet young leaders from AFSC's healing justice programs to learn about injustices in the US immigration and criminal legal systems, including how students have used photography, filmmaking, and other forms of art to drive social change and how past participants continue their advocacy today. Join in person or via Zoom. RSVP at A link to join will be sent out before the event.

64] – MAPA [] is hosting Jeff Sachs to examine JFK's Vision of Peace – How it applies today on Sat., June 10 at 11:35 AM ET. This date is the 60th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s American University speech on world peace. The JFK Peace Speech Committee is sponsoring a webinar on this date that will include showing the film of the speech, followed by commentary and discussion with Professor Jeffrey Sachs who will join from Europe. Sachs is widely recognized for bold and effective strategies to address complex challenges including the escape from extreme poverty, the global battle against human-induced climate change, international debt and financial crises, national economic reforms, and the control of pandemic and epidemic diseases.   He is the author of To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace (2013). RSVP at

65] – On Sat., June 10 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

66] –  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 10 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

67] – On Sat., June 10 from 1 to 3 PM ET, there will be a Western York County Democratic Club Monthly Meeting, hosted by the PA Democratic Party, at 771 Stoverstown Road, York, PA 17408. 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.  The meetings will continue from 1 to 3 PM ET on Saturdays, Aug. 12, Sept. 9 and Oct. 14.  RSVP at

68] – Get over to DC’s Capital Pride Parade from Sat., June 10 through Sun., June 11. The annual Capital Pride Parade will take place on June 10 from 3 to 7:30 PM ET at DuPont and Logan Circles, and the Capital Pride Festival on June 11. Participation is a great way to show that you #HavePride365! Join the LGBTQ+ community on main street, historic Pennsylvania Avenue, for the Capital Pride Festival from noon to 10 PM ET. The Festival is full day of entertainment, food, drink, and advocacy with over 300 exhibitors. Participate in the largest annual event in the national capital region with over 600,000 patrons each year, an event that continues to be free to the public.  Go to

69]  --  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.

70] -- 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

71] – 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 . 

72] – 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.  

73] -- 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

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

75] -- 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.

76] – 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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