Thursday, August 10, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 11 - 16, 2023

63] Peace vigil at the White House Aug. 11

64] Women in Black vigil – Aug. 11

65] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Aug. 11 & 16

66] Peace vigil at the White House Aug. 12

67] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Aug. 12

68] Western York County Democratic Club meeting – Aug. 12

69] Barbie Feminist Screening Aug. 12

70] Care over Cost door knocking – Aug. 12

71] Returning Citizens Taskforce Town Hall – Aug. 12

72] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

73] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

75] Do you need a doctor?

76] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

77] Do you need any book shelves?

78] Join the Global Zero campaign.

79] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


63] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Aug. 11 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

64] – 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

65] – On Fri., Aug. 11 & Wed., Aug. 16 from 4 to 6 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. 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  

66] – There will be a peace vigil outside the White House to protest nuclear weapons. This quarterly event, which is co-sponsored by the Consistent Life Network, Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore, and other groups, will next take place on Sat., Aug. 12 from 10 AM to noon. Because the vigil falls so close to the atomic bombing anniversaries, it will also be an occasion to mourn and commemorate those events. Contact John Whitehead <> for more information.

 Following the White House vigil and an opportunity to have lunch, a group will be going to visit the Museum of Palestinian Peoples, 1900 18th St. NW, WDC 20009 at 1:15 PM. The tour of the museum will probably be under an hour. Email Bob Cooke at about reserving a space on the tour.

67] – On Sat., Aug. 12 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

68] – On Sat., Aug. 12 from 1 to 3 PM ET, there will be a Western York County Democratic Club monthly meeting.  Sign up at This meeting is also sponsored by the PA Democratic Party, and will take place 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 Club will also meet on Sat., Sept. 9 and Sat., Oct. 14, from 1 to 3 PM ET.

69] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [] wants you to know about an event on Sat., Aug. 12 at 1:50 PM.  Join a Barbie Screening Party (by SocFem and NOVA) at the AMC Courthouse Plaza 8, 2150 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington 22201. Email These Barbies ARE socialist feminists!! After the film head over to the Rhodeside to discuss the screening.  Buy tickets here: Visit

70] – Join in on a Care over Cost door knocking in Silver Spring on Sat., Aug. 12 from 2 to 4:15 PM ET.  The exact location is to be decided. It's time that private for-profit insurance companies put Care over Cost! Do outreach to voters in District 19 (Silver Spring, Aspen Hill area) to talk about the campaign to hold health insurers accountable.  Get folks to sign the petition. Meet at 2 PM at the Wheaton Library on Georgia Ave. Dress comfortably, for the weather and wear good walking shoes, Download the free MiniVAN app on your phone, bring a fully charged cell phone and some water. We’re getting amazing levels of support at the doors from Marylanders who are fed up with their insurance plans. We provide everyone with training, support and materials. If your care or someone you know is being denied care go to, Contact Patty at with questions. RSVP at

71]  -- The Returning Citizens Taskforce will hold a Town Hall on Sat., Aug. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM ET at the Episcopal Church of the Atonement. 5073 E. Capitol ST. SE, WDC.   Discuss how best to build the “Find Your Community, Find Your Voice." Email

72]  --  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.

73] -- 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

74] – 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 . 

75] – 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.  

76] -- 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

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

78] -- 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.

79] – 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

No comments: