Thursday, August 24, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- August 25 - 30, 2023

51] Peace vigil at the White House Aug. 25

52] Women in Black vigil – Aug. 25

53] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Aug. 25 & 30

54] Film 40 Years a Prisoner Aug. 25

55] Swim with Gaza Aug. 26

56] Veterans contingent at the March on Washington – Aug. 26

57] Sojourners at the March on Washington Aug. 26

58] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Aug. 26

59] Canvass for Medicare for All – Aug. 26 & 27

60] Justice Jam – Aug. 26

61] Mobilizer Party – Aug. 26

62] Canvass for Social Housing – Aug. 27

63] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

64] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

66] Do you need a doctor?

67] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

68] Do you need any book shelves?

69] Join the Global Zero campaign.

70] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


51] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Aug. 25 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

52] – 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

53] – On Fri., Aug. 25 & Wed., Aug. 30 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  

54] Jess Ahart [] wants you to know that Communities United are showing a film on Fri., Aug. 25 from 6 to 9 PM ET at Baltimore Unity Hall, 2nd Floor, 1505 Eutaw Place, Baltimore 21217.  In 1978, the escalating conflict between the City of Philadelphia's leadership and the Black liberation group MOVE led to one of the most controversial police shootouts in American history. This timely documentary 40 Years a Prisoner chronicles the tireless fight by Mike Africa Jr., despite countless setbacks, to ensure the release of his parents and other MOVE members after more than 40 years in prison. Register at

55] – The International #SwimWithGaza is taking place on August 26, 2023. Supporters of Palestine in different places around the world will take a dip in the water in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza. The beach in Gaza is one of few places people can go to have fun. Each year they have a swimming festival with young kids who have been taught to swim. This year we will join the Gaza Swimming Festival on August 26th, though we will be hundreds and thousands of miles away. Get in the water and fly a Palestinian flag or wear a keffiyeh!  Video streaming and image sharing will bring all together. Read more and sign up at

56] – Common Defense [] wants you to know that there will be a veterans contingent at the March on Washington on Sat., Aug. 26 at 11 AM ET at the Lincoln Memorial. RSVP at This historic event will set the tone for the work ahead, marking exactly 60 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other Civil Rights Leaders organized the pivotal March on Washington in August 1963. Civil rights leaders and supporters then witnessed Dr. King's awe-inspiring "I Have a Dream" speech. This year, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s son plans to stand on the same marble steps of the Lincoln Memorial and share his father's vision for a more just and equitable America.

57] – Rev. Moya Harris [] hopes you will march on Sat., Aug. 26 at 11 AM with Sojourners.  This March on Washington will take an important step in the fight for democracy, social justice, and civil rights.  On August 28, 1963, the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom gathered a quarter million people demanding an end to segregation, fair wages and economic justice, voting rights, education, and civil rights protections. A coalition of civil rights groups, artists, celebrities, religious organizations, and everyday people traveled from around the country to amplify the call for justice for the thriving of all people.  To register, go to, and for information on accommodations, go to 

58] – On Sat., Aug. 26 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

59] -- The Progressive Maryland Team [] hopes to grow the movement for Medicare for All! Make support for Medicare for All a critical 2024 election campaign issue in Maryland and around the country. Come knock on doors on Sat., Aug. 26 from 2 to 4:15 PM, and meet at Pauli Gees Pizza, 3535 Chestnut Ave., Baltimore 21211. Sign up at

  On Sun., Aug. 27 from 3 to 5:15 PM, knock on doors. Meet at the Wheaton Library (outside near the playground) on Georgia Ave., Aspen Hill, MD 20902,  Email at  Training, support and materials will be provided.  Email Patty at 

60] -- The United Workers [] is continuing its series of Justice Jams across the state! Join in for these special Summer BBQ Justice Jams and share stories and information about how we can file appeals to food stamp cuts, prepare ourselves for Medicaid cuts, and unite in the fight for basic human rights! On Sat., Aug. 26 from 4 to 6 PM ET, come to the Westminster City Park Pavilion. RSVP at[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%5C%22invite_link_id%5C%22%3A237917782491687%7D%7D]%22%7D

Show love and support for one another and unite as a class and lift up human rights values that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity no matter how much money you make or where you live. Come and enjoy a free picnic dinner and kids' activities!  Call (443) 340-5403 or (443) 605-9146. 

61] -- The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America [] wants you to know about an event on Sat., Aug. 26 at 5 PM ET.  This is a Mobilizer Party at a private residence in Arlington, about .7 miles from the Courthouse Metro Station. RSVP to get the exact address Please bring a laptop to do calls, and a fully-charged phone. The goal is to get together and make calls and emails to mobilize other members in the chapter while hanging out with other comrades!


63]  --  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.

64] -- 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

65] – 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 . 

66] – 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.  

67] -- 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

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

69] -- 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.

70] – 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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