Thursday, September 21, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 22 -- 27, 2023

62] Palestine Writes literary Festival Sept. 22

63] Peace vigil at the White House Sept. 22

64] Women in Black vigil – Sept. 22

65] DNC podcast Sept. 22

66] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Sept. 22 & 27

67] Remember a coup in Chile Sept. 22 - 23

68] World Beyond War annual conference – Sept. 22 to 24

69] Canvass for Salisbury Progressives – Sept. 23

70] Sunrise meeting – Sept. 23

71] Free Brake Light Clinic Sept. 23

72] War tax resistance session – Sept. 23

73] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Sept. 23

74] Anti-eviction canvass – Sept. 23

75] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

76] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

78] Do you need a doctor?

79] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

80] Do you need any book shelves?

81] Join the Global Zero campaign.

82] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


62] – Friends of Sabeel North America [] hope you can attend from Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24 Palestine Writes literature festival at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia!  Born from the pervasive exclusion from or tokenization of Palestinian voices in mainstream literary institutions, Palestine Writes brings Palestinian cultural workers from all parts of Historic Palestine and the exiled Diaspora together with peers from other marginalized groups in the United States. Visit at

63] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Sept. 22 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] – The Democratic National Committee is holding a Weekly Town Hall Podcast on Fri., Sept. 22 from noon to 1:30 PM ET.  Tune in at The podcast will continue through Fri., Jan. 26 from noon to 1 PM ET.

66] – On Fri., Sept. 22 & Wed., Sept. 27 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  

67] – On Fri., Sept. 22 from 3 to 5 PM ET, check out Public Art, Activism, and Historic Memory at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW, WDC 20001. On the 50th anniversary of the military coup in Chile, a panel discussion will examine the importance of culture as a tool for building solidarity and advancing justice. This program is held in conjunction with the Todas Las Manos exhibit, a five-part mural installation created by Francisco Letelier and artists from the Latin American Youth Center. This public art project celebrates the pursuit of human rights and global justice and commemorates the 1976 assassination in Washington of former Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier (the artist’s father) and Ronni Karpen Moffitt by agents of the Chilean dictatorship. Letelier and Moffitt were colleagues at the Institute for Policy Studies. Join in for poetry and discussion. Register at

Join Chilean President Boric at Sheridan Circle, 23rd & Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC on Sat., Sept. 23 from 11 AM to noon ET. Pax Christi International is very happy to co-host a special ceremony at Sheridan Circle commemorating the 1976 assassination here in Washington of former Chilean diplomat and critic of the Pinochet government, Orlando Letelier, and his colleague at the Institute for Policy Studies, Ronni Moffitt.  Contact Marie Dennis <>

68] -- Greta, World BEYOND War [] indicates that World Beyond War is holding its annual conference from 4 PMET on Fri., Sept. 22 and ending on Sun., Sept. 23 at 7:30 PM ET. The theme is Nonviolent Resistance to Militarism, happening virtually to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Register at

69] -- The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus [] will canvass for Salisbury Progressives on Sat., Sept. 23 from 10:30 AM to noon ET and 1:30 to 3:30 PM ET at the Megan Outten Campaign Office, 213 W. Main St., Salisbury 21804. Canvass for endorsed candidates. As the heartbeat of the community, stands by our endorsed candidates, and we're hitting the streets to ensure their vision resonates with every resident. RSVP at

70] -- The Sunrise Movement Baltimore [] is holding a hub meeting on Sat., Sept. 23 from 10:30 AM to noon ET at h Red Emma’s Coffeehouse, 3128 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore for a mini art build, discussion on climate updates, and to plan a potential local climate emergency campaign! RSVP at

71] -- The Metro DC DSA [] is organizing on Sat., Sept. 23 from 11 AM to 4 PM ET a free brake light clinic to build community support for getting police out of traffic enforcement. The clinic, where volunteers will fix brake lights on cars for free outside the AutoZone at 519 Rhode Island Ave. NE, WDC. The process for fixing brake lights is simple, but will help in reducing community interactions with police and help educate the community on legislation that activists are interested in passing in DC in the near future.  RSVP at

72] -- Lincoln Rice <> indicates that on Sat., Sept. 23 from noon to 1:30 PM ET there is a War Tax Resistance Session. Many Catholic Workers like Dorothy Day and Ammon Hennacy were war tax resisters--resisting the 50% of federal taxes used for US militarism. This war tax resistance session will be hosted by Pace e Bene and led by CW Chrissy Kirchhoefer. Register at

73] – On Sat., Sept. 23 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] -- The Metro DC DSA [] on Sat., Sept. 23 at 1:30 PM ET is doing a Stomp out Slumlords anti-eviction canvass at Marbury Plaza. Come out and inform tenants facing eviction of their rights in court, how to get a lawyer and to see if they are interested in organizing their building. Tenants that are canvassed are twice as likely to go to court and fight their eviction, so every volunteer can make a big impact. Meet at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station at the D Street exit between 6th and 7th Streets above the escalators. If the weather is bad, meet downstairs just before the turnstiles. During this month’s canvass, support tenants at Marbury Plaza. Tenants at Marbury have been subject to a large number of evictions as they have organized to form a tenant’s association at their building. If you have a car, please drive it down to the meeting spot. Cars are helpful for getting canvassers to Metro-inaccessible areas. If you’re interested in this work but cannot canvass, reach out to to learn about other ways to get involved.

75]  --  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.

76] -- 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

77] – 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 . 

78] – 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.  

79] -- 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

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

81] -- 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.

82] – 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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