Thursday, September 28, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- September 29 -- October 4, 2023

50] Peace vigil at the White House Sept. 29

51] Women in Black vigil – Sept. 29

52] Football for Peace – Sept. 29

53] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Sept. 29 & Oct. 4

54] Demonstration for Peace – Sept. 29

55] Teacher of Peace Sept. 29

56] ICE Out of Arlington – Sept. 29

57] Support union at Mom’s – Sept. 30

58] DEFUSE NUCLEAR WAR protest Sept. 30

59] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center – Sept. 30

60] Listen Lead Share Session Sept. 30

61] Canvass for Salisbury Progressives – Sept. 30

62] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

63] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

65] Do you need a doctor?

66] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

67] Do you need any book shelves?

68] Join the Global Zero campaign.

69] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


50] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Sept. 29 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

51] – 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

52] – The School of International Service, AU <> indicates that there will be a Partnership launch between SIS and Football For Peace on Fri., Sept. 29 from 12:30 to 2 PM at the Abramson Family Founders Room.  This event will be hosted and moderated by SIS Dean Shannon Hader and Kash Siddiqi, Co-Founder of Football for Peace.  This event marks the official kick-off of the partnership between Football for Peace, an international sports diplomacy foundation, and American University’s School of International Service, whose mission is to "wage peace" through actions that serve humanity. The partnership will launch the inaugural District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) “Football for Peace Center” at the School of International Service. Collaboratively, the Peace Center will address pressing social and environmental challenges in the US and across the world, specifically focusing on three goals - human empowerment, water prosperity, and societal advocacy. Learn more about the first US “Football for Peace Center” at SIS, its plan to empower young people to become MVPs (Most Valuable Peace-Makers) across the DMV, and the first football-led water campaign, "Rehydrating the Earth," set to launch later this year at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai.  RSVP at

53] – On Fri., Sept. 29 & Wed., Oct. 4 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] – The RootsAction Team [] announced that on Fri., Sept. 29 at 5 PM ET, there will be a Demonstration for Peace at N. Charles and Centre Sts.  This is part of the Defuse Nuclear War week of actions through Sept. 30.  Advocate for diplomacy between Russia and Ukraine, disarmament of hair-trigger ICBMs, and reinstatement of crucial nuclear-weapons treaties.  Email

55] -- Pax Christi USA [] is holding a Teacher of Peace celebration on Fri., Sept. 29 from 6 to 8:30 PM ET at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 2700 19th St. S., Arlington VA 22204 and via livestream. Celebrate Fr. Joe Nangle OFM as the 2023 Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace. This award began in 1978 as a recognition of women and men, like Fr. Joe, whose lives and work exemplify the theme of Pope Paul VI’s World Day of Peace message, “To reach peace, teach peace.” The evening will start with a prayer service and then move into a program to honor Fr. Joe's life of service and commitment. Enjoy a simple spread of food and drink. RSVP at

56] -- Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [] wants you to know about an event on Fri., Sept. 29 from 6:30 to 9 PM ET – ICE Out of Arlington at the Arlington Community Center , 909 S. Dinwiddie St, Arlington 22204 in Room 527 A & B. RSVP at

57] -- On Sat., Sept. 30 from 11 AM to noon ET, workers at MOM’s Organic Market in College Park, 9801 Rhode Island Ave., College Park 20740 along with elected officials and community leaders will rally to protest the company’s efforts to dissuade other workers from unionizing by discriminating against workers who are active in the union. Sign up for the rally at

58] -- The Brandywine Peace Community is doing a DEFUSE NUCLEAR WAR protest and presence on Sat., Sept. 30 at noon ET at LOCKHEED MARTIN, 230 Mall Boulevard, Mall & Goddard Boulevards, KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406. RSVP at Visit and WWW.DEFUSENUCLEARWAR.ORG.  

59] – On Sat., Sept. 30 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

60] – On Sat., Sept. 30 at 3 PM ET, join the Environmental Justice Task Force for its Listen Lead Share Session at the Enoch Pratt Free Library - Cherry Hill Branch, 606 Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore 21225. This community event is an opportunity for frontline communities to let their voices be heard. For decades our most vulnerable communities in South Baltimore have been oppressed by economic, and environmental exploitation. Share your concerns and let us create a new reality together. This is what democracy looks like. RSVP at

61] -- The Lower Shore Progressive Caucus [] will canvass for Salisbury Progressives on Sat., Sept. 30 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

62]  --  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.

63] -- 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

64] – 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 . 

65] – 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.  

66] -- 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

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

68] -- 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.

69] – 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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