Thursday, November 9, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 10 - 16, 2023

53] Peace vigil at the White House -- Nov. 10

54] Women in Black vigil – Nov. 10

55] Weekly Town Hall Podcast about Media & Democracy – Nov. 10

56] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Nov. 10, 12, 14 & 16

57] Environmental Justice canvass Nov. 10

58] Hear from a Palestinian filmmaker Nov. 10

59] ICE out of Arlington – Nov. 11

60] Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park – Nov. 11

61] Food pantry – Nov. 11

62] Celebrate Armistice Day Nov. 11

63] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center Nov. 11

64] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

65] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

67] Do you need a doctor?

68] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

69] Do you need any book shelves?

70] Join the Global Zero campaign.

71] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


53] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 10 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

54] – 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

55] – The Democratic National Committee is holding a Weekly Town Hall Podcast about Media & Democracy on Fri., Nov. 10 from noon to 1:30 PM ET.  Tune in at The podcast will continue through Fri., Jan. 26 from noon to 1 PM ET.

56] – On Fri., Nov. 10 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 PM, Tues., Nov. 14 from 4 to 6 PM ET, and on Thurs., Nov. 16 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. 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] –

57] – The Environmental Justice Task Force will host a canvass launch on Sat., Nov. 11 from 11 AM to 2 PM or 3 to 6 PM ET at the Enoch Pratt Library Brooklyn Branch, 300 E. Patapsco Ave., Baltimore. Also there are phone bank sessions on the following dates: Fri., Nov. 10 from 5 to 8 PM, Mon., Nov. 13 from 5 to 8 PM, Wed., Nov. 15 from 5 to 8 PM and Thurs., Nov. 16 from noon to 4 PM ET.  To join the phone bank calls, reach out to SirJames at

58] – Kathy Boylan <> is inviting you on Fri., Nov. 10 at 7:30 PM ET to the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House, 503 Rock Creek Church Road NW, WDC 20010 for a Clarification of Thought meeting to hear Ahmed Mansour, an award-winning Palestinian filmmaker from Gaza, discuss the Context of the Genocide in Gaza. Ahmed will talk about the historical background of Gaza as well as his own personal family journey as refugees in Gaza.

59] – The Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists [] has a Migrant Justice group. It is urging you to attend on Sat., Nov. 11 at 8 AM ET the Arlington County Board Meeting, Bozman Government Center, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite #307, Arlington 22201. The ICE out of Arlington coalition is again requesting anyone who is able to show up this Saturday to amplify the demands of affected community members to remove section 7 of the Trust Policy, which gives ACPD discretion to continue to work with ICE. This is unacceptable! Demand that Arlington county board members remove section 7 of the Trust policy and accept a range of identification documents. Community members will speak during public comments to demand full protection from Abuse of ICE by ending their voluntary collaboration, updating the "Trust policy." RSVP

60] – Join a Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park on Sat., Nov. 11 from 8 to 9:30 AM ET at Druid Hill Park, 3001 East Drive, Baltimore 21217. Druid Hill Park is Baltimore's oldest large park and is home to 745 acres of forests, fields, and a large lake. 189 species of birds have been documented here, including nesting Baltimore orioles and yellow-crowned night herons. Experts will lead in the search of avian friends! If you would like to borrow binoculars, please check the box on the registration form or email RSVP at

61] – St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 101 Avon Beach Rd., Turner Station, MD 21222, holds a Food Pantry every Saturday from 10 AM to noon ET.  Please bring nonperishable items such as canned fruits & vegetables, pasta, cooking oil, mixes, etc. to the church or make out a check payable to St. Matthew UMC with "food pantry" in the memo line. Visit

62] – Join the Baltimore Phil Berrigan Memorial Veterans For Peace on Sat., at the 11th hour of the 11th month at McKeldin Square, Pratt and Light Sts., to grieve all war dead and advocate to reclaim the day for mourning and repentance, not the military celebration it has been distorted into. Email Ellen Barfield at ellene4pj at

  World War I ended on the eleventh month, Nov. 11 at 11 AM, so it was celebrated as Armistice Day.  It was believed to be the War to end all wars. Armistice Day evolved into Veteran's Day, honoring warriors. Veterans for Peace wants the holiday to return to the original intent of Armistice Day.

63] – On Sat., Nov.11 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

64] --  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.

65] -- 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

66] – 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 . 

67] – 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.  

68] -- 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

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

70] -- 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.

71] – 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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