Friday, November 17, 2023

Baltimore Activist Alert -- November 17 -- 23, 2023

59] Anti-nuke vigil at White House – Nov. 17

60] Join a phone jam for a cease fire – Nov. 17

61] Peace vigil at the White House -- Nov. 17

62] Women in Black vigil – Nov. 17

63] Weekly Town Hall Podcast about Media & Democracy – Nov. 17

64] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – Nov. 17

65] Screening of Paradise – Nov. 17

66] Common Cause Election Protection phone bank Nov. 17, 18, 21 & 23

67] Food pantry – Nov. 18

68] Food Pantry and Food Donation Center Nov. 18

69] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

70] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

72] Do you need a doctor?

73] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

74] Do you need any book shelves?

75] Join the Global Zero campaign.

76] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


59] –The next anti-nuclear peace vigil at the White House will be on Sat., Nov. 18 from 10 AM to noon.  It is co-sponsored by the American Solidarity Party of DC and Maryland, the Consistent Life Network, Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore, and Rehumanize International. Contact John Whitehead [].

60] – U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights [] on Fri., Nov. 17 at noon ET wants you to jam the phone lines for Palestine. The pressure is working. Congress members are inundated with phone calls and emails demanding that they push for a ceasefire—and their offices are filled with protesters who insist on being heard. We must keep it up. No business as usual! NOW is the time to raise the pressure on Congress to listen to the people. Over 100+ staffers in Congress who recently held a walkout to demand a ceasefire.

Take action during the next 30-minute USCPR Power Hour for the SHUT IT DOWN 4 PALESTINE Day of Action. Jam Congress’s phone lines, and CALL NOW at Join the phone jam power hour at Organize your own phone jam power hour at Visit

61] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 17 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

62] – 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

63] – The Democratic National Committee is holding a Weekly Town Hall Podcast about Media & Democracy on Fri., Nov. 17 from noon to 1:30 PM ET.  Tune in at The podcast will continue through Fri., Jan. 26 from noon to 1 PM ET.

64] – The American Friends Service Committee holds an Action Hour for a Cease-fire Now every Friday at noon ET. Join AFSC staff to hear updates from Gaza. Then, take action by contacting elected officials and call for an immediate cease-fire and humanitarian access to Gaza. Our elected officials need to keep hearing from us. RSVP at

65] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies [] is hosting a film screening of Paradise on Fri., Nov. 17 from 3 to 5 PM ET.  It will be followed by a lecture and discussion with producer Dr. Todd A. Henry at The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, WDC, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602.  Or you could participate virtually via Zoom! RSVP at

 Paradise revisits South Korea’s era of authoritarian development (1970s-1980s) through the lens of queer livelihood. Despite the harsh realities of successive dictatorships, compulsory military service, and expectations of marriage and childbirth, six elderly gay men reveal how they converted second-run theaters and nearby bars into popular sites of erotic liberation, same-sex friendships, and romantic encounters. Visit

66] – On Fri., Nov. 17 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., Nov. 19 from 6 to 8 PM, Tues., Nov. 21 from 4 to 6 PM ET, and on Thurs., Nov. 23 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] –

67] – 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

68] – On Sat., Nov. 18 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

69] – The Metro DC DSA [] indicates that on Sat., Nov. 18 at 1:30 PM ET Stomp out Slumlords will do an anti-eviction canvass. Meet at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station on the D street exit between 6th and 7th Sts. above the escalators.  If the weather is bad, meet downstairs. There will be a short training to explain why these canvasses are necessary, how to talk to tenants about their upcoming eviction suits, and how to fill in walk-sheets. You will be paired with a partner. 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, but can’t canvass, reach out to RSVP at

The Metro DC DSA [] is holding an Organizer Fair at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW, WDC 20011 on Sat., Nov. 18 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM ET.  Meet members from the Working Groups, including Labor, Stomp out Slumlords, We Power DC and many more. This is a great opportunity to get more involved in the chapter or just find out more about our work. RSVP at

70] --  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.

71] -- 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

72] – 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 . 

73] – 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.  

74] -- 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

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

76] -- 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.

77] – 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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