Friday, March 22, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- March 22 - 38, 2024

57] Friday Power Lunch – March 22

58] Peace vigil at the White House March 22

59] Women in Black vigil – March 22

60] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – March 22

61] Vigil for a ceasefire – March 22

62] Power Half-hour for Gaza March 22

63] Common Cause phone bank – March 22, 24, 26 & 28

64] Vote uncommitted – March 22

65] Fourth Branch Action discussion March 22

66] Film Festival – March 23

67] Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park March 23

68] Franciscan Center needs volunteers – March 23

69] Community Wealth Building Fund March 23

70] Anti-eviction canvass March 23

71] Fundraiser for Baldwin House March 23

72] Environmental Champion award March 23

73] Activist is selling her home

74] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

75] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

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

77] Do you need a doctor?

78] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

79] Do you need any book shelves?

80] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


57] – On Fri., March 22 at noon ET, join the Friday Power Lunch, a weekly show amplifying the voices of the Virginia Grassroots on politics, culture, and making change with the BADASS women of Network NOVA. RSVP at

58] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker will host a peace vigil at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., March 22 at noon.  Contact the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or

59] – 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 830 West 40th Street and Elm Street. Parking is free at RPP or at the Rotunda across the street. Contact Ann Vinup at

60] – 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

61]Join Baltimore Peace Action on Fri., March 22 (unless there is rain) at the corners of Pimlico Road and Northern Parkway (by the racetrack) as the group calls for a ceasefire and hand out leaflets.  The set-up is at 3 PM, and the demo will end at 4:45 PM ET. Banners and signs are available. The BPA gatherings are quiet and peaceful.  Contact Ronda Cooperstein []. 

62] –Jewish Voice for Peace [] is doing Power Half Hours for Gaza every day, Monday through Friday, at 3 PM ET. Sign up to take collective action toward a ceasefire alongside hundreds of other people like you. RSVP at  If the Zoom room is full, go to

  There are no words to describe the devastating pain of the last four months, in which the Israeli military has killed over 29,000 Palestinians in Gaza, including more than 11,500 children. The highest court in the world has named Israel’s actions as plausibly a genocide. And the U.S. government is actively supporting the Israeli military as it wreaks devastation on the over 2 million Palestinians in Gaza.

63] Join a Common Cause virtual phone bank to 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. Join a call on Fri., March 22 from 4 to 6 PM, Sun., March 24 from 6 to 8 PM, Tues., March 26 from 4 to 6 PM and Thurs., March 28 from 5 to 7 PM ET. These shifts will also always include training for first-timers before you make calls, so if this is your first time, no worries! These calls will continue through Sun., April 28 from 6 to 8 PM ET. RSVP at

64] The DSA National Electoral Commission [] on Fri., March 22 at 6:30 PM ET indicates there is a mass call to plan for the Wisconsin presidential primary on April 2.  Mobilize to urge Wisconsin voters to vote "Uninstructed Delegates." Continue the uncommitted movement to send a message to Joe Biden that voters around the country demand a permanent ceasefire and an end to the genocide in Gaza! Participate in phone banks to call Wisconsin voters and urge them to vote for "Uninstructed Delegates." RSVP at

65] – On Fri., March 22 from 7:30 to 9 PM ET, the Democratic National Committee will have a Fourth Branch Action discussion.  These Friday events will continue through December 27. Fourth Branch Action is a national grassroots group organizing for action, supporting the Biden/Harris administration, and working through civic, electoral, and legislative action to achieve progressive goals. The group accomplishes this through advocacy, oversight, holding elected officials accountable to perform their jobs on behalf of their constituents; community engagement, civic education, and other events.   Everyone is welcome to join in. Come and enjoy a friendly conversation among like-minded folks, get acquainted with others from across the country, and build a community to restore the soul of our nation.  After you register for this event, you will receive an automated email with the Zoom meeting details:

66] – World BEYOND War [] is doing a film festival with three films concluding on Sat., March 23.  Get tickets at

  Marking International Women’s Day (March 8), this year’s theme is “Women & War” and the films explore the intersection of women, war, and militarized masculinity. Each Saturday, there will be a live Zoom discussion with key representatives from the films and special guests to answer your questions and explore the topics addressed in the films. The purchase of one ticket gets you access to all three films and three discussions. You will get the screening link to watch the films on your own time leading up to the Zoom discussions.

The films are as follows: Released in 2023, Israelism uniquely explores how Jewish attitudes towards Israel are changing dramatically, with massive consequences for the region. Two young American Jews – Simone Zimmerman and Eitan – are raised to defend the state of Israel at all costs. Eitan joins the Israeli military. Simone supports Israel on ‘the other battlefield:’ America’s college campuses. When they witness Israel’s mistreatment of the Palestinian people with their own eyes, they are horrified and heartbroken.

 Naila and The Uprising (2017) takes place during the First Intifada in 1987. A woman in Gaza must choose between love, family, and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three, joining a clandestine network of women in an inspiring story that weaves through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history.

The hour-long documentary Power on Patrol (2022) from the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) sheds light on the concept of militarized masculinities as a key driver of this conflict and aggression, the ways it manifests itself in conflict societies, how it is sustained and spotlights the stories of the male allies doing vital work alongside female activists to achieve equitable peace.  As news reports remind us on a daily basis, violence and war are having a devastating effect on countries, communities, and individuals across the world. 

67] Audubon Mid-Atlantic [] is hosting on Sat., March 23 at 8 AM ET a Birdwatching Tour of Druid Hill Park, 3001 East Drive, Baltimore 21217. RSVP at 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 there, including nesting Baltimore orioles and yellow-crowned night herons. Audubon and Baltimore Bird Club experts will lead the search for avian friends! No experience necessary. 

68] The Franciscan Center of Baltimore, 101 W 23rd St, Baltimore 21218, is seeking 30 volunteers for two hours between 10 AM to noon on Sat., March 23 to help unpack and setup a food market so that the organization can give away 10,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables. Email Visit

69] – There is a WuFu Canvass on Sat., March 23 from 10 AM to 2 PM EDT.  Meet at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St., Room 1801, Baltimore 21201. Join Progressive Maryland and members of the WUFU Coalition to collect signatures for a ballot initiative that will create a people powered Community Wealth Building Fund! Reach out to Loraine Arikat at  Visit RSVP at

70] – The Metro DC DSA [] on Sat., March 23 at 1:30 PM is hosting a Stomp out Slumlords Anti-Eviction Canvass.  Meet at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Stop, 650 D St. SW, WDC 20024. Join comrades in this anti-eviction canvas! Come out and inform tenants facing eviction of their rights in court, how to get a lawyer, and to see if they're interested in organizing their building. If the weather is bad, go downstairs just before the turnstiles. 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.

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 can’t canvass, reach out to to learn about other ways to get involved. After the canvass, there will be a debrief/social at Sonny’s in Petworth. RSVP at

71] – Attend a fundraiser for Baldwin House organized by Resource Generation on Sat., March 23 from 5 to 8 PM ET.  It will be an evening of political education and fundraising centered around gentrification. Resource Generation will help attendees move from awareness to action and mobilize privilege to create affordable housing and community control in DC. Dinner will be provided. Register at

  Due to the rain forecast, the event will be indoors. In light of this, guests are asked to please take a COVID rapid test before attending. Rapid tests will be available for folks to take upon arrival.

72] – The Hip Hop Caucus [] hopes on Sat., March 24 at 7 PM ET, you will attend the Environmental Champion award to Rev. Yearwood. Also show some interest in the DC Environmental Film Festival. RSVP at

73] – A home in Baltimore is for sale on a dead-end street in the Lauraville neighborhood, with three bedrooms, and one bath. The yard backs into a field and then a forest. There is a serene and quiet setting with an abundance of wildlife. The owner will be asking a reasonable amount for the property but it will not be overpriced. Contact her by text only at 443 500 6733. On the text, leave your name and phone number, and she will get back to anyone that reaches out. 

74] -- 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.

75] -- 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

76] – 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.

He 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 printed 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 be- 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

77] – 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.  

78] -- 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

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

80] – 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, and 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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