Friday, May 3, 2024

Baltimore Activist Alert -- May 3 - 9, 2024

52] Bike Breakfast – May 3

53] WUFU canvass May 3 – 4

54] Freedom to learn rally May 3

55] Peace vigil at the White House May 3

56] Friday Power Lunch May 3

57] Women in Black vigil May 3

58] AFSC Action Hour for ceasefire – May 3

59] Ecumenical prayer service for Gaza – May 3

60] Vigil for a ceasefire – May 3

61] Vote uncommitted – May 3 - 9

62] Organizing for Action May 3

63] Pax Christi Spring Assembly May 4

64] Swing Left Baltimore – May 4

65] Challenging Christian Silence – May 4

66] Can War Ever Be Justified? – May 4

67] Baltimore activist selling her home

68] Medical supplies are needed in Ukraine

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

70] Tell JHU president to renounce nuclear weapons contracts

71] Do you need a doctor?

72] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

73] Do you need any book shelves?

74] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


52] – Join a Bike Breakfast on Fri., May 3rd from 7:30 to 9 AM ET in the Socle Courtyard, Fadensonnen/Sophomore Coffee, 3 West 23rd St., Baltimore 21218. Visit

53] – Join a WuFu Canvass at Flower Mart on Fri., May 3 from 11 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 3 PM, 3 to 5 PM & 5 to 8 PM ET & Sat., May 4 from 11 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 3 PM, 3 to 5 PM & 5 to 8 PM ET. Canvass around the Washington Monument, 699 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201. RSVP at

Come out to collect signatures at the Flower Mart at Mount Vernon Place! A member from the WUFU coalition will confirm that you have everything you need after you RSVP. You can find out training at

54] – On Fri., May 3 at 11 AM ET, People for the American Way have organized a Freedom to Learn D.C. rally to Learn-Right to Learn National Day of Action! There will be a short march from the Library of Congress (near the Neptune Fountain) to the U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St NE, WDC 20543 at 10:50 AM. Fight for the Freedom to Learn and multiracial democracy in DC at the U.S. Supreme Court and Library of Congress. RSVP at

55] – There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop.  The next vigil is May 3 and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Email or call 202-882-9649.  The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. 

By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area. By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr.,  and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begins at 8 AM.  No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. The restrooms are located inside Marriot Providence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

56] – On Fri., May 3 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

57] – 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

58] – 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

59] –Join an ecumenical prayer service for Gaza on Fri., May 3 from noon to 1 PM ET outside the White House (north side on Pennsylvania Avenue, across from Lafayette Park). Christians will gather to express grief and dismay over the horrors that have occurred in Israel-Palestine over the last six months. Also bear witness to and speak out against the decades of injustice that have plagued the Holy Land. As Pope Francis has said, “without justice, there is no peace.” The inherent dignity of all persons and their right to life is the basis of the concern for all Palestinian and Israeli lives and the hope for a solution in which systemic injustices are addressed and the rights of both peoples granted and upheld. The organizers continue to plead for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza and adherence to international law by all parties. RSVP at

60] –Join Baltimore Peace Action on Fri., May 3 (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 []. 

61] Maryland voters are saying loud and clear that President Biden can count us out in the May 14th Democratic Primary. We are selecting UNCOMMITTED on the ballot as a protest, to let him know we won’t stand with him as he funds more war and genocide in Gaza. In order to reach as many voters as possible, we need to contact hundreds of thousands of Maryland voters. Before you get started, we'll reach out and schedule a quick training/intro call. Sign up for a shift on Fri., May 3, Mon., May 6, Tues., May 7, Wed., May 8 & Thurs., May 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM and on Sat., May 4 and Sun., May 5 from 2 to 4 PM ET. Maryland voters are saying loud and clear that President Biden can count us out in the May 14th Democratic Primary. We are selecting UNCOMMITTED on the ballot as a protest, to let him know we won’t stand with him as he funds more war and genocide in Gaza. In order to reach as many voters as possible, we need to contact hundreds of thousands of Maryland voters. Before you get started, we'll reach out and schedule a quick training/intro call. RSVP at

62] – On Fri., May 3 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:

63] – Pax Christi USA [] wants you to attend on Sat., May 4 from 9 AM to 1 PM ET the Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore’s 2024 Spring assembly which will include youth and adult community members and gun violence prevention advocates sharing their perspectives on the causes and effects of gun violence and needed solutions. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Graylan Hagler, a dynamic preacher and passionate advocate for justice and peace. He will speak on the culture of violence in this country and how to change it.  Use this link to register:

64] – On Sat., May 4 from noon to 3 PM ET, get with a May Day of Action: Letter-Writing and Political Conversation organized by Swing Left Baltimore at the Towson Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, 320 York Road, The Wilson Room, Towson 21204.  Swing Left Baltimore will be hosting another letter-writing party adding to the MASSIVE letter-bank to ensure the House flips BLUE in the 2024 election. During the PARTY, enjoy some SNACKS AND BEVERAGES, and then get to work.

 Bring your own letters, envelopes and stamps (after visiting and signing up for Print the "political" campaigns from any of the states available on the website. It is an easy process, and you will get help if needed.  The Wilson Room is a private room within the Towson Library. Upon entering the Library, simply ask the front-desk for directions on finding the room. RSVP at

65] –Friends of Sabeel North America [] want you to know about Challenging Christian Silence Regarding the Gaza Genocide with Munther Isaac and Shane Claiborne on Sat., May 4 at 12:30 PM ET. The Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace (PCAP), Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) and a broad coalition of Christian Voices for Palestine wants you to be aware of the moral courage and consistent prophetic witness displayed by Munther and Shane during these past months. Register at

66] –World BEYOND War [] on Sat., May 4 at 6 PM ET will hold an online debate: Can War Ever Be Justified? This free, public webinar will feature a friendly debate on the proposition. Arguing that war can never be justified will be David Swanson, executive director of World BEYOND War. David Swanson is opposed to Ukraine's right to defend itself from the Russian war of aggression.  Today in Burma, the military dictatorship is using ultra violence against any resister.  Does David object to the armed Resistance to ultra-violence?  Arguing that war can be justified will be Jared Ball, a professor of Communication and Africana Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Register at

67] – 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. 

68] -- If you are able to donate any kind of surplus medical supplies for field hospitals in eastern Ukraine, please email or call 410-721-70 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.

69] – 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

70] -- 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

71] – 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.  

72] -- 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

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

74] – 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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