Baltimore Activist Alert July 10, 2008 – April 4, 2009
"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours.
The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the Baltimore Nonviolence Center . Go to www.baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com. If you appreciate this information and would like to make a donation, send contributions to BNC, 325 East 25th Street , Baltimore , MD 21218 . Max Obuszewski can be reached at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at] verizon.net.
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1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists
4] Eyes Wide Open exhibit available
5] Hunger strike against occupation of Iraq and attack on Iran
6] Support Sheraton workers – July 10
7] Pax Christi events – July 10-11
8] Naomi Klein at Busboys and Poets – July 10
9] SOLIDARITY DIVIDED – July 10
10] Play STUFF HAPPENS – thru July 20
11] Longest Walk 2 on National Mall – July 11-13
12] Convention for Common Good – July 11-13
13] Protest WYPR management – July 11 - ?
14] WIB Inner Harbor peace vigil – July 11
15] WIB Roland Park vigil – July 11
16] White House vigil – July 11
17] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – July 11
18] Peace vigil in Bel Air – July 11
19] Vigil at Walter Reed – July 11
20] Ballroom dancing – July 11
21] Play EXONERATED – thru July 12
22] Peace vigil in Chester , PA – July 12
23] Peace vigil at Capitol – July 12
24] Westminster WIB vigil – July 12
25] Olney vigil to end the war – July 12
26] Fundraising concert – July 12
27] Drum for peace – July 12
28] African Service – July 13
29] Bridge peace vigil – July 13
30] Take Back YPR – July 13
31] Hiroshima-Nagasaki meeting – July 13
32] Rebuilding New Orleans – July 13
33] Peace Walk in D.C. – July 13
34] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – July 13
35] Meeting with Sen. Ben Cardin – July 14
36] Death penalty demonstration – July 14
37] Pledge of Resistance meeting – July 14
38] Order your coffee – July 14 deadline
39] War Is Not the Answer vigil – July 15
40] Death penalty meeting – July 15
41] Amnesty meeting – July 15
42] Marc Steiner on WEAA – July 16
43] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – July 16
44] Peace vigil in W. Mount Airy , PA – July 16
45] Peace vigil in Chestnut Hill , PA – July 16
46] Nuclear Free Future award – July 16
47] WIB Frederick vigil – July 16
48] Film RENEWAL – July 16
49] Israel/Palestine roundtable – July 17
50] IWW meeting – July 17
51] NOW annual conference – July 18-20
52] Peace Action Congress/SPAN Convergence – July 18-21
53] First Thursday protest of the war – Aug. 7
54] MUPJ conference – April 4, 2009
55] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
56] Donations needed to finish Winter Soldier film
57] Little Friends for Peace Summer Camps
58] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center
59] Click on The Hunger Site
60] Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. “God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions” stickers in stock. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073.
3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to the war in Iraq .
To join the ORGANIZING List, please send your name, group affiliation, city and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Different local chapters of a national organization are encouraged to subscribe.
THE NOTICES LIST will include only notices of NCNR actions and related information and is open to any interested person to subscribe. It will be moderated to maintain focus & will include periodic notices about getting involved in NCNR national organizing. To join the NOTICES List, send an email message to email@example.com . You will get a confirmation message once subscribed. If you have problems, please write to the list manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4] – The Baltimore American Friends Service Committee office has assembled an exhibit Maryland Eyes Wide Open which details the Human Cost of the Iraq War and reflects the costs of war to the state of Maryland. The exhibit consists of at least 40 pairs of combat boots, representing the US military deaths from Maryland; civilian shoes, tagged with names and ages of a very small fraction of the tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis who have died; a representative pair of combat boots and 7 red poppies, representing the estimated number of wounded US military personnel (approximately 7 times the number of dead); and signs and literature detailing the human and financial costs of the war on the cities and counties of Maryland.
AFSC will help with logistics and contribute to your planning for auxiliary events or activities presented in conjunction with the exhibit. For information on obtaining and displaying the exhibit, call 410-323-4200, extensions 20 or 21 or e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.afsc.org/midatlantic/baltimore-programs.htm.
5] – A campaign to end the occupation of Iraq and to prevent the bombing of Iran has resumed near the White House. This 7/24 occupation hunger strike is now in progress. During storms and occasionally on weekends, Start Loving will go to a refuge and then be able to return emails. Go to http://startlovingusforcesiraniraq.blogspot.com/.
6] - Workers at the Sheraton City Center Hotel have been in contract negotiations with owner Columbia Sussex since April 2006. The company wants to increase workloads, decrease benefits, and have the unlimited right to contract out. In response to this, Sheraton Baltimore City Center workers voted in October to boycott their own hotel. Join a demonstration outside the hotel at 101 W. Fayette St. , Baltimore , MD 21201on Thurs., July 10 at 4:30 PM.
7] – On Thurs., July 10 and Fri., July 11, Pax Christi USA will be hosting a pre-conference (see below) gathering in Philadelphia . Register online for the Pax Christi special events, “The War Abroad, The War at Home: Building a Movement to Reverse Course” and a teach-in on the Iraq War. Go to http://www.paxchristiusa.org/news_Events_more.asp?id=1357.
8] – On Thurs., July 10, Naomi Klein speaks out: DISASTER CAPITALISM AND THE SHOCK DOCTRINE from 6:30 – 8 PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St., NW, WDC – near the Metro: U St./Cardozo - Green Line. People with power are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. THE SHOCK DOCTRINE cracks open the secret history of our era. Raking in billions from the tsunami, plundering Russia, exploiting Iraq - this is a chilling tale of how a few are making a killing while more are getting killed. There is no charge. Call 202-387-7638.
9] – Bill Fletcher, Jr. is to present his new book: SOLIDARITY DIVIDED The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice on Thurs., July 10 at 7 PM at St. John's, 27th & St. Paul St. Fletcher will discuss the future of the labor movement in the United States and talk about the book he co-authored with Fernando Gapasin. Go to http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/11121.php. Fletcher is currently director of Field Services and Education at AFGE (American Federation of Government Employees), and executive editor of Black Commentator.
Also workers from UNITE HERE!, who are fighting for a contract with Columbia Sussex, owners of the City Center Sheraton in Baltimore, and United Workers who carried out a successful multi-year campaign to win a living wage for the day laborers at Camden Yards, will also be on hand to offer updates about their current campaigns as well as responses to the vision in SOLIDARITY DIVIDED. Email email@example.com or go to http://redemmas.org/2640.
10] – STUFF HAPPENS is a dark comedy which mixes re-creations of real public statements with private meetings of Bush and the others who orchestrated a war with Iraq . It will be performed through July 20 in Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab at Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road , Olney. The comedy will be performed on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:45 PM. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is also a 1:45 PM show. Tickets cost between $25 and $48. Call 301-924-3400.
11] – The Longest Walk 2, a five-month long trans-continental journey on foot from San Francisco, CA to Washington, DC will be on the National Mall all day long from Fri., July 11 through Sun., July 13. The walk was done for the environment and sacred sites, cultural survival, youth empowerment and Native American rights. It followed two routes, a Northern and a Southern. The Northern walkers will stay over one night in Baltimore at the Baltimore American Indian Center on July 4, 2008. The Longest Walk 2, which is to arrive in D.C. on July 11, marks the 30th anniversary of the original Longest Walk of 1978 that resulted in historic changes for Native Americans. Go to www.longestwalk.org.
Joined by justice activist celebrities Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover, they will have ceremonies in front of the White House, then deliver to Congress a manifesto addressing environmental Issues like climate change, global warming, and manifestation of an environmental Bill of Rights, as well as the protection of sacred sites. Saturday and Sunday will also feature sacred ceremonies and daylong powwow and concert events on the National Mall between 3rd and 4th Streets, near the National Museum of the American Indian. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-722-0150.
12] – From Fri., July 11 through Sun., July 13, more than 600 individuals from local communities and social justice organizations will come together for an historic meeting in Philadelphia. The Convention for the Common Good will feature religious leaders, policy experts, citizens and national and local elected officials from across the country. Chart a new course for the future of the country and the movement, and plan efforts to raise up the important issues of the day in the coming elections. The convention will culminate with the ratification of a "Platform for the Common Good," which will be taken to both the Republican and Democratic parties. The registration fee is $225. Register at www.commongoodconvention.org/?q=/register.
13] – Protest the illegal termination of The Marc Steiner Show from noon to 1 PM Monday through Saturday in front of WYPR, 2216 N. Charles St. You may consider calling the station to complain at 410-235-1395. Contact Max at 410-366-1637 to join Take Back YPR.
14] – Women In Black sponsor a peace stand/vigil on Fri., July 11 from noon-1 PM at the Inner Harbor , corner Pratt and Light. Everyone welcome, wear black if you can. See http://www.peacepath911.com/ or write email@example.com or call 410-467-9114.
15] – There is also a noon vigil on Fri., July 11 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St . Call 410-467-9114.
16] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM on Pennsylvania Ave., by the press gate to the White House. It is organized by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
17] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., July 11 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St. , in opposition to war with Iraq . Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC, Homewood Friends Meeting and Stony Run.
18] – Vigil for peace to commemorate the 4100th death of a U.S. soldier in Iraq on Fri., July 11 at 7 PM in front of the Harford County Courthouse, 45 S. Main St. in Bel Air. A Gold Star mother, Tracey Miller, will speak at the vigil. She lost her son in Iraq on Nov 14, 2004. Signs/candles are available, but you can bring your own. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.just4peace.org.
19] – SHED LIGHT ON US WAR CASUALTIES: FROM THE FRONT LINE TO THE BACK DOOR of Walter Reed Army Medical Center (North Gate), every Friday night, from 7 to 9 PM in the middle of the 7100 block of Georgia Ave., NW. Call 202-441-3265. Go to http://www.codepinkalert.org/Local_CODEPINKs_Washington_DC.shtml.
20] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St . Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be July 11. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.
21] – The play EXONERATED is being performed by the Mobtown Players through Sat., July 12 at the Mobtown Theater at Meadow Mill, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 114. The play, which centers on the true stories of death-row inmates, was written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. Tickets are $12 with student and senior discounts. Call 410-467-3057 or go to www.mobtownplayers.com. Showtimes are 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
22] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. This vigil has been the target of counter-demonstrators and harassment from the " Chester County Victory Movement" but has grown and persisted. Go to www.ccpeace.org.
23] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., July 12. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It. --Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to http://www.quaker.org/langleyhill/seekpeace.htm or email email@example.com.
24] – Westminster WIB hosts a vigil the 2nd Saturday of the month from 2 – 3 PM in front of the War Memorial on Main St . The next vigil will be July 12. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
25] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 3:15 to 4:15 PM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD. The next vigil is July 12. Call 301-774-9792.
26] – You are invited to Maryland ’s 2nd annual Mid-Summer Peace Concert on Sat., July 12 from 5 to 8 PM to benefit PeaceAction Montgomery. It will feature Montgomery County 's own singer/songwriter Christina Van Norman, and other performers will be Yikes McGee and the Oklahoma Twisters. There will be a broad range of music-- acoustic folk music, political protest and western swing. Bring a picnic, drinks and a chair or blanket. Pay what you can. Go to www.PeaceActionMC.org. Go to MapQuest for directions to 24724 Hipsley Mill Rd. , Laytonsville , MD 20882 . Email info@PeaceActionMC.org.
27] – Come drum for peace every second Saturday at the Unitarian Universalists of Fallston , MD , 1127 Old Fallston Road (across Rte 152 from Fallston High). On July 12, the drum circle begins at 7 PM. Call Franz at 410-925-9351.
28] – On Sun., July 13, the KALAFONG AME CHURCH invites you to a Prayer for Africa at 11 AM at the HISPANIC SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST DAY CHUCH, 5100 Edmondson Ave., Baltimore 21229 . Contact Rev. Dr. Duane Rawlings at email@example.com. Go to www.orgsites.com\md\kalafong-ame-mission-church/index.html.
29] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the Spa Creek Bridge in Annapolis . Contact Lucy at 410-263-7271 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Signs are not allowed to be on a stick or pole. If there is interest, people will be standing on the Stoney Creek Bridge on Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena [410-437-5379 or email@example.com]. Go to http://BridgePeace.blogspot.com/.
30] – Take Back YPR is meeting on Sun., July 13 at 2 PM at Gecko’s Restaurant in Canton , 2318 Fleet St . Exit I83 and head east on Fleet St. Gecko’s is near Patterson Park , and the meeting will be on the second floor. Call 410-336-1637.
31] – On Sun.., July 13 at 4 PM, the D.C. Hiroshima-Nagasaki Committee will meet at 1233 12th St. NW , WDC. Help plan commemorative events from Aug. 3-10. Call Ellen at 202-682-4282.
32] – Join the weekly Peace Walk on the Mall at 4 PM on Sun., July 13 starting at the WWII Memorial ( 17th St .). Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice will commence a weekly Peace Walk on the Mall. The walk will be from the World War II Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial and back via Constitution and Independence Aves. Contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
33] – The Brandywine Peace Community supper/program takes place at 4:30 PM on the second Sunday of the month (except August) at the University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., Phila., PA. Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share. The program begins at 5:30 PM. Call 610-544-1818 or email@example.com or go to www.brandywinepeace.com.
On Sun., July 13 the program "3 Years After Katrina: Rebuilding in New Orleans , Peace in Our Streets – Philadelphia and in New Orleans ” will feature Debi Richter, Code Pink activist. She repeatedly travels to New Orleans and the Gulf region to bring supplies and help develop local projects. Her husband Steve is helping design and build a bio-diesel plant in New Orleans ’ St. Bernard Parish.
34] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The next meeting is July 13. Call 410-230-0450.
35] – There is a meeting on Mon., July 14 with Sen. Ben Cardin to urge him to call for the closing of the Guantanamo detention facility. If interested in going to the meeting, call Max at 410-366-1637.
36] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland’s death row, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore . The next vigil is scheduled for Mon., July 14. Call 410-233-0488.
37] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road . The next meeting will be on July 14, and the agenda will include a review of the visit with Sen. Ben Cardin to call for the closing down of Guantanamo , a campaign to keep the Maryland Guard from going to Iraq and direct action in D.C. in September. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
38] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA Café Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be purchased by placing an order by Mon., July 14. Be sure you indicate ground (G) or bean (B) for each type of coffee ordered. Make the check out to HoCoFoLA and send it with your order form to HoCoFoLA, PO Box 94 , Columbia , MD 21045 . Go to http://friendsoflatinamerica.typepad.com/hocofola/fair_trade/index.html or contact Pat McLaine at 410-964-0960 or email@example.com.
39] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road . Join this ongoing vigil. The next vigil is July 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
40] – The next meeting of the Baltimore Coalition Against the Death Penalty will be Tues., July 15 at 7 PM at American Friends Service Committee, 4806 York Road. The agenda will focus on a forum to discuss the Supreme Court decision on lethal injection and the Maryland legislation calling for a commission to study the state’s death penalty. Call 410-488-6767 or 443-838-3221.
41] – Amnesty Chapter 228 meets regularly at 7:30 PM in rooms 18/19 of the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia, MD, on the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be on July 15. Go to www.amnesty228.com.
42] – The Marc Steiner Show is back on Wed., July 16 at 9 AM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community. During the summer, the hour-long show will continue each Wednesday. And in Fall 2008, the show will begin broadcasting daily Monday through Friday. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can listen to interviews by Steiner through his Center for Emerging Media podcasts. To hear the interviews, email Jessica@centerforemergingmedia.com.
43] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building , 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is July 16. Call 215-426-0364.
44] – Each Wednesday in clear weather, there is a peace vigil from 5 to 6 PM outside the Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive (between Wayne & Hortter) in West Mount Airy, PA. The next vigil is July 16. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
45] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill , PA. The next vigil is July 16. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
46] – On Wed., July 16, the Josephine Butler Nuclear-Free Future Award ceremony will take place from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Stewart Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave., NE, WDC. Exit the Metro at Capitol South or Union Station. Each year the DC Hiroshima-Nagasaki Committee is proud to honor the life, work and vision of local DC activist Josephine Butler through the Nuclear-Free Future Award. This year honor Joe and Rose Marie Flynn, longtime dedicated DC social justice activists, for their tireless work for the public good with many organizations including Empower DC and Gray Panthers of Metropolitan Washington . Call the Washington Peace Center at 202/234-2000.
47] – WIB Frederick holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 7 PM at the intersection of Patrick & Market Sts. in Frederick . The next vigil is July 16. Please dress in black, and bring no additional signs. Men are welcome. Call 301-834-7581 or email email@example.com. Go to www.frederick.org.
48] – On Wed., July 16 see RENEWAL: An Interfaith Call to Action, the first feature-length documentary to capture the breadth and vitality of America 's religious-environmental movement. It will be shown between 7:30 & 9:30 PM at Foundry United Methodist Church , 16th and P Sts. , NW, WDC. The church is blocks from the Dupont Circle stop on Metro's Red Line. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
49] – On Thurs., July 17, the WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12:30 - 1:30 PM at Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC. Join a civil discourse which explores the history, issues, myths, realities, and truth of the conflict between Israel and Palestine . Contact Alice Azzouzi at 202-232-5483.
50] – The Baltimore branch of the Industrial Workers of the World [IWW] meets the third Thursday of the month. Attend the next meeting on July 17 at 7 PM at Red Emma’s, 800 St. Paul St . Call 410-967-2202.
51] – National Organization for Women annual conference takes place from Fri., July 18 through Sun., July 20 at the Hyatt Bethesda in Bethesda, MD. This year's conference will convene hundreds of activists, NOW leaders, members and supporters who will participate in a packed program. Speakers and honorees at this year's conference will include arctic explorer Barbara Hillary, veteran broadcaster Carol Jenkins, equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter, U.N. Special Rapporteur Dr. Yakin Ert�rk, Oprah "Chutzpah" award-winner Irshad Manji, NYT bestselling author Nancy Redd, syndicated columnist Marie Cocco, rock the Vote Past President Jehmu Greene former NOW President Patricia Ireland, indigenous women’s' rights advocate Monica Alem n and more! Email email@example.com.
52] – Peace Action’s 50th Anniversary National Congress starts Fri., July 18 with dinner from 6 to 7 PM. From 7 to 9 PM, there will be a welcome and then a speech by Max Kampelman. It continues on Sat., July 19 from 8 AM to 10 PM. The schedule for Sun., July 20 begins at 8 AM and concludes at 3:15 PM. However, from 4 to 7 PM, there will be a lobby day workshop. Peace Action lobbying will commence on Mon., July 21. REGISTER ONLINE at www.peace-action.org/online_registration.htm. Contact Sarah Tarighi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-565-4050, ext 338.
The SPAN Convergence for students will take place at the same time as the Peace Action National Congress. Both events take place at Trinity College in Washington, D.C. Register online at http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/161/t/289/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=1228. There is a limited number of travel scholarships available. Contact SPAN at email@example.com or 301-565-4050 ext. 322. Go to http://www.studentpeaceaction.org.
53] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Aug. 7 starting at 5 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts. The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest the war. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
54] – The 24th annual Maryland Peace and Justice conference has been set for April 4, 2009 at the Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville, MD, easily accessible off of Rt. 29. Please put the date on your calendar and try not to schedule any other major events on that day. Thanks so much for your cooperation, and the organizers hope to see you there! Call Paulette at 410-747-3811.
55] – WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.
56] – Displaced Films produced SIR, N0 SIR which told the story of the GI resistance movement against the war in Vietnam . Now that company is working with Northern Light Productions to produce the only documentary film that will be made about the historic Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan/Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations held outside of Washington , DC , March 13-16. To make a donation to this film, click here: https://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?aid=24841.
57] – MJ and Jerry Parks will be holding area summer peace camps again this year. The Parks have trained thousands of children and adults since 1981 when they founded Little Friends for Peace to teach non-violence skills to children. So if you know of any children who might benefit from a camp, or if you are an adult interested in sharing your peace story with a group of campers this year, contact MJ and Jerry. Climb aboard the Peace Train at http://www.lffp.org/. They can be reached at 4405 29th St., Mt. Rainier MD 20712. Call 240-838-4549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
58] – Become an active member of the Washington Peace Center , which is now located at 1233 12th St. NW . All members are granted voting rights and are invited to join one or more of our many working groups. Members are asked to pay suggested annual dues of 25 dollars, or volunteer. Email email@example.com - subject "membership.” The mailing address is The Washington Peace Center, P.O. Box 50032 , WDC 20019-0032 . Call 202-234-2000. Subscribe at www.washingtonpeacecenter.org. Send donations to The Washington Peace Center.
59] – The Hunger Site was initiated by Mercy Corps and Second Harvest, and is funded entirely by advertisers. You can go there every day and click the big yellow "Give Food for Free" button near the top of the page; you do not have to look at the ads. Each click generates funding for about 1.1 cups of food. So consider clicking.
60] – 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 http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.
Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 East 25th St. Baltimore , MD 21218 Ph: 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at] Verizon.net.
"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