"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.
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25] Bailout the People conference – Jan. 17
26] Philly Peace Parade – Jan. 17
27] Olney vigil to end the war – Jan. 17
28] Peace vigil in
29] Peace vigil at Capitol – Jan. 17
30] Politics of Saving Earth – Jan. 17
31] Film MLK JR.: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE – Jan. 17
33] Obama in
34] Obama in D.C. – Jan. 17
35] Native American benefit – Jan. 17
36] Youth in Israel/Palestine – Jan. 18
37] Arrest Bush is sponsoring a speakout – Jan. 18-19
38] African Service – Jan. 18
39] Bridge peace vigil – Jan. 18
41] Anti-torture vigil – Jan. 18
42] D.C. peace vigil – Jan. 18
43] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Jan. 18
44] Pentagon vigil – Jan. 19
45] Job Fair – Jan. 19
46] Shoes for Bush – Jan. 19
47] March in MLK Parade – Jan. 19
48] Resistance to Lockheed Martin – Jan. 19
49] War Profiteer’s Ball – Jan. 19
50] Stop foreclosures workshop – Jan. 19
51] Sojourners open house – Jan. 19
52] MLK celebration – Jan. 19
53] March with hotel workers – Jan. 19
54] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Jan. 19-Jan. 22
55] Health care discussion – Jan. 19
56] Remembering slavery play – Jan. 19
57] BUPJ/Pledge of Resistance meeting – Jan. 19
58] Arrest Bush contingent at inauguration – Jan. 20
59] Peace presence – Jan. 20
60] Watch inauguration at Senator Theatre – Jan. 20
25] – BAILOUT THE PEOPLE MOVEMENT – FIGHT BACK CONFERENCE is happening on Sat., Jan. 17. Join with other community, student, & union activists to discuss and plan national, regional and local actions. Vans will leave
26] – On Sat., Jan. 17, peace groups, part of the United for Peace & Justice - Delaware Valley Network, are helping to organize a parade through center city Philadelphia to honor Martin Luther King and to hold up, in anticipation of the inauguration of Barack Obama, the hopes and demands of a new day when war will not occupy the central place in our society and people will not be left "out in the cold,” victims of an economy devoted to war. Obama’s "whistle stop" Inaugural Train will be at the
27] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Jan. 17. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
28] – 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 "
29] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Jan. 17. 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.
30] – The Politics of Saving Earth with Kenneth W. Allen, Ph.D. president of the United Nations Association of
31] – Join the folks at the Washington Peace Center for a free screening of MLK JR.: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE at 2:30 PM on Sat., Jan. 17 at Friends Meeting, 2111 Florida Ave. NW, WDC. An hour-long documentary that concentrates on the Civil Rights leader's many groundbreaking accomplishments. Footage covers Dr. King's war on poverty and his staunch opposition to the Vietnam War. Also included are his stirring "I Have a Dream" speech and details of his involvement in the
This film series sponsored by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee and the
32] – The Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is hosting PALESTINE TODAY: THE PEOPLE AND THE CHANCES FOR PEACE on Sat., Jan. 17 at 3:30 PM at the
33] – President-elect Barack Obama will speak on Sat., Jan. 17 at the War Memorial Plaza, which is between the War memorial Building on Gay St. and City Hall on Holliday St. He is expected to arrive at 4 PM and stay until 5:15 PM. The police will allow people to enter the area at 11 AM after going through metal detectors.
34] – On Sat., Jan. 17, the Little Friends For Peace Train hopes to meet the Obama Inaugural Train. Little Friends will leave
35] – You are invited to a fundraising reception to benefit the National Indian Child Welfare Association (www.nicwa.org) on Sat., Jan. 17 from 5 to 8 PM at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20852. This will be an evening of music, food and fun while learning about NICWA's important work and dedication to the well-being of American Indian children and families. RSVP to Development Manager Eddie Sherman at 503.222.4044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
36] – "MLK lives on: Youth in Palestine/Israel" is the title of a forum address on Sun., Jan. 18, at 10:30 AM at St. Albans Episcopal Church at 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW by Tarek Abuata. Abuata heads the Bethesda-based "For Love of Neighbor" and has conducted nonviolence training in the
37] – Http://arrestbush2009.com is the sponsor of a Dupont Circle Speakout with speakers and music on Sun., Jan. 18 & Mon., Jan. 19 from 11 AM to 5 PM.
38] – On Sun., Jan. 18, 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.,
39] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
40] – Every Sunday until Nov. 3, from 4:30 to 6 PM at the corner of Woodmont and Bethesda Aves., near Barnes & Noble and the Landmark Theaters, there will be a peace vigil organized by Bethesda Friends. Everyone welcome to participate!
41] – Anti-torture activists will hold a candlelight vigil in
42] – On Sun., Jan. 18, from 5 to 6 PM, there will be an ecumenical peace vigil in
43] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
44] – 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 Mon., Jan. 19, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
45] – The 7th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Job Fair is on Mon., Jan. 19 at the St. Frances Academy Community Center, 501 E. Chase St., Baltimore, MD 21202, from 1 to 4 PM. The day will begin with a continental breakfast at 7:30 AM, followed by classes. A free lunch will be provided at noon. Then attendees can meet with employers ready to hire, learn about Green Collar jobs-earn a living while helping protect the environment—and turn in applications for work! To register, call Ralph Moore at 410-539-5794, ex 30.
46] – Bring your shoes for Bush on Mon., Jan. 19 at 11 AM to
47] – On Mon., Jan. 19, march with the Pledge of Resistance in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade! Quote Dr. King in condemning
48] – On Mon., Jan. 19 at noon, the Brandywine Peace Community will remember Martin Luther king with a Day of Resistance to War and Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Blvds., Valley Forge/King of Prussia, PA. Go to www.brandywinepeace.com.
49] – On Mon., Jan. 19 go to the War Profiteers' Ball, a demonstration to protest the power of the military-industrial complex. Meet at noon at
50] – Help Stop Foreclosures, Help Save Our Communities! The foreclosure crisis is ravaging our communities and hurting our economy. Two million families have lost their homes to foreclosure this year, and millions more will be threatened in the coming year. Aside from the human tragedy of lost homes, communities are being torn apart by vacancies and lowered property values, and city and state budgets are being decimated.
Join ACORN on Mon., Jan. 19 from noon to 2 PM at Blessed Sacrament Church,
51] – You are invited to an open house on Mon., Jan. 19 at Sojourners to welcome friends and supporters in D.C. for the inauguration. Join in a celebration at the GALA Theater and the Sojourners office, 3333 14th St. NW, WDC 20010 from 1 to 3 PM. Jim Wallis, founder and CEO of Sojourners, and Vincent Harding, a personal friend of Dr. King and leader during the civil rights movement, will provide reflections on this transformative moment for the nation and world. RSVP at email@example.com or 202-328-8842 by Jan. 19 at 1 PM.
52] – The Declaration of Peace endorses "Rebirthing King, Rebirthing
53] – Hotel Workers Rising Local 27 is asking you to march with the Hilton Crystal City Workers on Mon., Jan. 19 from 5 to 6:30 PM outside the Hilton Crystal City Hotel, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA. They have been without a contract since October 2007. Call UNITE-HERE Mid-Atlantic Region at 410-659-2191 ext 12. The hotel is within walking distance of the Crystal City Metro stop.
54] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 6 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
55] – On Jan. 19, Health Care for All will co-host a citizen's Health Policy Forum from 5 to 7 PM at 1199 SEIU Health Care Workers East, 611 N. Eutaw St. The forum will follow the model promoted by President-Elect Obama's transition team, as well as Health and Human Services Secretary designate Tom Daschle to inspire discussion about
56] – Theatre for Transformation, a
58] – On Tues., Jan. 20 http://arrestbush2009.com has secured a permit for the front of the FBI building for a Yes We Can Arrest Bush event during the Inaugural Parade. One can get into the space by 3 AM, and it is reserved for attendees with ARREST BUSH signs. An ARREST BUSH sign that can be downloaded from the website is the free inaugural parade ticket required to enter the permitted area.
59] – On Tues., Jan. 20, the
At McPherson, there will be heated tents, lots of information and literature on ways to get involved. Signs calling for Peace and expressing our hopes for the future will be available. Come pick up a sign and proclaim the message! Email email@example.com or call 202-234-2000.
60] – The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212, presents a communal viewing of the inaugural swearing-in ceremony of the 44th president of the United States on Tues., Jan. 20 from 11 AM to 1 PM on the big screen in dazzling HD Digital! Admission is one item [or more] of non-perishable food to help stock the shelves of the Gedco "CARES" pantry. Go to www.senator.com.
Donations can be sent to the
"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs