Sunday, April 26, 2009

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

34] Close Army Experience Center – May 2

35] Energy Summit – May 2


37] First Thursday protest of the war – May 7

38] Film PUMP UP THE VOLUME – May. 22

39] John Judge seeking housemate

40] Contribute to the Georgia Four defense fund

41] Human rights lawyer from the Congo is seeking speaking engagements

42] Join Global Zero campaign

43] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

44] Publish your peace article

45] Become a member of the Washington Peace Center

46] Click on The Hunger Site  

47] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


34] – On Sat., May 2 take a bus to Philadelphia to Shut Down the Army Experience Center at Franklin Mills Mall.  Killing is fun – and life is cheap at the Army Experience Center at the Franklin Mills Mall in suburban Philadelphia. If enough people sign up, it will cost about $20 each.  For more information, contact Elaine Brower – or Pat Elder –  See these websites, where updates will be posted:  or

35] – The MARYLAND COALITION FOR BGE REREGULATION invites you to the People’s ENERGY SUMMIT on Sat., May 2 from 11 AM to 4 PM at 2640 St. Paul St. – St. John’s Methodist Church.  Empower yourself and learn how YOU can take direct action against BGE and make your voice heard by our elected officials; find out which lawmakers are working for us; and which are not and what you can do to change that.  Call Maria Allwine at 443.762.0892 or email her at mariarichard at

36] – DANIEL MARK EPSTEIN is expected to join eleven other MD poets reading from their poems on war and peace at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St., just south of Northern Parkway on Sun., May 3 from 2 - 4 PM.  Other poets are William Heath, Alan Reese, Linda Joy Burke, Thomas Dorsett, Michael Fallon, Rosemary Klein, Matt Hoehner, Gregg Mosson, Sam Schmidt, Virginia Crawford, and Mary Azriel.  The 11th annual Margaret Diorio Poetry for Peace reading will include a dialogue and lively interaction with the audience.

Conversation over coffee and refreshments will follow in the dining room. The reading is free, although contributions will be accepted for Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (ASTT), a Baltimore based organization offering counseling, evaluation and treatment to victims of the trauma of torture. 


37] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., May 7 from 5 to 6:30 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts.  The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


38] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is First Amendment rights.  The next film is PUMP UP THE VOLUME [USA, 1990], which will be shown on Fri., May 22 at a private home on a large-screen television.  If interested in seeing the DVD, RSVP to Max at 410-366-1637.

Christian Slater is a high school student who does not fit in. As an outsider he starts up a pirate radio station, and the principal and the FCC go after him.  His only friend is played by Samantha Mathis.

Doors open at 7 PM, and the DVD starts at 7:30 PM.  There is no charge, and refreshments will be available.  A discussion will follow.


39] – John Judge is seeking a housemate to share a large house on a hill, overlooking D.C. in the Hillcrest region of Anacostia, SE. Just off Pennsylvania Ave., it is on a quiet, residential and tree-lined street with good neighbors. Call him at 202-583-5347.


40] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in Baltimore awaiting further legal developments, and the "Georgia Four" is seeking contributions to a legal defense fund.  Go to to make a contribution.

41] – Sylvie Maunga Mbanga, a human rights lawyer and women’s activist from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is in the DC area waiting for asylum. She works with seven local organizations to end the horrific sexual violence against women in the eastern region of the Congo. She is eager to speak to audiences about her situation and that of the DRC. Though she will speak for free, honoraria or donations (even Metro cards, or food/grocery gift certificates) would help her meet her day to day needs. Call her at 202-355-4511.

42] – 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.  

43] – 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.

44] – Publish Your Peace Article. Daniel Frasier is soliciting peace articles for the biweekly series of commentaries Paths to Peace in the Frederick News Post Religion and Ethics section. For details, email


45] – 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 - subject "membership.” The mailing address is The Washington Peace Center, P.O. Box 50032, WDC 20019-0032. Call 202-234-2000. Subscribe at  Send donations to The Washington Peace Center.


46] – 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.  

47] – 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.

Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 East 25th St. Baltimore, MD 21218 Ph: 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski [at]


"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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