31] March 20 bus tickets on sale – Feb. 27
32] Women’s Bible Study – Feb. 27—Mar. 27
33] Olney vigil to end the war – Feb. 27
34] Peace vigil in
35] Peace vigil at Capitol – Feb. 27
36] AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EXECUTION – Feb. 27
37] Film MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN
38] Vigil to mourn for deaths in
39] Labor troubadour – Feb. 27
40] Ethical Society -- Feb. 28
41] Bridge vigil – Feb. 28
42] Quaker Peace Vigil – Feb. 28
43] Blueprint for Peace in
44] Green Forum – Feb. 28
45] Fiesta Tropical – Feb. 28
46] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Feb. 28
47] Pentagon vigil – Mar. 1
48] “Unnatural disasters” – Mar. 1, 2, 3
49] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Mar. 1 — Mar. 4
50] Protest the death penalty – Mar. 1
51] Education Coalition rally – Mar. 1
52] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Mar. 1
53] Alternative Currencies conversation – Mar. 1
54] Anti-torture vigil – Mar. 2
56] Ecolocity DC meeting – Mar. 2
57] White Privilege & the Church – Mar. 2
58] Ellsberg at Goucher – Mar. 2
59] Healthcare for All rally – Mar. 3
61] Voluntary Simplicity circle – Mar. 3
62] Smart Energy meeting – Mar. 3
64] PREP SCHOOL NEGRO – Mar. 3
66] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Mar. 4
67] First Thursday demo – Mar. 4
68] Film THE AGRONOMIST – Mar. 5
70] Benefit performance – Mar 5
71] Labor Chorus function – Mar. 6
73] Film DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE – May 17
74] Germs in the Kitchen
75] Buy a red maple tree
76] Contribute to the
77] Join Global Zero campaign
78] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
79] Publish your peace article
80] Click on The Hunger Site
81] Fire & Faith
31] – There will be tabling on Sat., Feb. 27 starting at 9:30 AM at the Waverly Farmers Market , 32nd and Barclay Sts., to hand out flyers and sell bus tickets for the ANSWER March 20 antiwar rally in Washington, D.C. There will be other outreach opportunities. Call 415-216-8370.
32] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo’s 12-week Bible Study for Women to study women then in the Bible and women now continues through Mar. 27. The bible study will continue each Saturday at 9:30 AM
33] – 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 Feb. 27. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
34] – 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. Go to www.ccpeace.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
35] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Feb. 27. 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.
36] – On Sat., Feb. 27 at 1 PM at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008, David Dow, litigation director of the Texas Defender Service, a professor at the University of Houston Law Center, and a staunch opponent of the death penalty, will discuss his book THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EXECUTION. It is a powerful account of capital punishment and an intimate look at all parties involved, from the overworked legal aid lawyers to their clients.
37] – Goucher will present three viewings of the film THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA, which recounts the circumstances surrounding Daniel Ellsberg’s decision to leak top-secret documents leading up to the Vietnam War to the New York Times. The free film screenings will be held in Kelley Lecture Hall at the following times: Sat., Feb. 27 at 4 PM, Sun., Feb. 28 at 4 PM and Mon., Mar. 1 at 7 PM.
38] – There's a vigil to Mourn Deaths in Afghanistan on Sat., Feb. 27 at 5 PM, organized by PeaceAction Montgomery, at the Rockville Town Center, near the library. Go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/libraries/BranchInfo/ro.asp#dirs. There is a terrible milestone in the war in
39] – On Sat., Feb. 27 at 8 PM, Iraq Veterans Against the War presents NYC Labor Troubadour George Mann at the IVAW House, 727 Ingraham St., NW, WDC. George has been a union organizer and has played and recorded with the legendary labor song Julius Margolin for 13 years prior to Julius’ death. George, who produced the anti-Bush CD compilation “Hail to the Thief,” is coming to celebrate the new CD compilation “Until You Come Home,” a collection of songs for veterans that features folks like Tom Paxton, Holly Near, Utah Phillips, John Gorka, David Rovics and many more. Doors open at 7 PM for reception and snacks. The suggested donation is from $5 to $10. Everyone welcome regardless of ability to pay.
40] – On Sun., Feb. 28 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, hosts Greg Paul, scientist and writer, who will address “The End of Supernaturalistic Religion: The Socioeconomic Factor.” Call 410-581-2322 or visit www.baltimoreethicalsociety.org.
41] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
42] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
43] – A Blueprint for Peace in Afghanistan is a Community Conversation on Sun., Feb. 28 from 4 to 6 PM at the Friends Meeting, 723 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 21701. The panelists are as follows: Linda Pappas Funsch, professor, Fahima Vorgetts, director of the Afghan Women’s Fund, Ellen Barfield, Veterans for Peace, and John Darnell, Ph.D., energy advisor to Congressperson Roscoe Bartlett. The event is part of the Seasons for Peace and Nonviolence series. See www.unityfrederick.org/SNV2010.html or call 301-834-7581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Afghan handicrafts and other items will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit projects of the Afghan Women’s Fund.
44] – A BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM, a monthly environmental education and discussion forum, takes place on Sun., Feb. 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286. Go to http://www.mpchurch.org/About.htm. Local Transportation Transition to The Smart Jitney Plan Created by Community Solutions will be presented by Sam Hopkins. A true mass transit system for the
The Forum, co-sponsored by a number of groups including Simplicity Matters Earth Institute, is a monthly environmental and discussion forum held usually on the last Sunday. RSVP at email@example.com or 301-345-2234. Go to http://www.simplicity-matters.org/forums/baltimore.php.
45] – Go to "Fiesta Tropical" on Sun., Feb. 28, from 6 to 11 PM at St. John’s
46] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
47] – 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., Feb. 29, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
48] – The National Lawyers Guild and others at Univ. of Maryland are looking at how structural inequality, historic oppression, and natural events combine to create unnatural disasters, focusing specifically on Haiti, New Orleans, and West Virginia, where every mining disaster is blamed as "an act of God." On Mon., Mar. 1 there is a panel of experts who will paint a historical perspective from 5 to 7 PM in Ballroom 210 B at the
49] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at www.weaa.org. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
50] – 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
51] – Support the
52] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max’s residence. However, the Pledge instead will meet at Goucher’s Kelly Lecture Hall at 7 PM and watch THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA, which recounts the circumstances surrounding Daniel Ellsberg’s decision to leak top-secret documents leading up to the Vietnam War to the New York Times. Call Max at 410-366-1637 or email me at mobuszewski at verizon.net for a ride.
52] – The Backbone Campaign Conversation is hosting an Alternative Currencies Conversation with founder of Ithaca Hours, Paul Glover, & co-founder of BerkShares, Susan Witt, on Mon., Mar. 1 at 8:30 PM EST. RSVP to email@example.com to secure a spot by placing in the subject line "Alternative Currencies.” You will be sent instructions for cueing up for "on air" questions in the chatroom. At the time of call, dial 1-218-339-4300, follow prompts and enter access code 1037729 followed by #. Go to http://backbonecampaign.org/.
53] – There will be an anti-torture vigil each Tuesday at 5:30 PM in
54] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
55] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC 20001. It is for people who live in, or are interested in making D.C. a transition town starting with an intentional community that will encompass clean energy, freecycle, natural building, organic farming, community salvage, new urbanism, etc. The next meeting will be on Feb. 23. Go to http://ecolocity.ning.com.
56] – On Tues., Mar 2 at 7 PM at Red Emma's, 880 St. Paul St., DAVID VINE will present “Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia.” The book takes a hard look at the way the brutal displacement of indigenous populations and
57] – Eda Uca-Dorn is facilitating a course at the Hosanna People's Seminary (HPS) on White Privilege and the North American Church- Yesterday and Today! There will be sharing from anti-racism activists, faith leaders and others, as well as reflections on suggested reading from WHAT COLOR IS YOUR GOD by
58] – Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst who precipitated a national political maelstrom in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, will appear at Goucher College on Tues., Mar. 2, and he will discuss his decision to give the New York Times the top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making leading up to the Vietnam War. The event will be held at 8 PM in Hyman Forum, Athenaeum and is free and open to the public. Contact Kristen Keener at firstname.lastname@example.org.
59] – Heathcare for All is hosting a rally on Wed., Mar. 3 at noon in Lawyer's Square in Annapolis to promote its Ten Cents Makes Sense campaign. The idea is to raise the alcohol tax by ten cents and use the funds to increase public health benefits. Email email@example.com.
60] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
61] – A "VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY" discussion circle will have its second session on Wed., Mar. 3, and run for seven sessions, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at Villa Assumpte, 6401 N.Charles St., Baltimore 21212 in the Assembly Room (main entrance is at the back of the building, facing away from Charles St. Go to http://www.simplicity-matters.org/guides/vs/vs_2sided.pdf. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-377-7774 x 1184.
62] – Attend a Smart Energy Now Town Hall Meeting on Wed., Mar. 3 from 7 to 8:30 PM at North County High School, 10 1st Ave. E., Glen Burnie, MD. Featured speakers will discuss how to implement energy efficiency measures in your home, what the state is doing now to promote efficiency and what still needs to be done. Contact: Keith Harrington at 240-396-1985 or email@example.com.
63] – Each Wednesday, the Northwest Greens hold a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
64] – “Prep School Negro” Director André Robert Lee IS to Speak at
on Wed., Mar. 3 after a screening of his acclaimed 2009 documentary. The event will take place from 7-9 PM in the Forbush Auditorium. The director will lead an outreach workshop for audience members immediately following the film. He received a full scholarship to attend
65] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Mar. 4, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact
66] – On Thurs., Mar. 4, 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
67] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Mar. 4 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
68] – Help our sisters and brothers in Haiti on Fri., Mar. 5 at 7:30 PM at Govans Boundary United Methodist Church, 5210 York Road, Park in rear of church and then watch Jonathan Demme’s (Silence of the Lambs) THE AGRONOMIST, a profile of Haitian journalist and activist, Jean Dominique. Historical footage helps us understand that the recent natural disaster comes on top of a century of oppression of the Haitian people by dictatorships supported by the
69] – WIB holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month. The next vigil is Mar. 5 from 12 noon to 12:30 PM,
70] – Gimme Shelter Productions continues to do consciousness/fundraising events about the plight of the homeless and for the shelters that serve them. On Sat., Mar. 6 at 7 PM, there will be another "WINTER IN
71] – On Sat., Mar. 6 AT 7 PM, the Charm City Labor Chorus will hold its Baltimore premiere recital "Step by Step: Songs for Peace, Jobs and Justice" in the Recital Hall of the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, Morgan State University, 2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore 21218. The suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children up to 12. No one will be turned away.
Formed last year, the Labor Chorus focuses on songs that come out of union organizing campaigns and victories, as well as struggles for peace, justice and equality. Some of the pieces are old, some new. Some you will know, others will be exciting discoveries. Joining the choir for the evening will be Joe Jencks, a popular labor singer from the DC area.
72] – You are invited to "Maryland Fusion Center/Police Surveillance Town Hall Forum" on Thurs., Mar. 11 at 6 PM at the Pikesville Branch, Baltimore County Public Library, 1301 Reisterstown Rd. Baltimore, MD 21208. Max will be one of the panelists.
73] – The Off Center Media documentary DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE about William Kunstler will be shown as part of the Jewish Film Festival at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts on Mon., May 17. The film was done by the two daughters Emily and Sarah Kunstler. Check out the website http://www.disturbingtheuniverse.com.
74] – You may be interested in Michelle Brown’s article on her blog entitled “The 25 Surprisingly Germiest Places you Encounter Everyday” at http://www.ultrasound-technologist.org/the-25-surprisingly-germiest-places-you-encounter-everyday/. Read it and let her know what you think.
75] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
76] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
77] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.
78] – 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.
79] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
80] – 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.
81] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
82] – 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.
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