33] Modern Science lecture – Mar. 28
34] Bridge vigil – Mar. 28
35] CAPITALISM: A Love Story – Mar. 28
36] WORKING IN THE SHADOWS -- Mar. 28
37] Quaker Peace Vigil – Mar. 28
38] Green Forum – Mar. 28
39] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Mar. 28
40] Pentagon vigil – Mar. 29
41] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Mar. 29 — Apr. 1
42] Protest the death penalty – Mar. 29
43] Report Back from
44] Film AUTUMN GEM – Mar. 29
45] Inside Story of Honduran Coup – Mar. 29
46] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Mar. 29
47] Hope of the Martyrs – Mar. 29
48] Anti-torture vigil – Mar. 30
49] War Is Not the Answer demo – Mar. 30
50] Ecolocity DC meeting – Mar. 30
51] Holy Week retreat – Mar. 31 – Apr. 2
52] Health care rally -- Mar. 31
54] Legislative Night in
55] Voluntary Simplicity circle – Mar. 31
56] Social Forum briefing – Mar. 31
59] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Apr. 1
60] First Thursday demo – Apr. 1
61] Crabshell Alliance meeting – Apr. 1
63] Stations of the Cross – Apr. 2
64] Justice Café – Apr. 2
65] Film HEARTS & MINDS – Apr. 2
66] MUPJ conference – Apr. 16 & 17
68] Film DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE – May 17
69] Oscar Romero book
70] Call for peace walks
71] Buy a red maple tree
72] Join Global Zero campaign
73] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
74] Publish your peace article
75] Click on The Hunger Site
76] Fire & Faith
33] – On Sun., Mar. 28 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, hosts Fritz Williams, Emeritus Leader, who will address “In the Mirror of Modern Science.” Call 410-581-2322 or visit www.baltimoreethicalsociety.org.
34] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
35] – When the Supreme Court ruled that corporations have the same First Amendment rights as people, our democracy entered a scary new world. Now, if Exxon-Mobil, Halliburton, or any other corporation wants to defeat a senator for re-election, they can literally spend any amount of money. There are no limits. That's why MoveOn is launching a major new effort to root out corporate influence in
36] – Busboys and Poets,
37] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
38] – A BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM, a monthly environmental education and discussion forum, takes place on Sun., Mar. 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. The film THE AWAKENING UNIVERSE will be shown, and then there will be an exploration of Thomas Berry’s powerful insights. He found the roots of our predicament in the stories we have told about our own origin and the origin of our universe. Also to be discussed are
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-345-2234. There is a call to carpool to the Forum. If you are able to carpool, email Chip Barnes, email@example.com, and provide him with your name, email, phone number(s), and general vicinity. Go to http://www.simplicity-matters.org/forums/baltimore.php
39] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
40] – 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., Mar. 29, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
41] – 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.
42] – 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
43] – On Mon., Mar. 29, from 6 to 8 PM, catch Radical Forgiveness - A Report-Back from Rwanda – featuring AS WE FORGIVE - a film by Laura Waters Hinson and a performance by SLAM Poet Sonya Renee Taylor at the Salvation Army Solomon G. Brown Corps Community Center, 2300 Martin Luther King Ave. SE WDC 20020 (two blocks from the Anacostia Metro Station – Green Line). Could you forgive a person who murdered your family? This is the question faced by the subjects of a documentary about Rosaria and Chantal— two Rwandan women coming face-to-face with the men who slaughtered their families during the 1994 genocide. RSVP to email@example.com or call301-675-5178. Donations requested to benefit the Visions to Peace Project. Go to http://www.visionispower.org.
44] – On Mon., Mar. 29 at 7 PM @
45] – The Inside Story of the Honduran Coup, An Evening with Andres Contreris Thomas, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church (cafeteria), 1400 Newton St., NW, WDC at 7 PM on Sun., Mar. 29. Contreris, founder of Democracy Now! en Español spent four months in
46] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max’s residence. The next meeting is scheduled for Mar. 29, and the agenda will include a report on a foreclosure demonstration and other upcoming protests. Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email at mobuszewski at verizon.net for directions. directions.
47] – A presentation by Fr. Mark Ravizza, S.J. will be Mon., Mar. 29, 7:30 PM in McGuire Hall on the Loyola campus. He is from the
48] – There will be an anti-torture vigil each Tuesday at 5:30 PM in
49] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
50] – 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 Mar. 30. Go to http://ecolocity.ning.com.
51] – From Wed., Mar. 31 through Fri., Apr. 2, the annual HOLY WEEK for FAITH AND RESISTANCE RETREAT (Jonah House and Dorothy Day Catholic Worker) will be held in WDC. The theme is PUT AWAY THE SWORD (the last words of Jesus to his disciples during his arrest). The first words of Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 (his Angelus message Jan.1) are as follows: I would like to call out to the consciences of those who form part of armed groups of any kind. To each and every one, I say: Stop, reflect and abandon the path of violence! Contact Colleen McCarthy at Csm91@hotmial.com.
52] – Health Care for All is getting closer. There will be a celebration rally and press event headed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and supported by AARP and Health Care for
53] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
54] – The Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee Baltimore chapter encourages all to attend the Wed., Mar. 31 Maryland Legislative night in Annapolis at the Miller Senate Bldg. at 6 PM. The goal is to communicate with elected officials on issues of importance. Email ADCBaltimore@comcast.net to confirm you are coming.
55] – A "VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY" discussion circle will have its sixth session on Wed., Mar. 31, 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.
56] – On Wed., Mar. 31 at 6:30 PM at the 2640 space, corner of 27th and St. Paul Sts., learn about the U.S. Social Forum process and what will be happening in Detroit this June. The US Social Forum Field Organizer, Akudo Ejelonu, and the National Youth organizer, Jardyn Lake, will discuss the social forum process, give reports from other cities they have visited on the east coast and seek ideas, hopes and plans for Baltimore’s participation at the social forum.
57] – 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 Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Mar. 31. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
58] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Apr. 1, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact
59] – On Thurs., Apr. 1, 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
60] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Apr. 1 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
61] – The Crabshell
62] – WIB holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month. The next vigil is Apr. 2 from 12 noon to 12:30 PM,
63] – This Good Friday, Apr. 2 at noon, challenge the power of war and the world’s #1 war profiteer--Lockheed Martin. Join the Stations of Justice & Peace at Lockheed Martin,
64] – Attend the UDC Justice Café, co-sponsored by the Progressive Democrats of America, from 6 to 10 PM on Fri., Apr. 2 in the Firebird Inn, Building 39, B-Level, 4200 Conn. Ave. NW, WDC 20008, which is hosted by the University of the District Columbia David Clarke School of Law. The suggested donation is $15, $10 for students and $5 for children. No one would be turned away. The event will feature food, music, poetry, an open mic session, tabling and more. Go to http://www.mdbmusic.com/music.html. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org FOR A FREE TABLE. Use the Van Ness UDC Metro Station (Red Line).
65] – On Fri., Apr. 2 watch HEARTS & MINDS , which is being shown as part of the "JUST-REEL” First Friday Free Film Series at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 7 PM, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, Delaware County, PA. The evening will include light refreshments and an after-film discussion. It is co-sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community. Call 610-544-1818. Go to www.delcopeacecenter.org.
This classic film will be shown to mark the 35th anniversary of the end of the
66] – The 25th Annual Maryland Peace and Justice Conference "Connecting to Create the Change We Seek – Creating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community" starts on Fri., Apr. 16 and continues on Sat. Apr. 17 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD, 21045. Call Paulette 410-747-3811. Saturday, April 17th,
67] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The theme is Seeking the Truth Through Documentaries. The fourth film in the series is THE
As director, Anthony Giacchino uncovers a gripping lost chapter in the history of human rights activism with this documentary, reminiscence about a predominantly Catholic group's efforts to defy the Vietnam War by compromising the Selective Service System. More than 30 years after they were tried and cleared of breaking into a Camden federal building in a botched attempt to destroy draft records, these men and women are still the coolest cats in the room, recalling from the same courtroom where they were prosecuted how their nonviolent resistance to the war was a moral duty consistent with their Catholic faith. Most of the film takes place outside the courtroom with a mix of interviews and archival footage through which the struggle of the
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.
68] – 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, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave,.
69] – March 24, 2010 marked the 30th Anniversary of the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Consider reading a new book on the life and death of Archbishop Romero by peace and justice activist Scott Wright. Scott and his wife Jean Stokan spent most of the 1980s in
70] – There is a call for Peace Walks around the country to counter the vicious protests held in D.C. during the vote on health care reform in the footsteps of Gandhi, King and Mandela. Make it happen as the world is watching.
71] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
72] – 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.
73] – 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.
74] – 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 email@example.com.
75] – 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.
76] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
77] – 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.
Donations can be sent to the
"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