39] Advocacy training & Lobby Day – Mar. 7 & 8
40] Unlearn War -- Mar. 7
41] Bridge vigil – Mar. 7
42] March 20 outreach meeting – Mar. 7
43] Smart Energy meeting – Mar. 7
44] TransAfrica forum – Mar. 7
45] Quaker Peace Vigil – Mar. 7
46] International Women’s Day – Mar. 7
47] Pentagon vigil – Mar. 8
48] Protest at Mexican Embassy – Mar. 8
49] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Mar. 8 — Mar. 12
50] Protest the death penalty – Mar. 8
52] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Mar. 8
53] Protest health insurance companies – Mar. 9
54] Anti-torture vigil – Mar. 9
55] War Is Not the Answer demo – Mar. 9
56] Ecolocity DC meeting – Mar. 9
57] Support alcohol tax – Mar. 10
59] Torture memos panel discussion – Mar. 10
60] Voluntary Simplicity circle – Mar. 10
61] March 20 meeting – Mar. 10
63] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Mar. 11
65] Why Fund War? – Mar. 14
66] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Mar. 14
67] Film Fred Korematsu story – Mar. 26
68] MUPJ conference – Apr. 17
69] Film DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE – May 17
70] Germs in the Kitchen
71] Buy a red maple tree
72] Contribute to the
73] Join Global Zero campaign
74] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
75] Publish your peace article
76] Click on The Hunger Site
77] Fire & Faith
39] – There will be a Grassroots Advocacy Training on Sun., Mar. 7 at 8:30 AM and a Lobby Day on Mon,, Mar. 8. These events are co-sponsored by the
Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Interfaith Peace-Builders and Jewish Voice for Peace. REGISTER NOW at www.ifpb.org/education/grassroots/register.html. Of most importance will be the topic of US Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Go to www.ifpb.org/education/grassroots. Registration is on a sliding scale donation of $35 - $100. United States
40] – On Sun., Mar. 7 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, hosts Ellen Barfield who will address “We Really Must Unlearn War.” 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] – There is a March 20 outreach meeting on Sun., Mar. 7 at noon at Peace & A Cup of Joe.
43] – Attend a Smart Energy Now Town Hall Meeting on Sun., Mar. 7 at 12:30 PM at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1025 S. Potomac St. on O’Donnell Square in Canton. 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. Delegate Carolyn Krysiak -- a key vote on the Economic Matters Committee -- will attend. Help pack the meeting room so she knows her constituents support a comprehensive clean energy plan. Contact Keith Harrington at 240-396-1985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
44] – On Sun., Mar. 7, 3:30 to 5:30 PM, attend the next regular meeting of TransAfrica Forum's Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Foreign Policy Library Readers' Corner book club, featuring War, Racism and Economic Injustice: The Global Ravages of Capitalism, by Fidel Castro and edited by Alexandra Keeble (2002, Ocean Press in association with Editora Politica, Melbourne and Havana). The venue is the TransAfrica Forum, 1629 K St., NW, Suite 1100, WDC 20006 (nearest Metro Station: Farragut North on the Red Line or Farragut West on the Blue/Orange Lines). The book is available at Teaching for Change Bookstore at Busboys and Poets,
45] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
46] – You are invited to the International Women's Day Celebration on Sun., Mar. 7 at 3 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., Mar. 8, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
48] – Amnesty International will demonstrate on Mon., Mar. 8 from 4 to 5 PM at the Mexican Embassy, 1911 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,
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 email@example.com. 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] – 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. The next meeting is on Mar. 8, and the agenda will include a review of the Ellsberg visit to Goucher, a protest against John Yoo, a visit to Rep Sarbanes’ office and the ANSWER rally in D.C. on March 20. Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email me at mobuszewski at verizon.net for directions.
53] – On Tues., Mar. 9, protest to demand that Congress do real health insurance reform. The protest will be outside the
54] – There will be an anti-torture vigil each Tuesday at 5:30 PM in
55] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
56] – 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. 9. Go to http://ecolocity.ning.com.
57] – The Lorraine Sheehan Community Services Act of 2010 [SB 717] will have a Senate hearing on Wed., Mar. 10 at 1 PM in the Budget and Taxation Committee in the Miller Senate Office Bldg. Lorraine was a tireless advocate in Annapolis who always fought for those most in need. Before she was the tenacious disability rights advocate she was, she was also
58] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
59] – Join Alliance for Justice and Center for American Progress for a special presentation Tortured Law: The Role of the Office of Legal Counsel and the Use of Torture on Wed., Mar. 10, starting with a reception at 6 PM, at Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, WDC 20005. The featured panelists are as follows: Nan Aron, president,
A screening of
60] – A "VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY" discussion circle will have its third session on Wed., Mar. 10, 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.
61] – There is a March 20th Volunteer Activist Meeting on Wed., Mar. 10 at 7 PM from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Justice Center, 617 Florida Ave. NW, WDC (between Georgia Ave. and 6th St., a few blocks from the Shaw-Howard stop on the Green line).
Volunteers are needed to help make the March 20th National March to Stop the Wars a success! The meetings will continue each Wednesday until the march. Go to http://www.March20.org or email email@example.com. Call 202-265-1948.
62] – 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
63] – On Thurs., Mar. 11, 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
64] – 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. The hosts for the event are Operation Defuse, Liberty Restoration Project and Texans for Accountable Government. Email mobuszewski at verizon.net.
65] – WHY FUND WAR? Taxpayers in
66] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
67] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The theme is Seeking the Truth Through Documentaries. The second film in the series is OF CIVIL WRONGS & RIGHTS: The Fred Korematsu Story [
The documentary tells the story of a Japanese American who was probably never more American than when he resisted, and then challenged in court, the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Korematsu lost his landmark Supreme Court case in 1944, but never his indignation and resolve. This documentary is the untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Korematsu — one that finally turned a civil injustice into a civil rights victory. The filmmaker, Eric Paul Fournier, did a film with ramifications for the treatment of “the enemy” after 9/11.
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] – Save the Date: Sat., Apr. 17. The annual
69] – 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.
70] – 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.
71] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for
72] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in
73] – 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.
74] – 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.
75] – 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.
76] – 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.
77] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
78] – 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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