Saturday, June 26, 2010

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

30] W. Baltimore Farmers Market – June 26

31] Join Boycott demo – June 26

32] Peace vigil at Capitol – June 26

33] Talk/exhibit on torture – June 26

34] See Clarence Darrow – June 26

35] Higher Ed. – June 26

36] An Ethical Discussion – June 27

37] Bridge vigil – June 27 

38] Celebrate Kirk Bloodsworth’s emancipation – June 27

39] Baltimore Democratic Forum – June 27

40] Liberia Benefit – June 27

41] Quaker Peace Vigil – June 27

42] Green Forum – June 27

43] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – June 27

44] Pentagon vigil – June 28

45] Protest the death penalty – June 28               

46] Marc Steiner on WEAA – June 28 — July 1

47] Pledge of Resistance meeting – June 28

48] Community Day at Whole Foods -- June 29

49] Starvin’ for justice – June 29

50] War Is Not the Answer demo – June 29

51] Peace Corps Session – June 29

52] Alternatives to Violence – June 29

53] Support ESPN Zone workers – June 30

54] Philadelphia vigil – June 29

55] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – June 30

56] WIB Towson vigil – July 1

57] Israel/Palestine roundtable – July 1

58] First Thursday vigil against war – July 1

59] WIB Frederick vigil – July 2

60] Job available with SOA Watch

61] Mankekolo has a new book

62] Buy a red maple tree

63] Join Global Zero campaign

64] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

65] Publish your peace article

66] Click on The Hunger Site  

67] Fire & Faith   

68] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil



30] –  Citizens Planning and Housing Association is urging you to shop at the W. Baltimore Farmer's Market on Sat., June 26 from 8 AM to noon and every Saturday through Nov. 20. The market is located at the West Baltimore MARC train station parking lot (400 block of Smallwood St. between Franklin and Mulberry). CPHA provides technical assistance to WBMTTI. Call 410-539-1369 or email


31] – On Sat., June 26 at 10 AM, End the Siege in Gaza boycott at Ulta Cosmetics Salon, 914 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD (on the pedestrian mall between Georgia Ave. and Fenton Street, near the fountain and across from the Austin Grill).  Ask shoppers to join the international boycott of the AHAVA line of "stolen beauty" products, illegally produced by Israeli settlers colonizing the West Bank on land stolen from Palestinian families in violation of International Law.  Contact Sabeel DC Metro at or 301-518-5551  RSVP if you can.  Go to


32] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on June 26. 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 or email


33] – Attend the photography exhibit and lecture at the Walters Arts Museum to mark U.N. International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.  Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (ASTT), a Baltimore based nonprofit that provides comprehensive mental health care and social services to survivors of torture and war trauma, recognizes UN International Day Support of Victims of Torture on Sat., June 26 from 1 to 4 PM.  The exhibit will feature client artwork from ASTT’s Healing Images photography program and the Kitchen Stories Project. From 1 to 2 PM in the auditorium, ASTT Executive Director Karen Hanscom, Healing Images Project Photographer Monica Lopossay, and Kitchen Stories Project Artist Julie Lin will discuss the healing power of art in treating torture survivors. Visit


34] – A Passion for Justice: An Encounter with Clarence Darrow – Saturday! On Sat., June 26 at 2 PM, join fellow civil liberties supporters to experience "Passion for Justice: An Encounter with Clarence Darrow," a special theater performance and post-show reception for ACLU members in Baltimore at the Everyman [sic] Theatre, 1727 N. Charles St.  This is a joint event with the Public Justice Center. Call the box office at 410-752-2208 to order your tickets, and mention the code "626 Event" to identify yourself as an ACLU member. Tickets are $30 each.

35] – On Sat., June 26 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., Anya Kamenetz discusses her book “DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education.” Call 410-230-0450.

36] – On Sun., June 27 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, will have an open discussion.   Call 410-581-2322 or visit


37] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the Spa Creek Bridge in Annapolis.  Contact Lucy at 410-263-7271 or Signs are not allowed to be on a stick or pole.   If there is interest, people will be standing on the Stoney Creek Bridge on Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena [410-437-5379 or]. Go to


38] – Celebrate the 17th anniversary of Kirk Bloodsworth's emancipation from death row on June 28, 1993! The event is happening on Sun., June 27 from 1 to 4 PM at 4402 Walsh St., Chevy Chase.  The cost is $35 per person.  RSVP at


39] – The Baltimore Democratic Forum will look at its role in the midterm elections on Sat., June 27 from 3 to 4:30 PM at Alonso’s, 415 W. Cold spring Lane.  Call 410-235-3433 or email


40] – On Sun., June 27, 4 to 7 PM, the Center for Peace Education (CPE) will be holding a fund raiser for its work in Liberia – no set donations at Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Road; Silver Spring, MD 20901.  .  An exhibit will include written and visual symbols of war, peace and of war turned into artistic symbols of peace.  A history of the conflict in Liberia will be given along with an overview of CPE’s work there. 

41] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts., Philadelphia. Call 215-421-5811.

42] Green Forum – June 27

42] – A BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM, a monthly environmental education and discussion forum, takes place on Sun., June 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286. Go to  There will be a Potluck Picnic & Circle Reunion, co-sponsored by Simplicity Matters Earth Institute. Bring food to share, "local" foods, from within 50 miles*. Write on a small paper whether it is meat, dairy, vegetarian, or vegan.  Also bring your own plate, utensils, and cup and a beach chair or blanket, if you want to sit outside. Go to


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 or 301-345-2234. There is a call to carpool to the Forum.  If you are able to carpool, email Chip Barnes,, and provide him with your name, email, phone number(s), and general vicinity.  Also consider joining Transition Baltimore NING at   Click on "Groups", "Transition Baltimore", and then click on "join Transition Baltimore.”   


43] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers.  Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email  The next meeting is June 27. There is no meeting on the first Sunday of the month.  Call 410-230-0450. If you would be interested in volunteering or becoming a collective member of 2640, send an email to


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., June 28, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


45] – 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 Baltimore.  Because of the holiday, though, the next vigil is scheduled for Mon., June 28. Call 410-233-0488.

46] – 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   The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at


47] – 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 June 28.  The agenda will include an update on previous activities, a visit to the NSA and a protest at the Pentagon.  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email at mobuszewski at for directions.  


48] – On Tues., June 29, the Whole Foods Market in Mt Washington is hosting a 5% Community Day. The store will donate 5% of ALL gross sales that day to the Baltimore area watershed organizations!  Stay tuned for exciting news about the upcoming legal merge of the five organizations: Baltimore Harbor Watershed Association, Gwynns Falls Watershed Association, Herring Run Watershed Association, Jones Falls Watershed Association and the Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER. Shop at Whole Foods Mt Washington on Tues., June 29 anytime between 8 AM and 9 PM. Call the Herring Run Watershed Association at 410-254-1577 ext 101.


49] – From Tues., June 29 through Fri., July 2, the 17th annual STARVIN' FOR JUSTICE FAST AND VIGIL TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY takes place at the U.S. SUPREME COURT.  There will be a daily vigil from 9 AM to 6 PM, Wednesday through Friday. The evening Teach-in is from 6 to 8 PM.  Visit  Contact Scott Langley at 518-821-6684 or On June 29, from noon to 12:30 PM, RALLY FOR ABOLITION! 


50] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road. Join this ongoing vigil.  The next vigil is June 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


51] – On Tues., June 29 from 5:30 to 7 PM, there will be a Peace Corps Information Session with recruiter Jessica Lampron at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St..  Call 410-396-5430.  Go to   


52] – On Tuesdays, June 29 through July 27, 5:45 to 7:45 PM, attend "Alternatives to Violence" which will be taught by Colman McCarthy, a noted peace educator.  The course will be taught at Public Citizen, 1600 20th Street NW, WDC, 20009, First Floor Conference Room, accessible by Metro: Red Line -Dupont Circle -Q St. Exit. Tuition is $40, payable the first night of course.  To register, contact: Ann Wilcox at


53] – ESPN Zone workers along with fellow low-wage workers across the Inner Harbor will be at ESPN Zone — on Wed.,, June 30 at 11 AM — to put Disney-owned ESPN Zone on notice for human rights violations, including violating the WARN Act, shutting their doors without giving workers the legal 60 days notice prior to closure. Workers are demanding to be treated with dignity and will call on ESPN Zone to meet face-to-face with workers to resolve this gross abuse or workers human rights. Workers will set a seven day deadline for the ESPN Zone to respond.  Go to


54] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building, 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is June 30. Call 215-426-0364.


55] – 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 June 30. Call 215-843-4256 or email

56] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., July 1, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact This vigil takes place on the first Thursday of the month.

57] – On Thurs., July 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 Israel and Palestine. Contact Alice Azzouzi at 202-232-5483.

58] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., July 1 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.


59] – WIB holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month.  The next vigil is July 2 from 12 noon to 12:30 PM, War Memorial Park, intersection of W. 2nd & N. Bentz Sts. in Frederick.  Please dress in black; no additional signs.  Call 301-834-7581 or email


60] – SOA Watch [] is seeking a national organizer who will work to get people to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America, to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA, now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation or WHINSEC to change oppressive U.S. foreign policy that the SOA represents.  The tasks related to this position include Field Organizing, Campaign and Event Coordination, Spring Multi-Strategy Event, November Vigil [], Fiscal Development and Coordination and Office Coordination. There is a need for five years experience, organizing at a national level, and a candidate must be bilingual. Send a resume and cover letter to Hendrik Voss at hvoss at


61] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo is excited by her new book: RESTORE ME: 40 Healing Sermons. The book is available for $19.95 plus $5 for shipping and handling--ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1631-9 (sc), ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1633-3 (dj) or ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1632-6 (sc). She would appreciate if you ordered the book from her: checks payable to Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo and sent to 3315 Mondawmin Ave., Baltimore, MD 21216.  The publisher is, and it can be called at 1-800-288-4677.


62] – I have one red maple tree for $5 from the Trees for Baltimore program.  Buy a tree, plant it and contribute to saving the planet.  Call Max at 410-366-1637


63] – 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.  

64] – 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.

65] – 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


66] – 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.  


67] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, and burned draft records in protest against the war in Vietnam. View


68] – 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.


Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: 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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