Saturday, October 9, 2010

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

33] Shop-a-Paw-Looza 2010 continues

34] Bring the World Home continues    

35] Protest Lockheed Martin – Oct.  9

36] Boycott AHAVA – Oct. 9                           

37] Gimme Shelter – Oct. 9

38] Celebrate Casa Baltimore/Limay – Oct. 9

39] Film THE RESPONSE – Oct.  9

40] 10/10/10 – Oct. 10                          

41] Sense of Humor – Oct. 10

42] Bridge vigil – Oct. 10

43] Quaker Peace Vigil in Philadelphia – Oct. 10

44] Labor leader Jobs not Wars – Oct. 10

45] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Oct. 10

46] DC Vote Champions of Democracy -- Oct. 10

47] Dave Zirin at Red Emma’s – Oct. 12

48] Abolition Concert – Oct. 13

49] St. Francis Gala – Oct. 13

50] Heart’s Place benefit – Oct. 13

51] Jane Goodall at Goucher – Oct. 13

52] Health care info forum – Oct. 14

53] Jobs Rally – Oct. 14

54] Shiori has a poetry book – order starting Oct. 15

55] Anti-war march & rally in Philadelphia – Oct. 16

56] Capitalism does not work – Oct. 16



33] – The Maryland SPCA's Shop-a-Paw-Looza 2010 Auction continues. Every bid that you make helps. Keep bidding on over 350 items that friends and supporters of the Maryland SPCA have donated for such an important cause. Take a chance to win one of the most popular items in the auction, a featured photo of your pet in the MD SPCA 2012 calendar!  Go to Call 410.235.8826.


34] – Catch the "Bringing the World Home" exhibit in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps!  The exhibit is in the UMBC Library Rotunda through the end of the semester and consists of 5 display cases featuring photos and artifacts from UMBC's faculty, staff and students who have served in the Peace Corps, including many current and alumni Shriver Peaceworker Fellows.  The center case features pieces from the Peace Corps founding era (a tribute to Sarge Shriver!) and the surrounding case highlight experiences from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and the AmericasThere is no formal "opening,” but mark Tues., Nov.16 from 7 to 9 PM in your calendars for the "Practical Idealist Evening" event in the Library during which the exhibit will be featured.  If you are coming from off campus, give Joby Taylor a call at (410) 455-6398, and he will give you a tour.


35] – Join Brandywine Peace Community on Sat., Oct. 9 at noon in Valley Forge at Lockheed Martin: End the 'Drone War'/Stop the Killing, Stop Lockheed Martin.  The protest at Lockheed Martin is at Mall & Goddard Blvds., Valley Forge, PA. Gather directly behind the King of Prussia Mall, accessible by public transit,  Email


36] Boycott AHAVA – Oct. 9                           


36] – On Sat., Oct. 9 from 10 AM until noon, Friends of Sabeel will do its fourth demonstration to urge the BOYCOTT OF AHAVA COSMETICS, made by West Bank settlers from natural resources stolen from the Palestinian people. Gather in downtown Silver Spring (3 blocks up Wayne Ave. from METRO). The Ulta Cosmetics Salon is at 914 Ellsworth Dr., on the pedestrian mall between Georgia Ave. & Fenton St., near the fountain and across from the Austin Grill.  Ellsworth Drive is one block north of Wayne Ave.  The Wayne Ave. public parking garage, located directly behind the Ulta Cosmetics Salon, is free on weekends!   Contact or call 301-518-5551. RSVP us if you can.


37] Gimme Shelter – Oct. 9


37] – Gimme Shelter Productions continues to do consciousness/fundraising events about the plight of the homeless and for the shelters that serve them and is initiating its series of "Community Harvest" benefit performances. The idea of "Community Harvest" is designed to raise money through musical/poetic benefit shows to grow and purchase fresh, organic, local produce to distribute to Baltimore¹s homeless shelters, transitional housing and feeding programs.  On Sat., Oct. 9 at 5 PM at Minas Gallery, 815 W. 26th St., the featured performers will be Marcus Colasurdo, Suzanne X, Lawrence Leaf, Jasaga, Alan Barysh, Ron Williams, In the Clear and Dr. Kathleen Hellen.  Admission is $5. Call 410-483-6011.


38] – The CASA BALTIMORE/LIMAY 25TH ANNIVERSARY celebration is Sat., Oct. 9 at 5:30 PM at St. John's Church, 27th & St. Paul St. RSVP at 410-662-6292 or  The event will feature Nan McCurdy, co-founder of Casa Baltimore/Limay, who will speak about her memories as well as the current situation in Nicaragua.  There will be a potluck dinner augmented by Central American dishes and lots of memorabilia. Bring a potluck dish for six or more people or make a $10 donation.

39] – On Sat., Oct. 9 at 7 PM, see the film The Response, created in collaboration with the Univ. of Maryland School of Law and Venable LLP.  Based on the actual transcripts of the Guantanamo Military Tribunals - This free event is co-sponsored by Amnesty International Group 82 and is to be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, MD. The panel participants are Sig Libowitz, writer/producer, Dave Dickman, retired JAG Corps officer; and Gordon Woodward, pro bono advocate for detainees.  Visit or call 301-762-7666. 


40] – Get involved in 10/10/10 on Sunday for the largest climate action day in earth's history. Go to or In Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park, there will be a tree planting from 10 AM to 1 PM, lunch and then a rally at 2 PM.  Meet at the Parkie Pavilion.  As part of the rally, the results of the pledge drive will be given—600 people and about 4,000 action items.


Many groups, including the League of Conservation Voters are involved in 10/10/10.  Email


41] – On Sun., Oct. 10 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Fritz Williams, BES leader emeritus, leads a discussion on “A Sense of Humor.” Call 410-581-2322 or visit


42] – 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


43] – 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


44] – The Brandywine Monthly Potluck Supper & Program is the 2nd Sunday of the month starting at 4:30 PM with a potluck dinner at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., Phila., PA. Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share. The program begins at 5:30 PM. On Sun., Oct. 10, hear labor leader Tom Paine Cronin, director of the Comey Labor studies Program at St. Joseph’s university, who will speak on Organizing Jobs not Wars.  Call 610-544-1818. Go to


45] – 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 Oct. 10.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


46] – Join DC Vote and special emcee Chris Matthews to honor the Champions of Democracy: Smith Bagley (posthumously), Kathy Schmidt and Andy Shallal, who exemplify what it means to fight for and expand democracy. The event will take place on Tues., Oct. 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave., NW.  Congressperson Donna Edwards (D-MD) will be a special guest.  For tickets and sponsorship information, visit or contact Abby Levine by phone at 202.462.6000 x17 or by e-mail at


47] – On Tues., Oct. 12 at 7 PM at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., hear Dave Zirin discuss his new book BAD SPORTS: How Owners Are Ruining The Games.  Call 443-255-3565.

48] – On Wed., Oct. 13, there will be a 2nd Annual Abolition Concert – presented by Not for Sale – to kick off the 2010 GLOBAL FORUM ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING.   Go to 


49] -- Go to the Howard P. Rawlings Conservancy and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore, 3100 Swan Drive to attend a benefit for the St. Francis Neighborhood Center.  Admission is $75 to attend this Fall Fiesta Gala with Joyce Scott, Latin Ballroom Dance and more, which is happening from 5 to 9 PM.  Call 410-669-2612.  Go to


50] – Hard Hitting Songs for Hard Hit People is a benefit concert for Heart’s Place, a shelter.  Many musicians, including Caleb Stine, will perform at the 2640 Space, 27th and ST. Paul Sts. starting at 6:30 PM on Wed., Oct. 13.  Go to  A $10 donation will be appreciated.


51] – Jane Goodall will speak on Wed., Oct. 13 at 8 PM in Goucher College‘s Kraushaar Auditorium as the Fall 2010 Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Visiting Professor. Goodall will give a lecture, titled “Gombe and Beyond: The Next 50 Years,” about her work as a primatologist, conservationist, and animal welfare activist. The world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, she is renowned for her 50-year study of the social and familial interactions of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania. A book-signing

will follow the lecture. There is a $10 general, but it is free for Goucher students, faculty, staff and alumnae/i. Tickets must be reserved in advance by logging on to


52] -- Now that federal health care reform has passed, what does it mean for your small business or nonprofit?  Learn how your business or organization can benefit from the reform - from federal tax credits to state grants. Join M & T Bank and Health Care for All! for a free information workshop on Thurs., Oct. 14 from 8:30 to 10:30 AM at 4 E. University Pkwy, Baltimore, MD 21218.  A small business owner and experts will provide all the details and answer questions.  A light breakfast is included.  RSVP at 410-235-9000 or email Brooke Hisle,


53] -- Join the BEC, BUILD and IAF organizations from Howard & Montgomery counties for a Non-Partisan Accountability Action on Thurs., Oct. 14 from 7:30-8:45 PM at Southern Asian Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2001 E. Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904.  The idea is to call on gubernatorial candidates former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich and Gov. Martin O'Malley to put Maryland to Work.  Invitations have been extended to both candidates, and Gov. O'Malley has confirmed.  Buses will leave from several Baltimore locations at 6 PM, including St. Matthews Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd., 21239.


54] – Shiori was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1951 on August 15, six years after the day the initial announcement of Japan's surrender to the Allies was made, the official end of World War II. She describes herself as hapa, half-American, half-Japanese— the child of the enemy amor.  In her first chapbook collection of poetry from Finishing Line Press, the debut author weaves memoir and historical record into a lyrical and moving portrait of post-war immigration to the United States. Shiori’s work has appeared in many publications, and she has won several awards including Thomas Merton poetry prizes.


Finishing Line Press is a poetry publisher based in Georgetown, Kentucky, and the Chapbook Series will be published on Dec. 3.  However, early orders can be made starting Fri., Oct. 15.  You can order online at or directly from the publisher [$12, check or money order] at Finishing Line Books, PO Box 1626, Georgetown, KY  40324. Email or call 859-514-8360.  You may also contact Kathleen Hellen at or


55] – End the Wars: Money for Jobs, Education, and Health Care--all out in Philadelphia on Sat., Oct. 16 at noon for a march & rally. Gather at Phila. City Hall west side, 15th & Market Sts.  At 12:30 PM, march to Independence Mall, 6th & Market Sts. for a rally.  This is organized by the United Anti-War Committee of Philadelphia, including the Brandywine Peace Community.  Go to or call 267-994-9448.


56] – On Sat., Oct. 16 at 3 PM at  the Emergence Community Arts Collective (ECAC), 733 Euclid St. NW , WDC, 20001, contemplate The Real Cause of the Economic Crisis and What to Do About It.  The presentation will demonstrate why we must replace the destructiveness of capitalism with an inclusive paradigm that cares for all sentient beings and the environment. The idea is to uphold the importance of an agriculturally-based society as the way to satisfy universal, basic human needs. RSVP to Go to  


To be continued


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


"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs


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