Saturday, May 14, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

51] Organized Action – May 15

52] Get on the bridge for peace – May 15

53] Palestinian Nakba – May 15

54] Darfur Rally – May 15

55] Vegetable Party – May 15

56] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – May 8

57] Red Emma's Meeting – May 15

58] Buckwheat Zydeco at Patterson – May 15

59] Pentagon Vigil – May 16

60] Get a free copy of VegBaltimore

61] Can you host a teen from Cyprus in July?

62] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

63] Fund Our Communities campaign

64] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

65] Skippy and Jordy need homes 

66] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

67] Support Haiti

68] Buy a red maple tree

69] Join Global Zero campaign

70] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

71] Publish your peace article

72] Click on The Hunger Site 

73] Fire & Faith  

74] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


51] – On Sun., May 15 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201, will host Rob English, lead organizer for Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development, who will address "Acting on Your Values through Organized Action." Call 410-581-2322 or visit


52] – 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

53] – Join a March on the White House marking 63 years of Palestinian Nakba on Sun., May 15 at 1 PM.  Gather in Lafayette Park, and bring Palestinian flags, your Nakba stories and memorabilia.  Pay respect by reading the names of the villages which Israel destroyed in 1948, and demand from President Obama to do support UN Resolution 194. Go to  End the day of remembrance by joining hands and dancing the Palestinian Dabkeh in celebration. Email

54] – Join the Darfur Interfaith Network, Genocide Intervention Network/Save Darfur Coalition and activist leaders at the Hope in Darfur –Justice in Sudan rally on Sun., May 15 from 1:30 PM at the Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW, WDC and then march to Lafayette Park.  The rally will feature Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD), Mark Hanis, president of Genocide Intervention Network/Save Darfur Coalition (GI-NET/SDC), Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Joe Madison, radio host, as well as other religious and Diaspora leaders in Washington D.C.  Obama will be urged to not rush to reward the Government of Sudan, while there are civilians still being targeted in Darfur, increasing violence on the border between the North and South Sudan, and impeded implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.  Go to 


55] – On Sun., May 15 at 2 PM at The Black Cherry Puppet Theater, 1115 Hollins St., join the Vegetable Party: A Celebration of Healthy Food.  This is a part of the Black Cherry Puppet Theater's family puppet performance series in which Pepito the Clown and Anna Fitzgerald the Puppeteer remind Fast Food Nation how much fun carrots and broccoli can be.  Call 410-752-7272 or go to  Admission is $7 for adults, and $5 for children.  The half-hour musical follows two clowns on a quest to make a deliciously healthy stew, only to be faced with the nasty tricks of "an evil junk-food genius."


56] – 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.


57] – 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 May 15. 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


58] – Buckwheat Zydeco has a post-Katrina album "Lay Your Burden Down."  And he will perform on Sun., May 15 at 8 PM at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224. Call 410-276-1651 or email  Admission is $25, and members get in for $20.   


59] – 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., May 16, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


60] – Compassion Over Killing indicates the VegBaltimore 2011 Guide has just come out!! This guide is helpful for finding vegetarian, vegan, and veg-friendly restaurants all over the city.  All of the restaurants are listed at, as well as grocery stores, resources, and local events.  We have no right to oppress our animal brothers and sisters.  To contact Compassion Over Killing, email or call 301-891-2458.


61] – Can you act as a Host Family for Cyprus teens in July?  The Cyprus Friendship Program, modeled off of the very successful Northern Ireland Friendship Project, has a goal of building peace on a troubled, divided island many fear is again headed for armed conflict.  Contact Tom McCarthy, Maryland/D.C. coordinator of CFP at 301-774-7069.  Go to

62] – The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

63] – Fund Our Communities campaign – is a new grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget.  Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures.  Go to      


64] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at  Submit an article.  


65] – Skippy and Jordy are cats who need homes.  A mother of too many cats writes "Skippy is a doll. He's a great guy and would be a good companion for someone. Jordy needs a special person who is experienced with cats and is willing to take the time to develop a bond with him.  He's close to his mother, his rescuer, but no one else.  He is gorgeous, with a beautiful long black silky coat. Let Max know if you might be interested in one of the cats—410-366-1637.


66] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at 


67] – There is a project to assist young refugees from Haiti, now residing in the Dominican Republic.  The founder of the project needs funding to providing education to the youth as a way out of desperate poverty.  Try to imagine the poverty in Haiti, and then realize that these young refugees are considered low caste in the Dominican Republic. We are talking about the poorest of the poor.  Consider making a small donation, and realize that most pledges to Haiti to assist hurricane victims have not been sent.  To maintain a web site presence at Global Giving, there must be traffic.  So help out with this extremely worthy cause. Go to


68] – I have a red maple tree for sale 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


69] – 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.  


70] – 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.


71] – 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


72] – 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.  


73] – 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


74] – 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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