Sunday, May 8, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 4

61] Response to right-wing economic agenda – May 8

62] Get on the bridge for peace – May 8

63] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – May 8


65] Play RUINED – May 8

66] Red Emma's Meeting – May 8

67] Pentagon Vigil – May 9

68] Get a free copy of VegBaltimore

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

70] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

71] Fund Our Communities campaign

72] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

73] Skippy and Jordy need homes 

74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

75] Support Haiti

76] Buy a red maple tree

77] Join Global Zero campaign

78] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

79] Publish your peace article

80] Click on The Hunger Site 

81] Fire & Faith  

82] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


61] – On Sun., May 8 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201, will host Fritz Williams, who will attempt to articulate a meaningful response to the ultra-conservative economic and political agenda of many of the mega-corporations, their owners and their allies. Call 410-581-2322 or visit


62] – 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


 63] – 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.


64] – 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., May 8, there will be a Mother's Day for Peace Program featuring a showing of OCCUPATION HAS NO FUTURE: Militarism & Resistance in Israel/Palestine. Call 610-544-1818. Go to


65] – There will be a Friends of the Congo Fundraiser on Sun., May 8 at 5:30 PM at the Arena Stage Theatre, Mead Center for American Theatre, 1101 6th St SW, WDC.  Join Friends of the Congo for a special Mother's Day Fundraiser and presentation of the (Pulitzer-Prize winning) play RUINED. The Fundraiser is a special day that showcases the women and culture of the Congo. It begins with a reception featuring Congolese musicians, performers, food, drumming, spoken word and poetry. The special presentation of the play is at 7 PM. The fundraiser closes with a post play discussion by cast members, the director and the women leaders of the Association of Widows and Congo Restoration. Call 202-630-1841.  Purchase tickets at http://www.brownpaperticke  Go to


66] – 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 8. 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


67] – 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 9, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


68] – 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.


69] – 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


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

71] – 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      


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


73] – 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.


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


75] – 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


 76] – 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


77] – 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.  


78] – 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.


79] – 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


80] – 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.  


81] – 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


82] – 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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