Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

24] Paycheck fairness brief – June 9

25] Statehood Teach-In – June 9

26] Believe In Tomorrow – June 9

27] Ayurveda Session – June 9

28] Film THE KING'S SPEECH – June 9

29] Nuclear Security – June 10

30] White House vigil – June 10

31] WIB Inner Harbor vigil – June 10

32] WIB Roland Park vigil – June 10

33] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – June 10

34] Silent vigil – June 10

35] Walter Reed vigil – June 10

36] Iraqi-palooza – June 10

37] McCarrick on Christian-Muslim Dialogue – June 10

38] Ballroom dancing – June 10

39] Farmers Market – June 11

40] Olney vigil to end the war – June 11

41] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – June 11

42] Capital pride – June 11

43] Walk, Talk, Dine – June 11

44] Peace vigil at Capitol – June 11

45] Alternatives to Violence -- June 11 – July 16

46] Celebrate 25 years of Jacob's Well – June 11


24] – You're invited to join the National Women's Law Center and the Institute for Women's Policy Research at a briefing: Combating Pay Secrecy for Paycheck Fairness. The briefing will take place on Thurs., June 9 from 10 to 11:30 AM in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, room 562 (Union Station Metro).


The Paycheck Fairness Act, which passed the House in the last Congress and fell two votes short of moving forward in the Senate, was recently reintroduced in both houses of Congress. The Paycheck Fairness Act would bar retaliation against workers who disclose their wages to coworkers and would deter wage discrimination by closing loopholes in the Equal Pay Act. The briefing is sponsored by Senator Barbara A. Mikulski and Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro.


25] – Join DC Vote on Thurs., June 9 from noon to 9 PM for a Statehood Teach-In on the West Lawn of the Capitol (First St. NW).  This day-long information session, rally and concert will educate and motivate DC residents and supporters in the fight for DC Statehood. Don't miss go-go legend Chuck Brown, performing at 7 PM.  Call 202-462-6000 or email


26] – Believe In Tomorrow's Children's Foundation is taking place on Thurs., June 9 at 6 PM at the Bay Café, 2809 Boston St. The annual Cash Bash will make sure you have one in 38 chances to win CASH prizes. A $100 ticket earns you admittance, bar specials, light fare, and a one in 225 chance to win $10,000 cash. $500 cash prizes awarded to the 1st, 50th, 100th, 150th, and 200th numbers drawn, with the last number drawn winning $10,000. Winners do not have to be present to win, call 410-744-1032 to reserve your ticket.


27] – There will be an Ayurveda Basics and Information Session on Thurs., June 9 from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Shanti Yoga Ashram.  This free introduction is for new students or those looking for a refresher.  This is a prerequisite for the other Ayurveda classes including Ayurveda in Pregnancy and Ayurveda for Mothers.  Bring paper and a set of markers, crayons or colored pencils, and RSVP to Gayatri (Brigid) at or 312-593-6904. For directions to the center see or call 301-654-4899.


28] – THE KING'S SPEECH (2010) will be shown at the Silver Screen summer film series in Mountcastle Auditorium, 725 N. Wolfe St. on June 9 at 7:15 PM at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 725 N. Wolfe St. Call 410-955-3363.


29] – On Fri., June 10 from 8 to 9 AM, John Harvey, principal deputy to the Assistant to the War Secretary for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, was address "Moving Ahead on America's Nuclear Security." It is part of the NDUF-NDIA Seminar Series at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., SE, WDC. RSVP by noon on June 9 to Elma Rhue at



30] – On Sat., June 11 from 5 to 8 PM, be at Jacob's Well 25th Anniversary Dinner, which will include a live band and a silent auction.  The celebration will be at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. University at North Charles St.  Call 410-467-3750.  Go to The price is $35.



31] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at Lafayette Park facing the White House.  Join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and friends. Contact Art Laffin:   


32] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the Inner Harbor. Peace signs will be available. See or write or call 410-467-9114.


33] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on June 10 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114.

34] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia (across from Israeli Consulate.  It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to

35] –  There is a silent vigil on Fri., June 10 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC, Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings. 


36] – The Walter Reed Vigil continues on Fridays from 7 to 9 PM at the Hospital, 7150 Georgia Ave., NW (at Horseshoe, between Dahlia and Elder), WDC. The vigil calls for peace, care for the wounded, and full benefits for all veterans.  Contact DC CODEPINK at or 202-290-1301.


37] – Iraqi-palooza is a night of music and literature that will feature local musicians and authors to benefit the Iraqi Student Project on Fri., June 10 at 7 PM at The Windup Space, 10-12 W. North Ave. Featured music includes A Cat Called Cricket, Cameron Blake, Midway Fair, Harwood, and MacGregor Burns. Featured readers will be Justin Sirois of the Understanding Campaign and Manal Omar, author of BAREFOOT IN BAGHDAD. Admission price is $15, which in return includes 2 raffle tickets and snacks. ISP is a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization whose goal is to bring qualified war-displaced Iraqis to study without cost at U.S. colleges and universities so they can return and help rebuild Iraq.  Go to


38] – On Fri., June 10 at 7:30 PM, Cardinal McCarrick, co-chair of the Christian-Muslim Dialogue, will speak about this dialogue and a book he is writing under the auspices of the Library of Congress at St. Rose of Lima parish, 11701 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, MD.


39] –  There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM.  Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St.  Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be June 10. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

40] – Go to the West Baltimore Farmer's Market for fresh fruits, vegetables, breads and other treats every Saturday from 8 to noon.  CPHA has worked with the West Baltimore Marc TOD and Transit Inc. (WBMTTI) to establish a Farmer's Market at the West Baltimore Marc Train stop at Smallwood Road at Franklin and Mulberry Sts.  Since opening in June, over 300 people buy fresh groceries there every Saturday morning. WBMTTI will continue to include the community in the transit-oriented developments on the west side and continue to improve the area around "the highway to nowhere" until it becomes the highway to somewhere. Go to


41] Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD.  The next vigil is June 11. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


42] –  Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email


43] –  The Capital (DC) Pride, from 11 AM to 7 PM, starts Sat., June 11 and continues on Sun., June 12 on Pennsylvania Ave. Volunteers can select shifts. Email


44] – Your presence is requested on Sat., June 11 at 11:30 AM (rain date, June 25) at the Cecil Elementary School Playground.  To show togetherness, wear any white t-shirt.  "Let's Walk, Talk, and Dine Together." Make your voice heard about the MTA Bus Yard Facility.  Walk in unity around the Kirk Avenue facility in protest of their fumes, noise and lack of consciousness for the community.  After the walk, stay for a neighborhood cookout. Contact Ralph Moore @ 443-255-5600.


45] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on June 11. 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


46] – Alternatives to Violence with Colman McCarthy is happening for The 21st Annual Summer Course on Alternatives to Violence with Colman McCarthy takes place on Saturdays, and goes from June 11 through July 16, 1 PM to 3 PM in the Ibrahim El-Hibri Building, 3rd Floor, 1420 16th St. NW, WDC 20036. Space is limited.  To register, email  Call 202-387-9500.


To be continued

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