Saturday, June 11, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - part 3

47] Summer Sunday Talk – June 12

48] Get on Bridge for peace – June 12

49] Parade preparation Party -- June 12

50] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – June 12

51] Green Forum – June 12

52] Potluck & Israel/Palestine talk – June 12

53] Red Emma's Meeting – June 12

54] Pentagon Vigil – June 12

55] Rescue a cat 

56] Support triathlete who is raising funds in fight against cancer

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

58] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

59] Fund Our Communities campaign

60] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

61] Skippy and Jordy need homes 

62] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

63] Support Haiti

64] Buy a red maple tree

65] Join Global Zero campaign

66] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

67] Publish your peace article

68] Click on The Hunger Site 

69] Fire & Faith  

70] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


47] – On Sun., June 12 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201, will have a Summer Sunday discussion "BES Platforms: the Good, the Bad, and the Future" with Stephen Meskin.  There will be a review and comment on a list of the platforms presented over the last year and generate ideas on future platforms. Call 410-581-2322 or visit


48] – 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


49] – There will be a "Parade Preparation Party" [for the Takoma Park's 4th of July event] on Sun., June 12 from 2 - 5 PM at home of Doug Love: 3-D Plateau Place, Greenbelt, MD  20770. Call 301-474-8663.  The group is signed up for the parade as Public Citizen and Peace and Justice Coalition of Prince George's County. The theme will be to "Fix our Broken Election Process through a Constitutional Amendment. Counteract Citizens' United Decision by the Supreme Court."  Bring some food to share, and RSVP to Carol at 301-864-5267.



50] – 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.


51] – A BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM, a monthly environmental education and discussion forum, takes place on Sun., June 12 from 4 to 6:30 PM at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286. Go to  There will be a 45 minute presentation, followed by break-outs into affinity groups.  As always, there will be time for announcements and networking.


The Green Forum is held usually on the fourth Sunday of each month. However, this is the last event until the summer is over.  Check out


Attend the POTLUCK PICNIC to celebrate a successful year of Baltimore Green Forum gatherings. The BGF Planning Committee will also ask for your input about the fall forums.  bring some food to share--"local" foods from within 50 miles. Bring your own plate, utensils, and cup and a beach chair or blanket, if you want to sit outside. Go to  Donations to Maryland Presbyterian Church are greatly appreciated.  For questions, to co-sponsor, or to RSVP, contact or 301-345-2234.


52] – 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 beginning at 5:30 PM on Sun., June 12 is "Promoting Real Dignity & Peace in Palestine" with Michael Merryman-Lotze, American Friends Service Committee national program director for advocacy, education and policy on Israel and Palestine.  Call 610-544-1818. Go to


Prior to the Brandywine Potluck/Program, Veterans for Peace Chapter 31 invites everyone to participate in their peace contingent as part of the annual Gay Pride Parade. Gather at 11:30 AM, corner of 13th & Locust St. (243 S. 13th St.) in Phila., PA. Go to  There is more about the Gay Rights Parade at  



53] – 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 12. 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


54] – 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 13, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


55] – Join the Feline Rescued Association for same-day cat and kitten adoptions. All cats are locally-rescued, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and micro chipped.  This happens at the Petco Store, 10383 Reisterstown Road.  Call 410-581-9888 or visit  Go to


56] – Susan Ingram is in training for the Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon set for Aug. 21 at Centennial Lake in Columbia.  She is doing the race to help me recuperate and get back in shape after suffering a broken right arm/shoulder in January.  She has registered to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is racing in honor of her mom and dad, Tom and Margaret Ingram.  Both of my parents fought cancer. Mom survived. Dad did not.  Susan is blogging at her newspaper:  And if you feel so inclined, she would be grateful for any amount of donation you could make on her donation page:


57] – 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


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

59] – 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      


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


61] – 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.


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


63] – 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


64] – 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


65] – 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.  


66] – 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.


67] – 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



68] – 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.  


69] – 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


70] – 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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