Saturday, August 13, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

22] Olney vigil to end the war – Aug. 13

23] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Aug. 13

24] Peace vigil at Capitol – Aug. 13

25] Slutwalk D.C. – Aug. 13

26] Block Party – Aug. 13

27] Garden Tour & Party – Aug. 13

28] A Scientific Method? – Aug. 14

29] Get on Bridge for peace – Aug. 14

30] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Aug. 14

31] Red Emma's Meeting – Aug. 14

32] Pentagon Vigil – Aug. 15

33] Protest the death penalty – Aug. 15   

34] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Aug. 15 – Aug. 19

35] Pledge meeting – Aug. 15

36] War Is Not the Answer demo – Aug. 16

37] Transcending Stereotypes – Aug. 16

38] Activism through Art – Aug. 16

39] Raise funds to fight cancer – through Aug. 21

40] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

41] Fund Our Communities campaign

42] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

43] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

44] Join Global Zero campaign

45] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

46] Publish your peace article

47] Click on The Hunger Site 

48] Fire & Faith  

49] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

22] 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 Aug. 13. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


23] –  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


24] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Aug, 13. 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

25] – Slutwalk DC, 2011 will take place on Sat., Aug. 13 at noon in Lafayette Park, 16th and H Sts. NW. WDC.  Slutwalk is an in-your-face protest movement to stop sexual violence against women. The march aims to challenge the sexist culture that excuses sexual violence and teaches women "don't get raped" rather than teaching men "do not rape!" While some women embrace the term "slut" to represent their sexual liberation, slut is still a term that is viciously used against women to demean our worth, thoughts and decisions. Join in whether you embrace the word slut or hate the word slut - because the goal is to stop sexual assault and violence against women! Go to

26] – On Aug. 13 from noon until 8 PM, get over to the Kevin L. Cooper Foundation Block Party at 333 Font Hill Ave., Baltimore, MD 21223.  The Black Male Identity Band will perform with spoken word poetry read by Baltimore writers and poets.  There is no charge.  Go to


27] – The Charm City Garden Tour and Party is on for Sat., Aug. 13 at 2 PM.  Bike or bus through the community gardens of Baltimore to learn about sustainable and local food practices.  Everyone (including those who did not tour) is welcome to the Garden Party from 5 to 7 PM to enjoy local music, food, and people at Whitelock Community Farm, 900 Whitelock St. (where tour begins and ends). To register, contact Katie Dix at (410) 448-5663 ext. 128 or The bike tour is $15, and the bus tour is $20.


28] – On Sun., Aug. 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, attend The Summer Sunday Discussion Is There a Scientific Method? It takes place at the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21201-4517.  The discussion will be led by Joan Bromberg.  Can you define what it is? What methods have various scientists use and for what purposes? Call 410-581-2322 or visit


29] – 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



30] – 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.


31] – 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 Aug. 14. 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


32] – 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., Aug, 15, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.




33] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland's Super Max Prison, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore.  Recently death row was moved out of Baltimore, but it was decided to continue the vigil. The next one is scheduled for Mon., Aug. 8. Call 410-366-1637.


34] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at   The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at 


35] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max's residence.  At the next meeting on Aug. 15, the agenda will include a review of the Nagasaki commemoration and the protest at Dutch Ruppersberger's office, a Sept. 26 Town Hall meeting on military spending and an Oct. 9 protest at the NSA.  To get directions, call Max at 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at 


36] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road. Join this ongoing vigil.  The next vigil is Aug. 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

37] – "Transcending Stereotypes" with Midge Potts is a discussion scheduled for Tues., Aug. 16 at  6:30 PM at 49 West Cafe (back room), 49 West St. in Annapolis.  Midge is a transgendered activist and three-time candidate for U.S. Congress in Missouri. There is no charge for the event sponsored by the Anne Arundel Green Party.  Go to

38] – On Tues., Aug. 16, at 7 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 800 St. Paul St., Leah B., a writer, lends a collective approach to gender-variant/transgender activism through art.  Call 410-230-0450 or go to


39] – 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:


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

41] – 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      


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


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


44] – 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.  


45] – 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.


46] – 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


47] – 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.  


48] – 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


49] – 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] Go to


"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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