41] ReStore grand opening – Aug. 27
42] AIDS Service Benefit – Aug. 27
43] Society Clean-up -- Aug. 28
44] Get on Bridge for peace – Aug. 28
46] Red Emma's Meeting – Aug. 28
47] Film INTO ETERNITY -– Aug. 28
48] International Day Against Nuclear Tests – Aug. 28
49] Pentagon Vigil – Aug. 29
50] Sojourners at the White House – Aug. 29
51] Protest the death penalty – Aug. 29
52] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Aug. 29 – Sept. 1
54] City Council candidates debate/13th District – Aug. 29
55] Blue Jays v. Orioles – Aug. 29
56] War Is Not the Answer demo – Aug. 30
57] Film class -– Aug. 30
58] Mayoral candidates debate – Aug. 30
59] Fund Our Communities meeting -- Aug. 30
60] Sign up with
61] Fund Our Communities campaign
62] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader
63] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
64] Do you need a television and/or a computer?
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
41] – On Sat., Aug. 27 from 9 AM to 5 PM, there will be a grand opening celebration for Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, a discount home improvement center, 3741 Commerce Drive, #311, Halethorpe, MD 21227. Call 443-297-5141 or go to www.chesapeakerestore.org. There will be free food and gift bags and giveaways. If you would like to donate, call 410—633-0506.
42] – On Sat., Aug. 27 from 4 to 8 PM on the 13th Floor at the Belvedere, 1 E. Chase St., be at the 11th annual Fundraiser for the Michael Del Bianco Fund which goes towards the John Hopkins AIDS Service. Call 410-585-4331 or go to http://the13th-floor.com. Admission is $15. Enjoy light fare and music.
43] – On Sun., Aug. 28 from 10
44] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
45] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
46] – Red Emma's needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
47] – On Sun., Aug. 28 from 8 to 10 PM at Busboys and Poets, 5 & K
Go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154626937949318. Contact Kevin Kamps at Beyond Nuclear, firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-462-3216.
48] – August 29 is International Day Against Nuclear Tests, on the 20th anniversary of the closure of
On 2 Dec., 2009, the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 August the International Day against Nuclear Tests by unanimously adopting resolution 64/35. The Day is meant to galvanize the United Nations, Member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, youth networks and the media to inform, educate and advocate about the necessity of banning nuclear tests as a valuable step towards achieving a safer world. The Preamble of the resolution emphasizes that "every effort should be made to end nuclear tests in order to avert devastating and harmful effects on the lives and health of people" and that "the end of nuclear tests is one of the key means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated with great clarity: "A world free of nuclear weapons would be a global public good of the highest order." In May of 2010, all the States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, committed themselves to work to "achieve the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons" and they characterized achieving a ban on nuclear testing as "vital."
49] – 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, 29, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
50] – Sojourners' columnist and environmentalist Bill McKibben is leading thousands of U.S. and Canadian citizens in two weeks of sit-ins at the White House from August 20 to September 3, 2011. Calling on President Obama to stop construction of the Keystone XL transnational pipeline, this action is shaping up to be the largest climate change civil disobedience in U.S. history.
Sojourners is calling on people of faith to join this prophetic campaign on Mon., Aug. 29 from 10 AM to noon at Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, D.C. Many Sojourners' staff will be risking arrest or joining the legal public witness. The Tar Sands Action will "draw a line in the sand" to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from the
To participate in this historic campaign as part of the interfaith group you need to do two things: 1) register at tarsandsaction.org. Under the group section, write "8/29 Religious Contingent;" 2) email Rose Berger at email@example.com.
51] – 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
52] – 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 www.weaa.org. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
53] – On Mon., Aug. 29, from 6 to 8:30 PM at The Living Well, 2443 N. Charles St., there will be a
54] – There will be a debate between candidates for City Council 13th District on Mon., Aug. 29 from 6 to 7:45 PM at Herring Run Library,
55] – On Mon., Aug. 29, get a ticket to the 7
56] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
57] – Ben McCusker teaches this ongoing film screening and discussion class on Tuesdays thru Oct. 11, from 6 to 9 PM at the Baltimore Free School, 1323 N. Calvert St. Go to http://freeschool.redemmas.org. There is no charge.
58] – There will be a Mayoral Candidates Forum on Tues., Aug. 30 from 7 to 9 PN at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St
59] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
60] – The
61] – 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 www.OurFunds.org.
62] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at http://www.indyreader.org. Submit an article.
63] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
64] – Can you use a television set and/or a computer, monitor etc.? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
65] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons
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 email@example.com.
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
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 http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.
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