Sunday, August 7, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

50] Social Media workshop – Aug. 7

51] Get on Bridge for peace – Aug. 7

52] Film Fundraiser – Aug. 7

53] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Aug. 7

54] House Concert – Aug. 7

55] Free Farm Benefit – Aug. 7

56] Pentagon Vigil – Aug. 8

57] Protest the death penalty – Aug. 8    

58] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Aug. 8 – Aug. 12

59] Faith & Resistance Retreat – Aug. 8 & 9

60] Pledge meeting – Aug. 8

61] Nagasaki commemoration – Aug. 8

62] Be at BGE headquarters – Aug. 9

63] Nagasaki commemoration – Aug. 9

64] War Is Not the Answer demo – Aug. 9

65] Mayoral Forum – Aug. 9

66] Cooking demo – Aug. 9

67] Nagasaki commemoration – Aug. 9

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

69] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

70] Fund Our Communities campaign

71] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

72] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

73] Join Global Zero campaign

74] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

75] Publish your peace article

76] Click on The Hunger Site 

77] Fire & Faith  

78] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


50] – On Sun., July 31 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, attend "Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, and beyond" with Emil Volcheck, a workshop on using Social Media and a report on the American Ethical Union Assembly workshop "The Social Society" that took place on June 17, 2011.  The workshop takes place at the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD 21201-4517. Call 410-581-2322 or visit


51] – 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


52] – Hiroshima Children's Drawings Committee at All Souls Church, Unitarian, invites you to the Seeds of Hope Film Fundraiser on Sun., Aug. 7 from 4 to 6 PM at the home of Chuck Wooldridge, 1427 Whittier St., NW, WDC 20011.  The documentary film has All Souls Church as a Central Character. 


53] – 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.


54] – There is a house concert with Kinobe and the African Sensation (a trio of 3 Ugandan brothers) on Sun., Aug. 7 at 5 PM at Wendy Rambo Shuford's place.  To attend, you must have reservations; call 410-532-5694 or email  The suggested donation is $18. Go to


55] – There is a Baltimore Free Farm Benefit at the Ash St. Community Garden, 3519 Ash St., on Sun., Aug. 7 at 7 PM with Fabulous Flea Market Band from Norway.  The suggested donation is between $5 and $10.  Call 443-983-6006.    


56] – 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, 8, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


57] – 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.


58] – 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 


59] – The Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and Jonah House communities invite you to the annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Faith and Resistance Retreat.   The theme marking the 66th anniversary of the US atomic bombings in Japan is REMEMBER THE PAIN. REPENT THE SIN, RECLAIM THE FUTURE. They will meet at 6 PM on Mon., Aug. 8 at Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC 20010.


On Tues., Aug. 9 at 6:15 AM, depart for the Pentagon for a witness to repent the sin and reclaim the future.  Return to St. Stephen's for breakfast, clean up and evaluation.  At 11:15 AM, depart for the White House peace witness.  Contact Art Laffin @ 202-360-6416.


60] – 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. 8, the agenda will include a review of the Hiroshima commemoration, a discussion of Tuesday's Nagasaki commemoration, a protest at Dutch Ruppersberger's office on Wednesday and a Town Hall meeting about military spending.  To get directions, call Max at 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at 

61] – On Mon., Aug. 8 gather in Lafayette Park across from the White House at 9:45 PM for a candlelight vigil to commemorate the Nagasaki bombing. There will be a pause at 10:02 PM to mark the 65th anniversary. Call John Steinbach at 703-822-3480. 

62] – There is a meeting to win a Better Energy Future for Baltimore on Tues., Aug. 9 at noon at BGE Constellation headquarters, 750 E. Pratt St. BGE/Constellation is seeking approval for a merger with an out-of-state corporation.  Join Good Jobs Better Baltimore and help take the heat to Constellation headquarters.  Call 443-449-2048 or visit


63] – Participate in Baltimore's Nagasaki commemoration on Tues., Aug. 9 from 5 to 6 PM at 34th & N. Charles Sts. with a vigil against the weapons contracts of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory--$846 million in FY 2010. At 6:15 PM, march to Bufano Sculpture Garden for a remembrance ceremony. David Eberhardt will read poetry. There will be a report on the U.S. Mayors Conference and the anti-war and anti-nuke resolutions which were passed. Then there will be a potluck dinner at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  Email mobuszewski [at]


64] – 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. 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


65] – Citizens Planning and Housing Association's Mayoral Forum is on Tues., Aug. 9 from 6 to 9 PM at New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St.  Call 410-539-1369.


66] – There is a monthly cooking course that demonstrates how to create healthy meals from in-season fruits, vegetables and herbs 0n Tues., Aug. 9 from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryan Point Road. Call 301-283-2113 or go to


67] – On Tues., Aug. 9 at 7:30 PM, attend the Nagasaki Day Ceremony - Lights Over Troubling Waters/Candlelight Vigil for A Nuclear Free Future on Market Street Bridge, 2955 Market St., across from 30th Street Train Station (east side), Phila., PA. Visit   


68] – 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:


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

70] – 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      


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


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


73] – 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.  


74] – 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.


75] – 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


76] – 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.  


77] – 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


78] – 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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