Sunday, October 23, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

35] Ethical Humanism – Oct. 23

36] Get on Bridge for Peace – Oct. 23

37] Poets for Peace – Oct. 23

38] See Mother Jones play – through Oct. 30

39] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Oct. 23

40] Baltimore Green Forum -- Oct. 23

41] World Vegetarian Day -- Oct. 23

42] Red Emma's Meeting – Oct. 23

43] Film I SHOT ANDY WARHOL – Oct. 23

44] United Nations Day – Oct. 24

45] Pentagon Vigil – Oct. 24

46] Immigrant Advocates Summit – Oct. 24

47] Nuclear weapons expertise – Oct. 24

48] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Oct. 24 – Oct. 27

49] Protest the death penalty – Oct. 24 

50] The Two Koreas – Oct. 24

51] Law Center workshop -- Oct. 24

52] House party to repeal Citizens United – Oct. 24 

53] Pledge/Fund Our Communities meeting – Oct. 24 


35] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore, MD 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.  On Sun., Oct. 23, the program will look at "The Journey Through Atheism to Humanism, Ethical Culture, and Beyond." Peter Bishop, PhD., member, Washington Ethical Society. Bishop will consider the philosophical journey through atheism, then on to humanism, and to Ethical Culture. He now devotes his time to humanist philosophy and is Webmaster and Humanist Philosopher for the International Federation for Secular & Humanistic Judaism. Call 410-581-2322 or visit the website to be sure at


36] – 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


37] – There is a POETS FOR PEACE POETRY READING on Sun., Oct. 23 at Stony Run Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St. from 1 to 3 PM.  Ten of Maryland's poets will read their poetry and discuss war and peace issues at the 13th annual Margaret Diorio Poetry for Peace program. It will include a dialogue with attenders. Conversation over coffee and refreshments will follow in the dining room.  The program is free, though contributions will be accepted for Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma, a Baltimore organization which provides counseling and treatment to torture survivors. Poets include Michael Fallon, 2011 winner of the Plan B Press poetry prize, David Eberhardt, Linda Joy Burke, Dan Cuddy, Luc Phinney, Virginia Crawford, Sam Schmidt,  Thomas Dorsett and William Heath.  Call 410-821-7807 or email

38] – Can't Scare Me - The Story of Mother Jones continues to be performed through Sun., Oct. 30 at 2 PM at the Theater of the First Amendment, George Mason Univ., 4400 University Dr., MS 3E6, Fairfax, VA 22030.  This is the World Premiere written and performed by Kaiulani Lee, called "the most dangerous woman in America."  The performances are as follows: Sun., Oct. 23 at 2 PM, Thurs., Oct. 27 at 8 PM, Fri., Oct. 28 at 8 PM, Sat., Oct. 29 at 2 & 8 PM and Sun., Oct. 30 at 2 PM.  Go to

39] – 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.


40] – The next Baltimore Green Forum takes place on Sun., Oct. 23 from 4 to 6:30 PM, and the theme is "Socially & Environmentally Responsible Investments." But the affinity groups can be on any topics, such as a continued discussion of Occupy Baltimore. The forum takes place at  Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286. [Go to] Tom McCarthy will speak about green investment, and Jeff Dicken will follow with a discussion on community based investing and the "Occupy Baltimore" demonstrations.


The forum format is to start with a 45-minute presentation, followed by break-outs into affinity groups, then report backs. As always, there will be time for announcements and networking.  The Purpose of the Baltimore Green Forum is to seek to improve the quality of all life in the greater Baltimore area.  BGF is open to the public and is free of charge, but donations to the church are greatly appreciated. Email or call 301-345-2234. Visit http://www.baltimoregreen


41] – On Sun., Oct. 23 at 5 PM, World Vegetarian Day & World Food Day Dinner will be hosted by the Vegetarian Resource Group.  The vegan dinner will be held at Mr. Chan's Szechuan Restaurant, 1000 Reisterstown Road, and the menu includes tea, soup, spring roll, rice, and 5 main dishes served family style. The cost is $20.  Call 410-366-8343 or email  A reservation is required.

30] Red Emma's Meeting – Oct. 23


42] – 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 Oct. 23. 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

43] – See the film "I Shot Andy Warhol" on Sun., Oct. 23 from 8 to 10 PM at Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW, WDC 20001.  Call 202-789-2227.  "I Shot Andy Warhol" is based on the true story of Valerie Solanas, a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. This event is part of the "Warhol Off the Mall" series, a collaboration between Busboys and Poets and the National Gallery of Art. Viewer discretion is advised for children under the age of 16. "Focus-In! Cinema for a Conscious Community" is a Busboys and Poets film series dedicated to social justice, peace, and community value.

44] – Monday, October 24 is United Nations Day.


45] – 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., Oct. 24, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


46] – On Mon., Oct. 24, from 8:30 AM to 4 PM, attend the 2nd VIRGINIA IMMIGRANT ADVOCATES SUMMIT, sponsored by Coalition of Asia Pacific Americans of Virginia (CAPAVA), Centreville Immigration Forum (CIF), Jews United for Justice (JUFJ), Legal Aid Justice Center's Immigrant Advocacy Program, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA) and Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO).  It takes place at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204.  The registration fee is $30, which includes light breakfast, lunch and materials. Register at or contact Edgar Aranda-Yanoc at or call 703-772-1555.


47] – On Mon., Oct. 24 from 4 to 5:30 PM, Sharon Weiner, American Univ., will have a book discussion of "Our Own Worst Enemy?: Institutional Interests and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Expertise." at the Stimson Center, 1111 19th St., NW, 12th Floor, WDC.  RSVP to Esha Mufti,


48] – 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 


49] – 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., Oct. 24. Call 410-366-1637.


50] – The Two Koreas in 2012: Dramatic Changes on the Horizon is a discussion to take place on Mon., Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at 16th St. NW, Suite 600, the Institute for Police Studies Conference Room 1112.  This event is to foster a discussion on the potential for significant change in North Korea, South Korea, and North-South relations over the course of the upcoming year. The event will feature three speakers including Wookshik Cheong who is the director of Peace Network in Seoul, up and coming South Korean activist Youn-Ae Park who has worked to halt the construction of the naval base on Jeju Island, and FPIF's very own John Pfeffer who has worked extensively on issues pertaining to the Korean Peninsula.  RSVP to


51] – On Mon., Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8 PM, there will be a Community Law Center workshop: Community Benefits Agreements at 3355 Keswick Road, Suite 200, 21216.  Register at 410-366-0922 or  


52] – Go to a house party on Oct. 24 from 7; 15 to 9:15 PM to support a Constitutional Amendment to overrule the Citizen's United decision.  Corporations are not people but the Supreme Court gave them that right in ruling on Citizen's United.  Mark Hays, Public Citizen national coordinator of Democracy is for People, and leaders of Take Back Democracy Maryland will present.  Will Kastens will perform his comic book role as a corporation campaign financier.  To RSVP and for directions email or call 301-927-5474.


53] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max's residence.  The next meeting takes place on Oct. 24.  The proposed agenda will include a review of the strategy to pressure the Super Committee to cut military spending, a report on Occupation Baltimore & the Freedom Square occupation and the First Thursday antiwar demo.  Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.


To be continued.


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


"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs

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