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The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.
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7] Book talk THE DEAL FROM HELL – Nov. 10
8] Ethical Action at Moveable Feast – Nov. 10
9] Dunning Lecture – Nov. 10
10] End death penalty in
11] WOMEN, WAR, & PEACE -- Part 1 of 5 – Nov. 10
12] The play AFTERMATH – Nov. 10
13] Pro Bono Consulting – Nov. 11
14] White House vigil – Nov. 11
16] WIB Roland Park vigil – Nov. 11
17] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Nov. 11
18] Discussion with an Indonesian Political Prisoner's Daughter -- Nov. 11
19] VFP Commemoration of Armistice Day -- Nov. 11
20] Silent vigil at
21] Film on coup in
22] WOMAN ART REVOLUTION – Nov. 11
23] Good Jobs For All – Nov. 11
24] Honor Bishop Gumbleton – Nov. 11
25] King/Brandow concert – Nov. 11
26] Ballroom dancing – Nov. 11
27] Farmer's Market – Nov. 12
28] Pilgrimage for an Action for Jobs and Justice -- Nov. 12
29] Weigh to Shop – Nov. 12
30] FOC meeting – Nov. 12
31] Olney peace vigil – Nov. 12
33] Witness for Peace Speaker Tour – Nov. 12
34] Silent vigil at Capitol – Nov. 12
35] Underground Railroad Puppet Show – Nov. 12
36] MUPJ meeting – Nov. 12
37] Honor Mary Benns – Nov. 12
38] Human Rights dinner with Brian Willson – Nov. 12
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. "God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions" stickers are in stock. Donate your books to Max. Call him at 410-366-1637.
2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to the war in
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4] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA Café Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be ordered by mailing in an order form. Also note organic cocoa and sugar are for sale. For more details and to download the order form, go to http://friendsoflatinamerica.typepad.com/hocofola/2010/02/hocofola-cafe-quetzal-order-form-2010.html. The coffee comes in one-pound bags.
Fill out the form and mail it with a check made out to HOCOFOLA on or before the second week of the month. Be sure you indicate ground or beans for each type of coffee ordered. Send it to Adela Hirsch,
5] – The occupation of Freedom Plaza, 14th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, continues as U.S. troops, contractors and mercenaries remain in Afghanistan now for an 11th year. The idea is to make the space a
6] – Occupy
7] – Jim O'Shea, a former editor at the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, is going to talk about his new book "The Deal From Hell," which recounts the Time Mirror and Tribune Media Company merger and the fallout that ensued. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will speak on Thurs., Nov. 10 from 4 to 5:30 PM in Gilman Hall, JHU
8] – On Thurs., Nov. 10 at 5:45 PM, there will be an Ethical Action at Moveable Feast,
9] – On Nov. 10 at 7 PM, there will be a book sale and signing at St. Mary's Seminary, 5400 Roland Ave., Baltimore 21210-1994 with Dr. Miroslav Volf, Yale Divinity School. At 7:30 PM, Volf will give a lecture "Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?" The author of 19 books, he may be best known for his 1996 book EXCLUSION AND EMBRACE: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation. Call 410-864-4200 or email email@example.com or go to www.stmarys.edu/ei.
10] – On Nov. 10 at 7:30 PM, join a session to learn about the campaign to end the death penalty and what Marylanders can do to effect change in our State -- The Culture of Life and the Death Penalty. In 2005, the
11] – WOMEN, WAR, & PEACE -- Part 1 of 5: "I Came to Testify" will take place on Thurs., Nov. 10 from 7:30 to 9 PM at the Radical Expression Infospace, 5525 Illinois Ave. NW, WDC. This is the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of
Women, War & Peace is a bold new five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain. The vast majority of today's conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from
12] – On Thurs., Nov. 10 and Fri., Nov. 11 at 8 PM, catch the play AFTERMATH which reveals the stories of Iraqi civilians driven from their country by the chaos and violence of the Iraq War. In 2008, playwrights Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen interviewed some 35 people who had fled to the relative safety of Jordan - a cross-section of lives interrupted - and crafted their conversations to be portrayed onstage by a nine-member cast of Arab-American actors in a theatrical event that peers into the heart of darkness to find our shared humanity. It can be seen at the
13] – There is a "Pro Bono Consulting Lounge" on Fri., Nov. 11 from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Artisphere,
14] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
15] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
16] – There is also a noon vigil on Nov. 11 at
17] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th &
18] – Join ETAN for a discussion with an Indonesian Political Prisoner's Daughter on Fri., Nov. 11 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at Amnesty International USA, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, WDC, 5th Floor Large Conference Room. The discussion will be with Audryn Karma, daughter of Indonesian prisoner of conscience Filep Karma, who was jailed for raising a flag. He is serving 15 years in prison and is a prominent advocate for the rights of
Audryn is the elder of Filep Karma's two daughters. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in dentistry from the
19] – Commemorate Armistice Day with Veterans For Peace on Fri., Nov. 11 from 1:30 to 4 PM. Assemble at the park (corner of
20] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Nov. 11 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in
21] – There is a Human Rights Film Series at Georgetown Univ. starting on Fri., Nov. 11 at 6:15 PM at ICC, 115 Georgetown Univ. "Quién dijo miedo,
22] – Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, "Women Art Revolution" reveals how the feminist art movement used free speech and politics in an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times on Fri., Nov. 11 at 7 PM in Lecture Hall Room 238, Towson Univ., 8000 York Road. The screening is followed by a panel discussion with local artists Stephanie Barber, Zoe Charlton, Laure Drogoul and Jenny Graf Sheppard. The event is free. Call 585-737-5061 or go to http://towson.edu.
23] – Observe a discussion on Economic Justice and Good Jobs for All: A Progressive Vision on Fri., Nov. 11 from 7 to 9 PM. It will feature Rep. JOHN CONYERS of Michigan, founding member of Congressional Black Caucus, ELISEO MEDINA, International Secretary-Treasurer, Service Employees International Union; DSA Honorary Chair SARITA GUPTA, executive director, Jobs with Justice, JOHN NICHOLS, Washington Correspondent, The Nation, and others. The discussion will take place at St. Stephen's and The
24] – On Fri., Nov. 11 at 7:30 PM, the Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church will present its 2011 Hans Küng Rights of Catholics in the Church Award to Bishop Thomas Gumbleton at the BWI Best Western, 6755 Dorsey Road, Elkridge, MD 21075 with a reception to follow. Bishop Gumbleton will be offering remarks on "
25] – On Fri., Nov. 11 at 7:30 PM, catch the CHARLIE KING AND KAREN BRANDOW CONCERT at the Carroll Cafe at Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW - across from the Takoma Metro Station. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The requested donation is $15, and $10 for students.
26] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on
27] – Go to the West Baltimore Farmer's Market for fresh fruits, vegetables, breads and other treats every Saturday from 8 to noon. CPHA has worked with the West Baltimore Marc TOD and Transit Inc. (WBMTTI) to establish a Farmer's Market at the West Baltimore Marc Train stop at Smallwood Road at Franklin and Mulberry Sts. Since opening in June, over 300 people buy fresh groceries there every Saturday morning. WBMTTI will continue to include the community in the transit-oriented developments on the west side and continue to improve the area around "the highway to nowhere" until it becomes the highway to somewhere. Go to www.cphabaltimore.org.
28] – Progressive
Rep. Elijah Cummings and Sen. Ben Cardin are expected to join a march for jobs along the proposed rapid transit Red Line. West Baltimore congregations and community groups, organized by BRIDGE, are planning a Pilgrimage for Jobs and Justice. It begins at 9 AM at Edmondson Ave. and Cooks and it will end at noon at the West Baltimore MARC commuter rail station at Franklin and Smallwood Sts. Rep. Elijah Cummings will address the crowd in a stop at the Edmondson Village Shopping Center at 9:15 AM. Staff from the office of Sen. Ben Cardin will listen to testimony at a field hearing at St.Bernardine Church Hall at 10 Am. Senator Cardin has been invited. The three-mile walk will end by noon at the
BRIDGE, congregation-based organization for social justice, has lobbied for jobs and community input in the proposed Red Line development. Speeches along the way will address the need for job training and opportunity in
neighborhoods and continues to limit African Americans' access to jobs, particularly in the construction industry. Speakers will call for federal spending on infrastructure and job creation. Contact Maureen Daly at email@example.com or 410-235-1669.
29] – The Weigh to Shop at the Green Spring Station allows Our Daily Bread to present a week-long food drive to support it through the holiday season. It takes place starting Sat., Nov. 12 through Sat., Nov. 19 from 10 AM to 6 PM. The Green Spring Station is at 10749 Falls Road. Go to http://greenspringstation.com.
30] – There is a Fund Our Communities steering committee meeting on Sat., Nov. 12 at 10 AM at 2305 Gold Mine Road, Brookeville, MD. The main order of business will be to discuss the next steps as a coalition and to get organized for the Dec. 3 meeting. RSVP to Jean Athey at firstname.lastname@example.org so that she can have available enough vittles.
31] – 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 Nov. 12. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
32] – 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 www.ccpeace.org. Email email@example.com.
33] – Witness for Peace is organizing a speaker tour "
Migration and its root causes have been an integral part of the post-war reconciliation process. The Peace Promoters have found that most Nicaraguans, no matter their political leaning or past military involvement - Contra or Sandinista - are facing many of the same issues. Working closely with families as a conflict mediator, a lawyer, and a disability rights activist, Uriel has increasingly come across a single issue: migration. He will talk about this migration, and the large systematic dynamics behind it, especially in terms of
34] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Nov. 12. 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 http://www.quaker.org/langleyhill/seekpeace.htm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
35] – Underground Railroad, Not a Subway is a Child Theater Program about the story of an enslaved boy escaping to the north to find his freedom. It features Schroeder Cherry and his puppets for kids ages 6 - 10. There is no charge for the event on Sat., Nov. 12 at 1 PM at the
36] – There is a Maryland United for Peace and Justice meeting on Sat., Nov. 12 from 4 to 6 PM at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 1930 Brookdale Ave., Woodlawn, MD 21244. Please note after the meeting, pizza will be delivered. Bring a snack or drinks to share. Go to http://www.ctkepiscopal.org/. Email email@example.com.
37] – There is a Mary Gresham Birthday Dinner for the long-time activist Mary Benns, the former chair of the
38] – On Sat., Nov. 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, attend the 14TH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS POTLUCK DINNER In memory of Dennis Livingston - Celebrating Peacemakers and Activists for Human Rights, Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keaton Way, Columbia, MD 21044. There is a potluck dinner, a raffle, a silent auction and a speaker. Bring a main dish to share.
Brian Willson is a
To be continued.
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"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