Sunday, January 8, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

27] Immigrant Experience - Jan. 8

28] Get on Bridge for Peace – Jan. 8

29] Occupy Our Homes in action – Jan. 8-10

30] Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ANC – Jan. 8

31] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Jan. 8

32] Occupy Philly Movement – Jan. 8

33] Vigil Against Gun Violence – Jan. 8

34] Film TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE – Jan. 8

35] Red Emma's meeting – Jan. 8

36] Pentagon Vigil – Jan. 9

37] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Jan. 2 – Jan. 5

38] Protest the death penalty – Jan. 9

39] Pledge/Fund Our Communities meeting – Jan. 2




27] – 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., Jan. 8, the topic is "The Immigrant Experience—a Psychological View," and it will be delivered by Deepan Chatterjee, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist.  The tension between majority and minority cultural views on mental health – especially as it relates to immigrants – will be discussed with examples provided of the differences in perception of mental health disorders between Eastern and Western cultures. Dr. Chatterjee will also offer examples from personal experience of being an immigrant in this country and will facilitate discussion about hidden prejudices and biases that may affect attitudes toward immigrants. Deepan is a licensed psychologist in Maryland and the District of Columbia, who is also certified in Maryland as a board-approved drug and alcohol supervisor. Call 410-547-7798 or visit the website to be sure at


28] – 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


29] – Occupy Our Homes is supporting Lila Kara who is facing foreclosure of her home at 1433 W. Lombard St.  She bought her home in 2006, and unfortunately her loan was an Adjustable Rate Mortgage.  She thought she arranged a modification of the loan, but is now facing foreclosure.   She has a pending appeal in the special appeals court, and she and supporters are asking that the sheriff stay the eviction until she has a chance to have her day in court.


 On Sun., Jan. 8 at 2 PM, participate in Occupy Lila's Home Move-in Day.  Bring a house-warming gift, a potluck dish or just your well wishes.   


On Mon., Jan. 9, all day, call the Baltimore City Sheriff's Department at 410-396-1155. Ask that the eviction at 1433 W. Lombard St. be cancelled.


On Tues., Jan. 10 at 9 AM, supporters will gather to protect the home from eviction.  The eviction is scheduled sometime between 10 AM and noon. Come occupy Lila's home or rally with her to show solidarity. Take a stand against the injustice of predatory lending and corporate greed.


30] – Members of the Baltimore Anti-Apartheid Coalition are getting together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the African National Congress on Sun., Jan. 8 at 2:30 PM at Shiloh AME Church, 2601 Lyndhurst Ave., Baltimore 21216.  The guest speaker is His Excellency Ebrahim Rasool, ambassador of Republic of South Africa to United States of America. The struggle to end apartheid is one of the great stories of the 20th century.  And the Baltimore Anti-Apartheid Coalition played a role in ending apartheid.  They helped convince the Baltimore City Council and the Maryland legislature to pass divestment legislation.  Baltimore's divestment legislation was affirmed by the United States Supreme Court. Contact Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo at [410] 233-4649 or


31] – 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.


32] – On Sun., Jan. 8 at 4:30 PM, enjoy the Brandywine Peace Community Monthly Potluck Supper & Program @ University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., Phila., PA. (Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share). At 5:30 PM, there will be an Open Panel Discussion on the "We Are the 99%" Occupy Movement. Panelists include Gwen Snyder, executive director, Jobs with Justice; Rev. Robin Hynicka, pastor, Arch Street United Methodist Church; and Jody Dodd, Occupy Philly Legal Collective (manager of Krasner, Hughes & Long Law Firm.) and long-time national staff at U.S. Section of Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) - all of whom are organizer/spokespersons of Occupy Philly - and Robert Daniels II, LEPOCO [Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern] staff, participant and arrested at Occupy Wall Street.  There will also be the video short, Occupy Philadelphia - The Beginning by Michael Albany, and music. Call 610-544-1818 or go to 


33] – Too Many Victims Lost to Gun Violence is the theme of the National Candlelight Vigil hosted by the Brady Campaign in cities across the country. In Washington, D.C., the event Takes place on Sun., Jan. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 P St NW.  Go to


34] – See the film TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE on Sun., Jan. 8 at 7 PM at the Radical Space, 5525 Illinois Ave. NW. WDC. Use the GA/Petworth Metro Stop.  OccupyDC will be screening the Academy Award-winning documentary that examines the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay. The film focuses on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002. Consider making a donation to Radical Space.  Visit  Email


35] – 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 Jan. 8. 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


36] – 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., Jan. 9, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


37] – 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   


38] – 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.  Maryland's death row was moved out of Baltimore, but it was decided to continue the vigil. The next one is scheduled for Mon., Jan. 9. Call 410-366-1637.


39] – The Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities 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 Jan. 9.  The proposed agenda will include reports on Bradley Manning, reports on Occupation Baltimore & the Freedom Square occupation, and the Witness Against Torture events, including the trial and the human chain on Jan. 11.  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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