Sunday, April 22, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

32] Protest IMF-World Bank – Apr. 22

33] Interfaith Earth Week – Apr. 22

34] Memories at the BES – Apr. 22

35] Petition against NDAA – Apr. 22

36] Earth Day on the Mall – Apr. 22

37] Climate Chaos march – Apr. 22

38] Get on Bridge for Peace – Apr. 22

39] Art and Brunch – Apr. 22

40] Localize It! – Apr. 22

41] March to World Bank – Apr. 22

42] Learn about Jane Addams – Apr. 22

43] Another BDC is Possible – Apr. 22

44] Michael Moore in D.C. – Apr. 22

45] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Apr. 22

46] Film JUST DO IT – Apr. 22

47] Human Rights dinner – Apr. 22

48] Red Emma's meeting – Apr. 22

49] Pray for Peace – Apr. 22

50] Film HOWL – Apr. 22

51] Earth Day on the Bridge – Apr. 23

53] Earth Day on the Bridge – Apr. 23

51] Pentagon Vigil – Apr. 23

52] Global Warming conference – Apr. 23

53] Earth Day on the Bridge – Apr. 23


32] – Occupy Earth Week/IMF-World Bank starts on Sun., Apr. 15 at 8 AM and runs through Sun., Apr. 22 at 8 PM at McPherson Square, 15th and K Sts, NW.  This is a week of direct actions against the polluting and planet destroying forces of the 1%.  Earth Week will be occupied this year, because there is no time to waste.  There will be demonstrations against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Conference (Apr. 20 - 22). Email and see

33] – Interfaith Earth Week Activities began on Sun., Apr. 22 at 10 AM through Wed., Apr. 25 at 5:30 PM.  These activities are organized by a number of faith-based and sister organizations. These events will range from a concert/rally on the National Mall (Sun. Apr 22), to a conference titled "Scientific, Religious and Cultural Implications of Global Warming" (Mon. Apr. 23), to a march from the MLK Jr. Memorial to the Capitol, followed by constituent group meetings with members of both houses of Congress (Tues. Apr. 24), and another day of constituent group meetings with members of both houses of Congress (Wed. Apr. 25). Go to

On Sun., Apr. 22 at 12:30 PM, there will be an Earth Day Underground Railroad Tour – Sandy Spring, MD.  Join the Resurrection Parish Environmental and Pax Christi groups on a tour of the Underground Railroad path followed by many slaves seeking freedom in the north.  This will be both an environmental and civil rights tour.  Contact Sister Rita Ricker at


On Mon., Apr. 23 until Wed., Apr. 25, there will be a 48 hour constant vigil at the Supreme Court hears arguments again Arizona's anti-immigrant SB 1070 bill.  Faith groups are being asked to 'host' a few hours of worship and prayer. We're specifically going to be in need of a faith group to take on the wee-morning hour slots.   Contact Jen Myers at  Visit


34] – 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., Apr. 22, the topic is "Memories and Reflections." Between 1989 and 1992 and between 2001 and 2009, Fritz Williams served as half-time Leader of the Baltimore Ethical Society. During that period, he also worked as a writer and producer on Detroit Public Television's "City for Youth" and "Parenting Puzzle" projects and also produced "Peacework," a statewide media-based campaign against family violence in Pennsylvania. In today's special celebratory visit, he reflects on his part-time, long-distance relationship with the Baltimore Ethical Society and with Ethical Culture in general. He speaks about always feeling a little out of step while finding genuine happiness in a relationship consistently marked by deep mutual respect and love. Call 410-581-2322 or visit


35] – The Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition is doing petitioning against the NDAA on Sundays in April from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Farmers Market, Laurel Ave., Takoma Park, MD.  Email Thomas Nephew at

36] – Earth Day on the National Mall: Mobilize the Earth on Sun., Apr. 22 from 11 AM to 7 PM on the National Mall, 15th St. & Constitution Ave. NW.  Earth Day on the National Mall will be the centerpiece of Earth Day in the U.S. Thousands of environmentally-conscious people from all walks of life and all parts of the country will be joined by civic leaders and celebrities for this special event to galvanize the environmental movement. Go to

37] – iMatter March, Earth Day 2012, is on for Sun., Apr. 22 from 11:30 AM to 8 PM at the  National Mall & Memorial Parks, 900 Ohio Dr. SW, WDC 20024. March with sarcastic signs exposing the truth and the absurdity of NOT taking climate change seriously to the EPA, to the Courthouse where the iMatter legal action hearing will take place soon, to the Koch Brothers HQ (who are funding much of the denial that leads to inaction).  Visit!march-with-us/vstc1=d.c.-march.

38] – 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


39] – On Sun., Apr. 22 at noon at the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore, MD 21201-4661, enjoy an Art Reception and Brunch featuring the work of Fritz Williams and Susie Ketzis following a special platform presentation by Williams entitled "Memories and Reflections."


40] – On Sun., Apr. 22 from noon to 6 PM, join Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash Street, Baltimore, MD 21211, as it partners with Baltimore Green Currency for the second annual Localize It! This event celebrates the value of local artists, musicians, food, and social movements.


41] – On Sun., Apr. 22 at 1 PM meet at McPherson Square, 15th and K Sts. NW, and then march to the World Bank conference site in commemoration of the 42nd Earth Day.  Email or go to


42] – On Sun., Apr. 22 at 2 PM at the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore, MD 21201-4661, the Great Thinkers Discussion Series will look at Ethical Relationships and Jane Addams. Hugh Taft-Morales will facilitate this final installment of the series as part of the BES 60th Anniversary Weekend.  Addams was a fascinating thinker, activist and settlement house founder who spoke at Ethical Societies a century ago!


43] – Another BDC is Possible, a Spring Development Forum, is happening on Sat., May 5 at 3 PM at 36 S. Charles St. Go to


If you want to find out more about what community driven development looks like, and how you can help make the Forum a success, there is an  organizing meeting and workshop on alternative economic development. The meeting is at 2 PM on Sun., Apr. 22 at the Baltimore Free School, 514 W. Franklin St. Go to

44] – Michael Moore to speak at the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Convention on Sun., Apr. 22 from 2:15 PM to 4 PM at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.  This is a special session entitled, Michael Moore: One on One.  Moore is an Academy-Award winning filmmaker and best-selling author.  He directed "Fahrenheit 9/11," the highest-grossing documentary of all time which critically examined President Bush's presidency, the War on Terror and the related media coverage. This event is free for convention registrants. Go to

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., Philadelphia. Call 215-421-5811.


46] – See a documentary premiering for Earth Day--"Just Do It"--about climate change activism in the UK (primarily youth) at Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW, WDC 20001, at 5 PM, Sun., Apr. 22.  The director will be there for Q and A, as well as students from iMatter/Kids vs. Global Warming. Prior to the screening, iMatter will lead a march and an action on the national mall.  Go to  Check out the film trailer at


47] – Join United Workers at its Annual Human Rights Dinner on Sun., Apr. 22 at 5 PM at the Presbytery of Baltimore, 5400 Loch Raven Blvd. RSVP at  Or call 410-230-1998 or email


48] – 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 Apr. 22. 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


49] – Interfaith Peace Partners, Pray for Peace on Sun., Apr. 22 at 7:30 PM at the Mission Helper Center, corner of Chestnut St. and Joppa Road in Towson. Contact The Rev. Charles Cloughen, Jr. at 410-321-0199.

50] – There is a final screening of HOWL, the April Film of the Month presented by Focus-In! It will be screened on Sun., Apr. 22 from 8 to 10 PM at 2021 14th St. NW, WDC. James Franco stars as the young Allen Ginsberg-poet, counter-culture adventurer, and chronicler of the Beat Generation. In his famously confessional, leave-nothing-out style, Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless and electrifying work of his career, the poem HOWL. Call 202-789-2227.

51] – 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., Apr. 23, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


52] – NRCCC (the National Coalition on Creation Care) is holding an all day conference entitled "Scientific, Religious and Cultural Implications of Global Warming" (agenda) on Mon., Apr. 23 from 8 AM to 8 PM at St. Sophia's Church, 2815 36th St. NW, WDC. The conference will also include training for participants planning to visit their Congressional delegates.


53] – The Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities Baltimore will be holding its annual Earth Day on the Bridge on Mon., Apr. 23 from 8 to 9 AM.  Hang banners making the connection between the Pentagon the destruction of the environment.  We will gather on the Wyman Park Bridge. 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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