61] Public Banking Debate – Apr. 12
62] Containment of
63] No Lockheed tax break – Apr. 12
64] D.C. Emancipation Day – Apr. 12
65] Mass Incarceration Forum – Apr. 12
66] Bill Barry's teaching a course on the 30s – Apr. 12
67] Arabs and Turks – Apr. 12
68] Book talk on
69] Prayers for Justice – Apr. 12
70] Tree Planting Ceremony – Apr. 13
71] Tax Day protest – Apr. 17
72] Visit Sarbanes' office – Apr. 18
73] Max has table at JHU Spring Fair – Apr. 20 - 22
74] Volunteers needed for MUPJ Conference – Apr. 20-21
75] Earth Day on the Bridge – Apr. 23
76] Peace essay contest for middle school students – through Apr. 30
77] Sponsors needed for Theater of the Oppressed – May 12
78] Job available
79] Student seeks internship
80] HELP MAKE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST!
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61] – The Great Public Banking Debate takes place on Thurs., Apr. 12 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Meetinghouse, 2111 Florida Ave., between Decatur and S
Sts. NW, WDC. It will feature Marc Anderson, executive director of the Public Banking Institute and Marc Calabri, director of the Financial Regulation Studies at CATO Institute. If you are not happy with the way Wall Street operates, there is an alternative. Here in DC a group has already formed to look into creating a public bank for the city modeled after the only public bank in the U.S., the Bank of , formed back in 1919 and going strong today. Go to http://www.publicbankinginstitute.org/programs. North Dakota
62] – On Thurs., Apr. 12 at 11:30 AM, Barbra Slavin, Atlantic Council, will speak about "Containment Can Work in Iran" at the Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, WDC. Register https://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/5880/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=35172.
63] – Several members of Fund Our Communities will be testifying to the Montgomery County Council on Thurs., Apr. 12, in opposition to a budget proposal for a $900,000 grant to Lockheed Martin. Go to http://ourfunds.org/2012/04/we-object-to-proposed-moco-grant-to-lockheed-martin/ There are seven people testifying in opposition to this grant proposal at the 1:30 hearing, including a
64] – The DC Emancipation Day 150th Anniversary Reception & Candlelight Vigil is at the Civil War Memorial, 1925 Vermont Ave. NW, on Thurs., Apr. 12 from 4 to 6:30 PM. It will hosted by The Honorable Frank Smith.
65] – Mass Incarceration Symposium takes place on Thurs., Apr. 12 from 5 to 9 PM at Howard Univ.,
66] – Bill Barry is teaching a 3-credit course on the 1930s, covering Black Thursday to
67] – Salim Tamari will discuss "Arabs and Turks: Shifting Notions in Ottoman thnography of
68] – On Thurs., Apr. 12 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (3rd Floor), The George Washington Univ., 800 21st St. NW, WDC 20052, join the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC to hear Thomas W. Lippman - distinguished author, news, radio, and newspaper correspondent as well as an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC where he serves as the principal media contact on Saudi Arabia and U.S./Saudi relations. In his new book, "Saudi Arabia on the Edge: The Uncertain Future of an American Ally,"Mr. Lippman highlights Saudi Arabia's role and relationship as a significant ally of the United States, and a key player in the oil-rich region of the Middle East.. As a new generation of young Saudis seeks increasing political participation and reformed institutions, the potential of internal conflict is increasing. Mr. Lippman will address how the recent regional uprisings ("Arab Spring") and continued regional turbulence affects the monarchical leadership in
69] – Prayers for Justice: In Memory of Trayvon Martin take place on Thurs., Apr. 12 at 8:30 PM at Luther Place Memorial Church, 1226 Vermont Ave., NW. Contact Marquita Jones at email@example.com.
70] – There will be a Commemoration of the Interfaith Bridge Builder, Rev. Richard Griffis on Fri., Apr. 13 at 9 AM at ST. PAUL'S PARISH IN ROCK CREEK CEMETERY, Rock Creek Church Road & Webster St. NW, WDC 2011.
The 9/11 Unity Walk Steering Committee and the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, in collaboration with Casey Trees, invite you to a tree planting ceremony commemorating the life Reverend Richard Griffis, a gifted interfaith bridge builder, who died of a massive stroke on 12/6/2011.
Reverend Richard Griffis, in the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedies, played a major role in bringing together faith communities, in the Greater
71] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host its annual Tax Day protest on Tues., Apr. 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the Main Post Office on
72] – On Wed., Apr. 18 at 4:30 PM, the Pledge of Resistance will go to Rep. John Sarbanes' office, 600 Baltimore Ave., Suite 303, Baltimore, MD 21204. While inside, we will deliver a letter to urge the representative to pledge to vote against further funding of wars. We will also let him know that he should sign on to the following legislation
Please let Max know if you can go to Sarbanes' office and what time better fits your schedule. You can reach him at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
Progressive Democrats of
73] – Max will be selling used books, buttons, bumperstickers, CDs, DVDs, videos and vinyl at the JHU Spring Fair from noon on Fri., Apr. 20 at noon until Sun., Apr. 22 at 7 PM. His booth should be located in the upper quad. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
74] – Volunteers are needed to help with the 27th Annual Maryland Peace and Justice Conference to be held on Friday and Saturday, April 20 & 21 at the Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway,
75] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host its annual Earth Day protest on Mon., Apr. 23 from 8 to 9 AM on the
77] – On May 12, there will be a free community event held at Latin Palace--a showing of a Theater of the Oppressed play by El Taller's traveling theater group out of Puebla, Mexico. This Spanish language interactive play will address issues of social justice and feminism. The organizers of the event are looking for ways to promote community organizations in
78] – Communities United is hiring an organizer for
79] – Randa Collins is a junior at
80] – HELP MAKE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST! Since a civil war in 1974 the
This video is only 3 minutes long but gives a good overview of the program. It was made by the
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8rSmOKgY_4. This video is about 8 minutes, gives more info on some of their activities while here, and was made in part by the teens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egcM0Fnj2YA.
81] – The
82] – Fund Our Communities campaign – is a 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 www.OurFunds.org.
83] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at http://www.indyreader.org. Submit an article.
84] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
85] – Can you use a television set and/or a computer, monitor etc.? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
86] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.
87] – 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.
88] – 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.
89] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
90] – 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 http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.
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