64] First Thursday Antiwar protest – Apr. 5
65] Bill Barry's teaching a course on the 30s – Apr. 5
66] Sanctions on
67] Peace Action meeting – Apr. 5
68] Path to Victory – Apr. 5
69] Ayaan Hirsi Ali at Goucher – Apr. 5
70] Hunger Foodraiser – Apr. 5
71] Volunteers needed for MUPJ Conference – Apr. 20-21
72] Sponsors needed for Theater of the Oppressed – May 12
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85] Seeking students for a peacemaking summit
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64] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host an End the Wars vigil on Thurs., Mar. 1 from 5 to 6:30 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts. The Pledge gathers in
65] – Bill Barry is teaching a 3-credit course on the 1930s, covering Black Thursday to
66] – Foreign Policy Series Program: Sanctions on Iran & the Prospect of a Military Confrontation is on Thurs., Apr. 5 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the UC-Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC 20036. Admissions are as follows: members $10; non-members $15; students, interns and teachers – free.
As tensions rise over
67] – On Thurs., Apr. 5 from 7 to 9 PM, there will be a Peace Action
68] – On Thurs., Apr. 5 from 7 to 9 PM at the Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St. NW, WDC 20009 [Green or Yellow Line to U St. Metro], there will be a public discussion hosted by Move to Amend about corporate personhood and the effects of the Citizens United decision. The Path to Victory: Roundtable on the Move to Amend after Citizens United v. FEC will include these speakers: Ben Manski, Esq., Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution; Dr. Margaret Flowers, National Occupation of Washington D.C. (NOW DC); Daniel Wayne Lee, Move to Amend Executive Committee; and Steve Cobble, associate fellow, Institute for Policy Studies. Call Joan Stallard at 202-248-2093.
69] – Ayaan Hirsi Ali — a former member of the Dutch Parliament, women's rights advocate, and Islamic reformist — will give the Spring 2012 President's Forum talk titled "Clash of Civilizations: Islam and the West" on Thurs., Apr. 5 at 8 PM in Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum. This event is free and open to the public, but all attendees must reserve tickets in advance by logging on to www.goucher.edu/tickets or by calling 410-337-6333.
Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1969. The daughter of a political opponent of the Somali dictatorship, she grew up in exile, moving from
She campaigned to raise awareness of violence against women, including honor killings and female genital mutilation, which she had been subjected to as a young child. In her three years in government, she found her voice as an advocate for an "enlightened Islam." In 2004, Hirsi Ali gained international attention following the murder of Theo van Gogh, who had directed her short film Submission about the oppression of women under Islam. The assassin, a radical Muslim, left a death threat for her pinned to Van Gogh's chest.
A resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a public-policy nonprofit in
70] – LiveFeed Baltimore hosts a foodraiser to support local child hunger relief efforts at Midtown BBQ and Brew with karaoke every first Thursday. Bring a canned good donation. All donations go to local food banks and the
71] – 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,
72] – 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
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74] – Communities United is hiring an organizer for
75] – Randa Collins is a junior at
76] – 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.
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83] – 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.
84] – 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.
85] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
86] – 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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