Saturday, May 26, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

24] Get on Bridge for Peace – May 27

25] D.C. Black Pride – May 27

26] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – May 27

27] Soul Kitchen Dinner Program – May 27

28] Red Emma's meeting – May 27

29] Pentagon Vigil – May 28

30] Marc Steiner on WEAA – May 28 – June 1

31] Party with Cispes – May 28

32] Film HIDDEN BATTLES – May 28



24] – 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


25] – This November, Maryland residents will likely vote on the Civil Marriage Protection Act and decide whether loving and committed gay and lesbian couples are able to marry. You can help make sure that voters choose to vote FOR love, commitment and family by volunteering today to help talk to your friends, co-workers and neighbors about why marriage equality matters. 


The Human Rights Campaign and Marylanders for Marriage Equality will be working across the state this spring and summer making sure that voters hear from people like you about why loving and committed gay and lesbian couples should be able to go to city hall and get a marriage license. Be at D.C. Black Pride on Sun., May 27 from noon to 6 PM at Francis – Stevens Educational Campus, 2425 N. St. NW, WDC. RSVP at


26] – 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.

27] – Gimmie Shelter Productions in conjunction with the Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Road, announces the Soul Kitchen Dinner Program. The fourth Sunday of every month, there will be a prepared catered dinner at 5 PM for the homeless and those in need in the Govans area. Musicians and singers are needed to provide entertainment, and helping hands are needed to set up, serve, clean up, and perhaps give other volunteers a ride home.  Call 410-435-9188. .

28] – 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 May 27. 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


29] – 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., May 28, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


30] – 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   

31] – Party with CISPES on Memorial Day, Mon., May 28 from 5 to 9 PM at 4502 13th St. NW (Allison & 13th Sts.).  Join to feed & carouse with the hungry, triumphant cyclists, returning from a 3-day, 180-mile ride! Bring a dish and a donation to support the riders, raising money to continue supporting the resistance in El Salvador and confront US imperialism. Email or call 202.521.2510 ext.204

32] – On Mon., May 28 at 6:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville, enjoy a potluck dinner, and then see a 65-minute film at 7 PM--HIDDEN BATTLES,  an intimate and powerful documentary about what it means to kill another human being during war, as told by five men and women who have pulled the trigger.  For soldiers there is no clean break between the past of war and the present, and each one deals with killing in his or her own unique way.  HIDDEN BATTLES shows five ways in which this act is integrated into five different lives.  Ultimately these stories testify to the resilience of the human spirit and hopefulness for the future.

Sponsored by Peace Action Montgomery, Veterans for Peace, and UUCR/Social Justice Committee, the film is being shown on Memorial Day, a day of remembrance and recognition of people who died in war while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  There will be a discussion following the film, including reflections on the meaning of Memorial Day from peace advocacy, religious, and veterans' perspectives.  Go to

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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