Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

33] Peace Center mailing party – May 29

34] Support Our Sisters – May 29

35] War Is Not the Answer – May 29

36] Charter Schools -- May 29

37] Safe Streets – May 29

38] Alternate Methods – May 29

39] Discuss EAARTH – May 29

40] Humane Society – May 30

41] Charter Schools – May 30

42] Philadelphia peace vigil – May 30

43] Eva Gabrielsson at Pratt – May 30

44] Music for Peace – May 30

45] Green Currency Meeting – May 30

46] Chestnut Hill peace vigil – May 30

47] PFLAG meeting – May 30


33] – On Tues., May 29 from 11 AM to 9 PM at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St., NW, learn more about the D.C. progressive movement while helping send out letters to raise funds! This mailing get-together will be full of fun people and lively conversations! The mailing party continues on Wed., May 30 from 11 AM to 9 PM (Pizza Party!!) and on Thurs., May 30 from 11 AM to 6 PM.  Email Dany at dany@washingtonpeacecenter.org.


34] – On Tues., May 29 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, join the Support Our Sisters vigil at Khalil Gibran Memorial Garden, 3201 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC, near the Vatican Embassy.  At about 1 PM, after testimonials, speakers and songs, rally participants will process to the Vatican Embassy to deliver a letter to the Papal Nuncio expressing deep disappointment and sadness at the Vatican action in regard to the Leadership Conference for Women Religious (LCWR) and conveying total and complete support for the Catholic sisters. Those planning to participate are encouraged to bring signs with messages of support for the sisters and/or the names of particular sisters who have made a difference in their lives. 


35] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road. Join this ongoing vigil.  The next vigil is May 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


36] – Applicants for converting Baltimore City schools into public charter schools will make presentations of their plans on Tues., May 29 at 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the 1st Floor Board Room.  Following all of the presentations, there will be a public comment period during which citizens can have their say on the merits of the applications. Go to http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/.

37] – On Tues., May 29 from 5:45 to 7:30 PM at the  Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library,  901 G St. NW, women in DC & Kabul Speak Out Against Street Harassment.  Hear from the co-founders of two organizations working to end street harassment: Chai Shenoy of Collective Action for Safe Spaces (DC) and Noorjahan Akbar of Young Women for Change (Kabul).  There will be art work on display from both countries and FREE FOOD.  Consider making a $10 donation. Collective Action for Safe Spaces hopes to build a coalition of like-minded individuals, organizations, and businesses that are invested in making the public spaces of the DC metro area safe for women and LGBTQ individuals.  Learn about Chai Shenoy at http://www.linkedin.com/in/chaishenoy; see the biography for Noorjahan Akbar: http://afghanistan101.blogspot.com/2012/03/young-women-for-change-noorja...

38] – On Tues., May 29 from 7 to 9 PM, catch "Alternative Methods"– a reading of a play by Pat Davis and directed by Stevie Zimmerman. It is about torture and interrogation in Iraq, and the reading will take place at Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781. Audience members are invited to participate in a post-show discussion, featuring Luisa Saffiota, President of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. The suggested donation will be $10.00. Contact Thembi Duncan at thembiduncan@gmail.com or go to www.alternativemethodstheplay.com.


39] – Come discuss an important environmental call to arms: Bill McKibben's latest book "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet" (2010) on Tues., May 29 at 7:30 PM at the at the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore, MD 21201-4661.  If you need to purchase your copy, please visit the BES Bookstore.  Dessert will be provided. RSVP to leader@bmorethical.org.


40] – Baltimore Humane Society Book Drive continues on Wednesdays at 1601 Nicodemus Road.  A significant portion of each book's sale price will be donated to the no-kill animal shelter, no matter when the book is sold during the year.  Call 410-833-8848.  Go to http://baltimorehumane.org

41] – Diverse Charter Schools is a forum sponsored by The Century Foundation and The Poverty & Race Research Action Council, and it takes place on Wed., May 30 from noon to 2 PM at the Century Foundation/Center for American Progress, 1333 H St.NW, WDC, 10th Floor. Lunch will be available at 11:30 AM. Panelists will discuss the merits of those efforts and other ideas outlined in a new report from The Century Foundation and The Poverty & Race Research Action Council, "Diverse Charter Schools: Can Racial and Socioeconomic Integration Promote Better Outcomes for Students?" by Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter. They will also address the question: should foundations and policymakers offer more support for charter schools that educate high-needs students in racially and economically diverse settings? RSVP to events@tcf.org with "Charter" in the subject line.

42] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building, 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is May 30. Call 215-426-0364.

43] – Eva Gabrielsson, Stieg Larsson's partner, will read from her book "There Are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me" at 6:30 PM at Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral St.  Call 410-396-5430.  Go to www.prattlibrary.org/locations/central.

44] – Music for Peace takes place on the last Wednesday of the month, and it is an opportunity to discover music as a means to communicate and connect across cultures. Listen, play, or learn. The event will feature an open mic forum, guitar lessons, and the chance to meet people to HI Baltimore Hostel, 17 W. Mulberry St.  Call 410-576-8880 or visit http://www.baltimorehostel.org.


45] – The Baltimore Green Currency Association meets every Wednesday at 7 PM at Breathe Books, 810 W 36th St. # A, Baltimore, MD 21211-2554.  Call 410-235-7323.


46] – Each Wednesday, the Northwest Greens hold a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is May 30. Call 215-843-4256 or email nwgreens@yahoo.com.

47] – A MD PFLAG State Chapter Meeting is happening on Wed., May 30 at 7 PM at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia,  MD 21045.  RSVP to david@mdfme.org.

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] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/


"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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