Saturday, August 4, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

27] Artisan Jewelry Making – Aug. 5

28] Bridges for Peace – Aug. 5
29] Dream Act March – Aug. 5
30] Canvass for Marriage Equality – Aug. 5
31] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Aug. 5
32] Race & Education – Aug. 5
33] Commemorate Hiroshima & Fukushima – Aug. 5
34] Faith & Resistance Retreat – Aug. 5 & 6
35] Free Farm benefit – Aug. 5
36] Film SALO – Aug. 5
37] Pentagon Vigil – Aug. 6
38] Remember Hiroshima at Lockheed – Aug. 6
39] Unity March – Aug. 6
40] Baltimore’s Hiroshima/Fukushima Commemoration – Aug. 6
41] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Aug. 6 – Aug. 9
27] – 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., Aug. 5, the topic is “Artisan Jewelry Making,” and the presentation will be by Dianne Hirsch. She will discuss and demonstrate the creative process she uses when making the jewelry she sells in her business Dos Gatos Artisan Jewelry. Dianne, a BES member, is also a member of the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore. For the past two and a half years, she has been showing her jewelry, designed from sterling silver, vermeil, brass, copper, and semi-precious gems. Call 410-581-2322 or visit

28] – 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

29] – There’s a Maryland Dream Act March on Sun., Aug. 5 at noon in Downtown Silver Spring (beside the movie theater). March to Wheaton on Georgia Avenue. At the end of the march, join the Salvadoran Festival for MD DREAM presentations, music, & food!

The march is for justice, fairness, for a college education for all MD Students. TRANSPORTATION will be PROVIDED: get a bus at 11:30 AM at CASAs MCC, 8151 15th Ave., Hyattsville MD. Go to

30] – Join an Annapolis canvass for marriage equality on Sundays from 2 to 4 PM at the UUCA Parking Lot, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. RSVP at

31] – 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.

32] – A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race ) is happening on Sun., Aug. 5 from – 5 to 7 PM at Busboys and Poets, 14th St. & V St. NW. A.C.T.O.R. partners with Teaching For Change to host an in-depth discussion about Race & Education. The panel of featured presenters will discuss the importance of teacher training, curriculum development, resource distribution and discrepancies in managing student behavior. Education has long been considered a great equalizer in American society - join in the discussion as they explore this theory as well as the facts surrounding race and education. Go to

33] – This 67th anniversary of the atomic bombings, the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area is pleased to welcome Mr. Yoshio Sato, 81, and Ms. Kuniko Kimura, 72, both survivors of Hiroshima. Despite their advancing age and physical infirmities, Ms. Kimura and Mr. Sato are here to tell us about the horrors they experienced in the profound hope that nuclear weapons are abolished before they can be used again. The H/N Peace Committee also presents eye witness accounts of the effect of the Fukushima Nuclear Plant disaster.

Stand against the continuing madness of what the Hiroshima child saw on August 6th sixty-seven years ago. On Sun., Aug. 5 at 6:30 PM, be at the Hiroshima Commemoration at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. There will be a moment of silence at 7:15 PM, Hibakusha testimony, a Fukushima update by Ms. Akemi Maeshima, a school nurse, and Ms. Hiromi Abe, a former resident of the disaster area, whose family and friends still live there, and children’s activities. Call 703-822-3485.

34] – On Sun., Aug. 5, gather @ 6:30 PM for the Faith and Resistance Retreat to Commemorate the U.S. Nuclear Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010. At 7 PM meet in the sanctuary for a theme reflection, action preparation, video of the aftermath of the atomic bombings and prayer. Pick-up food will be offered.

Then on Mon., Aug. 6, anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and the feast of the Transfiguration, there will be a nonviolent witness at the Pentagon at 7 AM. Then at noon, participants will be at the Udvar Hazy Museum where the Enola Gay is displayed.

Join in an August 6 and 9 Faith and Resistance Retreat to Commemorate the U.S. Nuclear Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On August 6, 1945, the U.S. ushered in the Nuclear Age by using nuclear weapons against the Japanese. 67 years later, we seek to remember the pain, repent the sin and reclaim the future in a Faith and Resistance Retreat. The retreat theme is taken from Matthew's Gospel: ‘Why do you harbor such evil in your hearts?' (Matthew 9:4) In the prayer and reflection together, and in our nonviolent public witness, seek to remove the evil in our own hearts and confront and resist the evil that has lead the U.S. to become a nuclear empire. Contact Jonah House at 410-233-6238 or

35] – The Baltimore Free Farm presents The Fabulous Flea Market Band, Liz and the Lost Boys, and more for a benefit event on Sun., Aug. 5 at 7 PM at the Free Farm, 3510 Ash St. The suggested donation is from $5 to $10. Baltimore Free Farm, a local collective and network of community activists, may not believe in shipping food items all the way across the world for consumption, but they do believe in importing music. Go to

36] – See Paolo Pasolini's SALO on Sun., Aug. 5 at 7 PM at the Peace House, 1233 12th St. NW. Join Occupy Peace House for a night! The movie is based on the Marquis de Sade's “120 Days of Sodom.” This movie adaptation is based in Fascist Italy, and retains the novel's attacks on the ministers of government and religion, laying bare the hypocrisy of institutions of control. Not a movie for those of weak stomach, it has been banned in many countries, finally seeing the light off day again in a Criterion Collection release. Due to graphic violence and disturbing imagery, you must be 18+. Visit

37] – 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., Aug. 6, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.

38] – The Brandywine Peace Community will gather on Mon., Aug. 6 at noon to Remember and Resist...Hiroshima Day Peace Demonstration & Nonviolent Resistance at Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia/Valley Forge, PA (230 Mall Boulevard 19406, Mall & Goddard Blvds., behind the King of Prussia Mall). Lockheed Martin, the world's largest war profiteer, is the U.S.'s chief nuclear weapons contractor and among the top manufacturers of drone warfare technology.

Call Brandywine at 610-544-1818 to face arrest for resisting the injustice and criminality of Lockheed Martin. On site meeting for those doing so at 11 AM. For nonviolence discipline, go to

39] – On Mon., Aug. 6 at 3 PM, join a UNITY MARCH – STOP POLICE BRUTALITY & ABUSE! JOBS & REC CENTERS NOW! Gather at the Shot Tower, 801 E. Fayette St., Baltimore 21201. March to City Hall toTell the Mayor and City Council – Get abusive police out of our communities! Community Control Now! Jobs for All! Keep all of the recreation centers and fire stations open – Say no to privatization. This is organized by the Baltimore Peoples Assembly. Call 410-500-2168.

40] – For the 28th year, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will remember the atomic bombings of Japan on August 6 & 9, 1945, which killed more than 200,000 people. Other organizations involved in the commemorations are Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Crabshell Alliance and Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore. The HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION is on Mon., Aug. 6 at 5 PM at 34th & N. Charles Sts. Demonstrate against Johns Hopkins University’s weapons contracts, including research on killer drones, commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and remember the nuclear energy disaster at Fukushima, Japan.

At 6 PM, there will be a potluck dinner at Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St. At 7 PM, Hibakusha from Hiroshima, Mr. Yoshio Sato, 81 years old, bombed just over a half mile from the epicenter, and Ms. Kuniko Kimura, 72 years old, bombed one mile from the epicenter will speak about the atomic bombing. Ms. Hiromi Abe will provide details about the nuclear energy disaster at Fukushima. Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

41] – 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

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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