Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

42] Free Animal Bereavement Counseling – Aug. 7 43] Military spending drawdown? – Aug. 7
44] American Univ. hosts Hibakusha – Aug. 7
45] War Is Not the Answer – Aug. 7
46] Support the Sisters Vigil – Aug. 7
47] Anti-Racism/Close SOA – Aug. 7
48] Bread & Roses Labor Series – Aug. 7
49] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Aug. 8
50] Green Business Happy Hour – Aug. 8
51] Book THE PARTY IS OVER – Aug. 8
52] Chestnut Hill peace vigil – Aug. 8
53] Green Currency Meeting – Aug. 8
54] Nagasaki Commemoration – Aug. 8
42] – There is Free Animal Bereavement Counseling at Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road.
Andrew Mazan leads a free monthly pet bereavement support group that meets the first Tuesday of every month. Call 410-833-8848. Visit http://www.baltimorehumane.org.

43] – On Tues., Aug. 7 from 12:30 to 2 PM, Clark Murdock, Center for Strategic and International Studies, will address "Planning for a Deep Defense [sic] Drawdown" at the National Defense Univ., Lincoln Hall, Room 1105, 260 Fifth Ave. SW, Fort McNair, WDC. RSVP to Nima Gerami at 202-433-6359 or nima.gerami@ndu.edu.

44] – On Tues., Aug. 7 at 4 PM at the American Univ. School of International Service building, Founder’s Room, Rev. Phil Wheaton will introduce the two Hiroshima survivors. Ms. Akemi Maeshima, a school nurse from Fukushima will also testify. Following the testimony, there will be questions and answers. Call 703-822-3485.

45] – 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 Aug. 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

46] – On Tues., Aug. 7 from 6 to 7 PM, there is a Support the Sisters Vigil at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC 20036. Contact Margaret Johnson at margaret.ann.johnson@hotmail.com. From Aug. 7 through Aug. 10, members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) will gather in St. Louis, MO for their annual assembly.

47] – Anti Racism & the Struggle to Close the SOA is a talk with Theresa El-Amin on Tues., Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 PM at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. Theresa El-Amin, the director of the Southern Anti Racism Network (SARN), will be speaking about her work in Columbus, Georgia, to close the School of the Americas and her cross race and cross class organizing. She became an activist in 1966 with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, helped found the United States Labor Party in 1996 and in 1999 became the founding director of the SARN. Luci Murphy will also add her singing voice to the evening's program, and there will be food to enjoy! Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/225865054202950/.

48] – Bread & Roses Labor Series Paid Sick Days for All is a discussion scheduled on Tues., Aug. 7 at 7 PM at Busboys and Poets, 5th & K Sts. This is an interactive night that takes us behind the kitchen door and into the lives of restaurant workers. Get a sneak peak at book promo video for “Behind the Kitchen Door: What Every Diner Should Know about the People Who Feed Us,” written by Saru Jayaraman. Learn more from DC’s Paid Sick Days for All Coalition experts about the movement on the ground to improve the conditions for restaurant diners, workers, and owners alike. Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series featuring a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. The hope for these events is that attendees walk away with a greater understanding of organized labor, its role in shaping history and current relevance. The name "Bread & Roses" was inspired by a poem/song written by James Oppenheim that appeals for both fair wages and dignified conditions. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/396568373737955/.

49] – 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 Aug. 8. Call 215-426-0364

50] – Green America's Green Business Happy Hour, hosted by Green America's Green Business Network director, Denise Hamler, takes place on Wed., Aug. 8 at 5:30 PM. Is there a Solar Co-op in your neighborhood? See local solar initiatives that are providing clean, green energy solutions to area residents, businesses and non-profits, AND providing green jobs. Come and hear how you can PLUG-IN to the solar revolution, and avoid the next BLACK-OUT! It is FREE, and enjoy food and drink. Go to http://www.greenamerica.org/events/openhouses.cfm.

51] – Mike Lofgren, a senior analyst on the House and Senate budget committees for the last sixteen years, grew increasingly appalled by what he witnessed and resigned in disgust after the debt-ceiling crisis. His exposé “The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted” is a scathing indictment of the waste and foolishness of both parties, with particular emphasis on the sins of the Republicans. His talk will take place at Politics and Prose: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC 20008, at 7 PM on Wed., Aug. 8. Contact Sarah Baline at events@politics-prose.com.

52] – 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 Aug. 8. Call 215-843-4256 or email nwgreens@yahoo.com.

53] – 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.

54] – On Wed., Aug. 8 at 9:30 PM, there will be a Nagasaki Commemoration & candlelight vigil at Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the White House. There will be a moment’s silence at 10:02 PM. Call 703-822-3485.

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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