Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 4

63] Frederick Marriage Equality canvass -- Aug. 23

64] Chestertown phone bank for Marriage Equality -- Aug. 23

65] Hyattsville phone bank for Marriage Equality -- Aug. 23

66] Compassion Over Killing workshop -- Aug. 23

67] MUPJ Conference – Apr. 12 & 13, 2013

68] Student needs housing

69] Order book on Chernobyl

70] Gimme Shelter seeks performers

71] Do you possess any Tom Lewis artwork?

72] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

73] Join Fund Our Communities

74] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader

75] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

76] Do you need a television, computer or book shelves?

77] Join Global Zero campaign

78] Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System

79] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

80] Click on The Hunger Site

81] Fire & Faith

82] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


63] – There is a Frederick Canvass for Marriage Equality on Thursdays from 4 to 6 PM at 4 W. Church St. RSVP

64] – Protect Marriage Equality in Maryland by participating in the Chestertown phone bank on Thursdays from 4 to 8 PM at 106 Spring Avenue. RSVP to

65] – Protect Marriage Equality in Maryland by participating in the Hyattsville phone bank on Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 PM at 4301 Garden City Dr. RSVP to

66] – On Thurs., Aug. 23 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., join Compassion Over Killing, a free workshop with Caryn Ginsberg, author of ANIMAL IMPACT: Secrets Proven to Achieve Results and Move the World. You'll experience what it takes to motivate people to act for animals during this high energy, interactive session. Learn how leading advocates at COK and other groups score impressive victories – and how you can do the same. You will leave with practical ideas to help you get better results from your time, energy, and resources. A book signing will follow the talk. Call 410-230-0450, go to or


67] – The 28th Annual Maryland Peace, Justice and the Environment Conference [] will take place Fri., Apr. 12 and Sat., Apr. 13 at the Turner Memorial AME Church, 7201 16th Place, Hyattsville. Save these dates. Email

68] – There is a student who will attend the Maryland Institute College of Art in the fall. She needs housing, and would like to live in a “good collective house and maybe do some cleaning/gardening/child-care/ work trade.” Ideally, she would like to pay $100 a month in rent, but will pay as high as $400 a month. Let Max know, 410-366-1637, if you have some possible housing solution. Please do ASAP.

69] – Order “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment” by Alexey V. Yablokov (lead author), Vassily B. Nesterenko (Dec. 2008), Alexey V. Nesterenko, and Consulting Editor Janette D. Sherman-Nevinger. You can reprint direct from shop— Your ON DEMAND order DIRECT TO THE PRINT SHOP will receive prompt attention. Prices include postage, shipping and handling anywhere in the U.S. From 1 to 5 books cost $13.50 each. Send checks directly to GREKO PRINTING, 260 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170 USA. For credit card orders, call 734-453-0341.

70] – Stephen Kobasa is hoping to do an exhibit of the work of Tom Lewis opening in May 2013 in New Have, CT. It would include a variety of his paintings, drawings, silkscreen prints, book illustrations, posters, banners and sketchbooks. This would not only be a display of objects on a gallery wall, but would also involve events which would return Tom's art to the streets where it was originally meant to make conscience visible.

Contact Stephen if you are in possession of original work and would consider loaning it for a month long display. You can reach him at stephen.kobasa at or 203-500-0268.

71] – Gimmie Shelter Productions is looking for performance artists in all disciplines i.e. poets, dancers, singers and musicians in all art forms who are willing to make a prolonged commitment. Gimmie Shelter does periodic benefits for the homeless and the shelters that serve them. It also participates in a monthly dinner for the homeless and needy at the Govans Presbyterian Church. There is a need there for musical entertainment.

Potential candidates should send non-returnable hard copies on compact disk in either MP3 form or regular disk format. Dancers should send any thing they have on a DVD. Include any hard copies on paper of your writing. Add biography and a short statement saying why you want to help the homeless. Include an optional picture, a phone number and e-mail. This call is not only for those willing to perform but for those who want to help promote the events and to attend events of Gimmie Shelter Productions. All serious applications should be mailed to Alan Barysh, 5849 B Western Run Drive, Baltimore 21209. If you have drug or drinking problems or are a drama king or queen don't even bother! This is for serious creative people!

72] – The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

73] – Fund Our Communities campaign is a grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget. Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures. Go to

74] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at Submit an article.

75] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

76] – Can you use a television, computer, monitor etc. or book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

77] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees. This is an historic window of opportunity. With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

78] – Visit the Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System at This link presents a wide range of insightful articles for criminal justice and legal professionals, both current and future. The project aims to be an objective, authoritative resource in the ever-changing court system.

79] – 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.

80] – 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.

81] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, and burned draft records in protest against the war in Vietnam. View

82] – 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; call 202-682-4282.

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

"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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