Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Nov. 13-14, 2013

36] Research, Race, Class – Nov. 13 37] Structural Racism – Nov. 13 38] Palestinian Right of Return – Nov. 13 39] Home Energy Workshop – Nov. 13 40] Organized Crime and Violence in Post-Conflict Guatemala – Nov. 13 41] FCNL conference – Nov. 14 - 17 42] "China’s Views on Prompt Global Strike Technologies" – Nov. 14 43] "Central Asia, Iran and the Nuclear Landscape in Asia" – Nov. 14 44] "Communicating Catastrophe" – Nov. 14 45] Reporting on Iran – Nov. 14 46] Testify against new nukes – Nov. 14 ------ 36] – Research, Race, Class, and Praxis in the “End Times”: Moving Towards the Nexus of Struggle and Community Engagement is explored by David Stovall, Ph.D. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session on the topics of social justice in education, the relationship between housing and education and will use his experimental data to understand specific cases in Baltimore schools. It takes place on Wed., Nov. 13 from 6 to 7:30 PM in McGuire Hall, Loyola College. Call 410-617-5025 or visit 37] – As American As Apple Pie... and Structural Racism poses a question around perspective: how do cultural inclusion and racial justice correspond with Euro-centric holidays? The Baltimore Racial Justice Action group presents the ideas of our holidays, Columbus Day, Presidents Day, Thanksgiving, and others, and discusses the other side that no one likes to talk about: President's Day celebrates presidents who owned slaves, Columbus Day and Thanksgiving ignores the slaughter of the Native Americans. How do we go about celebrating these days with all of the racial injustice? On Wed., Nov. 13 from 6 to 8 PM get answers at the American Brewery Building, 1100 North Gay St. 38] – Indisputable: The Palestinian Right of Return will be explored on Wed., Nov. 13 from 7 to 9:30 PM in the Funger Hall, Room 108, 2201 G St. NW. Join Students for Justice in Palestine at The George Washington University in welcoming Professor Paul Churchill, PhD of GWU's Philosophy Department to discuss the Right of Return of Palestinians from a human right's perspective. Visit 39] – Bring A Home Energy Workshop to Your Congregation on Wed., Nov. 13 at 7 PM with LEAP-VA at the Church of the Covenant, 2666 N. Military Rd., Arlington. RSVP at 40] – The Struggle Against Organized Crime and Violence in Post-Conflict Guatemala is the topic of discussion on Wed., Nov. 13 from 7:30 to 9 PM at Meese III, Mason Hall, Fairfax Campus, George Mason University. - Claudia Paz y Paz will discuss Guatemala's efforts to reconstruct its democratic institutions, particularly rule of law, in a country plagued by violence, corruption and historic impunity. As Guatemala's first female Attorney General, Dr. Paz y Paz has made unprecedented strides in the prosecution of organized crime, political corruption, and human rights abuses. Her office was instrumental in the conviction of the former dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide. She has received numerous awards, and was nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. Contact Latin American Studies Director Jo-Marie Burt at 41] – From Thurs., Nov. 14 through Sun., Nov. 17, join the Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers). The lobby day is Nov. 14. Then the annual meeting will commence at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle. Go to 42] – On Thurs., Nov. 14 from 9 to 10:30 AM, Lora Saalman, Carnegie Endowment, will speak about "China’s Views on Prompt Global Strike Technologies" at the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at 43] – On Thurs., Nov. 14 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at George Washington University many speakers will address "Central Asia, Iran and the Nuclear Landscape in Asia" in the Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, 1957 E St. NW, WDC. RSVP at 44] – On Thurs., Nov. 14 from 9 AM to 7:30 PM at Nov. 14, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will reflect on "Communicating Catastrophe" at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP to Lisa McCabe at 45] – On Thurs., Nov. 14 from noon to 1:30 PM, Laura Rozen, Al-Monitor, and Barbara Slavin, Atlantic Council, will take on "Reporting on Iran" at the American Security Project, Seventh Floor, 1100 New York Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at 46] – Stop new nuclear power licensing, extensions on old reactor licenses and creation of more nuclear waste. Come to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) hearing in Rockville on Thurs., Nov. 14 between 2 & 5 PM. There is an open house from 1 to 2 PM. It is the first of 14 hearings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the con or Big Lie: NRC wants to legalize its alleged ‘CONFIDENCE’ that nuclear waste will have no significant environmental impacts even though it remains radioactive for literally millions of years… The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Headquarters, Commission Hearing Room, is located at 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville 20852. Use the Metro --Red Line—across the street from the White Flint. Call Max at 410-366-1637 if you need a ride. Register to speak at Get INFO 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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