Friday, February 21, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - Feb. 21-22, 2014

32] Justice in Palestine/Israel – Feb. 21
33] Support the Guantanamo Hunger Strikers – Feb. 21
34] Documentary ROADMAP TO APARTHEID – Feb. 21
35] Silent peace vigil – Feb. 21
36] The Justice Conference -- Feb. 21 & 22
37] March for the Animals Kick-Off Party – Feb. 21
38] Who was Malcolm X? – Feb. 21
39] Voices of the Civil Rights Movement -- Feb. 21
40] World International Film Festival – Feb. 21
41] Ballroom Dancing – Feb. 21
42] Caring for Creation in a Changing Climate – Feb. 22
43] Why We Can’t Wait meeting – Feb. 22
44] Olney Peace vigil – Feb. 22
45] West Chester, PA demo – Feb. 22
46] Silent vigil at Capitol – Feb. 22
47] Regional Workers Assembly – Feb. 22
48] Support Dana Beyer for Maryland Senate – Feb. 22
49] Meet the Mizeur-Coates ticket – Feb. 22
50] Syria Emergency Dinner – Feb. 22
32] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to

33] – Support the Guantanamo Hunger Strikers--Close Guantanamo & End Indefinite Detention! No More Torture! No More War! Join the vigil on Fri., Feb. 21 from noon to 1 PM at the White House-North side on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The vigil is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and Witness Against Torture. Visit

34] – See the documentary ROADMAP TO APARTHEID on Fri., Feb. 21 at 1 PM at the Bain Center, Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia 21044. See it for free. Call 410-313-7213.

35] – There is a silent peace vigil on Fri., Feb. 21 from 5 to 6 PM outside the Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and St. Paul St. The vigil, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, will remind us that War Is Not the Answer. Stop torture.

36] – The Justice Conference hosts
Dr. Bernice King and Jim Wallis and performers Josh Garrels, Micah Bournes, and Jars of Clay. This conference looks to create a dialogue on issues such as human trafficking, slavery, poverty, HIV/AIDS and human rights. It takes place on Fri., Feb. 21 and Sat., Feb. 22 at the Central Presbyterian Church, 7308 York Road. Call 410-823-6145. Visit The cost is $29.
37] – On Fri., Feb. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, join the March for the Animals Kick-Off Party and enjoy drinks, snacks and fun dog activities at the Downtown Dog Resort & Spa, 200 W. McComas St., Baltimore. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door per person and includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Contact Tami Gosheff at or 410-235-8826, ext. 138.

38] – Be at the Forum on Malcolm X life and assassination on Fri., Feb. 21 from 7 to 9 PM at UNIVERSITY OF D.C. LAW SCHOOL, 4340 CONNECTICUT AVE. NW, MOOT COURT ROOM #518. Use the VAN NESS METRO STOP on the RED LINE. The suggested donation is $5 to support the Museum of Hidden History. Some of the speakers are JOHN BRITTAIN, professor, UDC-DCSL, JARED BALL, PHD, editor of A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X, JOHN POTASH, author of "The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders," SHAHID BUTTAR, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and JOHN JUDGE, executive director of the Coalition on Political Assassinations and the Museum of Hidden History.

This forum of experts and authors will focus on the life, the politics, the domestic and international impact, and the threat of Malcolm X, who targeted him for assassination and why. It will also cover the extensive programs, like COINTELPRO and CHAOS run by government agencies from the 1950s forward to neutralize, disrupt and destroy the leadership for social change in the United States, and the role of political assassinations and surveillance in shaping the politics of America and the world to the present day. Go to

39] –Voices of the Civil Rights Movement is happening on Fri., Feb. 21 at 6:30 PM at the African American Civil War Memorial, 1925 Vermont Ave. NW. Each speaker is expected to share their experience in the civil rights movement from five to seven minutes, and the program will include musical selections from the noted group "In Process". The program will run about an hour with a short reception to follow. Contact Chuck Hicks at 202.421.8608.

40] – Bridges to the World International Film Festival includes foreign films from Kenya, Chile, Ukraine, Slovenia and Indonesia. They will be shown at various venues in Annapolis, Cumberland, Salisbury, St. Mary's City, and Towson. The embassy chooses the film, and a professional in the field will present it. After the screening a discussion will follow. See films on the following Fridays: Feb. 21, Feb. 28 & Mar. 7. Go to

41] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St. Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be Feb. 21. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

42] – On Sat., Feb. 22 from 9 AM to 2 PM, get over to Caring for Creation in a Changing Climate - A Symposium at the Washington National Cathedral & St. Alban’s Parish, Satarlee Hall, St. Albans Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW , WDC 20016. Visit

In 2012 and 2013 millions of people were forced from their homes by floods, storms, and other weather-related disasters. Millions more were affected by droughts, desertification, and degradation of the land, air, and water. While impacts are being felt in rich and poor countries alike, it is the most vulnerable people who suffer most. If you are concerned about climate change and environmental sustainability and want to find out what you can do, be there! Visit To register, email Carol Janus at There is free admission.

43] – On Sat., Feb. 22 from 10 to 11:30 AM, there is a Why We Can’t Wait meeting at New Community Church, 614 S St. NW, WDC. This ecumenical movement in the D.C. area addresses the New Jim Crow/Mass Incarceration and meets every other Saturday. Go to or

44] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. [Route 97] in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Feb. 22. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.

45] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email

46] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Feb. 22. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to or email

47] – The Regional Workers Assembly is scheduled for Sat., Feb. 22 from 3 to 6 PM at Sharp Hall, 5828 York Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211. Call 410-218-4835. See

48] – Join Reggie and Michael Oldak to support Dana Beyer for Maryland Senate, District 18, on Sat., Feb. 22 from 4 to 5:30 PM at 6801 Tulip Hill Terrace, Bethesda. From 495, go south on River Rd., right on Goldsboro Rd. Just after the light at Massachusetts Ave, left on Tulip Hill Terrace. From D.C., take Massachusetts Ave., then go left on Goldsboro Rd, and then left on Tulip Hill Terrace. RSVP to

49] – On Sat., Feb. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, meet the Mizeur-Coates ticket at 22 W. North Ave. Heather and Delman will be meeting with supporters. RSVP at

50] – Go to the Syria Emergency Dinner on Sat., Feb. 22 at 7 PM at The Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA. More than 2,400,000 registered Syrian refugees are living in neighboring countries. Some 9,300,000 people inside Syria are in need of humanitarian aid. Through the collaborative efforts of Islamic Relief offices around the world, more than 1 million Syrians affected by the conflict have received aid, but so many more Syrians need help. See

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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