Saturday, March 22, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 22-24, 2014

52] Pray for Peace -- Mar. 22
53] Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd at Red Emma’s – Mar. 22
54] Humanizing Art – Mar. 23
55] Peace and Pancakes -- Mar. 23
56] Community Forum for the Next Governor -- Mar. 23
57] Baltimore Green Forum -- Mar. 23
58] Soul Kitchen Dinner Program -- Mar. 23
59] Book talk, “Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran” -- Mar. 23
60] Get out the vote for Andy Shallal & meet Danny Glover -- Mar. 23
61] Pentagon Vigil -- Mar. 24
62] Max is seeking a place to live
63] Ronda Cooperstein on social media
64] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
65] Join Fund Our Communities
66] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
67] Do you need any book shelves or file cabinets?
68] Join Global Zero campaign
69] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
70] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
51] – There is a NATIVE AMERICAN HEALING CEREMONY on SAT., Mar. 22 from 7 to 10 PM with two healers Roy and Jean Reddemann at 4217 East-West Highway, Bethesda 20814. Roy Reddemann is a Native American Healer who follows the Lakota tradition. He together with his wife Jean will conduct a Traditional Native American Ceremony that can assist people in healing their body, mind and emotions as well as helping them in their spiritual path. Through drumming, singing and other rituals, Roy is able to generate a sacred space where the pure energy of the spirits of his altar comes through. You may wish to bring a pillow or blanket to be comfortable. PS: do not consume any alcohol on the day of the ceremony. Women should also come to the ceremony in an ankle length skirt or dress with their arms covered. Women should also NOT attend ceremony if they are on their Moon Time (monthly cycle). (This only applies to the Drumming circle and not to the Medicine Wheel workshop). There is no fee for any traditional ceremony; however a gift from the heart is appreciated. Email

52] – Pray for Peace at 7:30 PM on Sat., Mar. 22 at the Mission Helper Center, 1001 West Joppa Road, Towson (corner of West Joppa Road and Chestnut St. with the entrance on Chestnut St. Email or call at 410-321-0199.

53] – A Sliver of Light: Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd share their story on Sat., Mar. 22 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. In summer 2009, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran’s infamous Evin Prison, where they discovered that pooling their strength of will and relying on each other were the only ways they could survive. In this poignant memoir, “the hikers” finally tell their side of the story. They recount the deception that lured them into Iran in the first place and describe the psychological torment of interrogation and solitary confinement. We follow them as they make surprising alliances with their fellow prisoners and even some of their captors, while their own bonds with each other are tested and deepened. Call 443-602-7585.

54] -- Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 AM to noon. On Sun., Mar. 23, the platform address is Humanizing Art. Prior to the Renaissance, the dominant direction in European art was upward, towards the heavens, reaching for God. As Aristotelian influences turned cultural perspective back to the earth, human beings dominated the artist’s eye. From Da Vinci and Michelangelo to Rembrandt and Vermeer, beauty and truth came in human form. Join Hugh Taft-Morales as he explores this creative turn that fueled the aesthetics of modern humanism.

Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. Call 410-581-2322 or email

55] -- Join the Kadampa Meditation Center for Peace and Pancakes on Sundays at 10:30 AM at KMC Maryland, 2937 North Charles St. All are invited to participate in guided meditation and chant praying for world peace. There will be a talk based on Buddhist thought followed by brunch. Call 410- 243-3837. Brunch is $5.

56] – Attend the Community Forum for the Next Governor on Sun., Mar. 23 at Gershman Hall, Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium, Broad & Pine Sts. Doors open at 1:15 PM, and the forum will begin at 2 PM. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at

Do You Really Want a Drone Command Center in PA? Be on the sidewalk stand to Stop the Drone War Command Center at 12:30 PM in front of Gershman Hall. Join with the voices of citizens from around the Delaware Valley at the Community Forum with Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates. The forum has been brought together by an array of progressive organizations across Philadelphia that share a common commitment addressing issues of education, the schools-to-prison pipeline, women's rights, progressive tax policy, employment and jobs, energy and environment, healthcare among others. Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at 610-544-1818 or go to

57] – The Baltimore Green Forum is meeting on Sun., Mar. 23 from 4 to 5:30 PM. This monthly environmental education and discussion forum also includes an optional affinity group meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson 21286. See

The topic is energy reduction initiatives: conservation, efficiency and renewables. The speaker is Ed Kirk, CEM, LEED AP, energy manager at the Johns Hopkins University. He will talk about water use reduction, waste reduction, recycling and composting. Also he will comment on the idea that every job is a green job and awareness initiatives.

The Purpose of the Baltimore Green Forum is to seek to improve the quality of all life in the greater Baltimore area. The contribution to this goal will be to gather monthly in order to discern the progress towards regional sustainability that has already been achieved. Discover the connections amidst the chaos of the movement and build a community of like-minded individuals. Donations to the Maryland Presbyterian Church are greatly appreciated. Go to or email or phone 410-554-0006.

The Baltimore Green Forum is co-sponsored by Simplicity Matters Earth Institute ~ Chesapeake Climate Action Network ~ Baltimore Green Currency Assn. - MD League of Conservation Voters Education Fund ~ Greater Baltimore Group of the Sierra Club - Heathcote Community ~ Retrofit Baltimore ~ Creation Care Group of the Presbytery of Baltimore and Interfaith Power and Light.

58] – The Soul Kitchen Dinner Program takes place on the fourth Sunday at 5 PM. Gimmie Shelter Productions, in conjunction with the Govans Presbyterian Church, is offering a catered dinner for the homeless and those in need at the church, 5828 York Road. Musicians and singers are needed to provide entertainment, and helping hands are needed to set up, serve, clean up, and perhaps give other volunteers a ride home. Call 410-435-9188.

59] – Promoting the book, “Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran” takes place on Sun., Mar. 23 from 6 to 7:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Sts., 1025 5th St. NW. Authors Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd sign and discuss their book about their years in captivity and fight for freedom. It tells the much- anticipated truth behind the news story that had the whole nation talking: In summer 2009, Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran’s infamous Evin Prison, where they discovered that pooling their strength of will and relying on each other were the only ways they could survive. Visit

60] – CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin and Andy Shallal invite you to a meet and greet with actor and activist Danny Glover on Sun., Mar. 23 from 7:30 to 9 PM at 666 G St. NE, WDC 20002. Come for food and conversation. Consider becoming a new volunteer for the Get Out The Vote push on Election Day, April 1st. If you cannot attend on Sunday but would still like to offer support, make a donation to the campaign at

61] -- 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., Mar. 24, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email or call 202-882-9649.

The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area.

By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

62] -- Max is seeking a place to live. Let him know of any possibilities. He can be reached at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at net.

63] -- Ronda Cooperstein has taken to social media, and is recording her opinion pieces on You Tube. Check out her essay at

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

65] -- 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

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

67] -- Can you use any book shelves? Can you use any file cabinets? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

68] -- 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.

69] -- 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.

70] – A 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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