Sunday, March 9, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 9-10, 2014

62] Eleanor Roosevelt and Ethical Humanism -- Mar. 9
63] Peace and Pancakes -- Mar. 9
65] Life Restoration Ministry and International Women's Day Worship -- Mar. 9
66] Film UNMANNED: America's Drone Wars -- Mar. 9
67] Wheat paste to end violence in Syria -- Mar. 9
68] The D.C. Mayoral "Un-Forum" -- Mar. 9
69] Pentagon Vigil -- Mar. 10
70] Max is seeking a place to live
71] Ronda Cooperstein on social media
72] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
73] Join Fund Our Communities
74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
75] Do you need any book shelves or file cabinets?
76] Join Global Zero campaign
77] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
78] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
62] -- 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 to noon. On Sun., Mar. 9, the platform address is “Eleanor Roosevelt and Ethical Humanism.” Few people have done more to support Humanist values than Eleanor Roosevelt. During the longest term ever served as first lady, she demonstrated courageous independence championing racial and gender equality. Later she served as delegate to the UN, oversaw the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and started the Encampment of Citizenship with Ethical Culture leader Al Black. Come explore why she is a role model for Ethical Culturists today. 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. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia.

63] -- 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.
64] – The 4th ANNUAL COMMUNITY DAY OF EDUCATION ON ISRAELI ARAB ISSUES, sponsored by the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues and the Washington D.C. JCC, takes place on Sun., Mar. 9 from 1:30 to 5 PM. Join in for a day of in-depth exploration of the daily lives and challenges of Arab citizens of Israel. See one of two films and choose from two panel discussions. For example, consider hearing the panel discussion SHARED SOCIETY THROUGH PUBLIC SPACES at 1:30 PM at the DCJCC's Community Hall. RSVP at
For tickets to a film, go to For example, consider seeing THE DOVE'S CRY at 1:30 PM or THE GARDEN OF EDEN at 3:30 PM.

65] – The 4th Anniversary celebration of the Life Restoration Ministry and International Women's Day Worship will be Sun., Mar. 9 at 3 PM at Shiloh AME Church, 2601 Lyndhurst Ave., Baltimore. The guest speaker is Dr. Lisa Cooper, a native of Liberia, West Africa, professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, director, Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities. The Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo writes that her ministry is seeking prayers and donations. Stay blessed. Be restored. Stand for Justice. Pray for peace. Donations can be sent to the Life Restoration Ministry, 3315 Mondawmin Ave., Baltimore, 21216. Email Go to

66] – On Sun., Mar. 9 at 4:30 PM, participate in the Brandywine Peace Community Monthly Potluck Supper/Program at the University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA (37th & Chestnut Streets). Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share. At 5:30 PM, see a showing of UNMANNED: America's Drone Wars. Director Robert Greenwald investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad through more than 70 separate interviews, including a former U.S. drone operator who shares what he has witnessed in his own words, Pakistani families mourn loved ones and seek legal redress, investigative journalists pursue the truth, and top military officials warn against blowback from the loss of innocent life. The program will also include an opening film short, produced by the Brandywine Peace Community, observing the anniversary of the Media FBI Break-in on March 8, 1971, and its exposure of the FBI's COINTELPRO secret program, entitled: In The Sights of the FBI, From COINTELPRO to Today's Assaults on Civil Liberties. Call 610-544-1818 or go to

67] -- Join the #WithSyria vigil in solidarity with the people of Syria and get on the volunteer wheat-pasting teams to canvas Capitol Hill with their messages to end the mass violence in Syria. The Upcoming Global Vigil is starting on Sun., Mar. 9 at 6 PM through Mon., Mar. 10 at midnight at Columbus Circle. Visit

68] – Get over to the D.C. Mayoral "Un-Forum" on Sun., Mar. 9 from 7 to 9 PM at the University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. The "Un-Forums" will feature in depth conversations about income inequality in the city with the following mayoral candidates Jacek Evans and Vincent Orange. On Mar. 16, it will be Andy Shallal and Vincent Gray. Contact Allison Carney at

69] -- 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. 10, 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.

70] -- 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.

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

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

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

76] -- 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.

77] -- 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.

78] – 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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