Friday, April 25, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 25-27, 2014

45] Max at JHU Spring Fair – Apr. 25 - 27
46] Vigil at the White House – Apr. 25
47] Protest at Chamber of Commerce – Apr. 25
48] Silent peace vigil – Apr. 25
49] Second Acts Conference – Mass Incarceration and Jim Crow – Apr. 25 - 27
50] MUPJ dinner and conference -– Apr. 25 & 26
51] Ballroom Dancing – Apr. 25
52] "Shifting Portrait: Latinos, Public Health and Inequality" – Apr. 26
53] Communist Party convention – Apr. 26
54] Olney Peace vigil – Apr. 26
55] West Chester, PA demo – Apr. 26
56] Ecofest – Apr. 26
57] Stop the Keystone pipeline – Apr. 26
58] Silent peace vigil – Apr. 26
59] Congregations for Climate Change Solutions – Apr. 26
60] Stop the Keystone pipeline – Apr. 26

45] – Max will be at the JHU Spring Fair on Fri., Apr. 25 from noon to 8 PM, Sat., Apr. 26 from 10 AM to 8 PM and Sun., Apr. 27 from 10 AM to 6 PM. Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility will be at Space 88 in the upper quad by Gilman Hall on the Homewood Campus. For sale will be books, vinyl, buttons, bumperstickers, videos, CDs and DVDs. Call 410-366-1637 or email

46] – On Fri., Apr. 25 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! The vigil takes place at the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact Art @ or at 202-360-6416.

47] – There is protest on Fri., Apr. 25 at 2 PM in front of the Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. RSVP at Every day is the perfect time to act for the planet. The US Chamber of Commerce is guilty of putting corporate profits before people, peace, and the planet, and is doing everything it can to stop climate action. Now, the Chamber is trying to push through the Trans Pacific Partnership, a job-killing trade agreement! Tell the Chamber that democracy, people and the planet should take priority over profits!

48] – There is a silent peace vigil on Fri., Apr. 25 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.

49] – On Fri., Apr. 25 to Sun., Apr. 27, be at the Second Acts Conference – Mass Incarceration and Jim Crow. The first Christians embodied a counter-cultural discipleship marked by their trust in each other and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The church described in the book of Acts was a living vessel, animated by a palpable connection to God, issuing the love of Jesus in practical ways to each community, household and heart. That way of being continues into our own era with resurrection power and Spirit-led faith. It is named for a book of Scripture as yet unwritten: The Second Book of Acts. It will claim anew the Easter resurrection of Jesus! People of faith will gather from Friday evening through Sunday morning to reflect on the life of Christian discipleship, and the intersection of discipleship and the world’s injustice. Mass incarceration will be a key focus. If you are not able to pay the full cost, be in touch about a reduced rate. Register at.

50] – Maryland United for Peace and Justice will hold its annual peace, justice and environmental conference starting on Fri., Apr. 25 at 6:30 PM and concluding on Sat., Apr. 26 in Annapolis from 8 AM to 4:45 PM. This is the first time since year 2000 that this statewide event has been in Anne Arundel County, providing a great opportunity for local folks to attend. Friday’s program will be at St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 730 Bestgate Road, and Saturday’s program will be at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road (off Bestgate Road). This year’s theme is “Peace and Justice Through the Generations: Passing the Torch for a Better World.”

Friday’s schedule will feature a pot luck dinner (bring a covered dish for all to enjoy) and a presentation by Paul Chappell of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Go to Saturday’s event includes talks by Kristi Casteel of the Joshua Casteel Foundation, Kathleen McClellan of the Government Accountability Project and NSA whistleblower W. Kirk Wiebe, and Maryland State Sen. Jamie Raskin. There also will be three workshop sessions with 14 choices, and entertainment by Max Ochs. A really great lunch (including vegetarian options) provided by Lighthouse Caterers of Annapolis is included. The cost is $30 for individuals, and $40 for families. There are reduced rates for retirees and part-time students ($20) and for full-time students ($15). Scholarships are available for low income persons. Visit Email phamm001 AT earthlink. net or call 443-418-5479.

51] – 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 Apr. 25. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

52] – The Johns Hopkins University Program of Latin American Studies presents "Shifting Portrait: Latinos, Public Health and Inequality" with the plenary speaker, Edward Telles, Department of Sociology, Princeton University. The event takes place on Sat.., Apr. 26 from 8:30 AM to 6 PM in Mason Hall, Homewood Campus. Register at Call 410-516-7540.

53] – The Communist Party of Maryland is doing fundraising to send delegates to the National Convention. Attend a District convention on Sat., Apr. 26 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21202. Call 443-604-2298 and visit

54] – 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 Apr. 26. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.

55] – 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

56] – Baltimore Green Week concludes with Ecofest, where live music, bike rides, “ecovendors,” free workshops, and guided nature hikes collide. Green Works is a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life in Baltimore through supporting environmental efforts. This was the 11th annual event. Visit the Baltimore Green Works website at On Sat., Apr. 26 from 11 AM to 5 PM, do the Ecofest at Druid Hill Park, 2600 Madison Ave., Baltimore 21217.

57] – Join a powerful action to tell President Obama to reject the dirty, dangerous Keystone XL pipeline. Get with the Cowboy Indian Alliance -- a coalition of ranchers, farmers and tribal communities along the pipeline route -- in marching to the White House to tell the president that Keystone XL is not in the national interest. Reject and Protect rally and march is on Sat., Apr. 26 starting at 11 AM on the National Mall, between 9th and 12th Sts. The march will be a culmination of a week’s worth of events. Visit

58] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Apr. 26. 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

59] – Partner with NoVA Congregations for Climate Change Solutions! It is happening on Sat., Apr. 26 from 1 to 3 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd,, Oakton, VA. Join with Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA) and the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS) for an afternoon of conversation and collaboration about how Northern Virginia's religious communities can partner together for climate change solutions. Over a dozen congregations have already signed up to be part of the solution. Join with them, and RSVP at

60] – You are invited to be moved, lifted up, and inspired as the Charm City Labor Chorus—and special guest Lea Gilmore—sing anthems of the civil rights movement, songs of workers’ and immigrants’ struggles and of the South African freedom movement, as well as works that envision a better world for all of us. Join your friends and comrades at the Charm City Labor Chorus’s “And the Choir Keeps Singing of Freedom”—the 5th anniversary concert! The performance starts at 7 PM on Sat., Apr. 26 in the Recital Hall in Morgan State University’s Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Building, 2201 Argonne Drive. Tickets are $15 ($5 for students). Email

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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