Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 9 -20, 2014

23] – The exhibit Northern Star: A Celebration of the Journey of Harriet Tubman will run until Sun., Apr. 20 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral St. Call 410-396-5430. Go to

24] – Ali Abunimah will focus on "The Battle for Justice in Palestine" on Wed., Apr. 9 from noon until 2:30 PM at the Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Efforts to achieve a “two-state solution” have finally collapsed; the struggle for justice in Palestine is at a crossroads. As Israel and its advocates lurch toward greater extremism, many ask where the struggle is headed. Author Ali Abunimah offers a clear analysis of this crossroads moment and looks forward with urgency down the path to a more hopeful future. Copies of the book will be available for sale.
Ali Abunimah is the author of “One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse,” and co-founder and director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada. Based in the United States, he has written hundreds of articles and been an active part of the movement for justice in Palestine for 20 years. He is the recipient of a 2013 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship. RSVP at 202.338.1290.

25] – On Wed., Apr. 8 at noon, see an answer to Cuba: A Policy Change Ahead? The discussion will be at the Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED. This is part of the Spring 2014 Schedule Table Talk Lunch Series Where the University community meets to discuss matters of moral, social, and ethical concern. A buffet lunch is provided free to students. A donation of $5 is requested from faculty and staff to help offset the cost of the program. RSVP at 202.885.3321 or at

26] – There will be a RAF Grant Information Session on Wed., Apr. 9 at 7 PM @ Red Emma’s Free School Classroom. Come and find out about the latest round of grants offered by Research Associates Foundation, a community grant-making program (that is a funder of the new Red Emma's!).

27] – What does speciesism mean? How are factory farms related? On Wed., Apr. 9 at 7:30 PM at G.W. Law School, 2000 H St. NW, join G.W. Law School for a film viewing of “Speciesism,” with a Q&A with director Mark Devries and HSUS's farm animal protection expert, Paul Shapiro. There will be a free reception of vegan food after the film! See a trailer:
Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factories, hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with their owners. There is no justification for considering humans more important than members of other species. Visit

28] – On Thurs., Apr. 10 at 9 AM, Faith, Culture and the Common Good – A Courtyard of the Gentiles Event is happening at Georgetown University - Gaston Hall. The moderator for the first session is Cokie Roberts, and the panelists are Michael Gerson, Bryan Hehir, Saba Mahmood and Phil Zuckerman. There will be breakout sessions and another panel, moderated by Paul Elie, with panelists Alice McDermott, Robert Pinsky, Ayana Mathis and Alan Lightman. RSVP 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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