Thursday, August 21, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 21 - September 21, 2014

24] Hoops Not Bombs – Aug. 21
25] Film “A Will for the Woods” – Aug. 21
26] Vigil for Justice in Palestine – Aug. 22
27] Vigil for peace at White House – Aug. 22
28] Silent peace vigil – Aug. 22
29] Pray for Peace – Aug. 22
30] Ballroom Dancing – Aug. 22
31] Breakfast with the Animals – Aug. 23 - 24
32] Olney Peace vigil – Aug. 23
33] West Chester, PA demo – Aug. 23
34] Silent peace vigil – Aug. 23
35] Benefit Hardcore Cares – Aug. 23
36] Viva Palestina, a Hip Hop Concert – Aug. 23
37] March for Michael Brown – Aug. 23
38] Catch the Mother Earth Poetry Vibe – Aug. 23
39] Jackson Browne in town – Aug. 23
40] People’s Climate March – Sept. 21
41] Ronda Cooperstein on social media
42] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
43] Join Fund Our Communities
44] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
45] Do you need any book shelves?
46] Join Global Zero campaign
47] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
48] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
24] – Hoops Not Bombs at the White House is happening at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, on Thurs., Aug., 21 at 6 PM. Don’t miss this hula hoop jam for peace. With bombs being dropped from Gaza to Iraq, people have been in the streets protesting for peace a lot lately, so take some time to de-stress and get in shape for the long haul! Bring hoops if you have 'em, but don't worry if you don't as plenty will be available! Other toys welcome too- poi, hackysack, jump rope, etc. Enjoy old and new friends, music, and wiggle your hips for peace. RSVP at

25] – What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Capturing the genesis of a revolutionary social and environmental movement, the film “A Will for the Woods” draws the viewer into a life-affirming and immersive portrait of people embracing their connection to timeless natural cycles. Musician, folk dancer, and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial, determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth. He has discovered a movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing toxic, wasteful funeral practices engineered to preserve the body at the ecosystem’s expense. Clark, a spirited and charismatic advocate, sets out to save a tract of forest with the help of green burial pioneers and a compassionate local cemetarian.

While he continues to battle cancer, he and his partner Jane find great comfort in the thought that his death – whenever it may happen – will be a force for regeneration. As the film follows Clark’s dream of leaving a loving, permanent legacy, environmentalism takes on a deeply human intimacy. The can be seen on Thurs., Aug. 21 at 7:30 PM at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224. Tickets are $12, and $9 for members. Go to Email or call 410/276-1651.

26] – On Fri., Aug. 22 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.

27] – 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

28] – There is usually a silent peace vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, outside the Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and St. Paul St. The Aug. 22 vigil, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, reminds us that War Is Not the Answer and that there is the need to stop torture.

29] – Pray for Peace at 7:30 PM on Fri., Aug. 22 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 East University Parkway, Baltimore ( corner of East University and North Charles St. Enter the parking lot on Charles Street and enter the Cathedral by the doors to the Diocesan Center. Contact Charles Cloughen, Jr. at or at 410-321-0199.

30] – 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 Aug. 22. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

31] – Eat breakfast alongside some of your favorite animals, including penguins, giraffes, and elephants. A same-day entry to the zoo is included with ticket price. The Breakfast with the Animals takes place through Sept. 20, Saturdays & Sundays, 8:30 to 10 AM at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1876 Mansion House Drive. Call 410-366-7102 or see The cost for non-members is $65, and children under 2 get in for free.

32] – 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 Aug. 23. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.

33] – 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

34] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Aug. 23. 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

35] – Over twelve bands will play to benefit Hardcore Cares, a campaign against dog fighting and other forms of animal abuse. All funds raised from the show will go to a Baltimore bully breed rescue. The benefit will happen on Sat., Aug. 23 at 3 PM at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Call 410-662-0069 or visit

36] – Get your groove on at Viva Palestina, a Hip Hop Concert in Solidarity with the People of Palestine in St. Stephens Auditorium, 1525 Newton St. (use Columbia Heights Metro) on Sat., Aug. 23 at 7 PM. Jazz up your Saturday evening and support the Palestinian people at the Viva Palestina hip hop concert featuring amazing musical artists and activists: Mazzi, Khaki Mustafa, Luci Murphy, Leftist, Enoch & DJ Earth1ne. The show begins at 8 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow activists, enjoy Palestinian hip hop and show your support for an immediate lift of the blockade and an end to Israeli oppression! Purchase Tickets for $10 to help cover overhead costs at

37] – Join the march to Chinatown for Michael Brown starting at Mt. Vernon Square, 800 Mt. Vernon Pl NW on Sat., Aug. 23 at 7 PM. On Aug. 9, 2014, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri fatally shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, leaving his body uncovered in the street for hours. This wasn’t an isolated incident, racial profiling and targeted state violence has a horrific history in communities of color in America. Join with Code Pink, the Answer Coalition and others. RSVP at

38] – Catch the Mother Earth Poetry Vibe on Sat., Aug. 23 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. This is a poetry/spoken word open mic hosted by Analysis and featuring the Baltimore Citywide Youth Poetry Team! The evening will continue until 10:30 PM. Visit Call 443-602-7585. Go to

39] – Catch Jackson Browne on Sat., Aug. 23 at 8 PM at the Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St. Call 410-837-7400. See

40] – Join an historic march for climate action on Sun., Sept. 21 in New York City. Next month, President Obama, along with hundreds of other heads of state from around the world, will attend the UN Climate Summit 2014 in New York City. Demand that our leaders commit to bold action to address the climate crisis. The People’s Climate March on Sept. 21 will be the largest mobilization to date for climate action. There will be a bus from Baltimore. To reserve a seat contact Regina at rminniss at

41] -- Ronda Cooperstein has taken to social media, and is recording her opinion pieces on You Tube. Check out her latest essay - THE WASHINGTON POST WITH TOAST:

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

43] -- 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

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

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

46] -- 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.

47] -- 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.

48] – 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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