Thursday, February 19, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert - February 19 - March 5, 2015

30] Tools for Change class at Free School -- Feb. 19, 26 & Mar. 5
31] Human Rights In the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea - Feb. 20
32] Vigil for peace at White House – Feb. 20
33] Silent Peace Vigil – Feb. 20
34] Malcolm X -- Feb. 20
35] Bars to Blocks: Hip Hop 4 Social Change – Feb. 20
36] THE NEW JIM CROW – Feb. 20
37] “Care for Creation, Care for Peace” – Feb. 20
38] Ballroom Dancing – Feb. 20
30] – Rex Foster is co-teaching a class called "Tools for Change" and it starts Thur., Feb. 19 at 7 in the Free School Classroom at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. It will continue on Feb. 26 and Mar. 5. The class will explore some simple tools for making group and community work more effective. Register at

31] – Join the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Feb. 20 from noon to 1:30 PM for a panel discussion with esteemed members of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights In the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea. Lunch will be served. Visit

32] – On Fri., Feb. 20 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.

33] – There is usually a silent peace vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St. The Feb. 20 vigil will remind us that War Is Not the Answer and that there is the need to stop torture, and prosecute the torturers. If you are planning to come to the peace vigil, be there between 5 and 5:30 PM. There are predictions for brutal weather. If this happens, the vigil will end at 5:30 PM.

34] – On Fri., Feb. 20 at 6 PM at the Howard University Blackburn Center, 2400 Sixth St. NW, WDC, catch Malcolm X and the Political Philosophy of Black Nationalism with Charles Barron - NY State Assemblyman, Allyson Carpenter - Ward 1 Advisory Neighborhood Commission Washington, D.C., and Eugene Puryear - DC Statehood Green Party. See

35] – Bars to Blocks: Hip Hop 4 Social Change will take place on Fri., Feb. 20 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. This is a weekend long event which will focus on hip hop and the hip hop generation's influence on the social change movement. Come to the kickoff, a town hall panel discussion to explore what messages hip hop is sending about conditions in Baltimore City and beyond. Hear from community leaders who are using hip hop as a tool for social change and have been successful in engaging the hip hop generation in being proactive in their communities. The panel discussion will be moderated by AJ Showtime, host of 92Q's Rap Attack program. Panel guests will include Frank Johnson, CEO of WPBRadio, Lil Black, Radio One On-air personality, Charm City Cee, artist and organizer of Lets Feed the City, and representatives from Hip Hop for the Homeless, Will Rap 4 Food, Baltimore City Youth Commission and more. Call 443-602-7585. Go to

36] – Go to Augustana Lutheran Church, 2100 New Hampshire Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Feb. 20 at 7:30 PM and learn more about incarceration in the United States by watching the movie and engaging in thoughtful discussion. The movie is followed by an interview with Michelle Alexander and compliments the reading of “The New Jim Crow.” Go to

37] – 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 Feb. 20. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

38] – On Sat., Feb. 21 at 9 AM, the Diocese of Arlington’s Peace and Justice Commission is holding its Ninth Annual Peace Symposium at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Arlington. The topic is “Care for Creation, Care for Peace: The Link Between Climate Change and Human Security,” and the keynote speaker is Dan Misleh, executive director of the Catholic Climate Covenant. The morning starts with Mass at 9 AM, and the presentation and panel discussion follow at 10 AM. St. Charles is on Metro’s Orange and Silver Lines; and the closest stations are Clarendon and Virginia Square.

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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