Sunday, April 12, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 11 - 17, 2015

25] Walk for a New Spring – Apr. 11
26] Defining the Role of the Next Generation in Social Activism -- Apr. 12
27] Black Holocaust Remembrance Day – Apr. 12
28] Bike for Earth Justice Week – Apr. 12
29] Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements – Apr. 12
30] Food Chain Workers Alliance – Apr. 12
31] Peace vigil – Apr. 12
28] No JHU Drone Research -- Apr. 12
31] Class on Bioethics – Apr. 12
32] “Keeping the Record Straight — What to Remember about the Vietnam War” -- Apr. 12
33] “The Faucet’s on Fire!” concert – Apr. 12
34] Pentagon Vigil – Apr. 13
35] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Apr. 13 – Apr. 17
25] – Walk for a New Spring...Ban Nuclear Weapons - Abolish War – Embrace Humanity is a 44-day walk through Apr. 26--Washington, D.C. to New York City for the 2015 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review at the United Nations. See On Sat., Apr. 11 at 6:30 PM, enjoy a potluck dinner and a meeting with the walkers at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.

26] – 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 AM to noon. On Apr. 12, hear an address by Farajii Muhammad with Youth Leaders for Peace. His talk is titled "Motivate or Change: Defining the Role of the Next Generation in Social Activism." Call 410-581-2322 or email

27] – On Sun., Apr. 12 from 1 to 5 PM celebrate Black Holocaust Remembrance Day at 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mt. Rainier, MD 20712. During this event honor those who endured the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the horrors of slavery. Topics of discussion include Social, Racial, and Economic Injustice in America, Police Brutality, Prison Industrial Complex, Black Youth, Reparations for Afrodescendants, and Self-Governance. Call 301-651-2845.

28] – Do you like to bike? Are you concerned about your carbon footprint? Would you like to show your support for greener transportation initiatives in DC? On Sun., Apr. 12 at 1 PM, join the American University Society for Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs, downtown for a bike ride as they kick-off Earth Justice Week. Meet on the north side of the White House, head to the Lincoln Memorial, bike and honk horns around the mall, ride past the Capitol, and return to the White House via Pennsylvania Avenue. The entire route is about 5 miles long. The weather should be great, so come out and see the ceaselessly talked about Cherry Blossoms with them! Go to See a map of the route: Go to

29] – Come to The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC on Sun., Apr. 12 at 2 PM for Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Organizers and activists struggle tirelessly to create and envision another world, or many other worlds, just as science fiction does... so what better venue for organizers to explore their work than through writing original science fiction stories? Co-editors adrienne maree brown and Walidah Imarisha offer up Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, as a way to uncover the truths buried in the fantastical – and to inject a healthy dose of the fantastical into our search for truth. Besides the reading, there will be a sci-fi and direct action workshop. Go to

30] – Go to Walmart, 99 H St. NW, WDC on Sun., Apr. 12 at 3 PM and join the Food Chain Workers Alliance for a rally with Walmart workers and other food chain workers impacted by Walmart's low wages! They are demanding $15/ full time hours for all workers. This action will be leading up to the national day of action on Apr. 15. This action is also part of Food Chain Workers Alliance 5th Annual Workers Leaders Retreat. See

31] – On Sun., Apr. 12 at 4 PM, the next class on Bioethics will be led by the Baltimore Ethical Society’s Hugh Taft-Morales at the Baltimore Free School at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. Call 443-602-7585. Go to

32] – On Sun., Apr. 12 at 4:30 PM, the Brandywine Peace Community Monthly Potluck Supper & Program, 2nd Sunday of the month, is happening at the University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., Philadelphia 19104. For the potluck, bring a main dish, salad or dessert. The program begins at 5:30 PM—“Keeping the Record Straight — What to Remember about the Vietnam War,” a talk by history professor and author of the forthcoming book “A New History of the Vietnam War: The Search for Peace and a Third Solution.” She is the director of the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture and Society at Temple University. For two years during the war, she was also an American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) medical aid worker. Go to or call 610-544-1818.

33] – Join BES for a 7:30 PM concert by singer/songwriter Roy Zimmerman. Enjoy a great performance with friends from the Baltimore Coalition of Reason and Americans United for Separation of Church and State - Maryland Chapter. The concert is entitled THE FAUCET’S ON FIRE! It will take place at Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St. The cost is on a sliding scale, $5-$25. BNotes are accepted. Go to

What can one person do about climate change, torture, racism, gun violence, fracking, Congressional ineptitude, ignorance, war and greed? Write funny songs, says Roy Zimmerman. In trying to change the world, sometimes it helps to take a break and have a good laugh. “The Faucet’s on Fire!” is ninety minutes of Zimmerman’s hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime and he’s shared stages with Bill Maher, John Oliver, Ellen DeGeneres, Kate Clinton and George Carlin. And, at no extra charge, the special warm-up act is BES Ethical Leader Hugh Taft-Morales! Check out some of Roy’s acts on YouTube:

34] -- 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., Apr. 12, 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.

35] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 AM to noon on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts 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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