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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Baltimore Activist Alert - June 16 to August 16, 2015
33]Summer Solstice Celebration – through June 22
34]Assad’s chemical weapons – June 16
35]DC Healthy Communities Collaborative – June 16
36]Book talk about “Sumoud” -- June 16
Peace vigil – June 16
38] No JHU Drone Research – June 16
Bomb Exhibition– through
40] ACLU dinner –
41]Author Talk about IN AFTER SNOWDEN – June 16
42]Sandtown-Winchester– June 16
43]Soweto 1976 – June 16
44]Orioles game – June 16
SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION goes from Mon., June 15 through Mon., June 22.This year’s celebration will be a whole week
of Sunrise and Sunset meetings focused on our relationship to the Sun, based on
the teachings of Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov in his book, “Towards a Solar
Civilization”. They will include morning prayers and ceremony.The various events will be at 4209 East-West
Highway (Jerusalem) or 4217 East-West Highway.Call 301 654 6759 or go to www.theessenechurchofpeace.org.
34] –Go to 2172 Rayburn House
Office Building, 200 D St. SW, WDC on Tues., June 16 from 10 AM to 1 PM for a
hearing.Chairperson Royce said this
about the hearing: "The Assad regime continues its chemical weapon
strikes, despite Obama Administration claims to have destroyed its illegal
stockpile. Assad denies having any chemical weapons, while his forces brazenly
gas men, women, and children. This hearing will highlight these horrific
attacks and what can be done to protect vulnerable Syrian civilians. The
Committee will hear chilling accounts, including from brave responders working
to save the lives of those targeted by the Assad regime." Witnesses
include The Honorable Robert Ford, Senior Fellow, The Middle East Institute,
Mohamed Tennari, M.D., Idlib Coordinator, Syrian-American Medical Society, Mr.
Farouq Habib, Syria Program Manager Mayday Rescue, and Annie Sparrow, M.B.B.S.,
Deputy Director Human Rights Program, Assistant Professor of Global Health,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Visit http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/hearing-assad-s-abhorrent-chemical-weapons-attacks.
35] –On Tues., June 16 from 11 AM to 1 PM,
the DC Healthy Communities Collaborative invites you to join in on the
conversation about health in DC at THEARC Recital Hall, 1901 Mississippi Ave.
SE.The Collaborative consists of four
DC hospitals and four community health centers that came together in 2012 to
address the health needs of the Washington, DC community. As part of the
mission to improve health in DC, the Collaborative is developing a citywide
community health needs assessment and a community health improvement plan that
is responsive to the needs identified in the assessment. The final assessment
will be released in June 2016.Join for
engaging conversation about the current state of health in DC, the community
assets that help keep us healthy, the barriers that weigh us down, and what we
can do to elevate the health of our community. Lunch will be served!
Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversation-61615-getting-to-a-healthy-dc-registration-17104328507.
36] – On Tues.,
June 16 from 1 to 2 PM, the Palestine
Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC
20037, invites you to a book talk about “Sumoud,” the Arabic title of
this new history, means "steadfastness" in English. Presenting this
book will be Joyce Ajlouny, director of the Friends School, with co-authors
Betsy Brinson and Gordon Davies. In 1969, fifteen year-old Miriam Karam
approached Eli and Sybil Jones, Quakers from Maine, as they were walking in
Ramallah. She asked them to start a school for girls. "But who would
teach?" they asked, and Miriam replied, "I will."
Thus was born the Ramallah Friends School that
today enrolls about 1400 students from kindergarten through high school with a
curriculum that begins in Arabic and ends with students fluent in English. It
is one of the few schools in the Middle East recognized for International
Baccalaureate programs. It has sent students all over the world to pursue
advanced education and has helped to strengthen Palestinian universities and
society as well. The authors of this new history of the school have used
documents, photos, and oral histories in an effort to tell the story from the
perspectives of those who have lived in Palestine during the past century and a
half. Copies of the book will be sold at this event. Attendance is free, but a RSVP
is required at http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/RegisterForEvent/i/52431.
Call 202-338-1958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for
peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at
the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine. The next vigil is June 16.
38] –Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each
Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on June 16from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max
39] –Come to the
Katzen Arts Center, Third Floor, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC on Tues., June
16 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM for, in conjunction with the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic
Bomb Exhibition, a panel which brings together several artists who have
addressed war-related suffering in their own work. Panelists include Kristine
Yuki Aono, Kitty Klaidman, Miriam Morsel Nathan, and Aida Sehovic. Go to http://www.american.edu/calendar/?id=6383062.
See the Maruki Panel exhibit at the
American University Katzen Arts Center. Go to http://www.american.edu/cas/museum/gallery/2015/hiroshima-nagasaki.cfm.
Six of the world-Famous panels will be exhibited outside Japan for the first
time in many years. There will also be a display of artifacts from Hiroshima
and Nagasaki, as well as 24 of the All Souls Church Honkawa School Children's
drawings. At the American University Museum, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC
20016-8031, see the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition through Aug.
16.In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the attacks, this powerful
show will include 20 artifacts collected from the debris of the 1945 atomic
bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as 6 large folding screens that
depict the horrors of the event. The 1995 Nobel Peace Prize nominees, Iri and
Toshi Maruki, created a total of 15 screens over 32 years from 1950. This
exhibition, made possible by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, is meant to deepen understanding of the damage
wrought by nuclear weapons and inspire peace in the 21st century. Call
Admission is free, and the exhibit hours are Tuesdays through Sundays, 11 AM to
invited to ACLU’s Annual Dinner & Discussion on Tues., June 16 at 6 PM at
the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt 20770.Over the last year, and especially following
the police-involved death of Baltimore's Freddie Gray, people across Maryland
and the nation have been awakening to the cry for justice coming from
communities whose trust in law enforcement has been shattered by police abuse,
discrimination and misconduct, as well as the failure of our justice system to
hold police accountable. The speakers for "Police Accountability to the
Communities They Serve" are Del. Alonzo Washington – sponsor of House Bill
954, which will require police departments to report to the state civilian
deaths as a result of a police encounter; Marion Gray-Hopkins – mother of Gary
Hopkins, who was killed during a police encounter in Prince George's County in
1999; and Toni Holness – Public Policy Associate, ACLU of Maryland.TICKETS are required for dinner ($25 in
advance, $30 at door, $15 for students). The discussion following dinner at
7:30 p.m. is FREE. Buy tickets or reserve your seat at https://action.aclu.org/secure/md_20150616dinner?ms=eml_150529_aff_MD_criminal_law_reform&af=#%23query_string_encrypted%23%23.
41] –Go to the
Alliance for Justice, 11 Dupont Circle NW, WDC on Tues., June 16 from 6 to 7:30
PM for a discussion of Edward Snowden’s release of classified documents about
top-secret government surveillance programs.“In After Snowden,” Ronald Goldfarb serves as editor and
contributor of a provocative new book that includes several previously
unpublished essays by prominent legal and political experts that examine the
boundaries of privacy in America, and the future of secrecy in an increasingly
accessible world.Visit http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6539/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=78009.
42] – Baltimore's
Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood has received a lot of national press lately
because of the Baltimore Uprising. The truth is that there is a lot of good
happening in this neighborhood, thanks to dedicated people who are creating and
running effective programs for the community. There are programs that are working
to provide access to good food as well as to create jobs. Sandtown: Building a model for food and jobs
is the topic on Tues., June 16 at 6:30 PM at the Newborn Holistic
Ministries, Harris-Marcus Building, 1947 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore.Marc Steiner will moderate the panel with Elder
C.W. Harris, Strength to Love II Farm and Newborn Holistic Ministries, Antoine
Bennet, New Song Community Church, and Melissa Kelly, No Boundaries Coalition, Assistance
provided to and from cars if needed. Call Valerie Williams at 443-804-1252.
43] – At Mt Vernon Square NW, WDC on Tues., June 16 at
7 PM, the DCFerguson Movement will protest against racist, militarized policing
in Washington, D.C. and across the country. June 16 was selected because on
that day in 1976 twenty-thousand Black students took the streets of South
Africa to protest the imposition of the racist language Afrikaans in their
schools. Their protests were met with bullets by the Apartheid government
killing hundreds of youth. Oppression, however, breeds resistance. The murders
of those students jumpstarted the movement against Apartheid as thousands upon
thousands of Black (and white) South Africans actively joined the struggle,
swelling the ranks of the Liberation Movement.
44] – There's an
O's-Phillies game on Tues., June 16 at 7:05 PM.For $10, you can get great seats! It is Ollie's Bargain Nights, and the seats are in Section
can be delivered to Baltimore area residents, or one can meet Lou Curran at the
Babe Ruth statue or pick up tickets at Will Call.Call or text 410-499-8899!Net proceeds will be shared among MdSPCA, Md
Public Interest Law Program (MPILP), University of Baltimore Students in Public
Interest Law (UBSPI), Maryland Legal Aid, Public Justice Center, Md. Criminal
Defense Attorneys' Assn. (MCDAA), NACDL's Foundation for Criminal Justice,
Association for the Public Defender of Maryland (APDM), and the Norm Uziak
memorial children's scholarship fund.
"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