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Friday, October 16, 2015
Baltimore Activist Alert - October 16 - 17, 2015
– Oct. 16
51] Depopulation of Palestine – Oct. 16
52] Black Lives Matter – Oct. 16
“Greening of Africana Studies” – Oct. 16
54] Support SOA Watch – Oct. 16
55] Honor Grace Lee Boggs – Oct. 16
Steven Salaita at Red Emma’s – Oct. 16
Ballroom Dancing – Oct. 16
Out with ICE. –
59] Day of Reflection with Pax Christi – Oct. 17
60]Reunion's Monthly Community
Chester peace vigil – Oct. 17
62] Empower D.C. – Oct. 17
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Energy, Health, &
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Harvey in D.C.
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68] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
69] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
70] Do you need any book shelves?
71] Join the Global Zero campaign
72] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
50] – Come to the Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 16th St.
NW, Suite 600, WDC, on Fri., Oct. 16 from 12:30 to 2 PM andjoin the Progressive Communicators of
Washington, D.C. for a brown bag discussion with Jennifer Farmer and Victoria
Wenger of Advancement Project. This talk is based on the new publication, “The
Progressive Phrase Guide: Five Guidelines for Socially Conscious
Communications,” from Advancement Project and The Opportunity Agenda. Jennifer
Farmer is also the author of the forthcoming book, “Striking While the Iron is
Hot: Principles for Promoting Your Issue, Candidate or Grassroots Campaign.”
Bring a brown bag lunch.
you a media watchdog? They can walk through some real life examples of how
media coverage can get it wrong. Bring and share a news story you've seen that
reduces its subjects to “less than” status.
Communicators of Washington, D.C. is an informal network of 1,200+ people
working in communications who are committed to progressive causes. Their goal
is to improve the ability of the network’s members to serve progressive
organizations by sponsoring trainings and speakers; sharing tips, strategies
and best practices; and providing forums for progressive communicators to share
information, including a Yahoo Group email list. To join the PCDC Yahoo Group
email list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
51] – A dramatic transformation took place
in the landscape and demography of Israel after the 1948 war, as hundreds of
Palestinian villages throughout the country were depopulated, and for the most
part physically erased. How has this transformation been perceived by Israelis?
At the Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037, on Fri., Oct. 16
from 1 to 2 PM,Noga Kadman suggests
some answers, based on a research that systematically explores Israeli
attitudes concerning the depopulated Palestinian villages. She focuses on the
most ordinary, everyday encounters of Israelis with the memory of the villages,
their representations and their physical remains, exploring the naming and
mapping of village sites and the ways depopulated villages are dealt with in
tourist sites and Jewish communities established on their remains. Aided by
statistics, original quotes, photos and maps, she will discuss her findings,
which reveal a consistent pattern of marginalization of the depopulated
Palestinian villages in the Israeli discourse, in the context of the formation
of collective memory and of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A light
lunch will be served at 12:30 PM, and the lecture at 1 PM. Visit http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/EventDetails/i/53813.
Kadman is an Israeli researcher in the
field of human rights and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, whose main interest
is to explore the encounter between Israelis and the Palestinian presence in
the landscape and history of the country. Copies of her book “Erased from Space and Consciousness: Israel
and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948” will be available
52] – 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 next scheduled vigil is on Oct. 16. Black Lives Matter.
53] – At Sankofa Books & Café, 2714
Georgia Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Oct. 16 from 6 to 7 PM, Rubin Patterson,
Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Howard
University will discuss his new book, “Greening of Africana Studies: Linking
Environmental Studies with Transforming Black Experiences.”He is also a Research Associate in the
Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg,
South Africa. He has published essays on transnationalism and environmental
issues in various journals, including Social Forces, Globalizations, the
Journal of Black Studies, and the Journal of Industrial Ecology. He served for
ten years as the founding editor of the journal Perspectives on Global
Development and Technology. Go to http://www.sankofa.com/bookstorecafe/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2015/10/06/15963/-/dr-ruben-patterson-greening-africana-studies.
54] –Come to 1114 Girard St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Oct. 16 from
6 to 10:30 PM and join SOA Watch's 1st Annual Game Night!Bring your favorite games/game ideas, or come
ready to play in different game rooms! There will be a casino room with card games
and a room for board games along with a cash bar for refreshments, snacks, and
drinks. Prizes will be given to all of the night’s winners! The suggested
donation is $5, and proceeds go towards the 25th Anniversary Vigil at the gates
of Ft. Benning, Georgia – Nov. 20 to 22.See https://www.facebook.com/events/520833514751159/.
55] – The Washington Peace Center, 1525
Newton St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Oct. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM will honor Grace Lee
Boggs, who said "We never know how our small activities will affect others
through the invisible fabric of our connectedness. In this exquisitely
connected world, it's never a question of 'critical mass.' It's always about
critical connections. “This intimate gathering will celebrate her life and
legacy through reflection, dialogue, and poetry and be a night of healing and
relationship building in the spirit of a revolutionary. Go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1c7phnpZXvky96Rp7yJ11SxWoG1sKc-ODIox3CcPSs40/viewform.
56] –On Fri.,
Oct. 16 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave.,
Baltimore 21201, Steven Salaita will discuss his book “Uncivil Rights:
Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom.” Haymarket Books and Red Emma's
present this discussion with Steven Salaita on academic freedom, free speech on
campus, and the movement for justice in Palestine.In the summer of 2014, renowned American
Indian studies professor Steven Salaita had his appointment to a tenured
professorship revoked by the board of trustees of the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. Salaita’s employment was terminated in response to his public
tweets criticizing the Israeli government’s summer assault on Gaza.
firing generated a huge public outcry, with thousands petitioning for his
reinstatement, and more than five thousand scholars pledging to boycott UIUC.
His case raises important questions about academic freedom, free speech on
campus, and the movement for justice in Palestine. Salaita currently holds the Edward W. Said
Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. Author of six
previous books, he is a regular columnist for Electronic Intifada and a member
of the Organizing Committee of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural
Boycott of Israel (USACBI). Call 443-602-7585. Go to
57] – 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 Oct. 16. Call Dave Greene at
behalf of NDLON and Trabajadores Unidos of DC, you're invited to participate on
Sat., Oct. 17 from 9 AM to 2 PM in a popular assembly against the racism that
today resurges across the country. The objective is to better organize in the
DC metropolitan area, and send a clear message: In with the people, out with
the hate, out with ICE. The asamblea will be followed by a public activity at 3
PM. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1507817696205731/
59] –Members and
Friends of Pax Christi Baltimore are invited on Sat., Oct. 17 to
attenda Day of Reflection from 9:30 AM to 1 PM at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 120 N.
Front St.., Baltimore 21202.The main
speaker is Sr. Patricia Chappell, executive director of Pax
Christi USA. Her reflection will be on the theme “Peace In Our City/
Peace In Our Lives.” Allow EXTRA TIME
TO GET TO THE ST. VINCENT DEPAUL PARISH PARKING LOT, AS THE BALTIMORE RUNNING
FESTIVAL IS DOWNTOWN ON THAT SAME MORNING! Contact Chuck Michaels [mailto:email@example.com].
60] – On Sat., Oct. 17
at 10 AM, be at Reunion's Monthly Community Meeting at New Community Church,
614 S St. NW.At Reunion's monthly
meeting, help determine the next steps in Reunion's Strategic Initiative
#2: Implementing restorative justice practices in DC's sentencing
61] – 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 www.ccpeace.org.
62] – Go to the Union Temple Baptist
Church, 1225 W St. SE, WDC, on Sat., Oct. 17 from 11 AM to 2 PM to join,
support & grow Empower DC! Founded in 2003, Empower DC is on the front
lines of fighting displacement of DC residents. The annual meeting will include
a report on organizational growth & direction. Dues-paying members will
also vote to elect members of the Board of Directors. Be at the 11th
Annual Membership Meeting, which will feature THIS IS HOW WE ORGANIZE &
FIGHT GENTRIFICATION & DISPLACEMENT! Contact Parisa at (202) 234-9119 x 100
or firstname.lastname@example.org.Visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2359300.
Speakers will examine the current devastation in Gaza
and the prospects for the future of a region that UN reports warn will be
uninhabitable by 2020 if the current trends continue. Doctoral student Seraje
Assi starts our public event with a lecture on the condition of Gaza under the
British Mandate by drawing on the works of Palestinian Historian Aref al Aref,
who had also served as the Official District of Gaza during the period between
1939 and 1943. Following Assi, Professor Noura Erakat will walk the audience
through a history of Gaza from 1948 to present day, illuminating Israel’s
larger project of settler-colonization. Professor Erakat’s lecture challenges
the notion that Israel has Gaza specific problem as she ties together policies
afflicting Palestinians throughout the state.
Finally, Professor Sara Roy, will discuss her most
recent research on the political economy of de-development in Gaza and the
necessity for freedom rather than aid alone. The program concludes with a
series of videos on innovative approaches to improving life in Gaza, introduced
and facilitated by Professor Rochelle Davis.
64] –Come to the next Maryland Climate
Coalition at the Energy, Health, & Climate Expo: Renewing Maryland Together
on Sat., Oct. 17 from 1 to 4 PM at the College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell
Road, Room BI113, La Plata, MD 20646.RSVP at http://baltcoexpo.eventbrite.com (optional).
The Baltimore Green Forum is an enthusiastic partner in
this Expo. The Expo will feature dozens of organizations and green businesses
that can help you save energy and money by going green at home, including: The
Empowers: energy-saving superheroes! * Mom’s Clean Air Force * Groundswell
clean energy purchasing groups * Ranger Rick & The National Wildlife
Federation * Breathe Easy Home * ZeroDraft Energy Efficiency * Blue Water
Baltimore * Baltimore Green Forum * Physicians for Social Responsibility *
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy * Interfaith Power & Light * Interfaith
Partners for the Chesapeake * Maryland Sierra Club * Pearlstone Center’s
Community Sustainability Program * Baltimore Metropolitan Council’s Air Quality
and Bike Safety Program * Maryland Working Families * Institute for Policy
Studies * and more!
situation in Palestine, especially in Jerusalem, is extremely unfair and
intolerable for its inhabitants due to the terror of the occupation and the
Israeli settlers' aggression recently reaching a boiling point. Yet the United
States condemns the Palestinians for aggression against Israeli civilians.Join the American Palestinian Community in
Northern Virginia at the White House, Pennsylvania Ave. and 15 St., 1600
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, WDC 20500, on Sat., Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 PM.
with the Palestinian people in their quest for human rights and freedom, Demand
that the United Nations interfere to end to Israel's war crimes against
civilians, -Demand that the U.S. stops using our tax dollars to send military
aid to Israel,-Work to cease U.S. economic support to Israeli war crimes, and
Support the Palestinian people to end the occupation achieve their freedom. Go
66] – Ryan Harvey's
lyrics are situated between the street protest, the radical bookstore, and the
basement punk show. Touring extensively since 2011, he has shared his
insightful acoustic songs and powerful stories in 19 countries, visiting many
epicenters of recent uprisings; Cairo, Athens, Reykjavík, and his hometown,
Baltimore. A founding-member of the Riot-Folk Collective in 2004, Ryan has now
launched Firebrand Records with former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom
Morello to promote & support revolutionary musicians around the world. Hear
Ryan at the Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Sat., Oct. 17 at 7
67] --The Washington Peace Center has a
progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its
weekly email: email@example.com.
68] -- If you would like to get rid of
books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
69] -- Can you use any book shelves?
Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
70] -- Join an extraordinary global
campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons:
http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.
71] – 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 http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.
“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