56] – 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 Nov. 13. Black Lives Matter.
the Capital Hilton Hotel, 1101 16th St. NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 13 from 12:30 PM to 2
PM, as part of the Middle East Institute’s 69th Annual Conference, attend the keynote luncheon, Syrian
Voices, Policy Choices, which will feature two Syrian civil society activists
who are working to provide services and humanitarian relief to communities in
Homs and Aleppo. They will converse with veteran American diplomats about
civilian life in Syria, the internationalization of the conflict, and the role
of the United States in finding a solution and in aiding refugees.
The panelists are Sandra Bitar, Syrian Civil Society
Activist and Board Member, Emesa, Amb. Robert Ford, Senior Fellow at The Middle
East Institute and Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Bassel Junaidi, Syrian
Civil Society Activist and Co-founder, Kesh Malek, and Anne C. Richard, Assistant
Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, State Department. Despite
the ongoing fighting in Syria between pro-regime, rebel, and ISIS forces,
Syrian civil society continues to operate on the ground in areas free from government
control. Brave individuals risk their lives on a daily basis to provide medical
care, education, and governance for civilians trying to survive amidst the
civil war. Go to http://www.mei.edu/.
58] – At 2001 15th
St. NW, WDC, Fri., Nov. 13 at 6:30 PM, a diverse network of activists,
academics, organizers and community members are in the process of forming the
Latin America & Caribbean Action Network (LACAN). The Network is in its
initial stages and wants to reach out to organizations and individuals who are
interested in showing solidarity for peoples’ movements in the Caribbean and
Latin America, supporting immigrants, giving voice to people from the region to
share their own stories, and advocating for an anti-imperialist U.S. foreign
policy. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1647261768881222/.
59] – Come to Potter’s House, 1658
Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Fri., Nov. 13 from 7 to 9 PM and join
Project Esperanza for a yoga class to raise funds to realign the future of
Haitian kids in the Dominican Republic. Project Esperanza works in the
Dominican Republic serving the Haitian immigrant population of Puerto Plata, in
the areas of education, social aid, and community development. Project
Esperanza’s program called Change My Stars works to help to help improve the
quality of life of the Haitian youths in Puerto Plata through education and
community development. All donations
will go towards funding scholarships for Haitian youths in Puerto Plata. The suggested
donation is $10. Bring your own mat! Visit http://pottershousedc.org/event-blog/2015/11/13/change-my-stars-yoga-fundraiser.
60] – On Fri., Nov. 13 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's
Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, hear from Dan Berger, Marshall Eddie Conway and Dominique
Stevenson talk about prisoner organizing.
Police militarization and prison expansion accelerated in response to a
previous generation of radical activism. Yet police and prisons have always
been central fronts of struggle against racism and violence. What can today’s
movements learn from the history of prison activism? Join social movement
historian Dan Berger for a discussion about prisoner organizing, state
violence, and radical movements from the 1960s to the present. Berger is the
author of two new books, “Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil
Rights Era” and “The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass
Movements in the United States.” He will be joined in conversation with local
authors and activists Dominique Stevenson of the American Friends Service
Committee and Marshall Eddie Conway, a former Black Panther who was recently
released after more than 40 years in prison. Call
443-602-7585. Go to http://www.redemmas.org.
61] – 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 Nov. 6. Call Dave Greene at
the play UNEXPLORED INTERIOR: THIS IS RWANDA: THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF THE
EARTH by Jay O. Sanders and directed by Derek Goldman in the Atlas Theater, 1333
H St. NE, WDC 20002, through Sun., Nov. 29.
Mosaic Theater launches its inaugural season with a
world-premiere epic about the madness and majesty of Rwanda. Raymond, an
African film student at NYU enthralled with the mysteries of Alfred Hitchcock,
is compelled by a mentor's death to return to Rwanda to uncover a deeper horror
story: the roots of violence that have destroyed his family, including his
beloved grandfather, a Tutsi master storyteller whose legacy Raymond seeks to
redeem. The ghosts of King Leopold and Mark Twain intertwine with other
plotlines. Go to https://atlasarts.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0Si0000007RFegEAG. Email Mosaic Theater Company of DC at <email@example.com>.
64] – 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.
65] –The Peoples Power Assembly and the
Southern Christian Leadership Conference along with other community groups will
kick off a campaign to win justice for public housing residents at the corner of
N. Mount & Presbury Sts. (in front of the Freddie Gray mural). Join them on
Sat., Nov. 14 at noon for a brief press conference before doing door-to-door
canvasing. Later there will be a city-wide Tribunal on Dec 5. Call 443-221-3775.
DECENT HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT! REPAIR PUBLIC HOUSING
NOW! Fire Housing Commissioner Graziano – Rehire Lucky Crosby. Stop retaliation of workers and whistle
blowers. End sex for repairs scandal now, compensate the victims!
67] -- Join Common Cause for a house party to celebrate the victories. The keynote speakers are Senator Madaleno and
Common Cause’s national president, Miles Rappaport. Enjoy light refreshments and conversation on
Sat., Nov.14 from 4 to 6 PM at 1620 Belvedere Blvd., Silver Spring 20902.
Go to http://act-md.commoncause.org/site/Calendar?id=103085&view=Detail.
68] – On Sat., Nov. 14 at 5 PM come to the Peacemaker of the
Year Mass and Award Dinner at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 3304
Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA. This
year’s peacemaker of the year is Fr. Gerry Creedon, who has served the Church
in northern Virginia for 47 years, including as the pastor of Good Shepherd
parish in Alexandria (1979-91), St. Charles parish in Arlington (1995-2010),
and Holy Family parish in Dale City (2010 to present). From 1991 to 1995, he
served as the founding pastor of the Diocese of Arlington’s mission in Bánica,
Dominican Republic, where he worked to develop faith-based communities, served
as the coordinator of social justice ministry for the local diocese, and
assisted Haitian refugees fleeing war in their country. In addition to his
parish assignments, Fr. Gerry has served the Church and the wider community
over the years in numerous capacities, including Executive Director of Catholic
Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, Diocesan Director of Catholic Relief Services
and the Campaign for Human Development, founder of Catholics for Housing,
founder of Gabriel Homes for people with disabilities, Diocesan representative
on the board of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, adviser to
the Virginia Catholic Conference, board member of Social Action Linking
Together (SALT), and Strategy Team member of Virginians Organized for
Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE). In 2002, Fr. Gerry worked to establish
the Diocese of Arlington Peace and Justice Commission, and he has served as its
Chair since then.
suggested donation is $25 per person, but no one will be turned away for lack
of funds. To make a reservation without paying, please contact Bob Cooke (see
below). If you can give more than $25 to help cover the cost of dinners for
those who cannot afford it, your generosity will be most appreciated. Space is
limited, so early registration is encouraged.
pay online, please go to www.PaxChristiMetroDC.org and click on “Donate.” On
the next screen, enter the dollar amount you are giving, and log in to PayPal
if you have a PayPal account. If you don’t have a PayPal account, click on
“Continue” to the left of the login box, enter the requested information, and
click on “Review Donation and Continue.” On the next screen, click on the “Add
special instructions to the seller” link; and in the box that opens, type “POY
Dinner.” Then click on the “Donate” button at the bottom of the screen. If you would like to RSVP for a scholarship
or pay by check, please contact Bob Cooke (firstname.lastname@example.org).
70] – Be at the American Muslim Health
Professionals Benefit Dinner, Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park, 3111
Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA, on Sat., Nov. 14 from 6 to 10
PM. The keynote addresses will be by US
Surgeon General, VADM Vivek Murthy and Chair and CEO of Medtronic, Omar Ishrak.
The event fee is $75. Contact Iman Jandali at email@example.com.
71] – On Sat., Nov. 14 at 7 PM at the
Lamont Street Collective, 1822 Lamont St. NW, WDC, come celebrate the Trans
Week of Action with an open mic night. All proceeds go to Casa Ruby, to help
them in their mission of supporting the local Trans community. While this event
is centering on the stories of Trans artists, you do not need to be Trans to
attend or perform. All you need to do is make sure that your performance does
not include transphobic, homophobic, racist, sexist, classist, or ableist
language. The suggested donation is $5. Unfortunately
the venue is not the most accessible for people with mobility issues. If you
have concerns, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/913453965400391/.
72] – Gather at the Freddie Gray
Empowerment Center , 1505 Eutaw Pl., Baltimore, on Sat., Nov. 14 from 7 to 10
PM and join Baltimore Bloc, Amnesty International USA, and the Freddie G
Project for an evening of art, social justice, and building creative activism
up and down the Mid-Atlantic coast. One
of the featured events include Art Build for Direct Action with Graham Patrick
(D.C.): a hands on art build to create props and visuals for actions and
rallies #JusticeForFreddieGray. The Political
is Personal: a Poetry Workshop (Baltimore) at which participants will be
encouraged to explore and write about those things that move them most, due to
how the world moves us with DewMore Baltimore. Also you can attend Know Your
Rights with ACLU of Maryland. Brittany
Oliver, communications and public outreach associate at the ACLU, will teach
you your rights when interacting with the police.
A light dinner will be provided. The gathering is part of Amnesty International's
human rights conference- If you are interested in attending, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1639690122979075/.
73] – On Sat., Nov. 14 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's
Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, Margaret Randall presents
"Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary." In this intimate portrait,
poet and writer Margaret Randall tells the story of Santamaría, the only woman
to participate in every phase of the Cuban Revolution. Although unknown outside
Cuba, she was part of Fidel Castro's inner circle and played a key role in
post-revolutionary Cuba's political and artistic development. Taking part in the Cuban Revolution's first
armed action in 1953, she endured the torture and killings of her brother and
fiancé, assumed a leadership role in the underground movement, and smuggled
weapons into Cuba.
Following the Revolution's victory Santamaría
founded and ran the cultural and arts institution Casa de las Americas, which
attracted cutting-edge artists, exposed Cubans to some of the world's greatest
creative minds, and protected queer, black, and feminist artists from state
repression. Hers suicide in 1980 caused confusion and discomfort throughout
Cuba; despite her commitment to the Revolution, communist orthodoxy's
disapproval of suicide prevented the Cuban leadership from mourning and
celebrating her in the Plaza of the Revolution. Call
443-602-7585. Go to http://www.redemmas.org.
74] --The Washington Peace Center has a
progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its
weekly email: email@example.com.
75] -- If you would like to get rid of
books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at
76] -- Can you use any book shelves?
Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
77] -- 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.
78] – 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