Sunday, February 14, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - February 14 -16, 2016

15] Community celebration – Feb. 14
16] Support Black Lives Matter– Feb. 14
17] Film THE HARVEST OF EMPIRE – Feb. 14
18] Pentagon Vigil – Feb. 15
19] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Feb. 15 – Feb. 19
20] Meet the president of Familias Unidas por la Justicia – Feb. 15
21] Film THE SQUARE – Feb. 15
22] Fair Budget Coalition meeting – Feb. 16
15] – The Workers’ Committee of Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) invites you to a Community Celebration for Valentine’s Day, Sun., Feb. 14 from 3 to 6 PM at 3166 Mount Pleasant St. NW (La Casa), WDC. There will be a raffle for a Sony 40-inch television to support the organization to continue moving forward in the struggle for workers’ rights in Washington, D.C.  Come and enjoy poetry, sweets, and music with us! RSVP at

16] – At Governor Warfield Parkway and Windstream Drive, Columbia, on Sun., Feb. 14 at 4 PM, stand on the side of love this Valentine's Day!  Come out on the second Sunday of each month for a recurring action to keep public attention focused on the problem of Black lives NOT mattering in our society. Visit

17] – On Sun., Feb. 14, at 4:30 PM come to the Brandywine Peace Community Monthly Potluck Supper & Program at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., Philadelphia 19104 (corner of 37th & Chestnut St, in the University City section of the city.  There is limited parking in lot at the rear of the church.  On street parking on Chestnut St.
For the potluck supper, bring main dish, salad, or dessert.  The program begins at 5:30 PM with a screening of “HARVEST OF EMPIRE: The Untold Story of Latinos in America.”
Directed by Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez, it is narrated by Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now. The screenplay is by Juan Gonzalez, based on his book “Harvest of Empire.

This powerful documentary examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis in the U.S. Call 610-544-1818 or go to

18] -- 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., Feb. 15, 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. 

19] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Friday fr6m 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

20] – On Mon., Feb. 15 from noon to 2 PM at The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC, the Washington D.C. Industrial Workers of the World invite you, or a representative of your organization, to attend a catered lunch with Ramon Torres, the President of Familias Unidas por la Justicia.  At 4 PM, join a picket at the Foggy Bottom Whole Foods store, 2201 I St. NW.  Help the farm workers who pick your berries fight for human rights!  Samuka Brothers Berry Farm, for example, is guilty of unjust labor practices. Visit

21] – Beyond the Classroom will be screening this Academy Award Nomination for Best Documentary THE SQUARE, an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news.  See it at the University of Maryland, College Park, 1104 South Campus Commons, Building 1 on Mon., Feb. 15 from 7 to 9 PM.  The film is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience. Go to

22] – The Fair Budget Coalition is gathering at 1419 V St, NW, WDC, on Tues., Feb. 16 from 9 AM to 5 PM. Mayor Bowser and her administration are putting together the city's FY17 budget. The Fair Budget Coalition wants to make sure she hears loud and clear that We are ALL DC! The city should invest in programs that create opportunity for ALL of us, not just a privileged few. See

To be continued.

"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours.

The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.

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