Monday, April 11, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 12 -13, 2016

27] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Apr. 12
28] Protest JHU drone research – Apr. 12
29] Prayer Walk for Peace – Apr. 12
30] Hope Endures – Apr. 12
31] Film on D.C. Statehood – Apr. 12
32] A Family’s History – Apr. 12
33] Women Enduring Peace – Apr. 12
34] David Swanson at Red Emma’s – Apr. 12
35] Religious Relationships in South Asia – Apr. 13
26] – Go to Takoma Busboys and Poets, 235 Carroll St. NW, WDC, on Tues., Apr. 12 at 12:45 PM to see the 2016 DC LaborFest line-up, including screeners for the 16th annual DC Labor FilmFest! Every day in May will feature great labor art, from films to music, poetry, history, as well as radio and even a soccer game; find out all about it and how you can get involved. As usual, all volunteers get a free t-shirt and passes to the DC Labor FilmFest. Visit

27] – Each 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 Apr. 12.  Call 215-426-0364.

28] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Apr. 12  from 5:30 to 6:30  PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

29] – There is a Prayer Walk for Peace with Bishop Madden on Tues., Apr. 12 at 5:30 PM. At Immaculate Conception Church, 1512 Druid Hill Ave., West Baltimore, enjoy a light supper, and then walk for peace. If you are interested in participating and would like to go with other members of St. Ignatius, gather at the church at 740 N. Calvert St. no later than 5:00 PM and will drive to Immaculate Conception Church. If you intend to participate, email  Go to

30] – There is a HopeEndures: #BringBackOurGirls Letter Writing Event at WeWork Chinatown, 718 7th St. NW, WDC, on Tues., Apr. 12 from 6 to 8 PM.  Do you want to lend your voice to the millions concerned about the missing 219 Nigerian school girls and the millions displaced in the north due to Boko Haram's insurgency? Here’s your chance to join others in the DC metro area at Hope Endures. Hope Endures is part of the BringBackOurGirls movement's global letter writing marathon to commemorate the 2 year anniversary of the kidnappings of the Chibok school girls in Nigeria. RSVP at

31] –  Go to The Friends of Francis A. Gregory Library 3660 Alabama Ave. SE, WDC, on Tues., Apr. 12 from 6:30 to 8 PM for a Premier Showing of Updated Award Winning Original Documentary --“THE ROAD TO DC STATEHOOD -STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION.”  "Free DC" Teach-In on History of DC, What is DC Statehood and How Can We Get Our Full Citizenship Rights?  See the documentary and then join the panel and community discussion. Refreshments will be served.  Go to

32] – Be at UDC student center, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC, on Tues., Apr. 12 from 7 to 8:30 PM to hear Linda Crichlow White speak on her work connecting D.C. history to her family's history.   The event will be held in Ballroom B. She traces her family's history from slavery in Virginia to the D.C. neighborhoods of LeDroit Park and Petworth. This event is sponsored by UDC's D.C. History Club, and is part of UDC's celebration of D.C. Emancipation Day. RSVP at

33] – Women Building Peace - The Institute for Inclusive Security is at The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Tues., Apr. 12 from 7 to 9 PM.  This event is part of the Gender + Justice Events Series: Through films, discussions & author talks, this series seeks to center a feminist lens on the shared perspectives, experiences and voices of women in social movements. Women’s involvement makes peace building more successful. In fact, when women are involved, peace agreements are 20% more likely to last at least two years [UN Women], yet between 1992 and 2011 only 9% of negotiators at peace tables were women [UN Women]. Meet two women from The Institute for Inclusive Security, who are working to transform decision-making about war and peace. RSVP to

34] -- On Tues., Apr. 12 at 7:30 PM come to Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, DAVID SWANSON will discuss his book WAR IS A LIE, a thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, with a focus on those that have been most widely defended as just and good. This is a handbook of sorts, an engaging, always informative manual that can be used to debunk future lies before the wars they’re deployed to justify have any chance to begin. For this edition of the book, the original 2010 version has been updated and expanded with material on lessons from America’s most recent wars, more pointers on what can be done to end war making, and an epilogue that analyzes new trends in war lying and in resistance to it. No one to whom you give this book can claim they haven't been warned! Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, public speaker, and radio host. He blogs at Go to Call 443-602-7585.  Go to

35] – Catch Religious Relationships in South Asia: A bird's eye view with Fr. Vincent Sekhar, SJ at the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, 3700 O St. NW,  WDC, on Wed., Apr. 13 from 12:30 to 1:45 PM.  Fr. Vincent, S.J., of the Institute of Dialogue with Cultures and Religions at Loyola College in Chennai, India, will explore the complexity of relationships among diverse religious communities in India, including Hindu, Muslim, Jain, and Christian, through the lens of recent events. He will discuss how attitudes have changed and identities have formed and solidified, as well as the challenges of dialogue and hopes for building bridges. Fr. Vincent Sekhar has served as the Secretary for Interreligious Dialogue for the Jesuit Conference of South Asia and as a faculty member of the Arul Anandar College in Madurai (Tamil Nadu), India. Fr. Sekhar attended the University of Madras, one of the very few Christians to receive a doctorate in Jain Religion and philosophy. A Woodstock Theological Center visiting fellow in 1999, Fr. Sekhar has been director of Dhyana Ashram, the Institute for Spiritual Animation and Interreligious Relations in Madras. He has taught theology in various seminaries throughout Madras and been involved in youth ministry. His is the author of Religion in Public Life: A Practical Guide to Religious Harmony (2004), among other works. RSVP at

To be continued. 

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"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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