Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 18 - 27, 2016

13] Black Workers meeting – Aug. 18
14] Authors discuss their fiction – Aug. 18
15] BLACK GIRL at Charles – Aug. 18
16] Peace vigil at White House – Aug. 19
17] WIB peace vigils – Aug. 19
18] Support the Rohingya – Aug. 19
19] Release Aging People meeting – Aug. 19
20] Black Lives Matter vigil – Aug. 19
21] Film “The Salt of This Sea” – Aug. 19
22] Ballroom Dancing – Aug. 19
23] ComeTogether – Aug. 19
24] West Chester peace vigil – Aug. 20
25] The People’s BBQ for the Homeless – Aug. 20
27] 3rd Annual Vegan SoulFest – Aug. 20
28] Remember Dr. Larry Egbert – Aug. 27
29] Room for rent
30] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
31] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
32] Do you need any book shelves?
33] Join the Global Zero campaign
34] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
13] – There is a Black Workers Center meeting at the United Black Fund, 2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, WDC, on Thurs., Aug. 18 at 6 PM.  Join ONE DC to discuss ways you can join other workers in organizing and shaping their Apprentice Shift Campaign. They're demanding that the city shift from a failed jobs training model to paid apprenticeships that include a pathway to permanent employment. This meeting will also serve as the third mural workshop. Muralist Edgar Reyes is facilitating the beautification process for the Black Workers Center. Reach out to ONE DC at organizer@onedconline.org at 202-232-2915.

14] – SUSAN MUADDI DARRAJ & AMINA GAUTIER PRESENT THEIR RECENT FICTION COLLECTIONS "A CURIOUS LAND" & "THE LOSS OF ALL LOST THINGS" on Thurs.,  Aug. 18 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201.  Darraj’s short story collection about the inhabitants of a Palestinian West Bank village, Tel al-Hilou, spans generations and continents to explore ideas of memory, belonging, connection, and, ultimately, the deepest and richest meaning of home. 

  The fifteen stories Gautier wrote explore the unpredictable ways in which characters negotiate, experience and manage various forms of loss.  They lose loved ones; they lose their security and self-worth; they lose children; they lose their ability to hide and shield their emotions; they lose their reputations, their careers, their hometowns and their life savings.  Often depicting the awkward moments when characters are torn between decision and outcome. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to http://www.redemmas.org.   

15] – See BLACK GIRL by OUSMANE SEMBÈNE - NEW RESTORATION on Thurs., Aug. 18 at 9 PM at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St.. A young Senegalese woman moves to France to work for a wealthy white couple and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a figurative and literal prison. Featuring a moving central performance by Mbissine Thérèse Diop, ‘Black Girl’ is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement.  Call 410-727-3464.

16] – On Fri., Aug. 19 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ artlaffin@hotmail.com or at 202-360-6416. 

17] – On Fri., Aug. 19 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts., and another will take place outside Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., across from the Rotunda.  Stay for as long as you can. Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather. Bring your own poster or help with the "NO WAR IN MY NAME" banner.  When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.” Carpool and parking available at both locations. Just send an email that you need a ride [mailto:wibbaltimore@peacepath911.org].  Peace signs will be available. 

18] – Join an ANTI-GENOCIDE EVENT, Rally for Burma's Rohingya Muslims, on Fri., Aug. 19 at 3 PM at the Burmese Embassy, 2300 S. St., WDC 20008.  Go to http://www.burmataskforce.org.

19] –  Consider going to the DCRAPP (Release Aging People in Prison) Monthly Coalition Meeting at the BF Senior Wellness Center, 3531 Georgia Ave., WDC 20010, on Fri., Aug. 19 from 3 to 4:15 PM. DCRAPP is working together with other campaigns, groups, and organizations to take on the crucial issue of people aging and dying in prison without justification. There are elderly DC prisoners who are trapped in the federal prison system due to denials of parole, compassionate release, and clemency. Email dcrappcampaign@gmail.com.

20] – There is usually a silent 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 Aug. 19. Black Lives Matter.

21] – At FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES you can see “The Salt of This Sea” on Fri., Aug. 19 at 7:30 PM at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.     Baltimore Palestine Solidarity invites you to come at 7 PM for homemade Arabic food.  The protagonist, Soraya, was born in Brooklyn in a working class community of Palestinian refugees. She discovers that her grandfather's savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. Direct, stubborn, and determined to reclaim what is hers, she fulfills her life-long dream of "returning" to Palestine. Slowly she is taken apart by the reality around her and is forced to confront her own anger. She meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever. Tired of the constraints that dictate their lives, they know in order to be free, they must take things into their own hands, even if it's illegal."   Go to http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1090680 or https://www.facebook.com/events/1753580901578678/.

22] – 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 Aug. 19. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

23] – #COMETOGETHER: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY is happening on Fri., Aug. 19 at 8:30PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, @ Red Emma's. This is a social justice networking event geared towards unity and building the community that we all envision. Come to network with a purpose! Each month a featured organization gives a presentation on who they are, what they do, and how we can get involved. A fundraiser is taken each month for the featured organization so that we can see the power we have to support each other. This month's featured organization is none other than the West Family! Call 443-602-7585.  Go to http://www.redemmas.org.   

24] – 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. Email ccpeacemovement@aol.com.

25] –Duane "Shorty" Davis will be at the People’s BBQ for the Homeless on Sat., Aug. 20 at 11 AM at Saint Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church, 120 Front St.  If you can spare the time and energy, head over to the People's BBQ and help out.  Call (410) 662-0500 or go to www.vincentbaltimore.org.  Bring what you can, help however you can.

26] – Go to http://americanmusliminstitution.org/events/.  Attend a Symposium: COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM on Sat., Aug. 20 from 2 to 4 PM at the Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville 20850.  The event will feature Special Guests Mr. Khizr and Mrs. Ghazala Khan. Seating is limited. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/countering-violent-extremism-in-america-tickets-26822611152The symposium is hosted by American Muslim Institution.  The keynote speaker, Congressperson Andre' Carson, is a member of the Intelligence Committee.  Panelists include Irfan Saeed, director of countering violent extremism globally; Haris Tarin, Senior Policy Advisor at the Department of Homeland Security; and Alejandro J. Beutel, researcher in the field.

27] – Get over to the 3rd Annual Vegan SoulFest on Sat., Aug. 20 from noon to 7 PM at the Baltimore City Community College (BCCC), 2901 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore 21215.  Admission is free. Go to http://www.vegansoulfest.com/.

28] – Due to extended forecasts of hotter than average temperatures into the autumn so that an air-conditioned space is needed for a summer afternoon memorial, as well as a parking lot for many out-of-town friends and family, We in Larry Egbert's family have moved his service to Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St. on Sat., Aug. 27 at 3 PM. 

  Finger food for the reception would be appreciated, and Margaret Flowers, mdpnhp AT gmail DOT com, and Manijeh Saba, manijeh DOT saba AT gmail DOT com will be coordinating the refreshments.  The family does not want flowers.  Contributions, though, can be made in Larry's name to Physicians for Social Responsibility, www.psr.org, Final Exit Network, www.finalexitnetwork.org, and Veterans For Peace, veteransforpeace.org.

29] – There is a furnished room for rent with private bath in a nice, quiet Lutherville neighborhood, not far from the light rail and 83, 15 minutes from Towson Town Center and various shops on York Road.  Rent, which includes cable, Wi-Fi, kitchen privileges and the use of washer and dryer, is $650.00 a month and the splitting of gas & electric bill. Call Lynn at 410-960-3008.

30] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email: info@washingtonpeacecenter.org.

31] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.

32] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.

33] -- 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.

34] – 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.

Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“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 Berrigan 

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