Thursday, January 29, 2009

Activist Alert

46] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road. Join this ongoing vigil.  The next vigil is Jan. 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.

47] – The United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave., N.E., WDC, is hosting a Nakba Photo Exhibit: The Story of the Palestinians, 1948 to 2009 on Tues., Feb. 3 from 5:30 to 7 PM.  Rep. Dennis Kucinich has been invited to speak. Laila Al-Arian, co-author (with Chris Hedges) of “Collateral Damage: America’s War against Iraqi Civilians,” will address current conditions in her family’s home town, Gaza. Other speakers are Mrs. Afaf Zalatimo Ayish, survivor of the 1948 Nakba and James Winkler, general secretary, Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church. There will be a meditation and prayer for the victims of the 1948 Nakba and the current suffering in GazaThe Nakba Exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the Feb. 3 to Feb. 24, 9 AM to 5 PM. 

48] – Hear about the Struggle for First Class Citizenship on Tues., Feb. 3 from 6 to 8 PM at 1390 V St. NW.  Eugene Kinlow, public affairs director, DC Vote and Ann Loikow, coordinator, DC Statehood--Yes We Can! Coalition will address if statehood is a real possibility for the District. The event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia.  Go to or call 202-222-0710.

49] – The next Baltimore Climate Action Network meeting will cover the following items:  defunding the Inter County Connector, smart growth & transportation policy in Maryland.  It is scheduled for Tues., Feb. 3 from 6 - 7:45 PM at the Enoch Pratt Library, Central Branch, Poe Room, 400 Cathedral St.Baltimore, MD 21201.  There will be a number of speakers, including Ted Glick who will promote the March 2 Coal to Action. To carpool go to

50] – Take Back YPR is meeting on Tues, Feb. 3 at 7 PM at One World Cafe, Canterbury and University Parkway.  RSVP at 410-336-1637.We will plan the program for the event with Marc Steiner on Sun., Feb. 8 at 6 PM at St. John’s, 27th & St. Paul Sts.  

51] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW, WDC 20001.  It is for people who live in, or are interested in making D.C. a transition town starting with an intentional community that will encompass clean energy, freecycle, natural building, organic farming, community salvage, new urbanism, etc. The next meeting will be on Feb. 3. Go to

52] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building, 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is Feb. 4. Call 215-426-0364.

53] – Each Wednesday in clear weather, there is a peace vigil from 5 to 6 PM outside the Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive (between Wayne & Hortter) in West Mount Airy, PA. The next vigil is Feb. 4. Call 215-843-4256 or email

54] – There will be a talk “Who Are the Gentiles and What is Their Way?” on Wed., Feb. 4 from 6 to 8 PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St., NW.  Author Devin Walker will talk and do a signing of his new book THE WAY OF THE GENTILES, which applies Christian principles to social problems, including poverty, homelessness, inadequate healthcare, racism, sexism, inferior education and activities of the military industrial intelligence police complex.  He will challenge a commonly accepted but unproven Biblical interpretation about the origin of the Gentiles that has contributed to generations of people developing inferiority complexes. Go to Call 202-234-9382.

55] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Feb. 4. Call 215-843-4256 or email


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