"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.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the
61] Tuesday peace vigil – Jan. 20
62] Comfort Station – Jan. 20
63] Ecolocity D.C. meeting – Jan. 20
64] Inauguration Party – Jan. 20
65] Immigration Rights Procession – Jan. 21
66] Racism workshop – Jan. 21
67] Bring Guard Home – Jan. 21
68] Peace vigil in
69] Peace vigil in W.
71] Hear James Yee – Jan. 21
72] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Jan. 22
73] Death penalty demonstration – Jan. 26
74] Death penalty meeting – Jan. 27
75] DVD on SOA Watch – Jan. 30
76] First Thursday protest of the war – Feb. 5
77] Discussion on public radio – Feb. 8
78] MUPJ conference – Apr. 4
79] Join Global Zero campaign
80] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
81] Publish your peace article
82] Become a member of the
83] Click on The Hunger Site
61] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
62] – Come enjoy some Friendly hospitality at the INAUGURATION COMFORT STATION offered by the Friends Meeting of Washington (Quakers),
63] – 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 Jan. 6. Go to http://ecolocity.ning.com www.ecacollective.org.
64] – St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton Street NW, Washington, DC 20010, is having an Inaugural Party on Tues., Jan. 20 from 8-11 PM with music and dancing and refreshments. Tickets are $25, but additional contributions will be gratefully appreciated and used for a scholarship fund. People under 18 are free and kids are welcome.
65] – An Immigration Rights Procession is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 21. Meet at 11 AM in
66] – On Wed., Jan. 21 from noon to 1:30 PM, Dr. Amanda Kemp will lead a workshop "Creating New Possibilities for Race in America" at William Penn House, 515 E. Capitol St. SE, WDC 20003. Kemp, a research associate at
67] – On Wed., Jan. 21, the national launch of "Bring the Guard Home! It's 2009” will take place starting with a press conference at 1:30 PM at the National Press Club, Zenger Room, and concluding with a party at Busboys and Poets. After years of presidential misappropriation of power, state legislators across the country are preparing to end the abuse of the National Guard and restore the rule of law. The campaign has been building momentum over the course of 2008, as state after state has joined the effort. Vermonters initiated the campaign in January with the introduction of legislation ending future deployments of the Vermont Guard to
The NATIONAL LAUNCH PARTY will happen on 6 PM on Wed., Jan, 21 at Busboys and Poets Restaurant, 14th & V
68] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
69] – 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 Jan. 21. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
70] – 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 Jan. 21.
Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
71] – Hear James Yee, former chaplain at
72] – On Thurs., Jan. 22, the WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12:30 - 1:30 PM at Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC. Join a civil discourse which explores the history, issues, myths, realities, and truth of the conflict between
73] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland’s death row, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore. However, the next vigil is scheduled for Mon., Jan. 26. Call 410-233-0488.
74] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Jan. 27 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
75] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is First Amendment rights. The first film will be an anthology DVD from SOA Watch—“a compilation of films to close the SOA/WHINSEC and to change oppressive
Doors open at 7 PM, and the DVD starts at 7:30 PM. There is no charge, and refreshments will be available. A discussion will follow.
76] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Feb. 5 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
77] – Take Back WYPR is holding a forum with Marc Steiner speaking on Sun., Feb. 8 from 6 to 8 PM at St. John’s Church, 2640 St. Paul St. There will be a discussion on the precarious state of public radio. Contact Maria Allwine at 443-762-0892 or Max at 410-366-1637. Thanks to Red Emma's Collective.
78] – The 24th annual Maryland Peace and Justice conference has been set for April 4, 2009 at the Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville, MD, easily accessible off of Rt. 29. Please put the date on your calendar and try not to schedule any other major events on that day. Thanks so much for your cooperation, and the organizers hope to see you there! Call Paulette at 410-747-3811.
79] – 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.
80] – WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.
81] – Publish Your Peace Article. Daniel Frasier is soliciting peace articles for the biweekly series of commentaries Paths to Peace in the Frederick News Post Religion and Ethics section. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
82] – Become an active member of the
83] – The Hunger Site was initiated by Mercy Corps and Second Harvest, and is funded entirely by advertisers. You can go there every day and click the big yellow "Give Food for Free" button near the top of the page; you do not have to look at the ads. Each click generates funding for about 1.1 cups of food. So consider clicking.
84] – 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