33] Olney vigil to end the war – Feb. 28
34] Peace vigil in
35] Retreat to study Marxism – Feb. 28
36] Peace vigil at Capitol – Feb. 28
38] African Service – Mar. 1
39] Bridge peace vigil – Mar. 1
40] Healing Words of War – Mar. 1
42] Take Back YPR meeting – Mar. 1
43] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Mar. 1
44] Pentagon vigil – Mar. 2
45] Coal Plant Action – Mar. 2
46] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Mar. 2 -- 5
41] Lobby Night: Keep Guard at home/Protect Immigrant rights – Feb. 23
47] Protest the death penalty – Mar. 2
48] Film TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE – Mar. 2
49] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Mar. 2
51] Strategy in
52] No Spying legislation hearing – Mar. 3
53] Tuesday peace vigil – Mar. 3
54] Slavery documentary – Mar. 3
55] Ecolocity DC meeting -- Mar. 3
56] BCAN meeting – Mar. 3
57] Death penalty meeting – Mar. 3
58] Occupation 101 – Mar. 3
59] Keep Guard at Home legislation hearing – Mar. 3
60] Peace vigil in
61] Peace vigil in W.
63] Mobilization for Global Justice meeting – Mar. 4
64] PG County peace meeting – Mar. 4
65] WIB Peace Stand – Mar. 5
66] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Mar. 5
67] Angela Davis speaks – Mar. 5
68] First Thursday protest of the war – Mar. 5
69] PeaceAction Montgomery meeting – Mar. 5
70] Vegan dating – Mar. 6
71] BUPJ meeting – Mar. 11
72] Remember the War – Mar. 19
73] Antiwar march in NYC – Apr. 4
74] MUPJ conference – Apr. 4
75] Human rights lawyer from the
76] Join Global Zero campaign
77] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
78] Publish your peace article
79] Become a member of the
80] Click on The Hunger Site
32] – Join the Takoma Park peace vigil, which takes place the last Friday of the month from 5 to 6 PM at Takoma Junction (Rte. 410 and Carroll Ave.). The next vigil to end occupation in
33] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Feb. 21. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167.
34] – 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. This vigil has been the target of counter-demonstrators and harassment from the "
35] – Workers World Party will hold a retreat on Sat., Feb 28 with the theme: The Capitalist Economic Crisis and the Fight Back: A Revolutionary Marxist View. Discussions will be led by Fred Goldstein, member of WWP National Committee and author of Low-Wage Capitalism, Colossus with Feet of Clay. The retreat will begin at 11 AM at the
There will be a lunch break from 1 to 2 PM, and the retreat will conclude at 4 PM. There is a suggestion to cover other issues at a future date based on the consensus of the group.
36] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Feb. 21. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It. --Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to http://www.quaker.org/langleyhill/seekpeace.htm or email email@example.com.
38] – On Sun., Mar. 1, the KALAFONG AME CHURCH invites you to a Prayer for Africa at 11 AM at the HISPANIC SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST DAY CHUCH, 5100 Edmondson Ave.,
39] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
40] – Healing the Wounds Of War takes place on Sun., Mar. 1 from 4 to 6 PM at the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ, 15 W. Church St., Frederick. Alaine Duncan, acupuncturist and trauma specialist and clinical director, Crossings HealingWorks, a non-profit organization dedicated to healing the trauma of war, will talk about her experience working with veterans, their families and their caregivers. Call 301-834-7581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a presentation of A Season for Nonviolence. Go to www.unityfrederick.org/SNV2009.html. The event is co-sponsored by Women in Black Frederick and the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ.
41] – Every Sunday until Nov. 3, from 4:30 to 6 PM at the corner of Woodmont and Bethesda Aves., near Barnes & Noble and the Landmark Theaters, there will be a peace vigil organized by Bethesda Friends. Everyone welcome to participate!
42] – Take Back YPR is meeting on Tues, Mar. 1 at 5 PM at One World Cafe,
43] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
44] – 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., Mar. 2, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
45] – On Mon., Mar. 2, there is a call to do “civil disobedience” at the Capitol Coal Plant, E St. SE @ New Jersey Ave. SE WDC, by Wendell Berry and Bill McKibben. Go to http://www.capitolclimateaction.org. It is called Coal To Action / Capitol Climate Action, and supported by many groups. It begins at noon and is expected to go to 10 PM.
Meet at Spirit of
46] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 6 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email email@example.com.
47] – 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. The next vigil is scheduled for Mon., Mar. 2. Call 410-233-0488.
48] – On Mon., Mar. 2 at 7 PM, Witness Against Torture sponsors the film “Taxi to the Dark Side” at St. Stephens and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW (on corner of 16th and Newton St.), WDC 20010. Members of TASSC and Witness Against Torture will be present to lead a discussion about the film after is showing. It won the 2007 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. The film focuses on the murder in custody of an Afghan taxi driver named Dilawar. Dilawar was beaten to death by American soldiers while being held in extrajudicial detention at the Bagram Air Base.
49] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC,
50] – There will be a meeting of the Frederick Peace Resource Center on Mon., Mar. 2 at 7:30 PM at 4 East Church St. Call Gus Fahey at 301-663-6117.
51] – More Than “Shiites" and"Sunnis": Post-Sectarian Strategy in Iraq will be presented on Tues., Mar. 3 from 10 AM to noon at the U.S. Institute of Peace, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1200 17th St, NW, WDC 20036. The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs has convened a group of distinguished Iraqi academics and professionals to develop policy recommendations for
52] – The hearing for the No Spying legislation is on Tues., Mar. 3 at 1 PM in both the House Judiciary Committee and the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Please submit written testimony explaining why you support the Freedom of Association and Assembly Protection Act (HB182/SB256) and why you oppose the State Police bill (HB311/SB266).
53] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
54] – You are invited to participate in a viewing of the documentary, TRACES OF THE TRADE, on Tues., Mar. 3 at 6 PM at the Cork Gallery, 302 E. Federal St., 4th Floor, Doorbell #9, and a follow-up discussion. Go to www.fusiongroup.org. Later there will be three conversations, as part of Fusion’s participation in the Fetzer Institute and Maryland Public Television’s Campaign for Love and Forgiveness. Go to www.loveandforgive.org. RSVP and indicate if you plan to commit to the entire series of conversations: 410-889-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be a potluck dinner event, so bring something to share.
In the documentary, producer/director Katrina Browne tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in
55] – There is a meeting of Ecolocity DC every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at the EMERGENCE COMMUNITY ARTS COLLECTIVE, 733 Euclid St. NW,
56] – BCAN is hosting the Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment, Shari Wilson, on Tues., Mar. 3 from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road, Lutherville, MD 21093. After her presentation, there will be a brief BCAN meeting. Go to www.baltimoreclimate.org.
You email email@example.com or call 410-812-1447. To carpool, go to http://www.baltimoreclimate.org/content/1/2/56.html#carpool.
57] – The Coalition Against the Death Penalty will meet Tues., Mar. 3 at 7 PM at the AFSC,
58] – On Tues., Mar. 3 at 7 PM, see the documentary Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority at the
59] – The Keep the Guard at Home legislation will have a Senate hearing at 1 PM on Wed., Mar. 4 in 2 West Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis. The committee hearing this bill will discuss a number of other bills, so it is impossible to predict when the Guard legislation testimony will take place.
Anyone can submit written testimony, which will then be part of the public record. If you testify, you are limited to three minutes. Also you must make 20 copies available of your testimony an hour in advance to the Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs staff at 2 West,
60] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
61] – 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 Mar. 4. Call 215-843-4256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
62] – Each Wednesday, there is a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in
63] – There will be a Mobilization for Global Justice meeting at 7 PM on Wed., Mar. 4 at St. Stephens Church, 16th & Newton Sts., NW, WDC. Exit at the Columbia Heights Metro stop. The meeting takes place the first Wednesday of the month. Email email@example.com.
64] – The Peace & Justice Coalition of Prince George’s County meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the Greenbelt Community Center. The next meeting is Mar. 4. Call 301-577-2350.
65] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Mar. 5, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact
66] – On Thurs., Mar. 5, 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
67] – Angela Davis speaks on “Feminism, Anti-Racism and Abolition Democracy" at the Women's Center at
68] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Mar. 5 from 5 to 6:30 PM in
69] – PeaceAction Montgomery, meets every first Thursday, next being Mar. 5, at 7 PM at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, room 16 in the basement, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4099.
70] – The Yabba Pot Café, 2431 St. Paul St., is sponsoring Vegan Speed Dating on Fri., Mar. 6 at 7:30 PM. The cost is $5 to participate. If you need your good fortune read - Sistah Althea will be in the corner giving five minute reading for only $10. Call 410-662-TOFU.
73] – There will be a United for Peace and Justice demonstration in New York City on Sat., Apr. 4, anniversary of Dr. King's 1967 "Beyond Vietnam" speech and his assassination in 1968 and concurrent with international demonstrations for peace on the 60th anniversary of NATO. Buses leave from Stony Run Friends,
74] – 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.
75] – Sylvie Maunga Mbanga, a human rights lawyer and women’s activist from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is in the DC area waiting for asylum. She works with seven local organizations to end the horrific sexual violence against women in the eastern region of the
76] – 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.
77] – 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.
78] – 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.
79] – Become an active member of the
80] – 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.
81] – 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.
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