Friday, October 16, 2009

Baltimore Activist Alert Oct. 15 - Nov. 5, 2009 - Part II

Baltimore Activist Alert Oct. 15 – Nov. 5, 2009


37] Pentagon vigil – Oct. 19

38] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Oct. 19 — Oct. 22

39] Protest the death penalty – Oct. 19

40] BUPJ meeting – Oct. 19

41] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Oct. 19

42] Emma’s Revolution at U. MD – Oct. 20

43] Witness Against Torture vigil – Oct. 20

44] Tuesday peace vigil – Oct. 20

45] Recruitment Party – Oct. 20

46] Steve Early at Busboys – Oct. 20

47] Ecolocity DC meeting – Oct. 20

48] Feminist Sex -- Oct. 20

49] SOA Watch vigil – Oct. 21

50] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Oct. 21

51] Children of Abraham lecture – Oct. 21

52] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Oct. 21

53] Health policy seminar – Oct. 22

54] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Oct. 22

55] Calvert Cliffs III debate – Oct. 22

56] Film THE INSIDER – Oct. 22

57] Silence Is For Suckers – Oct. 22

58] Education Coalition Annual Meeting – Oct. 22

59] Public Option rally – Oct. 23

60] Nonviolence workshop – Oct. 24

61] International Day of Climate Action – Oct. 24

62] Tent of Abraham – Oct. 24

63] DEVIL AND MISS JONES film – Oct. 30

64] First Thursday demo – Nov. 5

65] Get Howard Ehrlich’s book HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE

66] Buy a red maple tree

67] Help available in buying a house 

68] Contribute to the Georgia Four defense fund

69] Join Global Zero campaign

70] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

71] Publish your peace article

72] Click on The Hunger Site  

73] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


37] – 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., Oct. 19, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


38] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 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

You can listen to interviews by Steiner through his Center for Emerging Media podcasts. To hear the interviews, email   Go to


39] – 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., Oct. 19.  Call 410-233-0488.


40] – Baltimore United for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 PM on Mon., Oct. 19 at the AFSC, 4806 York Road. The BUPJ agenda will focus on planning two events, a town hall meeting on Thurs., Nov. 19 at Goucher College where Phyllis Bennis will speak and Rep. Donna Edwards will be invited and a forum to get ready for the legislative session in Annapolis.  As this meeting ends, the Pledge meeting will begin. 


41] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM at the AFSC, 4806 York Road [three blocks north of Coldspring Lane].  The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 19, and the agenda will include a report on a D.C. jury trial of three protesters, feedback on the Oct. 5 action at the White House and news about the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


42] – Emma's revolution/Pat Humphries & Sandy O in concert on Tues., Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in College Park, MD, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Univ. of Maryland, corner of Route 193 (University Blvd.) and Stadium Drive.  Call the ticket office at 301-405-2787.


43] – On Tues., Oct. 20 at 5:30 PM, Witness Against Torture will continue its weekly vigil, each Tuesday, in Lafayette Park, H and 16th Sts., NW. Contact Helen Schietinger at h.schietinger at


44] – 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 Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


45] – On Tues., Oct. 20 from 6 to 8:30 PM at the CCAN office, 6839 Eastern Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912, there will be a Recruitment Party! Phone banking is critical to making sure to turn out as many people as possible to the Big Day! Email to confirm you'll be coming to the party. There will be pizza, good company and good Karma.


46] – Steve Early, author of EMBEDDED WITH ORGANIZED LABOR: Journalistic Reflections on the Class War at Home, will be at Busboys and Poets, Langston Room, 1021 14th St NW, WDC from 6 to 7:30 PM on Wed., Oct. 20. The book describes how union members have organized successfully, on the job and in the community, in the face of employer opposition now and in the past.


47] –  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 Oct. 20. Go to


48] – On Tues., Oct. 20 at 7 PM @ 2640 St. Paul St, catch FEMINIST SEX: a Panel Discussion on Being Anti-Sexist and Sex-Positive.  Go to


49] – Join the SOA Watch Wednesday Vigil for HR 2567.  On Oct. 21 from 7:30 to 9:30 AM, vigil outside the House of Representatives urging members to co-sponsor the legislation to investigate the School of the Americas/WHINSEC. After vigiling, those in attendance will lobby congressional offices, distribute materials and spread the word on Capitol Hill. Then there will be a closing vigil from 4:30 to 6:30 PM as members and aides leave the House buildings. Email


50] – 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 Oct. 21. Call 215-426-0364.


51] – Children of Abraham In The 21st Century is part of the Adult Christian Education Committee at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1020 W. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore MD 21217.  Each week in October speakers representing the faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam will discuss what makes us more similar than different. Dinner will be served at 6 PM, and the suggested donation is $5. The lectures begin at 7 PM.  Please call the church office to register at 410-523-4588, or sign up after Sunday Mass.  The third lecture is Wed., Oct. 21, and the speaker is Imam Sulayman Nyang, Ph.D., professor of African Studies – Islam. 


52] – 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 Oct. 21. Call 215-843-4256 or email


53] – The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, is hosting a 2009 Fall Policy Seminar Series organized by Dan Morhaim, M.D., associate faculty and Ellen MacKenzie, Ph.D., chair HPM.  All seminars will be held on Thursdays in October

in the Hampton House Lecture Hall, 12:15 to 1:15 PM, 624 N. Broadway, Baltimore 21205. A free lunch is provided for all who attend, served at noon.  On Thurs., Oct. 22, there will be a panel discussion on Health information Technology, The Latest Word. Call 410-614-1580 or email


54] – On Thurs., Oct. 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 Israel and Palestine. Contact Alice Azzouzi at 202-232-5483.


55] – On Thurs., Oct. 22 at 4 PM at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Library Gallery, there will be a debate: Should a 3rd Nuclear Reactor Be Built at Calvert Cliffs? Go to or call Ethan Nuss at 240-396-2035.


56] – On Thurs., Oct. 22 at 6:30 PM, THE INSIDER [directed by Michael Mann, 1999] will be shown as part of the DC Labor Film Fest’s 1st Annual WHISTLEBLOWER FILM SERIES.  It will be shown in Room 2247, Rayburn house Office Bldg., Independence Ave., SW & S. Capitol St. FREE admission.  This gripping drama tells the true story of Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), a former tobacco executive who comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a “60 Minutes” expose on Big Tobacco.  When Westinghouse nixes the segment, fearing loss of ad revenue, the whistleblower and the journalists must battle to get the truth to the public. Al Pacino plays Lowell Bergman, and Christopher Plummer is Mike Wallace. Wigand will attend the screening. Call 202-974-8153.


57] – SILENCE IS FOR SUCKERS is an evening with Ron Kipling Williams, the Most Controversial Spoken Word Artist in America!!! Also performing will be Suzette E. Jones, DQ and Amethyst Lyrically-Gifted Brown. See and hear them on Thurs., Oct. 22 at 7 PM at Cyclops Books, 32 W. North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201.  This event is RAW AND UNCENSORED & NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED! Call 917-841-0299 or go to The fee is $5 at the door.


58] – The Maryland Education Coalition is holding its Annual Meeting on Thurs., Oct. 22 at 7 PM at the Maryland PTA Office, 5 Central Ave., Glen Burnie, MD 21061. Call 800-707-7972 or 410-760-6221.  The Panelists are Nancy Kopp, State Treasurer, Mary Filardo, director, 21st Century Schools, Donna Hathaway Beck, Prince Georges School Board Member, Bebe Verdery, director, ACLU—MD Education Reform, and David Lever, executive director, Interagency Committee on School Construction. RSVP by Tues, Oct. 20 at 410-547-9200 Ext. 3012.  Go to


59] – The Baltimore Committee for Meaningful Health Care Reform is inviting you to a Rally for the Public Option and Affordable Health Care Reform on Fri., Oct. 23 from 6 to 8:30 PM at the historic Senator Theater, 5904 York Road. Listen to Baltimore leaders speak out on the Public Option. Enjoy the music of acclaimed singer/songwriter Ellen Cherry and others. Show by your presence that Baltimore demands no less than meaningful health care reform.  Contact Caroli Mullen at or 410-366-6953.  All are welcome to stay for the Senator Theater’s Karaoke night following the rally. Call 410 433-3269.


60] – On Sat., Oct. 24 from 9 AM to 4 PM, the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship DC will present: “THE POWER OF NONVIOLENCE,” tools for personal and social change.  Bring a bag lunch, but coffee and tea will be provided. The workshop takes place at

St. Albans Episcopal Church, Satterlee Hall, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW at Massachusetts Ave. Reservations appreciated; but walk-ins are welcome. Call 202-364-0546 or email


61] – Mark your calendars and then attend the International Day of Climate Action on Sat., Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C.,  sponsored by, and others.  The Big One starts with a noon rally in Malcolm X/Meridian Park, 16th and Euclid Streets NW, before a march to Lafayette Park. Following speakers, music, exhibits, displays and cultural performers in the park, after the march there will be a “circle of hope.” Email or 410-812-1447.


62] – The TENT OF ABRAHAM-BALTIMORE COALITION presents NEW APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY AMONG THE THREE ABRAHAMIC FAITHS at Stony Run Friends Meetinghouse, 5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218 (south of Northern Parkway) on Sun., Oct. 25 from 2:30 to 6 PM.  The panel discussion includes Eileen Eppig, SSND, Christian Faith Tradition; Rabbi Joel Zaiman (ICJS) Jewish Faith Tradition; Faheem Younus Qureshi, MD -Muslim Faith Tradition. The program includes questions and answers, personal reflection time; panel remarks on going forward from here; Muslim Afternoon Prayer and a "TENT OF ABRAHAM" interfaith prayer with Jewish, Christian (Sr. Patricia Kirk, OSB), Muslim (Imam Daud Hanif) prayer leaders.  There will be shared food and drink, and no admission fee, but donations are requested.  Contact Chuck Michaels ( or see Pax Christi Baltimore website,  Go to WWW.TENTOFABRAHAM-BALTIMORE.ORG.  


63] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS VIDEO SERIES. The theme is Poverty and its Manifestations.  The second film in the series is THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES [USA, 1941], and it will be shown on Fri., Oct. 30 at a private home.  If interested in seeing the DVD, RSVP to Max at 410-366-1637.


Sam Wood directed this social comedy with leftist undertones. John P. Merrick (Charles Coburn), the world's richest man, gets word that someone is trying to unionize a department store that he owns. So he changes his name and takes a menial job at the store, the better to catch the union activists.  Once he is subjected to the humiliating treatment afforded his employees, Merrick starts to wise up.  He then spearheads the union movement after discovering how duplicitous his hand-picked executives can be. Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings and Spring Byington as employees of the store help him along.


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.


64] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Nov. 5 from 5 to 6:30 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts.  The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


65] – Get a copy of Howard Ehrlich’s HATE CRIMES AND ETHNOVIOLENCE [Westview Press, 2009, ISBN – 13: 978-08133-4445-4].  Go to


66] – I bought two red maple trees for $10 each as part of the Trees for Baltimore program.  Buy a tree, plant it and contribute to saving the planet.  Call Max at 410-366-1637


67] – A progressive-thinking realtor is indicating that people of modest incomes can get assistance from both the state and federal governments in purchasing a home.  If you are interested in speaking with him about available programs, call Max at 410-366-1637.


68] – Larry Egbert and Nick Sheridan are in Baltimore awaiting further legal developments, and the "Georgia Four" is seeking contributions to a legal defense fund.  Go to to make a contribution.   Larry fell off his bike and has fractured his pelvis.  He is home for some months of recuperation. 


69] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: 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.  


70] – 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.


71] – 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


72] – 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.  


73] – 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; 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]


"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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