Saturday, October 31, 2009

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

27] African service – Nov. 1   

28] Bridge vigil – Nov. 1                                   

29] Quaker Peace Vigil – Nov. 1


31] Speaker from Afghanistan – Nov. 1

32] Experimental music at 2640 – Nov. 1

33] Pentagon vigil – Nov. 2

34] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 2 — Nov. 5

35] Protest the death penalty – Nov. 2                      

36] Dial for Equality – Nov. 2

37] Help Shape Transportation Policy – Nov. 2

38] Discussion on race – Nov. 2

39] Coup in Honduras talk – Nov. 2

40] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Nov. 2

41] Witness Against Torture vigil – Nov. 3

42] Tuesday peace vigil – Nov. 3

43] Michael Hardt at 2640 – Nov. 3

44] Ecolocity DC meeting – Nov. 3

45] Immigration reform – Nov. 3

46] Afghan speaker – Nov. 3

47] Peace vigil in Philadelphia – Nov. 4

48] FOIA workshop – Nov. 4

49] Barbara Berg at Red Emma’s – Nov. 4

50] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Nov. 4

51] Taylor Branch at Pratt – Nov. 4

52] WIB peace vigil -- Nov. 5

53] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Nov. 5

54] First Thursday demo – Nov. 5

55] Peace Action meeting – Nov. 5

56] Crabshell Alliance meeting — Nov. 5

57] WIB Frederick vigil – Nov. 6

58] Monday Night Masters art exhibit – Nov. 6 & 7

59] Chicken Little at Red Emma’s – Nov. 6

60] Film GODS OF METAL – Nov. 6

61] Benefit for shelter – Nov. 6

62] Station North Flea Market – Nov. 7

63] Meeting at Red Emma’s – Nov. 8                                  

64] BUPJ meeting – Nov. 9

65] Film AMERICAN CA$INO – Nov. 12

66] Write Carl Kabat

68] Call Carefirst

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

70] Buy a red maple tree

71] Help available in buying a house 

72] Contribute to the Georgia Four defense fund

73] Join Global Zero campaign

74] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

75] Publish your peace article

76] Click on The Hunger Site  

77] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil



27] – On Sun., Nov. 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., Baltimore 21229.   Contact Rev. Dr. Duane Rawlings at  Go to\md\kalafong-ame-mission-church/index.html.


28] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the Spa Creek Bridge in Annapolis.  Contact Lucy at 410-263-7271 or Signs are not allowed to be on a stick or pole.   If there is interest, people will be standing on the Stoney Creek Bridge on Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena [410-437-5379 or]. Go to


29] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts., Philadelphia. Call 215-421-5811.


30] – On Sun., Nov. 1 at 5:30 PM, the film MOTORCYCLE DIARIES will be shown at 4217 East West Hwy, Bethesda MD 20814. Use the Re Line and get off the Metro at the Bethesda stop. RSVP to Go to,


31] – Malalai Joya, the Bravest Woman in Afghanistan, will speak on Sun.,  Nov. 1 from 7 to 8:30 PM at Busboys & Poets, 14th & V Sts.,  in the Langston Room. Her biography is "Raising My Voice,” and it details how she survived three assassination attempts and countless other barriers.  Go to

32] – Baltimore experimental favorites SEJAYNO and MELISSA MOORE join DC improviser LAYNE GARRETT for an evening of sonic merriment and wonderment. Working with a menagerie of homemade electronic instruments, field recordings, and perhaps a strange assembly of strings and electronics known colloquially as a "guitar,” they promise an evening of time travel facilitated by light-sensitive oscillators, touch-sensitive circuits, aura-sensitive biospheres.  A $5-$10 sliding scale donation is asked to hear them on Sun., Nov. 1 at 7 PM at 2640 St. Paul StGo to

33] – 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., Nov. 2, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.

34] – 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. Go to

35] – 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., Nov. 2.  Call 410-233-0488.


36] – On Mon., Nov. 2 from 6 to 9 PM, Dial for Equality is an effort to get volunteers to contact voters in Maine and support marriage equality. On Tues., Nov. 3, the voters of Maine will decide whether to repeal the state's marriage equality bill. Help HRC make a final push to get supporters out to the polls!  To volunteer for Dial for Equality, email


37] – How should Congress allocate a possible $400 - 500 billion in transportation funds over six years?  Will public transit and other transportation choices receive enough funding?  Get involved in a new coalition Transportation for Maryland.  On Mon., Nov. 2 at 6:30 PM Citizens Planning and Housing Association will host a forum at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Pkwy. at N. Charles St., called Help Shape National Transportation Policy with speakers Otis Rolley and Brian O'Malley, Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, Dru Perkins-Schmidt, 1000 Friends of Maryland, Rev. David Casey, BRIDGE, Dan Pontious, CPHA Transportation for America.  RSVP to or 410-539-1369 x100.  For more information, contact Calvin Peete at or 410-539-1369 x112.


38] – “Can We Talk About How Race Affects Our Classrooms” will be lead by Beverly Daniel Tatum and David Hornbeck at 7 PM on Mon., Nov. 2 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral St..  Call 410-396-5430.  Go to


39] – The Military Coup in Honduras will feature Ben Beachy from Witness for Peace on Mon., Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 PM at the Howard County Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21045.  Start with refreshments, as the program will begin at 7:30 PM.  Ben traveled to Honduras two weeks after the June 28 coup as part of a Hemispheric Social Alliance delegation to expose human rights violations, express solidarity with the pro-democracy movement, and push the U.S. Embassy to revoke support for the coup regime.  Prior to his current position in Washington D. C., Ben worked in Nicaragua for three years with Witness for Peace’s International Team.  The event is sponsored by Howard County Friends of Latin America, Go to Call 410-381-4899.


40] – 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 Nov. 2, 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.


41] – On Tues., Nov. 3 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


42] – 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 Nov. 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


43] – On Tues., Nov. 3 at 7 PM, Michael Hardt will speak at 2640 St. Paul St. He is co-author with Antonio Negri of EMPIRE.  He will discuss COMMONWEALTH, the final volume in the trilogy, co-authored with Negri.  The other book is 2004’s MULTITUDE. There will be a reception afterwards. Go to


44] – 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 Nov. 3. Go to


45] –  On Tues,, Nov. 3 at 7:30 PM in Gaston Hall (located on the third floor of Healy Hall), Georgetown U., WDC, attend a forum Honoring Human Dignity and the Common Good: A Catholic Approach to Immigration Reform.  A number of speakers, including Cardinal Theodore McCarrick (consultant to the Committee on Migration of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops), will speak.  


46] – Malalai Joya is speaking on Tues., Nov. 3 at 7:15 PM at The Junior League of Baltimore, 5902 York Road. There is a reception at 6:30 PM.  The admission is $5 to hear the youngest member of the Afghan Parliament, and a fierce advocate for women's rights, democracy and economic justice in Afghanistan. Her biography is "Raising My Voice,” and it details how she survived three assassination attempts and countless other barriers.  Go to


47] – 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 Nov. 4. Call 215-426-0364.


48] – On Wed., Nov. 4, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, the DC Bill of Rights Coalition is sponsoring a nuts-and-bolts workshop to help you file one or many Freedom of Information Act requests.  Learn how to file FOIA requests with state and local government agencies, appeal denials of information, and other follow-up issues. It will take place at Public Citizen, 1500 - 20th St., NW, (Dupont Metro). Contact Sue Udry at 


49] – Barbara Berg will discuss her new book SEXISM IN AMERICA: ALIVE, WELL, AND RUINING OUR FUTURE at Red Emma’s 800 St. Paul St. at 7 PM on Wed., Nov. 4. Call 410-230-0450 or go to


50] – 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 Nov. 4. Call 215-843-4256 or email


51] – On Wed., Nov. 4 at 7:30 PM, Taylor Branch will talk about his new book  THE CLINTON TAPES: WRESTLING HISTORY WITH THE NEW PRESIDENT, at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Main Hall, 400 Cathedral St.  Call 410-396-5430.


52] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Nov. 5, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact This vigil takes place on the first Thursday of the month. Go to


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


54] – 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.

55] – PeaceAction Montgomery, meets every first Thursday, next on Nov. 5, at 7 PM at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, Room 16 in the basement, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4099.

56] – The Crabshell Alliance will meet on Thurs., Nov. 5 at 7:30 PM in a private home.  Call Max at 410-366-1637 for directions.  Meetings will take place the first Thursday of the month.  The mission of the Crabshell Alliance is to stop the construction of new nuclear power plants in Maryland, promote clean, safe, sustainable, and affordable energy, and educate the public about the hazards of nuclear power.


57] – WIB holds a silent vigil mourning all violence, the first Friday of the month.  The next vigil is Nov. 6 from 12 noon to 12:30 PM, War Memorial Park, intersection of W. 2nd & N. Bentz Sts. in Frederick.  Please dress in black; no additional signs.  Contact:  301-834-7581 or


58] – The 6th Annual Art Exhibit of the Monday Night Masters will be held at the Viva House, 26 S. Mount St., Baltimore 21223 on Fri., Nov. 6 from 6 to 9 PM and Sat., Nov. 7 from 7 to 9 PM.  Call 410-233-0488.


59] – On Fri., Nov. 6 at 7 PM, catch Chicken Little at Red Emma's! This will be an evening of Tennessee half-pint folk-punk, with a guitar and accordion. Go to  The performance is free.


60] – On Fri., Nov. 6 at 7:30 PM, Tom Siemer and the “Gods of Metal” is at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, WDC  20010. In 2010, all the nations of the world will gather at the U.N. to recommit to the nuclear nonproliferation treaty = nuclear abolition. To prepare for that meeting, see “Gods of Metal,” a 1982 documentary on the nuclear arms race and people of faith who were trying to stop it.  Tom Siemer, a 23-year employee of Rockwell’s nuclear weapons division, is one individual in the film who converted from war to peace.  Call Colleen at 202-360-2131.


61] – Gimmie Shelter Productions continues to do consciousness/fund-raising events about the problem of homelessness and for the shelters that serve them. The next event will be Sat., Nov. 7 at 7:30 PM at the Hamilton Arts Collective, 2927 Hamilton Rd. Featured poets and musicians will be Ron Williams, Suzette Jones, Alan Barysh and others. This is a benefit for Sarah¹s Hope shelter. Admission is $5.00. Donations of children¹s hats/socks and gloves would be welcomed. Call 410-627 8774.


62] – On Sat., Nov. 7, the Station North Flea Market will be located on North Ave. between Maryland Ave. and Howard St., and will run from 9 AM to 2 PM. Email Davis at to reserve your space at a cost for $10.  Visit


63] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers.  Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email  The next meeting is Nov. 8. There is no meeting on the first Sunday of the month.  Call 410-230-0450. If you would be interested in volunteering or becoming a collective member of 2640, send an email to


64] – Baltimore United for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 PM on Mon., Nov. 9 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 on Sun., Nov. 22 in Howard County to get ready for the legislative session in Annapolis.  As this meeting ends, the Pledge meeting will begin. 


65] – THE SENATOR [The People's Theatre], 5904 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212, is hosting on Thurs., Nov. 12 a special screening of a Leslie Cockburn film AMERICAN CA$INO to benefit the Community Law Center.  The compelling documentary, filmed in Baltimore, examines how the Wall Street meltdown has affected the working class. The benefit screening will take place at 7:30 PM, and the admission is $10. The film will begin its regular run at The Senator on Fri., Nov. 13, for one week only. Go to


66] – Carl Kabat will return to court for a jury trial on Dec. 21-22. If convicted, he could face from three to 12 months in the Weld County Jail. Send mail to Carl Kabat, OMI, Weld County Jail, 2110 O St., Greeley, CO 80631.


67] – On Oct. 29, four people were arrested sitting-in at the CareFirst building in Canton: Dr. Margaret Flowers, Dr. Eric Naumberg, Patty Courtney and Charles Loubert.  You can help by calling CareFirst and demanding that CEO Chet Burrell meet with them in public.  The number to call is 410-528-2222. 


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


69] – 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


71] – 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.


72] – 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. 

73] – 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.  

74] – 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.

75] – 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


76] – 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.  


77] – 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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