Sunday, March 21, 2010

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

33] Protest at AIPAC conference – Mar. 21

34] FCNL Spring Lobby event – Mar. 21

35] Secularist Movement – Mar. 21

36] Bridge vigil – Mar. 21                                                                

37] Fair Immigration Reform March – Mar. 21

38] Film NEW HOPE FOR PEACE – Mar. 21         

39] Vets for Peace gathering – Mar. 21

40] Quaker Peace Vigil – Mar. 21

41] Red Emma’s needs volunteers – Mar. 21

42] Pentagon vigil – Mar. 22

43] Protest AIPAC – Mar. 22

44] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Mar. 22 — Mar. 26

45] Rally for Jobs – Mar. 22

46] Protest the death penalty – Mar. 22                 

47] Pledge of Resistance meeting – Mar. 22

48] Pray for Peace – Mar. 22

49] Protest AIPAC – Mar. 23

50] Siege of Gaza in Congress – Mar. 23

51] Anti-torture vigil – Mar. 23

52] War Is Not the Answer demo – Mar. 23

53] Ecolocity DC meeting – Mar. 23

54] Fatal Embrace talk – Mar. 23


56] Philadelphia, PA vigil – Mar. 24

57] Voluntary Simplicity circle – Mar. 24

58] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Mar. 24

59] Militarization of America – Mar. 24

60] New Global Community – Mar. 24                                  

61] Israel/Palestine roundtable – Mar. 25

62] Film Fred Korematsu story – Mar. 26

63] First Thursday demo – Apr. 1

64] MUPJ conference – Apr. 17


66] Buy a red maple tree

67] Join Global Zero campaign

68] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

69] Publish your peace article

70] Click on The Hunger Site  

71] Fire & Faith   

72] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


33] – On Sun., Mar. 21, from 9 to 11 AM, join CodePink in a protest at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW.


34] – Join Friends Committee on National Legislation spring lobby weekend on Sun., Mar, 21 and Mon., Mar. 22 at 245 Second St,, NE, WDC.  Contact Matt Southworth at 202-547-6000, ext. 2501 or


35] – On Sun., Mar. 21 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, hosts Paul Fidalgo, Secular Coalition for America, who will address “On the Need for a Strong Secularist Movement.” Call 410-581-2322 or visit


36] – 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

37] – Fair Immigration Reform March and Rally is on Sun., Mar. 21 starting at 1 PM with an interfaith service at the Lincoln Memorial, with the march taking place at 2 PM.  The demand will be for immigration reform.  The vision is for immigrants and native-born U.S. citizens working shoulder to shoulder to achieve better wages, working conditions, and labor protections. Go to

38] – The Baltimore Tikkun community is showing NEW HOPE FOR PEACE WHAT AMERICA MUST DO TO END THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT on Sun., Mar. 21 at 1 PM at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave. Call Ruth @ 410 323-7164.


39] – The DC area VETERANS FOR PEACE gathering is Sun., Mar. 21 from 4 to 6 PM at the Church of the Holy City, 16th and Corcoran Sts. NW, WDC. 

40] – 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.

41] – 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 Mar. 21. 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


42] – 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. 22, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


43] – On Mon., Mar. 22, from 8:30 to 10:30 AM, join CodePink in a protest at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW. Another demo will take place in the evening from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Email

44] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at   The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at


45] – On Mon., Mar. 22 at 4:15 PM, there will be a rally at City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St., "Get Baltimore Working.”  Progressive Maryland at informs the concerned that the Baltimore City Council is considering a bill to make sure that local construction jobs go to local residents.  This bill requires contractors and local unions to work together to make sure that these jobs also come with first class training, living wages, health benefits and retirement plans. Get a free T-shirt.  Call Jermaine Jones at 410-294-2942.


46] – 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. 22. Call 410-233-0488.

47] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max’s residence.  The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Mar. 22, and the agenda will include a report on a visit to Rep Cummings’ office and the ANSWER rally in D.C. on March 20.  However, Max may be incarcerated on Monday evening.  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email at mobuszewski at to see if he available to host the meeting and for directions.


48] Pray for Peace at 7:30 PM on Mon., Mar. 22 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. Univ. Pkwy., MD, corner of N. Charles StThe prayer for peace occurs on the 22nd of the month, but hosts are needed for April, May and June.  Contact Charles Cloughen at 410-321-0199 or

49] – On Tues., Mar. 23, from 8 to 9 AM, join CodePink in a protest at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW. Tony Blair is to address the closing plenary. Email


50] – On Tues., Mar. 23 at 10 AM, join CodePink in taking the siege of Gaza to the halls of Congress. Meet at the steps of Rayburn Bldg., Independence Ave. & S. Capitol St. Help deliver thank you letters to all Congresspeople who voted against HR 867 - the resolution that condemned the Goldstone report. Email


51] – There will be an anti-torture vigil each Tuesday at 5:30 PM in Lafayette Park, H and 16th Sts., NW. The next vigil will be Mar. 23.  Contact Helen Schietinger at h.schietinger at


52] – 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 Mar. 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


53] – 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 Mar. 23. Go to


54] – On Tues., Mar. 23 at 7:30 PM at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. Univ. Pkwy, (corner of N. Charles St.), Jewish-American author Mark Braverman will introduce and discuss his thought-provoking new book FATAL EMBRACE: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land.  Dr. Braverman's new book, released by Synergy Books, shows how the Jewish quest for safety and empowerment and the Christian endeavor to atone for centuries of anti-Semitism have united to suppress the conversations needed to bring about a just peace in the Holy Land.  FATAL EMBRACE charts Braverman’s journey as a U.S. Jew struggling with the difficult realities of modern Israel


The public event is sponsored by Baltimore Friends of Sabeel, an affiliate of the ecumenical Christian organization Friends of Sabeel--North America, which promotes a just peace in the Holy Land through education, reconciliation and nonviolence. Contact Paul Verduin at or 301-495-7891.  Go to


55] –  Catch the Washington, DC premiere and live webcast of TEN RULES FOR DEALING WITH POLICE on Wed., Mar. 24 at noon with a luncheon to follow at the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. Comments by William "Billy" Murphy, Jr. and Neill Franklin. To register, email, fax 202-371-0841 or call 202-789-5229 by noon, Tues., Mar. 23.


56] – 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 Mar. 17. Call 215-426-0364.


57] – A "VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY" discussion circle will have its fifth session on Wed., Mar. 24, and run for seven sessions, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at Villa Assumpte, 6401 N.Charles St., Baltimore 21212 in the Assembly Room (main entrance is at the back of the building, facing away from Charles St. Go to  Email or call 410-377-7774 x 1184.


58] – Each Wednesday, the Northwest Greens hold 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 Mar. 24. Call 215-843-4256 or email


59] – “The Militarization of America: At What Cost” is a program which will be presented at NSP MARYLAND MEETING on Wed., Mar. 24 at 7:30 PM at the Paint Branch UU Church. 3215 Powder Mill Road, RE Bldg. Room 1, Adelphi, MD 20783.  Examine the shocking extent to which our nation has chosen war and military spending over social priorities and how this choice dramatically affects our lives and our communities. “Follow the money” with Jean Athey of Peace Action Montgomery who will show you how you can take a slide show to your own community and congregation and start changing the dialogue--and the country. To get a flier go to Check out


60] – The 2010 Foreign Affairs Symposium Re-Engaging the World: The New Global Community at Johns Hopkins U.’s Homewood Campus continues on Wed., Mar. 24 at 8 PM in the Glass Pavilion with Dr. Niall Ferguson, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor at the Harvard Business School.  He is an award winning and New York Times best-selling historian. His most recent book is The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, which chronicles the history of money, credit, and banking from ancient Babylon to the recent financial meltdown. See


61] – On Thurs., Mar. 25, 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.


62] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The theme is Seeking the Truth Through Documentaries.   The second film in the series is OF CIVIL WRONGS & RIGHTS: The Fred Korematsu Story [USA, 2001], and it will be shown on Fri., Mar. 26 at a private home.  If interested in seeing the DVD, RSVP to Max at 410-366-1637.


 The documentary tells the story of a Japanese American who was probably never more American than when he resisted, and then challenged in court, the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Korematsu lost his landmark Supreme Court case in 1944, but never his indignation and resolve. This documentary is the untold history of the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Korematsu — one that finally turned a civil injustice into a civil rights victory. The filmmaker, Eric Paul Fournier, did a film with ramifications for the treatment of “the enemy” after 9/11.


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


63] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Apr. 1 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 IraqCall Max at 410-366-1637.


64] – The 25th Annual Maryland Peace and Justice Conference "Connecting to Create the Change We Seek – Creating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community" starts on Fri., Apr. 16 and continues on Sat. Apr. 17 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD, 21045. Call Paulette 410-747-3811.


65] – The Off Center Media documentary DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE about William Kunstler will be shown as part of the Jewish Film Festival at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave,. Owings Mills, MD on Mon., May 17 at 7 PM.  The film was done by the two daughters Emily and Sarah Kunstler.  Check out the website


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] – 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.  

68] – 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.

69] – 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


70] – 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.  


71] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in Catonsville, Maryland, and burned draft records in protest against the war in Vietnam. View


72] – 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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