Monday, July 12, 2010

Calendar - Part 2

41] Can you eat meat . . . – July 12               

42] Protest the death penalty – July 12               

43] Marc Steiner on WEAA – July 12 – 15

44] Pledge of Resistance meeting – July 12

45] Roots of Resistance – July 13

46] War Is Not the Answer demo – July 13

47] Do Something! – July 13

48] Use The Media – July 13

49] Philadelphia vigil – July 14

50] Palestinian film – July 14

51] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – July 14

52] Crabshell Alliance meeting – July 14

53] Israel/Palestine roundtable – July 15

54] D.C. Statehood Teach-In – July 15

55] Trinity Bomb – July 16

56] Baltimore Strut – July 16

57] Iran attack?/Cuba Today – July 17

58] MUPJ meeting – July 17

59] Gimme Shelter – July 17

60] Interfaith Gathering in D.C. – July 20

61] Corporations Are People forum – July 20

62] Play WAR & THERAPY – July 20, 22, 23, 24 & 25

63] Repower event – July 21

64] First Thursday vigil against war – Aug. 5

65] Job available with SOA Watch

66] Mankekolo has a new book

67] Buy a red maple tree

68] Join Global Zero campaign

69] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

70] Publish your peace article

71] Click on The Hunger Site  

72] Fire & Faith   

73] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


41] – On Mon, July 12 from noon to 1:30 PM, catch "Can you eat meat and be an environmentalist?" by Nicollette Niman at 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, 21205, Room W2008. The talk is sponsored by the Center for a Liveable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, JHU. Go to

42] – 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., July 12.  Call 410-233-0488.


43] – 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


44] – 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 scheduled for July 12.  The agenda will include an update on previous activities, the NSA and a protest at the Pentagon.  Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.  


45] –  The Roots of Resistance: Birth and Growth of Palestinian Nonviolent Activism is the topic of discussion on Tues., July 13 from 12:30 to 2 PM at The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC.  In light of the global dialogue emerging as a result of the Freedom Flotilla crisis, the 2010 Palestine Center Summer Intern Lecture Series seeks to highlight the role of nonviolent activism within the Palestinian solidarity movement. This series focuses on Palestinian grassroots political activism, cultural expression and international solidarity. The first speaker will be Eugene Bird, president, Council for the National Interest (CNI).  RSVP at


46] – 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 July 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


47] – Hurry and get your tickets to Business Volunteers Unlimited's Do Something! on July 13th! The keynote speaker will be Joe Jones, CEO and president of the Center for Urban Families, and the event will be catered by La Boheme and the Wine Source! It's happening at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, on Tues., July 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  Explore the city's current and future workforce development needs with a special focus on YOUTH! Admission is $10, and you can pay at the door.  Go to

48] –  Effective Ways to Use the Media to Build the Movement is on Tues., July 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW.  It will be facilitated by Dr. Jared Ball, professor of Communications.  This workshop would go over basics of media work ranging from how to make and sustain contact with media people, to how to put together a press release or how to coordinate a press conference.  Contact Chioma Oruh at 202-234-2000 or .

49] – 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 July 14. Call 215-426-0364.


50] – The Voices of Palestine Film Series starts Wed., July 14 from 6:30 to 8 PM.  The opening film, directed by Michel Khleifi, is M [2009].  Mohammad Bakri plays a film director living in Europe, who returns to Palestine to work on a documentary based on eyewitness accounts of the 1948 expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland. He is soon drawn into a crisis involving a vendetta against his family in Nazareth.


  The annual film series is hosted jointly by The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development and The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown Univ. Attendance is free, and the films are screened at The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave, NW, WDC 20037. Call 202-338-1958 or email


51] – 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 July 14. Call 215-843-4256 or email


52] – The Crabshell Alliance will meet on Wed., July 14 at 7:30 PM in a private home.  Call Max at 410-366-1637 for directions.  The mission of the Crabshell Alliance is to protest the construction of new nuclear reactors in Maryland, promote clean, safe, sustainable, and affordable energy, and educate the public about the hazards of nuclear power.


53] – On Thurs., July 15, 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] – Be at the 2010 DC Statehood Teach-In on Thurs., July 15 from 6 to 8 PM at the U.S. Capitol West Lawn (Closest Metro Stations are Union Station and Capitol South).  The best parking is at 50 Mass. Ave., NE.  Join the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation's Capital, which will facilitate the Teach-In. The Washington Peace Center will be tabling at this event; if you are interested in volunteering, email or call 202-234-2000.


55] – The Trinity Bomb-The Beginning of the End will include presentations and discussions on the 65th Anniversary of first nuclear bomb, "Trinity Test," on July 16, 1945. It will be held on Fri., July 16 from 1 to 3 PM at Wheeler Auditorium, Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Scientists and authors Rosalie Bertell, Ph.D., GNSH and Janette Sherman, M.D. will be joined by Cathy Garger, founder of People Against A Radioactive Chesapeake. There will be a reception with light refreshments afterwards. Registration is required.  Reserve a seat at Visit

56] – The Baltimore Strut is starting on Fri., July 16 from 9 PM until midnight at the Sankofa Dance Theater, 2901 Druid Park Dr.  This is Baltimore's newest Lindy Hop venue with DJed or live swing and soul music every Friday.  There is a free beginner lesson at 8:30 PM.  Admission is $5.


57] – A discussion, Will the U.S. and Israel attack Iran,? takes place Sat., July 17 from 1 to 3 PM at Peace & A Cup of Joe, 713 W. Pratt St., 2nd floor. Come listen to a presentation and analysis on the recent hostilities toward Iran and the continuing struggle for self-determination. There will also be a presentation on The Cuban Revolution Today.  July 26th marks the 57th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks led by Fidel Castro and others. The event is sponsored by the Party for Socialism and Liberation.  Call 443-378-9253 or email  Go to


58] – Maryland United for Peace and Justice has a general meeting on Sat., July 17 from 3 to 5 PM at the Christ the King Episcopal Church, 1930 Brookdale Road, Woodlawn, MD 21244. If you get lost, call Paulette's cell phone number 443-418-5479.  The agenda includes community building, 2011 conference plans, and building relationships with state legislators.


59] – Gimme Shelter Productions continues to do consciousness/fundraising events about the plight of the homeless and for the shelters that serve them. On Sat., July 17 at 7:30 PM, there will be a night of poetry and music featuring Alan Barysh, Ron Williams, Suzanne X, In The Clear, Dr. Kathleen Hellen and Michael Monroe.  Attendees are asked to make a five-dollar donation. The event will take place at the Hamilton Arts Gallery, 5502 Harford Rd., Baltimore 21214Call 443-869-4515. Go to  Donations of non-perishable foods, packets of seeds and pedialite will be gladly accepted.


60] – On Tues., July 20 at noon, there will be an interfaith gathering for lament, hope and action on behalf of Mother Earth at the Capitol Reflecting Pool on the Senate side of the U. S. Capitol, convened by Rabbi Waskow of the Shalom Center. During mid-July, the Senate will be struggling over whether to pass a climate/energy bill. Pray not only with your voices but also with your arms and legs. Go to (NOTE DATE CHANGE - previously event was to take place, July 18 at 2 PM.

61] – Be at Corporations are People Too! A forum with Van Hollen and Murray Hill Inc. on Tues., July 20 from 7 to 8:30 PM at Northwood High School Auditorium, 919 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD.  Designated Human Eric Hensal debates Murray Hill Inc.'s Democratic opponent, Chris Van Hollen on the most pressing civil rights issue of our times--corporate civil rights.


62] – Attend the new play, WAR & THERAPY, written and produced by Paula Caplan.  What's a soldier to do when nothing takes away the memories of war, and the fear that she is crazy leaves her desperate for relief? Her therapist, long a rebel, tries desperately to help, but the remedy comes from an unexpected source.  Caplan plays the therapist, and New York-based Nichole Donjé plays the soldier. Broadway director and theatre legend Aaron Frankel directs the show. It will premiers at the Capital Fringe Festival on Tues., July 20 at 10 PM, followed by four subsequent performances: Thurs., July 22 @ 6 PM, Fri., July 23 @ 10:30 PM,  Sat., July 24 @ 7:30 PM & Sun., July 25 @ noon. The performances will be at Fort Fringe--The Bedroom, 612 L Street NW, WDC 20009.  Purchase tickets online at or by cash at the door for $15.  Email or call 617-491-0962.                                  


63] – On Wed., July 21 at 6:30 PM. Repower At Home event  at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, The Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045    Our energy choices at home have a huge impact on our health, our environment, and our pocketbooks.  Connect face to face with Repower supporters and activists, and hear about the experiences of those who have already begun to repower their homes. RSVP to Brenna Muller at 203-687-7553 or   Go to


64] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the War! End the Occupation! rally on Thurs., Aug. 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] – SOA Watch [] is seeking a national organizer who will work to get people to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America, to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA, now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation or WHINSEC to change oppressive U.S. foreign policy that the SOA represents.  The tasks related to this position include Field Organizing, Campaign and Event Coordination, Spring Multi-Strategy Event, November Vigil [], Fiscal Development and Coordination and Office Coordination. There is a need for five years experience, organizing at a national level, and a candidate must be bilingual. Send a resume and cover letter to Hendrik Voss at hvoss at


66] – Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo is excited by her new book: RESTORE ME: 40 Healing Sermons. The book is available for $19.95 plus $5 for shipping and handling--ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1631-9 (sc), ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1633-3 (dj) or ISBN: 978-1 -4502-1632-6 (sc). She would appreciate if you ordered the book from her: checks payable to Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo and sent to 3315 Mondawmin Ave., Baltimore, MD 21216.  The publisher is, and it can be called at 1-800-288-4677.


67] – I have one red maple tree for $5 from the Trees for Baltimore program.  Buy a tree, plant it and contribute to saving the planet.  Call Max at 410-366-1637


68] – 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.  

69] – 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.

70] – 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


71] – 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.  


72] – 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


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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