41] War Is Not the Answer demo – July 27
42] APOCALYPSE NEVER, the book – July 27
43] Nuclear Arms Control? – July 28
44] Immigrant Rights March in D.C. – July 28
46] Palestinian films – July 28
48] Nuclear Energy & Proliferation – July 28
49] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – July 29
50] THE PRESUMPTION OF GUILT – July 29
51] Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage – July 29
52] APOCALYPSE NEVER, the book – July 29
53] Vigil to End the Wars – July 30
54] Benefit for
55] Book KICKED OUT – July 31
56] Kay Dellinger Memorial Service – Aug. 3
58] First Thursday vigil against war – Aug. 5
59] Faith & Resistance Retreat – Aug. 5 & 6, 8 & 9
60] Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemorations – Aug. 6 & 9
61] Call House members: no war funding
62] Job available with SOA Watch
63] Mankekolo has a new book
64] Buy a red maple tree
65] Join Global Zero campaign
66] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
67] Publish your peace article
68] Click on The Hunger Site
69] Fire & Faith
41] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
42] – On Tues., July 27, from 6:30 to 8 PM, Tad Daley will discus his book APOCALYPSE NEVER: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World at Borders Books, 1801 K St., NW, WDC.
43] – On Wed., July 28 from 2 to 3:30 PM, Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, and George Perkovich, Carnegie Endowment, will discuss "Is Bipartisan Nuclear Arms Control Possible?" This event, sponsored by the House Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, will be held at 2218
44] – There will be an Immigrant Rights March in D.C. on Wed., July 28 from 4 to 9:45 PM. JOIN THE CHILDREN'S MARCH ON THE WHITE HOUSE: Stop the Separation of Families! For the first 100 days of the Obama Administration, the Familias Unidas campaign together with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus held mass meetings in 23 cities across the nation. U.S citizens testified about the destruction of their families by broken immigration laws, thousands signed petitions to the President and many tears were shed, many prayers were prayed, as the suffering of the community was put before the president to remind him of his promise to the Latino community. President Obama has the capacity AND the moral obligation to provide temporary relief to millions of undocumented parents, workers, neighbors and to stop the racial profiling programs that ICE runs through local law enforcement. Unfortunately, the president has ignored the suffering. He has one last chance.
On July 28, five hundred
45] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
46] – The Voices of Palestine Film Series continues on Wed., July 28 at 6:30 PM with director Muayad Alayan's 2009 short film LESH SABREEN? [20 minutes] which tells the story of two young lovers as they navigate dreams and dead-ends in their socially-conservative and Israeli-controlled community. The film illustrates the several layers of authority, from the patriarchal social norms and taboos to economic pressures and the military occupation continually facing young Arab Jerusalemites. Go to http://www.leshsabreen.com.
Also to be shown is DEGREES OF INCARCERATION [59 minutes], a 2009 film by Amahl Bishara. It explores the effects of political imprisonment on the Palestinian community of Aida Refugee Camp in
These films are the third and fourth in the "Voices of
47] – 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
48] – On Thurs., July 29 from 8 to 9 AM, Robert Cochran, B&W Technical Services Group, will discuss "Nuclear Energy and Proliferation" This is part of the NDUF-NDIA Seminar Series, and it will take place at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St., SE, WDC. RSVP by July 27 to Emma Rhue at firstname.lastname@example.org. .
49] – On Thurs., July 29, 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.
50] – Charles Ogletree will discuss his book THE PRESUMPTION OF GUILT: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Race, Class, and Crime in America on Thurs., July 29 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM at the National Urban League Panel, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Square NW, WDC. Call 202-829-0306.
51] – On March 4th, D.C. became the sixth jurisdiction in the nation to permit same-sex couples to marry. The Human Rights Campaign invites you to a celebration on Thurs., July 29 from 6 to 8 PM for a meet and greet at
52] – On Thurs., July 29, from 7 to 9 PM, Tad Daley will discus his book APOCALYPSE NEVER: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World at the River Park Mutual Homes Community Room, 1301 Delaware Ave., SW, WDC. RSVP to Elaine Graves at email@example.com.
53] – On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, July 30, from 5 to 6 PM at Broad & Arch Sts.,
54] – There will be a benefit for the Louisiana Bucket Brigade on Sat., July 31, from 4 to 6 PM, at the Eatonville Restaurant, 2121 14th St. NW, WDC. There will be music and poetry to raise funds for the Bucket Brigade, an environmental health and justice organization that has been helping residents living near Louisiana refineries fight air pollution for years, and is now helping them track and respond to the BP Oil Disaster that is ravaging the Gulf. Join
poet Angela Ball and DC-area poets Chris August and Sonya Renee in raising voices against the greed and corruption that caused this catastrophe. Tickets are $10. Mississippi
55] – On Sat., July 31 at 7 PM, Sassafras Lowrey will be speaking at Red Emma's,
56] – There will be a memorial gathering for Kay Dellinger, who died on June 11, at Homewood Friends Meeting (not Stoney Run!), 3107 North Charles St., Baltimore MD 21218 on Tuesday, August 3 from 7 to 9 PM. Call Richard Ochs at 443-846-6638.
57] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Aug. 5, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact
58] – 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
59] – Get involved with the Abolish Nuclear Weapons Faith & Resistance Retreat starting Thurs., Aug. 5 at St. Stephen's and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St., NW [16th & Newton Sts.], WDC, 20010, with a dinner at 6 PM and the showing of the film THE LAST ATOMIC BOMB at 7 PM. Then there will be a planning meeting for a protest at the Pentagon on Fri., Aug. 6,
60] – Participate in
Join us for the HIROSHIMA COMMEMORATION on Friday, Aug. 6 at 34th & N. Charles Sts. from 5 to 6 PM for a vigil against the weapons contracts of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory--$620 million in FY 2007. At 6:15 PM, march to the
61] – Join the National Call-In Days until the House of Representatives votes on the White House request for $33.5 billion of new funding for the war in Afghanistan. The vote is expected near the end of this week. The Congressional Switchboard number is 1-888-493-5443 toll-free.
Three weeks ago, 162 members of the House supported an Amendment calling for a time-table for withdrawal. One hundred members of the House supported an amendment offered by Rep. Barbara Lee limiting the use of the funds for security and to actually begin the withdrawal of troops. Now the House is being asked to approve funding without a time-table or any plan for withdrawal. So far $321 billion dollars have been squandered in an irrational enterprise. In the Fall Congress will be asked to approve another $160 billion war funding for FY2011.
62] – SOA Watch [http://soaw.org/about-us] 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 [http://soaw.org/take-action/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 soaw.org.
63] – 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
64] – I have one red maple tree for $5 from the Trees for
65] – 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.
66] – 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.
67] – 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.
68] – 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.
69] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
70] – 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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