Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 4

56] Yoga class starts – Nov. 23

57] Green Party official does Internet interview – Nov. 23

58] Buy Nothing Day – Nov. 26

59] Vigil to End the Wars – Nov. 26

60] Lockheedville 2010 – Nov. 27

61] Gimmie Shelter – Nov. 27

62] Green Forum – Nov. 28

63] Join a Jericho chapter – Nov. 28

64] Kinobe concert – Nov. 28

65] Protest FBI raids – Nov. 29 – Dec. 3

66] Nuclear Security - Nov. 29

67] CASE benefit – Nov. 29

68] Lobby against military spending – Nov. 30

69] Death penalty forum – Nov. 30


71] Release Prisoner of Conscience – Dec. 1           

72] WIB Towson vigil – Dec. 2

73] First Thursday vigil against war – Dec. 2

74] CPHA annual meeting – Dec. 2

75] See REENTRY – through – Dec. 19

76] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

77] Support Haiti

78] Apartment available

79] Mankekolo has a new book

80] Buy a red maple tree

81] Join Global Zero campaign

82] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

83] Publish your peace article

84] Click on The Hunger Site 

85] Fire & Faith  

86] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


56] – The ongoing Kundalini Yoga classes will start on Tues., Nov. 23 from 7 to 8:30 PM and continue on Tuesdays, and Nirmal will be the instructor in the yoga room at Rishikesh, 4217 East West Hwy., Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Email shantiyoga2@earthlink.net.  


57] – Green Party leader Julia Willebrand, a former candidate for New York City Mayor and New York State Comptroller, will join Washington area peace and justice activist Pete Perry on his Internet radio show to discuss recent elections and the direction of the Green Party of the U.S.  The show will air live on Tues., Nov.  23 at 11 PM EST. The show will be archived afterward, and can be found at the following URL: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/greenteaparty/2010/11/24/green-party-moving-forward-in-2010.  Willebrand, a former co-president of the Federation of Green Parties of the Americas, is an environmental and anti-war activist, and has been a Fulbright professor to Hungary.


58] – On Fri., Nov. 26, it is Buy Nothing Day.


59] – On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, Nov. 26, from 5 to 6 PM at Broad & Arch Sts., Philadelphia. It is a Vigil to End the Wars, with a Gold Star Mother for Peace, Celeste Zappala.  Email czappala1@yahoo.com.


60] – On Sat., Nov. 27 at noon, the Brandywine Peace Community is organizing a demonstration LOCKHEEDVILLE 2010 outside Lockheed Martin in Valley Forge, PA.  Sadly this corporation believes in that the business of war matters, and human needs do not.  This Thanksgiving Vigil for Justice takes place Mall & Goddard Blvd., behind the King of Prussia Mall. Visit http://www.brandywinepeace.com or call 610-544-1818. 


61] – Gimme Shelter Productions continues to do consciousness/fundraising events for the homeless and the shelters.  The next one is part of the “Winter in America,” and is happening on Sat., Nov. 27 at 7 PM with an open mic reading/musical and a potluck dinner at the Hamilton Arts Gallery, 5502 Harford Road.  An entrance donation of $5 is requested and donations of warm, clean, usable clothing; especially socks, coats, underwear, as well as blankets are welcome. Call 410-532-0193.


62] – A BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM, a monthly environmental education and discussion forum, takes place on Sun., Nov. 28, from 4 to 6:30 PM, at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286. Go to http://www.mpchurch.org/About.htmThere will be a 45 minute presentation, followed by break-outs into affinity groups.  As always, there will be time for announcements and networking. This month’s featured affinity group will present "Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary.”


The Green Forum is a monthly environmental and discussion forum held usually on the fourth Sunday of each month. Donations to Maryland Presbyterian Church are greatly appreciatedFor questions, to co-sponsor, or to RSVP, contact baltimoregreenforum@gmail.com or 301-345-2234.

Go to http://www.simplicity-matters.org/forums/baltimore.php.


63] – There is a meeting on Sun., Nov. 28 at 4 PM to discuss forming a Jericho chapter in D.C., which seeks the recognition and release of political prisoners/POWs/exiles.  It is at Sankofa, 2714 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC.   Go to www.thejerichomovement.com.


64] – Wendy Shuford invites you to a house concert on Sun., Nov. 28 at 5 PM featuring Kinobe, who plays Ugandan music.  The doors will open at 4:30 PM.  To reserve a seat and to get directions, call Wendy at 410-532-5604 or email her at ramboshuford at gmail.com. The suggested donation is $15.

Kinobe is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer from Uganda whose early abilities in traditional African music quickly garnered acclaim on the world stage. Go to www.kinobemusic.com.


65] – The national coalition against FBI raids has called for a week of actions from Mon., Nov. 29 through Fri., Dec. 3 aimed at Congress.   Email DCLiberties@lists2.democracyinaction.org. 


66] – On Mon., Nov. 29 from 8:45 AM to 12:45 PM, Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, State Department, coordinator for threat reduction, and C.S. Eliot Kang, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, will discuss "Nuclear Security: Coordinating a Multi-Dimensional Approach." The event will take place at the State Department, East Auditorium, George Marshall Conference Center, 2201 C St., NW, WDC. RSVP at PublicOutreach@state.gov.

67] – Join with other Marylanders in a push to repeal the death penalty in the newly-elected General Assembly on Mon., Nov. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Lord Baltimore Hotel (Radisson Plaza), 20 West Baltimore St., hosted by Maryland Case. The hotel entrance is on N. Hanover St., and parking validation available. Garage entrance is at Lombard and S. Hanover Sts. under federal Building.  Exit garage to Baltimore St., and hotel is across the street.  Tickets available on-line at www.mdcase.org or call 301-779-5230.  Tickets range from $150 to $1,000, and these are tax-deductible donations. Email info@mdcase.org. 

68] – Progressive Democrats of America is hosting a lobby day to call for a huge decrease in the military budget as a way of protecting Social security and Medicare.  If you can participate email conor@pdamerica.org


69] – Join with other Marylanders in a push to repeal the death penalty in the newly-elected General Assembly on Tues., Nov. 30 at 5 PM at Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Road, Largo MD, at the Rennie Forum in the Largo Student Center, for a screening of "Race to Execution.” The film reveals how, beyond DNA and the issue of innocence, the shameful open secret of America's capital punishment system is a matter of race.


Then at 7 PM, MD Citizens Against State Executions and the Prince George's Branch of the NAACP present a Forum on the Death Penalty with Rev. Wayne Price, Center for True Justice and Healing, Ron Hampton, National Black Police Association, Elbridge James, NAACP, Maryland State Conference of Branches, and Margery Patten, member of State Board on Victims Services, and Beth Wood, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation.  Go to www.mdcase.org or call 301-779-5230. Email info@mdcase.org.   


70] – You are invited to a Book Party for HANDS ON THE FREEDOM PLOW: Personal Accounts of Women in SNCC on Tues., Nov. 30 at 7 PM 2640 St. Paul St. [St. John’s].  This is a book Betty Robinson has been working on with 5 other women for 15 years.  It is already in its second printing and is a collection of 54 stories of women who were in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.  At least four of the editors will be on hand. Red Emma’s will be selling the book @ 20% off. Email bettygrobinson@gmail.com.


71] -- On Wed., Dec. 1, 12:30-1:30 PM, Amnesty International will hold its monthly demonstration calling for the release of Prisoner of Conscience Filep Karma.  The demonstration is at the Indonesian Embassy, 2020 Massachusetts Ave., NW, near Dupont Circle. Go to http://www.amnestyusa.org/individuals-at-risk/priority-cases/indonesia-filep-karma-and-yusak-pakage/page.do?id=1101238Arrested on Dec. 1, 2004, Karma is in prison for his participation in a peaceful flag-raising ceremony to commemorate Papuan independence.  Visit http://etan.org/action/action4/32alert.htm.

72] – There is a WIB peace stand on Thurs., Dec.  2, noon-1PM in Towson at northwest corner of Washington & Chesapeake Aves., across the street from the post office, near the courthouse. Contact mbrainzo@aol.com. This vigil takes place on the first Thursday of the month.


73] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore hosts an End the Wars vigil on Thurs., Dec. 2 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.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


74] – Citizens Planning and Housing Association has worked for 69 years to improve housing options and housing policies in Baltimore City, and this year's Annual Meeting's theme is Housing for All.  CPHA has asked several of Baltimore's housing professionals to discuss how to make "Housing for All" on Thurs., Dec. 2 starting with a reception at 5:30 PM.  The meeting begins at 6:30 PM, and there will be dessert at 8 PM. RSVP at info@cphabaltimore.org.


75] – Powerful landing for “ReEntry” at Center Stage, which continues until Sun., Dec. 19.  Call 410-332-0033 or go to www.centerstage.org/reentry.  Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun, did a Nov. 20, 2010 review—“For 90 minutes in the intimate space of the Head Theater at Center Stage, audiences are being thrust uncomfortably into an issue that many Americans ignore or choose to forget, or deal with simply by displaying a "Support Our Troops" sticker.” The complete article can be viewed at http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bs-ae-reentry-review-20101120,0,1571845.story.


76] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net. 


77] – There is a project to assist young refugees from Haiti, now residing in the Dominican Republic.  The founder of the project needs funding to providing education to the youth as a way out of desperate poverty.  Try to imagine the poverty in Haiti, and then realize that these young refugees are considered low caste in the Dominican Republic. We are talking about the poorest of the poor.  Consider making a small donation, and realize that most pledges to Haiti to assist hurricane victims have not been sent.  To maintain a web site presence at Global Giving, there must be traffic.  So help out with this extremely worthy cause. Go to https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/scholarships-for-dominican-and-haitian-youth/.


78] – There is a one-bedroom apartment with three rooms on the second-floor of a detached house on Overland Ave. in Lauraville at Herring Run Park, which is a half a block from the Safeway.  There is also a kitchen and bath and a washer and dryer.  The rent is $750 with utilities included. 

Good references are required.  Call Dick Ochs at 443-846-6638.


79] – 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 iUniverse.com, and it can be called at 1-800-288-4677.


80] – 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


81] – 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.  

82] – 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.

83] – 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 path2peace07@yahoo.com.


84] – 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.  


85] – 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 http://www.prattlibrary.org/digital/.


86] – 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.


Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.  Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net


"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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