Saturday, December 4, 2010

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 4

47] Wind Vision 2010 – Dec. 4

48] Craft Mafia Holiday Heap – Dec. 4                        

49] Olney vigil to end the war – Dec. 4

50] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Dec. 4

51] Peace vigil at Capitol – Dec. 4

52] Death Walk – Dec. 4

53] Phone bank for Single Payer – Dec. 4

54] Spirit of Giving -- Dec. 5

55] Get on the bridge for peace – Dec. 5

56] Advent Afternoons with Afghan Youth – Dec. 5

57] Phone bank for Single Payer – Dec. 5

58] Aids in Africa – Dec. 5

59] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Dec. 5

60] Advent Prayer Series – Dec. 5

61] Abate the hate concert – Dec. 5

62] Nicaragua fundraiser – Dec. 5

63] Protest at the Pentagon – Dec. 6

64] Film ISRAELIS SPEAK – Dec. 12

65] Film LAST ATOMIC BOMB – Dec. 17

66] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

67] Support Haiti

68] Apartment available

69] Mankekolo has a new book

70] Buy a red maple tree

71] Join Global Zero campaign

72] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

73] Publish your peace article

74] Click on The Hunger Site 

75] Fire & Faith  

76] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


47] – Fight back on Sat., Dec. 4 against rising temperatures, extreme weather, oil in the Gulf, and now half of Congress is in the hands of fossil fuel extremists and climate change deniers!  Be at Maryland's first-ever, history-making citizens' conference on offshore wind power. It’s sponsored by the state’s leading environmental groups, including Sierra Club, CCAN, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Environment Maryland, and the National Wildlife Federation. RSVP at


WIND VISION 2010: A Maryland Citizens' Conference on Offshore Wind Power begins with registration at 9 AM.  The conference takes place from 10 AM to 3:30 PM at the Westin Hotel, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis.  Inspiring leaders like Lester Brown (founder of the Worldwatch Institute), John Passacantando (former director of Greenpeace USA), Brad Heavner (director of Environment Maryland), and mothers will attend.  Tickets are $15 for general admission or $10 for students. This includes lunch. Mike Tidwell, CCAN []

48] The Charm City Craft Mafia Holiday Heap is happening at 2640 St. Paul St. from 10 AM to 5 PM, and the sales will benefit Heart’s Place Shelter. , Enjoy Curbside Café’s burrito truck and coffee at Red Emma’s.  Go to

49] Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. in Olney, MD.  The next vigil is Dec. 4. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 

50] –  Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email


51] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Dec. 4. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to or email


52] – On Sat., Dec. 4 from noon until 1 PM, gather in PHILADELPHIA CENTER CITY for a SILENT DEATH WALK. Contact the Brandywine Peace Community at 610-544-1818 or go to


53] – Join HealthCare-Now and PNHP for a cell phone party (phone banking) to raise funds for the Maryland Economic Impact Study--goal of $40,000.  The party is on Sat., Dec. 4 from 2 to 7 PM at the home of Ken Sandin, 146 New Mark Esplanade, Rockville, MD.  Bring a cell phone, and light snacks will be provided.  RSVP 301-675-6238. Please consider making a donation. Go to or email


54] – On Sun., Dec. 5 at 10:30 AM, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, is hosting Hugh Taft-Morales, leader, who will address “The Spirit of Giving.” Call 410-581-2322 or visit


55] – 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


56] – On Sundays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19 – Advent Afternoons - As we await the birth of the Christ child we ask: Whose Children Are These? The Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers and American Veterans Share Their Stories.  Listen to Afghan youth and U.S. veterans share experiences of war each Sunday during Advent from 1-2 PM EST.  Participants will be connected by conference call as Afghan youth from the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers talk with U.S. veterans from Iraq Veterans Against the War.

This unique opportunity is hosted by Dispersed Communities Uniting - a program of the Hosanna People's Seminary - that allows people divided by distance but united by purpose to connect using new media technologies, and co-sponsored by Christian Peace Witness!  Participants can join in this experience by listening to a series of free conference calls (U.S. long-distance charges may apply) in which the Afghan youth and U.S. vets will talk.  Voices of Afghan children and veterans will be privileged in these calls, but there will be opportunities for others to ask questions and make comments.  Conference call participants may dial into 1-218-936-4141 (pin number 4790204).  Please go to to register and for details of each call.


57] – Join HealthCare-Now and PNHP for a cell phone party (phone banking) to raise funds for the Maryland Economic Impact Study--goal of $40,000.  The party is on Sun., Dec. 5 from 1 to 4 PM at the home of Dr. Margaret Flowers, 402 E. Lake Ave., Baltimore MD 21212.  Bring a cell phone, and light snacks will be provided.  RSVP 410-591-0892. Please consider making a donation. Go to or email


58] – As part of “Working Together” Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration World AIDS Day 2010, there will be a service at 3 PM on Sun., Dec. 5at Life Restoration Ministry, Shiloh AME Church, 2601 Lyndhurst Ave., Baltimore MD 21216.  The guest speaker will be Dr. Edmond Baganizi from Rwanda who will address the topic “AIDS in Africa."  Contact Rev. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo at 443-739-1217.


59] – 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.


60] – PAX CHRISTI/BALTIMORE is hosting its 2010 ADVENT PRAYER SERIES “TO LIVE IN HOPE, IN DESPERATE TIMES.”  The next event is on Sun., Dec. 5 from 5 to 6 PM, and the speaker is Geri Sicola, American Friends Service Committee, the      associate general secretary for International Programs. The series takes place at the MISSION HELPERS OF SACRED HEART CHAPEL, 1001 Joppa Road, Baltimore 21204.  This is Joppa at Chestnut Ave., west of Bosley Ave. A BRIEF RECEPTION WITH SPEAKER TO FOLLOW.  Admission free (but a free-will offering is requested.  The prayer series is an opportunity to consider the true meaning of Advent and the response to the coming of the Prince of Peace.  Call 410-321-0107 or email The MSHSH number is 410-823-8585.


61] – Tune into Abate the Hate: Stand Up Against Bullying concert on Sun., Dec. 5 at 5 PM at First Unitarian Church, 2 W. Franklin St.  The concert will feature classical works by the Musicians of Mercy and feature Integreti Reese.  The cost is $15, and this is a benefit for the Gay and Lesbian and Straight Network.


62] – On Sun., Dec. 5, starting at 5:30 PM, Casa Baltimore/Limay is hosting a holiday party & fundraiser for a delegation to Nicaragua.  RSVP on the Casa Baltimore Limay Facebook page or to  The event will be at the home of John Reuter: 2902 Louise Ave., Baltimore, MD 21214.  The potluck dinner is at 6 PM, and the suggested donation is $15.  This is a fundraiser for the 25th Anniversary Delegation going to Nicaragua in late December.  Delegation members will provide key items for the meal – supplemented by what you bring as a potluck dish.  If you bring a dish, it is $10.  Are you low-income?  Pay what you can.  Some crafts will also be on sale. From Charles Street, head east on Northern Parkway to Old Harford Road, then turn right (south).  Go four blocks, turn left on Louise Avenue.  House is on the left.


63] – 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., Dec. 6, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


64] – A documentary film Voices From Inside: Israelis Speak will be shown on Sun., Dec. 12 at 1:30 PM at the HOWARD COUNTY EAST COLUMBIA LIBRARY Meeting Room, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045.  The film is a documentary based on interviews with 16 Jewish Israeli voices of conscience, each representing a different facet within the peace movement in Israel.  It is free and sponsored by the

Committee for Palestinian Rights.  Email


65] – The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee is hosting its latest FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES. The theme is MAN & WOMAN AGAINST THE MACHINE.   The last film in the series is THE LAST ATOMIC BOMB [USA, 2006], and it will be shown on Fri., Dec. 17 at a private home.  If interested in seeing the DVD, RSVP to Max at 410-366-1637.

 Director Robert Richter goes to Nagasaki and meets hibakushas (atomic attack survivors) like Sakue Shimohira who recall the horror of the bombs and who fear that the world will forget their tragedy once they've passed on. He follows Shimohira and two young human rights activists around the globe as they attempt to appeal to the leaders of the world, asking them to come to Nagasaki on the 60th anniversary of the bomb. They meet with a considerable lack of warmth outside the White House, where security guards tell the survivor to mail her request.  There are interviews from scholars about nuclear proliferation and the steps to take in order to move into the post-nuclear age. There is the hypocrisy of the United States, owner of 10,000 nuclear weapons, hectoring other nations about their nuclear ambitions.  Finally, Richter implores the youth of today to join the resistance.


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.


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


67] – 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


68] – 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.


69] – 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.


70] – 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


71] – 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.  

72] – 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.

73] – 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


74] – 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.  


75] – 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


76] – 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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