Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

25] Remember Oscar Romero – Mar. 30

26] Protest AHAVA – Mar. 30

27] Complete greed demo – Mar. 30

28] Women in Darfur – Mar. 30

29] Philadelphia peace vigil – Mar. 30

30] Pre-Earth Day – Mar. 30

31] Poverty discussion – Mar. 30

32] Chestnut Hill, PA vigil – Mar. 30

33] Toni Morrison at Meyerhoff – Mar. 30

34] Climate Chaos conference call – Mar. 30

35] Demo at Trader Joe's – Mar. 30

36] Obama's nuclear policy – Mar. 30

37] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – Mar. 31

38] Proliferation – Mar. 31

39] Food justice – Mar. 31

40] Iraq film – Mar. 31

41] Peace in Israel/Palestine – Mar. 31


25] – On Wed., Mar. 30 at 11 AM, celebrate the Archbishop Oscar Romero 31st Anniversary of his Martyrdom.  He was assassinated by death squads for his social justice work and for denouncing military repression during the Salvadoran Civil War.  Sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain, this event will take place in the Kay Center, American U., and lunch will follow in the lounge.   Contact Claudia Rodríguez at 240-604-1062. 

26] – Sabeel DC Metro & Code Pink are calling a Stolen Beauty AHAVA BDS Action and Demonstration on Wed., Mar. 30 from noon to 2 PM at Beauty 360, 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW & Tschiffely Pharmacy, 1330 Connecticut Ave. NW. Use the Dupont Metro Station. 

27] – Take A Stand Against Corporate Greed demonstration on Wed., Mar. 30 from 2 to 5 PM at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW.  Join Teamsters, members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, shoppers and community activists in a demonstration to protest Giant Foods' plan to eliminate hundreds of family-supporting jobs. Grocery executives from around the country, including Giant, will be meeting to plan additional attacks on working families.  Go to or contact Roger Newell at 202.624.8968.

28] – An International Women's Month Panel: Darfur Women Action Group is happening on Wed., Mar. 30 from 4 to 6 PM in the Institute for Policy Studies Conference Room, 1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600, WDC.  This is an opportunity to hear about the current situation in Darfur, Sudan. These experts will discuss what policy makers should do to address the issue of rape as a weapon of war, explore the appropriate responses to women's emergency needs and develop recommendations on women's protection. The panel of experts will focus on how peace can be achieved with the inclusion of women at the peace table, as well as equal representation on all levels of decision making to make sure peace is sustainable and long lasting.  RSVP to Mireille Dieupe,


29] – 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. 30. Call 215-426-0364.

30] There will be, from 7 to 8 PM, a "Pre-Earth Day" event on Wed., Mar. 30 at Resurrection Church in Burtonsville. It will feature a presentation on the Maryland offshore wind project. (The pending bill in the Legislature will be decided by April 4.)  This presentation will be part of the Bread/Soup and Justice Lenten program beginning at 6:30 PM in the parish's Amadeo Room. The evening starts with a light meal followed by the wind power presentation and discussion from Margo Duesterhaus of the Climate Change Initiative of Howard County. RSVP to Sister Rita Ricker at or at 301-236-5200, ext.22.  Resurrection Church is at 3315 Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville, MD 20866 (Hy. 29 to Greencastle Rd., left at the signal if going north. Church is 1/4 mile on the left.)

31] On Wed., Mar. 30 from 7 to 9 PM, Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore will host a panel discussion Poverty, the Gospel, and Budget Priorities by Msgr. Ralph Keuhner – Victory Housing, Chuck Short – special assistant to Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Arthur Simon – founder and president emeritus of Bread for the World, and Jean Athey, Fund Our Communities Coalition founding member. The panel will be in the lower level of St. Francis of Assisi Church, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855.  Contact Charles McCarthy at 

32] – 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. 30. Call 215-843-4256 or email  


33] – On Wed., Mar. 30 at 8 PM at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the Univ. of Baltimore School of Law presents an evening with Toni Morrison.  Go to

34] -- Consider being on a National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance conference call on Wed., Mar. 30 at 9 PM EST to continue to plan a climate chaos action of nonviolent civil resistance at the Pentagon on Apr. 8, calling for an end to the wars and for an end to policies that make the Pentagon the biggest polluter of our earth.  Call Max at 410-366-1637 or email him at mobuszewski at to get the call-in number and access code.

35] – There is a BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) Action on Wed., Mar. 30 from 8 to 9:30 PM at Potter House, 1658 Columbia Road NW.  Come out and support the action at a local Trader Joe's. Inform Trader Joe's customers how their purchasing choices can contribute to world peace by simply refusing to buy products made in illegal Israel settlements thereby making the Israel occupation less profitable and the Israeli Gaza siege unsustainable! Email

36] – On Thurs., Mar. 31, from 12:15-1:30 PM, Steve Fetter, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will address "Nuclear Policy in the Obama Administration" at the Univ. of Maryland, 1107 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD.


37] – The WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12:30 - 1:30 PM on Thursdays 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.


38] – On Thurs., Mar. 31 from 12:30-2:30 PM, Benont Pelopidas, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and Robert Norris, National Resources Defense Council, will address "The Oracles of Proliferation" at George Washington Univ., Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, 1957 E St., NW,



39] – On Thurs., Mar. 31 at 6 PM at Busboys and Poets, 14th & V St. NW, Accokeek Foundation in partnership with the Rural Coalition and National Immigrant Farming Initiative invites you to a 2011 Food Justice Series. Gather to honor Cesar Chavez Day and explore the struggle that faces farmworkers across the globe. Tirso Moreno, leader of the Farmworker Association of Florida and board member of the National Immigrant Farming Initiative will speak, and delegates from the Rural Coalition and National Immigrant Farming Initiative will report on Via Campesina's Global Forum for Life, Environment, and Social Justice. A representative from the National Family Farm Coalition will discuss food sovereignty and grassroots policy advocacy. The suggested donation is from $5 to $10. Contact Molly at

40] – On Thurs., Mar. 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Women's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, WDC, Alice and Lincoln Day, long-time members of the Woman's National Democratic Club and sociologists and producers/directors of SCARRED LANDS AND WOUNDED LIVES: The Environmental Footprint of War, will launch their new short documentary, WHAT WE ARE LEAVING IN IRAQ – An Iraq War Veteran Speaks about What He Saw. The film features an Interview with former Sergeant Michael Fitzpatrick and is illustrated with selections from the 3,000 photos he took during his two deployments in 2004-2008. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism project at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS); Brent Blackwelder, president emeritus of Friends of the Earth; and  Kevin Martin, executive director of Peace Action.  The cost is $18 for members and $23 for non-members.


41] – Mark Braverman will discuss The Role of the Church in Bringing Peace to Israel/Palestine on Thurs., Mar. 31 from 7 to 9 PM at The Nave of St. Columba's Church, 4201 Albermale NW, WDC.  Use the Tenley Metro Station.  Email


To be continued.

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