Thursday, April 14, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

27] Audacity & Risk – Apr. 14

28] Protest Gov. Walker – Apr. 14

29] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – Apr. 14

30] Greenpeace speaker at Goucher – Apr. 14

31] Presumption of Guilt – Apr. 14

32] David Sanger at Goucher – Apr. 14

33] Stand up for Tim DeChristopher – Apr. 14

34] Stand Up for D.C. – Apr. 15

35] Tax Day Creative Protest – Apr. 15

36] BoA pay up – Apr. 15

37] White House vigil – Apr. 15

38] WIB Inner Harbor vigil – Apr. 15

39] WIB Roland Park vigil – Apr. 15

40] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Apr. 15

41] Max at JHU Spring Fair – Apr. 15

42] Power Shift 2011 – Apr. 15

43] Release Prisoner of Conscience – Apr. 15          

44] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – Apr. 15

45] Sacrifice and Suffering – Apr. 15

46] Walter Reed vigil – Apr. 15

47] Learning from Tea Party – Apr. 15

48] Screening of "Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Price" – Apr. 15

49] Ballroom dancing – Apr. 15

50] Farmers Market – Apr. 16

51] Federal Budget Crisis – Apr. 16

52] Ecofest – Apr. 16-23


27] – On Thurs., Apr. 14 at 10 AM, Dr. Shannon Welch will address "Audacity and Risk: Challenges and Opportunities," an inter-religious conversation and engagement at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E Univ. Parkway.  Coffee will be served at 9:30 AM with a light lunch at noon.  For reservations, email  This gathering is for clergy and other leaders of religious communities and peace organizations.  RSVP to or call 410-685-2330.  Visit


28] – Join the nurses of National Nurses United in a protest at Rayburn House Office Building at 10 AM on Thurs., Apr. 14. Gather on the Independence Ave. side across from the main entrance as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker testifies for Rep. Issa's Government Oversight and Reform Committee:  The closest Metro is Capitol South (Blue/Orange lines).

29] – 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.


30] – Greenpeace Action Today is the subject of discussion by Christine Irvine, a Greenpeace semester coordinator, on Thurs., Apr. 14 at 2 PM in Buchner Hall of Goucher College's Alumnae/i House.  Email Kory Dodd,


31] – As part of the Brown Lecture Series, Charles Ogletree will discuss his book THE PRESUMPTION OF GUILT: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America on Thurs., Apr. 14 at 7 PM in Wheeler Auditorium of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. Call 410-396-5430.


32] – The 2011 Visiting Scholar of the Roxana Cannon Arsht Center for Ethics and Leadership is David E. Sanger, the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, who will give a lecture titled "New Threats and New Revolutions: Obama Confronts the World" on Thurs., Apr. 14 at 8 PM in the Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum. Contact Kory Dodd,


33] – Stand up for Tim DeChristopher on Thurs., Apr. 14 from 9 to 11 PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW at V St., WDC.  He stood up for all of us when he disrupted an illegitimate BLM oil and gas auction in December, 2008 and outbid oil corporations for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. Join Progressive Democrats of America and hear Tim talk about Building a Movement for a Livable Future.  There will be a special performance by the AKOMA DRUMMERS. 


Tim ( was convicted of two federal charges, which stemmed from disrupting an illegitimate BLM oil and gas auction.  In 2009, he founded Peaceful, a climate justice group working to build an uncompromising movement to defend a livable future. The admission is $25 or $15 for students.  No one will be turned away, and the proceeds benefit Peaceful Uprising. Email


34] – Stand up for D.C. on Fri., Apr. 15 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM in a peaceful demonstration to protest District residents paying taxes without representation. Help demand full democracy.  Meet at Stewart R. Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. NE.  Use Metro at Union Station, Red Line. There will be a briefing before going to the U.S. Capitol.


35] – Be at a Tax Day Creative Direct Action, Peaceful Protest at Union Station/meet at Center Cafe, Main Hall at 11:30 AM on Fri., Apr. 15. This is called by us uncut DC. Nic Shaxson, author of the soon-to-be-bestseller Treasure Islands (about worldwide tax havens) will join in on the fun. Go to the target at noon. Bring signs, banners and pirate dress!  Check out Nick Shaxson's website:


36] – "Wait A Second." We are $14.2 trillion in the hole. Our states are broke and our elected officials are ready to cut money for unemployment insurance, teachers, public transportation, day care, bridges, state employee pension funds, healthcare, and privatize Social Security. Bank of America, General Electric, Verizon, and other U.S. corporations are paying NO taxes while getting TAX BREAKS and BAIL OUTS!


"That Ain't Right!" Demonstrate at Bank of America: No Cuts Until BofA Pays Up!  Meet at noon on Fri., Apr. 15 in front of Red Emma's Coffeehouse, 800 St. Paul St.  Then demo at Bank of America, a huge corporate tax dodger.  Go to


37] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at Lafayette Park facing the White House.  Join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and friends. Contact Art Laffin:   

38] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the Inner Harbor. Peace signs and flyers about the siege will be available. See or write or call 410-467-9114.

39] – There is also a noon vigil, weather permitting, on Fri., Apr. 15 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114.

40] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel (now in its 8th year) takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia (across from Israeli Consulate.  It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to

41] – Max will be representing Physicians for Social Responsibility at the Johns Hopkins Spring Fair starting Fri., Apr. 15  from noon to 8 PM; on Sat., Apr. 16, noon to 8 PM and Sun., Apr. 17 from 10 AM to 6 PM on the Homewood Campus.  He will be selling books, buttons, vinyl and bumperstickers.  If you want to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at 


42] -- POWER SHIFT 2011 is happening Fri., Apr. 15 through Mon., Apr. 18 at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, WDC 20001.  Over the course of history, some of the most transformative movements were led by the courage of our nation's youth. Young people who were not afraid to speak truth to power, to sacrifice and demonstrate their commitment to changes that seemed impossible to previous generations. It would be marvelous if youth were to lead our country to a clean energy future.


Power Shift 2011 marks a turning point for the youth climate movement--a departure from a role in the chorus of advocates simply calling for change, and an emergence into a position of leadership; demanding real change on energy and climate and refusing to stop until it is achieved. Go to


43] -- On Fri., Apr. 15 at 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 on Dec. 1, 2004, Karma is in prison for his participation in a peaceful flag-raising ceremony to commemorate Papuan independence.  Visit  The action at the Indonesian embassy is part of Amnesty's Get on the Bus day long action: Activists from high school, college and local Amnesty groups in the 6-states of the Mid-Atlantic region will converge on Washington, D.C. to demonstrate in support of human rights in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar/Burma, Zimbabwe, Chad and Tibet. 

44] –  There is a silent vigil on Fri., Apr. 15 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. Placards say: "War Is Not the Answer." The silent vigil is sponsored by AFSC, Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings. 


45] – On Fri., Apr. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, after a Stone Soup Supper, hear a Sacrifice and Suffering talk by Joe Nangle, OFM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Ministry Center, Founder's Room, 2700 South 19th Street Arlington, VA 22204.  Contact Jack McHale at


46] – The Walter Reed Vigil continues on Fridays from 7 to 9 PM at the Hospital, 7150 Georgia Ave., NW (at Horseshoe, between Dahlia and Elder), WDC. The vigil calls for peace, care for the wounded, and full benefits for all veterans.  Contact DC CODEPINK at or 202-290-1301.


47] – Learning from the Tea Party with Arun Gupta is on for Fri., Apr. 15 at 7 PM at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St. The title of his book says it all: "At the Tea Party: The Wing Nuts, Whack Jobs and Whitey-Whiteness of the New Republican Right and Why We Should Take It Seriously." Call 410-230-0450. Go


48] – On Fri., Apr. 15 at 7:30 PM, there will be a screening of "Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Price" at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Road NW, WDC 20010.   Wal-Mart has plans to establish four stores in D.C. by 2012, and that means small businesses will be threatened causing the loss of more jobs, and bringing low wage standards to communities. Concerned District of Columbia citizens and social justice advocates are coming together to resist. 


This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and a discussion will follow the screening. Contact Kevin Mason at 202-882-9649 or email Visit and


49] –  There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM.  Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St.  Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be Apr. 15. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

50] – Go to the West Baltimore Farmer's Market for fresh fruits, vegetables, breads and other treats every Saturday from 8 to noon.  CPHA has worked with the West Baltimore Marc TOD and Transit Inc. (WBMTTI) to establish a Farmer's Market at the West Baltimore Marc Train stop at Smallwood Road at Franklin and Mulberry Sts.  Since opening in June, over 300 people buy fresh groceries there every Saturday morning. WBMTTI will continue to include the community in the transit-oriented developments on the west side and continue to improve the area around "the highway to nowhere" until it becomes the highway to somewhere. Go to


51] – On Sat., Apr. 16 at 10 AM, catch the discussion FEDERAL BUDGET CRISIS: WHY IT MATTERS for Charting a Course for New Priorities that begins with Bringing the War Dollars Home.  The discussion will be at the Tabernacle Church, 3700 Chestnut St.--enter on 37th St. & Chestnut Sts. Go to 


52] – Ecofest kicks off Green Week starting Sat., Apr. 16 and continues through Sat., Apr. 23—workshops, lecture, vertical garden planting and more.  Go to


To be continued.

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