32] Book talk on toxic chemicals – Apr. 28
34] European socialism – Apr. 29
35] Town Hall on obesity -- Apr. 28
36] Spiritual elevation -- Apr. 28 – May 1
37] Film OCCUPATION HAS NO FUTURE -- Apr. 28
38] Palestinian author has new book -- Apr. 29
39] White House vigil – Apr. 29
41] WIB Roland Park vigil – Apr. 29
42] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Apr. 29
44] Film IMPUNITY – Apr. 29
45] Silent vigil at
46] Vigil to End Wars – Apr. 29
47] Workers' Day Celebration – Apr. 29-30
48] MUPJ conference – Apr. 29-30
49] Book release
50] Walter Reed vigil – Apr. 29
51] Ballroom dancing – Apr. 29
52] Farmers Market – Apr. 30
53] Volunteer at Citizenship Workshop – Apr. 30
54] Olney vigil to end the war – Apr. 30
55] Peace vigil in
56] Peace vigil at Capitol – Apr. 30
57] Protest Syrian government -- Apr. 30
58] Benefit for cats – Apr. 30
59] Meditate for peace – Apr. 30
60] The Great Debate – Apr. 30
61] Walk for Hope – May 1
62] Hope & Courage – May 1
63] Get on the bridge for peace – May 1
64] Relief Work in
65] May Day in NYC – May 1
66] Film SOUTH OF THE BORDER – May 1
67] May Day in
69] Pentagon Vigil – May 2
70] Sign up with
71] Fund Our Communities campaign
72] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader
73] Skippy and Jordy need homes
74] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
76] Buy a red maple tree
77] Join Global Zero campaign
78] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
79] Publish your peace article
80] Click on The Hunger Site
81] Fire & Faith
32] – Baltimore author McKay Jenkins will do a book signing on Thurs., Apr. 28 at 6
33] – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) continues to host the First Annual DC Palestine Film Festival at its office, 1732 Wisconsin Ave., NW, WDC 20007. This FREE event will showcase films that highlight the situation in
34 – On Thurs., Apr. 28 from 6
:30 to 8 PM at the Cleveland Park Public Library, First Floor Auditorium, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, Dr. Norman Birnbaum will discuss "European Socialism And the Global Crisis" in a presentation hosted by the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America. In the wake of the financial crisis, democratic socialist and social democratic movements across Europe have been under a great deal of pressure. Germany, France, Italy, and the are all governed by right-wing governments, and austerity programs are being implemented across the continent. There are signs of hope, however. UK recently saw massive protests against... budget cuts, and the Greens have taken power for the first time in a German state, substantially weakening the Christian Democrats. How is the European Left dealing with the crisis, and where does it go from here? London
Dr. Norman Birnbaum is professor emeritus at
and serves on the editorial boards of The Nation and Dissent. He has written widely on European politics and sociology and is author or editor of 8 books. His latest book is "After Progress Georgetown Law Center : American Social Reform and European Socialism in the Twentieth Century."
35] – There is a town hall meeting on Thurs., Apr, 28 from 7 to 9 PM in the Wheeler Auditorium at the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library! The focus is on childhood obesity and the health of children. There will be free giveaways and raffle items including a 3-month Family Membership to the YMCA! The town hall is presented in partnership with the Center for Emerging Media, University of Maryland Medical Center and Morgan State University School of Community Health & Policy. Call 410-396-5430.
36] – Sri Karunamayi has a mission of universal peace and the spiritual elevation of humanity. Join her for four days of uplifting programs starting Thurs., Apr. 28 through Sun., May 1. On the first three days, the events will take place at The
On Apr. 28 from 7 to 9 PM, there will be a Spiritual Discourse/Darshan. On Apr. 29 from 10 AM to 2 PM, there will be Individual Blessings & Saraswati Diksha. On Apr. 30 from 8 AM to 6 PM, join a Silent Meditation Retreat. There is a fee required for the retreat, and registration is necessary--call 301-515-7363.
Finally on May 1 from 9 AM to 1 PM, there will be a Homa/Sacred Fire Ceremony at The Hare Krishna Temple, 10310 Oaklyn Drive, Potomac MD 20854. All programs are free of charge except the retreat. Go to http://www.karunamayi.org/tour/2011WashingtonDC.html or call 301-515-7363.
37] – A number of groups, including Baltimore Tikkun/Jewish Voice for Peace, is sponsoring OCCUPATION HAS NO FUTURE
38] – On Thurs., Apr. 28 at 7
39] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
42] – 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., (across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Philadelphia Middle East. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to http://phillyjewishpeace.org/.
43] – The Program in Latin American Studies presents Michael McCarthy, PHD candidate, Department of Political Science, Johns Hopkins U., will talk about "Seeding Mobilization, Harvesting Support
44] – On Fri., Apr. 29 at 5 PM, there will be a showing of "IMPUNITY
45] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Apr. 29 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in
46] – On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, Apr. 29, from 5 to 6 PM at Broad & Arch Sts.,
47] – An INTERNATIONAL WORKERS' DAY CELEBRATION is happening Fri., Apr. 29 and Sat., Apr. 30 at the National Labor College, 10000 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring 20903. On Apr. 29, from 6 to 8
48] – The 26th Annual Peace, Justice, & Environment Conference at St. Camillus Roman Catholic Church, 1600 Saint Camillus Dr., Silver Spring 20903-2598, has the theme Encouraging the Language and Practice of Peace & Justice. On Fri., Apr. 29 there will be a potluck dinner from 6
On Sat., Apr. 30 registration will begin at 8 AM, and the closing will be at 5 PM. A number of legislators will speak, at 9
49] – On Fri., Apr. 29 at 7 PM @ 2640, 27th &
50] – The Walter Reed Vigil continues on Fridays from 7 to 9 PM at the Hospital,
51] – 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
52] – 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 www.cphabaltimore.org.
53] – Human Rights Campaign is seeking volunteers for a Citizenship Workshop on Sat., Apr. 30. Volunteers needed from 9 AM to 2 PM, but the public will only participate from 10 AM to 1 PM. The workshop takes place at the Arlington County Department of Human Services,
54] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10
55] – 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 www.ccpeace.org. Email email@example.com.
56] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Apr. 30. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34
57] – Amnesty International is hosting an Urgent Rally for Human Rights in Syria on Sat., Apr. 30 at noon in front of the White House in
58] – The Feline Rescue Association's Bingo Hall INVASION is happening on Sat., Apr. 30 from noon to 4
59] – Every Saturday after the Satsang - Meditation for World Peace, 5 to 6 PM and the chanting and prayers, 6 to 7 PM, there will a film shown about the history of Sathya Sai Baba and his mission at 4209 East West Hwy., Chevy Chase, MD 20815. RSVP to Victor (Vyasa) Landa at 301-654 6759. Go to www.globalcoalitionforpeace.net.
60] – The Great Debate Comes to D.C. on Sat., Apr. 30 at 7
61] – There's a Walk of Hope on Sun., May 1 going from 8 AM to noon at Druid Hill Park's Reservoir, Madison Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217. This
62] – On Sun., May 1 at 10
63] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
64] – Relief Work in
65] – The Bail Out the People Movement [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] is asking you to come to New York City to celebrate May Day at noon in Union Square, 14th & Broadway Sts. Go to www.BailoutPeople.org. This is International Workers Day, and there is a need to protect both immigrant and non-immigrant workers. March to
66] – See a screening of "SOUTH OF THE BORDER" with special guest
Modesto Ruiz in 2009 became the president of the Subcommittee on Legislation, Participation, Warranties, Duties and Rights of African descendants. Most recently in that capacity, he was responsible for drafting a national law against racial discrimination and intolerance that is expected to be passed this May.
This event is sponsored by
67] – The public is invited to participate in a May Day rally on Sun., May 1 from 3 to 5 PM at
68] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
71] – Fund Our Communities campaign – is a new grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget. Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures. Go to www.OurFunds.org.
72] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at http://www.indyreader.org. Submit an article.
73] – Skippy and Jordy are cats who need homes. A mother of too many cats writes "Skippy is a doll. He's a great guy and would be a good companion for someone. Jordy needs a special person who is experienced with cats and is willing to take the time to develop a bond with him. He's close to his mother, his rescuer, but no one else. He is gorgeous, with a beautiful long black silky coat. Let Max know if you might be interested in one of the cats—410-366-1637.
74] – If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
75] – There is a project to assist young refugees from
77] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons
79] – 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 email@example.com.
80] – 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.
81] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
82] – 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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