Friday, April 22, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

40] Film LUMO – Apr. 22

41] Silent vigil at Homewood Friends – Apr. 22

42] BLACK TIDE discussion – Apr. 22

43] Book discussion DIGITAL DEAD END – Apr. 22

44] Walter Reed vigil – Apr. 22

45] Ballroom dancing – Apr. 22

46] Farmers Market – Apr. 23

47] Olney vigil to end the war – Apr. 23

48] Peace vigil in Chester, PA – Apr. 23

49] Peace vigil at Capitol – Apr. 23

50] Easter Egg Hunt – Apr. 23

51] Meditate for peace – Apr. 23


40] There will be a screening & discussion of "Lumo… One Woman's Struggle to Heal in a Nation Beset by War" on Fri., Apr. 22 from 5 to  8:30 PM at The Reeves Center: Edna Cromwell Community Room, 2000 14th Street, NW, 2nd floor, WDC.  The agonies of war-torn Africa are deeply etched in the bodies of women. In eastern Congo, vying militias, armies and bandits use rape as a weapon of terror. Recently engaged to a young man from her village, 20 year-old Lumo Sinai couldn't wait to have children and start a family. But when she crossed paths with marauding soldiers who brutally attacked her, she was left with a fistula- a condition that has rendered her incontinent and threatens her ability to give birth in the future. Rejected by her fiancé and cast aside by her family, Lumo found her way to the one place that may save her: a hospital for rape survivors set on the border with Rwanda. Contact Melinda Coles at

41] –  There is a silent vigil on Fri., Apr. 22 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. 


42] On Fri., Apr. 22 from 6:30 to 8 PM, Antonia Juhasz will discuss her book BLACK TIDE at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC. It is the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. It is more than a story of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, corporate spin, political machinations, and financial fallout. It's a riveting human drama filled with people whose lives will forever be defined as "before" and "after the gulf oil disaster." This is the only book to tell this story through the perspective of people on all sides of the catastrophe, from those who lost their lives, loved ones, and livelihoods to those who made the policies that set the devastating event in motion, those who cut the corners that put corporate profits over people and the environment, and those who have committed their lives to ensuring that such an event is never repeated. Call 202-234-9382 or email Go to


43] On Fri., Apr. 22 from 7 PM at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., Virginia Eubanks presents her book DIGITAL DEAD END: Fighting for Social Justice in the Digital Age.  In it, Eubanks shows that information technology can be both a tool of liberation and a means of oppression.  At a time when technology is touted as the way of the future, through economic up and downturns, Eubanks challenges this notion and argues that high-tech development is driven by flawed assumptions about race, class, and gender. Email or call 410-230-0450.


44] – 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.


45] –  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. 22. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

46] – 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


47] 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 Apr. 23. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


48] –  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


49] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Apr. 23. 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


50] – There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at the Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, on Sat., Apr. 23 from noon to 3 PM. Call 410-833-8848.  Go to


51] – 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


To be continued

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