Friday, April 8, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 5

66] Get on the bridge for peace – Apr. 10


68] National Victims of Crime Week – Apr. 10-16

69] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Apr. 10

70] Art of Caring – Apr. 10

71] Report on Afghanistan – Apr. 10

72] Red Emma's Meeting – Apr. 10

73] Pentagon Vigil -– Apr. 11

74] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

75] Fund Our Communities campaign

76] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

77] Skippy and Jordy need homes 

78] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

79] Support Haiti

80] Buy a red maple tree

81] Join Global Zero campaign

82] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

83] Publish your peace article

84] Click on The Hunger Site 

85] Fire & Faith  

86] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


66] – 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


67] – See the film UNCHAINED MEMORIES: From the Slave Narratives at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St.  Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and featuring dramatic readings by Don Cheadle, Ruby Dee, Samuel Jackson and others, the movie features slave narrative readings from the Federal Writers Project and will be shown on Sun., Apr 10 at  2 PM.  The film is free with admission to the museum.  Call 443-263-1800.


68] – Maryland Citizens Against State Executions [CASE] announced that National Victims of Crime Week is April 10-16, and Maryland events are planned to remember and honor individuals lost to murder. All events are open to public and welcome family members as well friends who wish to offer love and support. On Sun., Apr. 10, the Maryland State Board of Victim Services sponsors "Something Beautiful Remain" – 22nd Annual Maryland Statewide Memorial Services for Crime Victims and Their Families.


The services will take place at four locations, include Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane, Baltimore 21286 from 2 to 4 PM. To have the name of a murder victim raised up in remembrance at one of these four memorial services, contact MD CASE's Bonnita Spikes ASAP at 301-779-5230 or,


The MD Crime Victims' Resource Center's Annual Day of Remembrance is Sat., Apr. 16.  This event begins with "Tree of Remembrance" memorial service outside the Prince George's County Courthouse in Upper Marlboro, followed by a multimedia presentation, along with display area for framed photographs of lost loved ones.  If you would like to submit a photo, please e-mail it to  Include your loved one's name, birth date and either the anniversary date of their passing or their age, if you feel comfortable doing so.  RSVP at 301-952-0063 or 1-877-VICTIM-1.


69] – 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.


70] – The Art of Caring includes an art auction and a reception from 4 to 6 PM at Load of Fun Studios, 120 W. North Ave. The reception will be catered by Joe Squared Pizza, and all proceeds will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocate [CASA] volunteers.  The ticket price is $25, and can be had by registering at


71] – The Brandywine Monthly Potluck Supper & Program is the 2nd Sunday of the month starting at 4:30 PM with a potluck dinner at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., Phila., PA. Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share. The program begins at 5:30 PM. On Sun., Apr. 10, "War in Afghanistan and Voices for Creative Nonviolence" is the topic with Farah Marie Mokhtareizadeh, who recently returned from Afghanistan.  She first joined Voices for Creative Nonviolence ( in 2002 as a delegate of the Iraq Peace Walk, and then as a member of the Iraq Peace Team. She is a PhD candidate at Trinity College, studying Islam and gender, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Farah in January 2011 returned to Afghanistan, along with Kathy Kelly and others members of Voices for Creative Nonviolence in a trip that included work with the Afghan Youth Volunteers. Visit Call 610-544-1818. Go to


72] – Red Emma's needs volunteers.  Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email  The next meeting is Apr. 10. There is no meeting on the first Sunday of the month.  Call 410-230-0450. If you would be interested in volunteering or becoming a collective member of 2640, send an email to


73] – 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., Apr. 11, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.

74] – The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

75] – 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      


76] – The new Indypendent Reader is seeking articles for its web site at  Submit an article.  


77] – 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.


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


79] – 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

80] – 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


81] – 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.  

82] – 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.

83] – 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


84] – 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.  


85] – 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


86] – 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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