"I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours.
The initiative to stop it must be ours." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Friends, this list and other email documents which I send out are done under the auspices of the
1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists
4] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
5] Used stamps for humanitarian causes
6] Bring the World Home continues
7] Contaminated Identities at UMBC -- Apr. 25
8] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Apr. 25 – Apr. 29
9] Protest the death penalty – Apr. 25
11] Issues in Education – Apr. 25
12] Planning meeting for Mayors Conference – Apr. 25
13] Capitalism & Mental Health – Apr. 25
16] Nuclear safety – Apr. 26
17] War Is Not the Answer demo – Apr. 26
18] Film class – Apr. 26
19] LOVE at Red Emma's – Apr. 26
20] Plan for May Day – Apr. 26
21] PR's ethical implications -- Apr. 26
22] Protest Karl Rove -- Apr. 26
23] Film NOT JUST A GAME – Apr. 27
25] Language Access film screening – Apr. 27
27] Phone bank for May Day activities – Apr. 27
28] Biodiversity lecture – Apr. 27
29] Public health in
30] Palestine/Israel Roundtable – Apr. 28
1] – Buttons, bumperstickers and books are available. "God Bless the Whole World, No Exceptions" stickers are in stock. Donate your books to Max. Call him at 410-366-1637.
2] – To obtain information how your federal legislators voted on particular bills, go to http://thomas.loc.gov/. Congressional toll-free numbers are 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. The White House Comment Email is accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
3] – THE ORGANIZING LIST will be the primary decision-making mechanism of the National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR]. It will be augmented by conference calls and possibly in-person meetings as needed. It will consist of 1 or 2 representatives from each local, regional, or national organization (not coalitions) that wishes to actively work to carry out the NCNR campaign of facilitating and organizing nonviolent resistance to the war in
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4] – You can help safeguard human rights and fragile ecosystems through your purchase of HOCOFOLA Café Quetzal. Bags of ground coffee or whole beans can be ordered by mailing in an order form. Also note organic cocoa and sugar are for sale. For more details and to download the order form, go to http://friendsoflatinamerica.typepad.com/hocofola/2010/02/hocofola-cafe-quetzal-order-form-2010.html.
Be sure you indicate ground (G) or bean (B) for each type of coffee ordered. Make the check out to HoCoFoLA and send it with your order form to Nancy Meier,
5] – Brad Hathaway spearheads an effort to sell donated used stamps to raise money for different humanitarian causes around the world. Go to www.mattapoisettquakers.org, and click the link for the stamp ministry. Carefully clip canceled postage stamps and send to Quaker Missions,
6] – Catch the "Bringing the World Home" exhibit in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps! The exhibit is in the UMBC Library Rotunda through the end of the semester and consists of 5 display cases featuring photos and artifacts from UMBC's faculty, staff and students who have served in the Peace Corps, including many current and alumni Shriver Peaceworker Fellows. The center case features pieces from the Peace Corps founding era (a tribute to Sarge Shriver!) and the surrounding case highlight experiences from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and the
7] – A lecture will be presented on Mon., Apr. 25 at 4 PM at the AOK Library, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville, by Professor Farhana Sultana, Syracuse U. called "Negotiating Contaminated Identities
8] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at www.weaa.org. The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to email@example.com. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
9] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland's Super Max Prison, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in
10] – Join the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) at the First Annual DC Palestine Film Festival starting Mon., Apr. 25 at 6
11] – The Johns Hopkins School of Education attempts to shed light on "Shaping the Future
12] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7
13] – On Mon., Apr. 25 at 7 PM at Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., David Thurston will give a talk Capitalism & Mental Health? How does the economic system that drives the society in which we live affect us? Many of us are adept at perceiving how it shapes our views of the outside world through media and advertising but how aware are we of how it influences the way we see ourselves? We're cognizant of how racism and sexism have become institutionalized and, despite the advances of a few, continue to undermine the potential of the many. Call 410-230-0450. Go to www.redemmas.org.
14] – Join an ANTI-NUCLEAR ACTION TO COMMEMORATE CHERNOBYL AND FUKUSHIMA DISASTERS on Tues., Apr. 26 at 8 AM in front of Constellation Energy, 111 Market Place [Lombard St.], Baltimore, Maryland 21202. The Crabshell
15] – To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster, there will be a screening of the documentary "Chernobyl 20" on Tues., Apr. 25 from 12
16] – John Harvey
: Advancing America's Nuclear Security is a talk scheduled for Tues., Apr. 26 from 12 :30 to 2 PM at the National Defense University, 300 Fifth Ave., SW, Lincoln Hall, Room 1105, WDC. This is part of the for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction's WMD Spotlight Seminar series. This series is designed to provide an ongoing forum for professionals working on countering the proliferation of WMD to continue their education in the field and to stay abreast of new developments. Dr. Harvey will be presenting "Advancing America's Nuclear Security" with a focus on (1) elements of the administration's Nuclear Posture Review in connection with efforts to reverse the decline in our nuclear weapons enterprise, (2) the implementation of these efforts in the FY 11-15 and FY 12-16 budgets, and (3) the linkage between U.S. nuclear forces and broader aspects of our security strategy to protect the American people and its allies from weapons of mass destruction. The WMD Spotlight Seminar has a limited number of spaces available for each presentation and registration is required. To register, contact Mrs. Amanda Ducasse at DucasseA@ndu.edu or 202-433-6356. Go to www.ndu.edu. National Defense University Center
17] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
18] – At the Baltimore Free School, 1323 N. Calvert St. from 6 to 9 PM on Tues., Apr. 26, Ben McCusker will continue with his film screening and discussion class. Go to www.freeschool.redemmas.org.
19] – On Tues., Apr. 26 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., LOVE the poet presents Black Marks on White Paper. Local poet and author, Michelle Antoinette Nelson will be reading/performing poems from her new book. LOVE centers her spoken word career on social enlightenment, community outreach and entertainment. Drawing on the likes of Audre Lorde for inspiration, LOVE sees poetry as both a revolutionary and revelatory art form. Go to http://www.lovethepoet.com/. Call 410-230-0450. Go to www.redemmas.org.
20] – Help plan for May Day in Baltimore on Tues., Apr. 26, 7-8
21] – Public relations experts Roland King and Judy Phair will discuss the field's ethical implications on Tues., Apr. 26, at 7 PM at Loyola College, Andrew White Student Center, McGuire Hall, 4501 N. Charles St. Call 410-617-2000 or go to www.loyola.edu.
22] – Protest Karl Rove, who is speaking at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., on Tues., Apr. 26, at 8 PM. It is astonishing that this unconvicted war criminal is paid to tell lies. Call Max at 410-366-1637.
23] – See the film "Not Just A Game; Power Politics and American Sports" on Wed., Apr. 27 from noon to 2 PM at IPS Conference Room,
1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600, WDC. This new documentary based on Dave Zirin's bestselling book "A People's History of Sports," argues that far from providing merely escapist entertainment, sports have long been at the center of some of major political debates and struggles of our time. The result is as deeply moving as it is exhilarating U.S. : nothing less than an alternative history of political struggle in the as seen through the games its people have played. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org United States
24] – Each Wednesday from 4
25] – Language Access Film Screening is happening on Wed., Apr. 27 at 6
:30 PM at All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW ( Metro). Email email@example.com. Columbia Heights
This will be a unique night of films and performances celebrating and raising awareness of immigrants' rights in the
26] – 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
27] – Enjoy a potluck dinner at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St. Lower Level, Baltimore, Md. 21218 on Wed. Apr. 27 at 7 PM, and then phone bank for May Day activities and a May 2 protest against racism. Also see a video on Immigrant Rights and Discussion of May Day. Call 410-218-4835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also at the
28] – Director of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Steven Momfort will speak on the well-being of captive and wild animals on Wed. Apr. 27 at 7 PM at the Hyman Athenaeum, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. His talk is entitled The Pulse of the Planet
29] – Coordinating Global Priorities Amidst the Financial Crisis
: Security, Development, and Public Health in Eastern Africa is a discussion scheduled for Thurs., Apr. 28 from noon to 1 :30 PM at the Stimson Center, 1111 19th St., NW, 12th Floor, WDC 20036. This off-the-record discussion will feature remarks by Simon Limage, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Nonproliferation Programs, (ISN/NP) followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field, which will be moderated. Lunch will be served at noon with the program to begin at 12 :30 PM. RSVP to Elise Valbuena-Pfau at email@example.com. Go to http://www.stimson.org.
30] – The WEEKLY ROUNDTABLE SEEKING A JUST PEACE IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL takes place from 12