Sunday, July 17, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

45] The Monks are in Baltimore – July 17--21

46] Book discussion of "The Dream of Earth" – July 17

47] Get on Bridge for peace – July 17

48] "Inventing the Nation" – ongoing

49] Overturn Citizens United picnic – July 17

50] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – July 17

51] Leaflet against Veolia – July 17

52] Red Emma's Meeting – July 17

53] Pentagon Vigil – July 18

54] "Diabetes: A Deeper Look" – July 18

55] Protest the death penalty – July 18    

56] Marc Steiner on WEAA – July 18 – July 21

57] Pledge meeting – July 18

58] Donate to Race against Cancer  

59] Can you host a teen from Cyprus in July?

60] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

61] Fund Our Communities campaign

62] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

63] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

64] Join Global Zero campaign

65] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

66] Publish your peace article

67] Click on The Hunger Site 

68] Fire & Faith  

69] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


45] – On Sun., July 17 through Thurs., July 21, see the Monks of Drepung Lineage, eight of them associated with the Dalai Lama, teach, meditate, pray, chant and create a Medicine Buddha Mandala (sand painting). Baltimore Yoga Village, with studios in Hampden and Mount Washington, is the sponsor of the monks' visit to Baltimore. The monks will meditate each day at 8 AM, and there will be ceremonies at 7 PM. They will be at the Yoga Village, Mount Washington Studio, 6080 Falls Road or the Hampden Studio, 3000 Chestnut Ave., #15.  There is no charge, but donations are welcome. Call 410-377-4800 or go to


46] – The Dream of Earth will be the Summer Sunday Discussion on Sun., July 17 at 10:30 AM at the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD 21201-4517. Bob Corbett will lead the discussion of the book "The Dream of Earth," a proposed origin story for our time by Thomas Berry. To read a book review on, go to  Call 410-581-2322 or visit


47] – 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


48] – "Inventing a Nation" at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., is now ongoing. It's a collaboration between the historical society and the Maryland State Archives and displays artifacts from the American Revolutionary War, and the gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM and on Sundays from noon to 5 PM.  Go to  Call 410-685-3750.  Admission for adults is $6, seniors, $5, students with ID/children (between the ages of 3 and 18 years old), $4, and children (younger than 3 years old), free.


49] – Support a Constitutional Amendment to Overrule the Supreme Court's Decision on Citizens United by attending a Picnic for planning/volunteering on Sun., July 17 from 3 to 5:30 PM at 2303 Metzerott Rd. in the backyard at the Quaker Meetinghouse.  RSVP to  or 301-864-5267.  Early arrivers get door prizes! There will be a review of the July 4 parade, finish the Labor Day parade plans, learn of progress on local city council resolutions and get volunteers to work on projects such as record keeping or communications.


Dessert and drinks are covered, so you bring your favorite dish.  Also, bring a wrapped "White Elephant."  White Elephant is anything (usually not food) you have around your house  --  that you yourself can't use.  It's a wrapped useful or funny gift item that will be exchanged at the end of the program.  The Peace and Social Justice Coalition will arrive at 2 PM to create signs for the Greenbelt Labor Day parade.  For directions, call Will at 240-429-8641.


50] – 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.


51] – Are you interested in leafleting at Artscape at 6:30 PM on Sun., July 17 against Veolia and the company's involvement in Israeli apartheid?

Join an effort to leaflet during a performance of Matisyahu, a Hasidic reggae singer on the Main Stage.  If interested, call Max at 410-366-1637.


52] – 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 July 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


53] – 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., July 18, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


54] – On Mon., July 18 at 2 PM at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., enjoy Beautiful, Delicious, Nutritious: Chefs' Summer Demos and Tastings with Donna Crivello. Inspired by the new diabetes exhibit at the Science Center, Crivello, one of Baltimore's top chefs for healthy food, will lead you through the twists and turns of making whole-wheat pizza with locally grown veggies. The summer demos are in conjunction with the special exhibit Diabetes: A Deeper Look. To witness the cooking exhibition, you must purchase an admission ticket to the museum. Call 410-685-5225 or go to 


55] – 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 Baltimore.  Recently death row was moved out of Baltimore, but it was decided to continue the vigil. The next one is scheduled for Mon., July 18. Call 410-366-1637.


56] – 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   The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at 


57] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max's residence.  At the next meeting on July 18, the agenda will include a review of the Thomas Drake sentencing, an update on the trials of the protesters supporting Bradley Manning, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration and a Town Hall meeting about military spending.  To get directions, call Max at 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at 


58] – Susan Ingram is in training for the Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon set for Aug. 21 at Centennial Lake in Columbia.  She is doing the race to help me recuperate and get back in shape after suffering a broken right arm/shoulder in January.  She has registered to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is racing in honor of her mom and dad, Tom and Margaret Ingram.  Both of my parents fought cancer. Mom survived. Dad did not.  Susan is blogging at her newspaper:  And if you feel so inclined, she would be grateful for any amount of donation you could make on her donation page:


59] – Can you act as a Host Family for Cyprus teens in July?  The Cyprus Friendship Program, modeled off of the very successful Northern Ireland Friendship Project, has a goal of building peace on a troubled, divided island many fear is again headed for armed conflict.  Contact Tom McCarthy, Maryland/D.C. coordinator of CFP at 301-774-7069.  Go to


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

61] – 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      


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


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


64] – 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.  


65] – 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.


66] – 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


67] – 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.  


68] – 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


69] – 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] Go to


"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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