"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.
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1] Books, buttons and stickers
2] Web site for info on federal legislation
3] Join Nonviolent Resistance lists
4] Buy coffee through HoCoFoLA
5] Bikes Not Bombs Tour – through Oct. 6
6] Middle Passage Mural – through Oct. 24
7] Film DIARIES – Sept. 29
8] Film TAKING ROOT – Sept. 29
9] A Ride to the End at Red Emma's – Sept. 29
11] Hug a Vegetarian Day! – Sept. 30
12] Film LA TOMA – Sept. 30
13] White House vigil – Sept. 30
15] WIB Roland Park vigil – Sept. 30
16] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Sept. 30
17] Vigil to End Wars – Sept. 30
18] Silent vigil – Sept. 30
19] ANERA Fundraiser -- Sept. 30
20] Art of Social Media/Freedom Theatre - Sept. 30
21] Walter Reed Vigil Finale - Sept. 30
22] Film SANKOFA – Sept. 30
23] Ballroom dancing – Sept. 30
24] Farmers Market – Oct. 1
25] Gutierrez Memorial Walk – Oct. 1
26] Olney peace vigil – Oct. 1
28] Remember Troy
29] Silent vigil at Capitol – Oct. 1
30] Leaflet for Bill Barry -- Oct. 1
32] Michael Moore in
33] Visit the Ethical Society – Oct. 2
34] Get on Bridge for Peace – Oct. 2
35] Progressive Working Group meeting -- Oct. 2
37] Palestinian Gandhis – Oct. 2
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. The coffee comes in one-pound bags.
Fill out the form and mail it with a check made out to HOCOFOLA on or before the second week of the month. Be sure you indicate ground or beans for each type of coffee ordered. Send it to Adela Hirsch,
5] – There is a Bikes Not Bombs Tour starting on Sun., Sept. 11 from
6] – See Joe Norman's Middle Passage Mural in the Main Gallery at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224,
an epic tale of 10 million souls from Africa to the
7] – DIARIES by May Odeh will be shown twice. The first will be on Thurs., Sept. 29 at 2:30 PM at the Johnson Center Cinema, George Mason Univ.,
The film is a 53-minute 2010 documentary about three women living in
8] – Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program is showing the documentary TAKING ROOT:The Vision of Wangari Maathai on Thurs., Sept. 29 at 4 PM at 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1, Seminar Room, Univ. of MD--College Park. The film tells the dramatic story of the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights and defend democracy. She died of cancer on Sun., Sept. 25, but her visionary work continues with the Green Belt Movement that has planted over 30 million trees and has helped over 900,000 women!
9] – A Ride Till The End, the traveling collective of veterans and artists who cycle around the United States in an effort to raise awareness about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, makes a pit stop in Baltimore as it enters the last leg of the Bikes Not Bombs tour. The journey began on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 at the site of the
10] – Sherman Alexie will discuss his book, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," on Thurs., Sept. 29 at 4 PM at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Reisterstown Road Branch, 6310 Reisterstown Road. Call 410-887-1165 or go to http://www.bcpl.info/branches/branch_re.html.
11] – Hug a Vegetarian Day is Fri., Sept. 30. That's right—a whole day dedicated to hugging animal lovers!
12] – A screening of "La Toma" can be seen on Fri., Sept. 30 at noon at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), 1666 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 400, WDC. Enjoy a brown-bag lunch and viewing of the documentary, followed up with a discussion with acclaimed director, Paola Mendoza. The film documents the struggle of an Afro-Colombian gold-mining community in southwestern
13] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at
14] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the
15] – There is also a noon vigil on Sept. 30 at
16] – 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 email@example.com. Go to http://phillyjewishpeace.org/.
17] – On the last Friday of the month, join a vigil, Sept. 30, from 5 to 6 PM at Broad & Arch Sts.,
18] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Sept. 30 from 5 to 6 PM outside of Homewood Friends Meeting, 3107 N. Charles St., in opposition to war in
19] – American Near East Refugee Aid's Annual Dinner & Fundraiser is on Fri., Sept. 30, starting with a reception at 6 PM, and dinner at 7 PM, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. It will feature comedian Aron Kader. For every dollar you give, over $125 worth of medicines, health care supplies, school books, educational materials and playground equipment are shipped to refugee camps and communities in the West Bank,
20] – The Art of Social Media: FouseyTube will feature Yousef Erakat, and Freedom Theatre, Mustafa Staiti on Fri., Sept. 30 at 6:30 PM at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. Tickets are $10, but $7 for students/seniors. FouseyTube is a YouTube channel that was created by Yousef Erakat, a young Palestinian American living in the Bay area. His channel became an overnight sensation with his first viral video Middle Eastern Parents and Yousef has since kept audiences around the world entertained with his often comedic but always captivating work.
The Freedom Theatre – a theatre and cultural centre in Jenin Refugee Camp – is developing the only professional venue for theatre and multimedia in the north of the West Bank in Occupied
21] – The Walter Reed Vigil Finale takes place on Fri., Sept. 30 from 7 to 9 PM. The vigil has been happening weekly since March of 2003. It began in response to opposition to the late-night drop offs of wounded soldiers on the lawn of
Afterwards, there will be a gathering at Ras Hall.
22] – See the film SANKOFA (1993, 124 min), part of an ongoing series Middle Passage: Reflecting on the Legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore 21224, on Fri., Sept. 30 at 7:30 PM. Haile Gerima's seminal and singularly powerful film portrays a self-absorbed Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Africa, who is spiritually transported back to a plantation in the West Indies. A Q&A will follow with Dr. Leslie King-Hammond with MICA's Center for Race and Culture. Tickets are $10, and $5 for members. Call 410-276-1651 or go to www.creativealliance.org.
23] – 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
24] – 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.
25] – The 2nd Annual Gutierrez Memorial Walk will take on Sat., Oct. 1 through Druid Hill Park in memory of John K. Gutierrez. Enjoy live music, food by Woodberry Kitchen, and beverages by Grand Cru. The proceeds benefit the Gutierrez Memorial Fund, dedicated to supporting the arts in our community. At 10 AM, the fire pit at the Clipper Mill, 2010 Clipper Park Road, will act as the start line for the walk to raise funds to construct the fireplace that John Gutierrez dreamed up before his untimely death in February 2010. Participants will embark on their choice of a two- or five-mile route through
26] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10
27] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
28] – There is a Day of Remembrance for Troy Davis on Sat., Oct. 1 from 11 AM to 3 PM starting at
29] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sept. 24. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34
30] – Marilyn Corbeille volunteered to head up the Bill Barry for city Council leafleting at The Lauraville Fair on Sat., Oct. 1 from noon to 6 PM. To help out with the leafleting, be at the corner of
31] – St. Luke's United Methodist Church presents a production of Church Folks, a send-up of church life, on Sun., Oct. 1 at 8 PM to raise money to install restrooms in its 150-year-old church building. The production features more than 20 cast members from the
32] – "Here Comes Trouble: An Evening with Michael Moore" in support of the release of his latest book, "Here Comes Trouble: Stories of My Life," Michael Moore will visit and discuss his life and career at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick on Sun., Oct. 1 at 7 PM. Ticket prices are $10, but students get in for $8. Call 301-600-2828. Go to http://www.weinbergcenter.org/.
33] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore, MD 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10
34] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
35] – The Progressive Working Group Invites Your Organization to attend a Strategy Session to help develop legislation for 2012. The strategy session takes place on Sun., Oct. 2, 1:30 to 3:30 PM, at the
36] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
37] –SEARCHING FOR PALESTINIAN GANDHIS: PAST & PRESENT will feature MUBARAK AWAD and GANDHIS FROM GAZA on Sun., Oct. 2 from 5 to 7 PM at Busboys & Poets, 5th & K Sts. The event is sponsored by the: Palestinian Gandhi Project. Dr. Awad is the founder of the
To be continued.
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"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs