Friday, September 23, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

32] 19th anniversary of last nuclear weapon test – Sept. 23

33] White House vigil – Sept. 23

34] WIB Inner Harbor vigil – Sept. 23

35] WIB Roland Park vigil – Sept. 23

36] Justice for Palestine/Israel vigil – Sept. 23

37] Max is at Baltimore Book Festival – Sept. 23 - 25

38] Bike Not Bombs Tour -- Sept. 23

39] Silent vigil – Sept. 23

40] Afghan War vets speak out -- Sept. 23

41] Ballroom dancing – Sept. 23

42] 15th anniversary of CTBT – Sept. 24

43] Farmers Market – Sept. 24

44] Second Life Collection - Sept. 24

45] Hope for Haiti - Sept. 24

46] Olney peace vigil -- Sept. 24

47] West Chester, PA demo – Sept. 24

48] Creeping Shariah Threat -- Sept. 24

49] Rolling Rally – Sept. 24

50] VegFest – Sept. 24

51] Silent vigil at Capitol – Sept. 24

52] Abolish Capitalism – Sept. 24

53] Students Dissent – Sept. 24

54] Middle Passage Mural/Brazilian Music – Sept. 24


32] – Fri., Sept. 23 is the 19th anniversary of the last U.S. nuclear weapon test, "Divider" at the Nevada Test Site, now the Nevada National Security Site.


33] – A peace vigil takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at Lafayette Park facing the White House.  Join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and friends. Contact Art Laffin:   


34] – Every Friday from noon to 1 PM, Women in Black, Baltimore, host a vigil at Pratt and Light Sts. in the Inner Harbor. Peace signs will be available. See or write or call 410-467-9114.

35] – There is also a noon vigil on Sept. 23 at Roland Park Place at 830 W. 40th St.  Call 410-467-9114.

36] – 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., Philadelphia (across from Israeli Consulate.  It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to

37] – The Baltimore Book Festival takes place in Mount Vernon from Fri., Sept. 23 through Sun., Sept. 25—noon to 8 PM on Friday and Saturday and noon to 7 PM on Sunday.  Max's booth, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, will be on Charles Street, just above Centre St. and on the side of the Walters Art Museum.  Call max at 410-366-1637 or email him at mobuszewski at


38] – Calling Experienced Area Bicyclists to ride for Peace FRIDAY with A Ride Till The End/Bikes Not Bombs Tour! A Ride Till The End/Bikes Not Bombs Tour invites area bicyclists to ride with them as the bike tour moves this Friday (Sept. 23)  from Philadelphia to the Peace Center of Delaware County.  Friday's ride will get started at noon at the corner of 43rd & Baltimore Ave - CLARK PARK. The ride will be west on Baltimore Ave./Baltimore Pike to Springfield Road in Clifton Heights, and then up Springfield Road to Old Sproul Road and the Peace Center of Delaware County.  


See route map, ride directions, mileage and time at  Be sure to wear your helmet, appropriate clothing in the event of rain, and to bring your water bottle.  Call 610-544-1818.


39] – There is a silent vigil on Fri., Sept. 23 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. 


40] – On Fri., Sept. 23 at 6 PM, there will be a potluck supper & program with U.S. Afghanistan War Veterans from 'A Ride Till The End - Bikes Not Bombs'.  It will take place at Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA., and is sponsored by the Brandywine Peace Community. Go to or


41] – 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 Sept. 23.  Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

42] – Sat., Sept. 24 is the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in the United Nations.


43] – 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


44] – GIVE IT A SECOND LIFE COLLECTION is taking place on Sat., Sept. 24 from 9 AM to 1 PM, organized by the churches of the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center  (Columbia, MD).  The items will be collected in the parking lot at Twin Rivers Road and will be sent to the needy in Latin America, Africa and inner-city Baltimore.  Except for portable sewing machines which need to be in working condition, items needing repair are acceptable: tricycles, bicycles, eyeglasses, hearing aids, pocketbooks/purses, cell phones, baseball equipment and musical instruments.  Tax receipts will be provided.  Call Tom McCarthy at 301-774-7069 or Brian Costello 410-730-3244.

45] – On Sat., Sept.  24, 10 AM to 4:30 PM, followed by Mass at 5 PM, the Washington Archdiocesan HOPE for Haiti Gathering takes place at St. John the Baptist, 12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904.    


46] 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 Sept. 24. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 


47] –  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


48] – Is "Creeping Shariah" a Real Threat or a Trumped Up Scare Tactic? This will be examined on Sat., Sept. 24 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Wisconsin Place Community Center, 5311 Friendship Blvd., Chevy Chase, MD 20815.  Invited Speakers are Maryland State Senator & professor of Constitutional Law, American Univ., Jamie Raskin; former Congressperson Fred Grandy (or any designated representative), National Legislative Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Corey Saylor; and executive director, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Shahid Buttar.  RSVP requested at  Go to


49] – On Sat., Sept. 24, something big is happening in Annapolis.  This event is part of the worldwide Moving Planet day of climate action, and is just one of thousands happening around the world. Gather at the Maryland State House from 11 to 1 PM for a first-of-its-kind global "rolling rally" to show our leaders that we're ready to get moving on climate solutions like never before. Speakers will include Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola, Jim Strong of the United Steelworkers of MD and Dave Goodrich - the former head of the NOAA climate observation unit who earlier this year biked across the US to spread awareness of climate change!  MAKE SURE TO BRING: Get those strollers ready, break out those old roller skates, oil up that bike, and bring everyone you know! Go to


50] – At George Washington Univ. in the Univ. Yard, 2000 block of H St., NW, WDC on Sat., Sept. 24 from 11 AM to 6 PM, attend a VegFest organized by Compassion Over Killing and the Vegetarian Society of D.C. This is a FREE outdoor festival celebrating the very best of everything vegetarian in and around the nation's capital. Call 301-891-2458.


51] – 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 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to or email


52] – Abolish Capitalism – Fight for Jobs, Education, Housing and Health Care is the theme of the SUMMIT ON SOCIALISM, scheduled for Sat., Sept. 24 – 2 to 8 PM at Sharp Hall – Govans Presbyterian Church, 5826 York Rd., Baltimore Maryland 21211.  It is on the #8 bus line, near the Senator Theater – parking available on church lot. The keynote speaker is Larry Holmes, national leader with the Workers World Party.  He will make an address--"The Global Capitalist Economic Crisis & How to Fight Back."  There will be panel discussions on numerous issues, including fighting racism, police brutality & prison repression; organizing youth & students – high schools & campus work; the war on Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia and more. Ron Kipling Williams, a spoken word artist, will perform.  There will be food, refreshments, music and spoken word, as well literature tables & displays! A $10 donation (includes dinner and refreshments), but no one will be turned away for lack of money. Call 443-909-8964 if you need day care or transportation.  Register at 443-909-8964 or  The event is sponsored by the All Peoples Congress & Workers World Party.



53] – On Sept. 23 from 3 to 4:30 PM, Christine Curry, Ryan Potoff and Jocelyn Voorhees, Project for Nuclear Awareness, will speak about "Students Dissent for Peace: Stopping Nuclear Threats" at Temple Univ., Anderson Hall, Room 821, 1114 W. Berks St., Philadelphia.


54] – See Joe Norman's Middle Passage Mural in the Main Gallery on Sat., Sept. 24 and enjoy a reception from 6 to 8 PM: four hundred and one black and white drawings, tiled together to fill CA's Main Gallery, comprise his epic telling of the Middle Passage, which delivered 10 million souls from Africa to the Americas between the 15th and 19th centuries. The exhibit will be there through Sat., Oct 29.


Then at 8 PM listen to Rose Moraes' passionate concert of Brazilian music tracing its roots to Africa at the Creative Alliance. She is joined by her five-piece band and Rio's Rogerio Souza from the "No em Pingo d'agua." The cost is $20, and $15 for members. 


Both events are at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224.  Call 410-276-1651; go to; or email


To be continued.


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


"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

No comments: