39] The Ache for Home – Nov. 13
40] Get on Bridge for Peace – Nov. 13
41] THIRD WORLD
42] Book talk: BLOOD ON THE TRACKS – Nov. 13
44] Focus on Military Families – Nov. 13
45] Honor Jeni Stepanek – Nov. 13
46] Red Emma's Meeting – Nov. 13
47] Pentagon Vigil – Nov. 14
48] Nicaraguan speaker in D.C. & Baltimore – Nov. 14
49] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 14 – Nov. 17
50] Protest the death penalty – Nov. 14
51] Parks & People grants workshop – Nov. 14
52] How to Start a Nonprofit – Nov. 14
53] Book talk: BLOOD ON THE TRACKS – Nov. 14
54] Pledge/Fund Our Communities meeting – Nov. 14
39] – 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
40] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
41] – On Sun., Nov. 13 at 2 PM, see THIRD WORLD CALIFORNIA, part of the Sundays film series at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. This documentary is about undocumented immigrants, Native American plights, and poverty in
42] – On Sun., Nov. 13 at 3 PM, hear S. Brian Willson, author of "Blood On The Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson," at
43] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
44] – On Sun., Nov. 13 at 4:30 PM, enjoy the Brandywine Peace Community Monthly Potluck Supper & Program @ University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., Phila., PA. (Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share). At 5:30 PM the program will focus on Military Families and The Movement to End the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with Oskar Castro, national executive director of Military Families Speak Out (MFSO), former coordinator of American Friends Service Committee's National Youth & Militarism Program. There will also be a special guest: Celeste Zappala, Gold Star Mother for Peace and member of MFSO, whose son, PA National Guard Sgt. Sherwood R. Baker, was killed in Iraq on Apr. ?, 2004, guarding the unit looking for weapons of mass destruction. Call 610-544-1818 or go to www.brandywinepeace.com.
45] – On Sun., Nov. 13, starting with a Mass at 6 PM, enjoy the 2011 Peacemaker of the Year Dinner honoring Jeni and Mattie Stepanek at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 2700 S. 19th St., Arlington, VA, 22204. Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore is hosting a celebratory evening of peace and remembrance by first honoring the six Jesuits of Central American University, their housekeeper, and her daughter, who were brutally assassinated by Salvadoran soldiers on the night of Nov. 16, 1989. The Mass will be celebrated by Pax Christi
Jeni Stepanek, Ph.D., is executive director of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation, devoted to carrying on the work of her son, the late bestselling poet and peace advocate, Mattie J.T. Stepanek (see www.mattieonline.com). The author of "Messenger: The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek" and "Heartsongs," she is a noted advocate for personal and world peace, as well as for children's and families' needs and rights in health and education.
Like her son, Jeni has a rare genetic neuromuscular disease, and relies on a ventilator and wheelchair for breathing and mobility. Mattie is the youngest of Jeni's four children. All four died during childhood due to complications of the disease Jeni unknowingly passed on to them before she was diagnosed. Mattie died 3 weeks before his 14th birthday.
46] – Red Emma's needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
47] – 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., Nov. 14, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
48] – Few people can speak to the impacts of U.S. military and economic policy like Uriel Carazo, a coordinator and founding member of The Promoters of Peace and Development (Red de Promotores de Paz y de Desarrollo) in Nicaragua. As a result of the
Migration and its root causes have been an integral part of the post-war reconciliation process. The Peace Promoters have found that most Nicaraguans, no matter their political leaning or past military involvement - Contra or Sandinista - are facing many of the same issues. Working closely with families as a conflict mediator, a lawyer, and a disability rights activist, Uriel has increasingly come across a single issue: migration. He will talk about this migration, and the large systematic dynamics behind it, especially in terms of
Uriel will speak at a Brown Bag Discussion on Mon., Nov. 14 from noon to 1:30 PM at the Institute of Policy Studies Conference Room, 1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600, WDC. At 3 PM, he will speak at
And then at 7 PM, he will be at Red Emma's Bookstore/Café,
49] – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
50] – 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
51] – On Mon., Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 PM, consider going to the Parks and People Neighborhood Greening and Clean Water Spring 2012 Grant Workshop @ Parks and People, 800 Wyman Park Dr., Suite 010. Email CPHA at email@example.com.
52] – On Mon., Nov. 14 at 6:30 PM, there will be a
53] – On Nov. 14 at 7 PM, catch The Unimaginable Journey of an American Peacemaker, a book talk with S. Brian Willson, a Vietnam veteran and trained lawyer, first gained renown as a participant of 1986 veterans fast on the steps of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. One year later, he reentered the public eye when he was run over and nearly killed by a US Navy Munitions train while engaging in a nonviolent blockade in protest of weapons shipment to El Salvador. Contact
54] – The Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities
To be continued.
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