Sunday, November 27, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

23] Hastening Death – Nov. 27

24] Get on Bridge for Peace – Nov. 27

25] Documentary by Rosie Perez – Nov. 27

26] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Nov. 27

27] Green Forum – Nov. 27

28] Advent Prayer Series – Nov. 27

29] Red Emma's Meeting – Nov. 27

30] Pentagon Vigil – Nov. 28

31] Nuclear Test Ban Treaty at 45 – Nov. 28

32] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Nov. 28 – Dec. 1

33] Protest the death penalty – Nov. 28

34] MD CASE reception – Nov. 28 

35] WPFW Town Hall – Nov. 28 

36] Pledge/Fund Our Communities meeting – Nov. 28



23] – 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 10:30 to 11:30 AM.  On Sun., Nov. 27, Dr. Lawrence Egbert, former medical director of the Final Exit Network, will give a review of the Hemlock Society entitled "Hastening Death: An Argument with Society."


The review will point out the Society became Compassion and Choices plus Final Exit Network and explore the often challenged issue regarding the morality of guiding persons who wish to die so that they are able to do it quickly, painlessly, and with a minimum loss of dignity. In his review of the moral issues and discussion of the response of many people to the challenge, Egbert will draw on his experience, including arrests by the states of Arizona and Georgia. In Arizona, he was acquitted. In Georgia, the state has been challenged concerning the right to speak – a matter that may have found resolve earlier this month when the Supreme Court of Georgia was due to hear evidence. Call 410-547-7798 or visit the website to be sure at


24] – 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


25] – "Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas!" (I'm Puerto Rican, Just So You Know!) will be shown as part of the Sundays @ 2 PM film series. This documentary explores the U.S. Puerto Rican culture, and is directed by Rosie Perez. The venue is the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. Call 443-263-1800 or go to  Ticket prices are $8 for general admission, while kids 7-17, students and seniors pay $6.  Members, kids 6 & under and MD public school teachers get in for free.


26] – 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.


27] – A BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM, a monthly environmental education and discussion forum, takes place on Sun., Nov. 27 from 4 to 6:30 PM at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson, MD 21286. Go to  There will be a 45 minute presentation, followed by break-outs into affinity groups.  As always, there will be time for announcements and networking.


The Green Forum is held usually on the fourth Sunday of each month.  Check out


Note a small change in format. The forum begins with a screening of a part of the movie "Gaslands."  Everyone is encouraged to bring Thanksgiving leftovers to munch on. Bring your own plate and utensils for a waste-free evening.  For the second hour, there will be break-out groups.  In addition to the regular breakouts (such as Food, Energy, Economics), some of the other choices may include (a) watching the rest of the movie, (b) discussing the issue of hydrofracking, (c) updates on Tar Sands Oil/Keystone XL Pipeline, MD Offshore Wind Energy, Occupy Baltimore .  . . either in separate groups or combined, depending on the wishes of the participants.  Go to  Donations to Maryland Presbyterian Church are greatly appreciated.  For questions, to co-sponsor, or to RSVP, contact or 301-345-2234.


28] – The PAX CHRISTI-BALTIMORE 2011 ADVENT PRAYER SERIES begins on Sun., Nov. 27 with the theme "The Peace That Eludes Us." Each Sunday, the event will begin at 5 PM at the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart Chapel, 1001 W. Joppa Road, Towson 21204. The chapel is at Joppa Road at Chestnut Ave., west of Bosley Ave. Marilyn Dunphy of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps will be the speaker on the first Sunday.  A free will offering is requested. Contact Chuck Michaels at 443-846-5207.


29] – 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 Nov. 27. 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


30] – 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. 28, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.  Call 202-882-9649.


31] – On Mon., Nov. 28 from 2 to 3:30 PM, Linton Brooks, former administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, Marvin Adams, Texas A&M, Jenifer Mackby, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Daryl Kimball, Arms Control Association, will address "Nuclear Test Ban Treaty at 15: A Status Update." The event is sponsored by the Arms Control Association and the Heinrich Boll Stiftung North America and will be held at the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, WDC. RSVP to Xiaodon Lang at 202-463-8270 or


32] – 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   


33] – 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., Nov. 28. Call 410-366-1637.


34] – The Third Annual MD CASE Reception will be held in Baltimore--Making Maryland the next state to repeal the death penalty! It takes place on Mon., Nov. 28 from 6 to 8 PM at the Lord Baltimore Hotel (Radisson Plaza), 20 West Baltimore St. Use the lobby entrance on Hanover St.


The host committee includes Clinton & Katherine Bamberger, Kirk Bloodsworth, Sen. Lisa Gladden, Stephanie Gibson, Ph.D, Delegate Sandy Rosenberg, Delegate Mary Washington and John Waters. Tickets start at $150. Email


35] – WPFW Town Hall Meeting is on for Mon., Nov. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9th and G Sts. NW (Room a-5). "We are the Change" means a commitment to community engagement, needs, interests and concerns. So give your feedback.  Visit


36] – The Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings now take place at Max's residence.  The next meeting takes place on Nov. 28.  The proposed agenda will include a review of the strategy how to cut the military budget, continuing reports on Occupation Baltimore & the Freedom Square occupation, the upcoming Bradley Manning hearing and protest and the SOA protest.  Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.


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

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