Monday, November 28, 2011

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

37] Iran & International Pressure – Nov. 29

38] Occupy Philly – Nov. 29

39] War Is Not the Answer – Nov. 29

40] CPHA annual meeting – Nov. 29

41] Film WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE – Nov. 29


43] Forum on NLRB – Nov. 30

44] Philadelphia Antiwar Vigil -- Nov. 30

45] What's Race Got to Do With It? – Nov. 30

46] Book talk—Palestinian Costume – Nov. 30

47] See film LIBERTY HEIGHTS – Nov. 30

48] Green Currency Meeting -- Nov. 30

49] Chestnut Hill Peace Vigil – Nov. 30

50] Free Mumia & Conway -- Nov. 30

51] Offshore Wind Town Hall – Nov. 30

52] Film CHEMERICAL -- Nov. 30

53] LARAMIE PROJECT – Nov. 30 – Dec. 11

54] Film UTOPIA 79 – Nov. 30

55] CCAN is hiring

56] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

57] Fund Our Communities campaign

58] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 

59] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

60] Do you need a television and/or a computer?

61] Join Global Zero campaign

62] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale

63] Publish your peace article

64] Click on The Hunger Site 

65] Fire & Faith  

66] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil


37] – On Tues., Nov. 29 from 12:30 to 2 PM, Gregory Giles, SAIC, will talk about "Nuclear Iran: Alternative Narratives in Search of an Outcome" at the National Defense Univ., Fort McNair, Lincoln Hall, Room 1107, 260 5th Ave., SW, WDC.  RSVP to Nima Gerami at 202-433-6359 or


38] – OCCUPY PHILLY,, continues at Phila. City Hall, 15th & Market Sts. We Are The 99% Demanding Economic Justice, Democracy, and Peace on Tuesdays at 4:30 until 6 PM, Phila. City Hall.  Join the Brandywine Peace Community and other peace and anti-war activists at Occupy Philly. Call Brandywine Peace Community, 610-544-1818 or go to


39] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road. Join this ongoing vigil.  The next vigil is Nov. 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  Call Max at 410-366-1637.


40] – Baltimore: Building from Strengths; Coping with Challenges is the theme of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association's 70th annual meeting on Tues., Nov. 29 at 5:30 PM in the Schaefer Room of the  Fifth Regiment Armory, corner of North Howard and West Preston Sts.  Inspired by a presentation during AIA week, the program at 6:30 PM will address the challenges of a city losing population, and the strengths Baltimore City has to cope.  Paul Brophy, co-director of the report, Reinventing America's Legacy Cities: Strategies for Cities Losing Population, will open the program, which will be followed by a moderated panel discussion with Scot Spencer of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Dana Johnson of The Reinvestment Fund and Tom Stosur, Director of Baltimore City's Department of Planning.  You can register at


41] – Seeing Green on the Silver Screen is a  

series of films that focus on environmental issues and nature. This month's film is "What's On Your Plate?," which follows two children as they realize their place in the food chain. Light refreshments are available, but guests are encouraged to bring picnic dinners on Nov. 29 from 6:30 to 9 PM at the Accokeek Foundation, 3400 Bryan Point Road.  There is no fee.  Call 301-283-2113.

42] – "What's Organic About Organic?" will be screened on Tues., Nov. 29 from 7 to 9:30 PM at Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW, WDC.  Director Shelley Rogers explores how the "organic" label has evolved, how organic farmers view their work and the tension between maintaining high environmental standards and rapid market expansion. Through the stories of farmers who steward land from Harlem to the foothills of the Rockies, from upstate New York to Florida, the film offers audiences a deeper understanding of the complexities involved in creating a more sustainable food system. Join Common Good City Farm afterwards for an interactive discussion about organic food. The screening is free, but a $10 donation at the door is suggested.  RSVP at

43] – There is a Special Forum on the National Labor Relations Board on Wed., Nov. 30 from 9:30 AM to 11 AM in the AFL-CIO's Gompers Room, 815 16th St., NW, WDC 20006.  A key agency charged with ensuring workplace rights is facing an unprecedented assault from partisan politicians and the 1 percent. Join this forum as Sen. Tom Harkin, Rep. George Miller, academics and workers' rights advocates discuss these attacks, how they fit into the larger political agenda of degrading rights, collective bargaining and good, middle-class jobs and what working people are doing to push back.  RSVP at

44] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building, 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is Nov. 30. Call 215-426-0364.


45] – What's Race Got To Do With It? Engagement, Expectations, and Equity in Our Public Schools will be discussed by award-winning author, speaker, presenter and retired educator Julie Landsman.  She will explain the ways teachers can cross the racial, cultural, and economic divide that may separate them from their students on Wed., Nov. 30 at 6:30 PM in McGuire Hall at Loyola Univ. Go to


46] – On Wed., Nov. 30 at 7 PM, catch a Traditional Palestinian Costume: Lecture and Book Signing with Mrs. Hanan Karaman Munayyer at The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037. Her research reflects the historical and cultural richness of Palestine and the Arab world through costumes and embroidery. The book, Traditional Palestinian Costumes: Origins and Evolution, features over 700 beautiful high-resolution photographs of rare traditional Palestinian embroideries from all regions of Palestine. A Palestinian-American, she is co-founder of the Palestinian Heritage Foundation and has done research for over twenty years.  RSVP at


47] – Starting Wed., Nov. 23 at 7 PM, The Maryland Film Festival is screening all of Barry Levinson's "Baltimore Movies," including AVALON, LIBERTY HEIGHTS, TIN MEN, the documentaries DINER GUYS and THE BAND THAT WOULDN'T DIE, and several showings of DINER itself at The Charles Theatre!  Tickets will include access to all Barry Levinson's "Baltimore Movies" screenings through Dec 10. All screenings are $5 each, FREE to Friends of the Festival and DINER Anniversary ticket holders.  The second screening on Nov. 30 is LIBERTY HEIGHTS.


48] – The Baltimore Green Currency Association meets every Wednesday at 7 PM at Breathe Books, 810 W 36th St. # A, Baltimore, MD 21211-2554.  Call 410-235-7323.


49] Each Wednesday, the Northwest Greens hold a peace vigil from 7 to 8 PM outside the Borders Book Store, Germantown Ave. at Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill, PA. The next vigil is Nov. 30. Call 215-843-4256 or email  


50] – On Wed.., Nov. 30 at 7 PM at the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., join the call FREE MUMIA ABU JAMAL & EDDIE CONWAY.  There will be a SPECIAL COMMENTARY from Mumia on OCCUPY WALL STREET.  The speaker will be Ameejill Whitlock – Baltimore Friends of MOVE – who will promote the Dec. 9 Philadelphia Constitution Center event on the 30th anniversary of Mumia Abu Jamal's incarceration and on the eve of International Human Rights Day.  Call 443-909-8964 or email  


51] – There is a Town Hall Forum: Offshore Wind Works for Baltimore City on Thurs., Nov. 30 from 7 to 8:30 PM at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1900 St. Paul St. There is free parking available onsite in the St. Mark's lot on the corner of 20th and St. Paul Sts.  Sen. Catherine Pugh, Bishop Eugene Sutton, Rod Easter (Building & Construction Trades Council), Jim Strong (United Steelworkers), Tommy Landers (Environment Maryland) and Katie Huffling, RN (University of Maryland School of Nursing.  To bring clean offshore wind power and all its benefits to Maryland, there must be grassroots power. Email


52] – This month's meeting of the Baltimore Ethical Society's Ironweed Film Club, Wed., Nov. 30 at 7:30 PM, features CHEMERICAL, a documentary about the toxic nature of the modern obsession with cleanliness. The screening is open to all members of BES and the BES Ironweed Film Club. Contact Emil at for information about free membership. It will be shown at the Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St. Call 410-581-2322 or go to


53] – The UMBC Theatre presents "The Laramie Project" by Moises Kaufman and the Members Tectonic Theatre Project.  Directed by Nyalls Hartman, there will be shows from Wed., Nov. 30 through Sun., Dec. 11. 


On Oct. 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a young gay man, was beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He died 6 days later. His torture and murder became a national news event that highlighted the nation's deep-seated cultural bias against homosexuality. A month after the murder, members of the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. From these interviews came the play "The Laramie Project." Poignant, moving, and theatrically enticing, it is one of the most celebrated plays of the last decade.


The performance on Nov. 30 at 8 PM is a preview; and the Dec. 1 show at 4 PM is free for the UMBC community, and will include a talkback.  Opening night is Fri., Dec. 2 at 8 PM.  The other performances are on Dec. 3 at 8 PM, Dec. 4 at 2 PM, Dec. 8 at 8 PM, Dec. 9 at 8 PM, Dec. 10 at 8 PM and Dec. 11 at 2 PM.  Call 410-455-2917 or go to


54] – On Wed., Nov. 30 at 8 PM @ Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St., the collective is honored to host Spanish filmmaker, Joan Lopéz Lloret, with a screening of his film UTOPIA 79, which is about the Sandinista Revolution of 1979. The film opens one of the last hopes and illusions of changing the world of the 60's and 70's generation. Turning to the magic narrative of some personal diaries, meet people whom, disappointed by the Spanish democratic transition, travel to Nicaragua to search for their own "utopia" while other Nicaraguans had dreamed about this revolution from the mountains or from the villages.  Things fall apart with the beginning of the Contra War financed by the US and the Sandinista leader's own mistakes.  The film moves forward 25 years to show the consequences of this Utopia on its future generations and ends with "magic realism." Go to


55] – CCAN is Hiring. Do you want to fight global warming while gaining valuable grassroots organizing knowledge and experience? If so, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network has the perfect internship for you. It is hiring interns for the spring semester to work out of the Takoma Park and Richmond offices. For ten years, CCAN has been working in Maryland, Virginia, and DC to fight climate change by standing up to polluters and working to pass clean energy policies. Call 1-240-396-1981.


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

57] – 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      


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


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


60] – Can you use a television set and/or a computer, monitor etc.? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at 


61] – 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.  


62] – 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.


63] – 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


64] – 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.  


65] – 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


66] – 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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