35] Hamilton Arts Gallery benefit – Dec. 10
38] Membership/Film THE DAY THE UNIVERSE CHANGED -- Dec. 11
39] Get on Bridge for Peace – Dec. 11
40] Corporations Are Not People – Dec. 11
42] Protect Safety Net -- Dec. 11
43] Red Emma's meeting – Dec. 11
44] Film RARE EXPORTS – Dec. 11
45] Pentagon Vigil – Dec. 12
46] No to Maliki – Dec. 12
48] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Dec. 12 – Dec. 15
49] Protest the death penalty – Dec. 12
50] Save Our
51] Database Management Workshop -- Dec. 12
52] Bird-dog legislator – Dec. 12
53] Pledge/Fund Our Communities meeting – Dec. 12
54] Ana Masry performs – Dec. 12
35] – Gimmie Shelter Productions and the Hamilton Arts Gallery are pleased to announce a special Christmas benefit for the Hamilton Arts Gallery. On Sat., Dec. 10 at 7:30 PM at the Arts Gallery,
36] – The UMBC Theatre continues with its performances of "The
On Oct. 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a young gay man, was beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of
The performance schedule is as follows: Dec. 10 at 8 PM and Dec. 11 at 2 PM. Call 410-455-2917 or go to www.umbc.edu.
37] – The Second Presbyterian Church Holiday Gift Market featuring Afghan Women's Fund goods takes place on Sun., Dec. 11 from 10 AM to 3 PM at 4200 Saint Paul St., Baltimore 21218-1019.
38] – 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., Dec. 11, the topic is "The Meaning of Membership," and it will be Hugh Taft-Morales, leader,
Hugh Taft-Morales serves as Leader for both the
From 4 to 6 PM, see THE DAY THE UNIVERSE CHANGED and then participate in a discussion. The video by James Burke explores with wit and wisdom links between knowledge and daily life through stories about the history of western civilization. Taft-Morales will lead the discussion: "A Matter of Fact: Printing Transforms Knowledge. Call 410-547-7798 or visit the website to be sure at www.baltimoreethicalsociety.org.
39] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the
40] – See the nine-minute film "The Story of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission" on Sun., Dec. 11 from 12:30 to 2 PM at the board room, UUCA, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA. The Global Peace through Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington invites you to then participate in a discussion led by Public Citizen's Aquene Freechild on ways to pass an Amendment to the Constitution. Lunch will be provided.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on January 21, 2010 in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations have the same First Amendment rights as people, and that they can spend unlimited amounts of money on elections. Corporations aren't people and should not be able to trample democracy. One key way to overturn this decision is through a constitutional amendment, which Public Citizen will pursue. Call
41] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts.,
42] – On Sun., Dec. 11 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 ask What (WAS!) So Super About the Budget Deficit 'Super Committee': Keeping Up The Fight to Stop Cuts to the Social Safety Net, a presentation by Pedro Rodriguez, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. He is a Commissioner, Phila. Civil Service Commission and a long-time community organizer. Call 610-544-1818 or go to www.brandywinepeace.com.
43] – Red Emma's needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at
44] – Focus-In! Screening of "Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale" on Sun., Dec. 11 from 8 to 10 PM at Busboys & Poets, 14th & V
Sts. NW, WDC. It's the eve of Christmas in northern , and an 'archeological' dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare – a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. This is part of the December 2011 Film of the Month presented by Focus-In, a Busboys and Poets monthly film series. Finland
45] – 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., Dec. 12, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Call 202-882-9649.
46] – Say No to Iraqi Prime Minister on Mon., Dec. 12 from 10 AM to noon at the White House. March to avert an impending massacre of Iranian dissidents in
by Iraqi PM Nuri Al-Maliki who has already murdered 47 residents at the camp. Camp Ashraf 's deadline to close down Ashraf Iraq
is a prelude to forced relocation and slaughter of residents.
47] – The Institute for Policy Studies' Global Economy Project is a proud member of Americans for Financial Reform, and will be participating in their upcoming conference about Wall Street reform. Americans for Financial Reform is an unprecedented group of national and state organizations that have joined together to fix our financial sector and make sure it's working for all Americans. The gathering, entitled Executive Pay,
48] – 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.
49] – 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
50] – Progressive
51] – On Mon., Dec. 12 from 7 to 9 PM, there will be a Database Management Workshop for the coalition to Fund Our Communities, Bring the War Dollars Home. It will take place at Jean Athey's home, 2305 Gold Mine Road, Brookeville, MD. RSVP to Jean Athey at email@example.com. Go to www.PeaceActionMC.org.
52] – On Mon., Dec. 12 at 7 PM, Montgomery County Council member Hans Riemer is having an open meeting at Richard Montgomery High School. He has refused to endorse the Council resolution on peace, despite running as a progressive candidate. Can you go to this meeting and tell him, publicly, that you are disappointed in his position and that you want him to change it? Go to www.PeaceActionMC.org.
53] – The Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities
54] – The Ana Masry (Arabic for "I'm Egyptian") Foundation is proud to present the performance: Ana Masry: Still living in the Square! This is an evening celebrating
's multi-layered identity through music, Arabic (& English) poetry, singing and more. The performance is set in a symbolic square, where Egyptians have come together for thousands of years, and showcases a diverse and complex cultural mosaic, and will beheld at Busboys & Poets, 5th & K Sts. NW, WDC on Mon., Dec. 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. Tickets are $20. Call 202-789-2227. Egypt
To be continued.
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