34] Save Bertina Jones' house – Feb. 27
35] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Feb. 27 – Mar. 1
36] Protest the death penalty – Feb. 27
38] Pledge/Fund Our Communities meeting – Feb. 27
40] Peace in the
41] Protest Wings Construction -- Feb. 28
42] Visit the Buddhists -- Feb. 28
44] War Is Not the Answer – Feb. 28
45] Single-Payer Forum – Feb. 28
46] Films on Travel in
47] Discuss peacemaking – Feb. 28
48] Nuclear proliferation? – Feb. 29
34] – On Mon., Feb. 27 at noon, join the Occupy DC Rally: Tell Freddie Mac To Save Bertina Jones' Home at the Archives Metro Station. Like millions of others, Jones fell behind on her mortgage after losing her job in wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Hoping to take responsibility for missed payments, she met with Bank of
35] – 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 email@example.com. All shows are also available as podcasts at www.steinershow.org.
36] – 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. Maryland's death row was moved out of Baltimore, but it was decided to continue the vigil. The next one is scheduled for Mon., Feb. 27. Call 410-366-1637.
37] – On Mon., Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 PM, Suzanne Maloney, Brookings Institution, and Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, will participate in "PONI Debates the Issues: Sanctioning Iran" at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K St. NW, WDC. RSVP to David Slungaard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
38] – 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 Feb. 27. The proposed agenda will include reports on legislation in
39] – SUPPORT renovating all city schools on Tues., Feb. 28 & Tues., Mar. 7 for hearings in Annapolis to Transform Baltimore; Build Schools; Build Neighborhoods. Pass House Bill 304/Senate Bill 533! This bill would lay the foundation to fund $1 billion+ in school construction and renovation needs in
After 100 enthusiastic advocates traveled to Annapolis in January to support City Schools' alternative financing proposal, two city legislators (Del. Haynes and Sen. Jones-Rodwell) introduced bills that would allow Baltimore City to receive a stable school construction allocation from the state in an annual block grant. If passed, the school system would be able to leverage the block grant for large amounts of borrowing up front to begin much needed construction projects now!
HB304 will be heard on Tues., Feb. 28 at 1:30 PM in the House Appropriations Committee, Lowe House Office Bldg., 6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401. SB533 will be heard on Wed., Mar. 7 at 1 PM at Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, Miller Senate Bldg., 11 Bladen St. Annapolis, MD 21401.
40] – The United States Institute Of Peace is hosting PREVENTING INCITEMENT and PROMOTING PEACE in the Middle East on Tues., Feb. 28 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM at its building, 2301 Constitution Ave. Given the current low expectations for Israeli-Palestinian political negotiations, what is the role of religious leaders in preventing incitement and promoting peace? What has been achieved, and what are the current challenges to interfaith cooperation?
These questions will be answered by a distinguished delegation from the Council of Religious Institutions of the
41] – Join the rally against Wings Construction on Tues., Feb. 28 at 12:30 PM at Catholic Univ. Use the entrance on 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Wings Enterprises is a DC based construction company with a history of labor and safety violations-yet they are benefiting from public and private projects. Join religious leaders, students, and Iron Workers
42] – Occupy DC Visits the Buddhists in Poolesville
43] – The Saul I. Stern Professorship of Civic Engagement will host Ivo Daalder, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and former MSPP faculty member, who will address "What the Libya Operation Teaches Us about NATO—Through the Eyes of the U.S. Ambassador?" This MSPP presentation will take in the Atrium, 1203 Van Munching Hall, on Tues., Feb. 28 from 4 to 6 PM.
44] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at
45] – The
46] – On Tues., Feb. 28 from 7 to 9 PM at Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW, WDC, go to An Evening of Films on Travel to Africa featuring the films "Random Acts of Kindness: A Documentary of Giving" and "Our Journey to South Africa." Go to www.BloomBars.com or call 202-223-1960 ext. 137.
47] – On Tues., Feb. 28 from 7:30 to 9 PM – every Tuesday evening in Lent, as part of the Lenten Peacemaking Series – discuss peacemaking using
48] – From Wed., Feb. 29 through Thurs., Mar. 1 from 9 AM to 5 PM the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) is hosting Bruce MacDonald and Michael Lekson who will address "Iran and Pakistan's Nuclear Proliferation Challenges" at USIP, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC. Register at http://academyregister.usip.org/courses/iran-and-pakistan%E2%80%99s-nuclear-proliferation-challenges. The cost is $695.
To be continued.
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