49] Palestinian Unity -- Feb. 29
51] Meet author Tim Ryan – Feb. 29
53] Occupy Faith -- Feb. 29
54] Death penalty -- Feb. 29
56] Green Currency Meeting -- Feb. 29
57] Chestnut Hill Peace Vigil -- Feb. 29
58] Castle Bravo – Mar. 1
59] Windows & Mirrors – Mar. 1 - 22
61] Invisible Arab – Mar. 1
62] Kidnapped in
63] First Thursday vigil against war – Mar. 1
64] Bill Barry's teaching a course on the 30s – Mar. 1
65] Peace Action
66] Live Nun Talking – Mar. 1
67] Green Party Assembly – Mar. 1
68] Eviction Resistance -- Mar. 1
69] Volunteers needed for MUPJ Conference – Apr. 20-21
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71] Join Fund Our Communities
72] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader
73] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
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75] Join Global Zero campaign
76] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
77] Click on The Hunger Site
78] Fire & Faith
79] Seeking students for a peacemaking summit
49] – "Reflections on Palestinian Unity, the Statehood Bid and Prospects for Peace" will be discussed on Wed., Feb. 29 from 3 to 4:30 PM at
50] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in
51] – On Wed., Feb. 29 from 5 to 7 PM, join the AFL-CIO, International Labor Rights Forum, National Writers Union and Solidarity Center for the launch of an important new novel: "The Sisters: A Fable of Globalization," by Timothy Ryan at the AFL-CIO, President's Room, 815 16th St. NW, WDC 20006. It is a brisk tale of culture clash and revolution set in late 1990s
52] – On Wed., Feb. 29 at 5:30 PM, Barbara Slavin, Atlantic Council, will address "
53] – There is an Occupy Faith DC Meeting on Wed., Feb. 29 from 6 to 9 PM at the
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW. Occupy Faith DC is an Interfaith coalition that supports the Occupy Movement in . Occupy Washington, DC Faith DC will be discussing: Occupy 's efforts to support the Occupy movement as it enters a new phase of activism. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Faith DC
54] – On Wed., Feb. 29 at 7 PM, Mrs. Vicki Schieber will be speaking about the death penalty at St. Patrick's Catholic Church Parish Hall, 4101 Norbeck Road, Rockville, MD 20853. Her daughter, Shannon, was raped and murdered on May 7, 1998 while finishing her first year of graduate school on a full scholarship at the
55] – Catch the discussion
McGovern is a former CIA analyst with responsibilities that included chairing a number of National Intelligence Estimates under three presidents and preparing the President's Daily Brief (PDB) under presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan. He helped to create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. Dr. Benab: is a retired professor of political science, former dean of
56] – 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.
57] – 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 Feb. 29. Call 215-843-4256 or email email@example.com.
58] – Thursday, March 1 is the 48th anniversary of the
59] – The TRAVELING EXHIBIT Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan, is now opening on Thurs., Mar. 1 with a reception at 7 PM at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW, WDC. The American Friends Service Committee invites you to see the traveling art exhibit. The mural panels created by international artists and US students help us imagine the experience of Afghan civilians - from death and destruction to hopes for peace. Drawings by Afghan students in
The exhibit features a collection of 4' x 6' murals created by
60] – On Thurs., Mar. 1 from 12:15 to 1:30 PM, Jonathon Pollack, Brookings Institution, will tackle "North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: The Never-Ending Saga" at the Univ. of Maryland, 1203 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD. Go to http://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/events/?view=list.
61] – The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions will be addressed on Thurs., Mar. 1 from 12:30 to 2 PM at The
, Palestine Center 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC 20037. Marwan Bishara, senior political analyst with Al Jazeera and the editor and host of its flagship show "Empire," a program that examines global powers and their agendas, will tackle the topic. RSVP at http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/EventDetails/i/32854. Call 202-338-1290.
62] – The Program in Latin American Studies invites you to participate in its Spring Colloquia Series: Susana Wappenstein, Zitzmann Visiting Scholar, will discuss "National Imaginaries: Sounds of Conflict and Narratives of the Kidnapped in Colombia" on Thurs., Mar. 1 from 4 to 6 PM in Dunning 211. Wappenstein is at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales/FLACSO-Ecuador. Her work focuses mainly on notions and struggles around citizenship and national narratives, particularly in limit contexts from which new political and cultural practices emerge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
63] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host an End the Wars vigil on Thurs., Mar. 1 from 5 to 6
64] – Bill Barry is teaching a 3-credit course on the 1930s, covering Black Thursday to
66] – On Thurs., Mar. 1 at 7 PM, Live Nun Talking – Sr. Helen Prejean – will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Church St., Prince Frederick, MD. Sr. Helen, author of "Dead Man Walking," will take you on her journey in a free program. It is co-sponsored by MD CASE, the Calvert Interfaith Council, and NCADP.
67] – The STATEHOOD GREEN PARTY GENERAL ASSEMBLY is on Thurs., Mar. 1 at 7 PM at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Building 52, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC. The site is near the Van Ness Metro Stop on the Red Line. Go tohttp://www.dcstatehoodgreen.org/home.
68] – From the Great Depression to Occupy: Eviction Resistance Then and Now is to be discussed on Thurs., Mar. 1 from 7 to 9 PM at 3166 Mt. Pleasant St. NW,WDC. In the Great Depression of the 1930s, millions of workers lost their jobs and were evicted from their homes. In 1930 it was estimated that in NYC alone 200,000 people were evicted. Communists and other radical activists organized families and the unemployed to resist evictions and won reforms that led to rent control and public housing programs.
Today, history is repeating itself. Since the housing bubble burst in 2008, millions of people have lost their homes as a result of layoffs, greedy banks and a capitalist system that puts profit ahead of human need. Meanwhile, anti-poverty and housing assistance programs are being cut back by politicians who answer to the 1% and the big corporations. Join the International Socialist Organization for this discussion. Go tohttp://washingtonpeacecenter.net/node/6890.
69] – Volunteers are needed to help with the 27th Annual Maryland Peace and Justice Conference to be held on Friday and Saturday, April 20 & 21 at the Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway,
70] – The
71] – 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 www.OurFunds.org.
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74] – Can you use a television set and/or a computer, monitor etc.? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.
75] – Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.
76] – 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.
77] – 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.
78] – Go online for FIRE AND FAITH: The Catonsville Nine File. On May 17, 1968, nine people entered the Selective Service Offices in
79] – Greetings from the
In light of this goal, Simon requests your help. On March 30, 2012 the Center for Peacemaking will be hosting the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies' [WIPCS] day-long undergraduate conference on the theme, "Negotiating in a Polarized Society" here at
80] – 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 http://prop1.org; call 202-682-4282.
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