Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

47] Elect Democracy – July 11

48] Strategy session – July 11
49] Book GHETTO MEDIC – July 11
50] Documentary on Hip Hop in Palestine – July 11
51] Animal Welfare League -- July 11
52] Green Currency Meeting – July 11
53] Chestnut Hill peace vigil – July 11
54] Summer Lecture Series – July 11
47] – Hear the Elect Democracy panel discussion and the Official Report Launch on Wed., July 11 from 6 to 8:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 14th & V Sts. NW. To Elect Democracy, we need to challenge the undue influence of corporate power in Washington, D.C. Join Global Exchange and other groups that are standing up to defend and reclaim our democracy by identifying and/or challenging exorbitant campaign contributions and lobbying budgets design to make elected officials prioritize corporate interests. At this event, Global Exchange will launch a legislative scorecard. The goal is for you to leave this event knowledgeable about corporate campaign funding and how to take action to demand accountability and real democracy. Go to

48] – Join The Strategists on Wed., July 11 at 6 PM at Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600 in coming up with strategies to create a new world that fulfills the struggles of so many for social, economic and political justice. Bring your ideas and your critical minds. Go to

49] – Rachel Hennick talks about her new book “Ghetto Medic: A Father in the 'Hood” that recounts the story of her father and his work with the Baltimore City Fire Department. After surviving a fire as a child and experiencing the race riots of 1968, he wanted to help everyone that he could and became a paramedic in the city. She will speak on Wed., July 11 at 6:30 PM at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral St. Call 410-396-5430 or go to

50] –.Voices of Palestine Summer Film Series continues with "Hip Hop is Bigger than the Occupation" on Wed., July 11 at 6:30 PM at the Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Bldg., Georgetown U., 37th & O Sts. NW. The Jerusalem Fund and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University are pleased to present their annual summer film series highlighting recent documentary and feature films from and about Palestine that explore the social, cultural and political complexities of Palestinian life and identity.

This documentary is about a ten day journey of artists traveling through Palestine, teaching and performing nonviolent resistance through the arts. The tour includes M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, Lowkey, Jody McIntyre and Trinidad, Brandon and Lavie from the South West Youth Collaborative/University of Hip Hop Chicago. The group visits Bi’lin where they get shot at and tear gassed and experience first hand what it feels like living under occupation. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with some of the artists and activists featured in the film. Go to Contact The Jerusalem Fund at 202-338-1958 or

51] – Busboys and Poets presents Change the World Wednesdays. On Wed., July 11 from 7 to 8:30 PM at Shirlington, 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA. “Change the World Wednesdays” is a monthly Busboys and Poets series, free and open to the public, that showcases local non-profits and what they’re doing to help inspire positive change in our community of Arlington. The July feature is the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, a nonprofit humane society that shelters animals. Visit

52] – 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.

53] – 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 July 11. Call 215-843-4256 or email

54] – A Summer Lecture Series will be given by St. John's College faculty and guest lecturers, and topics will vary from Machiavelli, Einstein, and Socrates. This week’s lecture is “Einstein’s Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion” by Steven Gimbel. It goes through Aug. 1 on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM at St. John's College, 60 College Ave. Call 410-263-2371 or go to

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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