Saturday, September 8, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

52] Afro-Venezuelans in Baltimore – Sept. 5

53] Support Bradley Manning – Sept. 6
54] Frederick Marriage Equality canvass – Sept. 6
55] Chestertown phone bank for Marriage Equality – Sept. 6
56] First Thursday Antiwar protest – Sept. 6
57] Hyattsville phone bank for Marriage Equality – Sept. 6
58] Organizing in the Inner Harbor – Sept. 6
59] Yankees vs. Orioles – Sept. 6
60] MUPJ Conference – Apr. 12 & 13, 2013
61] Order book on Chernobyl
62] Gimme Shelter seeks performers
63] Do you possess any Tom Lewis artwork?
64] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
65] Join Fund Our Communities
66] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader
67] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
68] Do you need a television, computer or book shelves?
69] Join Global Zero campaign
70] Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System
71] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
72] Click on The Hunger Site
73] Fire & Faith
74] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

Dr. Alejandro Correa, who is an expert in Afro-Venezuelan issues, was the head of planning at the University of Barlovento, Venezuela’s first Black college, as well as the head of Graduate Education there. Currently, he is the Academic and Admissions Director at the Professor Jose Lorenzo Rodriquez College in Caracas. The delegation will discuss the struggle for equality in Venezuela, inclusion, and recognition of Afro-Venezuela-Africa relations.

Go to There will be a light dinner and reception. RSVP at 410-500-2168.

53] – The Bradley Manning Support Network is organizing demonstrations round the country to pressure President Obama to free the imprisoned private. In D.C., meet at 9:30 AM on Thurs., Sept. 6 at Cosi’s, 301 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, near the Capitol South Metro Station. After congregating, we will walk to the Democratic National Committee Headquarters, 430 S. capitol St. SE for a protest at 10:30 AM. We will deliver a deliver supporting Bradley Manning. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

54] – There is a Frederick Canvass for Marriage Equality on Thursdays from 4 to 6 PM at 4 W. Church St. RSVP

55] – Protect Marriage Equality in Maryland by participating in the Chestertown phone bank on Thursdays from 4 to 8 PM at 106 Spring Avenue. RSVP to

56] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host an End the Wars vigil on Thurs., Sept. 6 from 5 to 6:30 PM in Mount Vernon at Centre & Charles Sts. The Pledge gathers in Mount Vernon on the first Thursday of the month to protest U.S. wars. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

57] – Protect Marriage Equality in Maryland by participating in the Hyattsville phone bank on Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 PM at 4301 Garden City Dr. RSVP to

58] – Organizing in the Inner Harbor will be the topic of discussion on Thurs., Sept. 6 at 7 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 800 St. Paul St. Gather to talk about Baltimore's working class history and its shift to relying on tourism and the medical industry. Workers from the Hyatt Regency will lead a discussion, which will touch on their efforts to have a voice in their workplace. Call 410-230-0450 or go to

59] – Contact Lou Curran at 410-499-8899 to get a ticket, as a benefit for lawyers to be, for the Yankees vs. the orioles on Thurs., Sept. 6 at 7:05 at Camden Yards.

60] – The 28th Annual Maryland Peace, Justice and the Environment Conference [] will take place Fri., Apr. 12 and Sat., Apr. 13 at the Turner Memorial AME Church, 7201 16th Place, Hyattsville. Save these dates. Email

61] – Order “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment” by Alexey V. Yablokov (lead author), Vassily B. Nesterenko (Dec. 2008), Alexey V. Nesterenko, and Consulting Editor Janette D. Sherman-Nevinger. You can reprint direct from shop— Your ON DEMAND order DIRECT TO THE PRINT SHOP will receive prompt attention. Prices include postage, shipping and handling anywhere in the U.S. From 1 to 5 books cost $13.50 each. Send checks directly to GREKO PRINTING, 260 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170 USA. For credit card orders, call 734-453-0341.

62] – Stephen Kobasa is hoping to do an exhibit of the work of Tom Lewis opening in May 2013 in New Have, CT. It would include a variety of his paintings, drawings, silkscreen prints, book illustrations, posters, banners and sketchbooks. This would not only be a display of objects on a gallery wall, but would also involve events which would return Tom's art to the streets where it was originally meant to make conscience visible.

Contact Stephen if you are in possession of original work and would consider loaning it for a month long display. You can reach him at stephen.kobasa at or 203-500-0268.

63] – Gimmie Shelter Productions is looking for performance artists in all disciplines i.e. poets, dancers, singers and musicians in all art forms who are willing to make a prolonged commitment. Gimmie Shelter does periodic benefits for the homeless and the shelters that serve them. It also participates in a monthly dinner for the homeless and needy at the Govans Presbyterian Church. There is a need there for musical entertainment.

Potential candidates should send non-returnable hard copies on compact disk in either MP3 form or regular disk format. Dancers should send any thing they have on a DVD. Include any hard copies on paper of your writing. Add biography and a short statement saying why you want to help the homeless. Include an optional picture, a phone number and e-mail. This call is not only for those willing to perform but for those who want to help promote the events and to attend events of Gimmie Shelter Productions. All serious applications should be mailed to Alan Barysh, 5849 B Western Run Drive, Baltimore 21209. If you have drug or drinking problems or are a drama king or queen don't even bother! This is for serious creative people!

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

65] – Fund Our Communities campaign is a 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

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

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

68] – Can you use a television, computer, monitor etc. or book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

69] – 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.

70] – Visit the Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System at This link presents a wide range of insightful articles for criminal justice and legal professionals, both current and future. The project aims to be an objective, authoritative resource in the ever-changing court system.

71] – 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.

72] – 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.

73] – 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

74] – 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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