Saturday, October 20, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

35] Eat for Equity – Oct. 20
36] Halloween Party – Oct. 20
37] THE TUERK HOUSE– Oct. 21
38] Bridges for Peace – Oct. 21
39] Phone bank for marriage equality in Chestertown, MD – Oct. 21
40] Phone bank for marriage equality in Baltimore – Oct. 21
41] Annapolis Canvass for Marriage Equality – Oct. 21
42] Being Called – Oct. 21
43] National Symphony of Cuba – Oct. 21
44] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Oct. 21
45] DC Area Student Assembly – Oct. 21
46] Volunteer for Dream Act – Oct. 21
47] Red Emma’s meeting – Oct. 21
48] Pentagon Vigil – Oct. 22
49] Herblock Exhibit – through Nov. 9
35] – Eat for Equity DC on Sat., Oct. 20 at 7 PM at 34 Q St. NW (NY Ave. Metro). Eat, drink, be merry, do good. Enjoy a Fall Fest to benefit Community of Hope's Family Health & Birth Center. The suggested donation is from $10 to $20. Visit: or

36] – Attend a Halloween Costume Party & One Year Anniversary of Voices of the 99% Being on the Air on Sat., Oct. 20 from 7:30 to 10:30 PM at the Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid St. NW. On Oct. 15, 2011 Voices of the 99% started a radical radio network! Enjoy music, open mic, food and MORE! Costume OPTIONAL but there will be a contest to win a Vof99 t-shirt! Suggested donation is $5, but all are welcome! Go to

37] – 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., Oct. 21 hear “Tuerk House – A Retrospective” by Rafael Alvarez, journalist, television producer/writer & author. THE TUERK HOUSE, a just published essay and photo history of Baltimore’s groundbreaking and oldest non-profit alcohol and drug recovery and rehabilitation center, opened in 1970 after Maryland reclassified alcoholism from a criminal offense to a disease. Operating in west Baltimore since the 1990s, Tuerk House treats as many as 1,200 addicts a year at little or no cost. Alvarez covers the institution’s founding as well as changes in its philosophy of treatment over the years. He points out “What the Tuerk House accomplished with a coffee pot, clean sheets, and fundamental steps to recovery – way before drug and alcohol treatment was a billion-dollar-a-year industry – is seldom achieved today…The best part of doing this book was going back and finding those ancient do-gooders who set out like Lewis and Clark, not knowing where it would lead but determined to get there.” Call 410-581-2322.or email

38] – Maryland Bridges for Peace welcomes you to stand for peace Sundays from noon (or thereabouts) to 1 PM on the Spa Creek Bridge in Annapolis. Contact Lucy at 410-263-7271 or Signs are not allowed to be on a stick or pole. If there is interest, people will be standing on the Stoney Creek Bridge on Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena [410-437-5379 or]. Go to

39] – Phone bank for marriage equality in Chestertown, MD on Sundays from noon to 4 PM at 106 Spring Ave. RSVP to

40] – Phone bank for marriage equality in Baltimore on Sunday from noon to 8 PM at 400 Boston St., Suite 101D. RSVP to

41] – Join an Annapolis canvass for marriage equality on Sundays from 2 to 4 PM at the UUCA Parking Lot, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. RSVP at

42] – On Sun., Oct. 21 from 2 to 4:30 PM, Jubilee Faithful invites you to "Being Called” at Washington Theological Union, 6896 Laurel St. NW, WDC 20012. Over 120 lay Catholics have attended a session of Jubilee Faithful since July 30. This meeting will focus on how to further respond to recent events in the Church as individuals and collectively. RSVP to to be guaranteed a seat. Reflection questions will be sent when you RSVP.

43] – Hear the NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF CUBA, direct from Havana in its historic first U.S. tour, on Sun., Oct. 21 at 2 PM at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville 20850. Tickets are $30 regular, and $28 for seniors and students. Call the box office at 240-567-5301. Go to

44] – Every Sunday, 4 to 5 PM, there is a Quaker Peace Vigil at Independence Mall, N. side of Market between 5th and 6th Sts., Philadelphia. Call 215-421-5811.

45] – There is a DC Area Student Assembly on Sun., Oct. 21 from 4 to 7 PM at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600. The DC Learning Collective wants to invite you to an assembly at which there will be a discussion of what student groups in the area are doing, specific ways to work together strategically, some ideas for creative direct action, and how to share information. Visit

46] – If you have a couple of hours free to volunteer between now and Tues., Nov. 6 (including on election day to staff polling places), join CASA de Maryland Youth Committee, dreamers, friends, parents, teachers and allies on Sun., Oct. 21 from 4 to 6 PM at CASA de Maryland, 2224 E. Fayette St. Help defend the MD DREAM Act. Go to!/events/292903477485757/. Email Elizabeth Alex to hear about other volunteer opportunities at or 443 802 2933. Go to

47] – Red Emma’s needs volunteers. Stop in to the weekly Sunday meeting at 7 PM at 800 St. Paul St. or email The next meeting is Oct. 21. There is no meeting on the first Sunday of the month. Call 410-230-0450. If you would be interested in volunteering or becoming a collective member of 2640, send an email to

48] – 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., Oct. 22, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Keep Space for Peace signs will be held at this vigil. Email or call 202-882-9649.

49] – Herblock on Democracy is an exhibit about the approach and subject matter of Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herb Block's work. It continues through Fri., Nov. 9, Mondays-Fridays, 8 AM to 5 PM in the Albert S. Cook Library, Towson U., 8000 York Rd. Call 410-704-2461.

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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