Thursday, October 25, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 4

64] Cuban Missile Crisis – Oct. 24

65] Frederick Canvass for Marriage Equality – Oct. 24 & 25
66] Easton Phone Bank for Marriage Equality – Oct. 24
67] Book FORTRESS ISRAEL – Oct. 24
68] Philadelphia peace vigil – Oct. 24
69] Real Food Real Jobs Kickoff – Oct. 24
70] Film "In Organic We Trust" – Oct. 24
71] Cuban Missile Crisis – Oct. 24
72] D.C. Phone Bank for Marriage Equality – Oct. 24
73] Film GREENHORNS – Oct. 24
74] Grassroots Fundraising – Oct. 24
75] Dream Act presentation – Oct. 24
76] Green Currency Meeting – Oct. 24
77] Music for Peace – Oct. 24
78] Outlook on Poverty – Oct. 24
79] "Extended Deterrence in the Asia Pacific" – Oct. 25
80] Chestertown phone bank for Marriage Equality – Oct. 25
81] DREAM Act rally -- Oct. 25
82] Hyattsville phone bank for Marriage Equality – Oct. 25
83] Jobs With Justice Fundraiser – Oct. 25
84] Students in Mexico -- Oct. 25
85] Party For a Cause -- Oct. 25
86] Art in Afghanistan – Oct. 25, 27 & 28, Nov. 6 & 7
87] Yoga classes – Oct. 25
88] God vs. Gay – Oct. 25
89] Immigrants Summit – Oct. 26
90] Cuban Missile Crisis – Oct. 26

91] MUPJ Conference – Apr. 12 & 13, 2013

92] Gimme Shelter seeks performers

93] Do you possess any Tom Lewis artwork?

94] Sign up with Washington Peace Center

95] Join Fund Our Communities

96] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader

97] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records

98] Do you need any book shelves?

99] Join Global Zero campaign

100] Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System

101] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
102] Click on The Hunger Site
103] Fire & Faith
104] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
64] – On Wed., Oct. 24 from 3:30 to 5 PM, Robert Norris, Federation of American Scientists, and David Rosenberg, Institute for Defense Analysis, will discuss "Cuban Missile Crisis: Nuclear Order of Battle,"at the Wilson Center, Fifth Floor, Reagan Bldg., 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. RSVP at

65] – There is a Frederick Canvass for Marriage Equality on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4 to 8 PM at 4 W. Church St. RSVP to

66] – Protect Marriage Equality in Maryland by participating in the Easton phone bank on Wednesdays from 4 to 6 PM at 7 E Dover St. RSVP to

67] – Enjoy a book talk on “Fortress Israel” with Patrick Tyler on Wed., Oct. 24 from 4 to 5:30 PM at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Room, 2nd Floor, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The book is an historical analysis of Israel’s military leadership and the country’s national security establishment. In Patrick Tyler’s new book, he reveals how the militarism that helped a young state survive has also shaped Israel’s contemporary political dynamic and strategic decision making. The author describes Israel’s predominant zero-sum mindset that endangers its ability to forge peace with its Arab and Palestinian neighbors and will continue to have lasting effects throughout the Middle East. RSVP at

68] – Each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the House of Grace Catholic Worker holds a weekly vigil for peace in Iraq outside the Phila. Federal Building, 6th & Market Sts. The next vigil is Oct. 24. Call 215-426-0364.

69] – A Real Food Real Jobs Kickoff takes place on Wed., Oct. 24 from 5 to 6 PM at the SIS Building, Founders Room, American Univ., 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Join UNITEHERE! Local 23 and the Real Food Real Jobs Campaign for a Food Day celebration of food workers, students, and community members organizing for fair and sustainable food and jobs. The location is near the Metro Red Line: AU stop. Contact Allison Burkett at

70] – See the film "In Organic We Trust" on Wed., Oct. 24 at 6 PM at Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Sts. NW. In celebration of Food Day 2012, see this special screening of an eye-opening food documentary that looks beyond organic for practical solutions for me and you. Local farmer's markets, school gardens, and urban farms are revolutionizing the way we eat. Go to

71] – On Wed., Oct. 24 at 6 PM, Graham Allison, Harvard University, explores "50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis: Lessons Learned" at George Washington Univ., Seventh Floor, City View Room, 1957 E St., NW, Suite 401. RSVP at

72] – Protect Marriage Equality in Maryland by participating in the D.C. phone bank on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 PM at 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. RSVP to

73] – On Wed., Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 9 PM at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, see the whimsical documentary, GREENHORNS, which explores the lives of America’s young farming community, and enjoy food prepared by Dangerously Delicious Pies! Go to

74] – Catch a Free Training on Grass Roots Fundraising on Wed., Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at St. Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. The closest METRO is Columbia Heights via the Green/Yellow Line.

Would you like to learn the basics of Grassroots Fundraising & how to make a fundraising plan? Empower DC and DC Jobs with Justice presents this training with Special Guest Facilitator Alexis Stoumbelis of CISPES. RSVP to Lillian at 202-543-1542 or

75] – On Wed., Oct. 24 at 7 PM, there is an ecumenical DREAM Act presentation and discussion, including the faith perspectives and testimony from student DREAMers. This event will take place at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 6950 Dogwood Road, Baltimore. 21244. It is sponsored by BRIDGE, Interfaith Immigration Coalition. The Maryland DREAM Act says: If you graduate from a Maryland high school, and your family pays Maryland taxes, you pay in-state tuition at Maryland public colleges. Vote FOR Question 4. Give young people a chance to give back to Maryland, their home. Contact Maureen Daly for the Interfaith Immigration Coalition at 443-286-4731 or

76] – 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.

77] – Discover music as a means to communicate and connect across cultures. Listen, play, or learn. The event will feature an open mic forum, guitar lessons, and the chance to meet and connect with other musicians in the city. Music for Peace takes place at 7:30 PM on the last Wednesday of the month

at the HI Baltimore Hostel, 17 W. Mulberry St. Call 410-576-8880 or go to

78] – On Wed., Oct. 24 from 7:30 to 9 PM, the Justice and Advocacy Council of Montgomery County and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. to an evening presentation and discussion - “The Outlook for Poverty and Human Service Programs in Montgomery County—Moving our Faith to Action” with Uma Ahluwalia, director of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. The presentation will take place at St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Caulfield Hall, 9601 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda 20814.

79] – On Thurs., Oct. 25 from 12:15 to 1:30 PM, Yun Claudia He, Tsinghua University, will discuss "Extended Deterrence in the Asia Pacific," at the Univ. of Maryland, 1203 Van Munching Hall, College Park. Go to

80] – 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

81] – Be at the DREAM Act Rally at Univ. of Maryland on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 5 PM at the Nyumburu Amphitheater, College Park 20742. Vote for Question 4 on Nov. 6. The rally is sponsored by the University of Maryland's Student Government Association and other groups. Go to

82] – 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

83] – Farewell Fundraiser Roast for Jobs with Justice's Dyana Forester is on for Thurs., Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Judy's Restaurant, 2212 14th St. NW. She will be taking a new position at the National Office of Jobs with Justice as the Southern Regional Field Coordinator. The suggested donation is $10. However, if you would like to join in roasting Dyana, please pay an extra $10. Contact Lillian at or 202-543-1542.

84] – Enjoy a night of film, music and discussion on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 7 PM at La Casa, 3166 Mount Pleasant St. NW. Learn how the Campesino youth in Mexico are demanding an education that meets their needs and their aspirations. Hear from teacher, filmmaker, priest and community organizer Eloi Chavez Carreño and help fund the construction of a community center in Campeche! The cost is $10 to see the documentary, hear the delightful sounds of Cosita Seria and Tierra Morena, and talk about issues on the ground in rural Mexico, including formal and informal education, the role of the church, the roots of poverty and development and more. Go to .

85] – Party For a Cause hosted by Mad River Bar and Grille, 1110 S. Charles St. will benefit YWCA Greater Baltimore's homeless women and families. On Thurs., Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 PM, your $5 cover goes to the charity. Call 410-727-2333 or go to

86] – Rahraw Omarzad, the founding director of the Centre for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan, Kabul University professor and founder and editor of Gahnama-e-Hunar, will discuss the history of contemporary art in Afghanistan and the role of women in Afghan contemporary art on Thurs., Oct. 25 from 7 to 9 PM at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Call 410-225-2300 or go to

He will also be holding a series of workshops at MICA entitled Translocal Art-Making: Holding a Faraway Camera. The workshops will take place on Oct. 27 & 28 and Nov. 6 & 7.

87] – The School of Life, 4217 East West Hwy., Bethesda 20814, is hosting FOUNDATION OF YOGA on THURSDAYS, 7 to 8:30 PM, a six-week course which starts OCT. 25. The simple but effective methods of Yoga teach you how to reduce stress, increase your health, happiness, improve flexibility, and strength. Course begins with a free lecture; thereafter, class meets each Thursday for five weeks for asanas. The teacher is Yogi Vyasa Deva. The cost is $100 for five weeks, and participants receive a CD for home practice and a text book. Email to pre-register and discuss start date, or call 301-654 4899.

88] – God vs. Gay: The Religious Case for Equality will be looked at on Thurs., Oct. 25 at 7 PM at Ward, Room 1, American Univ., 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Bestselling author and LGBT Jewish leader Jay Michaelson has long argued that religious people should support equality not in spite of religion, but because of it. Email

89] – The 3rd Virginia Immigrant Advocates Summit is happening on Fri., Oct. 26 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. Join VACOLAO and a coalition of Virginia faith-based and immigrant rights organizations for this summit to discuss issues important to immigrant communities in Virginia. The cost is $30. Register with Edgar Aranda-Yanoc at or 703-772-1555.

90] – On Fri., Oct. 26 from 9 AM to 8:30 PM at George Washington Univ., Seventh Floor, 1957 E St. NW, attend a conference entitled "The Global Cuban Missile Crisis New Evidence, 50 Years On," with 16 speakers. RSVP

91] – 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

92] – 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.

93] – 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!

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

95] – 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

96] – MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. Baltimore's Indypendent Reader is looking for individuals interested in creating media - written, photo, audio, or video - that relates to issues like...economic justice, race, prisons & policing, environment, gender & sexuality, war & peace and more! If you would like to create social justice media, then email Visit

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

98] – Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

99] – 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.

100] – 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.

101] – 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.

102] – 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.

103] – 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

104] – 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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