Thursday, December 6, 2012

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

45] Sanctions on Iran – Dec. 6
46] Obama and Iran – Dec. 6
47] First Thursday peace vigil – Dec. 6
48] Film THE DEEP SOUTH – Dec. 6
49] Activist Awards – Dec. 6
50] Crime Victim Town Hall – Dec. 6
51] Study drone attacks – Dec. 6
52] 33rd Annual Interfaith Concert – Dec. 6
53] United Workers job opportunities
54] Maryland Communities United job opening
55] SOA job opening
56] MUPJ Conference – Apr. 12 & 13, 2013
57] Do you possess any Tom Lewis artwork?
58] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
59] Did You Vote?
60] Join Fund Our Communities 
61] Submit articles to Indypendent Reader 
62] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
63] Do you need any book shelves?
64] Join Global Zero campaign
65] Digital Information and the Criminal Justice System
66] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
67] Click on The Hunger Site 
68] Fire & Faith  
69] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
45] – On Thurs., Dec. 6 from 8:30 to 10 AM, Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold (retired), George Perkovich, Carnegie Endowment,  and William Reinsch, National Foreign Trade Council, examines "Weighing Benefits and Costs of International Sanctions on Iran," at Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP to

46] – On Thurs., Dec. 6, from 12:15 to 1:30 PM, Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council, will address "Obama and Iran--Between War and Peace" at the Univ. of Maryland, 1203 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD 20742. The CISSM Forum is a weekly policy forum held on Thursdays.  Call 301-405-7601.

47] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will host an End the Wars vigil on Thurs., Dec. 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.

During the vigil, the 41st Annual Lighting of Baltimore’s Washington Monument will take place and feature  
local entertainers, food, holiday activities, and a fireworks display. This year, the celebrity who will join Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be Lardarius Webb of the Baltimore Ravens.

48]As part of Human Rights Week at JHU’s School of Public Health - - and in commemoration of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which occurred on December 10, 1948, the Health and Human Rights Student Group is hosting this event. “The Deep South” will be screened on Thurs., Dec.  6 at 5:15 PM at Sheldon Hall.  A panel discussion will follow the film about the lives of those affected by HIV in the American South. Facing a broken health system and a culture of denial, Southerners must create their own solutions to survive. Director Lisa Biagiotti, cast members and others will be there.

49] - Activist Awards Grassroots Gala 2012 is on Thurs., Dec. 6 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC 20010.  The Washington Peace Center will host the 8th annual Awards Gala to celebrate D.C. activists' hard work and successes in creating a more just and peaceful world. Enjoy great music and performances, fun dancing, free food, cash bar and lots of inspiring progressive activists who deserve a night to party.  Buy tickets online or at the door:

50]On Thurs., Dec. 6 there is a Crime Victim Town Hall hosted by MD CASE, in partnership with the Maryland State Conference and the Prince George's County Branch of the NAACP. It will go from 7 to 9 PM at the Ark of Safety Christian Church, 9402 Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Call 301-779-5230.
51] – On Thurs., Dec. 6 at 7:30 PM, join the St. Francis of Assisi Pax Christi group as they study the growing drone usage and its implications. It will be held in the Youth Room of the parish rectory basement, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD.  Study materials will be provided.  

52]On Thurs., Dec. 6 from 7:30 to 9 PM, Thursday, you are invited to the 33rd Annual Interfaith Concert sponsored by the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb Ave. NW (at Massachusetts Ave., NW), WDC 20016. Tickets are $30 for reserved seating or $15 general admission. Buy tickets at or call 202-234-6300. 

53] – The United Workers have a new organizing position opening.  There is a new Winter Organizing Program with two positions open for an initial three month stint. One is to join the exciting organizing team, building organizing committees in neighborhoods, churches and schools. That position is full-time. There is also a new part-time position that will work with a fundraising team and be responsible for helping to build a donor base through hosting fundraising events, meeting with donors, and supporting house parties and larger programs. The deadline for both applications is Dec. 15. Contact Todd Cherkis at 410-340-2838.  Go to

54] –  Maryland Communities United is a progressive, grassroots, community-based organization engaged in and committed to building power throughout communities in Maryland. MCU has a position available for a Community Organizer. Include "Community Organizer" in the subject heading of your email, and send resume, cover letter & salary requirements to

55] – SOA Watch is hiring a part-time Advocacy Coordinator. The position is part-time (24 hours/ week) with health benefits, paid vacation and holiday time, and there are opportunities for skills development. Some evening and weekends required. The salary is $21,000/year. Candidates must have a strong commitment to the grassroots movement to close the SOA/WHINSEC. For a complete job description and information on how to apply, visit

56] –  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

57] – Stephen Kobasa is hoping to do an exhibit of the work of Tom Lewis opening in May 2013 in New Haven, 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.  
58] – The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

59] – See an infographic which highlights and illustrates how voter turnout could have easily changed the outcome of the election. The title is Did You Vote? Go to  This comes from  Contact Chloe at chloecarter180 at

60] – 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      

61] – 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  

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

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

64] – 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.  

65] – 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.

66] – 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.

67] – 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.  

68] – 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

69] – 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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