Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 3

44] Israeli Elections – Jan. 29

45] Environmental Summit – Jan. 29

46] Philadelphia peace vigil – Jan. 29

47] Film “How to Survive a Plague” – Jan. 29

48] War Is Not the Answer vigil – Jan. 29

49] Book "Not In My Neighborhood” – Jan. 29

50] Peace Center orientation – Jan. 29

51] Peter Dreier at Red Emma’s – Jan. 29

52] Taylor Branch at Pratt – Jan. 29

53] Fix the Greed Rally – Jan. 30

54] The Military Budget – Jan. 30

55] Islamic Cooperation – Jan. 30

56] Film THE DUPES – Jan. 30

57] Hear from Wal-Mart workers – Jan. 30

58] Planning meeting on climate chaos – Jan. 30

59] Palestinian Statehood? – Jan. 30

60] Music for Peace – Jan. 30

44] – The Israeli Elections: Implications for U.S. Policy and Palestinians takes place on Tues., Jan. 29 from 12:30 to 2 PM at The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Parliamentary elections in Israel are scheduled for 22 January and are expected to bring forward a pro-settlement government that is more right-wing than the current government. What implications does this have on U.S.-Israel relations? What will this mean for Israeli policy toward Palestinians and Palestinian territory? How will this new political reality effect diplomatic efforts for progress? Visit http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/EventDetails/i/37486/pid/187.

45] – You are invited to the 19th Annual Environmental Summit on Tues., Jan. 29 from 4:30 to 6 PM, sponsored by the Citizens' Campaign for the Environment. The Maryland LCV Education Fund and other groups host the summit annually to launch the environmental agenda for the Maryland General Assembly Session. The Summit will take place at the Miller Conference Room, Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401. RSVP at https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/288/personal2.asp?formid=meetedfund&c=4915514.

46] – Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq inside, during the winter, the Suburban Station, 16th Street & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine. The next vigil is Jan. 29. Call 215-426-0364.

47] – There is a screening of “How to Survive a Plague” with director David France on Tues., Jan. 29 from 5 to 7:45 PM at Becton Dickinson Auditorium - 615 North Wolfe St., Baltimore 21231. Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research, the Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition and JHPIEGO present an Academy Award nominated film. Visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jnjdkwkab&oeidk=a07e6weus63151e52de.

48] – There is a vigil to say "War Is Not the Answer" each Tuesday since September 11, 2001 at 4806 York Road. Join this ongoing vigil. The next vigil is Jan. 292 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

49] – "Not In My Neighborhood: How bigotry shaped a great American city" is the topic of discussion on Tues., Jan. 29 at 7 PM at St. Bartholomew’s Church, 4711 Edmondson Ave., Baltimore. Baltimore is the setting for one of the most penetrating examinations of bigotry and residential segregation to be published in the United States. The book tells the story of how “legal” and “illegal” discrimination toward African Americans and Jews shaped Baltimore. Former Baltimore Sun reporter, Antero Pietila, will present his findings. Call the church office at 410-9457263, or contact Drew at 410-764-3020 or molecol@yahoo.com.

50] – The Washington Peace Center is hosting its January Volunteer Orientation and Meeting on Tues., Jan. 29 from 7 to 9 PM at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW (near Columbia Heights Metro - Green Line). This is a great way to connect with the Peace Center. Come out and see how you can help the Washington Peace Center with its many projects. RSVP at tinyurl.com/wpcjan2013orientation.

51] – On Tues., Jan. 29 at 7 PM @ 2640, 27th & St. Paul Sts., Peter Dreier presents “The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century - A Social Justice Hall of Fame.” A hundred years ago any soapbox orator who called for women’s suffrage, a federal minimum wage, or laws protecting the environment would have been considered a utopian dreamer or a dangerous socialist. The radical ideas of one generation often become common sense for the next. The book also explores the new generation of 21st century activists who are shaping our future to promote a more humane, democratic, and just society. Dreier is currently the Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, and director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Department, at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Go to http://redemmas.org/event/2988/. Call 410- 230-0450 or email info@redemmas.org.

52] – Taylor Branch will discuss his new book, “The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement” on Tues., Jan. 29 at 7 PM at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral St. Call 410-396-5430. Go to http://www.prattlibrary.org/locations/central.

53] – Fix the Greed Rally is happening on Wed., Jan. 30 at 11:30 AM at Farragut Square, WDC. The Fix the Debt Coalition is at it again! They want to ‘fix” the debt on the backs of working families, seniors and children by lobbying to slash Social Security, education, Medicare and Medicaid and widen their tax loopholes. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/153074858178346/.

54] – The Table Talk Lunch Series addresses US Defense [sic] Budget - Too Big to Fail? It takes place on Wed,, Jan. 30 at noon at Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. A donation of $5 is requested from faculty and staff to help offset the cost of the program. Email kslc@american.edu or call 202-885-3321.

55] – Jama'at al Tabligh: An Example of Islamic Cooperation Between Central Asia and South Asia is a talk scheduled for Wed., Jan. 30 at 12:15 PM at 37th and O Sts. NW (Georgetown University-ICC 270). The renewal of Central Asian Islam is generally traced to influences emanating from Middle Eastern countries, as well as to indigenous factors. This lecture will focus on equally important influences from the Indian subcontinent, notably the Jama’at al Tabligh. The history, current prospects, and geopolitical significance of this development will be considered for Central Asia, focusing on Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, where the organization is the most active and visible.

56] – See a screening of "The Dupes" on Wed., Jan. 30 from 12:30 to 2:15 PM at 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. View a trailer: http://youtu.be/k-G5D7bLx1s. This is one of the first Arab films to address the Palestinian question, and is a stark and stately black-and-white movie that traces the destinies of three different men brought together by their dispossession, their despair, and their hope for a better future" (Boston Palestine Film Festival). The story is based on the 1962 novella “Men in the Sun” by Palestinian writer, artist, and resistance leader Ghassan Kanafani. Go to http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/contactus. Call The Jerusalem Fund at 202-338-1958 or email info@thejerusalemfund.org.

57] – On Wed., Jan. 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, HEAR DIRECTLY FROM OUR WALMART WORKERS. Enjoy dinner and a discussion at Sharp Hall, Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Rd., Baltimore 21212 on the #8 bus line, near the Senator Theater (parking lot in the rear).

Listen to Cindy Murray and other workers, who will explain why they are fighting for justice. You will have the opportunity to sign up for a community campaign and sign on to a letter to Wal-Mart, part of a focus project of the Baltimore Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Peoples Power Assembly. Call 410-500-2168.

58] – The ffirst monthly meeting of the D.C. Climate Support Group is on Wed., Jan. 30 from 7 to 9 PM in the Decatur Room of the DC Friends Meetinghouse, 2111 Florida Ave. NW. The meeting is open to anyone concerned about global warming. A DC-CSG information-sharing meeting will be held on the following Wednesday, Feb. 6, same time, same place, to help build #FORWARDONCLIMATE, the biggest climate rally in history, to be held in D.C., mid-day on Presidents’ Day, Sun., Feb. 17, sponsored by the Sierra Club, 350.org and the Hip Hop Caucus. Contact Jim at 520-250-509 or JimDriscoll@NIPSPeerSupport.org.

59] – Palestinian Statehood: What Happens Next? Hear a talk by Mark Croatti on Wed., Jan. 30 at 7 PM at Howard County Central Library (Meeting Room), 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia 21044. Now that the United Nations has recognized Palestine as a non-member observer state, what happens next? A two-state solution? A one-state solution? And how would either scenario affect the state of Israel?

Mark Croatti teaches Comparative Politics at George Washington Univ. and has taught Middle East Politics at Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Johns Hopkins University and University of Oregon. The sponsor of the event is the Committee for Palestinian Rights. Email CPR_Maryland@yahoo.com.

60] – 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 http://www.baltimorehostel.org.

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] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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