Sunday, February 10, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Part 2

23] Free clothes and soup – Feb. 9

24] Science for the People – Feb. 9

25] Iran National Convention – Feb. 9

26] DOING TIME book talk – Feb. 9

27] Film RABBIT PROOF FENCE -- Feb. 9

28] Hunger Banquet – Feb. 9

29] The Evens concert – Feb. 9

30] Make Love, Not War -- Feb. 9

31] Catholic Social Ministry Gathering – Feb. 10 - 13

32] Animals, Beasts and Humans – Feb. 10

33] Peace and Pancakes – Feb. 10

34] Protest SodaStream – Feb. 10

35] Book talk on “Doing Time” – Feb. 10

36] Soul Kitchen - Feb. 10

37] Red Emma’s meeting – Feb. 10

38] Pentagon Vigil – Feb. 11


23] – Get free Clothes and Soup at the Lighthouse Baptist Church every other Saturday for anyone in need. The next opportunity is Sat., Feb. 9 [through March 23] from noon to 4 PM at the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Overlea, 8125 Pulaski Highway. Call 410- 882-5511.

24] – Hear Science for the People at an Open House on Sat., Feb. 9 from 1 to 3 PM at Mt Pleasant Library, Southwest corner of Lamont St. and 16th St. NW. Get answers to various questions such as "Are we headed for climate catastrophe?" Or "What is appropriate technology?" Call 202-390-2449.

25] – Be at the National Convention for a Democratic, Secular & Non-nuclear Republic in Iran on Sat., Feb. 9 from 1:30 to 5 PM at Lisner Auditorium, George Washington U. Go to

26] – On Sat., Feb. 9 from 4 to 6 PM, Rosalie Riegle will speak about her new book, “Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family, and Community” at Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Road NW, WDC 20009. Go to

27] – On Sat., Feb. 9, you are invited to the ashram’s satsang celebration, which includes the screening of the film RABBIT PROOF FENCE: The celebration will begin at 5 PM, include silent meditation at 5:30 PM, interfaith prayers at 6 PM and the showing of the film at 7 PM. The event will be at 4217 East West Hwy., Bethesda 20814. Parking available. Use the Red Line Metro, and get off at the Bethesda stop. Email

RABBIT PROOF FENCE is a true story about three young aboriginal girls in Australia who escape from a white settlement to which they’d been abducted and trek 1500 miles through the Outback to return to their families. Go to

28] – Participate in a Hunger Banquet-A taste of World Hunger on Sat., Feb. 9 from 6 to 8 PM at Fellowship Hall, UUCA- 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA. The banquet is hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA) and is an inter-generational, interactive, and fun community event to where we serve a meal, and find out how food and poverty are related. This event is a dramatization where everyone participates in experiencing what hunger looks like in the world. People are given roles on tickets and there will be games for all ages! RSVP to Sana Seed at Go to

29] – On Sat., Feb. 9 at 7 PM @ 2640, attend a concert with The Evens. Ian Mackaye and Amy Farina just released an album. The show begins at 8 PM, and tickets are $5. Call 410- 230-0450 or go to

30] – Make Love Not War takes place on Sat., Feb. 9 from 8 to 11 PM at Busboys & Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville 20781-1926. Fund Our Communities, Bring the War Dollars Home – Maryland is hosting this party to promote the upcoming Prosperity Not Austerity Bus Tour (March 23, Baltimore to D.C.). Enjoy energizing music, fill up on good food – and in general, have fun! The evening’s entertainment will include a rousing game of “Budget Jeopardy” led by CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin, as well as performances by the DC Labor Chorus, Yikes McGee and James & Martha. The requested donation is $5. Go to /.

31] – From Sun., Feb. 10 through Wed., Feb. 13, get it on at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering - Promoting Human Life and Dignity in the Year of Faith. It takes place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

32] – Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. On Sun., Feb. 10, the topic is “Animals, Beasts and Humans,” and Hugh Taft-Morales will lead the discussion. For centuries, human beings have competed with, cared for, eaten, used, and compared ourselves to other animals. We often see our animal side as “bad” and mark ourselves off as ethically distinct from the rest of life. After Charles Darwin, we appreciate more fully our place in an ever-changing stream of life. How has that changed our moral perspective? Do we see ourselves as more good or evil than other animals? Hugh Taft-Morales thinks that the better Ethical Culturists understand our animal nature, the better we’ll behave. Join him as he explores ethical evolution through philosophy, sociobiology, and zoology.

Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He taught philosophy and history for twenty-five years in Washington, D.C., after earning a Masters in philosophy from University of Kent at Canterbury, England (1986) and graduating from Yale University (1979). Call 410-581-2322 or email

33] – Join the Kadampa Meditation Center for Peace and Pancakes on Sundays at 10:30 AM at KMC Maryland, 2937 North Charles St. All are invited to participate in guided meditation and chant praying for world peace. There will be a talk based on Buddhist thought followed by brunch. Call 410- 243-3837. Brunch is $5.

34] – On Sun., Feb. 10, from 2 to 4 PM, there’s a SodaStream Boycott Day of Action! Join DC’s SodaStream Boycott Action sponsored by the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, as well as others from the interfaith movement. Boycott actions are being scheduled across the U.S.

This is a chance to educate shoppers about the injustice of the Israeli occupation; ask them to refuse to buy SodaStream products; and call on local store managers to tell their corporate headquarters to stop stocking the products. SodaSteam manufactures its beverage carbonating devices in a West Bank settlement. This protest action will be held in front of Columbia Heights Mall -- at the Columbia Heights Metro Station on 14th St. -- just north of the intersection with Irving St. Email or call 301-80-9224. See

35] – On Sun., Feb. 10 at 4:30 PM, enjoy the Brandywine Peace Community Monthly Potluck Supper & Program at the University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104. Bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share. At 5:30 PM, hear the stories of those who've chosen to resist war...and its impact! ROSALIE G. RIEGLE, author of DOING TIME FOR PEACE: Resistance, Family, and Community, will discuss her book. See a review by Frida Berrigan at

In her new book, DOING TIME FOR PEACE: Resistance, Family, and Community (Vanderbilt University Press, January 7, 2013), Riegle focuses on the homemakers, carpenters, social workers, and teachers who resist war, militarism, and the deadly costs of empire in the strongest nonviolent way possible—by engaging in acts of civil resistance/disobedience and willingly accept their "punishment for peace" by going to prison. In this compelling collection of oral histories, more than seventy peacemakers describe how they have said NO to war, the price they've paid - and what that has meant for their families and communities. Go to or call 610-544-1818.

36] – SOUL KITCHEN ANNOUNCES NEW DINNER SCHEDULE. Gimmie Shelter Productions in conjunction with the Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212 is hosting a meal for the needy and homeless on Sun., Feb. 10. To help with the serving or cooking of the food, arrive at the church at 5 PM. If you are able to provide musical entertainment, call Alan Barysh at 443-239 5325. To arrange to make a tax-deductible or an in-kind donation, call Rev. Tom Harris, pastor, at 410-435-9188. Go to

37] – 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 Feb. 10. 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

38] – 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., Feb. 11, 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.

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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