Monday, April 1, 2013


30] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Apr. 1 – Apr. 4

31] Protest death penalty– Apr. 1

32] Film THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE – Apr. 1, 2, 10 & 16

33] Film SEMPER FI - Apr. 1

34] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities meeting – Apr. 1

35] "Reducing the Risk from Radioactive and Nuclear Materials” – Apr. 2

36] Breaking the Cycle of Violence – Apr. 2

37] The Human Rights Defender Series presents Blanca Velasquez – Apr. 2

38] Philadelphia Peace vigil – Apr. 2

39] War Is Not the Answer vigil – Apr. 2

40] Free Pet Bereavement Counseling – Apr. 2

41] Turmoil in Africa - U.S. Military Response – Apr. 3

42] Maryland Political Forum Discussion – Apr. 3

43] Skillshare: Facilitating Practice -- Apr. 3


30] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 PM on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at

31] – There is usually a vigil to abolish the death penalty every Monday from 5 to 6 PM, outside the prison complex and across the street from Maryland’s Super Max Prison, at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore. Maryland’s death row was moved out of Baltimore, but it was decided to continue the vigil. Join us on Apr. 1. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

32] – See a free screening of THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, the latest film from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns in partnership with his daughter Sarah Burns and David McMahon. The film, which is a WETA co-production, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE premieres on WETA Television on Tues., Apr. 16 at 9 PM.

It can also be seen on Mon., Apr. 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Georgetown U. Law Center, Hart Auditorium, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, WDC. After the screening, there will be a discussion and Q&A. Email or call Kara Tershel at 202-662-9037. Another screening will be shown on Tues., Apr. 2 from 6:30 – 9 PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC. Visit Finally, it will be shown on Wed., Apr. 10 from 6:30 to 9 PM at Prince George’s Community College, Rennie Forum, 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD.

33] – Beyond the Classroom presents "Semper Fi, Always Faithful" on Mon., Apr. 1 from 7 to 9 PM at 1104 South Campus Commons, Building 1, College Park. This is part of the Spring 2013 Series on "People Power: Activism for Social Change."

As a drill instructor, Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger lived and breathed the “Corps” and was responsible for indoctrinating thousands of new recruits with its motto Semper Fidelis or “Always Faithful.” When Jerry’s nine-year old daughter Janey died of a rare type of leukemia, his world collapsed. As a grief-stricken father, he struggled for years to make sense of what happened. His search for answers led to the shocking discovery of a Marine Corps cover-up of one of the largest water contamination incidents in U.S. history. The film follows Jerry’s mission to expose the Marine Corps and force them to live up to its motto to the thousands of soldiers and their families exposed to toxic chemicals. His fight reveals a grave injustice at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune and a looming environmental crisis at military sites across the country. Go to

34] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore usually meets on Mondays at 7:30 PM, and the meetings take place at Max’s residence. There will be a meeting on Mon., Apr. 1. The agenda will focus on a report back about the March 23 Peace Bus, the Transform Now Plowshares, Historians Against the War conference, Bradley Manning and an action at the CIA. Let me know about additional agenda items. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions.

35] – On Tues., Apr. 2 at 8 AM and closing on Wed., Apr. 3 at 5 PM, the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, will explore "Reducing the Risk from Radioactive and Nuclear Materials: Implementing Nuclear and Radiological Security Culture" at George Washington U., 1957 E. St. NW, Seventh Floor State Room, WDC. Register at

36] – Breaking the Cycle of Violence- DC Community Town Hall is happening on Tues., Apr. 2 from 10 AM to noon at the Washington D.C. Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW. This town hall forum recognizes the power of everyday people, organizations and institutions, leaders and decision makers, in creating social change through non-violence. Leaders from different sectors of society who are actively building peace through nonviolent means will engage in an interactive panel discussion. Invitees include stakeholders from government, education, social service, non-profit and community-based organizations, religious and spiritual leaders, and the media. Visit

37] – The Human Rights Defender Series presents Blanca Velasquez on Tues., Apr. 2 at noon at American U., Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Join the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and AU Kay Spiritual Life Center for a conversation with the recipient of the 2013 Oscar Romero Award.

Ms. Velazquez, a labor rights activist and human rights defender from Mexico, is the director and co-founder of the Centro de Apoyo al Trabajado, an organization dedicated to promoting the rights of workers in Puebla's garment and auto parts industries. Email

38] – 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 Apr. 2. Call 215-426-0364.

39] – 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 Apr. 2 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

40] – There is Free Pet Bereavement Counseling at Baltimore Humane Society at 7 PM on the first Tuesday of the month.

Andrew Mazan leads a pet bereavement support group that meets at the Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road. Call 410-833-8848 or go to

41] – The Table Talk Lunch Series continues with Turmoil in Africa - U.S. Military Response on Wed., Apr. 3 at noon at Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The Kay Spiritual Life Center strives to provide forums for students to explore contemporary issues of ethical concern. Kay's signature lunch-time lecture series, Table Talks, brings together the University and wider D.C. communities several times each semester to reflect upon the pressing issues of the twenty-first century. A donation of $5 each is requested from faculty and staff to help offset the cost of the program. Email or call 202-885-3321.

42] – Join Progressive Democrats of America on Wed., Apr. 3 at 12:30 PM for a Maryland Political Forum Discussion with Lacey Kohlmoos--senior field organizer from Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. She will discuss a terrible trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville 208504. After the forum, some participants will meet with Rep. Van Hollen's staff, a few blocks from the library. Email

43] – There is an April Trainers Network Skillshare: Facilitating Practice on Wed., Apr. 3 at 6:30 PM at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. This month’s skillshare will focus on how to make space in trainings for participants to practice skills that they're learning.

The DC Trainers’ Network monthly skillshare is a structured, interactive space where people can share skills and gain confidence in their training abilities and everybody is both a teacher and a learner. It strives to provide an inclusive practice space to experiment with different approaches for learning and teaching. This skillshare seeks to strengthen the DC activist community’s ability to meet the needs of progressive social movements. Call 202-234 2000 or email 61] – The March Trainers' Network Skillshare is on Wed., Mar. 6 at 6:30 PM at St. Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC. Hosted by the Washington Peace Center, this skillshare will explore tools you can use to effectively approach conflict resolution in training and facilitation settings. When are the moments to process within in and with the entire group, and when is it appropriate to separate a conflict from the larger group setting? How does one turn conflict into teachable moments that support the learning of the entire group? What conflict resolution tools can one add to the toolkit, and when are they appropriate to use? Call 202-234-2000 or email

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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