Monday, August 26, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Aug. 26-28, 2013

30] "Extended Deterrence and Strategic Stability in Northeast Asia" – Aug. 26 31] March on Washington events – Aug. 26 32] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Aug. 26 – Aug. 30 33] Black Men and America – Aug. 27 34] Pledge of Resistance/Fund Our Communities meeting – Aug. 26 35] Youth Mentoring Summit – Aug. 27 36] "Marching Forward By Looking Back" Conference on Civil Rights – Aug. 27 - 28 37] Commission on Sustainability meeting – Aug. 27 38] Protest JHU’s drone research – Aug. 27 39] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Aug, 27 40] PSR dinner – Aug. 27 41] Coalition for Better Transit – Aug. 28 42] MLK 50th Anniversary Interfaith Service – Aug. 28 ----- 30] – On Mon., Aug. 26 from 9 to 10:30 AM, Brad Roberts, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense [sic] for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, will do a presentation "Extended Deterrence and Strategic Stability in Northeast Asia" at the Stimson Center, 1111 19th St. NW, 12th Floor, WDC. RSVP at 31] – On Mon., Aug. 26 there are several events, which are part of the March on Washington. See the documentary "Go Grandriders" at the Avalon Theater from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Catch the discussion with David Shove-Brown, American Institute of Architects, D.C. Chapter, from noon to 1 PM. From 5:30 to 8 PM enjoy a discussion "1963: Raising the Conscience of a Nation" at the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. At 6:30 PM, see the films "We Shall Overcome" and "Yesterday Girl" (Abschied von gestern) at the Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW, WDC 20001-3718, from 6:30 to 8 PM. Call 202-289-1200 or email Go to 32] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 AM 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 33] – Black Men and America: The Rebuilding of Our Nation is taking place on Mon., Aug. 26 from 7 to 9 PM at Busboys & Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. Moving beyond stereotypes, victimization, exploitation and news headlines, how will black men remake America? The Institute for Policy Studies Board Chair, E. Ethelbert Miller will moderate a two hour discussion with black men talking about the problems they face and the obstacles they must overcome. This is a look to the future and how black men will help shape a new narrative for our nation. The program will link the personal and the political. 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., Aug. 26. The proposed agenda will include supporting Chelsea Manning, Ed Snowden and Julian Assange, GMO legislation, FRUITVALE STATION, CIA drones and the March on Washington. Call 410-366-1637 or email mobuszewski at for directions. 35] – On Tues., Aug. 27 at 9 AM, there is a March on Washington Memorial Youth Mentoring Summit at the Newseum. That evening from 6 to 8 PM catch a discussion - 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. 36] – Get over to the "Marching Forward By Looking Back" Conference on Civil Rights starting on Tues., Aug. 27, 2013 at noon through Wed., Aug. 28 at 11 PM at Howard University. With panel discussions, featured speakers, and open discussion groups this is as unique and ambitious a conference on civil rights that you have ever attended. On August 27, 2013, attendees to the “Marching Forward By Looking Back” Conference on Civil Rights will leave with a more comprehensive understanding of the problems and solutions that will allow us to make the progress that Doctor King dreamed of 50 years ago. Visit 37] – The Commission on Sustainability is meeting on Tues., Aug. 27 from 4 to 6 PM. This meeting takes place on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Baltimore City Planning Department Boardroom, 8th Floor, 417 E. Fayette St, Baltimore 21202. Email Visit 38] – Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th Street & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine. The next vigil is Aug. 27. Call 215-426-0364. 39] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 34th & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil. The next vigil is Aug. 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637. 40] – Join a dinner event sponsored by the Washington Metro Chapter of the Physicians for Social responsibility on Tues., Aug. 27 at 5:30 PM at 7474 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 1100, Greenbelt 20770. Watch a 20-minute video of “Humanitarian Consequences of a Nuclear War” by Dr. Ira Helfand will be presented. Afterwards hear a presentation “How Militarism Kills Without War” by Dr. Mohammad A. Khalid, president of the Washington D.C. chapter. Dinner will be served. RSVP to Go to 41] – Join the District Coalition for Better Transit at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Wed., Aug. 28 at 8 AM at 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. The District Coalition for Better Transit is marching in the historic 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. They are looking for 20 volunteers to commit to helping us pass out flyers and gather supporter signatures for our public transportation campaign. The march will begin at 9 AM. Contact Ari Schwartz at 42] – There is a MLK 50th Anniversary Interfaith Service on Wed., Aug. 28 from 9 to 10:30 AM at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, 1964 Independence Ave. SE. It is hosted by the King Center and the Coalition for Jobs, Justice and Freedom (National Council of Negro Women, SCLC, National Urban League, National Coalition of Black Civic Participation, National Action Network, National Council of Churches, Children’s Defense Fund). See 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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