Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - August 9 & 10, 2013

19] Nagasaki commemoration on D.C. – Aug. 9 20] Justice in Palestine/Israel – Aug. 9 21] Silent peace vigil against gun violence – Aug. 9 22] Nagasaki commemoration on Frederick – Aug. 9 23] Ballroom dancing – Aug. 9 24] Olney Peace vigil – Aug. 10 25] West Chester, PA demo – Aug. 10 26] Silent vigil at Capitol – Aug. 10 27] Casa de Limay fundraiser – Aug. 10 19] – On Fri., Aug. 9 (anniversary of the U.S nuclear bombing of Nagasaki) at 10 AM meet at Dorothy Day House to plan to witness at noon at the White House. “Confident and unafraid, we must labor on ~ not toward a strategy of annihilation but towards a strategy of peace.” John F. Kennedy ~ June 10, 1963. Sixty eight years ago the American government did the “unspeakable” and dropped atom bombs on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Join in to remember the pain, repent the sin and reclaim the future in a Faith and Resistance Retreat. Contact Jonah House at 410-233-6238 or 20] – There is a silent peace vigil on Fri., Aug. 9 from 5 to 6 PM outside the Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and St. Paul St. The vigil is sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, and was recently moved because of the construction on Charles St. War Is Not the Answer. End gun violence. 21] – On Fri., Aug. 9 at 7 PM, the Frederick, MD Nagasaki Commemoration will be at the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ, 15 West Church St., Frederick 21701. It is sponsored by Frederick Women in Black. Contact John Steinbach at 703-822-3485 or 22] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at 8 PM. Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St. Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be Aug. 9. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725. 23] – Friends House, 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD 20860, hosts a peace vigil every Saturday, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, on the corner of Rt. 108 and Georgia Ave. [Route 97] in Olney, MD. The next vigil is Aug. 10. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 24] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email 25] – A vigil for Justice in Palestine/Israel takes place every Friday from noon to 1 PM at 19th & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia (across from Israeli Consulate. It is sponsored by Bubbies & Zaydes (Grandparents) for Peace in the Middle East. Email Go to 26] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Aug. 3. Look for the blue banner with the message, "Seek Peace and Pursue It.--Psalms 34:14." The vigil lasts one hour and is silent except when one responds to the occasional questions. Go to or email 27] – On Sat., Aug. 10, rain or shine, from 5 to 10:30 PM, come to a fundraiser to benefit Casa Baltimore/Limay sister-city projects--scholarships, farm animals, food for the elderly, medical fund, child care nutrition center, & microcredit in Limay, Nicaragua. It will take place at the home of Joanne Capizzi and Howdy Burns, 5 Candlestick Dr., Lutherville 21093. Enjoy the tranquility of Dipping Pond Run, a beautiful trout stream in a gorgeous valley. Recharge your energy! Renew your faith in the universe! Join in music- and merry-making! Donations also taken online at BRING potluck dish, lawn chair, blanket and a musical instrument. RSVP and carpool info at 410-662-6292. From Greenspring Station, take Greenspring Valley Road west 1 mile. Turn right/ north on Greenspring Ave. Go half a mile to Highview Dr. (1st right, top of hill). Turn right again on Candlestick Dr. (2nd right). End of court on right, #5. 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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