Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Sept. 25-26, 2013

35] Support federal workers – Sept. 25 36] Green Bag presentation – Sept. 25 37] Film THE SUICIDE PLAN – Sept. 25 38] Get Money Out meeting – Sept. 25 39] REMEMBER THE INCARCERATED – Sept. 25 40] Celebration of the Death Penalty Repeal – Sept. 25 41] Asylee Women Enterprise fundraiser – Sept. 25 42] Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee Meeting – Sept. 25 43] Music for Peace – Sept. 25 44] Film INEQUALITY OF ALL – Sept. 25 45] Homeless LGBT Youth – Sept. 26 46] DINE TO SUPPORT CHILDREN OF El Salvador – Sept. 26 47] Racial disparity in arrests in D.C. – Sept. 26 ------ 35] – Strike for low wage federal contract workers on Wed., Sept. 25 at 10:30 AM at Freedom Plaza, 14th & Penn. Ave. NW. This is going to be the fifth strike in as many months for low wage federal contract workers in D.C. They're fighting to be paid a Living Wage. March from Freedom Plaza to the White House. Participate in a Prayer Service & Rally for a Good Jobs Nation at Lafayette Park. Finally, deliver petitions to President Obama calling on him to use his executive powers to lift millions of low wage federal contract workers out of poverty. The petitions include hundreds of personal letters written by workers, 250,000 public petition signatures, as well as a letter signed by the leaders of major religious organizations. See 36] – On Wed., Sept. 25 at 12:30 PM, catch the next Green Bag presentation with CIEL's Climate & Energy Team. Amazon Watch invites you to "Minding the Rights Gap: Why a Rights-Based Approach to Climate Change is Essential" with Niranjali Amerasinghe, Alyssa Johl and Allison Silverman at the CIEL conference room, 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, Room #1100--south of DuPont Circle, and above Panera/Cosi. Climate change is no longer a distant problem. People around the world are already experiencing the devastating impacts of climate change. Similarly, climate policies can and do have significant impacts on peoples and communities when their rights are not respected. 37] – The IRONWEED CLUB is coming together on Wed., Sept. 25 for a 6:30 PM Potluck Dinner followed at 7:30 PM by the screening of the PBS documentary "The Suicide Plan" (83 minutes) co-sponsored with Baltimore Compassion & Choices (C&C) activists. The film goes behind the curtain of secrecy imposed by criminal sanctions to explore the aid-in-dying movement in a full-length Frontline documentary about one family’s end-of-life choice. It provides insight through firsthand accounts by family members as well as interviews with doctors, ethicists, and movement activists, including Compassion & Choices president Barbara Coombs Lee. The screening will be followed by a discussion about issues raised in the film and the legislative outlook for the state of Maryland. If you’re coming to dinner, RSVP with what dish you’d like to bring. Ask Emil about free membership in the film club at 410-929-3399. 38] – The NEXT BOARD MEETING for Get Money Out - Maryland is on Wed., Sept. 25 at 7 PM. As usual, it is on the fourth Wednesday evening of the month, and will convene at the home of Dr. Joseph Adams, 1405 Berwick Rd., Towson, 21204. All meetings are open to the public. Discuss the progress in introducing a resolution for an Article V Convention in the upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly. Also to be discussed is an Oct. 8 demonstration at the U. S. Supreme Court calling for Free and Fair Elections. Stand up to the Corporate “Justices” of the Supreme Court. Visit 39] – Join organizers, members, and supporters of Family and Friends of Incarcerated People for an evening of music, stories, and short films on Wed., Sept. 25 from 7 to 9 PM at the Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th St. NW. FFOIP is excited to share a musical performance by Blake Myles Hopkins, friend of FFOIP, and to screen for the first time a short of new, 5 minute videos documenting FFOIP's activities. FFOIP founders will share stories of how FFOIP started while they were incarcerated, and how they hope to build the organization from here on out. Have some drinks and light snacks. The suggested donation is $20 to $50. Go to 40] – On Wed., Sept. 25 at 7 PM, MD CASE Celebration of the Death Penalty Repeal will be held at Saint Camillus Catholic Church, 1600 St. Camillus Dr., Silver Spring 20903, just off NH Ave. inside the Capital Beltway. Enjoy food, music and fun. Catch up with old friends and make new ones. The NAACP and St. Camillus are generously hosting the event free of charge, but donations will be welcomed. 41] – On Wed., Sept. 25 from 7 to 9 PM, be at "A Bit of Craic for the Cause," a fundraising dinner at the James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant, for the Asylee Women Enterprise. Craic is the Irish word for fun and that is definitely what we are going to have at the Beer Dinner Fundraiser. Enjoy a three course meal with beer samplings from Maryland’s own Flying Dog Brewery. Tickets are $60 and VERY LIMITED! Go to to purchase your tickets by Visa or MasterCard. To purchase your tickets by check or cash, contact Asylee Women Enterprise at Proceeds from the dinner will go to the AWE Client Fund which provides funding for educational, legal and medical expenses for the women of AWE. 42] – There is a Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee Meeting on Wed., Sept. 25 at 7:30 PM at the American University Student Union in the Food Court. Evaluate the 2013 commemoration activities, discuss organizing a reception for Tor Naerland, Chair of Bike for Peace, and establish a website for the Committee amongst other things. 43] – Music for Peace takes place the last Wednesday of the month at the HI Baltimore Hostel, 17 W. Mulberry St. Get over there on Sept. 25 at 7:30 PM and 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. Call 410-576-8880 or go to 44] – See the documentary “Inequality for All” on Wed., Sept. 25 at 7:30 PM at the E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. Debuting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, this film is a passionate argument on behalf of the middle class. It features Robert Reich as he demonstrates how the widening income gap and the public policies that helped create it have devastated the American economy. RSVP at 45] – Rep. Gwen Moore and LGBT advocates to discuss America’s Homeless LGBT Youth on Thurs., Sept. 26 from 10:30 AM to noon at the Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor. The Center for American Progress will host a panel of advocates, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the issues faced by LGBT homeless youth, as well as policy and practical approaches to ending LGBT youth homelessness. The panel will be preceded by introductory remarks from U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI). Contact Anne Shoup at 202.481.7146 or 46] – On Thurs., Sept. 26 from 5 to 10 PM, YOU’RE INVITED to dine at El Gavilan Restaurant, 8805 Flower Ave., Silver Spring. 20% of your total bill will be DONATED back to support the education of children in El Salvador. Simply mention Asociación Para el Desarrollo Educativo en El Salvador (ADEES) when placing your order to dine in or take out. Contact Evelyn Gonzalez at (301) 625-8192 or Jaime Reyes at (301) 792-3345. 47] – Foundry's Peace with Justice team is hosting a town-hall style meeting to discuss the Washington Lawyer's Committee's 2013 report on disparities in Washington, DC arrests on Thurs., Sept. 26 from 6:15 to 8:30 PM at Foundry United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1500 - 16th St. NW at P St. Despite roughly equal self-reported usage (15.5% black, 14.7% white), 91% off all drug arrests were of black people compared to 9% among other groups. Contact Ann Wilcox ( 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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