Thursday, September 19, 2013

Baltimore Activist Alert - Septemeber 19, 2013

34] Nuclear disasters – Sept. 19 35] The jobs crisis – Sept. 19 36] Syrian Women's Forum for Peace – Sept. 19 37] Josh Ruebner speaks about Obama’s failure – Sept. 19 38] Film "Within Reach" – Sept. 19 39] Minimum Deterrence – Sept. 20 40] ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE BRAINTRUST – Sept. 20 ------ 34] – On Thurs., Sept. 19 from 12:15 to 1:30 PM, hear Eric Schlosser discuss his book “Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety” at the New America Foundation, 1899 L St., NW, Suite 400, Washington. 20036. RSVP at 35] – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is hosting its Annual Legislative Conference. On Thurs., Sept. 19 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM, catch a panel discussion JOBS CRISIS: GROWTH, INEQUALITY AND FULL EMPLOYMENT with the honorary host Congressperson John Conyers at the Washington Convention Center, Room 143-A. This panel will look at trends and policies that would have a large, positive impact in creating quality jobs for black workers. Green For All will join this panel to discuss how African-American business owners, workers, and communities should consider opportunities within the emerging, high-growth clean energy sector as a strategy for economic recovery. 36] – On Thurs., Sept. 19 from 4 to 5 PM, enjoy tea with visiting delegates from the Syrian Women's Forum for Peace, hosted by CODEPINK and the Friends Committee on National Legislation at the FCNL office, 245 2nd St. NE, WDC. RSVP (space limited) to Maiya at 37] – On Thurs., Sept. 19 at 7 PM, join author Josh Ruebner for a presentation on peace in the Middle East. Mr. Ruebner is National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. He founded and directed Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel, which merged with Jewish Voice for Peace. Mr. Ruebner also has worked with the Congressional Research Service, a governmental agency providing members of Congress with policy analysis on a wide range of issues. His new book is “Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli- Palestinian Peace,” and he will discuss it at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045. Email the Committee for Palestinian Rights at 38] – See the film "Within Reach" on Thurs., Sept. 19 at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224. This is a special opportunity related to the Baltimore Green Forum on Sun., Sept. 22, which focuses on Communes, Cohousing and Intentional Communities From the 60s to the Future. The film is about a young couple bicycling across the country in search of a sustainable community. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Mary Hall from Heathcote will be on the panel. If you get your tickets, by phone or at door, say 'bikeadelic' and get a ticket for $7 rather than general admission price of $12. The director is Ryan Ao, and he tells the story of Mandy and Ryan quitting their corporate jobs, selling their houses, biking across the USA and learning that living sustainably is underway. Email 39] – On Fri., Sept. 20 from 8 to 9 AM, Keith Payne, National Institute for Public Policy, will discuss "'Minimum Deterrence' and American Security Policy," as part of the Peter Huessy Congressional Breakfast Series, at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, WDC 20003. RSVP at 40] – Attend the ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE BRAINTRUST, a Historical Review of Executive Order 12898, on Fri., Sept. 20 from 10 AM to noon at the Washington Convention Center, Room 143-B. This year's Environmental Justice Braintrust will focus on the implementation of Executive Order 12898, which was issued in 1994 to address environmental justice issues in minority and low-income populations. The panel will assess how far we have come and how far we still have to go. Join Green For All and others in the GREEN ROOM for a Reception Recognizing African American Energy & Environmental Professionals and The Congressional Black Caucus on Fri., Sept. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at Bar 7, 1015 1/2 7th St. NW. RSVP at 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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