Friday, January 24, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - Jan. 24 - 25, 2014

27] "India's Nuclear Challenges" – Jan. 24 28] Justice in Palestine/Israel – Jan. 24 29] Support the Guantanamo Hunger Strikers – Jan. 24 30] Silent peace vigil – Jan. 24 31] Documentary “The New Black” – Jan. 24 32] LAST OF THE PO’RICANS Y OTRAS AFRO-ARTIFACTS – Jan. 24 33] Ballroom Dancing – Jan. 24 34] Busboys and Poets Book Club – Jan. 25 35] Why We Can’t Wait – Jan. 25 36] Olney Peace vigil – Jan. 25 37] West Chester, PA demo – Jan. 25 38] Silent vigil at Capitol – Jan. 25 39] Hear Heather Mizeur and Delman Coates – Jan. 25 40] The Egyptian Revolution – Jan. 25 ----- 27] – On Fri., Jan. 24 from 9 to 10:30 AM, Manpreet Sethi, Centre for Air Power Studies, will take a look at "India's Nuclear Challenges" at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP to 28] – 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 29] – Support the Guantanamo Hunger Strikers--Close Guantanamo & End Indefinite Detention! No More Torture! No More War! Join the vigil on Fri., Jan. 24 from noon to 1 PM at the White House-North side on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The vigil is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and Witness Against Torture. Visit 30] – There is a silent peace vigil on Fri., Jan. 24 from 5 to 6 PM outside the Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and St. Paul St. The vigil, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, will remind us that War Is Not the Answer. Stop bullying. 31] – SAGE Metro DC and AARP DC present a documentary “The New Black” on Fri., Jan. 24 at 6:30 PM at the AARP Headquarters, 601 E St. NW, Brickfield Conference Center. The documentary tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. RSVP to Jackie Jordan at 202-434-7703 in order to gain entry to building or contact 32] – On Fri., Jan. 24 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., with wrenching immediacy, not4Prophet’s debut collection, LAST OF THE PO’RICANS Y OTRAS AFRO-ARTIFACTS, provides an incredible verbal and musical profusion of poetry that reflects the cultural landscapes of the islands of Puerto Rico and New York City through the eyes of a Puerto Rican born in Ponce, living in El Barrio, Brooklyn and the Bronx. As he elaborates this “otherness,” which includes the hassles of poverty, racial pride and racial discord, Not4Prophet pays homage to the old school cats from the Nuyorican and Black Arts movements. Written in free verse and layered with cultural and historical references, LAST OF THE PO’RICANS breaks boundaries and challenges us with iconic imagery and word play that dares to speak of the unspeakable. Call 410-230-0450. Go to 33] – 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 Jan. 24. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725. 34] – On Sat., Jan. 25 at Busboys and Poets Book Club in Hyattsville, discuss "Game Over" by Dave Zirin, and chapters 13-14 of "A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn. The Busboys and Poets Book Club in Hyattsville meets on the last Saturday of every month at 9 AM in the Zinn Room. Email 35] – On Sat., Jan. 25 at 10 AM, Why We Can’t Wait – Becoming Church will be holding a prayer meeting to discern the direction the group will be following in regard to the New Jim Crow / Mass Incarceration. Go to 36] – 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 Jan. 25. Call Chuck Harker at 301-570-7167. 37] – 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 38] – There will be a peace vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol at noon on Sat., Jan. 25. 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 39] – Hear Heather Mizeur and Delman Coates talk about their vision for Maryland at a Baltimore County Community Forum on Sat., Jan. 25 from 2 to 4 PM at 2213 Forest Ridge Rd., Lutherville-Timonium. Email 40] – On Sat., Jan. 25 at 7 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., hear “The Egyptian Revolution: Its Context, the Feminist Movement, and the 3 Years Since the Overthrow of Mubarak. THREE YEARS AGO, on January 25th, 2011, Egyptians took to the streets in large numbers, inspired by the revolt that led to the downfall of the Ben Ali regime in Tunisia. Met with deadly police violence, they called for a "Day of Rage" on January 28th, which saw some of the largest protests in modern Egyptian history. The movement's demands became revolutionary, for "the downfall of the regime," and for bread, freedom, and social justice. On the third anniversary of the uprising, meet Egyptian feminist Nana Elhariry (Cairo), a participant in the revolution and in protests since. Call 410-230-0450. Go to 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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