Thursday, May 1, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - Apr. 27 - May 6, 2014

61] March for the Animals -- Apr. 27
62] “Let it Not Happen Again” -- Apr. 27
63] Peace and Pancakes – Apr. 27
64] Earth Day Extravaganza – Apr. 27
65] North Korea Today – Apr. 27
66] Meet Heather Mizeur -- Apr. 27
67] Mankekolo’s birthday – Apr. 27
68] Building Bridges Seminar – Apr. 27
69] Baltimore Green Forum -- Apr. 27
70] Soul Kitchen -- Apr. 27
71] Pentagon Vigil -- Apr. 28
72] Film “Stone Cold Justice” – May 6
73] Save the date! - Aug. 10
74] Max is seeking a place to live
75] Ronda Cooperstein on social media
76] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
77] Join Fund Our Communities
78] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
79] Do you need any book shelves or file cabinets?
80] Join Global Zero campaign
81] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
82] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil

61] – The 19th Annual March for the Animals event is here! It's not too late to join today's [Sun., Apr. 37] event at Druid Hill Park (3001 East Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217). If you and your pooch wish to participate, simply stop at one of many registration tables. Your $40 entry donation includes a 2014 March for the Animals T-shirt, bandana and goody bag. Contact Tami Gosheff at Rain or shine, the 19th Annual March for the Animals is on Sun., Apr. 27 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Druid Hill Park. See

62] -- Usually, the Baltimore Ethical Society, 306 W. Franklin St., Suite 102, Baltimore 21201-4661, meets on Sundays, and generally there is a speaker and discussion from 10:30 AM to noon. On Sun., Apr. 27, the platform address is “Let it Not Happen Again” with Morris Rosen, public speaker and Holocaust survivor. Polish-born 94 year-old Morris (Moniek) Rosen is a survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp, living to tell about his horrific experiences during World War II. Morris made it his mission to describe his experience as a matter of respect and remembrance of the people who did not survive Nazi atrocities. Morris is a volunteer speaker at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and it is a rare opportunity and honor to listen to his firsthand testimony at BES.

He was born in 1922 and grew up in Dabrowa Gornicza, an industrial town in western Poland. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Rosen attempted to flee but was forced to return and work for the German construction office. In 1942, Rosen’s parents were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Rosen was sent to several camps, including Buchenwald, and in 1945 was liberated from Theresienstadt by Soviet forces. His parents and five of his siblings perished in the Holocaust. In 1949, after spending several years in displaced persons camps in Austria and Germany, Rosen immigrated to the United States. Read more about Morris Rosen and hear him describe his forced march to Buchenwald at: Call 410-581-2322 or email

63] -- Join the Kadampa Meditation Center for Peace and Pancakes on Sundays at 10:30 AM at KMC Maryland, 2937 North Charles St. All are invited to participate in guided meditation and chant praying for world peace. There will be a talk based on Buddhist thought followed by brunch. Call 410- 243-3837. Brunch is $5.

64] -- Join an Earth Day Extravaganza at Church of the Holy Nativity on Sun., Apr. 27 from 11:45 AM to 1 PM at 4238 Pimlico Rd,, Baltimore. Explore some of Baltimore's green organizations including Baltimore Energy Challenge, Groundswell, Baltimore Food & Faith Project, and vegan restaurant, Land of Kush, and collect free goodies to help you on your journey to care for Creation. Land of Kush owner, Greg Brown, will also do a live demonstration on how to create a healthy, vegan meal. RSVP to Chiquita at

65] – You’re invited to a conversation with Linda Lewis, Country Representative for China/DPRK. Hear an “on the ground” report about AFSC’s unique work and life in North Korea today. Moved by the suffering of its people, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) extended “the hand of friendship” and began engaging with the DPRK more than 30 years ago, establishing itself as a trusted partner.

Today, AFSC works with a number of cooperative farms, the Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and an agricultural university to improve rice yield and food productivity through more sustainable agricultural methods. Linda Lewis currently resides in Dalian, China, where she serves as the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Country Representative for China/DPRK. Her background includes extensive experience in international program management, directing educational exchanges in China, Japan and Korea and serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Institute for Study Abroad- Butler University (Indiana, USA) and as Director of Asian and Pacific Studies at the School for International Training (Vermont, USA). RSVP to Tonya Histand at or call 215-241-5736. You can hear Lewis on Sun., Apr. 27 at 1 PM at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210.

66] – Join Heather Mizeur in Baltimore on Sun., Apr. 27 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM in the new Clipper Mill Condominiums, 2007 Clipper Park Rd., Baltimore 21211 (right across from Woodberry Kitchen). This is a fundraiser. Go to Contact Aaron Jarboe at 301-328–5841 or

67] – The sermon this week is "The power of the Love of God." April 21st is Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo's birthday, and the celebration will be on Sun., Apr. 28 at 4 PM. She is requesting your support for her book, "Restore Me: 40 Healing Sermons." You can get it from If you are in the United States of America you can send her an email and she can send it to you. The cost is $25:00 including taxes and shipping. Go to Life Restoration Ministry, 3315 Mondawmin Ave., Baltimore 21216. Email

68] – On Sun., Apr. 27 from 4 to 6 PM, the opening session of the thirteenth Building Bridges Seminar, an annual dialogue of Christian and Muslim scholars, will feature lectures on this year's seminar theme, "Sin, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: Christian and Muslim Perspectives." It will be presented by Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs (Georgetown University) at Riggs Library, Healey Hall, Georgetown University.

The nature of human sin and divine forgiveness has often been a point of contention between Christians and Muslims. The Muslim critique of Christian positions on these topics raises some very important points—posing questions, particularly about “original sin”—that Christians themselves often ask. Christians have some questions about sin and redemption to put to Muslims as well. The purpose of the seminar is not to arrive at agreement, but rather to make sure that each has understood the other's concerns.

Veli-Matti Kärkäinnen (Fuller Theological Seminary) and Jonathan Brown (Georgetown University) will discuss these issues and Daniel Madigan, S.J., the seminar chair, will moderate the discussion. A reception will follow the event. RSVP at

69] – The Baltimore Green Forum is meeting on Sun., Apr. 27 from 4 to 5:30 PM. This monthly environmental education and discussion forum also includes an optional affinity group meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson 21286. See

Megan Jenny, MD Coordinator for Chesapeake Climate Action Network, will address The Cost of Carbon: An update on critical Maryland climate campaigns and discussion about putting a price on carbon. With its 3,200 miles of coastline, Maryland is one of the most vulnerable states in the U.S. to sea level rise and climate impacts. Given that, we should be leading the way in calling for strong solutions that move us towards stability, not for more polluting energy sources. CCAN uses grassroots action to call for the changes we need at the local, state, and national levels. Megan will give an update about the critical climate and energy campaigns happening now: both to pass bills in the General Assembly and to stop big polluters, like the proposed fracked gas export plant at Cove Point. She'll also lead a discussion about the environmental movement's views on putting a price on carbon as an important piece of the climate solution puzzle.

The Purpose of the Baltimore Green Forum is to seek to improve the quality of all life in the greater Baltimore area. The contribution to this goal will be to gather monthly in order to discern the progress towards regional sustainability that has already been achieved. Discover the connections amidst the chaos of the movement and build a community of like-minded individuals. Donations to the Maryland Presbyterian Church are greatly appreciated. Go to or email or phone 410-554-0006.

The Baltimore Green Forum is co-sponsored by Simplicity Matters Earth Institute ~ Chesapeake Climate Action Network ~ Baltimore Green Currency Assn. - MD League of Conservation Voters Education Fund ~ Greater Baltimore Group of the Sierra Club - Heathcote Community ~ Retrofit Baltimore ~ Creation Care Group of the Presbytery of Baltimore and Interfaith Power and Light.

70] – The Soul Kitchen Dinner Program takes place on the fourth Sunday at 5 PM. Gimmie Shelter Productions, in conjunction with the Govans Presbyterian Church, is offering a catered dinner for the homeless and those in need at the church, 5828 York Road. Musicians and singers are needed to provide entertainment, and helping hands are needed to set up, serve, clean up, and perhaps give other volunteers a ride home. Call 410-435-9188.

71] -- There is a weekly Pentagon Peace Vigil from 7 to 8 AM on Mondays, since 1987, outside the Pentagon Metro stop. The next vigil is Mon., Apr. 28, and it is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. Email or call 202-882-9649.

The vigil will be outside the Pentagon's south Metro entrance and in the designated "protest zone" behind bicycle fences across from the entrance to the Metro. By Metro, take Yellow Line and get out at the "Pentagon" stop. Do not go to the Pentagon City stop! Go up south escalators and turn left and walk across to protest area.

By car from D.C. area, take 395 South and get off at Exit 8A-Pentagon South Parking. Take slight right onto S. Rotary Rd. at end of ramp and right on S. Fern St. Then take left onto Army Navy Dr. You can "pay to park" on Army Navy Dr., and there is meter parking one block on right on Eads St. Payment for both of these spots begin at 8 AM. No cameras are allowed on Pentagon grounds. Restrooms are located inside Marriott Residence Inn on corner of S. Fern and Army Navy Dr.

72] – The Committee for Palestinian Rights, Howard County, is sponsoring a showing of the documentary film “Stone Cold Justice,” on Tues., May 6 at 7 PM at the East Columbia Branch Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia 21045. The film, produced by Four Corners, an Australian investigative journalism/current affairs TV program, explores the Israeli government’s systematic strategy of threats, arrests, and detention of Palestinian youth. After the film, there will be a discussion led by Philip Farah, co-founder of Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace. The showing is free and open to the public. Email

73] – SAVE THE DATE!!!!! Get over to "Family Fun" night to raise funds for Dr. Mutulu Skakur and the development of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to free our Political Prisoners/Prisoners of War. It will take place at Skateland North Point, 1113 Old North Point Rd.,
Baltimore 21222, on Sun., Aug. 10 from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. Admission is $10 which includes skate rental. Contact Abdul-Jabbar at 610.621.0699 (Maryland State Jericho). Go to

74] -- Max is seeking a place to live. Let him know of any possibilities. He can be reached at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at net.

75] -- Ronda Cooperstein has taken to social media, and is recording her opinion pieces on You Tube. Check out her latest essay - THE WASHINGTON POST WITH TOAST:

76] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

77] -- Fund Our Communities campaign is a grass roots movement to get support from local organizations and communities to work together with their local and state elected officials to pressure Congresspersons and senators to join with Congresspersons Barney Frank and Ron Paul, who have endorsed a 25% cut to the federal military budget. Bring home the savings to state and county governments to meet the local needs which are under tremendous budget pressures. Go to

78] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

79] -- Can you use any book shelves? Can you use any file cabinets? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

80] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees. This is an historic window of opportunity. With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

81] -- WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER signs from Friends Committee on National Legislation are again for sale at $5. To purchase a sign, call Max at 410-366-1637.

82] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

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

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