Saturday, May 17, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - May 17 - Aug. 10, 2014

51] Antonio Guerrero's Art Exhibit – May 17
52] D.C. Days – May 18 - 22
53] “Fairness and Equity for Adjuncts at MICA” - May 18
54] Peace and Pancakes – May 18
55] Garden Gala Fundraiser - May 18
56] Baltimore Green Forum – May 18
57] Great Vespers at The Franciscan Monastery – May 18
58] Pentagon Vigil – May 19
59] Save the date! - Aug. 10
60] Max is seeking a place to live
61] Ronda Cooperstein on social media
62] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
63] Join Fund Our Communities
64] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
65] Do you need any book shelves or file cabinets?
66] Join Global Zero campaign
67] War Is Not the Answer signs for sale
68] Join Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
51] – The Latin America Working Group invites you to attend Antonio Guerrero's Art Exhibit hosted by the Westminster Church, 400 I (Eye) St. SW, WDC (2 blocks from the Waterfront Metro, Green Line) on Sat., May 17 from 6 to 9 PM. The reception will begin at 6 PM, and the exhibit will consist of 15 of Antonio's watercolors.

Antonio is one of the Cuban Five, who while living the U.S. was monitoring anti-Castro groups to prevent further deadly terrorist attacks from Miami against Cuba. The "Five" were wrongfully given harsh sentences ranging from 15 years to two life sentences on framed charges including conspiracy to commit espionage and murder. Antonio's art reflects the ordeal of the "Five" while awaiting trial and is a testament to their indomitable spirit to survive and to protect the sovereignty of Cuba. He taught himself to paint while unjustly incarcerated in Florence, Colorado. Contact the D.C. Metro Coalition for Free the Cuba Five at

52] – DC Days is four days, Sun., May 18 through Wed., May 21, in Washington, District of Columbia. Activists will try to influence policymakers to cut the nuclear weapons budget and address health threats. Participate in one day of training and up to three days of lobbying on the nuclear-industrial complex. It is organized by the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, of which Physicians for Social Responsibility is a member. Combining advocacy, networking, and fun, DC Days is a unique opportunity to learn how to effectively voice your concerns about nuclear weapons, power, and waste. Meet with and educate members of Congress, and the Obama administration.

Register at If you have questions, email Ashish Sinha, ANA Program Director, at If you have payment concerns, contact Arielle Moncure at The DC Days headquarters (HQ) will be located at 322 4th Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002 which is near Union Station.

53] - 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., May 18, the platform address is “Fairness and Equity for Adjuncts at MICA,” and the speakers are Katherine Kavanaugh, Adjunct Faculty/Artist, MICA, and Joshua Wade-Smith, Adjunct Faculty/Artist, MICA.

Adjunct faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) have been organizing for better working conditions, compensation, and security of employment. Their organizing drive will culminate with an election at the end of April. Adjunct faculty activists Katherine Kavanaugh and Joshua Wade-Smith will talk about why and how the part-time faculty at MICA chose to organize. Panelists will share their views on the role of adjunct faculty in the academic community and related ethical issues. Call 410-581-2322 or email

54] - 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.

55] -- UMBC students are promoting a fundraising event to raise money for the Filbert Street Community Garden. The Garden Gala Fundraiser is taking place on Sun., May 18 from 4 to 9 PM at the 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul Street in Charles Village. It's an evening of food, music, silent auctions, raffles, and games. Tickets can be purchased at the event, or at

56] – The BALTIMORE GREEN FORUM, a monthly environmental education and discussion forum, will occur on Sun., May 18. A special event will take place from 4 to 5:30 PM followed by announcements & an optional discussion group from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. The forum will be at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road, Towson 21286. See

The Special Event is entitled ‘Support Group’ for Greens. Learn about and experience the benefits of a ‘support group.’ This event is offered especially for all who are upset about the lack of progress in preserving biodiversity, protecting the environment and making civilization more sustainable.

Sam Hopkins will facilitate the “Support Group.’ First, Sam will give a brief explanation like the above and answer any questions or concerns. Then, all attendees will be invited to participate in a support group session. A Round Table Discussion will follow afterwards.

The Baltimore Green Forum is willing to facilitate such a group on a regular basis. The group will probably want to meet at times and places other than the regular BGF monthly meetings. But a small group could meet at the church during a BGF event in a different room. A small parlor room is available.

The Forum seeks to educate and stimulate dialogue about what humans can do to make modern civilization more sustainable, including adjusting to finite resource limits and preserving biodiversity and a healthy environment. This is done through 8 monthly meetings a year. The topics are far ranging. They vary from local to planetary and from philosophical to scientific to very practical.

The Meeting Format: There is a speaker and Q&A from 4-5:15 pm. Then there are brief announcements by representatives of other organizations that also seek sustainability and environmental protection. We thereby promote collaboration among these organizations. Next, there is an optional roundtable discussion until 6:30 PM. Finally, there is often a small gathering at a nearby restaurant.

BGF is open to the public and is free of charge, but donations to Maryland Presbyterian Church are collected during the meeting to thank the church for their generous gift of the space to us. Call Sam Hopkins at 410 554 0006 or email Visit http://www.baltimoregreen

57] – On Sun., May 18 at 5 PM, clergy and faithful of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese will celebrate Great Vespers at The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, located at 1400 Quincy St. NE. A reception follow. Call 202-526-6800 X374 or

58] -- 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., May 19. 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.

59] – 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

60] -- 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.

61] -- 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:

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

63] -- 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

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

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

66] -- 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.

67] -- 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.

68] – 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

"One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan

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