Thursday, September 25, 2014

Baltimore Activist Alert - September 25 -26, 2014

37] Challenge the Congressional Black Caucus – Sept. 25
38] Philadelphia says no more war – Sept. 25
39] Book party for author Jose Vilson – Sept. 25
40] Community dialogue on the intersections of immigration and domestic violence – Sept. 25
41] CodePink at the White House – Sept. 25
42] Research Associates Foundation info sessions – Sept. 25
43] International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons – Sept. 26
44] Screening of “Voices Across the Divide” – Sept. 26
45] Vigil for peace at White House – Sept. 26
46] Vigil for Justice in Palestine – Sept. 26
37] – Demonstrate for Sharif Mobley at the Embassy of the Republic of Yemen, 2319 Wyoming Ave. NW, WDC, on Thurs., Sept. 25 from 3:30 PM. He is a young African-American man being held in Yemen.

38] – On Thurs., Sept. 25, from 4 to 6 PM, there is a protest in Philadelphia: No New U.S. War in Iraq & Syria - No Air strikes - No Troops - No Aid. The protest will take place at Dilworth Plaza, 15th & Market Sts., in front of City Hall, west side. It will be the first demonstration there since Occupy Philly in 2011 and since the commercial renovation was completed. It is sponsored by International Action Center, ANSWER, Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, Brandywine Peace Community and others. Call 610-544-1818 or go to

39] – At the Albert Shanker Institute, 555 New Jersey Ave. NW, WDC, on Thurs., Sept. 25 at 5 PM, there will be a book party for author Jose Vilson. Light refreshments will be served. "Jose Luis Vilson has written a spell-binding book that explains the joys and burdens of teaching. The joys are the kids, with all their heartaches and dreams. The burdens are the politicians and careerists who snuff out the spirit of children and teachers. Read this book!" —Diane Ravitch

Go to Register for the event at

40] – On Thurs., Sept. 25 from 5:30 to 8 PM, join APIDVRP in a community dialogue on the intersections of immigration and domestic violence in the Asian American Pacific Islander communities. Come to the Yale West Apartments (Lobby Lounge), 443 New York Ave. NW, WDC to learn about current policies, trends, issues and how you can get involved in the movement. Visit

41] – On Thurs., Sept. 25 at 7 PM, join CODEPINK in front of the White House to show opposition to Obama's bombing in Iraq and Syria. In Syria, US military involvement is only fueling the violence on both sides of a horrific war. In Iraq, the US invasion opened the space for ISIS and further military involvement will be counterproductive. It is time for a political solution--stop the flow of arms, funds and recruits to extremist groups. The continued U.S policy of flooding arms and weapons to every side of the conflict is not going to solve the issue or bring peace. Go to

42] – Research Associates Foundation (RAF) awards small grants to Baltimore-area activists for projects or ongoing work promoting transformative change in Baltimore. Visit to see grant guidelines and to download applications. Completed applications for the next round of grants are due by October 14.

Anyone interested in submitting a grant application to the Research Associates Foundation (RAF) is invited to attend an information session, at which members of the RAF Board of Directors will explain the process of submitting proposals and answer questions from attendees. Two information sessions are scheduled: On Thurs., Sept. 25 at 7:30 PM, and application info session will take place at Red Emma's, 30 W. North Ave. (corner of Maryland Ave.), Baltimore 21201. On Mon., Oct. 6 at 7:30 PM, another session will be held at MICA Place, 814 N. Collington Ave. (between Ashland Ave. & Madison St.), Baltimore 21205. Email

43] – September 26 is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

44] – Come for a viewing of “Voices Across the Divide,” a documentary and oral history project exploring the experiences of Israelis and Palestinians through rarely heard personal stories, and a discussion with filmmaker Alice Rothchild in the Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., Sept. 26 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. She co-founded and co-chairs American Jews for a Just Peace Boston, co-organizes the AJJP Health and Human Rights Project, and is on the coordinating committee of Jewish Voice for Peace Boston. In 2007, Pluto Press published her book, “Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience,” with a second edition in 2010 and translations into German and Hebrew. Contact EPGA Coordinator at Lauren Reese at RSVP at

45] – On Fri., Sept. 26 from noon to 1 PM, join the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in a vigil urging the powers that be to abolish war and torture, to disarm all weapons, to end indefinite detention, to close Guantanamo, to establish justice for all and help create the Beloved Community! The vigil takes place at the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact Art @ or at 202-360-6416.

46] – 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

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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