Monday, March 30, 2015

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 31 - April 1, 2015

28] Get your animal friend in the Maryland SPCA 2016 calendar – Mar. 31
29] Peace vigil – Mar. 31
30] ADC-Women's Empowerment Forum – Mar. 31
31] No JHU Drone Research -- Mar. 31
32] See the film NIGHTFALL – Mar. 31
33] See the film CHRISSY – Mar. 31
34] Laverne Cox at GWU – Mar. 31
35] Chris Dixon at Red Emma’s – Mar. 31
36] See the film ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD – Apr. 1
37] CISPES bicycle ride – Apr. 1
38] Skillshare on the need for multilingual spaces and the need for interpretation – Apr. 1
39] Ultimate Peace programs - Apr. 1
40] Janet Mock at AU – Apr. 1
28] – Enter a photo of your animal friend in the Maryland SPCA 2016 Calendar before the end of March and save! Participants who enter before Mar. 31 will pay only $40 (reg. $50) per photo. Each entry also includes one (1) free calendar! Participants can send photos after registration, so don't worry if you need a little extra time to find the purr-fect photo of Fluffy! To enter, go to and use discount code "SPCAcalendar" during checkout, or contact Jennifer Mion at or 410-235-8826, ext. 133.

The 2016 Pet Calendar will be a full-color wall calendar, released in the fall of 2015. Thirteen of the best photos will be selected for the cover and pet-of-the-month pages. Photographs must be of animals, no people, and must be in color. High-resolution horizontal photos are preferred. Small photos, especially those taken by phones, are difficult to enlarge. All entered photos will appear in the calendar. A maximum of 400 photos will be accepted through May 15, 2015. The calendar is an important fundraiser for the Maryland SPCA. Proceeds benefit the needy and homeless animals in our care!

29] – Each Tuesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM, the Catholic Peace Fellowship-Philadelphia for peace in Afghanistan and Iraq gathers at the Suburban Station, 16th St. & JFK Blvd., at the entrance to Tracks 3 and 4 on the mezzanine. The next vigil is Mar. 31. Call 215-426-0364.

30] – Go to the Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW, WDC on Tues., Mar. 31 at 5 PM for a "Women for Peace" panel discussion as part of the ADC-Women's Empowerment Forum. This 2015 International Women’s Day celebration will consist of a panel seminar, awards ceremony and keynote dinner. The awards dinner begins at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $125 per person. Contact Jala Naguib at 202.244.2990 or

31] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. Join this ongoing vigil on Mar. 31 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Call Max at 410-366-1637.

32] – On Tues., Mar. 31 from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC, see the film NIGHTFALL, director Mohamed Soueid draws from his diaries, recounting the time he spent in the Student Squad of the Palestinian Resistance Movement, Fatah, during the Lebanese civil war. He recounts stories, both happy and sad, of old friends fallen during the war, and of others still living with their memories and solitude. Attendance is free and open to the public. Go to Call the Jerusalem Fund at 202-338-1958 or email

33] – At Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW, WDC 20010, on Tues., Mar. 31 from 7 to 9 PM, BloomBars and Africa World Now Project will commemorate Women's History Month. See “Chrissy” (2012, 90 min), by Marcia Weekes, an inspirational film about a disadvantaged school girl who is bullied and discriminated against, but who fought the odds and triumphed securing much needed help from her family and her school. See The screening will be followed by audience discussion and Q&A with Mwiza Munthali, host of the radio show "Africa Now" on WPFW 89.3FM. The suggested donation is $10. Proceeds support both the Africa World Now Project and BloomBars. Enjoy free organic popcorn. BloomScreen Indie Film Night is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, experts and other guests. Go to

34] – On Tues., Mar. 31 at 7 PM at Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, WDC, Allied in Pride, Program Board, Student Association, the LGBT Alumni Association, the Feminist Student Union, Lambda Law, the Elizabeth J. Somers Women’s Leadership Program, the Global Women’s Institute, and the Association of Queer Women and Allies are very excited to announce that Laverne Cox is coming on International Transgender Day of Visibility! The event is FREE for GW students, and $10 for others. Cox is a transgender advocate and critically acclaimed actress, writer, and producer. She is the first African-American trans woman to produce and star in her own television show (VH1's TRANSform Me), the first trans person to ever appear on the cover of Time magazine, and the first openly trans person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category for her portrayal of Sophia Burset on the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.

In her talk, "Ain't I A Woman? My Journey to Womanhood," Cox explores how the intersections of race, class, and gender uniquely affect the lives of trans women of color. Go to

35] – On Tues., Mar. 31 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, Chris Dixon presents his book “Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements,” which engages the anti-authoritarian current, a political tendency including abolitionists, anarchists, anti-racist feminists, autonomists, and many other radicals. Cutting across a wide range of left social movements in North America, this current is distinguished by its commitment to directly democratic structures, anti-oppression politics, explicit organization-building, prefigurative political practices, working for reforms while also pursuing revolution, and grassroots organizing. The book draws on dozens of interviews with experienced organizers across the U.S. and Canada. It traces the strands of movement and struggle that have led into the anti-authoritarian current, explores the defining principles and practices of another politics, and examines the visionary political approaches and questions that are emerging from the activities of this current.

Chris Dixon, originally from Alaska, is a longtime anarchist organizer, writer, and educator with a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His writing has appeared in numerous book collections as well as periodicals such as Anarchist Studies, Clamor, Left Turn, and Social Movement Studies. He serves on the board of the Institute for Anarchist Studies and the advisory board for the activist journal Upping the Anti. He lives in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded Algonquin Territory, where he is involved in anti-poverty organizing. Find him at Call 443-602-7585. Go to

36] – On Wed., Apr. 1 from 6 to 10 PM at the Real News Network, 231 Holliday St., Baltimore 21202, see ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. It is a film about Israel's biggest taboo - the nation’s collective denial of the ethnic cleansing of 1948 told by those who perpetrated it. This special screening of this award winning film will include a Q&A with director Lia Tarachansky, moderated by host and founder of The Real News Network, Paul Jay. See a trailer: Go to Program in Latin American Studies invites you the round table discussion WHY NOT. Panelists will analyze the emergence and possibilities of anti-violence protest movements #yamecansé and #Ican’tbreathe. The round table features speakers James Dator, (Goucher College.), Mariana Mora (CIESAS, MX), Deborah Poole (JHU), and Lester Spence (JHU). It will take place on Wed., Apr. 1 at 6 PM on the JHU Homewood Campus, Shaffer Hall 3. Contact Emma Cervone at .

37] – Come to the CISPES Office, 1525 Newton St. NW, WDC on Wed., Apr. 1 at 6:30 PM and learn about the upcoming 2015 Solidarity Cyclers Ride! You don’t need to be a professional cyclist to join this ride – you just have to be willing to take on the challenge and to help raise money for the Salvadoran struggle. Invite your friends and cycling enthusiasts! On May 23, a group of intrepid cyclists and international solidarity enthusiasts will embark on an exciting 3-day long, 180-mile journey through the beautiful trails and hills of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia to raise money to help CISPES challenge US-pushed policies and US-funded mega projects that threaten the environment and worker rights in El Salvador. Challenge yourself and challenge imperialism! Register at

38] – On Wed., Apr. 1 at 7 PM, the Washington Peace Center, 1525 Newton St., WDC, as part of April is Language Accessibility Month, will do a skillshare on the need for multilingual spaces and the need for interpretation. During this skillshare, you will also learn about the Peace Center's interpretation equipment. This skillshare will be facilitated by Sapna Pandya and Catalina Nieto.

39] – A dynamic multicultural group of 20 youth leaders from the Middle East will be visiting the USA this spring. Arab Israelis, Jewish Israelis, and Palestinians from the West Bank will share their experiences and insights as emerging leaders within the Ultimate Peace programs and in their communities. The Friendship Tour offers the rare opportunity for US audiences to meet and interact with exceptional and diverse teenagers from the Middle East. Come to the Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW, WDC on Wed., Apr. 1 at 7:30 PM and meet the travelers. Visit

40] – At Ward 1, University Center, American University, WDC on Wed., Apr. 1 at 7:30 PM, the AUSG Women's Initiative and KPU present Janet Mock, a transgender rights activist, author and contributing editor at Marie Claire. Mock has been on the cutting edge of change whether it be through social media and her #GirlsLikeUs twitter campaign, or promotion of her memoir called “Redefining Realness” which made the New York Times best-seller list. She was featured in The OUT List, an LGBT documentary, and has been honored on Out Magazine’s 100 most compelling people of the year list. Look 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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