Saturday, March 5, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - March 6 - 9, 2016

18] Public Health Ethics – Mar. 6
19] Life Restoration Ministry – Mar. 6
20] Fight to vote – Mar. 6
21] Pentagon Vigil – Mar. 7
22] Marc Steiner on WEAA – Mar. 7 – Mar. 11
23] Mayoral Debate – Mar. 7
24] Neighborhood Solidarity Network – Mar. 7
25] Film THE SQUARE – Mar. 7
26] Breaking Barriers to Justice – Mar. 8
27] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Mar. 8
28] Protest JHU drone research – Mar. 8
29] Women’s Labor History – Mar. 8
30] Just Medicine – Mar. 8
31] Is Healthy Soil the Solution to Global Warming? – Mar. 9
18] – 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 Mar. 6, the topic is “Public Health Ethics” with Prof. Kathleen Hoke, director, Network for Public Health Law. Public health policies at the federal, state and local levels can have a tremendous impact on community and individual health, yet those policies often threaten individual autonomy or property interests. Different from medical ethics focused on individual patients, a code of public health ethics sets a framework for making decisions on policies that have a broad impact on the health of the population. Kathleen will reveal the emerging approach to such a code, looking at the issues public health professionals should consider before advocating for or implementing public health policy, including evaluating the evidence base, identifying potential burdens, seeking to minimize the harms, and enhancing the health of the disadvantaged. Call 410-581-2322 or email

19] – You are cordially invited to celebrate the Life Restoration Ministry' 6th Anniversary Worship Service  and Celebration of International Women's Day  on Sun., Mar. 6 at 3 PM at 1601 Old Eastern Ave. , Essex, Maryland 21221.  Participants will pray so that the ministry will move higher.  Contact the Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo at

20] – Michael Waldman will do a book talk on “The Fight To Vote” at Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, WDC, on Sun., Mar. 6 at 5 PM.  Now head of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, Waldman was President Clinton’s director of speechwriting from 1995 to 1999, and has written several books on American government, most recently the highly praised “The Second Amendment.” In his sixth book, both a historical analysis and a call to citizens to stay vigilant, Waldman focuses on “the consent of the governed,” exploring what voting has meant in theory and in practice from the founders’ debates to challenges including gerrymandering, poll taxes, voter ID laws, Citizens United, and more. Visit

21] -- 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., Mar. 7, 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. 

22] – The Marc Steiner Show airs Monday through Friday fr6m 10 AM to noon on WEAA 88.9 FM, The Voice of the Community, or online at   The call-in number is 410-319-8888, and comments can also be sent by email to All shows are also available as podcasts at

23] – The Citizen Artist Baltimore Mayoral Forum on Arts and Culture is happening on Mon., Mar. 7 from 6 to 7:30 PM at Falvey Hall, Brown Center, 1301 W. Mt Royal Ave., Baltimore 21217.  The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA), Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA), and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation along with the Maryland Institute College of Art invite you to attend the first-ever Citizen Artist Baltimore Mayoral Forum on Arts and Culture. Baltimore is home to thousands of voters who are also artists; theatre, concert, and museum-goers; and workers in creative fields. They care about core issues like public safety and education, but their votes will also be strongly influenced by candidates’ positions on arts and culture. Are you among them? RSVP at

24] –The Neighborhood Solidarity Network is organizing across DC to link neighbors with struggles to create and preserve affordable housing for all and to build a culture of solidarity against displacement.  Come to a meeting at WeWork Wonder Bread Factory, 641 S St NW, WDC, on Mon., Mar. 7 at 6:30 PM.  Discuss structure, the citywide strategy, and updates from site-based campaigns.  Email

25] – At 1104 South Campus Commons, Building One, Room 1102, University of Maryland, College Park,  on Mon., Mar. 7 from 7 to 9 PM, as a part of the "People Power: Activism for Social Change" Series, Beyond the Classroom presents “THE SQUARE”- a documentary on Tahrir Square. The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past five years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years. The film is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience. See

26] – Breaking Barriers to Justice: Ending Violence Against Women in the Americas is happening at the Hall of the Americas, 1700 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC, on Tues., Mar. 8 from 9 AM to 1 PM.  In the framework of International Women’s Day 2016, the Mission of the United States to the Organization of American States (OAS), the Mission of Canada to the OAS and the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) of the OAS have partnered to organize a round-table event with a view to raising awareness of the importance of approaching the issues of violence against women and access to justice from a perspective of diversity.

The event will focus on identifying existing challenges and models in the region related to the protection of violence against women and girls, especially for those who are also members of the afro-descendant, indigenous, LGBTI and/or differently abled community. Panels will be conducted in a Davos-style set-up to encourage conversation among speakers and with the audience. See

27] – 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. 8.  Call 215-426-0364.

28] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Mar. 8  from 5:30 to 6:30  PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

29] – At Busboys and Poets, Takoma Park, 235 Carroll St. NW, WDC, on Tues., Mar. 8 from 6 to 8 PM, the Labor Heritage Foundation presents an aspiring and moving live, multimedia celebration of women's labor history "We Were There" (WWT) features spoken word, music and images to powerfully illustrate women's longtime role in the fight for worker's rights. A cast of local women activists will be led by WWT composer and organizer Bev Grant with members of the DC labor chorus led by Elise Bryant as they bring history to life and the cheering audience to their feet.

30] – Go to BUSBOYS @ POETS, 5th & K Sts., 1025 5th St. NW, WDC, on Tues., Mar. 8 at 6:30 PM to hear Dayna Bowen Matthew, currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow. She also serves on the faculty of the University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities. In her first book she draws on her academic expertise and on her experience with the Colorado Health Equity Project, a medical-legal partnership she co-founded that works to remove barriers to good health for low-income clients. In “Just Medicine: A Cure For Racial Inequality In American Health Care,” she exposes the huge toll taken by disparities entrenched in the health care system, Matthew argues passionately for law-based solutions—not just training programs in cultural sensitivity—and she issues a call to root out the implicit race bias that results in the loss of some 84,000 lives each year. Go to

31] –On Behalf of the Organic Consumers Association, hear the discussion Is Healthy Soil the Solution to Global Warming? This is happening at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, WDC 20045 on Wed., Mar. 9 from 8to 11 AM. In December, at the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris, the French Ministry of Agriculture launched "4 per 1000: Soils for Food Security and Climate," an initiative to mitigate, and eventually reverse, climate change by increasing soil carbon worldwide by 0.4% per year. So far, 26 countries and more than 50 organizations have formally signed on to the initiative.  Is healthy soil the solution to global warming? Is the 4 per 1000 initiative realistic?  Call 21‌8-226-41‌64.

To be continued.

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"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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