Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - April 19 - 20, 2016

25] Commemorating the Rwandan Genocide – Apr. 19
26] Philadelphia Peace Vigil – Apr. 19
27] Protest JHU drone research – Apr. 19
28] Nuclear Security debrief – Apr. 19
29] Film COWSPIRACY – Apr. 19
30] Capital Dilemma – Apr. 19
31] Grant workshop – Apr. 19
32] Cold War returns – Apr. 19
33] Somalia – Apr. 20
34] Spatializing Blackness – Apr. 20
25] – Hear about Commemorating the Rwandan Genocide, at the Wechsler Theater at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., WDC, on Tues., Apr. 19 from 4 to 6 PM.  Join the American University Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs Program for a night of commemoration of the 22nd anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi people in Rwanda.  The event will be attended by faith leaders and the Rwandan ambassador to the United States. Email jbaron@american.edu.

26] – 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 Apr. 19.  Call 215-426-0364.

27] – Vigil to say "No Drone Research at JHU" each Tuesday at 33rd & North Charles Sts. join this ongoing vigil on Apr. 19  from 6 to 7  PM. Call Max at 410-323-1607.

28] – On Tues., Apr. 19 from 6:30 to 8 PM, Lesley McNiesh, Fissile Materials Working Group, will discuss "2016 Nuclear Security Summit: A Debrief" at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1400 K St. NW, WDC. RSVP at http://www.ypfp.org/2016_nuclear_security_summit_debrief.

29] – Catch a screening of “Cowspiracy” at 3222 11th St. NW, WDC, on Tues., Apr. 19 from 7 to 9:30 PM.  This documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.  Please join Bloombars for a screening in honor of Earth Day. There will be free food samples and a group discussion after the film, and a drawing for a free food basket for non-vegan attendees. There is a ten dollar suggested donation to support the host. Visit http://www.bloombars.com/event-calendar.

30] – Be at an author talk "Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, DC" at 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, WDC, on Tues., Apr. 19 at 7 PM.  This book uncovers and explains the dynamics that have influenced the contemporary economic advancement of Washington, D.C. This volume’s unique interdisciplinary approach using historical, sociological, anthropological, economic, geographic, political, and linguistic theories and approaches, captures the comprehensive factors related to changes taking place in one of the world’s most important cities. The book has two authors DEREK HYRA, an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University in Washington, DC. SABIYHA PRINCE is a Researcher and Data Analyst for Houses of Worship and the Environment at the Anacostia Community Museum. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1579741018982787/.

31] – Research Associates Foundation announces the next grant cycle to continue funding of Baltimore-based progressive projects and groups.  The deadline for the upcoming grant cycle is Apr. 29, 2016.  For more information, and to download the appropriate application for your project or organization, go to www.RAFbaltimore.org.  There is an information session to assist you in completing applications and to answer your questions on Tues., Apr. 19 from 7:30 to 9 PM at CASA of Baltimore (main office), 4 South Frederick St., Baltimore 21202, hosted by RAF board members Mike McGuire and Diana Carvajal.

32] – On Wed., Apr. 20 from 9 to 10:30 AM, Robert Legvold, Columbia University, and Eugene Rumer, Carnegie Endowment, will tackle "Return to Cold War" at the Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, WDC. RSVP at http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=5225&lang=en.

33] – Come to the U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, WDC, on Wed., Apr. 20 from 2 to 3 PM as the president of Somalia, His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, will give a public address and discuss political and security developments in his country. As Somalia works toward planned national elections this year, President Mohamud will highlight current efforts by his government and discuss strategies by which the Somali people, government and international community can move the country forward. For more than two decades, Somalia has been cited in public discussion as an archetype of a failed state—a country controlled by terrorists and warlords, lacking an effective government and beset by cycles of man-made and natural disasters. In the past few years, however, the country has been rebuilding its economy and reestablishing a functioning government. Go to http://www.usip.org/events/somalia-talk-president-hassan-sheikh-ohamud?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=april_thirteen&utm_campaign=weekly_bulletin.

34] -- On Wed., Apr. 20 at 7:30 PM, come to Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, RASHAD SHABAZZ PRESENTS - SPATIALIZING BLACKNESS: ARCHITECTURES OF CONFINEMENT AND BLACK MASCULINITY IN CHICAGO. Over 277,000 African Americans migrated to Chicago between 1900 and 1940, an influx unsurpassed in any other northern city. From the start, carceral powers literally and figuratively created a prison-like environment to contain these African Americans within the so-called Black Belt on the city's South Side.  A geographic study of race and gender, the book casts light upon the ubiquitous--and ordinary--ways carceral power functions in places where African Americans live. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to http://www.redemmas.org.

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] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

"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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