Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 22 - 23, 2016

18] Gun violence meeting – June 22
19] Pray for Peace – June 22
20] A Black Vegan Imagination – June 22
21] Community Iftar -- June 22
22] Engaging North Korea – June 23
18] – Blue Ridge Coalition Against Gun Violence will be at the Plowshares office, 1719 Grandin Rd., Rockville, on Wed., June 22 from 7 to 8 PM. Contact Gary Sandman at 540-989-0393 or

19] – Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem on Wed., June 22 at 7:30 PM at St. Ignatius Church, 740 Calvert St., Baltimore.  Direct all correspondence to Charles Cloughen, Jr., Interfaith Peace Partners coordinator, or call 410-321-4545.

20] – APH KO will re-frame black oppression through a speciesist lens using examples of white (human) racial terrorism in the United States. She will also be relying upon Afrofuturistic frameworks to demonstrate how the black vegan imagination is a necessary tool for the liberation of non-human animals. This is happening on Wed., June 22 at 7:30 PM @ Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201Call 443-602-7585.  Go to                                                                                                                                                           221] –   On Wed., June 22 from 8 to 10PM, Islamic Relief USA is sponsoring a Community Iftar at America's Islamic Heritage Museum, 2315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, WDC 200202. Call 202 610-0586.

22] – On Thurs., June 23 from 9 AM to 6 PM at George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW, Lindner Commons, Room 602, WDC., explore a menu of policy options to build a more peaceful Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia. The all-day event will feature discussions with academics, policy analysts, U.S. government officials, practitioners from across the foreign policy spectrum, and more. Former Gov. Bill Richardson (NM) and 10 other speakers will tackle "Engaging North Korea: U.S. Policies to Improve Bilateral Relations."

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have arguably reached historic highs in the first few months of 2016. Relations between the two countries appear deadlocked following North Korea's nuclear test in January, the largest ever U.S.-South Korea military exercises, several North Korean rocket launches, US-led sanction efforts, vicious rhetoric and more. Further, the Obama Administration's policy of 'strategic patience' has not yielded diplomatic progress and both official and back-channel dialogue have reportedly ceased. Yet, despite the impasse between the two countries, there remain an array of policy options to help de-escalate tensions, increase understanding, build trust, and ultimately pave the way for a peacebuilding process.  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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