Thursday, June 9, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - June 9 - 11, 2016

29] “Assessing the Societal Implications of Emerging Technologies – June 9
30] Rally with Bernie in D.C. – June 9
31] Casa Justice Awards Dinner – June 9
32] Islamophobia in the War on Terror – June 9
33] Peace group meeting – June 9
34] Film “Farming and Food for the Future” – June 9
35] Protest Donald Trump’s hate speak – June 10
36] Peace vigil at White House – June 10
37] WIB peace vigils – June 10
38] Peace Vigil/Black Lives Matter – June 10
39] Film DEGRADE – June 10
40] Ballroom Dancing June 10
41] Nonviolent conflict resolution workshop – June 11
42] Protest CIA drone strikes – June 11
43] West Chester peace vigil – June 11
44] CubaToday potluck dinner & presentation – June 11
45] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
46] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
47] Do you need any book shelves?
48] Join the Global Zero campaign
49] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
29]Catch the book launch of “Assessing the Societal Implications of Emerging Technologies” at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, 5th floor Conference Room, WDC, on Thurs., June 9 from noon to 1:30 PM.  Be at the Wilson Center to hear from the author Evan Michelson who will offer tangible insights into strategies deployed by well-known, high-profile organizations involved in anticipating the societal and policy implications of nanotechnology and synthetic biology. The book lays out one of the first actionable roadmaps that interested stakeholders can follow when working toward institutionalizing anticipatory governance practices throughout the policymaking process. David Rejeski, director of the Science & Technology Innovation Program at the Wilson Center, will lead the discussion. A light lunch will be served at noon. Go to

30] –Bernie is hosting a rally in Washington, D.C. on Thurs., June 9. Doors open at 4PM in the D.C. Armory Lot 3, 2001 E. Capitol St. SE.  Don't miss this chance to see him in person and join a conversation about the issues that matter: making college tuition-free, getting big money out of politics, combating climate change, and much more. With the D.C. primary coming up on June 14, join the political revolution--A Future to Believe In Washington, D.C. RSVP at Please do not bring bags, and limit what you bring to small personal items like keys and cell phones. Weapons, sharp objects, chairs, and signs or banners on sticks will not be allowed through security. Limited parking is available on-site, so carpooling is strongly encouraged. For public transportation, take the Blue, Orange or Silver lines to the Stadium Armory Station.

31] – Get over to the CASA Justice Awards Night at the Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St. NW, WDC, on Thurs., June 9 from 6 to 8 PM.  Celebrate the champions of immigrant rights at CASA's fourth annual Justice Awards Night, which will include special guest appearances, live Latin music, and hosted cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds will benefit CASA, the DC region's largest Latino and immigrant advocacy organization.  Buy tickets at

32] –There is a fundraiser at the Impact Hub DC, 419 7th St NW, Suite 300, WDC, on Thurs., June 9 from 7 to 10 PM.  It is for NCPCF and Dar Ul Tawhid with the focus on Muslim political prisoners. Imam Abdul Aly will speak about his experience being detained in a Communications Management Unit and Dr. Maha Hilal will speak on Institutionalized Islamophobia in the War on Terror. Participants will be able to engage in the discussion and share their experiences as Muslims living in the United States. RSVP
33] – The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will meet on Thurs., June 9 at 7:30 PM at Max’s residence.  The agenda will include Freddie Gray & local organizing, killer drones and Obama, the action at the State of the Union, Bernie’s phone, Hiroshima-Nagasaki, the unending wars and the annual visit to the National Security Agency. RSVP at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at to get the address of the meeting site.

34] – There is an Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences 2016 Conference at which a film “Farming and Food for the Future” will be shown at the Doyle/Forman Theater, McKinley Building, WDC, on Thurs., June 9 at 7:30 PM.  Cliff Miller of Mount Vernon Farm in the Virginia Piedmont is trying innovative management techniques to sustain his farm for future generations. Other sustainable farms will be featured, and the host and moderator is Chris Palmer, Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking.

35] – Join CODEPINK and faith leaders on Fri., June 10 at noon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW, WDC 20008, to protest the hateful, violent, racist language of Donald Trump. Trump will be speaking at the Road to Majority Conference, an annual event that convenes conservative politicians and activists. Challenge Trump's rhetoric that incites violence and hatred against minorities, and call for a #President4Peace! Email Rebecca Green (!

36] – On Fri., June 10 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! This vigil will take place at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contract Art @ or at 202-360-6416. 

37] – On Fri., June 10 from noon to 1 PM, join a Women in Black peace vigil. A vigil will take place in McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt Sts., and another will take place outside Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St., across from the Rotunda.  Stay for as long as you can. Wear black. Dress for who knows what kind of weather. Bring your own poster or help with the "NO WAR IN MY NAME" banner.  When there are others to stand with, you don't need to carry the burden alone. Do this to be in solidarity with others....when everything around us says “Be afraid of the stranger.” Carpool and parking available at both locations. Just send an email that you need a ride [] /.  Peace cranes and peace signs will be available. 

38] – There is usually a silent peace vigil on Fridays, from 5 to 6 PM, sponsored by Homewood Friends and Stony Run Meetings, outside the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St.  The next scheduled vigil is on June 10. Black Lives Matter. Since this is the First Friday, there will be a potluck dinner after the vigil. 

39] – Check out DEGRADE at the Voices on Palestine: Summer Film Series 2016 at 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, WDC, on Fri., June 10 at 6 PM.  The film is the directorial debut of twin brothers Arab and Tarzan Nasser. Set entirely in a women’s hair salon in Gaza during a confrontation between the police and a local gangster, effectively trapping the women inside.  Rasha Salti, curator of the Toronto International Film Festival, has called this a “dramatic huis clos”. The film blends caricature and reality to emphasize the complexity of life in Gaza where people are afflicted by multiple nodes of pressure, and the social space of women increasingly circumscribed by these pressures. The discussion afterwards will include Film and Multimedia Producer Aditi Desai; Chris Miller, President, Piedmont Environmental Council; and Carolynn Brunette, Managing Director, Prince Charitable Trusts. Go to Ace.
40] – There is an opportunity to participate in ballroom dancing, usually every Friday of the month, in the JHU ROTC Bldg. at  8 PM.  Turn south on San Martin Dr. from the intersection of Univ. Parkway and 39th St.  Drive on campus by taking the third left turn. The next dance will be June 10. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

41] – The Peace Academy is Little Friends for Peace's training program that offers a variety of short workshops, multi-session certificate courses, and long-term, hands-on teaching opportunities. Peace Academy classes provide adults the opportunity to experience and practice peace building as well as learn strategies for teaching peace to others.  Contact MJ Park at to sign up! On Sat., June 11 from 10 AM to 2 PM, the workshop is "Nonviolent Conflict Resolution" (light snacks provided), 128 M St. NW, WDC 20001. You will internalize the meditation theories of the Peace Train and Peace Table through practical consideration of tactics in the context of your present conflicts. The participation fee is $25, but scholarships are available.

42] – The monthly vigil against armed drones will take place outside the gates of the Central Intelligence Agency starting at 10 AM. This month the vigil will happen at the time of a large demonstration in Germany against the relay station used to direct the drones from Ramstein Air Force Base. There will be a simple memorial for the drone victims. Please bring flowers, and, if you are also able, print outs of the victims of drone strikes. These are the directions to Langley Fork Park.  You can park there. Turn from Georgetown Pike (Rte. 193) onto Colonial Farm Rd. (first right if coming from Dolley Madison Blvd., Rte. 123). Take the first left into the parking lot for Langley Fork Park and park there. Walk back to the main CIA entrance on the foot path that parallels Georgetown Pike and Dolley Madison Blvd. (or if that is blocked, along the shoulder of the roads). Contact malachy kilbride at [].

43] – Each Saturday, 11 AM – 1 PM, Chester County Peace Movement holds a peace vigil in West Chester in front of the Chester County Courthouse, High & Market Sts. Go to Email

44] –  On  Sat., Jun. 11 AT 6:30 PM, attend Cuba Today: Changing Times, New Perspective, which includes a potluck dinner and a presentation, which is hosted by the Howard County Friends of Latin America at the Roger Carter Community Center, 3000 Milltowne Drive, Ellicott City 21043. The guest speaker is Rita Olga Martínez, a professor of history, art, and culture, and specialist with the NGO Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos (The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples). Its primary mission is to form ties of friendship between Cuba and the international community. She has over 25 years of diplomatic relations work experience, and will be discussing the changing times and new perspectives of Cuba. The potluck dinner takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, followed by the presentation and the Q&A from 7:30 – 9 PM.  This event is FREE and open to the public. Please bring a main dish to share. Contact Leslie Salgado at (410) 381-4899 or

45] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email:

46] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at 44] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at

47] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: A growing group of leaders around the world is calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and a majority of the global public agrees.  This is an historic window of opportunity.  With momentum already building in favor of Zero, a major show of support from people around the world could tip the balance. When it comes to nuclear weapons, one is one too many.

48] – A Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil takes place every day in Lafayette Park, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 24 hours a day, since June 3, 1981. Go to; call 202-682-4282.

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

“One is called to live nonviolently, even if the change one works for seems impossible. It may or may not be possible to turn the US around through nonviolent revolution. But one thing favors such an attempt: the total inability of violence to change anything for the better" - Daniel Berrigan  

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