Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Baltimore Activist Alert - September 6 - 11, 2016

14] Don’t go to hear Medea Benjamin – Sept. 6
15] The Road to Health Equity – Sept. 8
17] Peace Academy Course – Sept. 8
18] Peace vigil at White House – Sept. 9
19] WIB peace vigils – Sept. 9
20] Black Lives Matter vigil – Sept. 9
21] Film “Embracing Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan” – Sept. 9
22] Ballroom Dancing – Sept. 9
23] SERVICE DAY -- Sept. 10
24] West Chester peace vigil – Sept. 10
25] “Fidel es Fidel” Photo Exhibition -- Sept. 10 & 11
26] Book signing of THE ISSUE – Sept, 10
27] Room for rent
28] Sign up with Washington Peace Center
29] Donate books, videos, DVDs and records
30] Do you need any book shelves?
31] Join the Global Zero campaign
32] Join the Peace Park Antinuclear Vigil
14] --- Don’t go see this woman speak on Tues., Sept. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, WDC.  I forbid you all from listening to this infidel spread lies about my royal family in the great Kingdom of Saudi Arabia... what are we paying the Podesta brothers for anyway? Politics & Prose Presents: Medea Benjamin Book Tour D.C. Stop! Her book is “Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S. - Saudi Connection.” This woman spreads propaganda! She twists truth, calling our defense against terrorism and our totally legit use of cluster bombs in dense civilian areas “war crimes.” A troublemaker, she even speaks out against her own rulers! She believes they should stop being our dear Western ally in our destruction of… er…  I mean defense against the Yemeni threat!  She would never be allowed to spout such lunacy if she were in the great Kingdom of Saud! In fact, she would not even be able to drive to the event! HAH! Yes, we really do have a life second-to-none in the great Saudi Kingdom, and world-class public beheadings!  No, don’t read her new book or listen to what she has to say about our great Kingdom or the governments of our allies, for they are all lies! Lies! LIES!

Not a fan of dissent, King Salman of Saudi Arabia. Go to http://www.codepink.org/kingdom_of_the_unjust_behind_the_us_saudi_connection.

15] – The Road to Health Equity: Overcoming Racism to Improve Community Wellbeing will take place at 4200 Connecticut Ave., WDC, on Thurs., Sept. 8 from 8 AM to 5 PM. The 2016 Metropolitan Washington Public Health Assn (MWPHA) Annual Conference will focus on how race and racism impact communities of color’s health outcomes and overall wellbeing.  The conference will be an opportunity for public health professionals and stakeholders from across the DC metropolitan area to unite, learn, network and engage with peers around the issues of health equity and racism.  Conference attendees will also have an opportunity to explore and share strategies that can be used to improve health outcomes for communities of color in the DC Metro area. RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-road-to-health-equity-overcoming-racism-to-improve-community-wellbeing-tickets-26495124631.

16] – An INTERFAITH POWER & LIGHT SOCIAL JUSTICE HAPPY HOUR will take place on Thurs., Sept. 8 at 5 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201. Celebrate Interfaith Power & Light, and learn about all of the good work that Maryland's religious communities are doing together to faithfully respond to climate change!

Interfaith Power & Light is mobilizing a religious response to global warming. The mission of Interfaith Power & Light is to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. This campaign intends to protect the earth’s ecosystems, safeguard the health of all Creation, and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all. Since the year 2000, IPL has helped thousands of congregations address global warming by being better stewards of energy. Call 443-602-7585.  Go to http://www.redemmas.org.  

17] –  Attend a Peace Academy Fall 2016 Course for teachers, parents, coaches, social workers, mentors, and any adult who wants to experience, learn, and practice peace. You must be in college or older. Continuing Education Credits (CECs) are available. Live Peace, Teach Peace: Best Practices and Tools Level I is happening Thursdays, Sept. 8 & 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Perry Community Center, 128 M St., NW, 2nd floor, WDC 20001. Email mjpeace@gmail.com to schedule a course.

18] – On Fri., Sept. 9 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 @ artlaffin@hotmail.com or at 202-360-6416. 

19] – On Fri., Sept. 9 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 [mailto:wibbaltimore@peacepath911.org].  Peace signs will be available. 

20] – There is usually a silent 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 Sept. 9. Black Lives Matter.

21] –  The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Homewood and Stony Run Meetings and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility are continuing the FILM & SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS DVD SERIES.  The DVDs will be shown at Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, usually on the First Friday.  After the Black Lives Matter vigil, there will be a potluck dinner. At 7:15 PM, from September through December, a DVD will be shown with a discussion to follow.  There is no charge, and refreshments will be available.  The series theme is REACTING TO WARS ON CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS, PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

On Fri., Sept. 9 see “Embracing Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan” [2013, Allen Nelson Peace Project].  It is in Japanese with English subtitles. Allan Nelson, an ex-marine, talks about war and peace:  “Article 9 is more powerful than any nuclear weapons.” Article 9 of Japan's Constitution reads as follows: “Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes.” However, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for changing Article 9.  This has resulted in protests.  Contact max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Verizon.net.

22] – 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 Sept. 9. Call Dave Greene at 410-599-3725.

23] –This year marks the 15th anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks on 9/11. Every year since then, the American Arab Institute has proudly joined groups across the country in commemorating the victims and first responders by participating in the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. This year, the national day of service falls on Sat., Sept. 10.  From 10 AM to noon.  The Day of Service will be at a local Washington, DC elementary school in need of a fresh coat of paint and gardening help. RSVP at http://www.aaiusa.org/9_11_day_of_service?utm_campaign=9_11_service&utm_medium=email&utm_source=aai

24] – 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 www.ccpeace.org. Email ccpeacemovement@aol.com.

25] – “Fidel es Fidel” Photo Exhibition is hosted by the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity (ICAP) and the National Network on Cuba.  The celebrated Cuban photographer Roberto Chile’s collection of distinguished photographs of the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, in time for his milestone 90th birthday, can be seen from 2 to 5 PM at the Cork Factory, 302 Federal St., Baltimore 21202. The exhibit is comprised of 17 images that are currently being shown around the world from now until the end of the year. Donations are welcome to help cover costs.  The exhibit is co-sponsored by Baltimore-Matanzas Sister City Project and Howard County Friends of Latin America (HoCoFoLA). Call (410) 381-4899 or email cuba_is_hope@comcast.net.

26] –  There is a BOOK READING AND BOOK SIGNING with BALTIMORE 8-YEAR-OLD AUTHOR, SINCERE Z. HEUGHAN, on Sat., Sept. 10 at 2 PM at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, 30 W. North Ave., Baltimore 21201, in the Free School Classroom. Join Sincere and friends for his very first public reading from his non-fiction children’s book entitled “The Issue.” It is a true story written and illustrated by Sincere, detailing a day in the life of a student who faces a very challenging issue while at school.  Sincere and mom will host a discussion to welcome questions and dialogue about Sincere’s inspiration for writing his book. Mom will also share their first-time experience with becoming a self-published author.  Call 443-602-7585.  Go to http://www.redemmas.org.  

27] – There is a furnished room for rent with private bath in a nice, quiet Lutherville neighborhood, not far from the light rail and 83, 15 minutes from Towson Town Center and various shops on York Road.  Rent, which includes cable, Wi-Fi, kitchen privileges and the use of washer and dryer, is $650.00 a month and the splitting of gas & electric bill. Call Lynn at 410-960-3008.

28] -- The Washington Peace Center has a progressive calendar & activist alert! Consider signing up to receive its weekly email: info@washingtonpeacecenter.org.

29] -- If you would like to get rid of books, videos, DVDs or records, contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.

30] -- Can you use any book shelves? Contact Max at 410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at verizon.net.

31] -- Join an extraordinary global campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons: http://www.globalzero.org/sign-declaration. 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.

32] – 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 http://prop1.org; 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] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/.

“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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