SENTINEL'S ACTIVIST CALENDAR

FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS

BY MAX OBUSZEWSKI
COMING UP: Viva House Benefit! The Baltimore Catholic Worker, called Viva House, is bringing a one-woman play about Dorothy Day to Baltimore. It will be performed only once, on March 3 at 3 p.m. in the Head Theater at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert Street.
       Tickets are $10 and are available by writing a check to “Viva House” and mailing to:

Brenda Walsh & Willa Bickham
Viva House
26 South Mount Street
Baltimore, MD 21223-2325

        A Death Penalty—Moratorium bill will be introduced by Delegate Salima Siler Marriott, 40th District, on Thu., Feb. 1, the first day of Black History month. Contact legislators and Gov. Parris Glendening to abolish this dreadful death penalty. Go to the web site at www.mlis.org to gain contact information.

       The Baltimore Peace Network hosts a monthly breakfast at 8 AM on the first Friday of the month at American Friends Service Committee, 4806 York Road [three blocks north of Coldspring Lane]. The next meeting is Feb. 2. All are welcome for a light breakfast and sharing of information. Plans will be made for a Citizens Commission hearing on April 22 to study the effects of military spending. Call 410-323-7200.

       Susan Crane and Philip Berrigan completed their sentences for the Plowshares vs. Depleted Uranium disarmament. However, they are accused of violating probation related to their Prince of Peace Plowshares at Bath, Maine. They are scheduled to appear in federal court in Portland, ME on Fri., Feb. 2. Susan is to appear at 11 AM, and Phil at 1:30 PM. A solidarity vigil will take place outside Martin’s Airfield, 2701 Eastern Blvd., at 11 AM. Call Max at 410-323-7200.

       Viva House and Baltimore Campaign to End the Death Penalty hold a witness against the death penalty at the Maryland penitentiary each Monday 5 to 6 PM. Meet at the corner of Madison Ave. and Fallsway in Baltimore. Contact Terry Fitzgerald at 443-741-3435.

       The Baltimore Emergency Response Network [BERN] protests economic sanctions against Iraq each Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 10 AM at Lombard and Charles Sts. Then concerned citizens go to lobby Senator Paul Sarbanes at his Baltimore office from 10 AM to 10:30 AM. His office is on the 17th floor of the Bank of America building. Call Max at 410-323-7200.

       The Coalition Against Global Exploitation [CAGE] is organizing a Criminalization of Dissent forum on Wed., Feb. 7 at 7:30 PM at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Main Building, Room N-110, 1300 Mt. Royal Avenue in Baltimore. Call Max at 410-323-7200.

       Maryland Health Care for All is holding a Town Meeting on Feb. 13 at 7 PM at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1701 Dulaney Valley Road in Lutherville. Call 410-235-9000.

       To reserve your seat for the Sweet Honey in the Rock Concert on Tues., Feb. 20 at 7:30 PM, contact Paulette Hammond at phamm001@earthlink.net or 410-747-3811. Tickets for the performance at the Meyerhoff Concert Hall are $40 for Orchestra and $30 for Terrace. Ticket price includes a reception with refreshments. The performers will attend the reception.

       The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will show the video CATCH-22 on Fri., Feb. 23. The video will be shown at AFSC. Doors open 7:00 PM, and the video will begin promptly at 7:30 PM. A discussion follows. Call 410-323-7200.

       On Wed., Feb. 28, AFSC-Baltimore’s Third World Coalition presents “Capturing the Soul of the Community: Artistic Expressions of African-American Culture.” This Black History Month program and word slam will take place from 6 to 8 PM and will include dinner. RSVP by February 21. Participants are urged to bring essays, poetry and other forms of written/spoken word for the slam. AFSC-Baltimore will be accepting visual art forms, such as drawings, paintings and photography for a month-long exhibit. Call 410-323-7200.

       The Progressive Action Center, 1443 Gorsuch Ave., has space open and is in great need to have people rent office space or a rooms for residency. Call 410-243-2471.


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This story was published on April 4, 2001.