Always call or email to confirm that the event is still scheduled.
April 7, 14, 21, 28. Vigil for peace, every Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (in any and all weather) at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill. More information from 215-843-4256 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 10. "GasLand," a documentary about gas drilling (aka "fracking"), 5:30 p.m. at Prince Theatre, 1412 Chestnut Street in Center City, Philadelphia. Please get your tickets to the show via the Film Society at http://www.filmadelphia.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&
April 10. "Gas drilling in Marcellus Shale" with Jay Sweeney of Wyoming County's Greens, 8:00 p.m., $30/person (includes diner) at the Singapore Vegetarian Restaurant, 1006 Race Street, Chinatown, Philadelphia.
RSVP to email@example.com.
April 11. Legacy of Vietnam with Sophie Quinn-Judge, David McReynolds and Peter Lems. Pot-luck supper at 4:30 p.m., program at 5:30 p.m., University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street, University City, Philadelphia. More information from Brandywine Peace Community, firstname.lastname@example.org and 610-544-1818.
April 14. Progressive Democrats of America, Philadelphia Chapter, monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friends Center, 15th and Cherry Streets, Center City, Philadelphia. More information from email@example.com and 215-694-7803.
April 17. Vigil at Army Experience Center, www.shutdowntheaec.net, 11:30 a.m. at Franklin Mills Mall, Knights and Woodhaven Roads in northeast Philadelphia. Endorsed by Northwest Greens.
More information from firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 18. Jose Zapatero Peace Event. 26 peace organizations will vigil from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. near Senator Arlen Specter's home on West Schoolhouse Lane (at Vaux Street) in Germantown. They want Specter to cut off funding for the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq and to bring the troops home now. On this date in 2004, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero withdrew all Spanish troops participating in the occupation of Iraq. For more information, please contact email@example.com and 215-843-4256.
April 21. "Nuclear Disarmament in the Obama Era" with Joseph Gerson, pot-luck supper and discussion, 6:00 p.m., Rufus Jones Room, Friends Center, 15th and Cherry Streets, Center City, Philadelphia. More information from 610-554-1818 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 22. Honor the Earth: Abolish Nuclear Weapons, rain or shine, noon, Independence Mall, Sixth and Market Streets, Old Philadelphia.
More information from Brandywine Peace Community, email@example.com and 610-544-1818.
May 5, 12, 19, 26. Vigil for peace, every Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (in any and all weather) at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill. More information from 215-843-4256 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 1. Mount Airy Day, www.mtairyday.org/, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., 6400 Germantown Avenue, Mount Airy, Philadelphia. More information from email@example.com.
May 2. Peace Train to New York City to participate in a major international rally, march and festival for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) at UN Headquarters. More information from 609 924-5022 and http://www.peacecoalition.org/component/content/article/39-cfpa/140-peace-tr
May 6. Northwest Greens monthly meeting, 7:00 pm, in the Weavers Way Meeting Room, 555 Carpenter Lane in West Mount Airy. More information from 215-843-4256 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 15. Vigil at Army Experience Center, www.shutdowntheaec.net, 11:30 a.m. at Franklin Mills Mall, Knights and Woodhaven Roads in northeast Philadelphia. Endorsed by Northwest Greens. More information from email@example.com.
May 16. Abu Ghraib Peace Event, 26 peace organizations will vigil from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. near the home of Senator Arlen Specter on West Schoolhouse Lane (at Vaux Street) in Germantown. They want Specter to cut off funding for the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq and to bring the troops home now. On this date in 2005, Army Specialist Sabrina Harman was convicted at Fort Hood, TX, for her role in the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. No soldier above the rank of sergeant has been convicted of such crimes, and no soldier has yet been convicted of the torture of Iraqi prisoners. More information from 215-843-4256 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 22. Annual pot-luck luncheon, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) with "Peace and Justice Dove Award" to Philadelphia ACORN, noon, $5/person, Aulenbach House, 29 West Tulpehocken Street in Germantown. More information from email@example.com and 215-848-3544.
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Vigil for peace, every Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (in any and all weather) at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill. More information from
215-843-4256 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 19. Vigil at Army Experience Center, www.shutdowntheaec.net, 11:30 a.m. at Franklin Mills Mall, Knights and Woodhaven Roads in northeast Philadelphia. Endorsed by Northwest Greens.
More information from email@example.com.
June 20. Muhammad Ali Peace Event, 26 peace organizations will vigil from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. near the home of Senator Arlen Specter on West Schoolhouse Lane (at Vaux Street) in Germantown. They want Specter to cut off funding for the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq and to bring the troops home now. On this date in 1967, Muhammad Ali, Olympic Gold Medalist and World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted for the U.S.
occupation of Vietnam. More information from 215-843-4256 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 21 through 27. Helping Hands Week for Northwest Greens at Trolley Car Diner. Trolley Car will donate 15% of your bill to this non-partisan, neighborhood organization - IF YOU HAVE A COUPON. Download the coupon at (site available soon). More information from 215-843-4256 and email@example.com.
July 7, 14, 21, 28. Vigil for peace, every Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (in any and all weather) at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill. More information from 215-843-4256 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 23-25. National Conference To Bring the Troops Home Now, www.nationalpeaceconference.org, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albany, New York. More information from 516-227-6947 and email@example.com.
We will be making history on Saturday night, April 10 at 7 PM. We will be seeing and then talking about a very fine documentary of Howard Zinn's book: A People's History of the United States. See the episodes of US History that don't get much play in the textbooks. Hear a heated discussion of implications of such episodes. Popcorn and cider there for your refreshment. And it is all FREE! Green Street Friends Meeting • 45 W. School House Lane • Entrance around back
*April 2010 marks the 35th Anniversary of the end to the U.S. war in Vietnam
**The Legacy of Vietnam Today
**Panel Presentation and discussion**
**This Sunday, April 11, 4:30p.m., You are invited to the**
Brandywine Peace Community Monthly Potluck Supper & Program**
**University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA
(corner of 37th & Chestnut)**
Please bring a main dish, salad, or dessert to share. Program begins at
*Easily accessible by public transportation (**www.septa.com**), see SEPTA bus #21*
Speakers panel will feature:*
renowned socialist-pacifist and presidential candidate, who co-authored
(with AJ Muste) the first analysis from the U.S. peace movement calling for
unconditional U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. McReynolds was a national staff
organizer at War Resisters League for 40 years and a leading strategist and
organizer of the Vietnam-era anti-war movement. In 1966, at the height of
the war, he traveled to Vietnam, meeting with dissident Buddhists, and then
again in 1971. After the war, in 1981, he traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia.
*Dr. Sophie Quinn-Judge,*
who during the war was a medical aid worker in Vietnam, is now Associate
Director of the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society at
Temple University. Just back from another extended visit to Vietnam and
fluent in Vietnamese, Dr. Quinn-Judge has received international recognition
for her scholarly work on Vietnam, including her highly-regarded book, *Ho
Chi Minh: The Missing Years (1919-1941).*
*Peter Lems,* American Friends Service Committee Advocacy Program for Afghanistan and
Iraq, has traveled throughout the Middle East, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
UPDATE!!! April 2 - 40 participate in 2010 Good Friday Stations of Justice &
Peace at Lockheed Martin, 7 arrested – Mary Ellen Norpel, Ambler, PA;
Carroll Clay, Kathy Cleaver, Mary Jo McArthur, and Robert M. Smith, all of
Philadelphia; Anne Geers of Media, PA; and Father Patrick Sieber and Jackie
Bauman, both of New Jersey - for nonviolent resistance to world’s #1 war
profiteer. Program, readings click
Save the DATE!!! Saturday, April 17, 11:30a.m.* **
– Monthly Vigil to Close the Army Experience Center at the Franklin Mills Mall
*.* Read about last month’s Observance of Iraq War Anniversary/March 20
demonstration article, photos & video click
*Walk for Nuclear Abolition*, Phila. to NYC Non-Proliferation Treaty Review
– Philadelphia events, April 19 – 22. Thursday, April 22 - *Noon - Nuclear
Free Earth Day Rally & Walk starts at *Independence Mall Click here for all
*Brandywine Peace Community*
610-544-1818 **firstname.lastname@example.org* http://brandywinepeace.com/*
The 2010 Pennsylvania Primary is Only Six Weeks Away:
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The Assignment: Volunteers are trained on election laws and work throughout the Philadelphia region on Election Day helping voters in the field or staffing the 866-OUR-VOTE voter protection hotline. Volunteers work a shift in the morning, afternoon or evening in a part of the city of their choosing.
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I just emailed Lisa Jackson & thanked her for starting off my day with a much needed positive note.
Great news. The Environmental Protection Agency just announced the most significant administrative action ever taken against mountaintop removal coal mining.
During the Bush administration, the EPA ignored the science on mountaintop removal mining and simply rubber stamped destructive mining permits with little or no regard to the devastating effect of this form of coal extraction. The process leaves landscapes scarred, water contaminated, and communities in ruin.
Last week, President Obama's EPA announced new regulations — driven by science — to prevent the significant and irreversible damage mountaintop removal mining inflicts on our watersheds. Tough new water quality standards just released could spell the beginning of the end for this destructive practice.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has directed the regional EPA offices that issue permits to coal mining companies to benchmark the levels of mining runoff that would enter local streams when a new mine is proposed. If a mining operation would raise the levels beyond a permissible standard — more than five times above normal — the regional office must deny the permit.
These guidelines will effectively prohibit most mountaintop removal mining operations that blow the rocks and soil of the top of a mountain and then fill surrounding valleys and streams with the detritus.
Lisa Jackson's actions follow on the heels of an announcement that the EPA would block an existing permit for a massive mountaintop removal mining proposed by Arch Coal in West Virginia. The agency invoked the Clean Water Act in vetoing the project, the first time ever that the EPA has used this authority to reverse a permit that had already been issued.
Big Coal has proven that it will stop at nothing to continue exploiting the earth and the residents of coal country. With so many politicians — Democrat and Republican alike — in the industry's pocket, it's been impossible to get Congress to pass sensible environmental laws. That's where the EPA comes in.
When Congress fails to act, the EPA can invoke scientific studies and use its authority under the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act to take bold action on the most pressing environmental issues of the day. Last week it was mountaintop removal mining. And soon EPA will be using the same tactics to regulate CO2.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson needs to hear from us that we applaud her efforts to use every weapon at her disposal to protect our environment. Give her your thanks and let her know we support using bold action to confront the most pressing environmental threats of our day — from mountaintop removal mining to greenhouse gas emissions.
Thank you for all of your work and dedication. Your pressure works.
Michael Kieschnick, CEO, CREDO Action from Working Assets
P.S. My first job out of graduate school was with the EPA. Then, as now, the good people at the EPA got hammered for following the science by polluters, their lobbyists, and the members of Congress they bought. When the EPA does the right thing, it is good to thank them.
It's time to
remind our legislators
that they represent us, not Big Oil lobbyists -- tell Congress to
Clean Air Act.
We can bolster American security through energy independence, but not if we continue to reward oil companies that do business with our enemies.1
We can create a clean energy economy here in the US and stop the flow of jobs overseas to counties like India and China,2 but not if we stay chained to oil's outdated, dirty technology.
We've been held hostage to Big Oil for long enough.
Contact Congress today and demand they stand up to Big Oil's assault on the Clean Air Act.
Sarah Hodgdon, Sierra Club Conservation Director
Subject: Ask Congress to Stand United with the Administration in Opposing Settlements!
James Zogby [:email@example.com]
Now is the
time to weigh in....
National Museum of Women in the Arts [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Spring Happenings at NMWA!
New York Avenue Sculpture Project / Public art in the nation's capital!
This spring, the National Museum of Women in the Arts will unveil the first phase of a bold public art project. Sculptures by renowned women artists will be exhibited in changing installations on New York Avenue - at NMWA's front door. The first phase of the New York Avenue Sculpture Project features four monumental sculptures by French-born artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930 - 2002).
February 5 - August 22
Pomp and Power features a series of 25 engravings by French artist Antoinette Bouzonnet Stella (1641-1676) entitled The Entrance of the Emperor Sigismond into Mantua.
A Dream...but not Yours: Contemporary Art from Turkey
February 12 - May 16
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is pleased to present some of the leading women artists who claim Turkey as their homeland, and whose video art, photography, and painting declare their identity.
Shenson Chamber Music Concert Series: Sara Daneshpour, piano
Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Hailing Sara Daneshpour's 2007 performance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Post wrote that, "She created a transfixing poetry." A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, she has captured the attention of music lovers at venues in her native Washington, D.C., as well as Carnegie Hall and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Daneshpour garnered second prize at the 2007 William Kapell International Piano Competition. General $15, Members, Seniors, and Students $10. Reservations required: please email email@example.com or call 202-783-7370.
Sort-of-Jane Austen Reading Series: Or by Liz Duffy Adams
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
In Or, Aphra Behn is getting out of the spy trade and into show biz--if she can write her play without interruption. While war rages and Aphra and her friends celebrate free love, the 1660s start to look a lot like the 1960s. Directed by Shirley Serotsky.
Click here for more information.
Shenson Chamber Music Concert. Sofja Gülbadamova, piano
Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Commended for her technical perfection and dramatic performances, as well as her “highly personal interpretation…and dreamy self-assurance” (Frankfurter Allgemeine), Russian-born pianist Sofja Gülbadamova is ascending to new heights. She was the first-prize winner at both the 2008 International Piano Competition in Aix-en-Provence, France, and the 2008 International Francis Poulenc Piano Competition. General $15, Members, Seniors, and Students $10. Reservations recommended. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-783-7370.
Role Model Workshop: Cut! Print It!
Saturday, April 24, 2010, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Learn about intaglio printmaking techniques and create your own unique prints. Participants will also view the engravings in Pomp & Power: Antoinette Bouzonnet Stella's "Entrance of the Emperor Sigismond into Mantua." Free for ages 13-18. Reservations required: please email email@example.com or call 202-783-7370.
Reservatons are required for some of these events.
On the Calendar:
First Sunday of the Month Brunch Sunday, April 4, 2010 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join us for brunch at the Museum Cafe on the first Sunday of every month! Eggs any style, omelets, French toast, and waffles cooked to order; fine pastries, fruit, juices, coffees, and tea. FREE admission to the museum. Docent-led tours are available: 12:30, 1:30, and 3:30. For reservations call 202-628-1068. $25.
Wednesday Gallery Talks Wednesdays: April 7 & 21, 2010 / 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Join NMWA staff as they offer short gallery talks that explore a variety of topics related to the artworks, artists, and themes featured at the museum. Free with museum admission. Meet at the Information Desk at noon. No reservations required.
The War Against Cuba: New Budgets, Same Premise, Jose Pertierra
Translation: Machetera http://machetera.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/washingtons-cuban-cannery/
Presidents in Washington come and go, but the end goal
of U.S. foreign policy remains the same: derail the
governments who dare to defend their national
sovereignty and destroy any revolution that ventures
toward a different world than that which is programmed
for them. The weapons that the United States has used
in its offensive against Cuba have evolved over the
last fifty years, but the war remains the same.
Israel Should Thank Obama for Acting Like a Friend- Haaretz http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1159606.html