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Please join Anne Arundel County Indivisible for our first general meeting followed by a Candidate Meet and Greet. We will provide a midmorning snack and a chance to meet Democratic candidates running for office at the county and state levels. You can get involved with a campaign or simply get your questions answered. We will be reviewing all that Anne Arundel Indivisible has accomplished in the past year and discuss our vision moving forward. We have a speaker from the national Indivisible organization coming as well. It will be a great morning of action and information!
Please join us for a special screening and panel discussion surrounding Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed documentary, 13th.
The event is free but registration is required. Learn more and reserve your spot here:
Vigil at the Civil Rights Foot Soldier Memorial
We will gather Friday at 9am in front of the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. The rally begins promptly at 10am. The 17-mile march from the NRA to the Department of Justice will begin promptly at 12pm. People will stay overnight in the D.C. area. We will gather at the Department of Justice on Saturday at 10am. More details to be announced.
Please join Victoria Bruce who will discuss her new book, Sellout: How Washington Gave Away America's Technological Soul, and One Man's Fight to Bring it Home. http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/sellout-9781632862587/ Discussion will be at Barnes and Noble at Harbor Center Annapolis, MD We will hold a reception following the event at Union Jacks in Annapolis, MD
Walk ins are welcome. Pre-registration is not required.
The Maryland Commission for Women is holding a series of public forums across the state: Voices of Maryland Women. We are pleased to announce that a forum will be held on June 8, 2017, in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Commission for Women, in Arnold, MD.
We want to hear from the women of Maryland, in their own words, about the needs and concerns they face in their everyday lives. We will develop a report with recommendations for improvements in programs, legislation and policies that impact the lives of Maryland women from the Western Panhandle to the Eastern Shore.
Maryland women across the region are invited to speak to the state Commission for Women and their county Commission for Women about the challenges they face, as women, and what would make their lives better.
Come talk to us!
Here’s your chance to meet the 12 candidates in Wards 1-8 who want to represent the City by serving on the City Council. Buy a drink and have time to get to know the candidates and ask questions.
This is not a formal forum, but a chance to have some fun,
take a break from the hard work of activism,
get to know each other and
chat one-on-one with the candidates for City Council.
Hosted by Caucus of African American Leaders
On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m. demonstrators will assemble at the Civil Rights Foot Soldiers Memorial across from the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, Maryland for an 11:00 a.m. protest at the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 8 Church Circle, Annapolis, Maryland.
This multi-racial demonstration is to call attention to the fact that Anne Arundel County Circuit Court has an all-white bench and that black women in its 366 year history has never been appointed to the bench. There has never been a Latino or Asian to serve on this circuit court.
We are demanding that Governor Hogan appoint black women, Asians and Latinos to the bench. Join us for what will be the largest demonstration in the history of the circuit court against racism.
Take off from work and take off from school and demand a circuit court that reflects the people it serves.
The Anne Arundel Branch NAACP and Co-Sponsors will hold a Community Forum entitled -- "ADDRESSING & IDENTIFYING HATE CRIMES".
The Forum will focus on Hate Crimes in the County, the Crofton Middle School noose incident and the stabbing death at the University of Maryland.
Confirmed Speakers: Anne Arundel County State's Attorney, Wes Adams and Anne Arundel County Chief of Police, Tim Altomare.
If you love the idea of contributing to important journalism in Anne Arundel County, we would love to show you how to help be a part of The Arundel Patriot. It's easy, it's enlightening and it feels good. There is no experience necessary, just passion for the press- the most important part of a free society! Dinner will be included. The course is free, but you must commit to helping with the APat in some way! Space is limited to the first 20 people to sign up!
Nonviolent Direct Action Training is an introduction to direct action/ civil disobedience, which includes various types of protests such as marches, blockades, and sit-ins. Tracye Redd will discuss what direct action is, why we use direct action as opposed to other methods, what tools we may use, and what political moment we are in, as well as what to expect from the police, and how to be flexible in the various situations we may find ourselves in.
In these challenging times, it is important to be aligned with others we join to stand in opposition to systemic racism at protests, marches and civil disobedience events. This training is in support of SURJ's Value of Accountability.
Tracye Redd is the 2017 recipient of "The Better World is Possible" Activist Award from the Washington Peace Center. He's a DC-based activist and organizer who has participated in direct actions and civil disobedience around DC, Baltimore, and Charlotte, NC. He's part of Black Lives Matter DC and Keep DC 4 Me and has been on panels discussing alternatives to calling the police, redefining black masculinity, and the movement for black lives. Tracye trains direct action/ civil disobedience in the greater DC area for groups such as Showing Up for Racial Justice chapters.
This training is sponsored by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. Our mission is to show up to accomplish change in ourselves, the community, and its leadership through education, communication, and action for racial justice. ALL are welcome.
or please email SURJAnnapolis@gmail.com if you want to reserve a spot.
Please join Anne Arundel Indivisible Coalition, a network of local action groups including Anne Arundel County Indivisible and Anne Arundel Huddle Network, to a Town Hall with Congressman John Sarbanes to discuss the future of healthcare, diversity in elected office, local environmental concerns, and Russian interference in our democracy.
In the wake of recent proposed cuts to environmental protection funding, controversial federal cabinet appointments, federal health care legislation, and increasing developments in the investigations into Russian election interference, we invite all county and state residents to attend this event. Attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions of Rep. Sarbanes on these four topics of interest.
Event organizers hope this town hall will provide residents from all communities a forum for meaningful discussion, information sharing, and civic action. AACI member Tracie Hovermale notes, “We organized this town hall in an effort to bring many voices to the table; we want all local communities in Anne Arundel County to join us in a meaningful conversation with our representative.”.
Sponsored by SURJ Annapolis
Join us for an interactive Bystander Intervention training led by the Montgomery Civil Rights Coalition who has trained over 2,400 people this year. During the training, participants will learn about the history and principles of nonviolence, and we will practice specific de-escalation techniques as a bystander in a variety of scenarios. We will also learn about widespread organizing in our community and how people can become active.
Come early at 1:00 and nosh on some light refreshments with other local activists! Training begins promptly at 2:00.
Learn more and REGISTER TODAY at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bystander-intervention-training-tickets-33775663920
No charge - ALL are welcome. Note: this training is appropriate and important for youth aged 12 and up.
We all have worked so hard these past few months so we thought that a picnic is well deserved!! NO AGENDA or POLITICS
Come, Eat, Drink, Play Games and Be Merry!! There is a small playground for kids! Bring games!
BYOB (Beer and Wine allowed) :)
Bring a favorite dish to share.
Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be provided!
Coming soon we will have a sign-up sheet!
Please show up with your hard questions to hold our representative accountable for their votes this past session of the General Assembly.
Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Severna Park, MD
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