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Stand up for the Montgomery Way, Sun Nov 20, 2:30-3:30pm, Veterans Plaza

County leaders including County Executive Ike Leggett, Montgomery College president DeRionne Pollard, County Council members and other public officials will lead a rally responding to an outbreak of hateful incidents across the county following Donald Trump's electoral college victory on November 8. The threatening actions include racist graffiti on a bathroom wall at Sligo Creek ES, and a white supremacist message ("Trump Nation. Whites Only") scrawled on a banner advertising Spanish language religious services at Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Hillandale.

The rally will take place from 2:30-3:30pm at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring.

Mansfield Kaseman (interfaith community liaison, Montg. County Office of Community Partnerships) told MyMCMedia, "...there have been far more expressions of hatred since the election than anytime I can recall in the four years now that I’ve been monitoring hate and violent acts.”

 

Takoma Park Community Mobilization, Mon Nov 21, 645pm, Historic Takoma

Following a moving Veterans Day evening "Stand in Solidarity" vigil at Piney Branch Elementary School in Takoma Park -- attended by at least five hundred people -- community organizers Jen Wofford, Nadine Bloch, and former Takoma Park city council member Seth Grimes have put together two followup events to convert concern about the Trump agenda into action:

  • Monday, Nov 21, 6:45 pm:
    HISTORIC TAKOMA, 7328 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park
  • Sunday, Dec 4, 4:00 pm:
    PINEY BRANCH ELEM. SCHOOL, 7510 Maple Ave
    , Takoma Park

Please let the organizers know you're coming at their Facebook event page.  Their call: "Join others who want to do specific things to support ALL our neighbors, oppose racism and hate, defend social programs, protect our immigrant neighbors, defend reproductive rights, defend civil liberties and democracy, save our planet, and more! If you have an idea, bring it; we will form working groups and get started. If you have energy and a willingness to work for a a safer and healthier community, nation and planet, we look forward to meeting you. Anyone can speak, kids welcome."

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We meet on the first Tuesday of the month, so please hold the evening of Tuesday, December 7th (7-9pm) free if you'd like to join us.  Let us know you're interested by emailing mococivilrights@gmail.com; check our calendar for details about that meeting and other events around the area. We'll be in touch!
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