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Youth & Police Interactions panel, People's Community Baptist Church, Silver Spring, Mon June 5

Alix Swann, a remarkable high school student active with Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, has organized a panel discussion on youth and police interactions.  The event is part of her work for a Girl Scout Gold Award.  Before the panel discussion, the audience will see "To Serve And Protect", a documentary Alix and other members of Gandhi Brigade Youth Media produced in 2016.

When: Monday, June 5, 7-830 pm
Where: People's Community Baptist Church, 31 Norwood Rd, Silver Spring

Panelists:
  • Eddie Ellis- Youth activist and motivational speaker, Founder of One by 1
  • Minster Kenyatta Gilbert- Homiletics Professor at Howard University and Author of A Pursued Justice: Black Preaching from the Great Migration to Civil Rights
  • Thomas Nephew- Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition
  • Julian Norment- County Executive Liaison to the African American Community (Montgomery County Collaboration Council)
  • Officers Ana Hester & Richard Reynolds- Montgomery County Police Department
  • Kristinee Tate- Maryland State NAACP Vice President of the Youth and College Division
Let us know you're coming and invite friends at the Facebook event page we're cohosting with many of the organizations above!

Monthly general meeting, Tue June 6 7-9pm, Gaithersburg HS

When: Tuesday, June 6, 7-9 pm
Where: Gaithersburg High School cafeteria
101 Education Blvd , Gaithersburg, Maryland

After hearing updates from committee leads, we’ll break into working groups and get down to business!
  • Immigration: working to pass a Community Trust ordinance in Rockville.
  • Islamophobia: building a campaign against a county program that promotes Islamophobia.
  • Police reform: pressuring the county to add a civilians to police trial boards.
  • Surveillance: organizing teach-ins on personal digital security
  • LGBTQ: organizing in Gaithersburg
  • Bystander Intervention Training: hosting workshops on the principles of nonviolence and de-escalation, followed by interactive scenarios for responding to community harassment.
Let us know you're coming at the Facebook event page and share the page with your friends!

WEAR BLUE to the Rockville "Fostering Community Trust" vote, Mon June 19, 7pm

The Rockville City Council will officially be taking up the proposed "Fostering Community Trust" ordinance for discussion on Monday, June 19. This is it! Let's bring a STRONG showing of support for this common-sense proposal that would keep Rockville's police focused on the safety of their community--that means NOT doing the job of federal immigration authorities.

The Mayor and Council meeting begins at 7pm, with an open Community Forum scheduled early in the meeting. Here's how you can help:
  • SHOW UP EARLY AT 6PM if you can. The meeting starts at 7, but we'll begin gathering at 6 in front of Rockville city hall to show our support for the ordinance. Bring signs if desired; we'll have extras on hand!
  • SPEAK UP during "Community Forum," which will be scheduled early in the meeting (shortly after 7). Anyone may offer oral testimony, with a 3 minute time limit. We suggest you call the city clerk at 240-314-8280 in advance to sign up, though you should be able to sign up in person if you get there before 7. Tell the mayor and council why you support this ordinance, and why you think they should vote in favor of it!
  • WEAR BLUE! We're asking supporters of the ordinance to dress in blue--we figure it's a color most people have on hand. This is meant to provide a quick, easy visual identity.
  • WRITE to the mayor and council, whether you can make it on the 19th or not. Email mayorcouncil@rockvillemd.gov and tell them why they should support this ordinance
  • LET OTHERS KNOW YOU'RE COMING and INVITE FRIENDS at the Facebook event page!
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Check our calendar for details about our actions -- and check our "Progressive Montgomery" calendar for other important events around the area. We'll be in touch!
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