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Sanctuary city teach-in, Sat 2/4 3-5pm, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave

Takoma Park Sanctuary City: Then and Now
-- a public teach-in on how the Takoma Park sanctuary city ordinance protects ALL our immigrant neighbors.

Saturday, Feb 4, 3-5pm
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD

Panel Discussion moderated by Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart, with City Manager Suzanne Ludlow; Police Chief Alan Goldberg; Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich; Gustavo Torres, Executive Director CASA de Maryland; and Denyse Sabagh, Esq., Partner, Duane Morris.

Speakers include Maryland State Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez; and Ward 4 Councilmember Terry Seamens. The event will also feature musician Rudy Arredondo and Takoma Park Poet Laureate Merrill Leffler. Sponsored by the City of Takoma Park, the Mayor Sam Abbott Living Legacy Project of Historic Takoma, Inc., CASA, and Takoma Park Mobilization.

We applaud all involved in this great effort, including Nancy Abbott Young, Fran Pollner, and others.

MCCRC General Meeting, Tue 2/7 7-9pm, Montg.Blair HS

Even as we ask our members of Congress to fight Trump at the national level, there's a​ ​lot of work to be done here in Montgomery County to prevent our country from aiding and abetting the Trump agenda locally.

Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition
General Meeting

Tuesday, Feb 7, 7-9pm

Montgomery Blair HS cafeteria
51 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD

We'll hear from experts on our county's sanctuary status, police reform, fighting Islamophobia, and surveillance. We will break into working groups on each issue to develop plans to:
  • Strengthen sanctuary in the county, its cities, and the state to protect our neighbors from Trump's draconian immigration policies;
  • Challenge county programs that promote Islamophobia;
  • Promote police reform by improving accountability, and ending discriminatory profiling and excessive militarization;
  • Get transparency on what surveillance tools local police forces are using, and what information about us they are sharing with state and federal agencies.
For background and specifics on each of these campaigns, see here.

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