Upcoming Events

June 11th, Sunday 

The 15th Annual Tour Dem Parks.

May 13th 2017. Take Pride Festival and Community Award Ceremony

 

 

 

Sunday, May 7th is LFFP 4th Annual Talent Show- You are invited  

 

 

 March 4th to May 6th – Earth Rebirth

 

 

 

April 29th, 2017

 Defy!

Resist!

– The Charm City Labor Chorus and Concert

 

 

April 26 – Ross Salawitch Talks Climate Science & Action · Hosted by Brothers and Sisters for Action

“Think Globally, Act Locally: Suggestions for Action in this Era of Intransigence by the Federal Government”

While US involvement in the official global climate science conversation has come to a halt under the new administration, everyday citizens refuse to deny facts or be silenced. On April 22nd people around the world will gather for teach-ins, rallies and marches in support of science, research and evidence based policy. On April 29th folks will gather in DC and locally in support of climate, jobs, and justice. Between these events Prince George’s County Resist Coalition will contribute to the climate science discussion by hosting a talk with author, scholar and activist, Ross Salawitch. We hope you will join us!


Ross Salawitch is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research activities focus on quantifying the effect of human activity on the ozone layer, air quality, and global climate. He recently authored a book, Paris Climate Agreement: Beacon of Hope that can be downloaded for free here. He serves on the Maryland Department of the Environment Air Quality Control Advisory Council, is a review editor of the Climate Science Special Report being written by the United States Global Climate Research Program, and is an author of the Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space report being written by the National Academy of Sciences. He is also deeply involved with various grass roots community efforts to increase the use of renewable energy and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

Prince George’s County Resist Coalition consists of 16 grassroots organizations including: 4th and 5th District Resistance, Bridges Not Walls – Cheverly, Brothers and Sisters For Action – Indivisible, Greenbelt Indivisible, Hear us Hogan, Historic Laurel Huddle, Hyattsville Area Huddle, Hyattsville Area Residents for Progress, Maryland United for Peace and Justice, Mt. Rainier/Brentwood Organizing Committee, Not on Our Watch, Our Revolution Route 1, Prince George’s Organizing for Action Climate Change Team & Progressive Cheverly.

 

 

 

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

11:45 AM

Lunch to celebrate the Iranian New Year at House of Kabob

  • 8025 Harford Road, Parkville, MD (edit map)

Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, dating back to 15,000 years ago, celebrates the coming of spring.

History:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYRTEjhnopI

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowruz

House of Kabob offers an extensive buffet of authentic traditional Iranian dishes all you can eat for $14.99 +drinks+tax+tip:

http://www.houseofkabobmd.com/

Free parking behind the restaurant.

Then 

3 pm – 5 pm

Interfaith Celebration of “Nowruz”

Sandy Spring Museum

  • 17901 Bentley Road, Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD (edit map)

Nowruz-2

History:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYRTEjhnopI

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowruz

 

Attend an interfaith celebration of springtime & “Nowruz” (the Iranian New Year) at the Sandy Spring Museum. This program will provide food for the body, mind & spirit! We’ll start with some ethnic & cultural presentations accompanied by a delicious “potluck” feast. (Please bring foods to share that represents your culture, vegetarian preferred). We’ll then share in an interfaith panel with speakers from the Baha’i, Coptic Christian, Persian/Iranian Sufi, & Zoroastrian faiths on the theme of “Spiritual Renewal and Springtime.”

No Nowruz would be complete without an offering of the ecstatic Sufi poetry of Jalaluddin Rumi; we’ll be reading in both Farsi and English. Our afternoon will conclude with an Interfaith Peace Circle for participants to offer their prayers and thoughts for peace and renewal.

Please preregister so we know how many people to expect and please sign up to bring something to share at the potluck.  Doors open at 2:45 pm.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

 

 

March 19th – 20

14th Anniversary of US Invasion of Iraq – Stop Endless War!

16997737_1252405524849288_2944116818651201917_nMarch 20: Host a Protest to Stop Endless War on the 14th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq
No matter how many times we’re told “mission accomplished” the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq continues to this day. Many other conflicts in the region are a direct result of the 2003 invasion. Host a protest, vigil or meeting to mark the 14th anniversary. Resist endless war. Sign the petition to resist war and militarism. Sign the Peace Pledge to Resist War and Militarism!

March 27–31:

Support Nuclear Ban Treaty Negotiations
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Soon, governments from around the world will return to the United Nations in New York City to initiate negotiations on a new treaty banning nuclear weapons. Peace advocates will be organizing inside and outside of the UN to put pressure on nuclear armed states and to support the majority of countries that genuinely seek the total abolition of nuclear weapons. Keep up with events and list your own with Reaching Critical Will.

April 4: “Breaking the Silence”: 50th Anniversary of MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech, Launch of National Council of Elders campaign


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In confronting the deeply rooted racism, militarism and materialism of his home country, Dr. King described the United States as the greatest purveyor of violence in the world. Delivered to an overflow crowd at the Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967, Dr. King’s challenge to engage in a radical revolution of values encountered ferocious opposition. Join or organize a reading of the “Beyond Vietnam” speech in your community to fuel your efforts for social justice and add your events to our calendar.

 

April 21st

Please mark your calendars, join us and invite your family and friends to this event. The US blockade of Cuba is on and we need to continue with our solidarity work’

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April 15-28: Make Plans for Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS)

This Tax Day, April 15, join or host a demonstration in your community. Unite around new priorities, protest the war-economy, and promote policies based on peace, diplomacy, and  funding human needs. This year’s Global Days of Action Against Military Spending span U.S. tax day to the release of the annual world military expenditure figures by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Add your events to our calendar.

**Please sign and share UFPJ’s growing petition to stop Trump’s military budget!**

 

 

 

 

April 22: March for Science-Earth Day

match for science1The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted. The March for Science is an international movement with marches being planned in Washington, DC, across the United States and internationally. Find a march near you.

 

 

 

 

April 29:  People’s Climate March

peoples climateThroughout the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, the People’s Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our movements. Prepare to attend the mass mobilization in DC or attend a sister march in your area. We must remind the world that the U.S. military is one of the biggest carbon emitters in the world and greatly contributes to climate change.

 

 

 

May 25: Host a Local Action or Attend the NATO Counter-Summit in Brussels


nato.jpgFor years, UFPJ has worked with the No-to-NATO network to support local actions during the annual NATO summit. We have helped host counter-summits when the meetings are held in the USA, and we have also sent US peace activists as delegates to say No-to-NATO, when these war-planning meetings are held overseas. The date of the upcoming NATO summit and counter-summit has just been announced and we encourage groups to plan ahead to take action, locally, and if possible, to send a representative of your organization to Brussels to join with the international community organizing against militarism under the theme “Put People First, Not War.”

Other upcoming events:
Ongoing – Reiner Braun, International Peace Bureau, U.S. Speaking Tour
June 11 – National Pride March
June 18 – Women’s March to Ban the Bomb

Please check out our updated Peace Pledge, and add your name if you haven’t already done so. Thank you for keeping the pressure on. When we work together and build our movement, we can win.

More events here: Baltimore Activist Alert:

http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/

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