Category Archives: Event

Bystander Intervention Workshop equips participants to help targets of bullying, bias

What do you do when you see someone being hassled or worse because of their identity or views? On Thursday evening, December 15, an audience of about eighty people attended a workshop led by MCCRC activist Kit Bonson at the … Continue reading

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March 12th Annapolis rally and hearings build case for police reforms

A brisk, bright early spring day provided the perfect backdrop for a stirring rally for police reform on Annapolis’s “Lawyers Mall” last Thursday. Speakers at the rally included Adam Jackson (Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle), Sara Love (ACLU MD), Gerald … Continue reading

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Police reform town hall builds resolve for Annapolis March 12 action

A rapt audience heard stories of loss, calls for change, and clear advocacy for specific solutions before acting for  reform themselves at Friday night’s town hall on police abuses in Maryland. About sixty people packed Takoma Park Community Center’s Azalea … Continue reading

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#ReclaimMLK demonstration on Veterans Plaza remembers Maryland police homicides

Activists demonstrated on Silver Springs Veterans Plaza Saturday afternoon to #ReclaimMLK and, in organizer Elsa Lakew’s words, …to show our elected officials that we will not rest until police brutality, the unlawful targeting and killing of black people, and the … Continue reading

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#ReclaimMLK in Silver Spring this Saturday afternoon, because #BlackLivesMatter

On Saturday at 3pm, civil rights supporters from around the county, the region, and the state will join together in a sit-in on Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring to, in MCCRC organizer Elsa Lakew’s words, show our elected officials that … Continue reading

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Rally to Close Guantanamo and End Torture, Jan 11 2015

January 11th was the 13th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at Guantanamo. A broad coalition of groups from Amnesty International to Witness against Torture and World Can’t Wait held a rally at the White House, followed by … Continue reading

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Photos from the Wheaton Mall #BlackLivesMatter die-in, New Year’s Day 2015

The Wheaton Mall #BlackLivesStillMatter die-in on New Year’s Day was a great success, with about a hundred people taking part. Mall-goers welcomed and some even joined the demonstration.  Here are a few photos, courtesy of Martine Zee. Click any photo … Continue reading

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Wheaton Mall “#BlackLivesMatter” die-in set for New Year’s Day

Local activists Elsa Lakew and Mariam Jiffar are organizing a peaceful, nonviolent #BlackLivesStillMatter die-in at Wheaton Mall at 1pm on New Year’s Day.  On their Facebook event page, the organizers write: The purpose of this demonstration is to raise awareness … Continue reading

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Join us for a movie and conversation with the filmmaker

A new documentary by award-winning fimmaker Johanna Hamilton about the break-in that exposed COINTELPRO. 1971  Saturday June 21 11:15 a.m. AFI Theatre 8633 Colesville Rd Silver Spring, MD  In March of 1971, a break-in occurred at an FBI field office … Continue reading

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Today’s the day – “Stop Watching Us” Rally

Stop Watching Us: https://rally.stopwatching.us March begins 12 noon, Columbus Circle NE near Union Station March ends at Capitol Reflecting Pool rally point (center of map) Speakers will include Congressman Justin Amash, former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security … Continue reading

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