Events

  • In These Times of War, Why We Need a Party for Peace

    An evening with Ajamu Baraka, sponsored by the Prince George’s County Green Party.

      Ajamu Baraka is the National Organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace and the Founding Executive Director of U.S. Human Rights Network. He received the 2001 “Abolitionist of the Year” award from the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and the “Human Rights Guardian” award from the National Center for Human Rights Education. He is on the board of Cooperation Jackson in Jackson, MS, a media commentator on criminal justice and international human rights issues, an editor and contributor for the Black Agenda Report and a writer for Counterpunch. Baraka was the 2016 Green Party Vice-Presidential candidate. 

    Friday, October 20, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Riderwood Village, Music Classroom in Silver Spring, MD
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  • Film: Life in Occupied Palestine

    Anna Baltzer, a Jewish-American Columbia graduate and Fulbright scholar, presents her discoveries as a volunteer with the International Women's Peace Service in the West Bank, documenting human rights abuses and supporting Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance to the Occupation. The film provides a viewpoint not often seen in Western media sources, and encourages dialog towards taking action on the issue. Topics discussed include checkpoints, settlements, Israeli activism, Zionism, 1948 War and refugees, censorship, the Wall, the ongoing annexation of Palestinian land, and the almost unbearable living conditions under the occupation. Moderated discussion follows.

     

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 02:30 PM
    Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Montgomery Village, MD
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  • Film: Two Blue Lines

    Filmed over a period of 25 years, Two Blue Lines examines the human and political situation of the Palestinian people from the years prior to the creation of Israeli to the present day.  This documentary explores the passionate dispute among Israeli citizens about their government’s Occupation of Palestine.  It deftly splices together dueling creeds and the result is electrifying, because it’s a split so rarely displayed on U.S. screens. Moderated discussion follows.

     

    Sunday, November 05, 2017 at 02:30 PM
    Christ the Servant Lutheran Church
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  • KICKOFF EVENT for MARYLAND PEACE ACTION

    A Talk by DAVID SWANSON

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     Can We End Permawar?
    1 Year of Trump, 99 Years since Armistice Day

    David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War and he hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.  See David's recent TED talk in Charlottesville!

    Why you should come:  Scared by USA Commander in Chief? Find out how you can strengthen the voices demanding peace. You don’t want to miss hearing this extraordinary activist and brilliant speaker. People will be coming from all over the state to hear David! You come, too! And be sure to invite your friends.

    Sponsors:  Maryland’s local Peace Action groups are joining together to enhance our power state-wide, under the name Maryland Peace Action. These groups, all of which are cosponsors of this event, are Anne Arundel County Peace Action, Howard County Peace Action, Maryland United for Peace and Justice, Peace Action Montgomery, and Peace and Justice Coalition of Prince George’s County.  

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017 at 07:30 PM · 8 rsvps
    Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville in Hyattsville, MD
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  • Film: Where Should the Birds Fly

    Made by Palestinians living the reality it is the story of Israel's years long siege of Gaza and its 2008-2009 attack, told through the eyes of two young women, 11-year-old Mona Samouni (whose family was killed by Israeli rockets during Operation Cast Lead) and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

    Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 02:30 PM
    Christ the Servant Lutheran Church
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