Progressive Cheverly Weekly Newsletter March 14, 2018

 

 

Progressive Cheverly Weekly Newsletter

March 14, 2018

 

 

Progressive Cheverly Candidate Forums

Note Change in Date (due to spring break school closing): Thursday, April 12 -- County Council candidates forum. Details to be announced.

7:00 -- 9:00 pm

Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria)

2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available)

Cheverly

Light refreshments will be served. 

 

Thursday, May 3 -- County Executive candidates forum. Details to be announced.

7:00 -- 9:00 pm

Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria)

2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available)

Cheverly

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Thursday, June 7 -- States Attorney candidates forum. Details to be announced.

7:00 -- 9:00 pm

Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria)

2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available)

Cheverly

Light refreshments will be served.

 

End Gun Violence

Saturday, March 24 -- March for Our Lives.   Following the Parkland School shooting in Florida, the victims of this terrible crime have decided to take their trauma and transmute it into an amazing and empowering moment for America. On Saturday March 24th, these students will lead a “March for Our Lives” on Washington DC.

Noon

Between 3-12th St. NW

Pennsylvania Avenue

 

Upcoming Community Events

 

Monday, March 19 -- Reel & Meal at the New Deal Cafe, Utopia FilmFest will screen Defending Utopia: The Greenbelt News Review at 80,  on civil liberties history in Greenbelt.  

Megan Searing Young, the Greenbelt Museum director, will  talk about the film and the ongoing concerns it raises, such as the cooperative community, freedom of the press, and the many ways that a newspaper is still vital for informing the community about a whole host of  issues.

For more about the program contact Susan Barnett 301-474-7465 or Frank Gervasi 301-474-7680.  For more about the film see https://www.newdealcafe.com/events/reel-and-meal/march-19-2018-defending-utopia-news-review/

Other sponsors of the monthly film series are Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking and Prince George's County Peace & Justice Coalition.

6:30 pm -- optional plant-based buffet at $14

If you expect to come for the meal, we will appreciate your RSVP at the R&M Facebook event

7:00 pm -- free film showing begins

New Deal Cafe

123 Centerway

Roosevelt Center

Greenbelt

 

Thursday, March 22 -- Prince George’s County community listening session sponsored by Progressive Maryland. This session will be for Prince George’s County residents, business owners, parents and teachers, community leaders to come out and get involved!

 Learn more about Mass Liberation and how to hold our county officials accountable. This is a family event and we encourage you to bring your school age kids and teens. We want to hear from everyone. So much is happening in our community that no one knows about.

  • Do you know who is running to be Prince George’s County Executive and how that affects you?

  • Do you know about who is running for Prince George’s County States Attorney and how that affects you?

  • Do you know who is running for Prince George’s County Sherriff and how that affects you?

If you answered NO to anyone of these questions and you are a resident of Prince George's County it is imperative that you attend this listening session.

Parents/ Guardians there will be an opportunity to register your school age children up for FREE mentoring and tutoring at this event.

Light Refreshments will be served.

7:00 -- 9:00 pm

Greater Beulah Bartist Church

6056 Central Ave.

Capitol Heights

 

Friday, March 23 (rescheduled from March 2) --  movies@hope salutes our local Salvadoran-American community with Romero.  This 1989 feature tells the story of Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated defending his people during El Salvador's civil war, a murderous conflict that drove many Salvadorans to flee to our country.  Romero expert, Claudia Rodriguz, whose family was among the emigres, will introduce the film and lead the discussion afterwards.

Sponsored by Hope Lutheran Church.  Further details can be found at www.hopecp.org.  

As always, admission and refreshments are free.  Hope to see you there, and invite a friend or neighbor!

7:30  pm

Hope Lutheran Church

4201 Guilford Drive

(south end of UMD campus)

College Park

 

Announcement

 Delegate Jimmy Tarlau's scholarship is now available for his constituents living in District 47A who are attending or will be attending a Maryland undergraduate, graduate, or professional school during school year 2018 - 2019.  You can print out an application at his website:  www.jimmytarlau.org  or contact him at jimmy.tarlau@house.state.md.us and request one by email.  His scholarship application is due Friday, April 13.

 

Support Progressive Cheverly

As  a new year is about to begin, please consider supporting Progressive Cheverly’s commitment to bringing you monthly educational forums as well as our advocacy on important issues affecting our community. Membership is only $20.00/year (individual), $35/year (household).   You can send a check, payable to Progressive Cheverly, to Treasurer, Progressive Cheverly,  5711 Euclid St, Cheverly MD 20785, or sign up on-line while checking out our newly updated web site, progressivecheverly.org

 

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Note

The next Progressive Cheverly Bulletin will be posted on Wednesday, March 21. Please submit all notices and announcements no later than noon on Monday, March 19.  Contact Kurt Stand at klstand2002@gmail.com