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Progressive Cheverly Weekly Newsletter

March 20, 2019

Progressive Cheverly Monthly Forum

Thursday, April 4 -- Please join us for our April forum as we explore policing, race, and community. Dr. Sharita Jacobs Thompson will discuss the historical context of the intersection of race and policing, and share the innovative training she has helped develop in Washington DC involving the National Museum of African American History and Culture (in which Cheverly's police force recently participated). We will also hear from a team of researchers at UMD's Applied Social Science Research Lab about work they are doing around implicit bias and police training.

There will be ample time for questions and answers and we hope that anyone interested in these topics will join us for a robust discussion.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served

7:00 pm, Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria), 2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available), Cheverly

Upcoming Community Events

Wednesday, March 21 -- Woman's Club meeting
9:00 am, Community Center Cheverly

Thursday, March 21 -- Shushan Purim (Party & Rally) sponsored by Am Kolel, Jews United for Justice, Fabrangen and Cheder Jewish Community. The event will also honor Progressive Neighbors Board member Mike Tabor. Location is Temple Shalom.

7:30 -- 10:00 pm, Temple Shalom, 8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase

Saturday, March 23 -- Long-time Cheverly residents David C. Harrington, CEO of the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce, and Thelma Boyd Nash, community activist, are being honored at Joe's Movement Emporium's annual gala.  This is a great party with good food, drinks and a big dance floor. For tickets go to www.joesmovement.org or call 301-699-1819. Proceeds benefit Joe's programs for children and young adults.

6:30 pm, Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mt. Rainier

Monday, March 25 -- Please attend a screening ot the film Romero on the 39th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador.  Staring Raul Julia, the film is a tribute to his life and commitment to freedom and justice. This film -- the third of three in a series on Central America -- helps explain the reasons why so many people are fleeing to the United States and how US policy and practices contribute to this migration.  After the film there will be a discussion and an update on state legislation impacting immigrants.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee, Friends of Latin America, Indivisible HoCoMD Immigration Action Team, Our Revolution Howard County.  

6:30 -- 9:00 pm, Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia

Wednesday, March 27 -- Woman's Club meeting

9:00 am, Community Center Cheverly

Sunday, March 30 -- Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary event focused on how we can prevent domestic violence and support our brave survivors in Prince George’s County and surrounding communities.  Topics include prevention, shelter, legal resources, individual, family and perpetrator counseling, survivor advocacy and much more.

Featuring District 5 County Council member Jolene Ivey.  Speakers include Pastor Wendy Deeben, Vanessa Fitzgerald, Pastor Maxine Ball, Roxanne Johnson, rerpresentatives from the Hyattsville Police Department.  Local 2 CEUs available.

Reserve your FREE tickets here:


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For additional information contact billl@ccsimd.org or call 301-864-7095.  

 Free Event!  Lunch provided!

10:00 am -- 3:00 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 2503 Belair Drive, Bowie

Friday, April 5 – movies@hope and Lutheran Campus Ministry's Humble Walk fellowship proudly present A People Uncounted. This riveting documentary from 2011 will be introduced by a scholar from the University of Maryland and tells the story of the Romani people, who are thought to have migrated from northern India to Europe 1500 years ago. Long viewed as unwanted outsiders in Europe and North America, the Romani people suffered genocide under Nazi Germany and continue to exist on the margins of society in Hungary and elsewhere. Students from Humble Walk will be traveling to Hungary later this spring to assess the situation firsthand.

Hope Lutheran Church is located at 4201 Guilford Drive, College Park, at the south end of the University of Maryland campus. Further details can be found at www.hopecp.org. -- and check out the full movies@hope Winter/Spring season at the website!    

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

Monday, April 8 -- Woman's Club meeting. Liz Manty will give a talk about the history of her home.

7:00 pm, Community Center, Cheverly


Cheverly Town Elections will take place on Monday May 6, 2019.  The Mayor and all seats on the Council will be filled. The deadline for registering to vote is Friday April 5 (30 days before the election)

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The next Progressive Cheverly Bulletin will be posted on Wednesday, March 27. Please submit all notices and announcements no later than noon on Monday, March 25.  Contact Kurt Stand at klstand2002@gmail.com

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